Do we Really Need The Terminator as an Umpire?

Reports broke out Tuesday that the MLB will test out robotic umpires in the an independent league. The MLB reached a three-year agreement with the Atlantic League. So that’s what we’re doing… adding robots?

My ass hurts because I’m butthurt that replay is being abused, rules are being changed, and baseball is somehow centuries away from being a modern game and also trying to be in the future. Isn’t it like that crappy Wild Wild West movie Will Smith did? Anyways, what the hell is the MLB doing? Continue reading “Do we Really Need The Terminator as an Umpire?”

Who to Watch (March 1 – March 7)

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Dwyane Wade hit a remarkable three pointer to give the Miami Heat the edge over the Golden State Warriors this past Wednesday; here he is sharing the aftermath of that moment with the fans of the Heat (Credit: For The Win)

Welcome back to the world’s greatest weekly preview of professional sports which is released on Friday afternoons!

This past week, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics continued to… disappoint (nice call on Gordon Hayward last week Nick… NOT).  Dywane Wade made an insane three-point shot to beat the Golden State Warriors, Kyler Murray was announced to be 5’10” Jason Witten decided to leave MNF and come back to the Dallas Cowboys, and Bryce Harper FINALLY chose a team, signing with the Phillies for THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AND $330 MILLION! SHEESH!

March is a great month for sports.  March Madness begins on the 19th, playoff races will only heighten in the NHL and NBA, the first games of the MLB season begin on the 20th, while the traditional Opening Day will be the 28th.  Hopefully it will finally stop snowing, but who knows; one step at a time.

Lets get down to business

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13 Seasons in Sports

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Bryce Harper just inked a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, tying him to the franchise through 2031 (Credit: Sports Illustrated)

It finally happened. It took until the last day of February, but Bryce Harper FINALLY chose the team for his future, picking the Philadelphia Phillies.  In what ultimately looked like a competition between Philly, the San Francisco Giants, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Harper chose the longevity and total dollars that the Phillies were offering.  The bid of the Giants is said to have been at least 12 years and $310 million, while the Dodgers are said to have offered 4 years and $180 million, an absolutely astronomical short-term contract that would have been the highest AAV in MLB history.

Ultimately, 13 years and $330 million, with a no-trade clause and no opt-outs, was the offer the was deemed the best. Continue reading “13 Seasons in Sports”

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 39

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson play a game of K.F.M with the Offset, Gunna and Lil Pump albums (1:50) and host a Lakers therapy session for one last time (15:50).

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Produced by: Pat Moroney

Edited by: Trevor Wilson

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