You Need A “Go-To” Drink….


Now don’t adjust your computer screens! Please don’t hit that back button, because you are reading this correctly. I am actually going to talk about something other than beer here.

Sometimes, when you are out at the bar with your buddies, beer just starts to weigh you down. Once you are five brews in, you start to get those grumbles in the stomach. The grumbles where if the ladies in the group want to dance, you just want to stay seated.

This, my friend, is where the Go-To drink comes in handy.

Basically, a Go-To drink is something that you know off the top of your head. You know you like it, it’s simple enough to make, and you aren’t spending your whole night asking the bartender; “What do you know how to make?”

Trust me! If I have to wait behind you while you are wasting more than A MINUTE asking the bartender that, I’m going to be pissed!

But it needs to be something rather easy. Bartenders don’t want to sit there and try to decipher your “cherry-mint vodka, gluten free, no ice, little bit of salt, BLAH BLAH BLAH” bullshit while they have other people to take care of.

That is why I always have multiple drinks on tap/in my head. If they can’t do one for SOME REASON, I’ll move on to the next one.

For example; my main Go-To is a rum and coke. There is a specific rum I choose, but they aren’t paying me so I can’t say it. But let’s just say it’s one of the most well-known rums in the world.

If that doesn’t work, I go to whiskey and coke, etc, etc….

The perfect story to illustrate this was during college when I was at a local pub.

For those that may not have gone here, this place was well-known around the campus for it’s Long Island Teas. They even had a menu filled with roughly 30 teas.

Anyway, I decided to grab a round of drinks for the group I was with, since I was the one at the end. I make my way up there, and these two piss-ass drunk girls stumble in front of me to put in an order.

Now if you are unaware, I am a rather chill person. If something like that happens, I tend to just laugh it off and wait my turn if need be.

But anyway, these two started to try and piece words together through copious amounts of laughter, while I patiently waited behind them. Throughout their attempts to speak, they must have hit every type of alcohol in the book; from vodka, to rum, to whiskey, to wine, and even more!

Thankfully, the bartender was smart enough to notice that this was going to take a while and nudged his buddy behind the counter. They both pointed at me and, being the prepared drinker I am; I had whatever I needed thought out and ready to go. Remember folks, respect the bartender, and they’ll respect you.

The sad part though is, people don’t do this. There will still be people out there who ramble on and ON about “What tastes good?” and “Should I get that? I’m trying to cut back!” But BELIEVE ME, you will not be catching me ill-prepared when I belly up to the bar ANY time soon.


But do you agree? Do you believe that you should be prepared when you reach the bar? Let me know in the comments below, or on one of Weekly Sports World’s various social media accounts;


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I grew up around the time that the internet was just starting to become a household item. That Dial-up sound and all……MOM! Get off the phone I need to check something out online! MOM!! GET OFF THE PHONE!!

When I connected to the internet for the very first time, it was like entering into another world. It seemed like when you were surfing the web one could see anything and everything, as long as you can stand waiting for the page to load. When ’email’ came along you could name yourself anything. From there, we got ‘Instant messenger’ programs; where you could type out an entire conversation with your friends. When all this started people looked forward to getting emails and they hated, HATED normal physical mail. Why? Because email was the new thing and a person, really, only got emailed from people they knew, or from that Nigeran Prince that still owes me money. 

Now, it seems like things have flipped. We dread looking at our emails, but we kind of enjoy looking through our mail more. Yes, we still might get the same bills in the mail as we use to; that is if you haven’t gone paperless, you eco-monster!! We may also get physical junk mail; flyers for that local band that has been trying to make it for the last ten years, or that little envelope with the fake dime in the little window saying something like “this dime could help save a person’s life”. Ignoring the fact that the money the company spent to send you the envelope with the fake dime in it could have used said money to actually make a difference.


We look past all that garbage mail because compared to our emails, there really isn’t that much junk mail. In fact, I’m happier looking through my physical mail than I am going through my email because physical mail makes me feel like I’m more connected to the world.

It may just be me here feeling this way but hear me out and see if you agree.

When I’m at work or at home looking at emails that have been sent to me throughout the day, I just feel like I am staring at a screen. I have no real connection to whoever or whatever wrote that message. However, if I am going through my physical mail and I see a letter or a card from someone, I will open it and I will read it. Cards especially make me think that someone took the time to hand write, even a small message to me. This shows that they took time out of their day to write something to me and not just push a bunch of buttons on a keyboard…yes, I see the irony in that last statement. 

I have a challenge for anyone reading this. Go write an actual letter or a small note, it doesn’t have to be long at all. Just a quick something to someone to show that you are thinking of them and to let them read something from someone they know that isn’t on a screen.

Comment below about what you wrote someone about. I really would like to know if people would do this. I think it would be cool.


Why? Why Kid Leashes?

The world is always changing, and we have to change with it. Different products and trends will change, and sometimes we need to adapt to those changes.

BUT, there are still things that continue to come out/have come out that just make us stop and say; “Why?”

One of those products, for me, is the kid leash.

I’m bringing this up because the other day, on my way home from work, I saw a mother walking her child down the sidewalk. And NO, I didn’t say “walking with her child.” I said “WALKING HER CHILD!”

This woman had a long red leash attached to a harness that the child wore to make it seem like he was wearing a little red backpack. And this kid wasn’t even that fast, so I have no idea why the hell he needed to be on a leash.

But to top it all off, the mother walking this child was on her damn phone the ENTIRE TIME! I mean granted, people do buy these things for actual safety reasons. They might have injuries that keep them from moving quickly, and they need some kind of assistance so that their child is safe.

But honestly, this woman looked like the poster-child for all things healthy and fitness. She had the track jacket, the sweat pants, the unnecessarily expensive running shows……..all to walk her kid down the street.

And she looked INVESTED in whatever the hell she was doing on that cellphone. She was just typing with a purpose, like a college kid trying to finish their paper the day it’s due.

Now, some people might come at me with; “Oh, it’s good exercise Kellen! Don’t be so negative about it!”

Good exercise?!? Haven’t we heard of a park? You know, the big-ass metal things that we use to climb all over back in the day? Or has the rise of kids playing on their gadgets made us forget about them?

But in the end, if you DO have a kid leash and know me, I do apologize. God bless ya!

This whole article is dedicated to people who pull what this lady pulled. If you’re going to focus more on your phone, but want to promote “good exercise,” just get a treadmill.


Do you think I’m a little overboard with this? Or should some people just get rid of these leashes? Let me know in the comments below, or on one of Weekly Sports World’s various social media accounts;


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My Thoughts On Jake Arrieta Heading To The Phillies…


I’ll be the first to say, I’ll miss Arrieta. He did alot for the Cubbies, and helped them secure their first World Series title since 1908.

……..but why are people extremely sad? It’s not like he kept his Cy Young numbers going all four seasons……

In Arrieta’s 4+ years with the Cubs, he finished with a 2.73 ERA, 68 wins, and 793 strikeouts. HOWEVER, he did see his ERA rise from 1.77 in 2015 to 3.53 in 2017.

And with that, he wanted a contract ranging around $200 million? Where the hell is a 3.53 ERA worth $200 million? It’s ridiculous!

But I get it, he ended up not getting that from the Phillies. And some people would try and argue; “He could have still come back to Chicago. They could afford it.”


Look at what he got from the Phillies. For one; it was NOWHERE close to the $200 million he was asking for. And why’s that? It’s because he and his agent wanted an amount he wasn’t worth, and his value dropped as he continued to sit in free agency.

And secondly……..WHERE WAS HE COMING BACK TO??? The Cubs already got Yu Darvish and Tyler Chatwood. Granted, Chatwood is no Arrieta, and you could say he may not measure up to Jake on his worst year. But guess what folks, there was nowhere for him to go. It’s not like they were going to give up the house to make him an overpaid number 4 or 5 starter in the rotation.

He wanted to be greedy, and this is what happens.

And I get it, he helped the Cubs win a title. But he’s gone now, and the city of Chicago needs to understand that. Now he’s out with the Phillies, where he will be a part of another rebuild that could take a few years.

BUT, don’t expect him to throw up any more Cy Young worthy numbers, because that ship has sailed. In all honesty, Jake is at that point in his career where he’s a proverbial middle-of-the-rotation pitcher.


But what do you think of the Jake Arrieta situation? Do you think the Cubs should have taken another shot at him? Or was him leaving good for everyone? Let me know in the comments below, or on one of Weekly Sports World’s various social media accounts;


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St. Friday



It is once again the most gloriest of days, the day where you can let your hair down and your beer gut out…No! NO! Not in the bar I know people here!!

Oh, and it isn’t just any Friday today. This is the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day, so today is extra special. The power of the St. Patrick’s day magic spills over into both Friday and Sunday.

Starting today around 5pm everyone will be hittin’ the bars while wearing some shade of green…except for that creepy dude from the mail room in your building, that guy wants to be pinched…he is weird… d…don’t look at him he might come over here. Follow me this way…

As I was saying, everyone and their uncle will be hittin’ the bars and wearing green. People who aren’t Irish get a pass this one special day of the year. They will speak with an Irish accent…or attempt to. They will sing some Irish songs…or attempt to. Above all, they will definitely drink like a stereotypical Irish man…or attempt to.

As always I’m here to give you a bit of advice before the festivities kick off. For drinking tips, I recommend taking a look at some of my other articles first:

  1. The Art Of Drinking Part 1 (The Beginning)
  2. The Art Of Drinking Part 2 (Learning To Fly)
  3. The Art Of Drinking Part 3 (The Professional)

If you are looking for a place to get a drink I recommend a quick look at:

Friday-Night Special


Now that the self-promotion is out of the way, let’s take a look at some of the issues you will, most likely, run into at any bar during any kind of major holiday.

One issue you will always run into at almost any bar is people…lots…and…LOTS of PEOPLE!!! If you are like me…I hope not because we are each unique individuals that should never be singled out for any reason, you don’t like people in your personal space. And I, being a rather large person…I’m fat…have a large amount of personal space and it annoys me to no end to be shoulder to shoulder with people. So just be prepared to be bumped, nudged, tripped over, and spilled onto.

The second issue you may run into, as I stated at the top of this article, are people trying to act Irish in some way.  No matter if it is some guy with a green top hat over his eyes singing a song by everyone ‘s favorite redheaded singer…If they are singing that guys song thinking he is Irish…they are just wrong…The other issues you will run into in this category are men/women trying to do their best Irish accent; the keyword here is TRYING. Growing up I was TRYING every year to catch Santa Claus. Needless to say after a few attempts I stopped trying because I realized it just wasn’t going to happen…so…take the hint Karen…just take the hint. 

The most important thing to do on this holiday is to go hang out with friends and family; the people that are most important to you. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, because the best way to celebrate any cultures holiday is by spending time with loved ones and the ones you hold dear.

Now, if you will excuse me. I am being summoned to the dance floor by a fine lady who may have just stolen my keys. Till the next time, ‘May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.’






Browns Win The Super Bowl In 2020-2021!

Now granted, the Browns don’t have Saquon Barkley quite yet. But honestly, they would be fools not to draft him.

But I digress.

With the recent moves by the Cleveland Browns, I got them winning it all in the 2020-2021 NFL Season. It will ultimately bring the city their first NFL championship since 1964.

But how will this happen? What will it take?

To start off, Tyrod Taylor is not the quarterback of the future. We all know that! He’s not a guy to bring you to the promised land, and they need to have a young guy they can build around.

In comes their draft picks.

In this year’s draft, the Browns currently hold the 1st overall pick and the 4th overall pick. AND, as previously stated, they should/need to be going for Saquon Barkley #1 overall. They need a tailback, and if they decide to wait, either the Giants or the Colts WILL snatch him up at the second or third pick.

Then, there’s the fourth pick. And at four, they will have a bevy of quarterbacks for them to choose from. Whether it’s Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, or Sam Darnold; they have a chance to get another “quarterback of the future.”

(Granted, they’ve been saying that since the dawn of time with all their draft picks. But, it could happen this time..)

But not only that, they also have one HELL of a receiving core.

To start, they have a Pro Bowl caliber receiver in Josh Gordon already on the squad. Granted, he has had some trouble with suspensions of various kinds. BUT, if he can STOP getting in trouble and stay with the team, the Browns are that much closer to the promised land.

It’s not only Josh Gordon though, oh NO! Cleveland was also able to snag Jarvis Landry in a trade from the Miami Dolphins. Landry, a three time Pro-Bowler with the Dolphins, was the MAN in Miami. He will provide a pivotal 1-2 punch, and another great target for the QB’s of Cleveland.

And having quality receivers will give whatever rookie QB brought in the BEST situation to build and develop. I would actually compare this to the situation with my Bears.

For those that are not aware, the Chicago Bears drafted Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 draft. The problem though is they gave him NOTHING to work with.

Besides Zach Miller at TE, who did they have? Injury-prone Kevin White? Kendall Wright? Not really the best offense to put around a developing quarterback huh?

So Cleveland and future Browns QB, I am very excited to see what you can accomplish with this offense around you.

But now that they have the offense sort of clicking, all they need is to build the O-Line a little more and work on the defense.

(Yes, they already started with the Demarious Randall signing, but they still need a little more).

Overall though, once the season starts, it’s all about developing players and getting them to “gel” together. ONLY THEN will they have a chance of bringing a ‘ship back home.


Do you think I am certifiably insane for thinking this? How far off do you think the Browns are from a title? Let me know in the comments below, or on one of Weekly Sports World’s social media accounts;


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Lost Keys?


I mean seriously, how do you lose your keys? It doesn’t make any sense to me.

Now I’m not trying to make fun of anyone, that’s not what I’m about. I just don’t understand how you can misplace a pivotal part of your life; the one thing that you NEED to get around.

But let me back up for a second. Let me put a little context to this article.

So, this thought came to my head when I was just surfing the web. You know; minding my own business, doing a little online shopping, etc…. Then, I came across a section of products that were a little “gimmicky,” but useful in your every day life. In that section, there was an ALARM FOR YOUR KEYS.

Seriously, I am NOT joking. It was an alarm that would sound to help you detect your keys. And, the best part is, people pay money for it.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not going against the company/companies that make these products. They saw an opportunity, and they went all in to help make a profit. That’s called a “smart business venture.”

Let’s not stop there though, because the “missing key” debacle isn’t only displayed in stores. It’s been a comedic “bit” in sitcoms, television programs, and movies for AGES. It’s so simple, yet still funny if performed right.

But what I’m really trying to say is; how do you misplace your keys?

For example; with my keys and wallet, I always have a SPECIFIC DRAWER in my home that I house them in. That way, I know where they are at all times, and I can just grab them and go.

Maybe I’m wrong though! Or maybe, I’m in a minority of some kind? You know, that group of people that have key stealing elves that waddle through their house in the middle of the night to move their keys.

(But truthfully, I don’t think those are real….)

Honestly though, I’ve been told I need to be more sentimental about these things. So here is what I propose…….use a beer bottle. Yes yes, I know, that could look rather tacky. But it’s beer, and we like beer, so it fits.

But honestly, use a beer bottle and spice it up! Because honestly, and I can guarantee this, PLENTY of people have a ring of some kind on their keys that can fit around the neck of a beer bottle. It’s the PERFECT key holding station the whole family can enjoy!

(Maybe a merch idea?) #WeeklySportsWorldKeyHolders


Are you a person who continuously loses their keys? Did you purchase one of those devices to help you not lose your keys? Let me know in the comments below, or on one of Weekly Sports World’s various social media accounts;


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That Show This Year Sucked!

Yes, you will get my bracket this week. But after that “bracket reveal show”, I had to write this up.

As of writing this, I didn’t even watch the entire show. I already knew it was going to be dull and boring. They decided to change something that has worked for years, only to watch it crumble on itself.

In previous years, the show would consist of the hosts releasing the brackets section by section, and then giving a little bit of analysis about them. This was how you would find out who made the tourney, while seeing the bracket at the same time.

BEFORE, it was a perfect format. It was concise, to the point, and wasn’t stretched out.

But now, NOW they list the whole damn field at the beginning of the show…….in alphabetical order.

It was like watching paint dry. It took away from the suspense of which team made it, and just made it dull.

Then, the hosts just rattled off the brackets one by one, making sure to get them revealed as soon as possible.

This is where I decided to stop watching it. Because, if I could guess it, the final hour and a half would consist of constant rambling and BS about all the games coming up.

There was literally NOTHING wrong with the show over the years. It got the job done, the “experts” got their two cents in, and that was that. Now, with the most important part of the show wrapping up in under an hour; it wouldn’t surprise me if the ratings plummeted faster than……….well ever.

And if you don’t believe me, check social media. When people, like myself, don’t agree with something……..they take to twitter.

So, big media companies, you need to change this for next year! It’s best for everyone.


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Man Do I Miss The Boomers!


Before I get into this, I would like to extend a rather late congratulations to the Schaumburg Boomers on their 2017 Frontier League Championship. It was well deserved, and you guys deserved it.

Now, on to why I’m here. For those that are not aware, I had the honor and privilege of being the Media Relations Intern with the Schaumburg Boomers. I was able to work alongside some very amazing people in the booth at Boomers Stadium. It was a job for the ages.

And hell, I even got to take stats while I watched the games. I mean, can you believe it? I got to sit, take stats, and WATCH BASEBALL………while GETTING PAID. That is quite honestly a dream come true.

But now, being a little over five months removed from my internship…….I miss it! Granted, and I’m not going to lie, it was still an internship. I had to do many duties that an intern is use to; such as running papers, and taking notes.

But you know what, I loved it! Just being in a baseball stadium; having the ability to look out at that beautiful field whenever I wanted, just made the experience even more surreal.

And the fact I got to talk about baseball and joke around with my co-workers made it even better. It kept everything loose and made the time go by way faster.

But, as my mom always told me, all good things must come to an end. I want to thank everyone at the Boomers organizations once again for allowing me to be a part of the family.  And I hope you guys have nothing but success this season and for future seasons to come.


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Have you ever had a small child in the grocery store line stare you down like you stole something? Because that is EXACTLY what happened to me recently.

To set the scene for you, I was waiting in the checkout line with my six-pack in hand. There were a few people in front of me, so I popped a few pieces of gum in my mouth and decided to scroll through twitter for a bit.

In front of me, there was a mother with a basket of items and a small child on her hip. I waved at the kid and said “hi,” as any normal human would do.

But to my surprise, the kid didn’t even smile. In fact, the kid was just staring me down.

I went back to my phone, hoping to just shrug it off. But when I looked up, sure enough she was still staring me down. And quite honestly, I thought she was making that hand gesture from mob movies where they say; “You owe me money.”

Now, I decided to test this. I decided to see why this kid had a problem with me. So I took out my gum to get another piece, and this kid did the most dramatic double take in history. Without changing her facial expression, she glanced at the gum and right back at me.

Now I’m sorry, but I had to be an asshole here. This was too good to pass up!

So, like out of a cartoon, I started to pass the pack of gum from one hand to another. And wouldn’t you know, her eyes followed it the entire way. Back and forth, back and forth, like she was watching a damn tennis match.

Then, I started to toss the gum up and down in one hand. Sure enough, she continued to follow it.

It was one of the strangest, yet funniest sights to see. I even had to hold in my laughter just so I didn’t look like a crazy person.

But if you’re reading this saying; “Damn, this Kellen guy is an asshole,” that’s ok. You have your opinion. But personally, I think it was just enjoying the little things. It wasn’t malicious, no one got hurt. It was just all in fun.


Have you ever had a kid give you the stink eye like that? And I am an asshole for doing that? Let me know in the comments below, or on one of Weekly Sports World’s various social media accounts;


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