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Good Morning: 10.09.12

Arian Foster for MVP; Kobe talks retirement; Pharrell, Jay-Z and Frank Ocean in studio; and Rick Ross drops MORE music.

By James Carr October 09, 2012, 10:08 AM EST

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GOOD MORNING

Today, Arian Foster enters the MVP discussion; Kobe talks retirement; Pharrell, Jay and Frank Ocean in studio; Romney leads in the polls and Rick Ross drops his fourth production in nine months.

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The Houston Texans had a good, but not great performance on Monday Night Football against the New York Jets. Arian Foster led the way, and in doing so, firmly established himself as an MVP candidate.

Mark Sanchez had a rough night, with two picks that came on tipped passes. It's hard out there for a pimp.

The Orioles kept the Yankees' offense in check and evened the series behind some excellent pitching.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals hammered the Washington Nationals behind two Carlos Beltran bombs.

Kobe Bryant expects to retire after the 2013-14 season. Laker fans, are you ready for that?

On the other coast, 'Melo is tired of playing power forward.

My dude Jozy Altidore was left off the US roster for World Cup Qualifiers, a move Grant Wahl calls, “shocking.”

Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced today. Get that man to gen pop.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

Lady Gaga ate lunch with Julian Assange in Ecuador. Turns out, her music was used to get files to Wikileaks.

How excited does this tweet make you?

Danny DeVito and Ronda Pearlman split up after more than 30 years together. Here's a gallery of other couples who split up after decades of marriage.

 

DID YOU REALIZE

North Korea announced they have the capability to send a missile to the United States. This seems unlikely.

Mitt Romney now holds a four-point lead in several election polls, following his debate performance last week. He also skipped a kids event hosted by Nickelodeon. And Big Bird? Come on, man.

It's the last day to register to vote. If you haven't yet, Obama has your back.

Paul Ryan got a little testy yesterday with a reporter trying to relate gun laws to taxes. Pretty funny all around, but at least someone is talking about the problem.

 

THAT S#!7 CRAY

A man in Miami died after a live cockroach eating contest.

 

EVERYTHING I AM

Writer Lindy West explains the difference between Conservative crazy and Liberal crazy, why both sides are not equal, and why one side should win. Here's a line to help you guess which side that is.

“And I'm sorry, if you deliberately shun evidence and call me an elitist for adhering to facts, then this is no longer a discussion.”

Read on.

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

Ricky Rozay dropped a mixtape last night, The Black Bar Mitzvah. He's got a few features, and here's one from Drake and Lil' Reese.

 

WHO GON' STOP ME?

In case you missed it yesterday, here's Jay-Z – who arrived at the show on the subway – and Beyonce performing "Forever Young" at the Barclays Center.

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James Carr wrote for The Shadow League. 

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