“They Should’ve Been a Dynasty” NFL Edition

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A freeze frame of what would be Russell Wilson’s interception at the end of Super Bowl XLIX (Credit: NBC)

In case you missed Part One of this series (NBA), click here

In this edition of “They Should’ve Been a Dynasty,” we explore recent NFL teams that should have won more than they ultimately did.

Remember the rules, I see a dynasty as the following: a team that has won at least three championships in a 10-year window. It can be a smaller window (i.e. a three-peat), but I think the simplest barometer is winning three championships within a certain window of time, showing that you were the best of your sport, and you showed it repeatedly.

Ranges of time are flexible depending on the eye of the reader, but this is how I view them. Continue reading ““They Should’ve Been a Dynasty” NFL Edition”

“They Should’ve Been a Dynasty”

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Paul Pierce walking off the court after the Celtics lost Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals 83-79 (Credit: Jim Davis/Boston Globe)

If you’ve met me, you’ll know I’m a big what-if kind of guy.

Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be conducting a series called “They Should’ve Been a Dynasty,” exploring teams from different sports over the past 15-20 years that I believe should have won more than they did. Continue reading ““They Should’ve Been a Dynasty””

Problem Solved: Russell Wilson to stay in Seattle

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Russell Wilson’s new deal will keep him in Seattle through 2023 (Credit: Robert Hanashiro/USA Today Sports)

Happy days in Seattle.

Early this morning, after his self-implemented deadline had passed, Russell Wilson announced that he and the Seattle Seahawks had agreed to a new contract.  As details trickled out, we soon learned that the deal was for 4 years and $140 million ($35 million per season). The APY of this contract surpasses that of Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), and continues a trend of franchise QBs in need of a new deal becoming the highest paid player at the position (and in league history).

As fun as it would have been if no deal were agreed to and Wilson buckled down and asked to leave – and I’m telling you, it would have been THE top story in sports for the next two weeks – this is great for both sides. Continue reading “Problem Solved: Russell Wilson to stay in Seattle”

Russell Wilson’s Deadline

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Russell Wilson hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl XLVIII (Credit: Brad Penner/USA Today)

April 15.

Yes, that is the deadline to file your taxes (DON’T MAKE THE IRS MAD FOLKS!), but it is also the deadline that Russell Wilson has given the Seattle Seahawks for a new contract.

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Settle Down Antonio Brown

The Oakland Raiders’ new $50 million (mildly schizophrenic?) wide receiver is still going at the Steelers, in particular, JuJu Smith-Schuster.

JuJu recently won Steeler of the Year for the 2018 season, and his former diva teammate had a problem with it when a fan brought it up on Twitter. Continue reading “Settle Down Antonio Brown”

Who To Watch (April 5 – April 11)

Hi everyone, and welcome back to Who to Watch.

Here’s our recap: in baseball, Bryce Haper made Nick look like an idiot, looking like a bona fide superstar last week; the Red Sox look… not good, Christian Yelich is hitting lots of dingers, Daniel Hess of the Orioles was pulled during a PERFECT GAME, and somehow, the SEATTLE MARINERS are the best team in the league at 7-1. In college hoops, the Men’s Final Four will feature Virginia, Auburn, Michigan State, and Texas Tech, and we will see a champion crowned on Monday night. On the women’s side, Oregon will face Baylor, while UCONN will face Notre Dame, that championship game will be Sunday. In NBA news, we saw Russell Westbrook have a historic triple-double (more on that from Kerm), Anthony Davis get fined for giving a fan the finger (have to figure they’ll all flip him the bird during the last home game of the season), and Giannis had a casual 45/13/6 performance last night. OKC and the Spurs clinched playoff spots, and seeding is still shaking itself out in the West. In the East, there is still a seeds 3 through 5 are still not set, but much more interesting is the battle for seeds 6 through 8, which essentially looks like a four-team battle between Detroit, Brooklyn, Orlando and Miami; those teams are separated by just one game.

Before we give everyone the rundown for the next week, we at Hold My Drink Sports just want to take a moment to give our respects to Nipsey Hussle, who was killed last Sunday. Our thoughts go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.

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Sean Payton’s Trash Talking… Again

Talking trash has been around for ages. In sports, it’s only natural to talk the talk. But wow, does Sean Payton think he’s a player or something? The nerve of this man to call out the recent coaching hires. WOW.

The age old question of does Belichick or Brady carry the Patriots will live in forever. To be fair, Belichick did get the Patriots to 11-5 with Matt Cassel. But Payton? What’s he done without Brees? What’s he accomplished lately other than chocking? Continue reading “Sean Payton’s Trash Talking… Again”