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The Daily Mauling: The Gameday Mauling

When I was seventeen, I drank some very good beer. I drank some very good beer I purchased with a fake ID. My name was Brian McGee. I stayed up listening to Queen. When I was seventeen

The Rock Chalkboard

KU football vs. Coastal Carolina (2020): Preview & prediction
Each week before the Jayhawks kick off, will go through the matchup and list three things to look for in the upcoming game. Some of the factors may be the same from week to week, but consider this a guide of sorts to your game-day experience.

Coastal Carolina vs. Kansas Football Prediction and Preview
Both Kansas and Coastal Carolina enter with an ongoing quarterback competition, and both teams are likely to rely heavily on their talented running backs. For the Chanticleers, CJ Marable should be the focal point of the offense for the third consecutive season. Marable ran for 1,085 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead the team in 2019 after he paced the unit with 719 yards on the ground added six scores on the ground as a sophomore. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior is also a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield. He contributed 295 yards and three touchdowns on 38 receptions last season.

Bits o Chalk

Spieth admits cut line was 'in my head' before turning things around at Colonial -
Spieth recovered from a bad start by going 5 under over his final 13 holes at the Colonial on Friday, and his 2-under 68 put the defending champion at 2-under 138, four shots behind second-round leaders Webb Simpson, Kevin Kisner, Danny Lee and Scott Piercy.

NBA playoffs - Why this next chapter of Heat-Celtics won't let us down
There are few people in the NBA who dislike each other more than Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge and Miami Heat president Pat Riley -- and it has been this way going on four decades.

Denver Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. 'blocks out' criticism, hits clutch 3 in Game 5 win
After finding himself in a flurry of criticism following his Game 4 postgame comments, Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. stepped up in Game 5 on Friday night to hit the biggest shot of the game, playing a key part in forcing a Game 6 against the LA Clippers.

Houston Rockets' Danuel House Jr. booted from bubble for violating safety protocols
According to the NBA, an investigation found that House had an unauthorized guest in his hotel room for multiple hours Tuesday.

Marcus Smart's clutch block helps Boston Celtics eliminate Toronto Raptors
In Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series between the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, Raptors guard Norman Powell had the ball on a fast break against Celtics guard Marcus Smart with less than a minute to go in double overtime and converted an and-1 layup that helped seal a dramatic Toronto victory to keep the series alive.

Sources -- MLB's postseason bubble plan awaits union approval
Major League Baseball's postseason plan is nearly set, with the approval of the MLB Players Association all that's left standing between baseball and a bubble, sources told ESPN.

Eraser Dust

Liam Gallagher reveals his favourite Smiths song - Radio X
When asked which song from fellow Manchester band The Smiths he preferred the most, he replied: "There is a light that never goes out".

Noel Gallagher 'sells his home after dropping price by £3.5million' | Daily Mail Online
A source said: 'It’s a mystery why it took so long to sell. It’s a great location and one of the nicest homes in the area. He’s pleased the sale has finally happened.'

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Calls Climate Change ‘Systemic Racism in the Sky’
He extended the bizarre metaphor, lamenting that there was supposedly no explanation for how climate change causes more wildfires (there is!) and mocking Democrats for not explaining science to him: “You can’t see it, but rest assured, it’s everywhere, and it’s deadly. Like systemic racism, it is your fault. The American middle class did it. They caused climate change. They ate too many hamburgers. They drove too many SUVs. They had too many children.”

Oregon fires burn as officials fear 'mass fatality incident' | World news | The Guardian
But state emergency management director Andrew Phelps said officials were “preparing for a mass fatality incident based on what we know and the numbers of structures that have been lost”.

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstates “Pay-to-Vote” Scheme for Former Incarcerated People in Florida
In a reversal that would block hundreds of thousands of potential voters from Florida’s election rolls, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday that all Floridians formerly incarcerated for felonies must fully pay outstanding fines, legal fees, and restitution before regaining their voting rights.

Kalispell Approves New Subdivisions, Core Area Street Connector - Flathead Beacon
The Kalispell City Council unanimously approved two subdivision projects on the city’s west side and selected First Avenue West North as the street connector for the Core Area Development and Trail project at a virtual meeting on Sept. 8.