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Def Jam 25 years later, wild card love, SportsMap.com, Santa and more! It’s the sweet sweet Oct 5 update.

DEF JAM COMEDY 25 YEARS LATER

I haven’t talked comedy in a while and I’d like to take the opportunity to do that right now. If you grew up on Def Jam Comedy (on HBO) like I did then you’re going to love the Def Jam 25th anniversary show that was released on Netflix recently. It’s a trip down memory lane. Not only will see some of the best Def Jam clips from the past, but you’ll get a healthy dose of the new and now. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re ONLY looking for a bunch of comics doing sets this isn’t for you, but if you want to relive all the greatest moments in Def Jam Comedy history, watch this show!

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There’s plenty of laughs to be had, none bigger or better than towards the end when D.L. Hughley and Dave Chappelle steal the show by going off script and riffing for a good chunk of time. Those moments alone make it worth the watch.  It’s also a great reminder of just how instrumental  Russell Simmons was in creating and furthering so many comedy careers.

The roster of who’s performed on Def Jam Comedy is a who’s who of acts.The show had me thinking back to my high school days, when I saw a young kid from D.C. with a funny accent killing it on stage. The accent may not be as thick as it once was, but that kid from D.C. is now considered one of the best comics of all time. You might of heard of him, Dave Chappelle?

So if you love comedy, Def Jam Comedy or both, give the Def Jam Comedy 25th Anniversary show on Netflix a watch. It’s packed full of fun, memories and laughs…and of course curse words.

PLAYOFF STARTERS AND THE PEN

If you haven’t been watching playoff baseball already, you are dumb and I want to friend you on Facebook just so I can unfriend you for missing two great games. The two wild card games have been nothing short of amazing and I have a feeling it’s only going to get better as we go along.

I want to give a shout out to all four wild card teams for making my point that I’ve been saying for the past several weeks about keeping Brad peacock in the pen in case the Astros starters falter early on you.

And before you dismiss this as not probable, keep in mind that the four starts for both wild

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card games, 3 of them the aces of their teams, COMBINED to go 7 and 1/3 innings.

Luis Servino went 1/3 of an inning for the Yankees, Ervin Santana went 2 innings for the Twins, Jon Gray went 1 and 1/3 innings for the Rockies and Zack Greinke managed to got the deepest of the four, lasting a mere 3 and 2/3 innings before being lifted.

These 4 also combined to give up 15 runs over their collective 7 and 1/3 innings of work, earning them a group era of 18.41!

Having somebody that can come out of the pen and lock down the game for several Innings is a must now a days. It could prove especially valuable for a team like the Astros when you consider that they have the weakest bullpen in the AL playoffs. Plus, their offence is so potent that even a 4 or 5 run lead isn’t insurmountable, IF they don’t let it continue to grow.

If the Astros start Brad Peacock in game three, they won’t have that luxory anymore. Devinsky is your best bet after Peacock, even then he’s only going to give them 2-3 innings max.

And don’t forget, Peacock made several appearances out of the pen this year and was actually better than in his starts, if you can believe that. I didn’t think you did, so here’s proof:

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Watching these first 2 games really scares me because the Astros don’t have anything like the Yankees (as an example) in the bullpen. Non only that, this isn’t the kind of bullpen that you can piecemeal together like like the Yankees and Diamondbacks did.

SPORTSMAP.com

I want to take a quick second and congratulate my buddy Fred Faour in the launch of SportsMap.com.

All the work he did for that site is already paying off. It’s a great website and you should totes go check it out,

If you’re wondering what to expect, or how it’s any different than a fine website like  HoustonSportsAndStuff.com I’ll tell you.

HSS.com is like the cool cousin that you have that takes you to a party where he lets you drink until you’re so drunk that you don’t give a shit about getting to second base with a very large woman with a mustache.

Sports map is more of a refined approach to sports.

Both have their place and you should read both everyday!

OTHER SPORTS AND STUFF

HOTTIE OF THE DAY

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I’m writing this at 2:06am in the morning in San Antonio after a gig, so I just Googled “hot chick” and found this. That’s the best you guys are getting out of me this week, sorry.

About Barry Laminack (29 Articles)
Talented, funny, handsome, creative, fun to be around, well endowed, great body,smart, liar.

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