|This man awaits your blind acceptance.|
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The fact that there was so much backlash against Richard Sherman after his epic post-NFC Championship Game-interview rampage against the vanquished Michael Crabtree strikes me as utterly ridiculous.
Richard Sherman auditioning for the WWE.
— Dave Wischnowsky (@wischlist) January 20, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
|Back off, Warchild. And bet both road dogs today!|
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Saints (+8) over Seahawks, 1 dime
Saturday, January 4, 2014
|Twenty years...where'd they go?|
50 years since Cleveland's last major championship.
40 years since I took a ride down the birth canal.
30 years since the greatest twelve months in pop culture history: The Making of Thriller, Born in the USA, Purple Rain, Van Halen's Jump, Hulk Hogan leg-dropped The Iron Sheik and won the WWF title, Saturday Night Live was at it's absolute peak, MTV launched the VMAs and Madonna took over the world, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, Revenge of the Nerds, Beverly Hills Cop, The Cosby Show, Family Ties & Cheers, the L.A. Summer Olympics, Where's the Beef?, Michael Jackson's hair caught fire while shooting a Pepsi commercial, the other MJ entered the NBA, Doug Flutie's Hail Mary, and, on two very personal notes- Alex Tarnoczi, at the Richfield Coliseum, headed home a game winning overtime goal to knock the Spirit out of the playoffs and Bono called you out for giving thanks you weren't starving in Ethiopia. And I only scratched the surface, friends. 1984 was so seminal and phenomenal, I remember nothing of my life before it and virtually every moment after- because it marked the year I would devote the rest of my existence to devouring and deflowering popular culture.
20 years since the opening of Jacobs Field and World Series cancellation, OJ fleeing in his Bronco, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, Kurt Cobain's suicide, Nancy Kerrigan, the Crunch's first championship, did I mention OJ in his Bronco?
10 years since I married Mrs. ExVox. You know, before we unmarried.
I ain't much for resolutions anymore. Even the most well-constructed plans will blow up in your face like you were Gus Fring. But I do start every calendar year with the same goal: pick all eleven NFL playoff point spread winners.
Eagles (-2.5) over Saints, 1 dime
November 17th: 3-2 (+1 Dime)
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Friday, January 3, 2014
Ohio State 45
Even with a shorthanded and somewhat nervewracking defense, the Buckeyes take care of business. For the record I feel they would still beat MSU 7 of 10 times, and Florida State and Auburn at least half the time. Damn.
Ohio State 34
After being stomach punched in the Big Ten Title game Ohio State falls behind early and fails to rally in time. Next year with a new playoff system finally gives meaning to these somewhat meaningless bowl games.
Handicapping meaningless bowl games is not in my CST contract, sorry. But I'll happily use this space to lobby for KG to see the majority of tonight's snaps and...JT to be the next HC of the CB!!!!
Ohio State 41
Every time I see Braxton Miller I can't help but think of Terrell Pryor 2.0. Each game, each year I expect(ed) to see them improve in passing the ball. Each game, each year I am dissapointed. Woody will be looking down smiling as Carlos Hyde legally punches Clemson in the mouth with a 200 yard performance.
Ohio State 44
That's because I care.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
What can be said about 2013 that hasn't been said already? In some ways (looking at you, Indians and Buckeyes), it was a fantastic, yet utterly disappointing year. The Indians stormed to the playoffs on a nine-game winning streak, setting downtown Cleveland (baseball) afire like hadn't been seen in 6 years, on a hot pitching staff and despite some flops in the offensive free agent class. The Buckeyes continued their winning ways, sweeping through the regular season, until they didn't continue that winning way in the Big Ten Championship game, with a BCS title spot within reach.