The Daily Mauling: 5.15.2020

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Recycling is useless, Lis. Once the sun burns out, this planet is doomed. You’re just making sure we spend our last days using inferior products

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How do you build a winner at Kansas? Les Miles has his thoughts
“If you come back to football, like I did, to just win games, or if you’re coming back to settle a score somewhere, I think you’d make a mistake,” Miles told the voice of the Jayhawks Brian Hanni in a recent episode of the Jayhawker Podcast. “I think what you do is you come back to enjoy preparing a team to take the field and play for victory. And that is what I enjoy.”

Ranking the first-round NBA Draft picks of the Bill Self-era
Self has also had success in the NBA Draft, producing 24 draft picks with 14 of them going in the first round. The Jayhawks could add to that total come the 2020 NBA Draft, but in the meantime we at Phog.net have formed a ranking of sorts of the 14 first rounders Self has coached so far.

Self Perspective Ep. 10: An offensive clinic between KU, OSU
“This is a game that many of you may not remember, but it’s probably as well played an offensive game by both team that’s been in Allen Fieldhouse,” Self said in the video. “This is 2005, Oklahoma State vs. Kansas. We were No. 7 in the country. They were No. 4.”

Legendary college football coach Pepper Rodgers has died
Born Franklin Cullen Rodgers in Atlanta, GA. on Oct. 8, 1931, Rodgers was a three-sport high school athlete at Brown High School before committing to play football at Georgia Tech for legendary coach Bobby Dodd. As a quarterback and place-kicker, Rodgers helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a 1952 National Championship.

Bits o Chalk

Former MLB manager Art Howe in ICU due to the coronavirus
Art Howe, who managed the Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics and New York Mets after his major league playing career, is hospitalized in intensive care with the coronavirus, Howe confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 on Thursday.

James Harrison says Mike Tomlin gave him envelope after hit on Mohamed Massaquoi
“The G-est thing Mike Tomlin ever did, he handed me an envelope after that,” Harrison said on Barstool’s “Going Deep” podcast. “I’m not going to say what, but he handed me an envelope after that.”

NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar wanted on armed robbery charges
Arrest warrants have been issued in South Florida for New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar in connection to an armed robbery investigation.

Before ‘The Last Dance,’ Scottie Pippen delivered six words of trash talk that changed NBA history
Greg Ostertag, Jazz center: You know what no one ever mentions? Karl still had a big old court burn on his [shooting] hand that he got in the conference finals against Houston, and every time he went to the line in Chicago, he’d look at it.

Repeated coronavirus testing key to MLB reopening, says commissioner Rob Manfred
“Our experts are advising us that we don’t need a 14-day quarantine,” the commissioner told CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “What we will do is, the positive individual will be removed from the rest of the group. There will be a quarantine arrangement in each facility and in each city, and we’ll do contact tracing for the individuals that we believe there was contact with, and we will do point-of-care testing for those individuals, to minimize the likelihood that there’s been a spread.”

Eraser Dust

Pelosi moving swiftly on $3 trillion relief plan despite Dem gripes – POLITICO
The California Democrat said he’s still reviewing Pelosi’s coronavirus package, but acknowledged it would be difficult to vote against nearly $1 trillion in cash for state and local governments that could otherwise be forced to cut public services.

Mark Lanegan doesn’t think Liam Gallagher is a “bad person” despite recent feud
Mark Lanegan has explained that he doesn’t believe Liam Gallagher is a “bad person” after the pair’s feud, which dates back to the ’90s, was recently reignited.

JC Penney ‘plans to file for bankruptcy in today’ | Daily Mail Online
JC Penney, which has 846 stores in the US, aims to reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy protection. It plans to permanently shutter between 180 to 200 stores, a figure that could fluctuate depending on negotiations with creditors, the sources said

Trump says doesn’t want to talk to Xi, could even cut China ties – Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the coronavirus outbreak, saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now and going so far as to suggest he could even cut ties with the world’s second largest economy.

Coronavirus update: Cuomo on New York reopening; Jersey Shore; Ivanka
The six one-page documents, though, are much shorter and less detailed than others that the CDC developed and Trump administration shelved, media reports say.

6.5 earthquake strikes near Tonopah, felt in Las Vegas | Earthquake | fox5vegas.com
A preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck near Tonopah on Friday morning and was felt into the Las Vegas Valley and as far away as Fresno.

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