The Degenerate’s Guide To Football Watching, 10/25/2014

I don’t know where this cat came from but I can tell you he’s watching from kickoff in Dallas until his illegal feed of Nevada @ Hawaii goes out.

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 you’re kind of ashamed of yourself the whole time, even better. If you feel the need to lie about what you’ve done then you got the whole concept right and this is for you. All start times are Eastern and the channels are just what I’ve got available to me as a West Coast DirecTV subscriber (like an idiot.) If you use illegal streams there are even more options than what I’ve got here. Continue reading…

 

Why I’m Not Buying UFC 179

Laughing at youTonight 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 post suggests, I’m going to pass on buying it.

A bit about my UFC fandom. I came late to UFC. I was mostly following professional wrestling through the internet (as actually watching the product was too painful… this has mostly not changed) and I had fallen into a situation in which I had a lot of time to listen to podcasts while working, which led to a subscription to the Wrestling Observer. I love this site, and I heartily recommend the $10.99 a month they charge. Anyway, their podcasts veer from wrestling to MMA pretty freely, and I started to understand what was going on and became interested in it. I watched the first Rousey-Tate fight live on Showtime, I started buying PPVs, and I found myself a pretty obsessive fan.
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Heismanic, Week 9 2014

Randy Johnson, Jr. had a hell of a game Thursday night

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 and hoping he’s not injured. I don’t know if I’m giving the list overall as much thought as I’d like but I’m damn tired all the time. Depression and 50+ hour work weeks aren’t conducive to the creative life, I don’t think. Are you ready for some football? A real Friday morning party? We’ve got chips and beer and jerky and we’ll get this thing started. I’m really only looking to name the guy at the end of the year who I think is the best player in the country. The race for the HEISMANIC NATIONAL VIRTUAL TROPHY AWARD for 2014 is still a miasma of confused statistics. The numbers don’t correlate to where I think these guys are or where they’ll finish. Continue reading…

 

The Wind Down, 10/23/2014

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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 these for the week. Good night and good morning. Continue reading…

 

Which Golf Major Produces the Flukiest Winners?

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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 golf fan, you would think I would get used to it. The vagaries and nature of golf lends itself to the best players winning at a lower clip than any other sport by far.

With that, I thought it might be useful to examine which of the four Major Championships is most likely to crown a dark horse champion. Or to be less polite, which of the four has delivered more fluke winners on average over the years. Continue reading…

 

The Wind Down, 10/22/2014

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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 before I go to bed. Good night and good morning. Continue reading…