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Top 10 Matts in Sports History

April 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Recently, it came to my attention that there are an abundance of dudes named Matt in my life.  I have a cousin named Matt, two cousins each just married a guy named Matt (different guys fyi), my girlfriend’s sister is dating a Matt, her cousin is too, and her little cousin is also Matthew.  I can easily rattle off five Matts from my old Fraternity.

It’s a great name yes, but I realized it wasn’t just me; Matts are everywhere, especially in sports, and more commonly playing Quarterback.  Don’t believe me, just look at the current starting QBs in the NFL right now: Matt Ryan, Matt Cassel, Matthew Stafford, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Flynn, Matt Schaub, Matt Moore, and don’t forget about former heisman-handsome third-stringer, Matt Leinart, and fellow Trojan, soon to be NFL starter, Matt Barkley.  Whew…that’s a shit ton of Matts, but are they among the Greatest Ever Matts in Sports?  Possibly.  Let’s take a look…  Read more…


The Sports Minion’s NFL Predictions

September 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The Sports Minion’s 2011 NFL Predictions Read more…

TGIF Thank God It’s Football

September 7, 2011 1 comment

It’s finally here!  2011 NFL season kicks off Thursday and what more can you ask than Green Bay vs. New Orleans matchup?  This could be the best game of the season, in the very first game of the year.  Or maybe not, who knows?  We haven’t played a down of regular season football, so really anything can happen.

Peter King at SI has predicted Atlanta vs. San Diego in the Super Bowl this season, so it’s safe to bet that’s going to happen, since the football Buddha successfully predicted a Packers-Steelers matchup in last year’s issue.

With all that being said, and nothing proven quite yet, here is the Sports Minion’s Top 10 NFL teams coming into week one. Read more…

Fantasy Football: It’s Like Star Wars for Jocks: Top 25 Rankings

August 23, 2011 1 comment

Darth Brady will put up big fantasy numbers once again

I just finished my 16th NFL Fantasy Football Mock Draft, so it’s safe to say Fantasy Football season is a go.  This time of year it’s quite an exciting time of year for me and my sports minded friends.  Basically, Fantasy Football is basically Star Wars for jocks.  For the ones who do not play fantasy football, knock it, or can’t seem to figure it out; stay away, it’s addicting and I’ve grown tired of waiting more than twenty seconds for you to make your 10th round mock draft selection.  C’mon, does it really make a difference choosing between Jacoby Jones or Jacoby Ford at that point?

I’ve been quite solid in my fantasy football play over the years, not so much for fantasy baseball, basketball, or the ncaa tourney (which I managed to place last and second to last for the 2009 and 2010 tournaments, respectively).  So, if you want a 3,090th opinion, and are tired of hearing from fantasy football guru, Matthew Berry’s “expert” advice, here’s the Sports Minion’s look at the 2011 Fantasy Football Season: Read more…

Taking A Gamble: the Professional Sports Draft

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Brien Taylor was a "can't miss" prospect

I don’t know about you, but each year I get way too excited for professional sports drafts.  The NFL draft is by far the most enticing with Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay squaring off throughout the year arguing over trivial college football players who in a couple years will be completely forgotten.  There’s also the NFL combine, the live draft show, draft “experts”, mock drafts, and above all gives you a more optimistic look at your favorite team’s likelihood for success with a new solid draft pick.  The NBA Draft is quite fun too, they have a live show, fashionable suits, great highlight reels, some of your favorites from March Madness are there, and of course David Stern, he was great in Home Alone by the way.  Unfortunately, the MLB Draft greatly fails in comparison.    Read more…

Pujols to Cubs: Sorry, but it’s still hot in Hell

February 22, 2011 1 comment

Pujols, a Cub? Please God No

Albert Pujols is the belle of the ball right now, with very good reason.  As I stated earlier this week, Pujols is one of the greatest ballplayers of all time & deserves an astronomical contract.  He’s as close to a Cyborg as any human could possibly be.

I still stand strong with other believers like ESPN’s Tim Kurkijan, that Pujols will remain a Cardinal, but am aware the North Siders are crossing their fingers St. Louis doesn’t pull the trigger.

Current ESPN commentator and Chicago native Michael Wilbon recently wrote about the possibility of Prince Albert playing at home in Wrigley Field.  Wilbon and many other Cubs fans I’m sure are thrilled at the possibility of having a future Hall of Famer join the roster, but it frustrated me on two different avenues. Read more…

Trout: the next Salmon?

February 17, 2011 4 comments

Trout may soon be a fish out of water

The baseball world is buzzing about #1 rated minor league outfielder, Mike Trout, who may or may not make his highly anticipated debut this season with the Angels.  Doesn’t it seem fitting that Trout would play for the Angels, a team once led by a player with another gill-bearing surname.  No, not Kevin Bass

In the last 10-15 years, the most notable Angel player has to be Tim Salmon, having played his entire career with the Halo’s.  Imagine if Trout, Salmon, and former all-star centerfielder, Chet Lemon were to bat 3-4-5 in the same lineup.  Salmon-Lemon-Trout, sounds like a delicious lineup.  It got me thinking about the other great food names in sports.

The Sports Minion decided to take the time to pay homage to some of the most savory characters in sports, and who were the most successful in the game.  Here’s our non-baker’s dozen… Read more…