Monday, June 18, 2018


GUESTS:

315 DOUG WILSON 

-VEGAS

New York Post Sports (@nypostsports)
JUST IN: Barry Trotz steps down from Capitals with #Islanders the only team currently in the head coach market nyp.st/2yw6IIP

-WHAT DO YOU NEED?

-JOE THORTON (LOST PAT MARLEAU LAST OFF SEASON

-GET EVANDER KANE DONE

The NHL draft takes place June 22-23 in Dallas, which means every general manager will be in the same room. What does that mean? Plenty of action. It's the unofficial start to summer movement before free agency kicks off on July 1, and we anticipate the same flurry of trades as has become tradition.

Will they land a marquee name? If there's one thing to know about GM Doug Wilson, it's that he's a big-game hunter. He's always in the mix for some of the splashiest names. It's why you've seen them being linked to Ilya Kovalchuk and John Tavares; they inquired about Erik Karlsson at the trade deadline. Even with Evander Kane locked in, the Sharks have cap space. Can Wilson land one of his prizes?

San Jose Sharks

Kovalchuk went on a California trip two weeks ago to meet with the Anaheim Ducks, LA Kings, and San Jose Sharks. Of those three teams, the Sharks seems like the most likely candidate for him. They just went to the second round, re-signed Evander Kane, and has one of the most underrated groups of centers in the league with Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, and Tomas Hertl. Martin Jones is one of the most consistent goalies in the league and they are long overdue for a Stanley Cup.

-HOW AGRESSIVE - JOHN TAVERES, ILYA KOVALCHUK 
-TOMAS HERTL IS RESTRICTED -- EXTENSION? 
Already earning $3 million per season over the past two campaigns on a short-term, bridge deal, Hertl has been the Sharks’ fifth-highest scoring player over the past two seasons and he’s done so despite missing nearly half of the 2016-17 campaign due to injury. The 24-year-old had arguably his best offensive season yet in 2017-18, too, scoring a career-high 22 goals and matching his previous career-best of 46 points in 79 games. What should boost Hertl’s earnings on his next deal, too, is that he really came to play over the back half of this past campaign. From the beginning of March onward, Hertl scored 13 goals and 22 points in 28 games across the regular season and playoffs, including an excellent six goals and nine points in 10 post-season outings. Only Couture had more points in the playoffs.

430 FRANNY

-BELT
-3B
-BUM SO FAR
-STRETCH OF HOME GAMES
NL WEST

5 PM PAUL G.

MALRINS -GIANTS 610


TOPICS:

WORLD CUP:

-TOP 5 NOT GOOD...

-MEXICO BEAT GERMANY -

-BIG DEAL FOR THESE COUNTRIES --WHAT CAN WE RELATE TO IT?

-UNDERWEAR CHECK? 

-ENGLAND LATE GOAL BEATS TUNSINIA 

Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing)
How much does Iceland love its national soccer team? 99.6% of TV viewers in the country reportedly watched the team's 1-1 draw with Argentina on Saturday
bit.ly/2MC41YR


The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ)
Belgium becomes the only team in the FIFA top 5 rankings to win its opener...

1. Germany (-217) Loss vs. Mexico
2. Brazil (-250) Draw vs. Switzerland
3. Belgium (-556) Win vs. Panama
4. Portugal (+320) Draw vs. Spain
5. Argentina (-286) Draw vs. Iceland


US OPEN:

Deepest condolences to all adversely affected by Phil Mickelson pulling a move that I might try by the windmill on the eighth hole at the mini-golf course down the street. Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones.

-ALMOST GOT FLEETWOOD --40-1 

-STOP CRYING ---LOVE BOB , BUT ONCE A YEAR IS FINE...THEY MAKE IT LOOK EASY MOST WEEKENDS 

-KOPEKA 2 IN A ROW 

 I may be the only one who saw it this way, but it felt to me almost like Brooks Koepka was just treading water all the way to the U.S. Open title, right up until the grandstand gave him the bounce he needed on the 18th hole. Winning two in a row is a big accomplishment, of course, but I do hear what people are saying: At the majors, you’re looking for the spectacular, and the Shinnecock Hill course really prevented it this weekend.

GIANTS:

COME ON CRAW  ......


Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs)
Brandon Crawford is flying to Arizona for the birth of his fourth child. He will be on the paternity list and miss three games. Returning to SF Wednesday night.


Henry Schulman (@hankschulman)
The #SFGiants have been the definition of mediocre, record-wise, through a tough road-heavy stretch to start the season. Now they get 20 of 26 at home. After beating the #dodgers behind a couple of home runs Sunday, it's go time. The story: sfchronicle.com/giants/article…



Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB)
No. 2 overall pick Joey Bart signs with @SFGiants for $7.025 million. Largest upfront bonus for a position player in @MLBDrafthistory. Georgia Tech C, big power, solid defender with plus arm strength.

Larry Krueger (@sportslarryknbr)
He was a GREAT #SFGIants, but Hunter Pence should be embarrassed right now. He needs to retire or go on the DL. He’s made $125M over a terrific 12-year-career, but it’s OVER. He’s taking a roster spot that rightfully belongs to Slater. Sub .200 avg. w/zero HRs can’t continue.

MLB:

-TREEHOUSE IN OAKLAND IS COOL - IT'S THE EQUAL OF THE BOG BAR IN SAN JOSE AT QUAKES GAMES

TROUT: THE BIGGESN SUPER STAR


It seems like yesterday that Mike Trout was called up to the majors in 2011, still a teenager. It seems like yesterday when he had a rookie season for the ages in 2012 and we had that bare-knuckle MVP debate between Trout and Miguel Cabrera. Trout is having his best season yet, leading the majors in home runs (23), runs (60), walks (60), OBP (.459), OPS (1.147) and WAR (6.3). Somehow, he's also closing in on 1,000 career games. As he reaches this milestone (it will be Thursday if he doesn't miss any games), let's compare some of his numbers to how some other famous ballplayers did through 1,000 games.

hasing History


ALL-TIME LEADERMIKE TROUT*
HitsPete Rose, 1,2311,123
TBHank Aaron, 2,2212,097
HRBarry Bonds, 172224
RunsRickey Henderson, 795752
BBBarry Bonds, 603631
WARBarry Bonds, 50


CATCHER
1. Buster Posey, Giants: 686,253
2. Willson Contreras, Cubs: 596,111
3. Kurt Suzuki, Braves: 557,692
4. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 366,271
5. Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers: 333,549
Posey's still on pace to make his fourth straight start behind the dish for the NL. But Contreras, who entered the week with a higher OPS (.803 to .773), is within about 90,000 votes, with Suzuki fewer than 40,000 votes behind Contreras. Grandal is a new addition to the top five, bumping the Pirates' Francisco Cervelli from the leaders.
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FIRST BASE
1. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 1,433,140 votes
2. Anthony Rizzo, Cubs: 566,382
3. Brandon Belt, Giants: 363,361
4. Cody Bellinger, Dodgers: 294,418
5. Joey Votto, Reds: 189,364
Freeman is well out in front here, and more than a quarter of a million votes ahead of the next-highest vote-getter in the NL. It's a well-deserved standing for one of the game's most consistent hitters. Freeman hasn't been an All-Star since 2014, and he's never started the game. But he entered the week leading the league with a .427 on-base percentage and .585 slugging percentage and ranked second with a .337 batting average to put himself in the early MVP conversation. The rest of the top five here is unchanged from last week.
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SECOND BASE
1. Ozzie Albies, Braves: 915,736
2. Javier Baez, Cubs: 767,417
3. Scooter Gennett, Reds: 743,979
4. Joe Panik, Giants: 194,634
5. Asdrubal Cabrera, Mets: 173,567
Panik pushed past Cabrera, but that's the only change here. It remains a three-way race between three fascinating players. Albies has taken the league by storm in his sophomore year, entering the week with the league's highest extra-base-hit total (39). Baez has come into his own as a more consistent power producer (.514 SLG) to go with his dynamic defensive presence. But neither guy has outpaced Gennett's .909 OPS.
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SHORTSTOP
1. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 1,120,031
2. Dansby Swanson, Braves: 568,400
3. Addison Russell, Cubs: 475,091
4. Trevor Story, Rockies: 315,532
5. Trea Turner, Nationals: 279,071
No changes here. Story has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball in June (.365 average, 1.071 OPS) but remains a distant fourth. The only thing stopping Crawford in the midst of his best offensive season (.315/.370/.492 slash line) was a brief paternity-leave break.
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THIRD BASE
1. Nolan Arenado, Rockies: 1,124,563
2. Kris Bryant, Cubs: 677,185
3. Johan Camargo, Braves: 395,389
4. Eugenio Suarez, Reds: 228,806
5. Evan Longoria, Giants; 221,100
Longoria bumped Justin Turner from the No. 5 spot this week, though his broken hand and subsequent surgery that will cost him up to two months is bound to impact his vote total moving forward. Anyway, the story here remains Arenado's march toward his second straight start. He's having a typically outstanding season, with a .310/.401/.551 slash line.
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OUTFIELD
1. Nick Markakis, Braves: 1,173,653
2. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 1,002,696
3. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 925,697
4. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies: 678,831
5. Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves: 617,151
6. Ender Inciarte, Braves: 528,943
7. Jason Heyward, Cubs: 447,359
8. Kyle Schwarber, Cubs: 442,471
9. Ben Zobrist, Cubs: 434,943
10. Christian Yelich, Brewers: 364,286
11. Corey Dickerson, Pirates: 313,558
12. Odubel Herrera, Phillies: 263,903
13. Lorenzo Cain, Brewers: 242,827
14. Andrew McCutchen, Giants: 241,652
15. Matt Adams, Nationals: 237,165

Markakis is one of the best stories on this ballot. In 13 seasons, he's played north of 1,900 games, logged more than 2,100 hits, driven in more than 900 runs, scored more than 1,000 runs and drawn nearly 800 walks, but he's never been an All-Star. Not only is he on track to change that with a power resurgence in his age-34 season, but he's now overtaken Harper as the leading outfield vote-getter. But Harper is still on track to start in his Washington "hometown," and Kemp's comeback season continues to garner love at the online ballot box. The only other change of note here is McCutchen joining the top 15, bumping the injured A.J. Pollock, but it's going to be hard to catch Markakis, Harper and Kemp.

NBA:

-WAS LOSING IN '16 WORTH IT NOW?

Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller)
According to Joe Lacob, if the Warriors won the 2016 title, Kevin Durant would not have signed with Golden State: "I do not think he would be on the Warriors."

-NBA DRAFT THURSDAY
-AYTON AND BAGLEY SIGN W PUMA, JAY Z IS PREZ OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS..........

-KAWHI UPDATE: COULOD CLIPPERS BE PLAYERS WITH PICKS 12-13 ---AND A PLAYER?

statcenter (@statcenter)
Everything the Clips have done for the past 9 months indicates a desire to dream really big. Doubt they're throwing that away for DeRozan. twitter.com/JoshEberley/st…

NFL:

-WHY IS EVERYONE ACTING LIKE GRUDEN IS SO OLD? --HE'S 54....


-BRADY ACTUALLY UDED THE R WORD:

. I asked Patriots QB Tom Brady last week if retirement was ever a consideration this offseason, and he quickly said, “No.” But he conceded in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday that he’s thought about that time coming—“I think about it more now than I used to. I think I’m seeing that there’s definitely an end coming, sooner rather than later.” To me, the key for Brady has always been how he enjoys the work Monday-Saturday. That part, and not Sunday, is usually what pushes older players away from football. I’ve sensed more through the years that he genuinely the likes the work that goes along with playing at the highest level, and so long as that doesn’t change, he’d have a tough time walking away. But this offseason really has been the first time we’ve heard him openly discuss it—first in the “Tom vs. Time” doc, and now to Oprah.


OTHER:


WESH 2 News (@WESH)
Police: Florida man chugged can of beer during DUI stop bit.ly/2JTMSbB pic.twitter.com/eCBM3F16pa


Friday, June 15, 2018



GUESTS:

BRIAN SABEAN 315

-LONGORIA
-INJURIES
-BELT
-HANSON, PABLO,
-

HardballTalk (@HardballTalk)
Rob Manfred says DH in the National League “is a continuing source of conversation” wp.me/p14QSL-2LeA

430 MARCUS


TOPICS:


WARRIORS:
-WHY DID THEY EVEN WORK OUT LIANGELO?

-WATCHED 2017 NBA DRAFT ---ROBERT LYLES AND 24 PICK FOR MITCHELL--MAYBE WARRIORS CAN DO THAT./....

Ron Kroichick (@ronkroichick)
LiAngelo Ball worked out for #Warriors today. No sign of LaVar anywhere. Quick post from Oakland: sfchronicle.com/warriors/artic…

NBA:


David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt)
Perhaps this is hard for some of y’all to get, but why would the Spurs enthusiastically participate in building a potential THIRD superpower in the west w/GS/HOU by sending Leonard to L.A. for…who/what? Or have you forgotten what Indy did less than a year ago with PG13?

CAN KAWHI CHANGE ANYTHING?

-POP IS NOT GOING TO HELP LAKERS CREATE SUPER TEAM AND HE DOENS'T WANT LONZO

-CELTICS:

-KYRIE STRIGHT UP
-BROWN , ROZIER - / MONROE AND BAYNES ARE ON 1 YEAR DEALS TO MAKE $ WORK

PHILLY: FULTZ, SARIC, BAYLESS (TO MKAE $ WORK)

CLIPPERS:

Which team will Kawhi Leonard play his first game of 2018-19 with? LA Lakers -200 San Antonio Spurs +500 Cleveland Cavaliers +1000 Boston Celtics +1200 Philadelphia 76ers +1500 LA Clippers +1500 Phoenix Suns +1500 Milwaukee Bucks +2000 Field +500


RENALDO WAS GOOD TODAY

-IRAN +380 IN 2ND H --- DON;T KNOW ANYTHING BUT BET IT --OWN GOAL



Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports)
Horrific late own goal heaps pressure onto Spain, Portugal in Group B. yhoo.it/2ygZ4BO

#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Xw7ddEK6Tj

-CHANGE IN NBA DRAFT?

GIANTS:

HARPER REALLY?


Apr 25, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper (34) walks into the dugout before the start of the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sportspr 25, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper (34) walks into the dugout before the start of the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 25, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper (34) walks into the dugout before the start of the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
The San Francisco Giants look like a very likely player for Bryce Harper, and maybe even a main player.
While some believe Harper will wind up back with the Nats, sources say there won’t be any more talk before free agency and some in the inner circle believe the Nationals aren’t nearly as likely.
The Giants were the one team said to be willing to take the most of the $295 million remaining on Giancarlo Stanton’s deal in trade this winter (sources suggest they actually offered to take the whole deal, which is why the Marlins loved that transaction, which was ultimately not accepted by Stanton, who wanted to go to the Dodgers, Astros or Yankees as he wanted to win – and admitted later that as a lifelong Dodgers fan he had trouble conceiving of the Giants).
And Giants GM Bobby Evans on Sirius radio recently did nothing to dispel the possibility that Harper is on their radar.
“They do make some sense,” one Harper friend said of the Giants.
While the Giants mostly built their three World Series-winning teams by drafting and developing great pitchers like Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain, they aren’t afraid of taking a free agency plunge or spending big. They made $100 million or near $100 million offers to Jon Lester, Lincecum, Pablo Sandoval, Hunter Pence and likely others, they will have an opening in the outfield with Andrew McCutchen a free agent (and Pence nearing the end) and they set themselves up for a big move by staying below the luxury-tax threshold; coincidentally, they were able to stay below that magic $197 million mark with their creative contract for reliever Tony Watson, another client of agent Scott Boras.
They have made themselves room for the big move. It won’t be Manny Machado, since they are committed to Brandon Crawford, an MVP candidate, and Evan Longoria on the left side of the infield.
Will it be Harper?


Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN)
Column: Billy Hamilton would be a high-impact player on the right team, in the right role... but not with the Reds. espn.com/blog/buster-ol…

SHOULD THEY MOVE BUM?

LAST 19 STARTS: 121 1/3 IP 3.49 ERA  / 4-10 RECORD

OTHER:

US OPEN - TIGER 10 OVER, WILL LIKELY MISS CUT, CAN WE STOP NOW? FATHER TIME IS UNDEFEATED - HE MIGHT GET LUCKY AND WIN ONE, BUT HE'LL NEVER BE "BACK"

YES!!!

MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors)
Poll: Should The NL Adopt The Designated Hitter? mlbtraderumors.com/2018/06/poll-n… pic.twitter.com/0Z135d13me


Thursday, June 14, 2018


GUESTS: -8

4 PM SHULMAN

Henry Schulman (@hankschulman)
Person five rows in front of me on plane playfully lifting baby up and down literally made the baby hit his head on the overhead bin. People wanting to get up and go to bathroom as we’re pulling from gate. Boarding twice as long as usual. Yup. Amateur season has begun!


-BLOWING 8 LEADS
-THE AIRPLANE TODAY - AMETEUR SEASON
-30 YEARS --- NO PER'VE BEEN ON 1060? FECT GAME -- WAS OFF NIGHT OF CAIN PERFECTO
-INJURIES: CUETO, BELT
-34-35

Henry Schulman (@hankschulman)
And the Perfect Game Scoreboard remains: @SteveKronerSF 1, Baseball Writer for 30 years 0. twitter.com/SteveKronerSF/…


430--FRANNY

530 KERR
-HOW HARD
-FILLING OUT BENCH
-NEW DEAL
-8 AS PLAYER/ COACH
-WHAT DID YOU LEARN THIS SEASON?
-DRAFT -WHAT COULD YOU USE?

6 PM IGUODALA


TOPICS:

WARRIORS: RECAP ---WEVE BEEN ON 1050---

Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS)
Kevin Durant is returning, but what about six other Warriors free agents? fw.to/8GMWCbc


Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley)
Dereck Rodríguez's final line: 6 2/3 innings, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K's.

No walks is huge for a rookie and huge for the Giants. He did what he needed to do today.

-REACTION
-FUTURE

NFL Films (@NFLFilms)
Tattoo? Naming your child? Bold bet? Emptied your pockets on tickets?

What's the wildest way you've shown devotion to your favorite player or team? ❤️🏈❤️🏈 pic.twitter.com/hJ6HYblHRZ

LEBRON: WHERE DO FANS WANT HIM TO GO FOR A BETTER NBA?


AINT HAPPENING NEXT YEAR --BUT WARRIORS WILL HAVE A CHOICE ON DRAY

- I THINK KLAY STAYS, SO THEY WAY TO GET YOUNGER AND EXTEND THE WINDOW IS USING GREEN.......

-WILL TURN DOWN 3-72M BET ON HIMSELF TO BE DPOY OR 1-3 ALL NBA --DEAL WILL THEN BE 5-226M ---I WOULDN';T PAY THAT -- I WOULD THEN DANGLE HIM IN TRADE ---HOPE TO GET A YOUNG BIG .......

Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron)
Here’s a look at who the Warriors will be working out tomorrow. Most intriguing name: LiAngelo Ball pic.twitter.com/6uAHk7KdFT



LEBRON:


Sports Illustrated (@SInow)
Are the Lakers the best option for LeBron James? The pieces of the puzzle appear to fit on.si.com/2yezbmi

LAKERS PICKING UP STEAM - WITH PAUL AND GEORGE
STEIN SAYS GEORGE COULD STAY IN OKC FOR THE MONEY

KAWHI ON THE CELTICS? SCARY THOUGHT. 


NFL:


Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman)
Kyle Shanahan just said he calls Reuben Foster the Water Boy because he just flies around and hits people.


WORLD CUP SOCCER---1-10 INTEREST LEVEL?

GIANTS:

COLLINS VIDEO ---WILL PEOPLE WATCH IS WE CAN GET AUDIO TO THE FANS ---IT DOENS'T HAPPEN EVERY NIGHT THOUGH ---IT'S LIKE EXPECTING HOCKEY FIGHTDS


Jason Foster (@ByJasonFoster)
After watching/listening to that Terry Collins tirade video, and especially after seeing the response from baseball fans, I wrote about how MLB needs to do more to showcase its human side. Column: sportingnews.com/mlb/news/mets-…

GOING THE WRONG WAY:


Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports)
Today in 1974, Nolan Ryan throws 235 pitches while walking 10 batters and striking out 19 over 13 innings. He was immediately scheduled for season-ending elbow surgery. Just kidding, he made his next start on three days rest and won. pic.twitter.com/5XrG6CKzyE

-THIS IS WHO THEY ARE........OR CAN THEY PUT IT ALL TOGETHER?

US OPEN:



OTHER:



Susan Slusser (@susanslusser)
Beer vendors back at Coliseum, pretty great. I just passed one who was yelling, “I’m not a mirage! I’m real, and I have beer!”
Al Guido (@AlGuido)
We came together as a community to build @LevisStadium for moments like the @superbowl50@CFBPlayoff@CA2016@WrestleMania@NHLClassic,@CA2016 & now @FIFAWorldCup. Congrats @united2026 & a massive thank you to our partners in the Bay Area! #BayAreaUnite - Let's make it happen twitter.com/united2026/sta…


This Guy Served His Friends Tacos Made from His Own Amputated Leg

“One friend had to spit me into a napkin.”

If you could taste human flesh in an ethical way, would you? It’s the kind of question you ask after watching Silence of the Lambs stoned. No matter how you respond, you never expect anyone to hold you to your answer. But in a recent Reddit post, user IncrediblyShinyShart shared the story of a motorcycle crash that put him face-to-face with the macabre hypothetical. When a car hit his bike and sent him careening into a nearby forest, his foot was shattered to the point that he would never walk on it again. When the doctor asked if he wanted to amputate, his one question was, “Can I keep it?”


brobible.com (@BroBible)
Reggie Bush Just Got PAID In A Lawsuit Against The Rams For A 2015 Meniscus Injury bit.ly/2JHrOFb


DOES STEVEN A. REALLY HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR SAYING HE'S AN ASS MAN? THAT'S WHERE WE LIVE?


USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports)
Stephen A. Smith said he had no problem apologizing because he doesn't want to hurt anyone else, but he didn't think he was doing it in the first place. usat.ly/2sVxK6X


Always, always ass. That’s true,” Smith said on the show. “I know I’m associated with Walt Disney, but everyone knows I’m a bottom feeder.”
ESPN, which directed a request for comment to Smith’s apology, is currently enmeshedin a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee, which is not connected to Smith.

Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing)
Mike Francesa, always with his finger on the pulse, invented daily fantasy sports this week. What a brilliant idea!
bit.ly/2LLeNuU


HardballTalk (@HardballTalk)
A Baltimore bar is offering free shots whenever Chris Davis gets a hit wp.me/p14QSL-2LbF

ANYONE WOULD TAKE BRYCE HARPER........


Henry Schulman (@hankschulman)
About as strong a defense you’ll ever see from a GM about his player. My 2 cents... I fully agree that the executive who called Bryce a loser can’t evaluate talent. Thirty teams could use a “loser” like that, washingtonpost.com/news/nationals…


CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk)
NCAA passes significant transfer reforms, redshirt rule wp.me/p14QTT-1FMX

Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy)
Sources: NCAA approves adding 3 new bowls in 2020 for a total of 43 bowls (including title game): 84 teams or 65% of all FBS teams will go bowling. Official announcement today. Chicago (B1G vs. ACC) & Myrtle Beach will be 2 of new bowls, sources said.
facebook.com/TheBrettMcMurp…

Fox News (@FoxNews)
Nevada pimp ousts three-term lawmaker in Republican primaries fxn.ws/2sTO1JH


TheresaRockFace (@TheresaRockFace)
Jamie Foxx is Being Accused of Slapping This Woman with His Penis ... buff.ly/2t2Jfc5


UberFacts (@UberFacts)
Scientists announce McDonald's fries can cure baldness. uber-facts.com/scientists-ann…

Baseball Hall ⚾ (@baseballhall)
42 years ago today, Charlie Finley sells Rollie Fingers and Joe Rudi to the @RedSox, and Vida Blue to the Yankees.

Bowie Kuhn nullified the deal, but not before @Topps photographer Doug McWilliams shot these photos of Rollie in a Boston uniform👉baseballhall.org/discover-more/… pic.twitter.com/bzR72EHbJZ



brobible.com (@BroBible)
Caps Player Had Part Of A Finger Sliced Off, Reattached During Stanley Cup Final Because Hockey bit.ly/2l9yvF5pic.twitter.com/Q5WyTedHiT

Wednesday, June 13, 2018



GUESTS:

TOM SPENCER 430: US OPEN - SHINECOCK

JOE CANNON - WORLD CUP 530

STORYLINES

-RUSSIA KICKS OFF TOIMMTOROW WITH RUSSIA AND SAUDI ARABIA
-

 A common question I’ve heard is, “Who should we root for?” Based on demographics, Mexico will be the de-facto No. 1 team of this nation.

ACK OF REPEATS: Germany is one of the favorites to hoist the trophy next month, but defending a World Cup title hasn’t been easy to accomplish. Not since 1962 when Pele-led Brazil beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 has a country repeated as champions. The only other time it’s been done was Italy in 1934-38.
FIRST-TIMERS: Two countries are making their World Cup debuts – Iceland and Panama. Iceland is coming off a quarterfinal run at the 2016 Euros and captured its group in European qualifying. Panama finished third in CONCACAF qualifying, scoring a late goal against Costa Rica to lock down its spot. The last time the World Cup had multiple first-timers was in 2006 when six countries made their debut (Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine).

. Italy is missing out on tournament for the first time since 1958 after losing a playoff against Sweden. The Netherlands, which placed third and second in the previous two Cups, is out for the first time since 2002. Another team that surprisingly came up short is Chile, the 2015-16 Copa Americas champions. 

 there’s one country that has the best chance of winning its first World Cup, it’s Belgium. The team that eliminated the United States four years ago brings back a wealth of established playmakers in Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard plus striker Romelu Lukaku to name a few. If Belgium is ever going to leave its mark, the time is now.



TOPICS:

QE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY - SHULMAN WAS OFF 6 YEARS AGO FOR CAIN'S PERFECTO...


Henry Schulman (@hankschulman)
And the Perfect Game Scoreboard remains: @SteveKronerSF 1, Baseball Writer for 30 years 0. twitter.com/SteveKronerSF/…


NFL Films (@NFLFilms)
Tattoo? Naming your child? Bold bet? Emptied your pockets on tickets?

What's the wildest way you've shown devotion to your favorite player or team? ❤️🏈❤️🏈 pic.twitter.com/hJ6HYblHRZ

-WILL PEOPLE WATCH WORLD CUP?
I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND A COUNTRY OF OUR SIZE SUCKING SO BAD


WARRIORS:

warriorsworld (@warriorsworld)
Steph's Rookie Year Teammates pic.twitter.com/bBBCJsHSIf



NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports)
Kyrie Irving says he will not sign an extension with the Celtics, putting Knicks in play nydn.us/2Jw5BO5 - @SBondyNYDNpic.twitter.com/DMOX9CMIXr

AINT HAPPENING NEXT YEAR --BUT WARRIORS WILL HAVE A CHOICE ON DRAY

- I THINK KLAY STAYS, SO THEY WAY TO GET YOUNGER AND EXTEND THE WINDOW IS USING GREEN.......

-WILL TURN DOWN 3-72M BET ON HIMSELF TO BE DPOY OR 1-3 ALL NBA --DEAL WILL THEN BE 5-226M ---I WOULDN';T PAY THAT -- I WOULD THEN DANGLE HIM IN TRADE ---HOPE TO GET A YOUNG BIG .......

-MYERS JOKES PIBLICALLY THAT DURANT HADN'T EARNED THE MAX A DAY AFTYER SAYTING HE COULD HAVE WHATEVER HE WANTED AND NATIONAL MEDIA LOOKS AT A JOKE AS THE BEGINING OF THE END, BIOB HAS TO SAY SORRY----DAMN MEDIA SUUCKS THESE DAYS 




LEBRON:


Sports Illustrated (@SInow)
Are the Lakers the best option for LeBron James? The pieces of the puzzle appear to fit on.si.com/2yezbmi

LAKERS PICKING UP STEAM - WITH PAUL AND GEORGE
STEIN SAYS GEORGE COULD STAY IN OKC FOR THE MONEY

KAWHI ON THE CELTICS? SCARY THOUGHT. 

GIANTS:

BETTER THAN LAST YEAR ---BUT THIS IS WHO THEY ARE ---UP , DOWN........


John Shea (@JohnSheaHey)
Giants tonight with new left fielder pic.twitter.com/z8dn0nZqZk

NFL:


Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman)
Kyle Shanahan just said he calls Reuben Foster the Water Boy because he just flies around and hits people.

OTHER:


Greg Hardy Signs With UFC After Knocking Out Austen Lane to Win Pro MMA Debut

Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy knocked out Austin Lane to win his pro MMA debut Tuesday and earned a contract with UFC. 
Hardy signed a developmental contract, so he can progress at his own pace in UFC. 
Lane is also a former NFL player, and the two were at the NFL combine together in 2010.
"I’m ready for the big show," Hardy said after, according to MMAJunkie.com. "I love the opportunity. I train at the best gym in the world, and I have full confidence and faith that those guys are there to get me ready for whatever comes next."
The 29-year-old Hardy knocked out Lane in 57 seconds after dropping him to his knee with a right hand and then following up with a left-hook. 


Susan Slusser (@susanslusser)
Beer vendors back at Coliseum, pretty great. I just passed one who was yelling, “I’m not a mirage! I’m real, and I have beer!”
Al Guido (@AlGuido)
We came together as a community to build @LevisStadium for moments like the @superbowl50@CFBPlayoff@CA2016@WrestleMania@NHLClassic,@CA2016 & now @FIFAWorldCup. Congrats @united2026 & a massive thank you to our partners in the Bay Area! #BayAreaUnite - Let's make it happen twitter.com/united2026/sta…


This Guy Served His Friends Tacos Made from His Own Amputated Leg

“One friend had to spit me into a napkin.”

If you could taste human flesh in an ethical way, would you? It’s the kind of question you ask after watching Silence of the Lambs stoned. No matter how you respond, you never expect anyone to hold you to your answer. But in a recent Reddit post, user IncrediblyShinyShart shared the story of a motorcycle crash that put him face-to-face with the macabre hypothetical. When a car hit his bike and sent him careening into a nearby forest, his foot was shattered to the point that he would never walk on it again. When the doctor asked if he wanted to amputate, his one question was, “Can I keep it?”


brobible.com (@BroBible)
Reggie Bush Just Got PAID In A Lawsuit Against The Rams For A 2015 Meniscus Injury bit.ly/2JHrOFb


DOES STEVEN A. REALLY HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR SAYING HE'S AN ASS MAN? THAT'S WHERE WE LIVE?


USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports)
Stephen A. Smith said he had no problem apologizing because he doesn't want to hurt anyone else, but he didn't think he was doing it in the first place. usat.ly/2sVxK6X


Always, always ass. That’s true,” Smith said on the show. “I know I’m associated with Walt Disney, but everyone knows I’m a bottom feeder.”
ESPN, which directed a request for comment to Smith’s apology, is currently enmeshedin a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee, which is not connected to Smith.

Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing)
Mike Francesa, always with his finger on the pulse, invented daily fantasy sports this week. What a brilliant idea!
bit.ly/2LLeNuU


HardballTalk (@HardballTalk)
A Baltimore bar is offering free shots whenever Chris Davis gets a hit wp.me/p14QSL-2LbF

ANYONE WOULD TAKE BRYCE HARPER........


Henry Schulman (@hankschulman)
About as strong a defense you’ll ever see from a GM about his player. My 2 cents... I fully agree that the executive who called Bryce a loser can’t evaluate talent. Thirty teams could use a “loser” like that, washingtonpost.com/news/nationals…


CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk)
NCAA passes significant transfer reforms, redshirt rule wp.me/p14QTT-1FMX

Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy)
Sources: NCAA approves adding 3 new bowls in 2020 for a total of 43 bowls (including title game): 84 teams or 65% of all FBS teams will go bowling. Official announcement today. Chicago (B1G vs. ACC) & Myrtle Beach will be 2 of new bowls, sources said.
facebook.com/TheBrettMcMurp…

Fox News (@FoxNews)
Nevada pimp ousts three-term lawmaker in Republican primaries fxn.ws/2sTO1JH


TheresaRockFace (@TheresaRockFace)
Jamie Foxx is Being Accused of Slapping This Woman with His Penis ... buff.ly/2t2Jfc5