Archive for February, 2009

*Chuck Norris Presents The Drubbing Links of the Week 5

, Friday, February 27, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (0)

Chuck NorrisThis weeks links for the post NFL combine weekend:

Rich Eisen’s 40yd dash at the NFL combine was amusing to say the least.  I thoroughly enjoy the simulcast showing him against the other runners.

Nothing like teaching your child some of life’s most important rules about baseball.

Fernando Tatis is back in the news, no not for steroid use (which we all know he did) but for an odd injury, kudos to the Sports Hernia for coming up with a perfect headline.  I couldn’t have said it better.

This has nothing to do with sports, but this song and music video is completely hysterical.

Your Weekly Chuck Norris Fact:

Chuck Norris can speak Braille.

* Please note that Chuck Norris is in no way affiliated with The Drubbing or its writers. If he did find out we were using his name in a gimmick he would roundhouse kick all of us to death.

Forbes Valuation of Sports Teams

, Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (1)

fedex-field

This view will probably cost you $140, but you do get to watch washed up overpriced talent lose.

Forbes Fortune 500 has come out with its yearly valuation of Professional Sports Teams.   The value of these teams has yet to feel the economic impact, and that discussion i am leaving for economists, but where i have an issue is the rankings and values of certain teams.  I will list the top 10 most Valuable teams rated by Forbes.  Please keep in mind this is global and takes into account all Professional Sports.

  1. Manchester United $1.8 Billion
  2. Dallas Cowboys $1.6 Billion
  3. Washington Redskins $1.4 Billion
  4. New England Patriots $1.32 Billion
  5. New York Yankees $1.3 Billion
  6. Real Madrid $1.29 Billion
  7. Arsenal $1.2 Billion
  8. New York Giants $1.18 Billion
  9. New York Jets $1.17 Billion
  10. Houston Texans $1.17 Billion

Now, lets break down each team as best as I can:
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My NFL Combine Interview Questions

, Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (0)

combine_logoSo i recently got Direct TV at my condo building and i am floored by the NFL network and the newly started MLB network.  They are great.  It is the end of February and instead of studying for my NCAA bracket, watch NHL or NBA games i find myself watching Offensive lineman running the 40yd dash at the NFL combine on the NFL network.

The Combine is the single most important day for a college football player.  It can make or break you in the draft.  Especially with the current rookie salary structure, a poor workout can cost you millions of guaranteed dollars, and conversely a great workout can shoot you up the draft charts.  Every part of the workouts are televised on TV from the 225lb bench press (where K David Buehler showed off his guns) to multiple flexibility drills, to the favorite and overrated 40yd dash (do we really need to see Micheal Oher run?).
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The Basketball Jesus Rankings: Week 17

, Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 8:30 PM Comments (0)

Basketball JesusLike the professional sports world and the majority of the working world, it’s good to be the King. And LeBron James is no different. His dominance in the Basketball Jesus Rankings continues to amaze.
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Nerds screwing with sports, yet again

, Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 6:12 PM Comments (3)

Robert Traylor shatters backboardA team of students and professors at Clemson Univeristy are attempting to do for basketball, what the inventors of the radar gun did for baseball. The operative word being, attempting. Clemson University civil engineering professor Scott Schiff and his students are working on a contraption that measure the g-force exerted on the rim by a player dunking the ball. The unit they’ve tested at the University of Clemson has measured forces upwards of 30 G’s. They’re hoping to get their sensor system approved for use in other venues to further their “research”.
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Random 50 point NBA games…

, Monday, February 23, 2009 at 11:08 PM Comments (0)

My name is Joe Barry-Carroll, and I once scored 52 points in an NBA game. But I bet you are even more surprised that with that name, I am not white.

My name is Joe Barry-Carroll, and I once scored 52 points in an NBA game. But I bet you are even more surprised that with that name, I am not white.

So I caught most of Dwyane Wade’s 50 point game this afternoon, and considering all the other 50 point explosions, I figured I would take a look at the list. You can find an entire listing here. There have been 389 50 point games in NBA history, before we get to some analysis, first some fun facts:

  • Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players to record a point total for every number in the 50’s (and Wilt scored every point from 50-63, missed 64 and scored 65,66,67,68)
  • There have been 389 all-time 50 point games, and 183 of them have occurred since 1980. That’s 47% of the total 50 point games in the last 29 years.
  • If you eliminate the 105 of those 50 point games that Wilt Chamberlain had, then 64% of the all time 50 point games have been scored since 1980.
  • 104 different players have scored those 50 points. 68 of those players have done it since 1980, which accounts for 65% of the games.

So, given that we have gotten the fun facts out of the way, lets take a deeper look at some of those players that scored 50 points.
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Best video games: basketball edition

, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 8:26 PM Comments (0)

How much better would this game have been with Jordan in it??? BOOMSHAKALAKA!

How much better would this game have been with Jordan in it??? BOOMSHAKALAKA!

We continue the series on sports video games with a look at basketball. If you want to take a look at the previous analysis of football games, click here. Now, for a refresher of the rules, we are only looking at true simulation games, so Jordan vs. Bird and NBA Jam don’t count. We are looking for overall fun, replayability, and not too many bugs. So, using the same four categories, here we go.
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Happy Birthday Chuck

, Friday, February 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM Comments (0)

DonutToday is a big day in the life of Charles Barkley. Today Chuck turned 45 years old, the day after returning to TNT from his DUI-related hiatus.

We love you Chuck, we’re happy  that you’re back, and we hope you never leave the NBA on TNT basketball crew again. C-Webb and The Glove were great NBA players, but they couldn’t come close to replacing you on-air.
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*Chuck Norris Presents The Drubbing Links of the Week 4

, Friday, February 20, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (0)

Chuck NorrisThis weeks links for the post NBA All Star Game:

Baseball is right around the corner, and Fernando Rodney showed up at camp with a little something extra.

Its MJ’s bday this week, so let us Fly.
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Sports teaches more than a jumpshot or home run swing

, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (2)

A great story out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin today by ESPN.com. Earlier this month a senior on Milwaukee Madison’s basketball team lost his mother to cancer. He wasn’t planning to play in the game that night but later changed his mind and arrived at the gym in the second quarter.

He wasn’t in the book that night, so when his coach inserted him into the game, the officials had no choice but to access his team a technical foul, even at the objections of the opposing team.
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