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Hump Day Hot Takes: 10.3.18

Welcome to Hump Takes. There wasn’t a post last week. Sorry about that. Please bear with me as there are some big changes going on in my career and life right now, so I may miss a week or two in the next couple months. I promise these takes aren’t going away long term though. Let’s dive in.

Hump Day Hot Takes: 10.3.18


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Welcome to Hump Takes. There wasn’t a post last week. Sorry about that. Please bear with me as there are some big changes going on in my career and life right now, so I may miss a week or two in the next couple months. I promise these takes aren’t going away long term though. Let’s dive in.

This Is How You Do An Ad

MLB is seemingly going after the “Unwritten Rules” (which I wrote a handy guide on last year) in this ad for the PostSeason. It includes celebrations, bat flips, stare downs, bat flips, raw emotion, and bat flips. Oh, and it’s narrated by none other than my hero, Ken Griffey Jr., backwards cap at all.

I love this ad.

If this ad doesn’t get you pumped for the PostSeason, you have no soul.

It’s Time to Admit No One Knows What NFL Teams Are Good Anymore

You know that old saying, “On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team”? Well, the NFL seems to have taken that to heart. Other than the Rams and the Chiefs, who are 1 & 2 in the NFL currently, craziness is all over the place in the NFL.

The Bills crushed the Vikings in Week 3 and then got blanked by the Packers in Week 4.

Those same Vikings went on to give the Rams one hell of a shootout.

The Pats beat up on a 3-0 Dolphins team a week after losing to the Lions on Sunday Night. The same Lions who got blown out at home on Monday Night Football by a Jets team who hasn’t looked good since.

The Lions followed up an encouraging win against the Patriots by blowing a game late against the Cowboys, who couldn’t seem to remember who their best player was the two previous weeks.

Are the Bears better than the Bucs?

Are the Browns the best team with a bad record we’ve seen in a long time?

What happened to the Texans?

And then there’s the Steelers…

All this to say, no one saw this season coming, and that’s unbelievably great for the NFL I think. Everyone is talking about surprising, exciting football for a change, which is good for the League. 

It doesn’t absolve them of their bullshit however…

Poor Earl Thomas

The last thing Earl Thomas will do in a Seattle Seahawks uniform is flip his sideline the bird while being carted off after a gruesome leg injury. 

And you know what? I don’t blame him one bit. 

The Seattle Seahawks did Thomas dirty on his contract, wouldn’t give him an extension that paid him what he was worth, and now he is in the precarious position of trying to get another team to take a chance on him coming off an injury. He still went out there and played for his team, without the deal he wanted in place, and now he is going to suffer for it.

The only person who benefits from this? Le’Veon Bell. Because this type of thing is exactly why he’s not playing right now.

Gritty is a Nightmare. Katie Nolan is a Treasure.

Fast forward in that video to about 9 minutes in to see the amazing Katie Nolan interview Gritty. It’s amazing television.

Okay, Here’s That Ad Again. It’s That Good.

So. Good.

Andrew Mark Wilhelm is a professional Sound Engineer/Designer, and amateur photographer, writer, musician who recently relocated from California to Rochester, NY. Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit has made Andrew an avid fan of all things Detroit but nothing more so than his beloved Detroit Tigers. Every year he tells himself he won't drink the Lions Kool-Aid, and every year winds up heartbroken come January. A Spartan by heart, and a Golden Grizzly by degree, you can catch his (almost) weekly Hot Takes every Hump Day here at The Turf.

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