Category Archives: SPORTS

TOP 3: Barstool Podcasts

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BarstoolBarstoolSports has become a powerhouse. A site where readers can not only learn about the latest and greatest with an authentic POV, but now can hear about it on the go (besides KFC who has been doing this for years). The recent presence of podcasts has become a major key for the success of Barstool and I am all for it. We got some great minds coming together like PFTcommenter and BigCat, ElPresidente with stoolies, and KFC with his legacy callers. Overall, after being acquired by CherninGroup, Barstool is now dominating the podcast game like nobody has seen before. With the names above, one might be wondering- Spence? Which show is the best to listen to? I got you covered. Bringing back the TOP 3- this week we have the TOP 3 podcasts of Barstool and why they rank where they do- LETS RUN IT.

#3 KFCRadio
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Unfortunately for KFC-  the longest tenured veteran in the podcast game comes in at 3rd place. Yeah he might have the best interview style, rules, and experience… but something about being in NY makes it not as great. This past weeks interview with the First Lady deffinitly brought him some noise, but not enough to break the top 2.

 

#2 Pardon my Take

BigCat & PFTCommenter come in at the number 2 spot. So far I have throughly enjoyed their podcasts featuring guests from Frank Kaminsky to Mr. Portnoy for legal advice. They have segments, topics, segment-topics, and everything inbetween. My highlights from each episode include the spoilers of the week (hilarious), questions you dont need to answer but I am going to ask anyways, and the Jimbo’s of the week- real funny stuff. Very close to topping the list at number 1, but I think there is something about the size of their brains that in comparison to the top choice just doesnt cut it.

#1 The Blogfather

Pure comedic genius. If only I could come up with such brilliance maybe I would be living in a Nantucket mansion instead of posting small time blogs with no viewers. I think it may be the size of my brain, or maybe its the level of excuses I make. Davey Pageviews deliverers yet again for an hour each week of unforgettable listening. In Pres we trust.

These 3, while ranked in order of the best content, are fantastic programs. Each and everyone delivers unforgettable content thats a true disservice if left unlistened by anyone. I dont care if you’re a refugee coming across boarders through months of hardship, or even someone who was offended by Curt Schillings post- you must find the time to tune in, especially with the deals from MyUndies and Leesa Mattresses….mattresses mattresses mattresses. Well now its my turn: lets tune into my excuse of a good podcast talking about the Red Sox and how well they have performed after their homestand.

 

 

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Stephen King on Fenway’s new Netting


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The novelist is a season ticket holder, and he received a call from a Red Sox spokesperson who informed King that his seats would be guarded by netting in the upcoming 2016 season. King had this to say:

“There are questions inherent in the decision to net, and I think they’re bigger than baseball. Like when does protection become overprotection? Is the safety of a fan at a public event like a baseball game the responsibility of the organization putting on that event? (According to the back of every MLB ticket sold, the fan is responsible.) When do safety precautions begin to steal away the pure joy of being there? I understand the Red Sox bear some responsibility, but I also accept my responsibility to take care of myself — to the best of my ability — when I’m at the ballpark. Is there a certain element of risk? Yes. Is the risk perhaps increased by being only two rows from the playing field? Yes again. But you can see everything from that vantage, not just the players but the breathtaking green of the grass, the bright white of the uniforms, the sky as it goes from blue in the top of the first to black by the bottom of the sixth. And hey, there’s always the chance that you can catch a foul ball instead of being hit by one. That chance goes away once the net is in place. In fact, a lot goes away. That netting may be a fine mesh, but you’re still looking through a barrier instead of right at the thing you came to see. Which means you’d do almost as well to sit home watching the game on TV.”

Today is opening day at Fenway park. Always a great time- new uniforms, fresh grass, great vibes up&down Yawkey way; however, this year Fenway has a different look. I’m not just talking about the new infield which has added grass and removed dirt to create a smaller diamond, but the netting that wraps around home plate to the corner bases. I can’t be the only sane person that things this is fucking awful. At least we have one major voice coming out to vocalize the Pussification of Fenway– and that man is Stephan King, renowned author and season ticket holder for years. King summarizes it perfectly. Is fan safety the responsibility of the organization or the PERSON WHO IS AT THE GAME. Is that even a question? Unfortunately with sue-happy Americans, I guess its becoming the latter. How can this be allowed to happen to baseball? I remember the joy of being a kid in Fenway; eyes glued to the field, cheering as loud as I could, bringing a glove with hopes of catching a foul ball in the stands. Now for everyone sitting closer, who pay good money for these seats, they dont have that chance. Sure there are stray balls and flying bats into the crowd, but thats apart of the experience! You’re not supposed to go to the stadium to fuck around or stare at your phone. You go to the stadium to cheer and be apart of the game! Like King said, “When does protection become overprotection”. Its the classic case of what it feels like growing up as a millennial. One thing goes wrong and ruins the fun for everyone moving forward. Any millennial will know exactly what I am talking about, and anyone older than us will remind us constantly how its just not like it used to be. This cant last, I need to find a way, some type of petition to sign, some door to knock on, some foot to piss on to get back to how it should be. #MakeBaseballFunAgain

For those of you who would like to see the travesty that is the new netting: check the video.

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NCAA March Madness Bracket Released

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Its that time of year again; March Madness. I dont know everything about these college teams, how they’ve performed all year, or how far they should go- but thats not gonna stop me from pretending like I do. Seeing that the Monmouth Hawks didnt make the tournament this year, after pulling out great wins with an electric bench, is truly disappointing. It hurts, but I’ll move on. March Madness is seriously the best time for all of basketball. The games are intense, players emotions are completely invested in their play, and its not this celebrity bullshit that we see all the time in the NBA. These coming weeks are what makes everyone get back in the gym and shoot around. All in on Xavier.

Mess around with this interactive board to see how your picks will play out. After you can print it here and send it. Good luck, may the odds be in your favor, and if you get that perfect bracket and score big with Mr. Buffet- let me know…. that would be wicked cool.

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TOP 3: Superbowl 50 Ads

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Here we are back with the TOP 3, this time around it’s Superbowl ads. As most of us know by now, the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Superbowl 50. While many vegas goers heavily favored the Panthers to come out on top, it was actually the Broncos (defense) who stole the show. This year did not come close to the hype nor the amount of viewers of last years Superbowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks- mainly because the GOAT Tom Brady didn’t play… but hey, that’s my opinion. Nielsen, the infamous ratings collector, has reported that 49% of American TV’s tuned into the game this year. Many football fans were disappointed in the overall pace of the game most likely because Denver lead throughout. What also let down viewers of SB50 were the ads, which usually draw in outside crowds to screens; however, I am here to let you know the TOP 3 ads amongst all the junk. Lets run it:

NUMBER 3: Amazon’s #AskAlexa

While this Advertisement was not the funniest through and through, the hook was when Dan Marino enters Baldwins “Baldwin Stadium” filled with all sorts of food- including breaded wings. Marino hates on Baldwin for this wing of choice and Baldwin fires back asking Alexa how many championships Marino’s won with Alexa replying, “Dan Marino has won zero championships”. Laugh out loud funny, perfect execution. Overall, not the greatest commercial, but showing off Amazon’s innovative Echo device while making fun of QBs some consider better than TB12 is good enough to make it into my TOP 3.

NUMBER 2: The #BudLightParty

Seth Rogen and Amy Schumer team up as political candidates to promote the #BudLightParty. With political fever rampant in America, this serves as a perfect mockery of how crazy some ads and promises are. Shouting lines like, “We got the biggest caucasus in the country!” and reiterating President Thomas Whitmore’s classic speech from Independence Day. Great duo, Great commercial.

NUMBER 1: #BALLOGIZE

Ahhh Stevey you done it again. What a comeback since this year’s Miss Universe blunder. While nobody besides the entire country of Columbia actually cared about the mistake, you still found ways to make up for it. Now with this TMobile commercial not only making fun of yourself, but sending shots Verizons way- I think you done nailed it. I really appreciate someone who can come back after making a mistake and make fun of yourself for it. Kudos to you Stevey.

Honorable Mentions: TMobiles #YouGotCarriered featuring Drake, Doritos #CrashTheSuperbowl ultrasound mishap, and Mountain Dews hypnotic #PuppyMonkeyBaby

 

 

 

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Tom Brady vs Chris Chase

USA – Chris Chase.. what an absolute BUM. This beat writer for USA Today wrote a blurb saying TB ruined his appearance with his latest court showing. I just cannot wrap my head around this stance some people are taking.  “Tom should give up. He is ruining his image more by fighting the ruling. He should accept it and move on. It’ll look better and it can be done with.”

My question is why would you accept a verdict when you believe you are innocent? Not only does he have a solid chance of winning the case in court- but he has a chance to win in the court of public opinion.

This whole notion of, “just give in and accept the penalty” is exactly what enslaves people. How can you expect an innocent man to accept a penalty which is complete defamation? I don’t know about some of these soft writers, but I know if I’m getting attacked for something I didn’t do, I’m going to not only prove my innocence, but find the sole root in the attack- in this case the unruly leader that is Goodell.

So lets get into this article and breakdown exactly where this guy, like many others, are wrong. Completely unbiased. Lets dissect.

First sentence, “There comes a tipping point in most controversies in which victory becomes impossible for either side.”

Cases like this reach a tipping point because of public opinion. Because of bullshit journalism putting out false information about the PSI numbers and the number of balls actually deflated (and NOT including the fact that some Colts balls were under the real number) people will forever think that Tom is behind it. Idiots with jealousy? Maybe. For Everyone else who actually takes in sides of arguments and grounds their own opinion, this is why Tom is fighting and victory can be reached. The NFL has everything to lose. Tom is already looking better and better by the day based on the evidence coming out about the snake moves of Goodell and his henchmen. If Tom wins this case, people will not only believe his word, but I bet you they’ll be lines of people ready to apologize for jumping the gun. I mean, who wouldn’t apologize to him, hes gonna come to your city and completely murder your team this season. GOING FOR THE THUMB.

Another, “Brady’s reputation is besmirched forever. People will forget and gloss over Deflategate, but it will always be with him, an incident that will make the first or second paragraph of his football obituary.”

Maybe your bum obituary will find whatever smear that’s come about and focus only on that but for everyone else, they’ll talk about numbers: the Rings, MVPs, Clutchtime plays, perfect family, and his smoking hot wife.

“It didn’t have to be this way. No one would have thought Brady was admitting guilt if he’d taken the four-game punishment.”

Are you insane? Yeah… nobody would of thought he was guilty if he said I’m guilty. I’d say it feels like I’m taking crazy pills, but it’s this Chase Bum. Probably just wants TB to accept the punishment so he can further bash him and say ‘IM RIGHT! IM RIGHT!’.. but you know if Brady wins, he’s been wrong all this time. Chase, you’re getting caught buddy!

The NFL’s actions are equally questionable, don’t get me wrong, but there’s a key difference: No one really cares what Roger Goodell and the NFL front office do. Sure, people say they do but it’s like in an election when voters say they’re evaluating foreign policy and school testing but are really voting whichever way Jon Stewart or Rush Limbaugh told them to.”

Yeah their actions are a little questionable (lying, authoritarianism, defamation)…. BUT BRADY, LORD THIS IS BAD! Idiot. Who cares what the commissioner does, or the front office- I mean it’s only a multi-billion dollar business in the hands of bums with complete control with what happens on the field and in the press. Idiot. And that last part about voting based on what people tell them and then they take it for facts, exactly what I’m arguing here. You’re the exact parasite you’re talking about- taking what the NFL press has as fact, and rolling with it.

The blind Brady supporters won’t care, but the ones who were inclined to take his side will be swayed the other way now: Not only did Brady cheat, but he fought his suspension for cheating and still lost. He’s someone who can’t admit when he was wrong, just another entitled athlete, just with a dimpled chin and UGGs on his feet.”

First off, don’t ever make fun of my leaders face or personal attire. They are always spot on and they should be treated as so. Secondly, How can you say Brady cheated and fought and lost? He is in court right now fighting and it’s looking pretty good for him and his team. I mean they can play the I’m innocent card and probably win- but the NFL seems to be ruining their case based on their actions so Tom and party are sitting back enjoying (actually Brady has been seen looking very stern, blood hungry if you will, while the rest enjoy it). Lastly, ‘blind Brady supporters’. Yeah there are some, but there is plenty of people who actually look at facts and realize if you’re a human being with rights and a brain, you should be on Brady’s side. Also, you’re definitely on the other side of the spectrum of the ‘blind Brady hater’ for completely crushing your teams dreams for the last fifteen years, taking names, claiming rings, and living the life. Sounds like somebody is just peanut butter and…jealous?
Chase finishes his article by saying, “Now, he’s basically the guy who fell outside a Sizzler and is suing for his medical bills.”



You’re an idiot. Get outta here. Everyone knows Brady aint a fan of the Sizzler, he’s too busy focusing all his efforts of getting himself in top shape to achieve his ultimate goals to become the undisputable GOAT. Something you Chase, wouldn’t know a thing about: self-displine, integrity, brains. You’re more like woeful jealous bum.
Once Tom is exonerated from his charges, I expect an apology from you to Tom, myself and the rest of Patriots Nation. After that, you should formally kick yourself in the ass and probably wear a dunce cap around your shanty of a village. You’re complete lack of accountability for this garbage you call reporting is exactly what’s wrong with journalism. Yeah, you may be working for USA today, and I’m a broke college student, but damnit I still have a soul. Won’t stop till we get the thumb. America. #FreeTB12

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Money Mayweather Cashing in BIG $220+Million for Dancing

ESPN– Floyd Mayweather will earn almost as much for 36 minutes in the ring in May as Tim Duncan has made in his 18-year career with the San Antonio Spurs ($235 million).

A source with knowledge of the pay-per-view numbers, which still are not final but have been reported on to a point where a number can be called, told ESPN.com that Mayweather’s total for the May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao will add up to between $220 million and $230 million. Based on the agreed-upon 60-40 split, Pacquiao could wind up earning a little north of $150 million, which would be roughly equivalent to the on-court career earnings of LeBron James.

The fight, which generated close to $600 million in revenue, is the most lucrative boxing bout of all time.

The money awarded to the fighters is a result of a guaranteed purse, $72 million in ticket sales — which doesn’t include a record $19 million in national closed-circuit revenue at more than 5,000 bars, restaurants and commercial establishments — and a record $6.9 million in closed-circuit revenue. In his 14 pay-per-view fights, Mayweather has now generated more than $1.3 billion, a record.

Cant even fathom that amount of dough in my pocket. Only large amount of dough I’m carrying around is probably some sugar-powered bread you catch at a fourth carnival. Yeah, Mayweather is arguably one the of the greatest boxing has ever seen (at his weight) but this dudes a total ass. Spending his money on the most ludacris things, including buying shoes&boxers and only wearing them once, purchasing specific colored cars for certain cities hes laying low in, buying 15k cakes laced with crystals, and of course lighting cigars with burning benjamins… i mean why not, right? If you a gazillionare and a low key woman beater- why not blow up your shit in everyones face?

Paquaio only getting 40 cut instead of 60 is the real blow to the common man. He’s the real fighter. Only can imagine the stuff he would of put his earnings to, as well. But hey, this is the way boxing has headed too- dancing around a ring trying not to get knocked out instead of trying to knock people out. Yeah, defense is the best offense, but whose trying to watch that? Get that outta here.

P.S. First thing I’d do with all that cash would definitely be buying a hot air balloon, bump some ignant-ass hiphop, and throw the bird to all the peasants below, that’ll show em.

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