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Call Him ‘Shaq Exotic’

Posted on March 30, 2020

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Okay, so we’ve all been in quarantine for awhile now, depending on where you are while reading this, but the one thing that seems to have kept everyone sane during this time is the release of Tiger King. We could talk for hours about how insane this show is, but we want to focus on one particular moment: the appearance by Shaq.

In the video, Shaq refers to Joe Exotic as his ‘main man’ and jokes about being gifted one of the tiger cubs. Understandably, some fans got pretty upset to see the NBA Hall of Famer paying to play with these animals. So it should come as no surprise that he was quick to clear things up on his podcast. He explained that not only is he not friends with Joe, but he provided donations for the “tiger’s foods and all that.” We’ll leave it to the fans to decide if his comments were good enough.

The good news about everyone having time to binge watch shows like Tiger King, is that we think there are going to be a LOT of interesting team name suggestions that come out of this quarantine period. Sure, ‘Tiger King’ will probably be an option submitted for every team (we’re expecting quite a few for Mike Tyson’s team), but we want to see something a little more creative from the fans – we know you have it in you! We think ‘Baghavan Bones’ and ‘Raging Mullets’ for Bobby Bones’ team and ‘Tiger Prince’ for Prince Royce are some decent options, but we know you can do better! Let’s see what you’ve got!

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The Bash Brothers and the FCFL

Posted on May 23, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Last night, mega-funny comedy trio The Lonely Island dropped a surprise special on Netflix, The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience. The concept, which is referred to as a “visual poem,” focuses on Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, who famously celebrated their home runs by bashing their forearms together and won the World Series with the Oakland A’s in 1989. With Andy Samberg (Canseco) and Akiva Schaffer (McGwire) constantly referencing the two’s steroid use, we were left in stitches.

Jose Canseco himself has already come out showing his support for the special, saying he couldn’t stop laughing. No word yet from McGwire, but we can think of one more person we’d like to hear from: FCFL Chief Operating Officer, Andy Dolich. Dolich worked his way up at the Oakland A’s from 1980-1995, giving him a front-row seat to the hey-day that inspired this out of left-field project. Even better, be sure to stick around for the credits so you can see our very own Chief Strategic Advisor, Joe Montana, portrayed by Jorma Taccone, the third member of The Lonely Island.

It should be noted that Canseco and McGwire’s gimmick of the ‘Monster Bash’ paved the road for t-shirts, banners, this poster, and a music video. The 1988 US Olympic team even adopted it as their own. We can only hope that the FCFL creates a similar cultural impact, but given the involvement of our amazing fans, we’re optimistic. Power to the fans!