Posts tagged ‘NFL’

October 7, 2015

Bro-est Bros You Knows – Ep. 15 – Good Guy Mintz!

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The Bro-est Bros you know love to highlight true American bros! This week’s brocast honors Chris Mintz and his brave actions in Oregon. If more people had this guy’s American-do spirit, the world would be a much better and safer place.

Here at BBYK, we are all about taking bad songs, and making them cheddar! So if you haven’t been doing so hot in your fantasy football league, no worries bro, we got you. The Bros dive right into fantasy football week 5, and the fantasy guru’s fantasy is in the house to give you the leg up on the competition. The Bros also highlight some of the action from UFC 192.

Check out BBYK’s fantasy football week 4 episode here.

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September 17, 2015

Bro-est Bros You Knows – Ep. 12 – Attack on Fantasy Football!

Bros, it is time to gear up for week two! Here at Bro-est Bros, we know that many of you are hurting for some help after some major injuries hit the league in week one. Perhaps you lost a star wide receiver (cough* Dez Bryant cough*) that was playing against giants. Well no worries, Ami-BROS, we have got you covered.

Look we understand that it can be daunting when you look up at your opponent’s lineup and see Odell Beckham Jr. against the lousy Falcons secondary. Or when you see that they have Aaron Rodgers against Tampa Bay’s efense…

Don’t sweat it, BBYK has your plan of Attack! Not only will BBYK help you with bro-vice on players you should avoid playing for week two, the Bro-est Bros also cover some free agents on the waiver wire that can be TITANS in your week two line-up.

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BBYK will be doing a fantasy football podcast weekly during the NFL season, so for all of you fantasy football needs, concerns, and desires… keep it tuned to BBYK.

Check out the epic representation of the Bro-est Fantasy Football League.

We are excited to debut BBYK’s first song (starts at 24:24) “Dave is into tight ends.”

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September 10, 2015

Mad Max: Shiner Bock Road

 

In the distant past, the year 2013, there existed a most vile example of human filth, Immortan Dave. He terrorized the fantasy landscape with unmatched brutality. He was a merciless tyrant with a love for sperm-based euphemisms. He took what was a lush paradise and transformed it into a barren desert.

He outlawed women. The men were forced to be shirtless for his sick enjoyment. They even had to dye their skin white because he was uncomfortable with minorities. Surely 2013 will be remembered as the dark ages of the White Castle Fantasy Football League.

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He continued his mad rule, securing the most precious commodity in all the land… the running back. He stocked his team with this very rare asset and sat back to enjoy the ensuing chaos. Ask yourself reader, have you ever played Montee Ball thinking he would help your team?

By the time you wised up to the fact that Montee sucks Ball(s), Immortan Dave had already picked up CJ Anderson. He dragged the league down to the furthest depths of madness. He paraded his running backs in front of the league, declaring…

Immortan Dave: I have too many running backs to play them all. Anybody interested in a trade?

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Immortan Dave: Sike! All your running backs are belong to me. I’ll just let you watch them on my bench!

The League: Dude, you are such a douche.

The members of the White Castle League didn’t know what to do. Some even stopped having a will to win.

Sapulpa Stars: I have stopped having a will to win. Just let me keep Reggie Wayne and I’ll call it a season.

Bloody Mayhem: Rugby rugby packers rugby rugby aaron rugby packers rugby rugby FARVE YOU, Dave!

The Confessor: Bloody Mayhem is right, the tyrant must be dethroned.

The league now knew what needed to happen. In a crazy fantasy world, only the mad survive!

Vexed Viet: grunts* Dave must go down.

Final

(1) Vexed Viet 198

(2) Triumphant Davids166

 Even a god tyrant can bleed.

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The laws changed. Women were allowed in the league. Bloody Mayhem had an unbelievably good draft. Sapulpa Stars had a believably bad one. Team Face The Facts and Scared Hitless fielded competitive teams. Nothingfinerthana49er, true to form, drafted a bunch of 49ers.

There is an air of hope and optimism among league members, and the White Castle League is set to have the most epic season yet. The motto for the League this year… #downwithdave.

Vexed Viet: You should be despondent, Dave. I am coming for you!

 

 

 

To be continued…

 

September 2, 2015

Bro-est Bros You Knows – Ep. 11 – The Good BRAHmaritan

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It is indeed a bro new world, and with that comes a bro new set of challenges to conquer. One such challenge that every bro must face is Fantasy Football. Don’t think you have what it takes to win? Think you are riffraff, just a street rat? We don’t buy that. If only you’d look closer. When the guys in your league want to rip you open and take you back, you have got to take a hint and you’ve got to face the facts. BBYK has got your back.

That’s right, the football season is upon us, and all the other bros around the country are getting ready with their eyes on the virtual prize… winning their fantasy football league. If you want to up your game, keep it tuned in to BBYK. The Bro-est Bros have got you covered for all of your draft day concerns with fantasy advice straight from the fantasy guru’s fantasy.

BBYK also drops some wisdom with their rendition of the parable of the good Brah-maritan. You’ve may have heard of the bro bible, but this is more like the actual Bible, interpreted by bros. Truly brofound stuff.

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Here is a link to the Downtown video referenced in the podcast featuring the brotastic Macklemore and the epic Foxy Shazam.

October 25, 2014

Bro-est Bros You Knows – Episode 5

The Bro-est Bros talk about the World Series, UFC, NBA, and Fantasy Football. Special guest Matthew Mcconaughey drops by to talk about Texas sports and something so shocking you won’t believe what happens next!

October 21, 2014

Face The Facts – Episode 9: (De)Marco!?… BROLO!

Fact – The term “work horse,” was appropriated as an expression in the 1950s to refer to certain breeds with recognizable features such as a tall stature, upright shoulders, and a strong grip. It derived from the then-popular “dray” or “draft” horse, which originated in the old English dragan, to haul.

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Two major records were broken this weekend, but only one had a choreographed routine to celebrate it. Yeah… Peyton Manning’s touchdown record is kind of a big deal; just ask the near 24 million Americans that tuned in to watch it happen. What is lost in the celebration of Manning’s record is that there was another significant record broken last Sunday. Demarco Murray surpassed Jim Brown for the most consecutive 100 yard rushing games to start a season. JIM FREAKIN’ BROWN! This is a huge deal. Not because what he did was more remarkable than what Manning had accomplished, but because it had a much greater degree of difficulty considering the way the game is played now.

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Sports writer David Steele argued in his article last week, that if both Manning and Murray broke the aforementioned records, Murray’s may be more significant. Even as a Cowboys fan though, this seemed a bit of a stretch. Generally speaking, career accomplishments should trump seasonal accomplishments. The reason being, great players can catch fire and burn up the league for one season, but only the game’s true elites can consistently put up the numbers to smash career records. It is harder and rarer to have great careers versus great seasons. A week later after witnessing the greatness that is Murray,  and armed with a bit of (lazy) research, I would like to help defend the contrarian position that Murray’s record is both harder and rarer than Manning’s record (given context)…. homer glasses on!

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Simply put, this isn’t your grandpa’s NFL. If you look at the single season passing records, 21 of the 30 best seasons were by currently active players, though, I’m not sure Matt Schaub counts as currently active. If you look over at the single season rushing records, only 3 of the 30 best seasons are by currently active players; only one if Adrian Peterson isn’t considered currently active. Now my flatmate, a huge Manning fan, would argue that Manning’s TD record will be so far out of reach when his career is over, making his achievements impressive regardless of how the game has changed. To that I say, you cheddar come up with something feta than that.

Yes Manning’s TD record is incredible and nearly 100 better than the third guy down, Mr. Dan MariNo Superbowl rings.  However, 8 of the 30 top passing touchdown career totals are held by currently active players. The Cowboys’ Tony Romo is on pace to surpass Steve Young by week 12. Andrew Luck, at 25 years old, is closing in on the top 150 and should be top 100 some time next season. To put that into perspective, that would project him out to surpassing Manning’s current record by the time he is 35 (Manning is currently 38). Aaron Rogers is on pace as well. By comparison, only one active player is in the top 30 for rushing touchdowns (once again, that number is ZERO if you don’t count Peterson as active).

 

 

Yes, today’s quarterbacks are a very talented bunch, but it is not as if there weren’t some really talented quarterbacks before. On the flip side, it isn’t like the running backs of today just all became scrubs. The game has evolved, and the workhorse running backs are extinct… or are they? Demarco Murray is proof that a strong ground game behind a premier everydown back is still a recipe for winning. Just ask the 6-1 Cowboys how it is working out for them. What he is doing right now would have been impressive in the heyday of the rushing game. Yet, no one until now has taken this record away from Jim Brown. Not Barry Sanders, not Eric Dickerson, not Earl Cambell, not Emmit Smith…. nobody in almost 50 years has been able to do that. The crazy thing about what Demarco has done is that he broke a record when the league trended away from players doing that.

There are a few players that project to at least give Manning a run for his money (His musically gifted younger brother Eli is on pace to surpass the great Joe Montana!) when their careers are over. This is a testament to both their talents and the modern emphasis on the passing game. Jamal Charles, Lesean McCoy, Arian Foster- are great backs that have evolved with the game and are getting a lot of their yardage through the air. Almost half of Jamal’s yards were recieving during his incredible year last season where he managed a whopping 2000 yards from scrimage. Unless the game goes old school, and it doesn’t look like it will any time soon, Murray’s record should be around for a while. So even if Manning’s accomplishment take center stage, cheer up Murray fans and enjoy these highlights:

 

 

Fact – The first walk-off hit in the seventh game of a World Series came on October 10,1924. Washington Senator infielder Earl McNeely hit a single to score Muddy Ruel with the winning run against the New York Giants in the bottom of the twelfth inning.

Are you excited?! The World Series are upon us and it is going to be an epic battle between the red hot Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. Will Lorenzo CAIN and the rest of the Royals be up to the task and win it all for Kansas City? If you haven’t already, check out the World Series preview on Bro-est Bros You Knows. I know my wife Zanahoria and I are going to be tuned in for this. Also fellas… if you want to impress the ladies, rock Eric Hosmer’s new haircut the “Hos.” Go get them champ, you’re welcome.

Fact – People that read VividKaret.com are the type that discuss philosophy while enjoying a scotch.

Things I overhear at the gym:
Bro 1- I can’t believe you picked Chipotle over Cava, Cava is like way healthy.
Bro 2- Yeah, I know… it so gross, you can just taste how healthy it is.
Bro 1- But you can get chicken on it though, chicken is so boss!
Bro 2- They have chicken? I thought it was like Mediterranean…

The next Face The Facts will take a look at some TV shows that do not get enough love. Also, FTF will look at some exciting games coming out at the end of 2014 going into (HOLY MOLEY!) 2015. Please check out my podcast Bro-est Bros You Knows. This week Klar and I will cover a little UFC and fantasy football… and a special guest will drop by to talk about something so shocking… you won’t believe what happens next! Until next time, remember, when in doubt just Face The Facts.

October 14, 2014

Face The Facts – Episode 7: An Ode to Cowboys

Fact – The Cowboy Code was the foundation for the modern American Bro Code.

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Few figures capture the hearts and minds of the American public more so than the cowboy. His free spirit and rugged toughness seemed to personify America herself. The frontier conquering cowboy had a certain dana sais quoi (per FTF #6, or wife will freak out that I didn’t spell je ne sais quois correctly), and has truly earned his place in American mythology, right next to the almighty apple pie. While cowboys have been photoshopped by Hollywood and turned into alcoholic, gun-slinging outlaws, being a cowboy actually meant living an honorable, and often humble lifestyle.

Many books and movies depict the Wild West as a chaotic time marked by vicious gun fights and bank robberies, but the truth is the violent crime rate was low during that time period. Historically low in fact. In the year 1880, the cow town hubs of Dallas, Texas and Leadville, Colorado recorded zero homicides. In fact, between 1870-1885, the cities of Abilene, Ellsworth, Wichita, and Dodge City recorded 45 homicides. That is a rate of 1 per 100,000 citizens for a 15 year span. Furthermore, 16 of the 45 homicides were recorded as authorized by law enforcement. In terms of violent crime, that makes the “Wild” West era the most peaceful period in American History.

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Don’t be fooled by their tough and weathered exteriors; cowboys were not the murdering blood-thirsty bandits they are portrayed as in film. They were gentlemen, and they lived by their code. The cowboy code was a set of rules all cowboys abided by. The commandments of the Wild West, these rules helped ensure justice and civility in an otherwise untamed state of nature. The cowboy code encouraged all cowboys to treat each other as compañeros,  to treat all women with dignity and kindness, and to treat their profession with vigor and integrity. Many cowboys traversed the American Frontier with little more than their hats, their horses, and their code… satisfied by honest-to-goodness hard work and the most beautiful sunsets on God’s green Earth. One interesting rule in the cowboy code: cowboys were encouraged to nod instead of wave while on horseback. That’s right–the cowboy invented the original bro nod.

It is with these American icons that the Dallas professional football team proudly shares its namesake. This is America’s team, and for the first time in what seems like an eternity, America can be proud again. These Cowboys took on the reigning Superbowl champions. Even more daunting was that fact that they played on Seattle turf. What happened next was Washington crossing the Delaware. A supposed weakness going into the season, the Cowboys defense contained and pummeled Russell Wilson & company all game long.

Stop hating on the Cowboys D folks, they have replaced the yield sign that is Morris Claiborne with the stop sign that is Orlando Scandrick. The Seahawks were getting run over by Carr. They would get to Church and be baptized by bruises. For the most part, Lynch was least mode. The super speedy Harvin was held to ZERO yards receiving. If you were stupid enough to play him against the Cowboys D, you were rewarded with ZERO points in standard leagues. The Cowboys D punched the Seahawks in the face, and gave them a star-shaped black eye. On the flip side, the Superfriends Dez/Romo/Witten/Murray dominated the Legion of…Whom(?). As in, who were we suppose to fear? Richard Sherman? He got trucked over and over again by Dez and Murray. Earl Thomas? He missed Murray so badly on a tackle he wound up on a milk carton. Until this game, there were only rumors that you could run on the Seahawks:Demarco

Well Murray TMZed that mother. Yeah, the Boys sure looked good on Sunday. Now, don’t go out and pre-order your Superbowl Champions t-shirt just yet. We still have more than half a season to go. But for the first time in a long time, we can put the 5-1 “Cowboys” and “Superbowl contenders” in the same sentence, and not be accused of taking Mr. Mugatu crazy pills. How bout them Boys!?

Fact – Android would have bankrupted in 2003 if not for a cash donation of $10,000 by Steve Perlman, who refused a stake in the company.

So the hype machine is roaring away, and most signs point to an unveiling this week (possibly Wednesday the 15th) by Google. *According to a Forbes report, Google will announce their new Android OS on the 15th. The reveal is said to include both the new Android operating system (codenamed “L”) and the new Nexus phone (codenamed “Shamu”). This is exciting news for Android users as the Nexus line generally represents a harmonious integration of the latest and greatest in mobile technology and a pure Android experience. This is even more exciting with the launch of a new OS.

Now there are some people that will either prefer iOS or enjoy conforming to a doctored Android experience. I like to call these people the “blonde jocks” — they mean well, they just don’t know any better. So if you prefer contaminated Android, the new Nexus is probably not as exciting. Look you Blohn Jochs, go ahead and pre-order that Samsung S6, I heard it is the #nextbigthing. No offense to blonde jocks, Biff (batter up!) is a true Bro. For everyone else, here is a teaser trailer from Google:

Not much to go on, but it looks like Google is getting in on the phablet craze. They seem to tease a larger phone, which makes a lot of sense. With Samsung’s Note series and Apple’s Iphone Plus, the phabulous phablet trend seems here to stay. Early rumors suggest the new Nexus phone will be built by Motorola and will have a bigger screen with a 2k resolution. The phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 805 quadcore SoC and will run the new Android L. What do you think about the phablet trend? Are you excited for Google’s announcement? Post your thoughts in the comments section below… j/k  j/k… I know only you are reading this, Zanahoria. You don’t have to fake write a comment. I mean if you are going to swear that you are not really my wife… I WILL TOTALLY BELIEVE YOU!

Fact – People that read Vivid Karet.com score very well on the wonderlic.

The next FTF will feature a little NBA preview and what Kevin Durant’s injury means for the West. *Spoiler: Westbrook is going to break the season record for most field goal attempts* Please, if you haven’t already, check out all the different content we have on VividKaret. You can  follow me on twitter @FaceTheFacts22. Also, Klar and I will be coming out with a new Bro-est Bros You Knows pretty soon, so keep an eye out for that. For all things that are awesome, keep it here at Face The Facts.

September 16, 2014

Bro-est Bros You Knows – Episode 2

The Bro-est Bros you know recap week two of fantasy football and special guest Fashion Turkey stops by to talk Miss America.

September 13, 2014

Bro-est Bros You Knows – Episode 1

The Bro-est Bros talk fantasy football, boxing, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Special guests Rocky Balboa and Dana White stop by.

August 7, 2013

Welcome Back Football

We’re less than a month away from the 2013 NFL regular season and fantasy football drafts are right around the corner.  With that, the Manning brothers are here to remind us that we can’t always count on having television access for all the games.  Being the awesome duo that they are, they have a solution.

Enjoy.

And if the video wasn’t enough, feel free to take a look at this gif if you’re ever having a bad day…