Welcome to the 22nd Tuesdays With Mitch, where I am not deterred by an apparently broken laptop. I overcame that shit like a champ this week. Lots to get to, starting with some random sports thoughts.
Someone told me the Broncos played a preseason game. Nobody got hurt, so it was a success. I’m convinced the NFL preseason only exists so sports talk radio hosts in Denver can babble about specific inconsequential nothings each day for about a month. The NFL preseason is probably going to change soon. If it were me, I’d eliminate 2 preseason games and keep the regular season at 16 games in 17 weeks. That’s two weeks less of something resembling football though, so America probably doesn’t agree with me.
The Rockies completed a franchise record-tying worst road trip ever with a 1-9 journey. Then they came home and swept the team with the best record in baseball. They are weird like that.
The Dodgers are 38-8 since June 22. They look like a World Series team, which sucks because I really don’t like them or their fans. But still, you heard it here first.
Johnny Manziel is probably going to get suspended because he signed autographs for money. That NCAA rule is just lunacy and will probably be changed soon, but I don’t understand why a rich kid with so much at stake would do that. Really weird story.
I’m excited for the launch of Fox Sports 1 on Saturday. This is the first time somebody is coming into the cable sports game with the goal of being a serious competitor to ESPN. The channel will air marquee events and be in tens of millions of homes when they launch, so I think their chances of hanging around are pretty good. Also, there’s a growing population of people (yours truly) that are just getting sick of ESPN and lots of the stupid things they do. When I was in middle school and high school my favorite show was SportsCenter. I watched the entire hour almost every day. Not anymore. I bet I haven’t watched an entire SportsCenter in eight years. It’s just not compelling. All you see is contrived debate on the same stupid topics. Anyway, FS1 could flop, but I don’t think it will. More on this battle in the LA Times.
I watched this live and thought That would make a great GIF in my blog. And here we are.
Phil just strutting over a rope with no hands and two cheerleader-quality, chin-high leg kicks. Who says these guys aren’t athletes? Seriously though, I bet I couldn’t do that.
Jason Dufner wastes no time.
Hey Jason, you may or may not be on camera after winning the PGA Championship. Just a thought.
An announcer said Nelson Cruz has, “Taken a dump on the Texas Rangers” and that made me very, very happy. Because I have the sense of humor similar to that of a third-grader, anyone using any form of the phrase “take a dump” can make me laugh instantly. I can’t embed the video, but I found it here. Some form of the “Taken a dump” phrase should be said in every future sports broadcast.
For example: “The Rockies have really taken a dump on Edinson Volquez this year.”
“It didn’t take long for Mark Sanchez to come in and just take a dump all over everything again.”
“Jon Embree tried his best, but he really took a dump on the Colorado football program.”
I could go all day, but I’ll stop at three.
This large lady(?) made some kind of strange Derek Jeter mask, and it is not something anyone should enjoy looking at.
Here’s an equally disgusting and creepy GIF from a baseball game. I apologize in advance for Charlie Manuel’s dentures:
I mean, that is seriously gross.
I enjoyed this video of Harry Carey interviewing Bill Murray 25 years ago before the first night game at Wrigley Field.
Tom Brady is a womanizing creep just like the rest of us.
Miguel Cabrera is the best hitter of our generation. He has a shot a second consecutive triple crown this year. We are legitimately watching one of the best hitters of all-time. So here he is falling down.
Check out the kid in the front row (blue shirt, red hat) who goes straight Nelson Muntz.
I’ll balance out that non-smooth with a whole lot of smooth.
And this is just sweet.
This cartoon/column on why we love sports is really cool.
Since I’ve twice documented fans behind home plate interacting with foul balls, I felt inclined to link to another one. This lady is really scared.
Here’s a video of some Mormon missionairies hustling some black dudes in “the hood”
If you can get over the strange robot news lady, this is pretty awesome.
And finally, if you have five minutes and feel like smiling…
Maybe it’s a PR grab, but you’d have to be quite the cynic to not enjoy that kind of stuff.
Happy Tuesday everybody. Thanks for reading. See ya next week.
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