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007 Reasons Why Liverpool Will Win It’s First Premiership Crown in 2014

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The English Premier League doesn’t have a playoff system to determine its champion. The team that accrues the most points during the regular season wins that crown. Having said that, Saturday’s visit to Anfield by Manchester City to take on current league leader Liverpool could be the next best thing to a playoff.

This year’s EPL campaign is headed for one of the most spectacular finishes in its 22-year history. Four points separate Liverpool, Chelsea, and Man City for the top three spots respectively, the race for the fourth Champions League spot sees Arsenal and Everton with a single point between them, and the race for the spots being contested by the pair of points separating Tottenham Hotspur and the post-Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United.

Man City and their gargantuan payroll seems to be the favorites of the British football punditry; the perception being that expenditure has given them the…

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Five Arguments For and Against the Existence of God and Their Equivalents Concerning Jamie Moyer as a Hall of Famer

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One thing that is true about the blogosphere, and one of its greatest things overall, is the fact that you can find a list for just about any topic.  This is the parlance of Listverse, which is honestly one of the best sites anywhere. This is why we here at Dubsism have a long history of comparing an incredible non-sports entry from Listverse and comparing it to something from the sporting world.

Another thing which is true about the blogosphere is that it is the express train from the sublime to the ridiculous. That brings us to our Jamie Moyer for the Hall of Fame campaign.  Now that the clock for Moyer’s eligibility for induction into Cooperstown is ticking, it is time for one of those comparisons so that you can decide where on that spectrum this campaign resides.

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As you contemplate what is likely the last Dubsism Moyer-o-Meter, peruse

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SBM Exclusive: The BLAST-CAST – Volume 14: Remembering Ralph Wilson

SBM Blastcast HeaderOn Tuesday, the NFL lost an important figure, and the story simply isn’t getting the coverage it deserves. To fix that,  Ryan Meehan from East End Philadelphia and J-Dub from Dubsism take a look back at the contributions made to the NFL as we know it by the former owner of the Buffalo Bills, the late Ralph Wilson.

Click here to listen to or download the Blast-Cast (MP3 format)…The Blast-Cast is also available on Itunes; just search “SportsBlogMovement.”

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…And Now For a Bracket Completely Different…College Hockey!

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Many people don’t realize it, but the NCAA College Hockey Tournament is timed exactly to give you, the bracket loving public, another shot to fill out a bracket, albeit a completely different one.  What you know about college hockey matters little; most of you who fill out brackets for basketball don’t know shit about that either.  What you do need to know is that college hockey is chock full of awesome rivalries. For example, the opening round game in the West region features North Dakota and Wisconsin, two schools who have a hatred of each other all the way back to the old days of the WCHA.  Now that the WCHA saw most of its big school depart for the NCHC or the newly-formed Big Ten (which balances out the football conference which will open next season with 14 teams by only having six) version, this tournament…

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SBM Exclusive: The BLAST-CAST – Volume 13: How the “Bracket” Has Simultaneously Made and Destroyed College Basketball

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Now that the NCAA Basketball Tournament is down to the Sweet Sixteen,  Ryan Meehan from East End Philadelphia and J-Dub from Dubsism have taken it upon themselves to educate you, the podcast-listening, blog-reading public as to how the cultural phenomenon known as the “Brackets” has been both a boon and a bane to college basketball. It’s a complex conversation, but one that will expose some truths about college basketball you may not have known.

Click here to listen to or download the Blast-Cast (MP3 format)…The Blast-Cast is also available on Itunes; just search “SportsBlogMovement.”

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Yet Another Year Where My Brackets Call For a Disaster Analogy

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Obviously, there's a black hole out there that swallows airliners and J-Dub's brakets.

Obviously, there’s a black hole out there that swallows airliners and J-Dub’s brackets.

Last year, the analogy I made to the disaster that is my bracket was to a crashing airliner.  Last year was the first in all my years of this basketball-driven self-flagellation where I lost my champion in the first weekend.  This year marks the worst bracket I’ve ever had while still keep all of my Final Four intact.  Somehow, I managed to end up tied for ninth in a sixteen-team pool.

There’s two weird part is that despite the fact that I’ve already lost three of my Elite 8, I am in a perfect position to make up some serious ground next weekend. Not only do I have all of my Final Four, but in the Schadenfreude portion of this blog, it’s time to  look not at how intact my bracket is, but how fucked the…

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SBM Exclusive: Sports Doppelgangers, Volume 61 – The NCAA Tournament Edition

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Let’s be honest. Today really marks the start of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. sure, I know we have those “First Four” games on Tuesday and Wednesday night, but those don’t really have the feel. The opener of “March Madness,” needs those “David and Goliath” matchups; your”big conference power team” matched up against South Southern Central Vo-Tech A&M.

Speaking of “Goliaths,” There’s really not a better real-life example of a giant in this tournament that Sim Bhullar, the center for the #13-seeded New Mexico State Aggies. Having said that, we couldn’t help but to notice Bhullar’s simlarity to another giant, the “Chief” from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

Now for the best part…Sim is listed at a gargantuan 7’5″ and 360 pounds, but he also has a “little” brother, Tanveer, who also plays for the Aggies. Of course by little, we mean that Tanveer Bhullar is only 7’3″ and 335 pounds.

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The Dubsism 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket Challenge – Light Fuse and Stand Back

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The day after Selection Sunday is historically the best for my brackets; it’s the one day there’s still hope.  Sometime between now and the end of the weekend, the hopes for my brackets have generally disappeared faster than a Malaysian airliner.  That’s precisely why this post comes with a disclaimer. It’s really not a question of whether you should stand back; it’s a matter of how far way you need to be avoid sucking in fatal amounts of smoldering wreckage when my bracket eventually collapses on itself.  That’s why I have provided you with the following Civil Defense chart, as the force of my collapsing bracket has been estimated by some serious science-type guys to be roughly that of a 1960′s era nuclear weapon.

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So, now that you’ve seen that, this is the part where I tell you (on the advice of my serious legal-type  guy) that you…

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SBM Exclusive: The BLAST-CAST, Volume 12 – Tales of Depression and Sorrow: The Seattle Mariners

SBM Blastcast Header  RobertsIt’s been a while, but the SBM Blast-Cast is finally making its triumphant return! Rest assured that while J-Dub and Meehan were serving time for DUI convictions working with the Ukrainian revolutionaries, they never once lost sight of the sports world and all it contains. However, Meehan’s return from Eastern Europe was delayed by the fact the Russian border guards took a dim view of the placement of his Vladimir Putin tattoo. So, while Meehan is getting a Soviet-era belt sander not-so-lovingly applied to his (REDACTED), the staff here at Sports Blog Movement had to scramble to keep our planned podcast revival afloat.

To save the day, in steps fellow Sports Blog Movement member and KUGR Radio personality Neil Roberts, who in an episode of Tales of Depression and Sorrow sits down with J-Dub to talk about the angst involved in being a fan of the Seattle Mariners.

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SBM Exclusive – The Deep Six: The Reasons Why Ronda Rousey’s Comments About Beating Up Floyd Mayweather Are Stupid

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By J-Dub and Meehan

Rarely do we throw the term insane around, so as to not offend those in the mental health  unemployment community.  However, pissing off jobless people means pissing off as much as 9% of the U.S. population and 100% percent of our readership. So, we thought now was a good time to increase the amount of people who hate us to at least 50% by infuriating the sans penis crowd.

At first, we really didn’t have an idea of how to do that.  After all, we’ve already trashed Danica Patrick both as much as we could and as much as anybody could realistically be expected to care.  Just when we were seriously considering exposing the frighteningly high frequency of hermaphrodism in the WNBA, MMA star Ronda Rousey opened her mouth, and what fell out was blogger Manna from Heaven.

What could that possibly be, you ask? Well, let’s just say that when you thought the whole “boxing vs. MMA” debate couldn’t get any dumber, Rousey lipped off  Los Angeles radio station Power 106 FM that she could beat boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in a fight.
“I would drop down to the ground and crawl over to him as fast as I can,” Rousey said. “I wouldn’t even stand up, I wouldn’t be near him. I would just do a little army crawl over there and he would have to run away. I would just be skittering after him like the one dude in “Bloodsport” that was doing the whole monkey crawl fight system. I would do that. I would just bear crawl over there, too low for him to hit me, and tackle him down. I spent a lot of time on the ground, and I doubt that he does.”
We really didn’t know where to start with that.  The first thing that jumped out at us was the “I spent a lot of time on the ground” line.    Not only do those jokes write themselves, they build a time-machine back to the third grade when they were still funny. Then we locked on to a whole Jean-Claude Van Damme/Bloodsport thing, but that died when we realized that all of our jobless readers probably live on Van Damme movies, and being able to quote a lot of specifics from such  cinematic cheese-fests is a cry for help in and of itself.  Ultimately, we settled on the obvious; this is just plain stupidity.

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