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Book Review: Baseball Maverick

Kids, don’t try this at home. Let me preface this by saying I am a big Sandy Alderson fan.  I bought this book around the start of the season and planned to give it a mostly sarcastic review, but then the Mets got off to an extremely hot start and I thought “Maybe they are revived?” so that kind of took the air out of my plan.  Now that we are at Memorial Day, the Mets...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman TKO’s Vitor Belfort In The 1st Round At UFC 187 (VINE)

Chris Weidman defended his Middleweight title tonight at UFC 187 via 1st Round TKO of Vitor Belfort. Weidman was in trouble early in the first round when Belfort unleashed a fury of punches while keeping him inside the clench.  After Weidman was able to escape, Belfort was taken down and Weidman went to his bread and butter. Check out the TKO. Once Chris Weidman gets control,...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Uncut & Unbiased: Natural Manuka Enhanced Anti-Chafing Sports Cream from GoodSport Review

The people at GoodSport reached out to me and asked me to try their manuka enhanced anti-chafing sports cream.  I run approximately 25 miles a week, and although I don’t experience chafing all the time, it does occasionally happen.  Here’s what I think about their product: QUICK REVIEW: Quality: B Comfort: B+ Value: B- Overall: B First and foremost, GoodSport manuka enhanced...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Uncut & Unbiased: Steadicam Curve for GoPro Review

I’ve owned a GoPro for just about a year now and was excited to get my hands on the Steadicam Curve. It’s dubbed as an accessory that is best for creating smooth short clips, mainly outdoors and for use with action sports. While I didn’t dust off my skateboard or hit the slopes, I did use the Steadicam Curve a bunch of different times over the last few months. So, let’s...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Movie Review: Avengers: Age Of Ultron

This is only a third of the characters who appear in this film.   I was doing comic book movie reviews on here for a while but started slacking off after seeing “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”.  I only recently caught up on the rest of 2014 by watching “Guardians Of The Galaxy” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″.  Quick review: One was awesome, one was an abomination.  Last...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

#1 Overall NFL Draft Pick Jameis Winston Celebrates With Crab Legs. Seriously.

After being selected first overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, former Florida State QB Jameis Winston posted a picture of himself celebrating on Instagram.  The new Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal caller was eating, you guessed it, crab legs. Check the photo after the jump: If you’ve been living under a rock, Winston was under a lot of scrutiny for “forgetting to pay for” a few pounds...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

With Kevin Love Out 4-6 Months, Should the Cavs have Kept Andrew Wiggins?

  Hindsight is 20-20, but trading the most hyped player since LeBron and other pieces for Kevin Love shortly after the draft was always a gamble.  The extremely athletic Andrew Wiggins didn’t decimate the competition during his 1 year NCAA stint, but he showed flashes of brilliance at times and would go on to handily win the NBA Rookie of the Year award while dropping almost...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star Recruit Brandon Ingram Chooses to Attend Duke Next Fall as Blue Devils Reload for 2016

He’s already got that Duke starting 5 haircut The #3 ranked SF on the ESPN 100 recruiting database for the 2015-2016 season announced on Monday that he will be attending Duke University in the fall to play for Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils.  After losing 4 starters (3 to the NBA draft, 1 to graduation) the Blue Devils desperately needed a strong recruiting class if they...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Trolls the Toronto Raptors after Wizards Complete Sweep

  The Washington Wizards and their fans have gone into full troll-mode after completing their first round sweep of the Toronto Raptors.  Rapper Wale clowned on Raptors ambassador Drake on Instagram, the Wizards official Twitter account mocked the “experts” who predicted the Raptors would win the series, but Paul Pierce may have topped everyone with his latest post.  Check...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Why I No Longer Root for LeBron James

LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet.  While Steph Curry will likely win the MVP award this season, anyone with eyes knows LeBron James is a better basketball player, and is more important to his team.  I used to be a fan of LeBron.  Ever since I caught wind of his high school hoopsmixtape where he was dunking on little white kids and chasing down fast breaks...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Total Sports Babes: UFC Strawweight Fighter, Paige VanZant

  Fresh off a victory over Felice Herrig, Paige VanZant has a career record of 5-1 in MMA, but is undefeated in winning over men’s hearts.  We were robbed of seeing the up-and-coming fighter on The Ultimate Fighter TV show because at the time, she was only 20 years old.  Now 21, Paige “12 Guage” (awesome nickname) VanZant is working her way up the rankings and is this week’s...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Building Your Depth Chart of NFL Draft News

Sports drafts today are no longer something to read up on the morning after. Watching every development from the time the players arrive at their college training camps is almost a sport of its own now. There is an endless thirst for information about what the draft will do; fans of bad teams want to see where their hope may lie, and those on dominant teams want to get some personnel...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Total Sports Babes: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/MMA Fighter Gabi Garcia Transformation (Pics/Gallery)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion and soon to be MMA fighter Gabi Garcia first caught my eye when she was a guest coach on TUF with Wanderlei Silva.  Not because she was a dime, but because she was a gigantic she-hulk who could pick me up and break me in half.  She was about 225 lbs of pure bulk, making MMA legend Wanderlei Silva (204 lbs) look like a twerp in comparison: But Gabi...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Darling Of The Chicago Blackhawks With An Incredible Save (Video)

Photo courtesy of blackhawkup.com Scott Darling of the Chicago Blackhawks, came in for relief of Corey Crawford during the second period of tonight’s opening game of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. The dude has a glowing red ring around his feet. After saves like this one, HE’S ON FIRE The post Scott Darling Of The Chicago Blackhawks With An Incredible Save (Video) appeared...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Grand National: A Review

Many Clouds won the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday to give jockey Leighton Aspell his second consecutive victory in the world-famous race. The 8-year-old held off a late challenge from Saint Are to win by a length and three-quarters, ahead of Monbeg Dude, Alvarado and the favourite Shutthefrontdoor. 19 of the 39 runners finished the 30-fence track, as owner...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Game of Thrones Season Premiere Recap: “The Wars to Come”

Guys! Game of Thrones is back! I was seriously going through some major withdrawal but thankfully, HBO was like “Nah, we got you” so now I’m fine. Is it time for a recap of the season premiere? Yep.  The episode opens up with a Cersei flashback scene where she and a random meet with a witch so she can find out her future. The witch’s prophecies were pretty spot on but the...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Men’s Basketball 2015-2016 Early Predictions

Every November I put out an article with my NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, Championship, and All-American predictions.  I’m easily the most accurate Champion predictor in the game.  Check the report card: 2012: Kentucky Correct. Everyone else loved UNC that year. 2013: Louisville Correct. Indiana didn’t live up to the hype. 2014: Arizona Wrong. C’mon, no one saw...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Major League Baseball Team By Team Record Predictions

With the acquisitions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the Boston Red Sox will be MLB’s most improved team in 2015. (Photo courtesy of bostonglobe.com) Opening day is finally here, and it is time for totalsportsblog.com’s 2015 MLB team by team record predictions. Last year, I did this in mid-February and should have clearly waited until the end of spring training. Taking...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

What People are Willing to Trade for Final Four Tickets

  Inspired by a BaconSports.com article I read a couple of years ago, I decided to have a little fun on Craigslist tonight and see what people would be willing to trade for this weekend’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four tickets.  I posted an ad in the Indianapolis “for sale” section on craigslist.org, and waited for the responses to pour in. The ad read: I have 2 Final...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

How Former Slaves Helped Shape The Distinguished Kentucky Derby Tradition

  While much of the fun at the Kentucky Derby is in placing a bet and winning big, then celebrating your wins with a round of mint juleps for all your friends, there is also a fascinating culture that surrounds the Derby, which ranks the event right alongside the Master’s Tournament in Georgia and the Daytona 500 as the Big Three annual sports events in the south. If you’re...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors Steph Curry Breaks Clippers Chris Paul’s Ankles

If you’ve been ignoring the NBA this season for some reason, you’re missing out on watching Steph Curry develop into one of the biggest stars in the NBA.  His game has reached a whole new level.  He’s always been one of the best shooters since he entered the league.  Now it’s pretty safe to say he’s also got the best handle.  Watch Steph Curry break Chris Paul’s...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Recover from Injury, Manage Pain

Imagine the ballpark on a perfect sunny afternoon in mid-April. Fans stuffed into their chairs like sardines in a can, ready to erupt with the mighty swing of the bat. Then you hear that beautiful noise; the perfect crack of a bat when it smacks the ball just right. The runner is off with a shot in the gap. As he rounds second and digs for three you hear a second loud pop, see the...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Predictions

  In November before any meaningful games had been played, I predicted the NCAA Final Four would be Kentucky, Duke, Arizona, and Gonzaga.  Halfway through the season, I dropped Arizona from my predictions and gave the nod to Wisconsin.  Lo and behold, all of those teams made the elite 8, and since Gonzaga and Duke were in the same region, only 3 of my mid-season predictions came...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Awful Tweet From @SportsNation: Would Kentucky Beat The 72-10 Chicago Bulls?

Whoever is sending these tweets for the @SportsNation twitter account needs to just stop, and log off. I get that someone is trying to drum up conversation, but we are way beyond the point of stupid. Here’s the latest gem: Would Kentucky beat the 72-10 Chicago Bulls? pic.twitter.com/FCnsOlr9RN — SportsNation (@SportsNation) March 27, 2015 STOP IT!!! Enough with this nonsense...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Fans: Your Opening Day Outrage Is Dumb

Why you hate me?   Bartolo Colon (Who probably won’t be on the Mets come August) will be your Opening Day starter for 2015.  Guess what? I don’t give a crap and neither should you. Opening Day is meaningless and you need to stop raging about it.  Read a book, hug your wife/kids.  This is not worth it. I know it ‘s super exciting that Matt Harvey is back after missing...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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