NBA Value Street – 8/4/20

NBA Value Street
8/4/20
By Dylan Thompson

 

Good morning Money Team. If you guys haven’t been reading my articles, you are missing out. Here’s my results from yesterday

Aaron Holiday 6.1X
J. Richardson 6.4X
T. Bryant 6.9X
And my hurricane pick AD went off for 73 fantasy points and a 7.9X return

Let’s dig in today

PG Eric Bledsoe – We are currently unclear about how many minutes Bledsoe will play tonight, due to him getting to the Orlando bubble late. His price tag is only $4700 and that’s why I am mentioning him in this article. Brooklyn is ranked 22nd in the league guarding against the point guard position, and if Bledsoe plays at least 22 to 24 minutes, he can absolutely crush this price tag.

SG D. Wright – Our guy here just put up a 5.1 X return against the Phoenix Suns. It was a game that stayed close, so everyone played their regular allotment of minutes. This game against Sacramento could get out of hand very quickly, and if that is the case we should see our guy put up some extended run. His price tag is only $3800, and I am projecting him tonight for at least a 5.5 X return. Sacramento is ranked 22nd in DvP, which is what I like to target.

SF J Holiday – playing against in Orlando team tonight that is still trying to find their groove, Holiday is in a perfect bounce back spot tonight from his less than stellar performance last night. His price tag is also $3800, and Orlando’s second unit is ranked pretty low when it comes to DvP. Realistically if this game gets out of hand I could see Holiday putting up at least a 6.5 X return for us tonight.

PF Robert Covington – I understand his price tag is $6800, but in my opinion he’s facing a Portland team that is dead last in DvP. In his last two games, he has played 37 and 42 minutes, which is why he is being mentioned here in this article. We know he can put up the fantasy production, and has major upside. Since the return of the NBA in the last two games he is averaging 43 fantasy points per game. Lock him in and Move on.

C Ivica Zubac – I am still waiting for his breakout return game, and I think tonight could be the time to target him. There are plenty of centers to pay up for tonight, But I think this might be a position that I am going to pay down out tonight for some salary relief. Phoenix has been pretty good at defending the center position, I am just going with a gut feeling tonight and looking for at least a 5.5 X return. His price tag is $4300, which means we need 25 fantasy points for that return. Seems pretty realistic to me.

My hurricane pick of the night
Luca Doncic – this man was my inspiration behind creating the hurricane pic. He is the eye of the storm when he is on the court. Tonight will be no different against a Sacramento team that has absolutely no one to guard this young man. Let’s look for a huge night tonight.

If you have any questions feel free to ask, let’s get this money and take down those pesky Dfs sharks.

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NBA Value Street – 8/3/20

NBA Value Street
8/3/20
By Dylan Thompson

What up Money Team. We did it again, massive results from our previous value street article. Let’s dig in again.

Previous Results
Jackson 8.2X
Harris 6.9X
Zubac 7.1X
And my hurricane pick Embiid went bonkers for 80 fantasy points and 8.9X

PG Aaron Holiday – Here we have Indiana facing one of the fastest pace teams along with one of the worst defenses. At a price tag of $4500, I honestly believe this game could get out of hand quickly and if it does holiday will see an extended run. More minutes means more fantasy profiting opportunities.

SG Josh Richardson – The last time I played this young man I was sadly disappointed, but today he has a much better match up against the San Antonio team that is still currently trying to find a rhythm. I see a bounce back spot here with my projections putting him at right around 6X return. San Antonio is middle of the pack when it comes to defensive efficiency, and we all know that Richardson has potential to put up big points.

SF Jrue Holiday – At almost a bare minimum price tag of $3800, you simply cannot ignore this play tonight. I’ve already spoke in length about the weakness of Washington’s defense, and here is another prime spot to target especially if you are looking for salary relief. Washington is ranked 29th against the small forward position, and I can definitely see holiday taking advantage of this here.

PF Clarke – New Orleans looked fantastic against Utah, but that hope quickly dissipated in the next game. Clark should be in an amazing position to return almost 7X value here, with New Orleans coming in ranked 22 in the league defending the power forward position. His price tag is slowly starting to climb, so while he is still only $5000 we need to take advantage of this while we still can.

C Thomas Bryant – had a price tag of $6300 one of the only reasons that I will be targeting Thomas Bryant in this matchup is simply because he will be facing Miles Turner. We seen what Embiid Did against Turner a couple days ago, and Thomas Bryant should be able to have his way as well in this matchup. I would not be surprised to see another 6X return at least against a poor interior Indiana defense.

My Hurricane pick of the night….
Anthony Davis – you will hardly ever hear me talk about Anthony Davis in extent, but tonight is just a gut feeling and I’m going to roll with it. I have Rostered him twice in the past week and he has let me down both times, but I think tonight is the night we see AD do what we know he can do. As long as the minutes are there, he should have no problem at all playing bully ball against a Utah team.
If you have any questions feel free to ask, let’s get this money and take down those pesky Dfs sharks.

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NBA Value Street – 7/31/20

NBA Value Street
7/31/20
By Dylan Thompson

 

 

What’s up to all our members!!!! We are finally back in to the swing of things, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! We have a very enticing 6 game slate to play, so let’s dig in!

PG Ja Morant – At a price of $6300 on fanduel, it’s an absolute lock and steal for me. Facing a Portland team that plays absolutely no defense behind the arc, Morant has the opportunity to go bonkers here. We know all to well what this kid is capable of and I think he puts up good numbers in this spot.

SG Buddy Hield – This young man is averaging 31 fantasy points on the season, and his price is only $5500. To simplify it, he is averaging almost 6x at his price. San Antonio’s defense is middle of the pack when it comes to efficiency, and Buddy threw up a 50 banger the last time these two teams met. Need I say more.

SF Evan Fournier – His price is at $5300, and Brooklyn doesn’t have a defense. We all know this young man has the potential for a 35+ fantasy point night any given night. He only put up 25 the last time these two teams played, which is right below 5X return, but I am banking on all of this extra rest playing in his favor. I’ll be looking tonight for at least a 6X return.

PF Nemanja Bjelica – With Bagley out for now, our guy should see an extended run in minutes. His price comes in at $4500, and is averaging over 5X at that price on the season. The last time the teams met Bjelica put up a nice 35 fantasy point game. San Antonio is ranked 20th in defensive efficiency, which means that our guy with extended minutes it’s in a position to hit a high ceiling. I’m locking him in.

C Jakob Poeltl – With the absence of Aldridge and Lyles still out due to injury, this guy is an absolute lock for me. His price tag comes in at $4200, and will be facing a depleted Sacramento team, that when healthy are still only middle of the pack when it comes to to defensive efficiency at the position. In his scrimmage games without Aldridge and Lyles, he has definitely put up some good numbers. He should see an extended run in minutes tonight, and I am shooting for him to put up at least 6X return.

My HURRICANE pick of the night – Luka Doncic

I know that I write the value Street article, but I am going to be throwing in my hurricane pick of the night, which is who I think will be the absolute smash spot on the slate. This is the first time in a really long time that we have seen Luca sub $11,000. I will be getting a ton of exposure to him for the simple fact that James Harden does not play defense.

NBA CRUSH SPOT 07/30/20

NBA CRUSH SPOT
July 30th, 2020
By Brandon Silvers

 

For those of you who have read this article before, welcome back for another take of NBA CRUSH SPOT! For all those newbies, my name is Brandon Silvers and I hope you see that you like so that you many keep finding your way back! Let’s talk some hoops!

I will specify in this article whether or not the player I mention is cash or tournament, and the numbers will reflect my decision

Example: FPPM(Fantasy Points Per Minute ) x Projected Minutes = Projected Total

Keep in mind the NBA is constantly changing throughout the day and most likely all the way up to game time, and if I have time I will update my article with any changes. Check periodically through the day just to make sure.

This version of “Bubble Ball” is starting off much like a normal season, Anthony Davis controversy! It looks as if AD will be ready to go tonight. The other news I’m watching is what path the Pelicans choose to go down with the Zion injury. I just read that he is in the shootaround which means he is most likely available in some capacity.

PG- Reggie Jackson
       FD: $3,800
       DK: $4,600

With Lou Williams out and Patrick Beverly sidelined with an injury the Clippers are very shallow at the going guard position. Jackson is very familiar with handling the rock as he did most of his career in Detroit. He leads the second unit in scoring and I have him locking in at 23 minutes and .95 FPPM tonight. Lock him in on cash games and don’t look back.

Also Consider: Mike Conley, Alonzo Ball

SG- Jordan Clarkson
FD: $4,300
DK: $4,200

I believe JC is a must play in cash formats tonight. Firs and foremost, Utah will be moving forward without Bojan Bogdanovich for the remainder of the season. JC has averaged right around a 25% team usage rating (4th best on team) right behind Bojan respectively. He hovers around the 1 FPPM grid (FD-0.94, DK-0.98), and should benefit in the form of minutes due to the Bojan injury.

Obviously the past few scrimmage games will not be a reflection of everyone’s minutes moving forward, and we can almost guarantee to see 2 of these guys (Mitchell/Clarkson/ Coonley) on the floor at all times

Also Consider: Donovan Mitchell, Josh Hart, Paul George

SF- Brandon Ingram
FD: $7,300
DK: $8,300

Ingram is in a good position vs his former Lakers team. In his past 4 matchups vs LBJ and the Lakers, Ingram has averaged 35.7 FPTS per game. His pricetag on FanDuel is $7.3K, and if he hits the average thats over 5x Value with a ceiling right at 47. He should see his usual 33+ minutes at 1.17 FPPM. You do the math!

Also Consider: Dion Waiters(1.16 FPPM), Lebron James(1.51 FPPM)

PF- Anthony Davis
FD: $10,400
DK: $10,000

All signs are pointing towards the Brow being a for sure thing for tonight’s game, although nothing has been confirmed yet, I suggest monitoring this closely. He missed the most recent game vs the Pelicans, but other than that, he seems to steamroll his next opponent in every previous matchup. A whopping 65.6 FPPG vs his former team sets him into the elite category. Should he play, I predict he may be a bit below his normal playing time at right around 32+ minutes. When you add in his 1.52 FPPM, I can see AD around 50 FPTS easy.

Also Consider:
Marcus Morris(30Min X .88 FPPM)
Zion Williamson( 28 Min? X 1.22 FPPM)
Royce O’Neale(GPP)

C- Ivaca Zubac

FD: $4,500
DK: $,500

Surprisingly, Zubac has the highest usage ratong if all centers on the slate tonight (16.4%). He doesn’t always get the most minutes(18.1), but he does make the most of his time on the court (1.15 FPPM). He runs the floor well which meshes with the team pace. I predict Zubac lands somehere between 18-22 minutes and 20-22 FPTS which leads him to a 5x fantasy performance, which is fine for all formats.

Also Consider: Rudy Gobert, Javale McGee

I hope your just as happy as I am about this monumental day! Good luck on your contests!

Love or Hate?

Love or Hate?
3/26/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Do you know that feeling of hating someone within moments of meeting them? It’s an odd circumstance but it happens. Hate is a strong emotion. So let me rephrase it. Have you ever been irritated with a person moments after meeting them?

What about love? Do you believe in love at first sight? How many times have you been in love? I have a lot of questions today! It’s ok to be inquisitive! Especially when you’re learning or have an idea! You’ve trusted me so far so why would I let you down now?

By a show of hands, how many of you have read or seen the three people we fall in love with article? If not here’s a quick recap!

1. Puppy love

Normally happens while we’re young. Our first real girlfriend/boyfriend in high school. Nothing crazy yet the end of the world when its over. We recover!

2. Hard love

This one is a hurts! We learn plenty of lessons in this one! This love is unhealthy and unbalanced at times. This is always the one we wish we could have gotten right.

3. Curve ball love

We never see this one coming! When we’re not looking, BAM, hits us over the head! This love is also surprising, it’s not what we are used to but it lasts!

At this point lets stop and reset. How many of your relationships and love stories fit into these three categories? Tell me when you’re ready…

How was your trip down memory lane? During our intermission I closed my eyes and I could see the faces, smiles and laughs of the past.

Now the twist! You didn’t think I was going to mention love with no other thought or view point did you? That’s what I thought! We know each other well! Keeping with the same idea I have my own list.

The numerous people we come across in our lives we instantly hate! The first few paragraphs were ok, they were meh. Now we can get real and get into it!

1. Learning how to hate (simple hate)

This emotion flairs up when we’re little. After the age of ten and into our teenage years. Given our young age not much is expected of us. So what we have seen and experienced is quite limited. We may dislike our friends for a present or toy they’ve received. This distain is solely based on jealousy. What if you were to hold the door open for someone and they walk past like you didn’t exist? What obscenities do you whisper under your breath? I wouldn’t call it hate just yet but it’s planting the seeds for the next phase! Time to level up!

2. Heavy hate

This form of hate is the most nasty. Knock down drag out fights. We go all in with being despicable. This level of hate teaches us a few things. We learn how to be vindictive and really vicious. The heavy hate hits us while we’re in our early 20s. At this time we’re normally in school or working full time. I could also see the heavy hate phase not coming up until your late 20s too. At this point we’ve been burned a time or two and we take it out on co-workers, bosses or even our parents.

3. Hate we didn’t know we had in us

The description says it all. This phase will come in and out of our lives for many years. If you’re not careful this level of hate can have serious consequences! For example, lets say you are driving home and the douche in front of you stops on a dime then doesn’t use their turn signal. Initiate a full blown road rage meltdown. What about a dirt bag neighbor? You like to keep your house and lawn well maintained while the trash bag next door does not. Out of no where you find yourself putting dog poop in paper bags and lighting them on fire on their porch. See? These occurrences come out of no where yet you’re able to justify them in your mind.

Just a few things I’ve learned throughout my life and over the years. I’m big on being nice and showing others love. Hate is just too exhausting! It’s like drinking poison and hoping it kills the other guy! Makes no sense. In today’s day and age there is no place for hate far as I’m concerned. As human beings we can’t help but to feel a wide array of emotions. It’s up to us carry the message and to be positive. You will attract a lot more pleasant people and experiences!

Keep up the good work! Hang in there!

Be safe and talk soon!

Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Call Somebody!

Call Somebody!
3/25/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Every morning I wake up and feel like I have something important say. Who am I though? I’m nobody special! I look around on Facebook or Twitter and there are millions of other pages with comments and likes. Why would anybody think I’m worth listening to? They always say everyday is new chance! Make it count!

I can’t be alone with feeling this weird combo of nervousness and being overwhelmed. I’m constantly repeating in my head, “everything is going to be ok!” Or at night when I’m alone in bed I just repeat, “tomorrow is going to be a good day.” I have to or my heart feels like it’s going to beat out of my chest. I’ve never been anxious and have never been diagnosed with anxiety issues. It’s just so strange to me how this all works.

During this odd time in human history it’s important to keep your wits about you. As I sit here and write it’s Wednesday March 25th 2020 at 5:30p Eastern time. Hate to say it but I do believe the worst is yet to come. Which is ok, we will be fine. I’m sorry I said that but as I’m writing this sentence I can feel my heart slowing down and the ease coming back into my body.

I’m right outside of Detroit Michigan. Spring has just started. Meaning the weather is turning in our favor. The sun stays out longer. The flowers are starting to pop up. The mood in this state should be one of joy and optimism! Instead we stuck at home. There is no harm in being honest with me, your family or neighbors. You’re not a weak, or a wimp for speaking up and telling others how you feel. I find great respect with honest people.

Telling the truth is among the most freeing and respectable actions we can do. The longer you hold in and stuff down the worse you will feel. Our secrets make us sick. I sat down today with no plans of writing, just resting. Then it all hit me! I’m lucky to be surrounded by friends and family and this massive outlet to write.

Sorry for the long winded explanation but let it out. Tell others how you feel. These are trying times! “Well how are you today?” “How are you holding up?” Answer open and honestly! “Well, I’m doing, things are fine!” Bullshit. What are your worried about? Why are you scared and worried? Let it fly! You’ll feel better for it. People will respect you more.

Sorry if this all came out mean or like I was yelling. I had no control over it. My fingers were moving and typing without any thought. Guess I really needed to get it all out. If you have no one to call or talk to message me. I will talk with you. God’s honest truth. I will leave my email, twitter and phone number at the bottom. Reach out! Family! Friends! Substance abuse hotlines! Suicide hotlines! By any means necessary! Please!

We will all get through this and be better for having gone through it. There is NO shame in asking for help!

My phone number 1-586-321-9215

My Email chrisdebacker@ymail.com

Substance Abuse/Mental Health Hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Or find me on Twitter https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Stay safe and talk soon!

Chris Robin

Professional Four Square Anyone?

Four Square Anyone?
3/24/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

It has been five days since my last message to all of you. A lot has happened in that tiny amount of time. I wanted to write! I wanted to check in! I also wanted to do nothing. In the spirit of being honest, I haven’t done much.

Optimism and positive behavior have long been my normal attitudes. I think you know what I’m going to say next. I’ve gained 10 pounds and my cat, Beastie, has gained 5 pounds.

My cat Beastie.

What if much doesn’t change and we’re looking at our new normal? That would be awful but we need to start planning ahead. I have a fantastic list of other real life ideas I would love to pursue. You’re more then welcome come along!

Lets say we wake up tomorrow morning and there is a Death Star in the sky? First reaction? Heck yeah! Long term prognosis? Oh no! I’m a huge Star Wars fan so to be fair, I would welcome the Death Star. At this point could it get any worse? The Dark Side has always had a plan. They go to the ends of the galaxy to restore order to the universe. Storm Troopers marching up and down our streets could have some positive results! General Grievous could occupy California while Darth Maul would control the East coast. Seeing how Jabba the Hut loves sand lets give him Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Yay or nay? Lets keep it moving!

Darth Vader and the Death Star.

Moving along, imagine that artificial intelligence rises up and we finally get flying cars? Step outside, call an Uber and Bruce Willis picks you up in his cab! With A.I. in full swing we would then be able to stay home and send our robot bodies out! Imagine that! I’ve thought about this one in length and this idea is a combo of the Fifth Element mixed with both Surrogates and Die Hard. We are all home eating and laying around while our robot bodies are out enjoying themselves. Seems like a success. Not too much of the Die Hard angle in this one but it’s a personal favorite of mine and I’m allowed to add it! “Now I have a machine gun ho-ho-ho”

Do you really need a caption?

Sold yet? If not, check this out! I’ve seen a ton of Mad Max road warrior discussions lately. Lets explore! Given the current state of affairs in the United States this thought may be more realistic then the first two. I’m a dreamer! What can I say? I’d be willing to bet most of you reading this are as weird as me. Plus, I’m sure you’ve seen these movies and know what I’m referring to. In my mind I see this concept going down a tad different. Limited leather, little to no spikes and defiantly no motorcycles. Just a bunch of Millennials in sweat pants, riding scooters and hover boards looking for iced coffee.

It’s about to get tough for these kids.

My next thought came to me after watching a news story late last week. Our United States Surgeon General reached out to one of the Kardashian sisters. Jerome Adams made a request asking Kylie Jenner to send out a video on social media asking people to stay home. My first thought? I should keep that to myself. What I will tell you is the idea it sparked. In our new society we will all be home, so why can’t we all be social media influencers? From what I understand a lot of these people are using green screens and photo shopping their experiences anyways! I will admit, this isn’t my best work but it fit’s the mold of the article. There are times when I feel like an 80 year old get off my lawn kind of guy. This is one of those times. Social media influencer? I have no words.

Lets explore my next idea! As you all know professional sports have been suspended. It’s been a huge hit but I understand why. I haven’t heard anybody mention other sports that we could play? Or other activities we could bet on! How many of you have heard of 4 square? A game played out back on concrete. Consists of a dodge ball, a stick of chalk and four players. The King serves and you battle to become royalty! Imagine a professional Four Square league! Or seeing it adding in Vegas with odds! I’d call in the P4SL!

Four square!

What about competitive grocery shopping? My first thought was Super Market Sweep, it’s already been done. Not so fast! Imagine four shoppers given a cart and letting them loose for toilet paper, hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes. Anything goes! By any means necessary! Picture The Running Man with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The shoppers are alone in the store while its broadcasted to millions of us stuck at home! Armed “stalkers” are sent in to make the shopping even more crazy!

Being sent into the grocery store.

In the end its nice to float away from time to time and get your mind off all the current events. Obviously all these ideas are for entertainment purposes. I want no harm to come to anybody. Actually, I want to see all of you happy and healthy. I’m of the firm belief that helping others succeed is a huge cog in personal acceptance and happiness. Some of us are experiencing fear and unhappiness right now. Reach out to your loved ones, neighbors and even a stranger in passing and say hello. Tell those who you love exactly how you feel. Leave nothing unsaid.

Stay safe and talk soon!

Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Dear Diary…

Dear Diary
3/19/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Dear Diary,

Day 7 of my personal quarantine. There have been highs and lows. I’ve hit a plateau, while the lows are low. I have hit a snag with my creative process. At what point do words and thoughts run out? I have to stop sometimes and realize everything good that is happening in my life I prayed for years ago. Over the years I have gotten good at “stopping to smell the roses.” Given the current state of affairs we need that now more than ever (with masks on unfortunately)!

I began writing early this morning and I had a great idea! Tell everyone I ran out of things to say then in a dramatic plot twist go on and on with funny witty nonsense. Real hit right? As quick as the thought came it left! I was literally left alone sitting in front of my computer. Now what?

“Stan”

Dear Chris, I wrote you but you still ain’t calling! I left my Twitter handle, Facebook page and email at the bottom! For some odd reason this was my first thought. I had a slick idea to use lyrics from Stan by Eminem then intertwine it in the article and look like a true wordsmith. My head is an odd place to be.

Dear Chris, you still ain’t called or wrote, I hope you get the chance! Then I thought, how long could I just write words and thoughts that mean nothing? That’s not normally my style but as long as I’m sitting here lets run with it. Keep reading! I promise it gets better!

Dear Mister, “I’m Too Good To Call Or Write My Fans” Now at this point I thought about deleting everything and going to bed. Is 1:30p Eastern too early for bed? I know we’re all thinking about it. Our local grocery stores are deserted, the roads are empty and most areas look like a ghost town.

Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner but I’ve just been busy! This is where I’m finally able to put it all together. Wrap this thing up in a nice bow! Guess what? Not going to happen. Maybe next time.

On a lighter note I do have some words of encouragement. Over the years I have learned to share problems and opinions with people I trust. I trust all of you. I’ve also learned to be quiet and listen. In times of loss and despair we tend to rationalize and make deals with a higher power. To me, that’s what keeps us sane. Whatever we have to do to get by right?

Looking around at the current state of this virus and the impact, it’s easy to feel down. I don’t feel the need to list all the negatives. I’m just not built that way. I’m more of an eternal optimist. Glass half full kind of guy. It’s up to us carry the message of hope and happiness. Long gone are the days of me telling people what they want to hear. Or trying to please everyone. Character vs. reputation kind of thing. In the spirit of trust I don’t mind getting into my feelings with you.

It’s easy to hate and be negative. Or put on show to please others. When you’re able to put your ego aside that’s when your true character reveals itself. Some of the best people I’ve ever known are the ones who had a tough up-bringing. Or an alcohol and drug problem. It allows you to see both sides of the coin. Or live two lives in one. Be so down and out that when you’ve climbed out of the hopelessness and despair you can take joy in all the beauty and peace that surrounds us. Those are the people I want to surround myself with.

I just want to be clear with my intentions. I’m not here to tell anyone how to live. I’m not here to get rich. I’m just here to be a little beacon of hope while occasionally getting a few things off my chest. We’re at an odd time in history. We’re seeing a lot of first time issues across the map. Let your love and compassion be a few things people around you are talking about.

A simple act of kindness or a phone call goes along way. Wash your hands and stay staff!

Talk soon!

Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Goat Milk & Tissues

Goat Milk & Tissues
3/17/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Was looking for the right time to panic. Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots is that time. I’m officially freaking out. As I sit down to write, it’s 3p Eastern time. I’ve gone through four boxes of tissues, a gallon of chocolate ice cream and an absurd amount of soap due to hand washing. My life has no purpose. We’re all getting sick. I’m naked and afraid.

None of that is true! Wouldn’t it be weird if I acted that way?

Given the current state of affairs in the United States, an American football quarterback leaving a sports franchise isn’t high on my priority list. To be fair, I get it. There has been absolutely nothing going on in terms of sports. Hockey has been suspended, basketball has been paused and baseball has been shut down. Normally there is so much going on sports wise this time of year that it’ll make your head spin. We’ve been reduced to nothing.

TB12 announcing his departure today, with the current landscape of professional sports, is purely genius. It actually tips the scales at evil genius. What a time to be alive!

Tom Brady looking to take over Dr. Evil and #2

Imagine sitting in your massive mansion on a pile of cash with your super model wife and still wanting more? Can’t picture it? Let’s try again! Imagine sitting in a locker room surrounded by six Lombardi trophies, multiple Super Bowl MVP awards and billionaire Robert Kraft and still wanting more? Still not moving the needle? Ok, ok lets try again! Imagine playing in the yard with your happy and healthy kids, A-list celebrity friends there and still wanting more? I could do this all day. Think you get the point.

Every spy film or Mike Myers flick starts the same way. There’s a guy who wants to take over the world and people are sent to stop him. Tom Brady is trending in that direction. This man has it all yet still wants more! Most people throw around the term, “has it all” and its only an exaggeration. This time its real! Tom literally has IT ALL! The perfect timing of his tweet this morning followed by another decision coming soon sets the stage for a massive announcement.

Sharks with laser beams

Football aside, do I really believe sharks with freaking laser beams on their heads is a real possibility? No! What about a massive satellite in space that can blow up countries at a moments notice? No! “Pay me the sum of one billion dollars or I will release a virus so nasty that the world will come to a stand still!” Well Tom, we’re already there.

Has the thought ever occurred to anyone that Tom Brady is the mastermind behind the Corona virus? Just so he would have center stage when leaving New England today? Sounds nuts right? Maybe I’m going crazy with no sports and no DFS action. We’re still allowed to have fun right?

At this moment in time anything is possible. TB12 being an evil genius is not one of them. I’ve been a fan since his Michigan days. I respect what he’s done. I respect the man that he is. All good things come to an end. Watching him play in New England over the years against the likes of Peyton Manning have been a joy to watch. There are so many rivalries and entertaining games I could mention. We all know what we’ve seen and the joy it has brought us. To me, it was the golden era of professional football. As a thirty-five year old man the past 20 years of the New England/Tom Brady dynasty has taken up 57.15 % of my life. One could say it’s all I’ve really known in terms of football.

Brady v Manning

It would’ve been too easy and corny to open the article with my love for TB12 and get into all he’s done throughout his career. Plus I don’t normally write that way. There’s not much you can say about TB12 that hasn’t already been published. He’s the best ever.

Has anyone every seen the meme’s or short videos of men if we didn’t think about sex? How productive and successful we’d be? I only mention that because that’s how I feel now. Only replace sex with sports. I’m single so sex is in short supply for me too. With the suspension of all sports maybe I have truly have lost it? Any way you slice it I’ve gone down a much more interesting and wild creative path.

Continue to stay safe! Wash your hands and talk soon!

Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Long Con or More Love?

Long Con or More Love?
3/16/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Hi! How are you? Enjoying your quarantine? To be honest, I am! Everyday and every moment another business is being closed or event is postponed. All of which are historic. The panic is at an all time high. While you can’t find groceries and milk, society is losing their minds. The stock market is tanking and people are stuck at home.

Local grovery stores are struggling to keep products on their shelves.

I have to ask, is this entire pandemic being sponsored by our government? Or enemies of our country? Before we go any further I want to tell you a few things. First, I’m not a super political guy. Second, I’m not one to buy into conspiracy theories. Third, I’m hungry. That being said I would like to dig into this. My double steak Qdoba bowl, not the government and media funded COVD-19 pandemic hysteria.

I find panic to be counterproductive. It leads to selfish short-sided decisions that cause more harm. In this case, the panic has caused a massive run on toilet paper and other essential groceries. In turn that creates fear. The fear then causes stress which effects our bodies immune system. With a nasty virus on the loose people are more susceptible to catching it. So, as you see, the panic is causing us to panic more about the thing were already panicking about! Mind blown?

On Friday President Trump declared a National Emergency. Freeing up 50 billion in federal aid. At turbulent times we often look to our government for leadership and examples of what to do and how to help. The United States is an odd place. We can be so divided yet come together fast for a common goal. I’m currently seeing a bit of both.

Let’s get into the conspiracy theory. How many of you have come across the, “every election year there has been a new disease.” photo? It’s hard not to buy into that ideal. The first and most prominent argument I’ve seen is getting President Trump out of office. Would Italy and China go out of their way to lock down large portions of their own countries to oust an American President? The more you look into it the deeper and darker it gets.

Every election year disease?

Don’t know about you but I’m already irritated with myself. What about the American government trying to lock down its own citizens and control them? It brings up the capitalism vs. socialism argument. A capitalism economic system is characterized by private ownership and assets. A capitalist economy relies free-markets to determine, price, incomes, wealth and distribution of goods. Socialism is an economy controlled by the state ownership of businesses and services. My head is spinning.

As an easy going man who believes everything happens how it’s supposed to, this entire situation has me perplexed. As an American citizen there is no way I believe we’re being lied to or scammed. However, I’ve seen every James Bond movie and I know how billionaires and evil people want to rule the world. Maybe I’m naive to think the government isn’t lying to us. They do constantly but not in this way. Lesser of two evils I guess. If this entire issue is causing you or your loved ones stress, stay away from the news and media. I’m not anti-media but it’s not the best place to be right now.

Eenst Stavro Blofeld

Much like all events and good times they all come to an end. This virus will dry up and we will move on. Hockey will resume its season. Basketball will continue where they left off. Major League Baseball will start their season this summer. It’s that simple.

It’s what we do in the meantime that will be most important. Who we help and how we treat each other is front and center. Social distancing is no doubt a thing but a phone call or a text to a loved one is very much in play. In times of stress and panic it’s human nature to become selfish and distant. If we all shared more love and support this elongated quarantine could be well worth the wait. Spend time sharing kind words with others. A little love and support go along way! Are we all being taken advantage of? Are we being conned? Either way we all need to love more!

Shout out to my friend Allen for the pep talk this morning! I needed that!

Wash your hands and cover your face!

Stay safe and talk soon!

Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie 

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