Sunday, October 16, 2016

"Shirts v. Skins" (Kaepernick will fail/Favre is hilarious/Alabama v. Ohio St. Championship)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

"Shirts v. Skins" will be live from US Bank Stadium Sunday morning for the Vikings-Texans!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fury loves the cocaine!

Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has once again tested positive for cocaine, according to documentation of the failed test obtained by on Wednesday.
It should come as little surprise, however, because Fury admitted in a lengthy interview with Rolling Stone this week that over the past four months, he has "done lots of cocaine. Lots of it."
What a dumbass. We all know coke is outta the system in 3 days (or so I've been told), so this guy must've been banging harder than ol' Scarface himself
Just like the idiot Pros who get busted for coming up hot on a piss test when they now it's coming, Fury obviously thought the rules should be different for "The Champ." They're not.

And you thought America was too violent.. Crazy Russians!!!

NFL Week 4 recap (Vikes-Giants/OBJ/Steelers/Packers/Cowboys)

A quarter of the season is already done (insert tears), and the NFL couldn't be any more confusing. The two NFC Championship game participants from last year are 1-3 (Cardinals & Panthers), while the Rams (the Rams!) and Eagles lead their respective divisions. Wait, what?

Throw in the absurd amount of unproven QB's leading their teams to winning records (Bradford, Wentz, Keenum, Garappolo/Brisset, Osweiler, Seimien/Lynch, Prescott), and well, you have the 2016 version of the NFL.

It's not as weird as it seems, though.

Denver proved last year that you can win with great defense and subpar QB play. It's been proven for years actually, but it seems this year, there are more teams following that blueprint. The Eagles (the EAGLES!) are the #1 ranked defense, and they sit at 3-0. The aforementioned Super Bowl defending Champion Broncos are terrorizing folks with their D once again, and they sit at 4-0, while the Vikings, with all their injuries on the offensive side of the ball, are at the top of the NFC North at 4-0 because of a defense that leads the league in sacks and turnover margin. Throw in the Rams, Seahawks, and Texans (all 3-1), and it's safe to say great defenses will always beat a top offense.

The Steelers returned to their dominating ways after a disappointing loss to the upstart Eagles in a Sunday night destruction of the Chiefs. Big Ben threw 5 td's, two going to Antonio Brown, and the Steelers welcomed back, Le'Veon Bell to add to their prolific offense.

The Patriots finished 3-1 without Brady, who returns this week to play against the sacrificial Browns. It will be interesting to see how the Patriots bounce back from getting shut out at home by the hated rival, Bills. Everybody thinks it's a slam-dunk getting a "motivated" Tom Brady back, and we all should be right on this, but this is the NFL, and crazier things have happened.

The Vikings continued their defensive dominance, this time against the Giants on Monday Night Football. They held the crybaby, Odell Beckham Jr, to a career low 23 yards, and even though they never sacked Eli Manning, they made it look like Eli was terrified all night. The last three QB's the Vikings have faced, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, and Eli Manning, have thrown a combined one TD and 5 int's. SKOL!

The Rams are following the Vikings blueprint of 2015, while the Cardinals are following the Vikings blueprint of 2010. The Chargers are the best at losing in creative ways. The Raiders are as advertised, and the Jaguars need to fire Gus Bradley. And raise your hand if you thought the NFC East would be the strongest division.

A quarter of the way done, yet the marathon is just getting interesting.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

You fucking People

I shouldn't be surprised. With society's insatiable appetite for people like Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, and a host of others before him, Odell Beckham Jr's cry-fest and childish tantrums have engulfed the football radio/internet waves.

I just ask why?

Why are people attracted to this type of behavior? And why on earth are there people out there defending this spoiled piece of shit (looking at you, Nick Wright)?

I'm not the smartest man, but I do know, as a society, any attention given to Beckham, or any malcontent, is aimless.

If there's any talk about him, at all, it should be about the ass-whooping he deserves, because he obviously never got one when he was younger.

Wright said that Eli Manning "threw his teammate under the bus" when Eli said Beckham basically needs to grow up, and start acting right.

He's accusing Manning of being wrong? MANNING! This idiot (Wright) has kids! I can only imagine how terrible they are if he condones this behavior from Beckham.

For a psychologist, diagnosing Beckham is wildly easy. He's been babied his whole life, told how great he is, and has never had to deal with adversity- until now- and we're seeing how he's dealing with it.

Diagnosing society's addiction to watching a shit-show? That's the mystery.

And that's the problem with our society.

Just because a person, Beckham in this case, is uber-talented, are we to believe he deserves a different set of standards when it comes to behavior in the workspace, or life in general compared to his peers?

In sports, we see this all the time. Greg Hardy is a prime example. He beat the shit out of his girl. Yeah, but can he still rush the passer? Yes. Then sign him up!

We all know if Ray Rice could still be productive he would've got another gig, too, and all he did was knock the shit out of his girl and drag her into an elevator- on camera!

Wright said Beckham isn't capable of changing. "That's who he is." A 23 year old not able to change? Sorry, but I gotta disagree with that one. Anybody can change, it just gets harder the older you get. At 23, he's going to.change- even if he doesn't want to.

The problem is our society. I've said it a million times, but we need to stop coddling these kids. And yes, I blame his parents, too. He should've been set straight when he was young, and that obviously didn't happen.

Just do me a favor.. Stop.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Striking similarities

The sports world often repeats itself. With so many years, and so many games played, it has no choice.

There's two examples in the NFL this season that are eerily reminiscent of '10 & last year, both of which include the Minnesota Vikings.

First, the Arizona Cardinals. Last year, the Cards made it to the NFC Championship game, only to get housed by Carolina. This year, they brought everybody back from that team (and traded for Chandler Jones!), and most people (not me) were picking them as the most talented, and probably Super Bowl bound.
In '09, the Vikings went to the NFC Championship game and lost (in OT) to the Saints in what became known as Bounty-gate. The following year, the Vikes returned the majority of that team, and had real Super Bowl aspirations with Brett Favre and Co.
Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned. The roof caved in at the Metrodome (a true metaphor for the season), and Favre ended up getting blasted to the turf at TCF Bank Stadium, thus sending him to retirement, and Brad Childress got fired. The Vikings finished 6-10.
I'm not saying the Cardinals are looking at a 6-10 finish, or coach Bruce Arians is going to get fired, but with Carson Palmer getting crushed yesterday, leaving with a concussion, and the Cardinals sitting at 1-3, with a Thursday night road game at San Francisco (we know how that will end), the similarities to the '10 Vikings are hard to ignore.

Second, the Los Angeles Rams. Like the Vikings last year, the Rams looked terrible in getting shut out on Monday Night Football against the 49ers 28-0 (Vikings lost 20-3 in last year's opener), and people were openly talking about them going 0-16 after that embarrassment. Not sure what losing to the 49ers does to teams, but aside from a literal kick in the ass, it must pack a wallop, because the Rams have won three straight after that opening-night disaster in San Francisco (Vikes went 2-1, losing to eventual Super Bowl champs, Denver, in OT), and are looking night and day from the team that got beat up on that opening Monday night.
The Vikings went on to win 11 of 15, win the division, and if it weren't for a missed 27-yd field goal by the Idiot Kicker, who knows how the season would've ended?
I'm not saying the Cards are going 11-5, but they do have a similar recipe to what the Vikings had last year in a solid run game, and a lights-out defense. With the Cards and Panthers sitting at 1-3, the door is open for the young Rams to take control in the NFC.

One team on the rise, and one team picking up the pieces. Just not the two we expected. God, I love football.