Bryce Harper is many things. Great ballplayer, fan favorite, spoiled brat with a bad attitude. Saturday night proved there’s at least one thing he isn’t, and that’s double jointed.
It’s pretty much Baseball 101 that you should step on the front end of the bag at first base. Too much can go wrong when you step on top of the bag, near the back, or side. I guess maybe Bryce missed that part of base running class while he was busy making sure his weird hair cut looked fluffy enough when he takes his helmet off.
The Washington Nationals are still awaiting the results of an MRI to determine the damage done to his knee by the poor base running and inability to look cool while falling down. Bryce is just lucky this happened when he still has a two seasons left to recover before his Unrestricted Free Agency off-season. I would’ve hated for him to have to settle for $350 million rather than the $425 million he’s probably going to ask for.
Who didn't see this coming? It was a head scratcher from day one when the Buccaneers used their second round pick on Roberto Aguayo in the 2016 NFL Draft. Sure, reliable kicking can be hard to find, but unless they are a franchise changing kicker with a cannon for a leg (see: Sebastian Janikowski), there's no reason to use a draft pick, let alone an early round pick on a kicker. They're not even real football players, so in a way it's a crock of shit that they're even eligible for the draft.
Hopefully the rest of the NFL learns from the Bucs' mistake and in turn, kicking gets phased out of the game. Go watch soccer if you wanna see 5'8" 135lb men kick stuff. I'll stick to my 6'7" 285lb tight end colliding with a linebacker and a healthy dose of CTE.
Ever since 37 year old Danny Almonte struck out every twelve-year-old on the planet, I doubt the LLWS would let another man-child sneak into the Preteen Summer Classic. Maybe the little dude is juicing? Do they even test for PEDs in the Little League World Series? If not, they should start.
RIP #3 on the white team. That was rough. This is the kind of shit that happens when you get thrown into your older brother’s game because they ran out of pitchers. Check that kid for stubble, because he just hit a grown man boom shot (Bombsauce, if you will).
On Sunday, Peachtree City’s Jayce Blalock did his best Aaron Judge impression and tested the universe’s limits as to how far a baseball can be hit. Are we dealing with a Rookie of the Year situation where Jayce got hurt, some tendons healed too tight and now he can’t help but hit the ball a country mile every time he steps up to the plate? We may never know, but I hope his team advances to Williamsport so we can see more of his moon shots.
Last night Jefe got the honor of recapping a Monday Night Raw in the worst city in the world.. Tonight I get to recap SmackDown in the city that ties Pittsburgh as the worst city in the world, Cleveland. It’s too bad LeBron was at home watching Jingle All The Way with his kids and crying about how nobody wants to play with him anymore, because the boys put on quite a show.
Will this dude ever learn? Vontaze Burfict wasn’t passed on by all other teams in the 2012 NFL Draft because he’s not talented. He could be one of the best linebackers in the NFL. The other 31 teams in the NFL were smart enough not to draft him because of shit like this.
ESPN – Alabama coach Nick Saban has a theory for the College Football Playoff that he thinks is “so far out” that nobody will listen to him.
“We should play all teams in the Power 5 conferences,” Saban said Wednesday. “If we did that, then if we were going to have bowl games, we should do the bowl games just like we do in the NCAA basketball tournament — not by record but by some kind of power rating that gets you in a bowl game. If we did that, people would be a little less interested in maybe bowl games and more interested in expanding the playoff.”
Shut up, Nick. Well, I mean… I kinda agree with you in some aspects, but shut up. While it’s absurd that 6 wins can get you a bowl berth, I’m not a fan of the expanded playoff system and the Power 5 conferences keeping to themselves throughout the regular season. Continue reading →
After a lackluster PPV in Battleground this past Sunday, WWE needed to bring it on this week’s SmackDown to keep the Blue Brand relevant. Did they do it? Maybe, but I still think they have a lot to make up for after their recent flop. Continue reading →
It’s the go-home match of SmackDown leading up to the Battleground PPV this Sunday, July 23rd, which means it’s time to put the final touches on all of the rivalries that have been forced.. I mean, building since the last PPV. Smackdown has been the better of the two brands of late, in my opinion, but I’ll be glad to see some of the programs being worked finally end. Continue reading →
The powers that be at WWE rocked the pro wrestling world this past week by having the United States Championship Belt change hands at the untelevised WWE Live event at Madison Square Garden. On this week’s SmackDown they recapped the AJ Styles upset of Kevin Owens in a very creative way, by showing the event unfold through cellphone video to further drive home the point that this happened off-air and was only seen by the lucky “few” that filled Madison Square Garden. I’m not sure what their angle is, other than possibly trying to drum up some interest in their WWE Live events? But if they were going to do that, it would make sense to do it at an event that wouldn’t normally be gangbusters at the box office like any WWE event they hold in NYC.
As the new United States Champion, AJ Styles issued an open challenge for the belt, which I think would play better if it was the anti-American Owens that challenged all comers, but maybe that’s why I’m not writing for WWE, although I’m not sure they could match my Milliron Sports salary. Continue reading →
On the Fourth of July edition of WWE SmackDown, we saw the return of John Cena. As usual, his promo was interrupted early on by the “John Cena sucks” chants while he tried to address rumors from other Superstars that he was a part-timer. To one up their claims, Cena declares he’s an “all-timer” and eludes to the fact that he will be appearing on RAW and SmackDown.
Whenever Cena makes an appearance, 2 things happen: 1. I get the fanboy chills when his music hits, and 2. I find myself wondering what size t-shirt he wears. He’s a massive human being, but somehow finds t-shirts that are baggy on him. Are they a custom size not available on the WWE Shop? I guess we’ll never know. Continue reading →