Today I Tried: Alert Caffeinated Gum

I’m not a coffee person. I can honestly say I’ve never tried a cup before in my life. The bitter smell never appealed to me, so as an adult needing a morning pick-me-up, I usually went with an energy drink (Red Bull, Monster Ultra and Kick Start’s being my go-to).

Well, apparently, energy drinks are awful for your heart, and since I’d like to stay alive to see a Cincinnati team finally make a post-season run in the late 2030’s, I figure I’d try to find some other way to wake up in the morning. The other day at Kroger, I saw this caffeine gum called Alert in the check-out aisle.

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Kirk Cousins has been topic of discussion every year for the last 3-4 off-seasons. Most of the news was centered around his struggle with Dan Snyder and the rest of the Redskins organization for them refusing to commit to him as their long-term franchise quarterback. Kirk cousins decided to gamble and play his way into a contract whether it was with the Redskins or somewhere else. Today his gamble paid off. Kirk Cousins just became the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, YOU LIKE THAT!?

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Rowdy Ronda has Arrived (Spoiler Alert)

Las Vegas is a familiar place for a long time UFC star like Ronda Rousey. On Sunday she officially signed her WWE contract and will now enter the world of sports entertainment. She entered with the same name, same music, but the brand she is representing is different.

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“Seasoned” Backup Veteran Hits Free Agent Market

Well, it is official AJ McCarron has won his grievance case against the Bengals and this means he is officially a free agent as of March. This also means that the botched trade with the Browns, as if it wasn’t bad enough, will sting just a little bit more. Continue reading

Seeing Griffey Hold Up That Reds Jersey…

I’ll never forget it. I probably still have the newspaper clipping that my grandma cut out for me somewhere in my basement, along with the rest of my baseball cards and memorabilia from my childhood.

18 years ago this past weekend, the Reds fortunes were supposed to change. Griffey was the end-all-be-all baseball star of the 90’s. Shoes, magazines, video games, television commercials. Griffey was everything. If you grew up in the 90’s, you were a fan of Michael Jordan, and you were a fan of Junior. I turned 14 two weeks after he signed to my hometown team, and got two different Griffey jerseys for my birthday. The city was buzzing with Reds talk, and dreams of another World Series run, which hadn’t happened in a decade.

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Something is Fishy about Lebron and the Cavs

Whether it is a passive aggressive subtweet or a team member being accused of faking an injury, something is definitely wrong with the Cavs this year. Whitty shared his theories about the Kevin Love injury last week and it really got me thinking about all the recent Cavs drama, and how it may be all just smoke and mirrors. I pose this question to explain where I am going with this, Why would the most arrogant player of all time want his team off of national television?

I believe Lebron’s master plan is to drive down the appeal of the Cavs for the rest of the season so he can set his price for purchase and completely own Dan Gilbert in his final masterpiece the 30 for 30 special: The Final Decision.

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Hungry Hungry Jefe #3: Nacho Fries

Taco Bell is a favorite for several of us at Milliron Sports we have all spent a lot of time and money over the years at this factory of deliciousness. They will always be known for experimenting with different menu items, and it is very exciting for all of us at Milliron Sports. (Yes we are fat guys!)

Today Jefe sees if Taco Bell’s latest creation is a major hit or epic fail. As always in this segment I will rate each item on a 1(gross)-10(get in my belly) scale. If you try it and disagree please let me know!

Be sure to comment below on any items you want to see me try. Also, let me know what your favorite Taco Bell menu item is and I will give it a try.

Jefe’s 25 Beers ‘til Christmas: Day 25

Welcome to the twenty-fifth day of Jefe’s 25 Beers ’til Christmas it has been a blast sampling all these holiday beers. All of you are enjoying/ stressing about running around to family Christmas here and family Christmas there. Chances are you spent all your money buying way too many gifts and I will be the first to tell you craft beer can be expensive. If you want to try this countdown for yourself buying individual beers is definitely the way to go. So let’s wrap this up in proper fashion and go with rating a must have beer for this holiday season. I will be rating the last holiday classic like all of the others on a 1 to 5 scale.

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Jefe’s 25 Beers ’til Christmas: Day 24

Welcome to the twenty-fourth day of Jefe’s 25 Beers ’til Christmas today I sample a beer out of Lexington Kentucky. I don’t know about you, but when I think Kentucky two things come to mind for me: where’s the bourbon and god I can’t wait to leave Kentucky. I will let you know if I can add visiting West Sixth Brewing to that list, by rating their take on Christmas Ale on a 1 to 5 scale.

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Jefe’s 25 Beers ‘til Christmas: Day 23

Welcome to the twenty-third day of Jefe’s 25 Beers ’til Christmas today I try a beer from a brewery I have never heard of before. I will be rating it on a 1 to 5 scale. Let’s see if Texas knows how to make a good holiday beer.

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