The Happiest Bracket on Earth (Part Two)

Last month, for whatever insane reason that I now definitely don’t regret, I started a bracket to determine the best Disney song of all time. The first round was pretty non-controversial and was actually relatively well received. After a few people mentioned they were waiting for part two, I decided to dig my heels in and continue. This time, we’re going to do the first part of the revival period of Disney films, which spans from the revival of animated films in the 80s (starting with Oliver and Company) and stretching all the way to early 1995 (to the criminally underrated A Goofy Movie). If you were concerned that this was going to be a chalk bracket, don’t worry, there’s definitely controversy here. Let’s get to it; below is…
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The Happiest Bracket on Earth (Part One)

Late last year I went on a little bit of a travel bender. I started out with a trip to Seattle to see the Packers play, I went to Paris with my mom and competed in the IBJFF Fall Open, went to Miami to celebrate a friends birthday, and wrapped it up with a nice trip to Disney World. Honestly, I’m not trying to flex here, I’m just setting the stage. I could write a piece about any of them (well, actually maybe we shouldn’t talk too much about what happened in Miami). I was able to take advantage of a gap between ending one contract and starting another and all the details filled in perfectly. I understand I was very lucky to be able to do that.…
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The New NFL Meta

Last week the 2018 NFL regular season concluded and the field for this years playoffs was crystallized. Twelve teams are now ready to square off for the Lombardi Trophy. The Saints and the Chiefs are the favorites to advance out of their respective conferences, with the Rams and the Patriots nipping closely at their heels. The rest of the field is filled with newcomers; in fact, every other team in the field (aside from the four previously mentioned ones), besides last years champion Philadelphia Eagles, were not in last years bracket. Though we have a lot of differences between the teams looking to dethrone Philly, they all have one thing in common: none of them have one of the five highest paid quarterbacks in the league on their…
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The Dream is Over and It’s Just the Beginning

Earlier this year, I wrote a series of pieces where I ranked my top 50 WWE prospects piece. Maybe you read it, maybe you didn’t. If you didn’t, you missed me nerding out by creating a list of stars and explaining why I ranked them where I did. My spot for one person in particular, as soon as I placed him, felt wrong because I knew I would look insane a year from now. The man I ranked at #30, the Velveteen Dream was embroiled in a feud with the now NXT North American champion Ricochet that showcased exactly what he was capable of and the spectacle they had just put on at NXT Takeover: Chicago II made it seem like that was just scratching the surface. I…
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Blue Wave? Red Wall? Try Green Rush.

In slightly less than a week, the United States will be holding their mid term elections. If you’re not familiar because you don’t own a television and haven’t been subjected to the barrage of terribly narrated commercials, the mid terms are the election between presidential elections where most of seats in the legislative party are voted upon. This year, all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 35 Senate seats (out of 100) and 36 state governors (out of 50 this time). All states will have other local elections on the ballot as where, anything from local sheriffs to state wide referendums. But we’re not going to focus on that for now. We’re going to look North, instead, to the land of loonies and excessive apologizing. We’re focused on…
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Flags Fly Forever or Why Winning Doesn’t Matter

So, earlier this year, I had an idea for an article that I wanted to write. Basically, the premise of the article was that fans don’t really care about winning. This was all spurred by the fact that the trade deadline was in full effect in baseball and that there was a lot of sentiment related to the fact that the Brewers didn’t need to make any moves. Regardless of how good the team was, people posited, we weren’t supposed to win right now. So why try to speed the process up? I was puzzled by this logic. If there was ever a sport to jam your chips in the middle during the season to try to win it all, it’s America’s past-time. After all, baseball gave us one of…
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You Say I Did Something Bad

Standing on the forty yard line of the beautiful new US Bank stadium in Minneapolis, I’m trying to take in whatever stimulus my overwhelmed mind can get a hold of. Joan Jett’s bad reputation is blaring over the loudspeakers, barely audibly compared to the screams of both pre-teens and retirees alike. Bright likes are shining. Snakes, some of kind of cobra it looks like, are hissing on monitors. And then the lights go out. Suddenly, there’s only one thing to which the crowd can pay attention. In the middle of a solid red light eminating from the middle of the darkness stands the silhouette of a tall, slender woman. Impossibly, the crowd gets even louder. When the stadium explodes with light that same impossible feat is repeated (twice…
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2018 NFL Worst Bets

It’s officially NFL Regular Season eve and wouldn’t you know it, I’ve been spending all of my writing time trying to perfectly capture the rise of Taylor Swift from starlet to Queen. So, given that, I’m really up against it here. Let’s dive right in. As always, all odds from Sportsbook.ag. Passing Yards Leader – Patrick Mahomes (25:1) Mahomes reminds me a lot of other big, athletic quarterbacks who have had a lot of success with Andy Reid masterminding their offense. He’s going to be slinging it a lot and Tyreek Hill is going to stretch a lot of 30 yard gains into 70 yard touchdowns. As usual, I’m betting someone with a little bit longer odds. I only have to hit one of these every three years…
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Defining Arena Cards of The Boomsday Project

With the newest expansion of Hearthstone, the Boomsday Project, dropping tomorrow I thought I would take a look at how the new cards might impact the only game mode that really matters: the Arena. I’ve learned it’s pretty pointless to try to evaluate which classes will see a boost in the expansion, and that lesson seems doubly important now that cards are separated into different drafting tiers. Where Blizzard decides to “bucket” these cards will be one of  the biggest factors. Once that information is released, it should be a little easier to try to figure that out. Even still, it’ll be a few months until we know for sure. So, instead, I’m going to make some more confident predictions by looking at what I deem to be…
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WWE Top Fifty – Part V – Big Dogs Tell No Tales

#10 – Brock Lesnar Just ask the UFC how valuable Lesnar, who is currently the longest reigning Universal champion, is as a top draw. They just offered him a title fight early next year after having one win in the octagon since 2012. Though Lesnar is not a common attraction (much like Cena and HHH), there’s no denying his star power attracts at the top of any card. In a round about way, this leads to one of Lesnar’s biggest issues in the ring, How on Earth do you book people to beat him? It’s always going to be a very hard question to answer. I guess you could always take the WWE approach and never answer it. #9 – Roman Reigns You might love him. It’s even…
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