Monthly Archives: March 2011

Five Baseball Video Games That Changed My Life

I spent eight hours in my bedroom Tuesday. I wasn’t sick. I wasn’t working on my laptop. I wasn’t watching aToddlers and Tiaras marathon. Nope. I was playing the recently-released video game, MLB 11: The Show on my PS3.

I have looked forward to early March pretty much every year since college, as I await the release of the newest baseball game. It got me thinking about how many hours of my life I’ve spent playing baseball video games. It’s a lot of hours. I mean…a lot of hours. Let’s just say that if Brandon Davies was given a copy of MLB The Show when he arrived on the BYU campus, he wouldn’t be in this mess. Continue reading

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YouTube Clip of the Day: Send It In Jerome!

With March Madness rapidly approaching, I thought I would get us all in the mood by tickling your eardrums with the sweet sounds of Bill Raftery. One of the best parts of the NCAA tournament is listening to the ridiculous things he says. Whether you like him or not, it’s impossible to associate his voice with anything but awesome college hoops. This is an all-time classic, and a favorite of my good friend, The Mick. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Zack Greinke Needs to Learn The Baseball Player’s Guide to Basketball

It’s no surprise that newly acquired Milwaukee Brewers ace Zack Greinke hurt himself in a pick-up basketball game. He admitted that he’d been playing for a long time and people kept telling him he was going to get hurt, and it finally “caught up to him.”

There is, however, one disturbing part of the story: the way that Greinke got hurt. I was expecting to see something unavoidable like a sprained ankle or a jammed finger. Instead what do I see? Greinke suffered a hairline fracture in one of his ribs going for a rebound during a basketball game! Going for a rebound!?!?!?!?! What are we doing? As my good friend Sow said when he heard the news, “Know your role, Zack.” Continue reading

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The SportSpin Weekend Wrap-Up – 3/7

As we gear up for March Madness and the NBA playoffs loom on the distant horizon, hoops stories dominated this weekend. Here are the major headlines…with some spin, of course. Continue reading

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YouTube Clip of the Day: Kim Kardashian’s New Single, ‘Jam (Turn It Up)’

Sister Kim Kardashian just released her new single, “Jam (Turn It Up)”. She gets immediate kudos for having parentheses in the title, but honestly this could be the worst song I’ve ever heard. Continue reading

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