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“Listen, rummy! I’m gonna say it plain and simple: Where’d you pinch the hooch? Is some blind tiger jerking suds on the side?

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The Rock Chalkboard

Bengals announce signing of former KU left tackle Hakeem Adeniji
The former KU football left tackle was the first Jayhawk under Les Miles to be taken in the draft, as well as the first Jayhawk since 2018 to receive an NFL Draft selection.

KU recruiting notes: Jayhawks make cut for hoops, FB prospects
The 2023 rankings are not yet out for college basketball prospects, but Mikey Williams will likely be a no-doubt five-star prospect in the first edition. In fact, the 247Sports trio of Evan Daniels, Brian Snow and Joshua Gershon previously listed him in their piece breaking down the "10 best NBA prospects in high school hoops — period."

KU football's Kyle Thompson on preseason watch list for punters
While he was not named as the preseason pick by the media for All-Big 12 punter, Kyle Thompson was named to the Ray Guy Award preseason watch list, as was announced by the Augusta Sports Council this week. The Ray Guy award goes to the top punter in all of college football.

2021 kicker took unique approach after COVID cancelations
“[One] certain day I didn’t have access to a football field, so I was just out there at a soccer field, using the soccer goals as fake uprights,” Khan said. “Actually I saw it on Twitter, ... a kicker using soccer goals as uprights. So I just figured since I didn’t have access to [a football] field I could visualize a soccer goal as uprights.”

Bits o Chalk

Antonio Brown demands NFL wrap up investigation so he can play again
"The fact that you refuse to provide a deadline and the reason for the fact you won't resolve your investigations is completely unacceptable," Brown wrote. "I demand you provide me clarity on this situation immediately if you really care about my wellbeing. My legal team continues to ask and you provide no answers. How is it that the league can just drag it's feet on any investigation it chooses on players and we just have to sit there in limbo?"

Clippers, Magic tip off NBA restart with scrimmage
Williams, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, heard the familiar voice of the Clippers' home public address announcer, Eric Smith, after every made basket and the in-game music played at Clippers home games, including the "DE-FENSE" chant. He also saw the Clippers' digital signage, such as one that read "LA Our Way," and players' likenesses all over the large LED boards surrounding the court to give it a more intimate feel.

Reports - MLB, players' union discuss expanding 2020 playoffs to 16 teams
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are discussing expanding the 2020 playoffs from 10 teams to 16, according to multiple reports.

Nuggets' Bol Bol impresses Mike Malone with double-double in debut
"I've been working really hard, especially since I got here in the bubble," he said in a postgame video call. "I was just trying not to be nervous, and then everything would just come to me.

Eraser Dust

Trump details ‘difficult’ cognitive test he says he aced - POLITICO
“It was 30 or 35 questions. The first questions are very easy. The last questions are much more difficult. Like a memory question,” Trump continued. “It’s like you’ll go, ‘Person, woman, man, camera, TV.’ So they say, ‘Could you repeat that?’ So I said, ‘Yeah.’ So it’s, ‘Person, woman, man, camera, TV.’ OK, that’s very good. If you get it in order, you get extra points.”

New Stimulus Package Expected Today—$1,200 Second Stimulus Checks, Unemployment Benefits May Be Included
How much is the second stimulus check? According to the Associated Press, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants second stimulus checks of $1,200 included in this proposed stimulus package. However, McConnell and White House negotiators, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, have not confirmed the amount of the second stimulus checks or the criteria to receive a second stimulus check.

Bruno D, former Nazi SS concentration camp guard, convicted in Germany - CNN
ormer Nazi concentration camp guard was convicted of thousands of counts of being an accessory to murder and given a two-year suspended prison sentence Thursday, a court announced.

Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown
Twitter will stop recommending accounts and content related to QAnon, including material in email and follow recommendations, and it will take steps to limit circulation of content in features like trends and search. The action will affect about 150,000 accounts, said a spokesperson, who asked to remain unnamed because of concerns about the targeted harassment of social media employees.

Former Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin, Wife Face Tax Evasion Charges : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR
The Washington County prosecutor's office announced Wednesday that Chauvin and his wife, Kellie May Chauvin, face charges of underreporting their joint income from 2014 through 2019 by $464,433, including more than $95,000 that Derek Chauvin earned from off-duty security work.