Posts Tagged ‘Starting Lineups’

Starting Lineups: The Rev’s 10 Favorite Defunct/Idle Sports Blogs

When I went to college at Penn State, I had visions of becoming a professional sportswriter. I was a journalism major, studied in the Center for Sports Journalism, worked on the Daily Collegian’s sports staff and graduated with a journalism degree. Then I started covering high school sports for...
April 25th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: Each Stanley Cup Playoffs Series In A Sentence

  The Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing, and you’ve missed some action. We’ve got you covered and won’t keep you long. Eastern Conference Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings (2-1): With Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron in tow from goal line to goal line, no one...
April 24th, 2014 | Columns, Hockey, No Class Friday, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: Does the PGA Even Have A Post-Tiger Plan?

I have a few friends that are more than just weekend golfers, including one who could have made some major pro dollars if not for injury. As for myself, the closest I’ve ever been to the game was awkwardly hacking and wacking on a driving range in suburban Massachusetts several years ago. That is...
April 22nd, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Golf | Read More

Starting Lineups: Is It More Painful For Portland Or Seattle Fans To Watch Kevin Durant?

With the NBA’s arduous regular season finally coming to a close, something we’ve seen just once in the past five years is slated to occur — someone other than LeBron James taking home NBA MVP honors. LeBron has won four of the past five MVPs, with only Derrick Rose’s remarkable...
April 17th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: Would There Be More African-Americans In MLB If Michael Jordan Made The Majors?

Last night on ESPN’s telecast of the Atlanta Braves versus the Philadelphia Phillies, Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone and Tim Kurkjian discussed the topic that comes up every mid-April. The issue of the low percentage of African-Americans in Major League Baseball has circled around the sport for too long,...
April 15th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball | Read More

Starting Lineups: Making The Case For Jason Kidd As NBA Coach Of The Year

When Jason Kidd was hired by the Brooklyn Nets to be their new head coach, most of us thought that the man would easily be able to transfer his leadership as a Hall-of-Fame point guard for two decades to now being a leader of men for the Big Russian’s basketball team. The man had never coached...
April 14th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: The 5 Best Baseball Players To Wear 42

Sixty-seven years ago today, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier, becoming the first African-American to play in an MLB game. Then in 1997, the MLB officially retired the number — with active players at the time grandfathered in if they wore 42. And now, with Mariano...
April 11th, 2014 | Baseball, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: On Kentucky, UConn And The Fight For Being Crowned King Of College Basketball

The Kentucky Wildcats and the UConn Huskies have gone through hell and high water to make it to this point. The Wildcats are the first team in NCAA tournament history to defeat 3 teams from the previous year’s Final Four in order to get to the NCAA Final in North Texas. The Huskies are fielding...
April 7th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: My Biggest Baseball Pet Peeve

Like many young American males, the first organized sport I ever played was baseball. OK, technically tee ball. Same thing. On top of that, baseball games were the first professional sporting events I ever attended in person, with my father taking me to now demolished Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia...
April 4th, 2014 | Baseball, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: Would You Have Cheered Or Jeered Ryan Braun?

Ryan Braun went to the plate for the first time in a regular-season game since July 2013 yesterday. Because of his belated contrition and the slimy, winding path it took for him to get there, the Milwaukee Brewers right fielder had one of the most unique Opening Days in recent memory. Not only is Braun’s...
April 1st, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball | Read More

Starting Lineups: So, About Those ‘White Guys’ For The Wisconsin Badgers

The Final Four has now been set, and we now know who the participants will be for the national semifinals in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament that’s taking place in Jerry’s World in Arlington, Texas. While Kentucky, UConn and Florida have all won national titles in the last decade,...
March 31st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: If You Could Change The Outcome Of One Game In Sports, Which Would You Choose?

While I was down in San Antonio shocking the world at the NCAA Tournament games — article on that to come early next week — my buddy Zach asked a simple question he had started debating with friends that caught my interest. That question — If you could change the outcome of any game in sports...
March 28th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: Steven Gerrard Does Steven Gerrard Things

Steven Gerrard has played for Liverpool for nearly 16 years. He’s captained the Reds since 2003. He’s won the Champions League, the FA Cup and the League Cup. He’s captained England in both the European Cup and the World Cup. But there is one title that has eluded Gerrard: Barclays...
March 27th, 2014 | No Class Friday, Soccer | 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

Starting Lineups: Because You Need To Check Out The Dope Basketball Art Of @BBSketch

Growing up in a small Oklahoma town meant that I knew I was sheltered from many things as a kid. When I got to college and beyond, I got exposed to things like White Castle in Chicago, ethnically ambiguous women in the Bay Area and dope sneaker stores in Ohio. My life has changed dramatically ever since...
March 24th, 2014 | Baseball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: Don’t Sleep On The NCAA Wrestling Championships

Today is arguably my favorite day, mainly because the NCAA Tournament is pretty much my favorite thing on the planet. As an added bonus, as you are reading this, I am en route to San Antonio to watch Baylor, Nebraska, Creighton, UL Lafayette, North Carolina, Providence, Iowa State and North Carolina...
March 20th, 2014 | The Rev, Wrestling | Read More

Starting Lineups: Aerris Smith Provides The Inspirational Feel Good Story You Need For March Madness

By KJ Kearney / @h1gher March Madness is finally here. Brackets are ready to be filled out. (Here’s TSFJ’s March Madness Bracket Challenge, sign up!) Wagers are ready to be made. Trash talk is ready to be exchanged. But what is one to do if you’re a resident of The Palmetto State? Seeing...
March 17th, 2014 | Basketball, H1gher Learning | Read More

Starting Lineups: Leave The NCAA Tournament Automatic Bids Alone

Last Saturday on ESPN’s College GameDay, Rece Davis asked Digger Phelps, Jay Bilas and Jalen Rose what one tweak they would make to the NCAA Tournament. After Digger’s suggestion of going back down to 32 teams was summarily dismissed since it will never happen given the monetary implications,...
March 14th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Summer Of ‘The Yes’ And Daniel Bryan

Since the middle of last summer, there has been a movement rumbling up in the World Wrestling Entertainment world, and it’s summed up singularly by the word “Yes.” Daniel Bryan has brought the people to their feet in WWE arenas across the country, and the upward pointing/chanting “Yes!”...
March 12th, 2014 | The Cheap Seats, Wrestling | Read More

Starting Lineups: All Hail The Wichita State Shockers

34-0. I can’t remember the last time I won anything 3-4 times in a row, much less 34 in a row, which makes what’s happening in the heartland of Kansas all that more amazing. The Wichita State Shockers are back, as guys like Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker, Mitchell Wiggins and Cleanthony Early have...
March 10th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More