After riding the bench longer than Aaron Rodgers, 990WBOB’s all-time top sport talk show, Psycho Sports, is back on the airwaves. The torch has been passed to an all new host, Tyler Salk, who is more than ready to follow in the footsteps of past hosts such as Kevin Aherne, Michael Parente, and Johnny SunChips.
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NFL kickoff is just days away, and the 2016 season has produced much more uncertainty than in years past. The defending Super Bowl champs lost their top two quarterbacks this off-season, and now rely on a second-year player with one career NFL snap. Then you have the Patriots, who look more powerful than ever - save for the fact that their future Hall-of-Fame quarterback is on the shelf until October.
So, who are the NFL haves and who are the have-nots? Find out below in WBOB's Preseason Power Rankings (organized into divisions named for football movies ascending from great to awful)
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association today announced they are joining together to contribute $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that have affected parts of Louisiana.
The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations capable of lending assistance to those most in need. The American Red Cross will receive a $125,000 contribution and two charities connected to Major League Players -- the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and High Socks for Hope -- will each receive a $62,500 contribution.
PawSox OF Chris Marrero has been elected to the 2016 post-season International League All-Star Team. The post-season All-Star Team and Award Winners are selected by the league's managers, coaches, media, and club representatives.
Marrero, 28, is leading the PawSox in virtually every offensive category and is among the league leaders in several as well. In 124 games for the PawSox this season he is hitting .287 with 23 HR (3rd in the league) & 69 RBI (4th in the league). He leads the International League with 234 total bases, is 1st in extra-base hits (52), 5th in hits (134), and is 2nd in the IL with a .501 slugging pct.
The Emmy-nominated series Undrafted returns for a third season on NFL Network, premiering Tuesday, September 13.
This season, Undrafted expands to eight, one-hour episodes airing Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network. The expanded season allows for deeper and richer storytelling, featuring the stories of players who were undrafted and are currently working to make their dream of playing in the NFL a reality. All eight episodes of Undrafted will re-air at 12 Midnight ET on Tuesdays and at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesdays.
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Hello to all PawSox fans. Welcome to another edition of the PawSox Weekly Notebook, the guide for all those who want to know what’s going on with their favorite local baseball team. There are some good news and some bad news. Bad news is that the PawSox’s playoff were eliminated from playoff contention. The good news, however, is that the team still has a chance to finish over .500 after last year’s 59-85 (.410) record. It may be a hard pill to swallow for the McCoy faithful, but sometimes you gotta take your lumps now before you can enjoy any future success.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots have acquired linebacker Barkevious Mingo from the Cleveland Browns for their 2017 fifth round draft pick.
After opening the preseason at home for the first two weeks, the Patriots will close out the 2016 preseason on the road for the final two weeks, starting with a visit to the defending NFC Champion Carolina Panthers. It will be the third straight year the two teams will be meeting in the preseason.
The Patriots are off to a 2-0 start and will be looking to begin the preseason with a 3-0 record for the first time since finishing the preseason a perfect 4-0 in 2003.
Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for the 2016 Postseason, which is set to open with the American League Wild Card Game on TBS on Tuesday, October 4th. Game One of the 2016 World Series on FOX is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th in the ballpark of the American League Champions.
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