Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

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

Starting Lineups: The Bill O’Brien Dilemma

As any regular reader of The Sports Fan Journal knows, I am a Penn State alumnus, graduating from the College of Communications in 2006 with a journalism degree, and I am also a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association. Given all the turmoil surrounding my alma mater the past few years,...
January 3rd, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

The Five Coolest of 2013: #5 – Richard Sherman

On January 11 of this year, Justin Tinsley penned a piece about a particular dread-locked defensive back and the reasons people should join his fan club. At the time, the person checking in at number five on this list was coming off of an All-Pro season in only his second season and was making the rounds...
December 27th, 2013 | Football, Soul On Ice | 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

Starting Lineups: DeMarco Murray Deserves Better

Let’s just get this out of the way right now. I’m a DeMarco Murray homer. Ever since my manager Brent told me to go on YouTube to check out this kid who might be attending in Oklahoma, who in his words, “runs fast as greased balls and cuts like a weed-wacker” (I’m from...
December 23rd, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | 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

Starting Lineups: Why Jamaal Charles Is The Devil, Or, Why Jamaal Charles Is The Greatest Man Ever

Sometimes, even the National Football League can’t keep my eyes open. I’d had a long Saturday and I woke up relatively early on Sunday because business needed to be handled. So, when 10:00 struck on the clock, it meant that football was to be watched. I was probably going on 5 hours of sleep...
December 16th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | 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

Starting Lineups: Can We Talk About Luis Suarez?

If Luis Suarez isn’t one of the world’s most interesting athletes, he’s certainly one of its most polarizing ones. Not only does the Uruguayan possess sublime skill and finishing ability on the soccer field, but he often stirs up controversy seemingly on a whim. He lacks moral fortitude,...
December 5th, 2013 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More