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Random thoughts this morning because my head is still spinning from a holiday weekend…
…you guys all good with the scrolling finger this morning? Hopefully, we’re all still intact this morning after blowing off those fireworks, operating the grills, cutting vegetables, etc. Am I worn out after multiple late nights this weekend celebrating freedom? You’re damn right I am, but I know you guys will soon be waking up and looking for a flaming hot edition of Screencaps, so I got up at the crack of dawn to start pumping out a 4th of July post.
• Did I leave a neighborhood patio party early to make sure I got some sleep to keep a normal schedule this week? You’re damn right I did. I could’ve stayed up until 2 in the morning suckin’ down freedom beers, but then my Monday morning would’ve been completely wrecked.
• On a scale of 1-to-suck-it-coronabros, how great was it to see a fireworks show with thousands of others? Saturday night, we went down to the river here in Utopia, Ohio to sit along the banks near where, in 1813, the U.S. government ordered a fort built to kick British ass. In fact, Saturday’s fireworks were shot over the Maumee River at the spot where the British tried — twice — to defeat the USA, but it was futile.
• There’s something about how 4th of July Pandora sounds on 4th of July weekend. I don’t listen to too much Alabama because I have to hear too much of it in the fall when Bama’s on CBS for three straight months, but there was something about “Song of the South” pumping through my little Bluetooth speaker over the 4th.
• Jeff Maaske writes via email:
Love the content and the TNML! I’ve got a nomination for Team TNML, my son Zack. Big Z as we call him is a freshman TE at D2 Tusculum College in TN. He loves playing TE but didn’t get to play that position in HS much at all because he was teammates with Jake Briningstool (remember that name, he’s at Clemson and will do big things the next 4 years), anyway Z kept grinding and played DE and some LB his senior year in HS. He showed up at Tusculum’s camp in December as a kid nobody knew. He wowed ’em and they offered him the next week. He just wants to play and being D2 instead of D1 makes zero difference to him. He is just the kind of guy you’re looking for, a tenacious, catch-a-pass-over-the-middle grinder. He’s 6’3″ about 235, so he’s built for that stuff. So yeah, we’re a little proud of him, but I think he’d be a perfect fit for OutKick!
I’ve included a pic of him deadlifting 375 a week or 2 ago so you know what you’re getting. Sign him up or no, either way we love what y’all are doing at OutKick. Keep it up!
TNML Commissioner’s response:
This is exactly what I like to see out of the Morning Screencaps/TNML community. Here’s a dad who knows what we’re building from the ground up, and he thinks his son fits perfectly into the community as an athlete who can represent the brand. Now, I’m sure Jeff’s had Big Z mowing the yard at an early age, grinding away on Thursdays in between gym sessions.
At this point, I can tell the Screencaps/TNML guys who have trained their kids for the battles that are coming in life. Jeff’s not reaching out unless he thinks his son has been trained for this moment.
That said, I’m going to need Zack to show us that he’s about that TNML life. We need to see if he’s a five-tool guy off the field. Can he mow-edge-trim-hedge-plant? What’s his mowing get-off speed? Can he work a mic? Jeff knows these types of opportunities don’t come along very often for an incoming college freshman. Now it’s up to Zack to show us he’s ready for the big show.
• Enjoy that day off work and the recovery process. Summer’s almost over around here. The Steelers and Cowboys open camp July 21 and play in the Hall of Fame game on August 5.
Numbers from :
Chad Green of the @Yankees is the first pitcher in the modern era to pitch 3.0+ perfect innings, strike out 6+ batters and have an immaculate inning all in the same game.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 5, 2021
Stuff You Guys Sent In & Stuff I Like:
Freedom won’t fail if we don’t. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/qgd9UQWrVY
— Jessica Vaugn (@JessicaVaugn) July 4, 2021
My pops isn’t messing around today. pic.twitter.com/vYzwIBgTfV
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) July 4, 2021
The YouTube swing and a miss pic.twitter.com/RWAAucb3d7
— MLB Closed Captioning (@mlb_cc) July 4, 2021
— 🤠 (@RichHillRakes) July 4, 2021
This Fourth of July 🇺🇸, we celebrate our great national pastime pic.twitter.com/38819f74aW
— Baseball Fight Club (@mlb_fights) July 4, 2021
@JoeKinseyexp I think this is a jersey a lot of @Outkick readers would like pic.twitter.com/seYYAhYMuo
— Adam Walker (@walker_adam) July 4, 2021
America’s message to Great Britain exactly 225 years ago pic.twitter.com/rod8rxKEox
— Clint Lamb (@ClintRLamb) July 4, 2021
Wow. What a view from Bobby Dodd Stadium. pic.twitter.com/1RcMg13jBq
— CFB Home (@CFBHome) July 5, 2021
Toss the darts, treat the wounded, tally the points. Repeat until only one child remains. pic.twitter.com/1S1ppqAeRA
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) July 4, 2021
#America #July4th #StarsandStripes pic.twitter.com/4cdg5jistb
— Lloyd Legalist (@LloydLegalist) July 4, 2021
4th of July in Nashville. This is the largest crowd on Broadway since the 2019 NFL draft (maybe larger). @WKRN has LIVE coverage of the fireworks show beginning at 9pm. Watch on TV or streaming at https://t.co/KJq402JaKb pic.twitter.com/OJNP1guHKq
— Elbert Tucker (@ETuckerNews2) July 5, 2021
So this just happened in Ocean City, MD. pic.twitter.com/B0djA8JxF7
— Gilly Gene (@GillyOfThe412) July 4, 2021
Hope you're having a great day #Lifeisgood pic.twitter.com/WKzsge2Ogo
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) July 4, 2021
Fried salami burger. It’s essentially the American flag of burgers. God Bless – (also if you want one, I’ll be slinging these in HB Raw Bar for a few more hours, on me). pic.twitter.com/40uO8AWr9y
— Chef Andrew Gruel (@ChefGruel) July 3, 2021
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Are Drew Brees and his ol lady still apologizing for being what they were born and I hope those beautiful children aren’t being indoctrinated by those weak pathetic parents
Sadly, that’s all I could think when I saw that pic. They have a beautiful family, and weak leadership.
Great pic of Charles Payne with the stogie and drink love the dude smart too
Hey Brees, you still kissing all the black ass? Those NFL and NBA racists led by Queen James intimidated you, pussy. You have some balls acting patriotic after you caved. Asshole. Hope those kids of yours grow up with more balls than you and your wife.
You beat me to it, Dun.