Who Should Gruden get to be his next QB?

John Gruden seems to be all out on Derek Carr, so lets look at this like he’s going to move on next year to a new QB. Who’s the next Gruden guy? Will Gruden bring in Brad Johnson to be his QB coach? You know damn well if he replaces Carr, his next quarterback will be outlandish…so here we go.

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Come on! You know Fitz-Magic is a logical choice, he’s a pro-typical Gruden qb. Id also love to see Fitz and John smashing wings at Hooters, going over game plans. If this happens, the Raiders have to be next season of Hard Knocks. If Gruden really is done with Carr, this actually wouldn’t be a bad choice for Oakland until they draft someone.

Brock Osweiler

Just keep giving this guy a job, its hilarious. Signing Brock to a big deal then him playing just like he did in Houston would keep Oakland as the laughing stock of the league, but someones going to keep this guy around, why not Gruden.

Blake Bortles

Trade Carr for Bortles…straight up. Carr may win a Super Bowl in Jacksonville and Bortles will still be Bortles, but Gruden traded the best defensive player in the league, so this isn’t outlandish. In no way will this be an improvement for Oakland, but its something stupid that they would do.

Nathan Peterman

Yea I said it. Peterman sucks, but Gruden will think he can fix him. I’m not even kidding, he seriously would think that, he probably currently does think that. Peterman likely won’t get better under Gruden, but he would help the Raiders stock up on top draft picks, by landing them in last place.


Ok most of these have been a joke, but I’ll give you 2 picks I think would actually work. I was also kind of serious about Fitzpatrick being a good fill in until they draft someone.

Teddy Bridgewater

Bridgewater should have never been pushed out of Minnesota like he was, he was a promising quarterback until his injury. The Saints traded for him and he would be a great predecessor to Drew Brees, but this is a guy that could really help Oakland. The team has a lot to rebuild but a fresh start with Teddy could be just what Gruden needs.

Tyrod Taylor

This is another guy who could be a solid holding ground until Gruden drafts who he wants. Tyrod has been solid everywhere he’s been and never seemed to voice his opinion, even when in rough situations. Raiders fans would also love Tyrod he’s a gamer and has more flair than Carr. Either way a solid season for Tyrod before be gets booted for another 1st round quarterback isn’t the worst the he could do. He also fits Grudens mold of a cheap veteran qb, who doesn’t make a lot of mistakes.

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Its the Season…for Overreacting About Your Team

Maybe the best part about hockey season is the stupid ass fans, after one game teams are already booing. Last night during the St. Louis Blues game, fans started booing Jake Allen, after multiple defensive let downs. Boston fans already are calling for a goalie controversy after Halak got a shutout and Rask allowed 5 goals in the season opener.  Vegas fans have seemingly already turned their backs on Marc-Ande after he got pulled., but he obviously went out on the strip the night before with Gritty, cut the dude a break. There’s more than just goalie over reactions, William Nylander is getting attacked by Leafs fans for not signing a new contract and “taking a discount,” but as we’ve seen in football, these guys have to get paid while they can because you never know when an injury can end your career. Minnesota fans roasted their team after losing to Colorado and have deemed the season a failure.

I have a word of advice for all these “experts”….SHUT THE HELL UP, your hot takes don’t mean shit and no one cares. I don’t care if you’ve played hockey before either, “As a former player blah blah blah.” Oh you played hockey? What team did you play for?

IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT TEAM YOU PLAYED FOR!! Stick to beer league and fantasy hockey, you pigeons.

Then to all of you who never played and don’t even know what icing is, just some input for ya. Just because the goalie lets in a goal, doesn’t mean its his fault, sometimes the defense sucks. Get your head out of your ass and just enjoy the game.

 

Canucks’ Ban Fortnite..Cause that matters

Vancouver forward Bo Horvat recently came out and said the team had implemented a ban on the popular game Fortnite. The fact that an NHL team thinks that a video game is going to win or loss them games is unreal, this is what happens when teams are ran by old white guys. Video game should be a release for players, who are constantly on the road, away from their families. What do you want them to do? They can drink, party, and just get into any kind of trouble or…they can sit in their rooms and play a video game.

Some players outside of the Canucks had something to say, like Jets forward Patrick Laine. “I think they just needed something to blame after last year,” Laine said in an obvious shot at the Canucks’ 31-40-11 record last season. “And we kind of made a deal if we’re playing like that, we can give up our PlayStations so we’re not going to take them on the road. But I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

Maple Leafs player Zach Hyman also had something to say on the issue. “I don’t think Fortnite’s the problem,” Hyman said. “I think that you can get addicted to anything. If you’re sitting there playing Fortnite for 12 hours a day it’s probably not the best thing for you, but if you play it like a normal person — one or two hours a day — then you’re fine. … If you’re going out all night (partying), you’re addicted to going out. That’s not good either.”

Teams should have way more things to worry about than a video game, if they truly think that’s the problem, then maybe they are actually the problem.

Best Fictional Movie Character Athletes for Each Sport

Movies have been made about just every sport we can think of, we grow to love these characters. But who is the best in their respective sports, we take a look. The only real criteria for this is that person has to be fictional, tons of true stories have been made, we already know how great they are.

Golf

Honorable menton:

Chubbs Peterson (Happy Gilmore)

Shooter McGavin (Happy Gilmore)

Roy McAvoy (Tin Cup)

Danny Noonan, Ty Webb, (Caddy Shack)

Winner: Happy Gilmore

Gilmore is the G.O.A.T., the guy didn’t even know how to golf at first. He was a hockey player that decided to golf, that makes it even more impressive. His long drive was on point, and he adjusted his short game to win. That’s the markings of a real pro, with the memory of Chubbs on his mind Gilmore would win a green jacket. Oops I meant Gold jacket, who really gives a shit. Either way Gilmore was a character he drove up attendance and ratings for the PGA. He did more for the game than any other character.

Basketball

Honorable mentions

Air Bud

Bugs Bunny (Space Jam)

All the players from Blue Chips

Jesus Shuttlesworth (He Got Game)

Sidney Deane and Billy Hoyle (White Men Can’t Jump)

Winner: Jackie Moon

I shouldn’t even have to explain this, but I will. Jackie was an owner, coach and player, that’s so much pressure! His team got robbed of becoming an NBA team, people dont forget they got 4th place. I’d say Monix and Clarence played key parts on the team but none of that would have happened without “Love Me, Sexy”

Baseball

Honorable mentions

I love baseball movies and my honorable mentions could go on for days. Movies like Bull Durham, Major League, Angels in the Outfield, Rookie of the Year, Sandlot, A League of Their Own, Little Big League, Bad News Bears, this goes on, so ill just skip straight to the winner. Don’t forget about Kenny Powers either, he was on tv show, but still its Kenny F’in Powers.

Winner: Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez

He is fast, smart and can make good contact with the ball. And judging from the long scene where The Jet is running from The Beast, Rodriguez has had stamina and agility from a young age. There are not many movie shortstops, or players in general, who can compete with Rodriguez. Plus Rodriguez grows up to have an absolutely amazing stache with the Dodgers.

Football

Honorable mention (Don’t forget that “Remember the Titans” was true story)

Willie Beaman (Any Given Sunday)

Megget (Longest Yard)

Spike – (LITTLE GIANTS)

Becky “Ice Box” O’Shea – (LITTLE GIANTS)

Shane Falco – (The Replacements)

Winner: Bobby Boucher (Waterboy)

He literally had quarterbacks begging for their lives at the line of scrimmage. In his first football game he ever played, Bobby set the NCAA record with 16 sacks in a single game against West Mississippi. The guy is an absolute unit and has an amazing football sense, he sees the field like Ray Lewis and is a leader in the locker room. Remember when Bobby Boucher showed up at half time and the MudDogs won the Bourbon Bowl? Do Ya?

Hockey

Honorable Mention (There’s so many just like baseball, but for this ill do a top 10, no particular order)

Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot)

Gunnar Stahl (D2: The Mighty Ducks)

Gordon Bombay (Mighty Ducks Franchise)

John Biebe (Mystery, Alaska)

Derek Sutton (Youngblood)

Connor Banks (Mystery, Alaska)

Xavier LaFlamme (Goon)

Julie ‘The Cat’ Gaffney (The Mighty Ducks)

Wolf “The Dentist” Stansson (D2: The Mighty Ducks)

Winner: Dean Youngblood (Youngblood)

For true hockey fans this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Its widely argued in the hockey community, but this guy is always right at the top.

Youngblood was one of the purest goal scorers on any roster of any team in any hockey movie. After all, how else would a skinny kid who can’t fight make a team in a Canadian Junior Hockey League? Dean’s goal-scoring ability translated to junior hockey, but it took him a while until his physical play improved. Youngblood demonstrated the total package in the last game of the season. His penalty shot goal sealed the championship for the Mustangs, and his victory in a fight against Racki cemented his position as a true all-around player.