Lest you ever doubt the cultural and psychological impact sports can have on people and communities, compare San Antonio and San Antonians this Friday morning as compared to 72 hours ago. It’s like this whole city is on laughing gas. It’s really kinda cute—a word I almost never use.
“They” always say an NBA playoff series doesn’t really start until the home team loses. So by that standard, that Lakers-Nuggets series hasn’t yet even gotten out of the starting blocks. But right now it sure looks to me like L.A. is gonna get dusted.
The group headed by Josh Harris that wants to purchase the Washington Commanders for $6.05 billion includes 12 other investors, all of whom have to be fully vetted by the NFL. That’s the reason for the delay in final approval of the deal. Not to worry. Dan Snyder is history.
Yes, we can blame a morning frost delay for the fact that Round One of the PGA was not completed Thursday in Rochester, New York. Thursday was May 18, right?
We start Friday with 34-year-old rookie Eric Cole leading at 5 under through 14 holes. And that looked sorta like Bryson DeChambeau taking the clubhouse lead at 4 under 66. At least I think so. It had been a while since I had seen him. B.D. says he has reduced his daily caloric intake from 5,000 to 2,900. Yeah, that would probably impact a man’s appearance.
I like athletes who are not afraid to get dirty. Especially golfers who are not afraid to get dirty. Did you see Tom Kim wading through a mud hole trying—ultimately unsuccessfully—to find his errant tee shot? Pig Pen. Priceless.
Four overtimes? Six hours? Like hockey isn’t already brutal enough? Hockey players are studs. They’re nuts. But they’re studs.
It appears the Bay Area has locked up Super Bowl 60 in 2026. That’s fine with me. It’s a great venue and I love Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. We’ll find out for sure next week at the NFL owners’ meeting in Minneapolis.
I’m trying to figure out what the Steelers are doing with their quarterback room. Kenny Pickett is the starter, period. Pittsburgh is keeping veteran backup Mason Rudolph. OK. But now it appears the Steelers are going to hang on to Mitchell (don’t call him Mitch) Trubisky, too. I’m confused…
OK. Here goes. I haven’t been avoiding this topic. I just haven’t addressed it yet. I unequivocally support the human rights of the LGBTQ community. I abhor the mindless, senseless hatred and discrimination directed at that segment of our society.
But if you restrict the conversation solely to athletic competition (and we should not), there is no question that birth male transgenders have a significant advantage when competing against girls and women in many sports.
That’s not “political.” That’s fact. That’s biology. That’s physiology.
Of course, we should offer athletic opportunities to transgenders. They should compete against each other.
That’s an example of being Radically Rational.