Monday Musings: Stranger Things and the NFL

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Monday Musings returns with some music from Stranger Things 2 and some NFL articles for you. Give it all a look below.

Stranger Things 2 returned this weekend and brought with it another excellent soundtrack. If you’re a Stephen King fan, try listening to this while reading one of his books. You just might get the same eerie feeling that I did.

Song Exploder – Stranger Things

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein went on Song Exploder to break down the title theme for Stranger Things. It’s a great inside look into what the process was like to get the song just right.

NFL’s unsolved mysteries

Given that the Patriots game was really Watson’s first breakout performance, maybe the Texans weren’t ready to place the game in their rookie quarterback’s hands. Given that Watson’s offense had averaged 36 points per game over the three ensuing weeks and sliced up the Seahawks for 507 yards and 38 points heading into a critical third-and-short, it seemed unlikely that O’Brien would make another mistake.

Bill Barnwell breaks down 8 NFL mysteries in his latest column. It’s a fun read that’s worth checking out.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Is Here to Make Football Fun

Smith-Schuster, the youngest player in the league, finished Sunday’s 20-15 victory over the Detroit Lions with seven catches on 10 targets for 193 yards and a touchdown. He started the game doing rookie grunt work, serving as the bench in Le’Veon Bell’s touchdown celebration.

As a big USC fan, it’s great to see JuJu have a performance like this. Just watch the video of his 97-yard TD. The Steelers should be using him to their advantage whenever they can. He’s young so he still has a long way to go in his football career.

Monday Musings: Packers and Stephen King

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Monday Musings returns with some Packers and Stephen King articles and videos. There’s a ton of Stephen King content lately, and this is just a small look at it.

Aaron Rodgers Finally Got the Chance to Show Off His Jedi Powers in Overtime

Green Bay’s 27-24 overtime win against the Bengals on Sunday is just the latest chapter in our alternate timeline where Luke Skywalker grew up on Earth and played professional football in Wisconsin.

That sentence alone made this piece worth reading for me. I love it when two things I enjoy cross paths like this.

1922 Trailer

Another Stephen King movie is coming to Netflix in October. I’ll definitely be checking this out.

Stephen King at 70

Entertainment Weekly did a week long tribute to Stephen King last week as he celebrated his 70th birthday. I’ve linked to the first piece, which has Richard Chizmar talking about the author.

You can find all previous editions of Monday Musings here.

Monday Musings: Sports and Technology

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Monday Musings returns with a little bit of sports and technology for you. I picked a few articles that I found entertaining or interesting. Check them out below.

Kevin Durant’s Fake Twitter Conspiracy Might Just Be the Tip of the Iceberg

Somebody else probably has access to Durant’s Twitter account, as is the case with most celebrities. That person could have conceivably scrolled through Durant’s mentions on his phone or Tweetdeck and decided to respond to a message. But before replying, that person could have forgotten to switch away from Durant’s account.

This sounds like a fairly good reason to not let other people have access to your account. Either way, this is an interesting read on KD and Twitter.

Shure introduces first-ever Bluetooth earphones for prices starting at $100

Shure just announced two new models of Bluetooth wireless earphones. The $150 SE215 and $100 SE112 each deliver deep bass and sound isolation, and they’re the first Bluetooth earbuds that Shure has ever made.

I’ve heard good things about Shure and their headphones. These may be something to consider when looking for Bluetooth earbuds.

A Guide to Pretending to Do Things After Scoring a Touchdown

An even better celebration, though, was the one that Kareem Hunt, who’s taken all of two weeks to become one of the most exciting players in football, did during the Chiefs-Eagles game. After scoring his second touchdown in the game, Hunt got up from the muck of bodies he’d pulverized, then set the ball on the turf as he kneeled next to it and then used it like a pillow as he pretended to take a nap.

Shea Serrano is always a joy to read. This take on touchdown celebrations is a fun one. Having Kareem Hunt on my fantasy football team is fun, too.

You can find all previous editions of Monday Musings here.