Monthly Archives: September 2013

HDH: September 11th, Pat Tillman

pat tillmanthis week we are doing HDH a tiny bit differently… we are honoring and celebrating the life of an American hero that I’m sure all of you are very familiar with, Pat Tillman.  When Pat was still living he very much had the qualities to be a traditional Hump Day Hero… the guy flew around the field, talking shit to everyone while taking no shit from anyone, not to mention his ability to drop Larry David-esque F-bombs mid game. But on this wednesday we remember the tragic events that happened 12 years ago today, and we honor them with a stand-up, class-act, HERO. Most people that know Pat’s story only know about the tragedy that happened to him while serving overseas, but before that all happened he was one hell of a Safety. Take a peek at this pretty awesome tribute video…

Steve and I started doing HDH’s in attempt to make our readers laugh and smile on the hardest day of the week… Well even if Pat’s story makes you sad, you should smile and knowing that we live among people as good as Pat.  Whether you are currently in class, at the office, or on your couch, remember how much Pat lived his life to the fullest, and let that inspire you to beat this hump day and do big things.. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m damn proud to be an American, and thanks to Pat, my hump day just got much easier.

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– Throc Morton

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TBT: September 5th, Cody Paul

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at the time, CP5 was one of the biggest youtube sensations around.  The kid looked like barry sanders against a bunch of blind pee-wee pop warner players. I’m sure you have all seen his highlight reel, but take a quick peep again and watch cody spin…

right now no one really knows what Cody Paul is doing with his life, all we know is that he was a back up running back on a solid Cali high school team and now he does not play college ball. Poor guy.. but at the end of the day he was one of the most fun pop warner ballers around… shout out to CP5, whatever your doing, keep doing it.

– Throc Morton

NFL SEASON IS HERE

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We are now 1 day removed from the start of the 2013 NFL season, so dust off the jerseys and get fucking excited.  Tomorrow night it is safe to say that pandora’s box will be opened.  The draft was awesome, the offseason was entertaining, and there certainly was no shortage of training camp drama….

Lets start off by recapping a couple interesting things that happened this summer…

Big name Wide Receivers all around the league were released and resigned… Wes Welker, Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, Percy Harvin and Danny Amendola are just a few names on a long list.

We also saw one of the most active coaching change offseasons in the last decade… Andy out – Chip in, Lovie out – Trestman in, Wisenhunt out – Arians in, Gailey out – Maronne in, Romeo out – Andy back in, Shurmur out – Chudzinski in, Mularkey out – Gus in, Norv out – McCoy in.. 8 Head Coaching changes in the offseason, thats pretty damn hectic if you ask me.

Lets not forget some of the ginormous contract extensions that were given out to QBs this offseason as well, whether they are deserved or not I will leave that up to you… Romo got 6 for 119, Flacco got 6 for a 120, Matty Ice got 5 for 105, Rodgers got 7 for 130, and Stafford got 3 for 53… those millions speak for themselves..

and how about some quick facts just to keep everyone fresh… Hernandez killed a dude, Riley Cooper is a drunken racist, Tebow is just god awful at quarterback, Coaches love to drink and drive, Von Miller pops em, the pouncey brothers dont have brains, and one more time Tebow sucks.

Now lets get pumped for the real season… Week 1… Tomorrow….  8:30 PM… Flint Michigan Megabowl…

here are a couple games that I think people NEED to tune into…

We start with the season opener, the defending superbowl champion Ravens visit mile high stadium to play arguably the #1 team in the power rankings, the Broncos.  This game is interesting for many reasons, the first and most obvious is the prestige of both these organizations.  Secondly both teams have had a bit of a makeover, the Ravens’ being much more drastic.  It will be interesting to see how the defense looks without Ed and Ray, and on the other side I’m very excited to see what Wes Welker and Peyton Manning have in store.  Im predicting the Broncs to down the Ravens 31 – 21.

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Falcons vs. Saints.  these teams could suck and it would still be a good game to watch due to the NFC south rivalry, but luckily for us these teams dont suck, at all.  Sean Payton is back, which means Drew Brees can relax and focus on playing quarterback, that is huge.  The Falcons have no excuses this year. They boast probably the best receiving core in the game, one of the best young gun-slingers in Matty Ice, a motivated monster in Stephen Jackson, and a defense that can play with almost anyone.  This game is going to be a fun one, especially for the offenses. I got the Falcons squeezing it out over the Saints 35 – 32.

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Eagles vs. Redskins. RGIII is ready, Mike Vick is ready, Monday Night Football, what is there not to like.  This should be another in division battttttle between two intriguing football teams. Lets start with Philly.  Mike Vick is the starter, and he has looked GOOD in the preseason.  Can he get the ball to his receivers enough to help out Shady McCoy? it will be interesting to see what Chip Kelly has in store for the NFL.  The Redskins also have their share of weapons. Robert Griffin, Alfred Morris, Pierre Garcon and many more will contribute to a high-powered Mike Shanahan offense.  This is an awesome way to kick off MNF for 2013.  RGIII vs Vick = Exciting. To those who know me this wont be a surprise, but I got the Eagles winning this one 28 – 27.

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If you have been following this offseason as much as I have, you are ready to jump out of your seat for the start of the season… check this vid if your having some trouble

and in the words of T.O…… getcha popcorn ready, pillowtalkers!

– Throc Morton

HDH: SEPTEMBER 4TH: CARLOS ZAMBRANO

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The wait is over. Myself and Throc Mortin are back in action…and what better way to get back into it than with a Hump Day Hero.

Carlos “El Toro” Zambrano was one of my favorite players in baseball during his stint in the MLB. The 6’4 275lb Venezuelan fits the mold of an HDH to perfection. He was a fiery guy that was good for an ejection, or at the bare minimum a broken bat over his knee…every game. Some ridiculous Zambrano moments include: He was told not to come into the clubhouse for 30 days, he cleaned out his locker and claimed he quit, then returned the next day, and he got in a fight with a water cooler.

This is vintage Zambrano…just some of many meltdowns.

 

But the thing about Zambrano…he was actually a great pitcher. He could light up the “Not top 10” for a meltdown one week, but then come back and throw a no hitter like he does here.

 

The other aspect to Big Z that made him a legend was his ability crush the ball. There are few things i respect more in the MLB than pitchers who can hang in there at the plate, and El Toro did more than just hang in there. Zambrano was easily the best batting pitcher in recent history. He didn’t just hit for average, he hit bombs.

 

So attack the rest of this hump day like Zambrano would…balls to the wall. We’re back.

– Steve Butabi

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