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Hump Day Hot Takes: 6.27.18

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Hump Day Hot Takes: 6.27.18


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We’re starting this week with this video of the Senegal team dancing during a training session before their Group H match against Japan. This is what sport is supposed to be. Fun, loose, active, and entertaining as hell. The existence of this dance also leads to this contender for tweet/video of the year.

Perfect video is perfect. We’re going to stick with this theme of things that are quick, light-hearted and fun this week, partially because the World Cup is crazy intense, and I disagree with just about every award that the NBA gave out this week.

Bergman Sends Down His Mustache

During the Houston Astro’s 11-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, Alex Bergman decided something was off between his walk in the second inning and his next plate appearance in the fourth. That something was the hair on his upper lip.

Dude shaved between innings. Classic.

The Most Watched First Dunk Attempt Ever

As kids who play basketball get older and more athletic, they eventually want to try and dunk. They start out trying to do this in their driveway or in practice. Eventually, they want to throw down on an opponent. I’m willing to bet that most of the time, that first attempt is a miss. But it’s usually a sight to see everyone react to the mere attempt by a young kid. ESPECIALLY if that young kid’s pops is LeBron James.

Look at the joy on The King (and rightful MVP, fight me)’s face. For a brief moment, it wasn’t about where LeBron would take his talents to next. It was about a dad watching his son ball out.

Denied by a Speaker

As an audio engineer, speakers are both my friend and my enemy. They are a necessary tool of my trade, while also being the things that give me the most headaches. However, even speakers know that the Yankees are the worst, and one particular line array in Tampa decided to finally act on it.

The best thing about this? The Rays would go on to hit a walk-off in the bottom of the 12th.

It’s Been Too Long Since That Senegal/Duck Tales Video

Here it is again:

A Great Day In Detroit

On Monday, the Tiger’s blew a 3 run lead in the eighth and eventually lost in the 9th to a HR. But it was still a great day at the park. Why? Because shortstop Jose Iglesias and Center Fielder Leonys Martín were sworn in as U.S. Citizen along with 23 others in a ceremony on-field at Comerica Park.

With the current state of our country, especially when it comes to things like immigration, seeing positive things like this are the most important stories we can focus on. But make no mistake, these two Cuban defectors were able to become Citizens in part because of their profile and natural baseball talent. It’s the 23 others who completed the same ceremony but aren’t household names that truly embody the American Dream. And my hat’s off to them.

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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