Last week, we brought you the 30 expensive things you could buy with the estimated $12B that could be lost during the NFL lockout. With football no longer on their schedule, players must seek alternative means to pass the time and, in many cases, make a buck. Before we were internet moguls... we were career consultants! That's why we'd like to offer our services to the hundreds of pro football players who have grown tired twiddling their thumbs. As Tim Tebow or Kurt Warner can attest, idle hands are the devil's tools. See our top suggestions for things NFL players can do during the lockout after the jump!
During the March Madness Tournament, there is always at least one underdog that overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to beat the odds on favorite. Talented underdogs give us a reason to root against the favorite; they make things interesting. They are the David that slays Goliath, the long shot that pays off. The following are some of the best and most surprising upsets in NCAA Championship Tournament history.
One of the great things about college basketball is with so many teams there is bound to be someone that comes up and outperforms expectations every year. Maybe it’s a powerhouse that was down on its luck last year. Maybe it’s a team that was too green to finish the big games. Maybe it’s a team that needed one or two more pieces before they can be called a respectable contender. Check out our sleeper picks for the March Madness Tournament after the jump (shot)!
These pretty pom pom bearers makes us proud to be an American.
If there were anyone with a more tense relationship with his coach and the fan base as Vince Young I would be surprised. Sure, Donovan McNabb's tumultuous tenure in Philly was bad, but he and Andy Reid were close. Vince, on the other hand, just can’t seem to handle the pressures involved with playing at the NFL level. While McNabb's at least lead a couple teams to championship games and a Super Bowl, Vince only has 1 Pro Bowl year under his belt and has zero playoff experience. See who we think Vince will play for next season after the jump!
With the San Francisco 49ers hiring Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, it's time to take a look at other college coaches who should make the jump to the NFL. See our top picks after the jump!
Jan 8, 2011
If you're like me you probably sit back at least once during the bowl season and think where in the hell do these guys come up with some of the names for these games? Some are ridiculous, others silly, while many are just plain stupid. While the sponsors pay big money to have the bowl named after (or presented by) them in an effort to increase awareness and recall for their product or service, more times than not it leaves a very bad taste in the consumers' mouth (we're looking at you Papa John's!). That being said, there've been some crazy names through the years that deserve recognition for their excellence or lack thereof:
Dec 31, 2010
The Angelina Jolie American spy film "Salt" comes out on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow (Tuesday, 12/21) so we thought we'd count down the 7 greatest American spy films of all-time. We love spies, plain and simple. They're cool, suave, slick, and they always get the girl. They have the best gadgets in the world, they drive the coolest cars, they know how to do all the things that we want to do but can't. Thankfully, Hollywood has given us plenty of great spy flicks throughout the years, so we can live vicariously. Here's the 7 best featuring red blooded patriots...
Dec 20, 2010
The Chiefs have not been that good lately. Heck, prior to this season they were pretty much laughed at; they couldn't win a game (unless they played someone worse than them), they made what appeared to be an incredibly expensive deal with the devil (yes, Bill Belichick, I'm talking about you), and the only thing more dull than one of their games was a Raiders game. However, they did have one thing going for them--their cheerleaders.
If you excel in high school football, there’s no guarantee you’ll be any good in college. You’d be surprised how...
The A-Team releases on DVD and Blu-ray today. Unfortunately, it underwhelmed at the box office and failed to meet expectations for most fans. It's another example of a Hollywood remake of a classic TV show that gets everyone super amped only to be disappointed with the end result. Why? Because for some odd reason studios seem to think they have to give the old formula a new twist. Too often it just doesn’t work. However, there's one twist that would most definitely rock: AN ALL-FEMALE A-TEAM!
There are all sorts of personality tests out there that claim to say something about who we are as individuals....
This weekend there's only one FBS game on the schedule and it kicks off at 2:30 pm EST at Lincoln Financial Field. I’m talking about the 111th edition of the Army/ Navy game, one of the oldest rivalries in the nation. Navy has been on a winning streak of late with eight wins in a row to take a 54-49-7 series lead.
Thanksgiving Weekend's games saw Nevada upset Boise State and Auburn come from behind to pull out the victory against 'Bama. This weekend's games feature a handful of conference championships (C-USA, SEC, ACC, and Big 12) along with CIVIL WAR! ... In the Pacific Northwest as the Ducks and the Beavers battle in what should be a dam quacktastic contest.
So what’s in a name? Well, for sports teams, everything. The name is the rally cry, the identity, the face of the franchise, and the word that strikes fear in the opponent. A good name leads to a cool mascot, which leads to a source of inspiration for players and fans alike. However, there are some team names that are laughable and/or synonymous with failure and/or humiliation. These are those teams...
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new movie “Faster” released in theaters last week. Many people know that Dwayne was a huge...
Philadelphia must be one of those teams with a no fraternization policy between the players and cheerleaders. how else can you explain the Eagles being as good as they have been for so long? It's all that pent up frustration they release on the field every Sunday! Don't believe me? Well, then check out these lovely ladies and you soon will!
Frank Sinatra sang a great song about it. Too many television shows and movies are based there. The cost of living is outrageous, but what makes it all worth while are not the New York Yankees, Mets, Giants, or Jets. It's the women. For some of the finest in the city not to mention the country you have to look no further than the sideline for the Jets every Sunday.
When it rains as often a it does in Seattle you have to try hard sometime to find a way to lift your spirits. Monday through Saturday I would say that a venti caramel fracino from Starbuks would do the trick, but the real relief comes on Sundays during the fall. I'm not talking about the guys on the gridiron, but the gals on the side of it.
The Next Three Days came out this past weekend. The film stars Elizabeth Banks as a woman accused of murder. Her husband, played by Russell Crowe, attempts to clear her name. The thriller got us thrilled about all the crazy wives and girlfriends who could potentially murder someone, whether it be their mate, their extramarital date, or Jon and Kate Plus 8. Sure, we all get upset at our significant others once in a while and maybe we even fantasize about doin' some damage but a lil' thing called reason comes into our head and we chill the F out. We're not so sure the same would happen for these wild WAGs.
This is the time of the college football season when champions are made and rivals do battle. This week's contests feature the 'Noles trying to spear the Gators, a shootout in the Lone Star State, Cam Newton in the Iron Bowl, Wildcats hoping to get buckwild on the Ducks, Boise State's push for #1, and the Buckeyes trying to avoid an upset against the Michigan Wolverines. Read our predictions then check out our cheerleaders!
Well, folks, it's true things are bigger and better in the state of Texas. The people in this state are crazy about their fooball and it shows. So not only do they take pride in the product they put on the field, they take pride in the babes that represent them! Hey- if you are going to have cheerleaders you might as well have the hottest ones around.
Last week, Oregon barely survived Cal, Auburn didn’t pull away from Georgia, San Diego State gave TCU all it could handle, Gamecocks cold-cocked the Gators. This week's matchups feature a pair of 'Eyes in Ohio State vs. Iowa, a couple of clawed woodland creatures with Michigan facing Wisconsin, a Cali rivalry, Hogs and Bulldogs, and stormy weather for the Hokies. Who will win? Click through to find out!
The Cardinals are not nearly as exciting this year without Kurt Warner leading the way. Lately they have started playing better football, but they are a far cry from what they one were. Anquan Boldin must be pretty glad that he is not a Cardinal any longer. Then again, looking at these cheerleaders, maybe he isn't. Could you leave these babes?
No matter who buys the rights to name the stadium in Denver, it will always be Mile High to me; some things just shold not be messed with. Just like the name is iconic to the game, the Denver Broncos cheerleaders are iconic to the team. Okay, maybe not iconic, but they are pretty darn hot.
These guys have the coolest place in the world to watch a football game- a friggin pirate ship! That alone makes the Bucs the coolest team. Now if they would let us party on board the pirate ship with their cheerleaders, well that would make me a fan for life!
Who on earth would have thought that these guys would actually be a half-way decent team this year? Now when we go to the games we have something to watch besides the lovely ladies on the sideline and the drunk guy falling down the stairs. However, as hot as these babes are I can see myself missing just a few plays on the field while I watch them shake their pom poms!
Last week, Oklahoma and South Carolina got spanked and Stanford embarrassed Arizona. The LSU / Alabama game topped them all. We look ahead to this week's game featuring the Gamecocks vs. Florida, Miss State and Alabama, Ohio State vs. Penn State, A&M vs. Baylor, and K-State vs. Mizzou.
Football is a beautiful game; The classic struggle of man versus man, the pop of pads hitting pads, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and, of course, the cheerleaders and tailgating. As much as we might hate to admit it, the people networks pay to talk to us during the game are important to the whole experience. You get the right people in the booth and on the field and even the worst games can become worth watching. However, you get the wrong people in those spots and even the best games can become unbearable to watch.
Florida vs. Georgia was the best football game on TV last weekend. Quality football and the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail...
Man craves social interaction. Man thrives on competition and loves to feel victory. So, when your job or your domesticated ho hum drill at home can't satisfy that need, where do you turn? Thank God for fantasy football. The League is all about that. Here are the best 5 episodes so far.
Back in 2003 the mascot world was thrown for a loop when Ole Miss decided to give in to lame,...
This season, the NFL has responded negatively to athletes tweeting on the field and off. Plenty of guys break the rules (Ochocinco, T.O.) and have literally paid the price in the form of fines. In college, it's a different story. Coaches can’t fine these guys. So, what is a coach to do when players are tweeting prior to and during games? What if there are players tweeting inappropriate things during their free time?
The Texas Rangers are on the brink of elimination as they head into Game 5 of the 2010 World Series tonight. While watching the games up to this point, there are certain characteristics and idiosyncrasies we picked up from each team's respective hometown. If you're not a Rangers or Giants fan, who do you route for? More importantly, if you had the choice to be in the winner's city after clinching their World Series Championship, which would you choose? Dallas or San Fran? COED gives you the lowdown on which city is better.
Week 8 certainly had its share of fireworks. Another #1 bit the dust and Auburn earned the right to be the next BCS #1 with a win over LSU. This week one of the best rivalries in the nation will take place for the 88th time as the Florida Gators take on the Georgia Bulldogs; otherwise known as the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.
For those of you that have never seen one of the funniest shows on cable, Blue Mountain State is a show about a fictional college football team that airs on Spike Wednesdays at 11PM (eastern time). Anyone that has played football will tell you that the show might be based on a fictional team the subject matter is anything but fiction.
Fantasy football team got you down? It's not too late to dominate a fantasy league - it just won't be football. How about you draft a winning NBA fantasy team? With the season just starting up it's still not too late to get a league going. Here are some tips on drafting a winning fantasy team.
With the NBA season getting set to tip off there are guys around the nation (okay, maybe some girls too) that are bragging about the fantasy team they just drafted. However, secretly they are just like the rest of their league; insecure, nervous, and scared. If you would rather spend your time drinking and making fun of your buddy’s team just read on (we did the research for you).
Every weekend us single dudes go out to the bars, clubs, and parties with one thing in mind—hooking up. Sometimes the bar doesn't work. Fear not! It's entirely possible to make a move on a chick at any time and in any place; it all depends on your approach. We went out, did a little research, and have come up with a few helpful hints.
Like with every season there have been a few unexpected surprises, guys that were probably not drafted at all but have become major players. If these guys are still available you may want to snatch them up immediately.
The Wisconsin Badgers upset the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Texas Longhorns upset Nebraska and Heisman hopefuls had a shootout in the highest scoring non-overtime game in the SEC. This week's top games feature Auburn/LSU, Nebraska/Oklahoma State, Wisconsin/Iowa, and Oklahoma/Missouri. Here are some cheerleaders to get you pumped!
Dolph Lundgren has portrayed just about every kind of ass-kicking persona Hollywood could create. In honor of the release of Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine, we ran down some of his more memorable quotes from his best movies.
We drink certain beers because they're cheap, taste great, or get you drunk quicker. But, there are some beers we drink simply because we love the name! The following 10 beers have the most peculiar names on the market.
If you bet a case of beer your team would win because you thought there wasn't a Gamecocks chance in Tuscaloosa your boys would lose last weekend you probably came up disappointed and 24 brewdogs lighter. Looking to this Saturday, there are a number of match-ups that you don’t want to miss so belly up to the bar because it's going to be a long day.
If you’re a Yankees fan you could probably care less who they play, but if you’re a true fan of the game and everything that makes it great you will want the Rangers to meet them for the right to play in the World Series.
Back in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s the field might as well have been lined with cocaine rather than chalk with the number of players that were in to the nose candy back then. During the 90s and the 2000s its been steroids. Yet, there is another drug that has been a player favorite for years. I’m talking about marijuana folks. Players liked it so much that they even made sure it was not included in the list of drugs they would be tested for back in 2002. Find out which of your favorite players are also huge stoners.
At this point in the season the pretenders have been exposed and have started to fall by the wayside where they belong. For some teams it is make or break time while for others the ship has already sailed away.
With the MLB postseason kicking off Wednesday, two teams, the Rangers and the Reds, navigate fairly new territory. Both teams haven't been in the postseason discussion for quite a while. Here's our assessment of each team's chances in this year's Playoffs along with a rundown of the other MLB teams with the longest current playoff droughts.
As the season goes on, the games start to get better. Over the last week of college football there were teams that stepped up, some that stepped back, others that kicked butt, and other that got there butt kicked. If you’re wondering what happened to the supposed best in the nation read on.
This weekend features a number of top 25 match-ups around the nation. When all is said and done, there will be some seriously disappointed fans as their dreams of a national championship blow away like Dust in the Wind - CUE WILL FERRELL!
Pro athletes can make big bucks from on the field performance, but the bigger bucks come from off the field...
What a freakin’ week! The college season is starting to heat up as the strong flex their muscles, the weak get stomped, and the pretenders get exposed. Here's a recap of the best games from the weekend.
With the baseball season about 75 percent done it is about time to start considering who to lavish with awards at the end of the season. This year there is an exceptional group of players that are deserving of the honor in both the American and National Leagues.
If anyone were to be able to put head coach Les Miles’ job in jeopardy it would be the #22 West Virginia Mountaineers when they come to town Saturday night to play the #15 Tigers of LSU.
As South Carolina faces #17 Auburn ranked #12 in the nation, one has to be a little skeptical. After the two play Saturday night we'll see who's most deserving of their ranking.
Of the 18 times Arkansas and Alabama have faced off, the Tide won 10. The last bout was hardly a contest with the Crimson Tide rolling over the Razorbacks 35-7. Things are different this year, though. This time both teams rock.
Friday will be the 90th Battle for the Iron Skillet between the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University and the Mustangs of Southern Methodist University. TCU currently holds the advantage, 43-39-7. These one time conference rivals have kept the rivalry going since parting ways and are scheduled to do so through at least 2016.
Saturday night the #6 Texas Longhorns take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. COED pegged this as one of the 5 Can't Miss College Football Games and it's not hard to see why.
They make us laugh. They make us want to cry. Often we just want to make them get out of our way. They are intended to rally the fans and strike fear into the hearts of our opponents. However, there are some so lame you wonder what bet the school's founder lost to saddle his team with such a horrendous moniker (or why no one has changed it yet). We at COED have combed the depths of college athletics to bring to you the five lamest mascots.
The weather is cooler, the sun sets sooner, and most men are glued to the TV set all day Saturday and Sunday watching football. It must be Fall once again. So, as men, how do we avoid getting in trouble for watching TOO much football and not paying enough attention to your better half? Simple - have a vacation ready to book when your special someone starts to feel neglected (and when your team's on a bye week). The following fall destinations come highly recommended by the COED staff .
Being a native of the great state of Texas, football is life (and to quote the cheesy t-shirt) and the rest is just details. As a true football fanatic I have lived for the great, glorious days of fall so that I may relive my own time in the limelight while watching another enjoy his. However, as a fanatic, there are things that I feel I must do before the time runs out in the fourth quarter that is my life and my game ends (besides pray for extended overtime); none of them are necessarily easy, and may not be possible. That's why they are special; call it my Football Fan’s Bucket List.
By now you have probably done all the homework you are going to do. You have watched countless hours of NFL Total Access, Sports Center, and more preseason games than you care to admit. You have studied the statistics and researched all the probabilities. Your fantasy draft day has come and gone. Yet you still missed out on ‘that guy’ who blew up in the first week of the season. If you want to know whom you should stash on your bench so that you can look like a fantasy genius read on and see what our crack research staff of drunken monkeys came up with.
Fall is here and while the NFL gets most of the crap games out of the way early; they call it pre-season (watch at your risk), in college they do not do something neat like that. No, instead, most teams wait a few weeks before playing anyone of consequence. It’s like they have to wait for it to cool down some before they can actually play some real football! If you want to actually watch a competitive football game or two before the leaves start changing colors then read on.
Beam me up Scotty; there is no intelligence life down here. Captain Kirk and the rest of the Star Trek crew had it right when they utilized the teleportation system to get from point A to point B. The traditional methods of moving around are not good enough to get the job done anymore; they are too dangerous. However, with the need to go to crazy places like work, school, dates, vacation, and most importantly the bar—we need to travel. Travel simply sucks these days, but if we could teleport it would not be half bad and the pitfalls that plague most travel methods would not be an issue.
Pretty soon, self-appointed college football experts will be spilling forth their logic on why so and so is better than the other guy and not as good as that guy. While they will all feel like smart guys (or girls because football savvy chicks are hot), they are taking the easy way out. Anyone can wax poetic on the best teams in the nation. Heck, you don’t even need to be a serious fan to know who all the front-runners are. If you really want to test the knowledge of the football guru nearest you, ask him who sucks. The research team at COED (me and my drunken monkey) has decided to comb the depths of college football to see who we should always bet against. For more on the guys that actually go to school for the education, read on!
Guys lie about sex; it’s just something we do. Why? Probably because we would otherwise have to admit how often we strike out. If we were actually honest with each other then we would not be able to bust our friends when they try to lie about their prowess. Trouble is we all know that women want sex just as much as we do. Secretly down deep inside there is an inner freak in every woman that will not mind that you made that sex tape. However, even when the prize is getting to have sex many of us are too cowardly to even try to pick girls up. If you look carefully on your next date though, you will see signs that you are about to get lucky.
Sometimes you don’t really need to have a good reason to hate someone for any reason other than where they are from. Before you go crazy on me, I am not talking about racial profiling; I’m talking about college football rivalries. Every team starts the season with aspirations of division, conference, and/or even national title hopes in mind. Of course most teams can’t live up to those dreams. But there is a something that any team would gladly have as the consolation prize to a championship -- beating their hated rival. Here are the biggest rivals in the history of college football.
Beaches are awesome, they're the one place on earth where you can take off almost all your clothes (or all depending where you are and/or the proximity of police) and let it all hang out. Where else can you bring a cooler of beer and watch babes all day long in every pose imaginable? It does not matter where you are whether you are on the beaches of Hawaii, Australia, or checking out real Israeli beach babes in Brazil; a good time will be had by all. We have television to blame for this, too (thank you). Were it not for images of babes running on Baywatch constantly running through our minds we might go to the beach just to relax! When you get bored, you can see if you can find the 7 people you’ll find at the beach.
We guys are simple. We don’t need much. We want to eat, we want to drink, we want to have sex. We don’t worry about appearances be they physical or age related. Every time you insist that we are it makes you seem just a little more psycho to us. If you really love us and want to make us happy, you would act interested when we try to introduce porn to you; after all, you’ll be receiving all the benefits of the tape without having to do any of the work! Trying is important to us too; how else can we tell if you’re a keeper? If you are really interested in going the extra mile for us here are 5 things you can do to keep us happy.
Headaches sucks. It does not matter if they are caused by stress, lack of sleep, that hot blonde in the cubicle next to you that keeps spurning your advances, or what you thought was some innocent experimenting. Over time there have been a number of remedies, some tried and true and many more tried and not so true. Worry not wayward soul because it is possible to get rid of a headache in 4 easy steps.
Football teams around the nation will soon be hitting the practice field as they prepare to battle on the gridiron once again. As fans of these teams we have a solemn duty which we must uphold. We must cheer for our team, regardless of who they play or how bad they stink. We must brag about them as if they really are the best team in the nation. We must make sure that any and every one we come into contact with is aware that our team rocks and theirs sucks. Most importantly, we must tailgate.
We have all seen that poster that talks about how all you ever needed to learn you learned in kindergarten. During your early years, that is probably true. However, as an adult there is an even better medium for life lessons than that pithy little poster -- reality television. The plethora of 'reality' shows on television shows is full of pieces of wisdom and little lessons which we should all take to heart.
A new identity is starting to form for some teams with the conclusion of the NFL draft. Many teams drafted very well, filling many of the holes they had; others have been active in the trade department. Either way there are a handful of teams that have been either skirting the edge of success or have not seen it in sometime that may be in a good position to make a run for the Super Bowl in Dallas.
For men, grilling is not just cooking. It is an art form. Doing it is like creating a masterpiece of culinary delight. Treat it lightly and your reputation as a man will be forever tarnished. Grilling is not simply throwing down slabs of meat, flipping them once, and then taking them off the grill.
Hate to say it, but referees, umpires, game officials -- you know those guys that control the games that we all love to watch -- have the toughest jobs in the world. Sadly these wise people are humans; humans make mistakes. Some of these mistakes have resulted in some of the most bone-headed, mind-numbingly stupid calls that fans could have ever imagined happening.
Merge, merge, merge. Business seems to love to do that merge thing. If they were going to do it though, why not at least make it interesting and merge with something a little unique? Like your favorite sports bar and a laundry mat? You can watch the game, have a few drinks with the guys, and wash your wing-stained shirt all on the same flight. The following are five mergers we wish the travel industry would consider.
When it comes to the largest city in the nation, there are certain expectations that come with properly representing it. New Yorkers not only want their athletes to be champions, but they want their players to be larger than the sport they play. So they leave their respective fields and get absolutely, insanely intoxicated as they party their days away in New York City.
There are some places that every person dreams of flying to once they figure out how to pay for the plane ticket. Fly to Amsterdam for "brownies" and you will spend at least a good ten hours crammed into a tiny seat; Germany for beers and babes, at least 14 hours. So while the eventual destination will totally rock once you get there...
Give Sarah Palin credit. It takes a special person to live in a land where bears and moose can end up on your front door step on any given morning. However, the research team here at COED would like to present ten other politicians (in no particular order) that are just as nutty, if not nuttier than the former vice-presidential candidate.
Claiming that they are forced to raise prices due to rising fuel costs, most airlines have begun charging us for anything and everything that use to be complimentary. Cold and want a blanket? That’ll cost you. Hungry? Get ready to pay for anything more than peanuts. Want to change clothes while on vacation? And while we understand that they need to make back the lost money, they need to understand what we're willing to pay for.. and it's not exactly what they think.