Life comes hard, sometimes.

Hey, it’s Max.

In case you’re wondering what happened to us over the last few weeks, life decided to come hard at both of us. We’re both fine, but just really, really, really busy. Despite the fact that we would both love the couple of hours a week to just vent and sound off on everything, we don’t even have time to plan a good show for y’all. Plus, we don’t get paid for this, so something had to give. Officially, we’re on hiatus. For how long, who knows.

For me, I should be back once everything with school calms down/mercifully ends. Craig’s probably going to take a little longer to come back. He’s had to take care of his mom, and family comes first for the both of us.

When I do get back to doing the show, I’ll probably have someone different with me filling in for Craig for a little bit. Or, maybe I’ll fly solo. I haven’t really figured that part out yet. Again, I’ve got other important things to worry about right now.

We’ll be updating the Facebook page whenever stuff happens. There’s also our respective Twitters (@MaximusRadio, @bartenderradio). Drop us a line and say hi (looking at you, Bowlby.)

Thanks for your understanding. We both know that it couldn’t have come at a worse time in the sports world, too. I mean, NFL, college football, the NBA has been great, so far. We want to talk about this stuff with you, but we both need life to not give us a breakdown while doing it.

We’ll be back after this.

This is what boxing has sadly come to.

We have come to an interesting time in sports. We are witnessing possibly the final breath of boxing. The Klitschko brothers killed off the heavyweight division by holding the belts, then never fighting each other for an undisputed championship. Manny vs. Money happened past both of their primes when such a fight is exactly what the sport needed. An absolute farce of a decision gave us Jeff Horn, Boxing Champion.

Now, Floyd Mayweather is fighting Conor McGregor because enough of us are stupid enough to pay the insane $99 pay-per-view price.

Yes, the sport has done itself no favors by getting itself to this point. Not having enough big names, all of the lousy decisions, all of the terrible decisions. Believe me, I get it if you’re looking at this fight and wondering if it will be worth all of the hype. It will not be. While all of the press conferences leading up to this fight will get people talking about boxing for a little bit, this fight will not help the sport. More importantly, if Conor McGregor actually wins this match, boxing will be dead.

Here’s our thoughts from the 7-11-2017 show.

Scott Wright calls him Mitchell because his momma calls him Mitchell.

Scott Wright from Draft Countdown answers all of our tough questions. Questions like “Mitch or Mitchell?” Scott’s got an interesting thought about why Mitch Trubisky has become Mitchell Trubisky. Max thinks that fans will change one letter in his name if he struggles regardless of whether it’s Mitch or Mitchell. The most shocking part about all of it is that Cleveland is in control. They are LOADED in the draft not just this year, but next year, too. Max thinks Scott will begin writing about what the Browns will do at #1 next year as soon as this year’s draft is over.

We go through Scott’s mock draft. Scott’s very high on Myles Garrett, calling him “a young Julius Peppers.” Well then! Along with Leonard Fournette and O.J. Howard, there are some men among boys in this draft. Sorry, Bears fans. You’re missing out on Garrett, but could wind up with Jamal Adams. Not a bad consolation, really. By the way, Scott’s mock draft has Howard going at #8. Can you imagine Cam Newton having Howard, Greg Olsen, Devin Funchess, AND Kelvin Benjamin at his disposal? That is one physically imposing receiving corps. Continue reading “Scott Wright calls him Mitchell because his momma calls him Mitchell.”

Lester Wiltfong, Jr.: Drafting in the Carpool Lane

Lester Wiltfong, Jr. from Windy City Gridiron has your Bears draft news, but first, he’s changed scenery. Gone are the days of being accosted by bums and listening to screaming children on the Metra. Lester joins us from the carpool lane where we can actually hear him and won’t get interrupted by an unruly passenger’s meth trip.

What are the Bears going to do in the draft? Lester thinks Ryan Pace wants a quarterback (Deshaun Watson, anybody?), but doesn’t want to spend the third overall pick on one. We could see the Bears trade down from #3. If they go defense, do they go with Jamal Adams? Bartender likes him, but maybe he’s not worth the #3 pick, either. Maybe they go with Jonathan Allen, arthritic shoulder and all. Lester hopes they don’t go that route because of past problems drafting injured players. Continue reading “Lester Wiltfong, Jr.: Drafting in the Carpool Lane”

Tab Bamford: Not the same Predators for Blackhawks

It’s been too long since Tab Bamford has been on the program, so we remedied that. We preview the Blackhawks-Predators series, as well as the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tab says that this isn’t the same Nashville team that Chicago has faced before. Max thinks it’s the same, whiny fanbase that can’t fill its building.

If you have yet to do so, set some time aside to watch Connor McDavid play in the Edmonton-San Jose series. It will be well worth the insomnia and sleep deprivation. Pittsburgh-Columbus will also be a great series, but if you’re getting sleep-deprived from that series, you need to look at other things in your life.

Tab is involved with a project called La Vida Baseball. La Vida Baseball celebrates Latin passion in the game.

Read Tab’s work at Committed Indians, The Fourth Period, and ChicagoNow.