About Jim Jividen

Jim Jividen (@JimJividen) is a lawyer, a professionally produced playwright, a game show winner, and the owner of a 2009 Honda Accord on which he diligently makes payments. He can distinguish among dozens of different suplex variants and may be occasionally read at his two non-revenue producing blogs, Basically Gherkins and What if Steamboat Beat Hogan? Jim’s been a college instructor since the top of 2004 and is currently working in the mist as a Course Mentor for Western Governors University.

God Was on His Side: Accessing Mark Jackson

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Jim Jividen discusses the firing of Mark Jackson and the special kind of privilege that Jackson and other avowed Christians have.

Wrestlemania XXX Preview (Special bonus: every Wrestlemania match of all time ranked!)

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Wrestling expert and ESPN game show champion Jim Jividen previews Wrestlemania XXX.

All 47 Super Bowl MVPs Re-Awarded/The Top 25 Performances in Super Bowl History

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ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen reevaluates all of the 47 Super Bowl MVP performances and determines who really should have won each award.

Every Super Bowl Quarterback Performance Ranked (and a pick for Super Bowl 48)

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ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen breaks down the greatest Super Bowl quarterback performances of all time.

Richard Sherman and the 2014 Royal Rumble

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Jim Jividen explains how Richard Sherman’s amazing postgame promo made him the wrestling villain of the week…and previews the Royal Rumble, too.

The San Francisco 49ers Complete NFC Championship Game History

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Longtime 49ers fan and ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen recaps his team’s 14 prior NFC Championship Game appearances as the team prepares for its 15th.

Brother vs. Brother: A Conversation about the NFC Championship Game

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ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen and his longtime friend Kirk Hiner discuss the raw emotions that accompany the upcoming game between their favorite teams.

2013 Survivor Series Preview

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Wrestling expert and game show champion Jim Jividen previews the 2013 Survivor Series and ranks every match in the history of the event.

NFLPA Fantasy Football

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ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen lays out your fantasy draft for you.

Mansplained: SummerSlam 2013

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Wrestling expert Jim Jividen breaks down this weekend’s pay-per-view extravaganza and ranks every match in SummerSlam history.

I Feel Deliciously Light and Cool: A Unified Theory of Almost Evertything

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Game show winner, lawyer, and college instructor Jim Jividen explains it all.

Single Moms and Missed Layups

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LeBron James’ real or imagined shortcomings have nothing to do with the fact that he was raised by a single mother, argues Jim Jividen.

Be Less Loyal

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Putting aside issues of team and party affiliation, Jim Jividen believes intellectual consistency is the highest possible value.

Defining Deviancy Down

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Jim Jividen reflects on a recent Real World fistfight and concludes that what once shocked now barely registers.

The Wrestler: Should the Academy Awards Test for Performance-Enhancing Drugs?

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“The Wrestler” star Mickey Rourke won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for a performance clearly enhanced with the use of drugs. Why isn’t Bob Costas complaining about that?

2013 NFL/Bravolebrity Mock Draft

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Jim Jividen has combined his two loves: the Bravo channel and the NFL Draft.