Morning Cup Of Joe

April 8th, 2021

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

Richard Sherman doesn’t expect to sign a contract with a team until after the draft. [PFT]

Warren Moon believes the marriage of Russell Wilson and the Seahawks is headed for ugly days. [CBS]

Les Snead foresees Matt Stafford playing for the Rams for many years. [Yahoo!]

Potential draft day trades that make sense. [NFL]

Former Florida State, NFL and CFL wide receiver Travis Rudolph is in some deep sh!t. He’s currently caged in a Palm Beach County jail cell. Yup, the same guy. What happened? [Busted Coverage]

Reds rookie blasted in the head with a fastball. Bounces up and stays in game. Stud! [TMZ]

This may be the wildest video Joe has seen. Plane perfectly T-bones a passing-by SUV in South Florida. Three people killed. Joe swears virtually the same accident happened last month, only no one was killed. The insurance rates for homes near small airports in the Sunshine State must be outrageous. Hardly a week goes by you don’t hear of a small plane crash at a tiny airport in Florida. [WTVT]

Even the Poynter Institute, the journalism thinktank that owns the Tampa Bay Times, slapped around CBS for the hatchet job “60 Minutes” did on Ron DeSantis. Think about that for a moment. [Poynter]

Connecticut man pinched for setting off fireworks in Walmart. [Post-Star]

People got triggered that Krispy Kreme was giving away donuts to those who got the vaccine (but are silent when the donut shop gives away grub for voting). So you easily offended, get a load of this: Sam Adams is giving away free beer for getting shot up! [KVOA]

Welp. [Twitter]

Hell no, Joe doesn’t want to see one of these things! Now 23 years and counting.

34 Responses to “Morning Cup Of Joe”

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, when even the alt-left Poynter Institute feels the need to call one of their fellow fake news services, it really means you did a s–ty job. Anywho, isn’t 60-Minutes still standing by Dan Rather and his 1970s IBM typewriter that had an Arial font.

  2. Buczilla Says:

    I’m no fan of DeSantis (or any other politician for that matter), but he has done a good job regarding the vaccine and in reopening our state. Is 60 minutes even relevant anymore? I haven’t watched it in years and 90% of the media is utter trash these days anyway.

    Les Snead is the Sam Bradford of GM’s. How does someone so mediocre at their job keep getting chances to make bad trades?

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    An alligator used to search out and sleep under my buddies truck, almost every single day. He’d just take a broom out with him and knock him in the nose a few times and then thing would slowly waddle back to his lack. Literally every day, even if he parked in other places, the alligator would seek him out.

    What I learned from this is that alligators are a bunch of p-words. If one if giving you a hard time, just walk right up to it, and bob it in the nose. It will get the message and leave. Just give it a try, and make sure you let me know how that turns out.

  4. 1sparkybuc Says:

    DeSantis has great concern for minorities, the elderly, and the economy. What’s left for anyone to criticize?

  5. Buc50 Says:

    So Lakewood Ranch getting the vaccine first makes DeathSantis a hero? Alternate sites opening up, which Desantis didn’t like at first, has really helped augment the states vaccine rollout.

  6. D-Rome Says:

    Anywho, isn’t 60-Minutes still standing by Dan Rather and his 1970s IBM typewriter that had an Arial font.

    Yes they are!

    Plane perfectly T-bones a passing-by SUV in South Florida. Three people killed.

    I am quite surprised the full video of three people dying in this manner, including a child, was shown. The news media used to either pause or cut away entirely the moment when a person is killed. No family member wants that video floating around the internet for posterity. It’s not the same as some globally viewed tragic event like 9/11.

  7. DoooshLaRue Says:

    If you don’t think DeSantis is NOT doing a good job then you obviously are an idiot who almost certainly:

    Voted for Joe
    Think open borders are the right thing to do
    Think voter ID is racist
    Think reparations are long overdue

    Our Governor uses common sense and the other side hates common sense.
    You’re scared that he’s gonna be the next President.

    And no, I don’t watch Fox News exclusively or believe Covid is a hoax.

  8. DoooshLaRue Says:

    *not don’t

  9. ClodHopper Says:

    It appears Joe and I don’t just disagree on the Krispy Kreme thing but we also disagree on which side is triggered.

    I’d be willing to compromise and say both sides of this issue got a little triggered and we’d probably disagree on who got the most triggered. But dang, telling people during a pandemic that broccoli and fish will keep them alive longer than snickers and soda is like getting in between a crackhead and his pipe filled with Parmesan cheese. Lol.

  10. TampaTown Says:

    How the he!! Joe has seen a shark, a sea turtle and a bear.. a bear! but not a gator defies comprehension. Though if you are driving through Palatka FL trust me you are off the beaten path. I wish I could pay that wildlife trapper to relocate that gator to Joe’s front yard.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    I think DeSantis has done a great job with Covid.

    We’ve been like 100% open for months now. Schools doing great!

    Pasco just lifted their mask mandate and no one told me. I walked into a 7 Eleven with my mask on and there was about 8 maskless peeps in there, cashiers included. A couple of peeps looked at me like I was the weird one.

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    I wish we could just dispose of all the stupid rhetoric. Journalism has been bastardized by social media and 24 hour cable news. “Media is there to sell soap.” And guess who is mostly to blame?…We are!

    Talk about increasing voter turnout?! Forget bottled water, give out beer!

    Doosh- Gerrymandering is ok though, right?! I mean, it just depends on who it benefits!

  13. DoooshLaRue Says:


    I consider that a small counter measure to voter fraud.

  14. D-Rome Says:

    The DeathSantis nickname is really ignorant. Look at New York state’s response to the pandemic. Similar population, similar COVID number, but their economy is in much worse shape. I know people who’s businesses were shut down by Cuomo’s draconian response to the pandemic. Guess what, they didn’t stop the spread of COVID or save more lives. Staying open for business was the correct decision.

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    Voter fraud has been debunked over and over and over for DECADES. It has been so exaggerated by the losing party after elections to make excuses for losing for so so long. EVERY election has small amounts of fraud that occur. As the courts have determined time and again, in very few cases does it change election results.
    This is not hyperbole nor partisan. This is fact.

    AND, gerrymandering might as well be voter fraud. If anything, it has more of an effect on elections than using your dead grandmother’s mail-in ballot…allegedly!

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    Joe, it was the same plane. The crash happened on 3/16, this article is what the investigation found.

  17. Cobraboy Says:

    When communists call out other communists, that’s a big dealio…

  18. Bradinator Says:

    Richard Sherman, he’s correct, Warren Moon also corrrect, Les Snead? Matt Stafford has had like what? 3 healthy seasons in his career? He has taken a ton of punishment behind bad lines in Detroit. I think his shelf life is just about up.
    Can’t read any of those Twitter entries, as I refuse to damage my sanity any further by joining Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, etc. I have enough problems, and don’t need to search for more internet trolls. The ones I currently run into are few and I can mostly ignore them, my COVID rant from Monday being the exception (my nephew came home yesterday, still on oxygen, but trending up, thank to those who wished him well!).

    My wife once had one of those in her family pool. It was smallish one and her Dad ran it off. Used to routinely see rattlesnakes, etc in it, lol!

  19. Cobraboy Says:

    @Bucsfanman: no, you are 100% totally incorrect.

    Fraud in the 2020 elections has NOT been debunked, and if you only intake the communist MSM you don’t know the numerous, dozens of court cases where judges are in fact finding fraud. Look at Maricopa County for just one example: courts have sustained the full-tilt, 100% audit of EVERY vote there, every signature, every address…and your glorious communists are in abject horror over what might be found.

    And there are many, many other cases finally winding their way through the legal system, including GA, WI, PA, NV, AZ and more…and judges have agreed to let the cases go forward in the face of communist opposition.

    It ain’t over until it’s over.

  20. TheShaz Says:

    Small planes crashing. Illegal drugs are heavy.

    The 60 Minutes thing. It was so bad even other liberal news outlets are condemning. Dan Rather may be off the hook soon.

    I can’t see the Russlel Wilson situation getting as bad as DeShawn Watson in Houston. I could be wrong, does Russel like “Rub & Tugs”?

  21. Bucsfanman Says:

    Cobra- My apologies. You are right. What I meant to say was “WIDESPREAD” voter fraud has been debunked again and again.
    BTW, feel free to re-read my post. I already stated that voter fraud occurs in EVERY election.
    45 didn’t lose because of voter fraud.
    A little empathy, heck ANY, might have saved his presidency. Then again, if he had done that, what would we talk about?

    BTW pt. 2- Throwing around words like “communism” just make you sound petty. I know it’s the “playbook” but, I just thought you should know.

  22. ClodHopper Says:


    On Monday, you were the troll.

  23. Bradinator Says:

    @Clod. Maybe so, but in my case, it’s not an every day occurrence. Concern for my nephew caused me to lower myself down into Trolldom. I apologize to anyone that read it that may have had their feelings hurt.

  24. unbelievable Says:

    – Voter fraud he says, lol. It’s amazing how so many Americans are so woefully uninformed.

    – Travis Rudolph- crazy he wasn’t given the benefit of the doubt that it was self defense. Hmmm, can’t imagine why.

    – Plane crash video is gone, sound gnarly.

    – As usual, lovely distraction today.

  25. unbelievable Says:

    I also love when people use the word communism without any understanding as to what it actually means.


  26. TampaTown Says:

    Hope that means you’re condemning communism. I sure as he!! know what it really means

  27. Joe Says:


    Crash video is still up. Just watched it (again).

  28. gp Says:

    Just some observations…

    It seems that those who cry for ‘tolerance’ are usually some of the least tolerant.
    You can insert other terms and get the exact same result, usually from the exact same people.
    Charity, education, understanding, empathy, ability, honesty, integrity, etc. etc. The list goes on and on.
    Granted, this is a generalization, and does not apply to all but does apply to most.

    Regarding “understanding communism”, I wanted to point out that friends of mine who grew up in Poland or escaped Cuba are not at all happy with the current state of affairs in this country. I defer to their experience.

    I once met a young engineering student from Kazakhstan and I asked if he was looking forward to working here in the US when he graduated. He answered. He11 no!. I’m going back to Kazakhstan where there is more opportunity and freedom!
    Fancy that!

  29. unbelievable Says:

    @Joe- weird it showed a 404 for me earlier but now I can see it. Gnarly indeed!

    @TampaTown – yes communism is bad. Unfortunately it’s actual meaning has been lost on many, and now it is just thrown around as the latest insult-de-jour to describe someone’s political enemy.

  30. TampaTown Says:

    My family escaped Cuba. And all the $hit starts with socialism

  31. gp Says:

    A shame your family had to ‘escape’ from such a beautiful place.
    Castro gained followers by convincing them that the 20% that were wealthy were somehow evil. Now, only about 1% hold all the wealth (what’s left of it) and everyone else is considerably poorer than they were before.
    But the country itself is insanely beautiful. Such a waste.

  32. gp Says:

    rough numbers

  33. gp Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    April 8th, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    @TampaTown – yes communism is bad. Unfortunately it’s actual meaning has been lost on many, and now it is just thrown around as the latest insult-de-jour to describe someone’s political enemy.


    Spoken like a true believer
    It just hasn’t been done by the right people yet, right?

  34. Bucsfanman Says:

    Sounds to me like there are very few people here who can actually speak from experience.

    If TampaTown wants to weigh in and describe something this way, I will certainly lean forward and listen. Yo tengo familia de paso de Cuba.
    When someone uses it to disparage or insult an opposing idea without this context, it rings absolutely hollow.


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