Monthly Archive for December, 2015

The High but Hidden Cost of College Sports 

A surprising bit from the article:

only 24 of 230 Division I public schools generated sufficient revenues to cover the total costs of their athletic programs

And that is the generous estimate.

Bill Clinton to resign from Trump golf club right after he protests racism by paying back his Rhodes Scholarship

Or perhaps not.

Source: Sailer being funny again.

Alonzo Stagg Bowl at Community Beer Company

My alma mater, the University of St. Thomas, will play the hated Purple Raiders of Mount Union tomorrow night at 6:05pm CST in the Alonzo Stagg Bowl. This will be Mount Union’s 11th straight trip to the championship game. The Tommies were last there in 2012. A game that was lost to Mount Union.

I’m going to watch the game at Community Beer Company located at 1530 Inspiration Dr., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75207.

Come join me for a Mosaic or Public Ale. Heck, come join me for whatever of their beers you might like.

It will be interesting to see if this post on my unread blog gets any notice…

Probably not.

But if you’re a St. Thomas alum. The watching party in Dallas is at Community Beer Company…

Two Tragedies

Star Wars is coming again in a few days. Just found this:

Michael Jackson’s story is Darth Vader’s in reverse. In Star Wars, a whiny, sexually frustrated, white man-child no one trusts turns, via hideous disfigurement, into an all-conquering, super-cool black guy who first made it big in the 70s.

Source: PooterGeek

Draft Registration

One need only have kids the age of the Ace and Deuce to hate the draft registration. It becomes even more aggravating while the Ace flirts with conventional feminism (I do think this is a passing phase, a result of her being a senior in college. While at an all girls high school she had a much better idea about feminism.) The Deuce had to register for the draft. The Pentagon has just opened up all combat billets to women. So why does the Deuce have to register for the draft and the Ace doesn’t?

Volokh:

The Pentagon’s recent decision to open virtually all combat positions to women suggests that the days of male-only draft registration are likely to be numbered. But the best way to achieve gender equality in this field is not to force women to register for the draft, but to abolish draft registration for all. That way, we can achieve both equality and freedom for men and women alike.

Source: The Volokh Conspiracy

And while we are at it, why are those that are forced to register for the draft unable to buy a drink? This is a completely unacceptable state of affairs.

Trump takes heat after call for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering U.S. | Dallas Morning News

I don’t think, oh I don’t really know what to call them, other than the uniparty, don’t understand the American people very well. It appears to me that Trump does. The members of the uniparty getting their panties in a wad:

Among religious groups and politicians from both parties, the repudiation of Trump’s remarks was swift and severe. Trump is “unhinged,” said one Republican rival, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, while another, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, called the proposal for a ban “offensive and outlandish.”

And:

Hillary Clinton said the idea was “reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive.” Organizations representing Jews, Christians and those of other faiths quickly joined Muslims in denouncing Trump’s proposal.

Source: Trump takes heat after call for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering U.S. | Dallas Morning News

We Cut Satellite TV a Long Time Ago

When I want to watch a game, I go to a friend’s house or a bar.

Don’t buy ESPN’s PR talk that its 7 million-household dip in subscribers is just a blip. It’s for real, and it will have serious consequences for the way you watch sports.

Source: The Sports Bubble Is About to Pop – The Daily Beast

ESPN has lost 7 million subscribers over the last two years. What you should understand is that many of the lost subscribers were not sports fans, so the ratings are not yet effected. These people decided they didn’t need to pay ESPN $10 a month (or more) for sports they don’t watch.

This is going to have a great deal of impact on the sports business. It will change Big State U’s athletic program too.

Naturally don’t take this as advice to go short Disney, as this decline can go on for a long time before it becomes calamitous.

Hatefacts

Posted, with no comment:

Then comes the second, native-born generation. Drawn from a low-IQ population that’s been accumulating genetic defects via a tradition of cousin marriage since the Bronze Age, and raised in a religion totally at odds with Western ideas of self-actualization, they are fidgety misfits. They come to hate the country of their birth, and in extreme cases act out the hatred like this.

Source: After San Bernardino: Hatefacts And Stupidfacts – The Unz Review

Ok, I’m going to comment. This is the sort of thing writing that will, if you were to allow it to inform your opinion of current events, keep you from being invited to dinner parties.