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!
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!
Our latest mini-sode covers the fun and sometimes headache-inducing world of fan and comic book conventions, and we brought in an expert on the topic: Founder and COO of Awesome Con, Ben Penrod! We’re discussing everything from the changing state of comic sales at conventions to security, crowd issues and keeping Doctor Who actors safe in the bathroom! Plus, Conor McGregor’s camp breaks an unwritten rule and costs him a sparring partner, and Tim Tebow (nearly) ended up back in the NFL. T2J: When someone says you’re “The Taco,” it’s generally not a good thing!
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!
The Jerks recap the NBA Finals, analyze the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight and discuss UCF’s kicker’s NCAA woes because of his YouTube success. Plus, DC’s reaction to Wonder Woman’s box office numbers, Chris Evans signing up for more Captain America adventures, and what the guys are reading this week. Bonus: Find out how Nightwing’s circus background comes into play, and try to decipher why (We couldn’t).
The Jerks explain why MLB’s “Just Stay Open” plan is backfiring, why John Lackey needs to chill out, and why Reche Caldwell belongs in Sports Hell. Plus, big Star Trek news on the big and small screens, DC Films gets its continuity master, and why a Booster Gold movie could save the whole DC Cinematic Universe. It’s all here in an Extended Cut of the latest T2J!