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Giants showing serious interest in Brian Flores as Brian Daboll completes second interview



Giants showing serious interest in Brian Flores as Brian Daboll completes second interview

Brian Flores has had eyes for the Giants since his Dolphins firing. And the Giants are reciprocating his interest.

Sources tell the Daily News that members of the Giants organization have contacted multiple members of the Dolphins’ support staff and assistant coaches to do due diligence on Flores ahead of his scheduled Thursday interview in East Rutherford.

And they’ve received encouraging and glowing reviews in return.

The Giants aren’t shy about acknowledging that they’ve done meaningful work on Flores.

They make calls on all candidates, but this homework on Flores’ time in Miami reflects a specifically thorough process on him, reinforces the Giants’ serious interest, and indicates the feedback is positive.

That’s important because there was plenty of negative noise on how Flores’ tenure in Miami ended, though sources say the coach’s main sticking point with the organization centered on its need for improvement at quarterback.

It’s hard to blame Flores for wanting more after watching the transcendent level of play from the Bills’ Josh Allen and the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes this past Sunday.

Whether the Giants could quench Flores’ thirst for an elite quarterback is a fair question. But even if they give Daniel Jones one more year to prove himself, at least the Giants have a new GM in Joe Schoen who knows what a great QB looks like, having helped draft Allen to the Bills in 2018.

Flores overachieved in Miami, going 24-25 overall, but 19-14 in his final two years after fighting through a 2019 tank attempt. He won eight of his last nine games.

Schoen’s Bills colleague, Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, still seems like the Giants’ frontrunner after a second interview on Tuesday that went well, by all accounts.

Giants defensive coordinator Pat Graham is expected to interview today. Flores will go Thursday, and Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier also landed a second interview in person Friday in East Rutherford.

Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo only would be able to do a second interview after the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, so it’s not clear whether that interview will or can happen.

The Giants already have shown keen interest in Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who interviewed in person Monday. They reached out to him before Schoen’s hiring to make sure he was aware of their interest, and their defensive coordinator interview request for Quinn’s Dallas colleague, Joe Whitt Jr., reflected their work on Quinn, too.

But Giants co-owner John Mara also made sure to connect with people close to Flores last week, which was a significant step by the Giants’ president and CEO to express interest specifically in Miami’s unexpectedly available coach.

And since, the Giants’ work behind the scenes has reflected that Thursday’s interview puts Flores firmly in play to compete for the job.


Tonight’s Chicago White Sox-New York Yankees game is postponed; doubleheader set for Sunday



Tonight’s Chicago White Sox-New York Yankees game is postponed; doubleheader set for Sunday

The Chicago White Sox-New York Yankees game scheduled for Friday evening at Yankee Stadium was postponed because of impending inclement weather.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday, with the first game starting at 2:05 p.m. Central time.

This story will be updated.


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What Happened To Ellen DeGeneres Today



What Happened To Ellen DeGeneres Today

Ellen Cancelled?

The audiences have adored Ellen DeGeneres’s TV Show since 2003. Ellen has been the most loving host of the talk show and finally bidding farewell after 18 seasons.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s host, Ellen, said this decision to exit the show took a hard and long year. This announcement was made looking at the turbulent times of the long-running talk show. The ratings for the show have plunged after the negative news surfaced that accused Ellen and others of forming a toxic work atmosphere on set.

On the other hand, Ellen told The Hollywood Reporter that the show doesn’t explore her creativity anymore. She decided ahead of signing a three-year extension contract in 2018. And began this journey with her first sitcom Ellen on ABC, which aired from 1994 to 1998. She began hosting Ellen Degeneres’s show after the cancellation of The Ellen Show in 2002, and since then, she has been the only host of the show.

 Allegation Of Staff Mistreatment

In a BuzzFeed article, the show was getting a bad wave of allegations of bullying and harassment behind the scenes in July 2020. It mentioned a negative workspace from one current and ten former employees. Subsequently, an article was released by BuzzFeed mentioning that 36 anonymous employees alleged “happenings of assault, harassment, sexual misconduct from show’s top producer.” Later an internal investigation was arranged by WarnerBros, and 3 top-level producers were sacked. Ellen also apologized to her staff in an email before addressing the same on 21st September, season 18.

Ellen also said that her desire to leave the show had zero to do with the ongoing conflict. She said that the accusations were sad and hurtful, but she quit the show because she would not return for another season; and also mentioned that what happened should never have happened, and she takes things like these very seriously. She expressed regret and apologized to the individuals impacted by the show.

She also said she understands her position, and with that position comes power and privilege; and she took full responsibility for what happened at her show.

The episode has the highest rating in 4 years, but soon it was followed by the loss of million viewers in less than six months, as reported by the New York Times.

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End Of An Era

Mike Darnell, Warner Bros’ unscripted TV President, lauded the show as an unforgettable piece of television and will be deeply missed.” Ellen started as a small program and became a sensation through the years. Over the years, it showed that it was home to superstars and other heartfelt stories. The show brought peace, joy, laughter, and other countless emotions for 18 years.”

Where To Watch

The soundest way to watch it is to tune in on NBC when her episodes air. You can watch short clips of episodes on her official youtube channel;or watch them on her app, EllenTube or Hulu.

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Ginni Thomas’ emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election



Ginni Thomas’ emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election

WASHINGTON — Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and a conservative political activist, urged Republican lawmakers in Arizona after the 2020 presidential election to choose their own slate of electors, arguing that results giving Joe Biden a victory in the state were marred by fraud.

The revelations first published by The Washington Post on Friday show that Thomas was more involved than previously known in efforts, based on unsubstantiated claims of fraud, to overturn Biden’s victory and keep then-President Donald Trump in office.

In the days after The Associated Press and other news organizations called the presidential election for Biden, Thomas emailed two lawmakers in Arizona to urge them to choose “a clean slate of Electors” and “stand strong in the face of political and media pressure.” The AP obtained the emails under the state’s open records law.

Thomas also had written to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in the weeks following the election encouraging him to work to overturn Biden’s victory and keep Trump in office, according to text messages first reported by the Post and CBS News.

Thomas was a staunch Trump supporter who acknowledged she attended the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally on the Ellipse but left before Trump spoke and his supporters later stormed the Capitol.

She has been critical of the ongoing congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 violence, including signing onto a letter to House Republicans calling for the expulsion of Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois from the GOP conference for joining the Jan. 6 congressional committee.

Justice Thomas, meanwhile, has taken part in the court’s consideration of lawsuits challenging the election results. The court turned away every challenge without a hearing, though Thomas was among three conservative justices who said cases from Pennsylvania should be heard. In February 2021, Thomas called the cases an “ideal opportunity” to address an important question whether state lawmakers or state courts get the last word about the manner in which federal elections are carried out.

In January, Thomas was the lone member of the court who supported a bid by Trump to withhold documents from the Jan 6. committee. The documents were held by the National Archives and Records Administration and included presidential diaries, visitor logs, speech drafts and handwritten notes dealing with Jan. 6 from Meadows’ files.

Thomas did not immediately respond to a request for comment, made to the court Friday.

Democratic lawmakers have called on Thomas to step aside from election-related cases, but he has given no indication he intends to do so.

The latest disclosure comes at a time when Chief Justice John Roberts has ordered an internal investigation into the leaking of a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, in one of the court’s most prominent cases in decades, and opinion polls have shown a loss of public confidence in the institution.

Thomas was referencing the leaked opinion at a conference in Dallas last week when he talked about the damage to the court. “I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them.”

Ginni Thomas has said she and the justice keep their work separate. “Like so many married couples, we share many of the same ideals, principles, and aspirations for America. But we have our own separate careers, and our own ideas and opinions too. Clarence doesn’t discuss his work with me, and I don’t involve him in my work,” Thomas told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview published in March.

Thomas sent emails to Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers and Rep. Shawnna Bolick, who this year is running for Arizona secretary of state. That would make her the top elections administrator in Arizona.

She wrote them again on Dec. 13, the day before electors met in state capitols around the country to formally cast their votes for president.

“As state lawmakers, you have the Constitutional power and authority to protect the integrity of our elections — and we need you to exercise that power now!” the email said. “Never before in our nation’s history have our elections been so threatened by fraud and unconstitutional procedures.”

Bowers dismissed the idea of replacing Arizona’s electors shortly after the election. The following year, Bolick introduced a bill that would have allowed the Legislature to overturn any presidential election results for any reason, and replace the electors.

Bolick has said her legislation would have made the process more bipartisan by requiring a two-thirds vote, but the text of the proposal calls for a simple majority. In any event, Bowers essentially killed the legislation before it ever came to a vote.


Associated Press writer Bob Christie contributed to this report from Phoenix. Cooper also reported from Phoenix.

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