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Stray Thought, Long Time Out Dept. 0

You know the Sports Department at my local rag is getting desperate from the lack of sports news when they run the results of the Canadian Football League draft on the sports page where they would normally have box scores.

I can’t find it on their website, but I saw it with my own eyes.

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A Glimmer of Sunshine 0

Bob Molinaro. sportswriter extraordinaire, looks on the bright side:

(Major League Commissioner Rob–ed.) Manfred said this week that baseball is “probably not gonna be able to do” a 162-game schedule. So what he’s saying is, it’s less likely that the Orioles will lose 100 games again.

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Super Bowl Boor 0

Self-important culture warrior throws penalty flag for “backfield in motion.”

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Twits on Twitter 0

Sporting twits.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Yet another schoolyard Trumpling.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Sportswriter extraordinaire Bob Molinaro:

On Monday, the Jets tweeted out birthday wishes to 28-year-old safety Bennett Jackson. Later that day, they cut him. And then deleted the tweet.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

And now, the rest of the story.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A Trumpled high school football game.

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Mythical Creatures 0

Image One:  Nessie.  Image Two:  Bigfoot.  Image Three:  Flying saucer.  Image Four:  NCAA-certified student athlete.

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Mythical Creatures 0

Image One:  Nessie.  Image Two:  Bigfoot.  Image Three:  Flying saucer.  Image Four:  NCAA-certified student athlete.

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Learn more.

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better 0

Frame One:  Man looks at television as male athlete celebrates and thinks,

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It’s Only a Game, Folks 0

Words fail me.

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Cart Blanked 0

A golf cart fights back.

Five people were injured Friday at the US Open when one of several boxes being loaded onto a golf cart fell onto the accelerator and sent the cart into spectators.

The California Highway Patrol says a vendor parked the cart near the 16th hole at Pebble Beach and was walking away when a box fell onto the gas pedal, moving it forward as it circled at full speed.

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Misty Water-Colored Memories 0

I thought these were a thing of the past.

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Damned If You, Damned If You Don’t 0

Sportswriter extraordinaire Bob Molinaro catches the irony:

Maybe hustling is overrated. The Mets’ Robinson Cano, a chronic loafer, was criticized last weekend for failing to run out a pair of ground balls. So Wednesday, he ran hard on a grounder to shortstop and pulled up lame with tightness in his left quadriceps. He’s on the injured list.

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Great Moments in Duh 2

According to the bright lights sportscasters who did the pregame show before last night’s Phillies-Nationals game, this is a (not-to-scale because I had one ear on the game) diagram of the “quadrants” of the strike zone.

Diagram of strike zone divided into six (sic) quadrants.

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Name Recognition 0

Bob Molinaro, sportswriter extraordinaire, asks the question:

If you were a 31-year-old Triple-A rookie hitting .149 with no power and 25 strikeouts and only six base on balls in 67 at-bats, how fast would you be released or demoted if your name wasn’t Tim Tebow?

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It’s All about the Benjamins 0

Bob Molinaro, sportswriter extraordinaire, in case you still wonder why I’ve lost interest in college sports (emphasis in the original):

Fake sentiment: I thought it made for a nice sentiment the first time I saw a college basketball team wearing T-shirts that read “Family.” But then I realized that these were Nike creations handed out to all of the company’s intercollegiate business partners. “Family” was simply another corporate scheme. Should have known. Nothing in big-time sports is organic.

I think that the phrase, “intercollegiate business partners,” is quite telling.

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The Rule of Lawless 0

Joe Patrice sees eerie similarities between Donald Trump and the New England Patriots.

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The Big Game 0

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