Morning Cup Of Joe

August 23rd, 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

Another coach who says joint practices are better than preseason games. Stop the madness! Abolish preseason football. Where is Ralph Nader when you need him? #FightThePower [PFT]

Brian Flores says Josh Rosen is not ready to start. Wait a minute, a first-round draft pick coming from a pro-style system in college who has been in the NFL for a year and started games isn’t ready to start for the lowly Dolphins? Joe smells a team that’s drafting Justin Hebert. [CBS Sports]

Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott better not be hankering for pie. [NFL]

Le’Veon Bell wants his teammates to hit him harder. Good thing he doesn’t have Derrick Brooks and John Lynch for teammates. Are the Jets really this soft? [USA Today]

Personally, Joe doesn’t give two s(p)its about TV ratings. Joe watches what Joe watches and doesn’t give a s(p)it if anyone else does or does not. Joe does not watch anything just because it gets eyeballs — Joe hasn’t watched the non-basketball association in decades and steadfastly refuses to watch any of those effete chick shows on ABC. But Joe knows there is a cottage industry and prominent individuals who absolutely pant over TV ratings. So why are TV suits trying to gang up with sports leagues into censoring TV ratings? What are they scared of? [Sports Business Daily]

Dirtbag cop urinates on 12-year old girl at the bus stop. [Cleveland]

And on the flip side, skunk sprays a cop who saved it. Video style! Joe would have thrown the damn thing in a gator-infested pond for that. [WFLA]

Plant City woman seductively lures men with a Facebook post where her gang robs, beats and tortures the men. Sounds like she has daddy issues. [WFTS]

12 Responses to “Morning Cup Of Joe”

  1. geno711 Says:

    I love the quality of the NBA and watch it more than any sport other than NFL football. I always find funny, people who characterize the NBA as prima donna athletes that do not play defense. They show they do not actually watch the games. Those men know how to and do play defense. There seems to be that continuing narrative from the 1990’s on NBA basketball that there is no defense.

    To Joe’s point, I do not care if others in Florida watch the game or not.

  2. Kaptain Morgan Says:

    Joe, you’re getting lazy on the distraction of the day. Same two days in a row again.

  3. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    What the heck is an effete chick show on ABC?

    Ratings are BS. Yogi Bear on the Cartoon Network is killing Anderson Cooper yet Cooper is paid multi-millions. Imagine if Yogi was on in every airport, Dr’s office and gym in America?

    On Sunday, I went to do my regular workout at Planet Fitness in Palm Harbor. I look forward to getting on the stationary bicycle at 10:00 Am in front of the #4 TV set for the weekly Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.

    Much to my surprise, someone had changed the channel to the Discovery Channel. Alasken Bush People Marathon, I believe.

    After 30 minutes on the bike, I went to the front desk and the young lady told me that there was no mistake. The Fox News Channel was now verboten.

    Management has told the front desk personnel to tell all of us that there was too many complaints and they were tired of the abuse. Imagine that, by far the most watched (Highest rated) television network in the United States is too offensive for the people to see.

    Keep in mind that most Millenials never look up from their “Smart Phones” or Ipads to notice.

    For someone to be offended they first have to select an exercise machine in front of one of the few TV’s tuned to Fox, then they have bring special ear phones to the gym, plug them in and then they have to dial up the corresponding number to get the correct audio to be offended by that TV.

    That would be like US Congress Person Andrea Ocasio-Cortez complaining that every time she drives to the country, climbs over a farmer’s fence, chases down a cow, lifts it’s tail and sticks her face in there, she gets blasted with methane gas.

    The company line about customer complaints is equal to another bovine product that you might find in that farmer’s field.

    I believe that Planet Fitness has taken it upon them selves to censor the news in an upcoming election year driven solely by Trump Derangement syndrome.

    Ever hear the expression, “To cut off one’s nose to spite their face?”

    If PF was so concerned about complaints, they would fix the roof, it’s been leaking profusely for two years and it rains every day.

  4. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    @ Ghost

    It’s no conspiracy. The Planet Fitness syndicate exists. Soros and his fellow cabal of Illuminati-players calculated that gym televisions are where the swing votes of the masses will tilt the next presidential election. Stephen Ross’ Equinox and SoulCycle are already hemorrhaging due to a sexmajik spell crafted by Jack Parsons (still alive and living in East Los Angeles). It’s the survival of the fittest (literally).

  5. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Easy, T…R…U…M…P

  6. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:


    “Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure; one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” – David Rockefeller

    Maybe you should stifle your sarcasm, stop mocking people who care about what’s really going on around them, stop “crafting” your little spells, and try reading a real history book.

  7. Chosen One Says:


    Lol at the methane gas. Agreed. People jump through hoops to be offended these days.

  8. unbelievable Says:

    LOLOLOL howtospell, nice one.

    Re: that cop in cleveland- as I find myself saying to so many stories these days… Just what in the [email protected] is wrong with people? Hope that cop rots in jail.

  9. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    @ Chosen One

    I know, it’s “absurd” what offends people. 😉

  10. Chosen One Says:


    Agreed. It is absurd what people get offended by. It would also be absurd if I pretended not to get that reference as an excuse to claim you said something completely different than what you really said.

    Luckily for everyone involved I would never stoop to such low brow tactics.

  11. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    @ Chosen Pun

  12. Chosen One Says:

    I see where this is heading. I told Joe I’d be better and I intend on keeping that promise. Have a good night, enjoy the game, and #GoBucs