From the Loony Bin: Byron Jones Takes the Leap, Etc…


Talk of the combine: In what is probably a world’s record, UConn’s Byron Jones jumps 12 feet, three inches from a standing start.  (Photo:

Bud’s Round-up of Daily Drivel:

  • Moving up the draft board: UConn corner breaks NFL combine broad jump record by 2/3 of a foot, then does 44.5 inch vertical leap for an encore.  (YouTube)
  • Our politicians are even more incompetent in real life: House of Cards’ season 3 available Friday.  (trailer: YouTube)
  • $450K for a 10-day vacation? Ken Griffin, founder of Citadel hedge fund, and his free-spending wife continue to fight it out in divorce court.  (NBC)
  • Interesting: Pew Research’s poll results on Political Polarization in the American Public.  (Full report: Pew Research)
  • Lack of faith: Saudi man who renounced Islam gets the death penalty.  (NBC)
  • Start your engines: Consumer Reports announces its top 10 cars and SUVs.  (Consumer Reports)
  • Reporting on Bill O’Reilly: 3 questions that could decide his war-reporting controversy.  (Bloomberg)

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