If…

The SEVEN
by Mack Williams
1 February 2016

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I. Half-Term Governor

By the time you read this the results of the Iowa caucuses may be in, but with that said, no matter what the results are, if Donald Trump thinks that an endorsement by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is an asset, he’s not as smart as I thought he was.

II. Megyn Kelly

Just about everyone knows that Trump refused to participate in the last Republican debate because he could not cajole his love/hate dance partner FOX News into removing Megyn Kelly as a moderator…which, of course, might lead someone to ask the following:

If you can’t handle questions from Megyn Kelly, how are you going to handle conflicts with the leaders of the world should you happen to win?

While Kelly is known to MSNBC viewers as one whose commentary earned her spots on Keith Olbermann’s Worst Persons in the World segment, this little controversy is the best thing in the world that could have happened to her. And networks, it’s 2016 already. We need Keith back on-air.

III. Off The Wall

If Trump intends to build a wall along the Mexican border, how will he get the Mexican government to pay for it – as he claims will happen – if the Mexicans who are entering this country illegally from Mexico are the rapists and criminals he says they are? If they are rapists and criminals, Mexico would want them out if at all possible, and certainly will not want to pay for a wall that would keep such miscreants in.

IV. King James

As of right now, if you should see King James written somewhere, know that it refers to a 17th century translation of the Bible, and not to a 21st century Cleveland basketball player. LeBron’s reign as the best in the NBA is over, and the crown has been snatched away by Steph Curry.

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Even Carmelo Anthony’s new form of hand checking is to no avail when trying to prevent Curry from “dishing and swishing.”

V. North Star(s)


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If…and that can be a big if in the NBA on occasion…the Minnesota Timberwolves can keep their young nucleus of Ricky Rubio (25), Karl-Anthony Towns (20), Zach LaVine (20), Andrew Wiggins (20), Shabazz Muhammad (23) and Gorgui Dieng (26) together, they will be a force in the Western Conference before long.

VI. Setting of the Sun

After getting dismissed from a public TV sales job prior to the third day on the job for no reason at all, I have always hated to see people fired unjustly.

“I was hoping to catch you before work…”
“I’m getting ready to leave for work now.”
“We’re going to have to let you go…”
“For what reason?”
“You weren’t successful in getting pledges yesterday..”
“But that’s not what I was assigned to do yesterday.”
“I’m sorry.”
Click.

Nothing at all against Earl Watson, the interim coach of the Phoenix Suns who is replacing the fired Jeff Hornacek, but if management had handled the roster better and not totally ticked off one of their best players, perhaps they would not have felt the need to turn around and scapegoat Hornacek.

VII. Best There Is, Best There Was

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Prayers and best wishes are going up from all over for Bret Hart, former professional wrestler who announced that he is battling what may be his toughest opponent, prostate cancer. If you’re a guy and you’re in or around the 50-ish area, it’s time to get tested.

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