I apologize to the Admiral's seven readers for the lack of a Coffee yesterday. I spent all day reading the New Yorker piece on the raid on The House of Osama and, when I finally looked up, the morning was long-since over.
Here's your morning whimsy, courtesy of BrewTown Andy:
I'd already seen pictures of Fat Rob McElhenney for the upcoming season of It's Always Sunny, but I hadn't seen a video yet. This, my friends, is dedication to craft. Dude better win an Emmy.
If Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari can't make it work in this crazy, mixed-up world, I don't know what hope there is for the rest of us. Oh, wait: yes I do. There's hope if we don't accuse our mates of faking injury in the most important game of their careers.
Kings of Leon canceled their U.S. tour, reportedly because front man Caleb Followill is suffering from "vocal issues and exhaustion." If that sounds like nonsense to you, it's probably because it is: bassist Jared Followill wrote on Twitter: "I know you guys aren't stupid. I can't lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade."
"Reporting live from Amii Park, I'm ... Amy Parks."
I was surprised to see that Assistant Crack Whore didn't make this list.
I, too, wanna be Mrs. Velociraptor someday. (h/t to Mrs. Q)
If you're into the college football thing: Mark Ennis of SBN's Big East Coast Bias is doing a bang-up job covering the Big East media days this week.
Marquette Basketball Links
We already knew that Marquette was heading to Maui as part of a star-studded field for the 2012 Maui Invitational, but we didn't know that MU's heading to Anaheim for the 76 Classic in 2013 and is returning to the Old Spice Classic in Orlando in 2014.
Yahoo!'s Jason King filed his revised preseason Top 25 and tabbed Marquette at No. 13 -- one of five Big East programs in his top 15.
ESPN's College Basketball Nation blog took a look around the Big East and said that Marquette (and Cincinnati) won't sneak up on anybody this year.
Former MU point guard and current USC assistant coach Tony Miller will be inducted into the Marquette M Club Hall of Fame on August 20, a long-overdue honor for Marquette's leader in career assists.
Cracked Sidewalks did something with math, which, unsurprisingly, went a bit over my head. But it seems to confirm that Jimmy Butler was really good this year, so: I dig.
Mr. Kensington and Soft Pretzel With Cheese took in a night of action at the Milwaukee Pro-Am, and Mr. K provided a run down on what he saw.
BrewTown Andy put on his reporter hat -- I don't know where he found it, because I don't think it's ever been used here before -- and took a look at season tickets around the Big East.
COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY VIDEO OF THE DAY
I don't know why, but I've had Blondie in my head for the last week. Congratulations: now you do, too.