Archive for September 12, 2021

What are the odds?

September 12, 2021

Since football sometimes feels like it’s all about betting… do any oddmakers have a prediction as to which game this weekend will result in the biggest COVID outbreak?

Florida State managed to lose 20-17 to Jacksonville State on a touchdown pass as time expired yesterday, the Seminoles’ first loss to an FCS opponent. If former coach Bobby Bowden hadn’t recently died, this loss might have killed him.

Listening to Jameis Winston talking it what seemed like a heartfelt way about playing today for the people and the city of New Orleans after Hurricane Ida. Yes, I am a biased Saints fan. And haven’t been a Winston fan. But is it just possible Jameis has grown up?

Cam Newton “Reason they released me was I was going to be a distraction. Without being the starter. Just my aura.” Translation from Patriots point of view: Not a superstar, not vaccinated. Yeah, 100% a not-worth-it distraction. D*mn, I’m actually agreeing with Bill Belichick

SF Giants and LA Dodgers are 93-50 and 91-53 respectively and one of them will have to play an elimination wild-card playoff game against a team that could be barely over .500.

Fox News headline “CNN gives airtime to columnist who takes cheap shot at Larry Elder.” Missed the Fox News headline this week when CNN gave a full interview’s airtime to polling-at-1% Caitlyn Jenner.

Interesting. Nebraska governor Ricketts, who opposes President Biden’s vaccine mandates says “Nebraskans between the ages of 10 and 19 in 2020 were 26 times more likely to die in a car accident than of COVID-19.” What about Nebraskans OVER the age of 19?

Question for anti-vaxxers. If you don’t believe in the medical science of vaccines, why when you get sick with COVID are you bothering to go to the hospital? Stay home and let whatever magic you thought would help you avoid the virus help you survive it.

How many rehabilitation tours is Chris Christie going to lead before he becomes an honorary travel agent?

Magic numbers.

September 12, 2021

And yes the SF Giants have two. One for playoffs, one for NL West.

Let’s be honest, didn’t most of us in march expect in September, the team would be counting down until they could play golf?

Stanford was 17 point underdogs against USC. After seeing the “highlights” from last week against Kansas State I was amazed the spread was that little.

When you walk pitcher Walker Buehler on 4 pitches w/ 2 outs in front of Mookie Betts pretty sure you don’t deserve to be in playoff conversation. Also when one of your star (Machado in the next inning is thrown out trying to extend single into double when you’re down 3 runs…. Yes, talking to you SD Padres.

As divided as this country is on the 20th anniversary of 9-11 I suppose it’s a small mercy that we can all come together to agree that umpire Angel Hernandez s*cks.

Random weirdness is this? Final score 15-4. But the SF Giants only had two more hits (13-11) than the Cubs today.

You know how big of a circus this recall is in California when John Cox, the guy who runs around with a big live bear (no joke), is one of the saner GOP alternatives.

ICYMI Florida COVID weekly deaths hit record-high of 2,448. Almost another 9-11 in seven days. And entirely preventable. All snark aside, Florida, please vote DeathSantis out in 2022.

More than 18,000 Mississippi school children have alreaady caught COVID-19 in the school year that just started this August. I miss the days when Mississippi just failed their children by not putting enough money into education.

Dubya on 9/11 “We’ve seen growing evidence dangers to our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that gathers w/in. Violent extremists abroad & violent extremists at home…they are children of the same foul spirit” How long until GOP attacks W as “antifa?”

No comment or interest on Sept 11 on what Velveeta Voldemort did. W’s speech was good… but these really were the only other Presidents’ whose public actions should have mattered today.


Ever wonder why Joe Manchin seems to act like he’s the single most important person in the Senate? This Sunday morning Manchin is on ABC’s “This Week”, CBS’s “Meet the Press” AND CNN’s “State of the Union.” But hey, what could go wrong with the media stroking a politician’s ego?

On a brighter note for Sunday morning – it’s just possible that the “ugly American” tourist image may soon be largely gone. Because with vaccine mandates the worst offenders soon won’t be able to get into most countries.

After the Gubernatorial recall election is over can California figure out how to allow Huntington Beach to become West Florida?