Posts Tagged ‘NCAA’

Penn State, The NCAA … And Justice For All

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...
September 10th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

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

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...
September 5th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Overrating Athletes And Predicting Success: Trouble In The Scouting Ranks

Very few people in life can say that they get paid to critique athletes. As a color analyst for a few networks, I often get told by my production manager to stop being a fan and become more critical of the players I am watching. The thing about me is that I just love being a fan. I do have my critical...
May 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City, Football | Read More

We Reminisce: An Appreciation Of How Good Cam Newton Really Was At Auburn

As a football fan, sometimes we take things for granted. College sports leave impressions on us that get forgotten as soon as the next season begins simply because we’re always looking for the next big thing. Greatness in college athletics gets overlooked at times because we are searching for reasons...
May 2nd, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Miami And Florida State Got New Nike Football Uniforms, They’re Pretty Cool

I don’t care who you are, how old are you and what sport it is, there’s nothing like getting new uniforms. Hell, I just finished playing in a 3-on-3 tournament a few weeks ago, and I just KNEW we were going to win after TSFJ’s own @FightLikeSugar hooked us up with some shirts to play...
April 14th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: The NCAA Tournament Experience In San Antonio

Now that we have the Final Four all set — with the Florida Gators taking on the UConn Huskies followed by the Wisconsin Badgers versus the Kentucky Wildcats in Jerry Jones’ shrine this coming Saturday — it’s about time I take a look back at my trip to San Antonio, as I joined three...
April 1st, 2014 | Basketball, Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2006 Sweet 16 – UCLA 72, Gonzaga 71

Watching the Gonzaga-UCLA Sweet 16 match-up was akin to watching Mufasa fall to his death in the Lion King. It looked bad, but you didn’t expect Adam Morrison to lay at halfcourt with tears in his eyes urging his boys: “You gotta get up, we gotta go home.” UCLA were grazing wildebeests...
March 14th, 2014 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2008 NCAA 2nd Round – Davidson 74, Georgetown 70

By David Dennis / @DavidDTSS (Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th/20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Madness past. Next up is David Dennis of The Smoking Section who also just so happens to be...
March 7th, 2014 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2004 Women’s Final Four – UConn 67, Minnesota 58

(Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th/20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Madness past. Next up is Dillon Friday, who puts on for the ladies of Minnesota. Oh, and if we go over 160 words…well,...
March 6th, 2014 | Basketball, No Class Friday | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2008 NCAA Final – Kansas 75, Memphis 68

(Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th 20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Madness past. First up, is Justin Tinsley losing $200 because he decided to wager on Memphis. Oh, and if we go over 160...
March 4th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Starting Lineups: You Need To Hear The Wild Recruiting Stories Of Barry Switzer Immediately

Barry Switzer might as well be a member of my family, at least to my Uncle Bill and my Grandpop. While hearing the legendary tales of the greatness that is the Oklahoma Sooners football program, no one moved my family’s collective needle like Barry Switzer did. Sure, Bud Wilkinson was the precursor,...
February 25th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: Melvin Ejim, DeAndre Kane And The 5 Dope Hoopers Of Iowa State’s Past

The Iowa State Cyclones got destroyed by the West Virginia Mountaineers 102-77 on Monday night. Okay, now that we got that out of the way, can I just say that I’ve been making it a point to watch this basketball team every single chance I get? Have you seen these dudes DeAndre Kane and Melvin...
February 11th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

On Jeff Orr, Fan Comments And White Privilege

Over the next week there’s going to be a litany of articles written to address Marcus Smart’s antics at the end of the Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech game on Saturday. Most will likely be some variation of the following themes: 1) Smart shouldn’t have gone into the stands. 2) Smart should’ve...
February 10th, 2014 | Basketball, Real Goes Right | Read More

QOTD: Why Do Some Of You Like College Sports More Than Professional Sports?

I’m going to be perfectly honest with you — I don’t understand people who like college sports more than professional sports. This topic seems to come up in regard to football and especially basketball more than any other sports. It’s not often you hear someone talk up college hockey...
February 6th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

Tim Biakabatuka Turns 40 Today, So Let’s Reminisce Back When He Ran For 313 Yards On Ohio State

I used to live in Cincinnati, Ohio for over six years of my life. In that time, you quickly begin to understand that there are two types of people in Ohio. People from Ohio, and Ohio State Buckeyes. People from Ohio are generally pretty friendly, congenial and wholesome people to deal with. However,...
January 24th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The Five Coolest of 2013: #4 – Jameis Winston

This all starts with a conversation I had one night with one of the biggest Florida State Seminoles fans I know, TSFJ’s own Garfield Hylton. The crux of the conversation was the amount of faith Florida State fans were immediately putting in Jameis Winston, which at this point the young man had...
December 28th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The Army Perspective: A Q&A With 2 Black Knights On Army-Navy

via Military Times After the cacophony of bowl selections and coaching changes at the end of the regular season, there’s one college football game that takes center stage in the most unique of settings. It’s showcased as the definitive display of honor, duty and valor for young men who embark on...
December 19th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

On Mack Brown, Being Nudged Out And The Future Of Texas Football

By Brandon Caldwell / @dayandadream In the end, the numbers 30 and 20 were the ones to doom Mack Brown. Not that glaring win-loss record against Bob Stoops and Oklahoma. Not that 1-2 start followed by a roaring six-game win streak and finishing the year out 1-2 against top talent in Oklahoma State and...
December 11th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Mike Gundy, John Cooper And Continually Failing To Beat Your Rival

The Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys engaged in the annual collegiate state championship on Saturday morning, also known as Bedlam. Blake Bell, the third QB off the bench for Bob Stoops (and the guy I idiotically once compared to Cam Newton), put together one of the most absurd drives...
December 9th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Derrick Williams Got Traded Today, So Let’s Reminisce Back To When He Single-Handedly Destroyed Duke

A trade was made between two middling teams in the NBA’s Western Conference that might not raise a blip on basketball fan’s radar. The Minnesota Timberwolves will send the 2011 No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute in a trade. Here...
November 26th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More