Humpday links are light on college basketball, as the players are in the proverbial lab and starting to get in shape for the season. But we have those hot links for you, even if I forgot to add a fire gif/ emoji to let you know these links are the hot stuff.
Brazilian defenseman Gabriel Camara headed home the Red Storm's only goal in their 1-0 win over the Fordham Rams at Belson stadium last night. The Red Storm improve to 3-4-3 on the season.
(You know you can catch that game and the next October 4th contest on ESPN3, right? Ok, good to know you know.)
In pro baseball, Joe Panik and the San Francisco Giants face the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight in a one-game elimination round. Get to know the matchup. Hopefully neither team tries to get all cute with their rotation as the Kansas City Royals did last night. Follow the action with the Giants SB Nation outpost, McCovey Chronicles. You'll be glad you did.
The Sixers, who seem to be trying to tank this year as they did last year, signed Clemson guard/ forward KJ McDaniels to a one-year contract. Or interest in the link: the Sixers four-year deals come with non-guaranteed third and fourth seasons - meaning that there are at least partial guarantees in the first two years.
Assuming Jakarr Sampson signed that deal, he's got two years of contract money coming in the NBA or in the D-League.
On other tracks - it's electric!
I'm a great driver! On an empty road, anyway... --> Google's self-drive car passed a driver's test. Once Google adjusted the parameters favorably. Some good comments in the comments, by the way.
Longread of the Day --> From Outside Magazine. Physically, what happens to you after being hit by a lightning bolt? Scientists have no idea, but it's more than just the burns.
When lightning hits a human being, a survivor must reconcile not only what happened but why it happened. Why me? For most victims, it is not the unforgettable horror of an agonizing ordeal that haunts them—many can’t even recall the incident itself; it’s the mysterious physical and psychological symptoms that emerge, often long after their immediate wounds have healed and doctors have cleared them to return to their normal routines. But nothing is normal anymore. Chronic pain, memory trouble, personality changes, and mood swings can all follow an encounter with lightning, leaving friends and family members confused, while survivors, grappling with a fundamental shift in identity, feel increasingly alienated by the incomprehensible nature of their condition. Something happened in a single moment—something strange and rare, something unbelievable—and after that moment, everything has changed.