The first College Football Playoff rankings of the season are out, and the Jerks aren’t happy with where their undefeated alma mater, the UCF Knights, are ranked. We’ll break down why they should be ranked higher, why the Power 5 cartel won’t let UCF sniff the Dr. Pepper/ESPN Power 5 Playoff Invitational, and also check on the 10 “seals” that could keep us in business. T2J: if there were a podcast playoff, we wouldn’t be allowed in!
The Jerks discuss the NFL’s new rule regarding the playing of the National Anthem before games, LeBron carrying the Cavs into the Finals and ESPN buying the rights to the UFC. Plus, a review of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Damon Lindelof’s open letter about Watchmen and a lightning round of geek news. T2J: Getting fat from the fruits of the reference tree!
The Jerks break down whether Tim Tebow will get called up to the majors this year, juiced baseballs in MLB, and Mayweather and McGregor’s tour de insults. Plus, all the geeky news from D23 Expo (Tron ride! Star Wars hotel! Marvel land!), the latest on “The Batman,” and a remembrance of George A. Romero and Martin Landau. Comedy, tragedy, gallows humor, poop jokes — we have it all!
It’s our 100th episode! The Jerks take a look back at some of their favorite moments, plus rundown the beginning of the Tebow-worship from the baseball community, Derrick Rose’s delusions about the New York Knicks’ chances, Suicide Squad’s big box office take, and the latest from the worlds of X-Men, Star Trek and Masters of the Universe! Those Two Jerks — Keeping it 100 since 2013!
The MLB Playoffs begin (and end quickly, for the Yankees), the Miami Dolphins have a jerk (small ‘j’) for a QB, and no head coach, the NHL season began (and you probably didn’t even know), and an MMA fighter has an “accident” on the mat (you don’t want to skip that story). Plus, some cool viral marketing for Batman v. Superman, some more douche-like behavior from one of that movie’s stars, Marvel adjusting to what its fans want, and Avatar comics that no one asked for (maybe you did)! Those Two Jerks–The podcast no one asked for!
There’s a whole lot of butthurt in the sports world! From Aaron Rodgers’ butthurt over Jordy Nelson’s injury, Jay Gruden’s over his ever-expanding butt, Steelers fans over Michael Vick, or Joe Girardi over Carlos Gomez. Plus, NINE SECONDS of The Force Awakens breaks the Internet, hype over Jared Leto’s Joker performance, panic at DC Comics, and Fear the Walking Dead. Those Two Jerks: Double the grouchiness, double the fun!
You can send a probe to Pluto for less than what it costs to build a new NFL stadium, but you can get this episode for free and learn about both! Plus, a recap of the MLB All-Star Game, the Jerks riff on The Espys, and the latest on Fedor Emelianenko’s comeback. We’re also talking about Warner Brothers’ contempt for the very Suicide Squad fans whose money they want, Jesse Eisenberg’s sense of “hyperbole,” and we examine how the hell this Last Starfighter television series will incorporate virtual reality technology. It’s Jerk-tastic!