Saturday, January 02, 2016

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is about to pass “Titanic” in sales. That is amazing when 90% of return “Titanic” customers only went back hoping this time Rose would not chuck away the “Heart of the Ocean” diamond. 

In the Rose Bowl against Iowa, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey amassed 368 yards. Nobody from Stanford has moved that fast since Tiger Woods when they announced half-off in the Bada Bing Gentlemen’s Club Champagne room. 

Since you asked:

The Heisman Trophy folks needs to start seriously worrying about their award's credibility. Yes, Christian McCaffery should have won, but he probably will win next year.

The list of the NFL’s greatest is a list of people who did not win the Heisman Trophy: Jim Brown, Gale Sayers, Johnny Unitas, Walter Payton, Joe Montana, John Elway, Joe Theismann, Joe Namath, Jerry Rice and Peyton Manning. 

And the list of NFL busts who did win the Heisman is growing with each and every new RGIII, Eric Crouch, Jason White, Tim Tebow and Matt Leinhart. (It is a little too soon to label Johnny “Football” Manziel a complete bust. Give him one more drunken video) 

The Heisman Trophy used to belong to the Downtown Athletic Club of which I was a member in the mid 80’s when I worked on Wall Street. The Downtown Athletic Club was the most inept and corrupt organization in Manhattan short of Bernie Madoff. They used to rip-off us members by hiding fees in the bills and they still went out of business.

The Downtown Athletic Club would hold fundraisers for charity and then keep the money. Stealing is bad. Stealing from a charity deserves a special place in hell. 

How is this for sleazy? The Downtown Athletic Club tried to extort money from the funds raised to support buildings seriously damaged by September 11th. The problem? Besides some smoke damage all of downtown New York had, the D.A.C. was not damaged during September 11th. The D.A.C. declared bankruptcy after not illegally obtaining the 9/11 funds it needed to stay afloat. 

So it does not surprise me the Heisman Trophy panel or committee is genuinely awful. (Yes, I know, sports writers vote, East Coast bias, blah, blah, blah. The Heisman Trophy committee or panel still has huge a influence determining who votes and thus who wins) 

And I did not even mention the sordid stain of OJ Simpson.

For the sake of the Iowa election where her poll numbers are dropping, Carly Fiorina tweeted her support for Iowa in the Rose Bowl throwing her alma mater, Stanford, under the bus.

How did that work out?

This is exactly like Hillary Clinton. 

Hillary Clinton, having grown up in the suburbs of Chicago, decided it made her look loyal and down-to-earth to be a Cubs fan. The extent that Hillary rammed being a Cubs fan down the public's throat was extensive. It seemed like every time you turned around, Hillary was in Wrigley Field throwing out the first pitch and singing "Take Me Out to The Ballgame" off-key. 

Endless pictures of Hillary in a Cubs hat.

So what is the first thing Hillary Clinton does when she runs for the Senate for New York? With a straight face, Hillary declares she is a Yankee and a Mets fan. 

P.S. Having been personally ripped-off by the total sleaze-bags at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York, when I heard of their unconscionable-even-for-them attempt to steal money from the September 11th damaged buildings fund, I lost it. 

So, back in December of 2001,  I found the Downtown Athletic Club's email address online and tore . . .  them . . . a . . . new . . . one. No sordid detail was spared from their hidden fees, to ripping off charities to their racist member selections.  

Every now and then, unloading against true evil with righteous indignation is cathartic. 

Low and behold, a few days later I got an amazingly thoughtful email:

“Dear Mr. Kaseberg;

We could not agree with you more that these practices you mentioned are deplorable. However, we are the Downtown Athletic Club of Portland, Oregon . . . ”