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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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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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9 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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