Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Buster Posey and Freddie Freeman Need To Work on their Sliding Techniques

Baseball can be an art form at times.  Whether the art is a Monet or a Jackson Pollock depends.  Last night two All-Star players tried their best at perfecting the art of the slide.  Luckily for both this wasn't the Olympics and they weren't be judged by a 1-10 scale.

First slide we have is Freddie Freeman going into second in Milwaukee.



Freeman pulled off some Michael Jackson shit to get in there with the double.  Not the prettiest slide but it worked.

On the other hand you have Buster Posey going into third face first.  Kids I don't recommend sliding like this unless you want to look like Ray Rice's wife.




Thursday, August 04, 2016

2016 College Football Coaches Preseason Poll Released

Today the coaches released their initial preseason poll for the 2016 season.

Let's take a look at their top 25...

1. Alabama - Can't really argue this.  Nick Saban is coming off another NC (his 4th at Bama) and despite looking for a new QB Bama is loaded with talent at every position.




2. Clemson - Deshaun Watson and Dabo Swinney's team would have been my pick for #1.  They were a couple of plays away from going undefeated last season.  Expect them to contend again for a playoff spot.

3. Oklahoma - I'm expecting the Sooners and Baker Mayfield to take a step back this season.  On paper they look great but whenever Oklahoma comes in with a lot of hype they seem to disappoint.  I still can't get over them losing to Texas last year.

4.  FSU - I guess the ACC is now the best top tier conference eh(if we are counting ND as a member)?  Who's going to play QB for the Seminoles?  I would recommend giving the ball to Dalvin Cook and figure it out as the season goes on.

5.  Ohio State - Don't expect the Buckeyes to take a step back just because more than half of their starters were drafted by the NFL.  Urban Meyer has QB JT Barrett back and plenty of 5 star kids waiting to prove that 2015 was a false flag of a season.

6.  LSU - I love Leonard Fournette but I don't see LSU contending for anything unless they can find a reliable QB.  If the Bayou Bengals struggle again this season Les Miles will be forced out.




7.  Stanford - Christian McCaffrey can do it all.  Run, catch, pass, return kicks.  He's the best all-around player in college football and should have won the Heisman last year.

8.  Michigan - The schedule sets up favorable for a playoff push in Jim Harbaugh's second season in Ann Arbor.  I'm not convinced the talent is there yet with rival Ohio State but it wouldn't surprise me to see the Wolverines make the playoffs.




9.  Notre Dame - Yes the schedule is somewhat difficult but if the Fighting Irish can avoid the injury bug that has devastated their last two seasons they should again contend for a playoff spot after narrowly missing it in 2015.  Expect Deshone Kizer to start vs Texas in week 1.

10.  Tennessee - The Vols are the favorite to win the SEC East which really isn't saying much these days.  If Joshua Dobbs can step up his game and get more accuracy with his passes past 10 yards the Vols could be legit.


11.  Michigan State - You know Mark Dantonio will have his team contending for the Big Ten title yet again despite losing starting QB Connor Cook.  Never ever count out Sparty with their head coach.

12.  Ole Miss - The only team to beat Alabama the last two seasons returns Swag Kelly (the self-proclaimed best QB in the nation) and some excellent players who they paid a lot of booster money for.  The return on investment better pay off for the Rebels.

13.  Houston - Tom Herman is back.  Greg Ward is back.  They destroyed FSU in the Peach Bowl.  They went 13-1.  Why are they ranked this low?  Not sure but I wouldn't be surprised to see them beat Oklahoma week 1 despite being a double digit underdog.

14.  TCU -  The Horned Frogs collapsed down the final furlong stretch last season but don't expect coach Gary Patterson to play the sympathy card.  TCU can win the Big 12.

15.  Iowa - Until the Hawkeyes play a legit schedule I can't seriously take them as a playoff contender.  Did anyone see them get slaughtered in the Rose Bowl?

16.  Georgia - First year head coach and potential first year freshman QB starter doesn't usually pay high dividends especially in the SEC.  New coach Kirby Smart will clean up the mediocrity Mark Richt left but it's going to take a few seasons.

17.  USC - Clay Helton is officially the head coach of the USC Trojans.  WTF?  Here is live reaction of FUSC faithful:

18.  Washington - The Huskies are the sexy pick to win the PAC 12 conference by some pundits this season.  I don't see it happening but Chris Petersen is a hell of a coach so don't count them out.

19.  Oklahoma State - Seems about right.  Oklahoma State under Mike Gundy is a top 20 team.  But that's their ceiling.

20.  North Carolina - The Tarheels almost won the ACC while coming a TD and 2 point conversion short of Clemson last year in the Championship game.  If they beat UGA week 1 in the GA Dome they could go on a similar run this year.

21.  Baylor - Not sure what to say about this program at this point.  Their coach  is gone.  Their players constantly get in trouble when their not getting away with sexual harassment.  It could be a long, long season in Waco.

22.  Oregon - It was fun while it lasted.  Oregon was a top 5 team for a while there.  Now it's back to reality aka the post Marcus Mariota/Chip Kelly years.

23.  Louisville - I can't stand Bobby Petrino for obvious reasons but it wouldn't shock me if they beat FSU or Clemson.  A road game in Houston in mid November could be a playoff play in game.

24.  UCLA - The Bruins can win the PAC 12.  A lot of it depends on Josh Rosen and his maturation.  The return of Eddie Vanderdoes helps too.

25.  Florida - This feels like a pity fuck here.  The coaches were like we know you aren't that good looking and your breath kind of smells but we remember when you had Tim Tebow so let's give you a chance.

Matt Ryan Throws Interception to OC Kyle Shanahan Which Should Help Build their Relationship

If you followed the Atlanta Falcons at all last season you know the offense wasn't exactly clicking on all cylinders for the 8-8 Dirty Birds.  Matt Ryan had arguably his worst season in first-year offensive coordinator's Kyle Shanahan offense.  Ryan threw for just 21 TDs while throwing 16 INTs.  Matty Ice looked anything but cool and much of the blame went to Shanahan and his new offense.  Well it's good to see Ryan is feeling generous enough to patch up their somewhat rocky relationship by throwing interceptions to Shanahan in training camp.

Next time I would recommend Ryan throwing to the guy who wears #11 and not the coach.  I've heard #11 is pretty good.


Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Michigan Football Reveals New Nike Uniforms with Michael Jordan Brand Jumpman All Over Them






Talk about selling your soul for the almighty dollar.  When I think of Michigan football the first thing that comes to my mind is Michael Jordan jumping from the free throw line in the Slam Dunk Contest 30 years ago.  It only makes sense then to slap Michael Jordan brand Jumpman logos all over your uniform including the jersey, pants, gloves, and cleats.  They should have put a giant MJ on the ass of the pants because Michigan is getting fucked right in the ass by Nike.  Good lord Michigan this is pathetic.  You have a basketball player on your football uniforms.  He didn't even go to your school.  His alma mater beat your school in the infamous Chris Webber time out game.  I would say I've never been more embarrassed for Michigan football till today but then again I still remember the last time Brady Hoke opened up his mouth and called Notre Dame "chicken."  We all remember how that worked out...


Monday, July 25, 2016

Andre Dawson's Greg Maddux Prank Story is one of the All-Time Greats

Now I feel bad for not including Greg Maddux on my all-time team.  When you piss in a hot tub full of black guys it takes some serious balls.  Only a legend like Maddux could pull such a savage prank move.  Mad dog is right up there with George Brett's shitting his pants story.

40 Days Till College Football Kicks Off



We are officially 40 days till the first fall Saturday of college football.  What better way to celebrate 40 days till college football bliss by going back and watching one of the greatest runs in it's history: #40 Reggie Brooks of Notre Dame spinning, running over and around Michigan for a spectacular touchdown.  Brooks was knocked out on the play and still managed to subconsciously get himself in the endzone.  No doubt Brooks deserves to hit the "Play Like A Champion Today" sign after this incredible run vs a hated rival.










Friday, July 22, 2016

Big Papi David Ortiz Hit a 440 Foot Homer Last Night at the age of 40

Is there a better human being on the planet than David "Big Papi" Ortiz?  I don't think you can find one.  What Ortiz is doing at the age of 40, his last season, is remarkable and completely legit.  He leads all big leaguers in RBIs and OPS.  Did I mention he is 40 years old?  Oh yeah.  Crazy how a light hitting Dominican who was released by the Minnesota Twins in late 2002 could become this behemoth of a slugger on his way to a Hall of Fame induction when all is said and done.  It's perfectly normal for guys 12 years past their primes to have seasons like Big Papi is doing right now.  Anyone who thinks he is cheating clearly doesn't know the impeccable character of Mr. David Ortiz.  He would never cheat the game.  Never.  Ever.  The guy is a saint and should be celebrated the way Barry Bonds finished his career.  Remember Bonds never failed a drug test too and he was remarkably doing the same super human things Ortiz is doing right now.

HALL OF FAME STAMP: GRANTED!



Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Jim Harbaugh Doing Jim Harbaugh Things: Stars in Michigan Themed Rap Video



Jim Harbaugh has no chill.  This week Harbaugh made his rap debut by starring in Bailey's "Who's Got It Better Than Us?" by shouting out the title lyrics over and over.

I can't wait till Notre Dame plays Michigan again in 2018.  It's going to be epic.


2016 Notre Dame Shamrock Series Jerseys Unveiling Tonight


The annual Notre Dame Shamrock Series uniforms unveiling are always a big hit whether you like them or not.  Tonight ND will release the full uniform with jersey and helmet to the public at 6:30 EST.

Of course we will be selling the official game helmets and jerseys soon.

Here are my favorite Shamrock Series jerseys by order...

1) 2013 Shamrock Series Jerseys (Dallas, TX)
 
2) 2011 Shamrock Series (Washington D.C)


3) 2015 Shamrock Series (Boston Fenway Park)

4) 2012 Shamrock Series (Chicago)

5) 2014 Shamrock Series (Indianapolis)

6) 2010 Shamrock Series (New York)






Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Top 10 Most Overrated/Overhyped College Football Players Going into 2016

These guys need to show more on the football field this fall vs top 25 teams before I'm willing to give them Heisman-worthy accolades...

1.  Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma - Mayfield finished 4th in the Heisman last season despite playing pedestrian vs the Sooners top competition (Tennessee, TCU, Texas and Clemson).  At this point until Mayfield proves it against top 25 teams his overall play is overrated.

Now if we are talking about underrated we could point out Mayfield's hypnotic dance moves...


2.  Jabrill Peppers, LB, Michigan - Talent wise I think Peppers is one of the best in college football.  Production wise though he hasn't come close to matching his high school rankings and will now be playing linebacker for Harbaugh and company.  He should be playing corner/safety.  If Peppers can prove himself as a hybrid LB he will quickly come off this list.  But at this point going into the season he is overhyped.

3.  Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami - I've tried my hardest to see what exactly all the expert draft gurus see in Kaaya.  He reminds me of Christian Hackenberg a little bit.  He looks the part of big-time college QB with a good frame but his stats don't match the picture.  I've seen some draft mocks with him going top 5 overall.  No way.  Overrated and overhyped.

4.  Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA - Rosen is much like Peppers on this list.  Talent wise he's elite for sure.  But he's still real young and makes a lot of poor decisions both on the field and in social media.  He needs to grow up and mature.  At this point it is insane for any publication to put him on their top 10 college football players in the game but I have seen it numerous times.  Rosen is overhyped going into his true sophomore season.



5.  Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn - To be fair injuries have held back Lawson for the most part of his collegiate career.  But still he's going to be a senior and he has yet to make an impact as projected coming out of high school.  At this point he is more overhyped than overrated because of the injuries.

6.  Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee - As a runner I like Dobbs a lot but he's a QB.  He needs to get better accuracy throwing 10 yards past the line of scrimmage or defenses are going to stack the box against the Vols all season.  Much like Tennessee and Butch Jones I think Dobbs is overrated going into 2016.

By the way somebody tell Dobbs to stop blocking the television...



7.  Tim Williams, LB, Alabama - Misses way too many tackles.  Plays stiff and is undersized.  Decent pass rusher but not very good against the run.  He's a product of a great defense surrounding him IMO and benefits from his teammate Jonathan Allen getting double teamed.
Even his "highlights" aren't all that impressive...


8.  C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa - I've read some articles listing Beathard a top 20 overall player in college football over the likes of Greg Ward, Calvin Ridley and Adoree Jackson among many others which is flat out crazy talk.  Yes Iowa had a good year but I wouldn't say Beathard won them many games.

9.  Zach Banner, OT, USC - People look at his size (6'9, 360) and automatically think All-American tackle.  But Banner hasn't played like an AA in his first 3 seasons at USC.  At this point in his career he is more overhyped because of his size.

10. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama -  If you watched the NCG vs Clemson (5 catches for 208 yards and 2 TDs) you are probably laughing your ass off because I included Howard on this list.  But if you look at the prior 3 full seasons before that game you would wonder what all the hype was for Howard coming out of high school.  There is a reason why Howard came back for his senior season instead of cashing in on his big performance vs Clemson.  For a man his size he needs to be more physical and run better routes.  Until then he is overrated and overhyped.

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