Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

Why Ole Miss And LSU Will Be The Game Of The Week

It’s no surprise that we’re back in the SEC with the game of the week. Last week it was good to step outside of the usual suspects and take a look at the Big 12, but it’s hard to overlook this Ole Miss-LSU contest this weekend. Ole Miss comes into this game riding a string of big wins, but...
October 24th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Iowa 6, Penn State 4: 10 Years Later, Reliving The Worst College Football Game Ever

Two weekends ago, the Penn State Nittany Lions traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on the Michigan Wolverines in a Saturday night showdown at the Big House. After watching every snap of a disgusting 18-13 victory for the home team, I contemplated writing about how this season’s Penn State-Michigan...
October 24th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

What Luis Suarez’s Return Means To Barcelona

However you might rank them, at least five of the 10 best players in the world have played for Barcelona or Real Madrid this season. They are, in no particular order: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, Neymar and Gareth Bale. When Luis Suarez returns, make it six. The Uruguayan forward...
October 24th, 2014 | House Of Carden, Soccer | Read More

Are Sports Leagues Finally Getting Serious About Domestic Violence?

As said often since the NFL was put on blast for its handling of the Ray Rice ordeal, plenty of us had never actually seen a man strike his significant other outside of movies and television. Though we don’t have to be detectives to conclude that something happened when a sports figure is at least...
October 23rd, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera | Read More

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving And Embracing Newfound Roles

In a few more days, the NBA season will officially be upon us, and that means all of the story lines that have been concocted in the offseason will start to play out. That means the spotlight on the Cleveland Cavaliers will be increased tenfold. For LeBron James, this isn’t anything new, but the same...
October 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Win Or Lose, Remember The Kansas City Royals

Baseball used to remember its losers so well. Whether it was the Whiz Kids, the Go-Go White Sox or Dem Bums, anytime a team broke the sport’s paradigm, fans and writers memorialized the effort with a catchy nickname. And for good reason. Baseball is a game given to failure, where, to paraphrase...
October 23rd, 2014 | Baseball, No Class Friday | Read More

Never Count Out The San Francisco (Zombies) Giants

The excellent thing about baseball’s postseason will always be the inaccuracies that bring poetic endings. No one would believe the amount of incredible catches, seeing-eye singles and thrifty trips around the base paths the Kansas City Royals enjoyed en route to their first Fall Classic in 29 years. It’s...
October 22nd, 2014 | Baseball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Southampton Takes A Stroll: The 6 Things That Mattered This Weekend In The Premier League

We get it. Not everyone wants to wake up at 7:45 on a weekend morning to watch soccer, especially when college football and the NFL demand our attention the rest of the day. It takes a certain type of dedication to embrace football as the world knows it. Luckily for you, TSFJ’s soccer heads Dillon...
October 20th, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More

Gennady Golovkin & Nicholas Walters Continue Their Reign Of Terror

Gennady Golovkin and Nicholas Walters share a lot more in common after Saturday night’s explosive fights in Carson California. Before “Mexican Style” the only common attribute between Golovkin (a Kazakhstan-native who’s won an Olympic silver medal) and Walters (a Jamaican-born fighter who trains...
October 20th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

The Versus Podcast: Warriors World Vs. Ed The Sports Fan (The Degenerate Gambling Episode)

By Bonta Hill / @bontahill Rasheed Malek, Editor-in-Chief of Warriors World (and the self-proclaimed Bill Walsh of blogging) joins TVP and breaks down the current state of the Golden State Warriors, how he figured out he had gambling issues by venturing into betting on WNBA games, the throwing of...
October 20th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Why Kansas State And Oklahoma Will Be The Game Of The Week

I have been giving the SEC and the ACC a lot of love in these segments, but I haven’t really given the Big 12 anything until this point. Today that changes as the game of the week features #14 Kansas State and #11 Oklahoma. When you think Big 12 football, you immediately think Texas, TCU and Oklahoma....
October 17th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Remembering The Peter Warrick Experience, 15 Years Later

Maybe I’m the only one, and if that’s the case, then fine. I’m not hype about Florida State and Notre Dame preparing to square off and do battle in Tallahassee on Saturday night. It doesn’t mean I won’t watch it, because the Jameis Winston witch hunt has officially gotten...
October 17th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The Raheem Sterling Saga

Nobody, and I mean nobody, clutches their pearls like the English media. That goes double when it’s about the England men’s soccer team, but it’s never for the right reasons. This week all the rage was about 19-year-old Raheem Sterling asking Roy Hodgson to sit out from training,...
October 17th, 2014 | House Of Carden, Soccer | Read More

Key & Peele Tackle Concussions In Football Hilariously

“What are we doing out there? Because I don’t know. No, seriously? I don’t know.” I’ve had one concussion in my life. I was 11 years old, playing first base on my 6th-grade elementary school baseball team, the Crosby Park Longhorns. Back in 1994, being a first baseman and...
October 16th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Setting The Stage For World War Westbrook

When the devastating news broke that Kevin Durant would be missing anywhere between six to eight weeks of action, I admit my first thoughts shifted away from Durant. It’s not that I wasn’t concerned about Durant; watching anyone forced out of a game he loves because of an unforeseen injury is...
October 16th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The Top 3 Reasons To Tune In To GGG Vs. Rubio: Carnage In Carson

Fight week is halfway through, and throngs of Gennady Golovkin (GGG) and Marco Antonio Rubio fans are counting down the hours until Saturday’s middleweight title bout. This fight is on every hardcore boxing fan’s can’t-miss list, but some out there might be wondering whether this...
October 15th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Mississippi State, Ole Miss And The Power Of ‘That One Year’

If this country still exists in 25 years, two men might sit in a Mississippi bar. Hank Williams will twang in the background as a sliver of sunlight exposes streams of dust. The particles gain magic as Conway Twitty plays and the song makes the men think of a time held dear. After a minute or two, one...
October 15th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The Cold State Of The Minnesota Vikings

My dad likes to criticize Minnesota weathermen. Well, to be fair, he criticizes most things, but the forecasters of winter in the North Star State annually draw his ire. They’ll dance around reports or speak in vague terms to hide the severity of the impending weather. This one always gets him...
October 15th, 2014 | Football, No Class Friday | Read More

No Justice, No Football

So here you are, enjoying your Monday Night Football on the most ridiculous holiday known to man — and that’s counting the fact that people celebrate an overweight white dude breaking into their homes to leave gifts — and you notice a strange series of tweets. Your favorite sports blogger is...
October 14th, 2014 | Football, Michelle Huxtable | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: The Dallas Cowboys Take Out The Champs In Seattle

This game was circled on my calendar for months. As soon as the 2014 NFL schedule was released and I found out that the Dallas Cowboys were playing the NFC West, my only hope was that my team would be traveling to Seattle. I love the Cowboys, appreciate the Seahawks and love a great fan atmosphere....
October 14th, 2014 | Football, Shock The World, Soul On Ice | Read More