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The Weekend Mauling: 8.21.2021

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Authorities believe the wave of towel snappings will get worse before it gets better.

‘Fina And The Golden Cape’ - Photocall And Dress Rehearsal Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

Countdown to KU football (14): What to make of a crowded ILBs room
Brian Borland feels like he has a good group of linebackers, and his latest projection would see some six or seven names playing at the three linebacker positions. The middle linebacker spot is particularly of interest, if indeed the Jayhawks commit to the 4-3 as a base defense compared to mostly going with sub-packages that may change those linebacker roles.

Kansas commit James Livingston poised for big senior year after improvements
"We challenged James this year," Dexter head coach Phil Jacobs said. "We said that it's time to be a Power Five offensive tackle, not just a high school offensive tackle and he has risen to the challenge. We had a scrimmage last night and I couldn't remember how many pancake blocks he had. Once he locks on, it's over. He keeps feet moving."

Countdown to KU football (14): What to make of a crowded ILBs room
Brian Borland feels like he has a good group of linebackers, and his latest projection would see some six or seven names playing at the three linebacker positions. The middle linebacker spot is particularly of interest, if indeed the Jayhawks commit to the 4-3 as a base defense compared to mostly going with sub-packages that may change those linebacker roles.

Bits o Chalk

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo purchases stake in Milwaukee Brewers
"Man, this is unbelievable,'' Antetokounmpo, wearing a No. 34 baseball jersey, said at Friday's news conference. "This is a dream come true for a kid from Sepolia, Athens, Greece, born from immigrant parents. I could have never imagined I would be in this position.''

Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers to require vaccination proof or negative COVID-19 test to attend college football games
EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon and Oregon State became the first Power 5 schools to announce it will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for people over the age of 12 to attend its football games.

Brooklyn Nets open with NBA's highest season win total
The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks are next at 53.5. The Bucks host the Nets on opening night, Oct. 19. Milwaukee is an early 1-point favorite over Brooklyn in the season opener.

Ronaldo told me he's staying at Juventus - Allegri
Earlier this week, Ronaldo lashed out over the transfer rumours regarding his future, accusing people of being "disrespectful" yet stopping short of committing his future to the Serie A giants.

CM Punk makes pro-wrestling return, signs with All Elite Wrestling
"Sometimes you fall out of love with stuff," Punk said of pro wrestling in a post-event news conference. "If you set something free and it comes back to you, it's true love."

Eraser Dust

Flathead Lake skull did not belong to modern human | KECI
MISSOULA, Mont. — The skull found in Flathead Lake on June 23 was determined to be that of Native American most likely between 30 and 60 years of age. The report of the skull and the teeth state that "it is archeological, or historical in nature, and thus not belonging to a modern human."

Ronaldo told me he's staying at Juventus - Allegri
Earlier this week, Ronaldo lashed out over the transfer rumours regarding his future, accusing people of being "disrespectful" yet stopping short of committing his future to the Serie A giants.

Afghanistan: Will chaos hurt Biden pledge to repair U.S. reputation?
“America’s back in the business of leading the world alongside nations who share our most deeply held values,” Biden announced from a seaside resort in England, where he’d just wrapped up three days of meetings with some of the world’s most powerful leaders.

Michael J Fox, 60, is seen arriving to the Dave Matthews concert | Daily Mail Online
The actor, 60, was dressed casually in a denim shirt over a print T-shirt with tan slacks and blue sneakers as he walked with a cane to take in a performance by singer Dave Matthews at SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series.

Afghan resistance fighters take back territory from Taliban
A high-ranking former Afghan government official said Friday that resistance fighters — mainly made of about 300 battle-ready mujahideen members and commanders linked to the Northern Alliance — wrestled three districts in the northeastern Baghlan province out of Taliban control on Friday, killing upwards of 36 Taliban fighters and wounding dozens more.

US coronavirus: Governor sees 'astronomical' number of new cases - CNN
Overall hospitalizations are continuing to increase across Alabama as the "pandemic of unvaccinated people continues," state health officer Dr. Scott Harris said on Friday. Alabama hospitals have a negative capacity of ICU beds available, he said, and the state is seeing the highest number of Covid-19 cases among children than at any other time during the pandemic.

Manitowoc looks at results of 15 years of city deer hunting
The city bow hunt was implemented in 2007 to try and curb the growing deer population within the city of Manitowoc and the number of car-deer accidents.

Carnival Will Only Serve Bacon on Alternate Days Amid Shortage
Due to the shortage, Heald said the cruise line will set up a schedule for when bacon is served to passengers. "We are going to have to temporarily move to an every-other-day schedule for bacon at the Lido buffet," he said.

(Almost) This Day in Oasis History

8-16-1994 Oasis played the Kentish Town Forum in London. The full gig is below