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Longhorns cycle through QBs during tough loss to Alabama

🏈 After a heartbreaking 20-19 loss to #1 ranked Alabama, the Longhorns vaulted onto the AP rankings at #21.

QB Quinn Ewers went down with a sprained shoulder in the first quarter, first-and-goal at the Alabama 1. He's out for an estimated 4-6 weeks.

Former Lake Travis QB Hudson Card stepped up to fill the gap and suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury. He finished the game, limping, and reports are that he's in doubt to start Saturday against UTSA.

Behind Card on the roster are two Austin players: former Austin High quarterback Charles Wright and former Hyde Park quarterback Ben Ballard.


Charles Wright


Ben Ballard

⚽️ In other sports news, Austin FC held on to 2nd place in the MLS Western Conference, despite losing 3-0 in Seattle Saturday. The Verde play two home games this week: Wednesday night against Salt Lake, and Saturday night against Nashville.

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With deposition and trial looming, Elon Musk has offered $44B for Twitter, again
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Elon Musk has proposed once again to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.

The news that Musk is offering to carry on with the $44 billion buyout was first reported by Bloomberg. Now, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Musk made the proposal in a letter to the tech giant on Monday.

The New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading in Twitter stock twice Tuesday, first because of a big price move and the second time for a news event, presumably the announcement of Musk's renewed offer.

While the per share offer price on this latest proposal remains the same as the original offer, it’s unclear if Musk has made other term changes or if Twitter would reject it. According to other reports, a deal could be reached this week.

The stock closed at $52.00/share Tuesday, indicating market uncertainty around the $54.20 offer.

After Musk informed Twitter of plans to terminate the original agreement in July, Twitter sued. A trial has been expected in Delaware Chancery Court on Oct. 17.

With the proposition of a buyout on the table again, it revives the question of whether Musk might move Twitter from San Francisco to Central Texas.

He’s done so with some of his other companies. Tesla’s headquarters in southeast Travis County had its grand opening earlier this year and tunneling business The Boring Company moved to Pflugerville. At least two other Musk companies, SpaceX and Neuralink, have a Central Texas presence without being headquartered here.

Technology journalist Nilay Patel this afternoon voiced concerns that owning Twitter and Tesla together could be problematic for Musk, as his Tesla manufacturing facilities in Germany and China are both in countries that have disputes with Twitter over content moderation and censorship.

Telsa shares fell after the Twitter news became public, before rallying to close up, at $249.44.