3 things we approve: Thor, puck and eating an actual shirt

Noah Syndergaard Ejected for Pitch Behind Chase Utley

Everyday on AOL Sports, we take a look at three things that caught our attention in the world of sports -- or really anywhere else.

First up, how about Noah Syndergaard coming out of the pen last night? Looks like we know who the best reliever in baseball is now. 'Thor' threw 17 pitches -- 14 for strikes -- and was sitting consistently at 100 and 101mph.

Just stop.

'Thor' got such little work in his last start, thanks to an umpire who apparently didn't want the feud with Chasey Utley to end, so manager Terry Collins figured he'd use his ace on his 'throw day.' The plan worked out well, given the scoreless inning and two strikeouts.

The Mets lost, but we still give Syndergaard a ...


Moving on to the Stanley Cup Final. We know, we know. The NBA playoffs trump all -- and the numbers prove it, given the Warriors-Thunder Game 7 averaged 15.9 million viewers; cable's most viewed NBA game ever and TNT's most watched program ever.

BUT, there's very few moments in sports more exciting than a Cup final game.

The Penguins had a bit of a mid-game meltdown in Game 1, but claimed a 3-2 home victory against the Sharks on Monday. If that contest is any indication, tonight's tilt should be very entertaining.

Watch the damn game. There's no NBA Finals or 'Bachelorette', and don't tell us 'American Ninja Warrior' is the better option.


Finally, we have this gem of a human.

In the comment section of r/nba's Western Finals Game 5 post-game thread, at which point the Thunder were leading the Warriors 3-2, Cavaliers fan PARTYxDIRTYDAN promised that if the Splash Brothers and Co. were able to stage a comeback against the Thunder, he would eat his shirt.

Thanks for the laugh.


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