Morning Cup Of Joe

August 20th, 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

Is NFL Sunday Ticket illegal? A lawyer chimes in. [theMMQB]

The most powerful man in football you wouldn’t be able to pick out of a lineup. [PFT]

No, the playoffs should not be expanded but the regular season should. And get rid of the preseason, dammit. Holding the draft three weeks sooner wouldn’t be a bad idea either [CBS Sports]

D.K. Metcalf has to have surgery. [NFL]

The stat geeks are ruining baseball. Even a spreadsheeter like Joe Maddon admits something is wrong. [USA Today]

Beer is a savior for college football? Joe wasn’t aware there was a crisis. [Wall Street Journal]

Brawl breaks out on plane delayed on a tarmac some seven hours. Seven hours? Someone should have been punched! [New York Post]

You don’t see headlines like this every day. [Twitter]

Poor customer service or impatient? Waiter gunned down because restaurant took too long to prepare a sandwich. [WFTS]

6 Responses to “Morning Cup Of Joe”

  1. Phil Says:

    We should go back a few years and leave football the way it is. We don’t need to add or change anything other than getting rid of Rodger.

  2. Brandon Says:

    Leave the regular season alone, Joe. 16 games, perfect. More games means each game is less and less important. More games means breaking records is meaningless. Having players sit for two games cheapens the product on the field and cheats the fans in the stands, and even at home, when they’ve tuned into the Patriots to watch Tom Brady but instead get Brian Hoyer. Please quit pushing this agenda, Joe. There’s already more than enough games already. If you don’t like preseason, don’t watch it. If it is too expensive, cut the prices. No need to rewrite history again, lessen the importance of games, and cheapen the product on the field.

  3. TampaTown Says:

    Yes leave the football season alone. Preseason games should not be included in season ticket packages, go to two bye weeks, if anything eliminate Thursday night football.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    I never saw enough replays of the pass interference that BA challenged and won against the Dolphins. Two from the same angle wasn’t enough to make a clear decision and likely won’t be in many instances during the season.

  5. unbelievable Says:

    Since we can’t get rid of the Thursday night games, there should be a mandatory bye week right before teams have to play them. 2 bye weeks would be legit and make those games way better.

    Re: the 7 hour flight delay. I would have gotten myself kicked off the flight too.

    F that. Several years ago I was flying home on New Year’s Day, the loaded us all on the plane and then we sat there for 3 hours before take off. And then had a 6 hour flight. So 9 fkn hours on a plane, and they ran out of water half way through. Unbelievable.

  6. Joe Says:

    there should be a mandatory bye week right before teams have to play them. 2 bye weeks would be legit and make those games way better.

    Yes, two bye weeks.