Welcome to 10 @ 10, our new recurring post here at WARR which we hope to give you every day during the 10 am (central) hour. As you may gleam from the title, we offer 10 different talking points here. We’ll compile links, quotes, social media posts, memes, music and video and whatever else we can put in this space.
If you don’t know what’s going on in the world at 10 am, we want to make sure you’re a little more hip to the game by 11.
1. Cubs 9-0 Win Another Playoff-Worthy Effort
The North Siders weren’t trying to hear anything about not putting in work this Labor Day, in fact they put together their best shut-out win against the eternally-better St. Louis Cardinals since 1981.
Maddon: Even if they can’t catch St. Louis, Cubs must prove they can win there (Chicago Sun-Times)
Cubs think Carl Edwards Jr. can be impact pitcher for stretch run (CSN Chicago)
2. Bears Whittle Down To Final 53
The surprising cuts continued over the holiday weekend with established RT Jordan Mills getting the boot. View the final 53 plus practice squad players here.
Bears waive RT Jordan Mills, add two via waivers (Sun-Times)
We may finally get answers soon to Bears’ many questions (ESPN Chicago)
3. Serena, Serena, Serena
The women’s side of the US Open is seemingly whittling down and the coronation is starting as Serena Williams begins her final approach to collecting a complete Grand Slam…but, big sis once again stands in the way in a quarterfinal match that takes place tonight.
The Meaning of Serena Williams (New York Times Magazine)
Venus Williams aims to deny sister Serena place in history at U.S. Open (USA Today)
Serena Williams – Dinner with Kim Kardashian… Before Battle with Sister (TMZ)
4. Colbert Nation Comes To CBS
Late night talk show heads are in the middle of an exciting countdown as we’re hours away from Stephen Colbert’s first episode of the “Late Show,” which he takes over after the retirement of David Letterman. For the first time many are getting to see the accomplished performer as his true self after years of playing a cocky but often clueless conservative.
Stephen Colbert, the Late Night Hope (NY Times)
‘I’m Not Just a Pundit – I’m a Comedian’ (Rolling Stone)
5. RGIII Comes To Chicago?
There have been whispers but they’re pretty much whispers because they’re competing with Robert Griffin being placed with every NFL team in creation, even with the Washington football team deciding to keep him at least through Week 1. The website OnlineGambling.lv has the following odds for where the maligned quarterback could end up when his days in the nation’s capital are officially over:
- Philadelphia – 6/1
- Chicago – 8/1
- Buffalo – 12/1
- NY Jets – 12/1
- Cleveland – 15/1
- Baltimore – 17/1
- Indianapolis – 20/1
NFL Odds: What’s Next for RGIII? (Onlinegambling.lv)
6. Virginia Tech Is Still Trying To Get Hands on Braxton Miller
Ohio State defeats Virginia Tech 42-24, proves it’s still the team to beat (Yahoo! Sports)
7. 10 Novels Written Under the Influence (Flavorwire)
Funny that the writer of “Rob Roy” had to get drunk to get through his process. That particular drink wasn’t in existence though and neither did he invent it. 😦
8. Drama May Just Be Beginning Between NFL, Patriots
ESPN knows how to come out of a holiday weekend — with a big blowout exclusive detailing the subterfuge between the League, the Pats and all the owners not named Robert Kraft.
Spygate to Deflategate: Inside what split the NFL and Patriots apart (ESPN)
9. He Has Risen…Again
Between “Black Jesus” and “Rick and Morty,” Adult Swim is hitting as well as it has in a long time.
10. Boy Illinois and Scoop B Invade Sway In The Morning
Sweet moment this morning for a couple friends of WARR — off the strength of Illi’s fire new project “Dusable,” which you can listen to on now on Soundcloud and a bunch of other places online. Shout out to Fake Shore Drive, The Ambulance Factory, Swank PR and everyone else involved in the project and in these big moves.
Proud of this guy #Chicago’s own @theboyillinois! First rapper that I ever wrote a full length Feature about and he invited me to sit in studio on @realsway’s show this morning! Shoutout to @kmean @briahna31 @bigbabyant! #SwayInTheMorning
A video posted by B r a n d o n R o b i n s o n (@scoop_b) on Sep 8, 2015 at 8:52am PDT
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