Category Archives: HDH

HDH: June 25th, Donovan McNabb

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one thing a lot of people don’t realize is that McNabb was actually a very good football player. Over his 13 year career he built a very strong resume, one that has even stirred up some Hall of Fame talk. 59% completion, 85.6 passer rating (NOT QBR), over 37K passing yards, over 3,400 rushing yards, and 6 trips to Hawaii. However, D-Mac will always be known for not being able to get it done on the biggest stage, and that along with the absence of the big shiny thing on his finger will very likely keep him out of Canton. That might sit sour in Donovan’s stomach for the rest of his life, but the way he played the game and had fun on the field has to bring a smile to his face. One of my favorite tunnel entrances of all time was performed by number 5 himself…

Oh, Jerry Jones wants to make us all walk through a bunch of fans and get spooked? How bout I slay the air guitar and scare the shit out of some mother and her child watching me through the glass…

He was an out of shape scrambling quarterback who could unleash 70 yard bombs off his back foot… He rarely buckled his chinstrap… He didn’t know that you could tie an NFL game… He was a Campbell’s chunky soup athlete… And he had a killer Andy Reid impression… How about the time he ran into the Giants bench and decided to pick up their QB phone and act like he was calling someone, legendary stuff. Watch this clip below of D-Mac making unreal play after unreal play, all while goofing off whenever he had the opportunity.

Truly one of the best scrambling QBs ever to do it, not to mention he was doing it before it was cool. At the end of the day McNabb had endless amounts of fun on and off the field, that’s just the type of guy he was and still is, but he was also a warrior who left his heart on the field. I will never forget this one..

So take on your Wednesday like Donovan McNabb took on every game, have a blast, but bust your ass.

– Throc Morton

 

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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

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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HDH: August 14th, Manny Ramirez

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Where to start with manny? The guy used to be able to hit the stitching off a baseball, but thats not why he’s this weeks hump day hero. Whether it was his anger issues at the plate, lack of shit-giving in the outfield, or ability to goof off no matter what the situation was, Manny was a legend. Check out this vid to get a quick reminder of how awesome he was back in the day…

if you didn’t laugh at that cutoff play than I’m not sure what you would laugh at.

If you watched that video till the end you saw him enter the Monster on a mound visit, well that wasn’t a special moment because he did it quite often.  Rumors used to circle the league saying he would use the bathroom back there all the time, and sometime just sit down and relax. Who else in baseball has the nads to just pop a squat mid-game? I know manny does.

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He jumped from team to team just throwing temper tantrums and hitting mediocre, which lead to his hilarious random retirement.. which happened to be very short-lived. He was just let go by the rangers earlier today so sadly it might be the end of this smiling face.  Manny’s hall of fame chances got hurt when he failed a drug test in ’09, but for a hall of fame talent, manny had the most fun on the field, hands down. Happy hump day from the pillow talkers and Manny!

– Throc Morton

HDH: August 7th, Gilbert Arenas

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Agent 0…

Now he is a STUD on the Shanghai Sharks, but it wasn’t that long ago when Gilbert signed a 111 million dollar contract with the wizards. He was one of the hottest Shooting Guards in the league at the time, but there was one thing wrong for the wizards… he gave 0 fucks… Lets start things off with looking at the way he organized his Blackberry Messenger (BBM) contacts…

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you wonder how that stuff gets out to the public, right? Well Gilbert might have helped when he tweeted that he wanted girls to see how he rates them, and changed his avatar to that picture.. such a respectable play by Agent 0 fucks.

Now lets look at some of his other ridiculous superstitions, ways of life, and accomplishments.

While with the wizards he: ate Boston Market before every game, Tickled Antwan Jamison’s armpit in the pregame huddle every game, changed shoes at half time if he wasn’t playing well, wore shoes 2 sizes too small because he was self-concious of his foot size, and would yell “HIBACHI” during his release when he was hot shooting 3-pointers.

how can we forget his infamous pre-game gun shooting antics! He just served a meaty suspension for having a gun in the locker room (no comment), and comes back trying to piss David Stern off even more. He busts out of the huddle pretending to shoot all his teammates, you can’t make this shit up, Agent 0 fucks is a legend.Imagejust take a look how he made his teammates smile, guy was a walking gem, better yet a shooting star… and that is why he is this weeks HDH. Now go crunch those numbers and scream hibachi every time your feeling good. Happy hump day.

-Throc Morton

HDH: July 31st, Clinton Portis

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Clinton Portis was without a doubt one of the most versatile RBs of the 2000’s… but luckily for us he was also the greatest interviewer in the history of the NFL.  That is why he is this weeks Hump Day Hero.

Every once in a while Clinton would dress up like it was halloween for his interveiws… Not only did he just dress the part, his personality would morph to fit these characters, it was always a hilarious couple of minutes to watch. Take a look below and check out some of the faces he would bring out to mess with the media.

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…and here is a video of him as Dolemite Jenkins (1 of his many alter-egos)

along with Dolomite, there was… Choo Choo, Sheriff Gonna Getcha, Southeast Jerome, Coach Janky Spanky, Dolla Bill, Dr. I Don’t Know, Bro Sweets, Mr. Ruff Ruff and Dr. Do Itch Big…. This full grown (at the time) pro-bowl athlete was coming up with these redonkulous names on the regular, Imagine the names he must come up with for his campus legend in NCAA football?!?!? Kudos to Mr. Portis and his extrodinary sense of humor and ability to just not give a shit of what people think of him.

Keep grinding through your wednesday.. hopefully knowing that its totally chill to play dress up as a 30 year old man will make it easier for you, I know it is for me.

– Throc Morton

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Hump Day Heroes: July 24th, John McEnroe

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Federer, Nadal, Agassi, Sampras… the list of tennis greats can go on, but one man stands a top of his own list, the lists of tennis legends.  Johnny Mac was by far one of the funniest athletes ever to play a sport, he argued every single call that didn’t go his way.. usually while he had a ferocious afro-type thing on his head.

ImageMcEnroe was of the worst/best temper-tantrum throwers ever to step foot on any type of court. Check out this video of J-Mac ripping into a ref for a questionable out call..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekQ_Ja02gTY

and here is an epic compilation of the greatest referee-ripper of all time..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koE_e_LX4c0

Johnny let his emotions hang on his sleeve, and that is why so many fans loved to watch him swing. If I could compare him to any NBA player it would probably be a mix of Ron Artest (not MWP) and Magic Johnson. Magic because he was unbelievably talented and Artest because he was as big of a wildcard as you can get, I mean the guy had a shorter fuse than Bob Knight… Johnny Mac is a LEGEND, and was definitely one of the most entertaining athletes of all time… and lets not forget his amazing cameo in Mr. Deeds.

Go take on the rest of your wednesday, just like McEnroe would… balls out and by the horns.

– Throc Morton

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Hump Day Heroes: July 17th, Rasheed Wallace

As we start up our blog, we have some pretty good ideas being thrown around, I mean are you really surprised though? We are pretty much legends. That being said, we are installing a weekly post titled “Hump Day Heroes”. HDH will be bringing you some of the greatest sports characters of all time, in attempt to brighten your day and put a smile on your face.  Hopefully this installation will help you battle through the hardest day of the week, and make you laugh in the process.  Enjoy!

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Today’s Hump Day Hero is one of my personal favorite athletes of all time, Rasheed Wallace.  I probably don’t even need to say much about him because the man is so damn legendary, I mean he is the only human being ever to be thrown out of the McDonald’s High School All-American Game. I mean really, if that doesn’t get you laughing than you are a misanthrope. Here are a few other reasons why Sheed is so legendary.

– He has 317 career technical fouls, that is just outstanding work, MJ couldn’t do that if he tried.

– Ball Don’t Lie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZqHXeZ7Tyg .. One of the better catchphrases in modern day sports

– I don’t think he actually gets pumped up for games, see for yourself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV8dPEELruE

– People forget that he was actually an extremely solid NBA player, take a look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR8e35c6ebc

Hopefully Rasheed Wallace has helped you push through that final project your working on in the office or whatever the hell you are doing. If you want more of him check out youtube and have a field day.  Happy Hump Day, later fools.

– Throc Morton

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