Morning Cup Of Joe

November 18th, 2022

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

Dan Campbell sounds like a maniac. [PFT]

Five games that should impact playoff races. [CBS]

There is no such thing as an economic slowdown when it comes to building stadiums and arenas. [FOX Sports]

Travis Kelce cannot believe the Giants gave up on Kadarius Toney. [NFL]

Are the Braves turning into the Packers, where fans can buy stock in the team? Seem so. [Deadline]

Joe Buck claims he knows people at FOX who don’t believe Tom Brady will ever call an NFL game for them. Brady signed a $375 million contract with FOX earlier this year. [Awful Announcing]

Jay Leno in bad shape after suffering burns to his arms and face. [New York Post]

Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, launches employees including security guards for hijacking customer accounts. [Wall Street Journal]

Fish 1, Cat 0. [TikTok]

32 Responses to “Morning Cup Of Joe”

  1. geno711 Says:

    Guys like Josh McDaniel, Pete Carmichael, Eric Bienemy, and Byron Leftwich are just really no better than Dirk Koetter. Some just happened to be one of the guys on a staff with far superior head coaches like:

    Bill Belichick, Sean Payton, Andy Reid, and Bruce Arians.

  2. Leopold Stotch Says:

    I really wish we traded for Toney. Kids a stud. Plus pairing him with Trask for the future (teammates at Florida) would have been a very future friendly love

  3. kyle Says:

    Braves Fan here! This move will allow us to be a top 5 spending team in MLB!!

  4. D-Rome Says:

    Agreed geno711. I heard someone say years ago (can’t remember if it was an NFL player or coach) that most coaches are dark room guys. He was implying just a guy that sits in a dark room and watches film. Head coaching in the NFL requires more than that. McDaniels, Crennel, Weis, Patricia, and Mangini were all guys off the Belichick tree who all failed (and will fail) in the NFL.

  5. mark2001 Says:

    I wonder if the FTX situation and lawsuits against many personalities might affect that Fox contract. You knolw, some tarnished reputation clause or something.
    Frankly I think it is bogus. Who would trust Brady, or Curry, or any of the other “personalities” with financial advice? Their sports expertise? Sure. Women? We would listen closely. Sure. But trusting them for financial advice is as silly as trusting Shaq for care insurance. But then with all the victimhood in our society being the order of the day, will be an interesting case to watch.

  6. mark2001 Says:

    Rome… I was a good dark room guy with women for years. Now guys like me and Arians are just shadows of our former selves. LOL.

  7. D-Rome Says:

    mark2001, I agree with you that the FTX lawsuit is bogus. This whole FTX thing is infuriating to me. I’m not heavily invested in crypto but I have a decent sized stake. I believe there are financial solutions blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies can provide but these young kids are getting schooled by people who actually understand finance and how to truly manipulate the markets. They’re destroying the space from the inside out. All FTX had to do was stay in their lane, only be an exchange, never lend against their own token, and let the billions roll in.

  8. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Hey Glazers…..to quote from above…”The best time to build (a stadium) is NOW, not two years from now”….Ray Jay is about 30 years old, and the fans deserve air conditioning in August, September, October…..

  9. unbelievable Says:

    @D-Rome – You hit the nail on the head with FTX staying in their lane, but they, just like so many in crypto, were doing anything and everything they wanted with no oversight.

    Some of the reporting coming out now is just absolutely insane on FTX and Almeada: They were making real estate purchases using FTX funds with employees’ names on the deeds. They literally had no accounting of their customer’s accounts / funds. Crypto deposits by customers weren’t recorded, they just all went into a general slush fund. Employees would submit expense reports over chat, which would then be approved by a manager, but nothing was ever documented. Chats were automatically deleted after a certain amount of time. They had no cash management system in place. They didn’t hold board meetings.

    The fact that so many institutional investors got involved, and supposedly did their ‘due diligence’, is showing what a crock that ended up being. It’s just insane.

    But the lawsuit against the athletes / celebs is ridiculous IMO.

  10. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Building stadiums –
    Publicly financed new stadiums is welfare for the wealthy any way you cut it-
    $50 million in promised tax revenue and billions in “promised” economic activity for $1.5 billion in public investment in a stadium that will be obsolete in 35 years is a con job. The displaced small businesses and lower income residents is just “collateral damage”, and other public services are defunded as well.

  11. mark2001 Says:

    I don’t have cryto for one big reason. It is all based upon speculation with no underlying tangible asset. If the dollar has problems, the government can always tax more, or print more. Of course, those actions can cause problems, but still, there is a capacity to protect the asset with the full faith and credit of America underpinning it. Corporate bonds and Stocks have the company as an underlying asset. I’m not much of a gambler, but if I choose to from time to time, I’d rather buy lotto tickets or bet on games.

  12. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Crypto today- If you invest in speculation, prepare for ruination.
    Digital currency’s future prospects will depend on Globalists’ objectives being accomplished

  13. D-Rome Says:

    mark2001, those are all fair points to not want to be in crypto. The other side of it is that 25% of the global population do not have access to a bank to get a tangible asset. Even people who have a bank they encounter issues with their banks in their country that would never happen in the United States. I recall seeing a video a few months ago where someone in Lebanon held up a bank so they could withdraw their own money. The blockchain is secure, trustless, and transparent. I could give you my Bitcoin address and you can see exactly how much Bitcoin I have. You can’t access it, hack it, steal it, charge against it, the government can’t take it, no liens can be put on it, etc…there is value in that kind of technology and security.

  14. Joe Says:

    Guys like Josh McDaniel, Pete Carmichael, Eric Bienemy, and Byron Leftwich are just really no better than Dirk Koetter.

    Dirk Koetter actually had a winning record with a QB people thought was trash. 🙂

  15. Joe Says:

    I don’t have cryto for one big reason. It is all based upon speculation with no underlying tangible asset.

    LOL Someone asked 45 when he was in office about crypto and his response was, “It seems like a scam.”

    Welp.

  16. geno711 Says:

    Joe, I confused by your Dirk Koetter comment.

    I have him at 19 and 29 in his three years as Buc’s head coach.

  17. Joe Says:

    Geno:

    2016: 9-7, lost tiebreaker for a wild card. That’s a winning season. More than Josh McDaniels ever had in a season.

  18. Jmarkbuc Says:

    45 knows scams.

  19. D-Rome Says:

    2016: 9-7, lost tiebreaker for a wild card.

    That’s because the QB was trash. He threw more INTs than TDs during the two most important games of the season, managed to get sacked a bunch, and fumbled a bunch.

  20. mark2001 Says:

    The other side of it is that 25% of the global population do not have access to a bank to get a tangible asset.

    True… but they aren’t Americans. The strength of our nation and underlying full faith and credit of our nation is something we can all be proud of. Why would I want to give that up? With the banking system and underlying guaranteeing government agencies, no one needs to risk anything, other than be subjected to low returns and inflation risk. That was necessary after the great depression for people to ever have faith in the banking system again. If I wanted to invest in one of the other currencies with questionable quality, or heavily speculate, I would do so. But I don’t.

    Like I said, it is speculation, and even if I say the system is impossible to hack. though I don’t know that insiders at FTX didn’t hack their system. it is still based upon speculation. I know some have compared it to the ultimate Ponzi scheme. And maybe there is some truth in that.

  21. mark2001 Says:

    And BTW. you don’t think the wealthy around the world have access to solid banking systems? I can tell you that is incorrect. In fact, I know wealthy individuals in third world countries have a good deal of money stashed away in the best banking systems in the world. They have a revolt in that third world country, they hop on a plane, access those accounts, and live like a king. Why wouldn’t they? Most of those guys are pretty bright, regardless of what you or I think of their moral or patriotic character.

  22. unbelievable Says:

    ^ Well as a counterbalance to that, part of what people love about crypto (or at least the stable coins in crypto), is that you CAN”T print more. There are underlying technical mechanisms that will lead to real utility in the future, but yes right now there’s a lot of speculation… and of course a lot of scams.

    And there will always be scams in any sort of financial space, especially one with little regulation, But “traditional” finance really isn’t much different… TONS of scams, pyramind / ponzi schemes, bad investment products sold to those who don’t know any better, etc.

    I don’t own a life changing amount, but I definitely have some crypto. I just don’t keep it on an exchange, as that is one of the first rules you lean when diving into that world.

  23. mark2001 Says:

    Unbelievable. Can’t print more? It has no underlying value. Nothing stands behind it but other than other speculators trying to get wealthier on the increased value of the speculative item as other speculators jump in. Kind of does sound like a Ponzi scheme. Traditional finance is completely different. Are there crooks? Sure. But look at the backgrounds of the people setting up the exchanges. Mostly failed exchange funds managers, at best. Good luck to you and if it crumbles, maybe you can get out while it still has value. But it is pure speculation.

  24. mark2001 Says:

    Or should I say hedge fund managers.

  25. mark2001 Says:

    Don’t get me wrong. This is America. Do what you want with your money. God bless America. But don’t kid yourself as to what you are doling with it… is it really investing or is it speculating.

  26. D-Rome Says:

    mark2001,

    Speaking specifically about Bitcoin, I think you have to ignore the “price” of a Bitcoin and look at it as what it ultimately is. It’s a store of value that has scarcity. It is, in many ways, digital gold but the key difference is the blockchain technology behind it. You can’t make up more Bitcoin. One day there will only be 21 million bitcoin in circulation. It is digitally mined. If Bitcoin had a 1:1 ratio to the US Dollar no one would call it a scam or a Ponzi. It’s not a Ponzi scheme at all. Bitcoin’s scarcity is the underlying value just like with anything else in life. Money itself is just a store of value and civilizations through human history have used various things as money. In a digital age we don’t need a physical item that represents value. The United States is creating their own digital currency that will be 1:1 to the dollar (stablecoin). If digital currency and blockchain was a scam why would they do this? Why would other nations do this?

    The United States owns billions worth of Bitcoin. China owns more. Why would world governments invest so much money in a “scam” and a “Ponzi”. They wouldn’t because that’s not what Bitcoin is. Many nations around the world own billions worth of Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s value will always fluctuate (just like any other currency in the world) but it won’t crumble. It really can’t unless the world loses the ability to produce electricity.

    God I really hate sounding like a crypto-bro. I really do.

  27. mark2001 Says:

    Rome…speculation. If you think otherwise, go to your bank and use bitcoin or whatever form of crypto, as down payment for a new house. And as far as whether the US government speculates? I don’t doubt it. But if they lose on anything, they can just increase taxes or print more money. You and I can’t. When you use good dollars to “invest” in speculative instruments, you are speculating.

  28. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    “God I really hate sounding like a crypto-bro. I really do.”

    For what it’s worth, I appreciate your comments and I’m finding the entire conversation informative. I have a little Bitcoin and understand it even less.

  29. mark2001 Says:

    Last thing I say on the subject is that after FTX, we should all understand it just a little better.

  30. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    [He didn’t die. Please be more careful if you want to continue posting comments. Pretty egregious oversight here. — Joe]

  31. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Oops. Lesson learned!

  32. garro Says:

    what?