Tony Mandarich on Tecmo Super Bowl

Last night I was watching the December 3rd 1989 game between the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one of the annoucers stated that the Packers’ first round draft pick, 2nd overall, still hadn’t played that season.  Tony Mandarich was that draft pick and in fact he never even started a game in his first year.  He played only 3 seasons with the Packers and has this legacy:

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Mandarich later admitted to using steroids and having a poor work ethic which probably were major factors in his becoming a bust.  He did, however, have a decent comeback playing with the Colts after a few years out of football.  Now, being a person of my age I went to the best place for me to judge the ability of a football player that played in either the 1990 or ’91 season.

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Being a Cowboy’s fan makes me sad/confused…

So it starts again, NFL season previews for the upcoming season.  I just bought my first one:  the Pro Football Weekly Preview 2013.

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Let’s see here…  2013 prediction…  Dallas Cowboys 7-9 and second place in the NFC East.  But my hero, Jason Garrett is the Head Coach!

"It's a process.  I swear."

“It’s a process. I swear.”

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Ninjas + Golf = Ninja Golf!

Back in 1990 the scary Atari 7800 was around trying to scrape out an existence against the good old NES.  Well we all know what happened but the Atari 7800 had one up on Mario’s home platform:  Ninja Golf!

Sir, I don't think that's a regulation club.

Sir, I don’t think that’s a regulation club.

Unfortunately I never have played this magical game but there are other magicks in this world.  Like Youtube.

 

Just the fact that you have to battle sharks when crossing water hazards makes this the greatest golfing game ever.  It also is probably the only golf game you can die in. 

Play better or it's seppuku for you!

Play better or it’s seppuku for you!

All I know is the next Tiger Woods better be this awesome.

Andre the Giant waiting for Hulk Hogan…

Andre the Giant is a nice guy right?  I’m mean, we’ve all seen Princess Bride.  He seems jovial and quite the gentle giant we would all love to befriend.  But then he gets angry…

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Whoa, I’d be scared if Andre was saying that about me.  He’s a mountain of a man.  And he’s waiting on Hulk Hogan’s car right now!!!  

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But the Hulkster has a plan.  He has a disguise!  Andre will never suspect that Hulk Hogan is dressed as…

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Oh crap, it didn’t work!

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And then the truth came out…

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Good night America!

Go ahead, get on the football field…

 

This would not happen.

That girl would’ve been crushed.  Eaten.  And sent to the principal’s office. 

This is what would happen:

 

Look closer:

This fan is screaming for his soul and crapping several other people’s pants.

And after she got tackled she would look like this:

“If I had a dick I’d tell you to suck it.” Look, she said that in Lake Placid. It’s a quote.

 

Avengers Olympics!

Superheroes + Olympic should = awesome.  Just read about it!

http://sciencefiction.com/2012/06/16/look-back-at-marvel-super-hero-contest-of-champions/

Well some wacky folks on the Internet have combined two of the great things about the Summer of 2012:  The Avengers and the Summer Olympics!!!

“Hulk smash puny Russian man toy!”

“Mr. Rogers, we’re going to need to drug test you again…”

“By the bristled hair of Al Michaels!!!”

Even Superman is competing in the newest event:  Drinking!

“This will help my reboot.”

A little more Junior Seau…

It’s been a little over 2 months since Junior Seau passed away and it just came out today that his family is donating his brain tissue to be studied.  Here’s the article from Yahoo:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/junior-seau-brain-tissue-released-180129312–spt.html

Seau was one of my favorite football players growing up and I put together a collage of his football cards right before the Great Apartment Flood of 2012.  I love the fact that he’s wearing Zubaz in one of these.