Archive for November 2019

Ur-ine trouble now.

November 29, 2019

In Ole Miss-  Mississippi State “Egg Bowl” rivalry game,   an Ole Miss receiver caught a touchdown pass late in 4th quarter to pull the game to within 21-20.  He then got on his knees, lifted a leg, and pretended to urinate in the end-zone. The Rebels were given a 15 yard penalty and missed the potential game tying extra point.

What a pisser.

Cowboys Jerry Jones told reporters on coach Jason Garrett. “It would give us zero chance (for the Super Bowl) if we didn’t have him.”
As opposed to the zero chance Dallas has with him?

After Saints are done celebrating NFC South Championship think it is just possible Sean Payton may have some extra onside kick recovery practice.

(Falcons were down 31-18 and managed to recover  TWO,  actually three when one was reserved by a penalty, onside kicks in last four minutes of the game.)

At least 17 New England Patriots listed as questionable vs. Houston Texans Sunday, 10 with “flu-like” symptoms.

Well, this poses some interesting questions.  Primarily, so what kind of penalties will NFL refs have to call against the Texans to get Patriots a win THIS time?

 

Awful attack in London, but in this case, the bad guy with a knife, was really stopped by good guys without guns. Or any weapons.  Except their own courage.  (Then after civilians had taken down the attacking, British police ultimately fatally shot him.

And for all those saying it would have been different in the USA with armed bystanders. Yeah, probably several people whipping out guns and probably either shooting each other or MORE bystanders.

And this was the tweet from Larry the Cat, who lives at Downing Street.

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Police officers, paramedics and members of the public made their way towards someone who was looking to do them harm, so that they could help others in need. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and mourn those not going home tonight. #LondonBridge
Is there some way to vote in Larry as Prime Minister?
Fox’s Pete Hegseth: Hong Kong Protesters Look at Trump and ‘They See Rocky Balboa’ Uh, except that Donald practically had to be forced to sign the pro-democracy legislation. Facts have a liberal bias.

Turkeys and other daze

November 28, 2019
A Thanksgiving thought. Thank you all for being my readers, even if we don’t always agree on politics, or sports, I’m grateful to have you all as part of my life. And actually, in many ways I especially appreciate the people I can have civil disagreements with! We are increasingly in bubbles and I actually think it’s good for the future of our country to have friends across the aisle, or the field as it may be.
Speaking of  which “Geaux Saints”

 

ESPN reports that the Cowboys will not fire Jason Garrett during the season. Especially I suppose since Dallas can NEVER in 2019 beat a team with a winning record, and still win the NFC East at 9-7. (No joke.)

Good news for Bears fans,  Mitch Trubisky, despite some shaky moments and an interception, threw 3 TD passes to lead now 6-6 Chicago to a 24-20 win over the 3-8-1 Detroit Lions.

Bad news for Bears fans,  Mitch Trubisky, despite some shaky moments and an interception, threw 3 TD passes to lead now 6-6 Chicago  to a 24-20 win over the 3-8-1 Detroit Lions.

 

After saying he might veto the measure Trump just signed legislation supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. I guess someone explained to the stable genius that 417-1 in the House and unanimous in Senate just might be a veto-proof majority.

If you want something politically  to be thankful about think about Trump trying to throw Rudy under the bus. And also both how vindictive Giuliani is and how much dirt he knows. 

So did Trump really decide to leave New York when Macy’s wouldn’t let him float down Central Park West in the parade?

 

Would it be churlish to suggest that maybe Trump really went to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving because Air Force One serves his favorite junk food and Melania would have insisted on turkey at Mar-A-Lago?

No bull in Durham.

November 27, 2019

Stephen F. Austin beat No. 1 Duke 85-83 in Durham Tuesday night on a buzzer-beating layup. Two responses from most casual sports fans. 1. Wow. Duke lost at home? 2. Who does Stephen F. Austin play for?

 

Trump rally Tuesday night  in Sunrise, Florida. Well, on bright news for local NFL fans, at this point he can’t make the 2-9 Miami Dolphins much worse. #ETTD

 

A Saints fan decided the time was right in the Superdome last Sunday and took advantage of his girlfriend being distracted during New Orleans’ game-winning drive to give a nearby fan his phone and had her record his proposal while Will Lutz made the game winning kick.

Fortunately the kick went through and she said yes. Now that’s faith.  #WhoDat

Latest College Football Playoff Rankings.  Some controversy at the very top, but two SEC teams currently slated to make the playoffs. So for NCAA, all’s right with their world.

1. Ohio State (11-0)
2. LSU (11-0)
3. Clemson (11-0)
4. Georgia (10-1)
5. Alabama (10-1)
6. Utah (10-1)
7. Oklahoma (10-1)
8. Minnesota (10-1)
9. Baylor (10-1)

 

NFL now admits that BOTH tripping calls in New England Dallas game Sunday were wrong, one which came as Cowboys were driving towards a possible game winning score late in the fourth quarter.  Well, this ought to take care of many fans contention that Roger Goodell and the league are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Patriots.

Three games on NFL schedule Thursday, starting with 5-8 Bears vs 3-7-1 Lions. So looks like the Thanksgiving turkey will be served early this year.

 

So who had Nov 26 for the date when Trump would first throw Rudy Giuliani under the bus? #thoughtsandprayers

 

Trump during turkey pardon – “Democrats accusing me of being too soft on Turkey [pun intended]. But Bread & Butter…unlike previous witnesses, you & I have actually met… ” If we only had a President who didn’t forbid witnesses from testifying. Time to impeach Hillary?

A question for those who call themselves 100% pro-life on Dreamers?    If you demand a child be born even from rape or incest, because it wasn’t its fault to be conceived, how can you possibly demand children who were taken to the US be deported?

Whose fault?

November 26, 2019

The 0-11 Cincinnati Bengals have benched rookie QB Ryan Finley after 3 games, and are returning to Andy Dalton. In related news, the Bengals presumably will be replacing their sideline benches with deck chairs from the Titanic.

LeBron James says he gives “a lot of credit to the Spurs” for improving his 3-point shot, because of the way San Antonio beat his Cavaliers in 2007, and the scheme they used that forced him to learn how to shoot. Hmm, instead of giving credit, why didn’t he just sign to play with Pop?

Small consolation but Saints fans know that not even the refs could get Rams anywhere near the Super Bowl this year.

Saints coach Sean Payton now lobbying for replay review to be decided by 3 officials, instead of just 1. Payton also noted Canadian Football League uses group to decide its pass interference replays. Right, but if only NFL had as much money as the CFL…

In response to those who said Trump was “chosen by God,” is the USA now the nation equivalent of Job?

 

Supreme Court gave Trump an emergency stay on releasing his tax returns, but gave him a deadline of Dec 5. to file a brief. Will Donald hand-write his own brief by Sharpie?

So who figured Trump would be seen with any dog in White House. Bonus points for guessing he would use the dog to threaten the press? “It’s trained that if you open your mouths, you will be attacked. You want to be very, very careful.” #NotTheOnion

Judge ruled former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify in House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry.
Well, aren’t Trump and his supporters claiming no one who actually has talked to Donald is testifying? So this should be a win-win.

 

Meghan McCain defending her friendship with Lindsey Graham, even though Lindsey is fighting with their friend Joe Biden, saying it’s “literally like watching family members go after each other.” “I think Trump appears to do weird things to people.” What was Meghan’s first clue?

Wait, seeing online shopping ads “Cyber Week starts now.” Except Cyber Monday isn’t supposed to be until NEXT Monday. Can we just declare all of November-December the new “Black Friday’ and be done with it?

Let’s make it simple. Democrats should agree to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings as thoroughly as we investigate those of the Trump spawn.

V is for what?

November 25, 2019

Washington QB Dwayne Haskins got distracted and somehow missed the final snap of yesterday’s win over Detroit because he was taking a selfie with a fan.

To, be fair, pretty sure as QB of 2019 Redskins, Haskins hadn’t done much practice of the “V for Victory” formation.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it was “pretty glaring as to why we couldn’t get it done” in going after coaching as a factor in the loss. And who wouldn’t want to take over from Jason Garrett in Dallas next year with that kind of support?

New Orleans somehow pulled that game out against Panthers yesterday.  But deep down didn’t we all know the first overturned non-call for defensive pass interference was going to go against the Saints?

So do Saints fans get a discount on all upcoming physicals because we’ve already had our cardiac stress test today?

Don’t look now, but NY Jets have won three games in a row.  Well, surely they can’t keep this up, so looking ahead…    Oh, next week Jets opponent the Cincinnati Bengals. Never mind.

 

“This Presidential race really needed Michael Bloomberg” said almost no one.

If Trump shot someone in middle of 5th Avenue now, GOP would claim the victim had committed suicide.

Richard Spencer is a Marine Corps Veteran and was nominated BY Trump as Secretary of the Navy. Today Donald made Richard resign because Spencer couldn’t accept a war criminal being reinstated to the Seals. Are we great yet?

 

I miss the days when trolls were cute little plastic dolls with long furry colored hair.

 

Used to say I was a Democrat but I voted for the person not the party. In the days when there WERE reasonable Republicans. (a couple at least on our city council.) But I don’t vote for cult members. #VoteBlueNoMatterWho2020

 

And in all seriousness,  anyone who’s read the Mueller report knows what Team Trump did before the election. And now after some impeachment hearings we know more of what they’ve done since. Imagine what they’ll do with a second term.

Axed

November 23, 2019

Well, to be fair Stanford should let Cal borrow the Axe once a decade. #BigGame

 

Pac 12 plays 1 more conference game than SEC & tends to avoid the real “little sisters of the poor” games. Today Oregon goes down by 3 to ASU in Tempe while Alabama wins by 63 at home against Western Carolina.
But yeah, get out violins if there aren’t 2 SEC teams in playoffs.

The NFL has issued 33 players a total of $732,422 in fines from the brawl at end of Steelers and Browns game. $732,422?!! That might be more than more than Cleveland gate receipts.

Meanwhile cure for the longest losing streak of Gregg Popovich’s time in San Antonio?  Play the Knicks.

Andrew Yang and his supporters are so upset over lack of coverage that they want to Boycott. MSNBC, Uh, maybe besides Yang spouting his own programs & theories Andrew could spend a little time actually supporting other Democrats running for local & state offices?

Reports that both secretary of the Navy and the admiral who leads the SEALs have threatened to resign or be fired if POTUS stops the expulsion of a commando from the elite unit convicted in a war crimes case.

If so, how long until Trump refers to the entire military leadership as “Never Trumpers?”

 

Now it’s Pompeo. Is there anyone in the Trump administration who isn’t dirty?

 

Not a problem I will have, but sharing this idea from my Twitter friend Tony Posnanski
“I will be changing my wifi password to “IMPEACH45” this Thursday so that my MAGA family members have to put that in their devices to have some of my delicious WiFi.”
Don Jr. is fundraising for his dad “Contribute $50 or more TODAY to claim your HAND-SIGNED copy of my new book TRIGGERED.”
If you donate more do you get to choose the color crayon?
It’s Saturday night, which means once again, Americans sadly playing the game “Is this the nightly news covering Trump or the SNL cold open?
Some part of me wonders if Trump pardoning all these war criminals isn’t just a pathetic way to continue trying to get back at Senator John McCain?

Circling dates on the calendar.

November 23, 2019

What a difference a year makes. In 2019 NBA teams were thrilled to see Warriors because it would increase ticket sales, this year they’re glad to see Golden State because it increases the chances of a win.

Lots of big rivalry games Saturday –   Cal vs. Stanford,  USC vs UCLA.  And some interesting match-ups with Ohio State vs Penn State,  and Baylor vs. Texas.  Even Boston College vs ND.  Meanwhile, Alabama, whose fans complain they should be in CFB playoff even with a loss, proves their strength of schedule by playing… Western Carolina?!!

Good news for Bears fans. QB Mitchell Trubisky, injured in Rams game Sunday night, has recovered enough to start against Giants Sunday. Bad news for Bears fans. QB Mitchell Trubisky, injured in Rams game Sunday night, has recovered enough to start against Giants Sunday.

 

Now Mike Bloomberg bought $31 million in ads, Tom Steyer
spent over $47 million in 1st 3 months of his campaign. That $$$ could flip Senate, or enough local races to make major dent in GOP gerrymandering.
Miss the old days when men bought Playboy to take care of fantasies

 

So as Sandusky was re-sentenced today (simply a technicality)  have to wonder, if he were a long-time Trump supporter, would Donald claim he didn’t know Jerry? Or that the accusations were “fake news?”

Wait, the same President who can’t find time to appear before the House Intelligence Committee can spend 53 minutes in a live interview ranting on Fox and Friends?

Right, the normal response to being accused of talking so loudly on a cellphone that everyone around can hear you is to have a phone in interview to Fox and Friends where you scream for almost an hour.

Per CNN “A lawyer for an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani says his client is willing to tell Congress about meetings (Devin Nunes) the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee had in Vienna last year with a former Ukrainian prosecutor to discuss digging up dirt on Joe Biden.”
At some point have to wonder how the buses run in DC with all these crooks throwing each other under them.

 

So will Devin  Nunes testify in his OWN defense? Or will he be too cowed?

 

An increasing number of Republicans say Trump has abused his Presidential powers but shouldn’t be impeached, in essence saying his crimes don’t matter. So is this how they raise their children?