Nick Wright Leaving Houston Radio

via Houston.CBSLocal.com- “I’m leaving SportsRadio 610 to move to Los Angeles and do a new TV show with FS1. In many ways, this is dream come true for me and I couldn’t be more excited about this new challenge and new opportunity. However, I will have plenty of time to talk about what I’ll be doing and who I’ll be doing it within the coming days and weeks. Right now, I really just want to say this: Thank You.”

Well it’s been fun. Honestly, no show is more fun to laugh at/with than 610’s “In The Loop.” In a weird way Nick actually inspired me to start writing because if he can be successful in the field of journalism, anyone can. Even though he is WAY over the top, we share similar beliefs on social and political issues. At times he was too stubborn to even entertain others point of views, but that same stubbornness never permitted him to alter his beliefs or back down. Even when he and his life partner were being verbally assaulted by the beloved Tom Herman, he stood his ground. “In The Loop” was the first sports talk radio show I listened to consistently and it wasn’t because of Lopez. Love or hate Nick Wright he is one of those guys who makes you listen, similar to the losers on First Take. I do wonder if FS1 has seen him before, or have they just heard him on the radio? They do know the guy looks like Shaka Smart’s long lost brother who was hit in the face with a shovel right? Good luck Nick.

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via Houston.CBSLocal.Com
Nick Wright Leaving Houston Radio

What to Watch on TV…

As you know my blog game has been slacking lately. You can blame corporate America, March Madness, and the following TV shows for the little exposure you have had to my brain.

Vinyl

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If you are into music, drugs, and Olivia Wilde naked…this show is for you. Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terrence Winter (Sopranos) are all involved, making it possibly the best show running on TV right now. Haven’t seen a character as drug crazed as Richie Finestra since Vinny Chase in Entourage season 7.

Shameless

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This season has been good. The reason Shameless hasn’t shit the bed like every other Showtime show after a couple seasons is because there is literally nothing they can’t do. Since season 1 the most absurd, blasphemous shit is expected every episode. It has been consistently funny and raunchy. I do fear the Showtime curse will eventually come however.

Billions

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Basically just a show of two douchebags competing (Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti). Axe (Lewis) escapes ISIS, returns home and starts his own hedge fund eventually making him a billionaire. Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) is a sex crazed maniac who works for the man, but most likely secretly supports ISIS/thinks Axe is banging his wife so he tries to frame AXE, a hard-working American hero, for insider trading.

The People Vs. OJ Simpson

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I will be showing my age with this one, but I had no idea two people even died. Everything that happens episode to episode is completely new to me which makes it even better. I also had no idea that Robert Kardashian was the guy who played Ross in Friends. So far I’m pretty sure OJ is innocent, but I think the prosecutors have them right where they want him. We will have to finish the series to see what happens.

 

What not to watch… anything on regular television that’s not a sitcom or about OJ and The Walking Dead because Zombies are for children.

 

 

 

 

What to Watch on TV…

Jared From Subway Prison Update: Getting Fat and Beat Up

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inTouch– Jared Fogle is just barely three months into a nearly 16-year jail sentence for child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, and the former Subway spokesperson has already gained 30 pounds, In Touch has exclusively learned. “Jared’s breakfast is usually Frosted Flakes with fruit or oatmeal with cake. He loves ‘cake day’ in the dining hall twice a week and he buys Honey Buns by the box, as well as other pastries, in the commissary on his weekly shopping day,” adds the insider. “He’s been known to eat an entire box of eight at one sitting!” “Jared is regularly taunted by those who have it out for him,” the prison insider states. “One of the men called Jared a ‘dirty child rapist’ and told him to ‘get the f–k out’ and not come back.”  The disgraced former Subway pitchman then made the mistake of opening his mouth to defend himself. “The inmate slapped him across the cheeks several times and made his face red. Jared just stood there stunned, then ran out of the gym,” while inmates booed and called him by his prison nickname — “Chomo,” which is short for child molester — as well as another choice derogatory term for a coward. 

 

From my experience of prison life, (watching Shawshank Redemption, American History X) small nerdy white guys do not have the greatest time. Especially when that small, nerdy, white guy is sent to a federal prison for child molestation and every inmate knows you because you were the face of a restaurant that is bigger then McDonalds for over a decade. Not saying he doesn’t deserve time for what he did but shit, his situation must be hell.

Just imagine him walking into prison scoping out the big/strong inmates knowing sooner or later someone is going to have something shoved up his ass. Then the one guy he least expects, some 60 year-old white grandpa named Nigg, comes out of no where, and Jared can’t do anything about it.

The disgraced former Subway pitchman then made the mistake of opening his mouth to defend himself. “The inmate slapped him across the cheeks several times and made his face red. Jared just stood there stunned, then ran out of the gym, while inmates booed and called him by his prison nickname Chomo”‘

So what does a former fat guy turn to for comfort? Food of course. The only thing that gets Jared through the day is knowing twice a week he can have cake and inhale 8 honey buns in one sitting. He has already gained 30 POUNDS. Guys usually go into jail and bust out thousands of push-ups and sit-ups a day. I’ve seen the movies with the bench presses in the prison yards. It’s almost impossible to NOT get swoll in jail. The only explanation behind this is that Jared is literally eating himself to death. Everyday he sneaks an extra bologna sandwich dreaming of the day his arteries finally clog and he escapes Nigg and the boys who make his life a living hell in prison.

 

 

 

Jared From Subway Prison Update: Getting Fat and Beat Up

Mascot Life: Not For The Weak

This is why mascots should not be at a softball game in the first place. The crowd is already dead and the poor kid has to come up with new ways to pump them up. This resorts mascots to paralyzing themselves just to get the people off their feet. One second you are on top of the world. The next, your legs don’t work and your wearing a diaper for the rest of your life. Yet, got to give this pup props and playing it off like it was nothing. Only thing hurt was his dignity. Probably wore the outfit all the way home. This way, no one would know who the idiot that climbed a fence and almost shattered their ankles for cheap claps at a little league softball game was.

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UPDATE:

The man behind the mask is Akon Briggs, a college student at The University of South Carolina. He dropped some pretty hardcore mascot quotes about his side of the story on his Facebook:

“It was me that did it and I’m paying for it now with pain. But that’s nothing new. I’ve been mascoting for a pretty long time and have well known background. I’m used to it. Yeah I learned my lesson. But by God Heath I can assure that I’m not a moron. For what doing things mascot do. Yeah don’t judge me. I love it and it’s a God given talent and long as I live he will bless me.

“Every mascot do stupid things. It’s kinda of something we supposed to. Did I take it a little far probably, but I have to deal with it. Once again something I’m used to. If u knew how I was at mascoting it wouldn’t surprise you. Some people says its all I got.”

Mascot life is real. Akon just “doing things mascot do” and “loving his God given talent” of being a mascot. Kinda have to respect a guy willing to die for what he loves.

 

P.S- “Some people says its all i got”????? Jesus,that might be the most depressing thing I have ever read.

Mascot Life: Not For The Weak

Adam LaRoche Retires

Via SB Nation- “The biggest news of the week was Adam LaRoche’s sudden retirement. Under two tenures with the Braves, LaRoche was highly thought of by teammates and everyone associated with the organization. The issue came about when Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams told LaRoche to scale back the amount of time his son, Drake, spent in the White Sox clubhouse.”

Long time, no blog. Wish I had some cool excuse like I was on a booze binge out of the country. Truth is, I’ve been sucked into the corporate world. Super busy all week at work and then when I’m home my degenerate gambling habit takes all of the energy out of me. Missed out on a ton of great material as well. The Rockets playing average as usual, March Madness, oh and Adam LaRoche retiring because they asked him to cut back on the amount of time his son spends at work.

First off, where in the normal world would it be okay to bring your 14 year old kid to work? Bring your 14 year old kid to my work tomorrow and I promise I will punch you in the jejunum. Secondly, is it even appropriate yet alone sanitary to bring your 14 year old in a baseball clubhouse. Baseball players are hands down the most raunchiest athletes on the planet next to hockey players. And to turn down 13 million because your spoiled homeschooled kid can’t come with you to work everyday? East shit asshole.

 

 

Adam LaRoche Retires

Degenerate Picks- 2nd Round, Day 1

Are you not entertained?  3 for 3 on my confident upsets and 11-2 overall with only losing the over on SFA v. WVU and taking Michigan to beat ND. Am I a god or am I a god?

The last two days were pretty crazy though. Just look at theses stats:

  1.  A record 10 double-digit seeds won their first round game
  2.  A No. 15 seed, a No. 14 seed, a No. 13 seed, two No. 12 seeds, three No. 11 seeds and two No. 10 seeds.
  3. Five buzzer-beaters, a pair of overtime games, the national title favorite (MSU) loses in their opener.

The 2nd Round will be more difficult to pick now because of all these upsets are stuck in our heads. But the people need me. They need my brain. So here some free money for ya:

Wichita State (-1.5) v. Miami

Miami is overated and it showed by how they played against Buffalo. The Shockers are hot and will easily beat Miami by 2 points.

Indiana v. Kentucky (-3)

Kentucky has won and covered in each of their past six games, all of which came against team’s with winning records. The Wildcats have been blowing these teams away as well with an average scoring margin of +16.3 points during their current winning streak. Take the Cats.

UCONN v. Kansas (Over 139.5)

OVER bettors have been loving this team as of late, as Bill Self’s crew are 4-1 O/U in their past five. Plus UConn can score. I can easily see both teams scoring 70. Take the over.

Butler v. Virginia (-7.5)

The Cavaliers have won and covered the number in six of their last seven overall and have gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a favorite of 7.0 or more. Virginia had the best game out of the No.1 seeds and I can see them steamrolling Butler.

 

 

 

 

 

Degenerate Picks- 2nd Round, Day 1

Degenerate Picks: Best 1st Round Upsets

The greatest week of the year has arrived. It’s a degenerates Hanukkah, where each day brings a gift of games to throw your money at. As we all know, each year there are always a couple 1st round upsets. Since the tournament was expanded to 64 teams, there is an average of 8 upsets for the 1st round. Last year there were only 3, which tied the record for fewest upsets (No. 3 Iowa State lost to No. 14 UAB, No.3 Baylor lost to No.14 Georgia State, No.6 Providence lost to No.11 Dayton). So as history shows, 1st round upsets are inevitable. Picking these games though is difficult. Before we go into the games, here our some facts:

  • No. 1 (100%) vs. No.16 (0%)          No.2 (95%) vs. No.15 (5%)
  • No. 3 (86%) vs. No.14 (14%)          No.4 (79%) vs. No.13 (21%)
  • No. 5 (66%) vs. No.12 (34%)          No.6 (66%) vs. No.11 (34%)
  • No. 7 (60%) vs. No.10 (40%)         No.8 (48%) vs. No.9 (52%)

Crazy that the No.9 seed actually has a better record then the No.8 seed. With that stat alone, at least one 8v9 upset has to happen. No.9 UCONN vs. No.8 Colorado is probably the best choice.

However, while the 8v9 match up is technically an upset, this is focused on teams seeded 10 and higher. Here are 3 confident upsets along with others too keep a eye on.

 

CONFIDENT UPSETS

No.10 VCU (-3) vs. No.7 Oregon State

According to the 2016 Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings, VCU is ranked 35th, while Oregon State is ranked 60th, giving the Rams a 58.8 percent chance of beating the Beavers. Plus, VCU always seems to show up in March and even Vegas has them as the favorite.

No.11 Gonzaga vs. No.6 Seton Hall (-1)

Gonzaga has outscored opponents by 13.5 points a game. This puts them in line with the average No.2 seed PPG (12.4) instead of the normal No.11 seed (7.6 PPG). Plus its Gonzaga. Don’t know a single person on the team. Haven’t seen a game of theirs all year. However, what I do know is that they always have a couple scrappy white boys on the team that some how pull off wins. Thats good enough for me.

No. 10 Syracuse vs No. 7 Dayton (Pick Em)

Dayton’s only win vs. a rank team was early in the season against 21 Vanderbilt. Syracuse hasn’t looked that great this season, but they do have some good quality wins and one of the best college basketball coaches of all time. With Vegas making this a Pick Em, Syracuse looks to be easy money.

MAYBE UPSETS

No.10 Temple vs No.7 Iowa (-7)

No.11 Northern Iowa vs. No.6 Texas (-5)

No.10 Pittsburgh vs. No.7 Wisconsin (-1.5)

No. 11 Wichita State* vs. No.6 Arizona   (*-Wichita State needs to win its play-in game first)

DOUBTFUL UPSETS

No.14 SFA vs. No.3 WVU (-7)

No.13 IONA vs. No.4 Iowa State (-7.5)

 

P.S- I haven’t won a game in over a week. Deep, deep hole I dug myself into. Might want to take these with a grain of salt.

Degenerate Picks: Best 1st Round Upsets