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Hate to Rain on Your Not Parade

The Royals aren’t very good. I can see why this is an arguable point to people, as they just watched them lose the World Series in a game seven by one run, with a guy on third, with two outs. That’s because baseball is stupid. Everybody gets in the postseason now (and I’m aware the […]Continue reading...
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The Wind Down, 10/30/2014

The Giants won the World Series and the internet hated beyond proper expressions a bunt attempt that appeared to let Madison Bumgarner (drink) stabilize. It was heartbreaking to sit with a bunch of Royals fans and know the only chance to win after Alex Gordon’s whatever you call it was for a past ball or […]Continue reading...
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Joe Maddon to the Cubs!

joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2014 Did I consider saying “Joe Maddon to Mississippi State” in the headline? Yes, I did. But here we go. How much of an impact does the manager really make in MLB? Maddon gets a lot of credit […]Continue reading...
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Todd Gurley’s suspension and the Heisman race

Now that Todd Gurley’s suspension has been extended two more games, the question becomes: can he win the Heisman with only 8 games played? I think Donovan McNabb would say he could. But he also would say that he might not think so. So what do you think? Let’s dig inside the numbers: Number of […]Continue reading...
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The Wind Down, 10/28/2014

I’m trying to keep this a little bit brief but we’ll see how well I do. This week has the most sports action on TV that we get all year. Football, basketball, baseball, and hockey seasons are overlapping right now. We’ve got a game 7 in the World Series tomorrow/tonight. We got the first CFB […]Continue reading...
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The NBA season is upon us

I’ve been more excited about this upcoming NBA season than any I can remember since Chris Webber was a Bullet. Unfortunately, the more I read other people who live and die for the NBA the more I feel like I don’t actually have any clue of what I’m watching. I mean, I can draw the […]Continue reading...
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The Wind Down, 10/27/2014

Three days of collecting links and I still don’t have much for you. I want to come up with something better than just regurgitation and stupid jokes but I am what I am at this point. By “at this point” i mean in my life. I really wish I had the knowledge necessary to make […]Continue reading...
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“More teams than ever” to move to L.A.

I’ve been trying to figure out a post about the NFL coming back to L.A. for a few weeks now, ever since the mayor talked about how “highly likely” it is that the NFL will come back to the Los Angeles market. It seems closer than ever even though there is no really obvious movement […]Continue reading...
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Oscar Taveras: 1992-2014

“Oh that’s right. Taveras was Minor League Guy On Third.” – @suss2hyphens, via Twitter So a twenty-two year old died. We know about it because he was at one point the top prospect in baseball, and as recently as two weeks ago he was making a difference in NL Championship games. This isn’t the reason it […]Continue reading...
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The Degenerate’s Guide To Football Watching, 10/25/2014

Welcome back to this post and welcome home for me. If you’re new to the concept of degenerate football it’s the unimportant FBS games that populate your channel guide throughout the day with particular weight given to late night games. If you’re watching alone and drinking all day then you’re on the right path. If […]Continue reading...
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Why I’m Not Buying UFC 179

Tonight Jose Aldo is going to fight Chad Mendes for the Featherweight title. These two guys are dominant, as Aldo has never lost and Mendes has only lost one fight, to Aldo. If they don’t genuinely hate each other they’ve done a really good job acting like it for months. As the title of this […]Continue reading...
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Heismanic, Week 9 2014

I’m going to cheat a little here and include a Thursday night performer that I’ve been purposefully holding back on but I can’t wait anymore. Miami may be a middling team with an infinity of proof needed to gain trust from their fans but Duke Johnson is a legitimate star. So I’m including him now […]Continue reading...
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The Wind Down, 10/23/2014

I’m not usually a workin’ for the weekend kind of guy but I am strugglin’ right now. Haven’t gotten a decent night’s sleep all week even with the place to myself. Why am I whining? Because my eyes are gluing themselves shut as I write this and it’s annoying me. Here’s the last one of […]Continue reading...
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Which Golf Major Produces the Flukiest Winners?

Do you remember the 1990 PGA Championship? It really sucked because Wayne Grady won it. It always drove me crazy as a kid and young man when some lesser being thwarted history and took away Majors from the gods of the game (Fred Couples finished 2nd that tournament). Still does in fact. But as a […]Continue reading...
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The Wind Down, 10/22/2014

No posts all day so what am I winding down from? There will be a new golf post tomorrow. Maybe I’ll get to do a Heisman post. I’m not making any promises. I’ve got a bunch of links so that’s sort of like a full day’s work. I’m making a point to actually post this […]Continue reading...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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