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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Unfinished Business

Hank Williams, Jr. still doesn't understand why he was bounced from ESPN/Disney.  You don't compare anyone to Hitler, the killer of six million Jews.  How difficult is that to grasp?

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis died Saturday morning, and a lot of people have been saying great things about him.  Let's look at the other side of the coin.  This is the guy who encouraged thuggery, and for years, his team was the half way house of the NFL.  Davis screwed his fans in Oakland by moving the team to Los Angeles.  He screwed his Los Angeles fans by moving the team back to Oakland, and there were rumors he was going to move the team back to southern California.  However, if you look at the body of work, there are many positives-- including the recruitment of minorities.

I've been thinking a lot about the "Occupy" movement.  Wall Street and big money operate by their own set of rules, and the institution will be difficult to change, if you believe change is needed at all.

Terry Francona worked for FOX on the first couple games of the American League Championship Series.  He's not as bad as a lot of people say, but the job should have gone to someone who worked FOX games all year.  Hiring Francona is a stunt, and I hate stunts.

I spent a little time in West Pittston this week.  Is there anything more heartbreaking than flood damaged belongings left on the curb to go to a landfill?