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“Hey Ricky, costume design fucked up. You think anyone will catch it?”

NOTE: This may contain spoilers if you have yet to watch the season finale of Ballers

I have mixed reviews about HBO’s latest Sunday night series “Ballers”.  I’ve watched every episode and have thoroughly enjoyed myself while doing so, but it’s not exactly ground-breaking TV programming.  Dwayne Johnson’s lines come out as if he’s doing his Barack Obama impression, but overall he does a good job as a former NFL player turned financial manager.  The story lines are decent, but no one has blown their fingers off or shot themselves yet, making the NFL depicted in Ballers a little unrealistic.  It’s pretty much Entourage meets Hard Knocks, two other shows I like, so if you like those also you might as well tune if in you haven’t already.

The season finale was on this past Sunday and I noticed something that irked me.  I’m not sure who was in charge of this decision, but they definitely made a blunder when Read the rest of this entry »

madden

Madden NFL 16 was released today, and to promote the game last Friday they released Madden: The Movie on YouTube.  The 5 minute video features Dave Franco and McLovin Christopher Mintz-Plasse along with several NFL stars in an action flick mock-up.  There are special effects, explosions, Julio Jones karate chopping a guy for about 20 seconds straight, and many more awesome scenes featuring faces every NFL fan would recognize.  You can watch the full “movie” after the jump.

While the Madden Curse (I wrote Curse with a capital C because it’s fucking real) usually affects the cover athlete of the game at some point in the season, I noticed a scene in the move that foreshadowed a big-name NFL player’s demise.  Take a look for yourself: Read the rest of this entry »

straight outta nelson

Fantasy Football drafts are now starting to heat up. But if you haven’t been paying attention to the preseason, you better start shuffling those pre-draft rankings. The Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers have already seen their WR1 go down to ACL injuries.
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kelvinbenjamin

Kelvin Benjamin established himself as the WR1 in Carolina last season, rewarding all fantasy football managers who took a gamble on him late in their drafts.  With an ADP of 39 before his ACL tear today, the projected early 4th round selection wasn’t slipping by anyone on draft day.  His injury renders pretty much all Carolina Panthers’ players useless in fantasy football this season, except one: Read the rest of this entry »

tourdefrance

In the country of France, sports are a way of life. This can be attributed to the lay of the land, the mild weather and it is part of their culture. There are many annual sporting events that are held in France including the French Open for tennis, the French Golf Open, the LeMans 24 hour Motorsport Endurance race, and the most famous of them all – The Tour de France. It seems like sports are deeply entrenched in their way of life. The top choice in leisure activities for most French people is sport, whether it is participating or spectating.

Tour de France

The Tour de France is the largest annual event held in France. It takes place every July and draws an average of 12 million spectators. 3.5 billion people watch the event on the television. There is a variety of ways to enjoy this mammoth cycling event.There are a handful of touring companies that engineer various types of Tour de France tours. They will offer a wide range of options from different places to view the event to actually cycling the route of professional cyclists. They will listen to your specific travel requirements and will help you create the experience of a lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tonight’s HBO Hard Knocks was basically a JJ Watt for MVP hour long promo.  Watt is undeniably the most dominating defensive player in the NFL, and rumors have been swirling for more than a year that he has been dating Women’s Pro-Tennis Caroline Wozniacki.  Check out some photos of this week’s Total Sports Babe, Caroline Wozniacki: Read the rest of this entry »

teamtables

Team Tables launched their kickstarter campaign for The Ultimate Sports Table, a unique sports memorabilia table that is a perfect addition to your home, office or vacation home. The Ultimate Sports Table is a one of a kind quality design that Team Tables feels would be the perfect edition to your kid’s bedroom, your mancave, office, or waiting room.  If you’d like to back this project, follow this link. Read the rest of this entry »

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 30:  Michael Floyd #15 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a touchdown against the Denver Broncos at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

We haven’t even started the pre-season yet and some big-name NFL players have caught the injury bug.  This is why it is imperative to wait until September to have your fantasy football drafts if you don’t want to get burned by a high draft pick taking a dirt nap.  Here are the players to avoid in your fantasy football leagues for the 2015-2016 season: Read the rest of this entry »

rousey corriea
Ronda Rousey KO’d Bethe Correia at the 34 second mark of the first round at UFC 190 to retain her UFC Bantamweight title. Rousey, who is known as a submission specialist, rocked Correia with a series of combinations that ended with a huge right hand to the temple.
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wilmerflores

That’s the face of a man who just learned the only team he’s ever played for in the Major Leagues traded him mid-game.  Luckily for Wilmer Flores (I think), the deal fell apart and he is still a member of the New York Mets.  When tears poured down his face, you couldn’t help but think about Tom Hanks’ iconic scene from A League of Their Own where Jimmy Dugan proclaims “There’s no crying in baseball!”

Seeing the waterworks flow down Flores’ face got me thinking, is it appropriate for a professional athlete to cry on the field? Read the rest of this entry »