Irish Dance Off


After leaving TD Bank Garden following a Dropkick Murphy’s show during St. Patty’s weekend, I came across a large crowd watching one of the whitest dance-offs you will ever see. This isn’t your traditional river-dance, and yes, you do dance better when you’re drunk (audio is loud so turn down your volume):

Once the dude rips off the shirt, he goes straight into his Gronkowski dance:

Oh Boston…

The 2012-13 NFL Season in GIF Glory


The following is a recap and tribute to the 2012-13 NFL season in all its GIF glory. Time to break it down:

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It started off with Bounty-Gate and the Saints getting screwed:

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By this clown, who made nearly 30 million last year:

Goodell-as-McMahon

The replacement refs lived up to the hype:

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Brandon Weedon goes America all over everybody’s asses:

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Vince Wilfork needs a sandwich:

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Jim Harbaugh contracts rabies:

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Jerry Jones owns your soul:

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Danny Amendola tries to euthanize grandpa:

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Big Ben and Michael Vick pay for their past transgressions:

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J.J. Watt becomes the new Dikembe:

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RG3’s legs make the Redskins relevant again:

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But that doesn’t last too long:

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Alex Smith refuses to take off his helmet:

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When that fails, he tries to drug usurper Rookie Colin Kaepernick’s helmet:

Smith Poo Helmet

Hey diddle-diddle, Ray Rice up the middle:

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Megatron breaks Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yards record:

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Adrian Peterson proves that stem-cell research is worth it:

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The bum-fumble that sums up the entire Jets’ season and the end of the Sanchize:

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Tebro didn’t fare much better:

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Peyton during the regular season:

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Peyton in the post-season

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Wouldn’t you be too, losing to this mustached man-child:

Gun slinger Flacco

Colin Kaepernick wants everyone to know that he works out:

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Ray Lewis emotionally craps his pants during the National Anthem:

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While Gronkowski nearly re-re-breaks his arm aggressively bro-dancing:

Gronk DanceTom Brady was less-than-pleased:

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Thankfully there was some Beyonce:

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Which caused all of New Orleans to collectively blackout:

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And when everyone came to, there was this:

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Even though everyone is still talking about this:

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Is it draft day yet?

Kicking Bass


Brandon Bass DunkThere better be an NBA Playoffs BIG commercial for Brandon Bass ready to air in time for Game 6 in Philly. I’ll make it myself if I have to.

I don’t know what play they’d use (take your pick from the 3rd Quarter last night), but I’d personally go with this one, with the text “They might be the big three, but when the ball finds me, I know where to put it”:

And yes, for those of you looking closely enough at the bench’s reaction, there was yet another Keyon “Fighting Irish” Dooling “flexing” display (a term coined by his celebratory culprit-in-crime, Marquis Daniels). For more on the growing Boston Bench phenomenon of “flexing”, here’s an explanation (and awesome gif) straight from the leprechaun’s mouth.

Thanks to that Bass-kicking display, the Celtics are up 3-2 going into Philly, with confidence that anyone on the team can step up, impose his will and dominate a game to close out the series. Even the rookie Gregg Stiemsma had a fantastic game, blocking, pulling down boards and connecting with Rondo on the pick and roll.

That’s because the Celtics are playing like a well-oiled machine blending young, high energy players with older, craftier veterans. Rondo is the engine that stirs the drink, or whatever Chuck said…

When I watched the game last night, I heard Chris Webber talk about two Boston huddles that apparently got them fired up (Bass especially) and pushed them to take the lead. By all accounts it was battle-cry and a reminder that this team is a dangerous, mean, green monster. I’m not sure what Doc said, but I’m sure it was awe-inspiring. Some of that fire and brimstone, old-school, epic sh*t.  When and if that speech goes public, I want a copy of it so I can listen to it on my morning commute.

It was so motivational, in fact, that C-Webb couldn’t contain his jubilation, bringing back my personal favorite cheer, aka the “Futbol Announcer,” “Rondooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo” in the 4th Quarter:

It’s just so much fun to watch this Celtics team right now mainly because they are the ultimate 2nd half team. How they overcome deficits and execute when it counts. How on any given night they defer to the guy with the hot hand, and let him carry them. That’s because they play together, lock down on D and find the open man. Last night Bass was the open man and boy did he make the 76ers pay for it.

And like a true Celtics player, he had these choice words to say during the post-game interview:

“When you’re on a team with a guy like [Rajon] Rondo, the ball just happens to find you.”

I’m glad Bass said that. Even when last night HE was the man. Because, not to belittle his 27 point accomplishment, but his comment was spot-on. Bass was hungry, so Rondo kept feeding him – and that 18 point appetite saved the C’s.

Tim Tebow Walks into a Bar…


Courtesy ESPN stock.

So by now you’ve all heard. Peyton Manning is taking his talents to the Mile-high city. I know baseballs carry farther there…do footballs? Well anything not to be in the same division as his little bro.

Peyton is a Bronco and John Elway finally has someone to play catch with. ESPN has no more of that “PeytonWatch” bullsh*t (they seriously were following his van in a helicopter, OJ style), and all is right in goldfish nation. Let Manning-Mania begin!

But I don’t want to talk about the new Best in the AFC West. It’s a crappy division for starters and I’m not sold on how solid the Broncos are now even with Peyton’s supposedly surgically repaired vertabrae, bra. I would like to remind you of the “Dream Team” Philadelphia Eagles this past season.

Peyton is clearly a big upgrade at the QB spot, that’d non-debatable — but look around him. It’s Thomas and Eric “I’m just Happy to Be Here” Decker. Who’s Peyton gonna throw to against a good cover team, while the pocket collapses? That O-line broke down consistently last year, and luckily for the Broncos, during those plays, Tim Tebow affinity for breaking the pocket turned them (mostly) into positive ground yards. Thus the W’s and Tebow-mania:

But then I guess people just forgot. Maybe Linsanity took over and a new underdog story took his place. I’m not really sure, Denver, because at the end of last year, your Coach promised Tebow the starting QB spot only to have it ripped from his massive hands.

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Football Jesus, quite fittingly, was forsaken. By the front office, coaching staff, John Elway and yes, the fans (come at me bro). Let’s be real Denver, how many of you would like to see him get snaps over Peyton? In clutch moments or goal line situations? Yeah. Thought so. You guys might have well thrown him under the Team Bus at Pontius Palace.

I feel for the guy, even though I know he’s just not a good quarterback in the NFL. I’m sure he’ll carve out a niche as a role player, maybe a converted RB, TE or even as a 5-10 snaps a game Wild-Cat option, but I think the verdict is pretty much out. Although to be fair, I guess you could say the same about Mark Sanchize…and they just signed him for 5 years!

So Tebow, here’s a toast to you buddy. I know you don’t drink but now’s as good a time as any to start. I honestly didn’t think this post would be so sympathetic when I started writing it but you did get Denver fans energized again, and you did get wins (mostly). You made football fun to watch and I’ll always root for the underdog (unless it’s against my Pats). Most importantly, whenever I saw you throw the the football I thought to myself “I could do that”.

I will close by saying this. For the polarizing figure that he is, and love or hate his personal views,  Tim Tebow was arguably the greatest College QBs of all time. That should count for something and probably will if you get traded to Jacksonville. Glory Days:

Giving him the Business: mosaicHUB.com


mosaicHUB.comOk. I’m NOT going to talk about a certain event that happened this Sunday. Hell, I’m not even going to talk about sports.

That’s because I’ve been busting my ass (along with the awesome mosaicHUB team) to get our new site launched. Well guess what? We have liftoff.

I know it’s shameless self-promoting, but give me a break. I paid for this blog domain and I’m gonna put it to use. After all it’s publish or perish…

So, if you are an entrepreneur, startup, investor or partner looking to connect, share ideas, resources and advice and get your company off and running, check us out:

www.mosaicHUB.com

mosaicHUB is an online workspace and community helping to turn ideas into reality (and get that funding!). Here ‘treps, partners and investors share ideas, resources and give advice on best practices, while also improving link building, lead/traffic generation, promotional sponsorship and of course find ways to get money for their company.

So fellow Sports Fiends, give it a look, and if you are so entrepreneurially inclined, join, create a profile and start marketing yourself. I’ve actually created a HubGroup called “Sports Fiends” just waiting for you to join.

We also have a blog: mosaicHUB.wordpress.com with updated posts and information about how to use the site. Twitter: @mosaicHUB

I hope to see some of you fiends in the mosaicHUB community. And don’t worry…now that the launch is done I’ll actually have time to blog about…you know…actual sports. Go Celts!

Thanks,

Stephen

Watch the Throne: “Sophisticated ignorance, I write my curses in cursive”


The Bears are going deep into the playoffs and Jay Cutler will win the MVP. Crazy right? Yeah well the new Kanye/Jay-Z is that good (I don’t care what y’all been saying). B-Curtis, wrote a few days ago in Bears Market of the overwhelming fear that just like Kanye and his Pitchfork-proclaimed-opus, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the Bears best days were behind them. Well I was inclined to agree, then this happened:

Kanye you did it again. So yeah, if the metaphor holds up, Jay Cutler for MVP (I’ve been given 20-1 odds and by B-Curtis and I think I’ll take them). Chi-town stand up.

Watch the Throne made me rethink of what Kanye is capable of. Just put him with (one of) the best rappers alive, throw in some soul singers, and add a little OF (for the kids, Kanye, for the kids) and he. kills. it. Two of the best just trading bars talking about their SWAG (like in Otis).

You can tell me the new Strokes sucked and I’ll bite my tongue, but not this one. Haters gone hate and both Jay and Kanye welcome it (like in Who gone stop me). But this is the creme de la creme, kid.

Well…Pitchfork isn’t that impressed but then again that’s probably because anyone with half a brain would like this album and somehow that makes it “lack integrity”. I know this has nothing to do with sports but sometimes I get bored….so…hipster dinosaurs what?:

Well, Listen to Watch the Throne and tell me if you agree. If not, “ixnay on my ickday. That’s pig latin, itchbay”.