I don’t know the full story behind this savage own, which appears to have happened before, but I do know that this man is perhaps the world’s greatest agent of chaos: »
Robin Lopez does not like mascots. He has had an ongoing series of beeves with just about every mascot in the NBA, including our friend Clutch the bear here. You may recall the wonderfully cryptic interview he gave about his disdain for the Toronto Raptor, but he is by no means limited to anti-reptile violence. »
This Eagles fan, who is somehow a real person and not a character from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, gave a pregame speech for the ages before the team’s Week 6 game against the Giants. Things are about to get weird!
The umpires needed a replay review to figure out that Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was hit by a pitch during the second inning of last night’s Royals-Blue Jays game, and Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie immediately thought of what happened the last time the Jays’ home crowd saw their team get screwed by replay: »
This is the kind of Star Wars/ESPN cross promotion that Disney is going to spend the next few months driving you insane with, but you can’t deny that Frank Caliendo is very good at what he does. »
Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber is now best known as the guy who mashed a tater onto the top of the Wrigley Field video board, but socking prodigious dingers isn’t his only skill. Back when Schwarber was a student at Middletown High in Ohio, he was a key member of the school’s award-winning show choir. »
I have no idea if this drill is something a lot of football players do, or if it’s just Sammy Watkins’s thing, but I do know that I love it.
Sunday morning, a Mets fan known as Will from Queens called into the show, and got himself so worked up about the Mets’ postseason chances that he cried. Mike Francesa brought him back on the show today and surprised him with a ticket to tonight’s game. Will sounded like he was going to cry, again. »
Even if you have no idea what American Ninja Warrior is, I promise that you will enjoy this clip of someone running through a training course in a T-Rex costume. »
UCLA kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn got blown up while serving as the Bruins’ last chance to stop a Tim White kick return. But Arizona State didn’t take the kick to the house, because Fairbairn’s helmet brought White down. It’s Pac-12 after dark, at least on the east coast. »
Nets owner and crazy Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov stopped by his team’s practice session today. Was he there to check in on how the guys are feeling? To offer some encouragement ahead of the new season? Hell no, man, he was there to teach those young bucks some important hoop skills. »
NBA training camps are starting up this week, which means it’s time for lots of relatively useless soundbites about what great shape everyone is in and how good everyone’s jump shot looks. This is a natural environment for the notoriously salty Gregg Popovich to be as cranky as possible in, and that’s exactly what it… »
The DeAndre Jordan Standoff is one of the best story lines in the history of the NBA offseason, in part because it involved a wacky emoji war that swept across all of NBA social media. But now Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons, the man who started that war, says his opening salvo wasn’t even related to the Jordan… »