Heismanic, Week 8, 2014

I remember how awesome this was when he did it and I’ve always hated seeing it copied repeatedly.

I don’t even know what I’m doing here anymore. Tevin Coleman and Shaq Thompson got votes in the Heisman Pundit Straw Poll so maybe my work is done? Never, really. Look, Mariota will stay in the race, Melvin Gordon should stay in the race, Dak Prescott who I haven’t even written about should stay in the race if Miss State loses one or fewer games. Amari Cooper is waiting in striking distance so long as Lane Kiffin doesn’t torpedo the Tide’s playoff chances (and ruin Cooper’s pro preparation in the process.) Those are big conference schools with varying degrees of realistic shots at the playoffs. So I’ll have to dig in a little deeper. There are lots of fun players in FBS and I’m determined to find the coolest. Remember, the numbers don’t particularly matter and aren’t indicative of the player’s chance to win my award (THE HEISMANIC NATIONAL VIRTUAL TROHPY AWARD), let alone the Heisman. Continue reading…

 

The Wind Down, 10/15/2015

Pile O' Tires, Spain

Pile O’ Tires, Spain

The Orioles season ended today to the unexpected juggernaut that is the Kansas City Royals. Did you know that the Giants were originally formed from the good parts of a team called the Baltimore Orioles and that’s why their colors are the same? The parts they left behind in Baltimore followed them to New York and eventually became the Yankees. The Royals were the first team to ever sweep this version of the Orioles out of the postseason. Good night and good morning! Continue reading…

 

Ryder Cup 2016

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The 2015 PGA Tour season cranked up its first event of the season last week. What’s that? Its still 2014? Hey, thats not my problem Jack, take it up with Tim Finchem. I find myself outside his inner circle but it would appear he took a page out of Roger Goodell’s book of tyranny and decided golf should take place every week of the year. Continue reading…

 

The Wind Down, 10/14/2014

I really should have paid attention to who put this on twitter. It murders me with laughter

I’m a little bit on the come down from drinking, I’m tired, I’m out of my element, and I’m currently hating the hell out of sports. Can’t just be happy that the team I love that I expected to win no more than 85 games this year is in the ALCS? No, I’m pouting like a grown jerk. I’ve got a million links open and I’m being pressured to go to sleep so I’ll be mostly brief. There will be a golf post tomorrow from a new-to-this-site writer and maybe a Heismanic post. Good night and good morning. Continue reading…

 

Todd Gurley, the NCAA, and the marketplace of outrage

IMG_0228.JPGSince the news of Todd Gurley’s indefinite suspension broke last week, many words have been vomited across the depth and breadth of the sporting obsessed corner of the internet. Other than the kernels of original reporting that cover the facts of the case, very little of what has been said has to do with this case in particular. This includes the after the fact reporting by some outlets on their decision to not pursue this story after being tipped by the memorabilia dealer, Bryan Allen. Instead, what we’ve been treated to is voluminous output from the outrage machine intended not to inform or educate, but rather signal that the writer, speaker, or tweeter is the right kind of person with the right kind of ideas and beliefs.

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The Wind Down, 10/13/2014

This is what my dog was bred for

This is what my dog was bred for

Apparently ESPN just mentioned RTARL’s Todd Gurley thing on Sportscenter so I don’t know what happens now.

Do people that still watch Sportscenter have internet connections? I’m on vacation so who knows how well I will do with posting every day this week. I forgot to do one of these last night but I haven’t been hoarding links either so let’s see how it goes. Tomorrow we could have a nice long post from Lefty sorting through the whole Todd Gurley/Jameis Winston mess. I just want to read the damn thing already. Good night and good morning Continue reading…