GOAT Ranch 101. All the GOATS, all the time. Tim Tebow keeps hacking away in the minors. And he doesn’t totally suck. Should the Mets just bring him up? Depressing Redskins rushing STAT of THE DAY from 2018. Adam Silver’s new deal. Jayson Werth hangs ’em up. You can’t even post pretty pictures of girls who like sports on the interwebs anymore…. apparently. SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Murray, SB Nation AM.
I can guarantee this photo from the NBA’s draft night will be used for years to come as prime click-bait on the internet. I see headlines like: “You Won’t Believe Why This Player’s Hat Won’t Fit!” Or: “It Was A Perfect Plan…Until THIS Happened!” And so on, and so forth. Moments like this are why the NBA Draft – far less watched, and far less surprising than the annual NFL 3-day gorge-fest – still delivers quality entertainment.
Leave it to my buddy and former colleague Thom Loverro of the Washington Times to hit it out of the park on this story. His logic is airtight. Ted has cycled through a long list of coaches who couldn’t get it done at the NHL level, and then let the guy who just did the damn thing walk away over money. And it’s pretty rich that GM Brian MacLellan said 5 more years for Trotz (on top of the 4 years here already) might be “too long” for a coach to be in one place. Hmmm. Trotz spent 15 years in Nashville, and was still beloved when he was finally fired. Never forget, sports isn’t just about winning. It’s about ego, and credit, and money…. especially when somebody starts doing some winning. Good luck to this Rierden guy. He better be good. He better at least make the playoffs, which is no lock in the quirky NHL.
The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders are as iconic and perfect to the game of football, as a tight spiral itself. But for years owners have been happy to let the thirsty nature of these girls allow for dirt cheap compensation to shake and jiggle their stuff wearing officially logoed NFL hot pants. Now, the lawsuits are coming fast and furious. Many of them are thin on merit. But this one might not be. Even though it’s *possible* to get a full squad of blazing hot women who can dance like Jennifer Beals on crank for as little as $4.95 an hour, it doesn’t mean it makes sense in the big picture. By keeping the compensation level so absurdly low, you are inviting side-hustles, lawsuits, and shenanigans. In the end, wouldn’t it make more sense to pay each cheerleader a reasonable $35,000 a year for being part of the elite NFL-caliber “game day presentation” and be done with it? For 32 separate billion dollar battleships floating on an endless sea of money, this would be a no brainer to me.
There’s nothing more American than taking sweet and easy corporate sponsorship dollars for a 5 minute endorsement shoot. Hell, it’s why Krusty the Clown once said: “I heartily endorse this product or service.” That said, this is sports, and this is soccer, and hell-to-the-naw-naw on US soccer “star” Landon Donovan taking easy Wells Fargo cash to pretend that he’ll be rooting for the USA’s biggest rival, Mexico. Oh, no. No no no…. Boo. Boo, Landon.
This summer is the 30th Anniversary of the movie “Bull Durham” and we have the author of the “Making Of…” who tells us the small miracle it took to even get the movie made. The US Open is hard, and many big names could be trunk slamming. Daylight savings time is awesome. What are you people talking about!? SPECIAL GUEST: Jim Cryns, “The Church of Baseball: Making of Bull Durham”
Being at the top of the food chain, us humans like to think we’re pretty badass. But take away our guns, knives, opposable thumbs, and understanding of science and nature… well… we ain’t shit in the brutish world of eat or be eaten. We’re not that strong, either. Not like we think. Here’s an adorable video of three buff dudes trying to pull a 2 year old lion cub off her block in a game of tug of war. Now remember: this is a CUB. Imagine how many men it would take to drag a full grown Mustafa just a few inches in a direction it didn’t want to go?