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Homeland season 6, episode 1 recap: Fair Game

Homeland started its sixth season on Sunday night, and immediately rectified the biggest cliffhanger from the fifth season finale — and not in a good way. In that finale, Carrie Mathieson stood over a comatose Peter Quinn, with Quinn seemingly destined for a vegetative lifestyle if he did manage to survive. After closing and barring […]

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Chargers move to LA is already a disaster

It hasn’t even been 24 hours since the Chargers announced they’d be moving from San Diego to Los Angeles. It’s not going so well. The team’s logo looks more than a tad bit similar to that of another team in Los Angeles. Bet you can’t guess which one! (in case you’re dense, I’m talking about […]

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Gus Fring appears to be returning in Better Call Saul Season 3

The third season of Better Call Saul will be airing in the spring, and there isn’t a whole lot known about what direction the Breaking Bad spinoff will go this year. On Wednesday, Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gus Fring on Breaking Bad, tweeted out a video that seems to imply that Fring will show up […]

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The farce of “Tim Tebow, baseball player” is hopefully close to ending

The New York Mets announced a handful minor league invitees (not on the 40-man roster) to major league Spring Training on Wednesday. Thankfully, ESPN analyst, washed up quarterback, and pretend baseball player Tim Tebow wasn’t included on the list of 13 players. Of course, for one reason or another, this led to people getting upset […]

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Jimmy John’s employees fired after jumping rope with bread dough

A handful of employees at a Jimmy John’s in the Jacksonville, Florida area were fired. This isn’t a sentence that would normally interest us here at The Comeback. However, the reason why they were fired is – the employees recorded video of themselves jumping rope with bread dough. Here’s the video. It’s pretty ridiculous. According […]

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REAL OR FAKE? Upset Alabama fan punches TV after loss to Clemson

This Alabama fan seemed to be pretty upset after Deshaun Watson’s last second, title-winning touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow in the College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday night. So angry, in fact, that he punched his flat-screen TV after repeatedly yelling “you ain’t shit” at Watson. So why am I giving this the “REAL […]

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This dude really messed up his chance to win $1 million

During the day-long pregame show at the College Football Playoff Championship, this man named Joey had a chance to win $1 million. All he had to do was throw this football through a hole. It did not go as expected. what was that joey pic.twitter.com/8tzCuaPTLX — Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF)

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Indians get better, make Blue Jays worse with Edwin Encarnacion signing

The Cleveland Indians finally got involved with the offseason free agency parade on Thursday night, reportedly inking DH Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60 million deal that contains an option for a fourth season that can push the total value of the deal to $80 million. Happy Festivus, Tribe fans! The 33-year old Encarnacion, who […]

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The same dude keeps winning Eagles ticket giveaways on Twitter

Plenty of franchises give away tickets to games on Twitter. The Philadelphia Eagles are just one of many. But after their ticket winner for Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants was announced, fans began to get suspicious. Twitter user @YungYle took home the tickets. It’s not the first time he won. He won […]

Clay Buchholz

Phillies acquire Clay Buchholz from Red Sox to (in theory) eat innings

Much like they did last winter when they acquired Jeremy Hellickson from the Diamondbacks and Charlie Morton from the Pirates, the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired a veteran starting pitcher to fill a hole in their rotation and eat some innings. This time around, it’s Clay Buchholz, coming over from the Boston Red Sox in exchange […]

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Matthew McConaughey is more than open to acting in a third season of True Detective

The second season of HBO’s True Detective was a bust, especially when compared to the smash hit that season one was. Much of the poor reception came from the disappointing story and the characters portrayed by Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. McConaughey was on Friday’s edition of The Rich Eisen Show, and Eisen naturally asked […]

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ESPN is powering a Bachelor Fantasy League for ABC this season

In a bit of corporate synergy that would make Bill Simmons happy, ESPN will be running a fantasy league for The Bachelor, an ABC reality show. The fantasy game is located on ABC’s site, but is powered by ESPN and their fantasy app. Players can guess the top four participants and the eventual winner, along with […]

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Sammy Sosa still isn’t getting Hall of Fame love, and that’s fine

One of the less reported subplots of this winter’s Baseball Hall of Fame voting is Sammy Sosa’s lack of movement, in either direction, among the electorate. Sosa has received just six votes of the 55 revealed thusfar, the same he received through 55 votes last year. He finished with only 31 votes in 2016, giving […]

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 27:  A Rays hat and glove sit at the end of the dugout during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on February 27, 2009 in Port Charlotte, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays were lone team to vote against MLB CBA

The new collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA was ratified this week. The MLBPA’s executive board unanimously approved the CBA, while MLB’s owners approved the agreement by a 29-1 vote. The “1” really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, but the one owner to cast a dissenting vote was […]

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Young Astros fan makes compelling case for team not trading George Springer

In the last decade or so, it’s been tough for Houston Astros fans to get attached to players on their team. As Houston entered a rebuild, their best players were dealt away for younger prospects and years of dark times followed. But now, the Astros are a contender in the American League, one of the […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 29:  Rick Hahn  the Vice-President/General Manager of the Chicago White Sox talks to a reporter before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers on April 29, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Winners and losers of the 2016 Winter Meetings

The MLB Winter Meetings have pretty much concluded, with many executives, agents, and members of the media leaving Washington DC on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Which teams and players came out ahead, and which look worse than they did at the end of the week? Good question. We’ve got you covered. WINNER: Chicago White Sox […]

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The Orioles have a stupid reason for not pursuing Jose Bautista

The Baltimore Orioles could use some help on offense with both Mark Trumbo and Matt Wieters both poised to depart in free agency this offseason. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista could be a fit for the Orioles, but Baltimore doesn’t seem too keen on signing Bautista. There are plenty of plausible reasons why a […]

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Ian Desmond’s contract with the Rockies is puzzling, opens door for trades

The newest member of the Colorado Rockies is shortstop/outfielder Ian Desmond, who inked a five-year, $70 million deal with the team on Wednesday morning. This is fine. The money isn’t outrageous. Five years isn’t too long. Giving up the 11th overall pick in the MLB Draft to sign Desmond is a bit short-sighted, but whatever. […]

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Dodgers rolling the dice on Rich Hill for the next three seasons

When Rich Hill was healthy in 2016, he was fantastic. He pitched to a 2.12 ERA, struck out 129, and walked just 33. The problem, as always, with Hill was his health – he made just 20 starts and pitched 110 2/3 innings. He’s topped those marks just once in his career, way back in […]

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16:  Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs during game two of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Miami Marlins want a closer, but have bigger needs

The Miami Marlins are in the market for a closer this week at MLB’s Winter Meetings. This is a bit surprising, considering AJ Ramos has saved 72 games for the club over the last two years while striking out 160 hitters in 134 1/3 innings. It’s even more surprising when you hear that the Marlins are […]

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