'Sports are boring' -- Gregg Popovich

November 2, 2015
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The Kansas City Royals closed out their World Series win over the New York Mets on Sunday night, coming back from 2-0 down in the ninth inning and winning 7-2 in 12.

So, with the San Antonio Spurs in NYC to play the New York Knicks on Monday, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if he watched Game 5.

No he didn't.

"If it's nighttime, it's dinnertime. Dinner and wine. No baseball, no football, sports are boring. I'm serious. You think I'm being funny. Why would I want to watch a baseball game when I could go to dinner and relax with friends and enjoy it?"

Classic Pop.

ESPN Knicks reporter Ian Begley contributed to this report.

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The Dallas Cowboys are 2-5, but they've been missing some key players -- perhaps none more important than Tony Romo.

Does that mean the quarterback's return -- he's eligible to play Nov. 22 -- will make a big difference for Dallas? Despite their poor record, they are only 1.5 games behind the 4-4 New York Giants.

SportsNation hosts Marcellus Wiley and Max Kellerman discussed the issue on today's show. Now it's your turn to decide.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night for their home opener, and ahead of the game, the organization has unveiled a variety of tributes to Flip Saunders.

Saunders, the team's former head coach and president of basketball operations, died late last month from Hodgkin lymphoma. Since then, there has been an outpouring of support for the Wolves and for Saunders, who was beloved throughout the league.

Before the Lakers-Timberwolves season opener, each team wore warm-up shirts honoring Saunders.

Monday afternoon, the Timberwolves tweeted a photo of the patch they will wear on their jerseys for the rest of their season:

The team will also air a video tribute to Saunders before tipoff, and the hashtag #ForFlip has caught on with fans.

Minnesota is 2-0 this season and has received an immediate impact from 2015 No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns, who has put up double-doubles in each of the first two games of his career.

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1985 Kansas City RoyalsAP Photo/John Swart

Shortly after Sunday night became Monday morning in Queens, the Kansas City Royals outlasted the New York Mets 7-2 in extra innings to win their first World Series in 30 years.

They did it with exactly the kind of stunning, late-game heroics they've somehow made routine, and for years to come, Kansas City fans will always have 2015.

Just like 1985, the most recent year the Royals hoisted the Commissioner's Trophy.

Don't take Bowling For Soup's word for it. Here's what the world was like in sports and pop culture in 1985.

• The Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 on Oct. 27, 1985, the same day the Yankees fired manager Billy Martin for the fourth time. The 300th day of the year also saw Grete Waitz win the 15th NYC Women's Marathon, while Orlando Pizzolato won the men's race.

• Elsewhere in the Midwest, the Chicago Bears pummeled the Minnesota Vikings 27-9 at Soldier Field to move to 8-0. They'd finish the regular season 15-1 before cruising through the playoffs to a Super Bowl title.

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• The No. 1 song in America was "Part-Time Lover" by Stevie Wonder, and it's just as smooth and sensual as you remember. "Take On Me" by a-ha was also burning up the charts. Who knows when the Royals will win another World Series, but when they do, do you think anyone will write a remembrance piece on "Hotline Bling"?

• The No. 1 movie in America was "Jagged Edge," starring Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges. The crime/mystery thriller didn't rule the box office for long, though. It couldn't keep pace with "Back To The Future" and "The Goonies," the No. 1 and No. 2 highest grossing movies of 1985, respectively. The 1985 Academy Award for Best Picture was won by "Out of Africa."

• It cost about $1.20 per gallon to gas up your Camaro.

• The hottest toy on the market was the Nintendo Entertainment System, which launched as a home video-game console in the United States on Oct. 18. It would be another three years or so before you could play "Major League Baseball" (complete with real MLB teams!) on your NES.

• A new comic strip called "Calvin and Hobbes" was less than a month from debuting in 35 newspapers across the United States.

• Finally, even though it wouldn't come out for another year, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" featured a game between the Braves and Cubs on June 5, 1985, at Wrigley Field.

Ferris was right: Life moves pretty fast.

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It's no secret there has been some drama between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks franchises lately.

If you followed along during the NBA offseason, you know that they played a game of tug-of-war over a certain DeAndre Jordan.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban hasn't made an effort to hide his displeasure over the matter. On Thursday night, he seized the opportunity to set the record straight, saying:

"I mean, I don't hate the Clippers ... I just don't give a s--- about the Clippers."

But lucky for us, the Kiss Cam doesn't discriminate:

Nothing to see here, just a few NBA owners forced to "kiss and make up."

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