Posts Tagged ‘Fandom’

Starting Lineups: If You Could Change The Outcome Of One Game In Sports, Which Would You Choose?

While I was down in San Antonio shocking the world at the NCAA Tournament games — article on that to come early next week — my buddy Zach asked a simple question he had started debating with friends that caught my interest. That question — If you could change the outcome of any game in sports...
March 28th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

Steven LeBron Radio (Ep. 62): The Gift That Keeps On Giving (Not Like Herpes, Though)

Being that Alex Wong is a demigod of many talents – published writer being one – when the man calls and humbles requests your presence on his critically acclaimed Steven LeBron podcast, you know what you do? Jump. That’s what the hell you do. And that’s exactly what Ed and yours...
March 25th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera, J. Tinsley, Steven LeBron | Read More

Oklahoma’s Sugar Bowl Victory Over Alabama Made Me Believe Again

I can’t remember being as happy as I was last night. Going into the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Thursday night between my beloved Oklahoma Sooners and the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide, the perceptions on how this game would end were unanimous. From my Uncle Bill to Kenny, L-Boogie and Bill Ross, Bob...
January 3rd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

How Twitter Has Changed My Fandom (And Writing)

Once upon a time, I refuted all things social media. Then, I started reading blogs that writers began to link to on prominent websites, and I became hooked on this newfangled thing called the sports blog. It wasn’t social media in the sense we think of it today, but it was the start of the trend....
October 29th, 2013 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

Two Dallas Cowboys Fans And Their Shared Hatred For The Philadelphia Eagles

(Ed’s Note: This is a two-part piece featuring the words of Kenny Masenda and Justin Tinsley, Cows fans unite, or something.) This Sunday, there will be a matchup between two teams in the NFC East with the winner claiming sole possession of first place in the division. However, let’s not get...
October 18th, 2013 | J. Tinsley, Soul On Ice | Read More

All Fan Bases (Relatively) Suck

Yesterday, Mark Trible had heads nodding because with needed caveats, he implored fans to embrace the hate, no matter how irrational it may seem. While sports “hate” is fine within the specter of just cheering for your team, it’s fueled even more by the matters that make absolutely...
October 17th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera | Read More

Take The Time To Learn To Hate: Hatred Is Necessary For The Sports Fan

The mere mention of the team name makes your blood boil. Your muscles tense up with ferocious anger. A venomous villain is around, and you’d give anything to watch it suffer and fall. It’s normal to have these feelings over a 60-minute, four-quarter or nine-inning game. It’s simply about the guys...
October 16th, 2013 | Et cetera, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Starting Lineups: Sports Can Save Us All

The past year and a half has been one of the most difficult periods of my entire life. I’m not sure I can honestly say it’s been the most difficult, as I’ve endured plenty of hardships in the past, including but not limited to the loss of freedom and the ensuing struggle to get it...
October 11th, 2013 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: Some ‘Fans’ Need To Just Stay Home

Wednesday night, I attended the Philadelphia Flyers’ season-opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it turned out to be perhaps the least enjoyable live sporting event viewing experience of my entire life. Now, it wasn’t the most unenjoyable experience simply because the Flyers, after...
October 4th, 2013 | Hockey, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: A Letter to Dallas Cowboys Fans From A Dallas Cowboys Fan

I present this letter without comment from my brother from another mother Larry Luk. You might know this gentlemen is a part-owner of We Are The Process, and we are also in the same fraternity, #USMediaBros4Life. That was way too much comment for someone who just said that he would present this letter...
September 20th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, The Fam | Read More

NFL Sundays Aren’t The Same After College

You’d think the opening week of college football would make me feel nostalgic about my time in Blacksburg, VA. The turkey legs, tailgates and wins give plenty of reason. Long walks to the stadium and friends escorted to the tank due to too many swigs of moonshine, stories of stories with details aplenty....
September 4th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Here Is The Most Unwearable Jersey For All 32 NFL Teams

In the late summer of 2005, Terrell Owens, star wide receiver of the Philadelphia Eagles, was doing sit-ups in his driveway instead of catching footballs from Donovan McNabb at training camp. To this day, I’m not entirely sure why. Perhaps T.O. realized that he would go broke soon after his career...
September 4th, 2013 | Football, Lists, No Class Friday | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: 2013 Virginia Tech Hokies

Each time I see the phrase, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” I’m reminded of a shirt that used to be a hot seller in Blacksburg, Va. The good was obviously represented by the Hokie bird. Bad sat next to West Virginia’s hideous yellow logo. All you have to do to find the ugly is visit Charlottesville. I...
August 29th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Because This 1991 Sports Illustrated Article Basically Told The Future Of Sports

In the July 22, 1991, issue of Sports Illustrated, William Oscar Johnson looked at how the sports world would look a decade later in 2001. Using a fictional character named Ulysses S. Spectator, Johnson crafted a piece that described the world where the ozone layer is a bit more depleted and the resulting...
August 27th, 2013 | Et cetera, Steven LeBron | Read More

How To Survive 4 Types Of NFL Fans

When America’s present-time kicks off in two weeks, droves of fans will come out of the woodwork. The nation’s big-ticket item will sprawl across televisions from Atlanta to Seattle. Jerseys, hats and car decals will fill every glance in each direction. Suddenly, the guy who lives two doors down...
August 15th, 2013 | Et cetera, Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Football Can’t Come Soon Enough

One step into the local high school weight room said it all. There, the head coach, defensive coordinator and an assistant broke down film. They talked scheme, depth chart and schedule, with deep analysis. An almost complete offseason gave plenty of time for thought. In days, tryouts and practice will...
July 31st, 2013 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Braun Case Reminds Us, Fans Should Know By Now

Ryan Braun used a performance-enhancing drug. It surprises some, but it shouldn’t. In today’s day and age, why does anything outside of a tight end accused of murder shock us? Yesterday, Matt Whitener wrote a piece on Ryan Braun. It’s a good read. He’s a baseball aficionado....
July 24th, 2013 | Baseball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

A New Generation Of Baseball Fans In Toronto

Even though the Toronto Blue Jays have been the most disappointing team in baseball this season, attendance and television numbers have been encouraging. Two years ago, the Jays were 25th in the league in average attendance, coming in at 22,445 fans per game. Last season, it increased to 25,921 per...
July 22nd, 2013 | Baseball, Steven LeBron | Read More

The Loss Of Love For Baseball

Baseball is a poetic game. The bases are equidistant, yet the fences vary from ballpark to ballpark. Nine men play with specific skill sets for their positions. The runners are usually fast, and the game is normally slow. The pace dictates an understanding. A loss can be redeemed tomorrow. A win remains...
July 17th, 2013 | Baseball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Hey Shaq, Let’s Put ‘Don’t Ever Disrespect Houston Like That Again’ On A T-Shirt

Greg Maddux to the Atlanta Braves. Terrell Owens to the Philadelphia Eagles. Jalen Rose to the Indiana Pacers. Jeremy Roenick to the Philadelphia Flyers. Those are four specific personnel decisions made by teams that I followed closely caused a certain type of visceral reaction that viewed in the wrong...
July 16th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More