Debating sports opinions while attempting to get the perfect grill marks on a hot dog is exactly what the founders of this country intended for us to do on America's birthday. It's right there in the Constitution. Maybe read a book?
Few settings lend themselves better to a spicy sports debate than a good old-fashioned cookout. To help you prepare for these discussions, we've compiled a list of ten of the topics most likely to come up.
Apparently, Tampa Bay wasn't Brady's first choice in Florida. Reports emerged this week that the mystery team he spoke to before signing was the Miami Dolphins, and he was shocked they didn't want to help Ryan Fitzpatrick pack.
Should the Dolphins have gone after their longtime nemesis, or did they take the right route with Tua Tagovailoa?
Five Reasons Sports reported that the Miami Heat is likely to get rid of Tyler Herro this offseason, mainly because he's become too much of a celebrity for its liking. The report said the Heat is "75 percent or more" likely to trade the second-year guard this offseason.
Apparently, higher-ups at the Heat weren't huge fans of his cereal, signature burrito bowls at Chipotle, or his plethora of other endorsements. Is branding yourself this hard before actually accomplishing anything in the NBA a tradeable issue, or is Herro right to cash in on his fame while he's a hot commodity?
Should the Marlins #PayMarte? The Miami Marlins are notoriously cheap. They don't pay for good players, and if they do, they eventually trade them away. This offseason, the Marlins are faced with another conundrum: Do they pay their starting center fielder, Starling Marte, the salary he'll likely command?
A pregame conversation: "Would you like to see the Marlins sign Starling Marte to a long-term contract?"@hollytime28 and @THUT14 offer their opinions and discuss what the Marlins should do come the trade deadline in July...#MLB #JuntosMiami pic.twitter.com/Tz3nWzYZfp— Bally Sports Florida: Marlins (@BallyMarlins) June 14, 2021
Most Marlins fans will say of course, but some argue he's too old to sign to a large contract and that the Marlins would be better off spending elsewhere.
Is Dwyane Wade's new game show The Cube the worst game show of all time? After seeing 500 commercials for Dwyane Wade's new TBS game show The Cube during the NBA playoffs, we had a sense it was going to be terrible. What we didn't expect is that it would be a contender for the title of Worst Game Show Ever Created. It's that bad.
The entire show is built around putting a clown-nose-looking ball into a tube. Sometimes with your mouth. Sometimes with your hand. Sometimes you bounce the ball in. Other times you pick it up and put it in a hole. That's the show.
Is it the worst, or just one of the worst? You decide.
Should the Miami Heat bring back Udonis Haslem the player? First of all: We've covered this. Yes, it should. No, UD should not retire. But if there's anything we've all learned over the last five years, it's that just because something is a provable fact doesn't mean 50 percent of Americans won't pretend the opposite is true.
Should Udonis Haslem return to the Miami Heat for a 19th season? Ryan Yousefi @Rizzmiggiz from the Miami New Times wrote 10 reasons why he should… Hoch & Crowder share those reasons with you next on 790 The Ticket and the @Audacy app. pic.twitter.com/ZDkyK5DOYJ— 790 The Ticket (@790TheTicket) June 11, 2021
Go ahead, be the person at the Fourth of July cookout who drunkenly argues that Udonis Haslem needs to retire. Embarrass yourself!
Would the 2011-2014 Heat "Big 3" beat the Brooklyn Nets' "Big 3"? For whatever reason, Chris Bosh said the above thing this week, and Heat fans were having none of it. The question was if the LeBron James "Big 3" of the Miami Heat would beat the current Brooklyn Nets trio of Durant, Harden, and Kyrie.
Which Big 3 are you taking in a game of 3-on-3? 🤔— ESPN (@espn) June 26, 2021
Nets or Heat? pic.twitter.com/FLZIZP9Yhk
Bosh went with the Nets core. Bosh was wrong!
Do you know who Jazz Chisholm is? This is purely a test. Walk around your Fourth of July party and ask other partygoers if they know who Jazz Chisholm is. Whatever the results of your survey, they shouldn't be anything less than 100 percent. The Marlins' 23-year-old middle infielder needs to be a household name in Miami.
Jazz is what baseball is all about. pic.twitter.com/w056Jwi8Cz— MLB (@MLB) June 25, 2021
The Marlins need a bona-fide star on the diamond and off of it. They need a face. They haven't had it since José Fernández died tragically and the team traded Giancarlo Stanton. Jazz is changing all that, every night.
The question is, if Tua struggles this season, do the Dolphins go to the new backup, Jacoby Brissett? Is winning the most important thing, or is letting your investment learn on the job more crucial in the long run?
Would you rather the Heat trade for Damian Lillard or sign Kawhi Leonard? Two league-changing players could be available this offseason: Damian Lillard and Kawhi Leonard. Lillard will cost the Heat a bunch of assets. Leonard would only cost the Heat a lot of money in free agency, but the team would need to move players to clear that room.
You can only nail one whale…who ya want?— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) June 29, 2021
Which acquisition gives the Heat the best chance to compete for a championship next season? Opinions are mixed on the topic.
Should collegiate athletes be able to profit off their likeness while still in school? An entirely new world opened up this week when the courts made it official: Collegiate athletes are allowed to get sponsorship deals and otherwise make money off their name, and the NCAA can just deal with it.
Legendary day for college sports. NCAA athletes can now monetize NIL— J & JAYY (@JnJAYY_Everyday) July 1, 2021
Miami QB D'Eriq King & DB Bubba Bolden both signed NIL deals with College Hunks Hauling Junk, per @Schultz_Report.
The deal will net each $20,000.
King has 4 sponsorships already! pic.twitter.com/2uMxQE0llA
For years, the argument has been that players are paid in tuition and that opening an avenue of revenue would lead to an inevitable wave of cheating and corruption. Now we'll find out if any of those concerns were warranted.