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There Is Nothing Like Embracing Hypotheticals As A Sports Fan

On today's Pardon My Take... JJ REDICK! The NBA analyst for ESPN joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter on today's show to discuss the NBA playoffs, how good Anthony Edwards is, what the Suns and Lakers do from here, if this the death of the superteam, and his son going to basketball camp at Duke. 

Another topic that the guys highlighted involves the art of sports talk media. This specific type of content has taken over our TV's, radios, and social media platforms - but why? JJ Redick and the crew talked through what makes hypotheticals in sports media so fascinating...

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When you look at some of the weekly segments on Pardon My Take, their names come from popular talking points that take place during sports talk shows....

"____ IS BACK (of the week)"

"PUT _____ ON THE HOT SEAT!"

But look no further than last week's NFL Draft. That event is the epitome of hypotheticals in sports and having hope as a fan of a team or league. That's what mock drafts are built upon - hypotheticals and hope. And with the way that sports media continues to trend in these days, don't expect that to go anywhere any time soon.

LeBron James. Dallas Cowboys. Tim Tebow. There's a reason that these topics are often segments that we see on sports talk shows all the time.... because they move the needle. Popular talking points equals ratings, and ratings equals money. We all know that's what it comes down to at the end of the day.