So I checked out Hoopshype only to discover that we have reached the "Matt Bonner free agency" part of the NBA cycle.— SlowBreak (@AverageJer) September 20, 2016
Media day is next Monday (John will be on hand), and then camp gets started. Most of the guys are already in town and working out.
Today in History
451: Romans defeat Attila the Hun in Gaul, halting his advance 1066: Harald of Norway defeats Northern Saxons in Yorkshire 1187: Saladin begins siege of Jerusalem 1519: Magellan begins first successful circumnavigation (though he does not survive) 1664: Maryland passes 1st law prohibiting racial intermarriage. It would be 300 years (Loving v. Virginia) before such laws came off the books 1814: "Star-Spangled Banner" published as a song 1881: Chester A. Arthur sworn in as president 1932: Gandhi begins hunger strike in protest of treatment of "untouchables" 2001: George W. Bush announces "The War of Terror" before congress
Meanwhile, my daughter has been working to perfect her red beans and rice recipe; so far we think salt pork works the best, but she's open to suggestions on other options. We've been occupied with legumes recently; I'm reading a bunch of cassoulet recipes looking for one to try; it's a long process and the one time I did it before it didn't really work out, so if I do it again I want to have more confidence.
What have you all been cooking? Let's talk about food today.