NFL Summation: Week 5

I don’t like him but Greg Hardy can sure pass rush. I don’t think he should be on the field because he hasn’t shown any remorse and has done inflammatory things during the tenure of this suspension, but he sure can pass rush. And that sucks. Not that he is good at the game, that he has no sense of how he has been fucking up and that means he will be suspended again. Hell, the way he acts he may not be suspended, he may join the likes of Rae Carruth, Lawrence Phillips, O.J. Simpson and Aaron Hernandez in jail. Continue reading

NFL:64 Week 5

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Four weeks into the season and every team now knows that it’s good at, what it’s bad and has an idea of how to fix it. Can they fix it is a bigger question. I wouldn’t say definitively anyone season is 100% over, but for the Bucs, Lions, 49ers, Bear and Browns and the loser of this week’s Eagles/Saints game, I think it’s mostly over. Doesn’t mean they won’t win games or play teams close, but I think their evaluations have to start to shape the future of the team beyond 2015. Continue reading

NFL:64 Week 4

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I love compiling data and assessing it. I’ve been doing it more this year than any other prior even. As I’ve done so I’ve started to learn a little more her and a little more there and am ready to start taking the points of data and putting them into ranks form. These ranks assess how good I think the teams are, sometimes they are swung heavily by record, but more often by situation. Continue reading

The Super Bowl, The L Word and Sesame Street together at last

I haven’t written a lot lately because, well, the Red Sox stink. Mediocre pitching, BAD outfield bats and the return of sparkplug Shane Victorino to the disabled list, have all left the Red playing inconsistent, streaky baseball. Lose 10, Win 7, lose 3 (so far). They don’t resemble a playoff team, let alone the defending World Champions, and Stephen Drew is not the answer. So to hell with the Red Sox, for now. Continue reading

It’s…

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…Sleeveless Super Bowl Sunday!

Boston born Markasaurus reports from Seattle that even mother nature knows this is big day for Seahawks fans and as such has provided them with excellent weather for a proper football party! Sun, no rain and sleeveless shirt temperatures! In that vein we gather here the best of our Super Bowl coverage and invite you to laugh, imbibe and enjoy the pre-game festivities here at Hooking Foul! At the bottom you will find my Super Bowl prediction, if those sorts of things matter to you.

In 2013 I gave you a list of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time. Nothing from last year managed to crack the list, so I didn’t need to update it. Before this years start playing check out Sully’s 7: Best Super Bowl Commercials!

7. MacGyver – Mastercard
Mastercard has long had the “priceless” commercials and they are all good, but when they brought in MacGyver, who even before Liam Neeson in Taken had a particular set of skills, and put him to work with very little and asked him to get out of trouble, it was indeed priceless.

Find the rest here. Sully’s 7: Best Super Bowl Commercials!


Earlier this month I told you the best beers to drink during the Super Bowl, and why. So find your scenario, read up, buy up, and drink up Sully’s 7: Best Super Bowl Beers!

SBC_Garg_smallSituation 1: Your team is in the game. Its the culmination of a great season and your team is 1 victory away from Super Bowl glory! You want a beer worthy of Super Bowl celebration. Having been in this catbird seat 5 times since my 21st birthday (because thats when I started to drink, yeah) a couple of words of advice: you want to be drunk but not too drunk. You want to straddle that line very carefully because if your team is winning you want to remember it, and if your team is losing/getting blown out you want to be able to get as drunk as possible, as fast as possible, so you forget it. To achieve this I recommend the Stone Brewery series in this order. 1st quarter 12 oz. Stone Levitations. 2nd quarter 12 oz. Stone Pale Ales. Halftime 1 22 oz. Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale. Now if you team is still in the game Stone Pale Ale until the end. If your team is victorious celebrate with Stone Ruination IPA until you pass out. If your team is getting blown out at the half, go directly to the Stone Ruination IPA, do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars.

Find the rest here. Sully’s 7: Best Super Bowl Beers!


Just the other day we profiled a Seattle Seahawks defensive back. Read all about in our series Off the Wall: Richard Sherman.

NFL: St. Louis Rams at Seattle SeahawksQuick: what is the first thing that you think of when I say the name Richard Sherman.

Find the rest here. Off the Wall: Richard Sherman.


Remember this movie?

Well I did one of my famous movie reviews for it! Movie Review: Varsity Blues

download-Young Paul Walker! The enormous sign on his front lawn indicates he is the best QB in the state of Texas and definitely better than Tony Romo. Oh poor Romo that was a cheap shot, he wasn’t even in the NFL in 1999.

 

Find the rest here. Movie Review: Varsity Blues


That’s it! Read all those articles and you will be supremely ready to watch the Super Bowl from every point of view except a true football perspective. Oh that matters to you? Well here is what I think happens.

Denver’s defense is unable to keep the Seattle running game at bay due to their inability to stop the read-option that Wilson runs better than anyone in the league. I also think that My Friend Craig is going to cry when he sees how good ex-Bill Marshawn Lynch is in the biggest game of his life. That ability to control the clock keeps Peyton Manning on the sideline and keeps Denver from getting to 35, which I think they need to get to to win.

Final score Seattle 27-Denver 24.

Go Seahawks!

Sully’s 7: Best Super Bowl Beers

6055_1196260989901_1329764912_2193849_7464197_nThe Super Bowl is fast approaching and just like the Seahawks and Broncos you have a million things to do in preparation. Location, guest list, food, prop bets, pools, squares, commercials not to miss and most importantly, beer. That is where I come in. I’ve narrowed the field to 7 situations and paired each with one of my favorite tasty brews. So join me, have a laugh, find your situation and enjoy Sully’s 7 Best Super Bowl beers. Continue reading

Off the Wall: Wes Welker

We interrupt the Hooking Foul baseball preview to bring you the NFL free agency news that Wes Welker has signed a 2 year 12 million dollar contract with the Denver Broncos. Yes, you are correct that does not say with the New England Patriots.

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For the last 6 years Wes Welker has put up huge statistics and become the definition of a chain moving slot receiver working with Tom Brady in New England. He has averaged 112 catches per season which is by far the most in the league over that time. He redefined the usefulness of the position and his impact on the game is visible and tangible, but, sad as it may be, its ok that he is gone, now let me tell you why. Continue reading

Bunting for a Hit: 2013 Week 5

Capture8The Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus singing “America the Beautiful” with Jennifer Hudson stole the Super Bowl for me. I can’t fathom dealing with a trauma of that magnitude at my current age, let alone as an elementary school child, and THEN performing in our culture’s biggest television event of the year. Moments like that make me realize there is hope for the human race because of our epic resiliency, despite my typically snide and cynical nature. Continue reading

Sully’s 7: Super Bowl Commercials

Super Bowl weekend 2013 is just about upon us and I’m so tired of the Harbowl Stories and Ray Lewis planning his ascension to heaven after the game, that I decided the best way for me to cover the Super Bowl would be to relive my favorite commercials from years gone by and share them with you here. So without further adieu in reverse order, Sully’s 7 favorite Super Bowl Commercials. Continue reading