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Dropping the balls.

April 28, 2017

Nike, Under Armour and Adidas have all said they are not interested in a deal with Lonzo Ball. His dad Lavar is making Marv Marinovich look good.

Roger Goodell says the NFL sees no medical marijuana benefits,” and that pot “may not be healthy for players long-term.”  Was he speaking on way to league cocktail party?


Wizards and Celtics win, Jazz and Clippers go to game seven.   Although it does seem this NBA post-season that a lot of teams are spending a lot of energy to get smashed by the Warriors and Cavaliers.

New Bears QB Mitch Trubisky was greeted with some boos when he showed up at the Celtics-Bulls game in Chicago. Who did they think he was, Jay Cutler?

Leonard Fournette just said successful rookie season w/ Jaguars would be “going to Super Bowl.” So in his contract will Fournette demand tickets?

Florida-born Christian Arroyo, just called up this week,  hits game winning home run for SF Giants.  So add to team menagerie think we have a #BabyGator

Story has emerged that Reuben Foster was on phone with the Saints who planned to pick him at #32, when the 49ers picked him at #31. So prepare for New Orleans stories of “the one that got away” or “dodged that bullet.”

Ann Coulter spoke tonight in Modesto, and protests were peaceful.   Have to wonder, did Coulter cancel her speech in Berkeley not because it would have been interrupted by protesters, but because no one might have cared?

Bright side for liberals upset at Obama’s getting $400,000 for speeches as ex-president. Maybe such easy money will prompt Trump to resign?

Trump at NRA convention “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.”
Right, now that the “Obama will take your guns away” threat is gone, will Trump also take credit for layoffs at gun manufacturers and gun shops due to plummeting sales?

Tillerson wants to eliminate 2,300 State Dept jobs next year. But presumably they can all be re-employed in coal industry? #JobsJobsJobs!


Now, John Elway said he’d play baseball if he were drafted by the Colts. But other than that, anyone remember a player making a speech saying he was anything but happy to be a member of fill-in-the-blank NFL team?

A anti-“liquor wall” bill, pushed heavily by stores like Walmart. just passed the Florida legislature. This would end a rule that requires liquor to be sold separately from groceries and other retail items.
Great. So now Floridians can buy booze with their guns, what could possibly go wrong?

Trump appointed Charmaine Yoest, former president of “Americans United for Life” as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. Yoest is a staunch opponent of abortion and Planned Parenthood.
Look, nobody is “Pro-abortion,” but I would take some of these so-called “Pro-life” people more seriously if they also supported efforts to reduce unwanted pregnancies.

Draft numbers

April 27, 2017

Two Stanford players taken in top 10. And before a single Alabama player. #McCaffrey #Thomas #NerdNation

It can be hard for a rookie QB out of college replacing a beloved franchise figure. Mitch Trubisky with Chicago Bears will not have that problem.

Raiders drafted Gareon Conley at #24, even though the cornerback  was accused of rape earlier this month. But maybe for long-time Raider fans it makes sense.   It it works out great, if not, Conley ends up being Las Vegas’s problem.

Overheard by a friend with her daughter at a SF Bay area formal wear store. Millennial walks in Friday afternoon at 3pm. Tells a salesperson, I’m supposed to pick up my dress tomorrow but I’m going to be busy so want to pick it up now.” Women politely tells her “it’s in process.” The response “Can you make it ready?”

Coca-Cola is fighting a lawsuit from a man who said he found a mouse in his Coke that if the animal really had been in the can it would have been “much more decomposed.”
So just imagine what the drink does to our stomachs. #whatdoesntkillyoumakesyoustronger?

Now #Delta under fire for removing passenger for bathroom emergency while plane on tarmac. Has someone told airlines about the concept of  cellphone video?

Thinking this Facebook top 10 band list isn’t really fair to those who came of age during the 60s. Because if you did the 60s right, you may not remember which bands you saw.

Ah, Michael Flynn is now Obama’s fault. Give Trump administration points for consistency.

Should we be surprised that an overly simplistic tax cut proposal comes from a President who sees world 140 characters at a time?

Wow, latest (&) longest tweetstorm from @realDonaldTrump puts all blame on Democrats. Amazed he couldn’t somehow include blame for Hillary.


Can understand Trump doesn’t particularly like Democrats, but he does realize GOP controls House and Senate?

Trump tax plan eliminates all deductions for state & local taxes. Does that mean entire Trump family will soon claim residency at Mar-A-Lago in Florida?

Trump is speaking before the NRA in Atlanta. No guns allowed though Georgia is an open carry state with a permit. Where are the protests?



Dr. David Dao has apparently reached an “amicable settlement” with United Airlines. Wonder how many rea$on$ they gave him to settle.

Apparently Obama will accept $400,000 to speak at a health care conference this year sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald. How dare he enrich himself after leaving the Presidency? A real leader would have enriched himself DURING his Presidency.


Bill Cosby says he is “completely blind,” Donald Trump said he thought being President “would be easier.” Time for a violin concert?

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Trump not releasing tax returns: Pres “has given more financial disclosure than anybody else” And he said it w/ straight face.

United says they will now offer up to $10,000 for volunteers on overbooked flights. Here’s, in all seriousness is a simple suggestion that would reduce their need to overbook: Stop having change fees of at least $200 for fares less than $200. The system encourages anyone with a really low fare ticket to just buy another ticket and not show up for the first one.

Nevertheless, they persisted.

April 26, 2017

Plenty of NBA teams seem to be working awfully hard in tightly contested series for the eventual right to be destroyed by the Cavaliers and Warriors.

Denard Span is latest SF Giants player to go on DL. This isn’t a team, it’s a baseball version of survivor.


Who said #SFGiants fans would never get over seeing Romo in a Dodgers uniform?  (Christian Arroyo, first home run in the big leagues.)

And who knew a hanging slider could be such a thing of beauty?

28 years ago today Kevin Mitchell made his famous barehanded catch in the outfield. The way things are going this year, if Mitchell did it as a member of the 2017 SF Giants he’d probably have broken his hand.

ESPN is purging their big names so quickly that soon the faces on the network will be as recognizable as the average San Diego Padre.


Now Jayson Stark too?  Will the last person to leave ESPN in Bristol please turn out the lights? #WTF 

White House – call from Trump to Trudeau on tariffs was ‘very “amicable” Canada – “I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Marissa Mayer walking away from Yahoo with $186 million. Imagine how much she’d have made if she actually did a competent job.

“Silence of the Lambs” director #JonathanDemme has passed away. At his funeral will they be serving fava beans, liver, & a nice Chianti?

So some in GOP want to do away with mandatory calorie labeling at chain restaurants. Excessive regulation? Maybe. But at a Friday’s tonight (long story) and how many people would guess that chicken caesar with kale has more calories than a 8 ounce steak with potatoes and broccoli. Or than fried shrimp? And that a veggie cheeseburger with avocado has more calories than a meat one?

Trump told the Washington Examiner he is “absolutely” thinking about breaking up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Guessing someone skipped class on 3 branches of government.

And the hits just keep on coming.

April 25, 2017

15-9 in the 8th between Nationals and Rockies. Do you even have to ask if the game is at Coors Field?

Tonight’s game in Denver featured a 15-5 lead for #Nationals in 7th turns into 15-12 win over #Rockies. Maybe time for rule change – 6 run or less lead is Coors Field save?


If MLB wants to speed up games maybe they should cancel bottom of 9th when #SFGiants are home. Giants don’t use it anyway.

(Last time the Giants came back when trailing in the 9th was 2015.  Seriously.)

So  SF Giants get just one run against Kershaw after a leadoff double by… Ty Blach? Guess he takes this filling in for Madbum seriously.   Although today the Giants might have missed Bumgarner’s bat more than his arm.

Shouldn’t getting your first major league hit off Clayton Kershaw count double? #ChristianArroyo #SFGiants

10 pts -for Vince Carter & Manu Ginobili. 16 for Tony Parker. On Tim Duncan’s 41th birthday. So w/ Grizzlies & Spurs, tonight WAS a country for old men

In an April of misery for the #SFGiants at least Santiago Casilla blew the save for someone else. #As

So will the Miami baseball team now be known as the “Marlins!”?  #JebBush

(my friend Al Quint says instead of “Let’s Go Marlins” the scoreboard will urge “Please Clap.”)

#Nordstrom is selling jeans with fake mud on them for $425. So at Nordstrom Rack do they just put real mud on jeans & sell them for $200?

Serena Williams said that photo announcing her pregnancy was shared on Snapchat by accident. “On social media, you press the wrong button and… ”
And a lot of us in the clumsier less-high tech generation are smiling.

Apparently three Islamic State militants in northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars, Yeah, guess pork really is dangerous

Former ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules has been arrested for an alleged fatal hit-and-run collision in Iowa last night. And gals, he’s still single.

There is a certain logic in Trump’s picking fights with Canada. At least he knows they won’t nuke us


Police say projected 1st round draft pick Gareon Conley from Ohio State has been accused by a woman of raping her in a Cleveland hotel earlier this month.
Conley says he is innocent and has witnesses. And it IS innocent until proven guilty. But just maybe if you’re approaching an NFL draft that might be one of the most important events of your life, it might be a good idea either to stay home or just hang out with friends you know?

Trump during his Holocaust Remembrance speech said “we’ll never be silent, we just won’t, in the face of evil again.”
Of course crickets on the subject of Anne Frank’s family being repeatedly turned down for U.S. refugee visas.

How long until Trump starts accusing any reports on Michael Flynn’s tenure with his campaign and administration as #Fakenews?

#IvankaTrump may be getting booed. But unlike her father she’s actually traveling overseas.

SF judge ruled against Trump’s sanctuary city funding ban. After that “island in the Pacific” comment can’t wait to see what AG Jeff Sessions calls San Francisco.

The World Trade Organization just ruled in Mexico’s favor in a trade dispute over tuna. Anti-WTO Trump tweets in 3.2.1…

New poll shows only 32% of millennials approve of Trump’s performance. Maybe some of them will get mad enough actually to vote next time?

Tennis love and labor?

April 24, 2017

Serena Williams is back ranked as #1 on the WTA Tour. Or should we say Number 1 1/2?


Ben Roethlisberger now says he’s sorry that he stopped listing Findlay, Ohio as his hometown after “Some negative things were said about me by people in this town. I was hurt and I resented that.”
Probably not nearly as much as women he was accused of sexually assaulting resented things.


#Dodgers score a run after Derek Law walks Chase Utley w/ .034 batting average. Even Gorkys Hernandez thinks that’s a bad year. #SFGiants.

Anyone remember the last time we heard Duane Kuiper’s home run call for the SF Giants? Me neither.

 Christian Arroyo era in SF has begin. He’ll wear #22. In 1986 a rookie did okay w/ that number. And this team needs thrills.  Heck, this team needed a defibrillator.
Whole Foods says they are going to lower their prices. So are they pre-announcing a Going out of Business sale?
Kenny G played an impromptu concert aboard Delta flight. And millions of Americans changed their minds on never dragging someone off plane.

State Dept removed blog post touting Mar-a-Lago as Winter White House. Trump hasn’t said yet which resort he’s using as Summer White House?


#WTF So we may have govt shutdown over border wall money? Maybe Ivanka or Jared can educate Trump on tunnels, planes & boats?

Just wonder what would happen if you told IRS, not sending in my tax payment but Mexico will be covering it for me eventually?


So congrats to all those who had Canada in “Who will Trump fight next” bingo.

All these “MAGA” Trump supporters who are so happy about Canadian lumber tariffs do realize it means higher prices for Americans right?

Sorry but anyone bragging his ratings are bigger “than when the World Trade Center came down” is clearly a sick individual. That is all.


(Trump yesterday to the AP, on the size of his…. ratings “It’s the highest for ‘Face the Nation’ or as I call it, ‘Deface the Nation.”
“It’s the highest for ‘Deface the Nation’ since the World Trade Center — since the World Trade Center came down.”
Another moment when he became Presidential? )




TC with the lumber truck to hell  “DJ has just imposed a 20% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber exported to the US. I totally didn’t expect him to get personal on this issue. Anyways,no tariff on Hardwood Lumber? Sad…”


April 24, 2017

Caleb Brantley, a DT out of Florida, considered a 1st-2nd round pick in NFL draft has been charged with “misdemeanor simple battery” for allegedly knocking a woman unconscious during a fight this month in Gainesville.
Misdemeanor? What do you have to do in Florida for a felony? Kill someone?

You know what kind of year it’s been for #SFGiants when Matt Moore entered last night’s game with 11.74 ERA at Coors and manages to raise it.

As SF Giants limp to a 6-13 start at least maybe they inspire 49ers fans who dream of their team making it to a .333 winning percentage.

And yeah, it’s only April, but who had the Giants starting pitcher with the best ERA as Matt Cain?

Of course, who had the Dbacks dueling it out for the NL West lead with the Rockies?


Rockets up 3-1 in their series with the Thunder after 113-109 win. And of course one call never really decides a game.  But James Harden’s end of game push-off might have even been flagged by NFL replacement refs.

Steve Kerr could be out for season. If  Spurs don’t make finals maybe Warriors could borrow Popovich?

So France seeming to prefer the reasonable guy with no experience in elected office. Right about now lots of Americans would take that.  With the emphasis on reasonable.

Trump’s approval rating lowest in over 60 years at this stage of Presidency, at 42% If this keeps up we’re going to need #marchformath

#NorthKorea says they might strike US Aircraft Carrier to show military force. Will they have any better hope of finding it than we have?

Jeff Sessions defends saying “a judge on an island in the Pacific. “Nobody has a sense of humor anymore.”

Says the Attorney General for the President who angrily tweets about SNL skits.


CNN’s Alisyn Camerota is the latest to say “Roger Ailes sexually harassed me.”
At this point maybe it would be faster for any woman at Fox who WASN’T sexually harassed to come forward.

Is it May yet?

April 22, 2017

Who knew T.S. Eliot was a #SFGiants fan? “April is the cruelest month.”


Sharks were two minutes away from going up 3-2 & now are out of the playoffs. SF Giants having worst April ever.  Apparently sports gods feel Warriors are enough for Bay Area

SF Giants don’t think Christian Arroyo is ready to be a major league hitter yet. And two-thirds of their starting outfield tonight is Chris Marrero and Gorkys Hernandez. Sigh. Before Span crashed into the wall.


And Span didn’t even go dirt bike riding. #SFGiants

Bruce Bochy took 2 games off from #SFGiants because of heart condition. Guessing doctor didn’t approve of him taking that call from #Madbum

At some point during NBA playoffs both Warriors and Cavs will probably have to show up for four quarters.

As a Spurs fan have to hope they make it through to Western Conference finals, not because they have enough stars to match with the Warriors. But because more people really should watch Kawhi Leonard.

The Hawks’ Paul Millsap & the Wizards’ Markieff Morris are trash-talking each other during the playoffs. And many casual NBA fans are going “who and who?”

Happy #EarthDay Waiting for the GOP rebuttal.

So someday will we tell our children that we remember when science used to be nonpartisan. #marchforscience

Sign seen at #marchforscience “Trump. – No Science. No Rogaine. No Hair.”

United Airlines has had one of the rougher months for U.S airlines in public relations history. American Airlines “Hold my beer.”

Report says more than 8,600 US brick & mortar stores will close their doors in 2017. Where’s Trump tweet taking credit? #jobsjobsjobs!


Trump to hold rally night of White House Correspondents Dinner. Fine, no one cover it. What happens if a Trump rants in a forest…?

Trump, personally giving out a Purple Heart today  “Tremendous, tremendous job, congratulations.”    This is the same man who said last August.  “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.”

Maybe just a BIT unclear on the concept?


From Marc Ragovin  “Following the Predators’ sweep, many Blackhawks fans were seen being taken away kicking and screaming from the United Center.”