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WIND DOWN REDUX: Some links from the weekend

I’ve got to put something here just to show I still care. I really, really do. Somehow I’ve just been completely devoid of inspiration. Oh, well. Here’s the return of a thing that maybe nobody has missed. It’s a collection of things that caught my attention the last few days while I was crawling around […]Continue reading...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

SEC Basketball? It Used To Be Good!

Part of my online schtick is trolling passionate basketball fans who never fail taking the bait. The truth is there was a day when basketball was by far my favorite sport–NCAA OR NBA. In terms of understanding the game I would be more qualified to coach basketball than any other. Granted, that’s sort of like […]Continue reading...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Everyone is on Steroids Guys

Most NFL players are using a performance enhancing substance. Most NBA players are using a performance enhancing substance. Most MLB players are using a performance enhancing substance. I suspect less than those top two, but most of them. Hockey? **** if I know. But the financial benefits are the same, so one would think. MMA (and by […]Continue reading...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Who needs the NFL combine?

OK, that’s a trick headline. The NFL Combine is hilarious as public spectacle because it’s well-nigh unwatchable and doesn’t really show an NFL fan anything worthwhile about how these youngsters will play once they hit the league next year and beyond. From a team scout’s perspective the Combine is an incredibly valuable assessment tool for […]Continue reading...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipping Yips: Physical or Mental?

Last Friday as Tiger Woods was in the process of shooting a cataclysmic 82 in Phoenix, I opined in The Big Lead comment section I had never heard of chipping yips where I was promptly mocked. Now, most know that I’m not one to put a lot of thought into my comments prior to posting […]Continue reading...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy Football New Year!

It’s National Signing Day! The happy-happy-happiest day of the year for some football programs. Which is sad in its way, when you think about it. What good is a high recruiting ranking from Rivals if you don’t win a lot of games? But we don’t come here to argue about who is or is not […]Continue reading...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Sifford and Why His Legacy Is Limited

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post originally ran on November 20, 2014 but in honor of Charlie Sifford’s legacy we are re-publishing it today. Last week, our friend @BushMush suggested a post on Charlie Sifford in light of the announcement of his honor by the White House. This was a rather obvious topic to tackle for a […]Continue reading...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Australian Open Rewind

The Australian Open closed up shop for the year last weekend in a rather mundane, chalky fortnight. This post isn’t exactly timely but I didn’t see much sense in posting yesterday in the shadows of the Worst Coaching Decision Known To Man(Trademarked). There were no titanic upsets nor any classic matches which had been routine […]Continue reading...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Bowl weekend post

We haven’t been writing about it much here but Super Bowl XLAX is almost here! Are you doing any betting for The Big Game? You should! It’s technically illegal for most people in the country but it’s fun and everything is sort of illegal unless you have a lot of money anyway. I’m supposed to […]Continue reading...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Plausibly Live Diary of Robert Allenby’s Press Conference in Wonderland

*Note: Anything here not in quotes is the imagination of the author. It could easily be argued that imagination and Allenby’s reality are similar but nonetheless this is opinion and satire. Robert Allenby faced the press corps on Tuesday concerning his frightening brush with a real world version of Taken. There have been “concerns” that […]Continue reading...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NEVER FORGET

This inspirational thread is still ongoing as I type this. If you want to listen to the source, here you go.Continue reading...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Weird moments in league promotion: the Warriors Chinese New Year jerseys

The Golden State Warriors (and the Houston Rockets but the Warriors have league status as the first to do it?) are going to be wearing special uniforms during the Chinese New Year this season. This is a nice nod to the large Asian population in the Bay Area. But the Warriors President & COO, Rick […]Continue reading...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Royal Rumble Fallout:The Problem with Wrestling is the Fans

There is no soundtrack to accompany the picture above but for the uninitiated to the bizarre world of professional wrestling that is the likely next World Heavyweight Champion being jeered out of the building in what should have been his finest hour. Roman Reigns, of the wrestling royalty Anoa’i family, began grooming to be the […]Continue reading...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

R.I.P., Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s all time greats, passed away on Friday at the age of 83. Condolences to his friends and family. Ernie Banks is famous as the all-time greatest Chicago Cub but his whole life he was a trailblazer in and out of baseball. He started his career in the Negro Leagues before […]Continue reading...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson sets the NBA record for points in a quarter

Sitting on my couch trying to convince myself to be healthy I decided to flip over to the Warriors-Kings game because the score was tight for the first half and DeMarcus Cousins apparently played the whole first 24. So by dumb luck I ended up watching NBA history as Klay Thompson turned into an NBA […]Continue reading...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Get to know the 2015 NFL Draft “risers” now!

I know some of you sick ***** will torture your souls this weekend by watching the Pro Bowl. I hope to god that makes you feel just terrible. I thought about doing a “serious” preview of the Pro Bowl where I broke down the matchups and the coaching staffs and gave serious advice on gambling […]Continue reading...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

DeflateGate Day Four: It really is a league matter now

After listening to the press conferences from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady today, a thought hit me: Everything we think we know so far about the league’s investigation has come from a single “sourced” report from ESPN’s Chris Mortenson. So truthfully, we don’t “know” anything. The sheer fact that the NFL has remained so silent […]Continue reading...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Walker Playing the Role of Tom Lehman

My first post in this space on the Ryder Cup looked ahead at players who were likely to rise and fall over the next two years in the run up to 2016 and Hazeltine. Here is what I wrote about Jimmy Walker’s prospects: “Jimmy Walker. Wait! Walker was one of only about 3 guys who […]Continue reading...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED LINK DUMP

OK, I don’t have time to write the stuff I want to write but the power of Christ compels me to post something so here you go: Anybody here ever tried ayahuasca? I feel certain it can cure all that ails me and I sort of plan to seek it out for some therapy purposes. […]Continue reading...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Australian Open Preview

WHAT: The Australian Open, First Leg of Tennis’ Grand Slam WHERE: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia. Hard Court (Plexicushion since 2008) WHEN: January 19 – February 1, 2015 DEFENDING CHAMPIONS: Gentlemen – Stan Wawrinka. Ladies – Li Na (retired and will not defend). TOP FOUR SEEDS: Gentlemen–(1) Novak Djokovic (2) Roger Federer (3) Rafael Nadal (4) […]Continue reading...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

TVF predicts the NFL Playoffs: Conference Championship Week

Even the hottest teams sometimes falter and last week was the exception that proved the rule when the Seahawks got a few lucky bounces and beat the Panthers and the spread. My hot hand cooled just like the Panthers as my record was a poor 1-3 after a solid 2-2 the week before. If this […]Continue reading...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardale Jones is staying in Columbus

Cardale Jones decided to stay in school after Gil Brandt declared him to be a 7th rounder if he comes out now. The dream is over for all of you mock drafters and mock draft mockers out there. Stick around for a preview of the Buckeyes 2015 season.Continue reading...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Occupy Golf and the Rio Olympics

I never saw the introduction of golf to the Olympics as a very bright idea. Seems to me participating sports should view the Olympics as the very pinnacle of achievement. Once every 4 years, hard working athletes in such endeavors as luge, water polo, speed skating, and pole vaulting to name a few ought to […]Continue reading...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Keep chopping wood, Oakland!

Sources have former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jack Del Rio heading to Oakland to take over as the head coach. Other reports seem to heavily insinuate that Mark Davis was drunk when he made the decision. More on this fluid story as it develops. The only domino left to fall in the coaching maze carousel firing […]Continue reading...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Ezekiel Elliott sit out 2015???????????

I write a lot of things that are dumb on purpose but Mike Florio has one-upped me with this idiotic idea. “Should this player at the most devalued position in the NFL, where even a sure shot Hall of Famer isn’t guaranteed to go top 5, sit out next season and become the running back […]Continue reading...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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