Saturday, October 31, 2015

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks

OK guys, go ahead and make fun of me for this one.  It wouldn't be the first time.  But then do me a favor: Drink a few beers, clear your head, put this song on, and tell me it doesn't get you the slightest bit fired up.  Cause I know it does, and you're lying if you say otherwise.

From Meredith Brooks' 1997 album Blurring the Edges (which outside of this one song was extremely disappointing), here's Bitch:

Friday, October 30, 2015

Which of these Celtics NFL uniforms do you like best?

Twice in the past few weeks, while traversing the interwebs I've come across graphic designs of NFL uniforms for the Boston Celtics.  This one, from Bleacher Report, features Rob Gronkowski:

These other three are all from the same source, but I'm not exactly sure what/who it is:

I think I like the grey one in the middle the best, even though it's reminiscent of the Celtics horrible short-sleeved jerseys from last season.

I'd also like to see a Red Sox-Patriots mashup, the colors would work a lot better.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

From the 'How can this be real news story?' department: NBA investigating the throwing of a seat cushion

As I write this blog, the No. 2 "Top Headline" on (see above) reads:

Austin Rivers' cushion heave looked at by NBA

Here are the first two paragraphs of the story:

I didn't read any more than that, because, come on, are you kidding me?

No joke, a drunk woman two rows behind me at the Celtics game last night threw her beer at the very-annoying-but-slightly-less-drunk girls in front of her.  Some of it got on me.  It was wet, and I experienced a bit of "discomfort."  Maybe I should get USA Today on the phone...

On another note, how perfect is it that this seat cushion incident happened at Sleep Train Arena?

More "Real or Onion?" news stories:
How does one become respected enough as a "witch doctor" to make ESPN headlines?
Derrick Rose has been experiencing double vision when he opens both of his eyes
Drones are a Christmas gift?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's Opening Night

Boston Celtics 2015-16 Season Preview (all you need to know in just over 37 seconds)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Stephen A. Smith really, really gets under my skin (and I know I'm letting him win by saying that)

I can only imagine this was Stephen A. Smith's though process here:

"Alright, so this guy is universally hated and clearly a despicable person.  If I defend his place in NFL, people will get outraged and talk about me some more."

Good job Mr. Smith, I guess it worked.

Stephen A. Smith goes too far on "First Take"
Stephen A. Smith says anyone who disagrees Tim Duncan is top 10 all-time is idiotic, ignorant, & should be drug tested

Monday, October 26, 2015

Yes, everyone in this picture is a real live human being (UPDATE: Or not...)

Here are their officially listed heights:

Yao Ming: 7'6"
Shaquille O'Neal: 7'1"
Kevin Hart: 5'4"

Sorry Kevin, but I'm guessing you're a lot closer to an even five feet.

UPDATE: I was fooled.  Hart was photoshopped into the above pic.  Man, technology...

Sunday, October 25, 2015

One of the most amazing/telling Patriots stats I've ever seen

As I watched the Patriots-Jets game today, for most of the afternoon I felt as though the Pats and Tom Brady looked the worst they have all year:

Yet somehow, New England still scored 30 points and beat a previously 4-1 team by a touchdown as Brady went 14-for-17 for 150 yards and two TDs in the fourth quarter.  Even though Brady (and his slippery-fingered receivers) didn't play that well, he still finished with 355 yards passing because he threw the ball 55 times.

The Patriots ran a total of 64 plays on offense with only nine rushing attempts--tying an NFL record for the fewest ever in a victory.  Four of those attempts were by Brady, who's 15 yards on the ground made him New England's leading runner for the first time in his career.

Now here's the amazing/telling/mind-blowing stat:

To rephrase that tweet:

Total number of wins when throwing the ball 80 percent of the time in the last 10 years:
Brady/Patriots: Four
(in four chances, 100 percent)
Rest of the NFL: Three
(in 112 chances, 2.7 percent)

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