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Here we are again, in the office on yet another summer Monday when most of us would rather be on the beach. I, however, enjoying what I’m referring to as an “in-house” vacation – going into the office while my boss in on a two-week vacation and basically accomplishing absolutely nothing. If I have to be in the office, this is the best way to do it. It at least made the anticipation of the work week a little less scary, which means that overall, the weekend wasn’t so bad for me. At the very least, mine was better than these people’s.
Oh, reckoning day has finally come for one unpopular scumbag. On Friday, Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli finally got what was coming to him when he was found convicted in a federal fraud case.
Shkreli, who is infamous for a number of things, including buying the only copy of WuTang’s album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million and his price-gouging of the AIDS drug Daraprim, was found guilty on one count each of securities fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The charges stem from accusations that he lost billions of dollars worth of investors’ funds and tried to pay them back with stock in a new drug company.
Shkreli faces up to 20 years in prison. [via TMZ]
Miami Dolphins Fans
“Perhaps,” they thought, “this is our year.” They are Dolphins fans and after a playoff run last year, those hopes were not entirely unfounded. But they may have been dashed on Friday, when Ryan Tannehill went down with a non-contact knee injury on Thursday – which turned out to be related to his partially torn ACL from last season.
With Tannehill out for an undetermined amount of time, the Dolphins made a move on Sunday that no other team in the league seemed willing to make – signing former Bears’ QB Jay Cutler. Dolphins fans are probably questioning the sanity of the one-year, $10 million deal given that Cutler only took Chicago to the playoffs once during his eight-year tenure, ending with a 51-51 win/loss record. But given that the alternative was likely Colin Kaepernick…go Cutler! [via Sun-Sentinel]
Atlee (Va.) Junior League Softball Team
You know how adults (like actual ones) always say to be careful what you say on social media, because it may come back to bite you in the ass? Well, the members of one softball team are probably wishing they had listened right about now.
Little League officials were made aware of an inappropriate Snapchat sent by members of the Atlee Junior League softball team that was directed at the team that Atlee beat in the semifinals. According to Richmond.com, “After Friday’s game, a member of the Atlee team posted a picture on Snapchat showing six members of the team showing their middle fingers. The caption made it clear the gesture was intended for the Kirkland team.”
The picture was deleted immediately after the team’s manager found out about it, and the Atlee girls apologized to the Kirkland team. But someone brought the pic to the attention of the Little League World Series office, and on Saturday, Atlee was disqualified from the tournament. In a statement, the league said,
After discovering a recent inappropriate social media post involving members of Atlee Little League’s Junior League Softball tournament team, the Little League® International Tournament Committee has removed the Southeast Region from the 2017 Junior League Softball World Series for violation of Little League’s policies regarding unsportsmanlike conduct, inappropriate use of social media, and the high standard that Little League International holds for all its participants.
Who knew softball was so cutthroat? [via Richmond.com]
The fastest man in the world finishes his solo career…as the third fastest man in the world.
On Saturday night, Usain Bolt competed in what he says will be his last time in the 100-meter dash at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, where he finished behind Americans Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman.
However, everyone handled the results with class: after his victory, Gatlin bowed to the Jamaican, who holds more world championship medals than any other athlete with 14. The two runners also embraced.
Perhaps that girls’ softball team could learn some sportsmanship from these two. [Via People]
I don’t know much about video games, nor do I care about them, but apparently John Wall of the Washington Wizards does, and he let it be known on Twitter on Friday.
The point guard was apparently unhappy about his 90 rating in the upcoming NBA2K18 game and decided to unload on Ronnie 2K, who works for game-maker2K Sports. Their exchange basically demonstrates the greatness of the social media platform:
— Stadium (@WatchStadium) August 4, 2017
— Ronnie 2K 2K18 (@Ronnie2K) August 4, 2017
— Ronnie 2K 2K18 (@Ronnie2K) August 4, 2017
God, I love the internet..
[Via The Bleacher Report]
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