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Get Up, Get Outta Here, Go Away Jim Caple

In Sports on June 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Josh Koebert

Jim Caple, we have a problem.

Now, Jim, I normally enjoy your work. You get paid to write about ballparks and quirky stores and other interesting things in the world of sports, and you normally do a fantastic job. I often find your work informative and engaging. Good work, Jim.

But right now, me and you are enemies. You besmirched the name of one of my favorite places on the planet this week on multiple occasions, and this aggression will not stand man. I am more than willing to throw hands with you on this one.

I am, of course, talking about ESPN’s Battle of the Ballparks competition. In it, Caple ranked all 30 ballparks in Major League Baseball and pitted them against one another in a bracket-style tourney, with fan voting determining the outcomes of each matchup. Along the way a funny thing happened: Miller Park kept winning.  Read the rest of this entry »

Scripps National Spelling Bee–The Epic Running Diary

In Sports on May 31, 2012 at 8:44 pm

by:  Eric Buenning

Good evening, folks.

It’s time for another running diary.  This time, it’s for one of the most dramatic two hours of television all year.  Yup, we’re talking about the Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals.  Let’s get to it!

Quick note:  I will be trying to spell a few words throughout the diary, hopefully at a semi-successful rate.  Okay, let’s go! Read the rest of this entry »

The Scribble Cast is HERE!

In Random/Humor, Sports on March 26, 2012 at 2:53 am

While, we’re still trying to work out some technical details (namely how to embed the podcast right into a post without having to click a link) the first episode of The Scribble Cast is finished, packaged, and ready to invade your ear balls. Click the link below to listen to three dummies talk about all kinds of stuff and junk.

Scribble Cast Episode One: Disorganized Fun

Why do I (and most of America) Love Jeremy Lin?

In Sports on February 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

by:  Eric Buenning

It’s rare when you find $20 on the sidewalk (and also super awesome). It is even more rare to witness somebody go from irrelevant to 90+ % of America to must-see TV in one week.  Well, luckily for the New York Knicks, the NBA, and fans alike, we are now witnessing one of those stories.  Jeremy Lin, in the course of this last week, has gone from being as important as your 2nd cousins’ cousins to scratching at the bottom of Tim Tebow’s level of fandom.  My roommate, who first got a glimpse of the Lin-sanity last night, asked me why I liked Lin so very much.  I was unable to answer that question.  Why do I like Jeremy Lin?  Why is he so mesmerizing?  Let’s try to come to an answer. Read the rest of this entry »

Packers vs. Giants Running Diary

In Sports on January 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

by:  Eric Buenning

What better way to avoid tough losses than to relive them immediately? Eh? Read the rest of this entry »

NFL Divisional Playoff Preview

In Sports on January 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

by:  Kyle Slaby

Happy Friday everybody! I hope you are as excited about this weekend as I am!

This weekend features four interesting games; two of which could be very good. Read the rest of this entry »

Open Letter to the BCS

In Sports on January 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Well, that was a dud. Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing is Caring: Why there should be co-MVP’s this season

In Sports on January 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm

by: Eric Buenning

Both of them have great arms teamed with sniper-like accuracy.  Both of them are the faces of the franchises and the cities in which said teams are located.  Both of them are better human beings than they are football players (which is saying a lot, consider their talent on the field).  Both are Super Bowl champions.

As you can see, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers have a lot in common.  There is one more thing I haven’t mentioned that they should also share this season:  the MVP award.  Yes, it’s uncommon, and people aren’t thrilled about the idea.  But when you look at these two quarterbacks and the seasons they’ve each had, you can’t give it to one or the other guy.  They both deserve it. Read the rest of this entry »

NFL vs. MLB vs. NBA (NBA’s case)

In Sports on December 8, 2011 at 6:06 pm

by:  Eric Buenning (featuring Ben Latendresse)

Here we go, the final case is being made, this time for the NBA.  Let’s see if Ben Latendresse can convince you that his sport is the best.

ALSO:  AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE IS THE POLL FOR WHICH SPORT IS BEST!  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VOTE! Read the rest of this entry »

NFL vs. MLB vs. NBA (MLB’s case)

In Sports on December 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm

by:  Eric Buenning (featuring Josh Koebert)

As promised, here is Josh making his case for baseball being the best sport. Read the rest of this entry »