Fake News Friday - 6/25

Fake News Friday - 6/25

We here at End of the Bench take it upon ourselves to not only make you laugh but also to inform. Every Friday, we’ll do a little of both - our headlines, provided with a snippet of the real story, and the link to read for yourself. We like to think of this as a punch list to make you giggle while also getting up to date on all the major news in sports over the last week!


NFL Allows Teams to Make Uniform Changes That Have Absolutely No Impact on the Game

The NFL has approved a plan in which teams can wear alternate helmets with their throwback uniforms starting in 2022, according to league spokesman Brian McCarthy.

Chicago Cubs' Zach Davies, Three Relievers Combine for No-Hitter (Yawn)

The Chicago Cubs threw their first combined no-hitter in franchise history as four pitchers shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Thursday night.

Major League Baseball’s Rollout of Strippers Not Going So Well

On-field exams of pitchers started Monday, a week after Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced a crackdown on unauthorized grip substances.

Jay Williams Forgets Former Black Boston Celtics Head Coach is Black

ESPN’s Jay Williams did not handle a bad tweet well. The NBA analyst pointed out this was the first time the Boston Celtics had hired a Black head coach. The only problem is Udoka is now the sixth Black coach in Celtics history.

NHL’s Seattle (Yes, There’s a Hockey Team There Now) Krakens Hire First Head Coach

The Seattle Kraken have named Dave Hakstol as their first head coach.

NCAA To Allow Student-Athletes to Finally Be Actual College Students

NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday the association is working on interim rules that will permit college athletes to earn money off their fame and celebrity by July. The rules would act as a bridge until there is a permanent solution.
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