Tuesday, December 25, 2012

This announcer's words instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. He is, like many football commentators before him, a legend.

Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

At :07, a referee swoops in out of nowhere. Literally dumbfounding.


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Touche.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Young Celtics fan Daylon Trotman is one smooth operator.


Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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For the first time in a long time, Mark Cuban is a media hero. 



Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

We can only hope announcer R.J. Lewis is currently on his way to Vegas following this crystal-ball masterpiece. He has a rare gift.


Posted on Sunday, November 04, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

This needs little explanation. The eerie stare and motionless demeanor of this creepy fan will forever haunt our dreams. What was going through his mind? Attempting to contact extra terrestrials via mustache morse code? Legend has it, he's still trying.

We may never know, but we hope he didn't kill anyone.

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2012 by Jake Silver

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As it turns out, this was Awkward Kyle's very first crack at being a sports reporter. Depending on how you look at it...it could have gone worse.

We can't wait to see him go to the San Francisco Giants' victory parade. Hopefully he'll get another chance to speak about "Colby Bryant" down the road.

Enjoy!

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Friday, October 26, 2012

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Easy stuff. Here, hold my beer.


Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Remembering Big Poppa. ESPN, get this man a job.


Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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This guy's a winner in our book. 


Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Sebastien Toutant continues to dominate the board in all types of varying terrains. Gnarly footage.


Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Is that...wait...oh yes, that's Ben "Jake Silver" Wallace with the ferocious rebound and LeBron "Zack Pumerantz" James with the deadly finish and score. We at JZ Sports are currently sending this film to teams around the league with hopes of a tryout. And by league, we mean bush league.


Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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To honor Barack Obama's bruising debate with right-wing pest Mitt Romney, let's check out the President's college years at Occidental College, located in the historical Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles. Courtesy of Key & Peele.


Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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We're dipping our toes in the water with a historical recap of Wes Welker's subtle mockery back in 2011, before the Pats-Jets divisional matchup, in reference to Rex Ryan's apparent foot fetish. Welker was benched for the first series, due to what we believe was a "foot injury."


Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

This is a guest post submitted by Ally Silva. Ally played all kinds of sports growing up and adamantly follows everything sports now, particularly Chicago sports. She works with Phoenix Bats, a company that creates world-class wood bats for amateur and professional ball players around the world. Ally loves writing on different sports topics and is very grateful to be able to contribute here.

MLB's 5 Surprise Impact Players in 2012

Each year in Major League Baseball, there always seems to be several players that provide their teams with surprise performances that were completely unexpected. Whether they were veterans who
stepped up their game or young prospects whom not much was expected, they served to become huge
impacts along the way.

Here are five such players who have pulled off amazing performances thus far in the 2012 season.

5. Chris Capuano: Los Angeles Dodgers

When the Los Angeles Dodgers signed starting pitcher Chris Capuano to a two-year $10 million contract over the offseason, they were likely expecting a pitcher who could provide some help at the back end of the rotation. Thus far, Capuano has provided much more.

Through his first 19 starts, Capuano is 9-5 with a 2.75 ERA, arguably the second best pitcher on the
Dodgers’ staff behind Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. Capuano’s efforts helped lift the
Dodgers to the top of the NL West standings for much of the first half of the season.

4. Austin Jackson: Detroit Tigers

For the first two years of his career, Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson was finding his way in the majors. Thus far in 2012, he clearly seems to have arrived.

Through the first 90 games of the season, Jackson became a force at the top of the Tigers’ lineup,
hitting .322 with 10 HR and 39 RBI, leading the American League with five triples and supplying a .405 on-base percentage. Jackson’s table-setting performance from the leadoff position has given the middle of the Tigers’ lineup ample opportunities to drive in runs as well.

3. Carlos Ruiz: Philadelphia Phillies

Everyone in Philadelphia knew that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, but thus far in 2012, Ruiz has taken his offense to another level.

Ruiz earned an All-Star selection with his outstanding performance, hitting .353 with 14 HR and 50 RBI through the first 90 games of the season. In the absence of sluggers Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, Ruiz certainly helped in picking up the offensive slack.

2. R.A. Dickey: New York Mets

When the New York Mets acquired knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey in 2010, they converted him to a full-time starter. That decision has paid off big-time in 2012.

Dickey exploded in the first half of the season, posting a 12-1 record and 2.63 ERA through his first 18 starts of the season. Dickey’s incredible first-half earned him an All-Star selection and helped keep his Mets in contention in the competitive National League East Division.

1. Mike Trout: Los Angeles Angels

When the 2012 season started, young 20-year-old Los Angeles Angels prospect Mike Trout was starting out in Triple-A. By the end of the first month, with the Angels floundering, Trout was called up to help give them a boost.

Trout has done much more than just give his Angels a boost—he has been the catalyst that turned their season around.

Since his call-up on April 28, Trout has hit .355, tops in the American League, with 13 HR, 44 RBI and a major league-leading 30 stolen bases. In addition, the Angels are 44-27 since Trout’s season debut and are just five games in back of the Texas Rangers in the AL West. Trout is not only leading the race for the AL Rookie of the Year Award, he is in the conversation in terms of the AL MVP Award as well.

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Only in Cleveland would R. Kelly's dream be fully realized for under $500. For another 50 bucks, he'd probably sleep a full night in elephant crap. 


Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Sunday, October 14, 2012


Do you love fantasy football? Do you love cash? Of course you do. Ever wanted to win cash playing fantasy football without the commitment of a season-long league? Now you can!

FanDuel.com is THE place to play daily and weekly fantasy sports; so if any of this sounds good to you, NOW is the time to get in on some Week 6 action.

Check out these contests for this week; they close at 1pm today, and seats are limited so go now!





Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sold.


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This leaping elusiveness speaks for itself. (Image via i-am-bored.com)


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High definition is now the only way.


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A slow motion masterpiece. Keep trucking. 


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Friday, October 12, 2012

As if losing the game wasn't bad enough, the Orioles added injury to insult last night for Joba Chamberlain of the New York Yankees.

Somehow when Matt Wieters swung at this ill-fated pitch, he broke his bat right at the handle....the body of which subsequently flew right into the unfortunate Chamberlain's arm.

Ouch.





Having said that, some fans probably believe Joba should have rubbed some dirt on and walked it off, because Brandon McCarthy makes him look like a big wuss.

Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Even as the final racer crosses the line, a woman biker stage right can be seen diving headfirst into a pool of mud. An all-around epic fail.


Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Listen to internet radio with jzsports on Blog Talk Radio

Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Monday, October 8, 2012

It seems the world's most awkward sports fan is at it again. Not satisfied with creating uncomfortable situations for unsuspecting SF Giants fans, Kyle made his way to Miami this summer to make us all cringe in our seats.

With his odd touchy-feely moments and strange stuttering gibberish, Kyle is either the perfect embodiment of the annoying idiot, or an absolute comedic genius.

Whichever you believe he is, just remember to enjoy!

Posted on Monday, October 08, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

This guy wins at life. Thank you Kyle. 


Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Watch both videos simultaneously! Immediately, don't ask questions. 




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We're really missing out on legendary entertainment, eh?


Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Liam Neeson plays by his own rules. Nobody else's. Not even his own. Even after its hard-nosed guest admitted to knowing nothing about football, ESPN proceeded with the Tebow question. Does it ever end?

Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Well done Kris, you're now our friend.

Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Known simply as The Red Snapper around football parts, ginger long snapper Ethan Albright cemented himself in the history books when he wrote a simple amazing letter to John Madden regarding his game-worst rating of 53 in Madden '07 (The year of the Marcus Stroud, per Spleaze).

Now, let's keep in mind that this is Madden vs a borderline long snapper. This is like going to the NFL store, buying a cuddly New York Giants sweatshirt that drops to your knees, and then writing an angry email to the store owners saying you don't believe they correctly judged the fluff ratio.

Madden wasn't pleased with Ethan Albright's letter, though what proceeded a turducken-style anger was the greatest piece of literature ever produced.

To: John Madden
CC: Electronic Arts Sports
From: Ethan Albright
Re: Being the worst rated player on Madden 07
Hi, John, my name is Ethan Albright. I play line for the Washington Redskins. You probably already knew that, so I’ll continue. I am writing in regards to the overall player rating of 53 that I have received in Madden NFL Football 2007. I feel that this is fucking bullshit and you should kiss my mother-fucking ass. Ahmed Carroll was rated a 78 and the Packers just cut his ass on a Tuesday morning after his performance in a Monday night game. That is pretty terrible. The worst part is that his overall rating was sniffing 80.
You know what, John? Two can play this game. I rate you a fucking 12. I rate you a fucking 12 in Ethan Albright Football 2000-ever — except for in the category of ball-licking. That is where I will spot you a 98 rating. You will receive this score because I will never give your blubbery ass a 99 in any category. Take that, pencil-dick. Go do Al Micheals or something. Boom.
It’s also pretty wonderful that my awareness rating was 59. You make it sound like I wake up in the morning, helplessly shit and piss myself, then lose three of my teeth before I discover that I am trying to eat a rock for breakfast. Fuck, John, I understand you saying that I am slow and lacking athleticism, but a rating like this pretty much labels me as retarded. Rod “He Hate Me” Smart has a 52 in this category. Electronic Arts is saying that seven rating points separate me and the breathing embodiment of the perfect oxymoron. Rod Smart struggled to arrange words in sentence form. Cave men had better hold of the English language. The only actions that separate point values of ignorance at this embarrassing level are things like using your own toothbrush to wipe your ass. I basically edged out Rod by my lack of shit teeth. If I take a night school class, could you bump me up to a 60?
I guess I just cant fathom the fact that I am the absolute worst player rated out of the entire NFL. Fuck, man, there are some shitty guys out there. Amongst everyone, I was rated the absolute worst.
I have received the impression that you feel that I am lacking in the agility category. I should consider a walk through my living room where I don’t crash through a wall or kick over furniture a resounding success. My agility rating on your game is 33. It makes it sound like I just topple over if I start walking too fast. Ted Washington is rated a 40 in agility. He is listed at 365 pounds. If Ted Washington tied a white lady up and made her wear a metal bikini, he’d look just like Jabba the Hut.
John, you are such a fucking dick. I also noticed that my kick return rating was a 0. I was rated a fucking zero? So you feel that I shouldn’t even receive a 10, or even a 5? You are pretty much saying that I couldn’t even fall forward on a ball kicked in my direction. I would just stand there and let the ball bounce off of my fucking face. Fuck that, John, I returned an onside kick 6 yards in 2002. You should have just slapped a – 4 on me and had the EA staff ambush me with paintball guns.
Finally, I would like to comment on an unlikely topic, my pass coverage ratings. I see that I am a better at man-to-man coverage (31) than zone (21). Fuck me sideways with a lunchbox. Where did these scores even come from? How much time is spent coming up with the pass coverage ratings of offensive lineman? Can I have that job? Let’s see here, I think that Orlando Pace would be slightly better at jumping intermediate routes than Larry Allen. While I’m at it, I can assign the passing ratings for offensive lineman as well. I can use mine as a guide.
I was rated with a throwing power of 17 and accuracy of 16. Orlando Pace has a 22 power and 17 accuracy rating. Did someone at EA really put time into figuring out that Orlando Pace edges out Ethan Albright in both throwing power and accuracy? I will challenge him any day. My horrible passer ratings are of greatest misfortune to my son, Red Beard Jr. The poor boy is not only hideously ugly and covered by freakishly large freckles. He also has to suffer through playing catch with me and my senile-elderly-woman-type passer ratings. A session of tossing the pigskin usually consists of me missing my son by thirty yards in sporadic directions. I led him in front of a fire truck once and my wife kicked my ass. This is because of my 76 toughness rating. Yes, a 76 is far better than the other ratings, but I’m a fucking lineman, damn it. NFL Linemen are considered to be synonymous with toughness. According to your game, I am a retarded, uncoordinated, pussy-ass fuckwad that can’t fall on a kickoff, throw, or spell. I am, however, slightly better at manning up on a receiver than dropping into zone coverage. You lose your mind more and more each year, old man.
Fuck you, John. Please expect to find red pubes in various meals you consume for the rest of your life. If you fuck with Ethan Albright, you call down the thunder.
Rot in Hell,
Ethan Albright

Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Monday, September 24, 2012

For those who don't understand the Full Metal Jacket reference, just take a look at the photograph. No, this is not an SEC freshman attacking a 5-year old. This is 6'7'' 225 pound Isaiah Stokes, and he is in EIGHTH GRADE.

Yeah. 8th goddamn grade. Excuse me?

The younger brother of Jarnell Stokes, the Tennessee All-SEC Freshman power forward, Isaiah clearly has a future in college and or NFL/NBA football and basketball.

Anthony Davis, known colloquially as The Brow, went from 6'3'' to 6'11'' in one year...are we to expect this young man to be 8 feet tall when he gets to college??

We're not sure what they fed this kid, but we've got a message for the poor normal sized child fleeing the scene of this photo:

When you're 14 years old and a kid the size of Jimmy Graham is chasing you...RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!



Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Numbers continue to expose depressing truths. This one's even more surprising than you might have expected. Thanks to MbaOnline.com's Sarah Nelson for the brilliant contribution. 

Fantasy Football

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Teboooooooooooooo...


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With Harrison Ford coming back from the dead and SVU's Christopher Meloni still looking like a tight-ass detective, the new Jackie Robinson film could be a bookshelf classic. Enjoy the epic trailer.


Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Friday, September 21, 2012

America's Best Dance Crew.


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Thursday, September 20, 2012

As this fan paints his disturbing masterpiece, the broadcasting is epically on cue. "That lead pipe sinker, starts it below the knees and ends up in the dirt. Holds it."


Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Bronco Mendenhall isn't a huge guy, and he isn't scary like Mike Ditka. Still, why anyone would ever mess with a former linebacker and safety is beyond us.

After a hard fought game between Utah and BYU, one moronic fan with less dress sense than Craig Sager decided it would be fun to heckle the BYU coach.

What follows is a thorough stare-down beating as Bronco walks towards the Mr. Suspenders with fire in his eyes, which resulted in this little bitch smartly running for his life.

This gentleman and his suspenders do nothing to dispute the notion that Utah is both the whitest and dumbest state in the Union.


Well played Bronco, well played.

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Jake Silver

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We're fighting the urge to call this video-bombing legend Earl Sweatshirt or Bill Belichick on a rainy day considering he's permanently carved in the sports journalism record books. But damn, this gets creepier by the second.


Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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And the Academy Award for best performance goes to the guy who seems to be tearing a page out of Dennis Green's book. We might respect Cowboys fans if they were all like this? Dez Bryant, if you don't get yo shit straight...


Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Enjoy the bruising compilation with the return of football.


Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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WFAN's Sweeny Murti is a legend in the art of rambling, but he puts loud-mouthed Mike Francesa to sleep quicker than Fast Actin' Tenactin. 



And now, the Usual Suspects parody, wait for the end, it's amazing...


Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rob Gronkowski is a tight end known for punishing hits and bruising runs. Built more like a small bear than a man, we have come to expect superhuman feats from the guy known colloquially as "Gronk".

During the New England Patriots' Week 1 blowout of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday however, Gronk's usually sure hands deserted him for a major fail on national television. Maybe he was just overly excited to be playing football again?

Nice one Robbie.

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Friday, September 7, 2012

He eats shit up.


Posted on Friday, September 07, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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You probably thought that football, haircare and fashion sense (see, socks) were Robert Griffin III's only talents.

Well, Trent Richardson evidently thought so too, and look where that got him.

Clearly RG3 has been taking lessons from former classmate and campus legend Britney Griner.


Ouch.

Let's hope he can play FOOTBALL this well against the BountyGate Saints this Sunday.

Posted on Friday, September 07, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

John Clayton doing his thing. Epic.


Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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A tribute to the ruthless art of being a fan. 


Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Seriously, how rich is this guy?


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Monday, September 3, 2012

Kids, don't try this at home.

























(Image via wisebrother.com)

Posted on Monday, September 03, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Shotgunning may have improved his time...


Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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"What defines me...Ryan Lochte"


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Friday, August 31, 2012

Pure insanity courtesy of Old Spice.


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Kent State's Andre Parker needing a compass...


Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Friday, August 24, 2012

He scores four points on three-point shots, his charm demands it.


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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ready to try this...Here, hold my beer.


Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Worldwide love.  After Jordan Burroughs defeated Iran's Sadegh Goudarszi in freestyle wrestling to win gold, he tweeted this pic of the two opponents together. Epic.  Image via lissnup.tumblr.com




Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Awkward footage of Dolphins coach Joe Philbin cutting ties with his No. 1 target. Chad appears intrigued. To quote Billy Madison: Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to this. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.


Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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When he's not busy being a top-five scorer, shooting 30 times a game or winning olympic gold medals, Carmelo Anthony likes to spend his time posing as his own wax statue at Madame Tussauds Museum in NYC.

The surprisingly playful Melo showed that he is quite skilled at acting like a lifeless statue, as he terrified innocent passersby.

If he can scare opposing defenses like this during the 2012 season, there is hope for the Knicks yet.

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Friday, August 10, 2012

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When umpires first declared a linedrive off Shane Victorino's bat a catch by Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler and then switched it to a trap, Rockies manager Jim Tracy went into a frenzy. Tracy's provocative use of the English language was eloquently translated into a suitable, safe-for-work tantrum for viewers by longtime commentator Vin Scully. Yet again proving he's the best of all time at detailing baseball.

Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Thursday, August 2, 2012


How can you not love Jason Pierre-Paul? Okay, maybe if you're a Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins or Patriots fan...alright never mind. NEW YORK FANS love JPP, and rightfully so. He killed it in 2011 for the New York Giants; there is no doubting that without him there would have been no Ring#2 for Eli Manning.

The scary part is? He's just scratching the surface. JPP is going to dominate the NFL this coming season. Read how right here:




Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2012 by Jake Silver

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JZSports would like to extend an extremely well-deserved congratulations to the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps.

True blue U.S.A to his core, Phelps is the personification of what anyone can do with the right motivation and dedication. Starting out as a normal American kid with ADHD, Phelps is now the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, having accumulated 19 total medals, which include 15 golds. His 15 golds far outstrip the next-best total, which is a paltry 9 (c'mon, he got 8 in one go last time!).

Phelps has three more opportunities to increase his total in this Olympiad, which will be his last ever as a swimmer.

You make our country proud Mr. Phelps.

Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Our latest entry in the JZSports Podcast series. Enjoy!
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Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Tune in on Monday, 7/30 at 5:00PM on Blogtalkradio.com to hear our NFL Training camp discussion! We'll be talking for 60 minutes on anything and everything related to NFL training camp. Take a listen, and don't forget to call in to share your opinions with us!


Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Job Security: 5 MLB Managers in Danger of Unemployment

This is a guest post submitted by Chris Ludwig. Chris played a wide variety of sports growing up and now passionately follows everything sports, especially Detroit sports. He works with Phoenix Bats, a company that creates world-class wood bats for amateur and professional ball players around the world. Chris enjoys writing on different sports topics and is very grateful to be able to contribute here.

The average life span of an MLB player’s career is somewhere between five and six years. For an MLB manager, it’s not quite as robust.

Managers are generally the one left holding the bag and the first ones out the door when a team fails to achieve its goals. Since 25 players can’t be fired, it’s the manager who feels the pain.

As the 2012 MLB season rolls along, who are the managers most likely to find pine on a park bench?
Let’s take a look.

1. Ned Yost: Kansas City Royals

Ned Yost is in his third season as skipper of the Kansas City Royals, having taken over from the fired Trey Hillman just 25 games into the 2010 season.

Yost has been charged with developing a bevy of youngsters on the Royals’ roster. However, with a
record of 39-53 and fighting for last place in the AL Central with the Minnesota Twins as of July 20, Yost may end up with a similar fate as his predecessor.

2. Eric Wedge: Seattle Mariners

Eric Wedge is in his second season with the Seattle Mariners, and has been saddled with a team that
continues to struggle scoring runs.

The Mariners were dead last in the American League in plating runs in 2011 and find themselves in
second-to-last in that department this year as well.

Has it been Wedge’s fault? Absolutely not, but he’ll end up taking the fall anyway.

3. Ozzie Guillen: Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins went to great lengths to get the man they wanted to skipper their team last season,
hiring away manager Ozzie Guillen from the Chicago White Sox and giving up players in return.

Guillen didn’t start out in very smooth fashion, getting in trouble with the Cuban-American community in South Florida with comments that praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

In addition, Guillen has largely failed to motivate his charges, with the Marlins five games under .500 as of July 20.

It could be a short stay in South Florida for Guillen.

4. Brad Mills: Houston Astros

When the Houston Astros changed ownership early in the 2012, new owner Jim Crane and general
manager Jeff Luhnow stuck by current manager Brad Mills, giving him an opportunity to show them
what he could do with a young core group of players in Houston.

Has Mills done enough to keep his job? The Astros sit in last place in the NL Central Division with a 34-59 record as of July 20. With a pending move to the AL West Division next season, Astros’ management may decide to go in a new direction.

5. Jim Tracy: Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd gave manager Jim Tracy an “indefinite” contract
extension prior to the 2012 season. Considering how the season has gone thus far, O’Dowd may put a
definite end to that deal.

The Rockies are 35-56 as of July 20, the second-worst record in all of baseball. Much more was expected of this team after a disappointing 73-89 finish last year.

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Obviously we're just giving you a spoof image here, but the fan who created this probably wasn't far off on how all the Knicks feel about Lin's departure. Especially Jason Kidd. 
Enjoy.




Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Linsanity is officially over. Wait, wasn't it over when Jeremy Lin tore his meniscus in March and never suited up again? Even at "85 percent"? Oh yeah.

As Knicks fans, we don't quite know if we're happy with the loss of Lin. While we're Raymond Felton advocates at JZSports, it would have been nice to have both of them and stick the drunken Jason Kidd at shooting guard. After all, Lin gave us the best month of basketball Knicks fans have had since the 1999 playoffs. 


There is the luxury tax to consider, which would have brought Lin's total cost to $57 million. That translates into higher ticket prices. We get all of that. The only problem? Jim Dolan has never cared about overspending for players. Why the financial prudence now, when Mikhail Prokorov is trying to buy New York City? 

We just wish Dolan's decision to not match the Rockets' offer actually had a logical reason. Of course, there is no reason to expect logic from Dolan, the guy who took advice from Isiah Thomas on the Carmelo Anthony trade.

So Jeremy, we thank you for Linsanity. Seven games of awesomeness, 18 games of wow he's pretty good, and a month of "damnit he's made of tissue paper". We hope the Rockets treat you better than Dolan.







Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

If you think you've been having a rough go at work recently, stop and consider the plight of the German Giant, Dirk Nowitzki. Just a year removed from hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy as the NBA champion, Dirk finds himself standing alone on top of a skeletal roster where the most recognizable name after his is Shawn Marion. Forgive the Western Conference for not shaking in their sneakers. 

Mark Cuban shot his team right in the collective foot in his mad bid to nab the Deron Williams/Dwight Howard combo. Kind of a questionable strategy considering the 2010/2011 Mavs won with a balanced, one-superstar roster. Their reeking desperation was rewarded with a Big Apple-loving D-Will snub, and an utter lack of assets to trade for the Dwightmare. 

Well, take a look at the image below. Even Jason Kidd deserted his buddy Nowitzki. So did Steve Nash. Now the Mavs are left chasing Ramon Sessions....everyone loves a cast off right? Cuban has effectively wasted one of the final years of Dirk's prime.

Somebody owes a 7-foot German a major apology. 



Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

The truth. Enough said. 

Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

We don't know where this came from, but it's brilliant. This is a fairly accurate metaphor for the job of an NBA General Manager.

Judging by the moves made recently by the Brooklyn Nets (recently being all year), we're going to have to go with Nets GM Billy King for "Most Likely to Have this in His Office"

Seriously, what drunken intern did he allow to make the Joe Johnson trade? Can you say "bye Dwight"?

Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Hakeem Nicks made us all proud during the Giants' 2012 playoff run. His catch and run against the Falcons, his hail mary grab against the Packers, and just about everything else he did to help New York get the Lombardi Trophy back where it belongs deserves recognition.

After steadily improving through each of his three seasons, Nicks looks poised to have the best year of his career. Want to see how that's even possible? Read on right here:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1245345-ny-giants-2012-what-to-expect-from-hakeem-nicks-this-season


And just because he's awesome, here's a look back at our favorite Hakeem Nicks catch from the 2011 regular season. Enjoy!


Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Thanks to Ron Schwartz and silveroakcasino.com for the stellar work. 


the seventh game comeback
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

This is a guest post submitted by Mike Wright. Mike played all kinds of sports growing up and adamantly follows everything sports. He works with Phoenix Bats, a company that creates world-class wood bats for amateur and professional ball players around the world. Mike loves writing on different sports topics and is honored to contribute here.


Major League Baseball certainly features an array of great accomplishments in its over 130-year history.

Some of the achievements are indeed rare, including the Triple Crown.

The Triple Crown is achieved when one batter leads his respective league in batting average, home runs and runs batted in. Since modern record-keeping began at the start of the 20th century, the Triple Crown has only been achieved 13 times, the last in 1967 by Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox.

There are those who believe that the Triple Crown may never be achieved, and given the fact that it’s
been 45 years since Yaz last captured the elusive Triple Crown, they may in fact be correct. However,
here is a list of five current MLB stars who are certainly more than capable of ending the Triple Crown
drought.

5. Carlos Gonzalez: Colorado Rockies

In 2010, Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had a breakout season, leading the National
League with a .336 average and narrowly missing out on the Triple Crown, with 34 HR and 117 RBI.

At just 26 years of age, Gonzalez is just entering the prime of his career and has plenty of time to not
only expand on his 2010 numbers, but to possibly end the Triple Crown drought as well.

4. Ryan Braun: Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League MVP, narrowly missed out on the
batting title, finishing just five points behind eventual winner Jose Reyes. Braun also finished sixth in
home runs (33) and fourth in RBI (111).

Braun could very well be aided by the defection to the American League by former NL stars Albert
Pujols and Prince Fielder, and the current Achilles heel injury to Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan
Howard. With just a bit more pop in the bat, Braun could be an excellent candidate.

3. Jose Bautista: Toronto Blue Jays

Over the past two seasons, Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has clearly shown that he is
capable of big-time production, with 97 home runs and 227 RBI during that span. In addition, Bautista
raised his batting average over 40 points last season, ending with a .302 mark.

If Bautista continues to hone his eye and develop even better plate discipline, the Triple Crown may not
be out of his reach.

2. Adrian Gonzalez: Boston Red Sox

Last year, Adrian Gonzalez’s first season with the Boston Red Sox, he finished second in the American

League batting race to Miguel Cabrera, hitting .338 with 27 HR and 117 RBI. While Gonzalez’s home run
numbers dipped slightly, he is capable of much more, hitting 40 long balls while playing half his games at
pitcher-friendly Petco Park in 2009.

In hitter-friendly Fenway Park, Gonzalez could absolutely be in contention for the Triple Crown,
especially with his power to the opposite field.

1. Miguel Cabrera: Detroit Tigers

Ever since breaking into the majors with the Florida Marlins in 2003, Miguel Cabrera has been a hitting
machine. In 2011, Cabrera captured the American League batting title with a .344 average while belting
30 HR with 105 RBI.

With Prince Fielder now in the Detroit Tigers’ lineup, Cabrera won’t be pitched around nearly as often,
and could very well be a viable candidate for the elusive Triple Crown.

Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Heat's trio of superdicks (sorry, superfriends) may be notorious for crashing one another's interviews, but this one might take the cake.

LeBron was giving an innocent interview after the Miami Heat's depressing thrashing of our New York Knicks, when this just randomly happened..



As the Boshtritch slowly stalks across the screen, the only thing we can think is, "WHO LET THAT DINOSAUR ON THE COURT??"

Now if only he just ate LeBron...

Maybe we'd have a chance.

Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 by Jake Silver

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Thanks to Ron Schwartz for the contribution. 


Value of having the best 6th man in the league
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Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz

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Thursday, April 26, 2012


INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Offensive lineman Matt Kalil of USC talks with San Francisco 49ers offensive line coach Mike Solari during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Every team faces a dilemma at some point or another in the NFL draft. Who to select with the top choice? Safe choice or high ceiling? Defense or offense? This is the predicament that the Minnesota Vikings now find themselves in.
Thanks to the power of the big board, most teams can narrow their selection agony down to a couple of key players, but rarely is a team so off-point that only one out of three choices would be the truly safe pick. 


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1161296-nfl-draft-2012-why-the-minnesota-dvikings-must-select-matt-kalil

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 by Jake Silver

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2012 NFL Draft: Possible Osi Umenyiora Trade Shakes Up Giants 7-Round Mock Draft

  

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Now that they're done kissing the Lombardi trophy, all the New York Giants are left with is poor draft position. The knowledge that their first-round pick will be a second-round talent can at least be alleviated with shiny rings. 
Despite their status as the NFL's defending champs, the Giants have plenty of holes to fill, most notably on their high-powered offense. They enter this draft equipped with spare picks and a disgruntled star who could end up as possible trade bait. 
The departures of Brandon Jacobs and Mario Manningham as well as the injuries to Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum have left the Giants with a clear path through the 2012 NFL draft. The formerly pressing need for a new linebacker has been lifted by the acquisition of Keith Rivers with a fifth-round pick.
What follows is a full seven-round mock. In Reese we Trust. 

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 by Jake Silver

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