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Columbus, OH Is Thunderstruck

What did Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer know? When did Urban Meyer know? Why didn’t he act back in 2015?

Right now, there are more questions than answers in the breaking story concerning former assistant Zach Smith–the grandson of Mr. Meyer’s mentor Earle Bruce–and accusations against Mr. Smith regarding domestic violence against his wife. One answer we do know is that Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administrative leave while Ohio State investigates this matter.

A fair speculation we can presume at this point is that, like former OSU head coach Jim Tressel, there was an effort by Mr. Meyer to slide a critical issue under the rug to prevent a tough personal decision. Particularly given the severity of the situation, Mr. Meyer absolutely should have acted to protect Zach Smith’s wife, regardless of the lifelong family connection via Mr. Bruce.

More recently, Mr. Meyer should have told the truth when publicly asked about whether he knew about the aforementioned allegation against Zach Smith back in 2015.

This story will develop by the day, hour and minute. For now, in the immediate aftermath, it’s difficult envisioning Urban Meyer remaining the head coach of The Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Happy Monday!

From Lake Erie to the Lakers of Los Angeles.

With LeBron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time–now to the LA Lakers for a small pile of gold coins worth $153.3 million over four years–that means a few things:

Cleveland fans are bummed yet again, LA Lakers fans are ecstatic and Keenan Thompson of SNL will keep making lots of ‘Weekend Update’ appearances as LaVar Ball with Lonzo Ball set to be a teammate of Mr. James.

Are you sure you made the right decision, LeBron? Have fun listening to the obnoxiously real and less funny LaVar Ball (not the hilarious Keenan Thompson featured below)…

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Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

The Future (and Past?) Will Be Wyld

It’s officially happening!

27 years removed from Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Alex Winter and  Keanu Reeves–Bill and Ted, respectively–are returning to the iconic characters for the third chapter in their time-traveling adventure journey awesomeness. Hopefully, nostalgic B-movie magic from the ’80s and ’90s is on the way with the original title characters, along with the original sequel writers and a talented director.

If done correctly, this new sequel could be something special. Sadly, George Carlin is not here to reprise his critical and funny portrayal as Rufus. Major bummer. How will they handle this? While perhaps an overstatement, the way in which the filmmaking team deals with curious George’s death from a decade ago could be a signal as to whether this new story will work on a level beyond the obvious. The other key factor to watch for is if Bill & Ted 3 is an extension of the original two films or if it’s a caricature of the original two films.

This kind of stuff will determine if Bill & Ted 3 will be excellent or bogus.

P.S. Jimmy’s Daily Planet is proud to have been following this developing story for some time…

RIP Barbara Bush

Former First Lady Barbara Bush died today at the towering age of 92. She served as a wonderful example for several generations of Americans, including her work to advance literacy. And as the wife of President George H.W. Bush and the mother of President George W. Bush, it was inevitable that she would develop a tough skin. However, for anyone who knew her, she’s been one tough woman for practically her entire life.

RIP Barbara Bush.