Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Michael Sam, The Reflecting Pool Of Sports And Life

The worldwide story of NFL prospect Michael Sam announcing his homosexuality to the masses has dominated the airwaves and crossed over into many diverse sectors of the current events sphere. However, while the football ramifications are interesting, they are at best a second-tier factor into what is...
February 11th, 2014 | Football, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Starting Lineups: Rodgers Returns, Romo Relinquishes Regular Role

The two biggest games on the final 2013 NFL regular-season weekend center around injured starting quarterbacks. The biggest news to break yesterday was the return of Aaron Rodgers under center for the Green Bay Packers, as they take on the Chicago Bears to decide the winner of the NFC North. How Rodgers...
December 27th, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More

A Cowboys Fan And An Eagles Fan Say 5 ‘Nice Things’ About The Opposition Heading Into Sunday Night

Last year, as the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles were stumbling over themselves in committing football follies left and right, Cowboys fan Justin Tinsley and Eagles fan Reverend Paul Revere squared off in an email chain of the ages on our teams’ incompetence. This year, things are vastly...
December 27th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Chip Kelly, Jason Garrett And The ‘VP Of Common Sense’

Let me get this out of the way right from the start: There is not a head football coach at any level from high school on up — and most likely pee-wee football, if I’m being honest — alive who knows less about football than me or any other everyday football fan out there. Every single high...
December 17th, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: The Philadelphia Eagles’ Snow Bowl Win

You want to know what it was like. You want to know how it feels to be at a football game that turns into a blizzard. You want to know what the people in the stands are thinking as Mother Nature tries to kill them with snow. Here you go. On November 11, a friend asked if I’d be interested in attending...
December 10th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Starting Lineups: An Obituary For Defense In The NFL

One hundred touchdowns. 859 total points. The NFL broke an almost year-old record from Week 17 last year with a record number of touchdowns in Week 14. You can see more of this information on the NFL and their picks here. Yes, many believe that weather played a role in the dizzying amount of TDs scored...
December 10th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: Virginia Vs. Virginia Tech With Friends On Rivalry Saturday

When you attend a big state school, you’re obligated to support the football team. It’s not an option. If you want to be a “part of,” you simply sling on a Nike T-shirt and go to class. Some piece of school-colored garb belongs on your body. There is something to dislike about the arrangement....
December 4th, 2013 | Et cetera, Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Dez Bryant And The Wide Receiver Personality Paradox

By Josh Naso / @silverfox8008 Terrell Owens. Randy Moss. Two of the greatest wide receivers to ever step foot on the gridiron. Over 15 seasons, T.O. compiled 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns. Randy Moss managed 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns over 14 seasons, and...
November 26th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

On Life, Family And The Constant Love Of Your Team

My 8-year-old nephew went to his first Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday. Like me – and his two brothers – he was systematically brainwashed by a relative before he knew any better. At a certain age, he received Eagles merchandise for birthdays and Christmases. In 1995, a Randall Cunningham wrestling...
November 20th, 2013 | Et cetera, Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The 5 Reasons Why The Philadelphia Eagles Being In First Place Makes No Damn Sense

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Philadelphia Eagles, the ushering in of a new regime, a new era and a new philosophy for the organization. The mainstays were cast out, from the coach to the big-name busts to folks in the front office. Everything was new, and new takes time to come...
November 19th, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Autumn, Americana And High School Football

Autumn announces itself with bright colors and reprieve from the heat. It raps at the door and tells you it will politely bridge the gap between summer and winter. In an instant, it gets darker quicker and finds its way into your living room. The wind slices through you and then comes back for more....
November 13th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The Definitive 2013 Jacksonville Jaguars Prop Bet Guide

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a terrible football team this season. This much we know. They haven’t scored a touchdown at home yet this season, which is kind of okay until you realize we’re heading towards the halfway mark of the season. But when a team is bad, maybe historically bad, we...
October 24th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Steven LeBron | 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

A Lesson Learned On The Red River Rivalry’s Importance

This weekend’s college football slate will feature something of lore and mythology. A game played on the premise that the winner owns the Red River until next time. Despite the hype, many of the recent games have been blowouts between the Horns and Sooners. It got me to wonder what the big deal is...
October 9th, 2013 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Tony Romo Is The Most Empathetic Figure In Sports

TSFJ’s Steven LeBron wrote a similar piece last January. I recommend reading here.  You have an opinion of Tony Romo. He leads a team you either love or despise. He’s a good quarterback who can’t seem to break the wall we’ve built for him. When he makes mistakes, we roll our eyes or laugh...
October 7th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Awkward At Best: Andy Reid’s Return To Philadelphia

I guess it takes 14 years, 130 wins, six NFC East titles and an NFC Championship to shape a legacy. For a franchise without a Super Bowl, Andy Reid came closest to a gold standard. Thursday night, he’ll return to Lincoln Financial Field. It’s a narrative all of us Eagles fans saw coming when schedules...
September 18th, 2013 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Starting Lineups: 3 Nights Of NFL Mediocrity

First, before we get into today’s Starting Lineups, on behalf of the team here at The Sports Fan Journal, our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims of yesterday’s tragedy at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Violence is horrendously commonplace, but this is the 19th mass shooting...
September 17th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

NFL Week 2 Winners And Losers: The Single Confetti In Buffalo Edition

In football at least, Buffalo is the place where dreams go to die. Some don’t even let their imaginations run too wild at this point. As with any team that’s suffered years, decades or even centuries of misery, there are arbitrary starting points for that pain, signature losses and heartbreaks...
September 16th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Steven LeBron | Read More

NFL Week 1 Winners And Losers: Peyton Throws 7 Touchdowns Edition

There was a lot of symmetry in the season opener on Thursday between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos. First, via Bruce Arthur, last year’s Super Bowl blackout delay lasted 34 minutes, while Thursday’s lightning delay was, well, 34 minutes. When Peyton Manning took the field —...
September 9th, 2013 | Football, Steven LeBron | 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