#36: Kinda Tastes Like Sugar-ness
Updated: Sep 11, 2022
Thanks for joining us for our SEASON 2 PREMIERE! Now, let's get down to business...
Jenny: College football playoffs 101 -- courtesy of College Football Poll
Week 0 - Week 1
Playoffs started in 2014-15
Release top 25 rankings for 5 weeks (starting November 1)
A 13-member committee, 3-year term, ADs, coaches, former athletes, journalists, Condo-Leeza Rice (university administrators)
Lots of criteria, but subjective, committee decision, but individuals study before
The sixth week is called “Selection Sunday” and determines who moves on to playoff matchups
This year's (2022) Championship game is to be played on my b-day in LA
Next year, the (2023) Championship game is on January 8, 2024, in Houston
Caitlin: DeShaun Watson, Cleveland Browns QB: 24 women accused him in lawsuits of coercive and lewd behavior during massage appointments; 2 women accused him of sexual assault. He settled 23 of the claims; two grand juries in TX declined to file criminal charges
received an 11-game suspension (the regular season is 17 games) and a $5 million fine; ordered to undergo a behavioral-psych evaluation + treatment
NFL and the Browns will contribute $1 million each for a total of $7 million that will go towards nonprofits to prevent sexual misconduct and assault
Watson had been with the Houston Texans until March 2022 when he was traded to the Browns; Watson will receive $230 million over five years, the most guaranteed money in league history (!!!)
He IS outspoken about racial injustice and police brutality, but his actions appear to be “predatory” by all with any connection to the lawsuit
Many (including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell) were hoping for a full-season suspension (but alás) and this just seems to be a pattern of throwing money at the problem rather than holding anyone accountable
What to know about the allegations against Deshaun Watson -- NY Times
Wondering about how they came to this deal? NPR has a great article!
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Jenny: easy home repairs to make me feel like superwoman
Caitlin: chili-limón almonds and my 1st-grader riding the bus (#gamechanger)
Gem of the Week:
Jenny's little boy comin' in hot with the positive daily affirmations
Caitlin's little boy explains why he no longer eats chocolate -- because it “kinda tastes like sugar-ness and it kinda smells like farts”...
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