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Tom Brady’s Cuss-Fest Draws FCC Complaints

December 18, 2014 By: Category: NFL | NCAA Football, Sports

This blog is about the sideline rant that won’t go away. I should say, this sideline rant is the one that the sports media won’t let disappear. Yes, that cuss-fest on the sidelines of the November 30th Green Bay Packers vs New England Patriots game has reared its ugly head once again. I wish that this bit of news was a joke, but it’s not. I still can’t believe I am going to write about it.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); To refresh everyone’s memories, at the aforementioned Packers vs Patriots game, at about the 2:00 warning in the 4th quarter, when it was evident that the Patriots offense was not going to get the ball back, Patriots QB Tom Brady, in total frustration, screamed the “F” word three times. CBS showed it several times. Even though Brady is not the first NFL player in NFL history to curse on the sidelines, and won’t be the last, the sports media went crazy. Brady, in his defense, said to blame the Networks. Well, three people have done just that.

Per a report found on Profootballtalk.nbcsports.com,  three complaints about Brady’s cuss-fest being shown on ..click here to read more

NFL Week 15 Recap and Week 16 Predictions

December 17, 2014 By: Category: NFL | NCAA Football, Sports

Alright, alright, ALRIGHT. I don’t want to hear it, don’t waste your time. I was able to see the same game you all saw this past week and was disgusted at the heinous portrayal that was there for all to see……..watching Johnny Manziel in his first game was more of a punishment than enjoyment (unless you have some general knowledge about Manziel and hate him already).

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Let me put this in terms that Manziel may understand better – “Bro, you can’t put Cleveland and the NFL on blast and then have your spot blown up like that”. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think his career is over, or that the Browns made a mistake in drafting / starting him. He’s a Rookie. Manziel even self-admitted this week that “he hasn’t prepared as hard as he should have”. Despite that gigantic red flag, he gets a second chance in my book. Manziel now knows that his natural athletic talents aren’t good enough to scrape by in the NFL.

I have said before that I agree with the decision to go Manziel over Hoyer but when you think about it, Manziel’s first start was as close to a playoff ..click here to read more

Fantasy Football Championship Week Dos and Don’ts

December 17, 2014 By: Category: Fantasy Football, NFL | NCAA Football, Sports

It is finally here for some of you, your fantasy football championship week. Many months and endless hours of draft preparation have brought you to this point. Unfortunately with big games comes big pressure, and the wrong decision can result in an early exit and an offseason of depression.

Don’t over-analyze - There is a reason you have gotten this far in the fantasy football playoffs. Stick with what got you here. The most common mistake for first-time championship players is to over-think your game. For example, you own Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks are playing the Arizona Cardinals top rush defense this week. You start Foster no matter what. Especially this season as no defense has been consistent for fifteen games.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The worst words you want to hear before you play your running back are Baltimore Ravens. Yes, the Ravens have shutdown the run for most of the season and are first against the run in fantasy football. Yes the Ravem have given up only 5 rushing TDs all season.  However, are you really going to shut down an Arian Foster in your championship week for someone off the waiver wire? Are you going to sit down Peyton Manning just because he is playing the Cincinnati Bengals? ..click here to read more

Has WWE NXT Overtaken Raw and SmackDown?

December 17, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

WWE fans are buzzing after NXT’s REvolution event that occurred on Thursday, December 11. The night was filled with some very solid wrestling, top notch entertainment and overall was an impressively strong card.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Of course, the majority of us expected it to be. NXT has been red hot as of late, especially since the advent of the WWE Network. One week after another brings more excitement and more fun to a company that often finds itself struggling to deliver on both. But the question is has NXT overtaken WWE?

I have to say, I never thought I would be asking this question right now. Don’t get me wrong, it has nothing to do with the quality of the NXT product. WWE’s developmental territory has been getting it done and then some for quite a while now.

And it’s not because I didn’t think it could ever reach this point. Each new week seems to always top the previous one and in an environment where virtually all of the talent is striving to improve, it’s inevitable that very thing would happen. Eventually the product would reach the level that it has and we ..click here to read more

Seth Rollins Dances With The Devil of the WWE

December 17, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

I do not believe what I just saw! For those of you who missed the end of Raw Monday night, Seth Rollins appears to have made a deal with the devil. The hand shake heard around the world – where Brock Lesnar looked on over a beaten John Cena as Rollins and Paul Heyman essentially sealed the fate of “Superman” at the Royal Rumble.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Devil went down to St. Louis, looking for a soul to steal and he found one in the man considered the “Future of the WWE.”

While it appears to be a brilliant move, given that Triple H and The Authority is no longer around to save Rollins night in and night out and the idea of Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury providing muscle is about as laughable as John Cena and Big Show embracing in the middle of the ring. But the WWE now has a little more intrigue heading into the 2015.

The problem with this new potential power couple is Paul Heyman is a one-client type of guy. The attempts to give Heyman more wrestlers to work with such as Brock Lesnar and CM Punk (there goes that name again) and Lesnar ..click here to read more

The Undertaker Will Be At WWE WrestleMania 31

December 16, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Don’t count the dead man out of WrestleMania just yet. A new report indicates that the demise of the Undertaker may have been premature and the WWE Universe may be in line for another dose of darkness at WrestleMania 31.

I have to admit that I am not surprised. I never expected the Undertaker to miss the big event. While I can certainly understand the theories behind his retirement, I just always felt he had some gas left in the tank for a few more matches. A new report says that WWE officials feel the same way and they are moving forward with plans for the big man.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The excitement started last week when photos hit the Internet of WrestleMania 31 advertisements on a WWE tour bus. What struck all of us about those ads were that they featured the Undertaker and nobody else. These weren’t just generic Mania ads, these were specific to 31 which means that someone was told to use Taker to promote the event. At that point fans started to get excited about the Undertaker.

Dave Meltzer has the scoop in his ..click here to read more

UFC Star Rips CM Punk, Says Signing Is Ridiculous

December 15, 2014 By: Category: Sports, UFC | Mixed Martial Arts, WWE | Pro Wrestling

“He might do great, but why does he get a chance? He’s an amateur. You’re going to put an amateur in there with pros? That makes us all amateurs, so I think it’s ridiculous. As far as I’m concerned, f-ck him, f-ck the whole situation. Anybody who takes that fight is tripping.”

Not everyone is excited about CM Punk coming to the UFC. Punk has now become the target of one angry UFC fighter who believes that Punk’s UFC deal is making a complete mockery of the sport and guess what…he’s right.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It didn’t take long for CM Punk to get a taste of his own medicine. Remember, Punk has been outspoken for the last several years of guys walking into the WWE and getting WrestleMania main-events while the rest of the crew are working house shows and putting their time in. Punk is now in a similar situation on the opposite side in the UFC. The biggest difference however is that many in Punk’s new locker room don’t believe he has earned any of it.

UFC veteran Nate Diaz is the first big UFC star to publicly bash the signing. Diaz went off on Punk over the weekend ..click here to read more

Objects Of My Disaffection: WWE Waters Down the Appeal of the Weapon

December 15, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Close to a decade ago on Monday Night Raw, WWE was in the process of hyping the groundbreaking (as in, breaking old ground at a time where doing so permeated the room with daisy-freshness) ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view. On the Raw in question, Chris Benoit raved about his memories in the land of Extreme, and agreed to take on Yoshihiro Tajiri, an ECW icon past Benoit’s seven-month tenure, in an Extreme Rules match.

The problem was plain to an ECW fan: Benoit wasn’t associated with weapons in ECW. His time was measured by breaking Sabu’s neck on a lifter-gone-bad, ragdolling a waifish Al Snow with a Brock Lesnar-like barrage of throwing suplexes, and teaming with Dean Malenko for a six-week reign as Tag Team Champions, overthrowing Sabu and Taz. Very rarely did Benoit alter his character from emotionless mat machine to fit the stereotypical view of the ECW wrestler.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Taz said it best in one of his many identifiers: “I don’t need a weapon; my hands are my weapon.” Taz was more prone to suplexing some poor soul onto his neck than diving off of a ladder.

ECW was about embracing your inner animal to the nth degree, ..click here to read more

WWE TLC 2014 Results and Recap: Reigns Returns, Cena Wins

December 15, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

WWE Tables, Ladders, and 2014 will be remembered for the stunt show it was intended to me. The final special event of 2014 featured the return of Roman Reigns and the set up for what may be the most unexpected WrestleMania match of 2015.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Roman Reigns returned to the WWE after an extensive layoff due to injury. Reigns returned during the John Cena vs. Seth Rollins match to give Cena the win. J and J Security interfered constantly throughout the match. At one point the referee went down and between three referees the match was called a draw. The match continued and out came the Big Show. Show went for a choke slam in which at that point Reigns came out of the crowd. Reigns Superman punched Show and speared him through a table. Reigns Superman punched Rollins as well. Cena wound up hitting the Attitude Adjustment for the win.

Cena vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE world title was immediately announced for the Royal Rumble. I don’t think this was any surprise here. I liked the match a lot. I just don’t understand why J and J Security are even employed at this point with the ..click here to read more

WWE TLC 2014 Thoughts on PPV and the Future of the Company

December 15, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Six weeks and counting. If the WWE wanted to leave us pondering what can happen in six weeks at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia, it did a good job by setting the table at the TLC pay-per-view Sunday night.

The most compelling matches lived up to the hype in what can only be termed as the true demolition derby of professional wrestling. The problem with a show that I believed was a solid “B” is we now wait a month in a half for the company to set build its road to not only the Royal Rumble but eventually WrestleMania XXXI.

Kudos for making much of the night bearable as the night was started with a gripped match between Dolph Ziggler and Luke Harper and ended with arguable the two best hardcore wrestlers in the business today – Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt.

The burning excitement I feel must be tempered because I know at some point, the WWE will somehow slip a bit. Momentum is something that wrestling programs gain as they build, but the story behind the feud must match the excitement the fans want to see for it to maintain a stretch like the WWE is ..click here to read more