Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
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Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 5:53 PM
In Honor of Jim Leyland Stepping Down Today as the Tigers Manager We Present This Classic Barry Bonds Confrontation
Old fucking school. Winstons and Marlboros just chewing out Barry Bonds self entitled ass during spring training back in the early 90's. Jim Leyland packed up his cigarettes and headed out of Detroit today and he will be missed. The funny thing is if this happened today Leyland would have been crucified by the media and made to apologize for being a racist. True story. Also we would be talking about changing the name of the Pirates because Bob Costas got offended for Captain Hook.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 2:49 PM
Ok so this is all hypothetical and I know the college football lords have only agreed to a 4-team playoff starting next year but this is what I envision as the perfect playoff system that would rival Super Bowl interest. 8 teams determined by the college playoff committee.
Now just going by BCS Standings this is what the first round match ups would look like:
1. Alabama vs 8. Baylor - Could Bama be on upset alert? Nick Saban would have a hard time stopping Baylor's spread offense which averages an incredible 65 points a game. Bama's defense has only given up 1 TD in the last 5 games.
2. FSU vs 7. Miami - These two rivals would be a complete mismatch in my opinion. I just can't see Miami beating FSU this year. Jameis Winston would have a field day vs a suspect Hurricanes defense.
3. Oregon vs 6. Stanford - Another rivalry game between conference opponents. Stanford knows how to stop Oregon. This would be another fun game to watch.
4. Ohio State vs 5. Missouri - The Big Ten vs the SEC. For bragging rights. Braxton Miller vs Maty Mauk. The Buckeyes 25-game winning streak on the line vs a big bad SEC team. Both conference fan bases would love for this game to happen.
Could you imagine the ratings for these games? It would be through the roof. Better than the NFL Playoffs in my opinion. You could have Bama vs Baylor in the Cotton Bowl. FSU vs Miami in the Orange Bowl. Oregon vs Stanford in the Rose Bowl. And Ohio State vs Missouri in the Fiesta Bowl. The winners go on to play semifinal games in New Orleans and Atlanta. Final Championship game could be in Indianapolis or Houston. It would be epic and it needs to happen. 4-team playoff is cool but an 8-team playoff would be the shit.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 2:28 PM
Well so much for another "game of the century" moment on Saturday night. Jameis Winston and FSU came into Clemson in a hostile environment and absolutely beat the living shit out of them 51-14. With the win Famous Jameis is your leading Heisman Trophy contender and FSU makes the big jump up to #2 in the BCS Standings. This looked like the FSU of old. They have their swagger back.
Anyways Bill Murray got a little frustrated with Lee Corso's FSU pick Saturday morning and pulled out some old school WWF wrestling moves on the old man. Corso got the last laugh Saturday night. Now leave it up to some liberal media d-bags to complain about the savagery of the Seminoles tribe portrayed by the white man here. Where is Bob Costas when we need his unnecessary and uniformed opinion?
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 7:32 AM
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
We are unofficially at the midseason part of college football so I thought it would be prudent for us to give out some awards. Now these are NOT your typical college awards. No douchiest frat boy or sluttiest sorority girl award will be given away here at SportsCrack. Sorry fellas. This is college football. The only religion that actually matters on Saturday.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Anthony Barr, UCLA
COACH OF THE YEAR - Art Briles, Baylor
MOST SURPRISING PLAYER - Zach Mettenberger, LSU
MOST DISAPPOINTING PLAYER - Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
TRUE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Jameis Winston, FSU
MOST SURPRISING TEAM - Missouri
MOST DISAPPOINTING TEAM - Notre Dame
BEST GAME SO FAR - Georgia 44, LSU 41
MOST OVERRATED TEAM - Miami
MOST UNDERRATED TEAM - Baylor
BCS TITLE GAME PICK - Alabama vs Oregon
MIDSEASON ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor
RB Bishop Sankey, Washington
WR Odell Beckham, LSU
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
WR Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin
TE Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor
OG David Yankey, Stanford
C Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
DE Michael Sam, Missouri
DE Vic Beasley, Clemson
DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
DT Derrick Hopkins, Virginia Tech
LB Kyle Van Noy, BYU
LB Anthony Barr, UCLA
LB CJ Mosley, Alabama
CB Blake Countess, Michigan
CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
S Ed Reynolds, Stanford
S Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama
K Mike Hunnicutt, Oklahoma
P Zac Murphy, Miami (OH)
KR Ty Montgomery, Stanford
PR Kevonte Martin-Manley, Iowa
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 8:39 AM
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
160,000 fans? Holy shit. This is going to be epic. Unfortunately it's going to be a snoozer of a game between two programs who's better days are way behind them. Tennessee hasn't been good since Phil Fulmer was winning Cups in Knoxville. Virginia Tech hasn't been a national title contender since Michael Vick was electrocuting puppies for sport. But forget about the game itself. The tailgating should be out of this world. And really it's the only reason to attend the event. Granted Tennessee and Va Tech could rebound by 2016. But this video makes it look like a clash between Alabama and Oregon. Clearly it is not. Bristol, TN is not that far away from Atlanta. I've sworn to my grave I would never attend a NASCAR event but this is different. It's college football inside a left turn only speedway. I would think it would be on par with attending Preakness. Beer will be flowing. Fuck it I'm in!
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 11:51 AM
You know Brian McCann, Freddie Freeman, and the rest of the Braves were yelling profanities at their flat screens when Yasiel Puig hit this triple. This Puig bat flip was beautiful. Perfect form. I give it a solid 9.5. Too bad Puig thought it was a jack and then kind of looked stupid just staring at the ball as it hit the right field fence. He still legged out a triple and finally broke out of his 0-for-11 skid in the NLCS with flair. If Puig worked at Chotchkie's he would have at least 37 pieces of flair.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 6:39 AM
Friday, October 11, 2013
@darrenrovell Custom contact lenses for our cheerleaders here at University of Oregon. Photo from Oregon Cheer acnt pic.twitter.com/QeuxMAFH2S
— Autzen Students (@AutzenStudents) October 11, 2013
Yeah I'm definitely going to be having nightmares about these stupid ass contacts the Oregon Cheerleaders are wearing tomorrow. Why mess with a great thing? I know it's Halloween month but WTF? The only thing they need to be showing is their "O" face. I'm not saying Oregon is going to lose now to Washington but I am saying they will most definitely not win because some asshole thought it would be a good idea to mess with these girl's eyes.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 11:54 AM
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Less than 100 were made of these 2013 Shamrock Series Hydroskin Riddell Revolution Speed Authentic Full Size Helmets. These are the same exact helmets Notre Dame wore when they beat Arizona State in Dallas. We have managed to get our hands on a few of them. Right now we are only taking PRE ORDERS. Shipping starts in 2-3 weeks.
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Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 3:49 PM
I'm being 110% honest here. "What Does The Fox Say?" is this generation's greatest song. It's speaks to me in ways I had no idea was possible. It touches the soul and leaves a lasting impression. Ylvis is a modern day Beatles.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 5:36 AM
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
And yes we will be making a "Maple Jordan" shirt after seeing this disgusting between the legs dunk at the McDonald's All-American dunk contest. Andrew Wiggins is from Toronto hence the "Maple Jordan" nickname which is oh so sweet.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 1:28 PM
As you probably know Jadeveon Clowney has not had the greatest junior season. Hyped as a Heisman front runner by ESPN and multiple media outlets before the season in large part to his "hit" vs Michigan in the bowl game Clowney has not come close to producing (sacks or tackles for loss) his numbers he had his freshman and sophomore seasons. Now there are questions about his conditioning and his heart. Does he really want to play? Or is he afraid to get hurt and kill his draft stock like what happened to his teammate Marcus Lattimore last season and risk losing millions of dollars?
My take: I get a Dwight Howard vibe from Clowney. He says one thing but I don't believe him. I don't think his coaches or teammates believe him either. Even the Ole Ball Coach called him out a bit during his press conference after Clowney decided to sit out vs Kentucky. Clowney knows he is going to get millions in April and doesn't want to risk it for South Carolina. I can see where he is coming from. It's a winning lottery ticket and you don't want to risk everything by putting it in the washing machine. But I also wouldn't want him on my team. If he doesn't want to play then fine. Sit out. But don't act like you do want to play and then pull some backdoor shit on your teammates, coaches, and fans.
What do you think about Clowney? Is it much ado about nothing or is he really sitting out to insure his health and NFL Draft stock?
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 10:48 AM
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 9:22 AM
Well since Monday around these parts in Atlanta was considered Black Monday with the Braves again getting eliminated in Choketober and the Falcons blowing a lead vs the shitty Jets on Monday night and falling to 1-4 it's been difficult for me to even watch anything sports related, much less talk about it. Even though I can't stand the Red Sox this celebration put a smile on my face. Here we have grown men making millions of dollars acting like high school kids. I love it. Just shotgunning beers left and right. Blood, tears and beers. Don't ever grow up.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 8:21 AM
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 2:15 PM
Last week finally lived up to some of the preseason hype with a great Georgia vs LSU battle in Athens and old Lane Kiffin getting his ass kicked off the team bus and fired after USC gave up 62 points to Arizona State. With Georgia winning a HUGE game they have set themselves up to reach the National Championship game if they win out. Granted one of Clemson or Oregon would have to lose one game to 100% make sure a one-loss SEC Championship winner gets into the BCS Title game but we know there is no fucking way they both go undefeated with Stanford and FSU on their schedules.
Who replaces Kiffin? My early bet would be Kevin Sumlin. Sumlin will have to replace Johnny Manziel in the offseason along with 3 starting linemen. Plus what is more attractive: College Station, TX or Hollywood? Yeah Sumlin would jump at the opportunity if given it. But you also have Jack Del Rio (no fucking way), Chris Petersen (I could see him leaving Boise), Pat Fitzgerald (seems an odd fit), and James Franklin (can't see Haden putting up with his antics) as viable candidates. Honestly it won't matter who USC hires. They will be better than Kiffin instantly.
Here are my top 10 teams. These are how I would rank them in terms of overall performance and the strength of schedule they have faced.
9. Texas A&M
I think I'm going to regret dropping LSU that low from where I had them last week (3). The Tigers are a really good team. They just faced a better Georgia team at home with a quarterback in Aaron Murray who is playing Heisman-worthy football right now. LSU lost last minute on the road but they still can make it to the SEC Championship and possible the National Championship if they win out including battles vs Bama and Johnny Football. Could it be done? Of course. But right now I would put it at less than 25%. LSU has the feel of a 2-loss team but they are better than UCLA and Washington overall. Fuck I should have LSU definitely higher. I'll probably switch around next week.
Georgia of course makes the big climb back into the top 5. They lost a tough road game to #4 Clemson in the season opener and struggled vs North Texas but they got two tremendous victories at home vs South Carolina and LSU. Both of those victories are like getting strange 9's or 10's in Miami as opposed to banging a 7 somewhere in the Midwest. Baylor is still the sneaky little sexy bitch with glasses out in Texas who a lot of guys are failing to recognize because they aren't Oklahoma or Texas. In fact they are much better. Again they remind me of Oregon. So much speed. Also you could interchange Oregon and Alabama at the top of the rankings. Both are great programs who could eventually meet in Pasadena. Personally I would love to see those two programs battle it out.
Noticed I've left out Ohio State and Florida State despite being undefeated behind one loss SEC teams Georgia, Aggies, and LSU. While both the Buckeyes and Seminoles have unbelievable talents at the QB position in Braxton Miller and Jameis Winston I don't see their overall team speed and athleticism up there with the other SEC schools. Again I could be wrong on this but they will have plenty of chances to sneak up the ladder.
TOP 5 HEISMAN CONTENDERS
1. Johnny Manziel - Johnny ran and passed all over the Hogs Saturday night.
2. Marcus Mariota - He wasn't flawless because of the monsoon in Eugene but he still lead the Ducks to 55 points vs Cal.
3. Jameis Winston - The Seminoles struggled early on but Famous Jameis came on strong and led the team to romp vs Boston College.
4. Tajh Boyd - Passed the 100 TD career mark in an impressive 49 point victory over Wake.
5. Aaron Murray - Played brilliantly while leading the Dawgs to an impressive win vs the Mad Hatter.
Yup I got all 5 contenders filled with quarterbacks. It's another one of those years where anyone who doesn't take a snap behind center has much of a chance. I dropped Todd Gurley (not his fault with the sprained ankle) and replaced him with Aaron Murray. I still don't have AJ McCarron or Teddy Bridgewater in there.
Best play of the week goes to Famous Jameis with this remarkable play...
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 1:28 PM