I Practice Safe TextRandom notes while the Sox grounded into another 6-4-3 inning-ending double play...
Just when you see the dark side of the human experience - death and dying young - the worst side of humanity comes out.
While Former New England Patriots DE Marquise Hill was being laid to rest in New Orleans, La., the home of his parents was robbed of about $16,000 worth of belongings.
It's not enough that Hill bought the house for his parents after being drafted by the Patriots in 2004. Or that the house was subsequently destroyed and rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. Or that the benefactor of the house - and many of the others damaged or destroyed during that horrible chapter in our national history - was being laid to rest too soon.
If they catch these folks - and they will - I think they should spend the rest of their days as tackling dummies at Patriots training camp. No pads. Rodney Harrison up first. ----- Growing up Irish, Catholic and in New England, JFK sits high atop a pedestal.
Growing up during the Providence Friars' run to the Final Four in 1987, Billy Donovan is a rung below.
But after his yes-no-yes episode with Florida Gators, Orlando Magic, and then the Florida Gators, it does take a bit of lustre off Billy the Kid.
The reactions have ranged from huzzah's that he's back in the college ranks, to ESPN's Jay Bilas calling the act "unprofessional."
I don't know where I stand. I'm biased for the reasons above, as well as the reasons that I think he's just better off in college. And that I can't stand the nba.
But it does smack of, I dunno.
It smacks of something. Probably my general dismay that a contract and a person's word is no longer of any worth.
Fast approaching 32 years of age, and I'm already old school. Crap. ----- Three days.
From the NYDN story: "The lanky hotel heiress complained of being cold, bored sleepless and hungry during her short stay at the jail where she did her short time in a 12x8 isolation cell for her own safety."
Um, it's jail. It's jail.
IT'S SHAMPOOING JAIL.
But were you surprised? It's a real cunning stunt. Or is it a real stunning, um, "beloved Aunt." Shampoo. ----- Speaking of JFK earlier...lots of people pose the hypothetical: "How would the world be different if JFK had lived?"
I say it would be different.
Tons of different. If RFK had also lived.
But that's just me. ----- Hey, look, I want baseball to clean up its act more than anyone.
But for Bud Selig to tell Juicin' Giambi to "cooperate with our probe or else" is sort of, um, blackmail.
Yeah, pretty much. Blackmail.
And a wee bit of a violation of one's right against self-incrimination. Yes, he already apologized for doing something he wouldn't specify deemed an apology (and he was sorry about that...)
And yes, he said he was wrong for doing "that stuff."
But, going after him with the threat of a suspension if he doesn't further dig himself a hole is, well, disingenous at best.
Besides, what are they going to do - suspend him for 6 months? He tore his plantar fascia. He's gonna be out for a long time.
It's kinda like how Rocket Roger came back after the 51st game of the season last year, in light of the Jason Grimsley testimony and how...oh forget it.
I'll just finish "Game of Shadows" and be on with it.
Along the same lines, why would you poke a sleeping bear? Why would you wear bacon-flavored boxers in a kennel full of pit bulls? ----- Ok, just turned on the first-ever televised MLB Draft. It warrants live blogging. Until later, I'm here now. And enjoy another clip from The State.