Gabatron Morning Briefing – 5-19-15: Hoops Of Our Fathers

Under Armour is apologizing for a t-shirt design that showed a silhouette of three street basketball players erecting a hoop in the manner of the Iwo Jima flag raising. Critics said that using the imagery was disrespectful to the military.

Your interesting stat of the day: On Saturday 4,296 people decided to take selfies simultaneously.

In politics, President Obama has officially joined Twitter with his own personal handle “@POTUS.” He’s posted 3 tweets and already has 1.2 million followers.

The Miami Marlins have named Dan Jennings as their new manager. He was the Marlins General Manager and has no managerial experience at all.

Plus, the Mayoral race in Flint, Michigan is getting interesting. There the race for Mayor currently includes two convicted felons and Giggles the Pig.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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