A Perspective on Brees

I am breaking a long hiatus from the blog because I finally have the free time and the motivation to comment on something that has been bothering me for a few weeks now. Namely, Drew Brees breaking the single-season passing mark of 5,084yds set by Dan Marino back in 1984. There was a lot of…

NFL Week 8: The Midterm

If the first half of the season has taught us anything, it’s that we don’t know anything. For example, anyone who bet on the Rams to cover the spread against New Orleans, raise your hand. Okay, now anyone who picked them to win outright. If your hand is up, you are either a liar or…

NFL Week 6 Recap

So…yeah…the San Francisco 49ers are kind of good. I took the under on them at 5.5 wins this season, and six weeks in has almost cost me my bet. Nobody thought the NFC West was going to have an 8-8 team unless St. Louis emerged from mediocrity. Now, the NFC West features the third best…

NCAA Recap

It was another humdrum week in the FBS. Sure, there was the excitement of watching Ohio State almost upset Nebraska (key word is almost) and of watching Texas A&M; almost blow another lead in the second half. Yes, Miami (FL) damn near upset VA Tech save for a 19-yd TD run with under a minute…

NFL Week 4 Recap

Another stellar week in the National Football League. Aren’t you glad the greedy bastards didn’t let money get in the way of our fun? This week’s theme is “Things That Suck”. Detroit wins again! This time, they had to overcome a 20 point deficit against the Cowboys. They did it, and now sit as the…

NCAA Recap

There were exactly three games that mattered this week. Sure, there could have been more, but Alabama’s 38-10 win over Florida just proved what we already suspected. The same goes for LSU (35-7 over Kentucky), Oklahoma (62-6 over Ball State), Boise State (30-10 over Nevada), and Stanford (45-19 over UCLA). Those teams showed us why…

NFL Week 3 Recap

I’m refusing to post our picks results from this week because it would be mildly embarrassing to admit that I only picked six of them correctly. To be fair though, this was one of the strangest weeks in football when it came to the point spread. I’ll start with this: The BUFFALO BILLS beat the…

NFL Over/Under Predictions

If there’s one thing that always makes sports more fun, it’s having a bit of a friendly wager on the event. Whether it’s fantasy sports, money, or a good old-fashioned gentlemen’s wager, an investment in the games makes it more enjoyable and heart-wrenching from start to finish. We here at the bang enjoy making almost…

Fantasy Football Mock Draft

The season is right around the corner, and everyone is sweating their draft strategy for this weekend or the next (both if you’re obsessive like me). Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for at least the first round. We’re giving you both the WHO and the WHY with each pick, so you can decide for…

Melting Down Steel

Okay, I feel obligated – as the resident Pittsburgh Steelers fan – to address the recent issues that have arisen around the team. Remember throughout your reading that I am a die hard fan and always have been. The Steelers, to me, are the epitome of what a franchise should be. They are perennial contenders,…