The Tuesday Show Prep

posted by Steve Bortstein -

One thing about New Yorkers.... They sure don't do anything quietly.

Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge each hit three-run home runs last night as the New York Yankees clobbered the Houston Astros 8-1, winning Game 3 of the American League Divisional Series.
C.C. Sabathia pitched 6 innings of shutout baseball, striking out five as the Yankees won again at home for the third time this postseason. The Astros still lead the series 2 games to 1 with Game 4 today at 3pm.

Tonight at 7pm, the Chicago Cubs will hope a return to the windy city will give them some new life in the National League Championship Series. The Cubs trail the Dodgers 2 games to none.

Tennessee Titans v Indianapolis Colts

Monday Night Football last night saw Derrick Henry run for 131 yards while Marcus Mariota threw for more than 300 yards as the Tennessee Titans pull away in the fourth quarter on their way to a 36-22 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Ryan Succop added five field goals for the Titans, who improve to 3 and 3 this season. The loss drops the Colts to 2 and 4 on the season.

Shelley Mather Meyer & Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer

Yes, because there wasn't enough ridiculousness to the Colin Kaepernick story which has gone on -- and I think I can speak for almost all of you -- entirely too long.

Enter Kaepernick's mother Teresa, who entered the fray in defending her son from a Twitter attack from... wait for it... the wife of Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer.

Multiple sources reported on Monday that Shelley Mather Meyer, wife of nearly 20 years to the Buckeyes coach, called out Kaepernick and his grievance filing against team owners claiming collusion is what is preventing the free-agent quarterback, making comparisons between Kaepernick's actions and the behavior of Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, whom Meyer coached during his tenure at the University of Florida.

Meyer tweeted out the following pearls of wisdom in regards to Kaepernick's grievance filing... "   What-ever. He made his choices.”

She followed that up a short time later, responding to a post on her page which suggested an NFL team would be better off with Kaepernick, by saying, "A million(s) times over. No comparison at all."

Kaepernick's mother Teresa didn't waste time, replying to Meyer's original post by saying, "Her flip remark speaks volumes on where she stands on civil rights issues."

Now for the record, let's not forget Tebow's rather unsatisfying football career. 

Currently, Tebow is working as a college football analyst for the SEC Network. Prior to that, Tebow played for a number of different team, winning a playoff game for the Denver Broncos. Tebow is also working on a fledgling baseball career. 

So what's next? Who's gonna chime in now?

Let's see if we can accurately predict the next person to weigh in on the Kaepernick Follies.

A) Family member of Tim Tebow
B) Colin Kaepernick's hair stylist
C) Shelley Mather Meyer's sister
D) Urban Meyer's spokesman
E) That creepy guy who keeps predicting the date of the end of the world.

I don't mind the culture war, so long as it's being played with some level of dignity and common courtesy. Believe me, we all need a cultural war from time to time.

Conflicts in culture don't have to mean a thing about being all sorts of nasty to one another.

I understand wanting to protect the ones you love, but this rings more and more hollow as I read more about it.

Remember, there is one simple thing you can do, we can all do if you're no longer interested in the soap opera and all the outlier characters of this particular drama.

Watch more baseball.

You're welcome, America!

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