Posts Tagged ‘NFL Draft’

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: Blake Bortles Has Already Won The 2014 NFL Draft

Now that Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning have (mostly) left the stage as the most over-talked about quarterbacks of the times, the scene shifts where it always does this part of the year … To overhyping the barely college football-graduated NFL quarterbacks to be! This year’s actors in the play...
February 5th, 2014 | Et cetera, Football, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Starting Lineups: Trading Places — The St. Louis Rams Have Finally Won

It is a rare thing to ask, but did the St. Louis Rams finally win? No, not the victory over the Saints on Sunday (although it was rather impressive), but did they win the war with rolling the dice and not taking Robert Griffin III? When the Rams decided to deal their rights to the second pick in the...
December 18th, 2013 | Football, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Why Jadeveon Clowney Shouldn’t Be Punished For Protecting Himself

“Same sword they knight they gon good night you with, sh*t/that’s even half if they like you, that ain’t even the half of what they might do/don’t believe me ask Michael/see Martin, see Malcolm/you see Biggie, see Pac, see success and its outcome/see Jesus, see Judas/see Caesar, see Brutus,...
October 8th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More

QOTD: Can Cam Newton Deliver In 2013?

For many players, 7,920 yards passing, 1,447 yards rushing, 40 passing touchdowns and 22 rushing touchdowns would be a two-year stretch that would have people praising you. Cam Newton has experienced the opposite — the praise just hasn’t been coming his way. Despite the fact that his stats are...
August 20th, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

1986: Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Len Bias, Bill Buckner And The Cutlass Supreme

Some years of your life just stick out. In the past few months I have been doing a lot of reflection. It’s no secret that I am the oldest of The Sports Fan Journal writers, but I relish the fact that I have lived and witnessed so much history. Just recently I was remembering some of the best years...
February 11th, 2013 | Baseball, Basketball, Bull City, Football | Read More

TSFJ Presents: ‘The NFL Draft Diaries’ With Ravens WR Torrey Smith

For our final installment of the NFL Draft Diaries, I decided to interview an up-and-coming star with fresh memories on his draft day experience. WR Torrey Smith went through his process just barely one year ago, waiting to become one of the next big playmakers for the Baltimore Ravens. Smith’s...
April 25th, 2012 | Football, The NFL Chick | Read More

TSFJ Presents: ‘The NFL Draft Diaries’ With Texans OL Wade Smith

For part two of our NFL Draft Diaries, I decided to speak with a seasoned NFL veteran who’s still playing in the league. Texans OL Wade Smith was more than willing to share his draft-day experience. Drafted by the Dolphins in the 3rd round of the 2003 draft, Smith made stops with the Jets and...
April 20th, 2012 | Football, The NFL Chick | Read More

TSFJ Presents: ‘The NFL Draft Diaries’ with Bucs’ DE, Steve White

With the NFL Draft right around the corner, I wanted to get a closer look at what goes through players’ minds as they prepare for the draft process. How they handle the preparation and anxiety leading up to the big day has always been something to wonder about. So we at TSFJ decided to do a series...
April 18th, 2012 | Football, The NFL Chick | Read More

Score: New Era Reveals the 2012 NFL Draft 59FIFTY Caps

There are certain items you receive that signal that you have officially achieved greatness. For some, it’s the drivers license at age 16; for others, it’s their college degree. For degenerates like myself, it was the first drink I was legally able to purchase. However, if you’re an...
March 11th, 2012 | Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Did the Washington Redskins Overpay For Robert Griffin III?

The Washington Redskins have decided to put all their chips in, as the completed trade with the St. Louis Rams will yield two future first round picks and this year’s second round pick to move four spots to select Robert Griffin III with the number two pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Give credit to...
March 10th, 2012 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Booms and Busts: The Come-Up at the NFL Combine

The NFL Combine has officially become must-see-TV, but what does this all mean? As Bomani Jones said on Monday, “A great 40 time made D’Angelo Hall a fortune, but how much did that matter when he was getting set on fire for three teams?” Or what about Calvin Johnson? The man who already...
February 28th, 2012 | Football, The Fam | Read More