From August, 2017

NEW MERCHANDISE

So our 16 oz. stein mugs have arrived! Looking pretty sharp if I do say so myself. We’ll be setting them up for purchase shortly. But in the mean time, take a peak at the product. I used it yesterday to enjoy some Angry Orchard at a baby shower that The Dude attempted to disguise as a BBQ, and drinking out of the mug absolutely made me 12.8 times cooler than I would have been drinking out of a bottle. We’ve also got golf tees, and I’m working on some T-Shirt ideas, so be sure to check back! Advertisements

Country Music Royalty

Even if you’ve spent the last 25 years on a seashore in old Mexico, or if you’ve been too stressed trying to make Amarillo by morning you’ve likely heard George Strait, the Old Troubadour, referred to as King George. But if George Strait is the king, then who is the queen? What about the prince and princess? And if there is a king, there needs to be a court. Who’re the Dukes? There were some tough choices. We reviewed the country music landscape for the last quarter century. Some all time classic performers didn’t make the list, Vince Gill, Clint…

…AND THEN THERE WERE 53

Thursday, September 7th. Three weeks from this evening, the 2017 NFL season kicks off in Foxborough, Massachusetts. You can pretty much be guaranteed of three things happening. The 95 will become a parking lot after the game. Andy Reid will be disappointed in whatever bbq he finds in the area (but he’ll still eat it). And grown men will pretend like they’re 16 year old girls seeing the Beatles step off the plane when Tom Brady (christened the Greatest American Hero Alive by The Dude) runs out of the tunnel. As we prepare for game 2 of the NFL pre-season…

REGULATORS MOUNT UP

“You gotta be handy with the spin if you know what I mean, earn your keep” … okay, maybe that isn’t exactly what Emilio Estevez said in Young Guns (no folks, Warren G didn’t write that part, its from a movie), but it fits better with whats in store. As we cruise through August, rapidly approaching labor day weekend and the start of football season, there are in fact other things happening in the world. September 11th will mark the 16 year anniversary of the terrorist attack that fell the World Trade Center towers (along with the Pentagon). This will…

JUDGE THE NEXT FACE OF BASEBALL

Is Aaron Judge the next face of baseball? You be the jury. Back in July at a Baseball Writers Association of America event during the all star break, Major League Baseball commish Rob Manfred was quoted as saying that Yankee rookie outfielder Aaron Judge is a player “who can become the face of the game.” Going further to say that Judge was a “tremendous talent on the field, and really appealing off the field”. At the time Judge was tearing the cover off the ball (batting .329 with 30 home runs, 66 RBI, with an OPS. of 1.139),¬†capping off the…

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Over Under and All Around

The NFL season is just 26 long gutt wrenching days away. In the interim we’ll have some NFL pre-season action (which is like watching Goodfellas on network television, watered down, unrealistic, and not nearly as satisfying as the real thing), some baseball, a little Quail Hollow PGA Championship action (Jason Day is taking it this weekend), and can we possibly get Carmelo and Kyrie traded? I’m getting tired of the will they-won’t they-you know they’re gonna action from the Knicks and Cavs, its like watching Ross and Rachel without getting to watch Jennifer Aniston. In the meantime you should take…

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FANTASY FORECAST RAP UP

This marks the wrap up article for our Fantasy Forecast series. We’ve reviewed the quarterback situation (pre-Tannehill injury), taken a look at what running backs you may be looking at, gone long with some wide receivers, pounded some brews with Gronk and the tight ends, and got a bit defensive. Quarterback Fantasy Preview Running Back Fantasy Preview Wide Receiver Fantasy Preview Tight End Fantasy Preview Team Defense Fantasy Preview We’re gonna send you off, ready for your fantasy football season with a little advice, and our final positional rankings…. your top 10 fantasy kickers! The advice is simple. You may…

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FANTASY FORECAST – TEAM DEFENSE

Yaaaaawwwwwnnnnn, well, after trudging through the boring Quarterbacks, and skill position guys we now get to the fun stuff. Team Defense! Woo Hoo!!!! Its like a party for your eyes. We’re going to give you the top 10 fantasy defenses for this upcoming season. Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean these are the top 10 defenses in the NFL, but rather the top in fantasy. What’s the difference you may ask? Well, if the¬†Vikings defense gives up 25 points to the Patriots, and the Jaguars defense gives up 15 points to the Browns you could easily make the argument that…

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FANTASY FORECAST – TIGHT ENDS

We’ve done quarterbacks, we’ve done running backs, wide receivers, and now its all about tight ends. Wow, without context that statement makes us seem a bit slutty, which would just be… well, never mind. After a brief delay in the content machine, we’re back to review the fantasy potential of the tight end position in 2017. And not like the fantasies y’all have had about former Gronk “friend” and porn starlet Bibi Jones. We’ve got 30 tight ends to keep an eye on this year, and the next few years. GROUP ONE: (This is a large group, so try and…

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THE BEST THING TO HIT L.A. SINCE…EVER?

There is a juggernaut being assembled in California. A team absolutely tearing through opponents like Trump goes through Press Secretaries. Piling up wins faster than Vin Diesel can rack up Fast n Furious sequels. The Golden State Warriors and all their fanfare? No, your Los Angeles Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been very good of late, reaching the playoffs every year since 2013, but never making it passed the National League Championship Series. Their last World Series championship occurred in 1988. That is 29 seasons ago. (Does that make anyone else feel really old? Like I can vividly remember…