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June 8th, 2024 - 6:26 pm § in Misc.

Clark passed over for Paris Olympics

College sensation and WNBA rookie Caitlin Clark won’t be invited to play for Team USA at the Paris Olympics this summer, CNN reported on Saturday, June 8, 2024 (read story here). A sports analyst citing unnamed sources told USA Today the team is concerned how Clark’s fans would react to her [...]

May 19th, 2024 - 10:55 am § in Biden

Will Butker be a butt when he meets Biden again?

Biden’s press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, said the entire team is invited — “we always do that” — and it’s up to the team whether he comes with them. (Read story here.) The Kansas City Chiefs player (photo, left) is a man of strong opinions. A devout Catholic, he’s criticize[...]

May 18th, 2024 - 8:37 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Most drivers who drag a cop get shot

Not Scottie Scheffler (photo below), top-seeded golf champion. He was released from jail in time to keep playing in the PGA championship in Louisville. Scheffler was trying to enter the golf course, but police had halted traffic because of a fatal pedestrian accident. So he drove over a curb to get [...]

May 16th, 2024 - 7:39 pm § in Misc.

Will Caitlin Clark fizzle?

Sports history is littered with No. 1 draft picks who fizzled in the pros. Notable examples include Ryan Leaf (NFL), LaRue Martin (NBA), Mark Appel (MLB), and Alexander Daigle (NHL). Will college superstar Caitlin Clark be the latest? So far, she’s off to a slow start, doing little better than[...]

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[...]