About Rory Goulding

Rory is a Long Island native working in sports production, spending his time between New York and Connecticut. Rory is an avid football fan, and lover of all things basketball not named LeBron James. He spends his free time competing in professional hopscotch tournaments.
Twitter: @DoogieSchrat

NBA Playoff Memories: A Look Back at our Favorite Moments

The NBA playoffs are cranking into high gear. After a tepid start to the first round, most of the match-ups quickly gained steam. Two first round series went the full 7 games (Toronto/Indiana & Miami/Charlotte) while two other series went 6 games (Atlanta/Boston & Los Angeles/Portland). First round teams that lost, combined to win 12 […]

The Most Important GIFs From Week 10

Hey! Welcome back. I’M back! GIFS ARE BACK!! I know you were worried – so was I. What happened to me, you ask? First off, my favorite team in all of major sports is the San Francisco 49ers, and they’ve had, well, a rough go lately. Since last we GIF-ed, they’ve imploded 2007-Britney Spears’ style and […]

NFL Midseason Report

As we find ourselves already at the halfway point of the 2015-16 NFL season, the Back of the Jersey team looks at some of the most disappointing and surprising teams in the NFL this season.  Rory Goulding   Most Disappointing   AFC – Miami Dolphins It has to be the Dolphins, right? This team was […]

2015-16 NBA Season Preview: A BOTJ Discussion

As we embark on another NBA season, it is now time for the Back of the Jersey staff to offer up some predictions.  One of the more exciting off-seasons in recent memory brought new faces to new places.  Which coaches, players, and teams will stand out this year? Tyler Michels Team to watch: Los Angeles […]

April 30th, 1992 – The “Lister Blister”

There’s a thing that really bothers me with professional sports. Specifically, certain fans of professional sports. If you’ve been a fan of something your whole life, your experience is obviously going to be more extensive and just plain different than someone first being introduced to it. Not that every johnny-come-lately is less of a fan; […]

Triple Threat Weekly: 2015 NBA Playoffs Outlook

With the NBA regular season coming to a close Wednesday, and the NBA playoffs starting up this Saturday, the most exciting action is finally here. In this week’s Triple Threat, Tyler and Jim bring in their Back of the Jersey colleague, Rory, to make some playoff predictions. Reader Warning: With how wide-open this year’s playoff […]

1999: The Year Duke Lost (And UConn Won)

  1999 was a great year. I was able to witness my favorite college basketball player of all time (Khalid El-Amin), on my favorite college basketball team (UConn), win a National Championship against the worst, most annoying, hateable team in all of college sports: Duke. To be clear, in the world of college basketball, there […]

BOTJ Bracket Challenge 2015

It’s that time of the year again, March Madness is upon us! Join our BOTJ Tournament Challenge on ESPN to compete against us, and invite your friends. Just follow this link: http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2015/en/group?groupID=330848 Or search for “Back of the Jersey” in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge. It’s free, why wouldn’t you do it? Even Ethel from accounting is […]

NBA Tradepocalypse Winners & Losers: Twitter Edition

If you’re curious about the actual trades that went down during yesterday’s deadline, take a look here. While you were at work yesterday, minding your own business during the NBA trade deadline, NBA Twitter melted. For real. The craziest trade deadline of my lifetime coincided with everyone on Twitter reacting like they had just looked directly into […]

Week 16 Thursday Night Picks: The Implications of Winning

Jim Armstrong In this week’s Thursday night picks post, I’m going to focus less on the matchup and more on the short and long-term prognosis of each franchise, since no one really cares who wins tonight’s game (outside of Jacksonville and Titans fans). Despite the dismal matchup of two 2-12 squads, tonight’s game actually holds a ton […]