Monday, July 16, 2007

Guess Who's Back....

....back again. Thatguy's back. Tell your friends.

Its that time of year that we told you we'd be back. With the first rookies in the NFL reporting to camp 3 days from now (Jets fans rejoice) thatguysportsblog is making its comeback.

As we told you some short time ago, we're all set and ready to go for football season. Full bore, full tilt, full time. Just like Bruschi.

What can you expect to see this season?

  • The best Fantasy NFL Football analysis in the game.
  • The best gambling analysis in the game.
  • The smartest and most insightful opinions on the game.
  • Reactions to all things NFL and CFB
  • A lot of making fun of Peter King
  • No ESPY's coverage though
oh and a very, VERY slanted stance on all things football, both college and professional - with a little high school mixed in.

If you love Notre Dame, you won't love this blog. You'll read it, you'll argue with me, but you'll be wrong. SEC fans? You've come to the right place. Patriots fans? likewise. Not so for the Colts, Chargers, or Dolphins though.

You'll see some of the most beautiful women associated with the game of football, like her:

So what's next?

Sit back and enjoy....that's what. Because your favorite blog that nobodies heard of is back.
Check out NFL Training Camp reporting dates for your squad here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007



Much to your surprise, and potentially you're chagrin, thatguysports is NOT dead.

In fact its just the opposite. As we type this, our creative minds are coming up with a new and improved format that will cater to the real sport in our lives, football.

When NFL training camps begin, thatguysports is back.

What you can expect to see this year, an NFL Cheerleader of the week, College Football insanely hot fan of the week, training camp reports, weekly college and professional picks against the spread, and a weekly fantasy breakdown.

In short, thatguysports will be YOUR one-stop shop for all things football.
Stay's a taste of the women in store for you (courtesy of

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

An Open Letter to Professional Golfers

Dear Professional Golfers (a.k.a. guys I'd give anything to be),

I realize you are really nothing more than other pampered professional athletes, but sometimes I seem to forget that. Thank you for reminding me that when the Boston Globe prints articles like this one today.

I realize you guys think you're something else, and there's no doubt that you're all very gifted, but by my count, the vast majority of American's aren't born to families who can afford expensive golf memberships to clubs that many of you essentially grew up in. So while you're clearly gifted, you also have had a TON more ability to, well, not have to work a single day in your life thereby allowing you to practice golf your entire childhood and making you nasty at it.

But what you fail to realize is that being nasty at golf doesn't entitle you to playing the game by different rules.

You already have the luxury of having your fairways lined by "man-made hazards" which allow you to basically hit a ball anywhere and not ever worry about losing it. Furthermore you can even take an free drop where ever you like.

But this quote goes over the line for me:

"I know it's exciting and adds a lot to the tournament," said Jack Nicklaus, "but maybe almost a little bit too much, at times, because it really becomes such a big factor -- where a guy has played great all week and all of a sudden he can go from first into about 10th."

Don't think Jack Nicklaus is alone in this thinking...there are a ton of quotes in there from golfers about this.

Newsflash: THAT IS GOLF. Welcome to the world of a 18 handicap! I was 3 over after 6 holes last week and wound up getting an 8 on a par 3. Why you ask? Because that's what happens.

So stop crying about it, stop complaining, and just once triple 17 this weekend and think to yourself:

"Wow, this is what its like to be an everyday working man, weekend warrior golfer."

Yours truly,

That Guy

Friday, May 04, 2007

That Guy Sports Take on Cycling

After an intense discussion with some haters at lunch yesterday, thatguysports today is exposing the biggest athletic frauds in the entire world. Cyclers. Or as I prefer to say, "Bi-cyclists." a.k.a. "anabolic bodybuilding on a bike."

These guys are the biggest frauds in the world. They ride a friggin bike for Christ's sake. 3 year olds ride bikes. Half the time they're riding downhill.

But they'll tell you the bikes they ride are somehow different from other bikes, and that they have, stop me if you've heard this one, "Higher Lung Capacity" than other athletes. In reality - they're just on steroids.

With that, here's my list of guys that would win the Tour de France blindfolded, but they play real, other sports.

Football players:

Antwan Randel El
I just think he'd be a good cyclist. He's obviously quick, has speed, and isn't going to be hampered by his size. Randel El, easily win the tour de bike race.

Wes Welker
He'd be my favorite to do so actually. He'd destroy Lance and Floyd.

Ladanian Tomlinson
There is legitimately nothing he couldn't do.

Reggie Bush
See Tomlinson.

Majore League Baseball Players

Jose Reyes
He'd be nasty on a bike. He could possibly outrun a bike.

Honestly, any lead off hitter with speed could easily win the tour de bike race.

Pick one. Any of them.


Ovechkin, Crosby, Patrice Bergeron.

All could do it easily.


Floyd Mayweather could gamble, talk trash, and call his uncle while winning a bike race like the tour de france.


Baron Davis, Chris Paul. Easily.

The thing that makes cycling the worst, is that you couldn't put any cyclist in another sport and have them do well in it. They ride bikes!

Anyway, I'd love some more athletes that could easily win the tour de huffy race in France. Post away.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Baseball Update: April month in review


I'm really much more of a football guy. Even though my buddy shoota refers to me as "Mister Baseball" at times, its really more of a joke than anything else. So take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt. As mh says, its much more of a "Coco sucks" mentality here.

With that, let's take a break from wishing the summer away so the Patriots can go 16-0 and walk through the playoffs, and lets get into some great moments from the month of April.

Best thing to watch as a Red Sox fan:

The Yankees starting rotation dropping like flies - Now every Yankee fan knows what it was like to be a Red Sox fan last year. When you start trotting guys out like Kyle Snyder and Kason Gabbard to start games, you just don't care anymore. That's what Yankee fans are saying now about these guys that they trot out night after night.

And the Phillip Hughes injury last night just HAD to hit a nerve for the bombers, no?

Worst thing to watch as a Red Sox fan:

JD Drew wearing Trot Nixon's jersey number. Because it is REALLY starting to look like we've seen this movie before. scal may have hit the nail on the head with this one.

Story that nobody cares about:
Barry Bonds chasing Hank Aaron. As much as ESPN is trying to get us to care, we just don't. And won't. Ever. So stop talking about it, and stop trying to make us care. We don't care that nobody cares even. Just move on.

Best team nobody really notices:
Milwaukee Brewers. Trust me on this. When you're at about a 20 game per week betting clip, you find things out like "JJ Hardy can kill the ball" or "Prince Fielder is a HR just waiting to happen." If only their starters would stop getting hurt in afternoon games. This team is good.

Worst team nobody really notices:
St. Louis Cardinals. Get Pujols out and you win. Plain and simple. The bottom half of that line-up flat out stinks.

Best saying I invented:
"Riding the Meche-train."

Second story that nobody really cares about:
Where the fat slob Clemens will wind up (Mind you he is on my bench of my fantasy team).

Best pitching coach performance:
Shoota from the Sheppard Hill Rams.

Leading team to win it all:
Red Sox. They have the best pitching top to bottom and Manny and Ortiz haven't even really gone off yet.

Worst team to make the playoffs:
Any team from the AL West. It stinks so far this year.

Best pitcher nobody knows about:
Hideki Okajima. Lights out reliever so far this year.

Worst titled blog:
Thatguysports blatant ripoff of thatguysportsblog. screw them. They should get their own site. Clowns. Besides. Who the hell cares about Oregon State??

2nd best team to root for:
Arizona Diamondbacks. A great late night wager for any day of the week.

That's folks.

Coming soon: Bad announcer fantasy point system. I think its a great idea.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

News and Notes

Seeing as how we're basking in the glory of another NFL Draft weekend we'll be ready to tackle the Major League Baseball season starting tomorrow.

I just don't have it in me to go at it right now - and besides, does anybody really care about baseball right now except for those losers who bet baseball moneylines? And in all seriousness, who would do that?

Anyway, there's another thatguysports. Which kind of sucks. I really don't want to give out the web address but I'm sure you're smart enough to figure out what it is. Regardless, his site sucks and this one is legit. I'm 100% starting an e-feud with him. e-feud = ratings.

Check out some of these stories from the last few days:

Ryan Glasper has every right to hate Tom O'Brien.

Fatso still hasn't decided where he's playing next year. He's also telling us for the fifteenth time since March 1 that May is the month he'll decide. Thanks for checking in you toad.

The Panthers screwed up a good draft a little bit today. Why cut Keyshawn now? It takes a LOT for a rookie WR to produce in his first year.

Look, more reasons to hate the Boston media.

Check back tomorrow for some good'ol MLB talk. At least MH will have something to read.

Monday, April 30, 2007

NFL Draft Spectacular: Draft Grades

When it comes to grading a draft I tend to look at things a little bit differently than guys like Mel Kiper and such. For example, if you have to go to the 7th round to find a great pick, I'm not going to rank that draft as a good one. You shouldn't make your best pick with your 6th, 7th, or 8th overall pick in an entire weekend of picks.

I'm also not going to give credit to a team for picking a good player if I think they could have picked a better one. Its just that simple.

Lastly, I'm not looking at next year's draft. Trading a pick this year to get something next year has nothing to do with my grades and vice versa, you're not getting knocked any grades for trading next years picks to move up this year. Its all about this past weekend for me.

Without further ado, thatguysports draft day grades.

Arizona Cardinals: C+
Some nice picks late, but I don't like Alan Branch at all, and Levi Brown in my opinion isn't a lock to be a superstar. Would've like to have seen them work on their defense a little bit more - they have an offense that is decent. Their defense is swiss cheese.

Atlanta Falcons: D
I hate this draft. I think Jamaal Anderson is overrated and Chris Houston is going to be a bust. They didn't help their offense at all - another raw WR is NOT what they need (Laurent Robinson), and they didn't help their offensive line much at all.

Baltimore Ravens: C
I'm not big on drafting a return specialist early in a draft unless its a Daunte Hall type, but I don't think Figurs is that guy. Grubbs is a Guard, and no doubt he is a good one, but how hard is it to develop a Guard?
Their best pick? Lleron McClain. Guy's a stud.

Buffalo Bills: B-
I like the Posluszny pick where they got him but I despise the Marshawn Lynch pick. He didn't do squat against teams that had defenses more stout than the crap the Pac-10 rolls out week in and week out. That being said, John Wendling was a great pick where they got him.

Carolina Panthers: A-
Great draft. Beason is a stud. Dwayne Jarrett and Ryan Kalil will be solid contributers if not Pro-Bowlers. Georgia DE Charles Johnson is solid as well.

Chicago Bears: C
I hate Greg Olsen. Their best pick was Beekman from BC.

Cincinatti Bengals: C
Leon Hall was their best and only solid pick.

Cleveland Browns: A+
Sorry folks but you don't worry about next year's draft when you find a QB you love, AND who wants to play for you. Case and point with Cleveland.
Joe Thomas to anchor the line, Brady Quinn at QB, and Eric Allen at Corner.

Dallas Cowboys: B-
Anthony Spencer is a good counterpart to Demarcus Ware, and James Marten at Tackle is solid.

Denver Broncos: C+
Jarvis Moss and not a whole lot else. Not enough improvement for a team that really faded down the stretch last year.

Detroit Lions: C-
Sure, they got Calvin Johnson. But Drew Stanton SUCKS with a capital SUCKS. Matt Millen continues to have pictures of somebody - as that's the only way he keeps his job.

Green Bay Packers: D+
Not a big Justin Harrell fan. Not for where they drafted him.
Nobody else of merit.

Houston Texans: F
Okoye may be good, but if he becomes a pro-bowler, he's the only solid player they picked up yesterday.

Indianapolis Colts: B
As much as this pains me, its a good draft for Indy. I obviously love Gonzalez. Daymeion Hughes will be a solid corner in their Tampa 2 system.

Jacksonville Jaguars: C-
Reggie Nelson and a bunch of guys who went too early. Not the kind of draft you write home about.

Kansas City Chiefs: B-
Dwayne Bowe and Turk McBride will be solid players for them. Nice draft with limited picks for them this weekend.

Miami Dolphins: F
It doesn't get much worse for this team. Sure, Beck was one of my sleepers at QB but if you're going to pass on Brady Quinn for a WR why not pick up the best one available? They basically used a 9th overall pick to replace Wes Welker. I'm not kidding.

Minnesota Vikings: A-
Adrian Peterson, enough said. Sidney Rice, enough said. Brian Robison will be a Patrick Kearney/Jared Allen type in the NFL and they got him late. Great draft for Minny this year, although the fact they got their draft card in on time is still a feat for this franchise.

New England Patriots: C+
I'm not talking about the Randy Moss trade. They had two top 28 picks and only have Brandon Mayweather to show for it. Why not take an LB with 28? You need youth at that position. Instead they trade for next year. I don't love what they did, but trading the 28th pick for a 1st next year AND Randy Moss is ok....i just wish they got younger on Defense.

New Orleans Saints: C-
Robert Meachem and nothing else.

New York Giants: D+
Why not take Joe Staley???? You NEED an OT for Eli Manning to succeed and you give him nothing. They only avoided an F by getting DeOssie and Steve Smith. But passing on Staley will haunt them for a long time.

New York Jets: B+
Granted, only 3 picks, but Darrelle Revis was my top corner, and David Harris is one of the young LB's I wanted to see the Patriots draft.

Oakland Raiders: C-
Jamarcus Russell will be a bust, and the rest is history. Best pick was Michael Bush.

Philadelphia Eagles: F
Horrible draft for this team. Kevin Kolb will suck and you already have McNabb. Abiamiri isn't my guy, and Tony Hunt will be useless at the next level.

Pittsburgh Steelers: B
Timmons will be great in their 3-4 and Wodley is solid. Add to that a sleeper in Dallas Baker who is only hampered by his 40 time.

St. Louis Rams: B+
Another draft I real like. Typical "lunch pail guys" in Carricker and Brian Leonard.

San Diego Chargers: C-
Craig Davis in the first round? Gross. Weddle is their best pick.

San Francisco 49ers: B+
Patrick Willis, my man Joe Staley anchor a great draft. This team will be solid next year (which is why I don't love the Patriots trading for their 1st rounder next year). It should surprise nobody if San Fran wins 11 games next year.

Seattle Seahawks: D
Useless. How's Deion Branch you losers?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: C+
Gaines Adams seemed to turn it on and off last year, but Sabby Piscitelli was arguably the most "My guy" in the entire draft this year.

Tennessee Titans: D
Chris Henry is god awful. He'll actually make Lendale White look like a good pro. Then draft 3 WR who are below average. Sick draft. I can't wait for Vince Young to fall on his face next year. Tennessee will be the most overrated team in the league next season.

Washington Redskins: C
1 for 1 is good. Blades may be a player if he can overcome his physical limitations.