Mar 31

Musings From the Bench

Do you know the Muffin….Woman?   Every day hubby goes to the corner store for the local paper, a pack of generic cigarettes and gets me a muffin — a Rachel’s Gourmet Raisin Bran Muffin, it seems to be the only thing that helps keep me regular — if you know what I mean. But …

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Mar 30

Game of Thrones: The Preview

OK, So before our story begins, the 7 Kingdoms that make up Westeros, were guiding by a King that that was put on there by his power as a Dragon Rider. Generations later, the King is overthrown by King Robert, who is more worried about his hunting than his queen, who is the daughter of …

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Mar 30

Chris Johnson’s next stop

The Tennessee Titans are expected to release Chris Johnson this week. So, where will he end up? That’s my specialty. I did pick Vick correctly. 1-New York Jets. The Jets are looking for playmakers (they already added wide receiver Eric Decker and quarterback Michael Vick) to improve a stagnant offense and CJ can definitely make …

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Mar 30

UConn goes dancing.. it’s about basketball… honest!

Okay, A quick hitter from the WTF guy… And I beg ya’ll be patient… this is really about college basketball… You may have noticed… or not… that lately the WTF columns have been bereft of any sports related stuff. That’s by design. It’s not that I haven’t seen any sports stuff that gives me pause …

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Mar 29

My 2 Cents

In the wake of the Biogenesis scandal and ARod’s 162 game suspension, the players had demanded harsher penalties and the got it. Some of the penalties include 1st offense is 80 game suspension, 2nd is 162 games and 3rd is Lifetime ban. It will also include no play-offs for any suspended player. Also the number …

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Mar 28

2013 Draft Grades: Dallas Cowboys

  Recently I went through the First Round of the 2013 Draft, and looked how I saw the players doing in their rookie year. I did a pretty good job I thought. I also took a deeper look at some drafts as a whole. I’m going to kick this off with the Dallas Cowboys and …

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Mar 28

The NCAA is not dead . . . Yet.

Ex-Northwestern QB Kain Colter won his case. The Northwestern football players can form a Union. So the NCAA is dead right? They have to get paid, they have rights, everything is hunky-dorey and everything is great, right? Not so fast. The case only applies to Northwestern football players, and they have a LONG road to …

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Mar 28

The Blog About Nothing 3/28 Edition

What up world? It’s me EJ, and I’m back with another edition of The Blog About Nothing. My bad on not posting a blog last week. The kid was sick. Yeah, I got a wicked case of bronchitis and it knocked me flat on my ass last week. I’m one of those dudes, that when …

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Mar 27

Who do the Lakers bring back next season?

The Los Angeles Lakers are suffering through an absolutely horrible season, mainly due to injuries. Kobe Bryant played in just six games and Steve Nash has played in only 11. Pau Gasol, Nick Young, Jodie Meeks, Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar, Chris Kaman and Xavier Henry have all missed games as well. In order for the …

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Mar 27

A Discussion: NLRB, Student-Athletes and Trade Unionism…

On Wednesday (3/27) the National Labor Relations Board decided that the Northwestern students petitioning to organize as a trade union actually, as employees, had that right to attempt to do so. Now, if ya’ll have strong opinions, as I suspect many will, on this issue then you might be interested in a discussion that started …

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Mar 27

Maurice Jones-Drew likely to sign with the Oakland Raiders

Bay area native Maurice Jones-Drew visited the Oakland Raiders on Thursday as part of a two day recruiting process in his search for a new home. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is one of the better reporters covering the NFL and he believes there is a strong chance he’ll sign with the silver and black. Jones-Drew was …

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Mar 27

My 2 Cents

Northwestern student-athletes won their case to unionize. The National Labor Relation Board ruled that scholarship athletes should be considered “employees” with the rights to unionize under Federal Law. The next step will be a vote of the full NLRB in the next few months. Also if approved (after years of appeals from the NCAA and …

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