Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • With traffic being the nightmare that it is, what time do metroplex high school football teams leave to get on the road? For example, Denton Ryan played Lancaster earlier this year. 
  • There used to be a slots at the Bridgeport Post Office for "In Town" and "Out of Town" letters. 
  • The second episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm was funny but shocking.
  • I laughed when the Musers of The Ticket were talking about doing errands around the house and you deal with "dirt ladder": You've got a ladder in the garden on soil which is unstable but you do it anyway. I took a heck of a spill a year ago doing that. 
  • Sports: (1) The OU/Texas game was fantastic. (2) UT quaterback Sam Ehlinger is a tremendous gamer. But throwing the ball away on 4th down with two minutes left was beyond dumb. If your coach goes for it at that point, it's a message of "if we don't get this we'll lose". And he was right."(3) The color commentator on the UT game knows as much football strategy as The Family Pup. (4) UNT had a heck of comeback win. (5) TCU had a heck of a win. How did Kenny "Thrill" turn his career around? (6) In baseball, Yasiel Puig did one of the craziest things I've ever seen in a playoff game. He took the first pitch without even taking the bat off his shoulder and just glared down the pitcher. Two pitches later he homers. (7) Somehow I watched the last 20 laps of the NASCAR race yesterday which I think took an hour because of all of the wrecks. That's entertaining? I have a great appreciation for Tallegaheda Nights after listening to the driver interviews. (8) I turned in late to the Steelers/Chiefs game which was great except for Tony Romo's over-enthusiasm. Dude, tone it done. (9) The Aaron Rogers season ending injury was a border line dirty hit. He could have pulled up.
  • The Sheriff in Las Vegas is a Drama Queen. In a press conference on Friday he began it with "I'm obviously Sheriff Joseph Lombardo."
  • You know the perfect place for the new Amazon headquarters? A huge piece of property just south of Rhome owned by a Bridgeport oilman. It has a picturesque view and it would be an Amazon advertisement on a busy highway. There would have to be two nice homes that are given up, but I suspect Amazon would compensate them handsomely for it.
  • A judge has been appointed in the very rare "Court of Inquiry" about whether the Waco DA committed perjury in the Twin Peaks Biker cases.
  • Hillary Clinton has a great marriage test in her new book: “There were times that I was deeply unsure about whether our marriage could or should survive…But on those days, I asked myself the questions that mattered to me: Do I still love him? And can I still be in this marriage without becoming unrecognizable to myself . . . ." 
  • What you say?
  • Somehow on Sunday morning I stumbled on TV upon FBC Dallas pastor Robert Jefferess private enterpise called "Pathway to Victory." For a "generous" gift, I was told, you could get a copy of his new book. For a donation of at least $75, you could get a DVD set of the series. Snake Oil. No wonder he and Trump are best buddies. 
  • There was a police chase that went from Fort Worth to Dallas on Friday over a hot check. You kidding me? You want to potentially cause death over a hot check? You've got the license plate number and pulled up beside the person and can now ID them.