Thursday, January 14, 2016

Unfinished Thursday

As of this writing, I don't know if someone knocked off the billion dollar plus Powerball jackpot.  First, I'm sick of hearing about it.  Second, it's made trips to the mini mart a nightmare.  The simple purchase of a soda and a newspaper (you're welcome, print brethren), is an hour long experience because the line is clogged with people buying lottery tickets.

>>>UPDATE:  There are three winning tickets.  California, Tennessee, Florida.  The jackpot for Saturday night's drawing drops to a puny $ 40 million, and Pennsylvania mini marts are safe once again.

The NFL is abandoning St. Louis for Los Angeles.  There were complaints the St. Louis stadium is sub standard.  By the way, that stadium just passed its 20th birthday late last year.  The Rams owner always wanted to be back in Los Angeles.  The fix was in, and St. Louis fans, who supported their team, got hosed.

Los Angeles was never a football town.  In all fairness, the old Rams played in the lousy Anaheim stadium, and the even lousier Los Angeles Colosseum.

What really annoys me is the NFL throwing at the Oakland Raiders, and Oakland has dome nothing to keep that team in the city.

Criminals on and off the field, cheating, lack of respect for the fans...  it's really getting easy to dislike the NFL.

It's strange to look out my window and see the ground covered with snow.  My town got about an inch Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.  It was the first measurable snow of the season.  I really didn't miss it.

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in a month.  Bring it on.

KMart and Sears have announced another round of store closings.  None in our area.  I walked around a Sears last week, and it was bleak.  It's been a couple of months  since I set foot in a KMart.  It was a yellow and dingy store, badly in need of a good cleaning, painting, and updating.  You really get the feeling that it's just a matter of time before these two fade in to history.