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Donald Sterling and the Hit Parade of 1837 is our main topic for today, starting with Matt Kemp of the Dodgers, who was dragged into Sterling’s eugenics treatise when his now ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano took a picture with Kemp that allegedly enraged Sterling. Her explanation, that she thought Sterling wouldn’t mind because “he’s lighter and whiter than me,” didn’t work for Don, but Kemp decided to make his own statement by using Michael Jackson's "Black Or White” as his walkup music at Dodger Stadium. Larry Brown Sports claims Kemp came up with the idea when a teammate put the song on earlier today in the locker room.
[RELATED: Game 4 serves as Day One of workers’ response to Sterling]
Well, at least someone is trying to make this less of a dungstorm than it is.
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But if you’re talking serious, there’s Dave D’Alessandro of the Newark Star Ledger, who pointed out Sunday that the men who will ultimately decide Sterling’s fate within the NBA include not only commissioner Adam Silver, but other owners, including:
“a business partner in Washington who doesn’t know the difference between a tax code and “class warfare,” who bribes bloggers, slugs fans, bulldozes the neighboring Chinatown population into Virginia so he can help put up more Hooters, and asserts that we should all be grateful for the honor of subsidizing his team;
“a business partner in Orlando who is so righteous he has poured millions into anti-gay marriage initiatives, because gays ‘keep asking for favors’ and ‘special treatment,’ and marriage is “not vital to them, in my opinion;”
“a business partner in Cleveland that made billions in the mortgage business, many of them by passing subprime loans along to the ultimate thieves, Countrywide, which greased the derivative machine that helped destroy the global economy;
“a business partner in Oklahoma City who made his billions through fracking, which has been linked to everything from toxic drinking water to earthquakes to climate change, and then screwed landowners out of their royalties when business went bad;
“(and) a business partner in Brooklyn who is an oligarch, that special kind of patriot who uses political connections to grab billions in state-owned assets for micropennies on the dollar, leaving much of the population to starve in the feudal cesspool left behind.”
Yeah, this will be easy to wrap up by Tuesday, for sure. No problem at all.
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In other overt racism, Barcelona’s Dani Alves had a banana thrown at him during Barcelona's 3-2 win over Villareal Sunday and Alves, long a victim of and spokesman against the racist fan element in the game, reached down, ate the banana and continued on.
Vitamin D as a political statement. Yummy.
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And finally, more lawyers. God, this effort is an out-and-out festival of cesspoolery, isn’t it?
After the Seattle Seahawks restricted credit card purchases of tickets for the NFC Championship game to six states and Canada, one fan from Nevada (one of the banned 44) decided to do what had to be done.
He filed suit for $50 million, claiming the Seahawks were trying to “fix the game” by keeping him out of Century Link Field.
John E. Williams III has filed the suit in Las Vegas (nice touch, although he does live in the state) because he says the Seahawks and the league used a selective ticket process that violates “the Federal Consumer Fraud Act and/or common law.”
“They're always boasting up there about their 12th player and everything else,” Williams told AP. “But by allowing the NFL to decide who can or cannot attend the games, you make it an unfair game. Seattle fixed it.”
In other words, because he couldn’t cheer for the 49ers, the Seahawks went to the Super Bowl. Well, that lets Colin Kaepernick off the hook for that pick, I guess.
In a related story, are you kidding me?