Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday Morning Hot Links

Flick's Hot Links. Day 2.

I understand why our fearless leader decided to take these few days off. There were very very very very VERY little sports that happened yesterday, thus potentially making new Hot Links hard on the poor intern. I have no idea how this is going to go but nevertheless, it is 1:22 a.m, I have my bottled water and a bag of freshly popped microwave popcorn in hand. Let's see what we can conjure up.

Well, the ESPYs were last night. I didn't watch..or vote..or know what I should be upset about. Sure it was our "sports fix", but I think I made the right decision in unwinding with some video games instead. I do know we won Best Team. That's cool. Dallas Keuchel delivered our speech. Altuve and Bregman were being the goofballs we know them to be. You can watch the 73 second speech here.

I heard that the U.S. Women's National Hockey Team took home Best Game over Game 5 of the World Series. Remember, you don't need ESPN to tell you Game 5 was the best game of the year. We know the truth. (In case you forgot everything that happened, I happen to have a 15 minute Youtube video to jog your memory...or if you have some time on your hands, the full four and a half hour broadcast). I know there were other Astros nominees but honestly I have no idea who they were and I have talked way more about the ESPYs than what I wanted to so lets move on.  

Somebody spend a lot of money to make this jersey. I checked around and the cheapest place to make a custom jersey from a site that doesn't sound like they are trying to steal your credit card info is Fanatics and it cost $105. Somebody likely spent AT LEAST $105 to make this jersey. Mad respect. 

Kyle Tucker is up. Could Forest Whitley be next


CBSSports gave us a roundup on the trade rumors, which includes the Brewers targeting Dozier, the Dodgers not being done yet, and the official shooting down the Ramos-to-Houston thought that crossed all of our minds.

Greg Rajan gave us some things to watch for the second half of the season here.

Fox Sports is just as excited as we are to get this 2nd half rolling, so our weekend preview can be found here.

I have one of those popcorn kernels stuck in my throat now. This was a bad idea. 


Here are some Hot Links of some Hot Lynx. Wow, you just don't see kind of humor anymore! Please don't stop reading yet.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb finally answers the age old question of if almonds lactate. “An almond doesn’t lactate.”

Some of your earliest memories aren't real, but your later memories are are, but some other ones may also not be real, and it is your job to figure out which are real and which are not real. Confused? Don't play Kingdom Hearts.



Well, this is all I could muster up for this edition of Hot Links. I hope you enjoyed this read and if I don't post Hot Links for Friday, I hope to think of something creative that I can share of this website sometime in the near future. Thanks for reading!

The popcorn kernel is still there. ugh

3 comments:

Chas R said...

Thanks Flick. Altuve also lost out on ESPY best male athlete of 2018 to Alex Ovechkin of the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals- he didn't even show up and neither did anyone else from the Capitals to receive it for him. I guess they'll mail it to him. What a joke.

Chas R said...

Separately, looking the schedule, August looks pretty tough- only 3 games against a team under .500 (Rangers)

Brian E. said...

Keuchel gave a good acceptance speech. The only glaring omission was making no mention of Hurricane Harvey and how the Astros' run intermingled with the heroic storm recovery efforts in the pysche of all Houstonians. I would think it is this factor that pushed the 2017 Astros over the top for the Best Team award.