The Rush: Boston sports fans are two wins away from becoming even more insufferable

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The Red Sox are in the driver’s seat. They took a commanding 2-0 lead in the World Series when they took down the Dodgers 4-2 in game 2. The Boston win felt inevitable before the game even started. That’s when the Sox trotted out key members of the curse-busting ‘04 championship team to throw the ceremonial first pitch. The most notably absent player was Curt Schilling who has spent the years since retiring being a garbage human spreading garbage ideas on the internet.

Meanwhile, the American justice system spent the day proving that there’s no greater crime in America than trying to get student athletes paid. A jury found Adidas employee James Gatto, former Adidas consultant Merl Code and Christian Dawkins, a former runner for NBA agent Andy Miller, guilty on felony charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Meanwhile, America still waits with bated breath for someone, ANYONE to go to jail for the 2008 financial collapse. Spoiler alert: no one ever will.

Finally, all the Steelers are missing running back Le’Veon Bell, but only one player is trying to do something about it. That would be second year wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. He was spotted over the weekend buying $120 worth of lotto tickets. Like most Americans, he was hoping to win the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot. He admitted that one way he would spend his winnings is by giving Le’Veon Bell the contract he deserves. Unfortunately for Le’Veon and Steelers fans everywhere, JuJu didn’t win.

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