Crybaby OBJ Shares His Feelings with America

OBJ Crying

GQ just released a big profile on drama queen Odell Beckham so he could vent all of his hurt feelings out to America.  It turns out living life as the highest paid receiver in NFL history is a struggle.  There’s a lot of silly drivel for us common people to sort out but here is the absolute dumbest:

“I felt disrespected, because I felt like I was a main reason at keeping that brand alive. They were getting prime-time games, still, as a 5-and-11 team. Why? Because people want to see the show. You want to see me play. That’s just real rap. I’m not sitting here like, “It’s because of me.” But let’s just be real. That’s why we’re still getting prime-time games.”

Yeah okay Odell.  You were the only reason that the NEW YORK Giants played on primetime.  It definitely wasn’t the whole playing for New York City thing, or Saquon Barkley, or the fact that 1/8 of your schedule was against America’s Team.  Hey does anybody remember what time or against which opponent this breakout catch of his occurred or no?

It is very difficult to defend any Gettleman moves after the Daniel Jones disaster, but this is a hard one for any NFC East fan to objectively criticize.  The talent is transcendent, but we’ve yet to see it outweigh his attitude baggage and tissue paper hamstrings.  Maybe it was best for all parties involved to let OBJ reunite with Jarvis Landry and be his sidekick again.  Mayfield is a whiner too but he can sling it way better than Mettenberger could ever dream of so we’ll see how brightly his light shines in Cleveland compared to New York City.

Crybaby OBJ Shares His Feelings with America

Diamondbacks Leave Texas in Shame Despite Whatever the Score Was


The Rangers got murdered by a combined score of 28-6 over two games this week, but it’s still the D-Backs that leave this series in shame.  You see we had a former pitcher of theirs by the name of Shelby Miller on our roster, but we DFA’d him over the 4th.  I’m disappointed because he’s shown so much potential in the past, but it had to be done because he was absolute dogshit (8.59 ERA over 8 starts = dogshit).

For those who don’t know, he was with Arizona the past few years with equally dogshit numbers and that is how he became a free agent for Texas to sign.  Fortunately for us, he was nothing more than a lottery ticket minimum signing that didn’t pan out like Minor and Lynn.  Unfortunately for Arizona, they they mortgaged their entire future (now present) to trade for him.  Here is my quote from that linked blog of mine from December 11, 2015:

“I know a lot of people out there view Miller as more of a top end #2 instead of a true ace, but that’s bullshit.  He was firmly in the Cy Young mix for a large chunk of last season until his run support slid from atrocious to literally nonexistent.  Once he had to start going for a complete game shutout every outing, his performance started to suffer (even though he was still awesome compared to most pitchers).  With arguably the best offense in the NL behind him now, he’s gonna breeze through the 20 win mark.”

Boy was I wrong about that. What I wasn’t wrong about though was that it was a dumb trade and that’s assuming Shelby Miller was an actual ace and not a fucken AAA has been.  Good god!  Seriously maybe the worst trade ever holy shit.

The craziest thing about this all is that their owner chose this over a chose this over a Jose Fernandez(!) trade for even less prospects. I mean jesus can you fucking believe that??  Imagine if the d bags had actually pulled the trigger for one of the best pitching talents in baseball history instead of being a bunch of cowards.  They would be contending or maybe even winning the WS every year with a Fernandez/Grienke/Ray death rotation plus Goldschmidt and Swanson still in the lineup.

There also wouldn’t’ve been any water around for Jose to speedboat around on coke binges in and he’d prolly still be alive.  Things might’ve been better off. I bet this collapse wouldn’t have happened either:

Diamondbacks Leave Texas in Shame Despite Whatever the Score Was

Rangers Pound Some astros Coming out of All Star Break

bregmann hurt

Texas hosted an ESPN showcase to open the 2nd half of MLB season Thursday night and gave a 5-0 pounding to the take it up the astros.

A lot of fans were upset that Jessica Mendoza closed out the night by bringing up Nelson Cruz in 2011 but I’m completely fine with it. There were no other sports games on that night and everyone was tuning in for updates on that stupid russ Westbrook trade, so needless to say we had way more eyeballs than any other Rangers game will get this year.  For once I didn’t mind Jessica Mendoza’s voice when she reminded America that our organization has more to be proud of than those trash ass pissants in Houston.

Yes, I’d rather have fallen one strike short (twice) of a dynasty than have the one ring houston got by disgracing the game.  This is a rock bottom rebuilding year for Texas, and instead of tanking our balls away and boasting 0.0 tv ratings, we’re actually competing and in wild card contention.  It’s also cool not being the most notorious cheaters in baseball history so that is nice.

Santana walked off to cap a four run comeback the next night, which was awesome.  We lost the next two to split the series overall but it didn’t matter; I had seen enough.  The JD era is less than halfway over and I’m feeling good about this ‘rebuild’ so far.

In terms of whether we should sell or hold our veteran trade assets at the deadline (Lance Lynn leading the AL in WAR fyi), I’m leaning torwards HOLD.

Rangers Pound Some astros Coming out of All Star Break

I Stand for Equal Pay Now – Still Hate Women’s Soccer Though



This will come as a shock to all the strangers who googled their way to my hate blogs the past couple weeks. I hoped to never have to do this, but I am officially manning up and admitting defeat – the women rocked.  They deserve a pay raise – equal pay as men from the USSF, and 2x the share of FIFA revenue as men.  Whatever ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

To guesstimate the exact number, let’s say it’s 20%.  This year’s WC brought about $131M, and just for kicks let’s say revenue doubles for 2023 (2015 WC was $73M).  That would be about $54M to the women, up from $30M this year.

In comparison to the men, let’s pretend Qatar is a disaster and 2022 stagnates at 0% growth from the $6B revenue total from Russia.  The men’s prize pool is set at a flat rate of $440 million, which would be 7.3% of revenue.  As you can see, even with aggressively optimistic/negative assumptions on both sides, the men are making eight times more than women from FIFA and no rational brain can say that is unfair.

They do deserve twice the share of their pie because they have more growth potential.  There is an untapped market for women’s soccer all over the world while men’s soccer is set everywhere but here.  The past three years, the women’s team has produced more for that domestic growth than the men’s. Therefore, the upcoming mediation should be a quick resolution ending in equal pay here at home.  Fuck it why not.


The FIFA gap will rightfully remain large in absolute terms and no lawsuit is ever going to change that.  Instead, the women need to keep growing their game.  They have unprecedented new opportunities in both entrepreneurship and philanthropy and it is up to them to capitalize on it.

Ride the momentum from this summer and start developing the domestic league.  Downsize NWSL and shift to a more barnstorming style rather than a traditional league format, at least in the short term.  Play some indoor games too.  Sponsor youth tournaments and run camps, then take them abroad.

Growing the game abroad means scrapping the Ugly American personas.  Use positive marketing, like more cool teacup celebrations against good teams and less dancing around like assholes when running up the score against underprivileged nations.  Realize that loving America and hating its leadership do not have to be mutually exclusive.  Tone back the whining about everything under the sun.  Practice a tiny bit of self-awareness like this:


I personally will never be interested in women’s soccer and will always be a little bit embarrassed that so many Americans could care about it.  However, numbers never lie and it looks like I am firmly in the minority for at least the near future.  I guess I’ll go ahead and start letting other people enjoy it more some.  The 1999 team is still chill.  At the very least, continued domestic success on the women’s front could end up ‘trickling down’ to more expectations/resources for the men’s squad so it could end up actually being a good thing for America.


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I Stand for Equal Pay Now – Still Hate Women’s Soccer Though