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The Wind Down, 10/21/2014

Be real, this Macho Man tribute to Mr. Perfect is the greatest thing ever made by anybody ever. The Mona Lisa, Scream, Sunflowers, Sunrise, Hamlet, David, **** y’all. Y’all on notice, aright? Actually, I’m watching The Simpsons “Bart’s Comet” right now and it really might be the best episode of any show ever. Everything about […]Continue reading...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz took a selfish

Taking a selfish with my boy big hurt pic.twitter.com/4LMeuLQTWa — David Ortiz (@davidortiz) October 22, 2014 This picture disturbs me for a lot of reasons. First, there’s David Ortiz being involved. Second, Frank Thomas seems to have had some of his skull shaved off. Third, I think they’re at a green screen stadium. Fourth, Frank […]Continue reading...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, 10/20/2014

Have you ever noticed how sitting around by yourself drinking a lot of beer and watching TV for hours on end isn’t a very good confidence builder? Also, if you sit wrong you can end up with a pain in your neck that seems to haunt the rest of your life. So, anyway, enough about […]Continue reading...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

World Series 2014 Preview Post

THE WAY TOO EARLY!!!™ World Series Preview Post is here as a remembrance of a season that went so well for some of us and burned into ashes at the hands of a team that we all took for granted. For the last month of the season all I hoped for was that the Orioles […]Continue reading...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gone Girl: a spoilery discussion

I’ll give you one big spoiler right off the bat but I’ll save the rest for below the fold. I didn’t really like Gone Girl very much. It didn’t hit me as profound and it’s not problematic in the way that I expected it to be. I might need to give it a second shot […]Continue reading...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, 10/19/2014

Ahhhh, Monday morning! Yeah, that’s not how that song goes. I gotta tell you something about me. When I was a kid and I had a Summer break or a Christmas break, the dread I had the night before class started back up was so heavy on me that I seriously considered faking a fatal […]Continue reading...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Degenerate’s Guide To Watching Football, 10/18/2014

I’ll be brief. Derelict in my degeneracy, perhaps. I won’t get to watch much football today but what I do watch will be from this list of games. I’m away from home so I’m relying on the sometimes blind eye of the ESPN scoreboard for times and stations. Let the drinking and gambling begin! All […]Continue reading...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ref helped the Patriots avoid a penalty on last second field goal

Last night, the New England Patriots held on for a 27-25 victory over the rival New York Jets when defensive end Chris Jones blocked Nick Folk’s 58-yard field goal attempt as time expired. What many missed was what happened before the ball was snapped. There should have been a penalty. Checkout the graphic and the […]Continue reading...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, 10/16/2014

Can I just tell you up front how much I don’t feel like doing this? And damn do I have a bunch of links I want to put on here today, too. But here we are and I’ll get through it one way or another. The another way is shoddy with scant explanation. Sounds good […]Continue reading...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Heismanic, Week 8, 2014

I don’t even know what I’m doing here anymore. Tevin Coleman and Shaq Thompson got votes in the Heisman Pundit Straw Poll so maybe my work is done? Never, really. Look, Mariota will stay in the race, Melvin Gordon should stay in the race, Dak Prescott who I haven’t even written about should stay in […]Continue reading...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, 10/15/2015

The Orioles season ended today to the unexpected juggernaut that is the Kansas City Royals. Did you know that the Giants were originally formed from the good parts of a team called the Baltimore Orioles and that’s why their colors are the same? The parts they left behind in Baltimore followed them to New York […]Continue reading...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup 2016

The 2015 PGA Tour season cranked up its first event of the season last week. What’s that? Its still 2014? Hey, thats not my problem Jack, take it up with Tim Finchem. I find myself outside his inner circle but it would appear he took a page out of Roger Goodell’s book of tyranny and […]Continue reading...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, 10/14/2014

I’m a little bit on the come down from drinking, I’m tired, I’m out of my element, and I’m currently hating the hell out of sports. Can’t just be happy that the team I love that I expected to win no more than 85 games this year is in the ALCS? No, I’m pouting like […]Continue reading...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Gurley, the NCAA, and the marketplace of outrage

Since the news of Todd Gurley’s indefinite suspension broke last week, many words have been vomited across the depth and breadth of the sporting obsessed corner of the internet. Other than the kernels of original reporting that cover the facts of the case, very little of what has been said has to do with this […]Continue reading...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, 10/13/2014

Apparently ESPN just mentioned RTARL’s Todd Gurley thing on Sportscenter so I don’t know what happens now. Attn @starkweather77 @SomeLikeItKrump @spencer096 @sousedbergin @ButtersBC The @SportsCenter mention of @RTARL https://t.co/j5fKRWME3M — Reps for Jesus (@Diesel25) October 14, 2014 Do people that still watch Sportscenter have internet connections? I’m on vacation so...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

#IStandWithCabbage Credit where it’s due and **** Darren Rovell as an act, and **** ESPN as a ************* record label and if you link to the ESPN version of this story without sourcing then **** you too: http://racingtoaredlight.com/post/99667428409/jameis-winston-autographsContinue reading...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Saban back to Miami?

Presented without commentary: Has Saban’s wife finally convinced him of what they gave up when they left South Florida? Online sources alerted to the presence of this shot on twitter and now we are left to wonder just what Saban is hiding? If he goes back to Miami as some are saying he will within […]Continue reading...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NLCS Preview Post

I’m heading to the airport to fly to Kansas City in about an hour but I felt like, for the sake of balance, that I should post about this series between two teams I don’t particularly care for. I’m not gonna get into it too much. I think the Cardinals will win in 7. In […]Continue reading...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The degenerate football fan’s TV guide for Saturday, 10/11/2014

This is my weekly preview of all the games you probably don’t want to watch. Quick recap: these are mostly limited to small conference games but not 1-AA games with extra interest in later kickoff times. Full disclosure: I won’t get to watch hardly any of these games because I’m flying off to Kansas City […]Continue reading...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Heismanic 2014, pt. 2: my 10 favorite players right now

I thought the Taysom Hill injury would be my big campaign killer for this week but my inability to put together one of these posts earlier in the week paid off handsomely yesterday when Todd Gurley got suspended. So we’re possibly inching closer to a horrible Heisman winner but that doesn’t mean we can’t have […]Continue reading...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, 10/9/14

Well, I fell asleep instead of writing this so I might not even meet my mission to have the early link dump. The good and bad news is that this was (is?) going to be the most sports-filled Wind Down yet. Football got some more slow death paper cuts that maybe don’t matter in the […]Continue reading...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 ALCS Preview

Well, we all got the ALCS we expected back in April. (Checks notes.) NLCS. We got the NLCS we all just kind of generically expect at this point. The ALCS is everything America wants but is afraid to ask for: Baltimore AND Kansas City! Two great American cities that stick in your craw and draw […]Continue reading...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jealousy is a Sad Cologne

“Man up. He’s paid to play, if he isn’t dead he should be on the field.” “They pay him millions to hit a ball and I got to pay thirty bucks for parking?!” “They get a college education for free. Do you know how valuable that is?” The common thread throughout sports fandom is athletes are […]Continue reading...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, 10/8/2014

25 years ago today I was somewhat crushed but understanding as a young Cowboys fan newly relocated to Pensacola, FL when Herschel Walker got traded to Minnesota for what turned out to be the heart of Jimmy Johnson’s championship machine. Herschel was, at the time, my favorite athlete in the world. He, Jim Jeffcoat, and […]Continue reading...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Defining Degenerate Football

This is the first post of the rest of your life. Check out the Disqus-based comments! It’s like we’ve moved into the here and the now. So let’s use this medium that you probably consume too much of to be considered healthy to discuss another medium that you probably consume too much of to be […]Continue reading...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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