February is always a dead zone for sports. After the Super Bowl, we’re left with college basketball, which is watched by very few people until March Madness kicks in, and the middle of the NBA season, which provides absolutely zero drama other than the perpetual soap opera in LA with the Lakers. Hockey isn’t even worth mentioning.
In many ways this is a welcome break as we can focus on other things, though that’s hard to do if you’re living up north battling snow storms. It’s a good time to get caught up on some books you want to read, or perhaps you can spend more time with your family. Frankly, you should earn some points with your wife or girlfriend during this time of year so they don’t bother you as much when the really good stuff hits.
So the upcoming flurry of compelling sports events that arrive every year around this time will be a huge lift for tons of fans looking to get back in front of the TV. We can expect traffic at fantasy sports sites and sports betting sites to skyrocket as events like The Masters, baseball’s Opening Day and March Madness start to fill up Sportscenter highlights.
Even though I don’t watch a ton of golf, I’ve always paid attention to The Masters since Larry Mize made that incredible chip shot in sudden death to win the 1987 Masters over The Shark. The look on Greg Norman’s face was priceless. Of course, he had more disappointments in the future, losing in heartbreaking fashion to Nick Faldo as well, so Norman never got his own green jacket.
The Larry Mize win was a thrilling moment, and this year we’ll have the perpetual debate as to whether Tiger Woods is really back. The interest in every golf event spikes if Tiger has a chance to win, and I fully expect him to be there on Sunday this year. Enjoy!
When Mountain Dew gave me the opportunity to head down to Orlando, Florida for two days to learn how to ride bikes with professional BMX riders Chad DeGroot and Mark Mulville, I couldn’t shirk off the responsibilities of fatherhood, home ownership and general employment fast enough.
How do you “carve a bowl”? What’s a “drop in”? Why is a chick with a banana the most powerful thing in the universe? These questions and more, answered by pro BMX riders Mark Mulville and Chad DeGroot, HERE:
Has anyone who ever used a self-tanning product ever emerged out the other side looking better? Our friends at www.sportsdouchebags.com broached the subject under the premise that Lakers fans are the sports epitome of the self-tan. And judging by exhibit A, you’d be hard to argue against it.
Summer is fast approaching, but please, unless you’re a fitness competitor, don’t even think about applying tanning cream with your own hands.
Even if you’re a fitness competitor, please, at least put it on your head, too.
But even they have unwanted hair that grows on a regular basis and needs to be maintained, when they travel or leave home, just like us. The Schick Xtreme 3 Hawaiian Tropic disposable razor was made just for them.
Chicks like things that smell good — this is a fact. So what did the geniuses at Schick do? They made a razor that has the womanly scent of coconut built right in that never diminishes or goes away, unlike a man.
So, you really thought you nailed it out of the park on Valentine’s Day, huh friend? Well think again. Unless you are actually Bruce Willis you failed. It isn’t just a matter of opinion either, it’s raw scientific fact.
A recent Valentine’s Day survey commissioned by IMAX® Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) revealed that – of U.S. adults who would spend Valentine’s Day with a star whose movie is opening that day (Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel or Jack O’Connell) – 68 percent would spend the evening with Bruce Willis, star of the upcoming action film A Good Day to Die Hard.
The survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive among more than 2,000 U.S. adults (18+) in February 2013, asked participants which of the following movie stars who have major movies coming out this Valentine’s Day they would most want to spend the evening with: Bruce Willis (A Good Day to Die Hard), Josh Duhamel (Safe Haven) or Jack O’Connell (Beautiful Creatures).
Additional findings showed:
· Men are more likely to choose Bruce Willis than woman (85 percent vs. 54 percent)
· Women are more likely to choose Josh Duhamel than men (40 percent vs. 13 percent)
And even if you ARE Bruce Willis, you failed too, because at this point, your woman is tired of you and your rugged sexiness. Guys, you just can’t win.
Unless you have a 10 inch wiener made of chocolate that sprays money and hate sports, you’ve got no shot.
If you’re thinking of getting married, DON’T, stupid. As a man who has been “actively divorced” for three years I really don’t know why I ever decided to complicate my life.
For instance tonight, I spent two hours after work watching highlights of the 1995 NBA Dunk Contest/Three Point Shootout. I ate dinner from a can and a blender. I stopped re-watching season 2 of Breaking Bad to write this. And I haven’t even mentioned my masturbation schedule yet.
Regardless, if you’re in a hurry to shit the bed in terms of far-reaching relationship decision making, consider these facts from David’s Bridal:
- More than half of brides (57%) would change something about their engagement ring if they could, with the biggest gripe being wanting a bigger stone (19%)
- 80% would scoff at a public Facebook proposal
- 63% wouldn’t say yes to their beau proposing on a Jumbotron
- 57% of brides would say no to the ever-popular flash mob proposal!
And if she says no, she’s doing you a favor, you idiot. Remember it isn’t just the proposal that’s about her but the entire fucking relationship.
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Kiesel is known for having the kind of beard that other men envy, unless of course that other man is famed Beardsman Jack Passion.
Kiesel’s beard is so prodigious, it looks like the head of a five year old child is growing on the lower half of his face.
Well, not anymore.
Kiesel shaved his beard for his annual “Shear The Beard” charity event last Thursday night.
Check out the video here, which features several of Kiesel’s Steelers teammates each taking a turn removing the beard, clip by clip.
For more information about his charity, check out dabeard.com
College students looking to have fun and support their team cannot always attend live games. For those college kids who couldn’t grab Michigan Wolverines or Duke Blue Devils basketball tickets (or other school with high school spirit), throwing a party for the game is a great alternative. When throwing a sports party, games can last for hour with many breaks in between. The real question is, what is to be done during those breaks and after the game? Drinking games are a great way to get people to mingle and stay entertained. Below are few games that can liven up any sports party.
This has become quite a popular party game. Only four people can play at one time in two teams of two, but the game can continue as a tournament. A long table is needed to set up ten cups in a pyramid fashion on either end. Players throw a ping pong ball in hopes of clearing the cups opposite them, thus getting the other team to drink more. Since this game takes up lots of room it is one that can easily be watched by other party goers.
For this game only shot glasses and quarters are needed. The number of glasses and quarters are adjusted to how many players there are. This game is generally played around a table, so seating can limit number of players. Players attempt to bounce the quarter of the table into the shot glass. The glass can only be passed to the next player when the shot has been made. If a player is passed over during their turn they must drink. This is a fast paced game that may be better earlier in the night rather than later.
This is a game changes a simple child’s board game into a fun drinking game. This game can be played on the original Battleships game board or an at home DIY board. The instructions are the same as the regular board game except a shot is to be taken when a ship is hit. Shots of beer or smaller shots of liquor can be used depending on the time of night and state of drunkenness desired.
Get the Dealer
This is a very simple card game that can be played with any amount of people. One person starts with a deck of cards and participants guess the top card. If the first guess is wrong the dealer will say higher or lower. If the guesser is wrong they drink, if they are correct the dealer must drink. The deck of cards is passed to the next dealer when three players in a row guess incorrectly. Get the dealer is both simple and fun.
Categories is a flexible card game with lots of variety. Players simply draw a card; each card is given a meaning, really a mini game in itself. Categories are written down so the key can always be referenced. There are so many different options for categories that the game will never be the same twice. This also allows party guests to contribute their own categories or rules to the game.
Playing the different games is just a part of the party. Getting all the friends and fellow schoolmates together and supporting your teams is what it’s all about. Grab some quarters. Grab some ping pong balls. Grab some good drinks and food, and the party will be set for the night.
Even if you aren’t sophisticated, you don’t have to smell that way too.
Americans are predicted to spend more than a billion dollars on this Valentine’s Day on flowers alone! That shows how important of a part are flowers of the whole Valentine’s Day celebrations. If you’re planning to give flowers to your sweetheart on this special day, then this article will help you choose the right ones.
Choosing Flowers for Your Woman
Flowers are a great way to bring out your true feelings, but in order to do that perfectly you need to make sure your gesture is taken the right way. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when selecting flowers for your woman…
1. Ask yourself, do you want to send a single flower or a bouquet? Go for the right option depending on what stage your relationship is and the kind of comfort level you share with her.
2. Make sure you check out the meaning of the flowers before you jump in. For example, Red Tulips are given when you want to declare your love and a single rose is about keeping things simple.
3. Keep in mind that cheap doesn’t always mean bad, and expensive doesn’t always mean good. So choose the flowers based on quality rather than money.
Popular Valentine’s Day Flowers
There are many flowers that are seen as the right option for Valentine’s Day. Given below are some flowers that are highly popular on this day…
#1: Red Roses
Red roses top the list when it comes to the most popular flower exchanged on Valentine’s Day. Since red is the color of romance, passion and excitement, you could go for red roses if your relationship is firm and stable. A good way to give red roses is to have them delivered as a surprise to your loved one’s doorstep.
#2: White, Pink, Yellow Roses
While red roses are definitely popular, roses in other colors like pink, yellow and white are also not behind with more than 30 percent consumers choosing them. Understand that different colors denote different meanings. While pink means gratitude/thanks, yellow signifies warmth/affection. White on the other hand denotes purity/innocence.
#3: Tulips, Lilies and Carnations
You can buy Tulips on Valentine’s Day if you want to show deep respect for your love and/or marriage, since it’s a symbol of perfect/unchanging love. Carnations are popular because of their fragrance and lilies are exchanged to show love, friendship and prosperity.
Valentine’s Day is a day when you have the opportunity to make your loved one feel special like never before. If you happen to be buying a gift for a special someone who does not have a favorite flower then consider a different sort of green gift from a site like ProPlants. Gifts don’t have to be flowers and getting a plant that can live inside the house or transplanted outdoors will be a gift that lasts years instead of a week or two.