I love these things. Saw a tweet today that gives a value to each sports personality and gives you $15 to spend on them to make your best team. This one was a grid of people you would pick to produce a college basketball broadcast. Specific to college basketball. Here was the grid:
A classic "Good News / Bad News" situation on the FlyOver Sports podcast this week.
The Good News: They finally listened to all my tweets, e-mails, letters, blog posts, and phone calls requesting that Jacob Garrett only be on the show every other week.
The Bad News: The rest of the crew is going to do the same thing.
The podcast announced in their latest episode that they are going to scale back over the summer months to a bi-weekly show instead of a weekly show. While that's disappointing to one of their long-time listeners, it does make a lot of sense. The summer months are busy for a lot of us and not so busy during the sporting world. No college sports of relevance and the only professional sport in play once the NBA season finishes in June will be baseball. And there is only so much June-July baseball talk people can take after being bombarded by all the regular Cubs tweets on Twitter.
This also allows the guys to save some material, stock up on Sixer questions, and head into next season strong. Looking forward to Season 2.
Jinder Mahal is wrestling for the WWE Championship this weekend in Chicago at Backlash. That was an unfathomable sentence to type 3 months ago. Going into WrestleMania season, Jinder was nowhere near the Intercontinental or United States title scene, let alone the WWE Championship picture. But WWE has put him in this position and it seems to be working. I don't know if Jinder is actually going to win the championship this weekend, I would place my money on not, but there is an actual chance that it happens. And it seems like there is actual support for Jinder to become the champion. That alone is an incredible piece of work by the WWE.
To take someone who really had nothing going for him upon his return to WWE and make him into a credible WWE Championship contender in under 3 months really is impressive. I remember people being upset at WrestleMania when we was in the final two of the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal because that seemed like too big of a push for him at the time. But WWE has made it work. Jinder started the process by getting himself absolutely jacked. He made himself an asset and then WWE ran with it from there. Converting the Bollywood Boys to the Singh Brothers and putting them on his side was a stroke of genius that provided Jinder with a stable that upped his credibility and believability of winning. Jinder has no chance in the eyes of the WWE Universe trying to win a match 1-on-1 against Randy Orton, but with the Singh Brothers in his corner....???? Now there is that possibility they could cheat him a win and let him walk away with as the WWE Champion on Sunday. Masterful piece of work by the WWE with Jinder Mahal.