Sports ‘n Stuff

Due to mostly personal issues, speculation is that Johnny Depp has been replaced in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. A petition, however, now has nearly 300,000 signatures supporting Depp reprising his iconic role in one capacity or another. What’s a pirate without Jack Sparrow?

The Cleveland Browns have placed quarterback Baker Mayfield on the reserve/COVID-19 list after the quarterback came into contact with a staff member who tested positive Saturday for the virus.

Mayfield himself has not tested positive, according to a league source, and he could return to practice as early as Wednesday morning if he continues to test negative.

Jaxon Crossland is an eight-year-old who’s brought pride to his hometown of Celeste, Texas. In the USA Mullet Championships, the third grader took home the gold, scoring 20-thousand votes and winning first prize in the kids category. He even pocketed $500 for his efforts.

an unnamed man reported having an encounter with the hairy beast he thinks was a “Big Foot” while exploring Culbin Forest in Scotland. As the story goes, the guy was walking his dog when a salmon hit him in the back. The man suspects the large, seven-foot “dark shape” Big foot he saw might’ve been the culprit. ” and while the guy didn’t get a picture of the creature…he did snap a picture of the salmon!

Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season. 

Here is this weeks’ top 10

  1. Alabama
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Ohio State
  4. Clemson
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Florida
  7. Cincinnati
  8. BYU
  9. Miami (Fla.)
  10. Indiana 

Be good to your dog!

In Texas, an unidentified man picked up his dog while wearing a pistol tucked in his waistband. Maybe the dog was angry or very happy to see him, either way, the dog’s paw somehow got caught on the trigger and shot the man. The bullet hit the owner in the thigh. The shot reportedly went straight through the leg and didn’t cause a lot of damage and the victim is expected to make a full recovery.

Now that the Elections are over, here’s a list of some places still offering up post election freebies.

  • Jimmy John’s – Buy one 8-inch or 16-inch sandwich through Sunday and get 50% off the lowest price sandwich. Just use the code SAVEON2.
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs – Today and tomorrow, you can get $2 off any regular sub with app orders and by using order code SANDDAY2OFF
  • McDonald’s is giving away its new pastry items (Apple Fritter, Blueberry Muffin or Cinnamon Roll) with the purchase of a hot or iced coffee through its app, through Monday.
  • Subway – get a free footlong when you purchase two in the app or on the website at participating locations
  • Wendy’s – you can get a free Classic Chicken Sandwich with any purchase on the app—this sandwich usually goes for $4.99.

Pandemic or not, some things must go on. Like weddings

In Britain, Kieran White recently tied the knot to Tilly Christmas.

Now her name is Kieran “White Christmas”

Can’t make this stuff up, folks.

Today is Monday, November 9, 2020

Today in

Sports History

1861 – The first documented Canadian football game took place at the University of Toronto.

1965 – Willie Mays was named the National League Most Valuable Player. 

1982 – Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing. In 1984 Leonard came out of retirement to fight one more time before becoming a boxing commentator for NBC. 

1984 – Larry Bird and Dr J. got into a fight during a game. They were both fined $7,500. 

Today in music history

1962 – Motown Records released “You really got a hold on me” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.

1974 – Billy Joel and Columbia Records released his iconic signature song, “Piano Man”

1998 – Michael Jackson settled a lawsuit over stories and pictures in the London Daily Mirror that said his face had been disfigured by cosmetic surgery.

Celebrating Birthdays today

Lou Ferrigno is 69 (“The Incredible Hulk,” “Hercules”)

Salt-N-Pepa’s Sandra “Pepa” Denton is… (According to Wiki, there are two possible birth years – one making her 56, the other, which would make her 51…elsewhere she’s listed as 54)

Nick Lachey and his wife both celebrating birthdays today, he’s 47  & she’s 40

Wrestler Chris Jericho is 50