Today’s Reader Hot Takes


On Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson

feuding over who is the best CB in the NFL …


“It’s not athleticism, quickness or intelligence that is most important to being a great cornerback. It’s having extremely fragile self-esteem.” — Blake Y.

“Peterson is probably feeling a little too confident lately because he’s been playing against Carson Palmer every day.” — Esme T.

“I’m not sure if we have time for this. We still haven’t figured out who the best quarterback is.” — Duane F.

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On the MLB trade deadline …


“These GMs are traitors!” — Ed T.

“The Phillies don’t seem to be making any moves. They must be really happy with their team. So watch out for them making a run down the stretch.” — Andy B.

“Any GM that doesn’t make a big deal now doesn’t want to win. Unless they make a deal before that other trade deadline a month from now.” — Paisley N.

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On a judge approving the sale of the Clippers …


“Stupid decision. That judge is just going to get sued by Donald Sterling now.” — Hans F.

“So Sterling has to take the $2 billion? Ouch.” — Muriel T.

“The judge went easy on Sterling. He should have ordered him to own the Lakers.” — Walt V.

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On Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Joe Torre, Tony

LaRussa and Bobby Cox being inducted into the Baseball HOF …


“What about Steve Avery?” — Skip R.

“Good for them. I hope their special day wasn’t ruined by all the baseball writers in the audience pleasuring themselves.” — Sabrina M.

“Frank Thomas shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame because he was naturally the size of someone who took every steroid. That’s not fair.” — Theo F.

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On Marshawn Lynch holding out of training camp …


“Maybe Pete Carroll can pay him under the table like he did with Reggie Bush.” — Randall T.

“This is a smart move in an era in which running backs are so highly valued and well compensated.” — Elias N.

“Sounds like someone just wants a few extra days to shed that offseason Skittles weight.” — Anastasia F.

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On the start of NFL training camps …


“My favorite part was always making s’mores when I went to summer camp.” — Bert D.

“It’s hard to believe we’re only 10 days away from the first preseason game we’ll all say is stupid and pointless but will watch anyway.” — Rosita F.

“It’s official: fall is officially here in a little less than two months.” — Kendall L.

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On Donald Sterling suing the NBA, Adam Silver and his wife …


“You sue the ones you love.” — Toni T.

“While he’s suing everyone, just for fun he should also sue that fat Yankees fan who fell asleep, MLB and ESPN.” — Adrian N.

“He didn’t sue any space aliens or imaginary people? Maybe he hasn’t lost his mind.” — Freddy M.

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On Tony Dungy saying he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam …


“Ugh. I’m so sick of this overrated freak getting publicity. Tony Dungy, I mean.” — Sandy Y.

“Well, considering the last four drafts Tony Dungy consulted on with the Colts they used their top picks on Mike Pollak, Anthony Gonzalez, Joseph Addai and Marlin Jackson, it’s probably best for everyone if Dungy stays far away from draft decisions.” — Todd G.

“Seems like Dungy has some bigotry issues towards special team players who are also situational defensive linemen.” — Vance L.

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On Rory McIlroy winning the British Open …


“Considering he held off Sergio Garcia to win, you have to start thinking that McIlroy might be the future superstar of golf and not Sergio.” — Ko L.

“McIlroy getting better at golf means dumping his fiancee over the phone was the right thing to do.” — Ian L.

“This is McIlroy’s first major victory since being knocked out of the 2013 Honda Classic with tooth pain. What a comeback. What a story.” — Karen T.

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On Tiger Woods being in contention at the British Open …


“It’s great for golf to have Tiger Woods back to almost winning.” — Seymour L.

“I’m sick of all the attention on Tiger Woods. What about all the players I don’t care about?” — Miranda N.

“Fuck you, Jack Nicklaus.” — Felipe W.

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On the start of the British Open …


“It’s exciting that Tiger is back to being healthy enough to stay in contention for a while before letting everyone down.” — Granger F.

“I stopped cutting the grass in my yard and tried to call it ‘fescue,’ but I still got cited by my homeowner’s association.” — Rosita H.

“It’s too bad that the players aren’t allowed to bet on the tournament anymore. Most of Sergio Garcia’s annual income came from betting on himself to lose.” — Lulu W.

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On the American League winning the All-Star Game …


“One day I’ll tell my grandkids how I saw the A.L. clinch homefield in the World Series when Glen Perkins put down Miguel Montero, Josh Harrison and Charlie Blackmon in order in the 9th.” — Flip R.

“It’s hard to believe we’ll never see Derek Jeter play another mostly pointless exhibition game again, outside of all of the Yankees games in September.” — Blaine M.

“You have to think all the National League coaches will get fired after this.” — Miranda F.

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On Yoenis Cespedes winning the Home Run Derby again …


“Anyone who can out-slug Todd Frazier is a legend for all-time in my book.” — Reed L.

“Billy Beane’s sabermetric approach is the best at finding sluggers to win novelty baseball exhibition contests.” — Kassandra B.

“I think they should have had an opposite-field single derby this year in honor of Derek Jeter.” — Lee V.

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On Germany winning the World Cup …


“This could really help make soccer popular in Germany.” — Neil S.

“I hope Germany winning makes SCHWEINSTEIGER a household name. It’s fun to say. Try it. SCHWEINSTEIGER! See?” — Kim D.

“All of the Germans on the U.S. team have to be pretty excited.” — Larry R.

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See previous Reader HOT TAKES …

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