Random Pro of the Week: Derek Bell

Random Pro of the Week: Derek Bell

With the government doing its best impression of the Chicago Cubs, because frankly, there’s no winning involved no matter what side you’re on, it only seems obvious to feature the guy who coined one of sports’ great terms. Operation Shutdown. Not shutdown as in Darelle Revis. Shutdown as in, pull the plug, which is exactly what happened to Derek Bell’s career. Bell was a semi-talented major league corner outfielder who...

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Random Pro of the Week: Anthony Young

Random Pro of the Week: Anthony Young

Legal flashback time. Which is pretty much what happens whenever we think of a Random Pro of the Week. Last night, as is typically in the Throwback Attack headquarters, the Dodgers game was on in the background as we milled about our business. And, suddenly, watching Mets reliever Gonzalez Germen pitch, we were reminded of one of the biggest losers in history. Anthony Young. From 1992 to 1993 Young lost 27 consecutive decisions, which is a Major...

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Random Pro of the Week: Paul Kariya

Random Pro of the Week: Paul Kariya

The video game scene in Swingers was pretty much exactly how my Friday and Saturday nights were spent in high school (minus the tallboys and Pink Dot guy). Hours and hours of playing NHL 96 on Super Nintendo turned my friends and I into bigger dorks than we already were. My parents were pleased, though, since they knew where I was on the weekends because I wasn’t in some orchard drinking. Everyone had their favorite teams to use and I...

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Random Pro of the Week: Mickey Tettleton

Random Pro of the Week: Mickey Tettleton

Kudos to the MLB Network for showing baseball movies – even when they have plenty of programming with the season now in full swing. And we’re not talking about a constant rotation of Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, The Sandlot, The Bad News Bears, etc. but almost any baseball movie will get some airtime on the channel. A terrific marketing move, coming a few years after the introduction of the channel, but a welcome addition,...

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Random Pro of the Week: Doug Christie

Random Pro of the Week: Doug Christie

  There have been tons of villains in sports and fans are inherently going to dislike a few. But I don’t think I’ve ever outright hated an athlete more than I hated Doug Christie. It was all of his histrionics drawn out even more so by playing on a team full of prima donnas who never won anything. Vlade flopped. Webber always complained. Peja was soft. The toughest players on those Sacramento Kings teams were the point guards...

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Random Pro of the Week: Eugene Robinson

Random Pro of the Week: Eugene Robinson

Here’s the rule: Any distraction before the Super Bowl will cause you to have a terrible game and your team will lose. This is not up for debate. Chris Culliver showed a severe form of homophobia, made anti-gay remarks and then played a horrendous game as Joe Flacco consistently picked on him. Culliver is as much to blame for the 49ers loss as any one player. Barret Robbins took off two days before the Super Bowl to party in Tijuana. He...

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