Archive for March 7, 2019

In the tank?

March 7, 2019

Lakers announced they will put LeBron James on a minutes restriction and have him sit one of back-to-backs. They didn’t say if they will also be giving out commemorative tanks.

Steve Kerr says that with only 9 home games left in regular season at Oracle Arena, he hopes team can play better for fans than they have lately. Though actually with prices Warriors are charging at new Chase Arena,  wonder if THOSE are the fans likely to turn into serious boo-birds with efforts like the team’s against Celtics?

About 100 of 450 NBA players are foreign born. Including Bucks star and probable MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Guessing whatever team wins this year, they’re not going to the White House.

FBI apparently has LSU basketball coach Will Wade recorded allegedly talking about a “hell of an offer” to a top recruit.
Tigers are ranked #10 in country. So how badly will NCAA slap Wade’s hand?

Tom Seaver, 74, has dementia and will retire from public life. 2019 so far kind of sucks. #MiracleMets

As we get closer to Easter, is it time to pull the Marshmallow Peeps out of storage?

On March 29. Anne McClain and Christine Koch will conduct the first all-female space walk. Well, at least we know if they get lost they will ask for directions.

Four year sentence for Paul Manafort, who defrauded American banks and taxpayers out of millions of dollars. Right, not like he did something like heinous like sell marijuana, or vote accidentally in Texas.

 

All the headlines saying “Manafort sentenced to nearly four years in prison in bank fraud case.’ Let me fix it ‘Manafort sentenced to 15 years LESS than the sentencing guidelines were for his bank fraud conviction.”

Sherrod Brown is not running for President. Sad in many ways as I think he’s very electable. But as a good friend points out…. there might not be anyone else in Ohio who could keep his Senate seat blue.

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A need for speed?

March 7, 2019

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended 80 games for PED’s. Wright is a knuckleballer. So did he take PEDs to increase his pitch speed from 60 to 70 mph?

Any given weekday?  Less than 24 hours after beating the Golden State Warriors on their home court at Oracle by 33, the Boston Celtics needed a bucket by Gordon Hayward with 2 seconds left to beat the Sacramento Kings?

After the Bears were knocked out of playoffs by a missed kick that did a double doink off the uprights and crossbars,  Chicago has signed a potential new placekicker.- His name? Chris Blewitt.

Some items don’t even need a punch line.

As a San Antonio Spurs fan glad they won tonight to help keep their currently 21 year  playoff streak potentially alive. But “beloved” referee Scott Foster, former friend of Tim Donaghy, threw Atlanta Hawks Taurean Prince late out in 3rd with 2 straight technicals – the first for saying something & the 2nd for saying something else in response to the technical fouls. Because of course everyone tunes in to NBA games to watch refs?

 

There are people alive with gray hair who don’t remember Jeopardy before Alex Trebek.

A Stanford admissions officer is in jail accused of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend while on LSD. Wonder how many parents are calling the university, worried this might affect THEIR child’s application.

What’s worse, that Trump threatened an academy about releasing his high school grades? Or that Trump is small enough to think anyone CARES about high school grades?

 

GM closing Lordstown plant today, the 1st of 4 US plants they will close, with 1435 hourly workers laid off and only 417 able to transfer. I missed the Trump tweet taking credit.

At White House today Trump called Tim Cook “Tim Apple.” Personally, I don’t care if he wrongly calls someone by a fake name. I care when he wrongly calls the border situation a fake “National Emergency.”