Katie Cleary, who was once on Deal or No Deal … a Canadian man fended off a bear attack with a wine bottle … how much is Sean Hannity damaging his brand by backing Donald Trump? … “Young Millennials Love Obama, But Clinton Is Struggling To Win Them Over” … someone actually ranked all 314 Bruce Springsteen songs … off-duty cop saves lives in Minnesota shopping mall by shooting and killing a man on a stabbing rampage … if you’ve ridden the scrambler at a carnival before, you won’t have a difficult time picturing this accident … 10 years after being kidnapped at gunpoint, victim goes to jail to meet his kidnappers … anyone watching Tig Notaro’s show, “One Mississippi?” …
The most powerful sports read of the weekend: Mike Wise on Penn State and Joe Paterno, with an ending you probably aren’t ready for. [Undefeated]
Jim Brown killed Colin Kaepernick with the kindness, and then added this, “The only thing I fear is that their popularity and their money is so big, they get thrust into leadership roles that they aren’t capable of intellectually fulfilling.” [Syracuse.com]
Iman Shumpert is bragging in a rap that he will “take me a knee for the anthem.” [NYDN]
TV ratings for the US Open were down significantly. Not really breaking news: Stars matter. [Tennis.com]
I had no idea playing Madden taught anyone anything about football. I thought playing, watching, and reading about football did that. [NYT Magazine]
After a 38-year career at one paper, sports columnist Jim Donaldson is retiring. [Providence Journal]
“PBR upset with Charlotte arena ‘agenda’ after armed color guard turned away.” [The Sporting News]
Wall Street Journal writes about WNBA shooter, and to get people interested, they tossed Stephen Curry’s name in the headline. [WSJ]
The New Orleans Saints are accusing Odell Beckham of “cheating.” [NY Post]
Is this a great white shark jumping out of the water for no reason? Yes, those are surfers nearby.
Your boy predicted the Rams upset of the Seahawks.
Not a huge Metallica fan, but these kids can play.
I hope Mr. Clowney stays healthy all season. So fun to watch.