The Hip and Lip dive into the latest Yankee trade (of course after Lip’s tirade on this heatwave), and the Lip gives his stamp of approval. While the Lip is enthused by the extraordinary depth in the Yankee bullpen, the Hip emphasizes the Yankees’ need to address a glaring weakness that is starting pitching; the Hip’s solution….Jhoulys Chacin! (Give yourself a cookie if you can pronounce that.) The guys feel obliged to mention the recent hiring in the Knicks front office, but are in full WGAS mode regarding the significance of it. In a full John Oliver-inspired “main segment” of the week style, the Hip puts on his “lawyer fedora” to break down the recent nod from the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of sports gambling. (Give yourself a box of cookies if you can follow the legalese that the Hip throws at you.) With the sports leagues as the plaintiffs in this case, the hypocrisy of their argument is once again at the forefront of this “controversial” topic. The Lip concludes with a homage to legendary sportscaster Bob Wolff.
Hipster Beer of the Week: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. – Leo v. Ursus: Adversus