Let’s start with a dispatch from the U.S. Open:
It has got a bit feisty at the #USOpen...— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 27, 2019
“You’re a weirdo! Give me a point penalty! I don’t care!”
Stefanos Tsitsipas isn't happy!
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Ramble of the Day
I was going through some old books last night, most of which were acquired during my childhood. Most of them will now end up in a book donation bin, including the one I’m about to tell you about. It was an old atlas, the first one I ever had. A teacher gave it to me in elementary school — I was probably nine or ten years old — after noticing that I’d gone through it a few times.
I’ve always been into geography, so naturally I’ve also been into atlases and globes. Naturally, when I spotted the student atlas after many years of not seeing it or thinking about it, I excitedly turned the pages once again. It was a pretty simple one: just pictures of maps with very few words, which was apparently pretty exciting to me as a child. (The other atlas I owned, which once belonged to my older sister, was much more informative.)
As I was turning the pages, I made it to a map of Europe, I saw the Soviet Union, which didn’t surprise me for a second. I remembered that I had a history teacher in high school with a globe so old the Soviet Union was still there, but I had to check the year the atlas was published: 1983. That meant the atlas was more than 20 years old by the time I took it home on a weekday afternoon.
That, of course, begs the question: What exactly was my teacher doing with an obviously outdated 20 year old atlas that she didn’t even use to teach us with?
tl;dr: I randomly have a very old atlas.
Links of the Day
Bury has been expelled from the Football League after a buyer pulled out, while Bolton has been given 14 days to complete a takeover.
David Squires addresses the fates of Bury and Bolton in his latest cartoon.
Today’s longer read: Jay Freeman on how Bury went from being sold to Steven Dale to getting expelled from the Football League in eight months for the BBC