1.      Do you see an end in sight for the ALC Ice Bucket Challenge or will this keep going and going like the Ever Ready bunny?  What is your favorite Ice Bucket Challenge you have seen besides Triv’s?

 

2.       All-time major league hit leader Pete Rose is hoping for a second chance.   During an interview on “Outside The Lines”, Rose talks about the 25th anniversary of his banishment from baseball and says “I’ve been led to believe America is a forgiving country, and if you do the right things-keep your nose clean, be a good citizen, pay your taxes, do all the things you’re supposed to do-eventually you’ll get a second chance”.   Should newly elected commissioner Ron Manfred give Rose a second chance and reinstate him?

 

3.      Hall of Famer and NFL analyst Mike Ditka says the debate over the Washington Redskins name is “stupid” and the people who oppose it are “asinine”.    Ditka says he hope the owner keeps fighting for it and never changes because the Redskins are part of football history.    On the name he says “it was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian”.   Do you agree with Ditka?

 

4.      The remains of Robin Williams were cremated and his ashes were scattered in the San Francisco Bay.     If you could have your ashes spread anywhere in the world, where would that be?

 

5.      New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin says the NFL moved the ball the wrong way on extra points.   He says the league should have moved the ball to the 1-yard line instead of the 15-yard line because more coaches would have been encouraged to go for 2 from the 1.   Is Coughlin right?

 

6.      A top U.S. general says the only way to defeat ISIS is to take on the Sunni militancy in Syria.   General Martin Dempsey says about ISIS “this is an organization that has an apocalyptic end of days strategic vision that will eventually have to be defeated” and that includes addressing part of the organization that resides in Syria.   Do you think will eventually go over ISIS inside Syria and should they?

 

7.      Sports Illustrated placed 13 year little leaguer Mo’ne Davis on the cover this week.    The young girl is entering the 8th grade and pitched in the college World Series this week.    What do you think of SI placing a 13 year old girl on the cover?

 

8.      There is always something to do in Cleveland during the summer and early fall including Greek Festivals, Rib Cook-Offs,  Arts Festivals, Oktoberfests and The Feast.   What is your favorite Cleveland event?

 

9.      The Huffington Post ranks the list of board games that most of you grew up with.    Some of games on the list include Hungry Hippos, Trouble, Chutes and Ladders, Risk, Trivial Pursuit, Candyland, Scrabble, Monopoly, Battleship, Sorry, Life and Guess Who.   What was your favorite childhood board game?

 

10.   According to the New York Post, Paul McCartney and Kayne West are secretly working on a number of tracks that could develop into an album.    West was seen hanging out with McCartney at the former Beatles’ show at Dodger Stadium this past week.    Are there any other super stars you would like to hear record together?  What if you could pair and duo together dead or alive?

 

11.    A judge in California sentenced Jameson Witty to six months in jail for stealing a piece of Paul Walker’s death car.    Witty and another guy lifted a panel from the T-top roof of the Porsche as a tow truck was transporting the wreckage.    Do you think six months in jail is too harsh of a sentence?

 

12.   New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that makes it illegal to sell elephant and mammoth ivory or rhino horns within the state with only a few exceptions such as antiques.    The new law was signed on World Elephant Day.   Conversation groups say in 1980 there were an estimated 1.2 million African elephants but now the population is down to less than 420,000.  Do you think more states including Ohio should ban the sale of ivory?   Will U.S. laws have any impact on saving elephants?

 

13.   U.S. teenagers use of human growth hormones more than double between 2012 and 2013.   A new poll by Drug-Free Kids says 11% of 3,705 teenagers in grades 9 to 12 polled said they had used HGH at least once, up from 5% in 2012.   HGH use was higher among Blacks at 15% and Hispanics at 13% with Whites at 9%.   The head of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids says “young people are seeking out and using performance enhancing drugs hoping to improve their athletic performance or body appearance”.   Does it surprise you that so many teenagers are using human growth hormones?