Patriots Release Video of Bill Belichick Breaking Down Game Film

Last week the Patriots dropped a video of Bill Belichick breaking down game film, which might be the greatest 6 minutes of content on the internet for us “All-22” football fans. This video is like getting to watch Babe Ruth play in his prime. As you watch you can literally feel your football IQ jump by 10 points. To make things better, Belichick is breaking down the special-teams film from the Patriots vs Broncos game a couple weeks ago, where the Pats made Denver look like a high school team.…

Sports Section Episode 11: The Big Balls Episode [PODCAST]

This week, we start the show by discussing the Al Franken debacle and make Chris extremely uncomfortable in the process. We also pay homage to Mike Zimmer’s excellent quote about Case Keenum’s…um…mentality, and discuss how far the Vikings can realistically go in the playoffs. Also: A quick recap of the Vikings win over the Rams. What can be said about Adam Thielen that hasn’t been said already? We attempt to find something. Should Anthony Harris be starting? The Wolves have a winning record but it’s been weird. Can we get…

Sports Section Episode 10: NFL Oddities & Don’t Diss KAT [PODCAST]

(Quick note from Sam: we’re thrilled to now be hosting The Sports Section on Bat Flip Sports! We’ve had a great time getting this podcast off the ground and are very thankful to the guys here for letting us join their team. Give us a listen…I think you’ll like what you hear.) This week, we engage in the necessary Vikings quarterback ruminations and debate the midseason NFL coach of the year. We also discuss the curious Greg-Olsen-as-a-broadcaster dispute, and Jerry Jones going rogue against Roger Goodell. Also: It’s Case Keenum!…

New Taylor Swift Comes Through; “reputation” Reviewed

I kept hearing that Taylor Swift was changing the pop music rules prior to the release of her sixth album “reputation.” Most pop artists release the “best” music on an album as advance singles to advance hype the album. We’re a singles driven generation now with iTunes. Whatever. The reviews of the four “reputation” singles fell everywhere of the review spectrum…which is sort of brilliant in a sociopathic kind of way. I thought two things about the lead-up to the release of “reputation.” A. The singles range from bad to…

We Are All Luke Kunin and Can’t Quit the Wild

The Minnesota Wild play tonight in Philadelphia, the last of a four-game road trip that has been confusing, embarrassing, inspiring, head scratching and hopeful. Yes, all those things. Simultaneously. The Wild season outlook changes by the hour. We know as much about this team as we did last week, which, frankly, is nothing. The previous games on this East Coast roadie saw an uninspired loss to Boston (3-5), a game where they outplayed Toronto yet still lost (2-4) followed by, as you would totally expect in the second half of…

Byron Buxton: Fielding Phenomenon

What. A. Season. The Twins lost to the Pinstripes. I don’t care. I wrote the Twins off this year. I thought Mauer was over the hill. I thought the rotation would be the worst in the league. I thought the bullpen would be the worst in the league. I thought Miguel Sano and, maybe, Max Kepler would produce decently on offense. Boy was I wrong. Sure, the pitching was by no means top-of-the-line, but those boys kept the Twinkies in ball games. Ervin Santana was the ace I said time…

One Month In – Who, What, Where are the Minnesota Wild?

Nino Niederreiter

Each month I download the Minnesota Wild wallpaper featuring a Wild player with that month’s schedule and “This is OUR ICE” sans hashtag embossed in the background. October’s featured player was Mikko Koivu. This month features new pops Jason Zucker, my personal prediction for the Wild’s leading point scorer when it’s all said and done this season. I do this for a few reasons. I like green. NHL.com is atrocious and virtually unusable. Since the most recent iOS update my phone is also unusable, meaning the Wild NHL app also…