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Tonight and tomorrow night are Manhattanhenge, a twice-yearly phenomenon (once in the spring, once in the summer) where the setting sun aligns perfectly with the Manhattan street grid. It looks something… like-a this.
It’s enough of a nerdy curiosity that it’s right up my alley! So of course I’ve never successfully gone—I would’ve in May when it worked out on the other side of the solstice but it was cloudy and rainy and therefore pointless to look for a sunset. But I have rehearsals tonight and tomorrow, so maybe if I’m lucky break will fall right during sunset!
/remembers his so-called “luck” in various exploits that aren’t music-related
Nobody was taken in the supplemental draft. The two players eligible, DL Tavares Bingham and RB Marques Rodgers, will both become free agents.
Speaking of drafts, USC QB Sam Darnold told teams to not tank for him. Sources say he may spend another two years there.
Texans DE and not-a-distraction J.J. Watt has a clothing line, called the J.J. Watt Collection, for when there are #NoDaysOff and you need to grind and not be a distraction. You can watch the infomercial here, and in case you were wondering, yes, the opening shot is an American flag. The internets made jokes.
In a blow for Redacted fans, Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper praised Dak Prescott and the Cowboys while being interviewed during the MLB All-Star Game last night. (And by during, we mean while he was in the outfield.)
On the other hand, free agent RB DeAngelo Williams said that he wouldn’t want to play for the Cowboys due to being a 49ers fan when he grew up. He also told the Panthers, Jaguars, and Browns not to call—the Panthers because “there are things that went on there that I didn’t like—and I still don’t like to this day,” comparing it to an ex, and the Jaguars and Browns because they’re the Jaguars and Browns. (The Browns “don’t have a history of winning,” and regarding the Jags Williams said he couldn’t “think of anything positive about that organization outside of the fact that they have pools in the stadium.”)
• The tarps feel hurt, DeAngelo.
Other Sports News
Lesser footy controversy! While some of us were watching the basedball All-Star Game, French Guiana decided to screw the rules. Florent Malouda had previously been ruled ineligible to play in the Gold Cup by CONCACAF as a result of playing 80 games for France, including the 2006 World Cup Final. He was allowed to play in lower-tier tournaments like the Caribbean Cup but since the Gold Cup actually means something, they use FIFA rules of eligibility, which state Malouda is cap-tied to France. The match against Honduras ended in a goalless draw but it is expected that French Guiana will have to forfeit 3-0.
• Scratch what I said about rooting for French Guiana, then.
Left turn controversy! NASCAR driver Kyle Larson was docked 35 points and crew chief Chad Johnston was suspended for three races due to finding an illegal rear brake cooling assembly. Larson, who finished second in the race in Kentucky on Saturday after starting from the back for not passing prequalifying inspections, and then from returning to the back after a speeding penalty on pit road, had taken a one-point lead in the NASCAR Cup prior to the point reduction.
Novak Djokovic retired from his quarterfinal match at Wimbledon with an issue in his right elbow.
The NBA reduces the number of timeouts per team per game from nine to seven and the number of overtime timeouts from three to two.
What’s on tonight?
The ESPYs, 8E, ABC
shills for at least a dozen products during the show hosts.
How about some real sports?
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Panama vs. Nicaragua (going on now), FS1
United States vs. Martinique, 9E, FS1
Both games are at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. No word on whether there is cannon fire after goals.
2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, 8E, ESPN
NBA Summer League, ESPN 2
So that does it for me for now. I believe Litre’s got you covered tomorrow before your weekly dose of sexy from tWBS on Friday. And it’s just as well, I’m running low on totally unnecessary tidbits! How does
Bearguyron Beerguyrob do this day after day? Oh right, Canada 150. And being not-Canadian, it wouldn’t feel right for me to do that. Anyway…
Have at it, lizard people!