Thursday, January 28, 2021

A little of this and a little of that

 The Mets traded home grown (literally; he's from Long Island) lefty Steven "Welcome" Matz to Toronto for Sean Reid-Foley and prospects. Speculation is that disposing of Matz's salary opens up space for one more major free agent, be it Trevor Bauer, Kris Bryant, or someone else. 

Of course, seeing as how the Mets will play against the AL East again this year, there's always the chance Matz will have a chance at revenge, because that's usually how this works.
The Mets lost out on free agent outfielder and ex-Tri-City Valleycat George Springer, who will stay in the American League after signing with Toronto last week. The Blue Jays, who finished 3rd behind Tampa Bay and the Yankees in the AL East, are looking to improve their position for a possible playoff spot.
Former NBA ref Tim Donaghy resurfaced on Wednesday night---as a heel referee for Major League Wrestling. Not much of a stretch.
Rumors are flying that if Vince McMahon ever decides to sell the WWE, NBC-Universal-Comcast would be in a position to make the best offer.

On Monday, it was announced that the WWE Network, which has only been in existence since 2014, would be folded into NBC's Peacock streaming service, starting in March.

Meanwhile, after it was announced last week that Comcast would discontinue NBC Sports Network at the end of the year, there was speculation as to what would happen to NXT, which anchors USA Network's Wednesday lineup, and, during the winter, airs opposite hockey on NBCSN. The NHL's broadcast deal with NBC expires at the end of the current season, and reportedly, ESPN wants back in, as they're already streaming selected games on ESPN+, but would like to regain the broadcast contract they lost a few years back.

What's likely to happen: If NBC retains the NHL, NXT would shift to either Tuesdays or Thursdays. If the NHL contract does move to ESPN, well, NXT would stay where it is, and everyone's happy.
Speaking of NXT, Cameron Grimes (Trevor Lee), out with a storyline injury since the end of 2020, is the latest target of online cancel culture.

Some old, racist tweets dating back well before he signed with WWE resurfaced on Wednesday. Some people just don't have lives and would rather ruin someone else's to get their jollies.
The new Duchess of Dumb, Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, is in hot water yet again.

She's gone on record claiming the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida a few years back was a "false flag" incident. CNN obtained a 2 year old video of Greene, before her election in November 2020, hassling Parkland survivor David Hogg. Hogg appeared on CNN's morning show, New Day, earlier today:

Greene claims the video was something different entirely, trying to deny what really happened.

We have recently located the president of Greene's election campaign:

She carries a gun. She has supported the QAnon conspiracy theories. She's not exactly a brain surgeon, that's for sure. Hogg reaching out to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy isn't going to work. He's still trying to land another movie role, as long as it isn't another remake of "Invasion of The Body Snatchers".....!
The other Duchess of Dumb, Kayleigh McEnany, has not formally signed with Fox Shmooze, contrary to reports that surfaced earlier this week. It's only a matter of time. Fox Shmooze is bleeding ratings these days, since Tabloid Carlson & Spam Hannity's acts have gone stale, and Kaylame is no help.

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