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Good luck getting back into the swing of things today at work
The legs are wobbly. The body is not even close to feeling back to normal. The arms are sore from chopping through an old railroad tie and crushing drives Sunday during an outing. Needless to say, it’s going to take a valiant effort out of me today to power through a 10-hour blogging shift where I have to use my brain and fingers to keep you guys entertained.
Could I have stayed in bed an extra half-hour to rest up these aging digits that have been through a decade-plus of blogging? Sure. Could I have backed off Monday night and not powered through a mowing and watering session? Sure, but that throws my whole week into a tailspin of catching up.
Now we’re all set for a sprint to the first weekend in June and everything that comes with one of the great months of the year. My month rankings:
- Everything else
Stop and think of how great June is. Last night, I was on the patio with iHeart’s 80s station pumping out of my iPhone because I can’t find the power cord to my Bluetooth speaker and it didn’t get dark until approximately 9:30. That’s heaven and, as you know, it’s only going to get better with that whole summer solstice thing coming up. July weather is perfect, but June has so many more advantages. It’s that first month where the hair on your arms stand at attention over how great everything looks. June is like looking at things in 4k for the first time. The flowers look so fresh. Walking barefoot through the yard makes you feel 10 years old again.
Then stop and think about sports in June, in no particular order:
- U.S. Open
- College World Series
- Baseball games that don’t matter
- NBA playoff games that don’t matter
- NHL playoff games that will be filled with passion
- Fox Sports wraps up its NASCAR season on June 13 with the All-Star Race
- French Open
We’re talking great patio TV, specifically the super regionals and the CWS. Throw on an event, sit back, enjoy those late nights, the firepit action, and all that hard work you’ve put in on the yard. You’ve earned those drinks and the ‘Your yard looks so nice’ from the neighbors. Don’t sweat the projects that still need to be finished. It’s our time to enjoy the greatest month created by the calendar gods.
• A young guy sank a hole-in-one at the golf outing I played in Sunday for a $45 skin. I assume his foursome partners didn’t ask for him for a cut. The only problem is that the young guy didn’t buy the entire outing a beer. SMH.
• Speaking of golf, my Put-In-Bay Two-Club Invitational is coming up fast. It’s June 19 at 10 a.m. or whenever you guys roll out of bed to tackle the most incredible 9-hole course on a Lake Erie island. $35 gets you in. I mule everything across on the ferry. You just show up and enjoy life and June on Put-In-Bay. Email me if you’re thinking of coming out: email@example.com
• Speaking of emails, I apologize if I haven’t personally responded to all the messages that have rolled in since I shared my email. My plan is to keep sharing many of them here and then get caught up on TNML messages. Don’t think I’m just some elitist blogger who is ignoring your messages. There’s been quite a surge, to say the least.
And with that, let’s get after it. The sprint to the first weekend of June is on, and I’m locked and loaded with content this morning.
Numbers from :
In 8 starts this year, Jacob deGrom of the @Mets has a 0.71 ERA on the mound and a .450 batting average at the plate.
Since ERA became an official stat in 1913, he's the only MLB pitcher to have a sub-1.00 ERA and a .450+ batting average over any span of 8 starts (min. 10 PA).
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) June 1, 2021
Stuff You Guys Sent In & Stuff I Like:
Faceplant of the Weekend (madison__elaine/IG) pic.twitter.com/74M2JyRgDY
— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) June 1, 2021
— Anthony Bellino (@ACBellino) June 1, 2021
Fan on the court at Wiz-Sixers wearing a t-shirt with a 40oz and weed leaf because /chef kiss/ pic.twitter.com/ac355fCbFv
— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) June 1, 2021
I cannot stop watching this. pic.twitter.com/cMr8Bjp6OP
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 31, 2021
Effort like this definitely deserves a beer. Help us find him so we can hook him up with beer and tickets on us! https://t.co/RU9HUQjkCN
— Budweiser (@budweiserusa) May 31, 2021
Ed Balls hit high and deep pic.twitter.com/jq7Uhpru6p
— MLB Closed Captioning (@mlb_cc) May 31, 2021
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 31, 2021
Monday Night Raw, 1994 pic.twitter.com/DmUULU4VZd
— 90s WWE (@90sWWE) June 1, 2021
Good morning. This is ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/SvvaGturUf
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 1, 2021
— Andrew Hemminger (@CapnAHemm) June 1, 2021
Captured from Westin this evening. pic.twitter.com/sMMbDkmcjs
— National WWI Museum (@TheWWImuseum) May 31, 2021
The predicatable mess on I-15 southbound approaching the California border has arrived. We're starting to see frustrated motorists illegally using both the inside and outside shoulders to bypass congestion. pic.twitter.com/c5gu7o79jI
— Tom Hawley (@TomNews3LV) May 31, 2021
— Bring a Trailer (@Bringatrailer) May 31, 2021
saw a guy today pic.twitter.com/BXaH5Rk9wN
— The Barnyard (@BarnesBarnyard) May 31, 2021
— 8 News NOW (@8NewsNow) May 31, 2021
The CDC said y’all can start using your turn signals. pic.twitter.com/3x9b13zL9E
— Las Vegas Issues (@VegasIssues) May 31, 2021
New Bud Light Seltzer Frozen Icicles will be out in June! These are the frozen counterpart to the Tie Dye seltzer pack and come in the same flavors: Cherry Limeade, Blue Raspberry, and Summer Ice. There are 12 icicles per box, and each is 5% alcohol by v… https://t.co/d4yZlsK2Lz pic.twitter.com/SiIEAFVXU0
— Candy Hunting (@CandyHunting) May 31, 2021
“Reverse sear” on the grill – steaks atop cooking low and slow, then remove the bottom level food, blast grill to 500+ and grill steaks for 1 min at the end. pic.twitter.com/XvzxEJSY7X
— Chef Andrew Gruel (@ChefGruel) June 1, 2021
— lil miss bee’s knees (@canyourelaxx) May 31, 2021