Week 2 of the NFL season is in the books. Matt Drufke has questions. Fancy Boys Football experts Brandon Andreasen and Jack Baker have answers. Let’s mailbag.Continue reading “Fancy Boys Football: Week 2 Mailbag”
There was a time back before the internet, Sportscenter, Gene Michael’s Sports Machine, and other cable networks that the only way to catch your favorite sports highlights from around the world was to watch ABC’s Wide World of Sports. Starting in 1961, the show spent 37 years bringing highlights from the biggest baseball, football, basketball and hockey games. It was also the show that helped make Evel Knievel famous. He defied death numerous times while the show’s cameras were watching, and became insanely famous because of it. Along with great moments of sports achievements, they also showed epic fails. Race cars and skiers crashing. Runners stumbling over hurdles in big moments. It was a little bit of everything. It was famously known for it’s introduction at the beginning of every show, which said “The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.”
This weekend, I experienced the gambling agony of defeat. Over. And. Over.Continue reading “Fancy Boys Club NFL Power Rankings Week 3”
There’s a truth about sports that is hard to understand, but I barely completed what people would call “some college”, so I figure I’ll take a shot at it.
When it comes to all sports, games do not matter. Not really.Continue reading “We’ve Never Needed The NBA More”
The LA basketball team was eliminated today. They took a 3-1 lead on the Denver Nuggets, only to crumble and make it 50 years without a conference finals appearance. We quench their flame with a poem.Continue reading “An American Comedy: Farewell to the LA Clippers”
Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books and what a week it was. Aaron Rodgers is pissed at his team and probably going to win an MVP this year as a result. The Browns are Brownsing once again, the Lions have already proven that everyone who predicted them to be a surprise team in the NFC is an idiot who should be fired, and the NFC East is being led by a team without a name. Let’s break down the winners and losers from week 1 of the NFL season.
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers
Las Vegas Raiders
Los Angeles Chargers
New Orleans Saints
Los Angeles Rams
New York Jets
San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Brady Buccaneers
New York Giants
Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books. Matt Drufke has questions. Fancy Boys Football experts Brandon Andreasen and Jack Baker have answers. Let’s mailbag.Continue reading “Fancy Boys Football: Week 1 Mailbag”
If you know me well, you know i’m a sports fanatic. It’s in my blood. It’s tattooed on my body. I love to watch it. I love to talk about it. I love to read about it. I love to write about it. I really love to write about it. Almost nobody read me last year, but that didn’t mean I didn’t write tens of thousands of words each week across a couple websites. It gave me an excuse to watch football every week and espouse my football virtures on the internets. Then it almost didn’t happen this year.Continue reading “Fancy Boys Club NFL Power Rankings Week 2”
The Houston basketball team was eliminated today. They were victims of their own design, struggling to overcome their lack of size. When the shots wouldn’t fall, they ultimately did, to the mighty Lakers. We put out their flame with a poem.Continue reading “Requiem for the Shore: Farewell to the Houston Rockets”
The Toronto basketball team was eliminated today. They looked to be legitimate contenders for the Eastern Conference championship, but ultimately fell six wins short. We end their title defense and quench their flame with a poem.Continue reading “From Whence Ye Came: Farewell to the Toronto Raptors”
As someone who grew up in the 1990’s, the Jock Jams series of songs were everywhere in my life. I heard them at sporting events- like, all sporting events. I heard them at junior high and high school dances. I heard wedding parties use them to as introduction music. They were everywhere.
And even though some of the songs weren’t great, or even very good, there is something about these massive ESPN-produced mixtapes (all released under the Tommy Boy Music label) that just feels fun. That being said, why just enjoy nostalgia when you can, instead, over-analyze and use math to suck out all the fun of these songs so you can rank which Jock Jams album is the best one?
Hey, everyone… let’s get ready to rumble.Continue reading “The Jock Jams Compilations, Ranked (Y’all Ready For This?)”