Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

BCS Unpopular Opinion: Ohio State Deserves To Play In The BCS Title Game

I’m writing this post with the assumption Ohio State beats Michigan State, Auburn beats Missouri and Florida State shows up to play Duke. We’re going to hear a lot of talk over the next few weeks about whether a one-loss Auburn team should jump over an undefeated Ohio State team. Since this is the...
December 3rd, 2013 | Columns, Football, Real Goes Right, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: How To Silence A Rowdy Crowd

Last night, ESPN played up the 12th Man to insane levels. After all, the Seattle Seahawks faithful at CenturyLink Field reached said levels thanks to reclaiming the Guinness World Record for crowd noise. On top of a blowout of a presumptive Super Bowl favorite in the New Orleans Saints, ‘Hawks...
December 3rd, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: Can Someone Tell The Jacksonville Jaguars To Stop Winning, Please?

I had just finished enjoying my last sip of  coffee and a smirk had crept onto my 5 o’clock shadow face. It was Sunday afternoon at my Uncle’s house and I had just witnessed my Jacksonville Jaguars win their third game of the season in a 32-28 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The clock...
December 2nd, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

20 Years Later: We Remember Leon Lett’s Thanksgiving Giveaway Versus Miami

Thanksgiving is a time when friends and family come together, take part in the sacrificing of a wild bird and have fellowship around the glowing shrine that is a big screen television to watch football all day long. 20 years ago, while trying to recover from a food coma as a wayward 10 year old who...
November 27th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

An Inconvenient Truth: On Robert Griffin III, The Shanahans And Being All In … For 2014

By Jamar Hudson / @jamarhudson I read, listened to and watched people talk about it last year, but I didn’t believe it. Or perhaps I didn’t want to believe it. Perhaps I got so jaded in the fact that, for the first time in years, we Washington fans had a player who generated excitement week in and...
November 26th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Dez Bryant And The Wide Receiver Personality Paradox

By Josh Naso / @silverfox8008 Terrell Owens. Randy Moss. Two of the greatest wide receivers to ever step foot on the gridiron. Over 15 seasons, T.O. compiled 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns. Randy Moss managed 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns over 14 seasons, and...
November 26th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Honoring The History: Nike Unveils Army And Navy Uniforms For The 114th Clash

By Esau Howard / @EasyStylez This year will mark the 114th time that the Army and Navy football programs play against each other. As much as we all love tradition, it never hurts to switch things up every now and then. Fortunately the good folks over at Nike feel exactly the same, as they are providing...
November 25th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Penn State, Nebraska And What Truly Matters

Earlier this week, I came across this article entitled, “Nebraska’s Pelini recalls last visit to Penn State.” You see, this weekend, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will travel to Beaver Stadium in the middle of Pennsylvania to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions, and the scene and atmosphere...
November 22nd, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More

On Life, Family And The Constant Love Of Your Team

My 8-year-old nephew went to his first Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday. Like me – and his two brothers – he was systematically brainwashed by a relative before he knew any better. At a certain age, he received Eagles merchandise for birthdays and Christmases. In 1995, a Randall Cunningham wrestling...
November 20th, 2013 | Et cetera, Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The 5 Reasons Why The Philadelphia Eagles Being In First Place Makes No Damn Sense

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Philadelphia Eagles, the ushering in of a new regime, a new era and a new philosophy for the organization. The mainstays were cast out, from the coach to the big-name busts to folks in the front office. Everything was new, and new takes time to come...
November 19th, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More

The Brawl, The CIAA Football Championship Cancellation And A Black Eye For Black College Football

Nothing magnifies a situation like a cancellation does. Cancellations mean refunding of money and losing an opportunity that costs sponsors and other investors time and effort. As most of you know by now, the CIAA had to cancel it’s championship game his past weekend due to an incident involving a...
November 18th, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

The Difference Between Being Good And Being A Contender In College Football

I have been calling college football games for four years. I played ball, I watch games and I’ve probably seen more football in the past eight years than anyone my age. I watch HBCUs, ACC, SEC and Big 10 teams play pretty much every week of the season, and one thing hit me about some of the differences...
November 14th, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Autumn, Americana And High School Football

Autumn announces itself with bright colors and reprieve from the heat. It raps at the door and tells you it will politely bridge the gap between summer and winter. In an instant, it gets darker quicker and finds its way into your living room. The wind slices through you and then comes back for more....
November 13th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

3 Reasons Why College Basketball Is Better Than College Football

After a weekend-plus of college football that saw the Oregon Ducks get knocked off by Stanford and the Alabama Crimson Tide emphatically declare its continued dominance with victory over the ever-dangerous LSU Tigers, the college football season is reaching its zenith. With six undefeateds nationally...
November 12th, 2013 | Basketball, Football, The Rev | Read More

Red White And Bullsh*t? Under Armour, Northwestern And The Glorification Of Wounded Warriors

By K.J. Kearney / @h1gher Have you seen these new Under Armour uniforms that the internet has been abuzz about the last two days? You haven’t? Well, let me enlighten you then. About 10 years ago, the B1G Ten’s smart school near Chicago, Northwestern University, decided to start taking football...
November 7th, 2013 | Football, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

The Never-Ending Quest To Find Closure In Sean Taylor’s Death

Nearly six years following Sean Taylor’s death, Eric Rivera — the man accused of the fateful shot — was convicted of second-degree murder. Maybe now closure can truly begin. Being a fan of the enemy is weird. In the history of the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and their respective fans,...
November 5th, 2013 | Columns, Football, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

Florida State: Sustained Excellence Brings BCS Championships

63-0. 51-14. 41-14. A top 25, a top 5 and a top 10 team faced Florida State this year. Those were, respectively, the scores of the game for each team, with FSU showing absolute dominance over the competition. Noticeably absent is the 49-17 shellacking FSU gave to NC State, with 35 of those 49 points...
November 4th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More

Miami, Florida State And The Rivalry Trying To Return To Relevance

By Brandon Caldwell / @dayandadream The world has not gone mad. Saturday will revert back to the early ‘90s and early-aughts as Tallahassee, Florida will stake claim to having possibly the best game of the season on the hallowed ground once patrolled by Robert Clecker Bowden. Florida State and Miami...
November 1st, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

The NFL And Fixing What Isn’t Broken

Emboldened by the sheer idiocy of Seattle’s Golden Tate, news that the NFL is considering borrowing a rule from the college ranks regarding excessive pre-touchdown celebrations was just too much to not discuss. Just a few months ago, in the midst of Aaron Hernandez coverage and the backdrop of the...
October 31st, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: The ‘Golden’ Miami Hurricanes

As you may have heard, the NCAA finally wrapped up its flawed, fraudulent investigation this of the University of Miami Hurricanes football team for its dealings with Nevin Shapiro, coming away looking like the hypocritical laughingstock everyone already knows it is. And while Miami got off with no...
October 25th, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More