Author Archives: MattFromRI

Meet Keely Mullen…Enjoy Your Friday

AMAZING. Keely Mullen, you need to spend your efforts getting a job and paying for your student loans instead of demanding other people’s money. Don’t get me wrong, free college for everyone would be amazing, you know what else would be amazing? If I defecated ice cream.


Trailer Alert – My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

I can’t put into a blog how excited I am for my favorite Greek family (besides the people that sell my my Gyros down the street) to return to the big screen! When I was waiting for the trailer to start the only thing that was running through my head was: “This movie can be great, just like the original, but it NEEDS the original cast”. To my delight, there everyone was! Can’t wait for this movie to hit theaters, i’m so excited I may get blisters on my fingers from watching the trailer so many times. But it’s ok, i’ll just spray some Windex on it.


(Trailer found and brought to my attention by Lindy)

Is Stephen Curry the Planet’s Best Baller?

By Blaine K, Average Nobodies guest writer

The folks on ESPN’s Sportsnation program are no strangers to hyperbole, as dramatic assertions and over-the-top opinions are basically encouraged on the program. But when a recent segment included the question, “Are Stephen Curry and the Warriors even better this season?” it was hard not to take the topic seriously. As NBA fans are well aware, Curry won the league MVP en route to leading his team to a championship a season ago. The Warriors won 67 games and dominated the playoffs, and Stephen Curry – the 185 pound sharpshooter who was once so overlooked by big colleges that he wound up at Davidson – became the biggest story in basketball.

Even then, though, no one was questioning the status of LeBron James as the best basketball player on the planet. James has built a resume that is already almost unmatched in basketball history. He can basically play all five positions, and he’s capable of controlling a game like no one else can. Even in the finals against Curry’s Warriors, James was a major story, as he kept a Cavaliers team that was missing twounnamed all-stars (Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love) fighting, more or less by himself. In short, Curry was the MVP and a newly crowned champion, but James was still the king…. Right?

Well, suddenly I’m not so sure, and neither are the oddsmakers. Betfair’s sports betting section posted odds for the NBA MVP at the outset of this season, and despite lots of analysts picking players like Anthony Davis, James, and Kevin Durant for the honors, Stephen Curry had the best odds at 7/5. That’s actually pretty astounding. Curry broke shooting records in 2014-15, while Durant was hurt, Davis was still considered very young, and James was adjusting to a new team. Logically one would expect a lower output from Curry, and improvement from the others. And yet his performance was strong enough to make him a leading MVP candidate once again.

And so far this season, Curry hasn’t disappointed. In fact, he’s playing better than he ever has. Curry’s stats are simply out of this world, albeit in just a handful of games to start the season. He’s averaging over 35 points per game, shooting 57% from the field and 52% from three, and somehow he’s throwing in 5.8 assists per game. He continues to improve on defense (2.2 steals per game) and he’s already gotten the better of other great point guards like Ty Lawson, Mike Conley, and Chris Paul head-to-head. His Warriors are 5-0 as of November 6th, and show every sign of being a serious championship favorite yet again.

Meanwhile, the other MVP favorites have struggled in various ways. LeBron James is demonstrating a preference to rest himself a little bit given his insane mileage in recent seasons. Davis has been good, but appears to be feeling the pressure of having been anointed the next big thing in the league. Durant has been fairly spectacular, but will always have to share his statistics with Russell Westbrook. James Harden has played well but pales in comparison to Curry’s performance thus far.

And all of this just has to make you wonder: might Stephen Curry have sneakily usurped the position of world’s best basketball player? It still feels almost blasphemous to think of anyone but LeBron James taking that distinction, but we’ve gone a full calendar year now with Curry being the hardest player to guard and the biggest clutch force in the NBA. Perhaps it’s time to give the point guard his due.

Josh Groban Gets Me – Clarkson and Groban Duet of ‘All I Ask of You’

Unreal. Fucking unreal. I love Phantom so much, I love Josh Groban so much, I guess I like Kelly Clarkson now and ‘All I Ask of You’ is my favorite song from Phantom. Way to make comic book day even better, guys. Listen to this masterpiece, listen to it good. Andrew Lloyd Webber is clapping from his gold tower.


Processed and Red Meats Give you Cancer and Major Walking Dead Spoilers

The Average Nobodies talk about the World Health Organization’s new carcinogen designation, the newest Walking Dead episode and a Sonic opens in our home town.

Ep 17 – Processed Meats and Walking Dead Treats [Spoilers]

The Average Nobodies talk about the World Health Organization’s new carcinogen designation, the newest Walking Dead episode and a Sonic opens in our home town.

Ben Affleck isn’t Bruce Wayne? Superman v Batman Theory


Read the entire theory RIGHT HERE.

Ep 16 – Ben Affleck Isn’t Bruce Wayne?! (Batman v Superman Fan Theory)

Fan theories are exactly that, theories. But when one like this comes across my desk, I get excited. This may be the most sound fan theory for Batman v Superman out there. Read the entire piece, here.

That Noise you Hear? Adele’s Back, and Everyone is Crying

Adele has returned after a three year hiatus from music, and her first single off of her new album is fire. Did we expect anything less? Now leave me to my box of tissues and quarts of Ben and Jerrys.

Interesting comments on YouTube.


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