Archive for 2019

Review: No, I Can't Get You Free Tickets

Review: No, I Can't Get You Free Tickets
When Paul Banks reached out to me regarding his latest project my initial response was “Dooooon’t Caaaaare.” With that nod to the Jay Cutler meme he launched, in reality I was thrilled. If you enjoy a snarky take on a sports personality, this is your book. If you enjoy someone ripping the bandaid off of a... Read more »

2019 NFL Mock Draft: 3 Round Draft Day Edition

2019 NFL Mock Draft: 3 Round Draft Day Edition
The 2019 NFL Draft begins this evening. I haven’t updated a mock draft in a while because of insane trades and player movement, but it’s time to dust off the mock and get after it. So here’s my final mock ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft. So, here we go… ROUND ONE 1. Arizona –... Read more »

Exciting times ahead for TOPPS baseball cards in 2019

Exciting times ahead for TOPPS baseball cards in 2019
Full disclosure: Feb. 4 is my 39th birthday. I’m a child of the 80s who grew up playing games and collecting baseball cards. When I got married and my parents made me either trash or take my belongings out of the house, I sadly pitched more than 100 pounds of cards; I weighed them because... Read more »
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The ongoing influence of the 1988 Chicago Cubs

The ongoing influence of the 1988 Chicago Cubs
Last night I read a piece on The Athletic about the Atlanta Braves that included a note that former Cubs infielder Luis Salazar had been let go as a minor league manager. I remember Salazar playing for the Cubs between 1989-1992, so this got me thinking. In 1988 the Chicago Cubs set a record when they sent six players... Read more »

2019 NFL Mock Draft: 3-Round Clemson Dynasty Edition

2019 NFL Mock Draft: 3-Round Clemson Dynasty Edition
The college football season ended with a loud thud on Monday night when Clemson stomped Alabama. That game officially closes the books on hundreds of college careers for seniors, and shifts the focus to the decisions of underclassmen. One underclassmen who already declared is Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who now figures to be the... Read more »