πŸ‘‹ Honey, I'm home! After two weeks in Italy, I'm back and ready to roll. Now, let's see if I remember how to do this...

  • ✈️ Tales from my travels: I watched a bunch of movies on my day-long journeys to and from Italy. Best one by far: "Parasite." It's a comedy, a thriller and a horror film, all rolled into one. Impossible to describe. See it immediately.
  • 🏈 NFL playoff picture: If the season ended today, these 12 teams would be in: Ravens (Bye), Patriots (Bye), 49ers (Bye), Saints (Bye), Seahawks, Bills, Packers, Vikings, Chiefs, Texans, Steelers, Cowboys.
  • πŸ€ 24 dimes: Sacred Heart's Cameron Parker set an NCAA record with 24 assists in a 101-57 win over D-III Pine Manor yesterday. The previous high was 22, achieved most recently by Oklahoma's Trae Young in 2017.

Today's word count: 1,767 words (6 mins).

Talk tomorrow,

Kendall "Back in the saddle" Baker

Trivia answer: Dean Smith (879 wins), Jim Calhoun (892), Bob Knight (902), Jim Boeheim (950), Mike Krzyzewski (1139)

Editor's note: The top story has been updated with the NBA's position on "load management" and the league's stance that it has been considering scheduling changes and cracking down on YouTube accounts prior to last month.