Welcome to the Playoff Pick’em for Scotch Sporting
Lets go FOOTBALL!!
Welcome to the Playoff Pick’em for Scotch Sporting
Lets go FOOTBALL!!
|Chiefs Vs Texans||Chiefs||Texans||Chiefs||Chiefs||Chiefs||Chiefs||Chiefs|
|Steelers Vs Bengals||Steelers||Bengals||Steelers||Steelers||Steelers||Steelers||Steelers|
|Seahawks Vs Vikings||Vikings||Seahawks||Vikings||Vikings||Seahawks||Seahawks||Seahawks|
|Packers Vs Redskins||Packers||Redskins||Redskins||Packers||Redskins||Redskins||Redskins|
Who Cheats, who needs new Undies, and who will Katie take to the Ball?
Check out the predictions the Scotch Sporting team made for 2016
We’ll keep checking throughout the year to see who was right and who was WAY off the mark.
|2016 Superbowl Winner||Cardinals||Cardinals||Panthers||Cardinals||Patriots||Cardinals|
|2016 NBA Championships||Golden State||Chicago Bulls*||Golden State||Golden State||Golden State||Golden State|
|2016 Stanley Cup Winner||Blackhawks||Bruins*||Rangers||Canadiens||Blackhawks||Stars|
|2016 World Series Winner||Cubs||Cubs||Mets||Dodgers||Cubs||Cubs|
|2016 Grey Cup Winner||Ticats||Ticats||Stampeders||REDBLACKS*||REDBLACKS*||REDBLACKS*|
|What will Roger Goodell’s next big Blunder be, and will it be his last?||Covering up a drug scandal and yes||Make the Raiders play in same stadium as the 49ers and No||More coming out about a scandal we already know about, and yes||Drug Scandal, and no||Messes up domestic abuse suspension, and yes||Unsure of Blunder, but it will be his last|
|What will happen to Fifa?||Corrupt as always||Nothing Changes||They’ll fold it||Same Old Shit||Nothing Changes||Nothing Changes|
|Will there be an expansion announcement? If so, what sport and what City||No||Yes Hockey in Vegas||Yes, Hockey in Vegas and Quebec City and Basketball in Seattle||Yes, Hockey in Las Vegas||No||Yes, Hockey in Las Vegas|
|Where will the Raiders and the Chargers be next season?||Oakland stays put, San Diego will be in L.A.||San Diego will play in Carson City, the Raiders will play with the 49ers||No Changes||They’ll both be in L.A.||No Changes||Both will play in L.A.|
|2016 Cinderella Team||Florida Panthers||Florida Panthers||Dallas Stars and Washington Redskins||Cubs||Im a Patriots Fan. I don’t need Cinderalla||Dallas Cowboys|
|Who will announce their retirement in 2016?||Payton Manning||Payton Manning||Ryan Miller, Jaromir Jagr and Chara||Payton Manning||Roger Federer||Roger Federer and Tony Romo|
|What Will Ronda Rousey do in her rematch against Holly Holm?||Lose Again||Win||Lose Quickly||Win, but goes to a decision||Win Quickly||Over Quickly regardless of win or Loss|
|Biggest Bra Burning Story of 2016||Female MLS player||yay Bras!*||Becky Hammon takes over temporarily for the Spurs||Head or Assistant coach in a major sport||Harleigh will become an agility dog||Becky Hammon takes over temporarily for the Spurs|
|Who is involved in the next cheating Scandal of 2016||Toews and LeBron||Sidney Crosby||A-Rod or Ryan Braun (again)||No Big Names||An olympic Sprinter||Aroldis Chapman and Dustin Johnson|
|Tay’s 2016 NFL Bandwagon Team||Redskins||49ers*||Jets only if Fitzmagic is back||Vikings||Seahawks or Patriots||Panthers or Ravens|
*Did not submit an answer, so we made it up
Listen to our year in Review Podcast HERE and check out below for our highlights of 2015
Never have we cared more about one man and his less than ample balls than in January of 2015. We found out that Tom Brady kinda, sorta, maybe, knew, or had general knowledge, that at some point, maybe a trainer deflated footballs just slightly before the AFC championship game.
What made this story believable was the fact the Patriots have been known for kinda, sorta bending the rules in the past so deflating footballs, and thus making them easier to grip, doesn’t seem to outside of the realm of possibility. The NFL fan collective seems willing to believe just about anything against the perceived evil Empire Patriots. Belichick was actually responsible for the Irish potato famine? Makes sense…
February is unquestionably the sh*ttiest month. You’ve realized how much weight you actually gained from Christmas, there are no long weekends to look forward to and you remember you live in Canada and have 2 more months of this bullsh*t weather. Then in 2015, it was made worse by Superbowl 49. Much like February as a whole, this game will be remembered for failure. Instead of being remembered for the insane catch made by Seattle Seahawk’s Jermaine Kearse (which did happen) and then a rush to the endzone by Marhsawn Lynch (which didn’t happen) it will instead be remembered for a last second interception, to hand the New England Patriots their 4th championship since 2001.
Because this list needs some Canadian Content, March saw us saying goodbye to Canadian sports legend Steve Nash. Well, we said goobye to his NBA career. He’s still happily living in Victoria BC. After 19 season Nash retired as the greatest Canadian to ever play the game. The 8 time all star joins an illustrious list of great players to never win a championship
Though he still shouldn’t take off his hat, Jordan Spieth had a hell of a 2015. His season was highlighted by his Masters win on April 12th, capturing the Green Jacket after Mr. Paulina Gretzky blew his lead just like the lines of coke he did the night before. Spieth became the world #1 and began a new era of young unattractive golfers with disproportionality hot wives (seriously, the gap is bigger than any other sport. See here and here for just two examples)
Ah May. Where Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, FDR is elected president and Al Capone resigns supreme on the stree-. Wait a minute… this isn’t the 1930’s….
Coming easily 82 years late, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally meet in what was dubbed as the “Fight of the (20th) Century”. Though the fight raked in huge Pay Per View money, it is widely considered a dud, with Mayweather using defense to thwart an aging Pacquiao. At least the fight was able to make the humble and kind hearted Floyd a richer man
June was a month of cementing reputations. It saw the establishment of a hockey dynasty with the Chicago Blackhawks winning their 3rd championship in 6 years. June also saw Carey Price winning every single award possible, including a Peabody and a Best Supporting Actor Tony award as he confirmed his reputation as the greatest goalie currently playing. June also saw the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 7 of the NBA finals, becoming the first pure jump shooting team that’s won it in years.
The PanAm games happened. We think…? There were lots of people in the city for a bit…
The Toronto Blue Jays also had the most active trade deadline in recent memory, with Alex Anthopoulos betting the farm to make a bid for the playoffs. The Jays trade for Troy Tulowitzki, David Price and Ben Revere. Though David Price is now dead to us.
After Roger Goodell inexplicably fighting super SUPER hard, Tom Brady had his 4 game suspension for his involvement in deflate gate overturned. This happened because it couldn’t be a) proven beyond reasonable doubt what he know about the scandal in advance and b) the initial 4 game suspension was without precedent based on his alleged crimes.
As some extra reading, Here’s a great article about the morality of the NFL and people who were allowed to continue playing in the NFL despite of domestic abuse allegations, drug charges and if we’re getting technical “killing people”
Is there any other human being, male or female, who has been as dominant in their sport as Serena Williams has been for the last decade? Despite losing her bid for a Grad Slam in the Semi Finals of the US open, she will still finish the year with 21 career Slam titles and was selected as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year (the first woman solo honored since 1983). So lets stop focusing on how she looks in eveningwear? (although for the record, the answer is F*&^ing SICK)
Speaking of Burning our Bra’s, 2015 saw the rise of Ronda Rousey. She became the rare female athlete to be just as popular, if not more so, with men than women and not just for her looks but for her undeniable dominance in her sport. She has a “masculine” type bravado which rubs many people the wrong way, but made this writer have to find new underwear quite a few times. Her undefeated streak came to an end thanks to a knockout kick by Holly Holm, but her stardom and that fight helped put women’s UFC onto the worlds stage
The Golden State Warriors and Carolina panthers dominated the NBA and NFL before finally losing in game 25 and game 16 of their respective seasons causing the conversation to turn from the perennial favourites like the Heat, Spurs, Patriots and Steelers to new, young up and coming fun to watch teams. The end of 2015 also saw Ryan Fitzpatrick spotting Tay in the stands and whisking her off to Hawaii (we’re writing this as of Dec 30th, so there’s still time!)
Welcome to the Scotch Sporting NFL Pick’em
We’re at week 15 and finally have a new leader!!
Schutlzy isn’t doing his picks anymore, so until Mark sends his in, we asked the cute girl who sits next to us at work to pick for him
|WEEK||Chris (111-84)||Mark (111-84)||Tay(112-83)||Tyler(113-82)|
|Rams Vs Buccs||Rams||Buccs||Buccs||Rams|
|Jets Vs Cowboys||Jets||Jets||Jets||Cowboys|
|Chiefs Vs Ravens||Chiefs||Chiefs||Chiefs||Chiefs|
|Texans Vs Colts||Colts||Texans||Texans||Colts|
|Titans Vs Patriots||Patriots||Patriots||Patriots||Patriots|
|Bills Vs Redskins||Bills||Redskins||Redskins||Bills|
|Bears Vs Vikings||Vikings||Vikings||Vikings||Vikings|
|Panthers Vs Giants||Panthers||Giants||Panthers||Panthers|
|Falcons Vs Jaguars||Jaguars||Jaguars||Falcons||Jaguars|
|Packers Vs Raiders||Packers||Packers||Packers||Packers|
|Brows Vs Seahawks||Seahawks||Seahawks||Seahawks||Seahawks|
|Bengals Vs 49ers||Bengals||Bengals||Bengals||Bengals|
|Broncos Vs Steelers||Broncos||Steelers||Steelers||Steelers|
|Dolphins Vs Chargers||Chargers||Dolphins||Dolphins||Chargers|
|Cardinals Vs Eagles||Cardinals||Cardinals||Cardinals||Cardinals|
|Lions Vs Saints||Saints||Saints||Lions||Saints|
In Honour of this weekend’s Grey Cup, we thought we’d give the CFL a little loving too
Heres how we rank the QB’s of the North based solely on looks. Which ones fail to go the extra 10 yards and which ones we wouldn’t mind widening the field for.
Now, we have loads of experience trolling the internet for pictures of men. And we also pride ourselves in being able to find the sexy in everyone (Thanks for the help Tequila!) but this is actually the best picture we could find of Matt Nichols. At least he looks like the kind of guy who’d always offer to help you move
“oh! Which one is your boyfriend?!”
“… I don’t know 🙁 “
Does anyone remember the critically acclaimed, but under appreciated Clone High? At least we know what the cartoon Abe Lincoln is doing now after the show was cancelled.
Though fairly good looking, He loses points simply because is name is Bo which we could never yell either in passion or an argument
We’ll take any excuse to move to the west coast, but Jonathan Jennings would make it even better. He loses a few points for having a very well trimmed beard but messy hair, which is confusing. Why not coif both?
WE’LL DO THIS POST IN ALL CAPS TO HONOUR THE GREYCUP BOUND REDBLACKS. SMILIN HANK JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER, BOTH AS A QB AND IN HIS LOOKS.
Young, Good looking and the only Canadian starting QB in the CFL? We’re getting all rouge-y in the cheeks (get it? CFL Joke)
The main reason we’ll be tuning into the Grey Cup this weekend. And literally the only thing we care about in Edmonton, or “Calgary Jr.”
Welcome to the Scotch Sporting NFL Pick’em
Happy Thanksgiving America Readers/Listeners! Chris won the week last week Just for you!!!
|WEEK||Chris (83-64)||Mark (82-65)||Tay(86-60)||Tyler(84-63)|
|Eagles Vs Lions||Eagles||Lions||Lions||Eagles|
|Panthers Vs Cowboys||Panthers||Panthers||Panthers||Panthers|
|Bears Vs Packers||Packers||Packers||Packers||Packers|
|Bills Vs Chiefs||Chiefs||Chiefs||Bills||Bills|
|Rams Vs Bengals||Bengals||Bengals||Bengals||Bengals|
|Saints Vs Texans||Texans||Texans||Saints||Saints|
|Buccs Vs Colts||Colts||Colts||Colts||Buccs|
|Vikings Vs Falcons||Vikings||Vikings||Vikings||Vikings|
|Giants Vs Redskins||Giants||Giants||Giants||Redskins|
|Raiders Vs Titans||Titans||Raiders||Raiders||Titans|
|Cardinals Vs 49ers||Cardinals||Cardinals||Cardinals||Cardinals|
|Steelers Vs Seahawks||Seahawks||Steelers||Seahawks||Steelers|
|Patriots Vs Broncos||Broncos||Broncos||Patriots||Patriots|
|Ravens Vs Browns||Browns||Browns||Ravens||Ravens|
Welcome to the Scotch Sporting NFL Pick’em
Hey would you look at that? Mark did good last week!!!
|WEEK||Chris (69-50)||Mark (71-48)||Tay(73-46)||Tyler(73-46)|
|Bengals Vs Browns||Bengals||Bengals||Bengals||Bengals|
|Dolphins Vs Bills||Bills||Bills||Dolphins||Bills|
|Packers Vs Panthers||Panthers||Panthers||Packers||Packers|
|Jets Vs Jaguars||Jets||Jets||Jets||Jets|
|Rams Vs Vikings||Rams||Vikings||Vikings||Vikings|
|Redskins Vs Patriots||Patriots||Patriots||Patriots||Patriots|
|Titans Vs Saints||Saints||Saints||Saints||Saints|
|Raiders Vs Steelers||Raiders||Steelers||Steelers||Steelers|
|Giants Vs Buccs||Giants||Buccs||Giants||Giants|
|Falcons Vs 49ers||Falcons||Falcons||Falcons||Falcons|
|Broncos Vs Colts||Broncos||Broncos||Broncos||Broncos|
|Eagles Vs Cowboys||Eagles||Eagles||Cowboys||Eagles|
|Bears Vs Chargers||Chargers||Chargers||Chargers||Chargers|
Welcome to a new feature on Scotch Sporting; Scotch Sporting Lists
Our first instalment was inspired by this week’s podcast
We happily present you the lamest team names in sports
|10 . The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
|Nothing strikes fear the hearts of your appoints like an eye catching prism of colours. How do they beat there opponents? With FABULOUSNESS|
|9. Tulane University’s Green Wave
|Like a budge version of the Crimson tide, which itself just missed the cut (as a woman, the Crimson Tide isn’t something we normally cheer for) the Tulane Green Wave make things more confusing with a logo that looks like an angry booger, and a mascot thats a molting bird|
|8. New Orleans Pelicans
|The only major league franchise to make the list, the New Orleans Pelicans name seems worse when you put it against other NBA team names like the Golden State Warriors, The Toronto Raptors and Chicago bulls. And also when you consider there are other birds native to New Orleans with more intimidating reputations like the Nighthawk, the albatross or the golden eagle.
Nope. F*** It! Pelican. Cuz they can scoop sh*t
|7. The Amherst College Lord Jeffs
|“Lady Von FickleBum, I’d like to meet the distinguished Lord Jeff, along with his brother whom is also Lord Jeff and their son and nephew’s both Also Lord Jeff.”
“Ah yes, the Lord Jeffs”
|6. The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils
|This is a boll weevil.
They are a sh*tty bug that eats crops. I’m not sure if UAM is trying to be ironic, but I don’t think I’d want to be on a team that was synonymous with infestation, senseless destruction and general annoyance
|5. The MIT Engineers
|Just the top notch level of creativity one would expect from an MIT
|4. Wichita State Shockers
|After I’m finished writing this, I’m going straight to Urban Dictionary and looking up the real definiation of a Wichita Shocker
|3. Stanford Cardinal
|Singular. AN cardinal. And not the bird either, their team name refers to the colour Cardinal. As in “Darling, that cardinal blouse looks abosultelt divine on you”
Also their mascot is a tree. Because #yolo
|2. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
|As well as being an amazing alliteration, a Chanticleer is just a fancy ass French name for a giant chicken.
|1. Tennessee Volunteers
|“Here Come the Volunteers
We’re not being paid so we hope you cheer
We hope we win on the field today!
this volunteer work will look great on our resume!”
– Tennesee Volunteers School Song
With so many starters being hurt, or just generally being awful (sorry Brian Hoyer, but you ARE also bald…) we thought it was only fair to update our QB rankings
So enjoy the best of the backups!
|RANK||NAME||Why||Hottness Rating (Out Of 10)|
|6||Remember when Michael Vick killed a whole bunch of dogs?||0|
|5||Matt Groening recently revealed the inspiration behind the animation for Cleetus the Slackjawed Yokel. “I’m flattered” Replied McCowan. “My brother Josh is genuinely attractive so its nice to have something to show to my parents and potential suitors.”||1.6|
|4||Wasn’t he character killed at the end of the Firefly movie?
He looks more suited to be thanking us for taking the time to listen to his Primerica sales pitch, than a starting QB. Otherwise very average looking.
|3||We find him pretty okay looking. We wouldn’t chew our own arms off in the morning to escape, but we wouldn’t be tagging Jagr style seflies on instagram either. He’s got lovely cheekbones, but in every picture we researched he looks like he was always just finished saying “hey girrrrrrrrrl”||6.7|
|2||Fresh off a Snekkja longship via Tissvassklumptjønnin, Norway, Jimmy Clausen, the Scandinavian Sensation is starting in the place of an injured Jay Cutler. And as far as we know, unlike Cutler, his wife isn’t annoying as hell, so he gets to keep his ranking.||7.2|
|If you ignore his giant mouth, which looks like it could unhinge at any moment and swallow small suckling pig directly off a spit, he’s the best looking of all the backups. A little bit like a younger, buffer Zack Morris.
Sorry ladies. I guess these guys are backups for a reason
Looking for research on who to draft first overall in your NFL Fantasy pool?
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Looking for an in-depth analysis on the looks of all starting QB’s ranked in order of the relative sexiness? We’ve got you covered. And hopefully them uncovered
|RANK||NAME||Why||Hottness Rating (Out Of 10)|
Because just no. and if you are angry about this please get off this webpage
|30||Andy Dalton looks like some one who could have been handsome before he was forced to sacrifice his soul to our ginger overlords||2|
|29||Andrew Luck has a face that could easily have been carved out of a potato.
Or a wheat field
|28||If Drew Brees were ever to take us out anywhere fancy and he was required to take his helmet off? we might have a problem.||2.8|
|We’re just gonna leave this one alone..||3|
|26||Does anyone remember Citizen Kane when they were forced to watch it in film class? Remember the part when Orson Wells started to age with the help of Makeup and prostectics? Midway through that process, you’d get Phillip Rivers||3.2|
|25||For those familiar with the podcast, we find Colin Kaepernick bares a striking resemblence to a california raisin. Though after watching this video, he’s earned a higher mark for being able to laugh at himself||3.5|
|24||Nick looks less like he should be playing football and more like he should be handing us a beach umbrella and telling us how hot it was today. Also his name should be Thad or Chance||3.7|
|23||Carson Palmer couldn’t be anything other than american. If you need a date to next weeks Truckasaurus show, we’re sure he’d be excited to take you.
Also could pass for a Brett Farve imposonator at an off strip casino
|22||Any man with the balls to pull off a bow tie is the tops in our books. Unfortunatley thats all we’re ogling||4.1|
|21||You know that friend who you can’t actually tell is good looking or not because they’re so nice and you love them so much as a friend? That’s Payton Manning||4.2|
|20||Great head of hair, but likely already married to his 3rd cousin, Lori||4.8|
|19||We find Jay Cutler to be like the two faced woman from Seinfield and spent the longest analyzing photos of him. In some he looked like he was suffering for the long term affects of Mono, and others he was literally on the cover of GQ. So we split the difference||5|
|18||Landing smack dab in the middle is Jameis Winston. We’re struggling with what to say because he’s so generic looking we doubt we’d be able to describe him even if he was standing right in front of us||5.2|
|17||Congratulations on being the better looking Manning brother. But thats like saying congratulations on being the least bovine Kardashian||5.4|
|16||We think we acciendtially googled Dave Coulier. That’s embarassing||5.9|
|15||He’d treat us right and looks like he could help us with our taxes if we needed it. Vegas has the Over/Under on the amount of polos in his drawers at 12||6.3|
|14||Speaking of the Kardashians, Blake Bortles kinda looks like that guy who was married to the sex tape one for like, 17 days. You could do a lot better Blake||6.7|
|13||So long as he lets us pluck his unibrown, we wont have a problem here. His steely blue eyes makes up for the fact he has about as much charm as a door stop||6.9|
|12||He’s tall dark and handsome, plus we could Winter in Hawaii. We know the football season is during the winter, so Marcus would just have to get used to us being apart||7|
|11||Aaron Aaron Aaron…. We’re very biased because we’re just using you to get to Olivia Munn.||7.2|
|10||After coming out of retirement at age 42 to fight Josh McCowan, Rocky Balboa – wait. Crap That’s Dolph Lundgren||7.3|
|9||Though pretty good looking on his own, we’d mostly be dating Derek Carr to get invited to family reunions and make our move on his brother David||7.5|
|8||Great hair, Gorgeous smile, fancy dresser. Currently living in Buffalo? Minus 2 points||7.8|
|7||We feel like Tony Romo must cry a lot and we don’t deal well with emotions||8.1|
|6||Keep your beard long and speak to us in gaelic and we’ll get along just fine. Did we mention he’s Harvard educated and was voted one of the worlds smartest atheletes?||8.2|
|5||Could totally pass for Ryan Gosling if he got us drunk enough first. Buy us a martini and we’ll reenact the notebook. Not the part where the woman dies at the end though (SPOILER). Thats too sad||8.5|
|4||Chisled jaw, piercing blue eyes to match his tourquise jersey? PLUS we’d get to live in Miami? You’ve earned this grade Ryan||8.7|
|3||Good looking, southern american charm, and a self professed hockey fanatic. We can even overlook the fact he’s a Canucks fan||9|
|2||A perfect specemin of a human being. Perfect hair and a trusting smile. A little too soft spoken and clearly cant stand up to authority. So he was edged out just slightly by….||9.9|
|1||That Smile. Those Dimples. That hair
and we look amazing in blue.