Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

This Was The Red Wedding In Real Life: Netherlands 5, Spain 1

Many of you have been watching Game Of Thrones, and if you have, you’re probably familiar with The Red Wedding. If you don’t know what The Red Wedding is, then I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest version. The Red Wedding is a massacre in which a family that rules in the North and...
June 13th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More

What I Learned From Game 4 Of The NBA Finals: The Spurs Are Just Too Damn Good

Heading in to Game 4 of the 2014 NBA Finals, I fully expected the Miami Heat to come out with fire and energy to do everything possible in order to even the series up. That’s what champions do, especially two-time defending champions. And especially, especially two-time defending champions with...
June 13th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Kawhi Leonard Has No Regard For Human Life, Or At The Very Least The Miami Heat

The Miami Heat were already getting their asses whupped. The San Antonio Spurs were passing the ball like the Harlem Globetrotters and shooting the ball like they knew all the hot spots on Double Dribble. I’ll admit it, at some point this started to get partly sad and partly hilarious as Erik...
June 12th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

2014 FIFA World Cup: 5 Thoughts On Brazil 3, Croatia 1

Brazil’s 3-1 victory over Croatia was a microcosm of the World Cup as a whole: goals, controversy, poor refereeing and Neymar. Lots and lots of Neymar. Here are five immediate thoughts on the first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Brazil hardly played like the favorites Don’t...
June 12th, 2014 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

The Exchange Podcast: World Cuppin’ With Ken Fang of Awful Announcing

You’re World Cuppin’ today, aren’t you? Plenty here are purveyors of the futbol/football/soccer, but there’s a good chance there are just as many of you that aren’t as familiar with the sport as you’d like to be – present company included. The Exchange returned to the net waves this...
June 12th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

Friends, Pets And Fans Bring Out The Loyalty In Life

I came home Tuesday evening to a cat on her last of nine lives. She lied in the driveway and inched closer to death. Hours later, she died. After 19 years, the last of my family pets left. Say this for Marble, she kept her loyalty. Her usual spot on the driveway was where she last walked. Loyalty, the...
June 12th, 2014 | Et cetera, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

What I Learned From Game 3 Of The NBA Finals: It’s Hard To Lose When You Make (Almost) Every Shot

Living on the West Coast is a pain at times. I got off of work a little later than usual, and realizing the fact that I have a one hour-plus commute to/from work every day, I knew that I’d miss part of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. There’s this feeling you get when the clock strikes and you...
June 11th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Shot That Saved The Spurs In Game 3: Marco Belinelli’s Lone Three-Pointer

In a game in which the San Antonio Spurs scored 41 points in the opening quarter and 71 points in the first half — setting an NBA Finals record for highest field goal percentage in a half — the most important made bucket of the contest didn’t happen in the opening 24 minutes. It also didn’t...
June 11th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Chael Sonnen Gets Caught Taking Steroids, Because Chael Sonnen is Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen has nine lives. He loses fights, loses court battles and gets suspended by The California State Athletic Commission, yet he is still one of the most popular and recognizable figures in MMA. Because of that, he was recently given a sweartheart deal: face Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 instead...
June 10th, 2014 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Jeff Carter Is All Grown Up

There is something uniquely wonderful about watching an athlete you’ve followed since day one grow into his own over the years. You see a player develop, improve on his weaknesses, enhance his strengths and mature into a well-rounded performer both offensively and defensively, and you can’t...
June 10th, 2014 | Hockey, The Rev | Read More

The Resurrection: Rashard Lewis And His Long-Awaited Redemption

People never get the flowers while they can still smell them. As cliche as that is, it’s certainly true, especially when it comes to sports appreciation. This is the social media age, where everything has to be immediate or a player is a bust, and revisionist history has tainted even the greatest...
June 10th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The Archives: The Mindset Of Someone Who Still Wears Cornrows In The NBA

(Ed’s Note: Before there was thesportsfanjournal.com there was edthesportsfan.com. From 2008-12, Kenny, The Rev, Phillip, Tinsley and myself published over 900+ articles on that blog, and from time to time we knocked some dope articles out the park. We understand that you might not have been...
June 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Miguel Cotto Puts Sergio Martinez Out Of His Misery

Saturday night delivered boxing fans the most shocking first round of the Sweet Science this year. A supercharged Miguel Cotto came out with the collective power of every Puerto Rican in New York and knocked Sergio Martinez around the ring for the entire first round, giving the champion a taste of the...
June 9th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

What I Learned From Game 2 Of The NBA Finals: Sunday Morning Yoga Helps LeBron Be OK At Basketball

For the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, I thought LeBron James was drunk on All Sport. LeBron looks drunk on All Sport right now. — Eddie Maisonet, III (@edthesportsfan) June 9, 2014 Do you all remember All Sport? It was a competitor to Gatorade and Powerade back in the day, and it was...
June 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Pine-Pony Stalwarts: The Best Benchwarmers Of The 2014 FIFA World Cup

(Ed’s Note: Starting from today until the end of the World Cup, we will have our only soccer aficionado Dillon Friday available to the public to answer your questions about the 2014 FIFA World Cup. If you think your question is stupid, that’s okay, ask it anyway. It might be stupid,...
June 6th, 2014 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

What I Learned From Game 1 Of The NBA Finals: The Spurs Put In The Game Genie For The 4th Quarter

I don’t know what the Miami Heat did to deserve what happened to them in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Thursday night will forever be known as The LeBron Cramp Game, while Dwyane Wade continues to be the original teflon don and escape blame once again and no one on the Miami...
June 6th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Colin Kaepernick Cashes Out, Everyone Loses Their Damn Minds

If you hadn’t heard, some quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers just got paid a little bit of change on Wednesday. #49ers sign QB @Kaepernick7 to six-year contract extension. #Kap2020 | http://t.co/jJnAkKHysP pic.twitter.com/EZROmY073W — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) June 4, 2014 Colin Kaepernick...
June 5th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Dearly Departed: 5 Thoughts On The Passing Of The Oklahoma City Thunder

What more can be said about the Oklahoma City Thunder? There have been complaints, suggestions offered and clear frustrations all around in regard to this team. Honestly, they may have the most questions of any team going into the offseason, and it’s pretty hard to find any clear answers. While they...
June 5th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The ‘Just A Bit Early’ 2014 MLB All-Stars — Volume 1

The marathon of the Major League Baseball season lends itself to both patience and context in some very constant fashions. For example, here in June it is too early to declare anybody having established himself as a “frontrunner” for anything, but it is not too early to declare a few teams...
June 4th, 2014 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The Netherlands Own The Best Kits Of The World Cup

(Ed’s Note: Starting from today until the end of the World Cup, we will have our only soccer aficionado Dillon Friday available to the public to answer your questions about the 2014 FIFA World Cup. If you think your question is stupid, that’s okay, ask it anyway. It might be stupid, but...
June 4th, 2014 | Kicks & Gear, No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More