Moving on to the knockout rounds…

A big sports news day yesterday, to say the least.  Gerrit Cole is now a Yankee after signing the biggest contract ever for a pitcher.  The Dallas Stars fired their coach for something non-results related (without saying what it was), and some teams punched their ticket to the UCL knockout stages including Liverpool and Napoli, the latter of which celebrated by firing their manager…who will probably be at Arsenal by Christmas. Some dude from an NAIA school scored 100 points in a basketball game. And Le’Veon Bell claims to have bowled a 251.

Moving Louisville down in the polls…

As for actual game results, the winners on the ice were Tampa, Montreal, Buffalo, Nashville, Anaheim, Winnipeg, the aforementioned Dallas Stars, Carolina, Calgary, Toronto, Vegas and LA.  And in college basketball, #1 Louisville got thumped by Texas Tech, Maryland went down to Penn State, Northern Iowa topped ranked Colorado State, while Kansas and Baylor managed to not lose.

Roll. Roll. Roll in ze hay!

Birthday celebrants for today are Florentine Pope Leo X, American patriot George Mason, Canadian brewer John Labatt, amusement park creator Walter Knott, Russian writer Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, actress Rita Moreno, Snow Miser cosplayer John Kerry, underrated comedic actress Teri Garr, Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, wrestler Rey Mysterio, and NWA’s DJ Yella.

That’s a pretty diverse and quality roster, especially compared to the last couple of days.  Anyway, on to…the links!

A deal has been reached to replace NAFTA. The President says he got what he wanted. Pelosi said “we ate his lunch”. So since they’re both claiming to have gotten what they want, I assume it will be bad for everyone who it directly impacts. Since, you know, that’s what happens when politicians agree on something.

A handful of moderate vulnerable Democrats propose censure rather than impeachment. But Pelosi plans to move forward with the impeachment vote next week. And Trump wants a Senate trial in order to expose the House process. Meanwhile, the American people polled express little interest and continue to be polarized on the issue.

His campaign is thirsty.

There aren’t that many people out there that like Michael Bloomberg. In fact, he’s downright loathed.  Which is a good thing. Meanwhile, Trump’s favorable/unfavorable numbers are better than any potential Dem opponent. Having said that, there may be some inherent bias in the polling, as some Dem voters may be saying their preferred candidate is favorable and their rivals for the nomination unfavorable but will later pull the lever for whoever wins the nomination…so long as it isn’t that asshole Bloomberg.

A chemical warfare attack was carried out in Florida. Looks like everybody is ok, thankfully, although the vehicle will need to be impounded and destroyed in the name of safety.

Enjoy your 15 minutes…they’re almost up.

Gratuitous ass-slapper speaks out. Jesus, why are people treating this like it’s the end of the world.  The married church youth leader has been barred from future races. Because that’s what happens nowadays.

Teacher’s aide busted for having sex with a couple of students at a community pool. She also gave them booze and drugs, apparently. Hey, go big or go home.

Speaking of our educators, one came up with a modest proposal for fifth-graders to ponder over. Personally, I don’t have a problem with it. It was part of colonial life and puts the kids in the position of making a moral or financial decision when answering, which could have been an interesting learning exercise. But outragers gonna get outraged.

Jesus, that must have been one big tote-bag. Like those ones they give you at Ikea to carry around the store when you forget to grab a cart but find a few accent pillows and some batteries you just gotta have.

Continuing the theme for the week. I also just realized this is the kind of problematic song some dickhead like John Legend will try to remake someday for clout. I won’t be listening.

That’s it for me, friends.  Go have a great day.