Welcome to The Inscriber: Digital Magazine’s Monday evening news roundup, The Byline Monday Evening Report, will feature a compilation of news events that are current and relevant.
Short and sweet, The Byline Report will touch upon events with a blurb of facts and information, along with a small percentage of opinion.
Without further ado, here are the news events for Monday evening, August 26th, that are making headlines:
Mets P Matt Harvey, Tears Elbow Out for Season : In news seemingly fit for the typical hard-luck Mets fan, the hardest throwing player in New York not named Geno Smith and second-best pitcher named Harvey(Harvey Specter from Suits, wins that title) in former NL All-Star starting pitcher, Matt Harvey was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collaterial (UCL)ligament in his pitching elbow and will miss the rest of the season.
The right-handed Mets ace was 9-5 with with an ERA of 2.27, good for second-best in MLB and fourth-best in the majors with 191 in ERA. With Harvey done for the year and most likely for all of 2014 due to up-coming Tommy John surgery, somewhere Jerry Seinfeld is sobbing.
WR Braylon Edwards, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, LB Aaron Curry Among Big Names Cut :
You know it’s cut day in the NFL when two former top draft picks get cut in the same day. Former top picks in New York Jets wide out Braylon Edwards (Browns ‘05) and New York Giants linebacker Aaron Curry (Seahawks ‘09) were cut early Monday afternoon as NFL teams had to trim down their rosters to 75 before the 4:00pm (EST) Tuesday deadline.
Veteran tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens this past off-season after briefly being with the New England Patriots in 2012, would also highlight the list of roster cuts around the NFL.
Other notable cuts include return specialist Joshua Cribbs (OAK), wide receivers Da’Rick Rogers (BUF), Donte Stallworth(WSH) and safety Tom Zbikowski (CHI)
Miley Cyrus Twerks at VMA’s : In what is certainly either a call for help, or civilizations descent into sexual debauchery and desensitizing, wanna-be wild child and former Disney star, Miley Cyrus stole the show—and that’s mildly putting it—with a degrading sexual escapade not seen since the likes of Madonna’s “Truth Or Dare” tour.
The talentless former Hannah Montana would shock and leave the MTV Video Music Award’s worldwide audience agape when she would strip down and gyrate—or twerk—in a overtly sexual way that has left many in shock and social media ablaze since last night.
What is really disgusting and outright classless is that for someone who seemingly had everything a young pop star could ask for in All-American looks, a solid fan base of Disney moms and children who worshipped her and the backing of mega-corporation such as Disney, would carelessly throw all that away for a few shameless seconds of rump-shaking and auditioning for either a future job as a stripper or Playboy(maybe both!) is tragic and vile.
Let me be clear in stating this as both a parent and father, I utterly and complete condone Cyrus’ actions as both disgusting and a sad example of another former Disney star hitting rock bottom—look no further than Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes—and ask yourself, what the heck happened to this kid?
Bottom line is that Cyrus is nothing more than another Magic Kingdom washout who turned out to be nothing more than an unoriginal, vulgar, disgusting and hideous by-product of our current American pop culture, and a sad example of the degeneration of our society.
News & Notes : United and Chelsea Battle to 0-0 Tie – In what is possibly the beginning of a new rivalry between managers David Moyes of Manchester United and Jose Mourinho of Chelsea, English titans, Chelsea and United would battle to a scoreless draw that would see both teams play a tight and defensive-mind chess game of wits. Look for this new rivalry between Moyes and Moruniho to become the next Alex Ferguson–Arsene Wenger class of mind games.
F Lamar Odom Seeking Help For Drugs : In a sad case of how the mighty have fallen, former NBA Sixth Man of the Year and NBA champion, free-agent forward Lamar Odom is currently seeking help for an undisclosed drug problem after going missing for 72 hours in a reported fight with current wife, Khloe Kardashian.
Bills to Start Undrafted QB Jeff Tuel vs. Patriots : Thanks to injuries to top draft pick E.J. Manuel and a potentially career-ending concussion to backup quarterback Kevin Kolb, the Buffalo Bills will make NFL history in starting the first undrafted quarterback in the common era since in Jeff Tuel. Tuel, an undrafted rookie out of Washington State went 10-17 for 63 yards in the Bills 30-7 pre-season loss to the Redskins, will now have to hold down the proverbial fort till Manuel gets back.
Speaking of the Bills… RB C.J. Spiller Excused From Team For Personal Reasons – After sustaining a minor knee injury, the former Clemson standout would be excused from team activities to deal with a family matter down in Florida, most notably, his step-grandfather, Hubert Allen Jr, who killed two people in a shooting spree, that also left two injured before taking his own life.
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