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!
The Jerks take a look at the ongoing collusion case Colin Kaepernick is pursuing against the NFL owners, plus the Cleveland Browns being the Browns and botching a trade because of paperwork, and why Justin Verlander is having the best quarter ever. Plus, the Black Adam movie gets a writer, Star Wars continues to push the “Dark Side Luke” concept for The Last Jedi, and why littering really pisses Tom off. T2J – It’s like Charlie Rose, with swearing!
The Jerks discuss a busy week in both the worlds of sports and pop culture, from the Houston Texans players squaring off with their team’s owner, to Yuli Gurriel’s racial slur at the World Series and the 49ers asking fans if they care whether the team wins. Plus, why Tom thinks Zachary Levi will be great as DC’s Shazam!, whether the Deathstroke movie will actually get made and our thoughts on a TON of proposed Hollywood franchises and reboots, from Contra to Ace Ventura and Major League. T2J — it’s so full of comedy, you’ll get indigestion!
The Jerks continue the discussion of #TakeAKnee and #IStand, and look at its possible expansion into the NHL, the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball, and give you a #LeagueOfJerks update with a visit from an inanimate object! Plus, Warner Bros. plays it loose when it comes to DC movie continuity, a discussion of Star Trek: Discovery, and why reality itself makes Ric upset. T2J: All the news that doesn’t really matter, plus some that does!
The Jerks discuss this week’s national anthem protests in the NFL and the controversy surrounding #TakeAKnee. Plus, the results of research into Aaron Hernandez’s brain, a fantasy football update, and our takes on the Watchmen pilot for HBO, Jesse Eisenberg being left out (or cut out?) of Justice League, and James Cameron’s return to the Terminator franchise. T2J – somewhere between kneeling during the anthem and a Barry Manilow song on the controversy scale!
It’s here, at last! Ric does a blow-by-blow recap of Mayweather vs. McGregor, we break down the Kyrie Irving trade, and sort through all of the HUGE DC Comics movie news (Scorsese and Phillips doing a Joker movie?!). Plus, why Pandora: The World of Avatar pisses Tom off. T2J: Still waiting for the Robert Zemeckis-helmed Booster Gold movie starring Channing Tatum!
The Jerks discuss why HBO’s Hard Knocks can make you love and hate your team, the latest on national anthem protests in the NFL, and lighter gloves for the Mayweather-McGregor fight. Plus, Patty Jenkins’ fight to get equal pay to direct Wonder Woman 2, the Star Wars and Gremlins sequels in development, and why Ric hates sleep. T2J: As reliable as a cable TV repairman, but funnier!