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Now before you go and say that title makes absolutely no sense, I’m aware. I chose it because it fits the profile of the most polarizing college athlete of all time. No player has ever had more opinions thrown his way on his every day behavior than Johnny Manziel.
The scrambling, Heisman winning, mind-blowing statistic gathering Texas A&M quarterback sure picked one hell of a time to be a successful 20 year old athlete in America. No single college kid has ever gone through as much scrutiny for being a college kid as Johnny Manziel has. Some reasons being his fault, others being completely out of his control. Continue Reading
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, the Meathead Top 10 is 10 quick hits on whatever is on my mind, and sometimes 10 quick hits on a particular event. Today we’re going to do a MT10 on the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Continue Reading
Let me start this off by saying one thing, I am wrong. These picks will not end up being correct, and neither will yours. You, your mother, Jay Bilas, and the octopus that picks the World Cup games every year will all end up being wrong. That’s part of the magic of the NCAA Tournament, literally nobody knows anything. You think Warren Buffet is just offering a billion dollars of his own money because there’s a chance somebody has a perfect bracket? All you can really hope to do is pick a few upsets, watch your team win a couple games and make a nice run, and enjoy some shining moments along the way. Continue Reading
Brian Batty breaks down the final two regions of the NCAA Tournament. You can find part one here.
Joel Embiid’s back is probably the most important body part in the entire tournament. With a healthy Embiid, Kansas has the most talented end of game five guys of any team. But I’m just going to assume Embiid isn’t going to be around, because let’s face it, a back injury for a big man is about as debilitating an injury as possible. Even if he comes back, who knows how effective he will be. But here’s my thing with Kansas, Andrew Wiggins came into his freshman season with more hype than any 18 year old basketball player I can remember not named Lebron. Anyone who gets a Michael Jordan based nick name (Maple Jordan) must have something going for him. He hasn’t necessarily lit the world on fire like he was “supposed to” but he’s had an otherwise great year. This is his moment and he knows it. If he has a great 6 game run right now, he’s the number one pick. Dating back to high school, Wiggins has always played best when he has something to prove. This is his time, Wiggins is about to have a Carmelo in ’03 type tournament run. Continue Reading
So here we are. We are officially entering the Casual Sports Fan Super Bowl. Everyone loves filling out a bracket, using whatever wacky formula there may be. Uniform colors, mascot’s, number of white guys in the starting five, I’ve seen them all. But here’s the thing, no matter if your Jay Bilas or your cousin’s ex girlfriend saying “WOOO GO HARVARD LOL” on her Facebook, nobody really knows what the hell is going on. Continue Reading
No, this isn’t a column on my sperm count, but rather a review of the seedings handed out for the NCAA Tournament. This is not a prediction column or anything, I am judging the seed a team received based on their body of work. Continue Reading
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The AL West is a veritable cornucopia of good baseball, perpetual struggle and the Astros. While the Astros have also fallen into the perpetual struggle, lumping them in with the Mariners is doing a grave disservice to the talent it takes to be as bad as the Astros have been the past couple of years. With that, lets get to the preview. Continue Reading
Yes the Dodgers still have their ownership group, so yes, they will still spend all of the money available to the NL West (besides that which Sabean has stashed away for stupid crappy contracts, or as Brian refers to it as, his emergency supply). Continue Reading
Ladies, gentlemen, and Brian Batty, pull up a chair and sit down, as today we’re going to dive into a preview of arguably the most dominant baseball division of the Wild Card Era, the American League East. We’ll go in order from my predictions of first to worst. Continue Reading
” While college basketball and March Madness pools rightfully dominate the fantasy and games discussion in the month of March, baseball fans everywhere are gearing up for another season of fantasy triumphs and tribulations. While researching minor league players, tracking injuries, and reviewing projections for the upcoming season are all keys to a successful draft and setting yourself up for a season of glory, it’s just as important to make sure you understand your league rules. For those of us not fortunate enough to live in sunny Florida and Arizona, this is the closest we’ll get to the real thing until opening day, so let’s dive in. Continue Reading“>Fantasy Baseball Prep: What League is Right for You?
While college basketball and March Madness pools rightfully dominate the fantasy and games discussion in the month of March, baseball fans everywhere are gearing up for another season of fantasy triumphs and tribulations. While researching minor league players, tracking injuries, and reviewing projections for the upcoming season are all keys to a successful draft and setting yourself up for a season of glory, it’s just as important to make sure you understand your league rules. For those of us not fortunate enough to live in sunny Florida and Arizona, this is the closest we’ll get to the real thing until opening day, so let’s dive in. Continue Reading
Russell Wilson and his wife Ashton live in Seattle and have three dogs: Penny, Cali, and Prince – the dogs are three different breeds and the Wilson’s are waiting for life to slow down a little to have children. Lebron James’ mother attended every Cavaliers home game in his time there and was rumored to be involved with his former teammate, Delonte West; to which some even speculate as the deciding reason for him making the “Decision” to take his talents to South Beach. Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley both have had publicized zealous gambling infatuations, and Jordan had a distinct weakness for younger Caucasian women (which athlete doesn’t?). Peyton Manning is doing everything but delivering the pizza to your home, and holds an annual passing academy that has groomed the likes of Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck. Derek Jeter has… well.. what do we really know about Derek Jeter? Continue Reading
In Arsène We Trust? Probably not anymore.
Back in November, Arsenal were running away with the Premier League. Between losses to open the season at Aston Villa and away to Manchester United, Arsenal acquired attacking midfielder Mesut Özil from Real Madrid for a club record fee of £42.5 million (reversing a troubling trend of giving away top talent instead of buying it), and accumulating 25 of a possible max of 27. The only hiccup was an away draw to West Bromwhich Albion. Arsenal led the table, defeating Liverpool in the process, and were playing some of their best football under Wenger since 2010/11, when Arsenal’s vaunted youth were becoming men. Such players as Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie were combining to play sublime footy and stretching teams to their maximum all across the pitch. This team, featuring Jack Wilshire, Aaron Ramsey, Oliver Giroud and Mesut Özil, were showing what Arsenal were capable of again. Continue Reading
Sir Alex Ferguson invented this term. Literally, it is the sound your butt makes as you anxiously watch the final stages of a competition. As the end is nearing, your club is doing well, but there is that feeling of anxiety in the back of your mind that at any moment, things can go wrong. This makes us squirm in our seats while we watch, helplessly, as our gladiators do battle on the pitch. All our hopes and dreams are in front of us, but the opposition will not go quietly in the night. So we squirm. Continue Reading
He’s Wayne Rooney, and he doesn’t give a damn what you think anymore. Continue Reading
Another week has come and gone and the sports landscape is slowly changing. The college basketball regular season came to a close and tournament play starts this week. Some teams have punched their tickets already, while others look to break some hearts and automatically qualify for the big dance. Golf saw more of the same from last week, while the NBA chugs along and friendlies dominated the soccer landscape. Continue Reading
Every year basketball and baseball fans get drawn into the fervor of the rumor mill and expect their team, or other teams, to make huge trade-deadline day deals. Sometimes teams will make a trade, but often it will be for a role player, say a defender or three point specialist off the bench in basketball or a LOOGY (Left handed specialist reliever) in baseball. Yes, these trades matter; in fact they can be just what a team needs to make a deeper playoff run. However, more often than not, these trades don’t live up to the fans’ hype. Why then do fans still get excited every deadline? They hope for a big trade. Often this hope is in part drawn out of the excitement that can be (and often is) the NHL trade deadline. Continue Reading
Just a weekly review of what went down in the world of sports. From Tiger withdrawing and Rory choking, to Noah dropping a triple double against Knicks, you’ll find just about everything here. Continue Reading