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If you spend a fair amount of time on social media, odds are you have seen the disdain for a few things. One of them, most definitely, is the incoherent rhetoric that is spewed daily on ESPN’s First Take. Usually it’s mostly aimed at Skip Bayless or one of the other talking heads. Today, though, we’re focusing on the Facebook page of the show and how they may be reaching a bit with one of their latest posts.
Due to stupid rules and regulations, if you are not a CBS affiliate news channel, you cannot show highlights from the NCAA March Madness Tournament until the day after the game. Obviously, that is a terrible rule and it only gets worse the farther your team makes it into the tournament. One station in Gainesville, Florida found a loop hole by recreating the highlights from the Florida Gators win over the Dayton Flyers.
News anchor Zach Aldridge, meteorologist Mike Gismondi and a couple others from the news station played a 2-on-2 version of the Florida vs. Dayton game.
The brackets are in and March Madness is well underway. And even if your bracket is already on its way to busting, there is a lot of excitement still to be had during March Madness (or within the playoff season of any other major sport) when you make things a bit more interesting by adding wagering to the equation. Even amidst one of the wildest tournaments in sports, putting your money “where your picks are” can make any game even more…mad. Just find a reliable, user-friendly online sportsbook, and you’ll be dialed into every game and bucket even more than otherwise would have.
Cincinnati Reds fireballer Aroldis Chapman had to be carted off the field during the 6th inning of their Cactus League matchup with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
During the 6th inning, Chapman delivered a pitch to Royals catcher Sal Perez who lined it directly back into Chapman’s face. The pitcher immediately hit the deck and began squirming around on the mound. Play was immediately stopped as coaches, medical personal and umpires came to the aid of Perez.
Former free agent Matt Garza has agreed to a 4 year, $50 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and all of those dollar bills are guaranteed. What is more interesting though, is the fact that about six weeks prior to the deal with the Brewers being signed, Garza was on an anniversary vacation with his wife when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim came calling for his services.
The good Twitter is almost always balanced out with the bad Twitter. For instance, if you are on Twitter as much as I am, you will get your news faster than any website can update. You will be in the know at all times and probably learn a few things each day that you never did before. Unfortunately, that luxury comes at a price. Many of the more than 500 million Twitter users are what the internets like to call “trolls”. They comment on a person or subject in order to garner a response or spark controversy. Sometimes, it is more than that, though. Sometimes their Tweets are born from hate.
Back in the early 2000′s, there was a legend brewing at the University of Kentucky. The legend of the Pillsbury Throwboy, the Hefty Lefty, Jared Lorenzen. At 6’4″, 260 pounds, he wasn’t your typical Division I college quarterback.
At 6’4″, 320 pounds, he’s not your typical quarterback. Period.
However true that last statement is, the Northern Kentucky River Monsters are ignoring it to the best of their ability. That’s right, that White Vince Wilfork is actually Jared Lorenzen and he is actually playing quarterback.