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Sergeant Buzzkill Reporting For Duty

So I’m extremely confident that I just stumbled upon one of the worst videos to ever be posted on social media… Watching it easily ranks in the top 5 most terrible experiences to happen in my life, amongst getting lost at Six Flags and having the cops called on me after I went through my neighbor’s garage to get my basketball that flew into their backyard.

I know it’s a bold accusation but I wholeheartedly believe it’s warranted. After finally getting through the whole video (because it took me a couple of tries to get myself to finish (that’s what she said)) I sat on my bed in disbelief, absolutely shook at what I had just witnessed.

“How could the internet betray me like this?” I muttered.

I was just casually scrolling through the Gram and I came across one of those blurred videos that said: “Sensitive Content”… I was thinking it could’ve been someone snapping their leg snowboarding, maybe a shark biting someone’s finger off, a penis… Idk, I would’ve taken any of those options if I knew what I was instead clicking on.

I wouldn’t have posted it if I didn’t want you to see for yourself but just know that it changes you as a person. (I recommend sound off)

 

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Iโ€™m always a praying and forgiving person and in this instance all I can do is pray for these people and have faith that one day we can all coexist but damn man This one hurt man ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿฅบ I canโ€™t believe what i just watched ! Iโ€™m so sick of seeing these videos and people just getting a slap on the wrist ,bullshit fines ,and minimal sentencing! The laws need to change on the way animals are treated not just in America but around the world ๐ŸŒŽ I was on the fence of posting this video but I wouldnโ€™t be who I am if I didnโ€™t spread the message weather itโ€™s good or bad ! I VOWED TO BE THE VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS….shut up for one second and listen to our friends โ€œmans best friendโ€ in this video! And let me know what you think below …. Sorry for the graphic nature ๐Ÿคฌ please share to help end the way animals are treated ! @karmagawa #dogs #dog #news #nbc #cnn #trump #kimkardashian #arianagrande #pitbull #animal

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If you aren’t extremely mad/sad/terrified/scarred/sobbing/etc, after seeing a portion of this video you might be clinically heartless. I hope I wasn’t underselling it prior but if you think I was, I’m not sorry that I have feelings and love dogs. Sue me.

I partially blame myself for not checking to see who posted the video before but this guy usually posts the most entertaining animal videos, like he’ll be swimming with tigers and chillin’ with monkeys and shit! Sure in the past he may have posted a similar “Sensitive Content” video of people poaching rhinos, but THEY WEREN’T THROWING DOGS IN A BOILING POT OF WATER OR LIGHTING THEM ON FIRE.

What purpose did that serve to post that, what mission was accomplished?! “I VOWED TO BE THE VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS!” What are we going to do, go to Asia and start a revolution? Sure, let’s caravan together and go stop a country of people from eating what they have been for the last probably ever. Maybe someone will start a GoFundMe page, or send over a boatload of chickens with a guy in a dog costume holding a Chick-fil-A “Eat Mor Chikin” sign. Idk, it’s just a thought – we’ll see what happens.

It’s like those people who would stand off Perryville near the mall with all those pictures of unborn babies in protest against abortions, exposing the ugly truths of fucked up situations isn’t going to do anything but kill whatever buzz someone has going for them.

I do apologize for probably ruining your night but I needed to release all of these emotions, and I exceeded my max characters for a tweet.

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Live From the 815 Episode 61 – I Think Weโ€™re Into The UFC Now

The UFC is cool. We break down the fight, the NFL slate over the weekend, the MLB Postseason stinks so far and Notre Dame is going to win the National Championship. We finish off with some segments: Derrick Rose Update and Eminem Lyric of the Week (sorry mom). What a week.


iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/live-from-the-815/id1245921911?mt=2&i=1000421628005


SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/backup-quarterback/episode-61-i-think-were-into-the-ufc-now-1

10/07/2018

Well, here we are. One month removed from Mac Miller’s existence.

The news of his death came out of right field and had social media, and even the day-to-day media, in a frenzy. I was informed by a 7 minute old TMZ post on Instagram stating Mac Miller was found dead and immediately sent it to my buddy Kevin wondering what kind of sick joke was happening.

Everyone was pretty shook about his passing. Several artists sent their condolences, including Chance who made several Tweets, Logic shared mad praises on YSIV, Karl Anthony Towns had some custom sneaks made to commemorate him, and I’ve seen a decent amount of Pennsylvania sports team pay their respects.

And Pitt with the dopest hype video I’ve ever laid eyes on

I still can’t believe this whole thing happened, there was a fluke in the universe or God had a hiccup because Malcom McCormick was not supposed to die. He was engulfed in positive energy and was stoked for the start of The Swimming Tour, title of the album he released in early August.

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Tweeted a day before his death, a freaking day… Fuck, could’ve been a couple hours if they found him in the morning. Shit’s insane.

Mac is hands down my favorite rap artist but I never saw him live because I’m not much of a concert goer. If you add a couple of Summerfest visits, an REO Speedwagon/Styx concert when I was 12, and a lonesome T.I./Ludacris concert my freshman year of high school, you’ll find that my concert going experience is “pathetic.” I couldn’t agree more now let me live my life. I think I played a burned CD of KIDS in my car for 9 months straight, I love(d) that mixtape and I love(d) all the music he released during his time on Earth.

{Insert a sweet article about Mac and the direction he was on}

For the last month, there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t listened to his music. The phrase you don’t know what you have until it’s gone hasn’t been more true. Knowing that I won’t be able to listen to a new Mac Miller song makes me real life sad. I usually listen to music for the rhythm and beat of the song, as opposed to listening to the lyrics. I’ve listened to nothing but his lyrics and some of them make me think hard about how precious life is.

Fuck ‘Em AllMacadellic

“Get ya money, fuck ’em all. Everything could be gone tomorrow. What if it’s gone tomorrow?”

100 GrandkidsGO:OD AM

“I made a promise to my mama that I’ll bless her with some grandkids, she can spoil them.”

Senior Skip DayKIDS

“Haha, enjoy the best things in your life cause you ain’t gonna get to live it twice.”

Jet FuelSwimming

“Now I’m in the clouds, come down when I run out of jet fuel, but I never run out of jet fuel.”

Good EveningKIDS

“Takin’ over piece by piece, startin’ from the core. It’s only been a year I can stick around a hundred more.”

Brand NameGO:OD AM

“To everyone who sell me drugs don’t mix it with that bullshit. I’m hoping not to join the twenty seven club.”

One Last Thing Blue Slide Park

“Somebody changin’ the world, it only takes one. Never scared of death, but I ain’t ready for that day to come.”

Perfect Circle / God SpeedGO:OD AM

“Everybody saying I need rehab cause I’m speedin’ with a blindfold on and won’t be long until they watching me crash and they don’t wanna see that. They don’t want me to OD and have to talk to my mother. Tell her they could have done more to help me and she’d be crying that she’d do anything to have me back.”

One of the hardest deaths I’ve endured thus far and I never even met the guy, life is gonna be real fun when someone I’m close with passes. Mac, from the looks of it, you were a positive influence on everyone you met and you’re going to be truly missed and remembered. Rest easy, friend.

Here’s a Few Words on Last Night’s UFC 229

Holy shit kids. If you are reading this blow and you missed last night’s UFC 299, then I genuinely hope you were doing something very important because you missed the greatest television in the history of the world. It had everything. The buildup. The return of Conor. The reigning champ hating Conor to his core. And the actual fight was awesome. Lets start with the introductions.

That is showmanship folks. Whether you hate him or you love him, Conor McGregor knows how to entertain.

But lets get down to why I’m writing here. Khabib won the fight and was dominating basically the entire time. It seemed like he was in absolute control 85% of the time.

But then all hell broke loose.

Holy shit, AMIRITE?

Now, this is the time that the takes are going to be coming like hot cakes. “Khabib has no sportsmanship”, “He should go to jail for what he did”, “Where is the class? Conor wasn’t doing anything!”. Well folks, this is the reality of the situation. This is Ultimate Fighting. These guys beat the absolute shit out of each other for a professional living. They are two of the best in the world and may be two of the best of all time. Conor is a showman and will be the best person to choose if you want to entertain hundreds of thousands of people. And then, if you add his actual world-class fighting ability, then he is PERFECT for the UFC. Khabib on the other hand is a Russian maniac. He is a monster and at times during that fight, he was beating McGregor so bad that I was actually beginning to feel fear creep into my body, and I was just sitting on the couch in my apartment. Khabib had genuine hate for Conor and I think he wanted to kill him.

People may think that this has “no place in the sport” but those people can kick rocks. In my eyes, the UFC is just as much entertainment as it is an athletic specticle. That is why they do the weigh-ins and the press conferences and the media tours. This fight had a back story and context that no other fight in the history of the UFC and it led to the greatest television moment in the history of broadcasted fighting. That was crazy. I had zero breath in my body. I was on the edge of my seat AFTER I just watched grown men get their asses kicked. That is what the UFC is all about. Great fighting for entertainment.

I feel bad for any of you that missed that live, but holy shit was it cool.

Live From the 815 Episode 60 – Colton and the Cubs Are Dead

If you like high-energy, positive podcasts, this is not the episode for you. If you enjoy the sadness in other people’s lives and the depression that follows a blown season, THEN YOU CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE. We record literally minutes after the final out of the Cubs’ Wild Card loss to the Rockies and Colton couldn’t be more down in the dumps. We try and talk other things too but Colton is depressed the whole episode because the Cubs blew a great season and didn’t give a glimmer of hope for fans after the 162nd game. We then bring up the Ryder Cup to make Colton even more sad. Seriously. So, so sad.


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SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/backup-quarterback/episode-60-colton-and-the-cubs-are-dead

Quick Spin Zone For All Cubs Fans Going Into This Offseason

Welp… That was a real kick in the nuts. Just a week ago we were looking golden. On September 25th, the Cubs were 3 games up with 6 game left and I honestly thought we were Gucci. We had two tough divisional opponents coming up, I thought we were playing good enough baseball to ride this out and take the divisional crown. We don’t, we play Milwaukee in game 163 and we watch the Brewers celebrate at Wrigley. That sucked. We then move onto the Wild Card game, again, at Wrigley. And again, we can’t hit and watch the Rockies celebrate at Wrigley and just like that, the Cubs season is over. Fuck me.

So folks, what do we do next? Is this a disappointment of a season? Of course. But was this team going to win the World Series? No way, Jose. This may have been the worst 95-win team in MLB history. We had nobody consistently hitting all season and other than Javy Baez and Rizzo’s 2nd half surge, Jason Fucking Heyward was our best bat. That’s gross. Other than the inconsistent offense, this team’s bullpen was depleted. Jorge De La Rosa and Jamie Garcia were pitching big time innings down the stretch. Those are not Postseason names you want to hear in the year 2018. Pedro Strop was banged up and Brandon Morrow ceased to exist after a season full of injuries. Even if we move on in the playoffs, this bullpen would’ve made sure we didn’t make it too far.

So without talking about the terrible signings of Darvish and Chatwood (puke), let’s move on to what Theo and Jed can do this offseason. Let’s start with who is on the North Side already:

Cole Hamels

The Cubs could pick up a $20,000,000 option to keep Hamels for the 2019 season. He was a rock for the Cubs rotation this season after being acquired from the Rangers. Personally I would love to see Hamels come back and give us one more year of consistent Starting Pitching.

Daniel Murphy

Murphy is going into Free Agency this offseason. According to Spotrac.com, the 33 year old Murphy is valued to receive a two-year, $30,000,000 contract. Personally, I loved the move when we got him but I do not think we should invest money into Murphy right away. He’s a slow, old, defensive liability and we have bigger fish to fry in free agency.

Addison Russell

This guy is scum. At the time of writing this, he is being investigated for domestic violence. I have a blog from before the season even started and I’ve been saying it all season: I hate Addison Russell. He has three kids with three different women, already divorced and now allegedly beat his wife. He is constantly spotted out at bars and clubs nights before day games and he stunk out loud this season. Get him off the team now.

Jason Heyward

This might be the trickiest situation of the Theo/Jed Era. Heyward is set to make over $22,000,000 each year for the next 5 years. Brutal… He has a partial no-trade clause for the next two years and if I’m Jed or Theo, I am calling each team that he hsa off his list. IF we can get Heyward off the books, then we will all be witnesses to a modern day miracle.

Moving onto the free agent class.. And boy oh boy… there are two specific sexy ass names.

Bryce Harper

Lets go. Bryce Harper is entering free agency at the prime age of 26. That is insane. You never see a prime free agent come into free agency any age below 29, but this guy is the scientifically-proven prime of his athletic career. Harper is electric and his bat will instantly make any lineup a threat. His dog’s name is Wrigley and he clearly wants the Cubs to return to the World Series. Also.. this..

#Back2BackOneDay

Manny Machado

Another 26 year old. I didn’t even think about this until when we were recording our podcast last night. I have been so focused on Bryce Harper the past few years that I didn’t realize that with scumbag Addison Russell on his way out the door (hopefully), we have a hole up the middle. Go HARD after Machado, get some offense and keep this window of opportunity open a little longer. I love this move and this is #1 on my wishlist this offseason.

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So this is the final thought that I will leave you all to make this feel a little better. Since Theo and Jed have been running the show, if there is a need on the team, they GO GET THEIR GUY. Now obviously this will mean they have to move Heyward’s contract and that will be close to impossible. But these two guys are maybe the best front office duo in the history of the game and it wouldn’t shock me if they somehow got Heyward off their books. Give me Machado or Harper. Move onto next season. Lets Go.

 

 

Live From the 815 Episode 59 – CSN Chicago’s Chuck Garfien

What a great episode. We talk about Tiger Woods, THE Tiger Woods y’all, completing his comeback and winning his first tournament in forever. We recap the NFL, Sam is off of Trubisky but the Bears are still in first place. Colton is smashing the panic button on the Cubs and sounds like he doesn’t even want them to make the Postseason. CSN Chicago’s Chuck Garfien joins the show to talk about the rebuilds for the White Sox and Bulls and how he’s best friends with a certain former White Sox slugger who woreย #35ย (41:03-1:03:56). We finish with a Derrick Rose update and the birth of a brand spanking new segment: The Eminem Lyric of the Week.


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Justin Rose’s FedEx Cup Win Will Be Forgotten For the Rest of Time

Yes. I woke up this morning and immediately looked at my phone to make sure that happened yesterday. Tiger Woods won a golf tournament in the year 2018. He looked great wire to wire and honestly he has looked good for months. He won comfortably and just coasted to the most anticlimactic tournament finish of the season and yet, the ENTIRE world tuned into CBS to watch Tiger stroll down the 18th fairway with that classic Tiger toothy smile and saw the absolute circus happening on the golf course behind him. The Tiger Effect is real… and it is spectacular.

This… happened in real life.

That looks like a scene that people dream of. That looks like a scene out of Happy Gilmore. That looks like a scene that real golf fans watch from Happy Gilmore and turn to their non-golf fan friends in the room and say, “That never happens’. In the world of golf, that was complete pandemonium. And my favorite part about it? The calm and cool vibe Tiger was sending out into the world. He could’ve been frowning because “it ain’t over till its over”, or even just been an ass about it and said something like, “Oh well this isn’t a major so this will only be a footnote on my career”. No. Tiger was enjoying every step of that walk as much as his fans around him. He knew how improbable this was. He understood how insane this sounded one year ago. That smile and swagger that he had was one of the coolest things I’ve ever watched as a sports fan.

I watched his final holes on Sunday at work. And folks, I have to be honest with you, I ran to the bathroom and cried when he made his final putt, turned to the crowd, and lifted his arms in the air. To me, that felt like a, “I can’t believe this is happening” moment for Tiger and the fact that he showed emotion and connected with his fans was so cool. Those are the kinds of things that make golf so special.

Now onto Justin Rose. He wins the FedEx Cup and a FAT payday. $10 MIL to be exact.. It keeps solidifying Rose as one of the best to play the game in our era. And in my eyes, this type of FedEx Cup victory could not be more Justin Rose. EVERY golf fan will tell you that Rose is incredible. He lurks around the top of the leaderboard in every major and is a constant threat. But he is never one of the very first guys I think of when I think “Who is the best golfer in the world?” Names like DJ, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Rory immediately pop into my head, but never Rose. And now, his first FedEx Cup victory will also not pop into people’s heads. He will be a trivia question at your bar’s trivia night for the sports section for years and years to come. “Even though Tiger Woods won the 2018 Tour Championship, who won the 2018 FedEx Cup?” Nobody will know.

Now onto the Ryder Cup and guys, my gut is telling me that the US is going to ROLL. This may be the bloodiest massacre between the US and Europe in history. I can’t even think of another example at this moment to be honest. The boys flew with Tiger to Paris after his win and Tiger made it clear that they were going to crack open a cold beverage or two.

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USA BABY. No chance we don’t bring that Cup home. America by 100.

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