Friday, October 04, 2019

In the Rams' 30-29 loss to Seattle, Rams linebacker, Clay Matthews III, was called for a horribly unfair roughing the passer penalty, his third one in two years.

Maybe because of his gorgeous flowing blonde locks the refs think Clay should be more tender with the quarterback?

Latino stars Shakira and Jennifer Lopez will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl.

Right now they are in the process of finding a blue shark that speaks Spanish.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Los Angeles Rams 30-29.

Interesting side note, Rams receiver, Cooper Kupp, who made some great receptions, wears a light, malleable, pink-orange metal alloy groin-guard.

That's right, Cooper Kupp, who copped some key catches, wears a copper cup.

Those Seahawks uniforms are handy. Play football one day and do community service roadside cleanup the next.

After Kansas City's win over Detroit, the Chiefs' coach, Andy Reid, said,

"Not all of Mozart's paintings were perfect."

Where does that dumb jock stereotype come from?

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner broke up. 

Apparently Travis was furious Kylie called Ukraine to ask them to investigate Tyga.

Since you asked:

“So why so hard on the Kardashiajenners?” You ask. “Some of them seem sweet, like Khloe,” you say. 

Well, let us, for now, set aside the fact that our epidemic of entitlement and selfishness and greed can arguably be blamed on “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” And that their parents, Caitlyn and Kris, could arguably be described as the two most awful people on the planet not named Trump.

Here is what really set me off against the Jennerdashians:

My daughter, Ann Caroline - at about the age of 12 - went through a “KUWTK” phase. So it was on the TV when I decided to sit down and watch some it with her to see what the fuss was about. 

On this episode they, Kim and her kids, Courtney and her kids, Khloe, Kris and Scott Disick were on a large, private jet on their way to a vacation in Fiji. They were in plush luxury sipping the finest champagne and eating caviar and crackers. On their way to Fiji. How does it get better than that? Answer, it doesn’t.

And every single one of them could not be more miserable.

Kris had chosen this quality family time to read Caitlyn Jenner’s newly published biography and was alternating between sobbing about the lies he, sorry, she wrote about her and bursting out in an obscenity-laced tirade about the lies she wrote about her. (Caitlyn was not on the flight) 

Kim, in her voice that can shatter frail glass, was whining - and I do mean whining - about the poor behavior of Kourtney’s six spoiled brats. (And in fairness to Kim, they were screaming and acting like, well, young Kardashians) 

Courtney was furious at Kim for not approving of her parenting skills and not helping her out with the brats, er, I mean kids. And Courtney was also furious at her ex, Scott Disick, for staying in a hotel not the one Courtney was staying in. She wanted Scott to be available to take the kids while she traipsed off to the nude beach with her latest boyfriend.

Khloe, whom I admit does seem the nicest, was in the deep throes of self-pity as her latest in a long line of NBA boyfriends had broken up with her in a public and ugly way. She was sobbing over why he had to do the breakup via “TMZ.”

Essentially everyone of them was either furious at someone or sobbing about someone. And this while on a private jet to Fiji.

As I looked at my sweet, considerate, kind, non-Kardashiajenner-like daughter, A.C., I remember genuinely worrying that these awful malcontent, rich, spoiled, talentless whiners would steal part of my daughter’s lovely soul.

And it pissed me off. In fact, I almost sobbed.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

The New York Mets fired their manager Mickey Callaway.  

Apparently they caught Callaway asking the leader of a foreign country to investigate the Washington Nationals.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Former NFL star, Ray Lewis, was forced to drop out of "Dancing with the Stars" when he aggravated an old foot injury.

On the bright side, Lewis did not stab anyone to death.

Nike track coach, Alberto Salazar, received a four-year suspension for doping violations. 

They suspect Salazar was doping when several of his runners developed gills.

Oakland Raiders' Vontaze Burflict was suspended for the entire season for a vicious helmet-to-helmet tackle.

"Whats's a tackle?" Asked the Miami Dolphins.

NBC aired new episodes of "Chicago PD," "Chicago Med" and "Chicago Fire."

And the Cubs aired a new episode of "Chicago WTF?"

The Troub

If it is true what they say that Hollywood is high school with money, then the late Sixties, early Seventies L.A. music scene, the Troubadour was the smoking area.

The bar crowd was immensely talented and reportedly just as immensely snotty and cliquish. (Notable exception the wonderful and inclusive Linda Ronstadt) The cool kids were the most talented Ronstadt, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin,  Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Carol King and J.D. Souther.

But pure talent was given a wide birth and that included songwriters and session musicians like great guitarist Danny Kortchmar, drummer Russ Kunkle and bassist Lee Sklar. They were that area’s equivalent of the Wrecking Crew. 

Being talented and not famous was another badge of honor at the Troub worn by the likes of Lowell George, Jimmy Webb, Gene Clark and the members of Poco, the Flying Burrito Brothers and Crazy Horse. 

The most egregious of the snotty and judgmental rock stars hanging at the Troub? Hate to say it, but Ringo Starr. Reportedly Starr would get cocked-up and launch a “I’m a Beatle. Who the eff are you?” vibe cast out in a circle forty feet around him. 

Notice how I did not include Glenn Frey and Don Henley? 

They reportedly were not in the Troub in-crowd and not at all happy about it. They were nicknamed the Egos by the in-crowd. Henley wrote about it on “Witchy Woman” which he shot pointed barbs at the hot women at the bar who wanted to sleep with famous rock stars and not him. 

Henley’s final shot of revenge at the Troub, a club that did not want him for a member, was “The Sad Cafe.” 

“Some of the dreams came true, and some just fade away. And some of them stayed behind inside the Sad Cafe.”


When they held a late Seventies fundraiser concert for the Troubadour organized by Jackson Browne, Henley and Frey were noticeably absent.

At certain points in my life - thanks to their great music - nobody loved the Eagles more than I did. That is why I can say, without hesitation and with fairness, that I have since learned Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and especially Irving Azoff, were three of the biggest assholes who have ever lived.

Besides David Crosby. And obviously Donald Trump. 

       - Among the affectionate nicknames for Irving Azoff are "The Poison Midget" and "The Little Ball of Hate." Not to mention Randy Newman wrote "Short People" about him. And Tom Cruise imitated him in "Tropic Thunder."