Flagged

Posted November 30, 2016 by left coast sports babe
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Last year after Carolina beat Seattle and a Seahawks fan dangled a “12” flag near Cam Newton, the Panthers QB smiled, grabbed the flag and tossed it away. Now Richard Sherman is saying “I guess karma gets you” as it “doesn’t look like (Carolina) will be in the playoffs this year.”
Now, I’m a HUGE fan of mean bitch Karma, but my sense is that flag grabbing isn’t high on her list of the worst NFL sins.

 

Seeding in the @NBA playoffs is all about home-court advantage. The way the @spurs are playing, home court might not be an advantage.

In Prince Edward Island, Canada, Police in the town of Kensington have warned “those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive,” that not only will they arrest you, “we will provide you with a bonus gift of playing the offices copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.”
The department thought about threatening to play Justin Bieber, but that might be a violation of the Geneva Convention.

11 stabbed by a #Somali at #OSU is cause to stop refugee program, but 10 bystanders shot in #NewOrleans isn’t cause for gun control? #WTF?

 

Cubans lined the streets and cheered for a four-day funeral procession throughout the country for Fidel Castro. Though to be fair hard to tell if they were cheering for their long-time leader’s life, or for his death.

US Weekly is reporting that “a source close to Kim and Kanye” said that “Kardashian was looking to take a break from her husband.”
Wow, if true, Trump will have to come up with some pretty incredible tweets to stay at the forefront of the headlines.

Michael ‘Jim’ Delligatti, 98, died this week. He was the McDonald’s franchisee who came up with the Big Mac in the 1960s.
Presumably Delligatti owed his long life to never eating his creation

 

The NYPD is looking for a man who snatched a pail containing $1.6 million worth of gold flakes off the open back of a Loomis truck on 48th Street. Leaving aside that police do not know his identity, have to wonder, who LEAVES $1.6 million in gold in the open back of a truck? #cantfixstupid

#SarahPalin is actually lobbying now to be appointed Secretary of Veterans Affairs. But haven’t vets suffered enough?

Barack Obama, on those dreaming of his wife following him. ” “Michelle will never run for office. She is as talented a person as I know. You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she’s too sensible to want to be in politics.”
All accurate except the “joke” part.

So now that the GOP controls the Presidency, Senate and House they will be able to repeal Obamacare and replace it with that great healthcare system for everyone that we had before…. Oh, wait, never mind.

As we await the latest crazy 3 am tweets, maybe our nation’s serious journalists should take a page from John McCain. “I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I didn’t before the election and I’m not doing so afterwards. I’m working on defending this nation as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, so you are wasting your time asking me about Donald Trump’s day-to-day comments or what his positions are.”

So, is it wrong to root for Trump to fail? Personally I will be pleasantly surprised if he can do good things with infrastructure, jobs and healthcare, and would (ok, I admit it, grudgingly) cheer him..
But as far as cutting our limited safety-nets, as far as taking away women’s and LGBT rights, as far as continuing to incite xenophobia, as far as making it possible for police to stop anyone on the street who looks foreign….. on these and other threats/promises, yes, I ABSOLUTELY will root for him to fail.

From Marc Ragovin   “In anticipation of moving to their new home next year, the Atlanta Braves have acquired 43-year old pitchers Bartolo Colon and 42-year old RA Dickey. What is the name of their new place? Jurrasic Park?”

Home not cooking?

Posted November 30, 2016 by left coast sports babe
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The Spurs are 14-4 with all 4 losses at home. How long until #GreggPopovich demands San Antonio players stay at hotels for all home games?

 

ESPN reports all 6 NBA games today won by the team with the worse record. “The Elias Sports Bureau notes this is the 2nd day in NBA history. the first was in 1969, that that happened (minimum 6 games played in a day, at least 15 games into the season).” #IblameTrump

In men’s college basketball, Bryant freshman Ikenna Ndugba got the ball with 4 seconds to play and dribbled out the clock to preserve his team’s win against Brown. Only problem, Bryant was losing 91-90.
Who says college athletes don’t need to know math?

Ravens placekicker Justin Tucker says he would like to see a rule change where if you split the “uprights on a kickoff you get a point or you get rewarded for it in some way.”
Well, actually the Canadian Football League has given a point for a touchback for years….

#Oregon has fired football coach #MarkHelfrich. Well, former coach #ChipKelly might be available.

ESPN’s new NFL power rankings are out & #2 team behind Cowboys is the Raiders?    Forget Cubs & Trump’s victories, this is a true sign of apocalypse.

 

On Monday, an employee of a Austin bar filed a lawsuit against Johnny Manziel, The man accused Manziel of punching him and breaking his nose when he told the former QB he was not actually a  bartender and couldn’t make his drinks.
So congrats to all those who had Nov. 28 in the pool.

So was Elaine Chao chosen as Transportation Secretary in part to make sure Mitch McConnell never goes after Trump over his children and potential conflicts of interest?

(Chao is married to McConnell)

Todd Macaluso, former lawyer for Casey Anthony, was arrested last week for allegedly trying to fly 1,500 kilos of cocaine from Ecuador to Honduras. 1,500 kilos? Wow. And that still wasn’t as despicable as defending Casey Anthony.

#DanQuayle showed up at #TrumpTower, ostensibly to offer congratulations. Because Quayle thinks Trump will “Make America Grate Again?”

or maybe it’s just that Trump Tower has the best potatoes in the U.S.

 

What’s next with @realDonaldTrump’s auditions for Secretary of State. Trips to the fantasy suite? #whogetstherose?

So after railing against Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Goldman Sachs, Trump has now picked for Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin a 17-year veteran of… Goldman Sachs. #draintheswampandputinbiggeralligators
#whythereisnosatire

From Trump today on Twitter: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”
From the Boy Scout handbook: “A national flag that is worn beyond repair may be burned in a fire. The ceremony should be conducted with dignity and respect and the flag burned completely to ashes.”
#whythereisnomoresatire

Attn @realDonaldTrump, flag burning is protected free speech as per Supreme Court in 1989. In a majority opinion joined by Antonin Scalia.

So would Trump supporters like to name ONE Cabinet pick he has made who is a defender of the working class?

Leaving the lights on.

Posted November 28, 2016 by left coast sports babe
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So this year it’s the “Motel 6 Cactus Bowl,” on Dec. 27 in Phoenix. Do the winners all get a free night at a Motel 6, and the losers get two nights?

 

The Big Ten reprimanded Jim Harbaugh and fined Michigan $10,000 after Harbaugh complained bitterly about the officiating Saturday. A small excerpt “Two penalties called all day [on Ohio State “Multiple holding penalties let go, multiple false starts…”
So wonder if Wolverine backers already have a Gofundme account set up to pay the fines?

Ohio State could make the College Football Playoff without winning their own division.   Would that make them an honorary member of the SEC?

 

A United flight from San Francisco to Tokyo had to return to the airport today following an engine failure after takeoff. No word about potential compensation for passengers, or about a future “engine” fee.

Hoping the attacker ends up  the only fatality on OSU campus today. But my immediate bus-to-hell thought “Dudes, you won the game.”

That and “anyone seen Harbaugh this morning?.” #morebustohell

Trump supporter NY Rep. Chris Collins today “”What do I know about Mitt Romney? I know that he’s a self-serving egomaniac who puts himself first, who has a chip on his shoulder, and thinks that he should be president of the United States.”
Does this even need a punchline?

 

Trump is threatening to “terminate” deal that Obama made with Cuba. Does he realize even his supporters like cigars and rum?

Apparently Twitter users are going after Ivanka Trump after she posted a picture of her youngest child, with the caption “I cannot believe Theodore is 8 months old today. Happy Birthday Little Teddy Bear.”
But come on, we all know the Trumps are so special they get birthdays every month. #onlythelittlepeoplejustgetonebirthday

The NY Times reports that Steve Bannon talked to Julia Jones, a former partner on a Reagan film project, about “genetic superiority,” and “the desirability of limiting the vote to property owners.”
Ah yes, building that bridge to the 18th century

 

Trump is naming Georgia Rep. and Obamacare critic Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price tweeted “House Republicans’ #BetterWay plan will protect the principles of health care: Accessibility, Affordability, Quality, Innovation, & Choices.”.
Okay, fine, but how come all these GOP critics never thought health care needed reforming until Dems actually passed the ACA?

 

 

 

Got to love this one forwarded to me by Roberta.

In addition to winning the 1967 Stanley Cup, the Maple Leafs won all subsequent Cups if you deduct the dozens of teams who won illegally

Payback?

Posted November 28, 2016 by left coast sports babe
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Gregg Williams, who was the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints responsible for “Bounty Gate,” now has that job for the Rams.

Not only did the Saints put up 49 points on the Rams today, but they scored one late TD on a flea flicker pass with a 21 point lead. But I’m sure payback from New Orleans coach Sean Payton had nothing to do with it.

The Pac 12 Championship might have better than average attendance. Could be 1st good matchup fans see in the 49ers’ Levis Stadium.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said would “speak with” DL Jerry Tillery, who apparently stomped on the foot of one USC player, and kicked another in the helmet when he was down. Will Kelly tell Tillery he is “NFL ready?

In the third quarter of yesterday’s Michigan-Ohio State game, Jim Harbaugh got angry enough to throw his play card and headset onto the ground on the sideline. Officials gave him an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Jeez, for 15 yards Harbaugh might as well have thrown the stuff and hit someone. .

Got to love the airlines. United says it’s not possible to standby earlier when flight was delayed because of having a checked bag and bags must go with passengers.
Then land to an email message saying “Welcome to San Francisco! Your bag has arrived on an earlier flight. Please see a Baggage Service representative in Baggage Claim to pickup your bag.” #WTF?

Trump and Obama are apparently talking regularly. Makes sense from the President’s view. If the President-Elect will listen to anybody, he might as well listen to a voice of reason.

Forget the shock of Trump winning election, more unbelievable question – how did the SF 49ers ever beat anybody?

So now that @realDonaldTrump was elected President can’t he just order the IRS to stop his audit and then go ahead and release tax returns?

Trump tweeted today  “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”   So it’s not enough that people are creating fake news, now the President-elect is quoting it.

Putin has given a Russian passport to U.S. action film star Steven Seagal, saying he hopes it’s “a sign of a gradual normalization of the relations between the countries.”
If Putin really wants to score points with Americans, maybe he can give Russian citizenship to the Kardashians?

No evidence “millions” voted illegally, but if @realDonaldTrump believes it wouldn’t he want massive recount to prove point & bigger win?.

 

If Trump really wants to reward someone who helped him win election, should give Cabinet post to Jack Dorsey, founder of @twitter

Kellyanne Conway says that Trump supporters are furious that he is considering Romney for Secretary of State after the personal attacks Mitt made about the Donald during the campaign.
Of course, on the other hand, if Trump doesn’t consider anyone who didn’t attack him, or who he didn’t attack, there are going to be a lot of open positions in his White House.

Apparently many of more than 1.5 million Floridians who signed up for the ACA are really counting on the law staying in place. Because they love the Affordable Care Act, it was Obamacare they couldn’t stand?

Anyone who’s never been uninsured in their life has no business complaining about the #ACA #Obamacare. That is all.

Amateur hour

Posted November 26, 2016 by left coast sports babe
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Notre Dame ended season 4-8, and got cited for academic misconduct, so coach Brian Kelly’s job might be in jeopardy.
Hmm, could be a perfect fit for Jed York and SF 49ers. #winningwithclass

Louisville lost to Kentucky,  and dealt a serious blow to Lamar Jackson’s Heisman hopes.  The last time a Heisman candidate lost to Kentucky, it was Charlie Ward  while playing basketball for FSU.  (march, 1993)

That moment when as much as you hate #OhioState, you kind of don’t want #TylerDurbin to miss since it would mess him up for life. #MICHvsOSU

 

Okay, moment has passed.   How do you claim a playoff spot when you can’t win your conference?

No California team in the Pac 12 championship this year. Who knew the only really decent team in the state might turn out to be the Raiders?

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The #SFGiants are reportedly talking to the #RedSox about trading for Pablo Sandoval. So how do you unburn Panda hats & bridges?

So @realDonaldTrump tweeted out at 6:08am “Fidel Castro is dead.” Not at 3:00am. See, now that he’s  been elected, Trump already slacking off

 

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, had a tempered response to Castro’s death, calling him “controversial.” Ted Cruz angrily responded “Why do young socialists idolize totalitarian tyrants?”
And Trump is thinking “Ted’s saying “totalitarian tyrants like it’s a bad thing.”

Would have been interesting to see if #Trump would have met w/ #FidelCastro. Maybe not a communism fan but so “how’d you become a dictator?”

So which of your family members would YOU date if you weren’t related to them? #BadTopicsForHolidayParties

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Trump called the recount effort “a scam.” Wait a minute, wasn’t he the one who was worried about the election being rigged?

NY Daily News headlne “Cops bust emotionally disturbed man who entered Trump Tower, claimed President-elect called him.”
“Time to go home now Mr. Giuliani.”

Too soon

Posted November 25, 2016 by left coast sports babe
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So first today we lost Florence Henderson and now Fidel Castro?   Guess even Communist dictators have a hard time imagining life without Carol Brady.

The story of a lovely lady…. R.I.P Florence Henderson. There goes another piece of our childhoods.

 

Or maybe Castro couldn’t face the thought of Trump being the U.S. President who might attend his funeral?

 

Convenient of #FidelCastro to have died after Obama lifted some restrictions: Americans can now legally toast his memory with Cuban rum.

 

So yesterday Colin Kaepernick praised Fidel Castro and today the Cuban leader is dead. You mean that’s all it took

That moment when you realize #DakPrescott is interfering with your lifelong hatred of the #DallasCowboys

Instead of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” CNN in Boston last night apparently aired 30 minutes of porn. In related news, a record number of men asked their wives on what channel they could find the Food Network.

 

 

How American: a day of giving thanks for all we have, then a day to go out & buy a lot more stuff. #thanksgiving #blackfriday

What’s wrong with this headline? “Ageless actress Christina Applegate turns 45 years old.” Yeah, she’s positively ancient. #sarcasm

Robin Van Ert, who had an extramarital affair with Bo Ryan, when he was men’s basketball coach at Wisconsin, and then wrote the university that Ryan had misused funds during the affair, has filed a federal lawsuit.. She claims among other things that because Wisconsin released her name she has suffered “severe emotional and physical distress and illness, loss of privacy, harm to her reputation, loss of business and has incurred substantial damages and legal fees.”
RIght, so now with this lawsuit millions of people who have either forgotten or never heard about Van Ert and the affair in the first place, will now really remember her name.

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That moment when you realize that with alternative being #RudyGiuliani that #MittRomney doesn’t seem so bad as a possible Secretary of State

 

Trump having hard time getting entertainers for inaugural. But hey, no problem #TedNugent & replays of #theApprentice. It will be HUGE.

 

So in 2017 expect @realDonaldTrump declare day after Thanksgiving to be “Orange Friday. And it will be HUGE, the best shopping day ever….

 

Okay whatever you think about our two major party candidates this Presidential election, this fact remains: All the hacking, all the released emails, all the fake news, whether it was done by a foreign government or just mostly foreign rogue hackers, was ALL in support of a single candidate. And that in and of itself should be very scary.

Holidaze

Posted November 24, 2016 by left coast sports babe
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Happy Thanksgiving. Thankful to have so many wonderful friends and readers.  Even and especially if we disagree on some things – from trivial stuff like politics to important stuff like baseball.

But hey, aren’t we all a little nuts?

nuts

 

The pilgrims were a hardy lot. No football games or the prospect of Black Friday sales to keep them from falling into post Thanksgiving food comas.

If all of these companies were REALLY thankful for us on Thanksgiving they would take a one-day break from sending us junk email.

Next year will @realDonaldTrump order stores to close on #Thanksgiving so we can spend time w/ families and order gifts from his website?

New Yorkers are particularly thankful that Trump decided to spend #Thanksgiving in Florida. Thereby not making traffic any worse today.

 

“Whatever anyone says, I didn’t kiss Mommy. She wouldn’t have been my 1st choice. Nasty woman.” Santa Claus #TrumpaChristmasCarol

 

Apparently some folks were upset that Aretha Franklin sang a five-minute version of the national anthem in Detroit. Now, before the Super Bowl maybe, but really, who was in a hurry for a Vikings-Lions game to start?