Picking Teams

Picking Teams

The Nightcap

Nightcap for April 24th, 2018


“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon

Hunting For Talent

The third most exciting part of NFL football (after opening game and the Super Bowl) is the draft picks.

In a week, millions of football fans will tune into ESPN to watch as team owners from almost all 50 states bid on talented players.

This may sound a little dorky to people uninterested in professional sports, but for those of us who are emotionally invested in “our team”, it’s an exciting time. It’s comparable to being on Wall Street- the rush of waiting to see how your investments played out.

Though nobody knows for sure how the draft picks will unfold, there is always a lot of speculation regarding who will go where.

Every talking head in professional sports right now is offering their opinion on how the 2018 draft pick will look. Here’s the skinny.

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

All is not fair in love and war, and the same is true in love and dating apps.

Apparently, Bumble and Tinder are at odds, and it’s not just a friendly competition over who has the hottest members.

A few important things to note about this story:

The owners of Tinder are also responsible for Match.com, OkCupid, AND Plenty of Fish, so I guess you could say this cluster of entrepreneurs are like the Jeff Bezos of e-romance.

However, the owner of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe Herd, was one of the original co-founders of Tinder and also vice-president of their marketing team. She quit soon after Justin Mateen, Tinder’s Chief Marketing Officer, allegedly sexually harassed her. The hostile work environment inspired Wolfe to start a dating app in which women took the helm over of all male interaction. While I can’t confirm Bumble was directly the result of giving the metaphorical middle-finger to Mateen and the rest of the Good Ol’ Boys at Tinder, I’m 99.9% sure that’s exactly what happened.

With Tinder and Bumble being two of the most successful dating sites right now, there is a lot of pointing fingers between the owners.

Essentially, this story is playing out like a bad Tinder match – where the man turns out to be a sleazeball on the first date, the woman declines any further interaction, then the man starts harassing her on social media because his ego is bruised.

We’ve all been there, right?

Anyway, this is the story in its entirety. It plays out like a torrid affair resulting in a lot of lawsuits.

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