Shocked SHOCKED about California Crime, Lies on Impeachment, Mass, Brady as #1 & the 86th min Revolution comeback Under the Fedora

When I saw this piece at Hotair about folks being Shocked SHOCKED at an increase in theft once it was decriminalized in California all I could think of is this. This is basically what people are doing with the attempts to redefine what sin is, with the full knowledge that it will cause an increase in it. This is a feature not a bug to these folks in charge.


I don’t understand why people seem so Shocked SHOCKED that the Democrats seem to be redefining impeachable offenses and to a large degree even truth. After redefining what “marriage” and “man” and “woman” is why would anyone be surprised that they will redefine truth on the fly when it suits them?

Was at Mass today (actually two) , I was still stewing concerning something at work that has really angered me when I went and viola, the sermon (at the 1st mass) talked about approaching prayer in general and in particular God with the wrong expectations. After all these years you would think I wouldn’t be Shocked SHOCKED at getting exactly what I needed from a short sermon at a daily mass but the surprise still comes.

On a pair of sports shows there were folks Shocked SHOCKED that Tom Brady being ranked as the #1 QB in the league at this point with Pat Mahomes at 6. While I agree that at 6 Mahomes is too low I think I’d be more Shocked SHOCKED if the defending champion superbowl QB who has outscored opponents 106 to 17 and is doing it at the age of 42 wasn’t ranked #1 in the league at this point.

Finally I was surfing sports radio yesterday as I drove home and the only game on was the New England Revolution vs Portland Timbers. It was 1-0 as I drove home and when Portland scored again in the 81 minutes. As this is soccer you figure it’s over but not only does the Revolution score in the 87th minute but in the 96th minute after a desperate throw in and kick into the box a video review showed that a Rev Player was pulled down in the box for a penalty kick which would tie the game.

I’m not a soccer guy but I confess that I stayed in the car for the end and was Shocked SHOCKED that they tied that game after being down 2-0 in the 86 min. If I was the revolution I’d be using this to push the game locally.

The Problem if a NFL team signs Kaepernick that nobody wants to talk about

There has been a rash of injuries in the NFL at QB this season, which is slightly surprising as the rules protecting that position have increased over the years, but no matter the oddity of it you are seeing a lot of new faces behind center early because of it.

This has led to some speculation that Colin (Castro is great police are evil) Kaepernick might find himself approached by a team for a backup position or maybe even more.

Now there are some advantages to such a signing, he is an experienced QB, he has played in a Superbowl and has now had several years of not being hit by 300 pound masses of muscle which can do wonders for the body’s healing process, however I suspect that he is doing much better financially as a professional martyr, which doesn’t involve 300 pound masses of muscle hitting you so I suspect that even if a team did come calling he would say no.

But let’s, for the sake of argument say that if a team in need, perhaps one that’s doing well but has already lost a QB loses another and convinces him to sign, say by appealing to his pride and he decides to go on the field, then things get complicated, now with the outraged fans, BUT WITH THE PLAYERS.

Now suddenly Colin Kaepernick is behind center and the whole, black lives matter, SJW network has everything riding on his success. If you are a black player on defense, WHAT DO YOU DO?

Remember if you hit this guy, or sack this guy or lead to this guy’s failure, do YOU become the target of SJW wrath? Are you considered a “race traitor?” are you going to be blamed because Kaepernick didn’t make it. Were you REALLY against him all the time? If you defend that pass as a black LB or Corner or Safety are you trying to let the bad guys win? And don’t get me started if a white defender sacks him. Were you out to get him because you’re gulp a TRUMP supporter? Did you hit him hard because you hate him?

It’s just as bad on offence. Say you are a white player either on the offensive line and somebody beats you on a play and gets to Kaepernick, are YOU going to be targeted by the SJW crowd, are people going to claim that you let these guys through just because you wanted to let Kaepernick get hurt? Are they going to say the same any time a white receiver drops a pass he throws or misses a block? Is your entire performance going to be about race. And it’s just as bad for a Black player on offense, will every dropped pass, hole you fail to rush through or block you fail to make be a betrayal of the cause?

People think that the fan reaction is why Kaepernick will never get on the field and early on that might have been true, but with the passage of time and the increase in crazy by the left in general the implication of being on the football field with Kaepernick have become so dire for players, that even though there might actually be sound reasons why a team might consider him for their roster I suspect many players of are quite content to do without him, even if they dare not say so.

Update: I didn’t mention the possibility of a defensive player lying down deciding he’s not going to make that play, or knock away that pass either because he’s down for the cause or because he’s afraid of being called racist.

Bill Belichick’s Antonio Insurance Now in Play

Penny: Here you go, (to Leonard) Quesadilla, (to Howard) Salad, (to Raj) Here’s your pizza. And thanks to Sheldon’s heated discussion with my manager, one barbecue bacon cheeseburger, barbecue sauce, bacon, and cheese on the side.
Sheldon: Thank you!
Penny: Go ahead. Eat it. I dare you!

The Big Bang Theory: The Panty Pinata Polarization 2008

There was a rather amusing moment yesterday after the Patriots unexpectedly released wide receiver Antonio Brown Friday afternoon. Sean McVey is at a press conference and is asked if the Rams might be interested in Brown, here is the response.

Remember this is the same Antonio Brown who was voted 7th best player in the NFL for this season right behind Tom Brady and who caught a touchdown pass from that same Tom Brady last Sunday.

There are many reasons why the Patriots might have released Brown after only 11 days. Maybe they decided the charges against him are credible, maybe the text messages were the last straw, maybe they figured that the league was going to make him ineligible anyways and figured to get a jump on things, maybe after only 11 days they figured the distraction level wasn’t worth it or perhaps he just wasn’t picking up the system.

But one thing is sure, that the dynamic I mentioned in this post is now in play:

What’s the downside for the Pats if they cut him? The worst that happens is the betting line get slightly worse on them AND the best that happens is Tom Brady has yet another motivation to prove himself to the pundits who will all declare how losing Brown hurts the Pats chances.


Meanwhile what’s the downside for Brown? You not only become the guy in a contract season who has confirmed to every GM in the league that you are uncoachable,

Now in fairness to Brown this likely has more to do with new revelations that being coachable, but consider this.

If you’re Kansas City, or Baltimore or the Chargers or Dallas or Seattle or the Rams before the Patriots signed Antonio Brown you might have been thinking that the 7th best player in the league might be just the guy to put their team over to top to dethrone Brady and Co

Now that the Patriots have ditched him after only 11 days do you think there is going to be a single team out there that’s an actual threat to the Pats that will take the risk, and that’s of course assuming the league allows him to play?

Signing Antonio Brown on the roster for those 11 days might turn out to be the greatest insurance policy every written for a NFL team.

Patriots Under the Fedora: 43-0 , Antonio Brown , 36-0 Bring in Stidham , 3 Patriot QB Wins, Vinatieri in twilight

43 to nothing

76-6 over two weeks

Seriously?

Barring catastrophic injury is there anyone who can stop this team?

Do you remember when everyone told you that these guys were doomed without Gronk?

 


Was it just me or was Brady throwing early to Antonio Brown simply to piss of the NFL media

Was it just me or was Brady throwing early to Antonio Brown simply to piss of the NFL media


I know that Bill Belichick is the greatest coach of all time and I’m just a baseball fan pontificating, but if you’re up 36 to nothing in the 4th and you have lost members of your offensive line to injury you take your starting QB out for his own safety and give your rookie a shot at playing in a real game.

You do this even if your QB is Brady and even if he was 25 and not 42.

This is a no brainier.


BTW 2 former Patriot quarterbacks who started games in NE in the last three years are starting this season, they are currently 3-1 and if it wasn’t for a few bad kicks would be 4-0.

Not bad at all, but in fairness what would you expect when you’ve got two guys with 3 superbowl rings between them?

Yeah I know they were backups but if they stunk they wouldn’t have been here.


Speaking of that one loss that was due to Adam Vinatieri missing FG’s and xtra points, he missed two more xpts yesterday and might be announcing his retirement today. I hope not as I’d hate to see him leave on a down note, but I think he’d never forgive himself if he cost his team more games.

If this is the end for him, it doesn’t make him any less one of the greatest of all time, but it does make him like Willie Mays who lost suddenly and all at once. I suspect this will not happen to Tom Brady if he retires at 45 as he has announced, but if he tries to go beyond that, all bets are off, but his wife likely won’t let him.

Has any Player had Less Leverage with a Team than Antonio Brown with the Patriots?

This was the opening weekend of the NFL season and on all the NFL shows the lead story was a player that did not play week 1.

In terms of a sports story it’s Amazing A top five wide receiver in the league, arguably the best, joins the best quarterback of all time on a team that has just won their sixth Superbowl and was already favored to win a seventh this season. 

By all reports Antonio Brown is a very hard worker who really throws himself into their game.  He will almost certainly draw double teams which is great news for Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon, Demaryius Thomas, Sony Michael and every other Patriot except for the 53 man on the roster for the Pittsburgh game yesterday.

The oddest thing?  Has a player ever had less leverage with a team he is on?

Think about it for a second. Let’s say for just for the sake of argument that all of the predictions being made by all the Sunday NFL shows are correct and that Antonio Brown’s prima donna act is in full swing in New England and reaches a breaking point where Belichick lays down the law, either shape up or you’re gone.

You’ve got a team that just won a Superbowl without him, a team that was already favored to go back to the game and a Quarterback in possibly the last year of his contract who still think he has something to prove. What’s the downside for the Pats if they cut him? The worst that happens is the betting line get slightly worse on them AND the best that happens is Tom Brady has yet another motivation to prove himself to the pundits who will all declare how losing Brown hurts the Pats chances.

Meanwhile what’s the downside for Brown? You not only become the guy in a contract season who has confirmed to every GM in the league that you are uncoachable, but you also are likely to have the displeasure of having to watch a coach, a GM an owner and the team that drops you hold a Lombardi trophy over his head.

Antonio Brown may not understand this but I bet his grandmother who he called when he was released and his agent does.

I think Antonio’s Brown is going to keep his nose so clean you can eat off of it and if he doesn’t it will be for the same reason that Josh Gordon fails, if he does, because he’s not physically capable of doing it.

Five Twitter thoughts: Mugabe vs Washington, NFL & Business, NYT vs Trump, Death Benefits and Hyman Roth on a Philly Shooting Under Da Fedora

Less that an hour ago I wrote a post on writers block and now after a few minutes of Twitter I’m brimming with idea but have no time to write a long post so here are a few twitter thoughts under my fedora.


It can not be overstated how lucky we were in our founding fathers.


It’s supply and demand, as long as there is a credible replacement for you at a position as a player you are expendable, particularly if you choose to make a fool out of yourself.


Filed under “least surprising story of the day”


Dead men don’t collect benefits. Maybe all those deaths are factored into the Bernie plan?


Or as John Wayne put it in Cahill US Marshall: “If you don’t like the treatment don’t rob the banks.”