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FRESH OUT THE DELI PODCAST: EPISODE 5, The N64/GameCube Draft

On Episode 5 (!) of the Fresh Out The Deli podcast, Nick Cicale (@nickcicale), Freeman (@JobSeekingNick) and Dylan Cicale (@dylanc97) draft their favorite N64 and GameCube games, including Super Smash Bros., F-Zero, and Mario Kart.

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Fresh Out The Deli Podcast – Episode 2, Standout Statlines

On EPISODE 2 of the Fresh Out the Deli podcast, Nick Cicale (@nickcicale) and Nick “Freeman” Alberico (@JobSeekingNick) briefly touch on the WWE before talking about some of MLB’s most interesting stat lines from the season. They also discussed meatloaf, bad baseball concerts and Freeman gets a new twitter handle!
Intro music: Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind by Modern Baseball
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WWE Fantasy League Update 1

by Fresh Out The Deli (@FreshOutTheD)

A post Triple H-winning the Royal Rumble update of the Fresh Out The Deli WWE fantasy league. Here are the standings after the first pay-per-view of the year. I (Nick) have the early, but close, lead.

Dylan Cicale Alex Perdomo Troy Provost-Heron Bryan Cicale Nick Alberico Nicholas Cicale
1 Brock Lesnar Bray Wyatt Roman Reigns Dean Ambrose 2 Alberto Del Rio 2 Kevin Owens
2 Big E 1 Rusev Kofi Kingston 1 Dolph Ziggler Becky Lynch Charlotte Flair 2
3 Ryback Bubba Ray Dudley Neville Brie Bella Xavier Woods 1 Sheamus
4 John Cena Sting Seth Rollins Randy Orton Kalisto 2 Sasha Banks
5 Paige Kane Braun Strowman Jimmy Uso Tyler Breeze King Barrett
6 Nickki Bella D-Von Dudley Finn Balor The Miz Jay Uso Triple H 4
7 Darren Young The Rock Naomi Cesaro Luke Harper Samoa Joe
8 Adam Rose Donald Trump Sami Zayn Lana Titus O’neil Daniel Bryan
Total 1 0 1 2 5 6

WWE Fantasy Draft

by Fresh Out The Deli (@FreshOutTheD)

One week out from the 2016 Royal Rumble, we had our our first-annual WWE Fantasy League draft. Scoring is pretty simple; Superstars earn points each time they initially win a belt and every time they continue to hold the belt after a  Pay-Per-View (regardless of if they defend it or not).

  • 3 points for every World Heavyweight Championship
  • 2 points for every Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, or Divas Championship
  • 1 point for every Tag Team Championship, or a win in a special event like the Royal Rumble, King Of The Ring, Money In The Bank, Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, etc.

Round 1

Brock Lesnar
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Dylan Cicale (@dylanc97): Brock Lesnar has been the most dominating superstar the WWE has seen in years. He rarely shows up to events, but we all know when he does, he won’t settle for just an ordinary fight. He wants the Heavyweight Championship.

Bray Wyatt
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Alex Perdomo (@TheAlexPerdomo): After seemingly taking the powers of the phenom himself in a bizarre ritual, it seems as if Wyatt and his family have become the spiritual successors to Kane and the Undertaker. With Undertaker possibly retiring this year, we can only hope that Wyatt will have a career half as illustrious. Even 50 percent of the Undertaker is still a great first round pick.

Roman Reigns
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Troy Provost-Heron (@Troy_Provost): The superstar-rebelling-against-authority storyline is a WWE classic. Roman Reigns has been a thorn in The Authority’s side for over a year and will continue to be one while competing for titles. This is as safe a pick as you can make.

Dean Ambrose
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Bryan Cicale (@Bryanc94): With Roman off the board Dean seemed like a no-brainer. He’s one of the biggest superstars in WWE right now, and should be for a while.

Alberto Del Rio
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Nick Alberico (@MeadowsLeague): Clearly riding a push from the company, ADR is poised to be the WWE’s go-to heel while Seth Rollins is out with a knee injury.

Kevin Owens
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Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale): Owens got a push right away when he debuted last summer and it wouldn’t make sense if the WWE didn’t continue to push him in 2016. With all the injuries around the top of the card and Owen’s popularity, he’ll have the shot at the World Heavyweight title at some point soon. (more…)

Staff Picks: Best Music of 2015

Nick Alberico (@MeadowsLeague)

Favorite Songs of 2015

  1. Alright – Kendrick Lamar
  2. Reality in Motion – Tame Impala
  3. The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala
  4. The Blacker The Berry – Kendrick Lamar
  5. Butterfly – grimes
  6. Cry For You (RAK Version) – Hot Chip
  7. Depreston – Courtney Barnett
  8. Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett
  9. What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
  10. Realiti – grimes

Favorite Albums of 2015

  1. To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar

An eclectic album that utilizes many different musical elements, Kendrick Lamar has managed to put together the most engaging and substantive piece of work in recent memory.

Hip-hop’s new champion has demonstrated serious development from his last effort, good kid, M.A.A.D city. Artistically, Mr. Lamar has matured, opting for a less-accessible musical style that results in a more enticing product. While retaining much of the narrative elements of his previous LP, this time around they are significantly more ambiguous and feel less like a recount of events. (more…)

Drafting Star Wars

by Fresh Out The Deli (@FreshOutTheD)

With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” being released worldwide Thursday night, Fresh Out The Deli decided to celebrate with a Star Wars draft: six participants, seven rounds, and no holds barred. Whether it’s your favorite character, a magnificent scene or quote that has stood the test of time, or something everyone loves to hate in the prequels, we drafted the things that we feel make the first six Star Wars movies great.

Round 1

R2-D2

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Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale): A few of the times when, if R2-D2 didn’t exist, the galaxy would never have been saved:

– Fixes the Naboo cruiser
– Shuts off little Anakin’s auto pilot
– Saves Padma from being melted in the droid factory
– Kills the buzz droids on Anakin’s starship
– Carries the Death Star plans and Leia’s message
– Finds Old Ben
– Stops the trash compactor
– Opens the doors on Cloud City
– Fixes the hyperdrive on the Millennium Falcon
– Gives Luke his lightsaber on Jabba’s barge
– Cuts everyone out of the Ewok trap

Darth Vader

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Alex Perdomo (@TheAlexPerdomo): The American Film Institute ranked Darth Vader the third-greatest villain of all time. The entire saga is about his rise, fall and redemption. Without Vader, there is no Star Wars. From his chilling first appearance on Tantive IV, to his final whispered words “you were right,” Vader entertains, frightens and moves us through the story.

Wedge Antilles

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Nick Alberico (@MeadowsLeague): This ace pilot has the chops to serve as Red Leader in the assault on Death Star II, and is the epitome of first-round talent. With a rock steady temperament and commitment to service, Wedge is most certainly a substance-over-style character who can easily be built around.

Emperor Palpatine

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Dylan Cicale (@dylanc97): Who could possibly be better than the ultimate bad guy, the mastermind behind all things evil in the Star Wars Universe? Palpatine has the most on screen Jedi kills with 3, and he does this with ease.

Yoda (Puppet)

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Bryan Cicale (@Bryanc94): There’s nothing Yoda can’t do. He gets into fights with robots, and he can lift spaceships out of swamps, even at age 900.

Qui-Gon Jinn

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Andre Canellas (@AndreCanellas): He’s the only thing keeping the first movie afloat, he’s Liam Neeson, and he’s the first person to back Anakin. (more…)