Our run with above average temperatures is about to come to a sudden ending. We been talking about this change for more than a week now. In fact, I wrote a blog post about it a week ago. The 23 year old says she feels empowered these days. She was one of the gymnasts who spoke up about the sexual abuse of gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar and faced him in court last month when he was sentenced to decades in prison. Nassar was convicted after abusing hundreds of girls during his career as a doctor for USA Gymnastics and also at Michigan State University.
The offense can control the clock with a four minute drill, if the team has a lead and wants to hold onto the ball. Or the offense can flood some zones and make big plays, especially if it has a physical receiver like Jerry Rice who can run after the catch. Great quarterbacks make the West Coast offense go.
As maddening as all of that is, it the fans who bother me the most about that squad. If you were to say that you hate Brady or Belichick to any Patriot fan, some would say that you just jealous of their success even though both are unlikeable people. If you point out the weakness of the Patriots division, they disregard you saying you don understand how hard that is.
The brigade, which went from concept to reality in less than nine months, will waste no time getting to work. After spending the better part of January at Fort Polk, La., training, the unit will begin to deploy to Afghanistan next week. The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade there could be as many as six more established in the future has about 800 battle tested soldiers.
A painfully retro neighborhood lounge steeped in Vegas style kitsch, the Cardinal Lounge looks like some place your ornery grandmother would sit sipping sidecars and bitching about the Reagan administration. Cheap cocktails and karaoke draw in a slew of quirky regulars that range from the barely legal to the barely living, and the berconvenient location inside the all night Cardinal Diner is perhaps the coolest thing we’ve ever seen. Just imagine: after downing a few shots and crooning a few rounds on the aging karaoke machine, you can wander into the dining room and sit down to a big plate of deliciously greasy diner food.
Major League Baseball will impose limits on mound visits to speed up games. A limit of six visits per nine inning game without a pitching change, by a manager, coach or player, will be enforced. After that, every visit, with certain exceptions, must be to make a pitching change.