3/16/18 Best of The Jerk: America’s Hypocritical Relationship With NCAA + Tiger Woods, Eric Reid Says NFL’s Blackballing Him, Should NFL Team Be Sending Private Investigator After Baker Mayfield?, Are Pete Carrol + Belichick’s Messages Getting Stale?

March 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki explains the hypocrisy behind America's convenient love/hate relationship with Tiger Woods and the NCAA, says that Eric Reid is talking himself into a corner with his latest Twitter comments, argues that it is perfectly reasonable for NFL teams to be sending a private investigator after Baker Bayfield given his character concerns, and explains why we shouldn't use player anecdotes to validate our opinions about coaches. [...]

3/15/18 Best of The Jerk: Warriors Falling Apart? Why Media Loves Rosen + Mayfield More Than NFL Scouts, College QB Prospect Game: Would Belichick Draft Them?

March 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki wonders if GS is mentally and physically tough enough for a 3rd championship run, explains that the media's love for Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield is rooted in their relate-ability, and plays the game: Would Belichick Draft Them? for college QB prospects Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, and Baker Mayfield [...]

3/14/18 Best of The Jerk: What Does Westbrook’s 100th Triple-Double Mean?, Why Rosen’s Upbringing+Politics Matter, Browns Huge FA Move, NFL Free Agency, Jimmy Graham to Packers

March 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki celebrates Russell Westbrook's 100th triple double by exposing him for what he truly: a tyrant that's unwilling to change, says that Zach Strief's praise for Drew Brees's work ethic should be a warning sign about spoiled Josh Rosen, says that the Browns saved themselves from themselves in one huge move today, compares NFL free agents to used vacuums, argues that Green Bay's signing of Jimmy Graham will be a fan favorite, but means nothing, and gives a rundown of all of Wednesday's free agent moves. [...]

3/12/18 Best of The Jerk: NCAA Mid Major Cry Babies, The Tiger Woods Effect, Will Richard Sherman Work In SF?, Browns Aren’t Good – But They’re At Least Legit, OBJ Video, ESPN’s Rocky Relationship With NFL

March 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki explains why mid-major college basketball teams need to stop complaining about not getting into the NCAA tournament, calls Tiger Woods the "open bar" of the PGA, explains why the Richard Sherman deal will be a dud, says the Browns won't be good - but are at least legitimate, breaks down the implications of the OBJ video, and discusses ESPN's rocky relationship with the NFL [...]

3/9/18 Best of The Jerk: Should We Worry About Curry’s Ankle Injury?, Rams Pulling Away With NFC West + LA Fanbase, Too Much Twitter Affirmation For Josh Rosen?, Argument For LeBron To Lakers

March 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki explains why we should be cautious about the Golden State Warriors with Steph Curry's new ankle injury, says the Rams are not just pulling away in the NFC West - but also from the LA Chargers for LA's fanbase, wonders if NFL teams should worry that Josh Rosen is now getting mass Twitter and Deadspin affirmation, and makes yet another argument for LeBron to LA. [...]

3/8/18 Best of The Jerk: 2 HUGE Things That Happened In The NBA Last Night, Was Derrius Guice Sexuality Question Fair?, Seahawks Clearing House, Should NFL Combine Effect QB Draft Stock?, Le’Veon Bell – Steelers Relationship On The Rocks?

March 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki explains why LA NOT tanking, and LeBron's supreme self-confidence are both signs that LeBron could join the young emerging Lakers next season, argues that there are necessary parts of the NFL that consumer's don't want to see - including weird NFL Combine questions, thinks the Seahawks are gearing up to be more Russel Wilson-centric team as they rid themselves of two star defensive players, laughs at the notion that QB draft stock can be effected by the NFL Combine, and says that Le'Veon Bell is becoming delusional about his contract situation. [...]

3/5/18 Best of The Jerk: Harden Separating From Westbrook?, Kobe Bryant Oscar for “Dear Basketball”, Should Shaquem Griffin Be Drafted High?, Browns Chosing Barkley Over Darnold?, Lonzo Ball Watch, Gruden’s Belichick Comments

March 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki argues that James Harden is evolving while Russel Westbrook has remained largely stagnant, and says it will be the difference in their legacies, doesn't buy into Kobe Bryant's Oscar award for his short film called "Dear Basketball", is skeptical of Shaquem Griffin despite his 40 time, argues that the Browns would be NUTS to draft Barkley ahead of Darnold, compares the way the media treats Lonzo Ball to the way millennials treat bitcoin, and applauds Jon Gruden for his combine comments about Belichick and the Patriots [...]

2/26/18 The Best of The Jerk with Matthew Jarecki: LeBron Complains About Officiating, Harden Leading MVP Race, Westbrook Lashes Out Against Media, NCAA Athletes Victims?, Lance Hartzler On How To Fix NCAA, 3 Original Thoughts

February 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki theorizes that LeBron James's latest post-game foul complaints have more to do with Harden leading the MVP race than a regular season loss, calls out Russell Westbrook for being disrespectful to media, explains why NCAA athletes are not victims following the latest reports that Sean Miller offered to pay $100,000 to ensure DeAndre Ayton signing, Lance Hartzler joins to discuss the future of the NCAA, and Matthew gives 3 original thoughts to end the show [...]

2/22/18 The Best of The Jerk: Adam Silver Needs To Respond To Mavs Scandal, Media Covering Up For NBA, NBA Altering Playoff Seeding?, A Stat That Proves Belichick’s Brilliance, Le’Veon Bell – The College Textbook Of The NFL

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki argues that Adam Silver has been the "fun dad" of professional sports commissioners - and that his response to the Mavericks' front office scandal will be critical, explains why the certain media is covering up for the NBA and Dallas Mavericks, says that altering playoff seedings might be best for the future of the NBA - but says that Silver needs to prove he can oppose LeBron James first, gives you a stat that illustrates the brilliance of Bill Belichick, and calls Le'Veon Bell the college textbook of the NFL [...]

2/21/18 The Best of The Jerk: Is Andrew Luck Healthy?, Should The Colts Draft A QB, The Lamar Jackson Conundrum, The Big Kirk Cousins Lie, What Makes A GOAT

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki wonders if Andrew Luck is truly healthy - or if his latest comments were just fluff, argues that it would behoove the Colts to draft a QB at #3, discusses the implications of Bill Polian's latest Lamar Jackson comments, ogles over the leverage that Kirk Cousins has this off-season, and gives his theory about what makes Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky the GOATs [...]