Sunday, February 26, 2012

All Star Weekends Need to Go

All Star Weekends are completely useless. With the multiple platforms available to view NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB games we are able to watch our favorite teams and stars any time we want. I can watch the Bulls on my TV with NBA League Pass while watching Lin on my laptop. NFL Sunday Ticket makes it where I can have a multi window option watching multiple games at once. MLB Extra Innings and NHL Center Ice allow me to watch more sports than I could possibly ever watch. If a hot new player emerges, I can track him.

We also have Sportscenter to show us the highlights of players to get on our radar. Sportscenter does a great job of showing the best plays of game without me having to sit through the whole game. And as soon as Sportscenter puts it on, it becomes viral on youtube.

All Star games were a necessity back in the early days of the big four sports because fans were unable to follow their favorite stars and teams. If you were in L.A. and a Yankees fan, you only got to see the box score and if you were lucky, a nationally broadcast game before the World Series. And interleague match-ups were unheard of for the MLB and NFL. Now they happen throughout the season in the NFL and starting next year, will happen the entire season in MLB. We can see Ichiro take on the Phillies. We can see Albert Pujols take on his old team. We are in the golden age of sports!

However, the performances in All Star Games is anything but golden. The NFL Pro Bowl was a complete joke. The defenses were only on the field for show. Their effort was an embarrassment and allowed for more offense than you'd normally see in an NFL game. The NHL All Star Game continually ends up with scores of 12-10 and even higher because defense isn't played. It's also the same in the NBA All Star Game where everyone competes to have the craziest dunk or biggest show off moment. The only All Star Game that matters right now is the MLB All Star Game and that's because it ended in a tie back in 2002. The brilliant solution: Make the winning league have home field advantage in the World Series. That is a hugely convoluted idea that makes the regular season record useless. A 100 win, division winning AL team could lose out on home field advantage to an 89 win NL wild card team. Where is the sense in that?

The All Star Game was needed back in the day. Take it away and give us more regular season match-ups.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CM Punk and Chris Brown

I am an unabashed fan of the WWE. I have enjoyed watching them for nearly over 4 decades now. (1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s) and have never been more enamored with a wrestler than I have become with C.M. Punk. C.M. Punk has always preached the values of his straight edge lifestyle whether he was was a face (good guy) or heel (bad guy). He cuts amazing promos and is a great technical wrestler as well. His twitter account is often hilarious and very sarcastic. Punk has never had a run in with the law since he has been in the public eye with Ring of Honor Wrestling back in 2002.

Chris Brown is a popular R&B singer that rose to fame with his dancing and singing routines that reminded many of a young Michael Jackson. His career was on a great path until the police report came out about his beating of Rihanna on March 5th, 2009. The despicable act occurred on February 8th, 2009.  Chris Brown viciously beat Rihanna so badly that she had to be out of the public eye for several weeks while she recovered including missing a scheduled Grammy Performance. This is what she looked like after the beating: and her mouth looked like this: Brown later went on to plea out the assault and only had to do community service for his actions. Brown recently won a grammy and tweeted out this to the world: Clearly a man that has felt he repented for his actions.

I tell you all of this to give you background to the lives of these two men. After he had completed his Elimination Chamber match this past Sunday in Milwaukee, he tweeted this:!/CMPunk/status/171472880419344384 to which Chris Brown tweeted this: Brown later deleted this tweet from his account after he had it pointed out to him that Punk doesn't use "roids." Punk followed up with this video!/CMPunk/status/172123298673606657 and has been on all the major entertainment websites and tv shows.

My respect for Punk has grown immensely after this event. Domestic violence is a huge issue in professional wrestling and has in part been fueled by the drug use and prescription pill abuse. To see a wrestler of Punk's status tackle this issue with great passion is amazing. I have acquired a passion for this issue because of Lila, my wife. Lila and my mother-in-law both work for a domestic violence organization in Walker County that started 1985. It is a very emotionally draining line of work that can be very frustrating but also very rewarding. It takes a very special type of person to work in this field. My mother-in-law has worked in it for 25 years and has seen hundreds of women come through the shelter. These shelters change women's lives and help them to get out of dangerous and potentially fatal situations.

To learn more about the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violent please visit

While you may not be a fan of professional wrestling, everyone should be behind C.M. Punk and his calling out of Chris Brown.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thoughts from After the Show

Interesting talk today on JOX GameDay OverTime. It always amazes me how SEC Football talk will always stir up the calls.

Looking at Alabama's schedule for the upcoming year, they really have a great shot at finishing with another 10 win regular season. That would be Saban's 4th 10 win regular season at Bama and 5th 10 win season overall. This is truly a great time for Alabama fans and the best era of Alabama Football since the Bryant era. If Alabama's defense comes along the way fans are hoping it will, they should be able to contest for their third BCS Title under Saban.

Auburn will need their defense to improve to have a shot at winning the SEC. It should be an improvement this year but saying that isn't really a far stretch. Auburn finished 81st overall in Total Defense last year which was only ahead of 90th ranked Ole Miss for SEC Defenses. Auburn will also have to develop a new quarterback this year that will be a season long starter. While Clint Moseley and Kiehl Frazier have the experience, Freshman Zeke Pike could possibly when the job.

The state of Alabama should have another fun football season ahead.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Welcome to the new blog, The David Sears Experience!

My name is David Sears and I work in the radio industry for two awesome stations in the Birmingham Market. The first station is WAPI 100.5 FM which is primarily a newstalk station. I am the producer for the morning show, The Matt Murphy Show. The second station I work for is WJOX 94.5. I am the co-host of JOX GameDay OverTime with John Saberre and Ryan McLaughlin.

I foresee this blog as being an outlet for my thoughts on sports, comics, politics, and life in general. I am looking forward to having interaction with our fans and people.

I hope you enjoy the journey that will be, The David Sears Experience!