Good Morning and Happy Birthday America. I got the brisket smoking and now I’m kicking back on a nice to have day off. Well, it’s a busy day so let’s get down to it:
MLB. I know they broke up the band in Kansas City, but not even playing .300 ball? WTF is that?
And how much must it suck to go 8-2 over your last ten only to lose ground to Seattle and Houston? Just ask Oakland, who in my opinion is the coolest surprise in MLB right now.
If Oakland is the nicest surprise, Washington is doing nothing by laying a big fat turd. Look you freaks, I don’t want to see the Dodgers in October, and while the Cubbies are cool and all, I want to see something different.
NFL. Jameis Winston – the gift that keeps on giving and by the way, three games and mandatory counseling ain’t enough punishment for this joker. Hey look, we all said Tampa was an idiot for selecting him and his behavior has borne that out, but I read an excellent take from some dude on that cesspool known as Twitter last night – sign Colin Kaepernick. From a purely football perspective Kaepernick was always better than Winston – why not sign him to backup in Tampa? What does Tampa really have to lose?
CFL. And by the way, let me put in my weekly plug for the boys in the great white north. More and more I’m enjoying it, and when I’m home over the weekend, I damn sure turn on the TV and watch it. Yeah, I know it’s ESPiN, but the coverage is different and there’s no non-sense or buffoonery. No Michael Irvin, No Terry Bradshaw, No Deion Sanders, it’s just football and talking about the X’s and O’s – what a refreshing change. Props to the Canadian talking heads – now PLEASE come down here and teach these idiots!
NBA. The Fakers getting LBJ was not even close to a shock, that was pre-ordained for a long-ass time by the powers that be (err, TV). But what the NBA and ESPiN didn’t count on was the negativity from many, and it sure didn’t take long for Hockey fan to get loose and invite everybody in to check out their product – which people should by the way.
Boston may be thanking the Fakers for getting James out of the East, but memo to San Antonio – don’t you freaking dare trade Kawhi Leonard to the Fakers. Do not accelerate the Lakers progress – make LeBron try to do it when he’s one year older in 2019/20.
And while everybody is pissed off at Golden State because of their signing of DeMarcus Cousins, it was smart on Cousins’ part – he comes off an Achilles, gets a half-year to build himself up and gets PAID next Summer. However, IF it is true that Nawlins and that liberal cesspool Portland had a deal for Cousins only to be shot down because of a conflict of interest of an agent, then Portland should rightly be pissed! The NBA needs to investigate…
And as for those players who are crying about stacking teams – you assholes are the same ones who refuse to even entertain offers from the teams who have a ton of cash under the cap, so quit your bitching. There is nothing stopping you from making friends and stacking your own teams, right?
Hey NBA, I know you’re gonna make a shit-ton of cash based on brainwashed folks and trash bandwagons, and props to you for fooling em, but at the same time, you’ve also got a few (not many) who are telling you “See you in three or four years.” Enjoy, count your cash, and let’s see where you are in 2022.
The Good. OK, who had the Seattle Mariners 24 games over .500 on the 4th of July? Fess up, it wasn’t you.
The Bad. The NBA right now. As for the 25 also-rans – have fun trying to sell that Indiana/Chicago or Phoenix/Memphis game in January. In the end, the NBA is a business and while they will print money in Lower Alabama (err, LA), Houston, Oakland, Philly, and Boston and the NBA offices – just imagine how many fans will come out to watch a game between not involving those five in January. If there’s no hope, no realistic chance for anything, then why bother coming out, and more importantly how long will the 25 also-ran owners hold out before giving up?
The Ugly. Anybody who knows me knows I freaking hated the Seattle Seahawks, but man what happened to Kam Chancellor just flat out sucks. Dude, I wish you the best in your post-football career and I pray that health and happiness follow you.
The “YGBSM.” I was gonna bash NFL players for getting their dumb ass suspended, but that’s tired. Hey Joey Chestnut and all the other “Man vs. Food” warriors assembled on Coney Island today – y’all some crazy mofos. Cramming 70 Nathan’s wieners dipped in water or brew down your esophagus in what five minutes, ain’t normal. And no PC Police, there’s no subliminal message there, so keep your freaking mind out of the gutter. Freaks.
The “YGBSM(2).” As I look at the standings in the American League right now, it’s pretty clear who the playoff teams are: Boston, New York, Cleveland, Houston, and Seattle. And it’s only the 4th of July!!!
My final thought. There’s a lot of dumb shit going on throughout this great country – people acting ignorant all over, creating hate and discontent – and those who do so suck – on both sides. But America is great and if left to our own devices I think we could come together, so today on America’s birthday I ask you to (1) take a minute today and reflect on the greatness of the country we live in, (2) turn off the news, the political lectures draped in the form of comedy shows, and the hate on social media, and (3) build on what’s great. Go out there and find a way to be a part of the solution rather than continuing to fall into the trap of feeding the hatred. And you know what, I’m convinced that 80% of this nation can do it – just mute the 10% on each side who screams – they don’t deserve your attention and they never have. Let those 10% live in their bubbles and be miserable, we damn sure don’t have to be – there’s just too much out there that’s good.
For today, Slam a beverage, get behind the grill, do some swimming, take in a parade or even remember how this country was born, but have some fun.
Oh, and to the brain dead morons, I say this – don’t be stupid tonight – be safe and sane. Don’t light off the m-80’s or whatever airborne exploding device you’ve “acquired.” Leave that to the pros.