Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Meet The Fan: Fastow Supports His ‘Troubled Cause,’ The Buffalo Bills

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
July 24th, 2014 | Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

Meet The Fan: Pillsbury Stays Optimistic Despite Minnesota Vikings’ Past

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
July 23rd, 2014 | Columns, Football, No Class Friday, Sports | Read More

Colin Kaepernick Cashes Out, Everyone Loses Their Damn Minds

If you hadn’t heard, some quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers just got paid a little bit of change on Wednesday. #49ers sign QB @Kaepernick7 to six-year contract extension. #Kap2020 | http://t.co/jJnAkKHysP pic.twitter.com/EZROmY073W — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) June 4, 2014 Colin Kaepernick...
June 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

Rolling Stone Presents: Justin Tinsley On Zach Kerr’s Deferred Dreams At The NFL Draft

Every person who’s ever dreamed of being a professional athlete has envisioned him- or herself being drafted. It’s one of those moments that only a select few get to experience. Each year 60 basketball players, 256 football players, 1216 baseball players and any other group of athletes who...
May 14th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

Knowing When To Say When: Vince Young And Professional Football

A part of me hates to see Vince Young falter the way he has the past few seasons. It appears the former college great has run out of stops in the NFL since being cut by the Cleveland Browns. Young’s talent as a player has always been somewhat questionable. He is unconventional in many ways, but you...
May 13th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

The 300: The Raiders And Building A Culture Instead Of A Team

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on the many questions,...
May 9th, 2014 | Football, I'm So Hideous | Read More

7 Insane Takeaways From Round 1 Of The 2014 NFL Draft

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft has officially come and gone, and even after getting a few hours sleep last night I still feel exhausted. The text messages are constant, the Gchat pings are steady and everyone around me wants to talk about what their teams did in the draft. And it’s only...
May 9th, 2014 | Football, Sports, The Fam | Read More

Here’s What Will Go Through The Head Of A Diehard Sports Fan During The 2014 NFL Draft

The NFL owns the United States of America because of people like me. I love the game, the Philadelphia Eagles, the offseason and especially the draft. It begins tonight with the first of several days of the 2014 NFL Draft, the culmination of months of preparation — not only for teams and players,...
May 8th, 2014 | Et cetera, Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

A Farewell To DeSean Jackson

My girlfriend broke up with me the day before my graduation. It was also the day before our one-year anniversary. This isn’t about her — she’s married with a child, and I couldn’t be happier for her. This is about what happened that weekend. I felt awful through the process of graduation and...
March 28th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Starting Lineups: Could Advertisers Agree with Mark Cuban’s NFL “Implosion” Comments?

Though the comments were made on Sunday night, it sure seemed as if the NFL’s loudest defenders wanted Mark Cuban’s head on a pike yesterday morning. If you haven’t heard, the entrepreneur, Shark Tank star and owner of the Dallas Mavericks said that America’s most popular entertainment company...
March 25th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera, Football | Read More

What Are Your Thoughts On The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ New Nike Uniforms?

I remember when the Denver Broncos converted over to the new Nike uniforms back in 1998, as they progressed from those all-orange tops into a blended blue/orange uniform combination. I liked them. They were sleek, had that Nike swoosh on the pants and I could comfortably feel like I looked good walking...
March 3rd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Starting Lineups: With Jadeveon Clowney’s 4.47 40-Yard Dash, His Run As The Modern-Day Van Wilder Is Over

For Jadeveon Clowney, this was a means to an end. The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine has been in full force in Indianapolis over the weekend, and while hundreds of elite pro football prospects put their bodies and souls under the microscope, the former defensive end from South Carolina knew that this was...
February 24th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | 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

Starting Lineups: Michael Robinson Knows How To Lead

Amid all the tiring controversy over Marshawn Lynch and his relationship with the media was a display of exemplary leadership. In support of his teammate and fellow backfield mate, Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson stepped up and took the microphone on behalf of the one they call Beast Mode. No...
January 31st, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

The Revolution Was Televised: We Remember When The XFL Failed 12 Years Ago

Just over a decade ago as a senior at Babson College, I took an elective called Strategic Management Perspectives of Professional Sports. In a school mostly known for future finance gurus and entrepreneurs, this course was certainly the most popular offering the college had. The fall 2003 edition of...
January 28th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football, Wrestling | Read More

Starting Lineups: Surveying The Aftermath Following Conference Championship Sunday

It’s been less than 24 hours since Conference Championship Sunday commenced, and already everyone has lost their collective minds. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have stamped their tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII in New York City (New Jersey), and the New England Patriots and San Francisco...
January 20th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Conference Championship Sunday Open Thread: Super Bowl XLVIII Is Official – Broncos Vs. Seahawks On Feb. 2

Super Bowl XLVIII: Broncos Vs. Seahawks Set the date. Sunday, February 2, 3:30 PM on FOX. Location? MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Let the prognostication begin. Richard Sherman Is A Straight Bitch Let me bring this in by making one thing clear: Richard Sherman is the best cornerback...
January 19th, 2014 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning And The Match-up Made In Heaven

In this age and this America, the entity who took his seventh day for rest would likely turn on CBS around 3 p.m. to see his golden boy creations take snaps, yell “Omaha,” get faked out for high-fives and aim for the Super Bowl. After all, the six days were taxing enough. After all, it’s Tom Brady...
January 15th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Complex Sports Presents: The 25 Greatest NFL Beast Mode Runs of All Time

“Run the damn ball!” You will hear this every from time to time from football fans as they watch their favorite team compete in the heat of battle. It’s a hilarious thing to hear because what’s usually transpiring is said team is slanging the pill all across the field, and all...
January 14th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More