OK, I know that even folks in Transnistria are all a-Twitter over Colin Kaepernick.
Here’s my take:
Granted, he had the right to sit out the anthem but he wasn’t right to do so.
One, he disrespected the flag.
Two, as a fallen superstar who now is a shell of himself as a quarterback and hanging onto a roster spot with the San Francisco 49ers, he likely has committed career suicide.
If the Niners shed him, other NFL teams will find a toxic, declining QB to be as enticing as a leper.
When Kaepernick is out of the NFL, nobody will care if he stands on his head or pirouettes on his ear during the anthem.
Imagination requires fresh food every day, and after watching the Philadelphia Eagles look crackerjack dandy in Saturday night’s 33-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium, today I can envision the Birds being a .500 team this season.
Granted, hardly lofty expectations. But based on one preseason game, I’m not about to come flobbering after the Eagles’ NFC East title hopes like some circus seal.
That being said, the Birds did impress even a cynical sage such as yours truly.
Their D-line was ferocious, Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel were passing fancy, Josh Huff actually made a number of big plays, the secondary plucked another takeaway, Ryan Mathews and Kenjon Barner ran the ball crisply, and the first offensive line looked rock solid.
Of course, the Colts were missing half their starting defense but why nitpick?
One note of concern: Nelson Agholor remains a non-factor at receiver.
Perhaps the Eagles should bring back Riley Cooper.
What is it about attractive brunette politicians that makes them so stupid?
First Sarah Palin. Now Kathleen Kane.
Imagine what imbeciles they would be if they were blondes?
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced her resignation Tuesday, one day after a jury convicted her of perjury and other crimes for leaking sealed grand jury material to a reporter.
Kane did not testify and rested her case without calling a single witness.
I guess her defense team couldn’t find even one witness to speak on her behalf.
And I speculate she was afraid to open her mouth and commit more perjury.
Kane faces up to seven years in prison on the most serious charge when she is sentenced on Oct. 24.
I hope she is smarter when it comes to making license plates.
The Anointed One. The Heir, make that Air, to the Throne.
Also known as Carson Wentz.
The No. 2 overall NFL draft pick this year made his preseason quarterback debut for the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night and gave an intriguing glimpse into what could be a rose-colored future.
Playing with backup receivers who couldn’t get any separation even with a crowbar and an OL that couldn’t block a hat, Wentz — who has prime size and arm strength — exhibited poise and pocket presence in the face of a blitz.
His stat line won’t sear retinas — 12 of 24 for 89 yards and one pick, 15 rushing yards — but his ability to move at his size, throw on the run and fit footballs into tight windows perhaps was a foreshadowing of The Golden Arm Messiah.
Because the kid looks like The Quarterback.
Michael Phelps obviously is a marvelous piece of swimming machinery.
He may have to store his 21 gold medals — and counting — in Fort Knox.
The big dude writes on the water a singular kind of poetry of the body.
Aqua Man has to be part fish.
For me, I’d rather hear a coyote howling outside my tent than listen to the toxic trash spewing from Donald Trump’s foul mouth.
Let’s be real, people.
Do we really want for president a guy who is crude, ill-informed and recklessly callous and cruel in treating anyone who challenges him?
A circus clown who utters nonsense and then has to backtrack like a clumsy cornerback from almost everything he says?
Trump has been a Teflon-coated bully throughout his notorious campaign but his monstrous contempt for a Gold Star mother — whose son, a Muslim American soldier, was killed in Iraq — may change that.
Hopefully Trump gets his ass thrashed in November and he can resume his shallow life of flobbering like a seal after wherever the money tree grows and the suckers bloom.
Well, it sure as hell looks like the Russians hacked the emails revealing DNC officials tried to undermine Bernie Sanders.
Hardly shocking that the Russians would do the hacking or that the pro-Hillary DNC wasn’t playing fair.
This is not a world made up strictly of lollipops and balloons.
Russia likely had two motives: discredit our political system (RNC and DNC delegates really don’t need much help in doing that)) and give an edge to Donald Trump, who has been kissing up to Vladimir Putin — a guy who in turn despises Hillary.
I bet you a shot of vodka that a Trump Tower will be coming soon to Moscow.
Two other Democratic convention observations:
Michelle Obama hit it absolutely out of the park. The Phillies should sign her now that she is job hunting.
I now am in love with Sarah Silverman, whose “To the ‘Bernie-or-bust’ people: You’re being ridiculous!” will be the signature line of the convention.