4 New Musical Battles

Posted: July 27, 2014 by nickd0913 in Uncategorized

It is time to start the second half of the 2nd round match ups and there are some good ones coming your way.  Make sure to cast your vote and tell your friends to do the same.


Willie Nelson vs.  Led Zeppelin

This is a great match up.  You have the guy who made the greatest Country album of all time going against the band that made the greatest double album of all time.  2 icons battling it out in the round of 32.

Here is Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard doing what Jason Isbell calls “the greatest country song of all time”.


Check out my favorite rock drummer of all time going to work.




Elton John vs. Michael Jackson

The Queen of Pop going up against the King of Pop.  This could go either way.

Having Elton John in the brackets gives me an excuse to show you my favorite scene from one of my all time favorite movies.


Here is one of my main jams from the Beech Grove Roller Dome in the 80′s.  You could get your couples skate on to this one.  Or you could hang out by the Pac Man machine like I did.




Tom Petty vs. Bruce Springsteen

Another mammoth battle between 2 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.  2 of the best live acts you will ever see and both still making great music into their 60′s. Good luck with this one.

Here is a ferocious one from TP and the Heartbreakers.  You should play this one loud.


Bruce and Eddie Vedder doing “Highway to Hell”.  Not a bad way to start his concert.




Green Day vs. Buddy Holly

You have one of the better American bands of the past 20 years going up against an all time great.  This should be an easy choice.

Here is a great song from Green Day that is not off of Dookie.


Probably my favorite Buddy Holly song.  Pretty nasty for 1958.






Round 2 Continues

Posted: July 25, 2014 by nickd0913 in Uncategorized

Well based on the voting so far it looks like most of you pulled your heads out of your asses.  Let’s see if we can keep it going with the next group of match ups.


The Allman Brothers vs. Neil Young

This is a clash of the titans.  The original southern/jam band that has employed 4 of the greatest guitar players of all time through the years going against one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time.  This is another match up where you cannot make the wrong choice.

Check out the only song I could find under 10 minutes on YouTube from the Allman Brothers


Here is Neil doing a great cut off of his 1st solo album.




The Rolling Stones vs. Otis Redding

This is the meanest of all the match ups you will see.  The greatest rock band of all time going up against the greatest soul singer of all time.  I will be sad to see either of these guys go.


Here is the original Stones lineup doing “Satisfaction” in 1965.


Otis doing “Try a Little Tenderness” with Booker T and the MG’s as his backing band.




Eric Clapton vs. Pearl Jam

You have a guy that was nicknamed “God” for his guitar playing skills battling one of the great American rock bands of the past 25 years.


Here is a nasty version of “Badge” from the 2005 Cream reunion.  Check out the guitar lick at the 1:13 mark.


Pearl Jam at the height of their powers with Neil Young.  This is a ferocious version of “Rockin’ in the Free World”.




Neil Diamond vs. Prince

The guy who is your parent’s favorite singer going up against a guy who is one of the most underrated guitar players of the last 30 years.


Neil playing one of his classics to a crowd full of AARP card holders.


Prince absolutely shredding the guitar solo to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.  Prince tossing his guitar and walking off the stage at the end of the song is the equivalent of Chris Rock dropping his mic at the end of one of his shows, pretty bad ass.  If you only watch one video tonight make it this one.









I know what you are saying.  If ESPN has not fired this guy by now then there is nothing he can do to get canned.  Well, even Stephen A Smith might have just found a way to get shown the door.


Wow, I have never seen Skip Bayless shut his mouth so fast.  I would love to know what was going though Skip’s mind as he was sitting there for that.

After Smith went on his “Make sure you ladies don’t do anything to get yourself beaten by your finance” rant, ESPN’s Michelle Beadle took Smith to the wood shed.

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I knew I there was a reason I loved Michelle Beadle so much.

So does Stephen A. take his medicine and slink away into the trash pile he came from.  No, of course not.  This D-bag does what every loud mouth does.  Opens that pie hole again and digs that hole even deeper.

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Yep, that will do it.  Bye bye now.

Let me just say that if this isn’t enough to finally get rid of Stephen A Smith then ESPN admits themselves something that I already think.  They are in this for nothing more than shock value and want to be The National Equirer instead of being The Wall Street Journal.

Your move ESPN.  Your move.

Sweet Jesus he did what?

Posted: July 25, 2014 by jmklee in Uncategorized

So the Cincinnati 4-star Offensive Lineman, George Brown, was announcing his college of choice this after noon.  Like most kids he pulled together the media, friends and family to have his “Look at Me, Look at Me” day.  Nothing much out of the ordinary so far, right?  Well check this out.





This dude doesn’t pick up the Florida hat at first.  He pulls a live feaking gator out of is pocket!  Not just some rubber toy but a live, bite your finger off gator.  Then he grabs the hat.

Know I am a tad salty because he was down to Kentucky, Bama and Florida but wow!  So it got me thinking, what would be the most interesting mascots to involve in your announcement?  In typical BDS fashion I came up with a few.

Florida A&M Rattlers


Now I know I am not the only one that has heard the urban legend about the kid that walked into his house telling him mom that he found a bunch of worms only to drop dead and have baby rattle snake crawl out of his pockets. It might only be legend but I have a feeling it would not be a good move to try to recreate.


University of Miami Hurricanes

I can see it now.  Some 5-star receiver holding onto a lamp post ala Jim Cantore and being blown away as he tries to flash gang signs as he announces he is heading to The U.


Wichita State University Shockers

Well, if you get it then you are either laughing or disgusted.  If you don’t then it is probably for the better.  I have a feeling if this trend would catch on though Rick Pitino and Bobby Pitrino will soon be looking to make the move Wichita, Kansas.

Unknown-361Well lets start this Thursday night’s random thoughts starting with the Reds.  This is not going to be popular but I am ready for this team to pack it up and start playing for next year.  This is a team that has a very strong pitching staff but is not going to have enough healthy bats to make any sort of run this year.  We Reds fans are getting accustom to watching the Cincinnati nine making the playoffs but not having enough to win a playoff series.  Here are some moves I would like to see get done.

  • Shut down Votto and Phillips for as long as it takes to get them 100%.  If that means the rest of the year then so be it.  For the Reds to win these two have to be healthy, this year or next.
  • Trade guys that are over achieving, namely Simon.  The Reds must restocking their minor league system.
  • See what you can get for Chapman.  The Cuban Missile will be entering the final year of deal and guess what.  Closers are a dime a dozen.  The Reds are already paying Broxton, who has been a stud, to be their closer and Chapman’s value is at an all time high.

I know you are ready for football to start but training camp is just rotten.  All I do is check the news wire everyday to see how got hurt and who is out for the year.  The only thing worse than training camp are the fake football games that start in a couple weeks.  Horrible.

There was one bit of football news that caught my eye though.  Check out the pictures that are coming out of the new turf being installed at Norte Dame.



I love the new look field and am one of the few people around that think the Irish are going to go 11-1 this year and find their way into the 4 team playoff at the end of the season.  #GoIrish


Vote for Val!

If you missed Valerie Rockey’s performance last night then we have you covered.


Very fun dance and no little kids had to jump into the outhouse holding tank.  (some of you get that)

Make sure to click on the link to cast your 20 votes for Valerie.


Oh, and if you watched closely you saw the real local celebrity, Karen Tuttle.

Video  —  Posted: July 24, 2014 by jmklee in Uncategorized

We are almost through the month of July and head into the final stretch of August until the sports world becomes good again.  I love baseball but we are going through the worst part of the season.  I can not wait till September gets here.  Baseball stretch run, NFL, and college football kicks off.  I can’t wait but since I have to then I have tried to mix in some new stuff this summer to pass the time.

Soccer – USMT


Now there are a few factors that go into why I go so wrapped up in this years World Cup.  One would be I have a daughter that plays soccer so it was something to watch together but I am also a sucker for national events.  I love the Olympics and pretty much anything else that pull so many different types of people together.


So You Think You Can Dance


As you know from the earlier posts I am a part of Team Vote for Val.  I have to admit that I had more of a history of watching soccer than watching SYTYCD.  (Beck, than is a reference to the show title, I’m cool like that) I don’t know Valerie myself but know so many people close to her.  It has been really neat to watch this former Flash put such big smiles on some many people’s faces, just awesome!  The best part about tonight’s show was that Valerie went first so if I didn’t want to watch the other dancers I didn’t have to.  What am I saying the best part was seeing the video of Coach Rockey dancing on national TV.  Great job Tuttle!  You didn’t embarrass anyone.  Make sure everyone clicks on the link and Votes for Val.






So the wife took me on a tour of the Bourbon Trail for my birthday and I have been mixing in more bourbon on the weekends ever since.  I will partake in a couple fingers around the fire now pretty regularly and I am really starting to like it.  (That doesn’t mean I have a problem, right?)

Let us know if you have tried something new and have enjoyed it.