The Daily Dose: 8/17/22

-John Turner

Drew Lock has covid, Mike Zimmer heads to Jackson State, and Duane Brown says he feels the Jets can do great things… bless his heart. Mason Rudolph could be headed to The Motor City, Simon Fraser (Division II) of British Columbia is moving its home games to the state of Washington to avoid the cancellation of games, due to the strict vaccine laws in Canada, and Netflix has wasted time and money to release a two part documentary on Manti Te’o and his make believe girlfriend (hard pass). Travis Kelce has his own cereal, Aaron Rodgers gets a visit from his doppleganger Nicholas Cage, and every CFL fan but me is surprised at the early success of Nathan Rourke.

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Nats took the Cubs to 11 innings before they decided to ship it. Joey Meneses, who spent a decade in the minors before being called up a couple weeks ago is now batting .356 with five homers in 12 games at the big league level. If there’s a baby’s handful of players over 30 I’d like to keep around on the roster beyond this season, he’d be one of them. As of now, the team is still about a half a season or so from bringing up one of their prospects at RF, so it would be good to see if he can stay in the rotation. However as of right now his deal is set to expire at season’s end. Perhaps the new owners will make roster decisions soon as the team is expecting bids in before the end of the season.

MLB

WNBA Playoffs start today… get yer freak on. Bradley Beal thinks the Wizards can win a title… not sure what the drug testing policy is in the NBA, but that deserves a urine test. Elon Musk on him buying the Manchester United said, “stand up is my side hustle”. The XFL tabs Jordan Palmer to be Director of Quarterback Development. Now if the league can hire Russ Grimm to be the Director of Offensive Linemen Development, that might actually make an impact. Lastly The Washington Commanders closed a deal with SeatGeek to the tune of $10-12M a year in an attempt to improve their league low attendance issues. The team was dead last at 64% last year, a full 15% behind second to last Detroit Lions… good luck with all that.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

The Protestant Church overthrows the Catholic Church in Scotland making it the new national religion in 1560.

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In 1807 The North River Steamboat heads up the Hudson River to Albany from New York City becoming the first commercial steamboat in history.

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The first public performance of the National Anthem of the Dominican Republic was performed in 1883.

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In 1953 the first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held in California.

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Soviet ship, Arktika become the first known ship to reach The North Pole in 1977.

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In 1985 The Hormel Strike began in Minnesota. I now have an appetite for corned beef hash for some reason.

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Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in a single Olympic Games in 2008.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

Davy Crockett

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Robert De Niro

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Belinda Carlisle

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Sean Penn

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Jon Gruden

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Ed McCaffrey

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Christian Leattner

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Donnie Wahlberg

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Jim Courier

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Jorge Posada

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Antwan Randle El

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Dee Brown

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Rudy Gay

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Tyrus Thomas

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Olympus Mons, a moutain located on Mars is almost three times as high as Mount Everest. (16 miles)

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We can’t win at home. We can’t win on the road. As General Manager I just can’t figure out where else to play.” – Pat Williams

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That’s it from me for now. Check back later for Jake Bowtell’s “Worst to First” post. It’s A Football World, we’re all just passing through. Cheers!

Feature photo: GQ

John Turner

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