July 23rd, 2017 is the SmackDown exclusive “PPV” is battleground. Now first off you me ask me why I put PPV in quotes. I do think maybe 1% of the people who watch these, buy the PPV’s anymore and 99% of people are watching on the WWE Network. For this blog, I’ll call it a PPV because that is what WWE calls it. In this blog, I’ll be giving my take on each match as they are happening. I am going to do like the barstool pizza reviews and rate each match on a 1-10 scale at the end. Also, odds of a 10 are slim because if I give a 10, you can’t get any better, and there is always better. I’m excited for this PPV for multiple reasons. One reason is because of the location, being in Philly, who is known for being the rowdiest crowds. The fans in the building will let everybody know if this is a good event or not. Another reason, two of the best in the business are competing vs each other. Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles will have a 1 on 1 match for the US Title. Also, after 10 years, we will have a Punjabi Prison match! Being the final WWE PPV before Summer Slam, I expect it to be a good night. Well, I hope so.
The boys are back as a trio this week with a big show. They lead off talking about if the protective netting is needed in Major League Baseball. They then recap everything from the Mets to the yankees to the rest of the sports word. They finish off doing their really early pre-training camp NFL picks. They also remind you, you aren’t alone. This entire episode is dedicated to Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington, who sadly and tragical took his own life on July 20th.
Baseball is one of the hardest sports to predict, Even the best players have bad years. Bryce Harper was the NL MVP in 2015 and then hit .247 in 2016. You rarely see star NBA players or Elite Quarterbacks fall off like that but Bryce is back on top this year. The same goes for teams, every year there are a few teams that shock us in both a good and bad way. The Mets have obviously shocked us in a bad way along with the defending champion Cubs, who were thought to be a sure bet for the playoffs and currently find themselves on the outside looking in. The teams the Cubs are looking up at in their division and in the wild card are the good surprises of the year. The Brewers, Rockies and Diamondbacks were not looked at as power house teams in the NL but have all exceeded expectations and taken the league by storm. The quick turnaround Of these teams gives me some hope that it can be done by the Mets as well.
Another Sunday, another Sunday with the New York Mets being blown out. After taking 2 out of the 3 from the Colorado Rockies, the Mets currently sit 9.5 games out of second wild card spot in the National League. It would have been nice for to the Mets end up sweeping the Rockies and end the weekend 7.5 games out. With 7 games remaining on the home stand, I believe that if the Mets want to be involved in a discussion for the wild card spot, they will need to at least win 5 of the games. With 4 games against the Cardinals and 3 against the lonely Oakland A’s, it won’t be easy. As seen the weekend before the all-star break, the Mets went to St. Louis and lost 2 out 3, including only scoring 1 run in the final two days. The end of the home stand should be a little simpler, but let’s face it, this year nothing has been easy for the Mets. As of June 17th, the A’s are 20 games out of the division and 6.5 out of the wild card. They have also already shown that they will be sellers for this year’s trade deadline, as they have traded Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, two important arms the bullpen.
After last nights ESPN 30 for 30 we reminisced of the greatness that was Mike and The Mad Dog. With already a sub-par pitching rotation, will the Yankees be able to survive after Pineda tore his UCL. And the fat lady is warming up in the bullpen, will she be singing the Mets season goodbye sooner rather then later? Find out what we think on todays show of Weisman and Oz!!!
The easy answer to this question is, no, Aaron Judge isn’t human. The 25 year New York Yankee rookie is taking major league baseball by storm. At the 84-game point, Judge has 30 home runs, 66 RBIS and is batting .329. One can only imagine what he will do for the next 78 games remaining for the Yankees. These are numbers nobody in their right mind expected.
For a season that started with such high hopes, it all came crashing down rather quickly and to be honest I blame myself. I was too confident in this team, more confident than any Met fan should be. I saw a world where the 5 aces ruled, where we’d go entire turns through the rotation giving up 2 runs total, where the 3-4-5 of Conforto Cespedes and Bruce would remind us of Keith Carter and Straw, where the back end of our bullpen would dominate and where the one major flaw could be covered up. I was dumb to think these things. Only one aces has been able to stay off the DL. Cespedes’ leg injuries cropped up again cause him to miss significant time. A blood clot has taken out the mostly reliable Familia, and that major flaw I mentioned Terry Collins has shown his how to really mismanage and get he least out of a bullpen. In this mess though, there have been a few bright spots.
Steven and Dan welcome in the boys from the Weisman and Oz show. They talk everything baseball. From the recap the home run derby to recapping the first half the season for both the Mets and Yankees. They than discuss the second half for both teams as well as around the rest of Major League Baseball.
Since 2000, there have been 3 different guys to play Spider-Man in the movies. From 2002-2007, being in 3 movies, Tobey Maguire was the first Spider-Man. From 2012-2014, Andrew Garfield got his chance at the role as the Amazing Spider-Man appearing in two films. In 2016, during Captain America Civil War, we got introduced to the latest Spider-Man, 21-year Tom Holland. Being such a comic movie nerd as I am, of course I have seen all the movies and decided to give my take on how the 3 guys rank.