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JUL 16/18

  • July 16: All Star Break, ESPY's Preview, France Wins World Cup

    With the All-Star Break upon us, Craig and Corey review what has happened in the MLB season thus far. As things currently stand, the Yankees and Mariners are set to face off in the American League Wild Card Game. The Yankees are currently 4.5 games behind the Red Sox for the American League East division. According to Craig, the increasing divisional deficit is a representation that they are not as good as Boston. Corey thinks that once their team gets healthy, they will be able to catch Boston. They are heavily reliant on rookie Gleyber Torres, and he could be a difference maker upon returning from injury. Craig was disappointed with the Mets this season, as he expected the team to challenge for a wild card spot but they are currently struggling to avoid last place. The NL East has been unpredictable, with Bryce Harper struggling in a contract year and his Nationals sitting around .500. Surprisingly, the Braves and Phillies have become the teams to beat in the National League East. The rise of the Phillies and disappointment of the Nationals gives Philadelphia an opportunity to go all-in and trade for Manny Machado. The Phillies were not pegged as contenders entering the season, but the team has emerged as the favorite in the NL East this year. France defeated Croatia 4-2 to win the World Cup. French stars Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, and Kylian Mbappe all scored in the victory. Mbappe, at 19 years old, became the youngest player to score in the World Cup since Pele scored at 17 years old in 1957. This is a week where there is limited sporting events because of the MLB All-Star Break, so Corey recommends passing the time by either following the ESPY’s or beginning preparation for fantasy football season. Craig, Corey, and Michelle gave their takes on some of the ESPY categories. They decided that 16th seed UMBC’s March Madness victory over top seeded Virginia deserves to be named the best sports moment of the year, and Notre Dame’s game winner to secure the women’s basketball championship deserves to be the play of the year.  

  • July 13: Yankees Try to Keep Pace with Sox, Serena in "The Wimbledon" Finals

    The Yankees and Red Sox both won last night to keep Boston’s divisional lead at 3.5 games. Ace Luis Severino and the Yankees faced off against Indians ace Corey Kluber in a surprisingly offensive game. Aaron Hicks hit a go-ahead double in the 8th inning to help the Yanks to a 7-4 lead. The Red Sox gave Toronto starter J.A. Happ all that he could handle, forcing him to throw 46 pitches in a 4th inning that was highlighted by Mookie Betts’ grand slam after a 13-pitch at-bat. Betts, who is currently leading the league in batting average, helped lead the Red Sox to a 6-4 win to extend their league-leading winning streak to 10 games. Corey and Sussman faced off in a competition to see who could name more coaches, Sussman in the MLB or Corey in the NFL. Sussman correctly named every MLB manager, while Corey got almost every NFL coach correct. Corey and Craig discussed fantasy football draft strategies for this upcoming season. Corey encourages taking a running back early and waiting on a quarterback. He plans on ranking Le’Veon Bell as his top overall player for the year and Aaron Rodgers as the top QB. He expects rookie running back Saquon Barkley to be among the first seven running backs taken, and anticipates he will receive over 20 touches per game. Serena Williams has advanced to the finals at Wimbledon this weekend as she continues to work her way back from childbirth and other health complications.

  • July 12: Harper in Home Run Derby, Papa John Resigns

    The MLB Home Run Derby was announced and the field is highlighted by Nationals slugger Bryce Harper. The Derby will take place on Monday in Washington D.C., with Harper’s Nationals hosting the All-Star weekend. Other members of the contest include Jesus Aguilar, Javier Baez, Alex Brennan, Freddie Freeman, Rhys Hoskins, Max Muncy, and Kyle Schwarber. Craig supports the MLB including their young stars in the Home Run Derby, and said that Harper’s inclusion in the Derby validates the contest and makes it much more entertaining.   Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has resigned from the company after multiple public relations issues in the previous months, most recently when he used the N-Word on a media conference call. The New York Yankees have reportedly made a strong offer to the Orioles for star infielder Manny Machado. Machado will be a free agent after the season, and is expected to command upwards of $300 million in the offseason. The Orioles reportedly covet Yankees top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield, but the Yankees are unlikely to give him up in any trade. Kevin Durant got into a dispute with a 17 year old fan on Instagram after the fan tagged him in a post saying that he is a great player, but not quite on the level of Steph Curry or LeBron James. Durant commented on the post and continued to argue with the fan over direct messages. Former Knicks legend Charles Oakley was arrested for trying to cheat at a casino in Las Vegas. Oakley attempted to change his bet and take a chip off the table during a game of blackjack. Yankees legend Bernie Williams joined the show to talk about the state of the Yankees and potential trade deadline upgrades. Williams is a part of the Breathless campaign, which promotes the awareness of the lung disease IPF, and helped break the world record for the most people blowing a bubble at the same time yesterday at the Minor League Eastern League All Star Game. Williams saw Tim Tebow’s performance at the game, in which Tebow hit a double, leading Williams to commend Tebow’s hard work and notice his improvement as a baseball player. Craig gave some betting advice to callers for today. His picks include the Blue Jays over the Red Sox and the Twins over the Rays today.

  • July 11: Shady Allegations, LeBron's Pizza Party, Orioles Walk Off Vs. Yankees

    Bills running back LeSean (Shady) McCoy has been accused of sending friends to beat and rob his ex-girlfriend, Delicia Cordon, in his house after she refused to return the jewelry and gifts he had given her. McCoy has denied the allegations and is currently under investigation by the NFL. In the Instagram post accusing McCoy of this crime, one of Cordon’s friends also claimed the star running back beat his dog and took illegal steroids. Corey speculates that Marcus Vick may have been involved in the Shady McCoy situation due to McCoy and Vick’s arguments in the past. He questions why McCoy would send someone to do something this risky when he is in the middle of a court dispute attempting to legally evict Cordon from his home. Craig and Corey advised callers to temper expectations for the Knicks this season and in the future. They acknowledge that their young players have looked good in Summer League so far, but without Kristaps Porzingis this season the Knicks are likely bound for a high lottery pick. LeBron James declined to appear at a Blaze Pizza event in Los Angeles in his honor. James is an investor for Blaze, and hundreds of fans showed up in anticipation of James attending the event. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been transferred to Italian club Juventus. The deal, which will net Real Madrid over $100 million, is the second most expensive transfer in the history of world soccer. France defeated Belgium 1-0 in the World Cup Semifinals behind Samuel Umtiti’s goal in the 51st minute. They will play the winner of today’s England-Croatia game in the World Cup Finals on Sunday. Potential Yankee trade target Manny Machado hit two home runs and Jonathan Schoop hit a walk-off single to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the New York Yankees by a score of 6-5. This drops the Yankees to 4-5 against the last-place Orioles for the year, and widens Boston’s AL East lead to 3.5 games over New York. Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez joined the show to discuss his experience with the MLB All Star Game, his golf game, and life as a Hall of Famer. Rodriguez emphasized how much it meant to be able to put on the pinstripes as a member of the Yankees, despite his short tenure with the team. Rodriguez’s son is now a rookie pitcher for the San Francisco Giants who has experienced success in his first few MLB starts.  

  • July 10: AL East Race, Manny Machado Rumors, Where Will Melo Go?

    The Thai soccer team that was recently trapped in a cave for 18 days was safely extracted by 19 divers, including 3 Thai Navy Seals. The group included 12 children and their soccer coach, and some of the children are now being treated for a lung disease caused by inhaling animal waste in the cave. New York baseball went 2-2 yesterday, as Craig predicted. Both teams managed to split their respective doubleheaders. The Mets won the first game with a Wilmer Flores walk off, but Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola drove in three runs to beat them in Game 2. The Yankees fell to the Orioles 5-4 in a tight game before bounding back with a huge win in the second game due to outfielder Brett Gardner’s hot day. Reports came out that the Yankees may pursue Orioles All-Star shortstop Manny Machado, but Craig is skeptical that a deal will get done between the divisional rivals. Craig believes that the Yankees have too much young talent in their infield to sacrifice for Machado. He claims that the team is good enough to win as is, and the only move that makes sense is if there is a pitcher who gives them the advantage against the Red Sox. The AL East divisional race between the Yankees and Red Sox is heating up, with both teams in an arms race to try and acquire additional pieces to secure the division. Whichever team fails to win the AL East will likely be facing the Mariners or another strong team in a one game Wild Card game. Carmelo Anthony’s most likely destinations after parting ways with the Thunder include the Houston Rockets and the Miami Heat. Craig thinks that the Lakers make more sense for Melo because he is no longer good enough to carry a team, and he has concerns about Melo’s fit with Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni. Corey thinks that Anthony may end up in Miami to play with his friend Dwayne Wade. Corey speculates that the Atlanta Hawks drafted Trae Young as a “box office move” to excite fans and sell tickets. Young has struggled with his shooting through his first few games of NBA Summer League.  

  • July 9: MLB All Star Game, NBA Free Agency, Who Wants to Play With LeBron?

    Carton and Friends returned from a week hiatus to discuss some of the biggest stories of the day. Both New York baseball teams will play doubleheaders today after the Yankees beat the Blue Jays in extra innings and the Mets got clobbered 9-0 by Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays. Snell, the American League ERA leader, was snubbed from the All Star Game. Corey and Craig argue over why the MLB All Star Game has declined in popularity. Corey thinks that baseball has become boring for most fans, while Craig blames it on changes among people and technology, including modern sports fans having shorter attention spans than in past generations. Craig talked about the upcoming Boob Olympics at D’Jais in Belmar. The event will take place this Saturday and will include games such as “What Did I Just Swallow?” and “Pin the Tail on the Twerker.” Michelle tried to research the name “Mike Hunt.” A Thai children’s soccer team was trapped in a cave system after the caves flooded last week, and rescuers have now safely retrieved 8 of the 12 boys trapped. Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani hit a pinch-hit home run to lead the Angels over the Dodgers in his return from an elbow injury. Craig and Corey explain that the Warriors are good for the NBA because it provides a villain for the other 29 teams, making each game against Golden State a source of motivation for their opponent. They criticized Blake Griffin for never living up to his massive potential as the 1st overall pick in the 2009 draft, and disagreed with Damian Lillard’s claim that WNBA players deserve to be paid more, saying that they shouldn’t get a raise unless the WNBA’s ratings and revenue see a sharp increase. Craig is surprised that no one wants to play with LeBron James. King James and the Lakers were spurned by stars such as Paul George this offseason, and the most noteworthy additions the Lakers have made around James include Lance Stephenson and Rajon Rondo. Craig points out that LeBron usually attracts superstar teammates wherever he goes, yet agreed to sign with Los Angeles without another star in place.  

  • June 28: LeBron Watch Heating Up, Yankees Prepare for Vital Series vs. Sox

    NBA free agency is approaching and the action is starting to heat up. The Lakers are aggressively pursuing a trade for Kawhi Leonard, knowing that a trade for a superstar like Leonard would likely lead to a commitment from LeBron James. The 76ers, Celtics, Cavaliers, and Clippers have also reached out to the Spurs about a trade for Leonard. The Spurs promoted assistant coach Becky Hammon to the front of the bench, putting her squarely on the radar as a future NBA head coach candidate. Legendary Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is likely to retire by 2020, with Hammon as a strong candidate to replace him as head coach. Paul George will not opt into his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but will strongly consider a return to the team, while the Lakers remain another option for the Palmdale, California native. If they manage to shed the cap hold of Julius Randle or the contract of Luol Deng, the Lakers have enough cap space to fit two maximum contracts such as James and George, while still retaining the pieces to trade for Leonard. The Red Sox and Yankees series is this weekend and it will be one of the most pivotal matchups of the MLB season. The AL East rivals are locked in a tight divisional battle, which makes every game a must-watch according to Craig. These teams are making baseball fun again with explosive offenses, dominant pitchers, and high stakes.  Bob from Vermont called in to predict a Yankees sweep of the Red Sox this weekend. Craig is concerned about Sonny Gray’s start against Chris Sale on Saturday, and says the key for the team is to get Gray through six innings. Red Sox pitcher David Price will miss the series against the Yankees, prompting Craig and Corey to claim he is scared of facing the Bronx Bombers. Germany’s shocking loss to South Korea eliminated the defending champion Germans from the World Cup, giving Mexico a surprise berth in the knockout round. Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins’ brother was charged with manslaughter after allegedly strangling a man to death in New Jersey. Russell Walker, who won the Republican Primary in North Carolina, ran for office by defending white supremacists by claiming God is a racist white supremacist and Jews are all offspring of Satan. The Republican Party ultimately renounced their support for Walker, but he is still continuing to run. Kim Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have settled their beef after Thompson was seen kissing another woman despite dating Kim’s sister, Khloe Kardashian. A Mets fan recently brought a Pop-Tart to the game for Michael Conforto to autograph. Warriors star Klay Thompson was playing pickup basketball in China when a hard foul occurred, which led him to curse out the opposing team. Former NFL running back Thomas Jones joined the show to discuss his growing acting career and the transition from the NFL. Jones is currently acting in the Marvel superhero series Luke Cage. Serena Williams is upset that she has been drug tested so frequently, and feels she has been unfairly targeted despite never failing a drug test in her career. The defending champion Philadelphia Eagles will have a difficult time defending their NFC East crown. Craig thinks that rookie running back Saquon Barkley will give the Giants a strong chance at reclaiming the division if he lives up to expectations. MLB trade season is coming up, with the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. The Mets will likely consider trading one of their star pitchers, Jacob DeGrom and Noah Syndergaard. Craig and Corey believe that the team wouldn’t trade either pitcher to their crosstown rival Yankees due to the risk of their former aces leading their rivals to a World Series. Craig speculates that the Mets may try to trade them to the Red Sox to help them defeat the Yankees this season. Richard Jefferson wrote an open letter jokingly renouncing his friendship with LeBron James. After years of being teammates with James, he is being bombarded with questions about LeBron’s free agency destination, and Jefferson made it clear that he is unaware of LeBron’s free agency plans.

  • June 27: Archie Bradley Poops His Pants, Mets Finally Win, Severino Stays Hot

    New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced that his cancer has returned and he will be taking a leave of absence from the team. Wilmer Flores hit a walk off single in the 10th to beat the Pirates. Craig acknowledged Alderson’s struggles as general manager of the team, but emphasized that “today is not a day to reflect on his history as a general manager, it is a day to wish him well and hope that he can beat cancer again.” The New York Yankees defeated the Phillies behind 7 dominant innings from AL Cy Young contender Luis Severino. Phillies fans started to chant for the Eagles during the game, and Corey expressed how annoying Philadelphia fans are for constantly bragging about the Eagles’ Super Bowl championship Craig and Corey think it is upsetting that the NHL waited 60 years to induct Willie O’Ree, the man who broke the color barrier in professional hockey, to the Hall of Fame. Everyone knows who Jackie Robinson is, but the NHL has not properly celebrated the legacy of O’Ree. Craig, Michelle, and Corey discussed Michelle’s history with athletes, and former Met Art Shamsky’s alleged mistreatment of farm animals. Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Archie Bradley admitted that he defecated in his pants before being called to the mound to pitch. Craig recounted stories of people going to the bathroom in odd places and situations. A dead body was found in the New Jersey home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins while he was away in Florida. The body was identified, and the situation is being investigated.  Derek Jeter is attempting to sell his extravagant family home in New York for $15 million. Argentina defeated Nigeria to move on to the World Cup knockout round behind a goal from Lionel Messi. Former Argentinian star Diego Maradona stole the headlines by sending double middle fingers to Nigerian fans on camera, and then collapsing later in the match and receiving medical attention. Corey and Michelle defeated the Killer B’s in trivia by a score of 3-2. Craig had to cancel the wing-eating competition after the restaurant disclosed that they no longer serve wings. LeBron James is calling players from other teams who he would like to play with. Corey and Craig believe that it is a two-team race in the LeBron sweepstakes between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers. Craig speculates that James could bring veterans who are bought out by their team along to play for the veteran minimum, including Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony.  

  • Mets Continue to Slump, Yankees Bounce Back

    The Mets lost their seventh straight game last night to the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Yankees broke their three game losing streak with a win over the Phillies. Craig and Corey took a look at the MLB standings and divisions, especially all of the competition brewing in the American League   Last night was the NBA awards show and James Harden won MVP of the league. Craig is frustrated that Harden wore his sunglasses inside, saying that it is disrespectful and he should also shave his beard. Bill Russell gave Charles Barkley the middle finger during the ceremony. Ben Simmons won Rookie of the Year over Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum despite being drafted in 2016 and sitting out his true rookie season due to injury.   WFAN host Mike Francesca was inducted to the Radio Hall of Fame this weekend.   The Yankees sent down outfielder Clint Frazier despite a hot start at the plate over his first few games. The New York Mets now have less wins than the lowly Miami Marlins after dropping another game for their 7th consecutive loss. The Mets will play the Pirates again tonight, with Steven Matz taking the mound against Chad Kuhl.   Craig is confused how Clint Capela garnered Most Improved Player votes despite not significantly improving on his statistics. Corey argues that his defensive impact was greatly developed from earlier in his career, and he filled his role perfectly. Craig and Corey believe that Jaylen Brown should have been a Most Improved Player candidate over Capela and Spencer Dinwiddie. Victor Oladipo, the winner of the Most Improved Player award, sang a song on live TV during the ceremony to promote his upcoming album.   ESPN Magazine’s Body Issue came out this week, featuring athletes such as Dallas Keuchel, Saquon Barkley, and Yasiel Puig.   The NFL released the list of player-voted Top 100 players in the league, and there were a number of controversial choices. Tom Brady was selected as the best player in the league for the second consecutive year. Craig disagreed with Ezekiel Elliott’s ranking of 54, comparing him favorably to Le’Veon Bell who was ranked as the 5th best player by his peers.   Former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has been diagnosed with CTE after committing suicide in January. Tests showed that Hilinski had an equivalent brain of a 65 year old, but his mother declines to put the blame on football for her son’s tragic death.  

  • Rough Weekend for New York Baseball

    This was a rough weekend for New York baseball. The Mets and Yankees were both swept, going a combined 0-6 against the Dodgers and Rays. The Mets didn’t have a starting pitcher, so they had to give lefty specialist reliever Jerry Blevins his first career start at age 34. This didn’t work out, as the first two Los Angeles batters hit home runs, and the Mets ultimately lost in extra innings 8-7 after a game winning homer by former Met Justin Turner. The Yankees also lost in extra innings after a potential go-ahead home run by rookie Clint Frazier was knocked down by a hanging speaker in the 9th inning and ended up being caught by the Rays for an out. Craig believes the Yankees were swept because they were looking ahead to their upcoming series against the rival Boston Red Sox. Because of the increased competition in the American League this year, the Yankees may have to settle for a wild card spot. Craig and Corey think that the Yankees need to trade for a lockdown starter for the one game Wild Card play-in or for Game 1 of the ALDS. The Mets were expected to have a postseason caliber roster, started the season 11-1, and now they have the same amount of wins as the lowly Miami Marlins. Craig advocated for a pitcher-by-committee approach where pitchers are encouraged to pitch only one inning each, and believes that it would be a wildly successful strategy because it gives players less responsibility and more rest. Corey questioned his strategy due to the potential locker room dysfunction it may cause among players unhappy with their roles. Craig also pointed out that for Yankee fans, it is fun to watch the team win. However, fans of teams who are out of contention, such as the Mets, may struggle to enjoy watching baseball when they know that their team is out of the race. Giannis Antetokounmpo was asked if Magic rookie center Mo Bamba is better than him during an Instagram Live, and he responded with a strong “Hell No.” Astros infielder Alex Bregman decided to shave his moustache in the middle of a game on Sunday due to a recent slump at the plate. Odell Beckham Jr. posted a video on Instagram of him playing basketball, showcasing his recovery from an injury that took away the majority of his season in 2017. Lebron “Bronny” James Jr. went viral this weekend after nearly throwing down a dunk at the age of 13. Corey and Michelle were impressed because it showed Bronny’s athleticism and potential, but Craig was unenthused because he missed the dunk, costing his team two points. According to Craig, “If that coach had any class at all, he would have benched him.” JR Smith’s Game 1 jersey from the NBA Finals sold for $23,000, and the Uncle Drew movie is coming out this Friday, starring Kyrie Irving. Craig baked homemade Ring Dings to show Michelle how it’s done. Michelle was skeptical of his baking skills, so he promised to bake again today and send step-by-step pictures of the process.

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The most boring week in sports is upon us. With Major League Baseball hitting the All-Star break, sports fans may find this week difficult to get by. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. This week is a good time to start your preparation for America’s favorite hobby, Fantasy Football. This year, fantasy owners that haven’t done any prep yet will notice that fantasy football is going back to the old days when stud running backs dominate the early rounds of drafts. In 12 team leagues expect 8 to 10 running backs to go off the board in the first round. Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley, David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott are the consensus top picks. NY Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley will be a first round pick even though he has never taken a snap in the pros. Second-year runners Kareem Hunt, Alvin Kamara and Leonard Fournette are likely all to be taken as Top 12 picks on draft day. Take this week to enjoy the ESPYs and get ready for Fantasy Football.

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