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Massive Burger To Entice Fans

An American football franchise has come up with a unique way to entice their fans, according to a report.

Arizona Cardinals fans can reap a reward while expanding their waistlines watching football this season, says an AP report.

The University of Phoenix Stadium will serve the seven-pound (3 kg) Gridiron Burger for $75. It features five 1/3 pound burger patties, five all-beef hot dogs, five bratwursts, 20 slices of American cheese, eight slices of bacon, eight chicken tenders, 12 ounces of fries, lettuce, pickles and tanker sauce, on a 10-inch bun.

Executive chef Sean Kavanaugh says he hasn’t figured out the calories. He says three staff members tried it but none finished.

Those who can finish in under an hour will receive a Cardinals jersey and get their photo on the scoreboard.

A Touch Of Therapy For Mets Fans

Fans of American professional baseball team the New York Mets are getting some therapy to overcome their disappointments, says a report.

The fans are struggling with their team’s lousy season now have somewhere to cope besides sports talk radio, according to an AP report.

An online mental health marketplace is giving free, confidential therapy sessions to Flushing faithful who fill out a form asking for their most difficult moments as fans.

New York-based UMA Health made the offer recently after the team’s 25-4 loss to the Washington Nationals, the worst loss in Mets history.

UMA says the light-hearted promotion is meant to bring attention to the important role of therapy. The company says it wants to eliminate the stigma of going to a therapist.

Holy Cow! Bovine Help For Police

A herd of 16 cows helped police officers in Florida corral a fleeing suspect who bailed out of a car and ran through a pasture, says a report.

The cows eventually ran Jennifer Anne Kaufman into a fence, where police were waiting to arrest her, says the AP report.

An arrest report shows the car Kaufman was in crashed during a police pursuit.

A second suspect was captured by a K-9 and arrested.

Kaufman has been charged with resisting an officer and drug possession among others.

Typo to Cost University $46,000

A typo on diplomas has caused problems for a university in the US, says a report.

The Colorado university is offering to reprint up to 9,200 diplomas after the outgoing editor of the school newspaper found a big typo, says the AP report.

Alec Williams was checking to make sure his name was spelled correctly on his Colorado Mesa University (CMA) diploma when he noticed it said “Coard of Trustees” instead of “Board of Trustees” in Old English font.

Williams told The Daily Sentinel he laughed, but then got frustrated because he had $30,000 in student loans and a diploma with a typo. CMU President Tim Foster says the university is sending corrected diplomas to 2018 graduates and will offer them to graduates as far back as 2012.

They cost $5 each, so the university could spend nearly $46,000. Foster says CMU designs its diplomas “so this mistake is all ours.”

Driving Test Man Lands in Soup

A driving test landed a man behind bars when police found incriminating evidence in the car, says a report.

The 22-year-old man who went for his driver’s test left in handcuffs after the examiner became suspicious about a certain odour emanating from the car, according to the AP report.

A Maryland State Police report says a search found nearly a pound of marijuana, a scale, more than $15,000 in cash and a handgun loaded with a 30-round magazine.

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Babu Kalyanpur

Babu Kalyanpur

Babu Kalyanpur, ( Consulting Editor) has rich experience in both sports and business journalism. Babu has led news desks in Pune and Bahrain and writes extensively on his passion, sports and business besides current affairs and matters of importance to Pune.
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