The Daily Dose/Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Daily Dose/September 10, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off has the day off.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow has the latest news from the small town, including an update on the new convenience store and a new real estate listing. Today’s Diary. 

It was originally listed at 190 and is drawing so much interest after two weeks on the market the price has already been slashed to 180…It was built in 1900, the ‘lawn’ is scraggly, weed infested and brown, giving it has the curb appeal of a gulag, and the inside looks like it was decorated in Early Poverty…

It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.

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The Bottom Ten/NCAA Week 3It’s next loser up in The Bottom Ten this week as South Florida, losers of nine straight, are welcomed to the medal stand, though Rice is still at #1 in the race for the ESPNCup. 

This week’s highlights:

UMass: Athletic website doing whatever it takes not to show pics of football team, as photos of chick rowing, field hockey, janitor selfies, all taking precedence right now.

New Mexico State: With arch-rival New Mexico scheduled to be sacrificed to Notre Dame this week, 9/21 rivalry matchup will be for new Border Wall Trophy, symbolic of New Mexican football inferiority.

Texas State: Baseball players stealing second base gain more ground than Bobcats, who rank Dead Last in Rushing Offense, averaging 87 feet on ground per game.

Cheapskates: The Bottom Ten is behind a paywall now. Click here to get in on all the 2019 action for only $2.99. 

Click here to read the hilarious first two (2) weeks of The Bottom Ten with our compliments. 

On This Date
In 1977 – The guillotine is used for the final time in France, as Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian by birth, is beheaded for the kidnap, torture and murder of an ex-girlfriend. The guillotine had first been used in France in 1792 and Djandoubi remains the last person executed in western Europe. 

In 1960 – Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia wins the marathon at the Rome Summer Games, the first athlete from a sub-Saharan African nation to win an Olympic gold medal. Running barefoot, Bikila finished the race in a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 16 seconds, a new world record. In 1964 Bikika became the first athlete to successfully defend an Olympic marathon title, winning at the Tokyo Olympics, and is one of only two men to win two Olympic marathon gold medals. 

In 1983 – Michael Sembello is at #1 for the first of two consecutive weeks with Maniac, Sembello originally wrote Maniac for a horror film, and the song was included in the movie Flashdance after Sembello’s wife inadvertently sent it to the movie’s producers. The song also went to #1 in Canada, peaked at #6 on Billboard’s dance chart and was Billboard’s ninth biggest song of the year. It was Sembello’s first Top 40 hit as a solo act – he had played with Stevie Wonder’s band previously – and only a #34 hit later in the year prevented Sembello from being a one-hit wonder.

Quotebook
…we shall not only have saved the Union; but we shall have so saved it, as to make, and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving.
Abraham Lincoln

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
There have been three tripleheaders in major league history, all in the National League: 9/1/1890: Pittsburgh at Brooklyn; 9/7/1896: Louisville at Baltimore and 10/2/20: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh.

Today’s Stumper
Who is the other man to win two Olympic gold medals in the marathon? – Answer next time!

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