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Leading Off (5/28/21)

High today of 80, with a chance of rain this afternoon.

COVID Update. Dallas County reported 160 new cases and four deaths. The average number of new daily cases for the past two-week period is 128; for the previous two-period, it was 206. Great progress. Encourage your friends to get vaccinated. Here is UT Southwestern’s latest projections on where we are headed, if you dig graphs.

Big Mavs Game Tonight. You know the deal. The Mavs are up 2-0 on the Clippers in the playoff series. The AAC will be nearly full with fans (which still makes me a little nervous). The stadium holds 19,200; 16,000 will attend tonight. Tip-off is 8:30. Let’s gooooooo.

Southwest Approaches 50th Anniversary. With the airline celebrating the milestone in June, CEO Gary Kelly did this Q&A with the DMN that you might enjoy. In related matters, here’s the video of a passenger punching out two teeth of a Southwest flight attendant. In-flight bad behavior is on the rise. With only mail-order medical credentials, I blame pandemic PTSD. Y’all, please. Go easy.

Weird Coverage of Colonial. OK, I know it’s really called the Charles Schwab Challenge, but that’s a dumb name. Anyway, local hero Jordan Spieth went out yesterday and shot a tournament-leading 63, yet Tim Cowlishaw decided to focus his column instead on Phil Mickelson’s lackluster round. (Anyone else miss Bill Nichols?) (Update 11:20 Apologies to Cowlishaw. Looking at the online version of the DMN, it was not at all clear that their golf coverage offered anything other than his column on Mickelson. With the print version in hand, I now see that his column ran alongside a piece by a freelancer named Randy Jennings, and he wrote a story titled “Favorite Son Spieth Shares Lead With Garcia After Career-Low 63,” which I would link to if I could find it on their site. I can’t. Oh, and I still miss Bill Nichols.)

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