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The Mets are What We (Always) Thought They Were

Late in April my brother-in-law (a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan who now resides in D.C. and has adopted the Nationals as his second love) wrote me a short email. Here was the entire content of the message: “So, are the Mets legit?” Excellent question. The date was April 23rd. I remember exactly what went through my head before replying. Because I actually contemplated the response...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians players shaved heads in support of teammate’s daughter

It’s good to post good stuff. For all the crap stories in sports, it’s refreshing to see guys do the right thing. Case in point: the Cleveland Indians. The Tribe is shaving their heads…at least most of them. Tune in this week, and you’ll see a large number of buzzed or bald domepieces in the Indians’ dugout. They’re doing it for a teammate. Or, to be more specific, a...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Revis Returns and a Jersey is Saved

Sure, he’s a good corner for a team that didn’t boast a starting NFL-quality option. But this story is much bigger. You see, I can now do this. Welcome back, Darrelle. I won’t say “welcome home,” because, well, let’s just be real about things. I am happy to see you, though. Our hot old girlfriend who was the talk of the town and then slept around a few times (for money...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Unveil the Churro Dog Dessert Bomb

Behold, the “Churro dog.” The Arizona Diamondbacks have continued the recent trend of professional sports teams conceptualizing PR-driving, nausea-inducing, mind-bending concession creations to offer in their arenas, ballparks and stadiums around the nation. Last season, the Dbacks attempted to boost their own game-day excess credentials with an 18-inch bacon-and-cheese stuffed...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Remember when the Jets were the Eagles back in 2009? Sanchez and Mariota parallels

The reports are EVERYWHERE! Sources galore! It’s a done deal! If Mariota is available at six, the Jets won’t take the Oregon signal caller. Why? Because Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles will be trading up to get him. It’s a deal the Jets won’t be able to refuse. Plus, the Jets just aren’t that into Marcus. So the rumors and scenario goes…as we sit a month and a...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s Coast-to-Coast Throwdown

Russell Westbrook has officially entered fantasy land. The man is going straight-up BONKERS. Last night’s performance against the Philadelphia 76ers is only the latest example. For those who haven’t been paying attention, Westbrook recorded his fourth straight TRIPLE-DOUBLE last night against the Sixers. This performance was his first wearing a protective mask following a fracture...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah Video on Gun Violence Features Teammates Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose

It’s a film project led by Joakim Noah. It features current Bulls teammates Taj Gibson, Nazr Mohammed and Derrick Rose. The message is about gun violence, and it’s a powerful one. Credit to Noah for tapping into his network of relationships to make this happen (former Bull Luol Deng was also interviewed for the piece, but, ultimately, is not included in the final cut). The eight...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles Emmanuel Acho Makes 16-Year Old’s Prom Wish Come True

As an athlete, you can often choose to do the right thing…or not. Emmanuel Acho, a linebacker with the Philadelphia Eagles, thankfully chose the former. Yes, this story is a few days old. Yes, I’m getting soft in my old age. Perhaps it’s because I now have two daughters at home. Whatever the reason, I just love this. Here’s the ClifNotes. 16 year-old Hannah Delmonte of Purcellville...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

No one like mike: gatorade celebrates iconic ad to help celebrate its 50th anniversary

Gatorade has remastered its classic “Be Like Mike” ad decades after its original release. Announced today and peppered across the Interwebs, the spot is getting all sorts of nostalgic-fueled buzz and attention. Nice timing with All-Star this weekend. It also happens to be 23 years since the spot first aired. All cute and clever. Use your assets. Good marketing. I’m not here...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Old-time Rockies fantasy camp participant charges mound

Fantasy camps are fun ideas. Grown men take a momentary trip back to their more virile days and play ball like the pros. You know, just like 88-year old Lew Dunlap. Dunlap is attending the Colorado Rockies version of fantasy camp in Scottsdale, AZ. Never mind the fact that he’s 88. Dude has a youthful spirit. Fantasy camp hurlers take note. Be careful when you pitch Lew inside...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio State’s chill-inducing national championship trailer is fantastic

Commence spine-tingly chills. Damn, I love this sh*t. THE Ohio State Buckeyes are set to lock horns with the mighty Ducks of Oregon on Monday night for the national title. In today’s day and age, you can’t have that big a moment in your program’s history and NOT produce your version of the EPIC, VIRAL, HYPE-Y, PUMP-UP trailer. The Buckeyes have done just that. And, unlike the...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy’s late-game defensive strategy: form a f-in wall

The Detroit Pistons are on a roll! Six straight since jettisoning Josh Smith. I always dug me some Stan Van Gundy, so I’m happy to see him starting to experience at least a small sample of success in Detroit. Last night, Van Gundy’s Pistons took down the mighty Spurs on a last-second bank shot by Brandon Jennings. That was entertaining. However, I found this late-game huddle...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets head coaching search: is there an upgrade available?

Don’t know what you got, ’til it’s gone? I admit. I was, and am, a Rex Ryan fan. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t time for him to go…maybe. But, really, I get it. He’s not Bill Walsh. There’s more bravado than brains at times. That said,  I appreciated things that Rex brought to the table for this franchise over the last six seasons. Frankly, there was never a time where...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s LaQuon McGowan scores ultimate fat guy touchdown

It’s tough to beat fat guy touchdowns for entertainment value. This one ranks right up there. Check out the TD reception by 6 foot 7, 390-pound Baylor Bears guard LaQuon McGowan. This one had all the elements. Big man. A real pop pass pattern. And to a GUARD! Splendid. Really nice. Unfortunately, Baylor, they of the gold chrome helmets, would eventually blow a big lead to Michigan...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints’ Tight End Benjamin Watson’s Post on Ferguson Unrest Worth Reading

I’ve admittedly read little of the post-non-indictment Ferguson commentary. This is purposeful. I’ve found so much of what I’ve read or heard — including media, friends on various social platforms and everday conversation — to be stupid, ignorant, misinformed, uninformed or, not atypically, some unique amalgamation of all of those things. So, I choose to maintain my own...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman Destroys NFL with Help of Doug Baldwin Cardboard Cut Out

Richard Sherman is a very talented football player. He is also quite an intelligent individual. Did we mention he’s outspoken too? Sometimes these dynamic forces come together in very compelling ways. Today’s “press conference” was another sterling example. Sherman shines as he and a cardboard cut out of Seahawks teammate Doug Baldwin take the stage in front of beat media...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Peterson Says DeSean Jackson and Mike Wallace Have “Crackhead Speed”

Did Tyrone Have Crackhead Speed? Sometimes you miss great things, if you’re not looking. Like new terms. Phrases you’ve never heard. You know, like “crackhead speed.” Not following? Well, All-Pro corner Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals can help clarify. After holding Megatron largely in check this past Sunday, Peterson appeared on The Dan Patrick Show earlier this...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan Gets SUPER-Excited in Latest Foot Locker Spot

It’s almost holiday time. And as the “shopping season” gets pushed earlier and earlier, it means brands and marketers are turning on their efforts as well. Luckily, that means the “week of greatness” is back from Foot Locker. The weeklong pre-Turkey Day blitz from the footwear retailer traditionally integrates athletes and does so in a comedic manner. Luckily, this year...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Bulldogs “We Are One” is Ultimate Pump Up Video

This Saturday night the #15 Georgia Bulldogs take on SEC foe Auburn down in Athens, Georgia. In an emerging new tradition of today’s digital age, the Dawgs have created a pump-up video to get fans and players geared up in advance of the evening showdown. I have to say, it’s one of the best I’ve seen. I’m not even a Georgia alum, and I’m ready to go. Well done, UGA. Sic...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Fans Carry “Oh, Canada” in Tribute to the Fallen

I’ve been struck all week by the show of solidarity and respect by Canadians all across that nation following the shooting deaths of Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo. The incredible Highway of Heroes spectacle. The universal rallying. It spoke volumes to me about that culture and its people…while reminding me of where we may often fall short here in these United States. On...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron Returns to Akron in Powerful New Beats by Dre Commercial

Beats by Dre did it again. This time LeBron is the featured star. The formula doesn’t deviate from previous Beats communications. Because it shouldn’t. Music that tells a story. Beautiful visual storytelling. Content that makes you ponder and discuss. It’s even got its own title: Re-established in 2014. It’s a clever nod to the tattoo inked in the King that reads Akron:...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanchez recommends the chicken fingers to Nick Foles

We like Mark Sanchez. For serious. Decent guy. Got a bum deal in New York. Still, not a very good NFL quarterback. That doesn’t stop him from making headlines — even as a backup signal caller in Philadelphia. Thank goodness for microphones on the field. And thank goodness for Sanchez continuing to feed whatever cravings he has on the sidelines. The man who infamously treated...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Rudd invites fans to his mom’s house for kegger following Royals sweep

We can’t get enough Royals right now. They’re the team to root for, if your team is long-gone (see: Me/Mets). Likable young bunch. “Dunce” manager whose team plays for him. Postseason-starved city livin’ a dream. Now, you can add approachable celebrity fans to the mix. Last night, following KC’s sweep of the O’s and ticket-punching to the World Series, Royals fan...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets fans’ biggest nightmare: Thursday night in Foxboro

Awwww, shucks. Figures. Brady and the Pats hitting their stride. A five-game slide for Gang Green that continually seems to find new depths in a seemingly bottomless barrel of crap. Why not have this be our Thursday night engagement? Pace is right. They DO have it out for us. The FANS. Forget about the game and the match-ups. The scariest part is for Jets fans. Thursday night in...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals have “we don’t suck anymore” postseason apparel

The Kansas City Royals magical postseason continues. After a 2-1 victory at home over the O’s last night, KC is one win away from the World Series in their first postseason appearance in 30 years. It’s been a long time since 1985 when the Royals were baseball royalty. Fans and the team acknowledge such. In fact, they’re not shy about admitting it. It all leads to a great...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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