The first episode of a weekly podcast that will cover every episode of Gossip Girl, from beginning to end. Listen to the Below the Belt Founding Fathers talk about the cast’s unusually long sideburns, how much of a creep Chuck Bass is, and the continuous sexual tension.
Bert: I saw this tweet this morning and I swear to you, I have never seen something more basic in my almost 20 years of existence. The whole “you could die tomorrow so live your life now” concept is great. Cool. Live in the present, be happy, yada yada yada. Stop talking about it and do it. Continue reading A Tweet That Was So Annoyingly Basic It Had to Be Blogged About: A Joint Rant Presented by BTB
Here at Below the Belt Sports, we don’t just bring you hot takes. We bring you burning hot, five-alarm fire, Peruvian Puff Pepper, 1999 Britney Spears hot takes. Some of these takes are so hot, you could even refer to them as conspiracy theories.
For the first-ever BTBspiracies (name in progress), we look into whether or not Manny Ramirez followed Michael Vick’s dogfighting footsteps and organized a rat fighting ring in the green monster. We also discuss if he ever played with his genitals out or not, and if it was really a bat he was swinging with. Give it a listen to find out.
On the eve of one of the most entertaining sporting events in America, Below the Belt Sports brings you an exclusive interview with the #3 competitive eater in the world, Carmen Cincotti, as he prepares for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. We discuss how he got started, compare Carmen to Michael Jordan, his unusual nicknames, his impending relationship with Joey Chestnut and talk about why people who wear socks to bed want to watch the world burn.
There are moments in your life you just don’t forget. Your high school graduation. Getting married. The birth of your kids. Posting your first video to a college blog you and your friends from high school made. Well, we can cross another one of those off the bucket list today – no, Bert isn’t getting married, BTB Sports has posted their first ever video. Here goes nothing.
If you had one game to win, and the entire history the baseball to choose from, who would you put out on the field?
We drafted in a snake format, going from Bert, then Stanzo, and wrapping up with Dave.
You get a full infield and outfield, one starting pitcher, and one relief pitcher. NO DH. And of course, a manager.
C- Buster Posey
1B- Stan Musial
2B- Pete Rose
SS- Derek Jeter
3B- Mike Schmidt
OF- Ted Williams
OF- Joe DiMaggio
OF- Barry Bonds
SP- Randy Johnson
RP- Mariano Rivera
Manager- Joe Torre
C- Yogi Berra
1B- Albert Pujols
2B- Jackie Robinson
SS- Honus Wagner
3B- Alex Rodriguez
OF- Babe Ruth
OF- Hank Aaron
OF- Ken Griffey, Jr.
SP- Nolan Ryan
RP- Rollie Fingers
Manger- Tommy Lasorda
C- Johnny Bench
1B- Lou Gehrig
2B- Robinson Cano
SS- Cal Ripken, Jr.
3B- Brooks Robinson
OF- Willie Mays
OF- Vladimir Guerrero
OF- Mickey Mantle
SP- Pedro Martinez
RP- Trevor Hoffman
Manager- Tony LaRussa
This guy just flat out STINKS. Can’t watch him pitch anymore. If Joe keeps managing the bullpen this way, soon enough it’ll be #FireGirardi. But for now, it’s #ReleaseClippard. Sign the petition, and help us make a change in the Yankee community.
The 2017 NBA Finals have been hyped up more than global warming, and almost everybody in the Milky Way Galaxy knew this would be the matchup. Fans are conflicted on who will come out on top since these are by far and away the two best teams in the NBA with a combined postseason record of 24-1. Below are picks of who the writers at BTB think will take home the hardware this year.
jimmyscalianfl: I’m expecting Golden State to start off fast in the first 2-3 games, followed by some minor bitching and moaning from Lebron. Cavs will pick up the slack, but Warriors will finish them off at home in game 7.
McGons: Cavs in 7. Warriors have added KD, but the Cavs have added a Kevin Love they didn’t see last year. He won’t be the MVP, but with the stars cancelling each other out, he will be the X-Factor.
Stanzo: Cavs in 4. Ayesha Curry tries to rush the court with the Warriors down 30 late in the 4th quarter of game 4 but James Jones comes out of nowhere and RKO’s the shit out of her. Confetti falls as the Cavs celebrate around her lifeless body, and LeBron supplants himself as the greatest of all-time.
Dave: Kathy Griffin in 1. 3 minutes in to the first quarter, Griffin runs on to the court with a machete. Heads chopped off left and right, K Love is the first to go (white, straight, potential conservative). As she holds the collection of NBA stars heads at center court, she beckons “Not my President!”
Drew Potolsky: Warriors; With 2 of the top 5, 3 of the All-NBA, and 4 of the top 20 players in the NBA in their starting 5, they’re just too much to handle for the Cavs. LeBron is playing on another level, but he always does in the playoffs. Kyrie is probably a top 10 NBA player in his own right, but I think the Warriors will really focus on shutting him down, especially after last year’s Finals and with him being easier to shut down than LeBron. K-Love is no slouch, but everyone was more afraid of him when he was bodying dudes in the paint in Minnesota. LeBron will get his, but with Klay taking a backseat on offense to focus on defense in this series, and due to KD’s arrival (who is also no slouch on defense), I think the Warriors are just too collectively good to lose to a team that seems to basically ride Kyrie and LeBron and then on ring chasing vets and role players.
Riebs: Warriors in 6; From my immense experience of watching not a single basketball game all season I’m going with the Warriors in 6. Gotta stay loyal to my fanship of west coast teams and I see Steph Curry at a lot of San Fran Giants games. I wouldn’t say I hate Lebron, but I just don’t love him. He’s obviously great, but I just don’t like rooting for him. I hope my mans K-Love puts together a great series to represent #mostunderratedplayerintheleague
Reis: Cavs in 7 in the greatest NBA finals of all-time. Every game is decided by less than 3, and LeBron averages a triple double, legitimizing his claim as the GOAT by taking down one of the greatest teams of all-time. Warriors take Game One, but Cavs take the series.