Programming note: The Blitz will broadcast live from Saloon Door Brewery in Webster today. The first 50 people who say “The Blitz is the bomb” get a “beverage” on us. They have some cool beers there. Please come by and say hello and have a “beverage” on us. (Apparently we can’t say ” beer” on air. But hey, my site. I can say whatever the hell I want. We will buy you a beer. How do you say no to that?)
So the baseball playoffs are going on. Last night was one of the best finishes you could hope to see.
I’m curious if anyone is watching these games start to finish (other than seamheads). I am watching all the Jays games, mostly because I am a fan of home runs and beer tosses, and my cohabitant is Canadian and insists on it, but otherwise, I have been treating these like an episode of Walking Dead. Ignore the first 55 minutes and watch the last five. The endings over the last week have been exceptional.
We are left with a rematch from the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals — Toronto vs. Cleveland — and the traditional power (LA) vs. the 1908 champion Cubs. Why does it feel like Cubs fans are being set up for another letdown?
Big tease? The Big 12 needs to do something. Which means it will do nothing. The conference barely has power 5 status as it is. But all indications point to no expansion. The conference is going to miss out on the playoff again. This is the worst managed conference in America. Better to let it erode and die the slow death that has been happening since Texas A&M left.
Clowney question, bro: Has Jadeveon Clowney turned a corner? Bill O’Brien thinks so.
Game on: Relax, LSU fan. Mike the Tiger may be dead, but the LSU-Florida game lives.
Gambling update: So my addicted friends hit that under on that hideous Broncos Chargers game last night. (Trevor Siemian put the ball up FIFTY times? Wow). We will have a full gambling guide later today, so stay tuned. Not sure how many games we are going to hit yet but we will have at least three. Eight for our last eight. Warning you now that there is no possible way that continues.
In case you missed it…Some good stuff on S&S this week. Attorney John Long busts some myths. Barry Laminack paid a visit to tornado alley. Lamont Mann told us why Hilary’s latest scandal is meaningless. Your favorite degenerate spent way too much time previewing the NHL season. And reviewing Westworld.
The 411 on 911: Don’t call 911 in Houston. Because ain’t nobody got time for this.
Tanks for the options: I would rather we not have either one of these choices for president. But if you feel the need, you can crush either candidate with a tank.
Stranger than ever: If you are fan of Stranger Things, you probably know there are a lot of fan theories out there for season 2. The creators admit some are true.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
From the FBI warning on Fight Club:
“Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think every thing you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned.”
– Tyler Durden.