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May 22, 2010

Joining Sports Grumblings.com

I am now contributing to Sports Grumblings.com in the Pro Wrestling department.


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May 14, 2010

Fantasy Baseball, MLB, and MMA

My Latest Articles

You can find all my latest MLB, Fantasy Baseball, Football, Fantasy Football, and Mixed Martial Arts articles on http://mlbsoup.com/ http://nflsoup.com/ http://combatsoup.com/

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Fantasy Baseball: Hot Streak Report (May 12th)

Fantasy Baseball: Major Slump Report (May 12th) Bleacher Report

Fantasy Baseball Pitchers: Top Guns Report (May 12th) Bleacher ...

The Ultimate Fighter Season 11: Episode Seven Recap

Dallas Braden's Perfect Game: Longoria's Code Violation Bleacher ...

2010 Fantasy Football Outlook: San Francisco 49ers Bleacher Report

Fantasy Baseball: Major Slump Report (May 12th)

These guys gave fantasy owners headaches all week. Regardless of their name recognition, some these headliners will be riding the pine on fantasy teams if they can’t turn in some better production. Week Five of the baseball season was simply not a good one for the following ballplayers.

1. Carlos Pena, 1B, TB The Tampa Bay first baseman was only 1-for-27 for a .037 batting average last week …

Read more on Bleacher Report

May 09, 2010

Reel Sports: Hoosiers


Reel Sports: Hoosiers

Cast: Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, and Barbara Hershey

The Los Angeles Times considered this flick "The best sports movie ever made" at the time of it's release. It was also nominated for two Oscars.

The movie starts out with Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) at the school and eventually meeting a not so sweet female teacher.

Dale makes it out to the court and puts the acting coach in his place, which is off the team. This scene I think the writer intended to let us know that Dale doesn't take any flack and means business.

Of course the players don't accept Dale and rebel at first. This causes the team to perform poorly and turning the fans against the coach.

Dale's checkered past about his suspension due to behavioral issues comes to light. The checkered past turns out to be petty stuff.

The drunk made assistant coach was a nice sub-plot.

The small town residents apparently breaths high school basketball. I started thinking Friday Night Lights and We Are Marshall when the town meeting scene took place. This must be a formula to get the audience behind the main character.

The prodigy player eventually joins the team and well most of you know how it ends. They win the championship in dramatic fashion of course.

The movie was pretty good. It was harder for me to get really into it since I'm not the biggest basketball fan.

Fantasy Baseball: Yawkey Way Wicked Awesome

Yesterday I was shopping Dallas Braden and a slumping Wandy Rodriguez to trade for Jacoby Ellsbury or Rollins who are on the DL.

Today is a totally different story. As I was watching the Red Sox take on the Yankees they started talking about Dallas Braden. I then learned that he pitched a perfect game today against the Tampa Bay Rays. Looks like I might be holding on to him awhile longer. I would consider selling him high and play off his perfect game.

Thank You Dallas Braden for helping me win my match-up this week.

Red Sox vs Yankees

I watched the last two slaughter games in horror. I started to think that the Red Sox's spark from 2004 had finally run it's course.

For the third game, the Red Sox thankfully took it to AJ Burnett. Ortiz actually put the ball in play and even better it ended up in the stands. Okay it ended up in the stands after a bounce.

UFC Machida-Shogun 2

I am very happy with the outcome of the main event. Shogun deserves the championship and exposed some of Machida's weaknesses. I never thought Machida was a very entertaining fighter.

The Paul Daley incident where he sucker punched Josh Koscheck was completely uncalled for. Dana White announced today that Daley would never be back in the UFC regardless of his status in the sport. For the record, I don't like Josh Koscheck as the person he appears to be on television.

Kimbo Slice's run with the UFC is likely over after his disappointing lost to Mitrione.

Combatsoup.com

Look for my weekly Ultimate Fighter Season 11 Episode Six Recap article.

NFL Soup.com

Check out my article on the fantasy outlook for the San Francisco 49ers.

May 04, 2010

Reel Sports:The Natural


Reel Sports: The Natural


Cast: Robert Redford, Robert Duval, Kim Basinger, and Glen Close.

I surprisingly did find time to watch the classic Robert Redford flick during this week’s chaos.

I love how the film starts with a young Roy Hobbs playing catch with his father on the farm. The carnival challenge against Babe Ruth truly set the pace of the movie.

The whole plot with the mysterious woman shooting him with a silver bullet was a little much. Then again, the whole movie is filled with fantastical scenarios.

The scene where Hobbs knocks the cover off the baseball is a timeless classic. If I remember correctly the movie The Sandlot had a similar scene.

The storyline surrounding his bat he made out of a tree struck by lighting brought back good memories. The bat Hobbs named Wonder Boy made all young ball players think about it during any thunder storm.

Good triumphs over evil. Roy Hobbs helps his team win the pennant despite his old injury causing tremendous pain.

The shattered stadium lights showering the field like fire flies was quite the sight. Hobbs son tossing the ball around to end the movie was perfect.

The movie does a good job of incorporating everything that is baseball. The superstitions, inner office feuds, corruption, love interests, and of course the game winning home run.


Fantasy Baseball: Yawkey Way Wicked Awesome

My team sadly lost it's first game of the season. I must have jinxed my team after boasting about how the pitching was top notch. This week my staff let me down and I lost to a co-worker's team that shouldn't have beaten my team.

Bye Bye Ben Sheets, your lack luster performances has landed your on the free agent market. I picked up a hot streaking David Freese.

I have Manny Ramirez coming off the DL soon, so some tough choices need to be made about dropping another pitcher. As of right now, it might be Brad Lidge who came back from injury and pitched a horrific return.

Yawkey Way Wicked Awesome is still tied for first place, so I can still hold my head high. This week shouldn't be too bad as we take on a bottom dweller team.
The Wedding

My mother-in-law's wedding was at a park this past saturday. I was the wedding singer at the request of my mother-in-law. My wife and I sang It's Your Love by Tim McGraw for the first dance. The whole day was fun and I had one of my favorite dishes, chicken cordon bleu.