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The Weekend Mauling: 8.22.2020

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Hahahaha. Look at this country. ‘U R Gay’

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The Rock Chalkboard

Notebook: What Les Miles, players said about KU quarterback race
Miles waited until the last minute to inform — if you would call it that — 2019 starter Carter Stanley that he was the No. 1 quarterback. Even then, there was no formal announcement, but rather it was something that became apparent to Stanley as the season drew closer and closer.

Countdown to KU football: Early fall camp scrimmage takeaways
KU football's fall camp is off and running, which means reports should start to come in regarding scrimmages and activities that take place throughout the weeks leading up to the season. In fact, it was a Wednesday scrimmage that was a popular topic of conversation in the Jayhawks' first media session of the year.

Denzel Feaster has high hopes for KU football defense
“We’re going to miss those seniors and what they provided for us last year,” said senior linebacker Denzel Feaster. “We have a lot of great young guys that are stepping up in their roles that the coaches have presented to them.”

Bits o Chalk

Source - Chargers' Melvin Ingram gets restructured contract guaranteeing his 2020 pay
Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram's return to practice this week came after he and the team restructured his contract to guarantee his pay for the 2020 season, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Paul George downplays critiques amid shooting slump: 'I'm no James Harden'
"I'm no James Harden," George said of how he tries to impact the game on both ends of the floor. "That's not my knack ... to just shoot the ball, score the ball. I can and I pride myself on being effective on both ends. But there's going to be nights like this where I just can't make a shot, and I can't allow that to affect my game."

Erik Moses to head Nashville Superspeedway, becoming first Black track president in NASCAR history
"Our partnership with NASCAR is for them to put on the race and bring the circus to town," Moses said. "Our job is to make certain that the big top is ready. Make certain that everybody in and around middle Tennessee and the rest of that area understands we're going to have a Cup Series race and they can look forward to the type of experience that NASCAR fans expect and deserve."

Ravens sent Earl Thomas home Friday after fiery on-field argument with Chuck Clark, source says
Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas was sent home Friday after a fiery on-field argument with safety Chuck Clark, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

Eraser Dust

Gulf Coast on alert as simultaneous tropical storms threaten - CNN
"It's always tough to predict hurricanes, especially their intensity," CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen says. "In this case, it's tough to say at this point which storm will be the strongest. The storms could potentially interact with each other and that makes this forecast (or two) even more complicated."

Lori Loughlin sentenced to 2 months in prison in college admissions scandal - CBS News
Loughlin, 56, will also pay a $150,000 fine, serve 100 hours of community service and be under supervised release for two years. Giannulli, 57, is required to pay a fine of $250,000, serve 250 hours of community service and serve two years of supervised release.

USPS Funding Vote on Saturday Could Bring Second Round of Stimulus Checks
The House of Representatives is planning to convene on Saturday to vote on a bill to provide the cash-strapped US Postal Service (USPS) with $25 billion, in a move which could also create a breakthrough for a bipartisan agreement for another round of stimulus checks.

California Wildfires Spread As Governor Appeals For Other States' Help : NPR
"Just a day ago, I announced that we are struggling to address the needs of suppressing some 376 fires in this state," Gov. Gavin Newsom said at a Friday news conference. "That number has grown to about 560 fires in the state of California.

A billionaire who vowed to pay off student loans for an entire college graduating class is said to be facing a criminal tax probe | Markets Insider
Robert Smith, the billionaire who made headlines last year after saying he would wipe off the student debt of the entire Morehouse College 2019 graduating class, is facing an investigation into potential tax crimes, according to a report from Bloomberg on Friday.

Generous Ellen grants bare standard of living to her serfs
Specifically, staffers on the series will now receive five paid days off, plus paid time off for “doctors appointments and family matters.” They’ll also get their birthdays off, which is, for some reason, very funny to us as an attempt at a humanitarian gesture.

Poll of the Day

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What is your favorite thing to drink in the morning?

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  • 40%
    Coffee
    (16 votes)
  • 10%
    Tea
    (4 votes)
  • 30%
    Water
    (12 votes)
  • 5%
    Soda
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Energy Drinks
    (2 votes)
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    other
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