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LeBron sweepstakes are finally here. Federer falls. And Larry King is leaving us. Oy.

There are New York Knicks fans I know who have been, literally, dreaming about July 1, 2010 for years now.
This is the day that has given them hope. The day that things are finally going to turn around.
The day LeBron James will come to the Knicks. Or so they’ve been dreaming.
Yes, NBA fans, after years of dreaming, wondering and questioning, 7/1/10 has finally arrived. It’s the start of what will be the craziest offseason in NBA history, with so many huge stars available to the highest bidder. LeBron, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson, Dirk Nowitzki, Larry Bird (just seeing if you were paying attention) are all out there, with no contracts tying them down.

Obviously, LeBron is the grand prize. Several teams, including the Knicks, have basically been tanking the last few years, using inexpensive players to make sure they had enough money to sign LeBron.

I thought it was disgraceful, and thankfully it looks like teams that were trying to win (Chicago, Miami, and Cleveland) have the best chance to sign King James.
I know I’m going against the wisdom of the last five minutes, but all along I’ve thought LeBron was going to stay with Cleveland. I believe he’s loyal to his hometown, the Cavs can give him the most money, and I don’t think he wants to be known as a mercenary.

I hope he stays. It would send a positive message that sometimes, staying where you are and winning a championship the hard way is the more satisfying way to go.

**Sad day for me Wednesday, as the great Roger Federer was stunned in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Lots of reasons are being bandied about for Fed’s recent slump; my mother’s theory is that the year-old twins are keeping him up at night.

“It’s hard to sleep with two new babies in the house,” she said. Somehow, I don’t think Rog is waking up for 3 a.m. feedings.

Anyway, I make the point in my Wimbledon blog that I don’t think it’s time to write the obit yet for Fed’s career. He’s still got greatness left in him. But it’s going to be really, really strange waking up Sunday at 9 a.m. for Breakfast at Wimbledon and not seeing the greatest of all time walk out to Center Court.

**I know I’m a day or two late on this, but I think we all need to take a moment of silence to acknowledge the end of “Larry King Live.” Twenty-five years is a hell of a long time for any TV show to be on, and while sure, I mock Larry, and others mock Larry (I crack my mother up every time I’ve said “The Hague, hello, you’re on with …”), the fact is he’s had a hell of a run.

We forget this now, but remember when H. Ross Perot basically launched his presidential campaign just from King? For a while there, ole’ Mr. Suspenders had the hottest show on TV.

We’ll miss you, Larry. Here are two great clips from the show. The first, when Miss USA Carrie Prejean got all offended by his question.

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And here’s a great Ross Perot clip from 1992; I miss ole’ Ross a little.

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The feds leave pot alone, horrendous baseball umpiring, and will Miss California give her boobs back?

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Here’s what I love: When laws that should’ve been upheld all along, are completely ignored by the federal government for eight years, then a new administration takes over, agrees that those laws are valid, and WE ALL CHEER WILDLY!

I’m talking of course, about the Obama administration’s long-overdue decision to no longer prosecute those who are using medical marijuana legally in the

14 states that allow it. Under W. and John Ashcroft, the federal government basically said “screw you” to the state laws, and raided medical marijuana dispensaries and made arrests.

Finally, perfectly legal distributors will be allowed to, you know, do the legal business they should’ve been allowed to in the first place! I realize we’re a long, long way from legalizing marijuana, which millions of Americans (including me) believe should happen.

And President Obama and Eric Holder can’t, politically, say what is obvious to almost everyone else: Medical marijuana works, it does so much more good than harm, and we should leave these stores alone.

But hey, at least the federal government is eliminating the time-waste of busting legal businesses. Now they have time for, oh, I don’t know, continuing to allow Guantanamo to stay open and keeping gay people out of the military.

**So many jokes, so little time. Apparently the Miss California pageant is suing their fine female representative, Miss Carrie Prejean, for $5,200. She borrowed the money to get breast implants before the Miss USA pageant, and now they want their moolah back.

Just the first three thoughts from my head as it spins wildly from this news: If she gets the implants taken out, will California consider it all even? Who gets to sue Prejean over that fake personality she has? And most importantly, does this set a legal precedent? Think about how much money states can recoup from demanding money back from losing contestants.

Hell, I’m willing to bet that the Texas pageant refunds could fully fund health care in this country.

**So I’m not one who usually complains about umpiring and referee calls; I think in most cases that’s a classic loser’s lament (except when it costs a team the game, like it did for the Arkansas football team against Florida last week).

But have you SEEN how horrible the umpiring has been in the baseball playoffs this year? From the blown call on Joe Mauer of the Twins’ double down the line in the ALDS, to the terrible calls Tuesday night in the Yanks-Angels game, I don’t ever remember it being this bad.

I mean, the play where the Yanks had two runners off third base, the Angels catcher tags BOTH of them, and only one of the is called out, was about the worst thing I’ve seen since … well, since this: (sorry, Cardinals fans)

**Finally, she’s haunting me again. The Bob Dance girl. The one who haunted me last summer, the one who’s in EVERY freaking commercial every five minutes on Central Florida TV. Now they’ve got Halloween-themed stuff going on behind little Grace.

Please, Dear God, make her go away!