Tuesday, November 21, 2017

You got too friendly with me

Today's list of shame - Hollywood division - includes John Lasseter of Pixar.
How far do these problems go?
To infinity, and beyond.

What's the matter McFly? Chicken?

Al Michaels gives the blame to President Trump for the NFL's troubles with pregame kneeling during the national anthem.
Michaels said it felt like tension over the protests was starting cooling down, until President Trump weighed in during a September rally in Huntsville, Ala., where he called on NFL owners to fire players who decided to protest while the national anthem was being played.
But it reminds me of the Back to the Future series.
Marty McFly's future turned out poorly because he didn't want to seem to be backing down from a challenge.
Thus McFly in 2015 lost his job.
The NFL players didn't have to respond as they did to President Trump.
They decided to kneel since they didn't want to appear to back down to the president.
They lost bigger than they would have if they had ignored Trump.

He was a cut above

The Daily Progress notes the passing of Charlottesville barber Kenneth Staples.
I used his services many times after moving to town in 1995.
The place had the great barber shop feel, with Staples directing which chairs customers would go to.
Former Gov. George Allen, who had his hair cut frequently at the barbershop when he lived in Albemarle County and was in the House of Delegates, called the shop “must go to place for anyone running for office.”
“It was the best place for a haircut as well as commonsense perspective, humor and wisdom. Obviously, they’ll keep going, but they’ll certainly miss Mr. Staples, as they did his father, they’re truly a part of the heritage,” Allen said. “It’s an institution.”

Monday, November 20, 2017

The bloom is off the Rose

After a hard day of work, what's the news story filling the airwaves?
Charlie Rose walking around naked in front of his staff.
The best writers can hardly keep up.
This scandal poses some unique problems for our liberal friends. The Democrats spent decades telling women how Republicans hate them and now, well, it appears the Democrats like women, just the wrong way, and they like obtaining consent not at all. Pervgate is generating gross revelation after gross revelation, and basically America’s ladies are being asked, “Show me on the doll where the bad party touched you.”
They’re answering, “Everywhere, and also on my houseplants.”

Showing the way

Interesting that a band member from AC/DC died on the same weekend as Charles Manson.
Their song shows where people think he's going.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Facebook quote of the week

Shall the Senate expel him under the new Roy Moore rule, or does he get the Ted Kennedy You-Can-Kill-a-Woman-and-Stay-in-the-Senate pass?

Saturday song





The things we do to find 10cc on Youtube.

Hey, it's right here.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Weekend watchdog

NASCAR will crown a new champion Sunday - and say farewell to Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Four drivers have a chance to claim the 2017 Monster Cup when the flag drops at Homestead at 3 p.m. on NBC.
Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr. both won three times during the playoff run, with Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski taking one checkered flag in the last nine races. Whoever finishes best at Homestead claims the season crown.
The Xfinity Series has its finale on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The last Truck Series race goes on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m.
The Redskins visit New Orleans on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS offers Ravens-Packers at 1 p.m. with the Patriots' contest against the Raiders in Mexico City in the late afternoon slot.
The Eagles take on the Cowboys on NBC Sunday night, with Falcons-Seahawks on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday as UNLV takes on New Mexico at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia travels to Miami on ABC Saturday at noon. It's Ohio State-Illinois at 3:30 p.m. with USC-UCLA at 8 p.m.
CBS has a pair of SEC contests, with Mississippi State-Arkansas at noon followed by Georgia hosting Kentucky.
Notre Dame battles Navy on NBC at 3:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Wisconsin at noon on Fox, then Michigan State takes on Maryland at 4 p.m. It's off to the PAC-12 for Stanford-California at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Texas tangling with West Virginia. Oklahoma meets Kansas at 3:30 p.m., then LSU takes on Tennessee at 7 p.m. Utah meets Washington at 10:30 p.m.
Auburn faces Louisiana-Monroe at noon on ESPN2, then Kansas State takes on Oklahoma State. In primetime, Texas A&M meets Mississippi at 7 p.m. before Air Force faces Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
Texas Tech tangles with TCU on FoxSports1 at noon and Penn State battles Nebraska at 4 p.m.
The ACC network brings Virginia Tech against Pittsburgh at 12:20 p.m., with some areas getting Clemson's clash with The Citadel.
William & Mary take on Richmond at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
MASN offers Lafayette-Lehigh at noon.
In college hoops, there's tournament semifinals on ESPN2 from Charleston and Myrtle Beach Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then the third place game from the 2K Sports Classic at 5 p.m. The champion of that tournament will be crowned at 7:30 p.m.
Georgetown tangles with Maryland-Eastern Shore Saturday at noon on MASN2.
The Basketball Hall of Fame tip-off tournament championship will be Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2, after the third place game at 3 p.m. There's championship action from Myrtle Beach at 7:30 p.m. and Charleston at 9:30 p.m.
Virginia hosts Monmouth Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and FoxSports1 has Western Carolina-Minnesota Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
In women's action, Maryland meets Connecticut on ESPN Sunday at 1:30 p.m
ESPN offers the Thunder and Spurs Friday at 8 p.m., with Pelicans-Nuggets in the nightcap.
The Wizards take on the Heat Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington before going to Toronto Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Capitals' contest with the Wild Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal takes on Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Leicester City-Manchester City. Watford clashes with West Ham United Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
Bayern Munich battles Augsburg in the Bundesliga Saturday at 9 a.m. on FoxSports1 and it's Schalke-Hamburg Sunday at 9 a.m.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

1 big headache for the NFL

Clay Travis identifies a big reason for the NFL's ratings problems - lousy games at 1 p.m. Eastern.
Because extra games outside of Sunday afternoon.
For instance, I’m going to watch Titans-Steelers tonight and I’m letting my boys stay up late to watch this game with me tonight. But I’ve already told my wife that we can do whatever she wants on Sunday during the usual Titans window — at one eastern — because we won’t be watching our local team play then
So the NFL will get my viewership on Thursday, but they will lose my viewership on Sunday.
I’m betting that’s true for many Titans or Steelers fan and that situation replicates itself for fans of teams all season long.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

How to stop a bad guy

Via Hot Air, a story that might not have gotten much press but deserves attention.
A guy began shooting at a Dollar General store.
Across the street, a business owner gets into his car.
The shooter takes a break and the businessman takes action.
“At that point I put my car in drive and I proceeded to drive as fast as I possibly could to hit the individual,” he said. “I had full intentions to hit him if that’s what it would take to stop him.”
It sounds as if Green tried to leap over the car but didn’t avoid getting clipped. Pinnavaia says there is a shoe print on his roof. In any case, Green gave up on his attack and ran. Pinnavaia and Kaufmann chased after him on foot and moments later police arrived. An officer tackled Green and he was arrested (dash cam video is included in the clip below).
Good job, citizen.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How they saved so many

Via Hot Air, a riveting article from the Emergency Room physician in Las Vegas who helped many of the shooting victims in October.
It starts with preparation, put into place when word of the shooting arrived at his hospital.
At that point, I put into action a plan that I had thought of beforehand. It might sound odd, but I had thought about these problems well ahead of time because of the way I always approached resuscitations:
  1. Preplan ahead
  2. Ask hard questions
  3. Figure out solutions
  4. Mentally rehearse plans so that when the problem arrives, you don’t have to jump over a mental hurdle since the solution is already worked out
It’s an open secret that Las Vegas is a big target because of its large crowds. For years I had been planning how I would handle a MCI (Mass Casualty Incident), but I rarely shared it because people might think I was crazy.

Monday, November 13, 2017

How do you like me now?

Scott Adams gives President Trump grades on the top 10 concerns of the country.
A good economy gives the numbers a boost.
I’ll give President Obama 75% credit for the strong economy. But I think consumer confidence and the stock market tell us there is optimism about the current administration. That confidence is buoyed by Trump’s reduction in regulations via executive orders, his tough talk on trade, and his persuasion toward a higher GDP that is already becoming self-fulfilling. If people believe the economy will be better next year than this year, they invest this year, thus making next year better. We might see something good come out of tax reform, but I don’t think it will matter as much as people assume.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pledge to practice safe lawncare

In light of the Rand Paul incident, I talked with my neighbor.
We promised not to attack each other while mowing the lawn - if we have any disagreement.
Join us and pledge to make neighborhood lawncare safe.

Limbo up north

Football players have been trying to do the best touchdown celebration throughout the season.
In the CFL, Ottawa came up with a great one Sunday.
Unfortunately, they lost in the playoffs.
They have until next July to think up new celebrations.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Facebook quote of the week

Keep an eye on this space for further developments.

Saturday song







Saturday morning is a great time to enjoy old songs, like this one from Barry Manilow.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Weekend watchdog

We know how the college basketball ends - with One Shining Moment after cutting down the nets.
The season starts with some long trips.
West Virginia and Texas A&M begin their hoop seasons with a top-25 battle in Germany. They meet on ESPN Friday at 6 p.m. from Ramstein Air Force Base.
It's off to China at 11:30 p.m. (early Saturday there) with Georgia Tech facing UCLA in Shanghai.
Back in the States, MASN shows Grambling-VCU Friday at 7 p.m. while MASN2 has Morehead State against Xavier at 7 p.m. and Mount St. Marys meeting Marquette at 9 p.m.
Notre Dame visits DePaul on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m. Seton Hall hosts Monmouth Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Kentucky takes on Vermont on ESPN at 3:30 p.m.
On the women's side, top-ranked Connecticut meets Stanford Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The college football weekend continues Friday, as Cincinnati clashes with Temple at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2 followed by BYU-UNLV. Washington takes on Stanford on FoxSports1 at 10:30 p.m.
In the Ivy League, NBC Sports network shows Brown-Dartmouth.
Saturday starts on ABC at noon with either Boston College-N.C. State or Iowa State hosting Oklahoma State. The game not shown over the air in your area will be on ESPN2. Unbeaten Wisconsin tries to fend off Iowa at 3:30 p.m. and it's the top 10 battle between Notre Dame and Miami at 8 p.m.
Ohio State and Michigan State battle at noon on Fox, followed by Southern Cal-Colorado at 4 p.m. and TCU taking on Oklahoma for Big 12 lead at 8 p.m.
CBS has a pair of contests, with Florida facing South Carolina at noon before top-ranked Georgia takes on Auburn.
Virginia Tech tries to bounce back against Georgia Tech at 12:20 p.m. on the ACC network.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Arkansas visiting LSU. It's Clemson-Florida State at 3:30 p.m. and second-ranked Alabama meeting Mississippi State at 7 p.m.
West Virginia tangles with Kansas State on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m., then Purdue clashes with Northwestern at 7 p.m. In the nightcap, Arizona hosts Oregon State at 10 p.m.
Nebraska meets Minnesota at noon on FoxSports1.
MASN shows Presbyterian's contest against Liberty at 3:30 p.m. while James Madison meets Richmond on MASN2.
The Redskins face the Vikings Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, followed by Cowboys-Falcons. CBS offers Steelers against the Colts at 1 p.m., while areas around Washington will see the Texans tangle with the Rams at 4:05 p.m.
The Patriots visit Denver on NBC Sunday night, with Panthers-Dolphins on ESPN Monday night.
North of the border, ESPN2 has CFL playoff semifinals Sunday. Ottawa faces Saskatchewan at 1 p.m. followed by Edmonton-Winnipeg at 4:30 p.m.
NBC has NASCAR's Monster Cup race in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m., with the Xfinity race going Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Truck Series will be on FoxSports1 Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Formula One has its Grand Prix of Brazil Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network. There's practice Friday at 11 a.m.
The Lakers visit the Wizards on NBC Sports Washington Thursday at 7 p.m. The Hawks come to town Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Bucks battle the Spurs on ESPN Friday at 9 p.m. T
he Penguins tangle with the Capitals on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7 p.m., with Edmonton visiting Sunday at 7 p.m.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Penn State Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sweden tangles with Italy on FoxSports1 Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Let there be light

A Massachusetts commission is looking into moving its time zone to the Atlantic, one hour ahead of Eastern Time.
Being so far north and east, it gets dark before 5 p.m. through the late fall and winter months.
No good.
But Massachusetts wants some neighbors to join them in the move.
Okay, if it's just New England.
But it looks like they want to add New York as well.
New York City might like it, being the same longitude as western Massachusetts.
But what about western New York places like Buffalo, so close to the Midwest.
I can't see New York joining a different time zone.
Boston will have to go alone or stay where they are now - in the dark.

All you need to know

It's been 48 hours.
Enough of the complaining about election losses.
Time to focus.

The Trump you have, not the Trump you want

Enough of the blame game over Tuesday's election results for Republicans.
Your memories aren't that short.
Remember 2009.
Remember 2010.
Donald Trump had nothing to do with those.
The protest vote against President Obama inspired Republicans then like protesting President Trump inspires Democrats now.
Protest builds excitement.
If your main thought after Tuesday is to get Donald Trump to change, that's not going to happen.
He's been counted out so many times and yet here he stands.
You can't blindly follow him like Democrats did when Obama led them into the ditch.
But you're going into the next election with the Trump you have, not the Trump you want.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

To save your jobs, pass something

Powerline looks ahead to 2018 after today's tough day for Republicans in Virginia.
In all events, the GOP needs to accomplish more in Congress, starting with tax reform.
I'm ready to look behind the numbers.
In Augusta County, Ed Gillespie drew fewer votes than his ticket mates.
If the trend holds statewide, perhaps he was the weak link.
He did well in 2014 as the protest candidate against Mark Warner.
In 2017, the Democrats were the ones doing the protesting.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Oh happy day

What a glorious week.
Time to relive the Trump victory.
It's always best to skip to the end.
Brian Fallon: We had this issue where the Javits Center needed us out by 3 a.m. The decision was made that someone had to come out and address the crowd. 
Zara Rahim: There were die-hard Hillary supporters that were like, “We’re not going.” Folks who were sobbing and literally couldn’t move because they were so distraught. I remember pieces of memorabilia on the floor, little Hillary pins and “I believe that she will win” placards.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

That run down feeling

Legal Insurrection highlights the final days of the Virginia gubernatorial election.
While it’s not at all clear who will win on Tuesday, it is interesting to note that Democrats are concerned.  In an indication of Democrat worries about Gillespie pulling out a win, this race has moved from a “must win” for Democrats to “not the only race we’re focused on.”

What changed?

For years, Democrats loved Donna Brazile.
She ran campaigns.
She ran the Democratic National Committee.
She appeared on news channels.
Never a peep of complaint about her work.
Until her new book tour.
If she's lying now, why?
If not, the spinning must be fast and furious.
This and other claims from Brazile’s book which have come out in the last few hours only confirm me in thinking that her claims are at least self-serving, in other cases highly improbable and in some cases literally impossible.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Don't tug on Trump's cape

Don Surber has a lengthy list of those who attacked Donald Trump - and felt backlash in their lives.
Will they ever learn?

Odor of failure

Donna Brazile's new book should keep everybody talking this week.
Brazile paints a scathing portrait of Clinton as a well-intentioned, historic candidate whose campaign was badly mismanaged, took minority constituencies for granted and made blunders with “stiff” and “stupid” messages. The campaign was so lacking in passion for the candidate, she writes, that its New York headquarters felt like a sterile hospital ward where “someone had died."
Can't wait for President Trump's tweets on this.

Facebook quote of the week

It’s a tomato soup /grilled cheese kinda day.

Saturday song





Hoping for a nice day for a Saturday in the Park.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Weekend watchdog

The college football season enters its final month with a berth in the ACC championship likely on the line.
Virginia Tech travels to unbeaten Miami Saturday at 8 p.m. on ABC. The Hokies have just one conference loss - to Clemson five weeks ago.
Saturday's winner will likely claim the Coastal Division's spot in the ACC championship and keep hopes of a national title alive.
The college football weekend continues Friday when Tulsa takes on Memphis at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. FoxSports1 offers Utah-UCLA at 9:30 p.m. while NBC Sports network has Brown against Yale at 8 p.m.
Wisconsin travels to Indiana Saturday at noon on ABC, then Clemson visits North Carolina State at 3:30 p.m.
Fox has Penn State-Michigan State at noon followed by Stanford's clash with Washington State. Michigan meets Minnesota at 7:30 p.m.
Two of the top four teams in the first bowl championship poll play at 3:30 p.m. Top-ranked Georgia meets South Carolina on CBS while Wake Forest visits number three Notre Dame on NBC.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Texas A&M taking on Auburn. Ohio State heads to Iowa at 3:30 p.m. with Texas tangling with TCU at 7:15 p.m. It's Arizona-USC in the nightcap at 10:45 p.m.
Missouri meets Florida on ESPN2 at noon and West Virginia hosts Iowa State at 3:30 p.m. SMU battles Central Florida at 7:15 p.m. before BYU faces Fresno State at 10:45 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers Kansas State against Texas Tech at noon, then it's Bedlam with Oklahoma-Oklahoma State at 4 p.m. Oregon takes on Washington at 10 p.m.
Virginia hosts Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The ACC network carries Florida State-Syracuse at 12:20 p.m.
Baylor battles Kansas on MASN2 at noon while Liberty hosts Duquesne at 3:30 p.m. on MASN.
The Redskins travel to Seattle Sunday at 4:05 p.m. on Fox. CBS offers Ravens-Titans at 1 p.m. before the Chiefs take on the Cowboys.
Miami hosts the Raiders on NBC Sunday night, and it's Lions-Packers Monday night on ESPN.
NASCAR heads to Texas, with the Monster Series on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the Truck Series on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m.
ESPN brings Cavaliers-Wizards Friday at 7 p.m. and the Thunder takes on the Celtics at 9:30 p.m. The Capitals visit Boston Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Stoke City clashes with Leicester City Saturday at 8:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Newcastle United against Bournemouth. Tottenham Hotspur faces Crystal Palace Sunday at 6:55 a.m., then it's Manchester City-Arsenal and Chelsea meeting Manchester United.
The MLS playoffs continue on ESPN Sunday with the Eastern Conference semifinals, with Toronto taking on the Red Bulls at 3 p.m. followed by New York City against Columbus at 5 p.m.
In the Bundesliga, Koln meets Hoffenheim Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
The New York City marathon goes on ESPN2 Sunday at 9 a.m.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A lobbyist - just like Hillary's friends

I have been bothered by the Northam camp's attack on Ed Gillespie as a Washington insider.
It didn't seem to be a winning strategy.
When you think bad things about Washington, you may think lobbyists.
But you also think Democrats.
Now, the final week of the campaign, finds lobbyists in a bad light again.
Paul Manafort being a Republican doesn't help Gillespie.
But lobbyists like the Podesta being mentioned for the first time now doesn't help Northam.
Northam wants you to put him together with Barack Obama.
Instead, he's stuck with the seedy side of Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bring the brimstone

Scott Adams has a persuasive idea to deal with terrorists.
When a would-be terrorist considers his plans, he is probably 100% convinced that paradise awaits him, virgins and all. Our best counter-persuasion would involve injecting some doubt in that belief. Eternity is a long time to spend in Hell, so you might not want to take a five-percent chance of ending up there. A rational loser might risk a five-percent chance of prison, or even a five-percent chance of dying.  But a five-percent chance of burning in Hell for eternity is a scarier proposition.
It's what's waiting for you losers.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

What Allahu Akhbar means

The New York City terrorist said Allahu Akhbar during his attack.
CNN didn't use his exact words.
They must think Allahu Akhbar means "CNN is fake news."

Monday, October 30, 2017

Oh my

Not a good day for Kevin Spacey.
Even George Takei is blasting him.
It looks like Spacey's career is collapsing like a ..... House of Cards.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Suck it up and keep driving

Going between Fishersville and Baltimore can mean a trip around the D.C. Beltway.
But I've been avoiding that when I can in recent years.
Especially during rush hour times.
Virginia thinks maybe tolls will help move commuters off the road and into transit.
Good luck with that.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Number nine

This blog hits a milestone tonight - nine years on the internet.
The pace of posting has slowed as life gets busier.
But with Donald Trump as president, life promises to stay interesting for the near future.

Facebook quote of the week

Good Morning everyone, can someone please turn the heat back on. I am not ready for this just yet!

Saturday song





Chicago asks you to look away, but they made a video about it.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Weekend watchdog

It's a busy weekend for the remote control as all four major sports leagues seek their share of the spotlight.
While baseball may have five more games before the World Series champion is crowned, the NFL nears its midpoint and NHL and NBA seasons continue early season action.
Fox has Game 3 of the World Series Friday, with the Astros hosting the Dodgers at 8 p.m. Los Angeles claimed the first game, with the Astros rallying to win Game 2 in extra innings.
The series continues Saturday at 8 p.m., with Game 5 Sunday. If necessary, they will return to Los Angeles Tuesday and Wednesday if necessary.
The NFL weekend continues Sunday as the Chargers visit the Patriots on CBS at 1 p.m. The 49ers meet the Eagles on Fox at 1 p.m., then the Cowboys and Redskins battle in the late afternoon slot.
The Steelers take on the Lions on NBC Sunday night, with ESPN showing the Broncos' visit to Kansas City Monday night.
The Wizards battle the defending NBA champion Warriors Friday at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and tangle with the Kings Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Capitals have a west coast Canadian swing this weekend, taking on Edmonton Saturday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. It's off to Calgary Sunday at 9 a.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Florida State tries to bounce back against Boston College Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, and Tulsa takes on SMU on ESPN2 at 9 p.m.
West Virginia hosts Oklahoma State Saturday at noon on ABC, followed by either UCLA-Washington or TCU against Iowa State. The game not seen over the air in your area will be on ESPN2.
In primetime on ABC, it's Clemson battles Georgia Tech or Texas Tech-Oklahoma with ESPN2 carrying the alternate contest.
Florida faces Georgia from Jacksonsville at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Fox has a top 10 Big Ten battle between Penn State and Ohio State at 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame takes on North Carolina State at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Illinois-Wisconsin, then Northwestern meets Michigan State. Texas A&M takes on Mississippi State at 7:15 p.m. with Southern Cal-Arizona State in the nightcap at 10:45 p.m.
North Carolina tangles with Miami at noon on ESPN2. Hawaii hosts San Diego State at 11:15 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the battle of Kansas between the Jayhawks and Wildcats at 3 p.m. Minnesota meets Iowa at 6:30 p.m.
Virginia visits Pittsburgh at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The ACC network offers Wake Forest-Louisville at 12:20 p.m.
Cornell clashes with Princeton on NBC Sports network at 7 p.m.
ESPN2 has New Jersey high school football between Bergen Catholic against Don Bosco Prep Friday at 6 p.m.
NASCAR goes to Martinsville Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Truck Series goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC brings the Mexican Grand Prix Sunday at 3 p.m. NBC Sports network has qualifying Saturday at 2 p.m. after practice Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
ESPN has a Western Conference semifinal match in the MLS playoffs Sunday at 5 p.m.
Manchester United meets Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by West Bromwich Albion against Manchester City. Chelsea clashes with Bournesmouth on NBC at 12:30 p.m.
Brighton & Hove Albion battles Southampton Sunday at 9:25 a.m. and NBC carries Everton-Leicester City at noon.
In the Bundesliga, Stuttgart meets Freiburg on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Focus on crime

Powerline highlights the Virginia gubernatorial race in the final two weeks.
Gillespie is targeting voters in these suburbs with aggressive advertising on television. Although Northam is said to have considerably more money on hand than Gillespie, the Republican is running many more ads in the Northern Virginia market, at least on the television shows I watch — sports and a little bit of cable news.
Many of Gillespie’s ads focus on taxation. In addition, though, he is hammering hard on matters of crime and punishment. I discussed in some detail the ad where Gillespie highlights Northam’s deciding vote in favor of sanctuary cities — a vote Gillespie says increases the threat of the gang MS-13.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Piss poor

Remember the famed dossier about President Trump's bad behavior in Russia.
Guess who paid for it?
Democrats.
And the Clinton campaign, into last fall.
The Clinton campaign and the DNC through the law firm continued to fund Fusion GPS’s research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Ignore the Chess Club crew

Kurt Schlichter takes his normal-sized bat to the establishment.
Of course, the chess club came out in fussy force after the speech in response to the pushback against Bush’s cattiness. “Why, you wouldn't be offended unless you were secretly convinced in your heart that you were some kind of racist,” they hissed, because, of course, no one has ever been offended by being falsely accused of something, and never in all of human history has a speaker insulted people without expressly using their name.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Settle down for the good of the country

In a few weeks, it will mark one year since Donald Trump won the presidency.
A whole year is a long time to maintain panic and alarm.
Before Trump even had a chance to prove just how unfit for office he was, liberals and Democrats were already preemptively tossing around the word “impeachment.” The vigor for the Russia investigation is driven, in part, by the hope that clear evidence of criminal activity will emerge, thereby justifying the introduction of articles of impeachment. Yet despite no smoking gun, 40 percent of Americans – and more worryingly 72 percent of Democrats – say they would support impeachment, according to one recent poll.
If unimpeachable evidence does, in fact, emerge, then fine. Since some are realizing how unlikely this is, the conversation is now moving onto the 25th amendment, with mainstream outlets covering it as a serious possibility. It’s almost as if the goal is to find a reason to get rid of Trump, by any means, or amendment, possible. The very eagerness with which some on the left (and the never-Trump right) are raising such drastic measures is, itself, cause for concern.

Proving the point

Is the media too hard on President Trump?
Maureen Dowd asked Jimmy Carter.
The USA Today recap proves the point.
Perhaps Carter is seeking to placate Trump as part of a job interview: The 93-year-old former president said he is willing to undertake a diplomatic mission to North Korea to discuss its nuclear weapons program.

A better list

Legal Insurrection provides a better 25 conservatives to follow on Twitter.
Why was the list needed?
The far left site Salon recently published a list of 25 conservatives who are “actually worth following” on Twitter. If you scroll through their list however, it quickly becomes apparent that it’s a “who’s who” of noted Trump haters on the right.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Facebook quote of the week

I believe in love and random acts of kindness...we can't change the world but we can sure try. Instead of trick or treating tonite we gave out treats to our fellow campers. I've never seen so much happiness in a tiny face. We didn't post pics of people's faces but everyone should have seen what I saw

Saturday song





Starting the day with a serving of Meat Loaf.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Weekend watchdog

The Virginia Cavaliers host Boston College Saturday.
By the end of the homecoming weekend, they could be making plans to play in the postseason.
Standing 5-1, the Cavaliers can clinch a bowl berth when they meet the Eagles on NBC Sports Washington at 12:30 p.m.
Virginia has won four straight, including ACC contests against Duke and North Carolina. Boston College knocked off Louisville last week, but stands 3-4 on the season.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Marshall meets Middle Tennessee on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m., followed by Colorado State-New Mexico. NBC Sports network offers Princeton against Harvard at 7 p.m.
Texas takes on Oklahoma State on ABC Saturday at noon, then Michigan State meets Indiana at 3:30 p.m. Second-ranked Penn State tangles with Michigan at 7:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Alabama hosts Tennessee at 3:30 p.m.
NBC offers a top 25 battle between Notre Dame and Southern Cal at 7:30 p.m.
There's a pair of Big 12 games on Fox, with Oklahoma-Kansas State at 4 p.m. followed by Kansas against TCU.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Florida State-Louisville. It's Miami's clash with Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. and LSU against Mississippi at 7:15 p.m. The slate closes at 10:45 p.m. with Washington State facing Colorado.
Northwestern heads to Iowa on ESPN2 at noon before Virginia Tech hosts North Carolina at 3:30 p.m. South Florida visits Tulane at 7 p.m. and Wyoming travels to Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
Iowa State faces Texas Tech at noon on FoxSports1, followed by Arizona State-Utah.
It's purple on purple as the Ravens visit the Vikings Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, followed by Bengals-Steelers. Fox has 49ers-Cowboys at 4:05 p.m. in the Fishersville area, with Saints-Packers in Charlottesville and southwest Roanoke.
The Steelers tangle with the Lions on NBC Sunday night, while the Redskins battle the Eagles Monday on ESPN.
North of the border, Hamilton visits Montreal Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Yankees and Astros meet in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, with Game 7 if necessary Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Dodgers await the winner in the World Series starting Tuesday.
NASCAR heads to Kansas Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the playoff field dropping from 12 to eight at the race's conclusion.
The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
The Wizards host the Pistons Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Cavaliers battle the Bucks on ESPN Friday at 7 p.m., with Warriors-Pelicans in the nightcap.
The Capitals visit the Red Wings Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus, then host the Panthers Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
West Ham United tangles with Brighton & Hove Albion Friday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Chelsea clashes with Watford Saturday at 7:25 a.m., followed by Huddersfield Town-Manchester United. It's Everton-Arsenal Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and Tottenham Hotspur takes on Liverpool at 10:55 a.m.
FoxSports1 has the Bundesliga Sunday, with Koln-Werder Bremen at 7:25 a.m. and Hertha Berlin's contest with Freiburg at 9:30 a.m.
There's a women's friendly between the United States and South Korea Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN.
The MLS regular season closes with games on ESPN Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Marine Corps Marathon goes through the streets of Washington starting Sunday at 7 a.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Texas tangles with Oklahoma in women's volleyball on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What Gen. Kelly said

General John Kelly spoke to the press Thursday.
General Kelly stepped forward on behalf of President Trump to address the hysteria fomented by Rep. Fredrica S. Wilson and her impressionable media friends regarding President Trump’s phone call to the Gold Star mom who lost her son in Niger. The substance of the phone call has become the cause celebre this news cycle. General Kelly’s statement should be a cause of another kind. It should be a cause of shame and introspection on the part of the media.
Listen and learn.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Baffled by the Trump bump

Newsbusters shares information on the confusion NBC has over the latest stock market high.
However, after that brief note of credit to the President, co-host Savannah Guthrie skeptically followed up "So often we see what happens in Washington, what happens with politics directly affects the market. So, if the market is strong, does that mean the economy likes President Trump?
Ruhle discounted that possibility, suggesting the market rally was happening in spite of him.
"Well, here’s what’s interesting. People are going, “How come the chaos in Washington is not playing out in the market?” Part of it is because it’s noise. President Trump does say a lot of things that scare us, but he doesn’t necessarily do them. He says things about immigration, about trade, geopolitics, but then his team kind of walks it back. So the market brushes it off unless it actually gets put into play. And it hasn’t so far."

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I love Raqqa roll

As Iowahawk tweeted, ISIS is now WASWAS.
Raqqa has fallen to mostly Kurdish forces.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello released a statement on Tuesday afternoon announcing that the fighting was over after a four-month assault, BBC reports.
The SDF is expected to make a formal declaration of the city's liberation in the near future. The final assault came at the end of three years of IS control in the city, and involved a final stand from up to 300 IS militants, according to the the BBC.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Oh, say can you C.J.

The same day Colin Kaepernick announced plans to fight the NFL - accusing owners of colluding to keep him from getting a job - the 49ers had a rookie show why Kaepernick is still unemployed.
C.J. Beathard threw for 245 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins Sunday.
He took over before halftime and nearly led the 49ers to their first win of the season.
Every year, numerous college quarterback seek to replace current players on NFL squads.
If you don't produce, you don't stay employed.
Kaepernick could have stood for the anthem all year long in 2016, and still be behind Beathard on the depth chart.
And as a rookie, Beathard has more potential.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Undefeated team watch

For the 45th straight year, the 1972 Miami Dolphins have celebrated when final unbeaten team that season had lost.
It took six weeks this year for the Kansas City Chiefs to lose for the first time.
Enjoy your continuing dominance, Dolphins.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Muster read blogging

Althouse has husband Mead reading the Hillary Clinton book.
He gives her tips and she goes from there.
That's all she can muster.
I've heard it said that the first maybe 100 pages of the book is a pretty good read, but after that it gets boring. I don't know if that's true, but I have found evidence that the first chunk of the book had a different author (or editor) than the rest of the book. The evidence is the word "muster" which I used to find a section of the text Meade and I were talking about, a section about Hillary's decision to show up for the swearing-in of Donald Trump.
The passage in question ended with
That’s how I ended up right inside the door of the Capitol on January 20, waiting to be announced. It had been such a long journey to get here. Now I just had to take a few more steps. I took Bill’s arm and squeezed it, grateful to have him by my side. I took a deep breath and walked out the door with as big a smile as could muster.
I muster return to find what else they find.

Liking what Trump does

Scott Adams notes how showing President Trump's low popularity - compared with the popularity of his program.
Consumer confidence is peaking while the president’s approval rating is in the cellar. That means people expect him to be effective on the big stuff. But they don’t like him because of the other stuff.

What to do with Weinstein's money

Democrats have a quandary.
They received all this money raised by Harvey Weinstein over the past 25 years or more.
Especially Hillary Clinton.
What should be done with this dirty money?
It's obvious.
Give it to the health insurance companies.
There's nothing in Obamacare that says individuals can't give to them.
But if Congress doesn't authorize, no one else in the government can dispense.
They would help more people than shuffling the money off to other Democrats, right?

Saturday song





Get your morning going with Styx and Mr. Roboto.

Facebook quote of the week

Retweeted Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump):
Very proud of my Executive Order which will allow greatly expanded access and far lower costs for HealthCare. Millions of people benefit!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekend watchdog

James Madison hosted ESPN's College GameDay in 2015.
The Dukes won the national title in 2016.
Unbeaten so far in 2017, they get another visit from Lee Corso and crew Saturday.
GameDay starts on ESPN Saturday at 9 a.m., after shots during ESPN programming Friday and early Saturday morning.
MASN covers the game Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Second-ranked Clemson visits Syracuse Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Washington State-California.
Michigan meets Indiana on ABC Saturday at noon, followed by Georgia Tech-Miami. In primetime, Southern Cal hosts Utah.
Auburn travels to LSU on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with South Carolina-Tennessee. It's the Red River Rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m. and top-ranked Alabama hosts Arkansas at 7:15 p.m. Arizona State tangles with Washington at 10:45 p.m.
Duke hosts Florida State at noon on ESPN2 and Maryland meets Northwestern at 3:30 p.m. Florida faces Texas A&M at 7 p.m. followed by Nevada-Colorado State.
TCU takes on Kansas State at noon on FoxSports1, then Baylor battles Oklahoma State. It's Ohio State-Nebraska at 7:30 p.m.
N.C. State travels to Pittsburgh at noon on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Virginia-North Carolina.
The ACC network carries Boston College-Louisville at 12:20 p.m.
The Redskins host the 49ers on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m., while CBS offers Patriots-Jets and the Steelers against the undefeated Chiefs in the late afternoon slot.
NBC has the Giants and Broncos Sunday night, while the Colts visit the Titans on ESPN Monday at 8:30 p.m.
North of the border, Calgary clashes with Hamilton Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The American League Championship Series begins Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Houston taking on the Yankees on FoxSports1. Game 2 is Saturday at 4 p.m. on Fox.
Can the Cubs defend their World Series title? The Dodgers host the first two games of the National League Championship Series on TBS, starting Saturday at 8 p.m. with the second game Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Talledega hosts NASCAR for the weekend, with the Monster Cup Series going Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC. The Truck Series goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
The Capitals visit the Devils Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington, then take on the Flyers Saturday at 7 p.m.
In college hockey, Notre Dame hosts Denver Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Liverpool takes on Manchester United Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Crystal Palace-Chelsea. Everton clashes with Brighton & Hove Albion Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and Southampton takes on Newcastle United at 10:55 a.m.
The Red Bulls face Atlanta on FoxSports1 Sunday at 5 p.m., followed by Seattle-Dallas.
FoxSports1 has a U-17 World Cup contest between France and Honduras Saturday at 7:20 a.m. Leverkusen meets Wolfsburg in the Bunesliga Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Oklahoma State tangles with Texas Tech Friday at 7 p.m. in women's soccer on MASN2.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Not Fighting, Losing

Still think NFL players should protest during the national anthem?
Does the NFL?
The league wants the players to stand for the anthem, but it also doesn’t want to trample on their rights to free expression, even as it quietly changed its policy to allow for the punishment of anthem protestors, but please be aware it hasn’t actually punished anyone, never mind that the new policy can easily be weaponized to keep some players from demonstrating, but don’t you know the players are not actually required to do anything during the anthem, okay?Confused? You should be. There’s no logic or consistency to what the NFL is doing, which is in keeping with its efforts to make certain issues a league problem while making others a team concern. As always, what matters most is public relations and keeping the owners happy. Expect that to be the guiding principle at next week’s league meeting in New York City, where the issue will be “front and center,” according to NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pop a top again

Legal Insurrection carries the good news - Chicago has repealed its higher tax on soda.
Cook County commissioners voted 15-2 to repeal the 1-cent per ounce tax on soda, diet soda, sweetened coffees and teas, and sports drinks. The editorial board of the Chicago Tribune called the tax “highway robbery.” The tax added a $1.28 tax for a gallon of zero-calorie iced tea. 
Drink up, Chicago.
After December 1.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sour losers

Sports Illustrated gives space to a snarky retort to NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell's letter to the league.
And I never understood this line of thinking.
And nothing heals divisions like asking those players to set aside their political views and honor a tradition with jingoistic undertones that, in part, was paid for by the Department of Defense and served as marketing for the military.
So the NFL is only patriotic when they get paid?

Goodell asks for running time

When a youth, high school or college football game gets out of hand, the losing coach will sometimes ask for running clock.
No clock stoppage for incomplete passes or running out of bounds.
Get the game over before somebody gets hurt.
The NFL asked for running time in the Anthem battle today.
The league is trying to extricate itself from a bad situation of its own making. But it is a coyote ugly situation of race identification and entitlement, one that has been at least 350 years in the making.
Coyote ugly is when you are trapped with a person so ugly that you want to gnaw off your leg to escape, as legend has coyotes doing when their foot is caught in a trap.
After watching ratings drop and hearing fans boo, a few owners decided to crack down on kneeling instead of rising for the national anthem.

The sports media told us there was unity among athletes two weeks ago.
How's that going?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Wrong Hill to die on

ESPN's Jemele Hill will be taking a two-week vacation after her tweets about NFL protests.
In a statement Monday, the company said Hill "... previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision."
We'll see what happens on the field and in Bristol the next two weeks.

Undefeated team watch

The Chiefs won again, rolling their record to 5-0.
The Steelers await next Sunday afternoon.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Players upstage anthem by taking knee

I'm learning headline writing skills from Sports Illustrated today.
Did Vice President Mike Pence upstage the game, or did the protest by the 49ers?
The 49ers are the last large group of players continue to protest during the anthem.
Other teams have moved on or modified their protests from two weeks ago.
Did so many 49ers take a knee because Pence was in the building?
Would more have stood without his presence?
A better question to ask than immediately blaming Pence and President Trump.

Have a problem with silencers? I can't hear you

Via Ace, Larry Correia explains why Congress is trying to make it easier to get silencers for gun users.
If you’ve ever been around a really loud bang, you may have noticed that afterwards your ears ring. I’ve got some bad news for you, that ringing means you’ve permanently damaged your hearing. When that fades you will have lost some measure of hearing, and hearing damage is permanent and cumulative. The more of these loud bangs you are exposed to, the greater the damage. It will never get better. It will only continue to get worse.
I was a firearms instructor for about a decade and spent a lot of time running ranges and teaching people. I was religious about wearing my hearing protection, but if you spend enough time on the range you will be caught unaware eventually and somebody is going to touch something off right after you take your muffs off.
People who want it easier to get silencers aren't ignoring your points.
They can't hear you well.
Hang out at the gun range and you'll understand.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Give them credit

The home of the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards has a new name this season - Capital One Arena.
The Wizards thought it needed a new nickname.
"The Vault" is it.
They earned what's in their wallet.

Saturday song



This song came to mind during the NFL player protests, and seems appropriate for this week of remembering Tom Petty.








Facebook quote of the week

Time for my annual Rock and Rock Hall of Fame rant... The 2018 nominees are out, and, for the most part, it's a good list, but there are a few that shouldn't make it. First, whom would I like to see IN? Dire Straits, Eurythmics, Rufus w/Chaka Khan, Bon Jovi, J. Geils Band, Cars, MC5, Zombies, Depeche Mode, Moody Blues, Kate Bush, Judas Priest and Nina Simone... KEEP 'EM OUT: LL Cool J, Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead.... There are three other acts I've never heard of, so I won't even list those....

Friday, October 6, 2017

Invisible Harvey

Remember the Jimmy Stewart film from 1950 "Harvey?"
Only Jimmy Stewart could see the six-foot rabbit.
Today, there's another Harvey that's invisible to the media.
He's been hiding in plain sight for years.

Weekend watchdog

Can the Red Sox and Yankees bounce back?
The American League Divisional Series continue Friday, after the Astros and Indians won Thursday's openers.
FoxSports1 starts the day at 2 p.m. with the Red Sox and Astros, with Yankees-Indians on MLB network at 5 p.m.
The National League Divisional Series get going on Friday on TBS, with Cubs-Nationals at 7:30 p.m. before the Dodgers battle the Diamondbacks at 10:30 p.m. The Nationals and Cubs meet for Game 2 Saturday at 5:30 p.m., followed by Dodgers-Diamondbacks at 9 p.m.
The American League series will have Game 3 on FoxSports1 Sunday in Boston at 2:30 p.m. and New York at 7:30 p.m.
The Capitals have their home opener against Montreal Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
CBS has the Patriots' trip to Tampa Thursday at 8:25 p.m. The Ravens head west to meet the Raiders Sunday at 4:05 p.m. on CBS. The Cardinals visit the Eagles on Fox at 1 p.m., followed by Packers-Cowboys.
The Chiefs visit the Texans on NBC Sunday night, with Bears-Vikings on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday as ESPN has a pair of contests - Memphis meeting Connecticut at 7 p.m. before Boise State battles BYU.
Penn State travels to Northwestern Saturday at noon on ABC, followed by Notre Dame-North Carolina. Michigan meets Michigan State at 7:30 p.m.
Florida faces LSU at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Oklahoma takes on Iowa State at noon on Fox, then it's Maryland-Ohio State at 4 p.m. Washington State goes against Oregon at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Georgia-Vanderbilt. Florida State faces Miami at 3:30 p.m. and top-ranked Alabama takes on Texas A&M at 7 p.m. The nightcap features California and Washington at 10:45 p.m.
Clemson hosts Wake Forest at noon on ESPN2, followed by Minnesota-Purdue. Virginia Tech tries to bounce back against Boston College at 7:15 p.m. and it's San Diego State-UNLV at 10:45 p.m.
FoxSports1 brings Texas Tech-Kansas at noon. TCU takes on West Virginia at 3:30 p.m. and Stanford faces Utah at 10:15 p.m.
Virginia takes on Duke on the ACC network at 12:20 p.m.
MASN offers Marshall meeting UNC-Charlotte at 6 p.m.
NASCAR's Monster Series playoffs are now down to 12 racers in contention, with the next stage starting in Charlotte Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday at 12:30 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 2 a.m.
The Wizards have a preseason game against the Knicks Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. ESPN shows Kings-Lakers Sunday at 9 p.m.
The road to the World Cup continues Friday as the United States meets Panama on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. and Mexico goes against Trinidad at 9:20 p.m.
England meets Lithuania on FoxSports1 Sunday at 11:25 a.m., followed by Germany against Azerbaijan. ESPN has Northern Ireland against Norway at 2:30 p.m.
The Breeder's Cup Challenge Series continues with the Bourbon/Spinster Stakes Sunday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Can we talk?

Do you want to have a conversation about guns after Las Vegas?
Kurt Schlichter does.
Sit down and listen to him first.
So, let’s continue our important conversation. How about this? How about we continue to speak freely, saying whatever we want however we want, and you leftists just sit there and be offended? How about we practice our faiths however we want, even if that means some of us don’t end up validating every one of your preferred personal peccadillos (I checked under all of the penumbras and emanations in the Constitution and I can’t find anywhere that you have a right to have us high-five everything you do). And how about we insist that everyone accused of something gets due process and the chance to defend himself – or herself, or even xirself?
Yeah, we know that us having rights is inconvenient, but that’s too damn bad. Because we aren’t asking you for our rights. We’re telling you we aren’t giving them up.
Any questions?

Do players like sportswriters?

As a former sportswriter, I'm amused by the reaction to Cam Newton's press conference answer.
Do players like having to explain everything they do everyday during the season?
Players know that coverage is necessary for their jobs.
But it's not enjoyable.
Sportswriters act as if Newton's comment to the woman writer was the worst thing ever.
Writers need to relax about Newton.
He didn't mean to insult the woman.
He probably doesn't hold any of you in high regard.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Duct tape, what can't it do?

From my former newspaper in South Carolina, a column saluting what binds us together - duct tape.
For nerdy users – repair those broken glasses frames. For those who happen to catch a burglar – duct tape makes excellent handcuffs. 
Duct tape is such a key part of holding our society together that a roll is required on every NASA space flight.
So, Miss Williams, my Home Economics teacher of decades ago - even though you are in that great classroom in the sky now, please know your worst student managed to keep it together. With a little luck and a roll of tape.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Undefeated team watch

The first team to win a game this year - Kansas City - is the only team without a loss after four weeks.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins are watching.

Monday, October 2, 2017

End run

If your child was born the day Enron declared bankruptcy, you could be driving the roads of Virginia with them.
You can get your learner's permit to drive at age 15 and a half.
Enron went under 15 years and 10 months ago.
Yet, Democrats are trying to pull down Ed Gillespie with Enron.
Got anything more recent?
The latest commercial mentioned companies moving jobs overseas. I guess that means these Democrats will support Donald Trump's reduced tax plan for companies, which intends to bring money and jobs back to the United States.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

O.J.'s last release





O.J. Simpson got out of prison late Saturday night.

Remember his hospital release from The Naked Gun?

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saturday song

The word of the weekend - especially Sunday afternoon.




Facebook quote of the week

The former First Lady said women that didn't vote for HRC, didn't hear our inner voice.... I heard my inner voice just fine. And another one said there is a special place in hell for women that didn't vote for HRC....I thought they didn't believe in heaven and hell? And I am a deplorable, racist, blah blah blah. Blah, blah, blah, blah....

Friday, September 29, 2017

Outkick in the head

Politico unveiled a profile on Outkick the Coverage's Clay Travis Friday.
Travis' producer wasn't impressed.
If you read the Politico article, you’ll notice he quoted me several times in the roughly 4500 word piece. I probably spoke over ten thousand to him myself, but he picked about six sentences. Before I discuss those, let me explain how the interview went down. I can’t accurately describe how many times I was asked some variation of this question:
So, did Clay Travis make a conscious decision to appeal to the right for monetary and celebrity purposes?

Weekend watchdog

The baseball regular season ends Sunday with all 15 games starting at 3 p.m.
Will any postseason berths still be open?
Several division races were decided weeks ago, and the home fields for the divisional round have been clinched since mid-week. Going into Friday's contest, only the second National League wild card berth remains open - with Colorado leading Milwaukee by two games.
The National League east champion Nationals have a four-game set with the Pirates to finish the regular season, with games on MASN. The Orioles conclude their campaign with three games in Tampa Bay on MASN2.
Fox has a possible playoff preview between the Astros and Red Sox Saturday at 1 p.m., along with Blue Jays-Yankees.
FoxSports1 shows the Brewers against the Cardinals at 4 p.m.
TBS will have coverage of the Mariners meeting the Angels, Dodgers-Rockies and the Tigers taking on the Twins Sunday.
The Dolphins and Saints travel to London, with coverage Sunday on Fox at 9:30 a.m. The Cowboys host the Rams on Fox at 1 p.m., while CBS brings Ravens-Steelers and the Raiders against the Broncos at 4:25 p.m.
The Colts tangle with Seahawks on NBC Sunday night, then the Redskins take on the Chiefs Monday on ESPN.
The college football weekend continues Friday when Duke duels with Miami at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Southern Cal-Washington State. Illinois clashes with Nebraska on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m. while Dartmouth meets Penn on NBC Sports network at 7 p.m.
Wisconsin hosts Northwestern Saturday at noon on ABC, then Florida State faces Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. Second-ranked Clemson takes on Virginia Tech at 8 p.m.
Tennessee takes on Georgia at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Fox offers Michigan State-Iowa at 4 p.m. and Oklahoma State takes on Texas Tech at 8 p.m.
Notre Dame hosts Miami of Ohio on NBC Sports network at 5 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Florida-Vanderbilt. Auburn meets Mississippi State at 6 p.m. before top-ranked Alabama faces Mississippi.
It's off to the ACC on ESPN2 at noon with North Carolina visiting Georgia Tech before Baylor battles Kansas State. Central Florida goes against Memphis at 7 p.m. and the day closes at 10:30 p.m. with Colorado-UCLA.
Maryland meets Minnesota at noon on FoxSports1, then California clashes with Oregon at 10:30 p.m.
Syracuse battles North Carolina State on the ACC network at 12:20 p.m.
Holy Cross tangles with Lafayette at 1 p.m. on MASN.
NBC carries the President's Cup, with coverage Saturday starting at 8 a.m. and Sunday at noon.
NASCAR visits Dover for the weekend, with the Monster Series Sunday at 2 p.m. Sunday on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network, while FoxSports1 has the Truck Series in Las Vegas at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
NBC Sports network shows the Grand Prix of Malaysia Sunday at 2:30 a.m., after qualifying Saturday at 5 a.m. and practice Friday at 3 a.m.
The WNBA continues its Finals Friday at 9 p.m. as the Lynx face the Sparks on ESPN2. Game 4 will be Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
The Capitals conclude their preseason in Carolina Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast.
Huddersfield Town takes on Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, and it's Chelsea-Manchester City at 12:30 p.m. Arsenal meets Brighton & Hove Albion Sunday at 6:55 a.m., followed by Everton-Burnley and Newcastle United against Liverpool.
Schalke battles Leverkusen in the Bundesliga Saturday at 7 a.m. on FoxSports1, followed by Augsburg-Dortmund. Sunday, it's Hertha Berlin facing Bayern Munich at 9:30 a.m.
In the MLS, Philadelphia faces Seattle Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
MASN2 has women's volleyball between TCU and Kansas Saturday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Pack it in

Where do the NFL protests go from here?
The Packers and Bears took the field and stood for the anthem Thursday.
Will the rest of the teams follow over the weekend?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bad news for Northam

Encouraging words from a Democrat today - the governor's race doesn't appear to be going their way.
Making Republican observers happy.
For those of you who remember the mantra “Let Ken Be Ken” in 2013?  The Northam campaign now finds itself in a rather odd admixture of Cuccinelli 2013’s errors and Deeds 2009’s inability to execute.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

That's a Strange way to tell me you love me

Alabama Republicans love Donald Trump.
But they love Roy Moore more than Trump's candidate in the primary.
Strange.
Very Strange.

Which team do you like?

Sunday in Baltimore, there will be a big game between the Ravens and Pittsburgh.
Which team do you support?














Monday, September 25, 2017

Remember the replacement players

When it comes to the NFL and the national anthem, we know one thing - Donald Trump will stand firm.
There will be no apology.
He will look for a deal, and might well remember the NFL action from right after his USFL folded.
You remember the 1987 players strike, and the replacement players?
The NFL players went on strike after the second game.
The owners hired replacement players to continue the schedule after a week-long break.
And some stars broke ranks from the union.
Joe Montana and future Congressman Steve Largent among them.
The players stood together for a few weeks, then the dam broke.
The strike ended and the season resumed.
We'll see how these players stand together, and for how long.

Undefeated team watch

Several teams entered Sunday's play without a loss.
Only two left at 3-0 - Kansas City and Atlanta.
They won't meet in the regular season, so Sunday's matchup between Atlanta and Detroit will be the last between unbeaten teams in 2017.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins are watching.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Trump's real plan

Via Iowahawk

I enjoy the NFL and I enjoy Trump

I look forward to NFL Sundays.
It's a great way to enjoy the day.
I enjoy watching Donald Trump in action.
He seems to enjoy running the country - and driving many people crazy.
I support both.
It's possible to do.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Facebook quote of the week

Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a warmer than normal winter, with less snow. The Farmers Almanac predicts almost the complete opposite. Let's see which will be more accurate this year.

Saturday song





Is there any other choice for a song this week?

Friday, September 22, 2017

Weekend watchdog

The NFL has been playing regular season games in London since 2007.
The Baltimore Ravens haven't been part of the action - until this weekend.
The Ravens take on the Jaguars Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in a contest that will stream on Yahoo.
The Jaguars have split their four appearances in London, with wins the past two years.
CBS has a pair of contests Sunday, with the Steelers meeting the Bears at 1 p.m. before the Packers taking on the Bengals. Fox brings the Giants and Eagles at 1 p.m.
The Redskins host the Raiders on NBC Sunday night, and it's Cowboys-Cardinals on ESPN Monday night.
North of the border, British Columbia hosts Hamilton Friday at 11 p.m. on ESPN2. Calgary clashes with Saskatchewan Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
The college football weekend continues Friday when Virginia tangles with Boise State at 8 p.m. on ESPN2, and it's Utah-Arizona on FoxSports1 at 10:30 p.m.
Florida State faces North Carolina State at noon Saturday on ABC, with some areas showing that game on ESPN2 and Houston-Texas Tech on ABC.
ABC's day continues when California clashes with Southern Cal at 3:30 p.m. and Iowa meets Penn State at 7:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Alabama visits Vanderbilt on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
Fox brings Michigan-Purdue at 4 p.m. followed by Michigan State against Notre Dame.
ESPN begins its day at noon with Arkansas taking on Texas A&M, then it's Oklahoma State-TCU. Georgia goes against Mississippi State at 7 p.m. with UCLA-Stanford at 10:30 p.m.
Second-ranked Clemson clashes with Boston College on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. It's LSU-Syracuse at 7 p.m. before Hawaii takes on Wyoming at 10:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh plays Georgia Tech on the ACC network at 12:20 p.m.
Central Florida travels to Maryland at 3:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, then Baylor battles Oklahoma at 6:30 p.m. and Colorado meets Washington at 10 p.m.
James Madison begins CAA play against Maine on MASN at 1:30 p.m.
Kent State visits Louisville on Comcast at noon.
The Orioles meet the Rays on MASN2 for the weekend, while the Nationals continue to gear up for the postseason, meeting the Mets over the weekend on MASN.
The Cubs and Brewers get coverage Friday on ESPN, Saturday afternoon on Fox and Sunday on TBS, while Fox also shows Angels-Astros. ESPN closes the weekend with the Astros against Angels Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR visits New Hampshire Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series races in Kentucky Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, while the Truck Series goes at New Hampshire on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m.
The 30 best golfers of the season gather for the PGA tour championship, with coverage on NBC Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The NHL preseason gets going on NBC Sports network Sunday at 8 p.m. when the Blues battle the Penguins.
The Capitals host the Blues Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before taking on the Hurricanes Saturday at 7 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Bundesliga play between Hannover and Koln Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
West Ham United faces Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Manchester City-Crystal Palace. Brighton and Hove Albion goes against Newcastle United Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
Atlanta tangles with Montreal in MLS play Sunday at 5 p.m. on Fox, and Portland visits Orlando on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
Virginia takes on North Carolina on Comcast-plus Friday at 7 p.m.
There's women's volleyball between top-ranked Minnesota and Michigan State at 1 p.m. on ESPN. Michigan battles Wisconsin at 3 p.m. while Kansas and Kansas State meet Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trump knows his audience

President Trump's approval ratings have begun to tick upwards.
What should his detractors think?
The man knows box office. Just think of how this is going to drive the “resistance” left out of its mind. Chuck and Nancy are “normalizing” Trump. He can’t be “literally Hitler” if Chuck and Nancy keep smiling on the couch and announcing the framework of deals.
Trump keeps on out-smarting those who think he's not so smart.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

That's the ticket

Just a few days until the big Charlottesville concert.
Some of those who won free tickets are still waiting for them to arrive.
Maybe we should be more concerned about mail delivery than statues.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

And I think it's gonna be a long, long time

Did you enjoy President Trump using "Rocket Man" in Tuesday's speech to the United Nations?
Scott Adams did.
The left better get used to Trump being President.
Cause I think he's gonna be there a long, long time.

Undefeated teams watch

Thanks to the Hurricane Irma postponement, we have two 1-0 teams - Miami and Tampa Bay - along with those who started 2-0.
Week 3 brings just one matchup of undefeated teams - Atlanta against Detroit.
The 1972 Dolphins are watching.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mowing 'em down

Ed Driscoll gives a lengthy look at the boy who mowed the Rose Garden lawn - and the over-the-top reactions.
This photo-op is such a pretty nifty small win all around for Trump; it humanizes him next to the 11-year old kid and by reminding voters how much PR Giaccio is going to get now that he can use this in his marketing efforts. Having Giaccio at the White House wanting to promote his business contrasts Trump with Obama trolling America via “clock boy” last year. And the White House PR team had to know when they scheduled it that someone in the DNC-MSM would find some way of freaking out – Trump could say “Nice day today,” and a lefty scold would shout, “But what about global warming???!!!!”

Keep abreast of the situation

Kurt Schlichter enjoyed watching the exchange between the CNN anchor and her interviewee who likes two things.
And wants to fight those who demand silence from the conservative side.
Basically, if you don't have any female body parts, you're just wrong all of the time. Unless you have fake female body parts and betrayed your country; then you are America's greatest hero and a martyr to Harvard's infamous legacy of transphobia. Or something.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Dud with THUD

Poor Dana Milbank.
Wondering if Bernie Sanders' healthcare proposal will cover Trump Hypertensive Unexplained Disorder.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Well hung fellow

Harvard withdrew its offer for Bradley/Chelsea Manning to be a fellow.
Manning hung up when getting the news.
Manning ended the conversation on Thursday as the dean, Douglas Elmendorf, tried to justify to her his decision to cancel the fellowship only a day after it had been announced. The dean had said he needed to talk to Manning “urgently” after CIA figures first raised their objection to Harvard offering the whistleblower a place among its 2017-18 visiting speaker program – raising the prospect that one of America’s most prestigious academic institutions had kowtowed to pressure from the intelligence services.
Why did Harvard do this?
I guess they decided to rely on intelligence.

Facebook quote of the week

Another three-and-out. Fourth punt in the first 7 minutes
Still no first downs
I think the team that does not fall asleep wins the game
 
 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekend watchdog

Sixteen drivers have a shot at the NASCAR Monster Series Cup championship.
One is going for title number eight.
Jimmie Johnson and the rest of the playoff contenders hit the track at Chicagoland Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Johnson won his seventh championship last year, joining Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. with that number. He opens the playoff season in fifth place after winning three times during the first 26 races.
The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and FoxSports1 has the Truck Series Friday at 8:30 p.m.
The Orioles have a series with the Yankees on MASN. The Nationals host the Dodgers for the weekend. There's coverage on MASN2 Friday, moving to Fox Saturday afternoon and ESPN Sunday night.
Fox also offers Mariners-Astros Saturday, and the Royals visit the Indians on FoxSports1 at 4 p.m.
The Ravens battle the Browns on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m., and Fox brings two contests - the Eagles facing the Chiefs at 1 p.m. and Redskins against Rams at 4:25 p.m. The Falcons open their new stadium against the Packers on NBC Sunday night, with the Lions taking on the Giants on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday when Illinois visits South Florida at 7 p.m. on ESPN followed by Arizona-UTEP.
UCLA travels to Memphis Saturday at noon on ABC, then BYU meets Wisconsin. In primetime, Louisville hosts Clemson.
Florida faces Tennessee on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
Fox offers Army-Ohio State at 4:30 p.m. followed by Texas-USC.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Oklahoma State's visit to Pittsburgh. Notre Dame goes against Boston College at 3:30 p.m., then Mississippi State meets LSU at 7 p.m. Mississippi takes on California at 10:30 p.m.
Virginia clashes with Connecticut on ESPN2 at noon, followed by North Texas-Iowa. Top-ranked Alabama takes on Colorado State at 7 p.m. and its San Jose State against Utah in the nightcap.
Nebraska battles Northern Illinois at noon on FoxSports1.
Duke takes on Baylor on Comcast at 12:30 p.m.
The PGA tour's playoff field will reach 30 after this weekend's tournament on NBC Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Bournemouth battles Brighton & Hove Albion Friday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Crystal Palace clashes with Southampton Saturday at 7:25 a.m. Manchester United meets Everton Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich meets Mainz 05 Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Comcast brings ACC soccer between Boston College and Clemson Friday at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and there's practice Friday at 8:30 a.m.
The IndyCar circuit visits Sonoma Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with practice Friday at 5 p.m.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Understanding Trump

Scott Adams brings his ideas to today's news about the dreamers and border security.
Trading Imaginary Assets for Real Ones: If we believe initial reports from Pelosi, Schumer, and Trump, there will be some sort of deal for greater border security in exchange for allowing DACA folks to stay in the country. But realistically, the DACA folks couldn’t have been rounded up and deported without a civil war. So President Trump traded an imaginary asset (the idea of deporting the DACA folks) for something potentially real in terms of greater border security funding.
If you doubt Trump today, you join a long line of people who didn't think he'd become president.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

What else you got, Democrats?

Legal Insurrection wonders if Democrats are overplaying their hand with Trump hate.
So there’s something going on here that the Dem insiders are picking up that rings true: People don’t have to like Trump to vote for him. And the more people attack him hysterically and unreasonably, the more they help him.
 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Do you know the way to sand, Jose?

With Hurricane Irma done, attention can turn to Hurricane Jose.
It's been spinning in the Atlantic for the past few days.
Hopefully it will spin away from the east coast.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Your time is up

Will Hillary Clinton really get out of the way now?
It’s not hard to guess why Hillary might want to keep going. She lost a winnable race to a candidate the left hates. If she exits the stage now it’s pretty arguable that Trump’s presidency becomes the last word on her legacy. Hillary clearly is not ready to accept that.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

On the solar and wind front

The looming hurricane has climate change proponents in action - this storm is so bad because you don't listen to us.
So solar and wind power and we'll have a better future, they say.
They point to Europe.
But Germany is going to fall short on its targets for 2020.
The German government has targeted a 40 percent reduction of GHG emissions by 2020, as compared to 1990 levels, but with less than three years to go the country remains far from achieving that goal. Berlin already admitted that the 40 percent goal likely wasn’t possible, and instead lowered its sights to a 35 percent reduction, but even that seems unlikely now. A new study from the green think tank Agora Energiewende says Germany is likely to achieve only a 30-31 percent reduction.
Maybe nature has more input into the hurricane than man's energy use.

Happy "Watch TV reporters get drenched" day

It's Hurricane Irma landfall day.
People are snug in their shelters, or outside the storm zone.
TV reporters from all the networks are spread across the state.
Getting wet.
Getting blown by heavy wind.
Plenty of coverage of stock footage over phone calls with city officials in the storm's path.
I've just summarized the whole day on the network.
You can watch other things most of the day and be informed.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday song





Everybody is against the wind today.

Facebook quote of the week

South Florida friends... Are you staying or going? If you are staying... are you going to a shelter? If you are going... where are you going?

Friday, September 8, 2017

The looming disaster

When we get through the weekend, a disaster awaits us - Hillary Clinton's newest book.
Therapists are standing by.

Weekend watchdog

It's not fantasy - the new NFL season has begun.
After Thursday's season opener, the campaign gets going Sunday as Fox has the first doubleheader of the season - the Redskins hosting the Eagles at 1 p.m. before the Seahawks tangle with the Packers.
CBS offers Ravens-Bengals at 1 p.m.
NBC begins its Sunday night coverage with Giants at Cowboys.
 ESPN has its season-opening twinbill on Monday night, with the Saints taking on Vikings at 7 p.m. followed by Chargers meeting the Broncos.
The college football weekend begins Friday when Oklahoma State takes on South Alabama on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. Ohio meets Purdue on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
Saturday's action on ABC starts at noon with Cincinnati-Michigan. Penn State battles with Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m., with Ohio State hosting Oklahoma in a top-10 contest at 7:30 p.m.
Notre Dame hosts Georgia on NBC at 7:30 p.m.
CBS starts its SEC coverage with Arkansas taking on TCU at 3:30 p.m.
Nebraska heads to Oregon on Fox at 4:30 p.m., followed by Stanford-USC at 8:30 p.m.
ESPN begins its day at noon when Louisville visits North Carolina. In primetime, Auburn clashes with Clemson at 7 p.m. before Boise State meets Washington State.
Iowa and Iowa State tangle on ESPN2 at noon, then top-ranked Alabama takes on Fresno State. It's South Carolina-Missouri at 7 p.m. with Utah's contest with BYU at 10:15 p.m.
Oregon State hosts Minnesota at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Georgia Tech tangles with Jacksonsville State on Comcast at 12:30 p.m.
MASN2 has three contests Saturday, starting at noon with Charlotte's clash with Kansas State. It's Central Michigan against Kansas at 4 p.m. and Baylor battles Texas-San Antonio at 8 p.m.
The Orioles take on the Indians Friday on MASN, moving to Fox Saturday and ESPN Sunday night.
The Nationals host the Phillies for the weekend, with games on MASN2 Friday and moving back to MASN Saturday and Sunday.
Fox also shows Yankees-Rangers Saturday at 1 p.m., while TBS brings Dodgers against Rockies Sunday at 4 p.m.
NASCAR finalizes its Monster Cup playoff field at Richmond Saturday on NBC Sports network at 7:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Friday at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN has the finals of the U.S. Open, with the women taking the court Saturday at 4 p.m. and the men Sunday at 4 p.m. along with the women's double title match Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
There's men's semifinals Friday at 4 p.m. on ESPN, after doubles at noon on ESPN2.
Comcast has ACC soccer between Virginia Tech and Duke Friday at 7 p.m.
Manchester City meets Liverpool Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then it's Arsenal-Bournemouth. Burnley battles Crystal Palace Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and Swansea City tangles with Newcastle United at 10:55 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Freiburg faces Dortmund Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Columbus clashes with Sporting Kansas City Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
There's a pair of WNBA playoff games on ESPN2 Sunday at 3 and 5 p.m.