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!
We’re taking a look at the start of NFL training camps, Derrick Rose setting up shop in Cleveland, and Hugh Freeze setting up shop in Sports Hell. Plus, all the news we missed from Comic-Con, a possible Oscar (!) campaign for Wonder Woman, and Batman goes hunting for “wabbits.” Be vewwy vewwy kwiet — we’re hunting for laughs!
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!
It’s the Jerks’ second Jerk-i-versary, which we all know is the corruption anniversary. So, in keeping with that tradition, the Jerks talk about the NFL charging for paying tribute to the troops and the NCAA’s hypocrisy in the Larry Brown suspension. Plus, a preview of the MLB playoffs, and the latest on Suicide Squad (yay, Jared Leto!), Ghostbusters (boo, Sony!), and Star Wars “news” that isn’t really news! Those Two Jerks: It’s the Jerkiest!