Posts Tagged ‘David Stern’

For The Love Of Basketball And Why This NBA Season Matters

With the return of a new NBA season, love is in the air. Even if said love brings its fair share of frustrations, heartaches and hurdles. The love of basketball is just like any other abnormal relationship. Because as we all know, a “normal relationship” is the greatest oxymoron ever written. I’ve spoken...
October 29th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

The Good Doctor’s Prescription On Fixing A College Hoops Hypocrisy

By Dr. Jeff A. Glenn / @jagadelic A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece in which I stated that college basketball is not nearly as exciting as it used to be due to the fact that the best players only stay for a cup of coffee and no real personalities are developed at this level anymore. I also lamented...
March 22nd, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Who In The World Wants To Be A Pro Sports Commissioner?

Probably unexpected of any independent sports culture site, we’ve spent a fair amount of time here discussing the actions, inactions, perceptions and statuses of the sports commissioners of the four major leagues here in North America. Each article you’ve seen here since TSFJ launched provided not...
January 10th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Sports | Read More

The NHL Stops, Hockey Does Not

As I begin to write this, it’s January 1, 2013, the scheduled date of the most anticipated Winter Classic yet. Emphasis on scheduled. As you’ve likely heard by now, the NHL’s annual marquee event was canceled along with over 50 percent of the regular season thus far as part of a truly...
January 4th, 2013 | Columns, Hockey, No Class Friday, Sports | Read More

Follow The Leader: 3 Reasons Why David Stern Will Leave The NBA A Better Place

By Alex Wong / @steven_lebron It was announced yesterday that David Stern will step down as commissioner of the NBA in 2014, passing on the position to Adam Silver as successor. When you’ve run a league for as long as Stern has, in a game with players as volatile and unpredictable as the NBA,...
October 26th, 2012 | Basketball, Lists, Steven LeBron, The Fam | Read More

For Pro Sports Commissioners, It’s Lonely At The Top

Right now, it’s safe to say there’s no love lost between NFL fans and Commissioner Roger Goodell. Everything came to an apex on Monday night, when the replacement referees — who were already drawing ire thanks to being thrown into the biggest stage in the world, a stage they were in no...
September 26th, 2012 | Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, The Rev | Read More

How Perception Of The Commissioners Shapes How We See The Leagues

Look at the photo above and ask just ask yourself which guy has it together the most. Truthfully, they all do. These four men – Allan “Bud” Selig, David Stern, Roger Goodell and Gary Bettman – are not exactly poor. They’re paid handsomely to represent the financial interests of team...
July 12th, 2012 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball, Basketball, Et cetera, Football, Hockey, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: The New Orleans Hornets Won The NBA Draft Lottery? I Call Shenanigans

Maybe David Stern is still mad at Michael Jordan for gambling back in the early 90’s (this is Bill Simmons’ age-old theory) or maybe The Commissioner felt like he still owed the New Orleans Hornets a sold after trading away Chris Paul and turning down a potentially better offer from the...
May 31st, 2012 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Do Not Let David J. Stern Fool You

By Dr. Jeff A. Glenn – @jagadelic Don’t let Stern fool you. This lockout is going exactly according to plan. “I don’t really get into the NBA until after football’s over anyway.” That quote comes from the lovely Danielle, Ph.D. candidate and devoted disciple of the Sportsfan Journal...
November 17th, 2011 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More