Whoever decided to insert a Chick-fil-A in the Falcons’ stadium deserves a raise

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CBSSports– The Atlanta Falcons‘ new billion-dollar stadium features a Chick-fil-A, but if you’re planning to attend a Falcons home game during the upcoming season, its highly unlikely you’ll be able to eat there. That’s because the Chick-fil-A won’t even be open.

That’s right. The Chick-fil-A inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium won’t be made available to Falcons fans because none of its locations are allowed to be open on Sundays. 

That’s according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell:

The franchise famous for its chicken sandwich is closed on Sundays, and only one of the team’s eight home games isn’t on a Sunday — a Thursday night matchup against the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 7.

A source said the digital signage in the Chick-fil-A stand will be flipped when the stand is closed and it will be used by stadium concessionaire Levy to sell other nonbranded food and beverage items.

Let’s start by stating 2 facts. 1) NFL games, of which the Atlanta Falcons are a part of, are played on Sundays are the most part. 2) Chick-fil-A is a very religious food chain and is closed on the Sabbath, otherwise known as Sunday. So from these statements, it becomes quite clear to even the most pea-brained of individuals that this business is flawed from jump street. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall of the boardroom in which this partnership was formed. I can imagine it would consist of the Falcons management just feeling most gleeful about their sparkly new stadium and seeing as Chick-fil-A (CFA) is one of the most popular food-chains in the South (if not the world if they were to expand) they thought this plan would go off without a hitch. Im sure all the rich fucks in the suits never had a bite of CFA in their life and were completely unaware that they weren’t even open on the day that they hold tens of thousands of people in their stadium. Meanwhile the CFA reps are sitting there, biting their tongues, waiting to sign the contract, before they burst out in cheers realizing they just stole a contract from this stadium. They have ONE home game that is not on a Sunday. They literally signed up to be open a stand at one game…Chick-fil_A: 1 Mercedes-Benz Stadium: 0. This stadium is well over the top for a team that made it to the Super Bowl for the first time in a while and got absolutely cucked by Belichick and his merry band of phenoms. They are on a high right now and over the next few years, with a lack of production I’m sure will ensue, they will be scrambling like the Falcons we’ve known for so long. -( . )

The Long Con: The Story of Jon Gruden

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Reports are circulating that Jon Gruden is looking/considering getting back into the coaching game. According to ProFootballTalk he is quoted as saying “I’ve met with several people — I won’t deny that, just about every year I talk about coming back to coach. I’m not in here every day at 4:30 or 4:00 in the morning watching pinball, you know? I’m preparing myself to come back. I am. Every day. I’m preparing to come back.”This doesnt really give clarity to what his future plans are or if he has been trying to get back in the league for years perhaps but hasnt able to attract the attention of any coaching staffs?. If i am a football owner or gm and I see these reports coming out I am immediately contacting J. Grud. All of this press/media shit he has done the last couple of years has literally just been building him up for a coaching comeback. His”Gruden Grinders” let everyone know that he has that eye for a player that will work hard and grind his way to a starting spot. Recruiting coordinator. Check. He does his QB camps where he literally spends hours going over game film of on-the-come-up qb’s and then has the opportunity to talk and critique these young up-and-coming quarterbacks. Basically, build a rapport with these quarterbacks and telling them how to be successful. QB coach/ QB recruiter. Check. I mean this man has already been a head coach for 2 teams and brought back a USper Bowl Championship so i think we can safely assume he has somewhat of an idea on how to run a successful team but these post-coaching activities still can serve as a great tool to assist an already intimdiating coach. Im just here giving a stay woke alert (h/t Caleb Pressley of Young & Happy of Barstool Sports) that everyone should look to Jon Gruden being the next hot commodity in the NFL. AND THEN THERES COLLEGE. This man can give Saban And Urban Meyer a run for their money with 2 years of control of his own team. Throw him down there in FAU and bump Lane to his assistant. Maybe its bound to end like his tenure at Bama but maybe, just maybe, they unite to form the ultimate coaching duo and go on to lead FAU to multiple national championships and being the recruiting powerhouse they could be. Maybe a trip back to the rising Oakland Raiders? I can only hope. Who knows?I sure as hell dont but im just ready for the future. -( . )

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Mayweather vs. McGregor: Analyzing their posture in press conference #1

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The Mayweather, Mcgregor fight is shaping up to be one of the biggest fights in combat sports history as well as one of the largest commercial events of all time. Since the inception of the idea of this fight, everyone has pretty much agreed that McGregor will put up a hell of a fight but ultimately fall to the boxing veteran Floyd Mayweather. As for myself, possibly a symptom of my longtime McGregor fandom, I have alway had faith in Conor with his crazy work ethic and determination but seeing this most recent face-to-face… I could not feel more confident in my entire life that Conor will knock him on his ass. Floyd has not fought someone that will be as aggressive as McGregor will and with the MMA background of getting hit, Mayweather has never fought someone that can take a punch or is as willing to take a punch as Conor McGregor is. Watching the great Money Mayweather cowardly shy away from his shit talking ways cause hes met his match in Conor is a fantastic thing to see. I cant stand the way Mayweather fights so defensively and how he can even be in the conversation for best boxer ever when he picks every fuckin fight he wants to do. He never had to go toe-to-toe with legends like Ali or Frazier did, he just fuckin skates through maintaining his perfect record. Now an attacking fighter is gonna come in hungry and show him the floor. Lets take a look at the body positioning of these two fighters and the find of their first stop on their world tour:

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather

This man steps up to the podium, takes a sip of water and starts stretching before starting to rattle off his catchphrases if you wanna call them that. “HARD WORK” he yells expecting to get a large response from the crowd… not so much. He starts saying he would take Conor anywhere like a ring or an octagon which is totally false cause he refused to fight Conor in an Octagon and then he continues to pace around the stage in between his almost nonsensical statements like a nervous piece of shit. Shown above you can see his very very poor posture, slouched like a depressed divorced dad and face tense while trying to be cool almost like the man is trying to dump his pants. I have to think he is going for a tough guy n smile stone face look but after being rattled up by Conor it just came off as needing to poop yourself bud. Weak, spineless, intimidated and already defeated and my final words on Floyd Mayweather.

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Conor McGregor

Holy shit. If these pictures arent the definition of a night and day difference than I don’t know what is. While Mayweather looks almost already defeated, Conor here looks like he is on top of the highest cloud overlooking earth like a god over his creation. The most joyful, smug, arrogant, determined grin and emotion shown all over his face and posture is unmistakable. This is a man who is ready to win. This is a man whose confidence is so far beyond that of his opponents and cant help but to embrace and let it shine through himself. He has been training his ass off and as a man who has seen many McGregor pressers, he had more pure glee in this one than many i have seen in the past. He is confident and for good reason as he knows he can win. He can sit there and watch Mayweather try to convince people that heis gonna knock Conor out but Conor is quick to remind people that he hasnt kncked anyone out in 20 fuckin years. Dont sleep on Conor McGregor cause I think this man is about to about to change the sport of boxing and combat sports as a whole for the good. -( . )

Wasting away again in Miamiheatville: The Gordon Hayward Story

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Bleacher Report– The Miami Heat have reportedly emerged as the favorites to sign free-agent small forward Gordon Hayward, who spent the first seven years of his NBA career with the Utah Jazz.           

On Saturday, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer provided the update on Hayward’s status. Based on O’Connor’s conversations with three sources, the reasons the Heat are in the driver’s seat for one of the top free agents include a “better lifestyle” and a “feature scoring role” for Hayward, as well as the opportunity to work with head coach Erik Spoelstra. 

With the heat of the NBA free agency growing by the day, it seems ironic that the Miami Heat havent been in the typical conversation. Until now. Why havent they been in conversations? Well because they are irrelevant right now. They finished 41-41 last year and have no superstars to build a team around like every other competitive team seems to be doing right now. Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters are about the only 2 I know there that could possibly even help any other team. And is Chris Bosh still there? Has anyone even heard from Bosh in the last few years? oh well, maybe he went back to his home planet. On the other side of the talent spectrum we have Gordon Hayward who is very valuable and could help the Celtics or the Rockets close the gap. The gap being, of course, the front runners of the East & West the Warriors and the Cavs. If Hayward were to go to the Heat it might make them a little bit better but it wont do enough for them to be able to compete with the Cavs or the Celtics. It’s basically a waste of his talents if he goes to South Beach and with Paul George off the board the Celtics will have missed out on 2 big potential pickups that could allow them to take the next step past the Cavs, or at least get closer. This league is evolving into teams built with superstars that can feed off each other and Miami is not a budding place for that. As a fan of high scoring and competitive basketball, I really really hope he goes to the Celtics and if he can’t see why that would be the most ideal move then have fun putting up 25 points a game on a mediocre team that goes .500. -( . )

Possible NBA superteam being built in Cleveland?

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With the crushing loss in this year’s NBA finals, it seems only fitting that the Cavaliers would go out immediately after and look to add another superstar like Paul George or Jimmy Butler. If they are going to be able to compete with them next year they are going to have to do exactly what they did and stack that lineup with as many threats as possible. Right now the Cavaliers are pretty lackluster in comparison to the Warriors when you see KD, Curry, Klay, Draymond, and Iggy I guess. So for them to add a threat, hopefully Butler rather than Paul George, would enable them to actually win more than one measly fucking game in the NBA finals. As good as Lebron is, and I believe he is one of the top 5 players to ever play the game already, he cannot carry a team in the league in today’s day and age. No one can. Curry has always had help. The Spurs are the Spurs. Dirk had help and as did Kobe. Its just the way it goes, and yes they have Kyrie Irving but Kevin Love is washed up and a wildly inconsistent shooter to consider one of your “Big 3”. So you’re left with JR who seems to show up when he wants to and I cant help but root for you regardless and Tristan Thompson. Thompson can be an absolute beast down low so as a big man I dont mind him at the 5. With all of these thoughts swirling I can’t stop myself from picturing the scoring frenzy that could occur with a starting lineup of; Kyrie Irving, JR Smith, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James, and Tristan Thompson…damn. Maybe over/under for round 4 in the 2018 NBA Finals of 280? 285? It could be very interesting to see how the Cavaliers make their trades but I know K Love is gone and a can’t help but hope the door hits him on the way out. Hopefully next they can work on not having fucking Deron Williams and Richard Jefferson out there in the 4th quarter of a game 5, win or go home game. Just a crazy fucking thought I had. This could be the super team that LeBron needs to finally win another title because as we all know and as he stated he’s never really played for a super team, not even in Miami! I know! I thought that was a superteam too but apparently not. Not even Cleveland was considered one. Now I hate the Warriors even more for inventing the damn super teams! But now King James can make a run and finally get back the title, there is hope in this world. I don’t know about you but I’m fired up to see what next for the NBA. -( . )


NBA & NHL championships coinciding coincidence? I think not.

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One of the biggest storylines in the last decade for basketball has been Lebron James. As a youngin coming in the league he had to do what he could to prove himself and now as a solidified legend in this game he goes for his 2nd title against the Warriors. This is Round 3, the big battle, and taking a backseat to this monstrous event was the NHL playoffs and the Stanley Cup. As a series of home wins, the Cup was fought back and forth and the Penguins were able to turn the Predators into their prey and take the ‘ship in 6 games. This makes it back to back Stanley Cup winning seasons for the Penguins which is exceptionally rare in hockey. So much it has only happened 4 times in the last 30 years. The Red Wings in ’97 & ’98, the Pens again in ’91 & ’92 and the Oilers in ’87 & ’88. Now oddly enough these years happen to also be years when the NBA champion has won back to back titles…interesting…

And to add fire to the ridiculously high flames of the whole ‘JORDAN VS BRON’ debate two of these back to back champions that coincided with the NHL were led by none other than the OG himself. IS this just destiny? fate? whatever you want to call it is is a very big coincidence and I am not putting anyting past the best player in the fucking league right now. Only 1 team in history has come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals and only one team has ever given up a 3-1 lead to lose the finals and both are playing on the court tonight, just saying. Cavs in 7. -( . )

Dave Portnoy: Not a businessman, he’s a business, man.

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Barstools Sports, Inc. has been under fire as of late for a blog post that was posted by one of their bloggers named Spags who was hired to not be that of a comedic face of the company but to rather draw “click bait”. Click bait is just weird, funny, interesting shit that gets people to click but what he posted was no such thing. He posted an article featuring a picture of Rihanna looking like she had gained a few pounds and proceeded to viciously rip into her with a plethora of insults. After hearing of this article being posted and the small backlash the was already ensuing, Dave Portnoy, aka El Presidente aka Davey Pageviews, the founder of Barstool made the executive decision to take the post down. After issuing a statement explaining his well-reasoned thought process behind deleting the post, he continued to receive negative criticism and backlash against his company as a whole. Cosmo magazine even featured a post condemning the Barstool site as a whole but this is just another way to show how the media tends to only tell half of the story.

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills over here but can no one see that he made a business decision ( the correct one ) and did what he did for the good of Barstool. He is getting assaulted by a two-front war with the feminists and what not like Cosmo mag on one side and idiotic stoolies on the other. Cosmo had a post titled “Garbage Sports Site Fat-Shames Rihanna,  Follows Up With Garbage Apology” and it contained a bunch of one sided shit blaming the Barstool site as a whole. Pres has said time and time again since this started that Spags was never hired to do on-the-line blogs like this and when he, as a minor blogger, posted this it was immediately looked upon like it came out of Dave’s mouth on live tv. He denounced this article and explained as clearly as he could that it was not funny and just mean-spirited for being the reason it was removed. This is a comedic and satirical blog site and that was neither so the only logical option is to remove it. And then they start to attack his statement, which they labeled an apology, saying it is not sincere enough. Who gives a fuck, he runs a company and made a business decision like any other good owner would. He didn’t defend this article because it lacked any merit to do so. Plain and simple.  

And the fuckin stoolies that are trying to rip on Pres and Barstool for changing what it believes in or whatever that bullshit is, just stop. If you dont see why this is the most obvious and logical move out there then put your fuckin head back in the sand. Any venture must evolve as it grows and looks to expand. This isn’t Dave hustlin papers by himself anymore, they have a global reach and impress thier contents upon millions of people a day and as cliche as it is, with great power comes great responsibility and Dave has accepted that responsibility in stride. Why you ask? He’s a born leader of men. Barstool is by the common man, for the common man and always will be.  -( . )

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