Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Kobe Bryant Dead at 41

 

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, along with four others, died in a helicopter crash Sunday in Calabasas, CA. The tragedy was first reported by TMZ and is now being confirmed by local media. The LA Times reported that no homes or other bystanders were impacted by the crash. Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and four children.

Bryant played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, retiring in 2016. He won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, and NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2008.

Update: LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has confirmed that 9 individuals died in the crash. There were 8 people and the pilot on the flight plan manifest. Among the dead are Bryant, his daughter Gianna (13) and Orange Coast College baseball coach, John Altobelli, his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa. Other names were withheld pending notification of family.

Back to the usual format day with good, bad, and crazy martinis. Join Jim and Greg as they applaud Sen. Perdue for pointing out how stunningly weak the Democrats’ charge of obstruction of Congress against President Trump truly is. They also hammer the media for horribly biased coverage of Monday’s pro-second amendment rally in Virginia, including CNN’s assertion that gun rallies are fertile ground for white supremacists to recruit new members. And they have fun with the New York Times ending its insanely hyped endorsement process by backing two different candidates before Jim explains why they probably did it.

Who knew you could have so much fun talking about Elizabeth Warren? Join Jim and Greg as they wade into Warren’s accusation that Bernie Sanders told her two years ago that a woman couldn’t get elected president. They also shake their heads as Warren promises to cancel a lot of student loan debt on her first day in office without ever involving Congress. And they preview tonight’s final Democratic debate before the voting in Iowa and address the liberal concerns that there isn’t enough diversity on stage.

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Well, here I am in Myrtle Beach again, ready for another weekend of drunken debauchery watching NFL playoff football with my old friends from Raleigh. We’ve been doing this for several years now. We also watch manly action movies, eat lots of meat, and leave the toilet seats up! That that, ladies! Preview Open

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I understood the way it was many years ago, having one wild-card game for each conference. After all, there were six divisions and to have single-elimination playoffs you need a power-of-two number of teams. So two wild-card games plus the division winners got the number of teams in the playoffs up to eight, and the […]

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Well, I’m here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with one of my old friends from Raleigh. We spent the past few days watching bowl games (Yay, Clemson!). Now, you might think our wives would object to not having their husbands around on New Year’s Eve. Oh no. The thrill of staying up past midnight vanished […]

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Jim and Greg conclude the Three Martini Lunch Award season by announcing their choices for person of the year and turncoat of the year. They also make their fearless predictions for 2020.

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A while back, I posted about two female astronauts who performed the first all-women spacewalk. I noted while it was cool, it was hardly a significant advancement for women (like the right to vote). Well, here’s another: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/female-darts-player-makes-history-at-world-championship Preview Open

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It has been decades since I attended a sporting event, or even watched more than a few minutes of one on TV. Yet I retain interest. Not long ago, I saw an anthology of trick plays in baseball, and besides being charmed by their cleverness, I wondered if these used to be so common that […]

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Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! Grab a stool as Jim and Greg dissect good, bad, and crazy martinis today. First, while Greg laments another Ohio State win over Michigan, they love the powerful pro-life story involving OSU’s star running back. They also slam Michael Bloomberg for saying taxes on poor people are good because then poor people won’t make as many bad choices for themselves. And they roll their eyes as LGBT activists complain about the absence of same-sex romances in Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies. You’ll also enjoy their unvarnished analysis of the Hallmark movies as they currently exist.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. ‘Ford v Ferrari’: High-Octane Awesome!

 

Go see it! You won’t be disappointed. Just watch your speed departing the theater parking lot.

My only complaint: while at a Thanksgiving get-together, I mentioned that I loved this movie, some car snob, know-it-all kept talking about how it wasn’t the “real” story. Then we all had to hear the real story. Jerk.

But the movie is awesome. Normally I’m not a fan of Matt Damon because of his liberal politics but for this movie, I overlooked it and, boy, I was not disappointed. Christian Bale is damn good and really steals the show. And, overall, there wasn’t a weak performance to be found.

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Thanksgiving weekend is one of the best times to watch college football. Throw the polls out the window – when rivals play, anything can happen! I’m in the StadCave, the big TV fired up for Clemson vs. USC, Michigan vs. Ohio State, and Georgia vs. Georgia Tech. Then there’s a new round of games 3:30-4:00, […]

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The Buffalo Bills made a rare Thanksgiving appearance today, playing the Cowboys in Dallas. Before the game CBS aired a segment with former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, I guess to show all the things he’s thankful for despite some setbacks in life. So in the course of this we got to see: Preview Open

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Does He Want to Play?

 

Last Saturday the NFL set up a tryout for Colin Kaepernick. Recently, a few teams had shown interest in him but were afraid to bring him in for a workout. In the past, Kaepernick had sued the league, a suit that was eventually settled. Teams feared that if they brought him in for a tryout and did not sign him, he would turn around and call them racists and maybe try to sue again. So, the NFL set up a workout and invited all teams to send representatives. This way they could evaluate the QB without being singled out and possibly face a bad public relations situation.

Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016. His play then was not great, but not terrible. Today, he may not be one of the top 32 quarterbacks in America, but he likely is one of the top 64. In other words, he could at least be a back up in the NFL. I believe the most important part of this workout was not going to be his throwing or running, but the interview. His protests, not his play, are why he is out of the league. No doubt some owners would be willing to help with the causes he stands for off the field, but they want to know how he will represent their franchises on the field and in press conferences.

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I’ve been following Notre Dame football for a long time. At one time ND had about three games that were televised during the football season so I would listen to the other seven games on the radio. The season is now a 12 game season, and then the additional bowl game. ND has a national […]

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The Oklahoma Sooner football team barely survived a bad first half to win over undefeated Baylor University 34-31. They were down by 25 points in the second quarter due to two turnovers and really bad defense by OU. Jalen Hurts lost two fumbles and had two interceptions during the game but his face never showed […]

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