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#CantBeatCassiday – 7/17/2018

Each weekday morning Cassiday puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Wednesday morning at 7:50! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                          CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (260-13) PAPA JOHNS IS CUTTING ALL TIES WITH FOUNDER JOHN SCHNATTER AFTER HIS USE OF A RACIAL …

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