5 Safe Picks for Fantasy Football

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. Football season is back and is time to talk tons of shit to your buddies and draft your fantasy team. This article is mainly for beginners who have no idea of who to pick with their coveted pick.

#1: Antonio Brown

Easily my favorite pick to make. I normally go wide receiver in the first round due to there not being many consistent wideouts in the league. Brown is proven receiver who, typically, be a point leader for your team.

#2: Ezekiel Elliot

Former Ohio State great is still eating defenses in the league. Elliot is almost guaranteed 100+ yards a game and a touchdown. He is backed by one of the best lines in the league; therefore, Zeke is a great pick.

#3: Tom Brady

Dude is an asshole, but he is only the greatest QB to ever play the game. Brady’s age does concern me, but he proves me wrong every year and still slings the ball around like he’s in his prime.

#4: Todd Gurley

Another running back that is great to have on your roster. Gurley put up crazy numbers last year, and will only improve due to the Rams offensive attack improving and spreading the ball around.

#5: Rob Gronkowski

When this guy is healthy, there isn’t a defense in the world who can stop him. This monster human being is one of Tom Brady’s biggest targets and goes for major points any given Sunday.

What do you think? Who is your favorite pick? Let us know in the comments! As always thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content!

Was Astroworld Really the Best Album that Dropped Last Week?

Hello everybody and welcome back to my the Mid-American page. I know some of you are looking at the title and thinking, “Is this guy serious?” Well just stay tuned and look at this mini review I give of two albums that dropped last week.

Last Friday, the long awaited Astroworld album dropped last week. Travis Scott has been working on this for quiet some time and many people, myself included, have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for this bad boy to come out. I saw the track list and features and instantly got excited.

I did enjoy the entire album, but the more and more I listen I feel like this could have been better. Now I can’t put a finger on it, but there is something missing. My personal favorites from the album are “Carousel”, “Wake Up”, “NC-17”, and “Yosemite”. Personally, I did not go crazy for “Sicko Mode”, but the I do love the best drop it. The Astroworld merch was amazing. It was a lot better than the album. I could help but cop two shirts.. However, I do give the album a 8/10.

Now, the second album that dropped that day completely stole the spotlight from Travis (for me, at least) was Mac Miller’s Swimming.

Mac has been through some shit from losing his girl to a DUI charge. It makes me extremely happy that he has come back swinging and I think he knocked it out of the park. The best way for me to describe this album is that old Mac and new Mac had a love child. This album has amazing bars, a good flow, and just a very mellow vibe. Personal favorites from this album are “Self Care”, “Dunno”, “2009”, and “So It Goes”. This is the first Mac Miller album I’m going to give a 10/10.

What did you think of the albums that were dropped last week? Let us know in the comments! As always thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew.

Video Games That Need Remastered or Brought Back

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. I typed this article before Friday; therefore, I cannot do an “Astroworld” review like I wanted. Instead, I have noticed that many games are getting remastered and even a new game. It is apparent that game developers are starting to go for the nostalgic feel and it is selling. Games like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro have made a comeback and here is some games that I do believe would sell just as well.

Any NCAA Games Ever

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This would is extremely obvious. We are all ready for college sports games to be back because there is something about them that is just simply captivating. From creating schools, players, coaches, and turning around programs, the game has it all. Fellow writer, Aaron, wrote about the football aspect of it. While football was fun as hell, even the basketball and baseball games were just as good. The games are still highly popular on Youtube and they even go to crazy heights to recreate the NCAA games. Go ahead EA, stop being assholes. We are ready.

Twisted Metal

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This whacky derby style game was crazy fun. It was extremely fun just bashing other cars and friends for hours on end. we got a remake for the PS3, but it’s time for a new one. We need more cars and maps. It would be cool if they could do a collaboration with modern TV shows and figures.

Nicktoons Racing

Another game I would spend hours on he computer playing. It rumored that we are getting a remake of this game with a combination of old and new characters and tracks. I truly hope they do not rip off Mario Kart but we will see.

Backyard Sports

We have had Backyard for Xbox 360 and PS3, but it was truly half assed. The last good one was Backyard Baseball for the PS2. It would be fun playing with all the new age athletes combined with our beloved characters like Pablo Sanchez, Keisha Phillips, and Pete Wheeler. I would buy the gamut of games if they remade them right now.

Super Mario Strikers

This game was brought back to memory on a recent road trip to Cincinnati. This game was fun as hell and super hard. It was always heated because the game is super fast paced. Imaging it on a new platform, the Switch, would be outstanding.

Any Fox Animation Domination Cartoon

A new Simpsons, Family Guy, or even bring us an American Dad or Bob’s Burgers game would be amazing. I am mainly calling for a new Simpson’s: Hit and Run game. I would spend hours playing this game and never got tired of it. For Family Guy, all their games have been kind of half assed and truly have amazing potential. I would personally love an American Dad or Bob’s Burger free roam type of game.

What do you think? What games would you like to see remastered or brought back? Let us know in the comments! Thank you for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew. As always, stay tuned in for more fresh daily content.

Last Chance U: Season 3 Review

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. If you’re like me, you have already binge watched all of Netflix’s original series, Last Chance U. The whole show is based on the JUCO football, the staff, the players, the fans and the town they’re in. It is an amazing show and I highly recommend it. This article may contain spoilers.

New College

This season they went to Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas. This is extremely different because Independence is not know for winning, unlike the other two seasons at East Mississippi. Independence has not won a conference championship since 1987 and was kind of a laughing stock. However, that was mainly due to Kansas had a rule limiting only 20 out of state recruits.

New Coach

I’m gonna go ahead and say it, I hate Buddy Stevens. This dude a straight asshole, but the new coach, Jason Brown, makes me want to run through a brick wall. He’s a guy from the Compton area, I don’t believe I need to say more.

New Players

For the most part, I love every player on this team. They are relatable and super talented. Way more talented than any teams in seasons past. They found themselves to be their own worst enemy and really only beat themselves. Now, Ronald Ollie is the GOAT, but Bobby Bruce and Carlos Thompson gives him a run for his money.

This season was by far my favorite. It’s more exciting and the stories are better. The absence of Ms. Wagner hurt the show to me, but that’s just because she’s hot and caring. So go give this season a shot!

What did you think of this season? Let us know in the comments! As always thank you for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew! Stay tuned for more fresh daily content.

Bringing Out Your Inner Child

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. Last night I had the pleasure of revisiting a place I had not been to since its opening day of my senior year. The establishment I am talking about is Extreme Air, a trampoline park located near Ashland, Kentucky at the Kyova mall.

Now a lot of you are probably thinking, isn’t that childish? To answer your question, no. My girlfriend, her friend, and I had a blast the entire hour we were there.

This place has basketball hoops, free trampolines, a foam pit, dodgeball, wall climbing, a play-place (for the little tikes) and, if you’re feeling a little badass, a miniature American Ninja Warrior course. Our group did everything and had an absolute blast.

However, some casualties did occur. The first being myself. 5’6″ chubby guys are not meant to dunk a basketball because you will experience bad trampoline burn. The second casualty was the poor little fella playing dodgeball. I apologize for hitting you in the family jewels, but you need to realize that there is no mercy in this dojo. The final one being poor Lyric. She rolled her ankle and we may be heading to an urgent care soon.

However, Extreme Air is immensely fun and is definitely worth going to. Have you ever been? If you have, what did you think? Let us know down in the comments! Thank you for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew. As always stay tuned in for more fresh daily content.

Slim Chickens- A One-Visit Review

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. As I am sure you all have noticed, we are all doing food reviews on a place we have hardly ate at. Therefore, I took my lovely girlfriend, Lyric, to the new Slim Chickens in Ashland, Kentucky.

The Chicken and Fries

The chicken was a delightful surprise. This chicken chain competes with the big dogs (Zaxby’s and Raising Canes) and I think they have them beat. The chicken is very juicy and lightly breaded and is just a delight. The fries were pretty good. They were crisp and had the perfect amount of salt. It gained the Lyric Bair score of a 9/10 and the fries got a 7/10.

The Sauces

If you’re like me, the sauce can make or break a meal. Slim Chickens features a ton of sauce you can choose from. I selected their signature Slim sauce and cayenne ranch. The Slim sauce had a very weird taste to me, but it grew on me in the end. Now the cayenne ranch had a very good taste with a slight kick to it. Lyric chose the Slim sauce and normal ranch. She hated the Slim sauce, but the ranch may have been the best ranch we’ve ever had.

Dessert

Slim Chickens also feature jar deserts with all sorts of flavors. Lyric and I chose the strawberry cheesecake jar. This was a flavorful explosion with fresh strawberries, strawberry cheesecake chunks, and whip cream. This somehow got the Lyric rate of 6/10, but it gets the 10/10 from me.

If you have yet, go check out Slim Chickens. If you have had Slim Chickens, let us know what you think about it in the comments! As always thank you for spending apart of your Friday with the Mid-American Crew and I. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content.

What’s Next for the Lakers?

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. As you may have probably heard, LeBron James has broken the heart of Ohio and decided to head to the storied Los Angelos Lakers. The Lakers also made moves to pick up free agents Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, and Javale McGee. While these are some O.K. signs, the Lakers still have room to improve.

Need a Big

The Lakers made room to sign the all-star big, Demarcus Cousins. Unfortunately, they didn’t end up even offering and the Warriors picked him up (making them an even bigger juggernaut). They could easily bring back Brook Lopez, or add one of two soon to be all-star bigs in Clint Capella and Jusuf Nurkic. Adding those one of two would really help LeBron out and make them able to compete.

Another All-Star

The all-star signings this year for the Lakers have been a flop aside from LeBron. Paul George decided to stay in Oklahoma with Russ and Melo instead of teaming up with Bron, and Kawhi is now saying he would rather play for the Clippers than the Lakers. So unfortunately, the Lakers may need to look into trading Lonzo for Damian Lillard or some other trade unless they want to wait until next year.

There are numerous things the Lakers can do with all that cap space. However, they will need to use every bit of that salary to get LeBron help and keep him happy. It is very obvious that keeping LeBron is very difficult.

What do you think the Lakers should do? Build through trading, drafting or free agency? Let’s us know down in the comments! Thank you all for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew, and, as always, stay tuned for more fresh daily content.