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On the “Ending our Weekend with Bernie” CDST Show (Part 1):

On the “Ending our Weekend with Bernie” Show:
— Frank cranks out the Soviet National Anthem
— Some of us aren’t so excited about the New Deal II, and find watching Bernie point to be a real drag
— The new heavyweight champ Tyson looks like a cross between Wepner and Quarry.
— Handicapping what’s left in the Democrat field of dreams
— It’s only February, but when I watch Uncle Joe, all I can think of is Uncle June, knocking on the neighbors door, in pajamas and asking for ice cream
— ChabDog suspects he might be more than just a Boomer … he’s a Bloomer
— Because he’s such a threat (though according to LIzzie Boredom not a tall one), to lighten the mood, maybe Mike should use Mel Brooks as a body double in the next debate?
— Lawyers use redlining … why can’t arrogant billionaires do the same?
— “Pete, you lost to my friend Joe Donnelley [and you aren’t a proven winner”. For shame Amy, since when is winning in Minny grounds for asserting executive privilege over Buttigieg.
— Lots George Steinbrenner, along with a George Peterson interlude, which gets us in the mood for more Bernie. “She’s a heartbreaker, lovemaker, dreammaker ”
— Why Rob Man-fraud doesn’t have a problem with cheating Houston keeping its big piece of metal/MLB would be placating the out-for-blood public by vacating.
— LA banking on Price being money in the playoffs (but they know starting him is a non-starter), while Rendon hails a cab for the home of the hittable Halos
— Very sad about bulldog Swagger being taken away from the Dog Pound in an open casket; later in the show we go back to the glory years of Brian Sipe, as touted by Trump and Criqui
— The perfect Pelosi, as done by Kammy Burnett productions … yes this performance raised a few eyebrows
— Tyson gives his opponent a real Marchand moment when he a wet one to Wilder
— Slogging Leafs wilt and fold when their Zamboni driver fills in as the emergency goalie … for the other team
— The significance of “Patrick” as a major name in NHL history
— On the Miracles on Ice having slid to the right
— Wrecking the Aztecs bubble
— 8 should be enough for purposes of those presently unavoidable conference tournaments (currently, basket of deplorables IUPUI could go on a magical run and get an invite)
— Who’s in the MEAC, and where do they reside? We know one is named hopeless Howard. We read out the rest, including my personal favorite …
— “I’d like to make a Botox appointment tomorrow… wait a minute, I’m Nancy Pelosi … don’t mess with me … you don’t mess with Nancy Pelosi…no way Nancy has gray hair .. rip rip… I don’t hate nobody…. I’ll drink to that ,,,, not only did I rip my State of the Union Speech, I also ripped … my birth certificate”

On the “Don’t need another cup of Joe” CDST Show (Part 1):


On the CDST “Scrambled, Sunny Side Up Show” (Part 1):
— A great, great show, as Eric gives us a rare glimpse into the storehouse of sports knowledge that holds Frank’s brain
— Don’t look that-a-way … you could be in Piscataway if you’re watching football at RU
— We’re joined by Tank of Barstool Sports, who’s rumored to be in the running for the Mets as part of the A-rod consortium
— How to fix an NBA slam dunk contest (how can you jump over Taco Fall and not be able to keep up with the Joneses … no wonder there was a swearin Aaron). But seriously, why go to all that trouble.
— Who’s mind is responsible for the terribly idiotic and hopelessly meaningless new format for the NBA All-star game … you can dress this up however you want and it still looks like a pig (lip stick notwithstanding)
— Would someone please teach Giannis a post move?
— Wow, there’s a sighting of Chance the Rapper; is he related to Chauncey Gardner
— DW’s not very superhuman Superman slam gets a 49 (what a joke)
— How about that sexy acquisition by Brody’s Bunch of Jedd “Deadwood” Lowrie … ha ha ha
— An excellent, Flemingish XFL update
— A not so tender clip of McGloin
— Explaining why Raftery is known for his onions
— Why has Seton Hall left the building?
— We’re happy to announce that Rutgers has finally emerged from it’s no-hope-for the NCAA rut. What were you doing in 1991?
— Some low lights are shined on the tarnished Tar Heels; boy has that worm thrown a tizzy at the expense of despondent Roy.
— The ultimate NCAA misfit (Columbia). Yes, the college version of the Lions is even less competitive than the pro variety.
— Sorry state of affairs for Chicago State. And the University of Bob Denver isn’t any better. Holy Cross is getting the holy @#$#$ beaten out of them. Time to call them the “Lusaders”.
— As for Evansville, everyone is getting even (and then some with them). Someone needs to show Howard how to get it done.
— Eric confuses Idaho State and Boise.
— The Kennesaw State Owls are so bad they’re making Judge Mountain Landis throw up on himself in the grave.
— Hey a lot has happened over longtime commish Kennesaw’s dead body (including integretion of the majors).. The judge was a real nice guy (“son, just do the best you can – to do those years”) (“Gentlemen, I’m due back in court in 5 minutes … let’s talk salary”)
— Bowie Kuhn, whose era was known for strikes. And he also had a great name.
— A recommendation for baseball’s survival…use free internet to get your product in front of people
— An interview you won’t want to miss with the Shah of Iran (giving important insights into the genesis of pervasive anti-West feelings of resentment in Iran and the dynamics of oil markets in the late 70s)
— ChabDog espouses new respect for the State College of New Jersey
— Under 20 degrees is not dog walking weather (sorry Bingo)
— A word about Leo .. the latest family dachshund … the foot long hot dog … and then some
— Who would you rather watch … PK “puke” Subban or “Bad Bunny”
— Team Giannis vs. Team Lebronis (we can hardly contain ourselves)
— The conversation rotates toward rotars
— Getting happily sidetracked with Bonnie and Clyde

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Wednesday, 1-15-20:

MLB Update:

  • Alex Cora’s official punishment from MLB is coming soon. One hopes it is substantive enough to send a message to other coaches and managers that using technology to subvert and skew baseball’s supposedly level playing field is a definite hanging offense. In the meantime, his apology to Red Sox management is not enough … he owes contrition to the general public. We’ve all been sullied and wronged by this, as fans of the national pastime.
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Wednesday, 10-30-19:

MLB Update:

  • It’s certainly a mad, mad, mad, mad world in MLB, what with the big red W’s finding treasure in the 7th game of the World Series … on the road and against all odds. lt took a team with a pretty sturdy constitution to find those late inning runs, amid thousands of screaming Texans and against an All-Star pitcher who was, by the start of the 7th, simply cruising with a 1-hitter. Rendon got them going with a homer, and then Howie hunkered down and found a pitch he could handle. When the dust had cleared, Houston’s questionable bullpen was just not up to standards, and Cole (who for whatever reason was not ready) sat harmlessly watching from the bench. We’ve never seen a road warrior series like this one, and don’t expect a repeat in your lifetime. Let’s hope there are a few Washingtonians who’ve been around for the 90+ year wait and now have another title. #Nationals #Astros
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Tuesday, 10-29-19:

MLB Update:

  • Martinez loses his cool and gets thrown out, but it’s the Astros who fail their 2nd Stras test. Throw in a modern-day Rasputin living “Deep in the Heart of Texas”, as Rendon erupts for 5 big ribbies, along with Soto’s impression of Breggy drawing attention to himself down the first base line … oh so perfect. Get ready for memorable Game 7. #Nationals #Astros
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Sunday, 10-27-19:

MLB Update:

  • Instead of Silent Cal, today’s White House attendee was Obtrusive Donald, who definitely created more of a ruckus than did the empty swings of the Nationals’ hitters. The only good news for Washington after their thorough thrashing in Game 5 is that they probably won’t have to face Gerrit Cole again; the Houston ace’s heavy fastball was dancing, his off speed stuff was dropping in for strikes, and he was getting help he didn’t need from the home plate ump. The end result is another decisive win for Houston, and a commanding 3-2 in the series. Martinez is now relegated to praying for Strasburg to pitch the game of his life, and to find a masseuse who can work out the serious kinks in Max’s neck. #Astros #Nationals
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Saturday, 10-26-19:

MLB Update:

  • Isn’t the National League team supposed to have the big advantage when they game is played in their park, with their rules? No so this year, as the situation wasn’t very pretty for the suddenly silent Nat bats against just-up-from-the-minors Urquidy. Washington needs to get its act together asap or this thing is over. Memo to Martinez: in Game 5 DO NOT USE RODNEY. Astros showed him absolutely no respect today … ala the Miller Light Bowling tournament and balls clanking harmlessly off the pin. He didn’t get it done in clutch time in Seattle, and the situation isn’t much different in DC. #Astros #Nationals
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Friday, 10-25-19:

MLB Update:

  • Playing with everything to lose, but away from the hometown microscope, the Astros thrive with solid pitching and just enough opportunistic hitting.
    Nats now take a deep breath and hope to refocus, knowing that in a number of not-so-distant situations (1985, 1986, 1996) road teams coming home with a 2-0 lead have wilted, not profited.
    Game 4 looms very large. For now, Houston’s Big No. 3 got the job done in Game 3. #Astros #Nationals
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Wednesday, 10-23-19:

MLB Update:
  • Suzuki gives a weak Verlander fastball a firm ride, hometown darling Breggy suffers an embarrassing case of fumbleitis and the Astros fall apart faster than you can say blueberry pancakes. Houston may not be dead yet, but they’re in critical condition, verging on life support. The Brantley acquisition has not given them much left-handed punch, and the bullpen is being exposed for what it is … fairly mediocre. As for the latter observation, perhaps Hinch sensed this, and made the fatal mistake of trotting Justin out there in the fateful 7th. Meanwhile, the Nats are doing everything right, and go home with an historic opportunity to bring baseball glory back to the Nation’s Capital for the first time in nearly 100 years. #Nationals #Astros
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Tuesday, 10-22-19:


MLB Update:

  • The killing machine that is the Washington Nationals rolls into H-town and puts down the heavily favored Astros. Soto was “so” money, and Max Scherzer showed maximum cojones by getting through 5 and giving up only 2 on a night when he definitely did not have his best stuff. Stros must be a bit miffed, with their little big man coming up so small with men in scoring position, and stopper Cole looking quite mortal. The fact is that the Nats have more lefty hitting than people give them credit for and this could be quite problematic for a Houston staff that is noticeably right wing. #Nationals #Astros
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Saturday, 10-19-19:

MLB Update:

  • Game 6 does not disappoint, with plenty of spectacular plays at the plate and in the field. New York pushes Houston pretty hard, but in the bottom of the ninth, Chapman missed with a slider over the heart of the hitting zone, and that was all Altuve needed to work with. A few seconds later, his little friend went bouncing off the Schlumberger sign in left, and the Yankee closer was left standing on the mound with a forced, clenched grin on his mug. The David vs. Goliath confrontation is now officially sanctioned. #Astros #Yankees

    PS — Memo to Boone: maybe next time you show the little guy a little more respect and just put him on.

Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Friday, 10-18-19:

MLB Update:

  • Yankees sick Hicks on a stunned Verlander, who gives up four in the first, and the home team never looks back … preventing the bubbly Astros from celebrating a pennant in the Bronx. The series returns back to Minute Maid for what looks to be an exciting Game 6, with both bullpens ready to be emptied in raw and raucous hand to hand, no holds barred combat. #Astros #Yankees
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives, Tuesday, 10-15-19:

MLB Update:

  • Hats off to the Nats, who are now within one more series victory of completing one of the most stunning turnarounds in MLB history. This is a testament to clubhouse chemistry, which this team has in spades. As for the Cards, they came up completely flat and listless/dead men walking for literally the entire four game set … which stands out as quite an exception in the rich, storied history of playoff competition for this franchise. #Cardinals #Nationals
  • Hey Yankees, it’s time for you and your unruly fans to get your act together. Throw those fans out if they dare to throw things onto the field. This is the House That Ruth Built, for god’s sake. #Yankees #Astros
Categories: MLB

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