1991 NBA Draft: Best Draft Ever?

1991 NBA Draft

In the days leading up to and following the 1991 NBA Draft, it really all boiled down to Larry Johnson.

The number one pick in the 1991 NBA Draft was arguably the greatest college basketball player of all time. Johnson was coming off a two year college career where he led unheralded UNLV to back to back Final Four Appearances and a national title, winning the Wooden Award once and being named an All American both years.

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NFL Standings

NFL Standings Below are the current NFL standings updated in real-time. Broken down into American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC). Click here …

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Why NBA Super Teams are a Three Point Play for the League

NBA Super Teams - Golden State Warriors
NBA Super Teams Did Not Start With The Golden State Warriors.

3 Reasons Why NBA Super Teams are Good for the Association

With the NBA season now past the halfway point as the NBA trade deadline quickly approaches, GM’s across the league are gearing up for the moves to come. Some of them with hopelessly optimistic views of their teams, trying to gain whatever immediate talent to make a playoff run and buy them a little extra real estate with their owners and fan bases. Others are looking long term, trying to land that huge deal, that makes the Disney/Fox merger look like child’s play.

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Wreaks of Victory: Mark “Stink” Schlereth on his Super Bowl Success

Mark Schlereth is a man’s man, food-lover and prime time performer.

“Success” is such an arbitrary term. For some, success is defined by facing another day. Others call something a success by just finishing what they started. Hell, for me success is using a Crockpot and remembering to turn it on.

And for guys who can barely turn on a Crockpot like us, Mark stopped by to share a few easy to make/impossible to screw up food items from DiGiornio, Farm Rich, and a TV from LG that looks good enough to eat for your Super Bowl party this weekend.

For Mark “Stink” Schlereth, success is defined by his drive and passion for the game. “Stink”, as his close friends call him, was drafted 263rd overall by the Washington Redskins in the 1989 NFL Draft.

Fast forward almost 30 years to that draft day, and “Stink” has become a household name for football fans.  From winning his three Super Bowl rings, to making two Pro Bowls and of course a long-standing TV personality, Schlereth has defined an NFL superstar.

A superstar from a position where not many expect superstars to be “bread.”

The 11-year NFL vet played his games from the guard position. He owned the trenches as a member of the HAWGS offensive line on the 1991 Redskins, and led the way Terrell Davis‘s 2,000 yard season.

We got the chance to talk to Mark about his NFL lifestyle, personal quirks and even about some of his past championship moments.

Question and Answer with “Stink” Schlereth

Question: Where did Stink come from, and do you even like being called Stink? Give me the rundown. How did that come about?

Answer: You don’t get to pick your own nickname, right? Like the dude who introduced himself as “Killer”, that dude gave himself a nickname. That dude is a tool box, right? You don’t get to pick your own nickname… The nickname “Stink” comes from when I was a rookie with the Washington Redskins, my sister taught school at an Eskimo village in… Akiachak, Alaska right on the Kuskokwim River. In the very first run of salmon during the year, the natives would dip-net the salmon, cut the heads off, bury them in the ground and dig them up weeks later and eat them rotten and they called them “stink heads”… From that point forward I was dubbed “Stink head”, and eventually it just shortened down to “Stink”. That’s the truth, and the good story… which is also true is one day I had to really urinate during a game, and I just went and it just became a ritual that I would pee in my pants during games if I had to… Which was pretty much every game if I had to so that’s how… the moniker stuck. I used to urinate in my pants every game so… anybody who knows me… if we’re acquaintances you ask for Mark. Well for buddies you say “Stink” and that’s just the way it goes.

Q: “Stink” I want to ask you about your first Super Bowl Victory in ’91, you blew through the playoffs. You beat Atlanta in the divisional round 24-7, you beat Detroit in the NFC Championship game just manhandled them 41-10, and then you beat Buffalo in the Super Bowl. Is that the most underrated Super Bowl Championship team in history?

A: Well it depends… I think USA Today ranked them as the best Super Bowl team in history when you talk about the complete team. Offense, defense and special teams. Yeah I think they probably get the credit that they deserve… Think about this, in 19 games over the course of the season including the playoffs and the Super Bowl. Nineteen games total against great defenses in Detroit, great pass-rushers in Atlanta, and obviously the Buffalo Bills with their pass-rushers with Bruce Smith the Hall of Famer. In 19 games we gave up nine sacks… it wasn’t just the offensive line, obviously the quarterback is involved, the receivers are involved, Ernest Byner was a great blitz pickup guy, our tight ends were involved, but… when you think about nine sacks in 19 games it’s an incredible record.

Q: “Stink” when was the last time you wore all three of your Super Bowl rings at once, and what do you do with the AFC and NFC Championship rings that you got?

A: I don’t have any AFC or NFC Championship rings because every time I went to the Super Bowl I won. So, you only get AFC Championship or NFC Championship rings when you lose in the Super Bowl… Only the loser of the Super Bowl gets an AFC or NFC Championship ring so I was fortunate enough to be on great teams that went 3-0 in the Super Bowls that I got to play in. The only time I’ve ever put all three on… I had someone challenging me about Baker Mayfield, some Oklahoma fan [saying], “what have you ever won?… Baker is the greatest, what have you ever won?” And I just took a picture of my hand with all three Super Bowl rings on and basically said, “I don’t know let me think about that.” And posted that on social media, and it got a lot of attention. For the most part I don’t ever wear the rings.

To check out our full interview with “Stink”, check out this link:

AFC Championship Patriots vs. Chiefs – Beating Up The Bully A Tailgating Experience

Hot AFC Championship Chiefs Babes? Yes please.

The scene was set. Arrowhead Stadium. AFC Championship, Patriots and Chiefs; the new stud QB Patrick Mahomes vs the all-time greatest QB Tom Brady.

Shoot, even Joe Montana was there! THEE place to be and we were not disappointed.

I myself had been in three separate states throughout the week from KC to Denver, Denver to KC, KC to Omaha, and leaving Omaha on an early 6 a.m. drive back to KC for the biggest game in decades. Sometimes you just do what you have to do.

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Let’s Reflect: Kobe Bryant 81 Point Game

Kobe’s 81 point game on January 22nd, 2006 against the Raptors is his greatest singular achievement.

Like “David” was for Michelangelo. It sums him all up in one piece of work.

After 20 years of watching him make it look easy, I think we’re all became desensitized by watching Kobe Bryant score. “Oh boy, Kobe poured in another 30 point game – yawn.”

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Philip Rivers On His Kids, ACL Tear, and ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ Lifestyle

Philip Rivers gave us his takes on his post season ACL tear from 2007, his kids, and how he lives his “Cheaper by the Dozen” lifestyle

The subject of Philip Rivers kids comes up in seemingly every broadcast- he has 9 of them

Rivers is a man’s man. I mean just listening to him talk in his post game press conferences makes me think, “Man, I’d love to have a beer with this guy and shoot the breeze.”

Well, sometimes dreams come true my friends.

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Jason Witten HOF? Somewhere, Todd Christensen Is Sick To His Tummy

Note from Paul: I’m going to be honest with you. I wrote this article 6 years ago. But it’s even more true now. 

Jason Witten Hall Of Fame? Excuse Me While I Barf

During Monday night’s 34-18 thrashing at the hands of the Chicago Bears, Dallas tight end Jason Witten accumulated one of the more useless 13 catch, 112 yard, one TD performances in recent memory.

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Jay Glazer Is A Cool Dude – This Interview Proves It

The coolest thing about Jay Glazer is that he is living the dream and he knows it. But it didn’t show up overnight, as he explained in this interview.

Does your phone ever stop ringing? Or is there always some dude from some website like me at the other end? 

Jay Glazer: “The phone never stops. I’ve got to take every single call that comes in. I was on a date with a young lady last night and I told her, ‘These calls are going to come in and I’ve got to take every single one.’ Because you can’t just take one phone call and use someone for info; it’s about relationships. You build relationships and the scoops come your way. You have to figure out how to broker information the right way. So it’s non-stop.

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Bill Belichick IS Gregg Popovich, Finkle IS Einhorn!

Have you ever seen them in the same room at the same time? Bill Belichick is Gregg Popovich, Gregg Popovich is Bill Belichick. They are the exact same human being. Here is why.

Based on their respective styles in dealing with the media, we hear a lot of comparisons between New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. What we don’t hear anything about is how similar their careers have been in terms of development, duration, style, and success.

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1985 NBA Draft: Best Draft Ever?

1985 NBA Draft with Patrick Ewing and David Stern
The 1985 NBA Draft featured Patrick Ewing and a young-looking David Stern.

The 1985 NBA Draft mattered because Patrick Ewing was at stake.

Was the envelope frozen? Or was the crease in the upper right hand/folded corner enough for the commish to know it was the correct envelope to pick?

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The NBA Draft Lottery’s Most Intriguing Teams

NBA Draft Lottery Suns

The NBA Draft is only a few weeks away, but it’s going to sneak up on us. The playoffs last so long these days that even if the Finals wind up going only four or five games – which seems entirely possible – we won’t have long to wait until draft night.

At this stage you can find excellent mock drafts and analysis all over the internet. While we’ll never have a pre-draft consensus, and trades can always shake up the order, there is at least some agreement as to the vague order in which players are being valued, as well as what different teams need. So with that information in mind, and with help from a few mocks and analyses around the internet, we’re taking a look at some of the most intriguing teams in this year’s draft lottery.

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Packers David Bakhtiari And Corey Linsley On Holding, Shaving, Loving – Well, Not Loving

The only time an NFL offensive lineman gets noticed is during a mistake. I asked Packers offensive linemen David Bakhtiari and Corey Linsley to describe the feeling of being public enemy #1 after a holding penalty negates a big play for the Packers.

PE – The offense just made a 40 yard gain that gets called back because you got flagged for holding. Describe that feeling in the ensuing 10-15 seconds when the crowd groans, and the camera is directly at YOU.

David Bakhtiari: I’ll take this one, Corey (in jest). I’ve gotten a fair amount of holding penalties. At times I would definitely tend to disagree. But at the end of the day, I don’t want to make the ref any angrier than he needs to be. It sucks. You definitely don’t want to be a hindrance to your team, but at the end of the day the number one thing is, we want to keep our quarterback clean. So we’re going to do that by any means possible. Because protecting him is our number one priority.

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Throwback: Three Days In LA – An ESPY Awards Adventure

2013 ESPY Awards

I knew it was going to be an interesting trip to Los Angeles when I met actor Colin Farrell at LAX baggage claim upon arrival. Minutes later, I bumped my shoulder into Olympic legend Michael Phelps’ tightly toned torso while wildly retrieving my luggage from the baggage carousel.

Here is the actual transcript of our meeting:

“Whoa. Hi Michael, excuse me. That bag kinda got away from me there for a second.”

“No problem, how are you?”

“I am good, nice to see you.”

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40 Yard Dash: Laquon Treadwell & Josh Doctson Tell You It’s Overrated

40 Yard Dash: Why It Is Overrated

Since when did running a sub 4.4 40-yard dash guarantee NFL success? It never has and until game outcomes are decided by a straight-line footrace, it never will. The NFL became enamored with speed at the wide receiver position thanks to “Bullet” Bob Hayes.

But for every successful Hayes, an Olympic sprinter turned receiver, there are several draft busts whose perceived talents were overblown thanks to a single, largely meaningless metric. Players like Johnny “Lam” Jones. Troy Williamson. Darius Heyward-Bey.

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Let’s Reflect: “The Admiral” David Robinson’s 71 Point Game

What makes Robinson’s 71 point performance special is that not only was he just the third player to score 70+ in an NBA game, but that the 1993-94 NBA scoring title was on the line.

Dateline: 4/23/94. Back when your mom was young and hot and you were home alone because she was at the bar on a weeknight again.

Heading into the season’s final game, Robinson had to outscore Shaquille O’Neal by a total of four points and the title would be his. Both the Spurs and Magic had locked down their playoff seeding’s so it was essentially a meaningless game for both teams involved, as far as the standings were concerned.

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Top 5 Most NBA Playoff Points Per Game

Top 5 Most Points NBA Playoffs List Includes One Of These 2 Players - Allen Iverson Or Steph Curry?

Most NBA Playoff Points – Who’s The Man?

The NBA playoffs are referred to as the NBA’s “real season” because the quality of play and intensity improve. When the pressure was on, who stepped up for his team when it mattered the moist, I mean most? These dudes did with the highest PPG averages in NBA history. 

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Terry Crews Told Me About The Time He Got Knocked Out In An NFL Game And The Myths Of Manhood

Terry Crews Told Me About The Time He Got Knocked Out In An NFL Game And The Myths Of Manhood

Terry Crews knows a thing or two about being a MAN. The former professional football player turned actor turned Old Spice pitchman teamed up with the brand to launch the “Contempor-MANLY” campaign to celebrate 80 years of Old Spice.

Just as Jeffery Lebowski wondered allowed “What makes a man?” to The Dude in The Big Lebowski, I asked Terry several questions about successfully sailing the seas of manhood.

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Trevor Siemian Gave Skittles Dispensing Jacket To Lineman For Christmas – Video

Trevor Siemian Gave His O-Linemen A Skittles Dispensing Jacket

“A gift that keeps on giving…Skittles.” – Trevor Siemian

Broncos’ quarterback Trevor Siemian set the bar high this holiday season. Knowing the longstanding tradition of QB’s gifting their O-line with extravagant gifts, Trevor partnered with his favorite colorful candies and presented his offensive linemen with custom Skittles-dispensing parkas. Check out this video of the parka in action: 

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The Daytona 500 In 60 Seconds

The Daytona 500 is just absurd. One minute you’re drinking a mimosa at the NASCAR hospitality tent on a Sunday morning and suddenly you’re leaving to meet young stud driver of the #3 machine Austin Dillon and UFC champion Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. You have to cut that short to hop on a golf cart to ride to the front of Daytona International Speedway to meet Patriots’ TE Rob Gronkowski.

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Matt Ryan On Defining His Career And Getting The Weeknd Stuck In His Head

I asked Matt Ryan aka Matty Ice what it feels like to get chased around by a beast like Julius Peppers, his defining NFL moment, and if doing press at the Super Bowl without playing in the game (like he did last year) felt like going to prom without a date.

Who’s the best defender you’ve ever faced?

You have to go by positions – defensive line, linebackers, secondary and defensive backs. There’s so many good ones. I think of a guy early in my career that we went against a couple times every year in Carolina, Julius Peppers, around 2008. He was about as good as there is. Basically unblockable. In the secondary, early on in my career, seeing Ed Reed and the way he could go sideline to sideline, or Troy Polamalu. I remember I threw an interception against the Steelers my second or third year, and he just made an unbelievable play. Those three guys are three of the guys who jump in my head right off the bat.

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Top 10 Douchebags Of 2016 – Douchebag Of The Year Award

Top 10 Douchebags of 2016? What kind of list would this be without America’s Sweetheart Ryan Lochte?

Top 10 Douchebags Of 2016 – The List You Waited A Year For

It’s that time again when the year is coming to a close. We are all wrapped up in our gift giving, mounds of junk food, endless family gatherings, and holiday parties. Soon we will all be counting down from 10 to say “Happy New Year” with our friends, and family. We here at Sports Douchebags have an annual countdown tradition also.

This list of the Top 10 Douchebags of 2016 takes a look back on the year to celebrate all the Douchiness we’ve witnessed in the sports world. It’s easy to forget all the unwitting Douchiness we’ve all absorbed.

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