PBR Worcester Rumble, As Written By Official Media

Recently, the good folks at PBR gave little ole Beats, Beer, Bonfires media passes for the Worcester Rumble. For those who don’t know, the Worcester Rumble is a part of the PBR Velocity Tour. The Velocity tour is the second-highest level you can ride at in PBR, AAA in baseball terms. A lot of the riders on this tour are on the rise to the top. The Rumble was insane, the people at PBR were great, and if you haven’t checked out bull riding, go do it. Congratulations to Casey Coulter, the only rider of the night to ride both of his bulls and won the entire event.

Casey Coulter holds up his trophy for winning the Worcester Rumble, a huge golden belt buckle.

But honestly, this isn’t why we are writing this article. Beats Beer Bonfires and its half-ass makeshift staff got media passes. That’s right, while other media folk were in the front row with multi-thousand-dollar cameras, dressed all “nice” and “presentable,” we were sitting there, iPhone in one hand, cold beer in the other. One of our top writers, Brody (check out his top article here… oh wait he hasn’t written one yet), used the occasion to live his cowboy fantasy. Yes, he only media member in a cowboy hat, despite growing up and living in the suburbs. Our makeshift photographer, Kayla, forgot to bring a camera and missed almost every good shot she possibly could with the iPhone.

Lucky for these rookies I was able to step in and take charge. By taking charge I mean I drank the most beer at the event. I also encouraged my employees to drink more but was disappointed by their low consumption numbers. Yes, we were very obviously rookies, and everyone knew it, but we definitely had the most fun. Isn’t that what our blog is about anyway?

When the bulls got a little fiesty, the events cowboy was tasked with roping them and bringing them back to the chute

As we continue to find our footing, two things are for sure. First, PBR is the most underrated sport in the country. If you want to feel like a Dutton for a night, but don’t live in the West, go to PBR. Second, we want to show up at more events. PBR, Trucks Gone Wild, concerts, sporting events, anything like that we want to be at. That does take money, however, and if you want to see us thrive, please help out!

First, support our shop. If we sell these shirts, we can invest in making new designs. Don’t let this first edition sell out without getting one yourself. Second, if you have a business that you think would look good on our website, we are accepting advertising. The more income we get, the better writers we can get, the better equipment we can get, the cooler shit we can do.

Unidentified bull rider goes for a ride (he was ok)

Back to PBR though, now that I am a super fan since going to two events, I have some predictions for the year. My boys have to be Kyle Oliver and Boudreaux Campbell. Campbell hasn’t had his dream year and is currently sitting on 40th in the world. Still, the 23-year-old has plenty of time left to turn it around and make the World Finals. He also owns Campbell Cattle Company, (no free shoutouts Boudreaux) a badass brand y’all should check out.

Kyle Oliver is having his best season ever and is currently sitting 3rd in the world. Oliver won the first event I was at this year in New York and hasn’t slowed up much since. He hasn’t finished any events outside of the top 12 in 2022, an impressive feat. They both might have a huge problem though. Jose Vitor Leme has rocked up to #4 in the World after a late start to the season. The PBR World Finals are in Fort Worth Texas this year, they run from the 13th all the way until the 22nd.

Bull attacks a bull fighter, who was evasive and dodged the 2,000 pound beast.

Thanks again to PBR for such a badass opportunity in Worcester. I never thought I would be front row for free to any event, and I hope that doesn’t smarten up and deny us a media pass in the future. Guess what fuckers, we are building something, and thanks to great organizations like PBR, we will continue to do that.

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The Official 2022 NASCAR Season Preview + Our Predictions

Last year, Kyle Larson absolutely dominated the Cup Series, winning 10 races including the Phoenix championship race. The way the playoffs are with 16 drivers starting, ending with the one winner take all race where only four drivers are eligible creates a lot of excitement but also makes it a lot harder for the true best driver over an entire season to win a title, but Larson did it. However, that was last year, and this year will be completely different. 2022 will welcome the NextGen racecar. The car has seemingly had struggles in development, with its safety being questioned. Nascar however is confident that it got the car right, and as the teams develop the new cars, rule adjustments will be made to make it better than its predecessor. With that being said, let’s see what else will be new in 2022. Also, make sure to check out our hottest NASCAR wives article here!

Tracks

The first new track isn’t a track at all, as it’s a well-known stadium. The LA Memorial Colosseum held a 150-lap quarter mile shootout a few weeks ago, 40 cars tried to qualify for the 23-car field. It will be interesting to see how the results of the “Clash in the Colosseum” translate to the Daytona 500 results.

St. Louis will be getting a race in 2022. The Worldwide Technology Raceway is 1.25 miles long. The paper clip shaped track has never held a Cup Series event, but it held a Xfinity race last in 2010, with Brad Keselowski winning in a Dodge.

Drivers

Ross Chastain will drive #1. He drove for Chip Ganassi racing, who sold to Trackhouse Racing

Brad Keselowski is moving from #2 to #6. He is leaving Penske Racing for Roush-Fenway, newly named RFK and will become a team part owner.

Austin Cindric will drive #2. He drove for Penske in Xfinity series

Harrison Burton will drive #21. He will drive for Wood Brothers Racing

Kurt Busch will move from #1 to #45. He is leaving the defunct Chip Ganassi racing for 23XI racing, owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan.

Ty Dillon is moving from #96 to #94. He is leaving Gaunt Brothers Racing for GMS Racing.

My Predictions

            Obviously with a new car, it is nearly impossible to predict who will adapt quickly and who will struggle. With that being said, here are my early predictions for the Daytona 500, each playoff round, and even the 2022 Nascar champion.

Daytona 500

Winner: Kyle Busch

Round of 16:

Alex Bowman

Austin Cindric

Austin Dillon

Brad Keselowski

Bubba Wallace

Chase Elliot

Christopher Bell

Denny Hamlin

Joey Logano

Kevin Harvick

Kyle Busch

Kyle Larson

Kurt Busch

Martin Truex Jr.

Ryan Blaney

William Byron

Round of 12:

Alex Bowman

Brad Keselowski

Chase Elliot

Christopher Bell

Denny Hamlin

Joey Logano

Kevin Harvick

Kyle Busch

Kyle Larson

Martin Truex Jr.

Ryan Blaney

William Byron

Round of 8:

Chase Elliot

Denny Hamlin

Joey Logano

Kyle Busch

Kyle Larson

Martin Truex Jr.

Ryan Blaney

William Byron

Round of 4:

Chase Elliot

Kyle Busch

Kyle Larson

Ryan Blaney

Champion:

Ryan Blaney

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These are the 10 Hottest NASCAR Wives and Girlfriends

            We decided to rank the hottest Nascar wives! The NASCAR season is finally coming back! With a new generation of car, new drivers, and old faces in new places, it’ll be sick to see who can adapt and overcome to be the 2022 champion. Last year, Kyle Larson absolutely drove out of everyone’s lives to win the title, can he repeat? Can Hendrick stay as dominant as a team as they were last year? Or will the new cars level the playing field and create a new dominant team?

            As tradition has it with a new season opening, we decided to rank the wives and girlfriends of the drivers. To qualify, the driver had to be in the Monster Energy Series and be a full-time driver. Just like other articles of this type such as our PBR hottest wives’ article and hottest country singers’ article, this stipulation might have led us to missing some beautiful people, but we didn’t have all the time in the world to dig through every driver behind the wheel of a modified car. Again, I am just the messenger, and these results were compiled from multiple voters of both male and female variety. Without further a due, here are the hottest women of NASCAR entering the 2022 season!

10. Alexa De Leon

Career: N/A

Husband: Tyler Reddick

Instagram: alexa.deleon_

9. Erin Blaney

Career: N/A

Boyfriend: William Byron

Instagram: erinblaney

8. Kari Witt

Career: Business Owner

Boyfriend: Cole Custer

Instagram: kari_witt

7. Jordan Fish

Career: Entrepreneur

Husband: Denny Hamlin

Instagram: xojordanfish

6. Julia Piquet

Career: Interviewer

Boyfriend: Daniel Suarez

Instagram: juliapiquet

5. Jenna Petty

Career: Student

Boyfriend: Harrison Burton

Instagram: jp123dancer

4. Marissa Briscoe

Career: N/A

Husband: Chase Briscoe

Instagram: marissabriscoe_

3. Ashley Busch

Career: Owner Monarch Reign

Husband: Kurt Busch

Instagram: mrsashleybusch

2. Gianna Tulio

Career: Hooters Model

Boyfriend: Ryan Blaney

Instagram: giannatulio

1. Madyson Joye

Career: N/A

Boyfriend: Rickey Stenhouse

Instagram: madysonjoye

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2021 NFL Season Recap

The confetti has flown, we crowned a champion, and now it’s time to recap the NFL season. 285 games over 22 weeks have taken 32 hopeful teams all the way down to one last man standing. We wanted to recap the best and the worst of a wild NFL season, and break down how the Rams became Super Bowl champions!

Regular Season

AFC East 

In reality, not much time to waste here. The Patriots are back already, so that sucks. Mac Jones was the best rookie QB, and likely a franchise QB for the foreseeable future, which the Patriots deserve… right? At the beginning of the season, the Bills were the heavy favorite to win the entire division, and they got it done. It looked sketchy for a minute, they had midseason struggles, but they managed to get it together and pull it off. The Dolphins started off slow before rattling off seven in a row and ALMOST got a playoff spot. They then fired head coach Brian Flores. Rumor has it he was power-hungry and had a bad relationship with Tua Tagovailoa. Now they are looking for their next head coach, a spot they’ve been in a lot recently. The Jets… same Jets. 

Bills 11-6

Patriots 10-7

Dolphins 9-8

Jets 4-13

AFC North 

The Ravens and the Browns were most people’s picks to win the division. Some “professionals” even picked them to win the Super Bowl. Instead, they finished 3rd and 4th in the division. The Ravens had a season from hell. Lamar Jackson was often injured, and most of the team around him was as well. They still fought hard, but they never had a chance with all the injuries. The good news is the Ravens will have an easier schedule, and the 14th pick in the draft this year. This will help them a lot in 2023, and the Ravens will likely be back in the playoffs. 

For the Browns, the question becomes what happens to the future of Baker.

This was going to be the year Cleveland turned the corner and made a run, yet it turned out to be another failure. Odell Beckham Jr. got cut. Kevin Stefanski forgot he had the best running back stable in the game. He seemed to force an injured Baker to throw the ball constantly. The Browns had a projectile to be an up-and-coming franchise. Now that might all be passed and lots of questions loom. 

The Steelers got their last chance to watch Ben Roethlisberger as their QB. Although most Steelers fans know his career was over, it is still sad to say goodbye to a legend. They played subpar football most of the season. The low point was a tie to the winless Lions. Despite all the struggles, Pittsburgh had a sliver of hope to sneak into the playoffs. First, they needed a major upset of the Colts losing to the Jaguars. They got it. Then they needed to upset the Ravens on the road. Check. Finally, they needed the Raiders and Chargers game to not end in a tie. Although it took a walk-off field goal in OT, they got it. It was the ultimate underdog story and a fitting end to Roethlisberger’s all-time great career. 

The Bengals? They won the division? Not only did the Bengals win, but they look like what the Browns wanted to be. Rookie WR Jamar Chase and second-year QB Joe Burrow look like the best QB-WR duo in the game. They won all the games they needed to and even upset the Chiefs in week 17. The Bengals didn’t have the flashiest season. But for a team that wasn’t supposed to win more than 5 games, they were able to expedite their window to compete. Look for the Bengals now to be favored to repeat as AFC North champions going into 2022.

Bengals 10-7

Steelers 9-7-1

Browns 8-9

Ravens 8-9

AFC South 

Like the AFC East, this division went pretty much as expected. The Titans were heavy favorites to win it. They faced adversity though. They struggled against inferior teams and lost Derrick Henry for most of the season. At the end of the day though, they got their shit together and not only won the South but got the #1 seed in the AFC. This gave them a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the playoffs. 

The Colts started out 1-5. Pardon My Take’s Big Cat was so confident in how bad they sucked, he said he would cut off his pinky if they won the Super Bowl. They then gave RB Jonathan Taylor the ball every play and started to win. In fact, they went from 1-5 to 9-7 entering Week 18. All they had to do was beat the 2-14 Jaguars to clinch a playoff birth. But it didn’t happen. They got embarrassed and eliminated from playoff contention. Now they have a lot of questions to answer, including who will be QB1 in Week 1 next year. 

The Texans don’t believe in having talent on their roster. Every time they have something good, they cut or trade them. DeAndre Hopkins? Gone. J.J. Watt? See ya. Tyron Mathieu? Go elsewhere, please. Deshaun Watson? Ok well, understandable, but still super talented. The worst part is the Texans have no talent to show for these losses. Dave Culley got hired before the 2021 season and did a fantastic job. He came in and managed four impressive wins despite Davis Mills being his best player. But the Texans are the Texans, and in true Texan’s fashion, they fired Culley after the season ended. The poor guy over-performed and made the Texans not look like a dumpster fire, and now he’s gone. Good luck to whoever they hire next. 

Oh, Jacksonville Jaguars. Remember when Urban Meyer was your coach? Then he fingered some random chick’s asshole and pissed off EVERYONE in the organization. He also might have ruined one of the most highly touted prospects in NFL history. It was a fun 10 weeks with Urban Meyer was in the league though, he spiced it up. Trevor Lawrence is supposedly the next big thing, but he didn’t look like it last year. I remain high on Lawrence though, especially if the Jags go out and get Byron Leftwich as their next head coach. Can the Jags do something right to not be a dumpster fire? Well, they have the top pick in the draft again, and it doesn’t seem like it can get any worse. 

Titans 12-5

Colts 9-8

Texans 4-13

Jaguars 3-14

AFC West 

Let’s get the Chiefs out of the way. They looked like shit in the early part of the season. Then Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreke Hill remembered they are Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreke Hill. They then went on a tear and won the West again. 

The Raiders should not have been the team they were. They won ten games. First off, the roster didn’t look like a 10 win roster. Then, they lost head coach Jon Gruden halfway through the year. Next, star WR Henry Ruggs got cut when he drunk drove and killed someone in a high-speed crash. 

But they had Derek Carr. Carr proved that he is one of the best QBs in the league despite getting no respect from anyone. They also had interim head coach Rich Bisaccia. Bisaccia killed it, as he went 7-5 after he took the helm. They brought in Will Compton to hold down the defense. Then they cut him, then they signed him, and then they cut him again right before the playoffs. Get your “Playoff Willy” gear here. It took a miracle for the Raiders to get in, as they needed a win or tie with the Chargers to make the dance. This came to fruition. In the final seconds of overtime in the final game of the regular season, Daniel Carlson kicked a walk-off field goal to send the Chargers home. 

Opposite of the Raiders is the Chargers. This is a team that looked good on paper. But they ended up not being good. The Chargers finished 9-8 but that feels like a failed season with Justin Herbert as their QB. It feels like every year the experts pick the Chargers to finally beat the Chiefs. Yet every year they miss the playoffs. I’m not going to say I don’t believe in Justin Herbert or head coach Brandon Staley. Herbert is a mega-talented young QB, and Staley is a stats wizard. Until they get over the hump and make a postseason run though, I’d count on them finishing outside of the playoffs. 

The Broncos pretty much had the year everyone expected. They are a good roster. The problem is at QB. Teddy Bridgewater is the ultimate 6-9 win QB regardless of how good or bad his team is. He’s a great stop-gate if your hunting for your next franchise QB. 2022 should be interesting as the Broncos are the team to watch this upcoming offseason. They hired Nathanial Hackett to be the new head coach, a favorite of Aaron Rodgers. Could Hackett get Rodgers to Denver? If they can they might be Super Bowl favorites next year. If not Rodgers, could they take a risk on Baker Mayfield or Carson Wentz? Denver should be fun to watch this year.

Chiefs 12-5

Raiders 10-7

Chargers 9-8

Broncos 7-10

NFC East 

Fuck the Cowboys and all you fucks that like them. I enjoyed last year when their defense was historically bad, but Dan Quinn had to ruin that. The Cowboys proved that they are a good, bad team, and managed to get twelve wins this year. I can’t say that I’m surprised they won the division, the Giants suck, the Football team sucks, and the Eagles were surprisingly good, but Jalen Hurts and that’s all I have to say about that. The Cowboy’s most impressive win was the Patriots in week 6, but besides that, they didn’t beat anyone. They lost pretty bad to every playoff team they faced, and the Broncos at home. But someone had to win the East, and the Cowboys were the beneficiaries. 

Speaking of Jalen Hurts, the Eagles were another team that wasn’t very good. The difference though is that they played well against teams worse than them. In fact, the list of QBs the Eagles beat are as follows.

Matt Ryan 

Sam Darnold 

Jared Goff

Teddy Bridgewater

Trevor Siemian 

Zach Wilson 

Garrett Gilbert 

Taylor Heinicke 

Mike Glennon 

Nothing against Matt Ryan. But when a 36-year-old Matt Ryan is by far the best QB you beat, that doesn’t exactly bode well for your team. To be fair, the Eagles still had to handle their business and they did, but I wouldn’t expect them to be as good next year. They do have 3 first-round picks which helps them, but they still have Jalen Hurts.. sounds like a nice guy, would love to have him on my fantasy team, but Super Bowl-winning QB? 

The Football team wrapped up its final season as the Football team. They won the same number of games they did when they won the division in 2020. It wasn’t as impressive though because they also lost one more due to the extra game. They dropped to third in the division. While they have a quality head coach in Ron Rivera, they have Taylor Heineke at QB. They are also the Washington Football Team at the end of the day. If I had to bet, I would put the Washington name TBD team at somewhere between 6-8 wins next year. 

My Giants, what a year. The Gettleman-Judge era came to an end with the worst playcalling I’ve ever seen. I had to attempt to explain to my girlfriend how QB sneaks worked. Then I had to explain why doing it from your own 3-yard line was pathetic. Daniel Jones is starting to look like a bust, but I’m still holding hope that the new regime can turn him into Josh Allen. Oh Giants, please stop being so bad. 

Cowboys 12-5

Eagles 9-8

Football Team 7-10

Giants 4-13

NFC North 

This division also pretty much went exactly as expected. The “last dance” Packers looked like about the best team in football. The Vikings once again managed to be a middle-of-the-road team. The Lions looked like shit but played with a lot of heart. Dan Campbell looks like he might actually make them a good team in the future. The Bears, who the Giants have their draft pick, managed to rattle off a few late wins. They had to fire Matt Nagy and hire Matt Eberflus to be Justin Fields’ next head coach. If Aaron Rodgers leaves, the NFC North could quickly turn into the worst division in football. The QBs would be Jordan Love, Kirk Cousins, Jared Goff, and Justin Fields. With this list, the Vikings might turn into the team to beat. 

Packers 13-4

Vikings 8-9

Bears 6-11

Lions 3-13-1 

NFC South 

The Buccaneers were the team to beat, and they won the division. Yet, there is an argument to be had that the Saints were the better team in that division. Why? Well, they blanked the Buccaneers in their home and home series 0-2. In fact, the Buccaneers scored 0 points against the Saints in one of the games. Now though Tom Brady is retiring. The Buccaneers could be heading toward a rebuild after their brief stay as the best team in football. 

Likewise, the Saints might also be heading towards a rebuild. Taysom Hill has proven he’s better as a weapon than a full-time starting QB. Jameis Winston had a good start to the season but has injury questions. Sean Payton is gone. This once powerhouse franchise might be heading towards a rebuild very fast. 

The other two teams, the Panthers and the Falcons, both have more questions than answers. For the Panthers, they have a head coach that could be leaving for Michigan. They don’t have a good QB and finished the season losing seven games in a row. The Falcons have a young head coach that took a bad team to a respectable 7-10 record. Still, they could look to move on from an aging Matt Ryan and rebuild as well. This division might turn into one where a team has to win rather than earn it very fast. 

Buccaneers 13-4

Saints 9-8

Falcons 7-10

Panthers 5-12

NFC West

The final division is the best one. The worst team, the Seahawks, still went 7-10 despite not having Russell Wilson for half of the year. The 49ers, who finished 3rd in the division, are the 6th seed in the playoffs. They are behind the Cardinals who were 5th and the Rams who were 4th. This division gets hurt by how often they played each other. Is it unrealistic to believe the Seahawks would’ve won the NFC East or AFC South if they played in it? I don’t think so.

Anyway, the Rams played fantastic after acquiring every big-name player available since the 2021 Super Bowl ended. Matt Stafford, Von Miller, and Odell Beckham Jr. all got acquired since the end of last season. Don’t forget they have Aaron Donald, the best defensive player in the league. They also have Sean McVay who might be the best head coach in the league in the next ten years. 

The Cardinals would win the Super Bowl every year if it got played before the season started. They were the last undefeated team in the NFL, yet somehow didn’t even win their division. Kliff Kingsbury has a history of teams starting fast and failing late. Unfortunately for him, that didn’t change this year. The 49ers seem to be a franchise in transition from Jimmy G to Trey Lance, but the roster has talent. Like the Rams, they have one of the brightest young coaching minds in the game, as Kyle Shanahan is at the helm. Not only was the NFC West the best division in football this year, but it is also on the rise. 3 of the 4 coaches are under 45 years old. The four front offices are young and intelligent as well, so the NFC West could be the standard for a long time. 

Rams 12-5

Cardinals 11-6

49ers 10-7

Seahawks 7-10

Wild Card Round 

One of the more boring weekends of playoff football all time, the Wild Card round laid some eggs. The best two games were the Raiders-Bengals and 49ers-Cowboys. The Raiders were down 7 with under a minute to go, and Derek Carr was leading a beautiful drive. Yet he threw a pick in the endzone to seal the Bengal’s win. The 49ers-Cowboys game ended in big drama. Bad time management from Dak and Mike McCarthy led to a QB draw with 14 seconds and no timeouts left. The play got them a large gain, but the refs couldn’t get to the ball fast enough to spot it, and the 49ers won the game.

Bills mafia can rejoice as they dismantled the Patriots 47-17 in Buffalo. The Buccaneers played the Eagles in Tampa. Despite a few garbage-time touchdowns, the Bucs dominated the game. I was at that game, and it was an awesome atmosphere, shoutout to Tampa fans for being cool. The Chiefs retired Big Ben. The Steelers looked like they might beat them, but then Patrick Mahomes remembered he’s one of the best QBs in the game. The Chiefs ended up routing the Steelers 42-21. The Rams embarrassed division rival Arizona in Los Angeles 34-11 to round out the week. 

Divisional Round 

One of the most entertaining weekends of playoff football of all time, every game got settled as the clock hit 0. First, the Bengals upset the 1 seeded Titans in Nashville on a walk-off field goal, 19-16. The 49ers upset the 1 seeded Packers in Green Bay, as Aaron Rodgers was never able to get anything going. Like the Bengals, the 49ers won on a walk-off field goal by Robbie Gould. They also might have sent Aaron Rodgers out of Green Bay.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before but the Rams beat Tampa with a walk-off field goal. That is selling this game short though, as Tampa found themselves down 27-6 quickly. Tom Brady remembered he was Tom Brady though and brought his team back to tie the game 27-27. There was too much time left on the clock for Matt Stafford. He hit Cooper Kupp for a 44 yard gain with under 10 seconds left. That set up a short 30-yard field goal and sent the Rams home for the NFC Championship. The game of the weekend though was between the Bills and the Chiefs. The teams traded shots all game, but in the last two minutes, the score went from 26-21 Chiefs to 36-36 tie. Then in OT, the Chiefs were able to get the ball first. This led them to tear up Bill’s exhausted defense, score a TD, and send them to the AFC Championship round.

Championship Round 

Well shit, another round of great football. The Bengals faced off against the Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium. Patrick Mahomes got another shot at Joe Burrow who beat him in week 17. The Chiefs got off to a very fast start, going up 21-3 early. The Bengals battled back and made it 21-10 at halftime. In the second half, the Chiefs forgot how to score, as they managed only 3 points. The Bengals caught fire and scored 2 TDs tying the score at 24-24 at the end of regulation. Like the week before, the Chiefs won the toss in OT and started with the ball. Unlike last week, Pat Mahomes tried to do too much and threw a pick. In this game ice-cold blood, Joe Burrow was the one getting the last laugh. Burrow drove down the field and got rookie kicker Evan McPherson in field goal range. McPherson drilled the winning field goal, sending Cincinnati to the Super Bowl.

On the West coast, it was a rivalry game between division foes Rams, and 49ers. The game was in LA, although it felt like the game was in San Francisco because of the crowd. It was projected that 65% of the attendance was 49ers fans. The game started out slow and it was 10-7 49ers at halftime. Then the Rams came out and remembered that they wanted Matthew Stafford to get to the Super Bowl. Stafford spent his entire career in Detroit up to this year and had never won a playoff game. Jimmy G remembered that he is Jimmy G, and forgot how to complete the ball. This led to a Rams came back, beating the 49ers 20-17.

This set up a Super Bowl between preseason favorite in the NFC the Rams, and the young upstart from the Midwest Bengals. The Rams had to beat Kyler Murray, retire Tom Brady, outlast Jimmy G to get there. The Bengals had to take out the Raiders, the top seed Titans, and the superpower Chiefs. Both teams are deserving, but only 1 can be the Super Bowl Champion. 

Super Bowl

First note, the Rams are only the second team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. The first is the 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Second, the Rams are the first team to win the Championship round in their own stadium and then play in the Super Bowl next week. Matthew Stafford had never won a playoff game in Detroit, and now he’s in the biggest game of his career. The Rams are the favorites to win the game over the Bengals. Despite being the better team on paper and being at home the margin is smaller than I’d expect, the Rams opened up at -4.5 point favorites. 

As for how the game went, not bad at all. The Rams started out absolutely dominating the Bengals, but the Bengals got their footing quick. At halftime it was 13-10 Rams. Coming out in the second half the Bengals had the opportunity to take the game over. They hit a huge TD to open the half, and then immediately picked off Stafford. However the Rams held them to just a field goal, and the score of the game was 20-13. Fast forward to the last 2 minutes with the score 20-16, the Rams were able to throw a clutch TD with a minute and a half left to make the score 23-20. Joe Burrrrow had the opportunity to drive down the field to win it or at least kick a field goal, but after some questionable play calling and Aaron Donald happening, the Bengals turned the ball over on downs and the Rams won.

Other Notes 

This season was one of unpredictability. From week 1 when the Saints beat the Packers 38-3 in Green Bay, to the last week of the season where the Jaguars knocked off the Colts, the upsets were insane. Shoutout to the Jaguars. First, they upset the Bills 9-6. At the time the Bills were regarded as the best team in football. After that was the Colts were upset, stopping Indy from being in the playoffs. The Jets were another upset machine, as they beat the division-winning Bengals and Titans. The Lions beat the Cardinals in Week 15, giving Dan Campbell his first signature win as a coach. The Broncos beat the Cowboys in Dallas. The Broncos ended up being a decent team, but the spread was -10.5 in the Cowboy’s favor. 

This year could be a huge year for QB movement. Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady are gone. Aaron Rodgers has been noncommittal to playing past this season. If he does play he hasn’t said where he will play. Russell Wilson will probably be back with the Seahawks. There was still a lot of smoke in Seattle, so it’s worth watching the situation anyway. DeShaun Watson won’t be back with the Texans, but his next team will have to give up a lot to get the young QB. I would bet the Panthers take the chance and get him pending his legal issues. Matt Ryan isn’t guaranteed to stay in Atlanta, but it looks like he might because of his contract. Jalen Hurts might not be the guy in Philly, but I would think he is the guy right now.

Jimmy G probably won’t be back in San Francisco. Teddy Bridgewater probably won’t be back in Denver. Jameis Winston might not be back in NOLA. Carson Wentz might be gone in Indy, but who replaces all these guys is a mystery. Baker Mayfield probably will get another chance in Cleveland to rehab and be healthy. Still, after rumors, his head coach doesn’t want him, it’s also worth watching. This might be a big year of movement. It also might be a massive stalemate of guys getting one more chance in their respective cities. By the 2024 kickoff though, the QB landscape will be much different.

The 2021 NFL season was amazing, and congratulations to the Rams again! Now it’s time for the offseason. Kenny Pickett and Matt Corral are going to get drafted. DeVante Adams and Aaron Rodgers will decide their futures. New coaches like Brian Daboll to the Giants will get their first chances to build their rosters. Next year should be fun! 

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Super Bowl LVI Preview and Betting Guide

Welcome to the Beats Beer Bonfires Super Bowl betting guide! We have made it to the 2022 Super Bowl. As shitty as it will be to not have football for six months, this should be a very fun game to watch. As everyone predicted back in August, the Rams will be taking on the Bengals in the championship game. Who’s going to win? Who should you bet? We will break it all down for you here!

Rams

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise the Los Angeles Rams made the Super Bowl. They pushed all their chips to the table for this season. First, they acquired Matthew Stafford from the Lions preseason. Then they snagged Von Miller, and Odell Beckham Jr. in midseason acquisitions. They have Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, and Leonard Floyd on defense. They have Andrew Whitworth, Cooper Kupp, and Sony Michel on offense. They have Sean McVay, the top young mind in the coaching game. SoFi Stadium, their home field, is hosting the Super Bowl. All signs pointed to the Rams being in the Super Bowl.

At the beginning of the season, the Rams came out on fire. They won their first three games, including an upset over Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They then lost to the Arizona Cardinals, who moved to 4-0 at the time. After another four-game win streak, the Rams sat at 7-1. The November blues started to set in for a hot LA team, as they lost to the Titans 28-16 at home. Next, they went up to San Francisco and got shit pumped by the 49ers 31-10. After a bye week, they faced a hot Packers team and lost 36-28 in Green Bay. This led to a lot of questions, as the Rams hadn’t beat a good team since week 3 over Tampa. They also were 2 games behind the Cardinals with just 5 weeks left. That’s when everything changed again. The Cardinals lost to the Lions, Colts, and Seahawks. The Rams beat, the Jaguars, Seahawks, Vikings, Ravens, and the Cardinals in a head-to-head matchup. This put the Rams at 12-5 to end the year and the Cardinals at 11-6.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Rams faced off against division rival Arizona one final time. It wasn’t much of a game, as the Rams won 34-11. Next, the Rams had to go down to Tampa, where the Bucs had just beaten the Eagles big. The Rams got off to a 27-3 lead, but Tom Brady remembered he was Tom Brady. The Bucs stormed back and tied the game 27-27, the Rams got the ball with 40 seconds left on the clock. Stafford led a huge drive, including a 44-yard completion to Cooper Kupp to get the ball into the Rams red zone. As time expired, Matt Gay was able to punch the ball through for the game-winning field goal. The Rams survived 30-27. For the conference finals, the 49ers came down to LA for the third matchup of the season. In the first half of the game, both offenses were stagnant, and the 49ers were up 10-7 at halftime. Then, the Rams woke up in the second half scoring 13 points to the 49ers 7, and the Rams won 20-17.

Bengals

The Bengals weren’t a Super Bowl favorite. In fact, they weren’t even a playoff favorite. Before the season the Bengals over/under for wins was 6.5. They ended up winning 10, but it wasn’t smooth sailing. Going into their week 10 bye, they were sitting at 5-4 coming off back-to-back losses to the Browns and Jets. After the bye week, they went 2-0 and went to 7-4 on the season. They still faced an uphill battle with the schedule. They had to play the Chargers, 49ers, Ravens, Chiefs, and Browns. They did good enough though, as they upset the Ravens and Chiefs and got to 10-7 on the year. That set up a round 1 matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders, which they were able to win 26-19. Derek Carr was knocking on the door with a last-second drive. To end the game though he threw a heart-breaking interception in the Raiders endzone.

That set up a matchup with the #1 seed Titans in Nashville. The Titans were heavy favorites. The Bengals defense was able to make QB Ryan Tannehill see ghosts as he threw 3 INTs and one touchdown. Joe Burrow didn’t throw for any touchdowns, but he was able to get Evan McPherson into range for 4 field goals on the day. Joe Mixon was able to run for one TD, and the Bengals won 19-16. Finally, they had to go into Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs were a heavy favorite. Mahomes got off to a quick start and the Chiefs went up 21-3 in the second quarter. Joe Burrow wouldn’t go out like this, and before halftime he managed to make the score 21-10. The second half of the game was completely different. The Bengals scored 3 times in a row and went up 24-21. As time expired the Chiefs were able to make a field goal, and the game went to OT. In OT the Chiefs won the toss and got the ball first, but Mahomes threw a quick INT. Then, Burrow was able to drive down the field. Evan McPherson hit his second game-winning field goal in a row, and the Bengals are Super Bowl bound.

Betting Guide

So, who should you bet in the Super Bowl? As of February 1st, DraftKings has the Rams as 4.5-point favorites over the Bengals. The over/under for the score is 48 points, and the Bengals are at +160. I’m going to bet the Rams money line, which is -190. The Rams have a similar storyline to the Buccaneers last year. Matthew Stafford is hungry for a Super Bowl. Although Burrow will get one, I can’t ignore all the hunger on the Rams sideline. I’m not going to take it, but if you wanted to bet the spread, I would take the Bengals at +4.5. The Rams will win but not cover the spread, so it’s hard to take them at -4.5. DraftKings also has some interesting prop bets. They have the winning margin of the game be over/under 8.5 points. I took the under on that, as I mentioned the game will be a time-ending field goal. It also has that as a bet at +500, so that was easy for me. They have lots of props for if you think the game will be a high-scoring shootout or a defense game. I am leaning towards a shootout, and the game will be something like 34-31 or something like that. I am not sponsored by DraftKings, so FanDuel, Barstool, or any other sportsbooks I am available.

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These Are The 10 Hottest PBR Wives for 2022

            Welcome to the new Beats Beer Bonfires, where today we will feature the hottest PBR wives. The one where we report on the hard-hitting shit that the other people are too afraid of reporting on. The first order of business is to cover a new sport, and probably the most badass one in the world. Anyone who has ever been to a PBR event knows that this is just a fact. Any psychopath who is stupid enough to get on the back of a 2000-pound animal that wants to murder you for our entertainment is cool in my book.

            We already did our PBR season preview that you can see here. This article is to get to know the riders a little better, and by that we mean the women behind them. These women live lives where they go watch their husbands literally get mauled by bulls every weekend. That’s fucking crazy. In fact, George Strait literally wrote a song about how a women couldn’t live that life and left a guy, yet he still made Cheyenne.  

Not every bull rider’s wife or girlfriend qualified for this list unfortunately. To get on the list, the rider had to be in the top 50 in the PBR world rankings, mostly because there are hundreds of riders, and this is only a part time job right now. The rankings are not mine, but they were compiled by a vote of a large variety of people, I am simply the messenger here. Some of them are social media influencers Without further a due here are the top 10 first ladies of the top bull riders in the world.

10. Kaitlyn Davis

Career: Owner of Reign Lashes

Husband: Cooper Davis (3rd in the World)

Instagram: kait.davis

9. Isabella Sant’Ana

Career: Dental Surgeon

Husband: Luciano De Castro (46th in the World)

Instagram: isabellasantanav

8. Flavia Barbosa

Career: N/A

Husband: Dener Barbosa (7th in the World)

Instagram: flaviaperecinb

7. Amanda Leme

Career: Veterinary

Husband: Jose Vitor Leme (1st in the World)

Instagram: maandarodrigues

6. Cealie Petri

Career: Business Owner

Husband: Jesse Petri (17th in the World)

Instagram: cealiepetri

5. Aline Montanha

Career: N/A

Husband: Claudio Montanha Jr. (19th in the World)

Instagram: alinefmontanha

4. Taylor Pritchard

Career: Owner of Tans by Taylor

Boyfriend: Boudreaux Campbell (6th in the World)

Instagram: taylorpritchard

3. Raelee Melancon

Career: N/A

Husband: Cole Melancon (35th in the World)

Instagram: raeleemelancon

2. Kaitlyn Burkham

Career: Royal K MagnaWave

Fiancé: Mason Taylor (11th in the World)

Instagram: Kaitlyn.burkham

1. Kaitlin Teel

Career: Owner Shop Teel

Husband: Cody Teel (18th in the World)

Socials: kaitlinteel

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2022 PBR Season Preview

Here we are folks, the calendar has rolled over, and the old PBR is dead. It went out with a bang, as Jose Vitor Leme made history by winning his second championship in a row. Leme put an exclamation point on the greatest season in PBR history, as in his final ride, he mounted “Woopaa.” “Woopaa” was the number one bull coming into the World Finals. Leme made him his bitch, riding to a score of 98.75, the highest score ever recorded in PBR. That’s not the only record Leme broke in 2021, he had the most event round wins in a season (21); most 90-point rides in a season (24); first perfect 50-point rider score; the highest-marked qualified ride of all time (98.75 points); and most event wins in a season (tied with 8). (All information via pbr.com.) Jose deserves major praise for his dominance last season, but we also quickly pivot to 2022. This season is about the evolution of a sport trying to jump to the next level of popularity.


Right off the bat, PBR is changing the length of its season. Instead of holding the World Finals in Vegas in November, they are relocating to Fort Worth, Texas, and holding it in May. Doing this will compress the season from a full calendar year to five months. Previously, the new season would start almost immediately after the conclusion of the previous World Finals. This led to an awkward schedule. It ran from January-May but took a summer break. Then it would resume in October and conclude in November. Some summer events were still held, but none of the big-name riders attended them. PBR decided to fix this problem, thus moving the World Finals to May.


PBR making these changes doesn’t mean bull riding won’t occur after May. They are hoping this part of the year will be even more lucrative than ever before. They will be unveiling a team format, that will run from June through November. The team format isn’t new as it debuted during Covid and is being improved for 2022. Each team will play a 10-match regular season. The regular season will cumulate in a playoff, which will replace the World Finals in Las Vegas. After this, the 2023 season will begin, and the new PBR schedule will be off and running. PBR has been tight-lipped about the details of how the teams will work. But, a draft will likely decide the teams.


Now that the schedule is set, who are the names that we should look out for in the 2023 season? Jose Vitor Leme, as mentioned before, had the best year of all time in 2021. Since the 2022 World Finals are being held so close to last years’ Leme should be considered the favorite. Kaique Pacheco was a runner-up in 2021 and will be back with vengeance this year. Cooper Davis finished third and will also be back. Some other riders to keep an eye on is Boudreaux Campbell, who was the 2020 World Finals Event winner. Mauricio Moreira finished fifth in the World and is only 22 years old. Mason Taylor is also 22 years old, and placed 11th in the World. Jess Lockwood has been recovering from an injury. Is this the year he finally returns to form as a top rider? A Lockwood vs Leme rivalry could benefit the sport. What about the bulls? Well, “Woopaa” is a historically good bull, and he might even be considered the greatest of all time when he’s retired. Other bulls to watch are “Chiseled”, “Mezcal”, “Ridin Solo,” and “The Right Stuff.”

I’m not going to pretend to know much about PBR. When I watch it, I see a psychotic human get on the back of a 2,000-pound animal that wants to kill him and try to hang on for eight seconds. I don’t know much about the riders besides basic research, the history of bull riding, or anything about how the points work. Yet, I do applaud the PBR for making the changes they did. It makes everything make a lot more sense, it gives more value to events and will create an interesting new angle to a great sport. I’m rooting for PBR, and I’m hoping to make it to some of the events this year. Also check back soon to see our list of the 10 hottest PBR Wives going into 2022!

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College Football Starts TOMORROW!

            Football is back! Starting tomorrow when Nebraska and Illinois kick-off, starting what seems to be the beginning of the end of college football as we know it. Yes, Texas and Oklahoma probably won’t be in the SEC for a few more years, but nothing is certain at this time. Speaking of the SEC, Tennessee opens up football for the conference on Thursday, September 2nd, against Bowling Green. Top-ranked team Alabama opens up against 14th rank Miami and 5th rank Georgia playing 3rd rank Clemson. The one thing I noticed about college football is that it has recency bias, so a loss in week 1 likely won’t ruin the chances of any of these teams making the college football playoffs, but it definitely will hurt them.

           Let’s look at the top few teams in the country and evaluate who will be left standing in the final four at the end of the season.

#1 Alabama

Against ranked opponents: vs. 14 Miami, at 13 Florida, at 6 Texas A&M, vs. 16 LSU.

Trap game: at 6 Texas A&M

Where I think they finish: #5

Analysis: I’m no a football expert, but Alabama will be punished for playing a tough schedule and being Alabama. Texas A&M has every reason to win that game in College Station, and I think they finally get that win. If they can pull it off, that would likely give the playoff committee a reason to take Bama out of the top four. The rest of the schedule doesn’t really concern me for a team that steamrolls everyone. My pick of 5 is with Bama losing one game, but if they beat A&M, they will probably win out and be a 1 seed again.

#2 Oklahoma

Against ranked opponents: vs. 21 Texas, vs. 7 Iowa State

Trap game: vs. 21 Texas

Where I think they finish: #2

Analysis: Oklahoma put a target on its back by telling the Big 12 to shove it, and that could come back to bite them over the next few years. However, it’s more likely that Oklahoma will play up to the adversity and kick ass. They play Texas in a red river showdown game which they have won the past three. Last year was an absolute thriller, with the game going into four overtimes and Oklahoma prevailing. Iowa State might be more trouble, but I have a tough time thinking that tiny ole Iowa State upsets Oklahoma in one of the last games of the season. Oklahoma stays the number two seed all year.

#3 Clemson

Against ranked opponents: vs. 5 Georgia

Trap game: None

Where I think they finish: #1

Analysis: I’m sorry, but Clemson doesn’t deserve to be a playoff team. They play one very tough school in Georgia but then have a bunch of soft teams after that. Boston College is ok this year, and they play Syracuse on the road, but that’s really about it. Florida State isn’t very good right now; either is Louisville. UConn is my hometown school, so I would have to say that is a trap game, but in reality, if they score, it’ll be a win in my book. 

#4 Ohio State

Against ranked opponents: vs. 11 Oregon, at 17 Indiana, vs. 19 Michigan

Trap games: at 17 Indiana, at Michigan

Where I think they finish: #3

Analysis: At least they play some decent teams, unlike Clemson. They play a P.J Fleck-led Minnesota team, Maryland, and a pissed-off Michigan team on the road. That’s not even including the ranked teams. At the end of the day, though, I think Ohio State will prevail, as they have a deep team with good coaching. If every team in the top four wins out, I would have them ranked second overall, but that’s probably not going to happen, so they will happen to slide up one spot.

#5 Georgia

Against ranked opponents: vs. 3 Clemson, vs. 13 Florida

Trap game: at Auburn

Where I think they finish: #6 or lower

Analysis: I really like Georgia, but they tend to let me down year after year. They probably will lose week 1 and have to deal with an uphill battle all season. If they do beat Clemson, all of a sudden, their outlook changes, but I think they lose two games this year and finish somewhere between eight and twelve. That seems pretty par for the course for how they have performed the past few years.

#6 Texas A&M

Against ranked opponents: vs. 1 Alabama

Trap game: at 16 LSU

Where I think they finish: #4

Analysis: One of these years just has to be their year, right? They have a great coach in Jimbo Fisher, always recruit well, and just keep getting disappointed year after year. I really think this is the year that they knock off the Tide and replace them as the SEC representative in the playoffs. However, if they don’t, they probably will finish as a six through eight seed and have to wait for the playoffs to expand to twelve to taste the playoffs. I really wish they played Georgia this year because I would love to see one of the two be able to propel the other.

           Upsets, however, are a beautiful thing in college football. Alabama plays Miami, Florida, LSU, and Auburn, with the rest of the SEC teams pissed off that the Tide reigns national champions once again. If Texas A&M can upset them, all of a sudden, they might be the 5th or 6th seed looking from the outside in. Oklahoma only takes a pissed-off Texas team to drop it from the top, same with Penn State over Ohio State and more.

           The one thing that I’m excited to see is if Cincinnati can finally make the top four. I highly doubt it, and even if they did, they would be absolutely demolished in the playoffs, but they deserve it. UCF really paved the way for this, going 25-1 over two years and being left disrespected. Cincinnati has now gone 31-6 over the past three seasons, and they will have to be perfect this year, but starting at number eight, they have a real chance.

           Football is back with no lack of exciting storylines. With the Big 12 probably on its deathbed, The SEC turning into a mega-conference, and the ACC, Big 10, and Pac-12 likely combining somehow, it looks like NCAA football is going to die as we know it. In its ashes will rise something new. Better? I guess we will find out like it or not.

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