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We may never know, but we hope he didn't kill anyone.
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2012 by Jake Silver
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.
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2012 by Jake Silver
Friday, October 26, 2012
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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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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.
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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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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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,
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 by Zack Pumerantz
Monday, September 24, 2012
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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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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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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.
JZSports would like to extend an extremely well-deserved congratulations to the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 by Jake Silver
Monday, July 23, 2012
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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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
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
Monday, May 21, 2012
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Sunday, May 6, 2012
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
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.
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