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Rantankerous: Let's ditch the 'amateur' in college sports

That'll teach George not to talk about Brian's favorite team! (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook) That'll teach George not to talk about Brian's favorite team! (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook)
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  • Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls

    Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls

    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:05:37 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File). FILE - In this file photo from June 20, 2018, Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz, second left, talks to an assistant referee during the Group B match between Iran and Spain at the World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Spain won 1-0.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File). FILE - In this file photo from June 20, 2018, Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz, second left, talks to an assistant referee during the Group B match between Iran and Spain at the World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Spain won 1-0.
    Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says he's concerned the World Cup is overusing the video assistant referee system to judge close and debatable calls instead of limiting its use to correcting obvious mistakes.More >>
    Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says he's concerned the World Cup is overusing the video assistant referee system to judge close and debatable calls instead of limiting its use to correcting obvious mistakes.More >>
  • Even with 2 wins, Mexico's place in next round not secure

    Even with 2 wins, Mexico's place in next round not secure

    Monday, June 25 2018 5:54 AM EDT2018-06-25 09:54:12 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa celebrates after the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa celebrates after the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
    Mexico still could miss World Cup second round despite wins over Germany, South Korea.More >>
    Mexico still could miss World Cup second round despite wins over Germany, South Korea.More >>
  • Hader headlines impressive bullpen for NL-leading Brewers

    Hader headlines impressive bullpen for NL-leading Brewers

    Monday, June 25 2018 3:04 AM EDT2018-06-25 07:04:06 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Morry Gash). Milwaukee Brewers' Josh Hader throws during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, June 22, 2018, in Milwaukee.(AP Photo/Morry Gash). Milwaukee Brewers' Josh Hader throws during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, June 22, 2018, in Milwaukee.
    Milwaukee's Josh Hader headlines a bullpen that has led the Brewers to the National League's best record.More >>
    Milwaukee's Josh Hader headlines a bullpen that has led the Brewers to the National League's best record.More >>

Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description for the arguments between Brian "What We Learned" Tynes and George "Hot Reads" Jones.

(RNN) - If you're not a fan of hearing a loud, hearty Rollllll Tide! then this isn't the podcast for you - though we must issue a disclaimer that in nearly each of the 50 times the phrase is used it is done so in a mocking manner.

Don't worry, it's for a good cause. Kind of.

Speaking of good causes, we get neck-deep in the topic of compensating college athletes. There were spikes in blood pressure levels and speaking volume, the litmus test for any type of dialogue on this issue.

If you're an angry Alabama fan or you're a college swimmer who is miffed at the suggestion that your (potential) paycheck should be less than a football player's, holler at us: @GJones_RNN and @BNT_RNN.

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