Friday, August 7, 2020

Chicago

Cubs plan ticker-tape parade to celebrate Marquee-Comcast deal

Elated that they struck an 11th-hour deal to broadcast their new TV network on the region's largest cable provider, the Cubs this morning announced a ticker-tape parade will be held in Chicago Saturday.

MLB

Cubs reach Marquee deal with Comcast, but there’s a catch

The moment Cubs fans have been waiting for is reportedly here: The team is set to announce a deal with Comcast to carry its new Marquee Sports Network just in time for Opening Day. There is a catch however.

Betts’ new 12-year contract scheduled to end in 2028 due to apocalypse

Despite signing a massive $365 million 12-year contract extension with the Dodgers, Mookie Betts' deal will actually end in only eight years due to the impending global apocalypse that will take place in 2028.

NHL

Blackhawks hire McDonough back after making playoffs

During John McDonough's month away from the team, the Blackhawks somehow qualified for the postseason so the team was left with no choice but to bring back their former president.

Stephen A. Smith argues that with today’s rules, ’97-’98 Bulls would destroy ’14-’15 Chicago Blackhawks

Fans and analysts love comparing players and teams from different eras, but Stephen A. Smith took these comparisons to a whole new level.

Jay Cutler moves in with McDonough during divorce proceedings

Jay Cutler nearly cracked a smile after John McDonough, recently fired as president of the Chicago Blackhawks, offered him a place to live during divorce proceedings.

NFL

Goodell: NFL plans to continue pretending there might be a season for another few weeks

With training camp right around the corner, the NFL said today it plans to pretend there might be some semblance of a 2020 season for another few weeks before calling the whole thing off due to the country's lingering and simmering effects of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Redskins changing name to Washington Bullets

Following decades of backlash, Dan Snyder today announced the NFL team he owns will be changing its name from the Redskins to the Bullets.

Drew Brees apologizes for being better at reading defenses than he is at reading the room

Drew Brees issued an apology Thursday morning after his comments about disrespecting the flag a day earlier sparked an immediate uproar as acceptance of Colin Kaepernick's protests from a few seasons ago seemed to be gaining more acceptance than ever.

NBA

Horace demands apology from MJ for giving him 3 championships and a reason to still be relevant

Horace Grant may have called the Pistons "straight up bitches" in "The Last Dance," but now it's Michael Jordan he's coming after.

Young Utah Jazz fan distraught after tough NBA Finals loss

Jimmy Toegard, an 11-year-old Jazz fan from Ogden, Utah, didn’t enjoy ESPN’s documentary "The Last Dance" about the 1998 Chicago Bulls.

ESPN plans ‘The First Dance,’ a 10-part look at Michael Jordan’s high school prom

Panicked executives from ESPN are reportedly rushing to follow up the massively successful "The Last Dance" with a new 10-part documentary about Michael Jordan. Called "The First Dance," it chronicles the future NBA superstar's experience at his high school prom.

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