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....

Baseball, Trible To Your Bass

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...

Basketball, Furious Stylez

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...

Randy Moss And ‘The U Part 2′ Highlight ESPN’s Newly Revealed Fall 30 for 30 Lineup | 4 Comments

ESPN is rolling out its fall lineup for the upcoming 30 for 30 season, and there is something for all sports fans here. ESPN Films rarely disappoints, and looking at the documentaries it has on deck, you might as well clear out your Tuesday evenings in advance. Just browsing through the previews, it looks like there is plenty to be excited about and certainly some worth watching for the insight they’ll provide on particular topics of interest....

The 6 Things That Mattered This Weekend In The Premier League: We See You, Leicester City | 0 Comments

Getting promoted to the Barclays Premier League can be a scary proposition. You have to go from one standard of play to another, and in England, the difference between most Championship teams and the teams playing in the Champions League is probably the difference between the top teams in Football Bowl Subdivision and the majority of teams in the Football Championship Subdivision. Don’t tell that to Leicester City. The Foxes don’t care. They’re...

Floyd Mayweather: Winning But Not Legacy-Building | 2 Comments

In the buildup to Saturday night’s rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, Mayweather aptly captured the unique position in which he now stands at the tail end of his career. His success and all-time great skills have brought him to a place where he no longer fights against a lone mortal man in the ring on fight night. He fights against his past and against ghosts of boxing history. Measured against such lofty benchmarks,...

VIDEO: Ethan Strauss And Eddie Maisonet Talk Sneakers And NBA Superstars On ESPN’s Truehoop TV | 1 Comment

Ethan called me a “sneaker expert.” That alone, is enough of a reason for anyone to watch this Truehoop TV video of yours truly and ESPN NBA columnist Ethan Strauss talking about superstars and the choices they make with sneaker brands. We here at TSFJ have covered the Kevin Durant saga as he chose The Swoosh over Under Armour a few weeks ago, and I’m going to take some credit for our site in stating that TSFJ pushed this conversation...

VIDEO: The NFL Chick Speaks Out On Ray Rice And Roger Goodell On Fox Business | 0 Comments

On Thursday, I was given the opportunity to speak on “The Willis Report” on the Fox Business channel about the Ray Rice situation, the independent investigation the owners are now conducting and the impact this all has on women football fans. In addition, I have also given my thoughts personally on the whole Ray Rice incident in terms of how I currently look at him and where should he go from here: Many believe that Rice should be banned...

Floyd Mayweather Fights Again Saturday But What If No One Watches? | 0 Comments

On Saturday night, there’s absolutely no question what I’ll be doing. With college football nearing its conclusion, the natural transition will be to watch Floyd Mayweather put his multiple world championship belts and his zero in the loss column on the line in a rematch with the feisty Marcos Maidana. If the first fight is any indication of what the rematch will be like, fireworks and drama will be on display for the low price of $65-$75...

15 Years Ago, Michael Vick Flipped His Way Into Our Hearts As A Virginia Tech Freshman | 2 Comments

Will all due respect to that non-suit-wearing quarterback at the NFL Draft of the New York Jets named Geno Smith, I want Michael Vick to play. This is just how it has to be for me. As long as Michael Dwayne Vick is wearing shoulder pads, I want to see the man play football. I don’t care if the team has changed. I don’t care if the number has different. I don’t care if the speed has declined (still one of the top 10 guys in the league...

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...