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Standards?

September 22, 2019

 

Patriots said Antonio Brown would still be on team if not for his text messages to the woman who accused him of sexual assault. So New England’s message is clear, talented abusers are fine, but don’t put anything in writing.

Antonio Brown says he won’t be playing in NFL anymore. So what’s he going to do to earn a living? Work as a commentator with his sparkling personality?

Small silver lining for Giants fans with SF not being in playoff race.   A Hunter Strickland meltdown is more amusing than torturous.

So some combination of these things is true.

1. New Orleans was really pissed about being considered a one person team.
2. Brees, who his doctor forbade from flying to Seattle, gave a hell of a motivating speech by phone.
3. Payton is a HOF coach.
4. Saints actually might be  a very good team.

Here’s the stat of  the day, 118 wins for Sean Payton as Saints coach.  Today was his first without Drew Brees as QB.

Saturday night late.  UCLA 67, WSU 63. So are they juicing footballs now too?

WSU racked up 730 yards, and lost.  Even arena football teams must be impressed.

San Jose State gets paid $1.5 million to travel to Fayetteville, and upsets Razorbacks 31-24.
So maybe Sarah Huckabee Sanders potentially being GOP nominee to run for Governor might not be most embarrassing thing to happen to Arkansas this year.

 

Rick Santorum called out on Sunday on CNN after he seemed to be uneducated about  Trump’s conversations with the Ukraine.
Uh, in all seriousness, why does anyone care what Rick Santorum thinks about anything?

Anyone know what side effects might be caused by mixing Adderall and Aricept? Asking for a tired country.

 

Trump tweeting about “a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine. Nothing was said that was in any way wrong.” So, an easy way to make this story go away – release the transcript.

So how much is Trump billing taxpayers for him to stay in his own penthouse at Trump Tower?

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What are we fighting for?

September 20, 2019

With a little over a week left in the season, both the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers are 49.5 games out of first place.

And if that holds, it’s still over 10 games better than the 1962 Mets.  60 1/2 games behind the SF Giants.

 

Patriots cut Antonio Brown. Because of the sexual assault allegations? Or because he was taking two much attention away from Tom Brady?

But seriously,  the woman who accused Antonio Brown of sexual assault said she now just got intimidating texts from him and has screen shots. Forgot football, this Brown might be crazy and cocky enough to run for office.

A grocery store near Athens has removed all Irish Spring soap ahead of the Georgia vs Notre Dame game.  Soap is easy.  Let’s see all the bars get rid of Irish Whiskey.

Commissioner Rob Manfred says MLB has not knowingly altered the ball, but said he thinks the manufacturers are doing a better job at “centering the pill.” I like “pushed into a lifeboat” better.”

Kansas expected to receive a notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding alleged men’s basketball recruiting violations.    So this time NCAA might really slap the Jayhawks’ hands hard?

 

Car drives into Woodfield Mall, unclear number of possible casualties, but driver taken into custody. Alive. So we know one thing, the driver is white.

 

Bill de Blasio is dropping out of the 2020 Presidential race. Thereby really disappointing both his supporters.

That moment when conservatives decry Justin Trudeau’s admittedly stupid costumes as racist and use Candace Owens as a voice to say there’s no problem with white supremacy…

How far are we from a serious “Yes I ordered the Code Red” moment for Trump?

Since just 4 days ago Trump tweeted we don’t need Mideast gas or oil, WTF are we doing defending Saudi Arabia?

So how long until Susan Collins says she is “deeply troubled” by Trump’s phone call…?

Imagine you’re a US solider being deployed to Saudi Arabia tonight, WTF do you tell your family you’re putting your life on the life for?

Yeah, that happened.

September 19, 2019

After coming back from 21 points down in the 2nd quarter, Tulane was tied with Houston with 21 seconds to go in 4th quarter, at the Green Wave’s own 29 yard line. They lined up in the kneel down formation, then ran off a trick play for 18 yards.  And with 12 seconds to go QB Justin McMillan threw a pass to Jalen McCleskey, a graduate transfer who’d come back to play one year with his dad, a Tulane assistant coach, for a game-winning TD.

It’s been a rough week for New Orleans Saints, but guessing tonight that riverboat gambler coach Sean Payton is smiling.

 

Tom Brady tweeted “I’m turning off this game I can’t watch these ridiculous penalties anymore #TENvsJAC”

So the only ridiculous penalties Brady wants called are if somebody breathes on him?

Josh Rosen has been named Dolphins starting QB for Saturday. An honor equal to being named first mate on the Titanic.

The Pirates’ Felipe Vasquez was arrested and charged with statutory sexual assault. Now it’s Yankees Domingo German who’s been placed on leave under baseball’s domestic violence policy. Sometimes it seems like MLB is trying a little too hard to compete with the NFL.

Was Justin Trudeau stupid to wear black/brown face? Absolutely. Is Justin Trudeau a racist? Absolutely not.

Your reminder, that on September 10, 2001, Rudy Giuliani was something of a bad joke with a public and messy extra-martial affair along with very low approval ratings.

40 plus inches of rain in parts of Texas. So when is Trump heading to Texas to throw them paper towels?

Wonder how people in Texas feel about Trump’s taking FEMA money for his border wall now?

If Obama said foreign leaders liked him better and he had the best intimate calls with them, maybe Trump would admit to the inappropriate conversation just to one-up him?

The man who said he could shoot someone in the middle of 5th Ave and get away with it wonders “is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially “heavily populated” call…

In this case for Trump IF he’s telling truth about that golf course phone call to a foreign leader the solution is easy – Own the libs, release the transcript!

Amazed Trump didn’t say he never paid Stormy Daniels for a whistle blower.

Mean bitch karma will be cackling if this call to Ukraine takes down Trump’s Presidency, and Biden doesn’t even get the nomination

Number$ game.

September 18, 2019

Jets safety Jamal Adams was fined $21,506 for a roughing the passer penalty against Baker Mayfield.  He posted a video clip saying “This league is a damn joke!”

So how much will Adams be fined for that comment?


Congratulations to Bruce Bochy on his 2,000th  win, the SF Giants’ 74th of the season.  Worth noting Vegas oddsmakers thought Giants would fall just short with 73 wins in the entire 2019 season.

At this point SF Giants hitters are going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming on the plane out of Boston..

And despite some great moments, not the best season for SF Giants fans.  On the other hand at least the team didn’t shell out big $$$ a couple years ago to sign Kenley Jansen….

Terry Bradshaw said if he were Eli Manning after being benched that he would “pack my bags and I’d go home”
Uh, Eli has about 20 million reasons to smile on the bench.

Pittsburgh sports fans thought the week couldn’t get much worse with Ben Roethlisberger being out for the season. Pirates All-Star pitcher Felipe Vázquez “You don’t need ID to hold my beer.”

 

On a lighter note, so great to hear Downton Abbey theme song on TV again with Downton Abbey Film trailer commercials.

Hilaria Baldwin is pregnant again. So with husband Alec Baldwin this would be her fifth future ‘thoughtless little pig?”

Bill de Blasio says he’s not dropping out the Presidential race, although a recent Siena College poll had him at zero percent.. In New York City.
And some thought his eating pizza with a fork was embarrassing…

The massage therapist who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault has died. So are we living in a real-life House of Cards episode?

Japanese Defense Minister Taro said he has not seen any intelligence indicating Iran was behind the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
Time to move Japan up in Trump insult bingo.

As Trump again spars with California, this time over vehicle emissions standards, it’s worth remembering the California Air Resources Board (CARB) was started in the 1960s by that noted liberal Ronald Reagan.

Trump yesterday ranting in California on homelessness… “I’m speaking to tenants — in some cases foreign people, foreign tenants. In many cases, they came from other countries and they moved to Los Angeles or they moved to San Francisco because of the prestige of the city, and all of a sudden they have tents.”
Gosh, wonder why he hasn’t used that rant with his “America First” rallies…

 

Wonder how many Trump construction projects get finished early…(Another reason for him to hate California.) .”Update -The runway construction at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will be complete one week early and all runways are scheduled to reopen on September 19 at 9:00 p.m. local time.”

Moving on up?

September 18, 2019

Since Christian Yelich fractured his knee cap, Milwaukee Brewers are 7-1. As we all expected.

New England put starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn on IR with a toe injury. Now the question – which LT on a bad or mediocre team will misbehave to get himself released so he can sign with the Patriots?

Adam Vinatieri says he’s not thinking of retiring, but “I’m going to work a lot this week to get those demons so I can go clear headed ,step on the field and just do my job.”
So will he play a motivation while stepping on a cassette player?

Now it’s Cam Newton who might be out in week 3 with a foot injury. And backup Jets QB Trevor Siemian is probably out for the year wih a nasty ankle injury .  “I can be available” says Brett Favre.

 

Hurricane Humberto expected to hit Bermuda by Thursday. This will be a conundrum for Trump on how to react. It’s a foreign country, but with white people.

 

Trump in his New Mexico rally “I know a guy who hates his children…” So this is breaking news because Donald doesn’t hate the one kid he wants to date?

 

Turns out Trump fundraiser in Bay Area was at former Sun Microsystems chairman Scott McNealy’s home. Well, guess McNealy figures he doesn’t run a company any more that people can boycott.

Barack Obama on Cokie Roberts – “She was a trailblazing figure; a role model to young women at a time when the profession was still dominated by men; a constant over forty years of a shifting media landscape and changing world, informing voters about the issues of our time and mentoring young journalists every step of the way. “She will be missed – and we send our condolences to her family.”

Donald Trump – ““I never met her. She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well…She was a real professional. Never treated me well, but I certainly respect her as a professional.”

I miss having a President.

Old sandman?

September 16, 2019

Trump today in his medal ceremony for Mariano Rivera “After five years playing in the minors, in 1955, Mariano made it to the big leagues….”

1955?!  WTF? Even casual fans know the only pitcher in recent memory who played in 1955 was Jamie Moyer

Okay, sucky news for Saints fans that Drew Brees will miss six weeks with a torn thumb ligament.
But not I guess going to get much sympathy from Steelers fans.

Two-time Pro Bowl Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey wants to be traded. So what kind of a tantrum will he have to throw to be released so he can sign with the Patriots?

Washington manager Dave Martinez will remain in hospital for tests after a cardiac catheterization following chest pains yesterday at the ballpark. Hope he’s okay, the 2019 Nationals bullpen has been a regular cardiac stress test

ICE’s last raid in Northern California was apparently at the Oakland Coliseum last Monday night, at Raiders tailgates, when they “confiscated nearly $11,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise. Do we feel safer yet?

As a long-time Joe Biden watcher, at this point wouldn’t it be more likely that age was affecting him if he STOPPED making gaffes?

Trump is clearly very upset over Obama Netflix. Just imagine what will happen when Barack and Michelle get one of their films nominated for an Oscar?

People attending Trump fundraiser in Northern California, with tickets ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000 – apparently need to show up at a Palo Alto drop-off point Tuesday morning and will be taken to a secret fundraiser location.
Wait, Donald doesn’t want to show off his rich donor crowd like he shows off his rallies?

Shane Gillis, one of SNL’s newest cast members, was fired for racist comments. Tonight in New Mexico, Trump pointed to Steve Cortes, on his Hispanic Advisory Council and said “He happens to be Hispanic, but I’ve never quite figured it out because he looks more like a WASP than I do.”
That moment that a late-night comedy show has higher standards than POTUS.

Saudi Arabia said Monday, that despite Yemen’s Houthi rebels claiming responsibility, the weapons used to attack their oil installations were Iranian.
And why after they were so honest about Khashoggi’s murder should we doubt anything the Saudis say?

Here we blow again.

September 15, 2019

Wouldn’t be a Saints game without an egregious bad call against New Orleans. #WhoDat

Six Pac 12 teams are now ranked. So why isn’t UCF ranked higher, only moving up from #17 to #15 after destroying Stanford?

Seriously, the UCF Knights football program has had a tough time getting major universities to play them, which they would need to build up their strength of schedule.  And based on what they did to Stanford it won’t get any easier.

Not much to cheer about this September for SF Giants. But there is this – Boston Red Sox, who will also almost certainly miss the playoffs, will pay a $13.05 million luxury tax.
And that’s not as much as they paid Pablo Sandoval to play in 2019 for the Giants.

Nothing against University of Oregon, but their uniforms give me 1970s Spencer’s Gifts black light room flashbacks.

Yeah, as a Stanford fan I should root for the Pac 12 in all games. But….IMHO okay, it’s never a bad thing to watch USC lose.

 

Like many of my generation, I can remember some drunken college parties I’m glad happened before the advent of social media.
But I cannot ever remember a party where a guy waved his penis around at women and everyone thought that was okay. Period.

If Kavanaugh sues for libel then all of these details, and more, will come out in open court. Bring. It. On.

Another thought re Kavanaugh. It would all be much easier to take if Brett said “In my youth I drank a lot, don’t remember it all but I probably did behave badly to women on occasion & if so, I really would like to apologize to them.
But all we got was “I like beer.

 

Kellyanne Conway says it’s important to have a President who doesn’t say “let’s study it” with decisions.
Right, because studying never helped anyone in life….

Trump on “Meet the Press” 3 months ago said he would be willing to meet with Iran with no preconditions. Last week, Mike Pompeo said. “He is prepared to meet with no preconditions,”
Today Donald tweets “The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, “No Conditions.” That is an incorrect statement (as usual!).”

And here the media obsesses about every time Joe Biden, as he has done for decades, puts his foot in the vicinity of his mouth.