The long wait for bowl games is almost over (unless you’re a stoner, in which case there’s never a wait for bowl games /sitcom laughter/) and we here at HOT SPROTS TAKES are hosting a bowl pick ’em contest with fabulous prizes to the winner.
Tuesday afternoon Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker pitched a wild idea about making kickoffs that go through the uprights worth one point. Which is actually a great idea, because kickoffs are boring and all teams do is take a knee.
But why stop there? Sports are more fun when they add crazy or fun rules that add a wrinkle or increase scoring or ends up with somebody on fire. NOTE: That last one doesn’t happen very often.
So with that being said, let’s add some crazy rules for each of the major sports.
The officials in professional sports probably receive more criticism and scrutiny than anyone in sports outside of the players, and even that’s debatable.
Today I’m here to rank the officials in the major sports in North America, but please not that despite these criticisms I think officials do actually do a very good job. It’s not easy trying to make instant decisions during high-pressure situations being played by the world’s greatest athletes.
Without further ado, here we go.
FOLKS,, it’s a real treat here at HOT SPROTS TAKES as we have our first guest HOT TAKER in the form of @theryanwalsh, feel free to give him a follow if you haven’t already, the #content is (usually) good.
That said, he has some thoughts on relegation in US sports, if it’s at all realistic and what league’s might be ripe for relegation.
Take it away Ryan!
Lots of people that I follow on Twitter and Facebook seem to be #mad online today about the College Football Playoff rankings, mainly because Western Michigan is undefeated, one of two in FBS along with Alabama, and is 21st in the rankings. Well guess what, they’ll probably never get a seat at the College Football Playoff table.
FOLKS,, the Cubs ended more than a century of heartbreak last night in one of the Top-3 Game 7s baseball has seen in my lifetime.
Since then you’ve likely seen, read, or heard people spouting off about how it’s the end of the Billy Goat Curse.
I’m here to tell you that sports curses aren’t real, and there’s a very simple reason for why those teams that claim to be “cursed” are in fact, not.
First, a bit of housekeeping news before we get into the real reason for this post. My arena football site, http://www.aronafootball.wordpress.com was just too much to handle (AKA I couldn’t remember my user name/password) so all future arena football news I post from no on will be here on HOT SPROTS TAKES! It’ll just be under the aRONa Football tag. Anyways, on to the news!
This story takes place in 2009, and really happened out of nowhere. A group of six of us all piled into our friend’s Chevy Tahoe and made the two hour trip from Mt. Pleasant to Detroit to watch our school, Central Michigan take on Ohio in the MAC Championship Game. It was there during halftime that the inspiration struck.
The year is coming to a close, and rather than make some list about the best of this, and the worst of that, I’m just going to sporadically post individual things that I think are the best or worst from the past year. Today, the worst song of 2013. Taking the, um, honor is Luke Bryan for “That’s My Kind of Night”. Damn it white … Continue reading The Worst Song of 2013
Really, this is just a place for me to vent about anything in my life. Most of it will be sports related, from the NHL to the WWE, but occasionally it will spill over into my life and things going on there. As with all HOT SPROTS TAKES this will be taken super serious. Enjoy! Continue reading Welcome to HOT SPROTS TAKES!