I don’t mean to drag the NSYNC conversation for another day, but I had The Daily Show on the very same day I published that Hoddle and Trevor Noah cracked a joke about Fatone’s usefulness to the group. What a coincidence — unless it wasn’t. In that case, I’m going to need someone at The Daily Show to blink twice or something if you do read the Hoddle.
Ramble of the Day
There’s a video that I cite relatively frequently — when it makes sense, really — in my personal life. I referenced it yesterday at some point, fully expecting that I had shared it at some point in the Hoddle, but I couldn’t find it as I looked around.
Today seems as good a day as any to share it, so allow me to set it up. I wasn’t watching the show at the time, but this is from an early season of the American MasterChef. At this point, people are auditioning for a spot in the competition. It takes only 19 seconds to tell this woman’s story.
I love that this woman served a judge food, which he then spit out into a napkin just feet away from her, and she was still convinced that she might have made it into the competition. I have to imagine it was wishful thinking on her part, and to be fair, hearing Gordon Ramsay say “Congratulations” usually doesn’t signal bad news. (He didn’t even sound particularly ironic.)
One brand of humor that I love is one that packs a lot in a little, and it really is amazing how quick a ride this one is.
tl;dr: There’s a video that I realized I hadn’t shared, so I’m sharing it now and it’s a wild 19 seconds.
Stay informed, read this: Ben Rothenberg interviews Olga Sharypova on her account of physical and emotional abuse by her ex-boyfriend, tennis player Alexander Zverev for Racquet magazine
Links of the Day
Retired Argentina international Diego Maradona was released from the hospital after undergoing successful brain surgery.
England’s Joe Gomez picked up a knee injury during training, which is expected to keep him out for a lengthy period of time.
The US’ Christian Pulisic left camp to continue his recovery from a hamstring injury.
A longer read: Suzanne Wrack on the work of the Football Supporters’ Association to integrate supporters of the women’s game in England for The Guardian