So a horse walks into a bar. No, seriously. 

By Dan Gartland
October 02, 2018

So a horse walks into a bar

It sounds like the start of a bad joke but it actually happened last week in France. 

A horse broke free from its trainer at a racetrack in Chantilly, about 30 miles north of Paris, and took off across the street—into a sports bar where patrons can place bets on races at the neighboring track.

The incident occurred at 10 a.m. on a Monday, so there were only seven customers in the bar. No one was injured but the owner, Stephane Jasmin, told the Ouest-France newspaper that the incident could have been more dangerous if it had happened just a few minutes earlier. A group of customers had just left the bar to catch the 9:55 train. 

“There was quite a panic. I still can’t quite believe it happened,” Jasmin told Reuters.

Patrick Mahomes put on a show

The numbers weren’t nearly as gaudy as in the first three games but Patrick Mahomes proved again last night that he’s the real deal. He was absolutely magical outside the pocket and led two fourth-quarter touchdown drives to come back from a 10-point deficit. The highlight reel is really something.

Puig makes a guarantee

Yasiel Puig, shirtless, glistening with beer and champagne and triple-fisting Budweisers, guaranteed not only that the Dodgers are going back to the World Series but that they’re going to win it this time.

Kyrie Irving apologizes, almost two years too late

I feel partly responsible for bringing Kyrie’s Flat Earth nonsense in the (definitely round) world. (My post about his comments on Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye’s podcast was the first by a major outlet.) I thought everyone would laugh at Kyrie’s obviously absurd idea and we’d all move on with our lives.

But no, he kept insisting he was serious and encouraging everyone to “do your own research.” (He did his “research” on Instagram.) A bunch of other NBA players said they agree with Kyrie, and one teacher expressed frustration that his middle school students believe Earth is flat because Kyrie said so. He even used the Flat Earth theory to sell shoes.

Anyway, Kyrie apologized yesterday for perpetuating the conspiracy. I hope that means I don’t have to write about it again. 

Bits & Pieces

It’s been 10 years since the Auburn-Mississippi State game that ended 3–2 and, in the eyes of one Bulldogs assistant, “set football back 20 years.” ... TMZ has the bodycam footage from Jayson Werth’s DUI arrest and it’s not pretty. ... Alex Trebek was the moderator for the Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate and kicked things off with a joke about the Eagles. ... Steve-O, the guy you probably remember from Jackass, just celebrated 10 years of sobriety by running a triathlon. ... Concussions have dropped sharply (in one conference) after the NCAA changed its kickoff rules in 2016

Mike Gundy gets trolled

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy threw a fit last week after reporters had the gall to ask Cowboys players for their thoughts on a teammate’s decision to transfer. Well, he held a conference call yesterday and a few “journalists” called in to ask him some extremely sarcastic questions. 

Interception of the year

Thumbs up or thumbs down on these Islanders jerseys?

Thumbs up or thumbs down on these bootleg triple crowns?

Thumbs up, down or sideways on Booger McFarland’s fingers

(This reminded me of this quiz I made of gross finger injuries.)

The look on the trainer’s face says it all

The suspicious coconuts are no longer a threat

There’s only one candidate to vote for this fall

This might be the most anticipated video game of the year

A good song

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