In this jam-packed episode, the Jerks discuss the MLB commissioner putting Mike Trout on blast, break down the latest iteration of the NFL national anthem controversy and UNC football coach Larry Fedora’s odd opinions about CTE. Plus, we talk about James Gunn’s firing from Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 and all the major news from San Diego Comic-Con, from the Aquaman and Shazam! trailers, to Venom, Glass and more! T2J — topical, opinionated and (hopefully) funny!
With so much DC Comics movie news coming out in the past week or two, the Jerks decided to take stock of where the DC movies are, where they’re going, where they should go from here and what could be done to make them more successful. We’re covering everything from Aquaman to Wonder Woman 1984, the “Zack Snyder cut” of Justice League, Shazam and more. If you’re a DC fan, this is a can’t miss. If you’re a Marvel fan, you can laugh at the despair of two longtime DC Comics fanboys. If you’re neither, it’s still funny!
The Jerks talk about the possibility of Tim Tebow returning to football to play for Orlando’s new AAF team (please, no!), whether Tebow is baseball’s most popular active player (sadly, yes) and news about why at least one team doesn’t want Colin Kaepernick. Plus, reshoots for the Aquaman movie, a Justice League “interactive” wax museum exhibit, the new (old) King of Donkey Kong and Tom reviews OOTP Baseball 19. T2J — they’ll never strip our records away, because we don’t have any!
2017 is over, and what a year it was! The Jerks look back on the biggest stories of the year in sports and geek culture, from the Mayweather-McGregor fight, to the NFL anthem protests, Wonder Woman making history and Disney buying up everything. Plus, what we learned this year (and what pissed us off), and bold predictions for 2018! T2J: The bad habit you should never resolve to quit!
We’re getting near the end of the college football season, and there’s a whole lot of griping and breaking down the corrupt-as-hell College Football Playoff system. Plus, Nostra-Dumb-Ass may have been right about Derrick Rose, a discussion of where Warner Brothers goes now after Justice League‘s box office failure and a whole lot more! T2J – undefeated and still unranked!
It’s here! The Jerks have been following every aspect of the production of Justice League, and we finally saw it! We’ll cover the whole thing: the good, the bad and everything in between!
I, Ric Susman, am channeling my inner “Parker Lewis” right now. Because when it comes to the Justice League movie, I, like Parker, can’t lose.
When the movie was announced I was instantly concerned. Man of Steel wasn’t great, BvS: DoJ was terrible (It was Green Lantern bad.), so I was pretty sure JL would also be, as the French say, “Le Butt Trash.”
Since we are just 3 weeks (Really!) away from the biggest movie for the entire DCEU and what could be the most important movie in DC Comics history period, I have come to a conclusion. No matter what happens, I am going to come out smelling like a rose.
This is the very simple math that will confirm the impossibility of my “losing.” Either (a) this movie is terrible and I was right to call it such from jump, or (b) this movie is great and I have to eat crow for a wonderful reason. I would be over the moon with (b). It means that my favorite characters and my favorite universe are finally moving in the right direction on the big screen. So, if I have to admit I was wrong, I am TOTALLY DOWN with that.
However, if it’s (a) and this movie is the most dumpstery fire in the history of dumpsters being on fire, then I was right all along. If you listen to our show, you know that I value being right a hell of a lot more than being happy. So I would be very proud to have predicted this outcome, while also being devastated that the film I’ve been waiting my whole life for sucked all the ass.
So, there you have it. I either win, or a take an L but still win because Justice League wasn’t terrible. No matter how you slice it, I can’t really lose. Parker Lewis may be gone but his spirit lives on in my general disdain and modicum of hope.