Just A Reminder….

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NHL Blurb: Shootout Goals of Beauty

The Detroit Red Wings have developed and maintained a stacked roster of veteran players with an unbelievable amount of skill over the past several seasons. Pavel Datsyuk of course, is the most note-worthy with his brilliance and even wizardy with a 3″ vulcanized rubber disc, but other Red Wings have stepped to the plate in the last three to four seasons. Henrik Zetterberg showcased the Red Wings’ depth to the hockey world yet again, on Thursday night (Jan 12), with a beauty of a game-winning shootout goal against net-minder Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes.

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JOE MONTANA TO DWIGHT CLA…I mean ALEX SMITH TO VERNON DAVIS!!

"Let's huddle up and talk about how we totally just scored with 9 seconds left."

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I can watch this over and over and over again.  If you listen close enough, you can hear me having a heart attack in the stands.  The good kind.

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Happy Saturday, Go Niners! Here’s a Video Montage of Gatling Guns!

AMERICA!!!!!

Happy Saturday from Wrecked! Go Niners! Have fun watching a video montage of Gatling Guns with some Metallica in the background.

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Preview and Predictions: 49ers vs. Saints

The time has come. The NFL playoffs are in full swing, and the 49ers are finally back in the mix. After a pathetic eight years without a playoff appearance, the red and gold have claimed the number 2 seed with a 13-3 record. That’s quite an improvement from last season’s record, which was a sad 6-10. The team’s turn-around can be attributed to one thing: a new coaching staff. Namely, head coach Jim Harbaugh. He’s definitely the right man for the job. The Niners needed an offensively-minded coach, and Harbaugh, being a former NFL quarterback and former Stanford head coach, was a no-brainer. The team also brought over a few other coaches from Stanford, and it has translated into many, many wins. The talent was there all along, it just wasn’t being utilized correctly. They now have the number one ranked defense in the NFL, and an offense that plays well enough to win every game. And that’s why they’re going to beat the Saints.

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Jeb Corliss’ Life Is Cooler Than Yours

Hey Ladies

Even though I don’t own one and don’t really do anything (sadly) making it worth having, I have LOVED the GoPro video camera since they came out, simply because it gives us videos like this.

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Clark, the Canadian Hockey Goalie

"There goes my hero... watch him as he goes..."

I came across this awesome video yesterday, thanks to our very own Kyle Suddarth and my ability to spend way too much time watching stupid videos during my downtime at work. The video stars Clark, 3-time MVP of the Saskatchewan Moose Lodge Hockey League (otherwise known as the prestigious SMLHL), and his brave transition from playing goalie to playing shortstop for a baseball team during hockey’s off-season. He’s so brave. GO BEARS!!

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Preview and Predictions: UFC 141

Dec. 30, 2011@ The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Main Card

Heavyweight bout: Brock Lesnar v. Alistair Overeem

Oh boy. The poster says it all. 521 pounds of pure manhood in the octagon. I can’t remember the last time seeing two giants/athletes like this in the cage. This is the first fight in awhile that I really have no idea as to what’s going to happen. Overeem clearly has the advantage when it comes to striking technique. Even though Brock can’t match Overeem’s technique, he still has power. Brock has the grappling/wrestling advantage. Brock hasn’t fought in over a year, since he lost the title to Cain Velasquez (watch here). Overeem last took Fabricio Werdum to a decision win in a pretty lackluster fight. He has won his last 10 fights, with 1 no contest. Can Brock handle the technical striking of Overeem? Can Overeem avoid being taken down by Brock?

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I had sex with Derek Jeter and all I got was this stupid gift basket.

Not the actual gift basket, trust me, I looked, but still THANKS FOR THE SEX JETER!

Derek Jeter is either a huge pimp and ladies man or a huge egotistical douchebag, ASIDE from that, after he has a one night stand with a woman, as a thank you/payment/insult, he gives them a gift basket of autographed Yankees swag. SERIOUSLY!?!?

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Preview and Predictions for UFC 140

Dec. 10, 2011 @ The Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Main Card

Light Heavyweight Championship: Jon Jones v. Lyota Machida

It wasn’t the Jones v. Evans fight we were expecting, but this should be a very interesting one. Two very dynamic strikers. Jones is on a complete tear right now, he’s basically unbeaten (I refuse to acknowledge the DQ  against Hamill as a loss). He hasn’t even  been threatened up until this point in the octagon. He basically looks unstoppable. However, Machida is coming off the brutal Karate Kid style knockout of Randy Couture. If you haven’t seen it, or need a reminder, here’s the video (kick is at 7:33).

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2011 NHL Playoffs: Round 3

2011 NHL Playoffs Conference Finals

The Conference Semifinals were INTENSE. We had two sweeps in the Eastern Conference: the Tampa Bay Lightning swept the Washington Capitals, and the Boston Bruins, with Tim Thomas’ god like performance, swept the Philadelphia Flyers. In the Western Conference, the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators in 6, and the Sharks…oh boy, our Sharks. I love ’em, I have a ton of confidence in them, but damn do they make me nervous sometimes.

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2011 NHL Playoffs: Round 2

NHL Playoffs 2011 Round 2

We’re already one game into Round 2 of the 2011 NHL playoffs and our San Jose Sharks begin their series against the Detroit Red Wings tonight. I just want to say: DAMMIT I LOVE PLAYOFFS HOCKEY! Every game that I’ve been able to watch, I’ve been glued to my TV and they’ve all been great games. All of the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into every game and every series is so addicting. I had my phone set to send me updates for pretty much every scoring change for nearly every game, which made me sound very popular for the past week and a half.

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Sharks Rally Historic Comeback to Win in OT

(Image taken from NHL.com)

After going 4-0 in less than twenty-five minutes of hockey in Game 3 against the LA Kings, the Sharks staged an unbelievable comeback to tie the game 5-5, before taking the cake with Devin Setoguchi’s wristshot in OT. Check out the highlights here:

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Starting goaltender Antti Niemi was pulled from the game a few minutes into the second period and Antero Niittymaki was left to pick up the reigns for the rest of the game. Personally, I can’t fault Niemi for the Game 2 loss, as the entire team was playing really shitty in front of him, but he looked very shaky in Game 3. So this begs the question, will the Sharks continue with their starting goalie in Game 4, or will they keep Niittymaki in the net? I don’t think Niitty got enough playtime in before the playoffs started, but I liked the way the team played in front of him. They recognized that he hasn’t played in a while and stopped relying on their goalie to make the saves when they’re being lazy, like they sometimes had been with Niemi in net; there seemed to be more of a sense of urgency once Niittymaki came in. Hit up our poll below and tell us who you think San Jose will start between the pipes on Thursday, and tell us why in the comments section below!

GO SHARKS!

Champions.

This is why the San Francisco Giants are awesome. Peep this vid:

NHL: 2011 Playoff Predictions

2011 NHL Playoffs

Most of us here at Wrecked are avid sports fans. Mostly Hockey ’cause it’s the most bad-ass of all sports. Fuck Football. (Editor’s note: No, Sean, fuck you!) So with playoff excitement and booze running through our blood, here are our playoff brackets with our first round predictions. We’ll be analyzing our predictions after each round and see who still has a job here at Wrecked… cause if you’re wrong, you get fired. Rules are rules.

We also strongly encourage anyone willing to take on the Wrecked staff to post your own predictions in the comment section below. Half the fun of sports is talking shit, making wild predictions, and arguing about stats, so bring it on!

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AT&T Park Welcomes Back Its World Series Champions On Opening Day

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the Opening Day Game for the defending World Series Champions, our San Francisco Giants. The Giants had just gotten home from a road trip to SoCal, coming off a 1-2 series loss against the LA Dodgers and a 1-1 tie with the San Diego Padres (2-3 overall). The opening home game would be against the St. Louis Cardinals, who were 2-3 at the start of their season. The game could have gone either way, but no one could have expected the game to turn out like it did.

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MotorSport Sunday: Team POS Racing

 

POS Racing

Welcome again to Motorsport Sunday! Last week, we brought you the tale of Bill Caswell, a rally driver with an unstoppable passion for what he does. He won the recent LeMons race in the Bay Area. Well, he couldn’t have done it without the race team that brought him to the event and the $500 car he raced to the finish. I got the chance to speak to J. Farina (yes, he goes by his first initial) of team POS Racing about a number of important topics.

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San Jose Sharks: A Quick Comparison

San Jose Sharks WRECKED

With the 2010-2011 NHL regular season coming to a close, it’s time to put out a few comparisons, observations, and maybe a rant or two about our beloved San Jose Sharks.

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MotorSport Sundays: Inaugural Edition

Bill Caswell and a table full of money

Welcome to MotorSport Sundays! It’s a tradition I started a few months ago, but a tradition nonetheless. Basically, I spend the entire day sitting on my ass eating delicious food, drinking beer, and watch World Rally Championship, Formula 1, and anything rally related. (Think going really freakin’ fast on different terrains: mud, snow, gravel, asphalt, etc.)

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Brawl in Boston

Damn!! What a game! Boston Bruins beats the Montreal Canadiens 8-6 last night, here’s a clip where EVERYONE on the team fought at once, including the goalies Thomas & Price! They were running out of room in the penalty box! This is insane!