Welcome to the end of the week. Please put your chair and tray in their upright position.
Most of this week I have used this introduction to the links to discuss things. Yesterday we had the problem of unwritten rules. Wednesday was about putting people, and animals, in cages. Tuesday was cathartic due to the passing of a pet. Monday was the only day in which sports, or non-serious subjects, were published.
Today's introduction will be short. Why? Because my desire is to share with you products that I use, and am very pleased with. Full disclosure: I'm also feeling a bit beaten down. In the words of Tom Hank's character Mr. White from the movie "That Thing You Do":
I don't want any of this lover's lament crap. I want something peppy, something happy, something up-tempo. I want something snappy.
You might be in the market for one of these. Some are specific items, while others are just the brand.
- Sunglasses - Smith Optics
- Wallet - Trayvax Axis
- Water Bottle - Hydroflask
- Beverage Can Insulator - Yeti Rambler Colster
- Energy Drink - Mt Dew Kickstart w/Coconut Water Blueberry Pomegranate
- IPA - Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
- Trail Shoes - Salomon GTX series
- Sunscreen - Neutrogena
- Car Tires - Michelin
- Window Tinting - 3M Crystalline
Mike Ashley loses court fight over Scottish FA fine
Ashley is forbidden under the rules of the SFA from having influence over Rangers beyond his 9% shareholding because of his majority stake in English Championship club Newcastle United. A judicial panel ruled he had breached those rules as a result of MASH loaning Rangers money, and through the appointment of Llambias.
Rafa Benitez exclusive: Newcastle United boss responds to Moussa Sissoko's demand to leave
Rafa has not wavered on his position regarding players leaving, whether it be by choice or by force. Newcastle will field the players Benitez believes give this club the best chance to win. If Sissoko is one of those players he will remain on Tyneside. You might think, "what else would he say?" Well, he could argue any player who doesn't want to be here will be shopped.
Should Newcastle United try to sign Giuseppe Rossi this summer?
Another day, another name for the mill. Does the name Giuseppe Rossi ring a bell? He spent time with Newcastle back in 2006 on loan from Manchester United. He was with the club for only the first half of the 2006/07 campaign. The 29 year old has some history of injuries, but when healthy the man can score.
Newcastle United transfers: What every Magpie has said about their St James' Park future
This piece came out early (for me) yesterday, and I almost included it in Thursday's Wyn. Looks like Chris Waugh is updating it periodically. Some good conversation fodder in the one.
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley agrees to go before Parliament
Not a good week for Mike. I have never run a business. I have never coached beyond Pop Warner and Little League. Maybe he didn't know what was going on, but the more I read about Ashley the less I like him.
The Guardian view on football corruption: a grim backdrop
I don't want you to enter the weekend on too high of a note. Backing up the Ashley piece is this nice one about football corruption. But you know the last link will be something fun.
Little Boy Sneaks Into Neighbor's Garage to Hug Dog
Now go find yourself a great weekend!