Russian Hacking, Toronto, Miami…

Did the Chicago Bears’ war room got hacked by the Russians? I mean, Mitch Trubisky, No. 2?

 

Spent the weekend in Toronto, land of poutine, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and agonizingly-awful TV. However, I did land on a rugby match between a team wearing blue and another wearing white. I have no idea who the teams were because I don’t speak French, but the game itself was entertaining. Reminded me of an option quarterback football camp. I appreciated the non-stop action with no video reviews and no flopping.

 

From my experiences on my road trip to Toronto, then Miami, I can honestly say that Miami felt more like a foreign country than Toronto. Further dissing of Miami: The Cuban sandwich I ate wasn’t up to par with one from Tampa.

 

From Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” Monday: “I saw that President Trump just gave an interview where he wondered why the Civil War ever happened. … Then, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said, “That’s easy. Captain America and Iron Man got into a big fight.”

 

Former major-leaguer and now Marlins post-game host, Preston Wilson, fell right into press box humor without missing a beat at Monday’s Marlins-Rays contest.

When a young reporter filled a Pepsi cup with a generous portion of soft-serve ice cream rather than using the smaller cups next to the machine, Wilson noted that the reporter was “big cuppin” adding: “Used to be you had to have years in the press box before you could go big cuppin. You gotta earn it.”

 

Nothing bums me out more than when Patti tells me I have to wear hard shoes?

 

R.J. Currie of SportsDeke.com made the following observation after Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer swam a race during her third trimester: “I’m thinking it’ll be hard to tell if her water breaks.”

 

Finally, this inspirational gem mined from the Internet: “Don’t give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping.”

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