Welcome to your Morning Cup of Joe, an eye-opener to help Joe’s readers ease into their busy workday with a few football links, wacky news and a pleasant distraction.
So that galling referee apologist John Parry of BSPN was in “direct communication with the league” on Monday night’s broadcast? What other broadcasts is this zebra sycophant working where he is in direct communication with the league? And is it reasonable to assume he receives marching orders from the league on what to say when he’s asked to break down referee calls? This guy never, ever says a call might be wrong or inaccurate. But he’s proud to holler “Good call!” (like anyone gives a sh!t) at an obvious decision. Get this pandering arse out of our living rooms! He’s no independent voice like Mike Pereira. [PFT]
Top landing spots for Sean Payton. No, the Bucs are not going to launch a coach who just won a division in his first year before he gets a chance to hire his own assistants. That’s stupid. [CBS]
The one move Broncos general manager got right last offseason. [FOX Sports]
AFC playoff picture outlook. [NFL]
TV guy in Charlotte claims David Tepper has spoken with Jim Harbaugh about taking over Carolina. Uh, oh. [Outkick]
Former Bucs quarterback Chris Simms goes HAM on BSPN. Atta boy, Chris! [New York Post]
Remember Tia Carrere? She’s holding up OK (as long as she wears shades). [FOX News]
Some developer in South Florida has an ornery sense of humor. Trendy apartment/hotel (?) complex builds a pool across the street from the Miami federal lockup. Reaction from inmates is predictable. [Twitter]
You work in TV news in Los Angeles and you don’t know USC’s logo? Or colors? How is that possible? Fireable offense! [Twitter]
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