a best of list by La Kifo
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The list to make all other lists jealous is here. Just a few scrolls below, find you will a list of the best 2016 gave me in sports. Notice we are focusing on the positive aspects of the past year. Many of you may know, the shear mass amounts of awful, overused 2016 jokes, memes, or whatever you want to call it. There were, are, and will be too many to create more.
A couple of rules:
To understand this category you might need to know how to read. The best fight cards of the year. The best fight cards, are not the most hyped/talked about but the cards that actually delivered some awesome fights, from the preliminaries to the main event.
*If the Main event sucked, then it probably won't make it on the list.
1. UFC 205:
2. UFC 199:
3. UFC 196:
4. UFC 202:
5. UFC 207:
When breaking this down, it was between two teams. The Patriots and the Red Sox. The Bruins did not make the playoffs, the Celtics season just started so technically last season is what counts for 2016 and they got rocked in the first round of the playoffs without winning the division or being a top seed. The Patriots got to the AFC championship but lost in embarrassing fashion to the Denver Broncos. The Red Sox had their best regular season in a long time. Mookie Betts, David Ortiz, Rick Porcello, and Hanley Ramirez all had stellar seasons that won them the American League East title. However, they did lose in the division series.
I could go the easy way and give it to the best team Boston has had for past 17 years or I could give it up to a team that has pulled themselves out of the gutter. Hard choice, but the Best Boston Team of 2016 was the Boston Red Sox.
Before I get some less than encouraging feed back on this one, understand Ortiz last season has no overwhelming effect on my decision. The real swaying factors were how bad the Red Sox have been recently, how young the team is, and wishful thinking that if I give them this, Dave Dombrowski will stop selling away our farm system for pennies on the dollar.
So I had quite a few candidates for this one here, but I doubt it will be that hard to pick. Here are the candidates, David Ortiz retiring from professional baseball, Ronda Rouseys return, Chicago Cubs win the World Series, Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA championship, Conor McGregor 2 division champion, watching Peyton Manning play his final season.
Contradicting what I said earlier, this choice is hard as funk. The last second addition of watching Peyton Manning embarrass himself is really throwing a wrench made for a monkey into the situation. I can think of this two different ways. What was objectively the best moment in sports? or Fuck objectivity, fuck what the consensus of the people is, the people are the ones posting youtubes trying to tell me to harness and act on my emotions. Fuck you, I will chose this category by myself and I will swallow down every last feeling my above chest area provides me. How fucking dare you try and tell me that I should reflect and contimplate my emotions and beleifs. I will proudly walk the roads, paved or not, ignoring my problems and fighting any emotion that dare even think of escaping the depths of my unconcious mind.
That being said, watching Peyton Manning do some of the worst things we've ever seen at the quarterback position was nothing less than magical and mesmerizing. It was like all my hopes and dreams had come true. SANTA IS REAL PEOPLE. HE'S REAL. Or god, one of those bros had my back on this one. They brought the weak, the poor, the unathletic, the post steriod body of Peyton Manning to my eyes and made him play one more season of football.
HAHA, I guess technically this shouldn't really count as a 2016 moment since it happened in 2015 but I don't give a shits. Any moment to take a shot at Peyton Manning is a moment I will take.
I'm sorry I don't have takes on the Cubs winning the World Series except that I don't know how everyone else feels but I don't think the Cubs winning the World Series is that great of an accomplishment considering you could and would confuse their payrole with the New York Yankees. All that Cubs team had was a bunch of overpaid snitches. Jon Lester, overpaid. Anthony Rizzo, overpaid. Jason Heyward, a ring chaser but surprisingly he has a good deal. Kris Bryant, totally overpaid. David Ross, overpaid. John Madden, overpaid. Madden, the video game franchise is over priced. Theo Epstien, the largest overpayment of all.
I guess I should apologize for lack of Cavs takes as well. The one thing I can say about the Cavs, the NBA, and LeBron is we should have given LeBron a couple rings awhile ago. If you are living a life outside of sports, you probably don't know that every NBA game, especially the playoffs are rigged. Okay? What does that have to do with anything? Well, my point is: I hate LeBron, he is the worst at everything besides making money and playing basketball. But, it could have been different for Lebron and I. Early in his career, not so much in the latter part of his career, all you would see is his bitch face crying about how Delonte West fucked his mom and how he can't win a ring. He was all over ESPN, 24/7, crying about his mom getting fucked by Delonte and his lack of rings compared to Jordan. So, maybe we give Bron a ring or two, early in his career. That way we don't have to subject ourselves to the insisent crying of a young LeBron. Boom, if that happens, I don't hate him. If I don't hate him then either four or four million people also don't hate him.
Here you are, your winners for Best of 2016, Sports Categories.
We have more categories coming out ranging from candidates competing for the title of Best Song I heard in 2016 to Month of my Best Shits. The next edition will hit blogs tomorrow, have a good night and good start to your New Year.
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