Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

Is It Time for Roger Goodell to Make Changes To The NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy?

Even if the collective voice has gone hoarse from screaming about it since late last week, the commentary regarding the Ray Rice suspension isn’t going away any time soon – nor should it when it comes to the emotions regarding domestic and relationship violence. Once again, ESPN’s...
July 29th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

TSFJ Run Challenge — Week 4: Almost To The Finish Line

The month of July is winding down, and we are approaching the end of the Sports Fan Journal Run Challenge. Each day passes, and the TSFJ Run Challenge participants continue to demonstrate extraordinary results. Several of the runners have already completed their challenges, and others are on the cusp...
July 29th, 2014 | Bull City, Soul On Ice | Read More

The 400 Chronicles: Marshawn Lynch Is My Spirit Animal

[Feast thine eyes on the very first installment of "The 400 Chronicles." As a homage to the great fans of the Washington Wizards who sit in the 400 section of the Verizon Center, this is for you. We paid $10 for tickets and had the time of our lives talking about sports, alcohol, life and everything...
July 29th, 2014 | Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

Meet The Fan: Mike Bloom Still Bleeds Cleveland Browns

We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously await the season’s kickoff.  Someone needs to tell the fans’ stories. What better place than their trusty Journal? Without further ado, meet Cleveland...
July 29th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Meet The Fan: For Eddie B., It’s The Pittsburgh Steelers And Nobody Else

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
July 28th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Gennady Golovkin Smashes Geale, Boxing History Might Be Next

After Saturday night’s complete domination of Daniel Geale, the question isn’t whether or not Gennady Golovkin is great, or if he’s as good as the hype. Those questions have been thoroughly answered. After his 17th consecutive knockout (the last 10 in title defenses), what hardcore fans and...
July 28th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Keith Olbermann On The NFL’s ‘Insufficient Punishment’ Of Ray Rice

Shortly after the news of the NFL’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the outrage was overwhelming and pointed. Last night, Keith Olbermann — who has become the go-to on controversies for many sports media geeks since returning to ESPN last year — made the point...
July 25th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

TSFJ Run Challenge — Testimonies: Becoming Stronger Through Adversity

Life has a way of bringing us to our knees, a way of humbling us, a way of sending a reminder that no matter how hard we work or how prepared we think we may be for whatever life throws our way, we are never fully in control. For some, it can contribute to making them say, “To hell with it,” give...
July 25th, 2014 | Et cetera, Soul On Ice | Read More

Meet The Fan: Green Bay Packers Help Turn Simon Lim Into An American

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone needs...
July 25th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The 5-Ring Circus That Is Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

By Carden Hedelt / @cheedelt By Carden Hedelt / @cheedelt By Carden Hedelt / @cheedelt Descending upon Oxnard, California, this week is the biggest circus in the world by any other name: Dallas Cowboys training camp. Current players, prospective players, coaches, media and untold droves of fans will...
July 25th, 2014 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Eric Kelly Is The Best Thing That Happened To The MLB All-Star Game

If you don’t remember Eric Kelly, he’s arguably the greatest boxing trainer of all time. Why? Because he has proven that he will talk to anyone any type of way, and there’s nothing you will do about it but take it. He doesn’t care for your pomp and circumstance. He doesn’t...
July 24th, 2014 | Baseball, Boxing, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Meet The Fan: Fastow Supports His ‘Troubled Cause,’ The Buffalo Bills

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
July 24th, 2014 | Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

Meet The Fan: Pillsbury Stays Optimistic Despite Minnesota Vikings’ Past

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
July 23rd, 2014 | Columns, Football, No Class Friday, Sports | Read More

TSFJ Run Challenge — Week 3: Different People, Same Mission

Over the past few weeks, we have talked about the importance of exercise and why it’s so hard for everyone to commit to it. This week, we have taken it upon ourselves at The Sports Fan Journal to get to know the people who are participating in the TSFJ Run Challenge. The reality is that we know of...
July 23rd, 2014 | Bull City, Et cetera, Soul On Ice, Staff | Read More

HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ Comprehensive Report On Qatar And The 2022 World Cup

We just came off one of the more entertaining World Cup tournaments in a long time, where the celebrations of sporting and national heritage engulfed the world. It was astonishing to watch defending champions and contenders fall apart, a smorgasbord of dialects screaming with pride, and stars perform...
July 22nd, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Soccer | Read More

‘We Could Be King’: The High School Football Documentary You Must See

My hometown of Philadelphia has been facing a major budget crisis for its schools system for years now, and the situation is not getting any better. Schools are closing at a rapid rate, forcing students to combined classrooms, all while the amenities afforded to the young men and women continue to recede. For...
July 22nd, 2014 | Films and Docs, Football, The Rev | Read More

Is Big-Knockout Boxing The Evolution Of The Fight Game?

It’s called Big-Knockout Boxing (BKB). Developed and owned by DIRECTV, this new company/sport has recently been sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. On August 16th, BKB will put on its biggest, and likely most expensive, card to date, featuring former boxing title challengers Gabriel...
July 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

RE2PECT: A Female Fan’s Tribute To Derek Jeter

By Jennifer Azano / @jenniferazano  When Derek Jeter first announced his retirement back in February, after shedding some tears, I immediately began reflecting upon his illustrious career and what he has meant to baseball … and to me. There’s no doubt that when most people think of baseball, Derek...
July 18th, 2014 | Baseball, The Fam | Read More

Eric Bledsoe And The Head That Wears The Crown

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” – From Shakespeare’s Henry IV. Part II, 1597. Even in the NBA, Shakespeare remains eternal. Basketball has always been poetic. Its stars are gods among men whose feats regularly eclipse those of mere mortals. The game itself is as team-driven...
July 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

5 Factors To Winning The 2014 MLB All-Star Game For Each League

Tonight is Major League Baseball’s annual entry in its traditional summer showcase — the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, which will take place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event toes the line between exhibition and impact game, due to nothing less than World Series league advantage on...
July 15th, 2014 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | Read More