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Top 10 Replacements for George Kokinis

November 3, 2009

With the recent news of the Cleveland Browns GM firing, Thunder Treats decided to put together a list of the top 10 choices to replace George Kokinis. This list isn’t a compilation of the best choices out there but simply a list of people who we think would do a better job…

10.) Morris Buttermaker
Buttermaker is already an alcoholic, so we don’t have to worry about driving him to drink.

9.) Danny O’Shea
Sure, his big brother Kevin knows a lot more than him, but it’s not in the style of the Browns to make the smart decision.

8.) Rachel Phelps
THE biggest bitch in Cleveland sports history. She lit a fire under the asses of the Indians…maybe she can do it for the Browns?

7.) Radio
Is he mentally challenged? Yes. Does he like football? Yes. Those seem to be 2 common characteristics sought out when Randy Lerner is looking for a GM.

6.) Phil Savage
Sure, we wanted to cut his head off, but it’s not like he could make things worse.

5.) Rush Limbaugh
Maybe if we got a high profile GM people wouldn’t notice just how bad we are?

4.) Tom Cable
Hey Derek Anderson, next time your QB rating is too low Coach Cable is coming to punch your mom, grandma and any other woman in your life.

3.) Al Davis
He loves to make stupid decisions, he would fit in great in Cleveland. If hired, please make sure “AD” patches are ready for the jerseys…its only a matter of time.

2.) Matt Millen
Im pretty sure that Matt Millen can’t suck much more than he has already. Bring him to Cleveland…seriously, what more could he do?

1.) Art Modell
The most hated man in Cleveland. Put him in the same category as Rachel Phelps, but you know what he has? A Super Bowl ring…we have to make sacrifices.

Top 10 Quotes from #33 Tim Riggins

October 23, 2009

Next week on Wednesday the 28th, those of us lucky enough to have DirecTV will be able to indulge in the season 4 premier of Friday Night Lights. If you have never seen FNL, leave and never come back to Thunder Treats, we don’t want your kind around here anyway. For those of you not lucky enough to have DirecTV, you will have to wait until the spring to see it on NBC. Sorry, I know, life’s not fair. I would have to say that the person I look forward to hearing from each week would have to be the Fullback turned Running Back Tim Riggin’s. Tim some how manages to piss someone off every episode and it is usually hysterical. He looks like he is about 25 and in high school and you would half expect to see him drinking and playing Texas Hold ‘Em instead of playing football. In honor of 3-3 and the premier coming up, we put together a list of the best lines from the 3 previous seasons from Tim Riggin’s. Enjoy…

10.) Tim talking to new freshman QB J.D. McCoy on the bus before a game…

“I’ll tell ya what, you know what’s good before a game? Getting laid…A LOT…know what I mean?”

9.) Jason Street asks Tim how he got out of school…

JS: “How’d you get out of school, you write a sick note?”
TR: “No, I told em I was pregnant and I just needed a few days to relax”

8.) After Tim skips practice for a week to go to Mexico, he has to apologize to the team…

“Ya know, to be honest, I just know you try to sleep with a lot of girls that I’ve previously slept with, so I just left town for a bit to give you a break…7, you lose that virginity yet? I, uh, I apologize to everyone here…and if you can find it within yourselves to let me make it up to you in the showers, I’d appreciate it…”

7.) Tim quizzing the JV guys on what to do in a game situation…

“Too late, play’s over. You waited too long to make a decision. Now we lost the game because of you, now we’re not going to state, and now the whole town of Dillon hates you and you’re never going to get laid. FACT.”

6.) Tim talking to bullies on the playground, these kids were barely in 3rd grade…

“If I ever so much see you look at this kid the wrong way, I’m gonna find you, and I’m gonna punch a hole in your chest and rip your heart out.”

5.) Tim talking to his neighbor that he used to bang, then Billy his brother starting banging.

“Hey, ya know, if ya wanna finish that Riggin’s trifecta, I think my dad lives in Corpus still, I can probably give you his address…”

4.) Tim’s brilliant comment during the “Panther Roast” in front of the whole town…

“Hey, uh, How about Saracen sleeping with the coach’s daughter?”

3.) Tim see’s Matt while they are both skipping school…

Tim: “I always skip Wednesdays..”
Matt: “What are you gonna do?”
Tim: “I was thinkin hit the museum, yoga, library for a bit…then again, I might just do the usual….wanna go for a beer?”

2.) Riggin’s being interviewed by the media, before the first season…

“That’s not racism man, I just don’t like him. He can be from Saudia Arabia or Sweden or Czech. That dude can be Santa Claus and I still won’t like him.”

1.) Lyla talking to Tim about religion…

Lyla: “I was baptised yesterday and accepted Jesus as my lord and savior. What have you done recently Tim?”
Tim: “I am a 3-way with the Straton sisters.”

10 Best Sports Motivational Speeches

September 16, 2009

This is Thunder Treats top 10 motivational speeches from some of our favorite sports movies. I know we probably left some off the list. Deal with it.

10.) Coach Bell – Blue Chips – Nick Nolte

9.) Shane Falco – The Replacements – Keanu Reeves

8.) Rocky – Rocky Balboa – Sylvester Stallone

7.) Fortune – Rudy – Charles S. Dutton

6.) Coach Lengyel – We Are Marshall – Matthew McConaughey

5.) Coach Boone – Remember the Titans – Denzel Washington

4.) Coach Dale – Hoosiers – Gene Hackman

3.) Coach Gaines – Friday Night Lights – Billy Bob Thornton

2.) Coach Brooks – Miracle – Kurt Russell

1.) Coach D’Amato – Any Given Sunday – Al Pacino

Honorable Mention:
Little Giants
Major League
The Mighty Ducks 2

College Football Top 10 Games of the Week Preview

September 2, 2009

A guest post by Donk…

Thunder Treats college football analyst and guest poster, Donk, has provided us with a Top 10 must watch games for the first week of college football. Donk thought it necessary because he figured most dudes would be so excited to watch any football, that they might miss out on some of the most intriguing games. Thanks Donk, awesome job and you can expect to see a Top 10 each week here at Thunder Treats so make sure to check back!


Can you say DEFENSE. Alabama and VaTech return a combined 15 starters on defense. Two of the toughest defenses from a year ago will square off against two quarterbacks that have a lot to prove. With the loss of Darren Evans on offseason, Tyrod Taylor will have added pressure putting point on the boards against Alabama, in the heart of SEC country.
Sept. 5th – 8:00 p.m. EST *Game played in Atlanta, GA


A high powered, lights out defense to collide with a high powered star studded Oklahoma State offense. Oklahoma State’s Zac Robinson, Dez Bryant, and Kendall Hunter are all back trying to dethrone Oklahoma and Texas as the class of the Big 12 South. Georgia has big shoes to fill from last year with the losses of Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno to the NFL. If the Cowboys find themselves behind at any point during the game, I expect Coach Mike Gundy to come through with a heated speech. Remember, he is a man, and he is 40. Well I guess he’s 42 now, but that still works.
Sept. 5th – 3:30 p.m. EST


This will be a battle between the team with 4 million possible jersey combinations and the team that plays in blue jerseys camouflaged by the blue turf of Bronco Stadium. The Ducks’ have lots of talent on the offensive side of the ball, but with 4 new starters on the offensive line Oregon will win or lose the game in the trenches. Boise State coming off a 12 win season, will not surprise anyone this year, but the Broncos will be prepared to make a run for yet another BCS Bowl birth.
Sept. 3rd – 10:15 p.m. EST


This may be the Big 10’s best shot at winning a non conference game against a team from a Big conference. Starting in his 4th year at Illinois, Juice Williams will have one of college football’s most talented targets at his disposal, in Arrelious Benn. Mizzou lost all it’s star power with the losses of Chase Daniel, Chase Coffman, and Jeremy Maclin. Mizzou will have it’s hands full when Illinois makes the trip down to Missouri, somehome as the home team.
Sept. 5th – 3:40 p.m. EST *Game played in St. Louis, MO


(20)B.Y.U @ (3)OKLAHOMA
Unless the Cougars can pull off the Hitch and Ladder and the Statue of Liberty play, Oklahoma may put this game out of reach quickly. As long as the Sooners can keep the BYU Sack Machine that is Jan Jorgensen away from Sam Bradford, the Sooners will have too many weapons for the Cougars to handle. Max Hall, who threw for 3957 yards and 35 TD’s last season will keep the OU defensive backs on their heels.
Sept. 5th – 7:00 p.m. EST


The Big East Conference is up for grabs by several teams. Cincinnati, Rutgers, West Virginia, South Florida and Pittsburgh are all capable of taking the conference title and booking their tickets to the Orange Bowl. But which will it be. After stumbling out of the gates last season the Scarlet Knights ended the regular season with 7 straight wins. For Cincinnati, getting the ball in the hands of playmaker Mardy Gillyard will be crucial.
Sept. 7th – 4:00 p.m. EST


Most schools use their non-conference schedule to add cupcake games against FCS teams or directional universities. Most teams won’t schedule their arch-rival in Week One, but that’s exactly what the Hurricanes and Seminoles have done. The two teams that dominated college football for much of the 90’s have fallen significantly over the past few years. Both teams are on the rebound, Miami coming off a 7-6 season including a bowl loss to Cal, and Florida State coming off a 9-4 season including a Citrus Bowl trouncing of Wisconsin.
Sept. 7th – 8:00 p.m. EST


Coming off a 8-6 season, and the program’s first bowl win in 15 years, Notre Dame is looking to get back to a BCS Bowl. Look for Jimmy Clausen to improve from his sophomore season, now that he has an offensive line to stand behind. Nevada who boasts on the best kept secrets in college football this year, Colin Kapernick, will not be a push over. Nevada returns 2651Rushing yards (Vai Tuau 1521 yards & Kaepernick 1130 yards) as well as 2849 Passing yards (Kaepernick). The expectations are high for Notre Dame this year (especially in Lou Holtz’s and Beano Cook’s senile eyes) but they better not be overlooking the Wolf pack.
Sept. 5th – 3:30 p.m. EST


The Bears are coming off a 4-8 season. Robert Griffin’s accumulated 2091 yards in the air and 843 on the ground in his freshman season. Griffin is an explosive dual threat quaterback that will continue to give sluggish Big 12 defenses nightmares. The Deamon Deacons future will rest squarely on the shoulders of Riley Skinner. Skinner is the winniest quarterback in school history as well as the ACC’s career completion percentage leader.
Sept. 5th – 3:30 p.m. EST


Coming off an 0-12 season, the Huskies can only improve from last season. With Locker healthy, Washington will at least be interesting to watch while on offense, escpecially with Steve Sarkesian calling the shots. LSU will once again will rely on their fast, shut down D. With some improved QB work from a year ago, LSU should have this one out of reach in a hurry.
Sept. 5th – 10:30 p.m. EST

Just Missed the Cut – (12)Cal @ Maryland, Navy @ (6)Ohio State, South Carolina @ NC State, Minnesota @ Syracuse, Florida Atlantic @ Nebraska.
* AP Rankings as of 9/1/2009

Top Ten Hollywood Designated Drivers

June 9, 2009

Captain and Diet…hold the Captain.

Last month, Thunder Treats brought you their HOTegories. This month, we bring you the Top Ten Hollywood Designated Drivers. These are the babes you can take out for a night on the town, get bamboozled, and they should be able to get your mom’s minivan back home safely…Emphasis on ‘should’…it is Hollywood.


Age: 20
How you know her: Jules in Superbad


Age: 19
How you know her: Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter Series


Age: 19
How you know her: Bella in Twilight


Age: 19
How you know her: Annie on 90210


Age: 18
How you know her: You probably don’t, she had a hit song “Leave (Get Out)” back when she was 13 and then followed up with “Too Little Too Late” when she was 15. Now that she is 18, it may be slightly less creepy to refer to her as “hot”.


Age: 20
How you know her: Cerie on 30 Rock


Age: 19
How you know her: Country music superstar


Age: 19
How you know her: Claire on Heroes


Age: 20
How you know her: Gabriella in High School Musical

And our #1 Hollywood Designated Driver…which blew my mind that she was only 20…IS!


Age: 20
How you know her: Dancing with the Stars, Country Music Star, Thunder Treats Top Ten Hollywood Designated Drivers

Top Ten Tourney Moments

March 18, 2009

With the tourney about to kick off I put together a post to get everybody a little more animated. The great stories that have come from this bigger then life tournament which we call March Madness are sketch in our memory for a lifetime. It’s the reason employees save their sick days to all of a sudden feel ill at this same time every year, no one wants to miss Valporaiso Bryce Drew hitting an unbelievable three to win the game for a school that nobody thought had a chance, yes you can see the highlight on sports center for the next month but there is nothing like watching the game unfold before your own eyes. In honor of these memorable events I have put together a top ten tournament moments.

10. James Forrest’s .8 Second “Holy Mackerel” Shot- Georgia Tech’s James Forrest was the hero in Georgia Tech’s 1992 second round victory over USC with this quick release.

9. Bryce Drew’s Buzzer Beater-Valparaiso’s Bryce Drew became a March household name in 1998 when he hit this last second shot to upset Mississippi in the first round.

8. . Mario Chalmers “Breaking My Heart”- what’s better then a three point shot to push the title game into OT. Just last year I had three hundred dollars spent in my head until this three pointer broke my heart and cost me money.

7.Tyus Edney’s Full Court Sprint-UCLA’s tiny point guard Tyus Edney went coast-to-coast in this incredible drive and layup to beat Missouri in 1995.

6.Chris Weber’s Infamous Timeout-Sports fans know the story – Weber called a timeout he didn’t have, blowing Michigan and the Fab 5’s chance at a national title.

5. Magic vs Bird- Magic Johnson squared off against Larry Bird for the first time. One year later, they would take their show to the NBA, but on this night the dream showdown between the two best players in the country was on college basketball’s grandest stage – the NCAA Championship game. What else can you ask for?

4. Jordan!!-Jordan has never been scared of taking the big shot and this baseline J to beat Georgetown was a jump start for many more future buzzer beaters.

3. George Mason “Cinderella Story”- Cinderalla stories are the reason we play the game. George Mason tourney run was one for the ages. As a number 11 seed George Mason took out the usually power house teams that are on top of college basketball polls year after year Michigan State, North Carolina, and Uconn to become the first mid major team to reach the final four since 1979.

2. Jimmy V “Somebody please hug me”- Lorenzo Charles, a muscular sophomore forward turned a desperation air ball shot into a decisive gentle dunk in a 54-52 championship game victory over heavily-favored Houston in 1983. Wolfpack coach Jim Valvano pranced all over the court looking for someone to hug.

1. The Shot -Christian Laettner finished his perfect day from the field in this 1992 matchup with the Jamal Mashburn-led Kentucky Wildcats by draining what’s probably the most memorable shot in college basketball.