Category Archives: sports

MARCO RUBIO AND MIAMI FOAM PARTIES?


Are These Photos Of Marco Rubio At A Gay Miami Foam Party?

Will the “rumors”, “photos” and “interviews where Rubio spoke of attending gay foam parties” influence voters?

ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY


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A thought I have, something to ponder.    What would our Founding Fathers say, how would they react regarding the state of the United States;  the true state, not the one Barack Obama falsely spoke of in his FINAL State of the Union a few nights ago?

The Founding Fathers would not be happy, if they were with us today.

We’d have quality candidates, they would make todays choices look mighty foolish.  They’d be correcting todays politicians left and right, letting them know they have no clue or  comprehension of how this government was intended to operate.  The people and what is in the best interest for this nation would be held at the highest tier, not ones self; particularly our national security.

The 2016 Presidential Candidates from both sides claim to be the only qualified choice and are quite vocal who is not qualified.   Comparably speaking, none of the 2016 candidates qualify against our Founding Fathers.

 

ST. LOUIS SPORTS FANS


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St. Louis sports fans, give up the anti-Kroenke chants at Blues games and sports bars.  We’re better than that.   We have known for sometime the Rams owner was an asshole. The Rams are gone from STL.   There is nothing we can do about it now…deep greedy pockets will always prevail.  It was his team, not yours and he let you know it.

There were lessons to be learned during this entire process to save the team.   We could have assured Lord Stanley of the greatest multi-sports stadium ever built, it would not have mattered, he was taking his team and going to the West Coast for the brighter lights.  He is the spoiled kid on the court that took his ball and went to play where he can have his way.   Money always talks, and we all know the NFL is all about profit, no matter how deep they have to screw the fans.

Another lesson or a reminder, the NFL is a Rich Boys Club.  Period.   If you are in good standing or in this case, one of the richest men in the world, you are all it matters.  That’s it, that is all it takes, and if guide lines are a road block…….not to worry, the Commish and the boys will throw the book out, they’ll FIX it.  They weren’t going to hurt Stanley’s feelings.

The most profound lesson, the NFL is as politically corrupt as your government.   These guys are politicians.   The dirty work is behind closed doors, they’re like Congress.

St. Louis will survive Stan Kroenke and the Rams abandonment.   You no longer have a losing team that, like Barack Obama, gave false hope and promises.

Stop the anti Kroenke chants now, time to move on already. It just gives him more attention.  Become a KC Chiefs fan like me!

 

 

 

CUBS CONTINUE TO PREY ON CARDINALS


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That seems to be the strategy for the Cubs.   Beat, the Cardinals by taking their players.   However, when you are a free agent, you don’t belong to anyone.   The Cardinals lost in the reverse bidding war.   Cards and Nationals offered more overall money.   Cubs management convinced Heyward he’d win a championship in a baby bear’s uniform and maybe he does.   They actually made the playoffs as a wildcard team last year, beat the Cardinals to advance, only to be whipped by the Mets.  Past Cub players have heard this song and dance before, “This is our Year”.

The people of Chicago (all those living and most that have passed) have never experienced their beloved Cubs win a World Series.  So, is 2016 “the Cub’s Year”?   Maybe, maybe not, you don’t win on paper, you win on the field.

Too many Cardinal fans are fretting this morning.   Why?   We’ve lost players, great players before.    One player leaves, it presents an opportunity for another, “Next man up”.   St. Louis you know this phrase.   It is in the veins of the Cardinals organization.

Heyward was not Albert.   We lost Albert, we returned the next season to the playoffs.   Jason Heyward is a terrific player.   A great defensive player.   He hit .293, a weak .293.   He is a capable homerun hitter, but not a slugger.   He might hit 20 HRs in Wrigley.   Might!  This past season for St. Louis, Heyward had 60 RBIs.    From a right fielder, you need more production than that.   Heyward struggled with men on base.   In fairness lots of Cardinals did in 2015.

The upside, the Cardinals now have 2 spots for their young TALENTED, outfielders.  Enter  Stephen Piscotty and Randal Grichuk, who we got good long looks.    Look at the numbers:

Games   AB     Runs  Hits    Hr  RBI     BA

Heyward     154       547     79     160    13    60     .293

Piscotty              63       233   29       71       7     39        .305

Grichuk             103    323     49      89      17     47      .276

Piscotty and Grichuk’s  PRODUCTION numbers are better on average.    Give these guys the same number at bats as Heyward, they smash his production totals.   Also, their defense and base-running skills are nothing to sneeze at.

Many teams would panic if they lost a player such as Heyward.   The Cardinals have youth to replace him with, talented youth.   They may yet this winter add another outfielder/bat, Piscotty is more than capable of playing 1st.   If the outfield ends up being  Holliday in Left, Grichuk in center and Piscotty in right, they have a fourth in Tommy Pham and Moss.   Matt Adams would have 1st base, with Moss and Piscotty to fill in if needed.

The future is still bright for St. Louis.   The Cubs will still have to deal with the Cardinals.   Cubs will start the year as media favorites, but the Cards, as Joe Buck once called it……..”They just won’t go away.”   The rivalry just got a little warmer.

Cardinal fans, look at the numbers from last year…..this could turn out to be a blessing.

 

WOULD THE CHICAGO BEARS GO ON STRIKE?


Would the Chicago Bears go on strike until mayor Emanuel resigns?  Do the Bears have as much compassion for the citizens of Chicago to not participate in anymore football until the mayor resigns as the Missouri Tigers?   No they wouldn’t think of it.   They have too many $$$ in the way.   It will always be about the $.

Hey it was just a thought, trying to see a little parallelism.

COACH GARY PINKEL (MIZZOU) FIGHTING NEW BATTLE


Gary Pinkel has more wins (117) in his 15 years as Missouri’s coach than the 115 wins combined by multiple coaches in the previous 25 years.    Coach Pinkel is the winningest coach in Mizzou history.  We will miss him, and the next head coach has a very tough act to follow, not just on the field but how he conducts himself off the field.

Coach Pinkel has another opponent, one we didn’t know about until yesterday when Coach announced his resignation.   The Coach has non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.  He says “I still feel good physically, but I decided that I want to focus on enjoying my remaining years with my family and friends.   And also have proper time to battle the disease and give full attention to that …….I don’t know how many years I have left, but I want to turn my focus to life outside of the daily grind of football.”   I am sure Coach will be successful at doing all that…..it won’t be easy for him for a while, football has been huge to him for most of his life; but if you know anything about Pinkel, he never lets it get bigger than the human element.   We witnessed that this past week, when he stood in support of his players boycott.   He cared more for them personally than just winning a football game.  How many SEC coaches would have done the same……..how many coaches throughout the country?

Coach Pinkel is the most popular and recognized individual on the Mizzou campus.  That isn’t any different from most major college football schools, the head coach rules.  He is also the most respected, by faculty, coaches and students, no matter what color.

The Tigers have 3 remaining games this season, one against BYU tonight……we’ll see how much fight they have after a rocky week.   They should be inspired to lead their coach into retirement with some wins, possibly another bowl trip.  Regardless he leaves a winner, and has set the mold for the future with Mizzou.

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MIZZOU AND AL SHARPTON


Has there been an Al Sharpton sighting at Mizzou yet?   Would you be surprised?  Al Sharpton is an opportunistic race baiter.   If AL wants to make his wrinkly old body feel the spirit of youth again, he is probably somewhere down I-70 headed to Columbia, MO.

However, Al, the student protesters, mostly black, seem to be doing well, they have taken over the campus and pretty much run the institution now; something you have never accomplished.   Al, you are out dated!

ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY


Gary Pinkel, the Missouri football coach made a statement on Twitter that the Mizzou family stands as one united with their student athletes.    Is that a statement that Pinkel is asking for the resignation or firing of the Mizzou system President Timothy Wolfe?   Is the winningest football coach in MIzzou history compromising his own position?

If Mizzou forfeits their game this weekend with BYU, Missouri will owe BYU a One million dollar payment according to their contract.  Players threatening not to play are under scholarship.   A football scholarship is a contract between the player and university, the player practices and plays games and represents the university, in exchange the student athlete gets an education……..he/she goes to class.   I understand some classes may be skipped as well now.   I also believe this racial issue exists on the campus and campuses throughout the nation.   I believe there is a better way to deal with the issue.   Protest, demonstrate, do it on game day in front of an entire nation.   You won’t get that audience by a forfeiture.

The board of curators meet today, in closed session to discuss personnel matters.   If Wolfe is fired……..the student protesters win their grievance/complaint.   Does this set up a repetitious way of handling similar problems in the future…….they’ll hold the U of Missouri hostage every time they have a complaint.   Who will be next?

 

 

MIZZOU BLACK FOOTBALL PLAYERS BOYCOTT GAMES AND PRACTICE


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ESPN.go.com reporting on the black Mizzou football players boycott of games and/or practice activities until president of the university system Timothy Wolfe resigns or is fired.   Protests have been on the increase by students on campus due to some racial issues/events that have gone without any disciplinary action by Wolfe.    These racially tense events have not been among the players of the football team, but the black players are boycotting in support of those effected and the student protesters.

ESPN in their article concerning the boycott by the players had to mention that Columbia, Missouri (Mizzou Campus) was 2 hours west of Ferguson.  Has Ferguson become the central headquarters of protesters in Missouri or possibly nationally now?    Racial issues were present before, certainly during and after the protests and riots of Ferguson.   The ESPN article also reminded readers that Ferguson was where Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer spurring the protests.

What was ESPN’s purpose in mentioning Ferguson?  Are they implying that Ferguson is participating in the protests, which have not been violent (yet)?

What is going on at Mizzou is racial, but only against Wolfe and administration whom the students believe refuses to take action against a few individuals that have taken part in racial slurs against some black students and what I will only describe as an ignorant act of racial hate (smeared human feces on a door of a black student).  What went on at Ferguson was racial, but for ESPN to connect the two as if they are related is wrong.   Is everything past and present to be compared with Ferguson?

I know the football players are joining the protest by boycotting because of the attention it raises both locally and nationally.   I wish they, the players joined students on campus by participating in protests  peacefully and possibly they have.  They could possibly show up for the next game against BYU in Kansas City  and participate in some sort of demonstration prior to the game and after.   That would draw attention.  I realize not showing up and leaving only approximately 22 white players to play or possibly a forfeit would draw attention as on a large-scale as well.   I guess that is their point, but who is it really going to hurt.   What does it do to the football program, one that many blacks count on?   I question what the outcome of such a boycott would present.   I believe it will hurt the black athletes, more than anything (most of the roster is black).   It hurts the university financially as well.   Most of the these athletes are on scholarship.

I do not want to sound like I am down playing the problem, there is a problem.   Some people just love to hate and create issues for all.   I agree with the students protest and demand to remove Wolfe.   Those who create the racial tension must be dealt with.   Many of the white students, to include white players have shown their support in the protests.   This should send a strong signal to the administration.   They are asking for the problem to be dealt with by firing Wolfe.   The administration will have to deal with this situation.   They could send a message to every campus in the nation by their action.   It would be another thing if the students were holding the administration hostage……..some may believe they are.   I don’t think so, they were only asking in the beginning that Wolfe deal with it, he obviously failed.   If Gary Pinkel fails as Mizzou coach he would get fired.   Whats the big deal, fire Wolfe.

There are racial issues on college campuses nationwide.   I doubt you’ll see any other black players from other football programs joining the boycott.

I wish the football team would show this kind of commitment and fight on the field.

TITLEIST R&D GOLF BALL TEST


I received a sleeve of Titleist prototype golf balls in the mail yesterday.   They thanked me for my interest in being part of the Titleist R&D process.   I don’t recall expressing that with them, but hey I’m game.   I play Titleist balls often, more than any other ball on the market.   Titleist makes a great product.   They may have my name in their system, a few years ago after a hole-in-one with a Titleist Pro-V1X, they sent me a plaque.

However, does Titleist not know where I live?  It’s November, and the air is getting a bit of a cooler chill.   They want me to play their ball for a couple of weeks, then they’ll forward a survey to me for my feedback.   By chance, I am playing today, but I don’t know how many more days are left in the season.   Maybe that’s it, they want to see how the ball responds to cool air.  🙂

It is Saturday morning, and I am writing about golf balls.   The candidates aren’t saying much worthy of writing, that wouldn’t be a repeat.   Trump’s book is good!   Read his blueprint, I have learned a little.

Now this is a post, golf and politics!