We’re back at it again with an all new Morning Brew. Preseason football is back and we’re now officially counting the days until the regular season starts. The Eagles showed some glimpses of promise against the Steelers in the pre-season opener. We’re also counting the days until Ben Simmons gets traded. Yes – he’s still here, but for how much longer. The MLB put on a pretty awesome show when the Yankees played the White Sox at the Field of Dreams. The delta variant is causing havoc across the country and the mask mandate is officially back in Philly. Let’s get right to it, it’s Brew time.
Steelers take the W in preseason game 1
Dwayne Haskins continued his push for the backup quarterback spot, throwing for 161 yards and a touchdown to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 24-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) August 13, 2021
Sirianni and the team take the field
Nick Sirianni and the Eagles take the field for the first preseason game pic.twitter.com/qKGs8xluBA
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 12, 2021
Quez Watkins ladies and gentlemen
— NFL (@NFL) August 13, 2021
— Thomas R. Petersen (@thomasrp93) August 12, 2021
.@EaglesInsider provides 15 observations from last night’s preseason opener 👇
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 13, 2021
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 13, 2021
The Bodyguard is going to Chicago
— Elite Loyalty Sports (@ELSportsLLC) August 14, 2021
Oh really, Ben?
“Ben Simmons is not answering the phone calls, he don’t want to be with the 76ers, and from what I heard, he’s willing not to report to training camp, and will go as long as it takes for him to get out of Philly.”
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 10, 2021
Say the words Dame
.@ChrisBroussard on Ben Simmons cutting off communication with the 76ers:
“It seems like it’s coming together for the perfect trade. Philly wants Dame and Portland could start over with Chauncey and build around Simmons. But it’s going to take Dame to say he wants to be moved.” pic.twitter.com/XqMFnA587U
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) August 6, 2021
Has Simmons been coddled?
“Ben Simmons is mad at Philadelphia? He’s been coddled, babied, promoted and protected.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 11, 2021
It’s Ben Simmons shooting a jump shot in the gym time
Ben Simmons and Rajon Rondo working on their 3. 👀
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) August 9, 2021
The Field of Dreams
If you build it, he will come.
— MLB (@MLB) August 12, 2021
It’s Media Tour Day at the new MLB Field of Dreams Stadium. It’s emotional. pic.twitter.com/GbQ47zOcy0
— Mitch Fick (@MCFick) August 11, 2021
Heaven in Iowa
𝗜𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻? 𝙉𝙤, 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙄𝙤𝙬𝙖.
MLB’s Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa, is complete with first pitch a week away.
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) August 5, 2021
What an opening
The opening for MLB’s Field of Dreams game was INCREDIBLE. 🥺⚾️
— theScore (@theScore) August 12, 2021
The Star of the Show
Couldn’t write a better script. pic.twitter.com/D3I6yyzDPW
— MLB (@MLB) August 13, 2021
I didn’t see this one coming
— New York Post (@nypost) August 9, 2021
This slide though…
Why is this slide so smooth, though? 👀 pic.twitter.com/4Eu3IT8hXi
— MLB (@MLB) August 11, 2021
Tyler Gilbert throws the 8th no-hitter of the year.
— MLB (@MLB) August 15, 2021
New mask mandate for Philadelphia
THIS JUST IN: Beginning tomorrow, August 12, masks are required in Philly:
✅ While indoors, unless proof of vaccination is required for entry.
✅ At non-seated outdoor events with 1,000+ attendees.
— Philadelphia Public Health (@PHLPublicHealth) August 11, 2021
The Eagles update their policy
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 11, 2021
Ron DeSantis is a petty man
DeSantis Education Dept. puts Broward County School Board on notice: Curb mask mandate or lose paycheckshttps://t.co/z7Ff3dr5K4
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 11, 2021
The White House responds
WH Press Sec. Psaki responds to Gov. DeSantis’ (R-FL) financial penalties for school officials who violate his ban on mask mandates:
“If you are not interested in following the public health guidelines to protect the lives of people in your state … then get out of the way …” pic.twitter.com/Ea4kOMqX23
— The Recount (@therecount) August 10, 2021
DeSantis would rather you die, just to own liberals
Florida is experiencing its most devastating COVID-19 surge yet, fueled by the Delta variant.
Hospitals are being stretched to the brink once again, with mounting wait times and limited oxygen.
— Healthcare Insider (@HealthInsider) August 10, 2021
Schools are fighting back against DeSantis
Broward County defies DeSantis: Schools in Florida’s second largest district will require all students to wear masks when classes begin next week.
The school board also decided to hire outside legal counsel to help challenge DeSantis’ executive orders.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 11, 2021
Austin, TX is in deep trouble
BREAKING: Austin/Travis County officially in STAGE 5 COVID restrictions. This is the highest risk level for the pandemic.
— Amanda Salinas (@AmandaOnFOX7) August 5, 2021
The Texas Governor is a jackass too
Texas Governor Asks for COVID Help After Royally F*cking Up His Pandemic Response https://t.co/nK8Ivkgdhd
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 11, 2021
Medical professionals are threatened and besieged by an angry mob in Franklin, TN after they testified in favor of masks at school board mtg. They needed police to get them out of the parking lot safely. These are organized, not isolated, and getting worse. From @formvscontent pic.twitter.com/tRYw8nE83W
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 11, 2021
It’s always the ones that scream the loudest
Senator Rand Paul failed to disclose wife’s purchase of COVID-19 drug maker’s shares https://t.co/7Yks9XaFtm
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 13, 2021
The walls are closing in on Matt Gaetz
Matt Gaetz’s Wingman Has Given the Feds “Years of Venmo Transactions” and “Thousands of Photos and Videos” https://t.co/DXLFBWscOW
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 13, 2021
Tucker Carlson pictured with Anton Lazzaro — who was just arrested for sex-trafficking minors this morning.
Notably, Matt Gaetz recently mentioned Tucker Carlson when defending his own sex-trafficking & rape scandal. (After which Gaetz was essentially blacklisted from Fox News.) pic.twitter.com/n1Keu6ez75
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) August 12, 2021
The Proud Boys nerd herd took their show to LA
Proud Boys / Anti-vaccine / Recall Newsom people clashed with counter-protestors today near LA City Hall. (Strong language warning). pic.twitter.com/y1Bh1ycLRK
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 14, 2021
More on the shenanigans
A man was stabbed and a reporter was attacked at a protest against vaccine mandates on the south lawn of Los Angeles’ City Hall after a fight broke out between the protesters and counter-protesters, the LA Police Department and local media said. https://t.co/4HLbhza6Pg
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 15, 2021
The LAPD spins it to protect their boys
— Brian Guest (@brguest20) August 15, 2021
Andrew Cuomo resigns
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns after inquiry found he sexually harassed multiple women https://t.co/XopqCbDMHh
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 10, 2021
More on Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s circle had always been small to the point of claustrophobic. But increasingly, on the question of resign or fight, he was becoming a coalition of one. Finally, Cuomo, a consummate deal-cutter, came to see that there was no play left. https://t.co/RmhvjZp7HK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 11, 2021
Yeah… why not?
Donald J. Trump
How come alleged Republican abusers of women are never held accountable? Never impeached by their own party, or forced to end their careers?
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) August 11, 2021
I haven’t seen Republican leadership call for this nut job’s resignation yet
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) August 8, 2021
Afghanistan is a mess
Taliban insurgents entered Kabul, President Ashraf Ghani left Afghanistan and the U.S. Embassy said the capital’s airport had come under fire. More photos: https://t.co/f0Bg2TR1VW pic.twitter.com/l7X8FGVORT
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 15, 2021
Census data from 2020 is released
BREAKING: The Census Bureau issues a detailed portrait of how the U.S. has changed over the past decade, showing the white population is aging, and falling to its smallest share on record. https://t.co/5jxJkuDCOC
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 12, 2021
NEW: Airbnb said it will allow hosts and guests to sue the company over claims of sexual assault and harassment in its listings https://t.co/G8REFrOp5u
— Bloomberg (@business) August 13, 2021
This is a shame
Our thoughts are with Eminem’s ex-wife, Kim Scott, as she was hospitalized after a suicide attempt. https://t.co/JJCTpsnSYR
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) August 11, 2021
Ross & Rachel together in real life?
— PopCulture.com (@PopCulture) August 10, 2021
Bray Wyatt news
Fightful has reached out to sources connected to Bray Wyatt and confirmed that his absence following WrestleMania had nothing to do with what were called “falsely reported mental health issues.” Also, Bray Wyatt is 100 percent healthy and able to wrestle.https://t.co/nazM8hgJpq
— Sean Ross Sapp aka Keiji Muter aka The Great Muter (@SeanRossSapp) August 9, 2021
You can’t kill it pic.twitter.com/Bi13czn5Zs
— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) August 9, 2021
John Cena and Roman Reigns promo
John Cena with a 🐐-like promo on Roman Reigns pic.twitter.com/IbxWN4x6xx
— Scooter McGavin (@CamronSanto) August 14, 2021
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) August 10, 2021
I thought AEW was for the up-and-comers?
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 14, 2021
Fans fight at the Rams game
Here’s how the fight started:
St Louis Rams fan said fuck the LA Rams.
Then an Anaheim Rams fan said fuck the LA Rams. Then a Cleveland Rams fan jumped in and said fuck the St Louis Rams. pic.twitter.com/vGdD0Zkjw4
— ⚡️The Bolted One⚡️ (@BoltedOne) August 15, 2021