Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hipster Teams In Sports

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Hipster culture is very much in vogue these days. From the fashion world, where skinny ties and skinnier jeans are the choice of dress to the music world, where artists such as The National (who are absolutely wonderful) and Janelle Monae offer something different from the usual dreck that Top 40 and Mainstream Rock radio have to offer, hipsters like to be one step ahead of the rest.

The sports world is not immune to hipster culture either. It especially exists in soccer, where German club Borussia Dortmund provided an alternative to the corporate elitist clubs that exist in the highly exposed English Premier League. Dortmund have a unique relationship with their supporters, in which the club is publicly traded on the German stock market. The supporters who in turn are shareholders, vote on the board of directors and have plenty of say in the direction of the club. Playing…

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SBM Exclusive Feature: Sports Doppelgangers, Volume 47

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In honor of the opening of the NBA season, it’s the perfect time to point out the eerie resemblance between Dallas Mavericks’ head coach Rick Carlisle and oddball funnyman Jim Carrey.

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THE PASSION OF THE MAN WHO IS BECOMING THE NFL’S ANTI-CHRIST

by Ryan Meehan

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been the center of attention because of his antics on the sideline of Sunday’s last minute loss to the Lions.  This was a game that I understood there was going a certain level of frustration for a lot of the Cowboys players.  But Dez made a scene of it, and now it’s front page news.

What Dez Bryant seems to have forgotten is the Cowboys aren’t exactly strangers to blowing games like this one.  Perhaps the reason everyone else on the sideline was so calm is that they know damn well they should be 6-2 and running away with the division now known as the NFC Least.  Continue reading

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What We Learned From Week 8 of the 2013 NFL Season

By J-Dub and Meehan

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Yet another week has passed in the sportsgasm that is the NFL season, and that means it is time for us to tell you some things you need to know without the self-serving spin those assbags at ESPN will never give you. We know this because if you think you can get real football information from concussion poster children like Merrill Hoge, you probably also didn’t know that tetherball originated as  ninth-century Tatar war ritual that involved chopping off the head of your dead enemy, tying it to a pole, and beating the shit out of it.

Think about that the next time you drive by an elementary school. Now let’s learn something about this week in the NFL. 

1) Your Official Dr. Kelly Brackett NFL Death Watch:

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Philadelphia Eagles

  • Cause of Death: Vick-Barkley Syndrome
  • Autopsy Report with Bonus Comment:  For the record, Meehan accurately projected how the Eagles would start this game.  Ah yes…here it is…

“But after all that, really – it’s a 60% capacity Michael Vick versus Eli.  And after Vick leaves the game because he aggravates that hamstring yet again, it’ll be Matt Barkley in his place.”

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Pac-12 Power Rankings for Week 10

The landscape of college football went relatively unchanged  after week ten. For the Pac-12, the week was full of predictability, as there weren’t any upsets; there also weren’t too many close games to speak of. In other words it was a pretty boring weekend for those — meaning me — who liked the chaos of the previous week. Now, let’s get to the power rankings for the Pac-12.

  1. Oregon Ducks: Oregon regained its title of the great spread coverers; the Duck’s 28 point victory over the Bruins was impressive.

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Sports Blog Movement NBA Preview: Pacific Division

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With the NBA season right around the corner, we here at Sports Blog Movement are doing exactly what you would expect a bunch of sports bloggers to do; pretend like we know what the fuck we are talking about when it comes to what this campaign may bring us.  With that, here’s my rundown on the Pacific Division, complete with five good questions that may make or break each team’s year.

1) Golden State Warriors

I know that with the impending demise of the Lakers, the Clippers have become the sexy pick to reign over this division. I just don’t buy it. There’s a host of reasons why, but I will get into those when I get to the section on the Clippers. Right now, I’d rather point out the five questions that with the right answers point to the Warriors winning the Pacific.

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Sports Blog Movement NBA Preview: Southwest Division‏

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In the Southwest division’s nine year existence, the San Antonio Spurs have dominated the division – winning it six times.  But as we’ve written here, the Spurs are getting up there in age and there are other teams that are ready to step up and take division title.  It’s probably one of the most competitive divisions in all of sports, but that means that towards the end of the season it’s also the easiest to slip out playoff contention.  During the 07-08 season, all four teams that made the playoffs had at least 50 wins, and during the 10-11 season, all five teams had winning percentages over .500.  So in other words, it’s not a division that the current Phoenix Suns would do particularly well in.  Here’s how everyone finished last year:  

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