Amari Cooper’s Impressive Touchdown Catch

I watched CBS This Morning and their chef segment.  Some of Michael Chernow’s signature dishes include the Seasonal taco, Oh boy, Blistered Shishito Peppers, Curry mussels, Poke, Watermelon agua fresca, and Cucumber mint agua fresca.  I looked up the weekend’s American Top 40 playlist for the weekend.  The Top 10 songs on August 28, 1976 were “This Masquerade,” “Get Closer,” “A Fifth of Beethoven,” “Play That Funky Music,” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight,” “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine,” “Let ‘Em In,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “Don’t You Breaking My Heart.”  I went to work, seeing that one of the workers was back from his allergic reaction to sunflower seeds.  After my shift ended, I went out to buy a beef burrito from Gordo Taqueria and a mango orange from Seven-Eleven.  I took BART over to the Coliseum and took my seat.  There was a new person with his two sons sitting next to me this season, and the guy with the First Down sign in our section was missing.  The first group of Raider cheerleaders to visit our section looked like the best one.  George Buehler lit the torch.  The Titans would score on their first possession after Sean Smith went for an interception and came up empty.  The Raiders had their first score with a pass to DeAndre Washington.  They were behind 13-7 when they came back with their highlight of the game, a touchdown pass to Amari Cooper.  It was reviewed, but the call stood.  I didn’t get overly excited about any of it because it was preseason.  There was a loud woman in my section who was a Titans fan.  The Raiders didn’t do anything for the rest of the game.  At halftime, the score was 20-14.  A hard hit for a fumble went for a Tennessee touchdown.  Matt McGloin was intercepted.  The Titans won this one, 27-14.  I wouldn’t say that this game was meaningful at all.  Preseason doesn’t mean much.  I didn’t go back to the team store.  One of the shirts cost $71, so I wasn’t going to buy it.  I got home just after nine o’clock, so I caught most of the Star Trek episode “Patterns of Force,” with a planet that was like Nazi Germany.  Kirk didn’t fall in love with an alien woman, but Spock did do some of his Vulcan things, and we saw some of his green blood.  Some of the people who died on August 28 include Robert Walker (1951), Emmett Till (1955), Robert Shaw (1978), Ruth Gordon (1985), John Huston (1987), and Miyoshi Umeki (2007).  Today is a birthday for Jack Black (47), Jennifer Coolidge (55), Daniel Stern (59), and David Soul (73).  According to the Brandon Brooks Rewind radio segment for August 28, the Marvelettes’ “Please Mr. Postman,” which would become the first Motown Number One single, was released in 1961.  In 1965, Bob Dylan was booed at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens for playing his electric guitar.  In 1986, Tina Turner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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