Colin Jost will be in Philadelphia on Monday night and surely pay the price for his slam.
It’s pretty obvious where this is going
Philadelphia is an easy city to make fun of, especially if you live just up the road in New York. It’s a city that worships a gas station chain and argues endlessly over whether a sandwich made of meat scraps is best served with or without cheese whiz.
The city is good enough for Bryce Harper, though, and so this week’s edition of SNL’s “Weekend Update” included a little jab at Philly inspired by Harper’s massive new contract.
“Bryce Harper has signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies,” anchor Colin Jost said. “Finally, answering the question, ‘How much would someone have to pay you to live in Philadelphia?’”
It’s the lowest of low-hanging fruit. I can’t even think of a lazier joke, but I’m not surprised Jost was the one who made it.
Any Philadelphians who want to see Jost pay for his insult just might get what they want, though. Look where he’s going to be tonight.
And where is Raw this week? In Philadelphia. If this doesn’t end with Jost getting powerbombed through a table, I’ll be very disappointed. I hope the crowd in Philly at least boos him as vociferously as the fans in Seattle did after this joke.
New Orleans: Still very mad
"NOLA No Call" has been a huge part of #MardiGras19— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) March 4, 2019
But @Le_Krewe_dEtat may have taken the satire to new heights!
"Robbin' Refs" marching group + float entitled "Willful Blindness."@wdsu @nfl @ProFootballTalk @darrenrovell @LATimesfarmer @camjordan94 @diannaESPN @SlaterNFL pic.twitter.com/C68dynaAeo
More evidence here that New Orleans will never let the missed pass interference on Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman go. Multiple floats at last night’s Mardi Gras parade featured references to the infamous blown NFC Championship Game play
The NFL Scouting Combine has a new event this year
Every year NFL teams use their limited time with prospects at the combine to ask them truly absurd questions that could not have less to do with football, like “If you had to murder someone, would you use a knife or a gun?” Now it’s the Seahawks asking Kentucky’s Lonnie Johnson to do a staring contest with a scout. He said he lasted 15 or 16 seconds. Would Seattle have moved him up its board if he lasted 20?
The best of SI
Trae Young’s shooting earns him Steph Curry comparisons, but his passing is what could make him a star. ... Buffalo’s Tyree Jackson is the newest big quarterback you need to know. ... The Bucks adding Pau Gasol will only improve a team that already has the best record in the NBA.
Around the sports world
The Yankees set a record last season for most home runs by a team and they think they can break it again this year. ... It probably wasn’t a good idea to schedule an MLS game in Colorado for the first week of March, but at least it produced some incredible photos. ... Ole Miss receiver D.K. Metcalf put up some truly absurd numbers at the combine this weekend (even if the body fat measurement is probably wrong).
Stuffing the stat sheet
Not only did Cal’s Kristine Anigwe extend her double-double streak to 30 games, she did it while recording 32 points and 30 rebounds. She’s the first person to do that in a game since 2002 and one of just 11 to do it in history.
Walk-off stick throw
How’s that for an assist?
Mario Balotelli still has it
Gotta love a good taunt
Somebody tell that to this ref, though
Trae Young has nothing on this guy
Nothing is funnier than guys injuring themselves celebrating
The indoor mile record just fell after 21 years
Donovan Mitchell made a 102-year-old fan’s night
Crazy scenes after Utah State-Nevada
The Orlando special?
(Also, sign me up for snow games in March.)
An Italian mafia fugitive who’d been on the run for 14 years was finally found and arrested while eating pasta. ... This is a great profile of Dave Bautista (aka Drax from the Marvel movies, aka WWE’s Batista). ... An Oregon man spent five days stranded in the snow with his dog surviving only on hot sauce packets from Taco Bell.
Somebody go help that guy!
Look out below
Apparently this is true
English people need to be stopped
One man + three guitar necks = U2
Wanna see a spider eat an opossum?
A good song
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