Xenia Deli, a model … what the hell is wrong at the University of Minnesota to let this happen … “Georgia Teen Suffers Blow to Head in Soccer Game, Wakes From Coma Speaking Fluent Spanish” … what a sad story about a teacher who was fired for being drunk, then killed herself, but what caused it all goes back to her childhood … this is messed up: “Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war” … twitter will be laying off “hundreds” of employees … “Women defend wearing yoga pants in peaceful parade in Rhode Island” … two Iraqi Christians had to hide from ISIS – so they went under a bed, and ISIS sat on the bed, but didn’t find them … lengthy read, but worth it: “Paranoid World Of Julian Assange” … a white water rafting ride at an amusement park in Australia had an accident, and four people are dead …
Fascinating read: Maurice Lerner was an MLB prospect, then he became a mob hit man. [NYT]
Organizations and teams are dumb when they tell you to stay in your lane or try to put you in a box. Also, Peter King joined the show, and he isn’t that down on the ugly NFL season. [Fox Sports Radio: 30-minute Podcast; Full show]
Are we absolutely certain that people hate Cristiano Ronaldo? Sometimes it feels like writers need to leave social media and get closer to the fans. [Arc Mag]
Where are all the white NBA players? [Undefeated]
Portland 113, Utah 104. Damian Lillard scored 39 points. [Oregonian]
The Warriors are about the system, not “one basketball,” so the “who will score more” question seems irrelevant. [SF Gate]
Enjoyed this read about Theo Epstein, and how he didn’t just make moves to improve the Cubs based on stats. [NYT]
Did you know defensive players barely matter when it comes to injuries in the NFL? This study says offensive players matter way more. [Ringer]
Mike Tomlin’s career is an interesting one, and it parallels the acting career of Nic Cage.
It’s LeBron James making another incredible pass.