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Massachusetts Attorney General Just Filed a Proposal to Make FantasyFootball 21+

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(Wall Street Journal)The Massachusetts attorney general wants to ban anyone younger than 21 from playing daily fantasy sports and impose a host of regulations on the industry. The announcement, made Thursday by state Attorney General Maura Healey, stopped short of declaring the games illegal. Massachusetts will not follow the lead of New York Attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who this week declared daily fantasy “plainly illegal” and filed suit to shut providers down in the state. “These regulations are a first of their kind for the daily fantasy sports industry and they focus on protecting minors, ensuring truthful advertising, bringing more transparency to the industry and leveling the playing field for all consumers,” Ms. Healey said.



Here we have the dumbest news of the last 6 months, the Massachusetts Attorney General proposed to make daily fantasy sports have a 21+ regulation. All personal feelings aside (this news is just crippling to my mild draftkings addiction) this propos…

EMERGENCY CLOTHING RELEASE

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Its that time of year again. Christmas, Thanksgiving, all types of nonsense. We need help deciding which shirt and sweatshirt to go with for the winter time, so let me know in the comments or whatever. Your favorite dopeness will be coming out soon, just wait on it. If you are serious about ordering one shoot me an email at patrick.burke3@comcast.net




Flame emojis everywhere.

The UFO Sighting in Los Angeles

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By now, you have probably heard about the "UFO" sighting in California over the weekend. Most of the time when this stuff happens, a select few people are able to get video of it. A lot of the time, it comes out that the people doctored these videos to try and get their five minutes of fame. This time was a little different. Instead of a handful of weirdos uploading their footage to YouTube, there were thousands of people from the area tweeting pictures and videos of it out for the rest of us to see.

Something stuck out about this sighting. I hadn't seen something like what was in the sky that night ever before. The weird, circular blue light looked like it wasn't something that came from the Earth. The first explanation that was offered up made a whole lot of sense. A news station came out and said that it was a meteor burning up in our atmosphere. This has happened before, most recently in Russia in February of 2013, when a meteor so big came through the atmospher…

Is This Possibly The Dumbest Person On The Planet?

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This... Is easily in the top five dumbest human beings on the face of the earth. So many things said in this video are some of the most mind-boggling, and overwhelmingly stupid things I've ever heard in my life. It's not even the fact she had no clue where Budapest was, because that's not that unreasonable. But, statements such as: 
"I thought Europe was a country" That's what started the snowball effect of  just brainless statements that spewed out of this ladies mug. Next up we have:
"I know they speak French there"
Such a bold statement. You had no idea Europe was not a country 15 seconds before this. Then right after you admitted that gem, you say "Buddhist..... Budapest I've never even heard of that" Now all of sudden you KNOW they speak French there... Keep em coming sweetheart.
"Is France a country?" 
This is in the same breath as her speaking French statement. Also hit us with a "I don't think France is a cou…

Bold Move to Sue All Homosexuals

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(Patheos.com)- An Auburn woman calling herself an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ, filed a federal lawsuit Friday against all homosexuals.Sylvia Driskell, 66, said in the suit that she is petitioning the U.S. District Court of Omaha to be heard “in the matter of homosexuality. Is homosexuality a sin, or not a sin?”
Don't quote me on this, but this lady could be the most insane lady in the history of the universe. There are a few groups that you shouldn't go after because they have a right to exist and they are correct in their beliefs. I think homosexuals are #1 on the list. You just can't go after those guys. They deserve to be with whoever they want and gay marriage is legal in a bunch of states now. Just really bananas that this is the group you'd pick to go after.  Jesus freaks gonna Jesus freak, I guess. Also, calling yourself an ambassador for God and Jesus Christ is a little bit of a stretch. This lady should go stand outside of Fenway with the dude …

Man Steals Airplane Then Admits To Being A Pedophile

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Ummmm, what? Are you serious, guy? First, you manage to somehow steal an airplane and get away with it, then you admit to being a pedophile? Are you serious? This dude literally could have flown anywhere with this plane and probably would have managed to escape. To top that off, no one was asking you about being a pedophile. Could have just not said that and no one would have questioned you. "Criminals" these days are getting dumber and dumber.

With that being said, I hope this dude gets the bag beaten out of him when he goes to jail. There's no place on this Earth for pedophiles and you obviously cannot fix them since this guy knew he was a pedophile for 14 years and couldn't overcome it. Whatever, just get this dude out of my face, too much idiot for one night.


Pacquiao Hit With Class Action Lawsuit for $5M

Welcome to America ladies and gentlemen. Land of the free and the home of the brave. People that say there's no opportunity in America are dead wrong. What's more American than watching two men  beat each other up (kind of)  in the most hyped up boxing match of all time? Well, paying $100 for a fight then turning around and filing a class action lawsuit for $5,000,000 against one of the fighters for being hurt is the answer. That's a profit margin if I've ever seen one. Bill Gates is somewhere kicking himself for not thinking of it first. It just goes to show you how much opportunity exists in America as long as you follow the three L's: Lawsuit, Lawsuit, and Lawsuit.

Mubtaahij, the GOAT

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Mubtaahij is currently sitting at 14/1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. This Irish horse is owned by an Arab Sheikh, jockied by a Belgian and trained by a man named de Kock. It's pretty much easy money to pick this horse based soley on the reasons listed above. Add in the fact that it is being called the "Mystery Horse" of the Kentucky Derby and I don't know what else to say to convince you that this horse is going to win. The Derby starts at 6:24pm ET and if you're not rooting for Mubtaahij, you're doing it wrong.
UPDATE: 11:02pm- The odds are now at 20/1. This is the most free money you'll ever see. Jesus

UEFA Champions Quarterfinal First Leg Scores, Reviews, and Predictions

This week on Tuesday and Wednesday, the UEFA Champions league started the quarterfinal stage, with some definite marquis matches with some European superpowers, and some underdogs. The matches were as followed: Real Madrid @ Atletico Madrid , AS Monaco @ Juventus , Barcelona @ PSG , and Bayern Munich @ Porto. I will give some post match reactions, man of the match, team ratings, and predictions for the second leg of each fixture. 
Real Madrid @ Atletico Madrid Venue: Vincente Calderon, Madrid, Spain Final Score: 0-0
In this local rivalry match on the European stage, both sides had huge expectations for this game. A cross-town rivalry was about to have another chapter to it, or so we thought. There was no clear cut winner, and it will all come down to the second leg at Santiago Bernabeu. 
MAN OF THE MATCH: Atletico GK Jan Oblak
Facing Real Madrid is no easy task, and the guy between the sticks was a talking point. Even though Atletico is a defensive-minded team, Real had their chances, but e…

Celtics First Round Matchup

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The Boston Celtics locked in a playoff matchup with Lebitch James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, I truly believe the Celtics will make some noise in the playoffs. A LOT OF NOISE... Such as Lebron sitting on a beach come the end of April contemplating what his next segment of "The Decision" will consist of. Maybe this time when he recruits someone as "great" as Kevin Love was supposed to be, it won't be a total bust. I think Kevin Love is a good player, he just teamed up with a guy who doesn't play nice with power forwards who can stretch the floor. Also he should've just stayed in Minnesota out of the spotlight where he belongs.
This has been the best season for the front office since 2007. What happened then you ask?  There are three reasons the celtics season is a success. Two of those reasons are the trades that Danny Ainge pulled off this season.
Trade 1: Celtics send Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell to the Dallas Mavericks for Jameer Nelson, Brandan W…

Chiarelli Gets Canned

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In all seriousness, Chiarelli is a good GM that did a lot for the Bruins organization and we can thank him for that. A Stanley Cup, couple finals appearances and like 8 straight playoff appearances all built from basically nothing. That being said, the Seguin trade speaks for itself, and the commitment to subpar players at unreasonably high prices are grounds to fire him. It was time to part ways and we'll see if Claude is next. Here's to the Bruins screwing their head on straight and the future looking a little brighter.

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty

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Cnn.com- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez nodded no as jurors in his Massachusetts trial found him guilty Wednesday of first degree murder, which carries a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. 

Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

If anyone is surprised by this, then you probably were the kind of person who thought that OJ should have got off. Aaron Hernandez used to be my favorite player on the Patriots, make no mistake, but I do think he should rot in jail for the rest of his life. He's just another scumbag who thought that being famous would allow him to beat the law. Not how it works, sorry Aaron. He's due back in court in May for the trial of the double murder in Boston from 2012. At this point I would like to see him convicted for that too, for the sake of the families involved.

As a side note, some of my favorite players in professional sports have either been a…

Jürgen Klopp to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2015 Season

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Usually here on patburke.net, we don't talk about soccer. Actually, we've never talked about soccer. Even though the other contributors may kill me for this, we're gonna start to talk about soccer via yours truly. I'm a huge soccer fan, and I want to share my passion for soccer with you, the viewers. We're gonna start with a big headline just released today.


Jürgen Klopp will step down as Borussia Dortmund manager at the end of the 2015 Season. Yes, Borussia Dortmund has struggled this year, and Klopp did own up to it. With tons of Premier League teams possibly looking for a new manager, Klopp made the right decision. Dortmund is moving on, and so is Klopp. He said he has no plans for the future, but I have a couple of predictions for his future and that of Dortmund.
Klopp will be a Premier League Manager in 2015-2016
It's hard to believe, but Klopp will be either managing at the Etihad (Man City), Anfield (Liverpool), or the Emirates (Arsenal) by next year. All o…

Should Tsarnaev get the Death Penalty or Life in Prison with no Parole?

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Today is the 2 year anniversary of the famous Boston Marathon Bombing. April 15, 2013, the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston St. was bombed  by the Tsarnaev Brothers. Chaos ensued, and a week-long chase took place. The brothers are responsible for the deaths of many, as well as hunderds of injuries. The eldest brother, Tamerlame, was killed during the chase, but the younger brother, Dzhokhar, survived and is being tried. This is him below...

The jury came back with it's initial verdict, which was guilty on all 30 counts against him. No surprise there, as the defense openly said that he was guilt, they were trying to save his life. The question remains, should he get life in prison, or the death penalty.
Personally, part of me says that the death penalty is too easy, and that life in prison is a waste of money. So, we're going to do some pros and cons of both.

Pros of Death Penalty
- He gets what he deserves - The families get to see the killer be killed on the spot
Cons…

Ranking the Top 10 Places to Eat in SE Mass (First 4 in)

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"Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul."--Dorothy Day
A couple days ago I was having a conversation about what the top places to grab some grub in the area were. There was a lot of discussion and a lot of stupid ideas thrown around. Even so, I think I can say that this is my list for my 10 favorite places to eat around here.
10. New York Pizza-West Bridgewater
This spot is so new that there isn't a single picture of it anywhere on the Internet. It opened up shop about a month ago where Niko's Pizza used to be. The place offers New York style pizza instead of bar pizza, which is very common around here. I've had NY Pizza three times since it opened and I can say that I would strongly recommend the pizza to my best of friends and worst of enemies. It is that good. 
9. Daybreak-West Bridgewater


I'm going to start this one off by saying that I used to never be a fan of this place. I thought it was too greasy and the service sucked. Up unt…

Ebay Steal of the Week

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If you know me, then you know that I have spent a lot of money on a lot of dumb things I did not need from eBay. I don't know what it is about that site, but it keeps me coming back and keeps me spending my hard earned money.
This so happens to be one of those items that I don't really need but bought anyway. It's a pretty simple hat, but it gets the job done if you want a hat to rock backwards. Besides it being a simple and unreal hat, it's listed by this guy for only $4.50. You're dead wrong if you think I didn't cop this the second I saw it. I suggest you do the same.

Spieth Dominates the Masters

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So on Thursday I wrote about different bets going on this weekend at the masters. It was on short notice but there was enough time for people to listen to me and go get some #FreeMoney

Live look-in at the people that listened to me:
Chances are I made someone a millionaire. You can look at my bets Here but I'll save you the trouble and let you know that I hit on every single one of them. Batting .1000 so I guess that's pretty good. Enjoy your money everyone and don't forget PatBurke.net got it for you. 
Anyway, what Spieth did was absurd and I think it's safe to say we got a new star of golf. Kid shot -18 to tie the record at the tournament with Tiger. He never gave anyone a chance. He almost won last year too but couldn't quite finish the job. This year though, Jordan showed that he has ice water running through his veins. #PrayForTheRestOfTheTour

Play for #22

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Play for #22



God received another angel yesterday. If you had never heard of Lauren Hill, all you had to do was turn on ESPN yesterday. To see how much of an impact this young lady had not only on the sport's world, but on the world as a whole, leaves me speechless.
Lauren defines the definition of a true fighter. Shortly after Hill had committed to Mount Saint Joseph in October of 2015 to play collegiate basketball, she had been diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a terminal inoperable brain cancer. 
Unlike many others, Lauren kept positive and was determined to "kick DIPG's butt". On November 2, 2014 Lauren Hill and the rest of her team took the court at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio against Hiram College. This was the freshman's chance to show the world how courageous and strong she truly was. Hill received a warm and welcoming cheer as she was introduced on the PA system and didn't take long to shock the world. She scored only…

Why Missing the Playoffs is Good for the Boston Bruins

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Firs things first, this is obviously a disaster senario for the Bruins. But there will be some good to take away from it:
1) The Bruins probably weren't going far anyway. Peter Chiarelli could not have done a worse job managing the roster and the players we did have weren't playing like they have the ability too. Missing the playoffs will be a wake up call to the entire organization that they desperately need.

2) Hopefully the Bruins will take that wake up call and make some wholesale changes. The NHL is changing, and GM Chiarelli and coach Claude don't want to accept that fact. Speed and skill win, but they still show unwavering loyalty to slow grinders that don't get the job done. It's frustrating as a fan to have to watch guys with skill that score like Pastrnak and Spooner rot away on the bench while guys like Campbell are playing 15+ minutes a night. Hopefully we won't have to do that anymore. The Tyler Seguin trade is possibly Boston's worst since Ba…

Fantasy Quarterbacks

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I know it  is way too early to be thinking about what quarterback you want to draft in your 2015 Fantasy Football League, but I cannot wait for this season to get under way. So, here are my early predictions.
Top 3 Fantasy Quarterbacks of 2015 (Standard Scoring)


1. Andrew  Luck  2014: 4,761 yards, 40 TD's and 16 interceptions 2015 Projection: 4,607 yards, 39 TD's and 13 interceptions Fantasy Points Per Game: 24.52
Andrew Luck may be one of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game, the way he is putting up numbers in his early years and continues to mature each year. He continues to carry his Indianapolis Colts team farther and farther every year in the playoffs. The additions of Andre Johnson and Frank Gore will certainly help his fantasy numbers. Johnson will replace the infamous Reggie Wayne and Gore will help the running game, which has not been in Indy for a while. Luck also has his favorite target to count on in T.Y. Hilton who caught 82 of the Colts quarterbacks'…

Super Bowl Contenders 2016

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So even though the Super Bowl was only 2 months ago, it is time to once again think about who is in the run for the playoffs this year and who is not. To start, the draft has not come yet so this is a pre-draft Super Bowl contenders list. Automatically eliminate the Jaguars, as they have no QB and their defense is only so-so. The draft will help them, but unfortunately there is another losing season coming towards Jacksonville. We can also eliminate the Raiders, as Carr played well last year but they still need to find a run game and scrounge up any sort of defense they can. Buccaneers are also looking at another under .500 year, as they have started to bolster their D, but still have a lackluster offense. The Jets have also added some depth on to the defense side to the ball, but with the AFC east becoming more and more competitive every year, it is hard seeing them move up the ladder at all. With all the lowly teams being noted, my sleeper pick this year for a deep playoff run is t…

Masters Bets

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Winner- Jordan Spieth

Book it, take it to the bank, bet the mortgage, do whatever. Kids been on a heater he's ready to win the green jacket.

That's all I got for serious stuff but now let's take a look at some prop bets:
Will Tiger Woods make the cut? (Yes -115, No -115) What the hell I'll take the yes, so much more fun with Tiger involved.
Winning nationality USA: -138 Europe: +200 Rest of world: +450 Well since Jordan Spieth is winning give me USA-138 and some more  #FreeMoney 
First-time winner: Yes: -220 No: +165 Ask yourself, has Jordan Spieth won the masters? No, ok well then take the yes-220 and win some more #FreeMoney
Will there be a hole in one? Yes: -130 No: Even  I'm not really feeling a hole in one, the odds are pretty low I'd take the No and make a few bucks. You won't win a lot but #FreeMoney is #FreeMoney

There you have it, when you're swimming in #FreeMoney on Monday afternoon be sure to thank patburke.net, we should be charging for this s…

"Negus" Spelling Bee Kendrick Lamar Mashup

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http://youtu.be/IGH4R9Gv6Qg
Best video I have seen all week. At the end of the album cut of Kendrick Lamar's "i" Kendrick starts explaining the meaning of negus. It just so happened that this kid had to spell it on the nationally televised Scripps Spelling Bee. The mashup is amazing and whoever remembered a kid from 2007 spelling negus. Thank you. 
Link to the video is directly below the picture