Morning Cup Of Joe

March 29th, 2023

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

NFL approves allowing teams to appear twice a season on Thursday Night Football. Oh boy, just what everyone wanted: Another Cowboys game polluting our living rooms and man caves. [PFT]

Two different parties have offered Daniel Snyder over $8 billion for the WTF. [CBS]

Is Bill Belicheat about done as an NFL coach? [FOX Sports]

NFL now requires players to wear those “Great Gazoo” things on their helmets at practice throughout the regular season. [NFL]

Flying cows? [TikTok]

Dudes, don’t worry. The NFL has a legal workaround for NFL Sunday Ticket at bars now that the package has gone to Google/YouTube. [Awful Announcing]

Proposed TikTok ban smells like a major trojan horse if you believe this. [Outkick]

Dude in Minneapolis gets pulled over. Cops asks for license and insurance. Driver hands him a Monopoly “Get Out Of Jail Free” card. It doesn’t work. [WFLA]

Which jobs are most vulnerable to ChatGPT? [Wall Street Journal]

“We forbid you to speak well of our deadliest enemy!” [TikTok]

16 Responses to “Morning Cup Of Joe”

  1. Leopold Stotch Says:

    The tik tok ban bill sounds terrifying. Total government overreach…
    In regards to football the tnf rule is absolutely stupid. They were garbage last year, this will only make things worse. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see players sit out like the NBA soon.

  2. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Our beloved government. They always have our best interests at heart.

  3. Leighroy Says:

    Leopold, players already sit out the Thursday games in droves. If you’re even slightly adjacent to the injury report, guys show up in street clothes. It may be garbage, but it’s a cash cow unfortunately. We’re stuck with it.

    Bids are at 6 billion for the WTF, not 8. Which is still an outrageous payday for Snyder to be sent packing with. No word that Bezos is party to any of these bids it seems? Probably a good thing.

  4. Lt. Dan Says:

    Holy Batman!! Nice throwback Joe!

  5. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Leighroy, I’ll look into the injury reports a little more in depth this year other than on my fantasy team. I don’t recall any important/star players sitting out unless it was a serious injury, but I’ll take your word for it.

  6. Dooley Says:

    Brian Daboll looks like Dr.Robotnik in the HC group photo

  7. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    TikTok Ban:

    The Biden White House supports it, saying it is “a systematic framework for addressing technology-based threats to the security and safety of Americans.”

    No surprise coming from the guy that wrote and/or championed the Patriot Act and the Anti drug Abuse Act. Dude loves using trojan horses to take away our freedoms.

  8. D-Rome Says:

    ChatGPT is pretty amazing. I know a lot of people are doing silly things with it but if you have questions on a particular subject that leads into more and more questions it’s such an incredible tool.

  9. Steven007 Says:

    Rome, it’s a fascinating topic. I was watching a recent podcast with lex Friedman interviewing one of the foremost AI experts. Can’t recall his name at the moment. And he gave by far the most illuminating explanation of what chat GPT is good at and what it’s not and why. Really shed some light on it. He showed how easy it was to trip it up. Like most information systems, it’s at the mercy of its sourcing.

  10. Steven007 Says:

    *Lex Fridman

  11. Joe Says:

    Like most information systems, it’s at the mercy of its sourcing.

    Uh, huh!

  12. unbelievable Says:

    Oh yeah, I’ve had a lot of fun playing with ChatGPT- both trying to see what use I could get out of it, and if I could catch it making mistakes…

    Re: tiktok – it’s terrible for a lot of reasons, and I wish people would stop using it… But I agree that this bill is massively overreaching. Patriot act for the internet is a good way to describe it.

    You don’t need a complex bill to simply ban a single app. And more importantly, why not just limit the amount of time people under 18 can spend on social media apps? Oh I forgot, we don’t actually care about mental health in this country (unless we need an excuse for NOT making it harder for crazies to get guns… then certain people love to talk about mental health… while still doing nothing to address it).

  13. Joe Says:

    You don’t need a complex bill to simply ban a single app. And more importantly, why not just limit the amount of time people under 18 can spend on social media apps?

    Ah, but then Facebook/Instagram, the Google gang, Twitter and Apple would be peeved and you know who the majority of the Silicon Valley crowd helps bankroll for office.

    And that’s why TikTok is being targeted. How do we know Facebook/Instagram, Google and/or Apple isn’t selling info to foreign outfits? They collect data just like TikTok. Forget for a moment Apple benefits from Chinese slave labor.

    (Yes, Joe owns an iPhone and Macbook.)

  14. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    I am in shock how much I agree with unbelievable on the TikTok story. I don’t think you’ve said anything yet that I disagree with.

  15. gp Says:


    Let him roll!

  16. alanbkr93 Says:

    Look nice!