Archive for July, 2016

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Tyron Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler with a HUGE right hand at 2:12 of the first round at UFC 201 to capture the UFC Welterweight title. After nearly two minutes of feeling each other out and Woodley leaning on Lawler against the cage, Woodley caught Lawler with a sledgehammer of a right hand.
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DeMar DeRozan almost pulled off the most ridiculous poster dunk in the history of basketball Tuesday night when he attempted a 360 slam on a China defender.  This is the almost dunk that everyone will be talking about at work in the morning.  Check the vine after the jump.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The New York Jets have been the butt of many jokes for almost half a century.  They have not won a Super Bowl since Joe Namath famously guaranteed a win in 1968.  At this moment, Geno Smith is penciled in as their starting quarterback as they have yet to sign free agent QB (and last year’s starter) Ryan Fitzpatrick.  A quick look at the Super Bowl odds shows the Jets a 40 to 1 longshot to win Super Bowl LI.  Could they defy the odds and win it all? Read the rest of this entry »

New England Patriots v New York Jets

While Patriots QB Tom Brady was able to avoid a suspension last season (making him a scoop in Fanstasy Football leagues in the process), New England wasn’t so lucky this year as “Deflategate” came back to haunt them.  Brady will miss the first four weeks of the 2016-2017 NFL season, but Vegas doesn’t seem to mind.  NFL odds makers still favor the New England Patriots over all other teams as they sit at a 15 to 2 favorite to win Super Bowl LI.  You’d think losing a franchise quarterback for 1/4 of the regular season would diminish a team’s odds of winning it all, but there are several reasons why the Patriots are still the team to beat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Seamus Cahill trained Live Annie looks set to miss out on the upcoming Coral Sussex Stakes, despite being the fastest over the same distance this year. The greyhound who achieved victory with a time of 29.68 at Hove now looks set to miss the race, choosing instead to focus on the bitch’s event that concludes on the same evening. Cahill still faces a decision regarding Live Annie, along with other prized assets Banabane and Ballymac Lyster. Read the rest of this entry »

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Can’t even go to the bathroom with out a Pokemon popping up

Pokémon Go is taking the world by storm.  Nintendo’s stock (NTDOY) is up 60% year to date after skyrocketing 33% on Monday due to the mobile app’s recent release and growth in popularity.  As childish as running around trying to catch fictitious animated animals may be, grown men and women alike are wandering around their respective cities doing just that.  If you’re like me and never played anything Pokémon related before, but still want to see what all the buzz is about, you’re going to need some advice.

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The good people at Damage Control reached out to us and asked if we’d try out one of their mouthguards.  We did one better.  We had a local amateur boxer try it out.  While we love contact sports at TSB, we also love our grills, and Damage Control helps you keep all them pearly whites.

QUICK REVIEW

Quality: A+
Comfort: B+
Value: B
Overall: A-
Damage Control offers high impact, extreme impact, and custom mouthguards.  For this review, our boxer trialed the extreme impact watermelon mouth guard.  He chose this particular style because he thought using a mouthguard with “less than intimidating” graphics would be funny.  This particular mouthguard was thicker than ones he’s used in the past, but when you’re taking punches to the face it’s probably a good idea to have some added protection.
DC has a ton of different graphics and styles, many of which are very intimidating and badass.  If you’re serious about your contact and/or combat sports, you’ll definitely want to check out the wide array of styles they have on their website.  With prices ranging from $19.99 for high impact, $29.99 for extreme impact, all the way up to $199 for custom mouthguards.  DC’s products don’t run cheap, but their quality is second to none.
FULL REVIEW

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Click to enlarge and read this ridiculous email from Ballhawker Zack Hample to Deadspin

 

Our most recent post highlighted ball-hawking gone wrong, as one “pro” took a ball off the dome and got bodied by another fan while trying to catch two 9th inning Yankees home-runs.  As the internet rained crying Jordan memes on @zack_hample’s face, and ESPN set the events to dramatic music, Hample reacted like a toddler with a skinned knee and waged an all-out internet campaign to “set the record straight”.  Just read the above email he sent to Deadspin writer Barry Petchesky explaining himself.  It’s longer than most term papers I wrote in college.  All because a ballhawker wasn’t happy with what was being said about him on the internet.  You know how he could have avoided dropping those two balls and all the negative attention that came with it?  By sitting in his seat and watching the game like a normal person.

This link used to lead to a video labeled “Fan drops a pair of home runs minutes apart”, featuring Hample’s failed escapades set to hilarious theme music.  It’s gone.  I wonder why?  Did someone complain and get it removed?  I wish it was permanently featured on the homepage of ESPN to point out how ridiculous ballhawking is, and how potentially dangerous it can be.  Ballhawking should be banned at all baseball stadiums, everywhere. Read the rest of this entry »