Is cutting a donut in half acceptable office behavior?
1. Sure, the MLB playoffs are beginning tonight and there's a solid NFL game on the slate, but I need to start today's column with something more important than sports. There was anarchy in the SI.com office yesterday because someone brought beautiful, delicious donuts for the staff to enjoy. One staffer decided they only wanted half a donut, though, and cut one in half. This led to a co-worker calling them out in front of everybody, which then led to a heated debate about whether slicing the sweet treat is appropriate. My friends who handle our SI Eats section then took the controversial subject to Twitter.
Settle an office debate for us: If there's a box of donuts in the office, is it okay to cut one in half and leave the other half in the box?— SI Eats (@SI_Eats) October 4, 2017
The responses came in fast and furious.
Depends on the quality/price of the donut.— Jon Siegan (@JonSiegan) October 4, 2017
Not at all. Can't just blindly trust that co-workers perfectly executed the cut without touching other half.— Colman Flanagan (@CFlanagan35) October 4, 2017
If the donut is jelly or cream filled, absolutely not!— George Sotiropoulos (@gsot626) October 4, 2017
in my office, you are an asshole if you take an entire donut!— Jes Vegas (@JesinVegas) October 4, 2017
People who do half a donut or cookie are heathens and should go straight to HR— Kevin Pearson (@KevinLeePearson) October 4, 2017
yes, the other half ALWAYS gets eaten. Always...— 0akster (@0T7O_07TO) October 4, 2017
Absolutely Not!!!! Then the rest of us who come after are only expected to take half a Donut too.— Jeff Marcil (@jemarcil) October 4, 2017
As you can see, people feel passionately about this topic. Make your voice heard and vote in the poll or send a reply to @SI_Eats on Twitter.
2. We told you yesterday that Mike Francesa hammered a caller on Tuesday's show who had asked what the Yankees would do if Luis Severino couldn't make it out of the first inning of the team's wild-card game against the Twins. Francesa mocked and berated the caller for asking such a dumb question. A few hours later, Severino only lasted 1/3 of an inning against Minnesota. The caller then pushed his luck by calling Francesa yesterday to remind him of the exchange. Instead of, God forbid, having fun with the situation and using the opportunity for some self-deprication, Francesa doubled down and was never nastier to the guy. And that's why I wrote this piece a couple of months ago.
3. Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley had a big two-run triple in Arizona's wild 11-8 wild-card win over Colorado last night. Bradley clearly checked his Twitter mentions after the game, because he responded to one particularly interesting tweet from a fan.
If Archie Bradley plates a run, I'm getting his face tattooed on my back tomorrow.— Jeff Buss (@JBuss9) October 5, 2017
You better do it— Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) October 5, 2017
I was wondering if you'd see this or not! I don't know if I can go through with it!— Jeff Buss (@JBuss9) October 5, 2017
4. When you're big underdogs (The Indians are -240 in the ALDS against the Yankees), you can go savage on Twitter.
5. Even if you're the biggest LeBron James hater in the world, you will gain respect for him after seeing this. Apparently, the Keeping up with the Kardashians crew invaded Cavs practice to film Tristan Thompson. LeBron then filmed the film crew while repeatedly referring to them as "The Shit Show."
6. Dirk Nowitzki with a puppy will make you happy today.
7. This week's episode of Off The Board features Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt, two hosts of the NFL Network's highly entertaining Good Morning Football. In addition to discussing th success of their show and football, Brandt talks about his unique career path from The Real World: Chicago to Days of Our Lives to The Jim Rome Show to GMFB. Meanwhile, Schrager, who also does NFL sideline reporting for Fox, reveals his true career highlight. (Hint: It has to do withthe man in item No. 1 in today's Traina Thoughts.)
8. RANDOM WRESTLING VIDEO OF THE DAY: Brian Pillman passed away 20 years ago today. The man known as the "Loose Cannon," was one of the more colorful characters in pro wrestling history. The best thing about Pillman is that he always made you wonder whether things he said were scripted or not. His introductory "press conference" with the WWF was one of those times.
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BONUS ITEM: Mike Evans will light up that terrible Pats defense tonight. Take Tampa Bay +5.5.