1. A lot of these made-up holidays are complete bullshit, but we’re totally disappointed that September 29th is National Coffee Day.
And it’s not just because we love a good cup of joe, it’s also because many coffee shops are giving away a free cup these days.
We guess these sports figures are also celebrating National Coffee Day today.
Lions coach Dan Campbell
In 2021, Campbell shared his Starbucks order during a press conference and left everyone in awe of the caffeine he consumes on a daily basis.
“Usually what I do is take two valves. At Starbucks I get two Pike vents with two shots in them. So, black in both. With that I enter. That’s how I start the day.”
Heat guard Jimmy Butler
One of the highlights of the NBA’s COVID-19 bubble was Butler’s conversion to a coffee shop. Butler offered lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos and more. For some reason, however, Butler charges $20 for each order, regardless of drink size.
Butler also explained his daily coffee routine Sports IllustratedRohan Nardkani for a feature story. From the article:
“En route, Butler had breakfast and coffee with his physical performance coach, then immediately followed it up with more coffee at a local coffee shop. He then goes back to his room and makes another mug using his Big Face travel kit. After lunch and a team meeting, it’s time for another drink. Then he likes to eat another meal before another glass before a game. (We’re now up to five coffees for those who are losing count.)”
Kentucky quarterback Will Lewis
It might make more sense to call out Levis on National Mayonnaise Day, but the Wildcats signal caller was automatically associated with coffee when he recently revealed that instead of milk or cream, he chooses mayo in his coffee.
Yankees pitcher Jameson Taillon
How Much Does Coffee Mean to New York New Yorkers? So much so that Taillon had a website dedicated to his love of Java.
In 2020, Taillon told MLB.com, “The opening days are a big deal. And I think coffee is a great way to set the tone for the day. I like to measure it, grind it right, boil the water to the perfect temperature. Some people say that waking up and making the bed is a great way to start the day. For me, a great cup of coffee just sets the tone for what’s to come.”
WWE Superstar Seth Rollins
This may surprise some of you who have a stereotypical impression of what a wrestler is, but Rollins owns a coffee shop.
Rollins talks about the challenges his store has faced during COVID-19 and why it was important to him to keep it open during the pandemic. SI Media Podcast.
2. Brand new SI Media Podcast dropped out this morning and this week’s guest is The bellBryan Curtis, who joins me to talk about a truly wild week in sports media.
Topics covered include:
- Split screen madness
- Coverage of the coverage of Name Udoka
- Reporting by Brett Favre
- What Joe Buck and Troy Aikman did for Monday Night Football
- The most unusual photo of the week
You can listen to the podcast below or download it from Apple, Spotify and Google.
You can also watch SI Media Podcast on YouTube.
3. The Spanish radio call for Aaron Judge’s 61st home run was electric.
As for the voice of the New York Yankees, John Sterling, he wasn’t as over the top as you might expect and delivered a solid performance.
4. Bill Belichick gave us a retro Bill Belichick performance at his press conference Wednesday when he kept getting asked for an injury update on injured quarterback Mack Jones.
This resulted in excellent work from Julian Edelman’s social media team.
5. I know this will piss off a lot of you, but I’m just providing facts. Baseball fans are very frustrated with the Yankees and Red Sox being shoved down their throats, but until those ratings drop, that will always be the case.
6. There is no wrestler in the world today who is better on the mic than AEW’s MJF. One of the things that makes MJF great is that he isn’t afraid to use old tactics, like pissing off the crowd by bashing their home teams and praising their opponents. On Wednesday night in Philadelphia, MJF treated the Philly crowd to a passionate rendition of “Meet the Mets.”
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: If it’s National Coffee Day, I have to post this.
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