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Alright, I was trying to keep it from you, but I had a good reason. Every time you go to that cook-off, you get drunk as a poet on payday!

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The Rock Chalkboard

Former KU DB Bradley McDougald on the move in Jamal Adams trade
Over the weekend, the New York Jets announced that the franchise had completed a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for star defensive back Jamal Adams. The Seahawks received Adams and a 4th-round pick, set to take place in 2022. In return, the Jets received two first round picks (2021, 2022), as well as a third-round pick in 2021.

Where will Pooka Williams finish on all-time KU rushing list?
Pooka Williams Jr. could be entering his final season for KU football in 2020. Having finished as a first-team All-Big 12 honoree over his first two seasons, Williams could choose to depart after his junior year and head to the NFL Draft.

Schools with the most NCAA Tournament victories
Making the list requires years of deep runs; the No. 11 squad had 57 wins, or nearly 10 years worth of national title romps. And remember that not all title runs are created equal. Back in the early days of the NCAA Tournament, it only took four wins to be crowned champion. John Wooden's national championships all took either four or five games, as all came before the expanded NCAA Tournament era. And had schools like VCU or Syracuse — both of whom reached the Final Four after starting their NCAA Tournament journey in a play-in game — finished the job, they would actually have had to win seven tournament games to do so.

Scouting Sunday: What makes 2022 QB Braedyn Locke special
"We kind of hit it off," Locke said at the time of Dearmon. "I feel like he’s going to be one of those guys that I can have a good relationship with. We’re kind of into the same things I feel like. He said he’s obviously really impressed with my game but he wants to keep talking to me each week."

KU's Pooka Williams named to Maxwell Award watch list
KU football running back Pooka Williams was named to the Maxwell Award preseason watch list to kick off the weekend.

Bits o Chalk

Jose Urena one of four Marlins players to test positive, sources say; team delays trip home
Four Miami Marlins players have tested positive for the coronavirus, including Sunday's starter, Jose Urena, according to sources familiar with the situation, leading the team to delay its postgame trip home amid concerns about a possible outbreak.

Sources - Giants releasing Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas
The New York Giants are releasing Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas just days before the start of training camp after his arrest earlier this summer, according to multiple sources.

Justin Verlander out with forearm strain but disputes report that he's done for season
"The report that I'm currently missing the rest of the season is not accurate," he tweeted. "There is a forearm strain ... I'm hopeful that with some rest it will heal, and I'll be able to return soon. Thank you for all the well wishes."

NFL players who attend 'high-risk' events and contract coronavirus face team discipline, lack of pay
NFL players who contract the coronavirus through "high-risk" activity away from team facilities can face team discipline and might be at risk of not being paid, according to the league's new protocol.

Bryce Harper plunking sparks crazy baseball brawl between Nats and Giants - CBSSports.com
Harper had previously homered both times he faced Strickland.

Eraser Dust

Colin Jost Has Addressed Cecily Strong's Exit From 'Weekend Update' In 2014
Ultimately, Jost suggests, Cecily was such a natural and so good as a regular cast member that, “I’m guessing that’s why Lorne wanted her to do characters again rather than being an anchor.” Of course, Jost doesn’t say for sure, because at that time, he didn’t know what “Lorne or the producers were thinking because everyone stopped talking to me.”

Black Lives Matter: Arkansas senator describes slavery as 'necessary evil' - BBC News
"As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as [Abraham] Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction."

Next Stimulus Package Today: $1,200 Stimulus Check, Eviction Moratorium, and Reduced Unemployment Aid In CARES 2 Act
The Senate returned last Monday after weeks of speculation about what could be in the next stimulus bill, we have our first concrete signs of what Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (K-KY) is calling CARES 2.

The late John Lewis crosses Selma bridge for a final time in remembrance procession - POLITICO
The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon.

Moment Trump's 'indestructible' border wall collapses as Tropical Storm Hanna lashes south Texas | Daily Mail Online
A viral video purportedly shows section of the border wall separating the US and Mexico collapsing under strong winds and heavy rains from Tropical Storm Hanna.