Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Coronavirus: Sports Season 7, Ep 12
This week: Another episde from the Void. Rick Bright became a whistleblower into Trump's Coronavirus response, while Trump dissipated his energies unveiling the "Space Force" flag. There is a scandal around North Carolina Senator Richard Burr for profiting off of non-public Coronavirus briefings back in February. And Now: Rachael Ray Is Doing Her Best With Her New, One-Man Production Crew. Main story: Sports, why shutting them down for a while was the right thing to do, and what they've been doing in the meantime, some of which is actually fairly positive! Although some are fairly sucky, with the drive to earn profits overruling some team owners and even schools' desire to keep their players healthy. Which brings us... to Last Week's Tonight's newly-announced sponsorship of Marble League 2020, Jelle's Marble Runs (the producers of Marbula One) Olympics-like marble sports competition! On YouTube (22m) LWT is off next week. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SIDEHACKERS Rewatch Season 2, Ep 2
Rewatch! On Thursday: Rommel is a mechanic who participates in weird motorcycle races in his off time. He introduces the unstable J.C. and his gang to his sport, but events take a violent turn. A grimy and depressing take of shattered love and revenge. How did this episode become one of Mystery Science Theater 3000's earliest beloved classics? A lot of it has to do with the sport of sidehacking depicted in the movie, which is two-person motorcycling on a dirt track, with a driver and a rider who leans their butt way out on a sidehack to balance the bike out on sharp turns. An obviously extremely dangerous sport that's the subject of some hilarious extended riff runs. Previously.
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. [more inside]
It's the Superbowl! San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs. Grab your snack foods and come on in here to talk about the game.
Cheer: Cheer (Netflix): Full Season Season 1, Ep 0
In the small town of Corsicana, Texas, hard-driving head coach Monica Adalma demands perfection from her squad of competitive college cheerleaders. [more inside]
In the grim darkness of the far future, there are only Dads. [more inside]
The World Series begins tonight! A seven game series, Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals. Come in here for all your livewatch needs!
Any interest in a thread? Technically it's already started with the NL Wild Card game last night, but we still have the AL Wild Card game, both division series, both championship series, and the World Series ahead of us.
The round of 16 has begun!
It's you, it's me, it's Match Day 3.
It's Match Day 2, come on in!
The 12th edition, held in England and Wales - 30th May to 14th July [more inside]
It begins! Come in here to root on your fave college basketball team, even if you're wrongheaded in your life choices.
L.A. Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox. Best-of-seven series starts tonight at 8pm eastern; come on in here to chatter, predict, and livewatch.
Two best-of-seven series to determine who will go to the World Series! The L.A. Dodgers vs. the Milwaukee Brewers for the National League Championship, and the Houston Astros vs. the Boston Red Sox for the American League Championship.
An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost divine talent. [more inside]
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. [more inside]
Discuss the NCAA Tournament here! If you want to get in on the action, a brackets post is up on MetaTalk.
The Winter Olympics are starting, are we going to do FanFare threads again? It looks like for the Rio ones we had separate threads for the Ceremonies, and then others by sport category?
Come get your football, and your ads, your halftime show, and your nachos or beer brats in here -- the Eagles and the Pats play in Minneapolis.
The Houston Astros vs the LA Dodgers in a best-of-seven series.
The US college basketball tournament is on! Men's and women's, let's try having both in here. There's also a MeTa for brackets if you're into that.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: RACKET GIRLS Season 6, Ep 16
AKA Pin-Down Girls "The Strange LOVE-LIFE of a WRESTLING GAL!" "SEE...Intimate Scenes of Gorgeous Girl Wrestlers with the Naked Eye of the Camera!" Less a coherent narrative as an exhibition. Ladies wrestle. Their manager uses his business to launder money. But, primarily, ladies wrestle. With short Are You Ready For Marriage?: Two young lovers plan to drop out and get hitched, but a councilor warns them about the terrible possibility that they might BOING. I've heard it said that women wrestling is to this movie as jets refueling is to The Starfighters, which is a hell of a warning. By the way, there are just 14 Comedy Central episodes left in our tour. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 26, 1994. [more inside]
Blockbuster inspirational sports drama based on a true story: former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat decides to teach his daughters to wrestle. Indian film star Aamir Khan stars -- and produces it, along with Walt Disney Pictures. Dangal is "the second highest grossing Indian film of all time". [more inside]
Yuri! On Ice: The Full First Season Season 1, Ep 0
Yuuri Katsuki is a 23 year-old figure skater who is in a slump who is surprised when his childhood idol, Victor Nikiforov, shows up in his hometown and decides to be his new coach.
From the Celebration Bowl to the National Championship, discuss NCAA football bowls & playoffs here!
The Chicago Cubs face the Cleveland Indians, in a best-of-seven series to determine the 2016 MLB champ. [more inside]
The Los Angeles Dodgers face the Chicago Cubs, in a best-of-seven series to see who will go to the World Series.
The Toronto Blue Jays face the Cleveland Indians, in a best-of-seven series to determine who will go to the World Series.
The NFL Today: Week 1 Season 49, Ep 1
The 2016 NFL season, the 97th season in the history of the National Football League (NFL), began on Thursday, September 8, 2016, with the defending Super Bowl 50 champion Denver Broncos defeating the Carolina Panthers 21–20 in the NFL Kickoff Game. The season will conclude with Super Bowl LI, the league's championship game, on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. [more inside]
Jump in here, for all your swimming and diving discussion needs.
2016 Summer Olympics volleyball discussion, we haz it!
Gymnastics, men's and women's, at the Olympics - that's what we're discussing in here.
There's a lot of sports events happening at the 2016 Rio Olympics. This is a thread for talking about any and all of 'em, but particularly those that don't have their own dedicated thread.
- The UK votes to leave the European Union, and in the wake David Cameron resigns as Prime Minister of the UK. YouTube (5m)
- And Now: The Things News Anchors Are Scared Of
- Main Story: Doping in the Olympics, and its creeping ubiquity. LWT provides an inspirational athlete bio that may be more realistic than the usual uplifting sports story. YouTube (21m)
Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesnt stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction. [more inside]
With Cleveland taking the championship, the offseason is now in full-swing! [more inside]
The NBA on TNT: NBA Finals: CLE vs GSW Season 27, Ep 6
The NBA Finals begin tonight, 6/2/2016, featuring a rematch of last year's match-up. But many things have changed. The Warriors are somehow way better than they were last year with the same personnel (including ye olde Del Curry Jr), and the Cavs are healthy and rested. Who will the narrative favor? The Never-beloved Old Guard, or the New Math? [more inside]
The NBA on TNT: NBA Playoffs: CLE vs TOR Season 27, Ep 5
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals was last night (5/17/16) wherein the Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Toronto Raptors. In contrast to the Western Conference it was not exactly pretty. In contrast to a bullfight, it was a bit inhumane. Game 2 is tomorrow. Good luck, other!
The NBA on TNT: NBA Playoffs: OKC vs GSW Season 27, Ep 4
The Western Conference Finals kicked off in Oakland last night (5/16/16). The underdog Oklahoma City Thunder took on the rolling, unstoppable, half-court draining Golden State Warriors on their way to an inevitab--WAIT WHAT? WHY DID I PASS OUT ON THE COUCH AT HALFTIME....Game 2 is on Wednesday 5/18 at 9pm. [more inside]
The NBA on TNT: NBA Playoffs: MIA vs TOR Season 27, Ep 3
The Toronto Raptors, a young unproven team with a rabid fan base trying to get further than they have in recent memory, are tied with a Miami Heat team plagued by injury and age, who nevertheless have played with great guile and ferocity. The Severe North vs the Lackadaisical South. Lannisters vs Starks. And so forth. Meanwhile, Lebron is chilling in an ice bath with the dragons. Game 5 is tonight, 5/11/16.
The NBA on TNT: NBA Playoffs: POR vs GSW Season 27, Ep 2
The Golden State Warriors are leading the Portland Trailblazers 3-1. Tonight (5/11/16) could be the final game. It looked like it be a competitive series. Lillard was cooking. The Warriors defense was sputtering. But now, Daddy's Home.
The NBA on TNT: NBA Playoffs: OKC vs SAS Season 27, Ep 1
The Oklahoma City Thunder are playing the San Antonio Spurs for the Western Conference Semi-finals. Game 5 airs 5/10/2016. As of this posting, the series is tied. The narrative so far: Hero Ball vs Death Machine. [more inside]
Following on the NBA Club, here's a club to everything football/soccer, starting with Euro 2016. [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prisoner Re-Entry Season 2, Ep 33
The UK unveils new surveillance laws. A hearing reveals that the honors to US veterans that often precede sporting events are frequently paid for by the Department of Defense. A certain Washington football team complains about its offensive trademark being cancelled by listing other companies with offensive names whose trademarks still stand. And Now: Everybody Wants To Be An Outsider. Main story: Prisoner re-entry, and the formidable societal and legal obstacles set up to harass prisoners reentering society. John Oliver interviews Bilal Chapman, a tomato grower subject to many of those problems. YouTube (19m) [more inside]
The NFL Today: NFL Week 5 Season 48, Ep 5
The Falcons, Packers, Bengals and Patriots all try to keep their undefeated streaks alive in Week 5.
The city council makes an announcement about the dog park. Plus, the start of the new high school football season and an update on the hole in the vacant lot. [more inside]
This week.... Iran may be about to make a deal over their nuclear program. Greece may default on loans and possibly exit from the Euro currency. South Carolina finally lowers the Confederate battle flag flying over their state capitol. Last Week Tonight offers, to any team with an offensive mascot costume, to replace it with one of their previously-made mascot costumes. And Now: Whoopi Goldberg Defends Ten Surprising Things. Main story: On lavish sports stations built using public money. (YouTube 19m) John Oliver makes an impassioned sports speech to convince cities to make teams pay for their own stadiums. [more inside]
I'd like to consider having Fanfare threads for major sporting events like the World Cup, Olympics, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, etc. [more inside]
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