Curses?!

Posted November 4, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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The over-under in tonight’s Giants-Cowboys game was 48.5.  Dallas had a 63-yard fumble return in the final seconds for a touchdown in the final seconds of the 4th quarter to win 37-18.  Let the conspiracy theories begin. Or maybe that black cat that ran on the field bet the over. 

Meanwhile, Warriors beat the Blazers tonight at the new Chase Center.  So at least they won’t go 0 for San Francisco

Dolphins RB Mark Walton suspended four games for violating NFL conduct and substance abuse policy. stemming from THREE offseason arrests between January and March of this year.
Miami coach Brian Flores – “people deserve a second chance” and he doesn’t “judge people based on one incident [or] two incidents.” So how many arrests in 3 months WOULD have been too many?

Okay, who had 49ers as the last undefeated team in the NFL?
Now all you liars put your hands down.

Kurt Suzuki says he was ” Just trying to have some fun” with his MAGA hat. “Everybody makes everything political.” Uh, a MAGA hat IS political.

Trump to Nationals this morning “It was looking like it was going to be easy, right? And then something bad happened. To the best of my knowledge you lost three games … we won’t talk about that.”
“Something bad happened?” Hey Astros and Astros fans, not like Trump needs Texas anyway?

Trump thinks by going to the LSU -Alabama game this weekend (on taxpayer dime) that he’s found a sporting event where he won’t get booed.
Uh, let’s see what happens when hard-core fans miss part of the game because security lines just got much much longer and tougher.

 

Maybe Trump is really going to LSU Alabama game so he can throw paper towels to the Alabama hurricane survivors?

Don’t watch DWTS but apparently Sean Spicer is both awful and keeps getting voted through. But if America is going to go back to #VoteForTheWorst better that it’s for reality TV like DWTS or American Idol instead of a Presidential election.

Trump tweets today that there is no whistleblower. He’s right, there appear to be at least seven!

Trump is the first President who thinks we need to release the names of whistleblowers, while also being the first President who doesn’t think HE needs to release his tax returns.

NY Times reports that Giuliani associate Lev Parnas will now cooperate with House and testify about Trump. Per his lawyer -“’Mr. Parnas was very upset by President Trump’s plainly false statement that he did not know him.”
Gosh, throw enough people under the bus and some of them might not only survive but also be p*ssed.

Am I an expert on Kentucky politics? No. Am I sure of one thing? Yes. If Democrat Andy Beshear loses the Governor’s race Trump will take credit, if Beshear wins Trump will blame everyone else.

 

 

Changing seasons

Posted November 3, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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With daylight saving time over and many Americans having a hard time staying awake tonight, Sunday Night Football delivers one of the most compelling games of the year.

 

Aaron Rodgers said today’s Packers’ loss to Chargers was “a good slice of humble pie.” Following the Packers” loss to the Ravens, does anyone think Bill Belichick knows what humble pie is?

A whole lot of NFL teams concerned about possibly traveling to wintry Lambeau Field in the playoffs are thinking of sending bouquets to the Chargers.

Mitch Trubisky is making Bears fans miss Jay Cutler.

 

As much as Donald Trump got booed in New York this weekend, it’s a tough call now whether he’s less popular in town than the Jets.

PG&E CEO Bill Johnson asked what he’d say to struggling Californians who lost a lot of food w/ blackouts. “We did give them the opportunity to actually refill their refrigerator ’cause their house is still there.” Amazed he didn’t also say people can buy plenty of cake to eat.

Stephen Miller is reportedly engaged. These days we sometimes hear engagement news and wonder “what gender?” With Miller have to wonder “What species?

So Trump finally gets around to tweeting about California fires and it’s to blame the state and threaten no more Federal aid. Does this mean next President should blame Donald’s new home of Florida for hurricane damage?

Leaving aside general absurdity of Trump’s anti-California  “rake the forests” rant, neither of the two big wildfires currently burning -Maria Fire near Los Angeles nor Kincade Fire in Sonoma County are actually on forest land. Maybe Trump will draw forests on the map with a Sharpie?

After Trump threatened to take Federal funds for fire relief from California, my friend Lewis G. responded “Of course if Gov. Newsom agrees to investigate the Bidens, the aid will be restored immediately.”

 

Adam Schiff should consider changing his legal address to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, since he is living there rent-free in Trump’s head.

Trump and his family claim booing last night at Madison Square Garden was “fake news.” So the same Democrats who couldn’t win in 2016 are organized and smart enough to create hundreds of videos with fake booing sounds?

Pocketed change?

Posted November 2, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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One silver lining for Golden State fans with the start of NBA season. It’s looking good for those who were hoping Santa could afford to buy them Warriors tickets at Chase Center for Christmas.

And at the same time, Sacramento Kings manage to knock off Utah Jazz (102-101) and assure there are no winless teams in NBA.

Your move, Dolphins and Bengals.

 

Nationals manager Dave Martinez is Puerto Rican. If Martinez joins the team at the White House will Trump throw paper towels at him?

That moment when a baseball player gives members of Congress a lesson in being a decent American. Sean Doolittle on why he isn’t going to the White House on Monday:
“I have a brother-in-law who has autism, and [Trump] is a guy that mocked a disabled reporter. How would I explain that to him that I hung out with somebody who mocked the way that he talked, or the way that he moves his hands? I can’t get past that stuff” 
But seriously, the link to Doolittle’s interview is worth the read.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/11/01/sean-doolittle-declining-white-house-invite-i-dont-want-hang-out-with-somebody-who-talks-like-that/
Wednesday night was World Series Game 7. Thursday night was Thursday night football. Friday was a Joe Buck free day. #smallmercies
So when we do get a Democrat back in the White House will GOP be as steadfast in defending ultimate Executive Privilege?
As many obsess about polls, your reminder that at this time in October 2011, the front runner for GOP nomination against Barack Obama was Herman Cain.
Now Trump says Beto “quit the race like a dog.”. How many Americans now when ” hero dog” Conan visits the White House are hoping that Donald gets bitten?
After Chile pulled out out of hosting UN COP 25 Climate Change Conference next month, Madrid immediately volunteered to host so it would not be cancelled. Time to move Spain up in “Trump Insult Bingo.”

We love a parade….

Posted October 31, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Hey Nationals and Nationals fans. Great World Series victory. Now, want to be even more popular in US? Have more people show up at your victory parade than at Trump’s inauguration.

Joe Buck on the 49ers. “This is a really good 8-0 team.” As opposed to a really bad 8-0 team?

(and he said on a night SF came 6 points from covering the spread.)

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic reported SF Giants have “narrowed their search” to three candidates for manager, including “Royals quality control coach Pedro Grifol.” Wait, the 59 and 103 Royals HAD a “quality control coach?”

Steph Curry’s sister angrily tweeted last night “ok the Warriors are what they are and that is what it is… but CHASE fans, y’all gotta do better. They brought it within 12 and 3/4 of y’all were waiting for (BART.) Not okay. And definitely not Oracle.”
Yep, “definitely not Oracle.” Many Oracle fans can’t afford Chase Center.

Well, New Orleans has the most Voodoo queens in the US, but are we sure there isn’t a West Coast one who cursed the Warriors for abandoning Oakland?

Kevin Durant today on ESPN’s First Take said last year’s fight between him and Draymond DID play a role in him leaving the Warriors. “Definitely, for sure. I’m not gonna lie about it.”
So Durant is saying that last year he DID lie about it?

Has there been an NBA team before that almost won three straight championships, and then tanked the next year? Hypothetically speaking.

CNN reports Trump administration reportedly thinking of adding more countries to the travel ban list. Makes sense, when all else fails, expand the hate.

Makes some sense that Trump is moving to Florida. If he ever wants to go to a baseball game, the Marlins don’t have enough fans in the stadium to loudly boo him.

Has anyone told Trump the Nationals used to be the Expos? Canadian immigrants taking American trophies….

Makes some sense that Trump is moving to Florida. If he ever wants to go to a baseball game, the Marlins don’t have enough fans in the stadium to loudly boo him.

Time passage.

Posted October 31, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Pitchers and catchers report in 103 days. But who’s counting?

So while Nationals get a World Series trophy can fans in Montreal get a team back?

 

As an SF Giants fan must say Game 7 of the World Series is a lot more fun without your stomach tied completely in knots.

Lots of grouchy Astros fans over AJ Hinch’s bullpen management tonight. To be fair, not every team has Madison Bumgarner.

RIP Ron Fairly, 81.  It’s been years since he was an announcer for SF Giants .. but how can we forget. “Last night I neglected to mention something that bears repeating?” And “”The wind at Candlestick tonight is blowing with great propensity.”

I know he doesn’t get a ring, but will  Nationals  vote Bryce Harper a playoff share for leaving?

Washington Wizards would like to thank Nationals for winning World Series tonight and distracting DC fans from the fact Wizards scored 158 points in regulation… and LOST.

 

Still crickets from Trump on California fires. Even though Wednesday morning one was  is threatening Reagan Library.   Of course these days wouldn’t Donald call Ronald a “Never Trumper?”

For that matter can anyone remember ANYONE ever challenging Donald on anything without him or her being called a “Never Trumper?”

 

 

Joe Biden was denied communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina. Wonder if the same priest would deny communion to Catholic Newt Gingrich and his former mistress Callista who is now his third wife.

Trump, who despises immigrants and pets, has tweeted ANOTHER picture of the al-Bhagdadi raid’s hero dog. This one photoshopped.
Has anyone told Donald the animal is a GERMAN shepherd?

If Trump wants to photoshop a picture of himself looking like a normal person who likes dogs, why didn’t he photoshop his teenage son into pictures of himself at World Series?

And then there was one (game).

Posted October 29, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Worst thing about a World Series Game 7. 

There’s no chance of a Game 8.

Winter is coming.

Speaking of which, two things MLB is thrilled about. That a home run by Anthony Rendon made a controversial inference call moot. And that the Colorado Rockies are not in the World Series with home field advantage.  https://twitter.com/Rockies/status/1189256049070628865

The “running inside the baseline” rule is enough to make casual baseball fans long for the simplicity of the infield fly rule.

On April 27 of this year, White Sox home game was snowed out. Now Chicago may have snow on Halloween. But sure, there’s no climate change….

World Series Game 7 Wednesday.  Who’s going to be the first pundit to proclaim “Win or Go Home?

New Phillies manager Joe Girardi “It means a lot to me that the fans are behind me.” Too soon to start a pool on the first time he’ll be booed in Philadelphia?

 

If it was a “perfect call,” why not release the audio, not a transcript? Asking for a country.

As GOP tries to swift-boat Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Purple Heart recipient, and call him a Never Trumper, remember, they’d go after that “beautiful talented” dog who chased al-Bhagdadi if he growled at Dear Leader.

New fundraising email from Trump, Don Jr. offering a signed copy of “my new book Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.” Does anyone believe Donnie wrote, or read, a book either?

 

Newt Gingrich “Having been speaker of the House, (Nancy Pelosi) can probably pass this (impeachment) resolution if she’s suicidal, but she’s going to kill their majority.” Well, to be fair if anyone knows about killing a majority with an impeachment inquiry…

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) discovered that a Republican Senate retreat will be hosted at Trump Hotel in DC,  and that hotel rates will be $1,345 for one night in a “premier” room and $1,395 for a booking in a “deluxe” room. When a one week before the event the cheapest room could be booked for $445.

(And by comparison, the 5 star Mandarin Oriental in DC has rooms starting at $555 that night. And the deluxe Watergate hotel has rooms under $400.)

e·mol·u·ment  –  noun  – a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office.

A heaping serving…

Posted October 28, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Mark your calendars, folks, on December 22, the now 0-7 Miami Dolphins vs 0-8 Cincinnati Bengals. The Christmas turkey will be served early this year.

Two women who flashed their breasts behind home plate,  a stunt that was briefly broadcast on Fox,  during World Series game 5, have been banned from major league ballparks indefinitely.

Wonder how many lousy NFL teams with sagging attendance have offered the women free season tickets?

Warriors vs Pelicans tonight?  I’ll take “games that sounded a lot more marquee before Zion got injured” for $400, Alex.

 

Trump has made his tweet about the K-9 that chased Al-Bhaghadi raid his pinned tweet, complete with a picture.
For all his praise can anyone imagine what would happen if “the beautiful dog” was brought to the White House and Donald actually was asked to pet it?

Now Trump has commended, and tweeted a picture of, the dog injured in the Bhagdadi raid. But he has also said the ISIS leader “died like a dog.” So which is it? This alas is that happens when we have POTUS with no interest in or clue about animals.

If Trump thinks yesterday was an anomaly, he should try showing up at any major sporting event, MLB, NFL, NBA or NHL, instead of just rallies filled with his hand-picked cult members.

Washington Nationals fans probably saved US taxpayers a whole lot of money. After last night’s World Series reception, Trump will probably decide NOT to attend next year’s Olympics.

 

Donald and Melania spent half an hour handing out Halloween candy tonight on the White House lawn, to the tune of “The Addams Family.” Well, the Trumps have the “creepy and kooky” part down.

Your reminder – from Time.com “Before the 2011 raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the Obama administration did give advance word to the top two Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate as well as the four leaders of the congressional intelligence committees.”
And imagine GOP outrage if he hadn’t and moreover, accused them of being “leakers.”