What if?

What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won?

Joe MaddonWhat if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge?

What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs?

What if Tiger Woods never wins not only another major but another tournament?

What if the proposed John McEnroe-Serena Williams match takes place and the 56-year old McEnroe wins?

What if we all stopped shooting each other?

What if Jameis Winston turns out to be a really good quarterback?

What if “Creed,” the seventh film in Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” series, once again turns out to be one of the best sports movies made in years?

PhelpsWhat if LeBron James makes it to yet another NBA Finals… and loses?

What if Michael Phelps wins a few more gold medals in Rio?

What if the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl but are forced to start Michael Vick at quarterback?  And what if he wins?

What if they moved not one but two NFL teams to Los Angeles and again, nobody showed up?

What if college football players unionized for real?

26 thoughts on “What if?

  1. Top to bottom…
    His only chance would be if they both had to wear boxing gloves.
    There are more than one in there that used PEDs.
    Story of the decade.
    He’d embarrass her on the court.
    Probably the only thing on this list with no chance of happening,
    See above.
    Needs a dying dog… that’s box office gold.
    Sure thing.
    Definitely his kind of town.
    Vick doesn’t have four consecutive healthy quarters in him.
    The no shows are another sure thing.
    Union bosses would get richer. Other than that, no change.

  2. That is alot of what ifs? And the best thing about what ifs? They can go on forever. hahaha Good article of what ifs?

  3. Too funny, Han.

    Speaking of Jameis, a friend just sent me a picture of him in a Publix ad.

    Do you really think a 56 year old Johnny Mac could take down Serena in her prime? I’m not so sure I agree with you on that one.

    Oh, Kev and I are doing our head to head picks again this year and are going to need you for a week.

    I’m assuming you’re in?

  4. Well, I’m not sure what kind of shape J Mac is in, but if it’s decent shape, I’d bet on him.

    Oh yeah, count me in for a week of pitiful pigskin picks!

  5. okay chumpy, you asked…

    What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won?
    they won’t, she would, he’d still beat his wife

    What if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge?
    manfred would blame selig
    selig would blame giamatti
    giamatti would roll over slightly in his grave
    and then posthumously reinstate pete rose (as promised)

    What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs?
    steve bartmann would come out of witness protection

    What if Tiger Woods never wins not only another major but another tournament?
    what do you mean what if?
    he has yet to put four soild consecutive rounds together
    tbh, no one would care
    but if tiger were to be humble enough to call butch harmon…
    unfortunately he doesn’t possess that humility gear

    What if the proposed John McEnroe-Serena Williams match takes place and the 56-year old McEnroe wins?
    mac would have his hands full with an average women’s atp player, let alone (arguably) the best women’s player ever

    What if we all stopped shooting each other?
    we’d they’d find other methods

    What if Jameis Winston turns out to be a really good quarterback?
    he’d do something stupid/unlawful to throw it all away

    What if “Creed,” the seventh film in Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” series, once again turns out to be one of the best sports movies made in years?
    i’d tell mick to cut me

    What if LeBron James makes it to yet another NBA Finals… and loses?
    no one [outside of cleveland] would care

    What if Michael Phelps wins a few more gold medals in Rio?
    marijuana would be legalized in more states

    What if the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl but are forced to start Michael Vick at quarterback? And what if he wins?
    dog fighting would be part of the following year’s halftime show
    whatever team lost to the steelers would be immediately retracted from the league by goddell

    What if they moved not one but two NFL teams to Los Angeles and again, nobody showed up?
    no one in la would notice when they moved here or moved out

    What if college football players unionized for real?
    lee corso’s head would explode

  6. What if SC became NFL commissioner?
    Maybe he could get Deflategate ended & make a mandatory rule that Tampa Bay gets the #1 draft pick every year

  7. Chris

    What if the Bucs’ front office had it to do all over again, would they still make Jameis Winston their overall number one pick ? Winston and the entire team looked awful in the loss to the Browns. They’re likely to be the worst team in the NFC South this upcoming season . All the optimism in the world by the likes of Brock Riley and the idiots of the Pewter Report cannot hide how bad the Buccaneers just happen to be.

    I see that Shane Mosely and Ricardo Mayorga fought over the weekend ? Wonder how much steroids might well be found within their bodies , given their proclivity to using banned substances.

    McEnroe would beat Serena hands down , without a doubt , because we’re not talking Billie Jean King vs Bobby Riggs.

    LeBron will likely make another Finals’ appearance , but here is what we now know, the Eastern Conference will always remain the bi$ch of the Western Conference. The level of play in the East remains a joke and there is not going to be a change anytime soon. Adam Silver and Stern uncorked the genie out of the bottle and it can’t be replaced.

    What if baseball made the effort to have a strict testing policy, would they still be able to stop the widespread use of steroids within the game ? No way in hell , when you consider the level of use in the Big Leagues, but even more so at the Minor League Level. Something Bud Selig and his successor Rob Manfred have failed to acknowledge. The Hall of Fame remains a joke and you have to applaud Curt Schilling for his continued bit#hing and whining for not being part of the 2015 Hall of Fame induction class. Then again , Schilling is now too busy disparaging Egyptian Muslims, while having the support of Sarah Palin. How f#cked up is the sport at the moment both on and off the field of play ?

  8. Can’t see Joe Maddon and the Cubs obtaining a wildcard berth for the MLB postseason. Possibly a year or two away from being truly competitive enough to make a credible challenge for the NL Pennant as well as the World Series.

  9. Al…

    Out of that draft, who would you have them pick? I’d say absolutely. Jameis is their guy. They have more of a problem with their line than with anything else.

    Even the best quarterbacks in the league make mistakes their first years out, Al. Takes some time to get adjusted. If you’re going to have a gripe with Winston every time he throws a pick, you’re going to be in for a long season. As long as you recognize the intangibles and when he DOES make a good play.

    I really think you’re asking too much of the kid in Year One.

    And the Cubs, Al, are right in line with a wild card spot. Remember, you just gotta be in it to win it.

  10. What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won?

    It would be awesome beyond words.

    What if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge?

    I would hope others would do the same and we could all move forward from there. And no, nobody gets kicked out.

    What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs?

    A cow kicks over a lantern. Chicago burns to the ground. And no one gets upset.

    What if Tiger Woods never wins not only another major but another tournament?

    He will still be recognized as the guy who made golf relevant and put a lot of money in a lot of people’s pockets besides his own.

    What if the proposed John McEnroe-Serena Williams match takes place and the 56-year old McEnroe wins?

    He will die of a heart attack the next day.

    What if we all stopped shooting each other?

    The evening news telecasts would cease to exist.

    What if Jameis Winston turns out to be a really good quarterback?

    It would be a quality comeback story worthy of a 30-for-30 because of all the haters.

    What if “Creed,” the seventh film in Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” series, once again turns out to be one of the best sports movies made in years?

    There will be at least two more movies made after.

    What if LeBron James makes it to yet another NBA Finals… and loses?

    He’ll still be the greatest…or second greatest…player of all time.

    What if Michael Phelps wins a few more gold medals in Rio?

    America will be thrilled while he’s doing it and forget he did it two weeks after the closing ceremonies.

    What if the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl but are forced to start Michael Vick at quarterback? And what if he wins?

    He will perhaps finally get the recognition that, as horrific the crimes he committed and as out of control he was as a young man, he learned from his mistakes and lived the second chapter of his life the right way. Yet, most of the country will still hate him.

    What if they moved not one but two NFL teams to Los Angeles and again, nobody showed up?

    They will move two…and they won’t show up (for either).

    What if college football players unionized for real?

    Heads will explode at NCAA headquarters…and the top 60 or so football programs will finally split away from the hangers-on and form a super league of schools (just for football).

  11. A new trailer is now out for a Will Smith pic due open on Christmas Day, “Concussion.” Smith portrays the actual Pittsburgh-based doc who discovered the CTE issue in the brains of former players. This guy was eventually shunned by the NFL as they tried to discredit his findings…but he was a pioneer in “breaking the story” on concussions’ consequences in football. I am intrigued by the fact Smith took this role on because obviously the NFL has long arms and many friends. Somebody was going to make the movie. It’s old news. Ultimately, it will roll right off the league’s back as they continue to collect cash. For every Chris Borland who quits the game early there are a thousand guys ready to take his place. For now at least.

  12. What has impressed you most about Jameis Winston during the preseason ? He’s their guy alright and they will no have to stick with him no matter what. This being the same franchise who lined up all of their eggs in a row, while standing steadfastly behind the likes of Josh Freeman and also former running back Cadillac Williams .

    The Cubs are good but they’re nowhere as good as the San Francisco Giants who were the last team as a wildcard entrant to win it all.

  13. Yea, Burnsy, the NFL can’t be happy about that movie coming out.

    I’m just waiting for Goodell and Company to come out and call it “fiction,” although I don’t think they want to bury themselves any further.

  14. Al…

    The fact that the kid has come out and, as a rookie, commanded the respect and attention of his teammates. At least that’s a step in the right direction.

    Name a quarterback they’ve done that for lately.

    Now all they need to do is protect the kid.

  15. This is like the sports version of A Tribe Called Quest song.

    I fucking PRAY Rousey gets a hold of that little worm in the ring.

  16. Burnsy…

    We heard that too about the Straight Outta Compton flick which I thought was pretty good but didn’t expect for it to tell the whole real story.

    I think Concussion will be decent enough to reveal some truths.

    Heck, if the damn thing is watered down, how bad is the shit after all?

  17. Bleed…

    Back in the day when I was a teenager.

    And how is it that Money May is still making all that cash if nobody watches boxing any more? Did he buy stock in Justin Bieber or something?

  18. Great set of Q’s Chump.. what if…

    What if Ronda thought more like a media mogul than a defensive boxer? The fat coin Fayweather is gathering is exactly the share that used to go to HBO and other media promoters. She makes more per second but few athletes have cashed in on owning the media of their performances. Ronda isn’t making the kind of coin that the Fertitta’s and Dana White are. Not by commas and zeros. Fayweather is making the house share in addition to any performer share. Mostly because there is nobody left in this dying sport so he can call his own shots using OPM.

    But as to a fight, it’s mere folly as she’d bull rush him to the ground in the first 10 seconds and snap an arm bar on him faster than he knew what happened so… his ego would never let it happen. Not to mention that Dana and the Fertitta’s will simply NEVER give Fayweather control over the media rights.

    Ronda breaking his arm is still a happy thought on a Monday

  19. All well said, Tree.

    I guess she’s still happy making hers.

    And what will become of boxing? How much further can it sink?

    I heard May’s last fight was abysmal when it comes to ratings.

    Who out there is a draw or are we just turning out the light on the sport altogether?

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