US Open begins. Bigger story: Phil completes career slam, Tiger wins to re-ignite comeback? Terry Collins audio with umpire. Opening bid: “You c***sucker!” Redskins season ticket list is dead. Is Harper already one foot gone from Nats? SPECIAL GUEST: Thom Loverro, Washington Times Columnist.
Alex Ovetchkin closes the Championship parade in style: “I told you we were not going to fucking be suck this year!” Social media continues to make people complete monsters. Mike Franscesa invents Draft Kings, about 5 years too late. FTG and bees understand “zero.” SPECIAL GUEST: Drew Olson, Big 920 Milwaukee, WI.
A little backstory is necessary on this one. About a year ago, somebody on Twitter created an account called “Club Pro Guy.” That person, almost certainly, is/was a PGA of America club professional. Not necessarily a glamour job, despite the perception from casual golfers or non golfers. Club pros, are the grinders of the golf industry, working at least 6 days a week in season, and doing a lot of tedious things like folding sweaters in the pro-shop and giving lessons to 70 year olds who can’t break 100.
But the Twitter account “Club Pro Guy” had a twist. They created a “backstory” on him. That he once played the “Mexican Mini-Tour” (doesn’t exist) and that he had very modest success. He once made “8 straight pars.” The “feat” is talked about, as if it was Tiger’s “Tiger Slam” of four majors in a row. If you play golf, you will find this guy very funny. And you need to dig back into his timeline on twitter to get some of the running jokes. The menu bar at the top of his website is a good place to start.
The interwebs are full of hateful, stupid, time wasting things. This, is not one of them. Being able to sit down to a drum kit and play something, anything, not resembling the noise of a guy falling down a tall flight of stairs is a cool thing. I’ve been told, I can do that. But to see a smiling 8 year old girl just dissect one of the most iconic drum beats in rock-n-roll history with precision, is absolute gold.
Winning a championship is sweet, but it wouldn’t be complete unless you shared the experience with a good sports friend. Andy Pollin has been that guy to me for almost 20 years now, and while I hate that we didn’t get to share a studio together for this post-Cup celebration, I still loved doing so on his back porch. SPECIAL GUEST: Andy Pollin, “Andy Pollin’s DC Podcast.”
Czabe returns from Vegas, voice mostly intact and with the warm glow of a Stanley Cup Championship still on his smile. LeBron’s big reveal: “Oh. My hand! It’s (practically) broken!” Separating the three parts of LeBron James. The awesome, the good, and the laughable. Terrell Owens decides to snub the HOF induction ceremony. Good!
Last summer, was the Summer of Lavar Ball. Bored in the doldrums, most of the media lapped up this screw-loose blowhard in the lead-up and the aftermath of the NBA Draft. This summer, with a potential 2nd child going pro (don’t hold your breath) the budding basketball entrepreneur is getting his JBA league off the ground. And well, it’s getting off the ground about as well as a dead body. Now is when ol’ Lavar Ball NEEDS the free airtime. Yet, it seems most everybody realizes he’s a carnival barker whose own carnival left him on the side of the road two towns ago.
I’m guessing a certain number of you people just don’t like hockey. Fine. Harumph. I am headed to Vegas, perhaps to see Lord Stanley. Donald Trump and his abrupt un-invitation to the Eagles. You can’t win arguing this issue on the radio. Apps to help limit your iPhone usage. Drones. The Boy/Not-Boy Scouts. SPECIAL GUESTS: Bob and Brian, 102.9 The Hog FM. Milwaukee, WI.
We live in strange times. What if I had told you back in the flip phone era, that someday these things we once just used for the sole purpose of calling people, would become such addictive miniature touch-computers, that they would have to design them in a way that ends up preventing you from over-using it? Nuts, right? But here we are, as Apple has promised to roll out a new app called “Screen Time” in September that will help users monitor and limit usage. But before you sing “hallelujah” just yet, consider this. There is already a 3rd part app called “Moments” which does basically the same thing. And…. their data showed that users only shaved about 2 minutes off their phone/tablet usage a day! Bah! Well, I guess it’s a start, right?
J.R. Smith’s blunder is mined for hilarious internet videos and memes. Steph Curry is “Shoot-a-tron 3000”. The scrubs come out at night, and who are these Cavs stiffs? NBA officiating snafus and dilemmas. Upstate Loser Update. Gouging your eyes out, and loving it! SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Murray, SB Nation AM.
Just what civilized society didn’t ask for: a new blood sport, with guaranteed blood and a damage! Now let’s bring back limitless rounds, and “fight to the death” matches while we’re at it! Heck, maybe we can have Bear Baiting and Dwarf Tossing as warm-up acts?