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Hiding Weed in a Fake Beverage Can is Tacky and won't work on TSA

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Brooklyn Nets' All-Star D'Angelo Russell was cited for possession of marijuana at LaGuardia Airport in New York before catching a flight to his hometown Louisville, KY. TSA was able to find what appeared to be an Arizona Iced Tea can in a checked bag. TSA Spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein gave details to Newsday.


"The marijuana was concealed inside a beverage can with a hidden compartment. It was one of those AriZona [Iced Tea] beverage cans with a screw-off lid that people hide things in."


I can't believe people would buy those to get through airport security, or maybe D'Angelo Russell is the only one dumb enough to do so. Wouldn't you use that fake Arizona beverage can with a hidden compartment to hide something from guests or people you knew would not mess with it? You may have seen the old WD-40 stash can. It has been around way too long to fool TSA and the police. If they find that can, they will inspect it. Please tell me why would one invest in a fake Arizona Iced Tea beverage stash can as your means to fool TSA? Maybe Russell has done it before and gotten away with it. It's human nature to repeat habits when you've gotten away with them in the past. In any case, be more creative D'Angelo, you're a restricted free agent now.

Sneak in the Food and the Booze, just don't get caught

We've all attempted to sneak food or alcohol somewhere and more times than not, if you get away with it, it gives you the confidence to do it again. It's the only explanation I can manufacture for a multi-million dollar NBA athlete like D'Angelo Russell who may have a habit of smoking marijuana and felt an artificial Arizona Iced Tea stash can could be used to hide marijuana from TSA. Perhaps he's somehow gotten away with it in the past and has became a repeat offender. In any case, a risk I usually am not willing to take. Here are a few risks that I am willing to take. It a list of things I believe many of us are or could have been repeat offenders about.

1. Sneaking in candy to movie theater

Sneaking candy to the movie theater seems like the most common confession. It's easy to do. Nobody is really looking for it and the repercussions are minimal. Despite the fact that selling alcohol has become a trend in movie theaters, I would imagine sneaking in alcohol has become a trend to avoid higher prices.

2. Sneaking in alcohol to Texans games back in the day

All throughout middle school and high school the city of Houston did not have a football team. An NFL team eventually returned in the form of the Houston Texans right around the time I was old enough to drink. I'll never forget the first time I went to a Texans game. My entire goal was to go the Texans game, drink and drink on a budget. I bought the flask and quite a bit of alcohol. Skinny jeans weren't a big thing back then and you would be surprised what you could hide. I never stopped doing that until I started doing radio. I never stopped because I never got caught.

3. Sneaking in food to class

I absolutely loved sneaking in food to class when I could get away with it. Depending on where you went to school, this may or may not have been a problem for you. It most certainly was a problem for me at the middle school and high school level. I really hated eating breakfast. Waking up in the morning essentially ruined my appetite as a kid so the timing of my hunger never came at a good time. Normally I tried sneaking in food that did not have loud packaging or was incredibly loud to eat, but I was bold enough to sneak in Doritos and eat them in my day.

4. Sneaking in food and booze to Karaoke bars

At one point, I believed Karaoke bars were a dying industry, but I was wrong. It's still very much a real thing and getting patrons to spend a few bucks before they yell into a microphone can be a challenge sometimes. Some Karaoke bars may even have a two-drink minimum just to participate. A two-drink minimum is also common at stand-up comedic venues. Despite it crossing my mind, I've never had the tendency to sneak in the old flask to comedic events.

Kickers vs. Punters: Who really does better with the ladies?

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Joel Blank, Barry Laminack and myself began to debate on the charm level of kickers and punters in the NFL. How well do they do with the ladies? We figured we'd call someone who's played at the NFL level. Chris Kluwe is a self-admitted geek who played eight seasons in the NFL and gave details on the success he's had with the ladies during his athletic career and the reality of that department among punters and kickers in the league. Listen HERE.

James Harden's Eyes could look red for a while

Rockets James Harden injured Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Nobody wants to get poked in the eye. It's definitely going to impact performance regardless of who you are. As a superstar in this league, you would expect James Harden to play through it, and he did. Harden has a laceration in his eyelid and the redness is very apparent. Most likely there are blood vessels that have popped which can take two weeks to no longer be visible. Furthermore, Harden's vision can return despite having extremely red eyes. So as a Rockets fan, don't look at Harden's eyes every time you feel the game is not going Houston's way. It will only make you more angry. Only Harden knows how much this has impacted him. He feels the pain and knows if his vision has not returned to what it once was. Only he knows how sensitive his eyes are to light. He still was able to perform on the road with the injury, I imagine he'll do the same on Saturday at home.

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Houston went yard several times

Astros take series from Angels with a home run parade

Houston homered their way to another series win Wednesday night. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

After losing the opener then winning an exciting game Tuesday night, the Astros were seeking another series victory by winning the rubber match on Wednesday. They would blast homers all through the night, pushing them over the Angels in the finale.

Final Score: Astros 9, Angels 1

Astros' Record: 20-17, second in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Brandon Bielak (2-2)

Losing Pitcher: Andrew Heaney (1-3)

Astros grab an early lead, Urquidy exits with injury

Houston made early noise in Wednesday night's game, with Jose Altuve turning around the very first pitch of the bottom of the first inning for a solo homer. A two-out single later in the inning set up Yuli Gurriel for his seventh home run and 30th RBI of the season, putting the Astros out to an early 3-0 lead.

Jose Urquidy looked in control through the first three innings, allowing just two hits while maintaining the lead. However, after recording the second out of the fourth, he would be visited by training and coaching staff on the mound before being removed, later diagnosed with posterior shoulder discomfort. Brandon Bielak would quickly enter the game, picking up where Urquidy left off by keeping the Angels off the board.

Tucker stays hot as Bielak locks in out of the bullpen

Still 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Kyle Tucker would extend his recent hot streak by putting two more runs on the board with a blast to extend the lead to 5-0. Bielak remained in the game in the top of the seventh, having allowed just one hit while retiring all other batters since entering in the top of the fourth. He made it through that inning, putting Los Angeles down 1-2-3, and stayed on the mound in the top of the eighth.

He wouldn't be able to get any further, allowing a leadoff walk followed by a single, putting runners on the corners and prompting Dusty Baker to go to the third pitcher of the night, Andre Scrubb. The Angels would get on the board with a sac fly to make it 5-1, but Scrubb would finish the inning with no further damage.

Astros continue the home run barrage to take the series

Yordan Alvarez would get the run back with Houston's fourth dinger of the night, a solo shot to make it 6-1. They continued to pour it on, with Chaz McCormick joining the home run parade with a three-run blast later in the inning, making it 9-1. Joe Smith would take over on the mound in the top of the ninth, finishing off the lopsided win to give Houston the series victory as they turn the page to another division opponent.

Up Next: Having already faced the rest of the division in 2021 multiple times, the Astros will have their first series against the Texas Rangers starting Thursday at 7:10 PM Central at Minute Maid Park. In the opener, Cristian Javier (3-1, 2.90 ERA) will be on the mound for Houston, going up against Mike Foltynewicz (1-3, 4.50 ERA).

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