1. I gave up watching football for a myriad of reasons, but it brings me no joy that the players, players union, and coaching staff had to step in and end a game when a player was carried off unconscious. Dave Zirin's piece about this is worth a read.
2. Canine Flu is apparently popping up around DC, and treatable if caught early. It may be on the rise in other places also.
3. Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were not a thing I knew existed, but they are amusing as promised.