I hope you get a lot of candy and you enjoy it today, because today's Halloween! After you get your candy, grab a DVD of Hocus Pocus or The Nightmare Before Christmas and a blanket and bundle up. Either that or you can watch some of the scariest highlights in all of sports (Warning: All of these are NSFW or for the children).
Guess what? We're halfway through the NFL season! With the NFL season chugging along towards the playoffs, who stood out and what happened this week?
When Eminem dissed MGK with Killshot, it was one of the hardest diss tracks to ever drop. This brought back memories of past diss tracks, some being dropped by greats such as Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. Here are my rankings of the greatest diss tracks not including Killshot.
The rankings are coming out this week! Perhaps the most exciting thing to happen between this past Saturday and Wednesday regarding college football, we finally get to see who holds the cards in the playoff race.
Other Losers: USC, teams ranked between 20 and 25, Colorado
If you are a fan of men's college basketball, you probably know the traditional basketball college powers that be. You know about Kentucky and their army of one-and-dones. You know about Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk. You probably know about the next North Carolina Tar Heel to become a member of the Charlotte Hornets. You probably know about Tom Izzo. You probably hate Duke. But which of the non-traditional basketball teams has a legitimate shot at making the Final Four this season?
Photo courtesy of Tulane
Mario Golf broke ground on the Mario sports series, with games such as Mario Tennis and Mario Superstar Baseball following suit. Adding the Mario twist to sports that wouldn't appeal to young gamers otherwise made this series better.
The N64 version of Mario Golf was spectacular, with a wide range of characters to choose from along with the various modes you could play (including mini-golf). The Game Boy version seems like a more condensed version of the N64 game, coming without the numerous modes and characters. The terrain for the game is also not as detailed as its N64 brethren, with the course layouts being simplified for the Game Boy. That is not particularly a bad thing, as Game Boy players would not expect a detailed version of Torrey Pines on a 16-bit hardware system. Still, it would have been nice to see mini-golf mode be an option for the Game Boy version.
There are plenty of similarities between the Game Boy version and the N64 version. Much of the music and sound effects found in the N64 version are found in the Game Boy version and the shot mechanics are pretty much the same. You can also check out some of the best shots you've made in the Game Boy version as you can in the N64 version.
If you're looking for a game that you can take with you on the go and you're on a golf kick, pick up Mario Golf for the Game Boy. Just don't hit any other golfers with any shots while you're playing.
The NBA season is under full swing and there are plenty of storylines to go around. With plenty of headlines to go around from the offseason, the regular season offers more news to the mix. What are the big storylines heading into the season?
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The NFL playoff field is starting to take a bit of structure. Which teams are starting to build a bit of a sweat?
Another one of college football's titans went down in a week without many upsets. Who benefited from the fall of one of college football's mammoths?
Other Losers: North Carolina State, Pac-12, Central Florida's future opponents
On Friday, the Florida Panthers defeated the Washington Capitals in a shootout, 6-5. This win doesn't mean much on the surface, except for the fact that Florida's win leaves the Detroit Red Wings as the only winless team in the NHL. Sitting at 0-5-2 and dead-last in the Atlantic Division, the Red Wings are already on the fast track to getting the No. 1 draft pick in next season's NHL Draft (#LoseForHughes).
Some Red Wing fans are completely on board with losing, as it signals the dire need for a rebuild. Aging, vestigial players such as Jonathan Ericsson, Frans Nielsen, and Nikolas Kronwall occupy the current roster, armed with hefty contracts and deals. Stars who were supposed to bigger such as Darren Helm haven't been around. The Red Wings have allowed the most goals per game in the NHL with 4.6 goals allowed. They also aren't scoring as much, ranking 27th in goals scored per game (2.1). However, the organization, namely Ken Holland, has been steadfast on trying to compete, not putting much effort into the rebuilding process.
On the plus side, the power play has been okay, ranking 15th in the NHL (22.7 %). The Wings are also killing off penalties well, ranking seventh in the NHL in penalty killing (82.1%). Still, the situation in the Motor City seems dire for a franchise that has seen one of the longest playoff streaks suddenly come to an end. The fall from grace from when they barely lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Semifinals in 2013 seems astronomical. There is some good news as Steve Yzerman is stepping down from a successful stint in Tampa Bay to work in an advisory role in the organization. Maybe he can turn the Red Wings' fortunes around?
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