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Almost college football season.  Which I have been waiting for since January for the last 67 years.  Hopefully about the season my football factory (Oklahoma) will have a great season given the new coaches and lots of NIL money to spread around. Now the fan boards lit up that a terrific former OU player and […]

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Rest In Peace, Vin Scully

 

The voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers has passed away. As a Giants fan, I have listened to Vin Scully call games between the Giants and Dodgers. That rivalry is one of the best and at times the most contentious in baseball.

Contentious in that I’m a fan of any other team that is playing the Dodgers on any given day or night. Today is different I have something in common with Dodger fans. I’m mourning the loss in the City of Angels of a broadcasting legend, and more importantly, a good man.

Sexualization of Women’s Sports

 

Like many people, I have grown up watching gymnastics on TV, and I’ve always admired the strength and agility of the girls and young women. My attention was especially triggered by the latest controversy regarding the sexual abuse of the American Women’s Olympic team. Most of them were teenagers, not even through puberty, and I didn’t give any thought to their uniforms. It didn’t cross my mind that their choice of uniforms had anything to do with the abuse, and it still doesn’t.

But about a year ago, I saw a floor performance that made me very uncomfortable. The gymnast was a full-blown, mature-bodied woman, and her routine was sexy and (I thought) provocative. I watched the whole routine with a level of perplexity and discomfort, not understanding my reaction. Ever since then, I have questioned the appropriateness of woman’s gymnastic uniforms, and still don’t feel resolved about it.

A couple of years ago, some women from the German gymnastics team decided to make a change in their uniforms to a full body suit:

Join Jim and Greg as they wade into the rare territory of giving credit to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for planning to visit Taiwan in the face of Chinese threats against her. Sadly, President Biden has once again displayed his default position of weakness on this issue as well. They also rip Paul Krugman for trying to claim that the economy is actually really strong and that people think their own financial situation is fine but the media keeps convincing everyone things are bad. And they dissect the six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson after two dozen women accused him of sexual harassment or worse but no criminal charges were filed.

 

Join Jim and Greg as they find a glimmer of hope in Sen. Sinema’s silence thus far on the Manchin-Schumer bill. They also wince as another reports high inflation is here for at least several more months. And they shake their heads as Dr. Oz is polling at just 36 percent in Pennsylvania and is badly trailing an opponent who hasn’t campaigned in more than two months.

 

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ICCSA 65th Annual Regatta For those unfamiliar with sailing terms, a regatta is a series of boat races. They’re usually held over a weekend for a prize akin to the one in the photo. The usual format for ours is two races in the morning and two races in the afternoon, then on to the […]

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There is still a lot of speculation on whether Notre Dame football will join a conference. The latest stories have ND trying to negotiate a $75 million dollar contract with NBC that would include Big 12 football games televised by NBC. It’s all about the money, and of course the Transfer Portal, as well as […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they celebrate Arizona leading the way on universal school choice – including parents keeping money for private tuition or homeschooling. They also groan as Canada’s vaccine mandate for people entering the country will mean 10 players for the Kansas City Royals can’t play in Toronto. And they analyze polling showing potential Georgia ticket-splitting as Gov. Brian Kemp enjoys a healthy lead while GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker is slightly behind.

 

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I know the editors don’t like a post with just a link, so I’ll say this: After last year’s Bob Baffert cheating, I was thrilled when this year’s Derby winner came back clean.  Yesterday the horse’s jockey, owner and trainer got their engraved trophies.  Horse racing is one of the few sports left where the […]

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I know there are some other golf fans hereabouts. Anyone watching LIV Golf? (That’s LIV with a short i, as in “We live for golf.”) Just to be clear, I like watching golf but I don’t play it. Golf looks hard. And playing it would require me to leave my house, spend money, and socialize, […]

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USC and UCLA are leaving the PAC-12 for the BIG-10 in 2024. In this new era of conference jumping, or the Mega Conference will Notre Dame join a conference. Do they have to join a conference? There are 15 million reasons why they probably will remain an Independent in college football. Their NBC television contract […]

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The Boy-Girl Difference in Swimming Records

 

Earlier this week, @barfly wrote a post reporting on the rules adopted by the international governing authority in swimming, FINA, on so-called transgender athletes.  Specifically, the rules addressed the issue of biologically male swimmers who wished to engage in so-called transition, and then compete as females.

Barfly’s post includes the specific text of the rule, the essence of which is to prohibit anyone from competing in swimming as a woman if he has “experienced any part of male puberty beyond Tanner Stage 2 or before age 12, whichever is later.”  There is also a requirement for demonstrating the continued maintenance of a low testosterone level.

Scot Bertram of Hillsdale College and the “Political Beats” podcast is in for Jim. Scot and Greg break down a new poll showing Americans solidly opposed to biological males competing in women’s sports. They also chronicle the decision of Gannett and other newspaper publishers to scale back on opinion pages. And they hammer most of the media for ignoring violence against crisis pregnancy centers while CNN covers it disingenuously.

“Political Beats” host Scot Bertram is in for Jim today.  Scot and Greg cheer Iowa voters for ousting four Republican lawmakers who opposed legislation to give parents more options on how to educate their children. They also hammer Democrats and the media for greatly downplaying the arrest of a man attempting to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh not far from Kavanaugh’s home. And they groan as the Grammys try to attract more viewers by adding new awards, including one for “Best Song for Social Change.”

As the the nation pauses for Memorial Day, Jim and Greg also take time to honor the brave Americans who gave their lives for this nation and their families who have sacrificed so much. They also take some time to give you the background on how this podcast began and how each of them became conservatives

 

Join Jim & Greg as they dissect a Monmouth poll showing President Biden’s approval rating sinking even lower and frustration quickly mounting over rising prices. They also wade into the GOP Senate primary fight in Pennsylvania, where one candidate shows no history of being a conservative and another won’t share much history at all. And they have plenty to say as Biden disinformation czar Nina Jankowicz suggests verified Twitter users ought to be able to edit other people’s tweets to fight disinformation – assuming Twitter ever gets an edit button.

 

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu joins Jim and Greg to explain why he turned down persistent GOP efforts to get him to run for U.S. Senate this year and why he strongly prefers to run for governor again. Gov. Sununu also talks about where he sees the Republican Party heading, and what it will take to win in swing states this year and in 2024. In addition, they discuss what the Republican agenda ought to be for fighting inflation and dig into Gov. Sununu’s record on school choice and abortion. Finally, Jim and Greg ask whether New Hampshire should always get to bat leadoff in the presidential primary season.

 

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So in other news today, Fox has announced that after he retires from football (again) Tom Brady will join the network as the analyst on their lead NFL broadcast team. There is no question that Brady is the best QB to ever play in the NFL. However, the skill set to be a great QB […]

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