Sportz stuff 10-2018

I spelled sports with a “z” at the end. I hope you liked that flashy attention grabber.

Now that you have read the title and sub-heading, you are likely thinking “I still don’t really know what this is going to be about.” That’s the fun of my personal blog, my friend; if I choose to throw search engine optimization out the window and have a title, header, and first paragraph with no nice keywords or even any real meaning, that’s my prerogative.

It is at this point that I would like to apologize. So… sorry. Let’s blame all this coffee. Damn you, coffee.

Actually, the title of this post was decently descriptive for what I plan on writing about. There are a lot of fun sportz things happening right now in October of 2018. Basketball is fun, football is fun, and baseball is still on.

Baseball

I tried to get more into baseball this year, I really did. I joined a public fantasy league, vowed to watch more regular season Cardinals action, and kicked myself for missing what was apparently a great World Series last year. Baseball on TV just blows.

I stopped paying attention to my fantasy team as it is far too tedious. I never watched a regular season game because it is so boring. The World Series is currently underway and I just. Don’t. Care. If it isn’t postseason Cardinals baseball, I ain’t watching.

Basketball

The NBA is back baby. There have been seasons in the past in which I find myself slightly disinterested for this reason or that. This year – I am all-in.

I am pleased with my fantasy team as I was able to secure some players I genuinely enjoy watching as well as some promising breakout talent. My top three picks were Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid, and Kyle Lowry. They were followed up closely by my favorite player, Blake Griffin, who just dropped 50 points in a OT thriller. MY MAN.

I am pumped about basketball this year and am going to try and follow more college hoops as well. Check out a couple quick NCAA hoops articles I wrote for The Basketball Movement over here.

Football

*insert tomahawk chop gif here* Three words: Kansas City Chiefs. Two more words: Patrick Mahomes. Many more words: The Chiefs are amazing this year and I am so excited.

Rookie QB Patrick Mahomes is a legitimate threat to take the MVP honor this years as the Chiefs offense blasts other teams out of the water. The defense isn’t great, but hey, it’s the Chiefs. It won’t all be perfect, but it is so much fun.

My two fantasy football teams are having very different years. One is good, one is bad, and both have several Chiefs players. I still stand by the idea that fantasy football is the fantasy sports king.

THAT’S IT. I genuinely can’t believe you made it to the bottom of this post. You must be my mother. If not, you are at least one of my closest friends. I love you. Talk to you soon!

Thunderous dunk contest

Photo from businessinsider.com

NBA All-Star weekend is near. The dunk contest is a personal favorite. The Oklahoma City Thunder are another personal favorite.

What if the Oklahoma City Thunder squad held a dunk contest just between themselves? Would Westbrook’s ferocity be too much for the other players to overcome? Paul George has some real dunk contest experience that could be beneficial.

I do my best to come up with how this contest would go in my latest feature for Thunderous Intentions. It is a strange narrative that I think you will enjoy! Just click… HERE.