Morning Cup Of Joe

March 14th, 2019

Welcome to your Morning Cup of Joe, an eye-opener to help Joe’s readers ease into their busy workday with a few football links, wacky news and a pleasant distraction.

Distraction of the Day

Topless Bill Belicheat preps for free agency in the Barbados surf. [CBS Sports]

Oklahoma has its Pro Day yesterday so expect a lot of hyperventilating about Kyler Murray the next few days. [USA Today]

Who won the Odell Beckham trade? [BSPN]

Did Giants general manager Dave Gettlemen con Giants fans? [PFT]

Who are the privileged parents that gamed the system to have their rich scions pretend they are involved in sham sports like sailing and rowing to get high-end scholarships (Joe really shouldn’t think about Lori Loughlin this early in the morning)? [Wall Street Journal]

When Jimmy Piersall managed “Macho Man” Randy Savage. [Retro Simba]

This is beautiful: Fly into LAX and get the measles. [Los Angeles Times]

And since Joe’s in a good mood about viruses, should we panic now or later about the coming plague of hepatitis? [AP]

20 Responses to “Morning Cup Of Joe”

  1. Bucsfanman Says:

    Very nice distraction this morning Joe!
    I find the college admissions story to be quite comical since we act like it hasn’t been going on for the longest. Does the word “legacy” ring any bells?!

  2. Phil Says:

    Since when is it a crime for rich people to pay to get their kids into college? That’s the American way. That’s why people spend their entire life trying to get rich. You would think the FBI would have better things to do.

  3. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Why in a good mood about measles at LAX?

  4. tickrdr Says:

    Who are the privileged parents that gamed the system to have their rich scions pretend they are involved in sham sports like sailing and rowing to get high-end scholarships (Joe really shouldn’t think about Lori Loughlin this early in the morning)? [Wall Street Journal]
    ——————————————————————————-
    Joe:
    You’re not trying to say that it is possible to be accepted into an elite institution like Stanford just because you are an athlete on the crew team? They would NEVER do that for a football player, who didn’t meet academic acceptance criteria. Say it ain’t so, Joe.

    tickrdr

  5. tickrdr Says:

    Frankly, everyone in America should be worried about communicable diseases. Look up “herd immunity” to get a hint of what I am referring to.

    tickrdr

  6. Clodhopper Says:

    This was a bit more than just legacies or scholarships. They paid people to take SAT tests and photoshopped their faces on real athletes. Paid off coaches to say they were recruiting them.

  7. Arian Nation Says:

    When I was a kid, people would arrange play dates at your house when you had the measles so their kids could all get them.

    Measles at a young age when your immune system is very strong is a good thing
    because you become immune from further infection.

    People who are worried about their vaccinated kids catching disease are simply stupid. Why vaccinate at all if it makes you vulnerable?

    The whole medical industry is fraudulent and colludes with the Main Stream Media to spread lies and hide true cures.

  8. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Measles are a beautiful thing. Oh the joy!

  9. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Wow…total respect for BB and his success with the Pats. And notice how seriously he takes FA’s. LMAO

    However…his man boobs are larger than those on his trophy GF.

    Bill hit the gym bro’. You work at a place that has “free gym dues”. LOL

  10. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    “Who are the privileged parents that gamed the system to have their rich scions pretend they are involved in sham sports like sailing and rowing to get high-end scholarships?

    Why they are leftists who spend all of their time telling everyone how moral and compassionate they are. They care so much about the little guy, and virtue-signal constantly to make sure you believe it.

    But when they think no one is watching, they who are of the REAL privileged class (and can afford to send their kids to any school who would accept them), prefer to cheat to get their children into a school who would never accept them in a million years. They KNOW that doing so will cheat a more deserving, and less privileged, student out of the opportunity that was rightfully theirs. See how much these entitled REALLY care about the little guy, and fairness and equal opportunity?

  11. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    We used to be so careful about our community standards that we actually screened the health of immigrants and limited numbers–not because we are racists or bigots–but because it protected the jobs of modest wage earners to do so.

    All of a sudden now if you complain about losing your job to an illegal immigrant, the same people tell you, “Shut up, racist! Sit down and have some nice measles and hepatitis! And if I hear you complain, no Fakebook or Twatter for you, HATER!”

    We need to wake up, folks. Our leaders are lying to us. ALL of us.

  12. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    @tickrdr

    Thank you, Doctor. Obviously you don’t work at the VA.

    And all this time I thought your nickname stood for ticket reader! I been hitting every gate at RayJay looking for you.

  13. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    @Arian

    Most people here will roll their eyes at you. The red pill is the hardest one to swallow.

    By the way, if you aren’t masking your IP, you might want to move now. Black helicopters and all. *wink wink*

  14. Clodhopper Says:

    Measles in Cali. Hepatitis in Mass. This must be what Bill Maher meant when he said red states wanted to be like blue states.

    At least they get to eat Wolfgalng Puck and look bitchin in their Versace while their livers are dying.

    And I’m stuck eating my own perfectly charred ribeye while wearing carhartt with a healthy liver and measle free like a sucker!!

  15. tickrdr Says:

    @Arian Nation:
    From the CDC ( Center for Disease Control and Prevention):
    Measles was eliminated from the US in 2000, but now there are new outbreaks due to the influx of un-vaccinated individuals, as well as children who did not receive MMR vaccine as children here in the US. Even when contracted at a young age, measles is not an innocuous disease, and the mortality rate is 1-2 per 1000.
    Furthermore, a rare neurologic disease, SSPE, can develop as a late complication of a simple measles infection as a youngster.

    @Barack’s Crack Pipe:
    A hat tip to you, sir, and thank you!

    tickrdr = vanity plate for an old cardiologist

  16. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Left or right, people that hang their hats on political ideologies spoken by opportunists in DC are brainwashed and mind-poisoned. The divisiveness in America is disgusting. Democracy is finished. It’s the left, it’s the right, blah blah blah. Americans don’t even know what stand they for anymore. Leaders don’t follow the principles of conservatism or liberalism anymore, and Americans are too ignorant to know the difference between the two. Corruption doesn’t matter if it’s in your tribe, but gd to he’ll those in another. Pathetic partisan foolishness.

  17. Arian Nation Says:

    Tickerdr, 2 people in the last 15 years have died from measles, 183 children have keeled over dead from the shots. That doesn’t even address the millions of autistic children (1-45 boys), a disease that didn’t even exist when I was a child.

    More children die from their peanut allergies than measles. Also induced by peanut oil in vaccines. Also never existed pre-measles vaccinations.

    As a doctor please explain to us the existence of mercury, a deadly toxic heavy metal (Thimerisol) that they insist on injecting directly into children’s veins. Please explain that.

    Also, explain the top secret vaccine (our taxes) court that has paid out more than $4,000,000,000 to vaccine damaged children. Our tax payer dollars would have paid out 10 times that amount if the court was not top secret.

    Also,explain how a nurse who specialized in that field of brain injuries took her normal identical triplet boys to a “doctor” for their MMR shots only to have all three come down with autism within 24 hours. A medical coincidence?? She was able to recognize the symptoms immediately. Another child from the same batch of vaccine died instantly in the doctor’d office.

    Would you subject your beloved grandchildren to this Russian Roulette? Most doctors refuse to vaccinate their own or fake the shots.

  18. tickrdr Says:

    @Arian Nation:

    You, sir, have a nice day.

    tickrdr

  19. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Clodhopper Says:
    “… I’m stuck eating my own perfectly charred ribeye while wearing carhartt with a healthy liver and measle free like a sucker!!”

    Just be quiet and eat your nice Soylent Green.

    “Soylent Green Is People!!!”
    youtube.com/watch?v=9IKVj4l5GU4

  20. unbelievable Says:

    Wow so much stupidity in one thread of comments I don’t even know where to start.

    You got some real class acts on your site too Joe. I’m sure at least a few of them were celebrating the altrite shooting in NZ yesterday.