Morning Cup Of Joe

January 16th, 2020

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

Are the Eagles going to clean house? [USA Today]

If Derrick Henry runs for 200 yards and the Titans beat the Chiefs Sunday, how many teams go full-blown copycat mode this offseason and change their offenses to go ground-and-pound like the 1980s Giants and Redskins? [PFT]

Rookie head coaches have a gnarly record in the NFL. Dirk Koetter a rare exception. [NJ]

Is anyone else bored to tears about the baseball cheating “scandal?” Stuff like this has been going on for decades. So every player involved gets off scot-free but GMs and managers get canned? This is almost as lame as the constant drumbeat of launch angles, exit velocities and spin axis. [Twitter]

Shake Shack finally friggin’ coming to Tampa. What the hell took so long?! [WTVT]

Crazed gang of monkeys invade town; residents flee. [Daily Star]

Who the hell is gluing tiny orange cowboy hats to the heads of pigeons in Las Vegas? Has to be an Oklahoma State grad, right? Or is this some kind of gimmick for a new cowboy/western-themed casino?  [FOX5Vegas]

4 Responses to “Morning Cup Of Joe”

  1. ClodHopper Says:

    I’m also bored with the baseball scandal. But I’ve been bored with baseball my entire life. To be fair this is probably the most exciting thing to happen to baseball since the steroid era.

  2. FortMyersDave Says:

    The only thing that I find amusing about the baseball scandal is that the NY Yankmes and their fans seem to think that they are entitled to a pennant now and the Stros should vacate their World Series titles and aree ven going after guys like Carlos Beltran now.

    I have to say though, that in that game 5 of the Rays/Stros playoff game I remember that one of the Rays announcers: Freed, Staats, Anderson or Dave Wills did mention that the Stros were all over Tyler Glasnow like he was tipping his pitches and the dude gave up a crooked number in the first inning of that rubber game and the Rays never could get out of that hole (kind of like the Bucs trying to come back from starting 2 dash 6 to start a season)….. Maybe he was tipping his pitchers or perhaps the Stros were still stealing signs even after Cora went off to Beantown….. Point is moot now as Houston now has some hardware over the past 3 seasons: 3 pennants and 2 World Series titles….

  3. ClodHopper Says:

    I’ve actually been thinking for a few years it might be time to head back to ground and pound. I even thought the Billicheats were working towards that a few years ago but appears I might have been wrong. Just like picking up women you do what no one else is doing. Everyone has moved to a passing offense. That’s making the defense smaller, faster, and spread out. It’s tough as hell for the small fast guys to tackle big mofos like Henry and Fornette. They might not be able to hit the 80 yard home run but they pound you for 6-8 yards at a pop and make those small linebackers cringe at the thought of trying to tackle them. It’s painful to take those guys down. Of course the trick is finding those big talented guys like Henry and Fornette. That’s like trying to find the next Earl Campbell. Good luck with that! They don’t grow on trees.

  4. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    In Little League softball, the opposing managers would often call the pitches to the catcher. They would sit on a bucket facing the catcher and our dugout.

    We stole their signals and told our batters in real time what was coming. For instance, when the opposing manager called for a change up, we would yell, “Come on Lucy! Hammer time!”

    The batter would sit on the change up and hammer it.

    Often parents would ask me why I call their daughter Lucy when they had been on my team for a couple years and their name was Jennifer.