BIGGEST ASSHOLE IN TV HISTORY FIRED AGAIN

I worked in television for 30 years and believe me when I tell you that, if you are universally considered the biggest asshole in TV history, you are a flaming asshole with flames as long as the Parkway West.

Keith Olberman just wasn’t happy in his $10 million a year job at Current TV and he was fired.

And who did Al Gore, the head of the network and a guy who could have been president of the United States, hire to replace him?

One of the biggest assholes ever to work in government –Elliot Spitzer.

Count me as glad that Al never became president if this is any indication of his judgement.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE DICTATOR

We’ve been having the usual discussion about what I consider to be the ridiculous situation in Major League Baseball.

I consider the revenue disparity and the lack of a salary cap to be an insult to my intelligence.

I came across a perfect way to explain how I feel about MLB and what it has done to the Pirates.

It’s a trailer for the movie “The Dictator.”

Stay with it and watch the race at the end. I take MLB as seriously as I would take this race.

Enjoy.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYplvwBvGA4

NFL ADAPTS NEW OVERTIME RULE

The NFL made another admission about field goals being too easy to make today.

The owners voted to use the system put in place for overtime in the playoffs last season in the regular season.

It means an OT game can not end on a field goal without both teams getting a chance to possess the ball.

In other words, it’s ridiculously easy to make a field goal (I know. Don’t tell the Ravens that.) in the NFL these days and they don’t think it’s fair for the receiving team to have it so easy.

If they’re that easy, how about shrinking the goal posts and making them tougher? Make a field goal an adventure. Then it wouldn’t matter if a game ended on one immediately after the opening kick in OT.

The owners also agreed to do a video review of every turnover.

This will slow the game down, of course. Not only because every turnover will be reviewed but, because the coaches will be able to use their challenges for things other than turnovers.

Which means more challenges for other things, which means more time sitting around for everybody.

I was once a big proponent of replay, but I’ve now reached the point where I would like to see it eliminated all together.

 

GERALDO AND HOODIES

Geraldo Rivera and I have something in common.

We were both trashed all over the internet for commenting on a victim’s choice of clothing.

I got it for questioning Bryan Stow’s decision to wear a Giants jersey to Dodgers Stadium, where there had been many incidents of violence.

I was accused of saying that Stow deserved the beating he took and/or that he was asking for it.

Geraldo suggested that black kids who don’t want to be pre-judged should think twice about wearing hoodies like the one Trayvon Martin was wearing when he was killed.

And he’s finding out that America has a reading and listening comprehension problem.

Leave it to Thomas Sowell to sort it out.

“People have a right to dress any way they want to, but exercising that right is something that requires common sense, and common sense is something that parents should have, even if their children don’t always have it.”

HELICOPTER PARENTS STRIKE AGAIN

I’m not proud of my generation.

The baby boomers have done a lot of good things, but they’re also the parents of the people who are now doing a really nice job of ruining the children of America.

Being obnoxious about your kid’s involvement in sports is bad enough.

I don’t know what it was that my generation passed along to the next one, but today’s parents seem to be convinced that their kids are so special that they can’t be allowed to do anything on their own.

Including taking part in an Easter egg hunt.

It used be that throwing a few colored eggs out on the lawn was good enough. Now the Easter egg hunt has to involve the local government or church and it has to be organized, which gives parents the opportunity to ruin it.

Forget the perils of global warming and radical jihadists.

Helicopter parents may be more of a danger to this great country of ours.

(Thanks to poster franji.)