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Hump Day Hot Takes: 6.6.18

Max Scherzer by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Hump Day Hot Takes: 6.6.18

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Alright, before we get started with the Hot Takes I want to point you in the direction of an article here on The Turf from our esteemed leader Justin Colombo. Basically, the NFL is in even more of a mess than the last time we spoke about it and I don’t have the mental stamina to deal with that fuckery right now, so I’ll let his fantastic writing speak for the both of us.

Editor’s Note: Thanks, Andrew. Here’s a link to your original take, which is also spot on. #TurfShares

NBA Finals

In case you missed it on our Twitter live stream, Game 2 of the NBA Finals went pretty much exactly like everyone expected. LeBron finished with one rebound shy of a 29 point triple-double and Steph hit a record 9 threes in route to a 10 point Warriors victory.

On Tuesday, LeBron was in rare form in his press conference. Not only bemoaning cameras catching his Game 1 anger after “the JR Incident,” and saying that whoever wins the NBA Championship this year won’t want an invite from the White House (because, duh) he also dropped gems like this:

This is the LeBron equivalent of “Are You Not Entertained?” It’s something really only he can get away with doing, but being the Greatest Player in the game grants you that freedom.

Immaculate Max

On Tuesday, Max Scherzer became only the 5th player in MLB history (that we’re aware of) to throw multiple immaculate innings. What’s an immaculate inning you ask? Great question. Nine pitches. Nine strikes. It looks like this.


Rally Goose

My Detroit Tigers are doing better than most people expected. As of this writing, they’re only 3 games out of first in the division. This is in large part because the AL Central is a shit show currently. But it’s even more because of Rally Goose.

After this incident the Tigers went on to win 4 straight. They even have a fake goose in the dugout now.

I’m not entirely sure why this brings me so much joy, but it does.

Rally Goose Forever.

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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