From August, 2017

CAUTION: ROUGH PATCH AHEAD

So its finally official, Kyrie Irving is a Boston Celtic. Danny Ainge finally pushed his chips to the middle of the table and called. Some Celtic fans who became enamored with Isaiah Thomas are still in disbelief that Ainge made this move, believing it to be at best a unilateral move at the point guard position. I for one do not believe that. I’ve seen advanced stats, and “true shooting percentages” that say Isaiah is the peer, if not better than Kyrie. To that I say, stats can lie. I’ve seen Kyrie Irving play, and I’ve seen Isaiah Thomas play.…

THE AFC EAST JUST PUNTED

The 2017 NFL season is a little over a week from opening night, and the New England Patriots have already been crowned the division champs for the season. There is a better chance of Saint Mary’s School for the Blind knocking off Alabama this season than there is of the Patriots not securing their division. The odd part is that its seemingly as much on purpose as it is anything else. The Jets, and Bills have seemingly punted on the season already. The Dolphins believed they were positioned, if not to challenge the Patriots, then at least to secure a…

FANTASY FOOTBALL OVERALL ADENDUM

Its here, National Fantasy Football Draft weekend! My dance card this weekend is full. A keeper league draft Saturday morning, another draft pre-fight Saturday night. Sunday will find me waking up before the roosters for another draft before a relaxing live in person draft/pool party where I’ll likely be making my selections sitting in the pool with a stylish youreduckingright.com stein mug full with Angry Orchard (available for purchase here!: 16 Oz. Youre Ducking Right Stein Mug¬†) But before you get into your drafts, make sure you’ve read through our Fantasy Football Draft series. The series wrap up, with links…

LIKE HE CARES

The great ones, the great ones measure themselves not by what others think of them, but rather what they think of themselves. Does anyone truly think that Bill Belichick cares what you think of him? What the media thinks of him? Second guess him? He couldn’t give 2 ducks less. The joke making the rounds on social media was that I hoped someone loved me as much as Danny Ainge loves draft picks. Boogie Cousins, Jimmy Butler, Paul George, Blake Griffin. All had either been rumored to be targeted by Boston, or their lack of acquisition was lamented as an…

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK

…… they been here for years. 3 to be exact. The 2015, 2016, and 2017 NBA Finals have all come and gone with the Cleveland Cavaliers being active participants. So to say they’re rebuilding wouldn’t exactly be an accurate statement. That being said, their second best player is now in Boston, and 47% of the roster has been churned. The good news for Cleveland, is that top to bottom, the roster is deeper, better, and more able to defend the Golden State Warriors “death line up”. At least as far as having more 3/4 type forwards to defend Durant, Green,…

Celtics? I hardly recognize you!

The 2016-2017 Boston Celtics reached the NBA Eastern Conference Finals before bowing out to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 5 ¬†games. It is widely expected that they’ll reclaim a position in the conference finals, but this time will look absolutely nothing like the team that was on the floor just a few short months ago. Of the 15 man roster that ended last season, it is expected that only 4.. FOUR… of them will be around when the team breaks camp in the fall. Below you’ll find a breakdown of what the roster should look like now, with the knowledge that…

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!

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…