Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Starting Lineups: Wayne Simmonds Is The Most Philly Athlete Going

When I think of the Rev, I think of Philly sports. The man has two tvs and two cable providers (actually one is satellite if we’re getting technical) so that house guests can take in two games at once. This is especially convenient when the Sixers and Flyers play on the same night. So seeing...
March 21st, 2014 | Hockey, No Class Friday | Read More

The Return Of Ochocinco: Chad Johnson Being Courted By CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

I’ll always have an appreciation for Chad Javon Ochocinco Johnson. Easily one of the 5 greatest players in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals, its really a shame the way he left the National Football League. Outcast. Embarrassed. Shamed. He didn’t come into the NFL that way, as we got...
March 20th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: Don’t Sleep On The NCAA Wrestling Championships

Today is arguably my favorite day, mainly because the NCAA Tournament is pretty much my favorite thing on the planet. As an added bonus, as you are reading this, I am en route to San Antonio to watch Baylor, Nebraska, Creighton, UL Lafayette, North Carolina, Providence, Iowa State and North Carolina...
March 20th, 2014 | The Rev, Wrestling | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words of March Madness: 2006 Elite Eight – George Mason 86, UConn, 84

(Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th/20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Last up is Mark Trible, as the Virginia native closes the show reppin’ for one of the best Cinderellas ever. Oh, and...
March 20th, 2014 | Basketball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Kevin Love, James Harden And Paul George Get The Million Dollar Ballers Treatment

“Whether it’s dimes, boards or D, they get it done with great beards, there’s no doubt they will be giving speeches in Springfield someday.” — Million Dollar Ballers owner Greg Beers If you’ve been reading TSFJ long enough, then you’ll recognize the name Greg...
March 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2011 NCAA First Round – Temple 66, Penn State 64

(Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th/20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Madness past. Next up is Rev. Paul Revere, as the Philly-raised Penn State alum dealt with the ultimate conflict in 2011....
March 19th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: It’s Baracketology Time Again

There’s no shortage of cool things about the POTUS. But one of the coolest things President Barack Obama has done annually throughout his tenure in the nation’s highest office is his annual feature on ESPN where he picks his NCAA brackets with Andy Katz. The series, known as “Baracketology,”...
March 19th, 2014 | Basketball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The Top 100 Baseball Players Of 2014: Nos. 10-1

[Rev's Note: Matt Whitener is doing the impossible, counting down the top 100 baseball players of 2014. View Nos. 100-76 here, Nos. 75-51 here, Nos. 50-26 here, Nos. 25-11 here and the top 10 below.] What more can be said about where this list is at now? Over the past two weeks, as I have dissected...
March 19th, 2014 | Baseball, Lists, The Cheap Seats | Read More

On Princeton Vs. UCLA In 1996 And Why March Madness Truly Matters

Believe me, it matters. Any fan will tell you the fulfillment of March Madness is in upsets, correct Final Four picks and buzzer-beaters. They are on to something. When you come into my home and I point to the spot where my 13-year-old self fell to the floor and sobbed out of happiness when Hampton...
March 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words of March Madness: 2010 Sweet 16 – Kansas State 101, Xavier 96

(Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th/20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Madness past. Next up is Kenny Masenda, whose appreciation of the #FearTheBeard movement is unprecedented. Oh, and if we...
March 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Soul On Ice | Read More

Books And Brews: The Rivalry Heard ‘Round The World – The Dodgers-Giants Feud from Coast to Coast

Author: Joe Konte Book: The Rivalry Heard ‘Round The World What it’s about: Hatred and baseball. In that order. Brew of the week: Maredsous 6 Where it’s from: Belgium I love hating the Dodgers slightly less than I love my girlfriend, which I guess I’m obligated to say considering...
March 18th, 2014 | Baseball, I'm So Hideous, The Book Club | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2013 NCAA First Round – FGCU 78, Georgetown 68

(Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th/20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Madness past. Next up is Johnathan Tillman, who relives a singular moment from last year’s darlings of the tournament,...
March 17th, 2014 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Aerris Smith Provides The Inspirational Feel Good Story You Need For March Madness

By KJ Kearney / @h1gher March Madness is finally here. Brackets are ready to be filled out. (Here’s TSFJ’s March Madness Bracket Challenge, sign up!) Wagers are ready to be made. Trash talk is ready to be exchanged. But what is one to do if you’re a resident of The Palmetto State? Seeing...
March 17th, 2014 | Basketball, H1gher Learning | Read More

The Secret Game Turns 70: When Duke And North Carolina Central Played In An Illegal, Racially Integrated Game In 1944

Perceptions in life are as monumental as the individuals who created the opportunity for change. One perceives notions of greatness that are associated with people they admire or people who are like them. History has taught me that the more you know about where you come from, the more likely you are...
March 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

16(0) Words Of March Madness: 1997 NCAA Final – Arizona 84, Kentucky 79

I think we can all agree that being 13 years old is the awkwardest time in a human being’s life. When I was 13 years old, I can remember wanting to associate myself with something. Something that felt cool, something that looks like me, something that was different than what others usually clung...
March 16th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2010 NCAA Final – Duke 61, Butler 59

(Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th/20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Madness past. Next up is Matt Whitener, who speaks the gospel of the truest story of Hoosiers we’ve ever seen. Oh,...
March 15th, 2014 | Basketball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The Continued Omission Of Elgin Baylor

Having just started reading the Julius Erving autobiography this week, it’s been an intriguing look at the man who defined the high-flying style of play for millions of basketball hopefuls. Twice in the early portions of the book, Erving brings up the first influence on his style of play. When he...
March 14th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2006 Sweet 16 – UCLA 72, Gonzaga 71

Watching the Gonzaga-UCLA Sweet 16 match-up was akin to watching Mufasa fall to his death in the Lion King. It looked bad, but you didn’t expect Adam Morrison to lay at halfcourt with tears in his eyes urging his boys: “You gotta get up, we gotta go home.” UCLA were grazing wildebeests...
March 14th, 2014 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

Starting Lineups: Leave The NCAA Tournament Automatic Bids Alone

Last Saturday on ESPN’s College GameDay, Rece Davis asked Digger Phelps, Jay Bilas and Jalen Rose what one tweak they would make to the NCAA Tournament. After Digger’s suggestion of going back down to 32 teams was summarily dismissed since it will never happen given the monetary implications,...
March 14th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2005 Regional Semi-Final – UNC 67, Villanova 66

When Ed told me I was limited to 160 words, I considered it mission impossible. Keeping it short isn’t my forte. So I figured what better way to do that than with a haiku? Nova fans will say Allan Ray did not travel The ref disagreed In all honesty, Ray did not travel. It was a phantom call. But...
March 13th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More