Posts in category "Sports"

7 Opinions of Mine That Usually Lead to an Argument

    1. As good as Kanye’s old music was, it’s hurtful to listen to it now because he is so weird.  He and his music went from so real and melodic to so fake and noisy. 2. Seinfeld (tv show) was good, but too whiny 3. Fantasy Football is lame. How ego-centric do you... Read more »

Things Your Annoying Friends can do or Appreciate on a Deeper Level Than You

<strong>Sports</strong><br><br> Like most men, I enjoy talking about sports. But everyone has that one (or more) friend who speaks with a ridiculous amount of authority on the topic. Among their go-to moves:
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- When you complain about your team's poor performance, they correct you about what their problem REALLY is. <br><br>
- When a problem is identified they assert they've been saying that for a while, and imply that they clearly see things the coach doesn't and they would make a better coach. <br><br>
-Argue vigorously in un-proveable hypotheticals, usually with a historical backdrop.  Would Sandy Koufax's fastball be effective in this era? Would Wilt Chamberlain be as dominant in today's NBA? Would the Steeler's Steel Curtain defense contain Joe Montana's offense in it's heyday? Only your friend can say for sure, and it's certainly worth debating because we may one day find out once and for all. <br><br> Ok, no it's not worth debating because it's impossible to ever ascertain the answer.
Some topics bring out the most annoying traits in people. For instance, if you were on an airplane and could select which topic NOT to discuss with the stranger sitting next to you and your choices were: Monkeys, sandwiches, politics, or movies; I bet most people would opt to omit politics from the discussion. While... Read more »

How I Made a Crummy Job Fun For a Moment

How I Made a Crummy Job Fun For a Moment
ChicagoNow is running a weekly special on crummy jobs. Here is my tale. In high school my old man told me I needed to get a summer job to learn the value of a dollar, so I got a job caddying at the local country club. It was a pretty fancy country club with a... Read more »
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My Afternoon Playing Softball on Wrigley Field

The Kup and the Starwood Preferred Guest Marquee
On Friday I was lucky enough to be able to crash a softball game at Wrigley Field. The game was hosted by Starwood Preferred Guest for members of its loyalty program who had accrued enough points to partake in this awesome event. Also on hand adding to the festive climate were Clark the Cub and... Read more »

7 Most Worthless Questions Heard on Sports News Shows

  <strong>Will They Become a Dynasty? Are They Already a Dynasty?</strong><br><br> This question is asked after every sports championship concludes and is a very effective time waster. My biggest problem (among many) with this is that no one has defined "Dynasty" and most agree that the definition of a dynasty changes between eras. <br><br> I love watching world class athletes compete in sports. What I don't care about is fat sports talk guys who wear khaki pants and black silk shirts with brown sandals, argue about where they feel one team ranks among every other team in history, dating back to 1962.  <br><br>That is VERY far removed from why most people enjoy sports
There is a lot of demand for sports news but there isn’t quite as much demand for sports talk, although it is in copious supply. Every sports fan wants to hear the latest news about their favorite teams, players, rivals, etc.  But what they don’t all need is to listen to four dudes giving their... Read more »

10 Best Baseball Seasons by a Player With a Jheri Curl

But before we get to the list, I had to present the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Medium of the Jheri Curl to Pascual Perez. The man has earned it. Thanks for you all you did, Pascual. <br><br> Ok, now on to the list.
Jheri! Jheri! Jheri! The rule for inclusion on this list is pretty easy: The player must have had a Jheri curl for most of that season as far as I could tell. To make this list a player needed to be in both his baseball prime and his plumage prime from about 1986-1989, when baseball... Read more »
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4 Things I Remember About Playing on a Youth Soccer Team With USMNT Defender DaMarcus Beasley

4 Things I Remember About Playing on a Youth Soccer Team With USMNT Defender DaMarcus Beasley
I don’t want to make this article all about me, but I felt a little background was necessary to explain how I wound up playing alongside DaMarcus Beasley. When I was in 8th grade, my longtime friend Stuart invited me to be on his indoor soccer rec league team. Stuart was a friend since 2nd... Read more »

5 Reasons California Chrome Will NOT Win the Triple Crown

5 Reasons California Chrome Will NOT Win the Triple Crown
As a lifelong horse racing fan who has never witnessed a triple crown winner, I promise you that I want to see California Chrome win the Belmont Stakes as much as you do. However, as a lifelong horse racing fan, I know it’s nearly impossible to do so for several reasons. Here are a few.... Read more »

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 20 Derby Horses- 2014 Edition

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 20 Derby Horses- 2014 Edition
This is the only blog I do annually (assuming you don’t count 2013 as a year). In 2011, I correctly had the 20-1 Animal Kingdom as my winner, but in 2012 I told I’ll Have Another that I went into the future, and back again, only to tell him he didn’t win the Derby- even... Read more »
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ROUND TWO: Who'd Win a Celebrity Fistfight: Baseball Steroid User Edition. Vote Now

ROUND TWO: Who'd Win a Celebrity Fistfight: Baseball Steroid User Edition. Vote Now
The first round of fistfights is behind us and now we’re down to the elite(ly steroided) eight. The rules are the same as last round and I’d like to reiterate that Frank Thomas IS NOT GUILTY OF USING STEROIDS but I wanted to include him because I thought he had a good chance to win... Read more »