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Scotch Sporting’s March Madness Pool

Join us in our annual RabblePress March Madness Pool!
Here’s how to sign up!
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4. START SELECTING! Tournament starts on Tuesday with the play in games which you do not pick. The 64 team bracket will start on Thursday at noon eastern.  Picks MUST be in before then.
5. The fee to play is $10 and payout will depend on the turnout. Email podcast@scotchsporting.com for details on how to pay
Questions? Contact us at podcast@scotchsporting.com

Perv of the Week – Henry Burris

The perv was chosen this week for a couple of reasons. Reason one being mostly to annoy fellow Rabbler, Chris. Reasons that aren’t motivated by spite however include seeing a man look this good in a cowboy hat, capitalizing on sweet grey cup click bait and genuinely admiring this man’s moxy and immovable belief in himself. A lesson our self loathing selves should take to heart

Henry Burris, former Calgary Stampeders QB is facing off against his old team in his second straight super bowl at the helm of the Ottawa REDBLACKS (!!!!!!!!!!!!REDBLACKS!) . Though as of press time Calgary is favoured to win the game by more than touchdown, that doesn’t stop Henry’s belief in himself or the franchise

Rather than embrace the RedBlacks’ nothing-to-lose status going into Sunday – nine-point underdogs – he bristled. But, Henry being Henry, he looked happy doing it.

“It seems that no matter what we’ve done, nobody gives us respect,” said Burris. “Maybe they don’t like the fact that this is only three years (for the organization) and we’ve been in the show two years in a row. What else do you need to do to get some respect? At the end of the day, it’s all about playing football on Sunday. The team that executes best, takes care of the football, make plays, will win the game. Why not us?

So yes, even though we will be firmly cheering for Calgary this weekend, we wouldn’t be sad to see that wide gap toothed smiled at the end of the game

 

Sorry chris…

 

REDBLACKS!!!!!!!

Perv of the Week – Marquette King

In a morning where we could all use some lightness its the perfect time to honour our Perv of the week, Marquette King, Punter for the Oakland Raiders

In a football hierarchy where Punter ranks just above Marshall, the guy who mixes the gatorade powder into the big jugs of water, and just above the Long Snapper (looking at you John Dorenbos) the punter doesn’t get a lot of love on or off the field. You don’t see a lot of kids arguing over punter stats or trading kicker rookie cards. After all, the punter is not even the guy who kicks the field goal. Their soul purpose on the the team is to thwack the ball in the general direction of the other guys. So there isn’t a lot to celebrate. (story of the world this morning…)

But Marquette King is here to change that. Establishing himself as one of the best ball thwackers in the league this season, he dropped a beautiful punt just inside the 10 yard line during the 3rd quarter of sunday’s game vs Denver. He hopped on his imaginary pony and rode it off into our hearts.

This wasnt the first time he’s celebrated. The month before he celebrating by mimicking Ray Lewis (His dancing that is. He didn’t mimic the time Ray Lewis killed a guy)

 

In a league, and a world, where we’re all struggling to find the fun, fewer people are enjoying themselves more than Marquette King. Teaching is that no matter what happens, celebrate the little things, and keep on dancing

Perv of The Week – Theo Epstein

Its nice not to have to chose between brains and brawn when we can have both

This week we honour the ageless Theo Epstein who like some kind of hot exorcist  has now banished two major sports curses. Seen here having a Simcha with Chicago native Bill Murray, Epstein  turned around the Red Sox franchise and then moved on to the cubs where he helped end the 108 year draught last night with a dramatic game 7 win.

He’s a Yale graduate and a doctor of law (a lawyer and a Doctor Ma!), and with his boyish good looks he’s like the math nerd in romantic comedies who takes off his glasses and you realize he’s been secretly hot this whole time

So while some are celebrating the men may have physically played  the game, we honour the man and the negotiating table, and some one who we wouldn’t mind getting between the (stats) sheets with.

Mazel Tov Theo

Perv of the week – Dodgeball Canada

As well as boozing we also consider ourselves aficionados of good looking, successful people and will be honouring them weekly. Like a fine red wine, we’re all for celebrating richness and a good body. 

Warning there might be repeats, because some people will never not be sexy…

Perv of the Week – Dodgeball Canada 

This week we honour the Canadian National Dodgeball Teams, both mens AND women’s (we’re equal opportunity perverts…) who dominated the land down under  during this years World Dodgeball Federation championships. The men’s team fought off a Malaysian comeback in the final match of the tournament using a mix of skill and utter attractiveness, to walk away with the gold medal and the hearts of hundreds of girls lamenting the fact that most of them are taken. The women fought ferociously in their finals, eventually falling to Malaysian and claiming silver, but showing they’re all sexy beasts to feared, improving vastly on their 2014 and 2015 finishes and showing they belong with the best.

We can’t single out just ONE lady or just A guy, when they entire team made us crawl out of bed at 6am on Saturday to watch the finals

Check them out here: (women’s at 2:27:00 and men’s at 3:30:00) but we warn you, you may need to crawl back INTO bed after watching theses matches

 

 

What We’re Drinking This Week – Stalk and Barrel

A new feature on Scotch Sporting!

We Booze, we yell about sports, its time to tell you what we’re drinking thats helpings us choke down our rage while we podcast. Check out the latest episode here

What We’re Drinking This Week – Stalk and Barrel Blended Whiskey*

Why We’re drinking: With the Blue Jays down 2-0 in the ALCS, we needed confidence. And nothing makes use confident like sipping whiskey. It makes us want to put on a 3 piece suit and pinch an indescriminate variety of bums (with consent of course). And Stalk and Barrel is Canadian, so we can drink and confidently hum the log drivers waltz

Our Review: Though a blended whiskey (shudder…. how pedestrian) its pretty strong without leaving too harsh taste. Not as syrupy as we find a lot of canadian whiskey’s it did have some nice cinnamon and light vanilla flavours and other words that whiskey drinkers make up to say instead of just  “sweet”

Sober Second Thoughts: What initially seemed like a powerful punch didn’t end up leaving much an impression. Much like the Blue Jays after the first series….

 

*Full disclosure we’re pretty sure we called it “Stake and barrel” on the podcast cast. Whoops. Lifted a few too many… 

Perv of the week – Russell Martin

 

Another New Scotch Sporting Feature!

As well as boozing we also consider ourselves aficionados of good looking, successful people and will be honouring them weekly. Like a fine red wine, we’re all for celebrating richness and a good body. 

Warning there might be repeats, because some people will never not be sexy…

Perv of the Week – Russell Martin 

 

This week we celebrate the our favourite backstop in honour of the ALCS home series.While we’re used to Russell lighting a fire in our loins, he’s looking to light a fire in himself and the rest of the team. Ahead of tonight’s game 3, Martin was asked about his strategy for this evening and what he thinks the team needs to do to win

Via the Toronto Sun

 

“You f—ing show up, man, and you f—ing play the game hard and that’s it — that’s my line,” Martin said in a rally-the-troops sort of way Sunday afternoon inside the Blue Jays’ clubhouse. “That’s it. There’s no f—ing secret. You play the game. Period. There’s no magic way of doing things, you just keep doing what you’ve been doing the whole way. That’s it. It’s actually annoying answering questions about it, you know what I mean? That’s the honest truth. I have nothing to say except we’ve just gotta show up and play. That’s it. That’s what you’re getting from me today.”

And thats all we ever need from you Russell. Just to show up and F_____

What We’re Drinking This Week – Budweiser

A new feature on Scotch Sporting!

We Booze, we yell about sports, its time to tell you what we’re drinking thats helpings us choke down our rage while we podcast. Check out the latest episode here

What We’re Drinking This Week – Budweiser

Why We’re drinking: In Honour of Toronto’s own Lee Harvey Oswald, Ken Pagan, we’re sipping on a stiff can of Roger’s Centre’s Finest Ale. You can’t have cans in the dome, but you can have cans at home!

Our Review: If you haven’t every tasted a Budweiser before congratulations you clearly didn’t drop out of high school or hang out with anyone who regularly attended a bush party. This is a beer that needs to be consumed as fast as possible so your brain doesn’t have time to register you’re  drinking the water from pot after you’ve already drained the pasta

Sober Second Thoughts: God bless Canada. Mass shootings in the states? People call for MORE guns. One pudgy Hamilton resident hurls a $12 can of the melted ice you scrap from the inside of your freezer? Ban the Can!

 

 

Scotch Sporting Superbowl Predictions

 

Play along with us during Super Bowl 50!

We have spreads, props and lots about Coldplay

 

PREDICTION

Chris
Chris

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Mark

Tyler
Tyler

Tay
Tay

Dave
Dave
 

Katie
Katie
 Who Many times with Peyton say “Omaha” (o/U 27.5)  Over  Over  Over  Over  Over  Over
 Will the Coin Flip be Heads or Tails  Heads Tails  Tails  Heads  Tails Heads
 Who will Score First and What will it Be?  Panthers FG  Broncos FG PanthersTD  Panthers TD  Broncos FG Panthers TD
 Will there be a Safety?  No   No   No  Yes   No   No
 Who will be Named MVP?  Peyton  Peyton  Peyton  Cam Newton Jonathan Stewart  Cam Newton
 How Many Rushing Yards will Cam Get? (o/u 37.5)  Over  Over  Under  Over  Over   Over
 How Many Rushing Yards will Peyton Get? (o/u 5.5)  Over  Under  Under  Over  Under  Under
 How often will the announcers mention Dab or Dabbing (o/u 5.5)  Under  Under  Under Over  Under  Under
 What Colour will the Gatoraide Shower Be? Orange  Orange  Orange  Purple  Blue  Orange
 How Long will the Anthem be? (o/u 1 minute 50 seconds)  Under Over  Under  Over  Over  Over
 What Will the Last Scoring Play Be?  Broncos TD (With Peyton Rushing it In)  Broncos FG  Broncos FG  Panthers TD  Panthers TD  Broncos FG
 What will the First Flag Be?  Offside on Denver  Offensive Holding on Panthers  False Start on the Panthers  Offensive Holding on Denver
Will there be a Pick 6?  Yes against Denver  No Yes against Denver  Yes against Denver  Yes against Denver  No
 Who will commit the first Fumble  Cam No One  No One  Devon Funchess  CJ Anderson  Broncos
 Will there be a roughing the passer  No  No  No  Yes on Cam  Yes on Both  No
 Will we see Brock Lobster in the Game?  No  No  No  No  No  No
 Will we see Brock Lobster getting ready to go in the game?  Yes  No  No  No  Yes  No
 Will we see an injury?  Yes on Random Lineman #2  No  No  No  Yes on Thomas Davis  Yes on Sanders
 What will the result be of the first Challenge Confirmed  Call Reversed  There won be one  overturned  Confirmed  Overturned
 If Cam Newton Wins MVP, will he DAB with the trophy? Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
 Will Phil Simms wear a Suit and Tie, or Sweater?  Suit and Tie  Suit and Tie  Suit and Tie  Sweater  Suit and Tie, its Prime time Baby!  Sweater
 Will Jim Nantz wear a tie? Yes Yes  Yes  No  Yes  No
 Who will the MVP Thank First  Team mates  Team mates  Team mates  Team mates  God/Jesus  Team mates
 How Long post Superbowl will Peyton announce his retirement? (o/u 2 months)  Under  Under Over Under  Under  Over
 How Many times will there be a Left Shark mention? (o/u 2.5)  Under  Under  Under  Over  Under  Under
 Will we see the Left Shark during the halftime show? No  No  No  Yes  No  No
 What will be Coldplay’s Opening Song?  Clocks Viva La Vida  Viva La Vida  Clocks  Viva La Vida  Viva La Vida
 How many songs will Beyonce perform?  1  1  1  2  3  1
 Will Beyonce perform solo or duet or only? Duet  Duet  Duet  Solo  Solo  Duet
How Many Songs will Bruno Mars perform?  1  1  1  1  3  2
 Will there be any other guest performers? No  No  No  Yes  No  No
 Will Coldplay play one of their (many) downer songs?  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No Yes
 What Percentage will be new songs?  20  10  50  25  33.33333  40
 Will Chris Martin be wearing a hat? No  No No  No  Yes  No
 Will we see dancing Gorillas?  Yes  Yes  No  Yes  No  No
 What will be the difference in score?  4  2  4  17  15  14
 What will be the points total?  52  38  44  59  41  44
 WHO WILL WIN SUPERBOWL 50  Broncos  Broncos  Broncos  Panthers  Panthers  Panthers

 

2016 NFL Playoff Brackets

Arizona Cardinals
Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
Denver Broncos
Pittsburg Steelers
Denver Broncos
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers
Seattle Seahawks
Carolina Panthers
Arizona Cardinals
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
Denver Broncos
Pittsburg Steelers
Denver Broncos
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
Denver Broncos
Pittsburg Steelers
Denver Broncos
Carolina Panthers
Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers
Seattle Seahawks
Carolina Panthers
Arizona Cardinals
Denver Broncos
New England Patriots
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
Denver Broncos
Pittsburg Steelers
Denver Broncos
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers
Seattle Seahawks
Carolina Panthers
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
Denver Broncos
Pittsburg Steelers
Denver Broncos
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Carolina Panthers
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
Denver Broncos
Pittsburg Steelers
Denver Broncos
Seattle Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Carolina Panthers
Arizona Cardinals
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
Denver Broncos
Pittsburg Steelers
Denver Broncos
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers
Seattle Seahawks
Carolina Panthers