Pat White proved himself a capable preseason backup quarterback for the Washington Redskins, scampering for an 80-yard touchdown run and converting the two-point conversion to give Washington a 22-21 win over Tennessee. Bernard Pollard of the Titans picked up a personal foul within five minutes of the game. Apparently his motivation letter is working a bit too well.

Also, Chris Johnson welcomed Bacarri Rambo to the NFL.

 

The Atlanta Falcons also saw action last night, and were destroyed by the Bengals 31-10 in a game that was more about finding Matt Ryan's backup. Peter King writes that Atlanta's unconventional draft strategy of doubling-down on the secondary is about to pay off.

In other preseason results, Denver beat San Fran 10-6, Seattle beat San Diego 31-10, and Cleveland took down St. Louis 27-19.  

 

Plaxico Burress tore his rotator cuff in Steelers practice.

 

Alex Rodriguez's return to baseball following another round of PED accusations, brought higher ratings and drove ticket prices on the secondary market in New York much higher than usual. A-Rod memorabilia, however, has tanked completely. 

 

Joe Girardi returned the favor to Nick Saban and spoke with the Alabama Crimson Tide to get them motivated and focused before the season. The Tide also received motivational speeches from Herman Edwards and Ray Lewis. 

 

The English Premier League will finally use instant replay. They will use the same Hawk-eye technology that exists in tennis. 

 

Johnny Manziel's family hired an attorney.

 

Jeff Driskel returns to practice for the Florda Gators after missing a week following an appendectomy

 

Manny Pacquiao says his comeback begins with Branon Rios in November.

 

Mo Williams said he could have started somewhere else, but wanted the chance to win, and earn a higher salary, with Portland.

 

Paul Pierce thinks the Nets will start running New York City.

 

Mike Woodson immediately asked J.R. Smith to remove his blonde hair.

 

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Simon Cowell is the highest earning TV star in America. 

 

Nas started an online campaign to raise money for a poor family in DC who lost their apartment due to a fire.

 

Flying Lotus played a collaboration between Earl Sweatshirt and DOOM last night, with no indication where the track might appear.

 

Turns out Drake wasn't informed that he's now a member of the Big Tymers.

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DID YOU REALIZE?

 

The NSA is working to replace people with jobs like Edward Snowden's former position and replace them with machines to avoid leaks.

 

Democratic Senator from Texas Wendy Davis, who memorably filibustered the Texas abortion law bill that ended up passing anyway, announced she is weighing a run for Governor of Texas.

 

The United States pulled diplomats in Pakistan, and urge US citizens to avoid travel to the country in light of recent threats.

 

Eight people were shot within four hours in Chicago last night.

 

Cory Booker looks like a shoo-in to win the New Jersey senate race.

 

 

EVERYTHING I AM

 

Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are both trying to earn forgiveness in their upcoming elections. Thus far, they're finding it easier to do in the Black community.

Interviews with black ministers, political leaders, scholars and voters suggest two major factors at work: an emphasis in black congregations on forgiveness and redemption, and an experience, particularly among older black voters, of having seen their revered leaders embroiled in scandal.

“You can’t think of any major black leader that did not have some kind of legal or other kind of media attack, so we are not as prone to believe the attacks as other communities,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in an interview.

Mr. Youngblood agreed, saying, “When we as African Americans look at our history, our own Dr. Martin Luther King, or own Dr. Adam Clayton Powell, there has always been something in a person’s life that others sought to use against their greater good.”

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Earl Sweatshirt drops another track ahead of his August 20th release date for Doris, featuring Vince Staples with Pharrell on the production.