Review: Moneyball the Movie

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July 19, 2016

We’re taking a new direction here at BadJocks. After more than 16 years of reporting on the bad things people in sports do, we’re going to turn our attention to sports media: the movies, TV shows, sports radio stations, podcasts, books and other related resources that talk about sports. And for my first review, I’d like to talk about Moneyball (the movie, not the book, although I also read the…

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Tim Duncan vs. Kobe Bryant: Who Left the Best Legacy?

In case you’ve been living under a rock this past week, the sports world was rocked when San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan announced his retirement. Duncan has always been one of the classiest acts in the NBA, and this most recent action proves it.  By contrast, former Laker Kobe Bryant–possibly the least classy person in the NBA–waiting several years too long to retire and hurt not only his own reputation,…

July 13, 2016
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Coming to a Theater or WWE Event Near You Soon: The Iranian Hulk

Iranian Hulk - Sajad Gharibi
June 29, 2016

No kidding. I really thought this was PhotoShopped when I first saw the story. This guy can’t be for real, can he? Here’s more on this beast from CBS Sports: If the next Marvel franchise is looking to cast a gigantic superhero — or supervillain — they need look no further than Sajad Gharibi. Gharibi has earned the nickname, “The Iranian Hulk,” due to his massive size and uncanny proportions. He’s…

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The United States Open Championship returns to Pebble Beach Golf Links for its sixth playing in 2019

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June 29, 2016

PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. (June 28, 2016) – Pebble Beach Resorts, host site for the 2019 U.S. Open Championship, is proud to unveil the championship logo that represents the sixth playing of golf’s ultimate test at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the most of any host course in the last 50 years. The 119th U.S. Open Championship will be conducted June 13-16, 2019, and the prestigious major will be the 13th USGA…

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You Knew This Would Happen: Canadian Curling World Swept Up in ‘Broomgate’

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June 14, 2016

The popular ice-based sport of curling has joined the big leagues! No, not in popularity (although likely it will be the highlight of the next Winter Olympics) but in controversy.  And it’s not steroids or deflated balls, but it does involved brooms which might dramatically alter the game. More from Global News (video below): Broomgate, as many are calling it, has now prompted the World Curling Federation to act on…

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Tyson Fury’s Bad-Boy Image Allows Spotlight for Anthony Joshua

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June 13, 2016

British boxing is currently dominating the world, especially when it comes to the heavyweights. With two world champions in Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, things are on the up for the Brits. However, the two champions are expected to go head-to-head in the next 18 months. With that in mind, we’re wondering if Fury’s bad-boy image wouldn’t look so bad if Joshua wasn’t the golden boy of the sport Both…

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Video: Professional Wrestler Performs BOOBPLEX on Rivals – Joey Ryan

Video: Professional Wrestler Performs BOOBPLEX on Rivals  – Joey Ryan
June 9, 2016

So, there’s a professional wrestler (assuming he’s a pro because who would do this for free, right?) named Joey Ryan who has invented–and possibly perfected–a finisher move called the Boobplex.  Yes, you read that right. And it’s exactly what it sounds like: he gets behind a female wrestling opponent (yes, apparently in this age of equality, men can wrestle women for money), grabs them by their breasts and flips them…

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Video: College basketball junior pulls off an incredible dunk from BEHIND the free throw line

Video: College basketball junior pulls off an incredible dunk from BEHIND the free throw line
June 9, 2016

Is this video for real, an optical illusion, or some kind of CGI? Here’s more on the story from the Daily Mail: At 6′ 2″, Patrick Dickert is considered small in the world of basketball. But the Colby College player has somehow managed a dunk so incredible, even the NBA’s finest would find it hard to follow. In a video posted to his Instagram that has stunned the internet, the 21-year-old junior…

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Video: Tennis Player Loses Point for Mocking Opponents Grunting

Video: Tennis Player Loses Point for Mocking Opponents Grunting
June 1, 2016

Tennis is another sport that has lost fans because of stupidity like this. In a match between Gonzalo Lama and Robin Haase, Lama grunts loudly every time he hits the ball. At one point during the exchange, Haase also grunts, but the referee claims he is doing it to mock Lama so he loses the point. Haase then tries–unsuccessfully– to argue that his grunting was no more offensive than Lamas….

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The Real Question: Who Took the Fun OUT of Baseball?

Video: White Sox/Royals Brawl Results in Six Suspensions from MLB
June 1, 2016

Earlier this year, Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper wore a hat that read “Make Baseball Fun Again” and proceeded to explain that his mission this season was to do just that: bring fun back to Major League Baseball.  And, as laudable as that is, the real question was never asked: who took the fun OUT of baseball to begin with? In the wake of Harper’s announcement, sports pundits seemed to agree that…

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Winner! HS Boy Takes Washington Redskins Cheerleader to Prom

Stephen Beiber goes to prom with Redskins Cheerleader
May 24, 2016

We’re not sure what grades Stephen Bieber (no relation to Justin) gets at Old Mill High School (MD), but with the kind of hustle he showed in figuring out how to get a Washington Redskins cheerleader to go to prom with him, we have a feeling you’re going to be hearing more about this kid in the future. Or he could just sit back and live out his life being the guy…

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