The Year of the Dog: UMBC Retrievers are 1st 16-Seed to Knock Off a 1-Seed in History.

I’m a superstitious fellow when it comes to sports. We recently entered the year of the dog on the Chinese zodiac. I jokingly suggested to a friend that you should take as many dog mascot teams in the NCAA tourney as possible. I should have listened to my own advice. A team named the Retrievers that nobody ...

Friday Sports Dump: NCAA Hoops and NFL Free Agency.

Let’s start in the NFL where the Chicago Bears finally did the inevitable and cut Mike Glennon, news first reported here. No word yet on who is going to overpay Glennon in 2018, but if Sammy Sleeves contract is any indication then giraffe neck Glennon is going to be just fine. The Bears also cut a ...

The Chicago Bears are Getting Mitch Some Playmakers / WTF Arizona.

The Bears have agreed to deals with Allen Robinson and Trey Burton and I am very excited. I wanted Jarvis Landry to the Bears and I felt a surge of disappointment when he was traded to the Browns, but given what the Bears want to do on offense Allen Robinson might be a better fit. He ...

The Official Bracket of ATrainSports.

It’s March Madness time to fill out your bracket. Each year I seem to get worse and worse at filling these out. The brackets filled out in my late teens and early twenties were money. Lately, I have pretty much gotten kicked in the teeth every March. I’m going to try and turn it around ...

The 2018 Oscars Are Tonight. Let’s Talk About The 1996 Oscars, Because Movies Were Better Then.

First, let me say I hate how they do the Oscars in regards to the 2018 Oscars are actually awards for the movies of 2017. It’s confusing, so when I say I want to talk about the 1996 Oscars, that means the films released in the 1995 calendar year. I firmly believe that the high ...

Saquon Barkley is Having a Decent Combine

The funny thing about these numbers is that they were not at all unexpected. Scouts have been drooling over Barkley for a while now, one calling him a “bigger, faster AP with more elusiveness.” Here he is getting the PSU weight room hyped. As a running back one scout said “he has no weaknesses” If ...

Matt Forte is Hanging Up His Cleats.

  Matt Forte decided to call it quits in the NFL after 10 seasons. sportsspectrum.com/sport/football… https://t.co/4PzGZNNdgM— Matt Forte (@MattForte22) February 28, 2018 As a lifelong Bears fan, I’d like to get serious for a moment because Matt Forte is one of my all-time favorite football players. Matt Forte was an easy player to root for. ...

The End of an Era in Chicago: The Bears Cut Mike Glennon. (this has not officially happened yet.)

I’m a little confused right now. When I heard the Bears made cuts to their roster yesterday I just assumed one of those cut was Mike Glennon. Turns out they just cut Quentin Demps and Pernell McPhee. This is annoying because I have already titled my blog post and I don’t want to change it. Hold on ...

Throwback Thursday: Operation Paperclip, or How America Got to The Moon Using Nazi Scientists.

Fun throwback Thursday today, kinda of a did-you-know for all my non-history buffs. ( I imagine that’s most of my readers) I’m talking about Operation Paperclip. The effort by the United States to relocate as many Nazi scientists and their families back to the United States as possible. It turns out we got a lot of guys really ...

The City of Seattle Seems 100% Positive About An NHL Team. Bonus: What Do We Call Them?

    All signs are pointing to Hockey in Seattle and it’s now a matter of when not if. This is great news for the city of Seattle. The team will be playing in a renovated key arena at the Seattle Center. This is great news for me as I live a short 10-minute walk from ...

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