Predicting the Next Overplayed “Sorority Girl” Song

Last summer, The Chainsmokers gave us ultra-hit “Closer”, which was a great song until it was the only song played everywhere.  Walking through the quad, what else do you hear but “HEY….I was doing just fine…” or going into a party and hearing twelve sorority girls drunkenly standing on tables screaming “SO BABY PULL ME CLOSER”.  It was everywhere and anywhere, like the black plague in the 1340s (too soon?).

Much like Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” or “Sorry” in 2016, there are certain songs and certain artists that get belligerently overplayed every single year. It’s a tale as old as time, in my opinion dating back to the 1800s. I mean how many times have you heard Beethoven’s 5th symphony? I’m sure enough for your liking, right??? Sorry, that’s enough 19th century and beyond references for one article.

My point being that every year, for as long as I can remember, there is a song (AKA Song of the Summer) that is really good then gets pushed off a cliff by fans and radio stations playing it every second. So, I am going to predict the artist that will come out with the next big time (rush?) hit of the 2017-2018 school year.  But, first some honorable mentions and a dark horse: Continue reading Predicting the Next Overplayed “Sorority Girl” Song

BTBspiracies: Was Air Bud Too Good to Be True?

Over 20 years of greatness. Sport after sport, Air Bud, aka Buddy, DOMINATED middle and high school athletes, putting their college athletic dreams on hold as he made them look silly with every new movie, all while being the most lovable dog imaginable. He was truly a dog like no other…or was he?

Call me crazy, but this movie came out in 1997. You know what else was happening in the late 90s? You guessed it. The Steroid Era. Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds, and the whole rest of the Juice Squad were sticking needles in every part of their body and hitting nukes (sorry) all over the baseball diamond. It was an iconic time in baseball.

Too good to be true? (also please watch this video, the fact that somebody actually took the time to make this is hilarious on its own)

Now I’m not accusing Buddy of juicing up, but I’m simply speculating at his consistent dominance over multiple sports at such a tainted time in sports.  Kind of hard to sustain organically, don’t you think? Let’s take a deeper look. Continue reading BTBspiracies: Was Air Bud Too Good to Be True?

It’s Uncomfortable How Many Yankee “Fans” Have Judge Jerseys Already

Huge win last night. Should we have scored more runs off a guy who came into the game with an ERA over 6? Probably. But coming off as deflating of a loss as Sunday night was, with Luis Cessa on the mound, any victory was a big one.

Bert, Dave and I’s spirits were preeeetty low when Curtis Granderson and Yoenis Cespedes hit two solo shots in the third to make it 2-0 Mets. We were standing in right center so we had the perfect view of Judge trying to rob Cespedes. I literally started to cheer when I saw it hit his glove, only for it to deflect off of it into the bullpen.

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Mets Fans are Morons

Mets fans can be such morons.  I am a Mets fan, so I should know.  No, I am not a moron, but half of the dumbest comments I have heard in my life have come from the upper decks of Shea Stadium and Citi Field.  (The other half have come from the upper tier at Devils games.)  Also, the dumbest written comments I have seen have all come from Mets and Devils blogs.

Over the past two days, the stupidity of Mets fans has reached extreme levels.  For those who do not know, on Wednesday, the Mets traded Jay Bruce to Cleveland for a nondescript single-A prospect.  Essentially, the trade was a salary dump by the Mets.  Cleveland was willing to take on Bruce and pay the remaining $3 million on his contract.  For financial reasons alone, the Mets likely would have been happy to take this deal even if they did not receive a low-level minor-league prospect.  However, the trade looks more legitimate given that the Mets did acquire a player.

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Reports indicate that the Yankees offered the Mets two low-level prospects in exchange for Bruce but were unwilling to pay the full $3 million owed to Bruce.  Therefore, the Mets chose the Indians’ offer over the option of getting two low-level prospects but having to pay Bruce suit up in pinstripes.  Some people think that the Mets chose the Cleveland offer because the Mets didn’t want to help the rival Yankees.  Shockingly, many Mets fans are aghast that the Mets would take a lesser prospect package simply because the team does not want to help the Yankees. Continue reading Mets Fans are Morons

Changing of the Guards: Yankees Bullpen

I, for one, have seen enough, and apparently so has this guy.

I know Stanzo talked about it in his summary earlier today, but I still think more needs to be said.

Chapman blew his 4th save of the season last night, throwing a 103 mph fastball to 20 year old Rafael Devers that he blasted over the left-center wall, tying the game at 2. This was not something that was entirely unexpected. When my friends and I saw Chapman warming up, we were like

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I have hated watching Aroldis Chapman all year. He walks half the batters he faces, usually has no control over his offspeed pitches, and his fastball hasn’t even been that much better than other pitchers. Last night though, I actually made a comment about his 2017 fastball being below his standards, only to be roasted by him touching 103 multiple times. So while he looked better than he has in the past, he still blew the game. In a game like that, in a series like that, it was unacceptable, and he deserved to walk off in the 10th to a wealth of boos.

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