Radio J-Dub, Volume 2 – How The Jim Irsay Situation Illustrates America’s Hypocrisy Toward Addiction

20 03 2014

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In today’s episode, J-Dub talks about how Indianapolis Colts’ owner Jim Irsay’s arrest for driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance has morphed from a story about a man and his demons to a pointed commentary on how America has a huge problem when it comes to addiction and how we as a nation view it.   This podcast was inspired by a piece posted on Sports Blog Movement by J-Dub’s regular collaborator Ryan Meehan.

You can subscribe to and download the podcast here, as well as get information on how to participate when Radio J-Dub is being recorded live. Radio J-Dub can also be found on Itunes.





Radio J-Dub, Volume 1 – NFL Free Agency and the Phil Jackson Saga

17 03 2014

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We here at Dubsism are excited to bring you a new feature, an audio podcast to go along with the series of video podcast we produce.  In the inaugural episode, J-Dub talks about how NFL free agency is like having a girlfriend who is jet-screaming hot, but is also bat-shit crazy. He also puts to rest some misconceptions about the Phil Jackson as president of the New York Knicks saga, and lays out a reason you’ll never get from the dick-tards at ESPN about why a Jackson return to the Los Angeles Lakers is all but impossible.

You can subscribe to and download the podcast here, as well as get information on how to participate live when Radio J-Dub is being recorded live.





The NFL Has Become the Bullshit Penalty League – How Long Before They Get Sued Over Bad Calls?

4 03 2014

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By J-Dub and Meehan

The NFL once was the ultimate gridiron struggle, but in recent years it’s become more of a contest to see who can get the zebras to give them the biggest advantage. We’ve all seen the offense line-up on 4th-and-short with no intention of snapping the football; rather it’s all about which yardbarker can draw the opposition offsides.  We’ve all seen the receiver who rather than making a play for the ball decides to mug for the cameras and the referees, begging for a penalty. The sad, but simple fact is that the NFL is now all about penalties, and pretty much everything about penalties is bullshit.

Watching penalties in the NFL is a lot like getting a speeding ticket when you’re in the middle of having a great day.  You have legitimate reasons for enjoying yourself, but some assbag with a badge has to yank you to the side of the road because you’re going 33 in a 30.  It’s not you were blatantly breaking the law; you didn’t blow through a school cross-walk at 85 mph and turn some kid into a hood ornament.  You were just jamming out to Rush’s “2112″ and trying to mind your own goddamned business; but you ran into Officer RadarGun who has a quota to meet and his wife refused to give him blowjob before he left the house that morning, so he’s going to ass-rape you instead.

In the NFL, Officer RadarGun is personified by the likes of zebras such as Ed Hochuli, Gene Steratore, and that black guy whose name we can’t remember.  The difference here is that in the case of the NFL, the bullshit nature of the enforcement of the rules isn’t the fault of nit-picky enforcers incentivized by straight-up quotas.  Think about how the NFL would look like if it referees were expected to call at least 6 holding holding penalties per game.

As ridiculous as that sounds, the NFL is really all about finding ways for the refs to employ some form of game-stoppage strategy.  If you doubt that, stop to consider all the ways a referee can stop a football game colder Hilary Clinton taking a cryogenic sitz bath.  But rather than dwell on that, we are here to look at penalties and the three reasons why most of the calls made in the NFL today are complete bullshit; the reason behind the calls, and the shit that comes from the people against whom the calls go.

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Perhaps Peyton Manning Could Use The Heimlich Maneuver UPDATED

3 02 2014

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Honestly, this is just an update of some interesting numbers from a piece I wrote last year concerning Peyton Manning’s proclivity for gagging in big games.

  • FACT: In three years at Tennessee, Peyton Manning never beat main rival Florida.
  • FACT: Peyton Manning now owns a 11-12 playoff record as a starting quarterback.
  • FACT: In 8 of Manning’s 13 career playoff appearances, his team has failed to win a single game.
  • FACT: Peyton Manning is 0-4 in playoff games in temperatures below 40 degrees.
  • FACT: Manning is now has the most playoff losses by a starting quarterback in NFL history.

With all the talk about Manning’s legacy, you simply cannot gloss over his post-season failures.





The Best Thing About The Seahawks Super Bowl Win: Somebody Finally Calls Out Cris Carter

3 02 2014
Doug Baldwin has heard enough of your bullshit, Cris Carter.

Doug Baldwin has heard enough of your bullshit, Cris Carter.

Hindsight being what it is, there a whole lot of football commentators who have a giant shitburger to eat this morning.  For purposes of full disclosure, I did not see such a complete dismantling of the Broncos as the outcome of Super Bowl XLVIII.  But I did see a Seahawks victory being entirely possible. There were lots of media types out there who did not, and some of them were downright dismissive of the NFC Champion.

It was pretty obvious last night that the Seahawks were out to prove something to the nay-sayers. Perhaps you don’t believe that. Perhaps you think last night’s manhandling of the Denver Broncos was just a function of another Peyton Manning big-game fold.  The post-game comments made by Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin blew that illusion out of the water.

Baldwin was just one of the Seahawks to come into the Super Bowl with a chip on his shoulder.  Baldwin had a major beef with ESPN blow-hack Cris Carter because he had said the Seahawks receivers “were appetizers because the team lacked a main course.” This led to a tasty post-game call-out of Carter; when someone asked Baldwin what he had to say about the criticism now that he was Super Bowl champion, the receiver didn’t pull punches. From the Everett Herald:

“OK, y’all listen to me loud and clear,” he said. “Y’all listening? Y’all hear me? For all y’all who called us, the receiving corps, average, pedestrian, appetizers—I’m not going to say any names, but he knows who he is—I respect what you did on the field, but stick to playing football, because your analytical skills ain’t up to par yet. You need to slow down and go back and not do it half-assed and put some effort into it, because you’re saying some stuff that didn’t really make sense.”

“That dude who said that we were appetizers, he told me to Google him, and I did Google him, but I didn’t see any Super Bowl appearances, and I also saw two losses in conference championships. I have a Super Bowl ring, and I would gladly show that to him. And if he doesn’t have time to come see it, tell him he can Google it.”

While Baldwin never let Carter’s name come out of his mouth, it was pretty obvious who he was talking about, especially when he referenced Carter’s lack of a Super Bowl ring. To be fair, there no law that says you have to have won a Championship to be a commentator, but Cris Carter is the last guy who should be talking about being an appetizer. I’m on record as saying he is underserving of his Hall-of-Fame status; largely because Carter defined a guy who was an “appetizer.” Sure, Carter never won a ring, but he also never was a “main course.”  In other words, Carter was a classic “possession” receiver, who is calling out other guys for being “possession” receivers.

Carter’s biggest problem is that he really believes he is one of the all-time greats, when is really isn’t.  The game has changed in the past thirty years, but we are determining greatness based on some old standards. Just because Cris Carter is 4th all-time in career receptions doesn’t make him the 4th best receiver of all-time; it means he played in a era when the forward pass was used far more than in previous eras. That false belief in his mind gives him license to sit on ESPN and say some of the stupidest whit ever heard, which is an accomplishment considering some of the electronic sewage that comes out of Bristol.

Regardless of what you think of Cris Carter, the most joyous thing to come out of the Super Bowl was the fact that somebody finally called out Carter on his bullshit. It’s been long overdue.





The Definitive Dubsism Super Bowl XLVIII Preview

1 02 2014

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1) What Vegas Thinks

As a retired bookie, J-Dub has always known that professional gamblers pay attention to five key statistics:

  • Yards Rushing per Game: Regular Season – Seattle 136.8, Denver 117.1; Post-Season – Seattle, 144.5, Denver 120.0
  • Yards Rushing Allowed Per Game: Regular Season – Seattle 101.6, Denver 101.6; Post-Season – Denver 64.5, Seattle 134.5
  • Points Scored Per Game: Regular Season – Denver 37.9, Seattle 26.1; Denver 25.0, Seattle 23.0
  • Points Allowed Per Game: Regular Season – Seattle 14.1, Denver 24.9; Post-Season – Seattle 16.0, Denver 16.5
  • Ratio of Points Scored to Points Allowed: Regular Season – Seattle 1.85, Denver 1.52; Post-Season – 1.43, Denver 1.51

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Why You Shouldn’t Cheer For: The Seattle Seahawks

31 01 2014

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By J-Dub and Meehan

As part of Sports Blog Movement’s Super Bowl coverage, we are taking a page from J-Dubs own blog Dubsism. There, he made it a point to depart from the usual Super Bowl bluster; we aren’t here to tell you a bunch of shit about who’s going to win, why there going to win, and we sure as shit aren’t getting into those godawful “human interest” story about some third-string linebacker whose kid has a disease you never heard of.

This year, J-Dub is teaming up with SBM Managing Editor Ryan Meehan, whose dyspeptic rants make for the perfect complement to  J-Dubs’ “crabby old man” bullshit. As far as the Super Bowl is concerned, this means SBM will be taking the Dubsism bit about telling you why you shouldn’t cheer for either contestant, and giving it the twist only SBM can give you.

Having said that, here’s why you shouldn’t cheer for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Why You Shouldn’t Cheer For: The Denver Broncos

30 01 2014

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By J-Dub and Meehan

As part of Sports Blog Movement’s Super Bowl coverage, we are taking a page from J-Dubs own blog Dubsism. There, he made it a point to depart from the usual Super Bowl bluster; we aren’t here to tell you a bunch of shit about who’s going to win, why there going to win, and we sure as shit aren’t getting into those godawful “human interest” story about some third-string linebacker whose kid has a disease you never heard of.

This year, J-Dub is teaming up with SBM Managing Editor Ryan Meehan, whose dyspeptic rants make for the perfect complement to  J-Dubs’ “crabby old man” bullshit. As far as the Super Bowl is concerned, this means SBM will be taking the Dubsism bit about telling you why you shouldn’t cheer for either contestant, and giving it the twist only SBM can give you.

Having said that, here’s why you shouldn’t cheer for the Denver Broncos.

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Why Rex Ryan Should Be AFC Coach of the Year

28 01 2014

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After the New York Jets beat the Miami Dolphins 20-7 to end their season, owner Woody Johnson announced that Rex Ryan would be the Jets’ head coach next year. Then, he backed that up by inking Ryan to a multi-year extension. Finally, the Jets’ make a smart move.

Yes, I understand that Ryan can be a bit of a blow-hard, but he is one of the best coaches in the NFL, and this year’s performance proves it.  Every NFL pundit from the blow-dries at ESPN to myself and Ryan Meehan on Sports Blog Movement had the Jets written of as nothing more than a runaway train crashing into a burning mound of tires, all to a Nickelback soundtrack. We’re talking  about a disaster of epic proportions.  It seemed like such an easy bet; all the signs were there.  This team was thinner on talent than an Ethiopian swimsuit model with a six-foot tapeworm, they were banking on a rookie quarterback, all of which made Ryan’s future seem as certain as hitting the trifecta at the dog track.

But instead of being the NFL doormat as we all expected, the Jets finished the season at a respectable 8-8, and were in the play-off conversation deep into December.  Out of those eight wins, three were over play-off teams: Philadelphia, New England, and New Orleans. Even after the Jets were bounced from play-off contention, Ryan found a way to get his team to keep playing. In the last two week of the season, the Jets played harder than a lot of teams whose seasons still had hope; the Cowboys spring to mind.

What Ryan did with the Jets is to be commended. He is the clear choice for the AFC Coach of the Year. Even if you don’t buy the case based on what I’ve already mentioned, there is one argument that can’t be refuted. It’s based on the process of elimination.

Take any other AFC coach you deem worthy. To illustrate my point, I’ll start at the top any possible list and work my way down.

  • John Fox – Sure, he’s led the Broncos to the Super Bowl, but they were expected to be there. Not to mention, he’s got a Hall-of-Fame quarterback.
  • Bill Belichick – He took a perennial play-off contender deep into the play-offs, and he’s another guy with a quarterback soon to be getting his mail in Canton.  Granted, Belichick deserves a shit-load of credit for getting all he could out of an aging and injury-depleted roster, but the fact remains he opened with a far better hand than Ryan.
  • Andy Reid –  Here’s a guy who took an underperforming team loaded with Pro Bowl talent, and got them to underperform at an even higher level.  Say what you will , but the fact is this team pissed a trip to the Super Bowl down it’s leg, and has nobody to blame but themselves.
  • Chuck Pagano – If the Colts could have managed just one play-off win, I’m probably not writing this article. Don’t even try to tell me the world wouldn’t love to find another cancer survivor to love now that all those yellow-bracelet-wearing LiveStrong types got butt-needle-fucked by Lance Armstrong.  Not to mention, Andrew Luck is showing early, disturbing signs of an ability to be inconsistent in a world where the streets to success are paved with consistency.

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  • Marvin Lewis – BWWWWWAAAHHHHHHHAHHHHHHAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!! (deep, lung re-loading gasp) BWWWWWAAAHHHHHHHAHHHHHHAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!
  • Mike McCoy – This is the best alternative if you just can’t bring yourself to give the award to Ryan. McCoy managed to break a formerly unpenetrable barrier; he managed to get a team to not suck in the season immediately after the end of it’s  Norv Turner era. Just ask the Raiders or the Redskins how huge that is.

When you look at the race for AFC Coach of the Year in those terms, Ryan becomes the clear choice.  Sure, McCoy got his team into the play-offs, but then again, he had a top-flight quarterback and far more talent to work with than did Sexy Rexy.  The Jets shocked everyone by finishing the season with eight wins, and the main reason that happened was Ryan. Simply stated, there was no better coaching performance in the AFC.





The Fifth Annual Dubsy Awards

9 01 2014

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Every January since this blog was created, we here at Dubsism have given an award for achievements during the previous year in some under-recognized categories in the world of sports. In prior years, the nominations for the awards were done exclusively by an internal committee, but we’ve had so much success allowing nominations from the general public that we had no choice but to continue that. .

Between our committee and our valued readers, we had more quality nominations than we could ever possibly use.  Thank you so much for that. When we received an outstanding nomination that proved to be a winner, we made sure to recognize those who submitted it. However, we did also receive nominations on multiple ballots that proved to be winners. If you see a winner that you nominated, and you weren’t credited, just know that you weren’t the only one who had the same idea.

With that, and after careful consideration, here are the winners of the Fifth Amnnual Dubsy awards.

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