The Tim Tebow CFL Chronicles
Jon Bois (previously
) writes what Spencer Hall called "the world's first CFL-seaventure-GIFstory novella" covering Tim Tebow's future as a Toronto Argonaut and a whole lot more.
"What was his weapon? Trust. Over and over again, he shook the hand of a parent and said, 'It's OK. I'll take care of them. I'll make her a better person.' Instead what he did was rob them of their innocence and change the scope of their lives." SB Nation
on Mel Hall
- "a flamboyant baseball player
, a charismatic coach, and a sexual predator."
All is lost.
Jon Bois (previously
) bears witness to the slow, miserable death of the NBA.
The Return of Beeftank
Football legend Clarence Beeftank gives basketball a try.
It's been over a month since our last Jon Bois
post, and longer then that since the end of Breaking Madden
, so feast your eyeballs on his newest series, NBA Y2K. In this first installment, he aspires to take the Philadelphia '76ers to an 0-82 season.
Legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross adds a flourish to any occasion
, even when it's not wrestling
. After four decades in wrestling, he's moved on. SBNation takes a look at the man and his career
Inspired by video games such as NBA 2K14, SBNation's sports blogger Jon Bois decided to create a sports video game of his very own. It went terribly.
This NFL season, Jon Bois has been on a weekly mission to turn Madden 25 from a reasonably accurate video game simulation of football into strange and wonderful things using only the character editor and rules options already present in the game. He's created BEEFTANK
, an unstoppable 400 pound quarterback/bowling ball. He turned off the offsides rule in a quest for 60 fumbles
. He demonstrated to us all that Pat McAfee is the Destroyer of Worlds
. He's proven that you can NEVER count out Touchdown Tom
. Today, he ended the season with a Super Bowl for the ages
. In short, he has Broken Madden
) [more inside]
One of the oldest sayings in boxing, the first warning every aspiring fighter hears long before they've ever entered a ring, is that the most dangerous punch, the one to fear most, is the one you never see coming. While the cliché is certainly true at the start of a career, it rarely holds up toward the end. This is because almost none of the great fighters in history ever stopped after that punch — and the history of the sport suggests that few can ever escape it. Manny Pacquiao, despite earning a reported $174 million since 2009 from boxing and endorsements deals, is no different. Why? Because, of course, boxing's not so well kept dirty secret is that, financially, most fighters can never stop. Requiem for a Welterweight
Breaking Madden: Greg Schiano, Greg Schiano, Greg Schiano, and Greg Schiano.
Greg Schiano, the head coach of the still winless Buccaneers said earlier this season that the solution to their problem was more Greg Schiano. To test this theory, Jon Bois (previously
) tinkered a bit with Madden to reproduce this week's Bucs-Jaguars game with Greg Schiano as every player on the Bucs.
It's the ultimate gamble. If the young man is successful, he comes home a hero, and becomes important. His life has meaning and purpose. But in order to succeed, he must first completely open up his soul to the consequences of failure, knowing there may be no way back out. This, above all else, is the hardest thing to do. 20 Minutes at Rucker Park
SB Nation's GIF Oracle
is here to help you find the animated sports GIF you desire.
Having already taken on the dreaded Temple Run
, Jon Bois turns his nostalgic criticism to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego and the nearly-impossible Africa Map.
An interview with Bennett Foddy
, the creator of QWOP, in which, to the surprise of no one, he states, "I don't feel any sympathy for people who find a video game hard. At all. It never occurred to me to try to modify QWOP so that it was easier to play." [more inside]
Time to make the logos.
Take 300, yes 300, fan blogs with all kinds of inconsistent, homemade, clip-art, crappy logos and re-design ALL of them to be consistent with one over-arching look and feel. Oh... and do it in 7 weeks. [more inside]