What I learned About the Quarterback Battle at Ohio State

Hello everybody, and welcome back to the Mid-American page. Last week, I got to travel to Columbus with my gorgeous girlfriend to watch my team, THE Ohio State Buckeyes’ spring game. Many people are aware that in the past Ohio State has definitely had their share of tough picks for starting quarterback. Well this year, I believe, will be the hardest. This year, the Buckeyes have three QBs who look and have proved that they are ready to go.

Tate Martell

Yes, I got to meet THE Tate Martell and I’m still stoked about it. However, that’s not the point here. Martell started for Team Scarlet and made plays all games that left you wondering why he wasn’t playing last year. Martell has elite athleticism and a pretty good arm that would be perfect in the Ohio State system. Martell seems to struggle with decision making, and that may hurt late in a big game. Martell is ready to go, and I think he would be perfect for the offense.

Dwayne Haskins

This guy should have, honestly, started last year over J.T. This kid is not the typical QB you would see in an Ohio State system. Haskins is a pro-style QB who reminds me of a more mobile Cardale Jones. Haskins has more arm talent than any QB going in the draft this year, and he’ll make one NFL team extremely happy. I truly do not see any risk with him, other than potential system issues. We have seen Haskins in big game situations…. and, well, you can ask that team up north how good he is in crunch time 😉

Joe Burrow

An Ohio State fan favorite, former Mr. Football in Ohio Joe Burrow was a highly recruited dual-threat QB that most have forgotten about due to his injury last year. Well, he reminded everybody who he was in the spring game. Burrow showed both leadership and that he can make any throw on the field. Burrow reminds me of J.T Barret (before he sucked). What adds to this battle is that if Burrow doesn’t start, we may lose him. Burrow has been there for three years and feels that he is more than ready.

Who Would I Pick?

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It is truly a shame that there isn’t a way to combine all three of them and make the best QB the world has ever seen. While I love what Martell brings to the table, I do not think the maturity is there yet despite him making several strides forward. Burrow, Ohio loves you, and we want you to stay, but I do not think your threats make your skills look more appealing. With all that being said, I think your starter come September 1st will be Dwayne Haskins. Haskins has proven time and time again he is ready. He is cool, calm, and collected as they come. If he does well this year, you best believe he will be in next years draft.

What do you all think? Who do you think should take the reins of this explosive Ohio State offense? Let us know down in the comments! Always, thank you for tuning in on this fine Friday. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew!

NBA Award Predictions: Who Will Get Them and Who should Get Them

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. This week capped off another exciting season of the NBA. This season has definitely been one of the best ones to date due to nasty crossovers, crazy buzzer beaters, trades, and some more monstrous dunks. Another exciting part of this season was the Western conference playoff picture took until the last day to finally get its form. However, one thing most people get excited about, myself included, is the individual awards. Even though I argue with most of the selections, it is kind of hard to argue who gets them. With that being said, lets get to it.

MVP: James Harden

Harden is definitely having his best season to date. Harden is averaging 30.4 PPG, 8.8 APG, and 5.4 RPG. Harden has also led his team to a 1 seed in the very competitive Western Conference with the help of teammates Chris Paul and Clint Capella. This may be the best season he will ever have, but I do not believe he deserves the MVP and may have the took the largest L ever with his new shoes…

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Who Should Win the MVP: LeBron James

Yup. Go ahead. Call me a bitch, bias, or whatever you have to say. LeBron is the heart and soul of the NBA and puts up MVP numbers every single season. James is averaging 27.5 points, 9.1 assists, and 8.6 rebounds. Another thing is. the award is the most valuable player. This means valuable to his team. Without James, the Cavs would have had no shot in making the playoffs, while the Rocket would have been fine due to the other superstar they have. The only reason James has not received this award every year is because we come to expect this from him year in and year out.

Defensive Player of the Year and Who Should Win it: Rudy Gobert

One of my personal favorites in the NBA. Gobert works his ass off for the Jazz and does not receive any love. Gobert is averaging 13.5 points, 2.3 blocks, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assist. The seven footer is a physical specimen and affects any shot in the paint. I strongly believe his presence is helping the Jazz to this very successful season.

Rookie of the Year: Ben Simmons

Simmons is the next LeBron James. They play extremely similar and even work out together, and is personally the reason why I think the 76ers will acquire James this off-season. Simmons is averaging 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 8.2 assist, and 1.7 steals in his “rookie” season. Notice I quoted rookie due to the fact that is 100% bullshit he is considered a rookie, but still he is killing it.

Who Should Win Rookie of the Year: Donovan Mitchell

Here is who should be your rookie of the year. A guy at the beginning of the season I honestly did not have a shot to win it. Mitchell is averaging 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assist, and 1.5 steals per game in his true rookie season. Don’t get me wrong, in terms of who I want on a team, it is Simmons. However, Simmons has had a year of training with a NBA team and it is an advantage no doubt. I know Mitchell would agree with me due to his infamous hoodie.

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Most Improved Player of the Year and Who Should Win it: Victor Oladipo

Oladipo did something the NBA superstar, Paul George (salty), could not. He turned the Pacers into a playoff team and can be a huge threat to the Cavs. Oladipo is averaging 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assist, and 2.4 steals per game as compared to 15.9, 4.3, 2.6, and 1.2 last season. Just wish he would have turned into this monster in Oklahoma…

What do you think? Who deserves the awards previously mentioned? Let us know down in the comments! As always thank you for joining me for another Friday and remember to stay tuned for fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew!

 

This is What Happens When Jim Haplert Leaves The Office

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. I do apologize this article is coming late due to plans I had earlier in the day. However, my lovely girlfriend and her dad took me to see A Quiet Place. I have never done a movie review before; therefore, I am going to give it a stab.

This movie is very different in many aspects. First aspect of this movie that is different is the lack of dialogue. The movie takes place in 2020, when a certain species takes over the world and kills off many of the human population. This creature is blind but has this superhuman hearing that can hear the smallest noise. The family that is followed in the movie has to be quiet in order to survive. While this seems impossible, this is probably the best suited family for this situation due to the fact the little girl is deaf and can only communicate via sign language.

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This movie is really cool because it truly shows how well this family prepared. They used sand on their walkways to cover up the sound of footsteps, they did not wear shoes to avoid the extra noise, they padded their house and barn with blankets so it was more soundproof, had set up procedures for certain situations, and had different kind of lights to let the others know if there was danger at their compound.

However, this movie had some weird aspects to it as well. The main being, I have no clue what the characters names are. Therefore, I assume John Kasinski is still Jim Haplert who is just having the most shitty Monday in human history. Nonetheless, it kept this movie simple and made it very intriguing.

Another weird aspect is there is absolutely no background and I hated it but loved it. They drop you into the movie and makes you feel like you are apart of the family. They do this by putting you into a confused mindset from the beginning. You have no idea what is going on or even how to stop it. This aspect will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire duration of the movie.

This is not really something I found weird, but you know these people must have known about the video game, Left 4 Dead. The zombies on the video game were also attracted to sound, but were killable. The best part about the game was the pipebomb making noises and attracting all the zombies and blowing them all to Hell. In the movie, the creatures were seemingly invincible, but sound else where made them go away. Therefore, I think it would have been smart to gather a bunch of timers and chucked them as far as possible to avoid some of these situations. For a family as well prepared as this one, even an idiot such as myself could have thought of that.

All and all this movie was a fantastic film and cannot wait to see if they will further this into a series or not. If you have not seen this movie, I am going to highly recommend you watch this. However, that is all I have for today and thank you for joining me on this Friday (well Saturday). As always stay tuned for more fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew.

A Look Into the Yankees Season

Hello, and welcome back to the Mid-American page. Many of us are well aware that Opening Day in the MLB was yesterday. As I watched my beloved Yankees play, I began to wonder what else this season holds. As many experts, including our very own Cory Edwards, have chose the Yankees to win the American League East. While I think the Yankees will win their division, I do not think they will run away with it like many people believe. There are certain things the Bronx Bombers need to improve on and keep up.

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One thing we are going to see out of the Yankees this year are homeruns, and plenty of them. Between the 2, 3, and 4 hole, they had a combined 234 homeruns last year. All that fire power came out of just three players and with Didi and Greg Bird (when not hurt) swinging the bats well there will not be many teams able to keep up with their run output. If you want to see all 257 homeruns (Post season included), its going to run you an hour.

The Yankees will need to find just a little more pitching going forward if they want to continue to be successful. We can no longer depend on CC to be the man he once was. His career is running on E and it is sad. Most games, CC was pulled in the forth; however, they were a solid four innings, but we can not continue to go Johnny Wholestaff so frequently. I expect the Yankees to try and move Sabathia at the deadline or maybe even before. Also, Tanka is a great asset to have, but ever since having a bone spur removed from his pitching elbow, he has not been the same. Yes, he is still a good pitcher and there is a lot invested in him, but moving forward his longevity in this league is a huge mystery. The Yankees will need to move some pieces around and find another strong piece to add to the starting lineup.

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However, the Yankees’ pitching staff is not weak by any means. With young studs such as Louis Severino, Sonny Gray (my favorite move last year), Dellin Betances, and Jordan Montgomery, there is a lot to look forward to. The bullpin has a lot to prove this season, but is not hopeless. They were the demise of the Yankees in the post season, so what happens this season is going to be a mystery.

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The Yankees also have some players (aside from Murders Row) that I will be looking at to have a huge year. I believe that new comers Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Brandon Drury, and Clint Frazier will be big for the Yankees this season. I am also going to be watching Greg Bird’s health more than his play this season because he is so damn good when he is healthy and can be another forty homerun guy for the bombers.

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I believe the Yankees will buy into their new wave of players even more this season, and with that said I believe some players will be moved. Among these are Brett Gardner, CC, Jacoby Ellsberry, and potentially Aaron Hicks. While the leadership Gardner and Ellsbury bring is big, their age is catching up and many other teams could gain a lot out of what they brings to the table. As I stated earlier, CC will probably be moved to bring in a stronger 4 hole pitcher to preserve the arms of the bullpin. Hicks is a good player and can be a starter for another team, but there is simply no room in that New York outfield anymore.

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All and all I believe the Yankees will reach the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodger, where I believe they will lose in 7 due to all the battles they will deal with in the Post Season. While that stings, the Yankees future is crazy bright and they will be a force for years to come.

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What do you think? You think the Yankees are fine? Let us know down below in the comments. Thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me. As always, stay tuned into the Mid-American page for fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American Crew.

 

NBA 1st-Team All Badass

Hello, everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. I going to bring back a topic due to some people asking me to do it. In today’s game of basketball, it is best described best by Kobe Bryant as “softer than Charmin”. There is no more hand checks, body checks, or even a friendly shove without there being a huge repercussion. So this is to those who simply didn’t give a shit.

Point Guard: Isiah Thomas

Obviously there has to be AT LEAST one member of the Detroit Bad Boys on this list. Thomas was highly talented point guard, but what made him a badass was he feared absolutely nobody.

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Shooting Guard: Reggie Miller

One of my personal favorites. Miller knew how to hush a crowd fast, just ask Spike Lee. In my opinion, I as thought Reggie Miller was crazy underrated, but aside from his talent, he was a badass. From fist fights to learning French just to talk shit to an opposing player, you either hated or loved Reggie

Small Forward: Ron Artest By far the least talented player on this list, but, nonetheless, this is a well deserved spot. When you think of a badasses of the NBA, you think Ron Artest. Artest was an OK player, but was more known for his antics than his game. Used to love Artest until he gave my boy Harden that nasty elbow a few years back.

Power Forward: Rasheed Wallace

Another personal favorite. I remember being at my Grandma’s house watching the Pistons (my old favorite team), and Wallace could light up any team any given night. By light up I mean he could score 40 or beat the living shit out of an opponent.

Center: Shaq

Big. Diesel. If you do not love Shaq, you’re probably equivalent to Hitler. Shaq may be one of the greatest to ever do it and be a badass.

Coach: Greg Popovich

The best coach ever, in my opinion. Pop has won many titles and is now the coach for team USA. Pop is much for words or overthinking, and loves the game for what it is.

6th Man (Guard): Allen Iverson

Short man. Big Attitude. AI is an absolute treasure and feared no man. He is in my top five favorite players of all time. Iverson is another one who can score 40 and whip your ass.

6th Man (Forward/Center): Bill Laimbeer

An absolute badass. This guy was Ron Artest before Ron Artest. He could score a little better, but he couldn’t be over Rasheed. Laimbeer was an anchor for the Bad Boys and definitely deserves to be on here.

Thank you for reading and spending a time with me on this Friday. What do you think? Is there a player more deserving? Let’s us no in the comments. As always, stay tuned for more fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew!

The Worst Fans in Sports

Ok, scenario time. You and your boys are having a conversation on a hot take about something in the sports world. All of a sudden some random asshole just goes “*insert random of player* is the greatest to ever do it.” You look at him with much confusion and anger, but notice his bias may be affected. Well, chances are he is probably pulling for one of these teams that are listed.

Los Angeles Lakers

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I mean look at this guy. You know if you are talking about the GOAT he is going to throw in Kobe (which is a good case), but there will be no telling him he is wrong. However, this is not what makes them the worst. Lakers fans seem to think they are the shit no matter how bad their team is. You all will be good in two years, so until then, simmer down. Oh, and LeBron? Do you all love him? Hate him? It is confusing because this fan base blast LeBron 24/7, but truly want him to come to LA. I do not get it.

Philadelphia Eagles

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This fan base is a different breed. After any big game you cannot tell if the Eagles won or lost. I respect the love they have for their team, but the way they conduct themselves is insane. From yelling they are going to bang Tom Brady’s wife to eating horse shit off the street, this fan base is nuts. It is bad whenever the city has the grease the poles to prevent Bobby Jackass from climbing the stop light pole. Here is montage of the chaos that is Philadelphia after a big win.

New York Yankees

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Yes, I am apart of this fan base, but I am not afraid to say we can be much. We brag about winning 27 World Series titles (28 coming later this year), but we do pay the most out of every team in the league and even are among the top of salary around the sports world. However, just because we win an can afford to pay our players does not mean you should hate us. As always fuck the Red Sox.

West Virginia Mountaineer Football

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You all are the true jackasses. Your team joins the Big 12 and think you all are the shit, but get a mud hole stomped in your ass week in and week out. Another thing, you all feel so threatened by a school almost half your size because that is how bad you all are. You chant the most obscene things (the worst being a joke about the Marshall plane wreck). Until you actually win a national championship (you never will), shut the hell up.

Duke Blue Devils Basketball

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I respect Coach K and the program, and I honestly do not mind your fan base. Due to the fact that Ohio State is relevant to basketball again, this fan base has caught my eye. It is always a pissing contest with UNC and I can promise you that I do not give one shit about the top recruit you have coming in 2038.

What do you think? Who has the worst fan base in sports? Let us know in the comments! As always, thank you for joining me for another Friday. Remember to stay tuned for fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew!

The Weirdest Uniforms In Sports History

Hello everybody, and welcome back to the Mid-American Culture page. Today I am going to discuss the thing people may pay attention to the most in sports, the uniforms. Uniforms can be awesome if designed the right way, but if not, well you could end up on this list. Rather you are a sports fanatic or the lady who won the March Madness challenge by picking what team had cooler colors, you should enjoy this list.

The 2012 New Orleans Hornets

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New Orleans dug deep into their history to try and influence a nice jersey, but all they did was make a mess. While everything about Mardi Gras is cool, these jerseys were not and either was their 27-55 record.

The 2012 Montreal Canadians

Honestly, I think these jerseys are pretty cool, but it kind of gives me a headache. The Canadians were paying homage to their team from 1912, and it led to this cool, migraine inducing jersey.

The Current Cleveland Browns

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To all the Browns fans out there, I am sorry. Your team is taking an L today because these bad boys are just so damn ugly. I like the inspiration for it, but however, the design was botched and seeing these jerseys on TV burns my eyes.

Mexico’s Goalie 1994-1998

I get it, the 90’s were a wild time, but the goalie, Jorge Campos, jersey was pretty damn ugly. Not only is it ugly, but they have nothing to do with the country nor soccer. This jersey may be the definition of a 90’s design, but, unlike the other 90’s design, this one sucks

2004-2005 Quad City Mallards

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I have mixed feelings about these. They are kind of dope, but at the same time it feels like I am watching Woody from Toy Story play hockey.

The 2007 Fresno Grizzlies

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I don’t know why they did this, but they did and I love it. Yes, I did knock Mexico’s goalie for his jersey not having anything to do with the team, but these are just cool. The jersey itself flows really well together and I think it was a huge success.

The 1976 Chicago White Sox

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These jerseys are cool as hell, but ugly at the same time. I believe these were the only uniforms in baseball to ever have shorts. As a former baseball player, I would have hated to play in these uniforms. Nobody wins when you slide in shorts, the catchers knee guards would rub, and taking a cleat as it is is not fun. The team has retrod these jersey and wore them again, but with pants.

The 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers

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While these receive mixed opinions, I think these are ugly. I just thank God that Jackie Robinson did not play in these because, well, look at them. These jerseys remind of those very ‘thot’ like articles of clothing you see the local ‘thot’ wearing or being advertised on Twitter.

What do you think? Are these jerseys dope or ugly? And what jerseys do you think deserve to make the list? Let us know down in the comments! I hope you all enjoyed this article, and as always thank you for tuning in on this fine Friday. Stay tuned for fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew.