Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sorry My Brethern: Tips for Ladies to "Entertain Themsleves" While Doing Things That Their Men Love"

So, a few weeks ago, I gave my guys some ways to "entertain themselves" while doing things with their girlfriends that they like to do. I would like to think it was a hit! Those who read it, especially females, loved it. In fact, FemFM radio host, Jerrel Phillips, thought it was actually pretty funny. So funny that she invited me to co-host the "Battle of the Sexes" episode of her show!

But, I made a promise that I would turn the tables, and I plan on doing that now. So ladies, here are some tips to "keep yourself entertained" when you are doing things your guy enjoys.

Let's start off at the living room couch. In this situation, he is tuned into some program in the wide world of sports. Now, I will agree that not all women dislike sports. Which is great! But for those of you who could care less who just scored that last touchdown, here's some helpers.

 Root against his team. Nothing will draw more emotion out of him than rooting against the team he holds near and dear. The key to making this tip work is to go all out with it. You cannot be soft. This means that you've got to do a bit of screaming, arguing, and a lot of clapping. A little teasing does not hurt either. This is especially effective in rivalry,playoff, and big games in general. If you know his favorite player (just check his closet for jerseys and, or, t-shirts) be sure to put extra effort and emphasis (Alliteration! Dr. Branam will be so proud when she sees this!) into railing on this particular person!

If your guy is like me, he will have a few fantasy sports teams. Fantasy is basically being the owner/general manager of your own fake sports team (usually online). For this tip, ladies, I want you to join his fantasy league. In order to make this tip work to its fullest, you have to have a little dedication. Keep up with your team. Make sure that your roster is the best it can be. Buy the fantasy magazine guides, look up player stats online, whatever you have to do, do it. The ultimate payoff for this tip will happen (if you do it right) when your team and his team go head to head, and your team wins! Not only will he be in disbelief, but you will have something to brag about to all of his buds. But, for his sake, don't rub it in too hard ;). If your team is good enough throughout the season, you could even make some money out of it! This tip works for my ladies that like sports and those who don't like them as well!

Not every guy is into spots. Some of us are video game guys. We enjoy the feeling that comes from winning a Free for All in Call of Duty or completing a mission in Assasin's Creed. Here are two ways to "enjoy yourself" when he's gaming.

Method 1- Instead of asking him to get off of it, let him play. During his playtime, ask bout each butto press, combo, move, basically anything he does in the game. If he starts to get annoyed, just tell him that you aren't a gamer, and that you are just curious! Do this with each game he plays. Just remember, you are letting him play, so he can't complain that you won't let him do things he enjoys.  As you may be able to infer, this tip works well with the sports situation too.

Method 2- This is more for those of you ladies who enjoy gaming. But even if you do not, this tip will work. If he's playing a multiplayer game, pickup a controller and play with him. You want to make it appear that you  are just sharing the experience with him. Your main goal, much like the fantasy football tip, is to get to a point where you can kick his butt on a consistent basis. Trust me, nothing drives us guys more crazy than losing at something (read as anything) we are doing.

Here is something you can do when you are getting ready to go somewhere he wants to go, but you aren't too fond it. Before you go, you have to get dressed right? Well, you need to know, before you put anything on, how he thinks you look in it. So, instead of showing him two outfits to compare, act like you're in Paris, and make it a fashion show!! Parade each and every outfit and random combination of clothing you have! This will be fun for you as you can channel your inner Tyra Banks and be a model for a hour! Once you settle on the outfit, if you are feeling up to it, do the same thing with your accessories. But, as a warning, at this point, he will pretty much say "Whatever, I don't care anymore, just put something on and let's go!" Once this statement is uttered, you know you've done your job!

Well ladies, I think I've done my job well here. Hopefully this makes up for the tips I gave the guys on how they could enjoy themselves when they were out and about with you! If I missed anything please tell me! I love feedback! Also Stay Strong Boston!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Part Dos

Here is Part 2 of the 2013 NFl Mock Draft (picks 6-10) as done by my awesome sports writers on The Bottom Line!

Cleveland Browns

Chris- QB Matt Barkley
Southern California
6-3 227 lbs

For the Cleveland Browns, Brandon Weeden, Thad Lewis, and Colt McCoy just have not performed well as their quarterback. The Browns have definitely struggled to put together a successful season in the last ten years. In fact, Rob Chudzinski will be the seventh head coach the team has had in the past fifteen years so the issue comes from more than just the QB position. To some, Matt Barkley seems to be a better and safer pick for a quarterback than Geno Smith. Matt Barkley’s pedigree, being a high school All-American, and fitting well in a pro-style offense could make him a perfect fit for any team.

Brad-CB Dee Milliner
5-11 201 lbs

The Cleveland Browns select Alabama CB Dee Milliner with the sixth pick. The Browns have looked to improve their front seven with the signings of DEs Paul Kruger and Quentin Groves. Milliner could provide help opposite CB Joe Haden.

Antonio- CB Dee Milliner  
5-11 201 lbs


Chris-OG Jonathan Cooper
North Carolina
6-2   311 lbs

Brad-OT Lane Johnson
6-6 306 lbs

The Arizona Cardinals select OT Lane Johnson from Oklahoma. The Cardinals surrendered the most sacks in the league in 2012 (58) and need to provide their QB with better protection. With Fisher and Joeckel off the board, Lane Johnson is the top remaining OT.

Antonio-DE Ezekiel Ansah
6-5 271

 Buffalo Bills


Chris- QB Geno Smith
West Virginia
6-3 208lbs

Brad-WR Tavon Austin
West Virginia
5-9 174 lbs

The Buffalo Bills select WVU WR Tavon Austin. New acquisition Kevin Kolb can be a starting QB if given sufficient support. Tavon Austin is an ideal fit for the Bill’s spread offense. He could give Kolb a speedy complement to WR Steve Johnson.

Antonio-WR Tavon Austin
West Virginia
5-9 174 lbs

With 572 all-purpose yards, including a school record 344 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the Oklahoma Sooners, Austin seems to be one of the best playmakers in this draft. Austin was also clocked running a 4.34 official time in the 40-yard dash at the Draft Combine.

New York Jets

Chris- DE Ezekiel Ansah
6-5 271 lbs

Brad- NT Star Lotulelei
6-3 320 lbs

The New york Jets select Utah NT Star Lotulelei. Defensive minded head coach Rex  Ryan’s units have not given up much to opposing running backs in years past. This year, the Jets are hooping to better than the 26th ranked rushing defense they were in 2012. Lotulelei could be a piece that makes the run defense stout again.

Antonio- NT Star Lotulelei
6-3   320 lbs

With five sacks from the Nose Tackle position, Lotulelei has raised eyebrows from many scouts. He is a force against the run as well as the pass. Loulelei helped the Utes to be the 22nd rushing defense in all of Division 1-A. He even had four swats last season.

 Tennessee Titans


Chris- ILB Manti Te’o
Notre Dame
6-1 248 lbs
 Brad- OG Chance Warmack
6-2 317 lbs

The Tennessee Titans select Alabama OG Chance Warmack. The Titans could benefit from some help on the inside of their 0-line and Warmack could be the right addition. The Alabama product plows through defenses and paves holes in the run game. Fellow Alabam draft prospect Eddie Lacy ran for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns behind Warmack and the rest of the ‘Bama line.

Antonio- S Kenny Vaccaro
6-0 214 lbs

Safety Kenny Vaccaro has done a great job to impress scouts. has given him a grade of 93. With few long passes allowed, the Texas Longhorns had a very formidable pass defense (second in the Big 12 conference). Vaccaro had two interceptions and 91 tackles in his senior season.

Be sure to watch the NFL Draft tomorrow and this weekend on ESPN or the NFL Network!