1. Maybe he just didn’t want to make a stop and chat.
In the last episode of the Calm down with Erin and Charissa podcast, Charissa Thompson told the biggest Larry David story you can imagine; it was about the Check your enthusiasm star colliding with the best quarterback of all time.
You really need to hear Thompson tell the story to get the full effect and the Larry knockoff, but I’ll give a few details.
The story took place a few years ago at the Kentucky Derby. It’s about Thompson and David, who are close friends, getting into an elevator and Tom Brady waving to Larry.
Watch the clip of Thompson remembering Larry’s reaction to Brady.
As Thompson tells it, Larry gave a quick, unimpressed “Oh hi Tom” and turned to face the elevator doors, which is exactly what you would expect from the Social Killer.
“I think the reason everyone loves Larry is because he can’t be bothered, be it Tom Brady, Jeff Bezos or anyone else,” Thompson summed up accurately.
Of course, Larry may not have wanted to talk to Tom because of all the pain Brady has caused him as a Jet fan.
two. The first is the first. This is quite a surprising statistic discovered by ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
As for White Sox manager Tony La Russa being enraged that one of his players swung on a 3-0 pitch in a blowout, it’s hard to believe these are actual quotes he gave the media the Tuesday about Yermín Mercedes:
• “Big mistake. The fact that I’m a rookie and excited helps explain why I had no idea. But now you have a clue.”
• “There will be a consequence that you will have to endure here within our family. It is a learning experience.”
You would think that Mercedes committed a serious crime. The dates were embarrassing.
Just as embarrassing were the Twins and pitcher Tyler Duffey, who pitched behind Mercedes Tuesday night as “payback.”
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I don’t understand how throwing a 90 mph baseball at someone’s body is accepted as a reasonable, rational reaction to being upset about something stupid.
3. The Shohei Ohtani Show keeps moving forward. One night, after hitting a pitch that was at eye level for a home run, the Angels star hit an absolute bomb.
Four. It’s been a hectic 24 hours for MLB Network studio analyst Dan Plesac. On Tuesday night she dropped an f-bomb on live TV, and this morning she was in the dentist’s chair getting a root canal.
5. Popular Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen, who has gone viral multiple times for his powerful monologues, announced that he will be retiring in September.
Hansen was a guest at the SI Media Podcast 2018 and spoke about his tendency to provoke a reaction in people with his opinions.
6. The last episode of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast has two guests.
First up is NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and Peacock. Eisen Talks About Navigating His Post-ESPN Career, Tells Stories About His Old Sports Center legendary days and presenters, and shares his thoughts on the departure of ESPN’s Kenny Mayne. Additionally, Eisen discusses his responsibilities as the host of the NFL draft and what it’s like to host the launch program for the NFL Network’s three-hour schedule. It also looks at the Aaron Rodgers situation, air-only NFL games, the “Bennifer” reunion, and much more.
Following Eisen, Rolling Stone Lead TV critic Alan Sepinwall joins the podcast to discuss his newly released list of the “100 Greatest Sitcoms of All Time.” Sepinwall explains the classification of programs as Check your enthusiasm, Friends, The Simpsons, Schitt’s cove, The Big Bang Theory and much more.
You can also watch the podcast on YouTube.
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: Happy 64th birthday, Bill Laimbeer.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.