Changing venues?

Posted November 14, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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NFL moving Chiefs Rams Monday Night Football game from Mexico City to Los Angeles. Wonder why the league didn’t consider Oakland? Fans there would love to watch professional football.

 

Tom Tolbert for reaction of the day on KNBR radio – upon hearing that Rams are going use USC’s practice facilities for their game now Monday in Los Angeles. “Well that’s cool, not like the Trojans are using them this year anyhow.”

Draymond Green had tantrum & argument with teammate, Steve Kerr puts him in a one-game time out. That moment when NBA coach shows more ability to manage people than President of the United States.

Marco Rubio, ranting about the Florida election “Imagine if NFL team was trailing 24-22 but in final seconds hits a 3 pt kick to win. Then AFTER game lawyers for losing team get a judge to order rules changed so that last second field goals are only 1 point

Uh, more like imagine if NFL team looked like they were trailing because refs were watching on tape delay and hadn’t seen all the scoring yet.

 

So how many years does UCF need to go undefeated to get into the College Football Playoffs top ten?

(and at this point, what major school will play them?)

After blaming video games in June, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin now said “zombie” television shows are more to blame for mass shootings than guns.
Right, that’s why they have so many mass shootings in Japan.

As Melania Trump got rid of a top national security aide, perhaps useful to remember that GOP lost their collective sh*t when Hillary Clinton fired staffers in White House travel office.

Wonder how long it will take for Donald Trump to realize, that as much as he derided Jeff Flake, Flake almost ALWAYS voted with him.
Mean bitch karma must be wearing a Kyrsten Sinema button.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn “I think Director Mueller needs to wrap this thing up. He needs to finish his job. This thing has been hanging out there for a long time”
Mueller was appointed in May, 2017. The Clinton WHITEWATER investigation, (remember that?) went on over four years.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly will leave White House by the end of the year. Because she already has a lifetime supply of burnt facts for her eyeliner?

Sen. Mitch McConnell in an op-ed piece for Fox News “Will Dems work with us, or simply put partisan politics ahead of the country?”
For an enlightened response, can someone ask Justice Merrick Garland?

If there are any ballot-designers with time on their hands and a sense of civic duty could you PLEASE contact Florida? Before 2020?

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Stumbling on.

Posted November 13, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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So what’s next Sunday’s spread for 49ers vs. bye week?

Do have to feel sorry for all those die-hard 49ers fans who risked bronchial ailments to sit outside for several hours in smoky air and still saw their team lose to the… NY Giants?

Well, at least frustrated San Francisco area sports fans could turn the channel on the 49ers to watch another Warriors win.  Oops, never mind.

Meanwhile, New Orleans coach Sean Payton broke a fire alarm that kept going off yesterday at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati “I just needed the noise to stop.” Payton said he will pay for damage.
Roger Goodell no doubt trying to figure out a way to punish Saints for it.

Golden State Warriors now selling an “in the building pass,” $100 a month. You can’t even SEE the court, but you can watch game on TV in club and bar areas at Oracle, and of course pay arena prices for food and drink.
Can only imagine what it will be like when the team “upgrades” to SF. A fee to come within 100 yards of Chase Center and bask in the aura?

 

Senator-elect Sinema. It has a nice ring to it.

 

Trump ranting in today’s fundraising email about “mythical blue wave” and Democrats trying to steal election by “miraculously finding bins of votes.”
Has anyone told him how absentee ballots work?

Oh, and btw, many of those absentee ballots, which are not due until Friday, are from ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY.

With windy weather and rain in the forecast, Trump is not going to Arlington Cemetery today, Veterans Day.
If only we buried troops on a golf course.

T.C. suggests that “maybe bone spurs act up in the rain?”

Roberta K’s  on Trump’s idea of “forest management  – let the Kochs send in Georgia Pacific to rid the state of all those pesky trees. Boom, no more forests, no more forest fires!”

Yes, Hillary Clinton running again in 2020 is a bad idea. But she is NOT running. Can we please focus on something important?

 

Michelle Obama says she told Melania Trump she could reach out to her with questions at any time, as Laura Bush did for her when Barack was elected, but Melania has never called.
White House response- -“Trump is a strong and independent woman who has been navigating her role as First Lady in her own way. When she needs advice on any issue, she seeks it from her professional team within the White House.”
Right, and Melania’s speechwriter has access to Michelle’s speeches online anyhow.

Final thought for the night.  Trump took Veterans’ Day off. Mueller didn’t.

Unexpected.

Posted November 11, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Monday Night Football will feature the NY Giants vs. SF 49ers.  “I’ll take ‘games that looked better when they drew up the schedule’ for $400, Alex.”

The Cleveland Browns have now won 2 more games this season than the Cavaliers?

Wait a minute, the team with a two-game lead in the NFC East is the… Washington Redskins?   And they have twice as many wins as the Wizards.

 

On a lighter note, who says a week before  Big Game that Cal and Stanford can’t get along? Especially when it comes to beating the USC  Trojans.

Age and treachery  (and skill)  department  – Drew Brees threw as many touchdown passes (three) as incompletions, going 22 of 25 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns.  (And he would have had 4 TD passes but one was overturned as the runner not breaking the plane of the end zone.)

And while some say the Saints should have left their punter home for the trip to Cincinnati – he never kicked. Morstead did do a fine job as the holder for New Orleans placekicks.

-On Sunday Night Football, on November 11, Walmart is running a CHRISTMAS ad. Can we get bipartisan agreement that this is wrong?

In a time where we don’t have much in the way of unity in this country,  who’d expect Pete Davidson on Weekend Update to apologize in person for a joke to Dan Crenshaw, the vet who lost an eye in Afghanistan?  And they both handled it beautifully.  That moment when SNL shows more leadership than the White House.

Probably too soon to tell if Nancy Pelosi will absolutely return to her position as Speaker of the House.  But interesting how no one says that Mitch McConnell is too old and should step down from a leadership position.

The President who claims he’d rush in to face a school shooter won’t visit the American cemetery in France today due to weather.

With all due respect,  Donald Trump has played golf frequently in worse weather than he canceled visit to US cemetery in France.

Can anyone imagine if Barack Obama had blamed red states for hurricane or tornado destruction and deaths by saying they should have had better building codes?

Not that any President could make the California fires go away. But it would feel better to have a Consoler in Chief right now (And for that matter have to figure troops could do more in California right now than sitting on the border)

Apparently Trump doesn’t want to give Puerto Rico any more federal recovery money because he claims, without evidence that the island using  disaster relief funds to pay off debt.  Can only imagine what excuse he will use to deny California.

One thing I don’t get – almost all of us are petty about something. But Trump is petty about EVERYTHING.

Turning a page, if not a ballot

Posted November 10, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Joe Mauer, 35,  announced his retirement Friday.

“So young?” replied Jamie Moyer.

Well, Saints were undefeated in the Dez Bryant era.

 

Sports can make things complicated  – that moment when you really don’t like Ben Roethlisberger over his past sexual assault allegations, but you aren’t unhappy as a Saints fans over Panthers getting beat.

 

Meanwhile, Louisville football is had a rough night, losing by 31 points to Syracuse. Any chance they could play a more evenly matched opponent, like the Raiders?

 

Josh Harder now leading Jeff Denham in . GOP in California is one addition I wouldn’t mind seeing on the endangered species list.

 

Rick Scott: “I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election from the  great people of Florida.”

Because Scott thought GOP had already stolen it fair and square?

Do people realize MANY states haven’t finished counting absentee and provisional ballots yet, including California? So this is business as usual. It’s just that most elections aren’t that close.

How long until other democracies around the world start sending election observers into Florida and Georgia?

Hoping Florida with this ballot counting doesn’t become our next Fort Sumter.

 

We’re a long way from over. But mean bitch karma will be quite pleased if Jeff Flake’s s Senate seat is taken by a Democratic woman.

Hey Jeff Flake, how about going out with honor and defending the Arizona vote counting procedure? And congratulating Kyrsten Senima?  Seriously.

If Trump and GOP could they’d restrict voting to white male land-owners.

Trump already might as well be the dictionary definition of “Narcissistic Personality Disorder”

Can we add him under despicable?

“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”

The only way Trump would show ANY sympathy at all towards those affected by California fires is if someone told him they were started by an illegal immigrant.

Almost back to sports.

Posted November 8, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Meanwhile,  the SF Giants hired away Los Angeles Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi to be their head of baseball operations.

Will Dodgers demand a recount?

New NY Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen just said Tim Tebow has earned the right to start  2019 season for a Triple A team.

Does that mean Tebow will be starting for the Mets?

 

On a nonpolitical note, Dez Bryant, cut by the Cowboys this April, has just signed with the Saints. Mark your calendars for Thursday Night Football, 11/29 when New Orleans plays Dallas.
And have popcorn ready.

Maybe the best election story of the year, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who refused to issue same-sex marriage certificates after marriage equality ruling, just lost her bid for re-election for a man to whom she denied a marriage license.

But Laura Kelly over Kris Kobach for Governor might be the best story out of Kansas since Dorothy took care of those witches.

If Trump really believes  he “won” last night’s election, can just imagine how he fills out his golf scorecard.

Seen a few headlines about no Russian hacking this election. Uh, respectfully speaking, how the bleep would we know?

“Mommy, there’s a man having a tantrum on TV, how come he doesn’t get a timeout?”

Pre-school children watching this morning’s Trump press conference.

 

Anyone who knew nothing about the United States and watched today’s press conferences would think Nancy Pelosi  was President and Donald Trump  was an unhinged member of the opposition.

If Fox News remains complicit in White House revocation of Jim Acosta’s press pass, are they saying the next Democratic president can kick out whoever he or she dislikes?

The same Donald Trump who said he’d run into a school to face an armed killer is terrified of an unarmed man like Jim Acosta who asks real questions.

 

So many nail-biter elections this year, some still too close to call. But may I respectfully say to all you “principled” liberal voters who just had to cast a third-party ballot in a race expected to be tight – when are you going to grow the f*ck up?

 

So if Twitter had been around earlier would Trump have told his first two wives he was divorcing them by tweet?

To paraphrase an old anti-war slogan ” Hey hey Donald Trump, how many will you fire if they don’t kiss your rump?”

Back to jokes tomorrow

Posted November 7, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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After a stormy night with mostly blue waves.

 

But along with all the Blue to Red (and some Red to Blue) flips, let’s not forget, the SF Giants just hired the LA Dodgers’ GM.

If you’re reading this…

Posted November 6, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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You better have voted.

 

Just how twisted and sick do you have to be when economy looks good, and you STILL have to base all your campaigning on fear and hatred? Asking for a country that is better than this.

But seriously for those with any doubts on their vote, if Trump campaigns on this much fear and hatred when the economy is going well, imagine what he will be like when his tariffs, healthcare cuts and tax savings for the rich REALLY tank the US economy?

One thing we have learned empirically over the past couple weeks – angry white racist men are much more dangerous than a caravan of poor people hundreds of miles away.

NBC “After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible.” Uh it took “after further review..” And we thought NFL refs sometimes were bad.

 

If networks really wanted to repudiate Trump’s racist ad, how about running a follow-up saying the killer shown was released by Joe Arpaio?

Let’s make it simple on determining the real party of the people. Democrats want to make it easier for as many people as possible to vote. Republicans want to make it harder.

 

What’s Trump going to do Wednesday when he has to stop doing daily campaign rallies and has to pretend again to govern?

On a bipartisan bright note, suppose it’s naive at least to hope after tomorrow our email inboxes will go down by a few hundred a day?

 

Though for some sports…

New Raiders broadcaster Brent Musburger tweeted out a picture of people in Native-American headdresses at a Trump rally and captioned it ‘Elizabeth Warren’s “relatives” backing Trump in Montana.”
I liked Brent better when he was just a dirty old man.

Who knows about tomorrow, but for tonight, most of America can at least unite over cheering another Cowboys loss