NBA, Sports

Rajon Rondo Sets New Career High For 3s In Back to Back Games

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Through the first 575 games of Rajon Rondo’s NBA career (regular season and playoffs) he never made more than 2 three-pointers in a single game.  However, in game #576 on Sunday against Dallas he hit 3.  Then in #577 on Wednesday vs the Spurs Rondo made 4. In his previous 7 seasons in the league

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NFL

The numbers behind the Patriots historic 13 year run of dominance

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Since the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick tandem came together in New England in 2001, the Patriots have had the best record in the AFC East for 13 consecutive seasons.  Twice they did not make the playoffs, losing the division title on tiebreakers in both 2002 and 2008 (the year Brady was hurt and the Pats

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Culture, Misc, Music

LucidSportFan’s Awesome Old Song of the Week: Remember Crystal Pepsi?

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The song is Van Halen’s “Right Now,” from their 1992 album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.  While it was extremely popular in it’s own right, I always associate with this commercial for the long since defunct Crystal Pepsi.  The add also spawned a spectacular Saturday Night Live parody commercial for “Crystal Gravy.” Check out “37 seconds of sports

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Misc, Music

LucidSportsFan’s Awesome Old Song of the Week: “People Everyday”

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In 1992 Arrested Development released their first album, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of…  To this day the group is probably best known for “Tennessee” and “Mr. Wendal,” but my favorite of their songs was “People Everyday,” which sampled Sly & the Family Stone’s 1969 hit “Everyday People.” While not officially

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Misc, Music

LucidSportsFan’s Awesome Old Song of the Week: “Badfish”

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Sublime became huge in 1996 with their album of the same name, featuring “What I Got,” “Wrong Way,” and “Santeria.”  Their lead singer was already dead however, so in people’s thirst for more Sublime they were forced to look back at their previous work.  It was then that their 1992 release 40oz. to Freedom started

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Misc, Music

LucidSportsFan’s Awesome Old Song of the Week: “No Diggity” by Blackstreet

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I was at a wedding a few weeks ago when the band starting playing playing something nobody could identify at first.   After a few seconds I realized it was a slowed down version of Blackstreet’s 1996 hit featuring Dr. Dre, “No Diggity.”  The song’s wikipedia page notes it as the former Billboard #1 hit

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MLB, NCAA, NFL, Sports

Different Sports Teams that Use the Same Logos

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I’m a born and raised New Englander, but I lived in San Diego for a while.  While I was out there I used to get annoyed on occasion when I’d stumble across someone wearing a light blue Boston Red Sox hat.  In fact they weren’t Sox hats at all, but instead represented UCLA.  Below are

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Misc, Music

LucidSportsFan’s Awesome Old Song of the Week: “Changes” by Tupac Shakur

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 17 years since Tupac was shot.  Changes was released in 1998, a couple years after his death, but he originally recorded the song  in 1992.  And if you never saw Above the Rim, I highly recommend checking it out; one of my favorite movies my senior year of high school.

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NCAA, NFL, Sports

The world would be a better place if football season started later

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Here’s why both the NFL and NCAA should begin their seasons roughly 3 weeks later: 1.  As much as we all love football, nobody really wants to spend the final few weekends of summer inside watching TV.  If it weren’t for my beloved Patriots I would have gone to the beach on three of four Sundays

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Misc, Music

LucidSportsFan’s Awesome Old Song of the Week: “Stand” by R.E.M.

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When I first discovered R.E.M. in middle school I wasn’t much of a fan.  That “Losing My Religion” song just irked me.  So did “Shiny Happy People.”  But a few years later when I was introduced to their older stuff I got on board, particularly their 1988 album Green.  Here’s “Stand.” Check out “37 seconds of sports

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Culture, Misc, Music

LucidSportsFan’s Awesome Old Song of the Week

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From Salt-n-Pepa’s 1993 disc Very Necessary, here’s “Whatta Man.”  This song gets the nod over “Shoop” by virtue of a cameo appearance by Tupac, who’s the guy in the bed scene.  Having the ladies from En Vogue sing lead vocals doesn’t hurt either. Also I’ve got to give credit to Salt-n-Pepa for squishing the video

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Misc, NFL, Sports

Advice for NFL teams on how to win the 2014 Super Bowl

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Here’s what happened during the regular seasons of the the last four champions: 2009: Saints started 13-0, lost last 3. 2010: Packers opened 7-3, stumbled to 8-6, then grabbed the NFC’s final playoff spot at 10-6. 2011: Giants began 6-2, closed 3-5, and squeaked in at 9-7. 2012: Ravens went 9-2, then lost 4 of

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