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The Gameday Mauling: 9.18.2021

I’ve got two words for you: ‘mellow out, man’!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 03 South Dakota at Kansas Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

Landen Lucas conquers altitude at Jazz workout; Frank Mason in Milwaukee Monday
“No matter what level I played at, my ability to rebound has always translated well,” Lucas told “I would look for myself to continue to do what I did at Kansas at the next level.”

KU basketball: Run-DMC to headline Late Night in the Phog
"Late Night in the Phog will feature music by the KU pep band, routines from KU’s spirit squad and dance teams, skits by both men’s and women’s basketball teams, video highlights from KU’s award-winning Rock Chalk Video department, coach and player introductions, and scrimmages," Kansas athletics announced Friday in a release with full details on the event. "Legendary artists and Grammy Award winners Run-DMC will conclude the night’s festivities with a special performance on James Naismith Court."

Preview: Kansas coaches break down matchup with Baylor
Baylor comes into the game at 2-0 riding a nine-point win against Texas State to start the year and 59-point rout over Texas Southern last weekend. Offensively, Baylor is led by sophomore quarterback Gerry Bohanon, but the Bears also have two running backs, Trestan Ebner and Abram Smith, who are averaging more than 100 yards per game on the ground. Bohanon also had two rushing touchdowns in the last game.

Kansas football vs. Baylor (2021): Preview & prediction
The concern, though, is that Bean took a lot of hits on Friday, and he got banged up at one point in the game. He has some weapons around him to be able to run a productive offense, but if the Jayhawk offensive line doesn't step up — and the run game can't take pressure off him — it's going to be hard to put together strong repeat performances.

Bits o Chalk

US military admits it killed 10 civilians and targeted wrong vehicle in Kabul airstrike - CNNPolitics
(CNN)A United States military investigation into a deadly Kabul drone strike on a vehicle in August has found it killed 10 civilians and the driver and that the vehicle targeted was likely not a threat associated with ISIS-K, announced Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top general of US Central Command, at the Pentagon on Friday.

Noel Gallagher: "Oasis fans towards the end had this yobbish element"
He continued: “Not only that, but they had a voice. I’m not even sure what we were trying to say collectively, but the people were listening. It’s a great moment for the band. ‘Morning Glory’ hadn’t really taken off and, I know it sounds mad now, but we hadn’t got paid. We were fucking loaded, but we hadn’t been paid. The chimps hadn’t turned up, or the tigers, the fur coats, the top hats and fucking laser beams – the good stuff.

Axl Rose Was ‘Throwing Up’ During Guns N’ Roses’ Chicago Concert
"I got to the show feeling great, but started getting sick pretty early on," the rocker explained via a series of tweets. "It progressed to where I was throwing up and was light headed. Wouldn’t have been surprised if I’d fallen off the front of the stage.”

Rolling Stone claims 'Strawberry Fields Forever' is the best Beatles song and nothing is real
It mostly worked: Miles Davis' "So What?" ranks behind Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," and K-pop boy band BTS' 2020 hit "Dynamite" is deemed "greater" than Prince's "Little Red Corvette," Bill Withers' "Lovely Day," and Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer" (okay, admittedly RS might be onto something with that last one). On the other hand, who's really going to argue that Aretha Franklin's "Respect," in the list's #1 spot, doesn't have a case for being the best song of all time?

Robert Durst found guilty of killing best friend Susan Berman - CBS News
Durst, who faces a mandatory term of life in prison without parole when sentenced Oct. 18, was convicted of the first-degree murder of Susan Berman. She was shot at point-blank range in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home in December 2000 as she was prepared to tell police how she helped cover up his wife's killing.

With hands tied, Montana officials issue public health plea | KECI
HELENA, Mont. — Health officials in both Missoula and Bozeman are begging Montana residents to wear masks indoors and get vaccinated.

The plea came Friday as hospitals in the towns face increasing strain and the state remains without any statewide health mandates.

Capitol Police chief: 'We are not going to tolerate violence'
WASHINGTON — Washington and state capitols across the country braced Saturday morning for "Justice for J6" protests aimed at calling attention to what organizers say is the unfair treatment of people charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

Conan O’Brien Reveals NBC Tried to Ban Norm Macdonald From His Late-Night Show After SNL Firing
“Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny,” Conan O’Brien, who hosted Macdonald on his various shows at least 25 times over the past three decades, tweeted on Tuesday after news broke of his friend’s untimely death from a secret bout of cancer at age 61. “I will never laugh that hard again. I’m so sad for all of us today.”