Russellmania

Russell Westbrook seems to have this invincibility about him.  He has got a second gear no one can attain but lately his body has been letting him down.  Westbrook has fought through a lengthy stint of injuries that keeps the most entertaining player to watch on the sidelines for the better part of the last two seasons.  OKC was so horrible without their two superstars that Coach Brooks had to free the beast or get left in the dust of the Wild Wild West.  And what better team is there to come back to the game than the stinky New York Knicks.

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Freshtake Artists to Watch! Konu

I was once again surfing the web for some new music and came across some soulful island music from an artist named Konu. He sounds like a good mix of Matisyahu and Ziggy Marley. So when I tried to research further into this wonderful artist I could find little information about the simplest of facts like his real name, birthday, place of birth, etc. All I can gather is he makes great music and he may originate from an island in Hawaii. His last album was released in 2007 titled Coco Shack. He is believed to be working on another album but know release date has been set nor no tracks confirmed. I hope guys enjoy the soothing sound of Konu amid the chaos our nation is experiencing. -BoSo

I Still Believe in Cliff Huxtable…

Man is evil. Man is wicked. Man is fallible beyond belief. Cliff Huxtable isn’t a man, he is an ethic, an ideal image of the perfect father, husband, brother, friend that we’d all like to believe that we either are or one day can become.

Rembert Browne mentioned in a great piece for Grantland “That’s the great trick of naming the show The Cosby Show, even though there are no Cosby’s in it. It provided Bill with the much-needed mask of Cliff.” Continue reading I Still Believe in Cliff Huxtable…

BoSo’s Week 12 NFL Fresh Picks

Welcome back freshtakers!!! We are now in week 12 and I will be the first to welcome back Josh “Flash” Gordon back to NFL action! We missed you buddy. While Gordon was sidelined without pay he was selling cars at a local Cleveland dealership. Gordon will return for the Brown’s game against the Falcons. What a favorable matchup to return to versus the “staunch” Falcons secondary HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Start Josh Gordon fantasy GMs he is going for 300 against ATL. The games at this juncture are extremely important & now the weather will play a huge role on the teams execution as well as mental fortitude. Who would have thought the Arizona Cardinals would be 9-1 in the NFC West with Seattle & San Fran. Coach Bruce Arians certainly deserves a round of applause. Last week I went an amazing 10-4 bringing my season total to 90-72. Now for the picks for Week 12 in the NFL.

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What I learned in Sports This Week

A weekly rant from our editor.

 

Trying something new here at FreshTakeSportsDOTcom, where I’ve been told to channel my inner Keith Olbermann and make fun of or just plain yell at the world of sports for a little bit. This week my target is the NFL. So without any further ado…

 

What I Learned in the NFL This Week

 

  1. Roger Goodell doesn’t love the kids after all.

 

Adrian Peterson has spent the last 9 weeks sitting out of NFL games, he’s gone to trial, he’s had his image damaged and now when the process should be over and Peterson should be on his road to redemption, our Commissioner has decided to stop progress dead in its tracks. Commissioner Goodell, in a letter, has told Peterson that not only will be made to sit out the remainder of the season (at the very least) but he will now also not be paid. He made a list of things that AP would need to do before his suspension would be lifted which included having “no further violations of law or league policy”, “commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort” (shut up and do what we say without any questions), and “properly care for your children” (stop being such a terrible father). Now I’m not saying Adrian Peterson is anywhere near broke, however, I am saying after losing endorsements and any credibility as a role model, should we really start taking money away from his children, you know, since Goodell cares about them so much.

 

  1. The NFC South is god-awful.

 

Last Sunday I watched a game that made my soul sad. The Atlanta Falcons barely beat the Carolina Panthers at home to win first place in the NFC South with a 4-6 record. Remember a few years ago when the Seahawks squeaked in the playoffs with a 7-9 record on technicality because the NFC West had to be included. This isn’t even like that situation. At least the Seahawks were “in the hunt” at the time and weren’t laughable. We are dangerously close to seeing a 6-10 team get a home game in the playoffs this year. That would mean whoever holds the 5th seed in the NFC after Week 17 will get a light scrimmage in the wildcard. For the first time ever in the NFL playoffs we could see a team actually rest their starters until the real playoffs start. At this point winning the NFC South is equivalent to having the highest failing grade on a big test.

 

“But Mom it’s an F PLUS!!!!”

–Editor

Jeff Teague Jam!

I am upset with the Hawks.

How a team that claims to be improving can come out and lose to that pathetic collection of talent (sans Kobe and SWAGGY P!!!) that the lakers roll out on a nightly basis, is far and away beyond my level of comprehension. However Who I am not mad at is Jeff Teague, who yamm’d home a slam so ferocious in the 4th quarter that even the great Domonique had to rise for a slow clap. I’d prefer to act like last night didn’t happen so I’m not going to recap the game, but I’ll give you this highlight with the hashtag #FREEJEFFTEAGUE

 

 

Side note, is it time we give Teague a nickname?

 

Soul Searching: The Legend* of Todd Gurley

Sometimes sports are exhilarating sources of happiness for ones own interest and a community and there are times when the opposite is true, and that is how I felt when I heard the news on Todd Gurely whose season and UGA career is done due to a torn ACL he sustained on Georgia’s win against Auburn. A night of triumph turned melancholy when in the waning moments of a rivalry game that had already been decided on the scoreboard Gurley pulled up lame. It was a non- contact injury. Those are my least favorite because you know its either cramps or something serious. With no word on the cramps in Mark Richt’s post game presser, I awaited the next day for the cruel, cruel news; even as I gloated to my Auburn grad co-workers. Sports has a funny way of being a release for our anxieties, and the root cause. Continue reading Soul Searching: The Legend* of Todd Gurley