SportsCrack Blog

Monday, March 15, 2010


DEADSPIN caught our eyes on this ridiculous dunk in a high school game in Missouri featuring Trey Starks. The Hillcrest High School superstar has been known to elevate over opponents while taking into the paint. Check out this coast-to-coast throwdown...

I love the guy in the stands who just runs out of the gym in excitement after the dunk. Talk about an adrenaline rush. I probably would have shit my pants if I saw this in person.



WWTDD has this Twitter picture of Adrianne Curry (I think she is one of those reality TV whores but I'm not positive) preparing a nice meal for her husband. Lucky bastard.

I got nothing. These tears do all of my explaining.


I know what you are saying: "Fuck it! She can sit on my face and do whatever the hell she wants to do!"

And yes, I agree.

I filled out my bracket last night and right now I got Kansas, Syracuse, Kentucky and Baylor in my Final 4. I know I am probably going to regret the Syracuse and Baylor picks as I could see both of them not even making the sweet 16 but I'm going to stick with my gut feeling. I got Kansas winning the whole thing. I've watched a lot more college basketball this season and even followed it more and I can say without a doubt that Kansas is the best team in the country. They got athleticism, experience, great front court, great back court, great coaching and a storied history. Granted they got put into the toughest bracket by far but then again you got to beat the best to be considered the best.

Kansas will win it all. Throw your defaulted mortgage on it.


Yesterday was an early Christmas present for QB Brady Quinn as he learned his days in the Cleveland Browns organization were over. The Browns traded their former first round pick to Denver for fullback Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012. This could possible be a career rejuvenation move for Brady.

The Browns are one of the worst run sports franchises for the past...oh...let's say 50 years. They have never made it to a Super Bowl and their most memorable moment in franchise history is that of John Elway's The Drive in the 1986 AFC Championship. They drafted Brady Quinn with hopes the local kid who grew up a Brown's fan would help rescue a team who has no idea how to build a winner. Instead of giving Brady the keys to the offense they sat him on the bench during his first season as Derek Anderson had a Pro Bowl season.

Quinn came from a pro-set offense at Notre Dame under Charlie Weis and yet was never given a chance to sink or swim within the Cleveland offense. Part of it was his own undoing (rookie contract holdout and inconsistency when he played) but then you look at other franchises like the Jets, Ravens, and Colts and could you imagine those 3 teams not playing Sanchez, Flacco and Manning much at all in their first 3 seasons because of some inconsistent playing? We all know the QB is the face of the organization but what if the Colts gave up on Peyton Manning because he threw a billion interceptions his first two seasons? Mark Sanchez had 20 interceptions and a worse passer rating than Brady Quinn this year but you don't hear people talking about him being a bust. Why is that? Because both of these teams went all in with their quarterbacks. They gave them the keys to their Ferrari and said we are going to win or lose this race with you.

The Browns never gave Brady Quinn a legit chance. He had 12 starts over 3 seasons to prove his worth to Cleveland. An organization full of losers doesn't deserve Brady.

Now in Denver he will get the chance to start all over with a team that has won Super Bowls in the past. Coach Josh McDaniels will give Brady a chance to compete with incumbent starter Kyle Orton in an offense with dynamic playmakers in Brandon Marshall and Knowshon Moreno. Hopefully the Broncos will give him a full season to prove he can be a franchise quarterback. Orton will be a free agent after the 2010 season so look for Quinn to start in 2011. For the love of God give him the keys, take off the restrictor plate and let us see what kind of Bronco power Quinn can produce.


I'm not even sure why I am putting this up other than to prove how fucking mentally challenged some of ESPN's most respectable reporters are these days. Buster Olney is reporting the Phillies organization are having internal discussions on trading Ryan Howard for Albert Pujols. Umm...yeah...let that soak in for a while after you read this....

according to sources, an idea has been kicked around the Phillies' organization internally, with discussions about proposing a swap of slugger Ryan Howard for St. Louis superstar Albert Pujols....The logic for a Howard for Pujols swap, as discussed within the Phillies' organization, could fall along these lines: Pujols, 30 years old, is eligible for free agency after the 2011 season, and early conversations about a contract extension have not led to any long-term deal. The expectation within baseball is that Pujols may ask for a deal that would rival, in annual value, the record-setting 10-year, $275 million deal that Alex Rodriguez negotiated with the Yankees in fall 2007.

Of course Phillies GM Ruben Amaro came out firing yesterday calling it "LIES" and stating it specifically three times in one sentence. Where Buster Olney has the cajones to report this garbage and not get reprimanded is beyond me. Olney used to be a well respected baseball journalist who fought to get the inside scoop but this scoop he has is pure bull shit.

First of all there is no way the Phillies would ever offer just Ryan Howard for Albert MVPujols. The Phillies organization is not dumb enough to think Howard alone could complete the deal. You would honestly have to throw in an Utley or a Roy Halladay to even make the Cardinals not immediately hang up the phone as soon as the name "Albert Pujols" was mentioned. Second of all this trade is never going to happen because Pujols isn't leaving the Cardinals. He will resign in the next year or two before his contract is up. The Cardinals run a classy organization and there is absolutely no way they will let a once in a lifetime player like Pujols walk away.

But thanks for reporting a complete garbage rumor Buster. It got me talking about baseball and mentioning the 4 letter word of "ESPN" which I'm sure the Disney executives love. Now go do some reporting on the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees and leave the rest of baseball alone.