1. The big story of the day, of course, is a United Airlines passenger getting dragged off a flight -- literally -- because it was overbooked and the crew had to “reaccomodate” a doctor who ended up with a bloody face.
- Jayse D. Anspach (@JayseDavid) April 10, 2017
Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas came through with a solid take on the incident.
- Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) April 10, 2017
Other notable tweets about the United controversy:
United Airlines is pleased to announce new seating on all domestic flights- in addition to United First and Economy Plus we introduce.... pic.twitter.com/KQjPClU2d2
- McNeil (@Reflog_18) April 10, 2017
- SportsPickle (@sportspickle) April 10, 2017
Jet Blue39;s new slogan - extra leg room and we won39;t physically drag you down the aisle screaming in pain.
- billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 10, 2017
2. Twenty-eight years ago today, Ken Griffey Jr., hit his first career home run.
Shortly thereafter, while we were young and naive, a bunch of us spent our savings on:
Sadly, the 1989 Upper Deck Griffey card is basically worth bubkis now, but as Beckett.com says, “The 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. transcends baseball cards. It’s a legitimate piece of pop culture history and easily Griffey’s most recognizable card.”
3. Respect from The King. Here’s LeBron James waxing poetic about Russell Westbrook and his historic season.
- UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) April 10, 2017
6. Nobody hates their fans quite like the Yankees (except for maybe the NFL). When they built the new (and charmless Yankee Stadium), the organization decided put a moat in the building so the highfalutin phony fans who sit in the lower deck, but don’t care about the team at all didn’t have to associate with the regular peons who attend the game -- and have no problem admitting this. And now for the 2017 season, it was cost fans $40 to park at the Stadium. If any of you out there pay more for parking at your favorite team's ballpark, please shoot me a tweet.
7. SI’s Richard Deitsch has new details on CBS replacing Phil Simms with Tony Romo on its No. 1 broadcast team.
8. The WWE seems to have a growing controversy on its hands. JBL, aka John Bradshaw Layfield, has been accused for years of being a locker room bully. Things seem to be coming to a head now because of two things. One, former ring announcer Justin Roberts detailed some of JBL's ridiculous antics in his new autobiography. Two, Smackdown ring announcer Mauro Ranallo has recently missed a string of broadcasts after suffering through some issues related to his mental illness. It's been reported that JBL's bullying caused Ranallo's setback. JBL strongly denied Roberts' claims, but Roberts isn't backing down. Meanwhile, Ranallo's future with the WWE is in doubt, but fans want Layfield gone instead.
9. Talk about jumping the gun. This Lakers fan seems convinced Lonzo Ball is destined for his team.
This guy really had a Lonzo Ball Lakers jersey made pic.twitter.com/rebNNltEVc
- Christian Cerda (@_Cerdafied_) April 10, 2017
10. YOUR DAILY ROCK. I’ve decided to start a new daily feature in Traina Thoughts. Every single day, one item in the column will be about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. We won’t rest until we get an interview with the Great One, so this will either help me land him as a guest or make me seem like a stalker. Either way, you guys will at least enjoy getting a piece of the People’s Champion each today. For today’s entry, we give you this vintage promo in which The Rock imitates several WWE superstars including Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, The Undertaker and more.
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