Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Would 100% Binge Read All Of These Fake Middle Aged Harry Potter Books








These books are literally perfect. You know there has to have been times when Ginny's been getting on his case and Harry starts craving that sweet and sour sauce. So he logs on to FB and starts stalking Cho Chang. Just like you know Harry has bottled up resentment for not being able to pursue a professional quidditch career. My man dominated the game for six* whole seasons, but was forced put down the stick and save the world. That would be like LeBron hanging it up to negotiate peace talks after his first stint in Cleveland. That type of pent up fury could kill a man.

P.S. The "Harry Potter and The Wingardium Leviosa Spell That Lasted More Than 4 Hours" is laugh out loud funny. 

*I'm not sure if HP played the year he participated in the Triwizard Tournament 


2 Man Weave Podcast #4 with Miggs



In the latest edition of The 2 Man Weave Podcast, Miggs and I talk about millennial struggles,  the inevitable college tuition bubble and chasing your dreams. We also preview the New York Jets upcoming season and recap this summer's blockbuster movies (or lack thereof). 

@danye33 / @NickMiggs

Want to hear your question answered on-air? Fire an e-mail to dan.chiavetta@gmail.com. No topic is off limits. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

2 Man Weave Podcast #3 with Gary McClune and Keytwitty



In the latest edition of The 2 Man Weave Podcast, Gary, Twitty and I break down the fast food hierarchy, Malaysian Airlines, selfies and new hip-hop artists to keep an eye on. We also take an in-depth look at the cringe-worthy spin-off show "Girl Meets World," and try to make sense of the T.I./Floyd Mayweather beef. 

@danye33 / @Keytwitty / @LeBronaldReagan


Want to hear your question answered on-air? Fire an e-mail to dan.chiavetta@gmail.com. No topic is off limits. 


Friday, July 18, 2014

2 Man Weave Podcast #2 with Kevin Voelkel



In the latest edition of The 2 Man Weave Podcast, guest Kevin Voelkel and I discuss what's buzzing in the DC sports scene, the seemingly inevitable Wiggins for Love trade, an up for grabs Eastern Conference and the dysfunctional Lakers. We also dive deep into "The Leftovers," so if you're not caught up with HBO's post-rapture dystopia, stop listening at around the 14 minute mark. 

@dany33 / @KdotVdot 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What Would Ja Do?


Do you ever find yourself confused, alone and unsure of what Ja Rule song would best suit your mood? If so, you're in luck! Thanks to a new website called Please Help Me Ja Rule, you'll never find yourself feeling that way again.

The site allows you to choose from one of five various levels of "How thug are you feeling?", ranging from "Like Ja Rule in 2001 (Pain Is Love era)" to "Why would I want to be a thug?". It then asks you "How emotional are you feeling?", with responses like "Crying R. Kelly tears of joy" and "My girl left me and I'm tryna listen to Jaheim."

Once your selections have been made, you click a PLEASE HELP ME JA RULE button and voila- a Ja Rule video pops up to get the party started!

***FULL DISCLOSURE***

If you're feeling more thug than 50 Cent at a candy shop, but also feel like serenading your baby mamma, you're gonna end up with "Between Me And You."



-fresh (@danye33)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Check Out Episode #1 Of The 2 Man Weave Podcast!



After years of toying with the idea but coming up with every excuse in the book to put it off ("My computer is slower than Eddy Curry," "I have no idea how to do this" etc.) Gary and I finally decided to get down to business and dip our toes in the podcasting game. We've spent multiple hours a week for the better part of the past four years talking on the phone about sports, and now it's time to get our opinions out there to the masses.

I hosted a radio show in college and he hosted a semi-popular podcast back in 2010, so this isn't entirely new to us. But there's for sure going to be some kinks and growing pains as we work to perfect our craft and put out the best podcast possible for our readers (and hopefully now listeners!).

In episode #1 we break down our favorite types of fantasy football leagues to play in, go over a barrage of "Who would you rather (draft)?", talk about which sleeper quarterbacks have a shot at finishing up this season in the top 5 and the time I tried out to play Urkel's son on Family Matters.



We're both very excited to see where this new project takes us. The possibilities are endless, and I speak for myself when I say the ideal end game here is to someday get the audio from our podcasts available for download on iTunes.

Any and all feedback will be greatly appreciated, so please write in (dan.chiavetta@gmail.com) or tweet us (@danye33 / @LeBronaldReagan) with any comments, ideas or questions that you would like answered on air!



-fresh

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Allen Iverson's Top 100 Crossovers



I just spent the past 15 minutes watching this incredible mixtape, and even though I should be happy because it's bringing back great memories, I can't help but get genuinely bummed out with how A.I.'s career played out. I know that despite Tim Duncan's best effort father time remains undefeated, but Iverson was gone way too soon. Ray Ray, Kobe and Nash are still kicking (or in some cases, limping) from that epic '96 draft class, yet the last time The Answer laced it up on an NBA court LeBron was still in Cleveland.

Iverson transcended the game for better and worse, on and off the court, and it's important that compilations like this exist to show the next generation that he was much more than an elite scorer who once made it to the Finals with Eric Snow as his backcourt mate. Instead that he was one of the most fearless, big time players the league has ever seen. It didn't matter if it was Gary Payton or Michael Jordan guarding him, they weren't staying in front once he got to crossing.

And that step back though... good lawd.



-fresh (@danye33)

Say It Ain't So! Crumbs Bakery Is No More


The nation's largest specialty cupcake chain is calling it quits. The New York-based company told employees it would be shutting down all of its stores at the end of the business day on Monday. 

Founded in 2003 on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the bakery offered dozens of varieties of gourmet baked goods. It was at the forefront of the cup cake boom of the late 2000's and eventually expanded more than 60 locations across the country. 

But things turned stale last week, when NASDAQ suspended the trading of Crumbs shares, claiming the company failed to meet benchmarks for a market cap or annual net profit, or that the company no longer had at least $2.5 million in shareholder equity.

And just like that my dreams of one day devouring their majestic, "colossal" cupcake went up in sprinkles.


I can't prove it, but I'm 96% sure that the cupcake ATM is somehow behind this.. 

-fresh (@danye33)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tight End Could Be A Huge Issue For New England In 2014 (SPONSORED POST)


Just a couple of seasons ago, the New England Patriots looks like they could possibly become possibly the best team ever when it comes to the use of the tight end. They were revolutionizing the NFL by using Aaron Hernandez Rob Gronkowski as oversized receivers that created matchup problems. Fast forward to 2014, and the tight end position might be one of New England's weakest spots on the roster. It is something they are hoping to get sorted out in the final few days before the regular season begins.

People in fantasy football have high expectations for Gronkowski, but he is coming off yet another injury plagued year in 2013. He is promising that he will be able to stay healthy enough to play the entire 2014 campaign, but he simply has been unable to settling just yet.

Aaron Hernandez is obviously long gone due to his arrest, but they do feel like they have somewhat of a replacement now that they have acquired Tim Wright from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is a guy who can get open in tight spaces and create offense for the team in general. He is going to get some playing time this year, especially if injuries continue to be a major theme.

The other tight end New England is counting on is Michael Hoomanawanui. He has been unable to develop much of a relationship with Tom Brady up to this point, simply because he has been unable to stay healthy and on the field. That seems to be a common theme for tight ends on the New England Patriots, but at some point things have to start looking up.

With the window closing for Brady, New England is under a little bit of pressure to get everything sorted out. They are hoping that they are able to have success in the passing game. Health is going to play a huge role in whether or not they are able to reach their full potential in 2014.

- Fan Duel