Archive for September, 2013

LunchtimeLinks

These are the best links on the internet right now.  Be sure to check back just about every weekday at 12:30PM EST for your lunchtime links.

1. The Pittsburgh Steelers install a new retractable roof on their stadium (no, not really) [pic]

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As a member of the Red Sox Nation, I have grown up hating the New York Yankees; but on Sunday afternoon, my hatred for the New York Yankees was pushed aside as the team honored a future Hall of Famer, Mariano Rivera.

Rivera, baseball’s all-time saves leader with 652, was joined by former NYY manager, Joe Torre, and former teammates Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, and Tino Martinez during a 50 minute ceremony that included chants from the fans “Stay One More Year!”  Read the rest of this entry »

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ESPN reports that the NBA, for at least one game, may be putting nicknames on the back of jerseys next season.  Some members of the Miami Heat have been told the NBA is considering having them and the Brooklyn Nets wear jerseys with their monikers of choice on the back instead of their last names.  Does anyone else think this gimmick is one of the worst ideas the NBA has ever had?  Read the rest of this entry »

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“Excuse me, Jonathan Villar. I’d like to ass you a few questions.”

Can you beat TSB’s caption for the infamous butt-double?  The winner will receive an 8×10 autographed picture signed by Cincinnati Bengals running back, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and a free Gillette clear gel deodorant/anti-perspirant. Check out the contest details after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

After the last two episodes of Breaking Bad left us close to a state of cardiac arrest, “Granite State” felt more like the eye of the storm before “Felina” causes the general TV public to shit it’s pants and board up their windows. What you have here are the three main characters either in an actual cage or a cage of their own invention. Also, Nazis are running around, causing havoc, and sometimes even dressing like ninjas. We’ll start talking about these cells that Walter, Jesse, and Skyler find themselves in as well as the ramifications of Ninja Nazis after the break.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sports Security

For the start of the 2013 football season, the NFL has issued a new mandate so increase security at their events. All bags brought into the stadium must be clear and of a certain size and variety. So in the true nature of the NFL, you can purchase an official clear NFL bag that so happens to be exactly to those specifications for the price of a good meal. But what security measures have the other professional leagues taken? Check out this great infographic.
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Aldon Smith Mug Shot
At 7 AM on Friday morning, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested on the suspicion of DUI. After a single-car accident, he took a breathalyzer, failed, and was booked into jail. The San Jose Mercury News also reported that marijuana and “pills” were found in Smith’s car, and he had been booked for possession. It also reports that his BAC was 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit.

But the 49ers had a game today! So the 49ers naturally made the right wrong decision by letting Smith play in their game against the Indianapolis Colts. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Philadelphia Phillies have found their replacement for former skipper Charlie Manuel. The Phillies have removed the interim tag on Ryne Sandberg and signed him to a three year contract that runs through the 2016 season. Sandberg is currently the only Hall of Fame player managing a major league ball club.
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Written by Kevin O. (@Fromheretoli)

Hey guys! So this is my first post with Total Sports Blog (thanks for the invite, Earl!) and I’ll be bringing you my craft beer recommendations for your football Sundays. I’m sure many of you are sticking to the “standards” such as Bud, Miller, Coors, maybe some Sam Adams, and that is absolutely okay; craft beer is a “build-up” experience. I myself was weary at first but once I started purchasing and supporting local and smaller breweries, I started to see the difference in taste and quality.
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Bones Jones Kick

Jon “Bones” Jones defeated Alexander Gustafsson in one hell of a fight, to retain his Light Heavyweight title at UFC 165.  These two fighters put on some display over the course of 25 minutes. Check out the GIFs and recap from the fight after the jump.
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