First off, I’m going to give a shoutout to my buddy Duke Large who runs a basketball podcast called “DameTime!” on his website. He shouted out Degenerate Sports on there and I’ll return the favor for him. I’m a feature guest speaker on his latest episode so give it a look at dukelarge.com.
The playoffs are where legends are formulated. Tom Brady is the embodiment of the franchise QB and is possibly the most successful athlete of all time. And mostly because of his postseason success. My philosophy about sports is nothing is more important to a player’s legacy or greatness than winning championships. Tom Brady hasn’t done just that, but he’s dominated the entire league since he stepped foot on the gridiron. This is the most important game he and the Pats will ever play, and for several reasons…
Technically, the All-Star break is the “halfway point” in the NBA season, but every team has technically surpassed the 41 game mark. So I’m going to give you guys my mid-season thoughts.
Congrats to all the people who bet against Alabama last night, which is probably 95% of America. Bama is to college football what the Yankees, Patriots, LeBron James, and Duke are to their respective sports. People fucking LOVE when they get embarrassed. You love to hate any team or person that has the most success in their sport and that’s just human nature. Whether it’s out of jealousy or just straight hatred, that’s just sports for you. Bama has been the most consistent dynasty in sports besides the Pats, and they faced Jennifer Aniston and the Clemson Tigers in the title game. Easy win, right? Nope. The Tigers proved last night that the saying “You throw a football like a girl” is actually a compliment, their offense is the best in the FBS, and their destruction of Notre Dame wasn’t a fluke. They absolutely eviscerated Alabama’s defense on the ground and through the air. They held the Tide scoreless in the whole second half. Saban’s team choked harder than Stormy Daniels when she thought screwing Trump was a good idea. As of now, Clemson is the team to beat. And Trevor Lawrence is just gonna get better every year. All he’s gotta do is use some of his illegal paycheck he’ll receive next year to see a damn barber.
First and foremost, I would like to convey my apologies to the entire sports world because I posted ONE sarcastic blog that has apparently shifted the universe’s order.
The Eagles and Ravens are in the postseason, and the Steelers and Vikings are out. The 2 teams that were eliminated both played games that ended in a tie. Tying in NFL games can drastically affect teams’ playoff chances because of win percentage.
The Ravens are expected to part with Joe Flacco in the off-season and that will revive his career. The Ravens are not where they used to be in terms of quarterback-receiver dynamics. They have evolved into a defense dominated team and rely a lot on the running game. They no longer have that reliable receiver that Joe Flacco had great chemistry with. Torrey Smith and Steve Smith were exceptional targets for Flacco and helped him succeed. If he joins a team with a good receiving corps and a competent offensive coordinator he could very well succeed and lead a team into the playoffs. There’s so many teams that have franchise quarterbacks though, so it’ll be tough to find a team that will not only name him their starting QB, but also to give him the tools he needs to succeed. The only teams I could see Flacco going to are the Jaguars and the Redskins. They both have really confusing quarterback situations and could benefit from a veteran who’s made it to the Super Bowl. Both of their receiving corps are underrated and could really shine if Flacco gets that chemistry with them. Flacco could bring the best out of Dede Westbrook and Donte Moncrief if they play to their fullest potential. For the Skins, I could see Flacco and Josh Doctson having great chemistry, and Doctson is way too talented and brimming with potential greatness to not have a good quarterback to give him that chance. Doctson was unbelievable on TCU and could have a breakout season anytime soon, like Mike Williams for the Chargers. Other than those two teams, who are screwed in their QB department, Flacco may not have a chance to be a starter ever again