Category Archives: Current Events

Zoey 101 coming back is the best news of 2020

Are you ready? (get it like the theme song!!) 2020 has been a complete shitstain of a year, but a Zoey 101 reunion could lead an Eli Manning in the Super Bowl-level comeback. It’s on my Mount Rushmore of TV shows from growing up, alongside Drake & Josh, Ned’s Declassified, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

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The NBA Bubble Food is Straight Out of Fyre Fest

While MLB was completely botching their negotiations for months, I kept thinking “man, I can’t believe the NBA got this figured out so quickly.” Turns out there are a couple kinks in their plan. I mean, how does a multi-billion dollar operation like the NBA serve that garbage to its players? I’m actually almost impressed at how disgusting that looks.

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How Many Masks Do I Have to Wear to Get Into Yankee Stadium?

On Wednesday, Governor Murphy just made it mandatory to wear a mask in outdoor spaces in New Jersey where social distancing isn’t possible. A lot of people lost their minds about it, but it honestly makes sense. If you find yourself in a big crowd, just throw one of those suckers on. No one’s asking you to wear one while you go for a run or eat dinner with your family.

As someone who is painfully addicted to Twitter and suffering from a lack of sports content, I’ve noticed every little thing become politicized the past four months. I guess that’s probably always happened to a degree, but I usually drown out any “real world stuff” on Twitter by debating how good Aaron Judge is with strangers and laughing at memes. But without sports, I find myself reading through threads where Earl from Louisiana (MAGA in bio) is arguing that masks violate his rights, while Becky from California (pronouns listed in bio) insists she won’t be coming out of her house until AT LEAST June of 2021.

But this is not a political blog. It’s Below the Belt SPORTS, after all. However, I do want to talk about those polarizing pieces of cloth. In New Jersey, masks are required in indoor public spaces, and outdoor spaces where distancing isn’t possible. Just one mask grants you entry to those areas. But if one mask makes it safe enough, why stop there? What about two masks? Or five? Even ten? I’m not a science guy, but that has to be safer, right?

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Columbus’ Biggest Accomplishments

I’ve been seeing Columbus trending on Twitter recently, and I don’t know why. Sure, it’s a nice city, I’ve been there to visit my brother at Ohio State. It’s also the 14th most populated city in the U.S., which might be a bigger surprise than the fact that stoplights absolute units.

Nevertheless, I figured I would take this opportunity to list out some of Columbus’ biggest accomplishments.

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The Epidemiologists Who Said They Wouldn’t Attend a Sporting Event For “At Least a Year” Are Straight Up NERDS

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My Thoughts On Everything Happening In America

I usually post on here to give my thoughts on sports and make some try-hard jokes, but this is going to be a serious blog. In the past, I’ve expressed disdain when sports outlets discuss serious issues and don’t “stick to sports.” However, the tragic and horrific murder of George Floyd and the events that have followed nationwide isn’t something I can stay silent on. This is a blatant issue of human rights, right vs. wrong, good vs. evil. Anyone who does not voice their opinion is taking the side of the oppressor by default.

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People I Don’t Trust: Quarantine Edition

It’s been awhile since I did one of these. I originally wrote “I Don’t Trust People Who” Parts 1 & 2, and followed that up with a Thanksgiving edition. Just to clarify before everyone gets all bent out of shape, if you do one or more of these things, it doesnโ€™t mean I actually donโ€™t trust you as a person. These are just moves that confuse me more than Frank Costanza trying to figure out why the hell the Yankees traded Jay Buhner.

Rest in Peace, Jerry Stiller.

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Some Mexican Food Appreciation Pics in Honor of Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo which fun fact, actually falls on May 5th every year, who would’ve known ?! Not sure what Cinco de Mayo actually means, I took French in high school and I was horrible at it. Sandwich au jambon is French for ham sandwich though, in case you were curious.

On a serious note, I’ve never really gotten to celebrate Cinco de Mayo since it was always in the middle of finals season. That being said, Mexican food is one of the greatest gifts that God put on this Earth. As soon as quarantine is over, one of the first places I go will be a Mexican restaurant to fill up on chips, guac & drinks before the entree even comes. But enough about me. Here are some gorgeous fudes (like nudes but food) courtesy of 10th Ave Burrito in Belmar: Continue reading Some Mexican Food Appreciation Pics in Honor of Cinco de Mayo

Some Broadcast Sounds to Remind Us of Sports

Today marks six weeks since the NBA was shut down. It’s no secret that we all miss sports, and we’re doing everything we can to entertain ourselves until they come back.

Since there haven’t been any sports on, there also hasn’t been any reason to watch live TV. Everyone and their mother watched ‘The Last Dance’ Parts 1 and 2 on Sunday night (which was fire by the way), and it was probably the first time most of us saw commercials all quarantine. One of those commercials was for tonight’s NFL Draft, mercifully giving us another beacon of hope. The commercial played the ESPN “the pick is in” noise, and let me tell you, that shit made it MOVE.

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