IT’S PRETTY COOL THAT a Washington DC HOMETOWN STAR won the Home Run Derby. With the nuttiness in DC of late, we need some fun and sanity back in the capital. It’s equally awesome that Bryce Harper was wearing Red White and Blue, used a Red White Blue bat and, as always, sported the Harper hair highlighted with a bandana.
Harper’s Hair is a National Treasure. It should have it’s own contract and be insured by Lloyds of London. I don’t know if I’m a fan of Harper. He tends play the game the way he wants to play it (or not play) – but the way he uses his magnificent coif as a weapon of intimidation is pretty cool – like forming into the image of the HR Derby Trophy.
QATAR, veritable garden spot of the Middle East where temperatures can melt lead is now the host country for the FIFA 2022 World Cup
Odd that Qatar was chosen as the host nation. There are more people living in the San Fernando Valley than in the entire Emirate. It’s 99% desert sand. The people building the venues are mostly low wage immigrants who had their passports seized after entering the country. Qatar “allegedly” keeps those workers captive – because they cannot leave without passports and the workers “allegedly” live in squaller. It’s just allegations.
Qatar’s constitution is based on Sharia Law and their women are second class citizens but Qatar got the bid and will host the World Cup in 2022 because, hey, great sand, super venues that don’t yet exist.
Good Luck to those going. I’m not. I doubt my visa would be granted…
Nike has announced it’s redesigned the Lakers’ unis and the reveal is, soon. Here’s a peek at the new look…
James is the best player in the league but unfortunately, the Lakers’ supporting cast isn’t Warrior-like, and regardless of what the circus clown LeVar Ball thinks, Z isn’t in the same atmosphere as Lebron James. The Lakers are Lebron and bunch of dudes for now.
For intents and purposes the Lakers are, THE LABRONERS, until 2019-20
WELCOME TO LA, SIR!
I WAS ASKED ON THE VODCAST THE DRILL how I come up with my cartoon ideas. The above is the end result of a moment where I had no idea what I would draw. I called my soccer-coaching son who suggested that I draw Germans putting together shitty IKEA furniture. Not bad.
Then I thought, well the Germans have some world history of getting their asses kicked in Mother Russia – so why not the team exiting from Russia with heads down lamenting about “never winning” in Russia…
Then I watched a South Korean take a ball to the ball sack. Idea problem solved.
JAMES HARDEN is a baller – Always in contention for the MVP award and his Rockets took the Warriors to 7 games, but any player will tell you they would trade all of their MVP awards for one Championship ring. Harden may someday join LeBron James and Curry as winners of both but as it stands now, he’s a baller without a ring.
And just my opinion but, damn. The MVP sculpture is UG-A-LY.
Below is what I’d use. It happens to be one of my sculptures but hey, I think it offers a little more of what the NBA is about. It’s also of one the greatest of all time – Kareem Abdul Jabbar hooking over Robert Parish.
CLAY TRAVIS is the featured nude for ESPN’s naked body edition. Whatever he does he seems to both irritate and own ESPN.
LANDON DONOVAN decided it was a super cool idea to take money from Wells Fargo (the most ethically challenged bank in the western hemisphere) to pimp for ElTri during the 2018 World Cup. Would B of Fraud ask Maradona to root for Brazil because, hey, same hemisphere?
Donovan’s been rightfully ripped by former teammates and all Americans who aren’t blind. ElTri plays dirty. They hate the USMNT – and its fans are the North American equivalent English club hooligans. They are, in a word – awful.
But hey Wells Fargo and Donavan is a natural couple. Ethically compromised and willing to do whatever it takes to make a buck.