Don’t ask….

 According to a Pentagon report, most U.S. troops don’t mind the idea of gays and lesbians serving in the military. The strongest pockets of resistance, however, come from the Marines. I guess they’re looking for “a few good men,” but not any fabulous ones.

Actually, since the Marines are the branch of the U.S. Military that seem happiest with the current “stay in the closet” strategy,  maybe Tom Cruise was right in that movie when he told Jack Nicholson, “You can’t can’t handle the truth.”

Meanwhile, in the NBA, the Lakers have lost three games in a row.  But hey, it’s the November and the beginning of the season – which means the team’s response to this “slump”  – “Don’t ask, don’t care.”

Quarterback Derek Anderson of the Arizona Cardinals went on a profanity-laced tirarde during a post-game news conference last night. He was almost as upset as many of the fans who were looking forward all week to the MNF game, and then discovered it was 49ers-Cardinals.

Some NFL teams are starting to send out season ticket renewal notices, but the league has announced that in case of a lockout, unplayed game tickets will be fully refunded. After Monday night’s game, fans in Arizona are now praying for a lockout.

Sports Illustrated has selected Drew Brees as their Sportsman of the Year, for his performance on and off the field in New Orleans. Would be interesting to see who would be their “Bad Sportsman of the Year.” (I know who they’d pick in Cleveland..) But any suggestions?  Please feel free to add in comments.


So the Giants signed Miguel Tejada to a one-year $6.5 million deal. Tejada batted .269 with 15 home runs, 26 doubles and 71 RBIs betwees two clubs in 2010. Guess S.F. decided he was a better value than a shortstop who batted .270 with 10 home runs, 30 doubles, and 67 RBIs in 2010 – Derek Jeter.

An Alabama P.A announcer was fired for playing “Take the Money and Run” when Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers played the Crimson Tide last weekend.

On the brighter side, the announcer has been offered a job in Cleveland when Lebron James and the Heat play the Cavs on Thursday.

Actually, while it’s not great sportsmanship, there’s a lot of potential for songs when certain teams or stars show come to town.  For example, how about these suggestions for any game that Brett Favre is the visiting quarterback – “Yesterday.”, or Julian Lennon’s “Just Too Late for Goodbyes.”

And for that matter, what about the new potential TSA theme song – “The Way That I Want to Touch You.”

So TCU (situated in Fort Worth,)  will now be in the Big East.  This means that along with schools such as Rutgers and Connecticut, the conference will cover Texas, Kentucky (Louisville) and Florida (University of South Florida.). 

What’s next, a school from Eastern Washington or California?

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2 Comments on “Don’t ask….”

  1. Augie Says:

    The Marines, a branch of the US Navy (although they’d never admit it, prefer those with simple fidelity. The more simple the better.

    Actually, it was Nicholson who told Cruise about not handling the truth. I think his duality slipped out when he observed that Demi was Cruise’s superior officer and said, “You ever f… a superior officer?” Which of course he was about to be.

    Speaking of quarterbacks, what ever happened to what’s his face who played QB at ND and converted to receiver and special teams on 9ers? He couldn’t do any worse than the Smith brothers, who I wouldn’t mind seeing go to Washington.

  2. tc Says:

    overheard on the Arizona Cardinal’s sideline mon night when they were down by 18 in the 4th Q:

    Deuce Lutui: say, you ever visit the Leftcoastsportsbabe site?

    Derek Anderson: yes, everyday, she is one funny gal, i’m still laughing at today’s stuff…hahahaha

    DL: yeah, and the comments from tc are funny too, hahahaha

    DA: right…hahahaha…. wonder what i have to do to get a mention in the column…

    DL: i dunno, try having a hissy fit during the postgame presser, hahahaha

    DA: good idea….hahahaha

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