Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

May 21st, 2023 - 4:01 pm § in Misc.

Golf shot (video)

“It’s been a Block party all week at the PGA Championship, and the man at the heart of festivities is not done partying just yet,” a CNN story said (here) on Sunday, May 21, 2023. “Michael Block, the 46-year-old club pro who teaches golf lessons at a public course in California, [...]

May 17th, 2023 - 10:51 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Ex-NFL player sent death threat to Democratic congressman

The tweet sent to Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was plain enough: And it was sent “in the clear,” i.e., under the author’s real name. It didn’t take long for Swalwell to find out his special fan was Bruce Miller, a former NFL player (see his bio here). Miller, a big guy with bulg[...]

February 28th, 2023 - 11:31 pm § in Law and Courts

How much stupid cops cost taxpayers this time

NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter (photo, left) were killed in a helicopter crash. Some of the first responders took cellphone pics of the crash scene. One of them, a sheriff’s deputy, would later testify that he “‘didn’t do anything wrong’ when he snapp[...]

February 12th, 2023 - 11:53 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

What’s in a song?

Sometimes enough to set off political fireworks. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who infamously flashes guns to make political statements (photo, left), blasted the NFL for inviting black actress and singer Sheryl Ralph to perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at the Superbowl on Sunday, February 12, [...]

January 26th, 2023 - 1:51 pm § in Law and Courts

Madison Square Garden lawyer ban challenged

Businesses can choose their customers, but only to a point. Racial discrimination is illegal (but discriminating against gays is not, according to the Supreme Court’s conservative justices). Madison Square Garden (MSG), which also owns Radio City Music Hall (RCMH), bans lawyers working for law[...]

January 24th, 2023 - 6:29 pm § in Misc.

Bowling a perfect 300 (video)

Well, she can do it … Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 28th, 2022 - 9:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc., Republicans

Brett Favre repaid welfare funds, but is sued for interest

Retired NFL player Brett Favre, a Mississippi native, received the largest welfare payment to an individual in state history. In that state, to get a grant of $260 a month, a single mom with 2 kids can’t make over $680 a month, and has to satisfy work requirements. Favre was paid $1.1 million [...]

November 20th, 2022 - 11:01 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Baseball rules

The rule I’ll discuss is this one: “If your pitcher hits our batter, our pitcher will hit your batter.” Trust me, that’s how it actually works in baseball (watch video below). Lacking votes to expel them, Democrats banned Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Paul Gosar (R-[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 10:49 pm § in Misc.

Pujoles hits 700th career home run (video)

The great Albert Pujoles became the 4th player in Major League history to reach the 700 career home-run mark. The others are Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), and Babe Ruth (714). See list of top 300 long-ball sluggers here. Watch a fan’s view from above the third base line here. Return to [...]

September 15th, 2022 - 2:15 pm § in Misc.

Skating’s most difficult jump is conquered

Teen male ice skating phenom Ilia Malinin (photo, left), 17, performed the sport’s last unconquered quad jump — the quadruple axel — at a Lake Placid competition (details here) on Thursday, September 15, 2022 (see story here and watch video below). Generally speaking, doing a skati[...]