Heir Jordan: Predicting Golf’s Unpredictable

Jordan Spieth is not Tiger Woods. He doesn’t need to be. The race for golf’s next big star is on.   Golf’s “Chosen One” – Spieth’s Rise to Stardom It was the year 2010, and Jordan Spieth was about to play his first professional golf tournament. He was an amateur, receiving a sponsors exemption. This […]

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 […]

Triple Threat Weekly: Bringing Home the Hardware

In this week’s NBA Triple Threat Weekly, Tyler and Jim explore this year’s top performers. Despite a long list of candidates for league MVP, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year – the Back of the Jersey duo dish out their season ending awards. Coach of the Year Candidates: Steve Kerr (Golden State […]

Triple Threat Weekly: Rounding Out the Regular Season

Jim and Tyler begin to wind down the regular season. For this week, they take a look at the fringe playoff teams in the East and West, their pick for ‘turnaround team’ next season, and Lance Stephenson…because seriously, what the hell has happened to Lance Stephenson? Which bubble teams in both the East and West […]

Triple Threat Weekly: Injured State of Mind

As many teams gear up for the final playoff push these last few weeks of the regular season, Jim and Tyler go through the teams who find themselves banged up at the end of March. There are many candidates, but these three seem to really be limping into the post season. Portland Trail Blazers Tyler […]

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 […]

Triple Threat Weekly: Mid-March Updates

This week for Back of the Jersey’s Triple Threat Weekly, Jim and Tyler scan the league for the most interesting headlines. Kyle Korver’s historic shooting season, Paul George nearing a return for the Pacers and the debate for the candidacies of Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry for MVP. Kyle Korver is on the verge of a […]

An Ode to: The 1983 N.C. State Wolfpack

Labeled the most storied run in NCAA history, the “Cardiac Pack” proved to be a fitting nickname for the ’83 Champs. The year was 1983. The number one song in the country was “Every Breath You Take” by The Police. The President of the United States was Ronald Reagan. And, most importantly, I was not […]

Triple Threat Weekly: The Expectations Game

In this week’s NBA Triple Threat Weekly column, Tyler and Jim check in on some of the players who may or may not have flown under the radar this season. Which guys are surpassing, living up to or failing to meet the expectations placed on them at the season’s outset? Exceeding Expectations Tyler James Harden: […]

Triple Threat Weekly: The Fast Forward Button

This week’s NBA Triple Threat Weekly post features a look ahead towards the NBA playoff race. Jim and Tyler provide insight into which teams and players are facing serious pressure to “win now” after years of being on the brink, and also their latest take on Derrick Rose’s future. Is Derrick Rose this generation’s Penny […]