The Daily Dose: 8/15/22

-John Turner

Good morning and happy Monday! NFL preseason week 1 is in the books. It was a relatively injury free weekend of televised and glorified full price scrimmages across the league. Later today I’ll try to construct a plan to get rid of the preseason altogether because I’ve been beyond over it for years. Albert Pujols hit 688 and 689, leaving him just seven short of fourth all time in home runs behind Alex Rodriguez. The NBA announced it will retire the late Bill Russell’s #6 league wide this upcoming season.

XFL

Looks like it’s a two horse race in the CFL with the BlueBombers at 9-1 and the Lions sitting at 7-1 led by the young Ontario product, Nathan Rourke. If it were up to me we’d only see three teams reach the playoffs in the CFL as there seems to be little to no parity. The USFL has now sent 50 players to NFL training camps. Good sign for alternative to NFL leagues, but we still have to see how many are just camp fodder and who will stick around. As for the XFL, it appears that there has been some false XFL Draft Pool invites circulating through the inbox of hopefuls the last few days. The XFL released a statement on the matter. Jeremy Cameron of the top seeded Geelong Cats is expected to be out 2-3 weeks with a hamstring but shouldn’t miss any final eight games. Tune in to The Chaps Chat Cats for more on AFL.

Forbes

Westworld season four came to an end with a whimper in my honest opinion. While season one was phenomenal, season two decent, season three jumped the shark, and season four has gone off the rails in a fashion I can’t explain. Whatever the writers had in mind when putting together the first installment, God only knows. It has completely become a different show altogether, and not for the better. Is it a show about the pros and cons of AI? Is it a post apocalypse show? Is it a tale about human greed and lust for power? Doubt anyone knows.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Better Call Saul wrapped up what might be the best spinoff in television history. It’s not up there in my top five or ten shows all time as that is just a matter of preference, but there is no denying the quality in acting, production, and entertainment. Thanks for a great run and I hope we don’t have to wait too long for the sequel to Nobody. More on the finale later as I’d like to give more folks a chance to see it before I give away spoilers. Animal Kingdom has two episodes left, Power Book III: Raising Kanan is back and She-Hulk starts this Thursday.

Infinite Start

The new Madden will be out Friday. I’m excited for it although my attention has been locked in to MLB The Show as late. NBA 2K set to drop on September 8th. We’re about six weeks away from the final EA FIFA game as EA and FIFA have decided to go separate ways after this last installment. Release date is scheduled for September 30th. Looks like two months almost to the day until we get the new EA NHL game. Still no news on when we might get Tekken 8 just yet.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan in 1057.

History

In 1483 The Sistine Chapel was consecrated.

The Panama Canal opened for cargo transit today in 1919, 395 years to the day after Panama City was founded.

In 1939 The Wizard of Oz premiered at Gram’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.

Colorado

The Beatles played in front of 60,000 at Shea Stadium in what is considered the birth of “Stadium Rock” in 1965.

LA Times

Speaking of rock… Woodstock kicked off today in 1969… don’t eat any brown acid.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

Bill and Ted Wiki

Napoleon Bonaparte

CBS

Gary Kubiak

Marca

Ben Affleck

Zimbio

Bertrand Berry

FACT OF THE DAY:

Forces

Since 1945, all British tanks have been built equipt with a tea making station… because… priorities.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Yogi Museum

“When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, ‘Four. I don’t think I can eat eight.’” – Yogi Berra

A new week is here made custom just for you… It’s A Football World, we’re all just passing through. Cheers!

Feature photo: TechNadu

John Turner

I like Food, Family, TV and Movies, Talking Sports, and Hall and Oates

2 thoughts on “The Daily Dose: 8/15/22

  • August 16, 2022 at 12:29 am
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    Love the fact that there have been so many guys signed onto NFL sides from the USFL, even if it doesn’t lead to long-term roster spots. It’s just great to think these guys get an extra month or so to have an opportunity to make a little money while playing the game they love. Hone their craft against some of the nation’s best. Maybe get time in preseason games. I hope some of them catch onto roster spots, but even if not, I’m just happy that they’ve had an extra stint around a team in 2022.

    • August 16, 2022 at 1:12 am
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      If nothing else if they get cut and return to the spring league at that point they’re an all pro at that level… instant minor league stardom if the league stays in business.

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