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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) - People are always game for a day off, so why not add one more to the list of national holidays - Major League Opening Day.

The crusade to get Americans a free pass for the start of baseball season got some legitimacy with endorsements from Ozzie Smith and Anheuser-Busch and 100,000 White House petition signatures.

But is that bandwagon really worth jumping on, especially considering the Super Bowl probably makes more money than all Opening Day games combined?

By the way, Alabama football fans, we're on to you. Your scheming and Notre Dame football hatred have gone far enough and ruined an innocent and brilliant piece of cinema. The full details are 20 minutes into the podcast.

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