Not thanking them for the music.

Posted November 24, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Are there any two schools with more obnoxious fight songs than Notre Dame and USC?


Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, considered a leading candidate to coach at Louisville his alma-mater – “I’m the coach at Purdue. This is where I want to be and I like it here.”
Translation, nobody has offered me enough to leave, yet.


Canada’s Grey Cup between Ottawa and Calgary will be played tomorrow in Edmonton, with game time temperature starting in the high 20s Fahrenheit. Hope both teams can adjust to the balmy weather.



Fortunately, it appears that while 40 people were injured when one of the University of Washington buses overturned on the way to the Apple Bowl game against WSU, none of the injuries were serious.
If it were the Stanford band, they’d have redone their whole halftime show – to “Highway to Hell,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Dead Man’s Curve”, etc..

But seriously well played, WSU.  Even though the Cougars lost the game, their band learns Husky fight song to play during Apple Cup since the UW band decided not to have their uninjured member play.



Give Stanford Football credit.   Even though it’s a disappointing season, the team was bowl eligible even before today’s win at UCLA and next week’s big game at Cal.   And unlike most Power Five schools the Cardinal has enough cojones to schedule UCF next year.


Drew Brees’s 4 TD passes Thursday included three to new targets Tommylee Lewis, Dan Arnold and Keith Kirkwood. – his 11th, 12th and 13th different TD receivers which tied an NFL record.
So mad scientist Payton clearly must be working on trying to draw up a TD pass play to a 14th player.

I’m so old that I remember when didn’t last a week.

So on Black Friday could other countries buy off Donald Trump at a discount?


Trump administration just asked the Supreme Court to take up Trump’s proposed military transgender ban.    Because this is the most important challenge facing the armed services…. said no military leader ever.


Beyond turkey day

Posted November 22, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Okay, in the grand scheme of things, sports may not be that significant. But feeling really thankful right now to be able to watch Drew Brees and the 2018 New Orleans Saints


From ESPN “The Saints winning streak continued as they stayed in contention for home field in the NFC.”

Uh, no slam dunk, as neither New Orleans or Los Angeles Rams guaranteed to win out  but “in contention”  translates more – Saints have home field unless they lose.

Meanwhile NFL rules say SOMEONE has to win the NFC East, right?


Kyrie Irving apologized on Twitter for his comments when a reporter wished him a happy Thanksgiving after Celtics lost to the Knicks last night, and his response was “F*ck Thanksgiving.”

Let’s hope no one puts a mike in front of Irving if the Celtics lose to the 76ers on Christmas.

So how long until Donald Trump gives himself a Purple Heart for being brave enough to address the troops on Thanksgiving via teleconference?


When asked what he was thankful for today, Donald Trump responded, “for having a great family and for having made a tremendous difference in this country. I’ve made a tremendous difference in the country. This country is so much stronger now than it was when I took office that you wouldn’t believe it.”

Once again, time to update the DSM to give the man his own page.


And a quick serious note at the end here. Thankful for all my friends and family this Thanksgiving.  And readers if I haven’t met you yet.  And that we still live in a free enough country to disagree!

Almost turkey time.

Posted November 21, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Derek Carr – “I want to mess up the draft I don’t want the first pick. I want to win all these games. I want everybody to be mad at me for that. That’s what I want to accomplish.”
Let’s see, Oakland Raiders do still have a game against Broncos, but they also play the  Ravens, Bengals, Steelers, and Chiefs, Kansas City TWICE.  Is Carr trying to be drug-tested?

Manny Machado is saying he didn’t really mean his “not going to be Johnny Hustle” comment “I was trying to talk about how I’m not the guy who is eye wash…” Translation, okay, I wasn’t thinking how much this might cost me in free agency.

After a number of  “off-field issues”,  Miami Hurricanes have announced starting wide receiver Jeff Thomas is no longer part of the football program.  Too soon to start a pool on which SEC team will decide Thomas needs a second chance?



Happy Thanksgiving Eve. Otherwise known as “As God Is My Witness I’ll Never Go To The Grocery Store Again” Day.

High winds may ground Macy’s Thanksgiving balloons tomorrow. Suppose it would be really tacky to make a joke about biggest bloated orange balloon having abandoned NY for Florida?

After being criticized for not visiting the troops, Trump has decided to do a teleconference with the military on Thanksgiving.


Oh, I’m sure seeing POTUS on his golf course in the Florida sunshine before he eats a dinner at his gold-plated private club will do wonders for troop morale.


Uh, Donald Trump “The largest sources of U.S. imported oil: Canada (40%), Saudi Arabia (11%), Venezuela (9%), Mexico (8%), and Colombia (4%).”
So where’s the thanks to Justin Trudeau? And Canada doesn’t kill journalists.

Because nothing says being Presidential like starting a feud with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court the day before Thanksgiving.
Are we great yet?


It is possible that the fate of Trump’s presidency may lie in the hands of the Supreme Court and Donald picks a fight with Chief Justice Roberts. Pretty safe to say impulse control is not Trump’s strong suit.


Suggestion from George Takei on Twitter -“For those of you forced to sit with Trump-supporting relatives on Thursday, when they bring up migrant caravans or witch hunts or Brett Kavanaugh or anything else that Twitler spews, just smile and say, “Looks like Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker soon. Would you pass the gravy?””

Way over

Posted November 21, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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So have the Rams and Chiefs stopped scoring yet?

UCF is actually AHEAD of OhioState in the  CFP rankings. “I feel so sorry for Urban Meyer” said no one outside Columbus.

Trump leaves town for first visit of year to Mar-A-Lago and woeful Washington Wizards rally for their biggest win of the season against LA Clippers.  Coincidence?

Rolling Stones will play in Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium in May. Might be the first announced sell-out in years where fans will actually be in the seats.

Over-under for Rams Chiefs game yesterday was 64. Can only imagine what it might be if the Saints play either or both those teams in the postseason.


NBC is giving Megyn Kelly a $30 million severance package. Performers on SNL make from $7,500 to $25,000 an episode, with most of them at the lower range. Live from New York – Pass the Popcorn..

Ivanka Trump’s use of personal emails brings to mind the old joke about ignorance and apathy. Did she not know or not care?


So if Osama Bin Laden had rented out a bunch of rooms in Trump hotels and bought a lot of condos would Donald Trump have said “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t order 9-11?”

Now that Nancy Pelosi appears to have cemented her power and the Democrats seem on their way to calling off the circular firing squad, for now, too soon to start a poll on when Donald Trump will attack her again?



Wonder what Trump would do if someone told him the Saudis helped Hillary Clinton kill Vince Foster?

Donald Trump wanted not only to prosecute his vanquished foe Hillary Clinton but also Comey. Seriously, James Comey? Is that any kind of gratitude for someone who gave Trump the White House?


Trump tweet of the night “So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian. Good first step in comeback of a dying evening and tradition! Maybe I will go?”
Okay, it’s a capitalist country. Who’s going to put a comedy show on with Michelle Wolf to compete with WHCA dinner and kill them in the ratings?

So about MNF.

Posted November 19, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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What Arena Football stadium did they play it in?


Rams and Chiefs together in ONE game put up more than 70% of the points Arizona Cardinals have put up all season. (105 to 145.)

On the other hand, 7 combined turnovers?  5 from Mahomes and 2 from Goff.  Not perhaps the most perfect game.
Uh, really? Arkansas suspended two DB for their final football game against Missouri for taking photos and talking with members of Mississippi State’s dance team before kickoff last weekend.
Yeah, fraternizing with cheerleaders must be the reason the Razorbacks lost 52-6. #Priorities
So the Washington Redskins have now signed Mark Sanchez as backup QB? Talk about a butt fumble.

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship that left on a 10-day Caribbean cruise Friday broke down in Puerto Rico and NCL has had to cancel the rest of the cruise. Not sure what will be worse for many passengers, missing out on a vacation, or having to spend Thanksgiving at home with their families?

So I understand that Donald Trump is too big a snowflake to attend WHCA dinner.
What I don’t understand is why WHCA is so cowardly they don’t even want to hurt his feelings in absentia.

San Francisco’s Madame Tussaud’s just debuted their wax Donald Trump. I am not making this next statement up, from museum marketing director Matthew Clarkson – “Every other wax figure at Madame Tussauds has human hair, but Trump’s orange mane could not be realistically duplicated with anything human. The sculptor settled on yak hair.”
When her father’s number one campaign promise was in response to Hillary Clinton’s emails – #LockHerUp – and she claims she “didn’t know the rules” there’s only one question for Ivanka Trump-
Are you dumb as a rock. Or do you believe we are?”
Kellyanne Conway: “No president has shown greater respect for the military and the veterans.”
Almost. What she meant to say was “If we had no president, an empty chair would have shown greater respect for the military and the veterans.”
So will Donald Trump pardon a Thanksgiving turkey this year? Or will he just say “Forget it, I like turkeys that don’t get captured.”

Marching and running and passing in….

Posted November 19, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Not sure what’s more miraculous this year. That the Saints offense is so dazzling? Or that the Saints defense is actually competent.

Would like to thank the Saints today for providing a lovely few hours diversion from all the current crap in the world. (Eagles fans can disregard this statement.)

Somehow I can’t find a score. Anyone know how 49ers did against Bye Week?

Gregg Popovich has indicated he doesn’t want to coach forever, Steve Kerr could get tired of locker-room drama. Looking better and better for

From an anonymous friend – “What if we could mobilize 15,000 golf caddies and send them to CA to rake forest floors with their sand-trap rakes? Anyone know someone who owns a bunch of golf courses?”

Another inhuman thing about Donald Trump, besides not owning a pet, is there any evidence that he actually has a favorite sports team?

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly interviewing Condoleezza Rice to be their head coach.
Your sad reminder that the job George W. Bush really wanted was commissioner of Major League Baseball.


For those wondering, why Donald Trump might be acting particularly unhinged lately, your reminder that due to election, weather, mass shootings and fires, he hasn’t been able to golf for several weeks. Womp Womp

Asked to grade his presidency, Donald Trump “I would give myself an A+, is that enough? Can I go higher than that?”
Another step closer to his own DSM page.

Two close elections remind us, again, that there is nothing REALLY wrong with Florida that couldn’t be fixed by removing the Panhandle and making it officially part of Alabama.

So Donald Trump says he hasn’t listened to the Khashoggi murder tape. Maybe because he already heard the script in advance?

As Speaker John Boehner regularly used his young conservative members as a reason he couldn’t make more liberal compromises with Obama.  Nancy Pelosi as Speaker can play the same hand in reverse and better.


Don’t get me wrong, I like Sherrod Brown of Ohio, it’s possible Democrats may need a white man to win the Presidency in 2020.
But just pointing out. Sherrod, while a friend of Bernie’s, endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Fools Golden Knights?

Posted November 18, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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So who do the powers that be in college football dread more having playoff credibility – University of Central Florida or Washington State?

Here’s an idea. Any “Power 5” conference team that makes it to College Football Playoff with 1 or more losses, is REQUIRED to schedule a game with any undefeated FBS team excluded from playoffs.


Notre Dame beat Syracuse 36-3.   The Fighting Irish, now 3-0 in games played at the Yankee Stadium do seem seems like a good fit to play in the Bronx –  it’s a close call whose fans are more full of themselves.

Not only was Alabama unscored upon in November,  The Citadel scored more against Alabama than Missouri, Ole Miss, Mississippi State or LSU.


Ohio State beats Maryland by 1, Penn State beats Rutgers by 13, Alabama only beats Citadel by 33. Biggest losers today – betters who took favorites with the spread.

Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever to sail out of Miami, has 18 decks. Making the odds of leaving your phone, book or sunscreen at least 15 decks away, better than you think.

Retired Forest Service scientist on Camp Fire fires “Vast majority of land that has burned so far is in private ownership. Therefore, managing land & vegetation in that area is up to individual landowner.”

And isn’t Trump all about ending expensive government regulation

Trump administration denied today that they had made a final determination on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
So assume the choice is between ignorance and apathy – “We don’t know.” Or “We don’t care.”

So California should rake our forest floors. But hey, you red states, go on cutting regulations and building codes and keep right on putting houses in tornado and hurricane zones.

There were some MAGA Trump Suporters wearing masks when Donald Trump tour Northern California this morning. Wait… masks? Presumably to protect from smoke?  I thought Trumpsters didn’t believe in science.


“We just hugged them and we kissed them — and everybody. And it was very warm. It was tragic, and yet in one way it was a very beautiful moment.” Trump after visiting Thousand Oaks shooting victims. This man is sick. Period.