Belated Weekend/Monday Wrap-Up

Hello Folks,

Apologies for not writing since Thursday. Despite not working today, I still found a way to get nothing out until now. So, instead of banging out a singularly focused masterpiece like I usually do (I might stay up tonight and write something for tomorrow though), I figured I’d quickly address everything worth addressing that has come up over the weekend and today. Here goes: Continue reading

The Mulchpile 2013 NFL Draft First Round Drinking Game

In theory, the NFL Draft is arguably the most universally exciting football event of the year. Here’s why:

  • Every fan of every team is invested, because their team doesn’t suck yet (or at least that’s what they tell themselves).
  • There’s so much time for buildup that there’s no way not to at least be curious about what’s going to happen. You almost end up watching just to see if Kiper or McShay were right.
  • Lastly, there’s just nothing more compelling than player acquisition in sports. It’s why America is addicted to fantasy sports, why the trade deadline in everything but football is a huge deal, and why drafting players is the best part of every sports video game. Teams on paper are more fun to theorize about than the real ones; that’s why everyone is still more interested in this year’s Lakers than the Celtics, even though the Celts have been better all year.

The problem, however, is that in actuality, all of these things don’t make for great sports entertainment. In an isolated TV viewing situation, you’d probably rather watch the combine. At least someone’s actually running or jumping in that.

So, to make the process a little more exciting, we bring back the age-old (which in Mulch years is four months) tradition of a sporting-event-related MulchPile drinking game.

Without any further ado, I present the 2013 NFL Draft First Round MulchPile Drinking Game Which Breaks the Record for Most Qualifiers in a Title: Continue reading

Smash N’ Dash Radio Feature – NBA Playoffs Edition

So for the third time in my young (and reckless) sports journalism career, I was featured on the Smash N’ Dash radio show on USF’s “Bulls Radio.” This time I chatted NBA playoff basketball with Justin Romaine, Renard Rowe, and Doug Miller (who I used to resent because we went to high school together and he was older than me and had my name so he was the cooler Doug). Once more, I come in at the 30 minute mark, but the entire show is great and is worth the hour of your time.

http://bullsradio.org/podcasts/station/archives/460

This time, the guys had some great questions for me about the playoffs and NBA hoops in general, so I want to offer a quick write up of my answers so I would sound a little more coherent than just babbling nervously on the phone. So, in order of our discussion, here are my takes on a few key NBA issues: Continue reading