Memorial Day Weekend isn’t the ideal binge watching TV weekend, but that might change with the third and final season of Bloodline arriving today. While Netflix originals like Orange is the New Black & House of Cards might get more attention, Bloodline has been a great show over the past two seasons. It sports an incredibly consistent case and centers around an issue a lot of people can relate to: family drama. While the Rayburns family drama might be a little more intense than your normal family drama, it makes for riveting TV. I’ll be sad to see it go.
Batters when they see Kimbrel warming up
The Red Sox have been inconsistent at best this season, but when they’ve played good baseball (like their current 4 game win streak) they’ve usually included high doses of Craig Kimbrel. Here are his stats at a glance:
20 games/20.2 innings pitched 2-0 record 12 saves 6 hits 2 earned runs 2 walks 40 strikeouts 0.87ERA
That 40/2 strikeout to walk ratio is OK I guess, and the 40 K’s in 20.2 innings equals a ridiculous 17.42 K’s per 9 innings. He struck out 4 guys in an inning of work last night! The deeper you dig into Kimbrel’s stats, the more impressive they become. Right handed batters are 0-38 against Kimbrel on the season. A quick Twitter search of Kimbrel’s name reveals some truly amazing recent stats as well:
Craig Kimbrel has struck out 40 of 72 this season, 20 of the last 30. Has retired 32 of the last 34 batters he has faced. 0.87 ERA.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) May 26, 2017
Over his last 8 appearances, Craig Kimbrel has faced 27 batters and struck out 19 of them. That’s 70.4%. The man is a sicko.
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) May 26, 2017
With John Farrell finally switching up the lineup, the dominance of Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel and the hopeful reemergence of David Price, this could be a really fun summer for Red Sox fans.
The coolest part about GLOW, the newest Netflix original series from the minds who gave us Orange is the New Black, is that it’s all based on real life. GLOW was a women’s wrestling organization in the mid to late 80s that was unlike anything that came before it and hasn’t come close to being replicated since. I watched a documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling a few years ago and it opened my eyes to this wonderful universe that I never knew existed, so I’m glad that Alison Brie, Marc Maron and everyone else in the cast will be bringing it back to life. While the original GLOW stars were relatively unknown, some of them went on to mainstream success. Lisa Moretti, known to WWE fans as Ivory, was a staple of the Attitude Era Women’s division in the late 90’s and early 2000s while others like Olympia Hartauer and Trudy Adams wrestled for the AWA and WWF in the 80s and 90s.
GLOW is a fascinating story, and I’m happy to see it being told again. All episodes will be available June 23rd.
Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana’s special congressional election, has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly body slammed a reporter and broke his glasses on Wednesday night.
The altercation took place at Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, the night before the state’s special election. It sent political shock waves rippling through the race, with two local newspapers rescinding their support for the GOP candidate.Ben Jacobs, a political reporter for the Guardian, said he had been asking Gianforte about the Republican healthcare plan when the candidate “body slammed” him and began shouting, “Get the hell out of here.”
“He took me to the ground,” Jacobs told his paper. “This is the strangest thing that has ever happened to me in reporting on politics.”
The audio file provided by Jacobs backs up his account of the incident and so did accounts by other journalists who witnessed the incident. – CNN
The only known video of the incident
Here’s the issue with this story (besides a politician beating up a reporter for asking a question): we live in the era of outrage. Either people are outraged at something that Donald Trump or someone who supports him does or people are outraged that there are people who are outraged at the thing that just happened. There’s no middle ground. So when Republican Congressional hopeful Greg Gianforte allegedly beats up a reporter for asking his opinion on the CBO score of Trumpcare, we’re too busy arguing with each other to miss the tiny details of the story. Like how Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin donated to Gianforte’s campaign. Or how over 250,000 ballots have already been cast, which could end up being over half the ballots cast in the special election.
If Gianforte did assault a reporter for asking a question, then yes it’s obviously wrong and he should face the consequences for his actions. I just think people need to sit back and take a breath before jumping on Twitter and calling for his head to be chopped off, and for the other half of people to stop calling for every reporter in the country to have a bag of sand poured down their throats. Lock it up, America.
Shit is going DOWN. Game of Thrones was never going to win any awards for speedy character and plot developments, but it’s such a beautifully shot and written series that no one seemed to mind. Now that we have a finite number of episodes left , it seems that the pace of the show is going to ramp up. The cast is on record saying that the pace of season 7 far exceeds any previous seasons, and the latest official trailer backs that up. The most interesting characters to follow for me are Cersei and Jaime, as the Lannisters literally blew shit up last year to retake control. Conspicuous by their absence are the White Walkers, but Jon Snow does make mention of the ‘Great War’, and Davos pleads for teamwork (something that every character is known for) because it won’t matter who takes the Iron Throne if they’re all skeletons. ICE SKELETONS. This is no longer a drill: we’re only a little over 7 weeks away from the season 7 premiere.
WWE has announced that the first-ever Mae Young Classic women’s tournament will take place Thursday, July 13, and Friday, July 14, from Full Sail Live in Orlando, Fla.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. ET via www.nxttickets.com.
The tournament, named after WWE Hall of Famer and one of the greatest WWE Superstars in history, Mae Young, will feature 32 of the top female competitors from around the world participating in a single-elimination tournament. The unprecedented event will stream later this summer exclusively on WWE Network.
“The Mae Young Classic will mark a significant moment in the evolution of WWE,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events and Creative. “We are proud to provide this unique opportunity for the best female talent from around the world.”
Additional information on the Mae Young Classic will be announced in the coming weeks. – WWE.COM
There’s been rumblings for some time now regarding a WWE sponsored women’s tournament, and now we have an official name and dates. The Mae Young Classic, named after women’s wrestling pioneer Mae Young, will take place July 13 and 14 at Full Sail University (the home of NXT). The Cruiserweight Classic and UK Tournament that WWE put on over the past year were both excellent, so I’m excited to see which women from around the world WWE can get for this event. Tournament’s like this really open your eyes to all the great wrestling that is happening on a daily basis, and I’m sure I’ll fall in love with a few new faces like I did with Kota Ibushi, Cedric Alexander, Tyler Bate & Pete Dunne.
Modern day fans might only know Mae Young as the crazy old lady who gave birth to a hand and got power bombed through a table by the Dudleyz (which happened a day after her 77th birthday!) but she was wrestling as far back as the late 30’s. Mae Young had a match in the 1930s and the 2000s, which might be one of the craziest things I’ve ever typed. She’s a WWE Hall of Famer, and someone who’s name deserves to be attached to what should be a fantastic showcase for women’s wrestling.
Tom Cruise is going back to the danger zone of Top Gun.
The star confirmed Tuesday during an Australian TV interview that he will begin shooting the much-discussed sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun.
“It’s true,” Cruise repeated to the apparently surprised newscaster. “I’m going to start probably in the next year. I know, it’s happening. It’s definitely happening.
“You’re the first people I’ve said it to, you asked me and so I’m telling you,” the star added. – USA Today
Name me a movie besides Top Gun that made it look cool to fly fighter jets AND play volleyball in skin tight jeans? You can’t, because only the Tom Cruise/Anthony Edwards/Val Kilmer led film did that, and it did it with flair. Cruise was currently promoting his new Mummy movie when he casually mentioned that he would begin shooting the Top Gun sequel at some point next year, 32 years after the original film was the highest grossing movie in 1986. I LOVE Top Gun, and it’s one of those classic 80’s movies that is ridiculously re-watchable. I’ve watched it in my living room and I’ve watched it on the top deck of a cruise ship on a giant projector, and it’s the same great movie every time. Maverick is going to need a new Goose, but at least Iceman should be able to reprise his role. Let’s see what Val Kilmer’s been up to…
BLACK HOLE SUN daily abstraction pic.twitter.com/iKm16ghub3
— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) May 22, 2017