The first of “The Final Twelve” is here. The Jerks discuss the 10 things that could happen that would keep us on the “air,” Week One of the NFL season, and Hurricane Florence’s effect on college football. Plus, Henry Cavill may be out as Superman, our first look at Captain Marvel and the Oscars cancels its “Popular Film” category (for now). T2J: it’s supersized, it’s funny and it’s going fast!
It’s our first regular episode of 2018! We’re talking about UCF’s claim to college football’s national championship and the broken Power 5 Invitational Playoff — er, College Football Playoff — system, plus the Oakland Raiders playing fast and loose with the Rooney Rule in their hiring of Jon Gruden, and the promised shakeup at Warner Bros. happens with regard to the DC Comics movies. T2J in 2018: What did you think was going to happen?
The Jerks are chapped about a whole lot of things in college football, including the College Football Playoff rankings and Scott Frost leaving UCF! Plus, a return visit from The Coin, a look at DC’s new Titans TV series (and the streaming service it will launch), a discussion of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer and why birthday month people piss Tom off! A supersized T2J — it’s like a tin of Danish butter cookies that’s nothing but the pretzel shaped ones with those little sugar crystals!
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!
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan can’t seem to make up his mind about President Trump, and the Jerks are talking about it. Plus, some major upsets in college football, and some smack talk from the #LeagueOfJerks. We’re also taking a close look at all the big movie and TV trailers from the past week, including Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The New Mutants, and the new season of Stranger Things. Those Two Jerks: We’re only doing this to try and get McDonald’s to bring back the Arch Deluxe!
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is hinting about expansion (and shortening the season?!), and the Jerks are talking about it! Plus, the MLB Playoffs begin, a breakdown of the (lack of) buzz around Justice League, and we try and figure out when a game about fighting Nazis became offensive. T2J – Just when we thought we were done talking about current events, they pulled us back in!
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).