Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

Awkward At Best: Andy Reid’s Return To Philadelphia

I guess it takes 14 years, 130 wins, six NFC East titles and an NFC Championship to shape a legacy. For a franchise without a Super Bowl, Andy Reid came closest to a gold standard. Thursday night, he’ll return to Lincoln Financial Field. It’s a narrative all of us Eagles fans saw coming when schedules...
September 18th, 2013 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Starting Lineups: 3 Nights Of NFL Mediocrity

First, before we get into today’s Starting Lineups, on behalf of the team here at The Sports Fan Journal, our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims of yesterday’s tragedy at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Violence is horrendously commonplace, but this is the 19th mass shooting...
September 17th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

The Shock The World Chronicles: Two Cowboys Fans Crash Arrowhead Stadium

Football season is the best time of the year to be a sports fan, and the biggest reason is because it’s the best time to shock the world. However, this version of the Shock the World Tour got off to a tricky start. The plan was to get to Kansas City at 8:30 in the morning, but I missed my flight by...
September 16th, 2013 | Bull City, Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

NFL Week 2 Winners And Losers: The Single Confetti In Buffalo Edition

In football at least, Buffalo is the place where dreams go to die. Some don’t even let their imaginations run too wild at this point. As with any team that’s suffered years, decades or even centuries of misery, there are arbitrary starting points for that pain, signature losses and heartbreaks...
September 16th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Steven LeBron | Read More

All Eyez On Us: Say Hello To Alabama And Texas A&M, The Bad Guys

For those yet to read Mark Trible’s brilliant piece on Saturday’s Alabama vs. Texas A&M game, please do so by clicking here.  Ten years ago this month, when 50 Cent was still 50 Cent, he rapped on Obie Trice’s “We All Die One Day”: “I watch gangsta flicks and root for the bad...
September 13th, 2013 | Columns, Football, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

Reading Between The Frayed Lines Of SI’s Investigation Of The Oklahoma State Cowboys

By Clark Matthews / @clarkmatthews As an Oklahoma State alum, there was a time when I prayed the national media would give my school some attention. These days? Not so much. Thanks to a highly publicized five-part expose by Sports Illustrated’s new crack team of investigative reporters, the Oklahoma...
September 12th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

New Era Encourages Fans To ‘Speak With Your Cap’ This NFL Season

The NFL fitted cap has now become a regular piece of my wardrobe. I’ve always tried to make a point to pickup a fitted cap that represents a city that I have visited or lived in during my time on this earth. Therefore, I have multiple caps that represent Cincinnati, Seattle, Atlanta and the Bay...
September 11th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Texas A&M And Alabama Will Show Us What Legends Are Made Of

For a few minutes, forget the tangible ramifications of Saturday’s game between Texas A&M and Alabama. Close the schedule tabs on your browser, and stop cracking the 2013 SEC West code. Forget the title and Heisman Trophy chase. Drop the realities. Think and dream as they roll away. Saturday’s...
September 11th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Operation Patience: Robert Griffin III Struggles In The Return Of The DC Messiah

By Jamar Hudson / @jamarhudson For all the press conferences that took places this offseason. For all the the debates over when and if Robert Griffin III would be ready to take the field. For all the documentaries, all-access pieces and columns written about the now infamous knee injury. For all the...
September 10th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: #SeptemberFootball – Where Every Team Looks AMAZINGLY Good or Bad

Last night, Week 1 concluded with a Monday Night Football doubleheader with the Philadelphia Eagles taking on the Washington Redskins and  the Houston Texans in San Diego against the Chargers and Ed’s all-time favorite fantasy player. As we do every year, we overreact, overreact about the overreactions...
September 10th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

NFL Week 1 Winners And Losers: Peyton Throws 7 Touchdowns Edition

There was a lot of symmetry in the season opener on Thursday between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos. First, via Bruce Arthur, last year’s Super Bowl blackout delay lasted 34 minutes, while Thursday’s lightning delay was, well, 34 minutes. When Peyton Manning took the field —...
September 9th, 2013 | Football, Steven LeBron | Read More

Let’s All Appreciate The Greatness Of Steve Smith In One Awesome Play Vs. New Orleans

Earlier today here at TSFJ we profiled the real 10 best wide receivers in the NFL. The list has already been met with scrutiny, anger and downright mutiny…and that’s just internally amongst members who write on this site. However for me personally, I realized that there was one player that...
September 6th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

By Sumit Dasgupta / @skd_thExchange If you were to play a word association game with a large sample college football fans, I would bet that one of the most common responses to “Notre Dame” would be some permutation of “overrated,” “overexposed” or whatever the spoken word equivalent of an...
September 6th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, The Fam | Read More

The REAL Top 10 Wide Receivers In The NFL, 2013 Edition

I have never seen the TSFJ e-offices as stressed as I have over this project. We’ve done plenty of lists around here before. From the top quarterbacks in the NFL to the best kick returners in college football history and so on and so on, lists are what we do here at TSFJ. So when I brought up...
September 6th, 2013 | Football, Lists, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Are You Ready For Some NFL Football?

You’ve probably heard by now that the group stages of the Champions League and NHL training camps both start in the coming weeks. We’ll finally get to see new acquisitions suit up for their respective new teams in both sports — Mesut Ozil as a Gunner, Tyler Seguin as a Dallas Star. The...
September 5th, 2013 | Football, Hockey, No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

An Interview With Colin Cowherd About His Latest Project, ‘Colin’s New Football Show’

A couple of weeks ago, I attended ESPN’s Media Day in Bristol, CT, to tour the facility and to meet the personnel and anchors of the “mothership”. To my surprise, I was asked if I wanted to come in a few minutes early for a Q&A session with Colin Cowherd, the controversial yet...
September 5th, 2013 | Football, The NFL Chick | Read More

NFL Sundays Aren’t The Same After College

You’d think the opening week of college football would make me feel nostalgic about my time in Blacksburg, VA. The turkey legs, tailgates and wins give plenty of reason. Long walks to the stadium and friends escorted to the tank due to too many swigs of moonshine, stories of stories with details aplenty....
September 4th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Here Is The Most Unwearable Jersey For All 32 NFL Teams

In the late summer of 2005, Terrell Owens, star wide receiver of the Philadelphia Eagles, was doing sit-ups in his driveway instead of catching footballs from Donovan McNabb at training camp. To this day, I’m not entirely sure why. Perhaps T.O. realized that he would go broke soon after his career...
September 4th, 2013 | Football, Lists, No Class Friday | Read More

Podcast: Discussing The Killer B’s – Braxton, Bridgewater And Boyd

On this recent edition of The UC Show, Ed, Tinsley and Kenny discuss the opening weekend of college football. They speak about Clemson’s impressive outing against Georgia as well as the debut of Jameis Winston as he made his first collegiate start at quarterback on prime-time against the Pitt...
September 4th, 2013 | Football, The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Famous Jameis Winston Era Has Officially Begun At Florida State

I know way too many Florida State Seminoles fans. It’s really a shame too, because I don’t go in on them about the time they only scored TWO POINTS in the 2001 Orange Bowl versus my Oklahoma Sooners because Josh Heupel is a GAWD and Snoop Minnis was ineligible and would’ve made no...
September 3rd, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More