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Which Nationality is Portrayed as the Most Bad Ass in Hollywood?

As I was watching Atomic Blonde, I came to the realization that Russians are completely bad ass people (at least as they are portrayed in Hollywood). This raised a question, if aliens landed on Earth and we showed them only action movies, what nationality would they fear the most? For each one I chose a few movies or actors that represent their bad ass-ness the best, lets meet the contestants: Russia, Italy, America, Mexico, Germany, Albania, Japan, and China. Time to decide.

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2018 World Cup Wrap Up

The 2018 World Cup will be one that we remember for a long time, or at least until the 2022 Cup kicks off in Qatar. The 2018 Cup was a great tournament though, it had a little bit of everything from break through individual performances to tournament favorites falling early (looking at you Germany, Spain, and Argentina) to incredible goals and everything else in between. I asked James to come back and help me break it down into a few categories: best match, best hair, best goal celebration, best moment, best flop, best goal, and best player. 

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2018 NBA Mock Draft

The 2018 NBA Draft is Thursday, June 21st and I thought that having a mock draft would be fun to do. James is back to draft with me, we alternated picks and since he was the guest I gave him the #1 overall pick. Of course we cannot predict the future and I can almost guarantee we will see a trade or two with teams moving up and down the draft board. We picked who we thought the team would pick and the player that would fit best for that organization. You can find hundreds and hundreds of mock drafts so I decided to add a little wrinkle to it, I also ranked each guy's hair style game…

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Big Willie Style: Actor vs Musician

There is a list of movies at my house that my youngest sister has not seen yet like Caddyshack, Animal House, and The Departed, just to name a few. Every few weeks we try to get together and knock a few off that list. Well this past weekend she came over and we watched I Am Legend. A great movie starring one of Hollywood's biggest stars, Will Smith. As we were watching Will survive in a post-apocalyptic New York it got me thinking, who is better Will Smith the actor or Will Smith the musician aka The Fresh Prince?…

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The Worst Villains to Battle our Favorite Action Stars

I know everyone has been asking, "when is the next Going Off Topic piece coming out?" Well your in luck people today is that day and this piece is going to be followed by a few more! Everyone loves a good action movie and the actors who play in them so it got me thinking, who are some of their best villains? So I did a lot of research, I looked at 14 of the biggest action movie stars and every movie they starred in to get the ultimate list of villains and adversaries they have battled. It took a lot of time but the first piece is finally ready to go! Let's get to it and enjoy all of these awesome movies.

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The Ultimate Guide to 3 Point Celebrations

There are multiple three point celebrations in basketball but which ones are the best? Lucky for you I did the research and all you have to do is read this post; welcome to the ultimate guide to the three point celebration! Each celebration was put to the test using these metrics: the level of disrespect the celebration shows, the creativeness of the celebration, how often the celebration has been imitated, and the difficulty of the celebration. I did a little work to try and find out who started the celebration as well which was pretty fun…

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The Hidden and Not So Hidden Awesome Stuff to do in St. Louis

It has been a little while since I wrote the last piece, between March Madness and my laptop going out I hope you will cut me some slack. However since I have been absent from writing I have been doing some pretty awesome stuff, the Anything But Credible guys had me back on for a new episode you can check out and make sure to check out their new website to! I have also had the chance to do some pretty cool stuff around STL that gave me the idea for this topic. With the weather about to change this is the time where STL comes alive with a ton of awesome stuff to do, from street festivals to concerts to Cardinals games I am going to give a look at some of the cool attractions the city has to offer.

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Evolution of Hip-Hop

After watching the Grammys a few weeks ago I started thinking about this topic and it is finally ready to go. It is going to be a two part piece, the first one will look at the evolution of hip-hop and the second will go over how hip-hop has never gotten the recognition it deserves. The evolution piece will be broken down by decades looking at the main influencers of the time and the main happenings of each year. It's an abbreviated look at hip-hop history, hip-hop is one of the most influential music genres, influencing fashion, graffiti, politics, and dancing styles….

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Who Are the Top Coaches in the NBA?

When you think of the top three NBA coaches who comes to your mind? Gregg Popovich, Brad Stevens, and Steve Kerr are some of the names most people think of. All three of these guys have proven for years why they are great and why they get mentioned in this group. Of course, I like these guys but I also think there are two other coaches who are close behind and one who belongs in the top three. Before I get to them, let's take a little closer look at Pop, Stevens, and Kerr and how they got their start and what makes them so special on the sidelines.

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Alex Smith Trade and Where the Chiefs Go From Here

James is back to share his thoughts on the Chiefs trading away Alex Smith. I became a Chiefs fan while in college and then when the Rams left St. Louis (kick rocks Kroenke and Goodell) James has been a lifelong Chiefs fan. You will see his in depth analysis in the first few paragraphs and mine will follow. 

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The Fun Side of Betting on the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events of the year both on the field and off. It is also one of the biggest events for gambling both legally and illegally. Last year in Vegas there was $138.5 million bet just in Vegas Sportsbooks and Vegas made over $10 million. The total bet last year on Super Bowl 51 was estimated to be over $4 billion which equals out to around 95% of bets being illegal (can we please just make gambling legal already).….

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Is LeBron an Android? What TV Character is Comparable to his Career?

LeBron James just became the 7th and youngest NBA player to surpass 30,000 points for his career; he is one of the most polarizing celebrities ever. Ask ten of your friends and I bet you get five who love him and five who hate him, there is no middle ground when talking about LeBron. This got me thinking just how incredible his career has been. I did some research and what I found blew me away. It also got me thinking, is LeBron even human or is he an android? If we were to compare him to a fictional character who would it possibly be?

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Reminiscing the 90s! Board Games

his week on Going Off Topic we are going back to the greatest decade, the 90s. I reached out to a few friends and family members who grew up during that time to cover a few categories: Music, Movies, TV Shows, Athletes, Toys, Stores, Video Games/Board Games and Crushes from the 90s….

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Reminiscing the 90s! Athletes and Crushes

This week on Going Off Topic we are going back to the greatest decade, the 90s. I reached out to a few friends and family members who grew up during that time to cover a few categories: Music, Movies, TV Shows, Athletes, Toys, Stores, Video Games/Board Games and Crushes from the 90s….

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Reminiscing the 90s! Stores

This week on Going Off Topic we are going back to the greatest decade, the 90s. I reached out to a few friends and family members who grew up during that time to cover a few categories: Music, Movies, TV Shows, Athletes, Toys, Stores, Video Games/Board Games and Crushes from the 90s. I gave them the reins to discuss each topic whether that meant things they remember from each category, things they had or loved, things they didn’t have but wish they did…

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Underrated & Underused: Gary Harris

When you think of the top shooting guards in today's NBA, I'm sure you think of guys like Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, CJ McCollum, Demar DeRozan, Bradley Beal, and maybe Devin Booker, Avery Bradley, and Rodney Hood but I am here to tell you about a guy who is crashing that party, Gary Harris of the Denver Nuggets. Not only is he a top 6 shooting guard in the league but I will also argue that he is a top 50 player in the NBA.

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