The Beer League: Game of Thrones Edition

Earlier this week, a few of us over here at Bat Flip started discussing how good The Hound (Game of Thrones) would be at the plate if he were in a softball beer league.  Koop first mentioned it, and brought up the absurd power The Hound would have while slamming PBR’s like a champ.  I jumped in, then Gypsy jumped in, and things escalated very quickly from there.  My mind instantly started to wander to each position on the field, and I’m gonna give you our final lineup card.  …

NBA Season Predictions & Standings

The NBA season is officially upon us.  If you thought Thursday and Monday Night Football had shit for viewership up to this point, get ready for another dip.  Basketball fans seem to be the most irrational of all sports fans.  The amount of hope from every franchise’s fans is disgusting.  If you looked hard enough you’d be able to find that one Kings fan who thinks they can ride Boogie comfortably to the playoffs.  I’m here to leave bias at the door (I’ll do my best but no guarantees) and…

Could The Wolves Make a Move on Westbrook?

If you’ve been following the NBA free agency like I have, you’ve gotten your fill of fireworks for the day.  I usually look forward to the fireworks that come with the Fourth of July, but this year Kevin Durant and the Warriors have gone and pulled a Jason Pierre-Paul and ruined it for everyone.  Instead of blowing their own hands off, they’ve gone and blown all of our nips off with this one.  KD is a Warrior and there’s no going back, so why don’t we take a look at…

’96 Bulls v ’16 Warriors is More Interesting Than You Think

Welcome to the most talked about matchup in recent history that can never happen!  Everyone ready to be frustrated?!  I know I already am.  Depending on if the Warriors can bring the ship home, this is a match up between the best teams of all time, record wise.  We all know the Warriors have just finished their successful quest for 73 and we all know the ’96 Bulls had held the record at 72 for 20 years.  73 is clearly better than 72, but to really know who would win…

Elfrid Payton Slices the D Like a Barber on His Hair

Okay, for the people who have seen the play, try and re-imagine it with me.  For the people who haven’t seen this play yet, please wait until the very end to watch the play because I’m gonna paint a portrait for you. The Orlando Magic were sportin’ their slick grey unis, with the white stripe down the side and two stripes of the Magic blue on each side of it.  I’ve always loved the Magic’s uniforms.  I’ve also liked the Heat’s uniforms the past few years, but tonight they were…

On Deck With Boyd: Gary Oldman

This week for “On Deck” I’ve decided to do something a little different.  I spend a ton of time agonizing over actors and actresses who don’t get the credit they deserve.  So instead of taking the time to write about the last movie I’ve seen and the one on deck, I’m gonna occasionally show my appreciation to actors I feel are underappreciated.  Recently I watched “Léon: The Professional” for the first time, and going into it I had no idea Gary Oldman was in it.  This sparked my new spin…

D’Angelo Island

D’Angelo Russell has broken the Bro Code rule number one among pro athletes.  It’s no secret that many pro athletes, NBA players being the most notorious, cheat or have arrangements with their significant others to sleep with other people.  So to find out that Swaggy (and apparently wondering) P has cheated on his fiance Iggy Azalea is not a surprise.  The way we found out?  That’s a very different story. For starters, Nick Young has received very little criticism for his part in all this.  I’m not gonna even try…

Bat Flip March Madness Standings: Round 2, Day 2

I don’t know about you, but I needed those few days off to collect myself.  The second day of the second round was probably the most exciting day yet.  It included one of the best comebacks I’ve ever seen.  A comeback so unbelievable that even LeBron would have quit the game after such a devastating loss.  Besides a handful of close games, we also had some more movement in our Bat Flip standings.  Lets see where everyone stands going into the Sweet Sixteen and tonight’s games.   Matt Ortloff: 101…

On Deck With Boyd: Watchmen/Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Like last week, we have a special “On Deck” for you.  For the first time I’ll be talking about a movie that I have yet to see.  Besides not having seen it yet, this movie has also garnered a ton of extremely negative and extremely positive reviews.  Bats v Supes has been one of the most talked about movies for quite some time.  In anticipation for this epic battle I have watched director Zach Snyder’s first superhero flick, Watchmen, and on deck I’ll be seeing the midnight showing of Batman…

Bat Flip March Madness Standings: Round 2, Day 1

Pretty lame day.  Our standings had some movement near the top but the games were dull.  I needed upsets and there were only two if you include a 5 seed over a 4, which I don’t like to.  We also had one more bracket busted with Kentucky going down.  Alright lets see what the standings are looking like now: Matt Ortloff: 86 points, 31 correct Zach: 77 points, 29 correct Sarge (29 correct), Andy (28 correct): 76 points Brennen: 75 points, 28 correct Nick: 74 points, 28 correct Toxic (27…