You can probably see the cloud of smoke from space
Mike Tyson is taking full advantage of legalized marijuana. Full advantage.
Not only is Tyson growing his own marijuana on a massive ranch in the Mojave Desert, he’s also smoking a great deal of it.
On a recent episode of his “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast, the former heavyweight champ said he and his buddies smoke about $40,000 worth of weed every month at Tyson Ranch.
Co-host Eben Britton, a former NFL offensive lineman, said they smoke “ten tons of weed a month on the ranch,” so clearly there’s a bit of embellishment going on.
The ranch is currently used to grow Tyson’s own strains of marijuana, which can be purchased at dispensaries in California and Las Vegas. Tyson intends to develop the ranch into a full-blown weed resort, complete with a hotel, camp sites and classrooms for learning how to grow your own pot.
While the resort project isn’t off the ground yet, Tyson’s business appears to be booming. He said the ranch sells about $500,000 worth of weed every month. Smoking $40,000 worth is a pretty significant dent, then. There’s a reason why Crack Commandment #4 is “never get high on your own supply.”
What are you doing, Magic?
Magic Johnson continues to have the most perplexing Twitter presence of anyone. In honor of his 60th birthday (which is actually today), Earvin tweeted a bunch of Top 60 lists.
Notice anything weird there? They’re broken down into 1–30 and 31–60 but they’re not even ranked! They’re just alphabetized! Never change, Magic.
Antonio Brown’s offer is insulting
I wrote about this yesterday, but Antonio Brown offering just a measely practice helmet in exchange for the only helmet he’s willing to play football in is a pathetic offer. I talked to a sports memorabilia dealer who said that sort of thing would be worth $600, max.
And here’s the other thing: How’s he going to give you a practice-worn helmet if he can’t even practice because of his frozen feet?
Either way, it looks like Brown may have secured a helmet that he’ll be able to use.
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This throw was clocked at 99.1 mph
I bet this man is a great dancer
A 13-year-old won the European diving championships
Man, that’s tough
On the Ground Tonight
Down goes the beverage!
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Nope. No thank you.
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Kiss of death
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That’s a Hollywood-quality disguise
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