INSULTER in CHIEF

I [try to] stay clear of the online outrage mob –  too depressing. But when the  Insulter in Chief tweets out a midnight insult missive at a sports mega-star who just bankrolled a school for disadvantaged kids, the timing could not be more rotten.

I won’t punch my monitor or scream at the sky when he tweets garbage. I do wonder when this president will stop acting like a potty-mouthed 4th grader, and cease stepping on rakes at midnight and, maybe, maybe act like an adult?

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AN URBAN MYTH…

REMEMBER WHEN JIM TRESSEL was fired over emails related to him hiding knowledge about…memorabilia?

Yeah, good times…

Urban Meyer has presented himself as super clean and above it all. Until his longtime assistant’s ex-wife alleged Meyer knew about domestic abuse it seemed to fit.

Maybe the halo has slipped a little. Maybe it was an urban myth…

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What?

You’re at a party and someone says something like: “Barry Bonds” wasn’t juiced – he said he wasn’t and I believe him”. You want to say “what?” and then stop yourself because you know the conversation won’t end with Barry Bonds, he likely thinks that the Pete Rose and the Patriots never cheated, and OJ is innocent. Just smile and walk away.

So what innocent but unpopular sports opinions do you own?

I’LL GET IT STARTED…

Connie Mack should have worn a uniform. There – I said…. wanna fight?

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PSA

Whoever threw paint on a Lakers Mural is an attention-seeking jerk. I suspect it was a Kobe fan or maybe it was just a jerk who thought he would get his “work” on  TV wanted to bask in his 15 seconds of fame. Low-talent to no-talent people would rather ruin someone’s work or ruin someone’s day rather than do something positive.

The Lakers Muralist  didn’t repair his mural after the vandalism, he covered it up. I often feel like doing that when I post an illustration with a solid idea and sold art and wait for the “wows” to come rolling in. Sometimes that never happens. Oh well. Keep on plugging…Kobe5

 

BRYCE HARPER’S HAIR – A NATIONAL TREASURE

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.

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“LeKers” have new uniforms

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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!

BLITZED IN THE NUTS – GERMANY is OUT

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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.

 

Whoring for Dollars

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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.

THE THRONE OF KING JAMES

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King James aka THE HEIR to THE THRONE OF EXCUSES. KING JAMES offering his subjects the:  “I am # 1” salute.

For all his immense size and talent, there seems only one thing bigger – LeBron James ability to turn off fans and embolden critics with his complaints from his throne of excuses. With that said – LeBron, please bring your kingdom to LA… please?

PARDON THE PARODY

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TRUMP announced that he was considering a pardon for Muhammad Ali. Ali’s conviction was overturned on appeal. Imagine the exchange:

Trump: I am going to pardon the greatest in the bigliest pardon in the history of pardoning

Aid: Um, Ali’s conviction was overturned – there is no conviction to pardon, Mr President.

Trump: Pardon me?