Gabatron Morning Briefing – 10-21-15: A Lesson In Sportsmanship

A youth soccer league in Colorado has put up a sign reminding parents that they shouldn’t take things too seriously. The signs read, “Reminders from your child: I’m just a KID. It’s just a GAME. My coach is a VOLUNTEER. The officials are HUMAN. NO college scholarships will be given out today. Thank you and have fun!” Common decency or the continued wussification of America?

Interesting Stat of the Day: 15 million users. Reported user count for Apple Music, Apple’s new streaming service.

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan announced that he is willing to run for Speaker of the House, but he has some conditions. Among other things, he wants the Republicans to unite behind him, he doesn’t want to in-fighting that’s been going on lately. Plus, he says time with his family is absolutely non-negotiable.

In science news, NASA launched a new website Monday so the world can see images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth every day. The images are taken by a NASA camera one million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory.

Plus, a man in Aurora grabbed all of the background music that played at Kmart in the late 80’s to early 90’s.

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