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One less racist misogynist philanderer, but Instagram popularity is off chart

"You can fuck Magic Johnson for all that I care, just don't put him on Instagram" billionaire Donald Sterling told his mistress in a now infamous recording in which he also explained he didn't want her bringing black people to his basketball games. The NBA responded by stripping the LA Clippers owner of his franchise because they won't abide blatant racism, as if the NBA performer audience color divide wasn't overt enough. Who could have envisioned a boyfriend being more jealous of Instagram than actual physical infidelity? KUDOS INSTAGRAM! And three cheers for billionaires so greedy that they can't abide a sex-worker mistress being compensated with a house and car. Sterling's wife sued the mistress to recover less than one percent of their tax-evading family trust, in spite of being forwarned that an incriminating tape would be leaked to the press. But I'm really curious about the friends Sterling said were complaining to him about the Instagram pic. Who sees someone posing with Magic Johnson and asks "why is your girlfriend standing next to a BLACK MAN?"

Update on the Vuvuzela ban in British Soccer

I mentioned the cheaply made plastic horns being banned on the ridiculous "public safety-homeland security" excuse that they could be a weapon. Now, I've a passing familiarity with weapons and the scars and record to prove it. If you could possibly use a vuvuzela as a weapon, if you have that skill level, then you would do a far quicker job of it with your bare hands. I also mentioned that the Soccer Football clubs don't ban drunken rowdies, and the existence of beer so strong it's properly measured in "proof" the way distilled spirits would be, 40% alcohol = 80 proof. The usual strength of distilled spirits in the U.S. Anything over 100 proof, is considered "overproof". This is not from direct experience, I don't drink. I do have a steadily decreasing number of friends who do. One of the many Reaganite approved ways of offing yourself with a little help from the Corporate Empire. Like this example. 55% 110 Proof BEER. It's a microbrew, sure. Most English beer that's a mere 25% alcohol (they call American beer "piss") isn't micro-brew, it's commercial grade toxins. This stuff is called "The End of History", they made like 12 bottles for sale, at

Texas football

The Park Cities, University Park and Highland Park, get Dallas city services, water supply, at no city tax cost to the residents. Super rich neighborhood, one of the richest in America. To add insult to injury, the Dallas Police department routinely patrols the “border” of these neighborhoods, to keep out the riffraff from the surrounding townships of Dallas, Oak Cliff, DeSoto and South Oak Cliff. Some of the most dirt poor areas of Dallas County. But the people and businesses in these townships, even though they also have the distinction of being separate municipalities, DO pay Dallas municipal taxes.   In Texas, Football is worshipped. It is their lower case g god. They sold the design to the State Legislature, which has to approve taxpayer subsidized business deals such as the New Improved cowboys stadium in Arlington, with a sliding roof over the hole , so God could still look down and watch His team play. One democratic legislator said quote “Well, if God approves of it, who are we to say different?” and voted yes to the proposition. 924

Nancy Pelosi’s new dog, Silvestre, fails IQ test

Democratic Party exINS police dog, Silvestre Reyes, flunked his IQ test this week. The new head of the House Intelligence Committee was given a series of basic questions about the Middle East by the journal Congressional Quarterly Today, and scored ZERO on their IQ test for him. Yes, truth is stranger than fiction, it seems. But Pelosi's pick for the spot didn't seem to even know the difference between the Sunnis and the Shia! Unbelievable! Maybe they should rename it the House Ignorance Committee instead? 795

NFL Chunky

On TV and radio ads, they're calling it Campbell's NFL Chunky Soup, for the NFL Appetite.   Really now. NFL players are well tuned physical performers. Do you think professional athletes can afford to pump that much sodium, MSG, empty carbohydrates, and bad fat into their bodies? NFL players earn multimillion dollar salaries. Think they're eating canned soup? 585

The Fighting Arabs

The Notre Dame football players are called the Fighting Irish. Where did that come from? They're Catholic, so they're Irish? They'd more likely be Italian, or Belgian, or everyone who speaks Spanish. What is it about the Irish? 497

Failed athletes in the military

Much was made of Uday's wrath when athletes on the Iraqi soccer team would return untriumphant. If a player made a gaffe, Saddam's evil son Uday would send him off to the front. The Iran-Iraq Front at that time.   Americans are familiar with the lingo. It was a running joke on Hogan's Heroes and became a timeless adage. Displease Der Fuhrer, you're sent to the Russian Front. 332

No free TV

Television used to be free. They were the public airwaves and the networks were given the use of those airwaves so long as they were serving the public good. What's happened? 303

Zidane is not a son of a Harki

Harki is Algerian for collaborator. Zenedine Zindane has publically refutted the accusation before.   "Zizou" Zidane could not even speak the word on TV when asked what taunt had provoked his now infamous headbutt in the last ten minutes of the World Cup. He would only say that Materazzi had insulted his mother and sister, three times. 254

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