Boxing, Fight Like Sugar

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....

Football, Trible To Your Bass

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...

Basketball, Furious Stylez

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...

Will The Crown Weigh Heavy On Raheem Sterling? | 0 Comments

Raheem Sterling is 19 years old and terrifying. There are few players quicker than young Sterling and fewer in the world as deadly as the Liverpool and England teenager on the counterattack. With some development still to do — his shot needs a little work — he’s already one of the few names you can assume will be starting for England whenever the national team plays. And there are some who say that he’s already England’s most...

Roger Goodell’s Perilous Journey To Beloved Dictatorship Leaves Him On The Brink Of Exile | 5 Comments

The National Football League launched the “Together We Make Football” campaign a season ago. “Why do we love football?” the league asked. Famous fans and legendary players answered with their personal stories. Individuals from across the country submitted videos in hopes of winning a trip to the Super Bowl with their own tales of adoration. I thought the whole thing was done in poor taste. The contest emerged at a time when revelations...

What Does Spain’s FIBA World Cup Loss Mean For The United States? | 1 Comment

One of the worst kept secrets about the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup has finally been exposed. Despite serving as a competition for over a dozen national teams, this was always a tale of two countries. Without knowing what teams would have to beat each other to advance, the championship game was always supposed to be a showdown between the United States and Spain. After the events that unfolded in the quarterfinals, Spain was upset out of the heavily...

The Cincinnati Kid’s Homecoming: The Queen City Has No Problem With Adrien Broner | 0 Comments

By Charles C. Davis, Jr. / @ccdavisjr (Ed’s Note: TSFJ sent Charles Davis to cover the Adrien Broner vs. Emmanuel Taylor fight in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Broner defended his WBA Light Welterweight championship. We asked Charles to take in the atmosphere and capture the essence of Broner, one of boxing’s most enigmatic stars. Charles didn’t disappoint. Enjoy.) “The test of man is the fight that he makes. The grit that he daily...

Spatted Up: Here’s The 5 Freshest Football Uniform Looks Of The Weekend | 2 Comments

By Richard Boadu / @6magazine If you’re 25 and up, you’ve heard the old football coach rhetoric, “Play for the team, not for yourselves.” If a player is wearing anything “flashy” like an armband, spatted cleats, etc., he’s selfish, a showoff, not about the team. Fashion sense is fleeting and often completely withers away with age. Kanye West wasn’t lying when he said, “You niggas wear suits cuz you can’t dress no mo’.” Those...

Penn State, The NCAA … And Justice For All | 2 Comments

Three years ago, a scandal of unthinkable proportions and heinous crimes was unearthed. It involved a former football coach and had ties with the legendary coach and the athletic department, which in turn made it seem as if it was a football issue. The most difficult part for many people to realize was that the Jerry Sandusky scandal had virtually nothing to do with football. It was not an NCAA issue, seeing as no NCAA violations occurred. This was...

The Transformation Of Brandon Marshall | 1 Comment

When it comes to the game of football and playing wide receiver, Brandon Marshall has always been up there as one of the best to do it each and every year. For me in particular, I’ve been a fan of his for years simply due to the way he shows up on Sunday and shows his opponents absolutely no mercy. He’s destroyed my favorite team, as well as the Indianapolis Colts, the favorite team of one of our Meet The Fan participants from a while back. After...

What Else Can Really Be Said About Ray Rice At This Point? | 0 Comments

Yesterday after the video hit the internet, our editor-in-chief spoke on how much the Ray Rice story absolutely sucks. Ed mentioned that within the staff of The Sports Fan Journal, there was a lively debate about publishing the video. However, he only told you about a part of that discussion. While the TSFJ staff sort of argued over the merits of linking the video onto our site, we’ve openly debated each other regarding the coverage of this entire...

Shock The World Chronicles: Nick Foles And His 2 Faces | 11 Comments

Roughly 15 minutes before kickoff, Gary, a lifelong, diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan, a man who’s missed a grand total of five home Eagles games in 53 years as a season ticket holder, came over and said, “Is there any place you’d rather be?” At that moment, the answer was a resounding no. It was a beautiful, sunny, hot day in Philadelphia, with young women wearing shorts with their asses hanging out, and there I was at Lincoln...

Because Everything About The Ray Rice Story Sucks | 3 Comments

Ray Rice isn’t the first person to put his hands on his significant other. He will certainly not be the last either. The biggest NFL story of 2014 hasn’t been the beginning of a crazy football season, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts having more coke than any reference Jeezy could spit in a lyric, Wes Welker being high as a kite off that molly while having his brain turning to mush before our very eyes, or even the backup quarterback...

Ron Washington And The End Of An Era For Texas Rangers Baseball | 1 Comment

When things go to hell in the world of a team and its season, fans have various ways of dealing with the disaster. Some stay right in the midst of the mess, right in the heat of the fire with their team, game after game, knowing in their hearts that it will not get any better and that the season is lost. Others come and go, watch particular games of their choosing while casually keeping up with the proceedings. Still others turn away altogether in...

Andre Berto And Adrien Broner Continue To Disappoint, Lucas Matthysse Shines Bright Again | 0 Comments

On Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, Showtime hosted a night of potential redemption for three big-name boxers looking to regain their once blue-chip status. Of the three fighters on the comeback trail, Andre Berto, who kicked off the night, has spent the most time away from the limelight. His promising career was sidelined by back-to-back defeats against Robert Guerrero and Jesus Soto Karass, a dirty drug test result, and...

The SEC Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves For Their Terrible Week 2 Schedule | 1 Comment

Look at that abomination of a Week 2 schedule. Jesus Christ. I was invited to go watch Mexico vs. Chile at Levi’s Stadium play in an international friendly on Saturday night, and it sounded like an awesome opportunity. But I knew where my heart lies, and what I’d be doing that night wasn’t even in question. I would be watching college football. As it were, I decided to go online and check out the Week 2 slate of college football...

The Cavaliers Hype Machine Grows: The NBA 2K LeBron James Homecoming Tape | 2 Comments

In about a month, NBA teams will reconvene at their respective training camps and start preparing for the 2014-15 season. For hoop fans and especially gamers, this also means that NBA 2k15 will be releasing in stores as well. While it has long been the basketball game of choice, the offseason madness of the NBA will have folks waiting patiently to once again play with LeBron James in a Cleveland jersey. In the time since LeBron pretty much shut the...

Meet The Fan: ‘Jeopardy!’ King Brad Rutter Buzzes In With The Philadelphia Eagles | 0 Comments

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 await Sunday’s full-schedule kickoff.  Someone needs to tell the fans’ stories. What better place than their trusty Journal? Without further ado, meet Philadelphia Eagles fan Brad...

The Fascinating Life Of Ichiro Suzuki | 1 Comment

Every so often, an athlete comes along who simply mesmerizes fans. Ichiro Suzuki is one of those athletes for me. From the moment he took his longstanding legend in Japan to the Seattle Mariners, he hooked me in. Maybe it was his cannon arm from right — so surprising from such a diminutive baseball player. Perhaps it was the way he’d take a step toward first mid-swing and still slap the ball for a hit. Then again, it could have simply been...

Meet The Fan: The Ties Of Home Keep Jovan Poindexter Bound To The Chicago Bears | 0 Comments

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 await the Sunday’s full-schedule kickoff.  Someone needs to tell the fans’ stories. What better place than their trusty Journal? Without further ado, meet Chicago Bears fan Jovan...

Meet The Fan: Kansas City Chiefs And Arrowhead Drown Out Any Other Noise For Matthew Oates | 0 Comments

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 await the season’s kickoff.  Someone needs to tell the fans’ stories. What better place than their trusty Journal? Without further ado, meet Kansas City Chiefs fan Matthew Oates. — For...

FIBA Is About The Best In The World, Not Just The Best In The U.S. | 5 Comments

For all of the favoritism for Team USA, the FIBA Basketball World Cup was never really about the United States. Yes, the favorites boast a roster of the world’s best players, but with so many options it’s hard for any one player to separate from the pack. With the exceptions of Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried, who are having monster runs in international play, Team USA isn’t a surprise. Not many expected the U.S. players to lose...

Kevin Durant Chose Nike Over Under Armour, But Why Do We Care So Much? | 0 Comments

This is a story I’m sure many of you can and will relate to. My mother was not about that paying $100 for a pair of sneakers life. In fact, I believe her words, verbatim, were, “I”m not gonna pay $100 of my hard-earned money so you can get some shoes dirty in a month.” As a wayward 12-year-old who was still wearing X-Men t-shirts to school and was freaked out by any notion of talking to girls, the fact that my mom would lay...

Meet the Fan: Will Leitch Protects Himself From The Arizona Cardinals | 2 Comments

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 await the season’s kickoff.  Someone needs to tell the fans’ stories. What better place than their trusty Journal? Without further ado, meet Arizona Cardinals fan Will Leitch. — In...

The Great Debate: Better Wrestling Style For MMA, Freestyle Or Greco? | 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that this is really a debate. The answer seems so clear. For those new to the wrestling world, to understand the debate about whether freestyle or Greco-Roman wrestling is better in MMA, you’ve got to understand the difference between these two styles of wrestling. In freestyle, athletes are allowed to tackle the legs as well as devise all manners of moves (e.g. foot sweeps, funk rolls, etc.) that involve contact with an...

Meet The Fan: Kris Rothstein And His Never-Ending Ride With The Indianapolis Colts | 0 Comments

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 await the season’s kickoff.  Someone needs to tell the fans’ stories. What better place than their trusty Journal? Without further ado, meet Indianapolis Colts fan Kris Rothstein. Kris...

Premier League Review: Stoke City Stunts On Manchester City | 0 Comments

I’d like to write about one of the highlight matches of the weekend, Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat to visiting Stoke City. It’s the upset of the season so far. But I can’t write about it. I didn’t watch it. And neither did my Premier League recapping counterpart Dillon Friday (great minds, you know). I watched Newcastle and Crystal Palace, a 3-3 thriller with Palace’s Wilfried Zaha scoring in the 95th minute to...

Cub Swanson Is Giving Back | 0 Comments

Kevin “Cub” Swanson is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC today. He’s knocked out five of his last six opponents. He’s ranked #2 in the UFC featherweight rankings, which means that after Chad Mendes gets his shot at the title against José Aldo at UFC 176, Swanson should finally be given his opportunity. But Swanson is also a family man and a thoughtful citizen. Faithful MMA fans likely know the basic chronology of Swanson’s movie-like...