Roundup: Snake on the Windshield, Kirk Cousins Got Engaged & How ESPN Trains Athletes to Be Broadcasters

aubrey o dayAubrey O’Day … in-depth (and sad) reporting on the typhoon that has claimed the lives of more than 5,200 so far … when texting or on social media, where do you stand on the period? … Kirk Cousins of the Redskins got engaged … musician killed in Nashville over smoking in a bar … Hollywood Reporter goes long on animals being harmed … inside the twitter spam factory … the Last Voyage of the BountyKatie Couric has left ABC News for Yahoo … a lengthy, spirited defense of Keith Olbermann … if you wager on sports, stop paying for picks! … sharks in the water at Manhattan Beach …

If you went to bed early, San Francisco 27, Washington 6. Shanahan watch is underway. [Mercury News]

Timberwolves trade Derrick Williams, the former No. 2 pick, to the Kings for Luc Mbah a Moute. [Star Tribune]

They’re calling Anthony Davis the next Tim Duncan? [Express-News]

Publicist for Jon Bon Jovi says it is preposterous that he’d want to buy the Buffalo Bills. But he does want to own an NFL team. [WSJ]

How ESPN trains athletes to be broadcasters. [New Yorker]

What’s it like to be a woman in sports media today? [SI]

For the few thousand readers we have daily from Canada – there was a big new NHL TV deal announced last night. [Globe & Mail]

Kentucky really struggled with Cleveland State last night before winning with some help from the referees, 68-61. [Kentucky.com]

The Sandy Hook shooter wrote a book as a 10-year old. These words were in it: “Let’s hurt children.” [Courant]

People actually bought pieces of the Metrodome’s right field wall. Remember the ‘Baggie?’ [Star Tribune]

Terrifying Russian dash cam, because we haven’t had one in awhile. [via Cartmaniak]

Oh, look, there’s a snake on the windshield wipers!

Marcus Smart, from 70-feet out … splash. He finished with 25 points as the Cowboys rolled.

Michael Carter Williams had a night against Indiana Sunday: 29 points, seven steals, six rebounds. Keeper.

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