Thursday, November 22, 2012

Really, Bro? #20

Walt Coleman, his Crew & NFL Rules 

Everyone here at Los TeBros would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! I honestly did not plan on writing anything today, but while watching the Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans game I really had no choice, but to write about a certain play.


 We all know that refereeing games is hard and blown calls will be made, but the Justin Forsett “touchdown” should not have been missed.

First off, Walt Coleman and his crew failed to blow the whistle after Forsett’s elbow and knee clearly touched the ground. Forsett ended up running 60+ plus yards for a “touchdown.” Lions coach Jim Schwartz mistakenly threw the challenge flag onto the field. Due to NFL rules, once Schwartz threw the flag down, it wiped out any chance for the play to be reversed via official review.

Not only was the call missed, Detroit ended up being charged with a 15 yard penalty because of the challenge flag.


I’m not even a Lions fan & I was pretty upset about this.

Watching professional football hasn’t been the same over the past couple of seasons because rules constantly changing. The average football fan can’t even keep up with all of the new rules. So what if Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag when the call was going to be reviewed anyways? Why is that a penalty? Why does it deserve a 15 yard penalty?

After the “touchdown” was signaled, Schwartz immediately pointed to himself signaling that it was his fault. Who can blame him for throwing a challenge flag? It was an obvious missed call and the people speaking into his ear were probably telling him that Forsett was down. Also, this rule for reviewing every touchdown is fairly new.

Texans fans have definitely found something to be thankful for. Also, props to Justin Forsett for being aware that no whistles were blown and finishing the play.

We’re curious, what did you guys think of this play? Do you agree with this NFL rule? You know my opinion, tell us yours!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

-          -  ST11

Monday, November 5, 2012

Really, Bro? #19

Joe Levine, Writer from SportsGrid

Guess who’s back?!?!?! Los TeBros!!!!

       It’s been a while, but it’s great to be writing again. Sorry to those who have been waiting for more articles. Thank you for your patience!

       Back to the point at hand, the first Really, Bro? of the 2012 NFL season is dedicated to Joe Levine’s article discussing Pittsburgh Steelers’ Pro Bowl safety Ryan Clark’s “dirty” hit on New York Giants’ receiver Victor Cruz last night. Eli Manning threw a pass intended for Cruz in the endzone which ended up being dropped by Steelers corner back Ike Taylor. Steelers fans’ emotions went from being a little upset by the dropped interception to being happy that they forced the Giants to settle for a field goal and then to being infuriated by an unnecessary roughness penalty called against Clark.

       Remember that GIF is in slow motion. In real time, that was a bang-bang play. I know it looks bad watching in slow motion, but what if the ball somehow got past Taylor? In football, also true in about any sport, a player has to anticipate bad plays like that to occur. Clark is a very intelligent football player and is always where the action is. If you look at the play over, Clark is already anticipating the ball to be in Cruz’s hands as he gets ready to knock the ball loose. He’s not expecting Taylor to “deflect” the pass.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Los TeBros' AL Starting Lineup

ST11’s All Star Selections

July 22nd, 2012 is when the 83rd Major League Baseball All Star Game will be held at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. While the first time All Stars to 15 time All Stars receive the honor to represent their respective leagues, the Midsummer Classic is not just another game that will be all fun and games. Yes, these players deserve to enjoy their All Star honors (rightfully so), but what’s at stake will be more important to some than others.

Since the 2003 All Star Game, the winning league receives home field advantage in the World Series. Gaining home field advantage will be very important for any team playing in the World Series, so each league will need to consist of the most deserving players based on this season’s production.

Today, released the early results for the 2012 All Star voting:


Prince Fielder, Tigers: 1,027,070
Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 697,602
Paul Konerko, White Sox: 671,430
Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 618,226
Albert Pujols, Angels: 478,020

Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 1,447,171
Robinson Cano, Yankees: 1,164,448
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 699,422
Robert Andino, Orioles: 317,434
Chris Getz, Royals: 278,585

Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 1,179,864
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 886,365
Evan Longoria, Rays: 789,434
Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 657,315
Mike Moustakas, Royals: 432,379

Derek Jeter, Yankees: 1,698,777
Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 1,033,986
J.J. Hardy, Orioles: 489,941
Alcides Escobar, Royals: 392,195
Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: 344,065

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Farewell Hines Ward

An ST11 Original

When I think of Steelers football, I immediately think of Hines Ward.

Hard to imagine in '98, he was the 14th receiver taken off the board.

He represented the Black & Gold year after year,

We never wanted it to happen, but we knew the time was near.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Really Bro? #18

A Mini Treatise on Error and the True Context of Kyle Williams' Error

       The last time I checked, mistakes are quite abundant among most people. I don’t think there is any human on this planet that isn’t subject to fallibility. Everyone makes mistakes, no? When you’re at the grocery store and there is a miss-scan on an item, you don’t throw your arms up in disbelief and demand the manager. Well, unless you’re quite particular about your checkout time and a freakin nut. But most of us would just dismiss it and go on about our days and never think about it again. Granted, some mistakes are more heavily weighed than others, and make a much bigger impact than others. But, unless someone died as a result of one’s mistake, there is usually no need to throw a fit. They are, after all, unintentional. Mistakes are natural and contingent on the context. 

(Kyle Terada- US PRESSWIRE)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Really, Bro? #16

New Jersey Nets

SHELDEN WILLIAMS.....You are stuck in the ugly sister state of New York, New Jersey, waiting for the opportunity that left you once you were traded away from the center-depleted New York Knicks to Denver. The only thing you do have going for you in this horrible season where you average 3.2 ppg, 3.0 rebounds/game, and shooting a measly 27.3% from the field, is that you have Candace Parker  locked down. Hopefully she did not make you sign a pre-nup! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Really, Bro? #15

Some High School U.S. Army All Americans

Before we start, Los TeBros would really like to read your opinions on this topic in the comment section below because we know there are arguments for both sides. Thank you. Also, if anybody wants to request an article feel free to submit them on out Facebook Page:

       Only a selected few each year are chosen to play and represent the name of being a U.S. Army All American. Some of the best NCAA and NFL players have played in this game and showcased their talents, so these players should feel proud, but humble at the same time. Every sport at any level, there are going to be egotistical players who think that they are above their peers, but Los TeBros were shocked to hear that quite a few of these All Americans were unhappy with something petty. 

Adrian Peterson & Reggie Bush were just two of many great players to play in this Bowl Game.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Let's Broooo!!!!! #2

How I Met Your Mother is Back!!!!!!!!!!!!

       This is a great way to welcome the New Year. After three weeks of sadness, CBS aired a new episode of How I Met Your Mother.