To say last week was a weird one would be an understatement. Regardless of what side of the election you were on, the bizarre vibe of last week lingered far into in the weekend. But as bad of a weekend that your left-leaning Aunt Sheila was having (according to her endless Facebook posts on the topic), there are actually a few people that had a worse weekend than her – and you.
Here in the Northeast, there aren’t a lot of Arby’s. So my opinion on the chain is rather neutral, but apparently people in Michigan really, really like Arby’s – particularly when they are selling deer burgers.
Four of the chain’s restaurants in the Wolverine state were picked to be test stores for their new venison burgers, which were offered on Saturday. Each store had 120 burgers, but the demand far exceeded the supply, with lines forming outside the stores before their 10 a.m. opening and selling out before 11 a.m.
The few that got their hands on the sandwich gave it a thumbs up. But if you weren’t one of the lucky few, not to worry: the sandwich, which includes a thick-cut venison steak and crispy onions on a toasted roll with juniper berry steak sauce, will be available at a few additional stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Georgia between now and November 28th. [via MLive]
Last week, it was Travis Kelce; this week it was Tennessee Titans Taylor Lewan who was ejected from a game after a dispute with an official.
The left tackle was upset when Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota hit on his back prior to the snap by Green Bay Packers nose tackle Letroy Guion. A scuffle ensued, and Lewan took a swipe at the hand of back judge Steve Freeman, which earned him an ejection from the game. Lewan didn’t go quietly; according to ESPN, “As he headed for the locker room after his ejection, Lewan help up his middle fingers while shouting at the officials and tossing a glove over his head and into the crowd.”
Classy, dude. Real classy. Actually, let’s note the classiness of the entire of NFL: we are only in Week 10, and Lewan marks the 11th disqualification of a player from a game this season. According to ESPN, there hasn’t been more than 13 players ejected in one season since at least 2001. [via ESPN]
Soda Drinkers in San Francisco and Chicago
I actually gave up soda a few years ago, on the advice of my nutritionist, because apparently I needed a professional to tell me that ingesting a drink full of chemicals I couldn’t name was bad for me. But at least my decision was made by me, not by my budget. But for people in San Francisco and Chicago, it may come down to whether they can afford that bottle of pop, due to a new law that passed last week.
According to Business Insider, three cities in the Bay Area — San Francisco, Oakland and Albany, California — all voted last Tuesday to impose a tax on sugary drinks. The measure will levy a tax of 1 cent per ounce on soda and will be implemented over the next couple of years. Cook County in Illinois – which includes Chicago – passed a similar measure on Thursday, but that measure also includes drinks with calorie-free sweeteners. So Diet Coke lovers…I hope you didn’t want a soda with that deep dish. [via Business Insider]
I firmly believe that Christmas shouldn’t start until after Thanksgiving, but obviously retailers don’t agree, which makes any trip to the mall between now and December 24th an absolutely tortuous experience. And it turns out, that doesn’t just apply to humans.
No one is exactly sure how this deer got into an American Eagle store in Stillwater, Oklahoma, but he sure as hell did want many of us have thought about doing to get out.
Oh, come on – you know you’ve thought about it after spending three hours looking for the perfect sweater for your dad while “Feliz Navidad” plays on repeat. But come to think of it, at least the deer got free. The people that probably had a worse weekend? The peon at American Eagle that had to clean up after it. [via Mashable]
These CFB Teams
Saturday was a crazy day in college football, and some favorites turned out to be losers, including five top 10 teams. No. 2 Clemson lost at home to Pittsburgh; No. 3 Michigan lost on a walk-off field goal to Iowa; previously undefeated No. 4 Washington lost at home to USC; No. 8 Texas A&M lost to Mississippi; and No. 9 Auburn lost at Georgia.
Happy this weekend? Louisville and Penn State, which both won and rose to no. 3 and no. 9 in the AP’s rankings, ahead of the CFP ranking release on Tuesday.
I didn’t go to a football school, so I couldn’t care less about this, but since I love an underdog…Go Penn State! [via Bleacher Report] .