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BTB Picks: MLB Playoffs

October baseball is back, which means it’s time to cancel what you’re doing at night for the next month and dive into the world of playoff baseball.  People have officially chosen their team to bandwagon, and will soon be spending $35 on a hat that says “2017 World Series Champs”.

Here at BTB, we make sure we call our shots before the playoffs get too deep, and below are some of our writer’s picks for how they think the playoffs will go down:

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A Tweet That Was So Annoyingly Basic It Had to Be Blogged About: A Joint Rant Presented by BTB

Bert: I saw this tweet this morning and I swear to you, I have never seen something more basic in my almost 20 years of existence. The whole “you could die tomorrow so live your life now” concept is great. Cool. Live in the present, be happy, yada yada yada. Stop talking about it and do it. Continue reading A Tweet That Was So Annoyingly Basic It Had to Be Blogged About: A Joint Rant Presented by BTB

BTBspiracies: Manny Ramirez – Illegal Rat Fighting Ring Organizer?

Here at Below the Belt Sports, we don’t just bring you hot takes. We bring you burning hot, five-alarm fire, Peruvian Puff Pepper, 1999 Britney Spears hot takes. Some of these takes are so hot, you could even refer to them as conspiracy theories.

For the first-ever BTBspiracies (name in progress), we look into whether or not Manny Ramirez followed Michael Vick’s dogfighting footsteps and organized a rat fighting ring in the green monster. We also discuss if he ever played with his genitals out or not, and if it was really a bat he was swinging with. Give it a listen to find out.


BTB Exclusive Interview: Carmen Cincotti, #3 Eater in the World

On the eve of one of the most entertaining sporting events in America, Below the Belt Sports brings you an exclusive interview with the #3 competitive eater in the world, Carmen Cincotti, as he prepares for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.  We discuss how he got started, compare Carmen to Michael Jordan, his unusual nicknames, his impending relationship with Joey Chestnut and talk about why people who wear socks to bed want to watch the world burn.



Inaugural BTB Video: Founders All-Time Baseball Draft

There are moments in your life you just don’t forget. Your high school graduation. Getting married. The birth of your kids. Posting your first video to a college blog you and your friends from high school made. Well, we can cross another one of those off the bucket list today – no, Bert isn’t getting married, BTB Sports has posted their first ever video. Here goes nothing.


If you had one game to win, and the entire history the baseball to choose from, who would you put out on the field?

We drafted in a snake format, going from Bert, then Stanzo, and wrapping up with Dave.

You get a full infield and outfield, one starting pitcher, and one relief pitcher. NO DH. And of course, a manager.

Check out the video, and the final lineups are posted below. Feel free to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more BTB Sports content.



C- Buster Posey

1B- Stan Musial

2B- Pete Rose

SS- Derek Jeter

3B- Mike Schmidt

OF- Ted Williams

OF- Joe DiMaggio

OF- Barry Bonds

SP- Randy Johnson

RP- Mariano Rivera

Manager- Joe Torre


C- Yogi Berra

1B- Albert Pujols

2B- Jackie Robinson

SS- Honus Wagner

3B- Alex Rodriguez

OF- Babe Ruth

OF- Hank Aaron

OF- Ken Griffey, Jr.

SP- Nolan Ryan

RP- Rollie Fingers

Manger- Tommy Lasorda


C- Johnny Bench

1B- Lou Gehrig

2B- Robinson Cano

SS- Cal Ripken, Jr.

3B- Brooks Robinson

OF- Willie Mays

OF- Vladimir Guerrero

OF- Mickey Mantle

SP- Pedro Martinez

RP- Trevor Hoffman

Manager- Tony LaRussa


We’ve Made a Petition to Release Tyler Clippard

This guy just flat out STINKS. Can’t watch him pitch anymore. If Joe keeps managing the bullpen this way, soon enough it’ll be #FireGirardi. But for now, it’s #ReleaseClippard. Sign the petition, and help us make a change in the Yankee community.

BTB Picks: NBA Finals

The 2017 NBA Finals have been hyped up more than global warming, and almost everybody in the Milky Way Galaxy knew this would be the matchup.  Fans are conflicted on who will come out on top since these are by far and away the two best teams in the NBA with a combined postseason record of 24-1.  Below are picks of who the writers at BTB think will take home the hardware this year.


jimmyscalianfl: I’m expecting Golden State to start off fast in the first 2-3 games, followed by some minor bitching and moaning from Lebron. Cavs will pick up the slack, but Warriors will finish them off at home in game 7.

McGons: Cavs in 7. Warriors have added KD, but the Cavs have added a Kevin Love they didn’t see last year. He won’t be the MVP, but with the stars cancelling each other out, he will be the X-Factor.

Stanzo: Cavs in 4. Ayesha Curry tries to rush the court with the Warriors down 30 late in the 4th quarter of game 4 but James Jones comes out of nowhere and RKO’s the shit out of her. Confetti falls as the Cavs celebrate around her lifeless body, and LeBron supplants himself as the greatest of all-time.

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Dave: Kathy Griffin in 1. 3 minutes in to the first quarter, Griffin runs on to the court with a machete. Heads chopped off left and right, K Love is the first to go (white, straight, potential conservative). As she holds the collection of NBA stars heads at center court, she beckons “Not my President!”

Drew Potolsky: Warriors; With 2 of the top 5, 3 of the All-NBA, and 4 of the top 20 players in the NBA in their starting 5, they’re just too much to handle for the Cavs. LeBron is playing on another level, but he always does in the playoffs. Kyrie is probably a top 10 NBA player in his own right, but I think the Warriors will really focus on shutting him down, especially after last year’s Finals and with him being easier to shut down than LeBron. K-Love is no slouch, but everyone was more afraid of him when he was bodying dudes in the paint in Minnesota. LeBron will get his, but with Klay taking a backseat on offense to focus on defense in this series, and due to KD’s arrival (who is also no slouch on defense), I think the Warriors are just too collectively good to lose to a team that seems to basically ride Kyrie and LeBron and then on ring chasing vets and role players.

Riebs: Warriors in 6; From my immense experience of watching not a single basketball game all season I’m going with the Warriors in 6. Gotta stay loyal to my fanship of west coast teams and I see Steph Curry at a lot of San Fran Giants games. I wouldn’t say I hate Lebron, but I just don’t love him. He’s obviously great, but I just don’t like rooting for him. I hope my mans K-Love puts together a great series to represent #mostunderratedplayerintheleague

Reis: Cavs in 7 in the greatest NBA finals of all-time. Every game is decided by less than 3, and LeBron averages a triple double, legitimizing his claim as the GOAT by taking down one of the greatest teams of all-time. Warriors take Game One, but Cavs take the series.

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Tat: Cavs in 7, Lebron James is the GOAT and he’s not gonna let a baby face take his crown as the best player in the league. If Draymond kicks someone else in the nuts and grabs another game suspension then the Cavs in 6.
Bert: Warriors in 6.  I think people are overrating the Cavs just because of LeBron.  They are great and legitimately the only team that can match up against the Warriors.  But you have to remember this team was up 3-1 on this Cavs team last year, and it took a miracle for them to come all the way back. How did each team get better? The Cavs added Kyle Korver and Deron Williams, while the Warriors added Kevin Durant.  To me, the Warriors will be too much to handle.
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The University of Maryland Announces First-Annual Valedicktorian

The University of Maryland is proud to announce their first-annual Valedicktorian, with the esteemed recipient being ‘future CEO’ Gio Managadze.

The University outlined the qualifications as follows:

  • Must not have any respect for the vast amounts of money that your parents have spent the better part of their adult lives saving for you
  • Must have an ego unproportionally large in comparison to your micro-penis
  • Must think of yourself as the most logical, fearless individual on the planet, while simultaneously looked upon as an irrational, conceited, unappreciative, and attention-seeking prick by the vast majority of the internet
  • Must write in the most overtly douchey style possible
  • Must give the university at least $150k, yet may not attend over 25% of courses or earn a degree

The University supports Gio in his quest to shut up the haters and conquer Silicon Valley! We are confident that his Valedicky personality will translate beautifully to the professional world!

While giving his online commencement speech to the world through an open LinkedIn letter, Valedicktorian Gio displayed his vast wisdom at the ripe young age of 20-something, providing the internet with some truly remarkable quotes.


What is fear?

Fear doesn’t make any sense to me.

Fear is not an emotion. 

You can’t feel fear. 

Fear is all in your head.

If it’s in your head that means you can completely block it out.”

It may be easy to not be scared of anything when you live the life of Gio, but to put this message out to the world, and basically shame all those who posses fear, is ludicrous.  If I could talk to Gio, I would ask him to convince a young child in Syria, who fears for their life every single day, that “Fear is all in your head.”  Actually, fuck that.

I want Gio to look THIS KID RIGHT HERE in the eyes, and convince him that any and all of his fears are in his head.  If he could do that, well then damnit I’ll drop out and invest the rest of my college tuition into whatever his absurd mind oh so desires.

When this kid started saying that he “give[s] [the University of Maryland] zero credit for [his] education,” and claims that the only people who have contributed to his success are the likes of Ellen, Eminem, and Busta Rhymes, he completely lost me.  UMD is full of amazing professors, many of whom could have changed his life, but he would have never known because he “almost never went to any class ever after freshman year.”  

Then again I do not know if any UMD professor could compare in inspiration to Eminem when he said, “I’m sorry Puff but I don’t give a fuck if this chick was my own mother / I’d still fuck her with no rubber and cum inside her and have a son and a new brother at the same time / And just say that it ain’t mine, what’s my name.”

This felt like a long article, but turns out its only about 17% as long as Gio’s, I suppose making me only 17% of a d-bag.

P.S. Considering UMD does not have a Valedictorian, you and I are just as much the valedictorian as Gio supposedly was