Mortal Lock of the Week

imageWe have a problem in the @hardnosports family, apparently @hardnogritty thinks you can just pick winners when picking the mortal lock of the week. I thought it went without saying that we  were picking against the spread in these games, not picking winners. Men pick against the spread, boys pick winners. Gritty apparently is a boy.

To prove a point I am going to pick Gonzaga right now, without knowing who they will play in the first round, and will take the points if I can get them, or give them if necessary.

Why Gonzaga? Their backcourt took awhile to to come around this year, and they took some losses earlier in the year that they shouldn’t have, but now they are firing on all cylinders and still have the most dangerous front court in the tourney. Zags are criminally underrated, and will have a seed way too low because the stupid RPI.

The penalties for @hardnogritty will be severe


Mortal Lock – Week 1

So it begins. No punishment has been decided on yet but that won’t matter. This is a mortal lock for a reason. You get punished only when you’re wrong. And no one should ever be wrong with their mortal lock.

This week’s mortal lock  was an easy choice. In spite of being on their 2nd day of a back-to-back, the Golden State Warriors are literally unstoppable at home. They haven’t lost a game at  home all year and I’ll be damned if they lose at home to the lowly Phoenix Suns who have two interior 7-footers in their starting lineup these days. Two big dudes trying to chase Steph Curry and Klay Thompson around on pick and rolls. Sign me up.

The Suns are bad. The Warriors are historically good. Mortal lock it in.

– Gritty 

Question of the Day: Where will Johnny Manziel Play Next?

jfootballlWhere will Johnny Football be playing next?

The inevitable happened today, and the Browns released Johnny Manziel. Was there ever a worse marriage than the Browns and Johnny? Johnny’s actions have certainly seemed to be those of someone who wanted to get the fuck out of Cleveland, but where does that leave him?



Is Jerry Jones, actually crazy enough to roll the dice on Johnny Manziel? The upside of this is Tony Romo will get hurt, so we would get to see Johnny, but the downside is Johnny and Dallas seems like a ticking time bomb.

The Las Vegas Raiders

johnny-manziel-blackjackMark Davis wants to move the Raiders to Las Vegas and there could not possibly be a better franchise quarterback of the new Las Vegas Football team than Johnny Manziel. He could hit the crap tables all week, then go out on Sunday run around and makes plays. It’s the opposite of Johnny and Cleveland, it’s a match made in heaven.


index.pngThis is probably my favorite option, only because I would get to see @HardNoGritty root for him to fail every week of the CFL season, just so he could pull up his spreadsheet and add Johnny to his list of Heisman winners and ex-NFL players who have failed in the CFL. Also, note to all the CFL teams out there if you sign Johnny I will actually come to a game, and this is a guy prides himself on never having been to a CFL, game. You get Johnny and I will come, Johnny running around in the wide open, can’t tackle CFL would be electric. Break the bank BC Lions, go get Money Manziel, hell if the Lions sign him, I may actually buy season tickets. But let’s be honest Johnny doesn’t belong in the CFL, the guy is a star, and the CFL, is not where stars go.

Playing Blackjack with Scott Disick in Vegas filming his reality TV Show


This has to be the outcome right? Johnny’s exploits off the field have far outgrown his exploits on it, and that has been the case from almost day 1. His Heisman season at Texas A&M, seems so long ago. It might be time just to ditch Football which gets in the way of his partying, jet setting lifestyle and become the reality TV star he is destined to become.

So once, again I ask where will Johnny Football be playing next?