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Yesterday the talk of Boston Sports Radio was the Bruins signing of Mitchel Miller who was apparently quite an ass as a youth when he was 14.

The thing that really clinched the anger was the sudden “apology” just before the signing and the fellow insisting it had nothing to do with Hockey, which confirms he’s still an ass.

The whole principle of a juvenile court system is so people aren’t punished as adults for things they did as kids but re is a reason why we have a juvenile court system on the other hand you also want to provide an incentive for folks to avoid this kind of thing in the future so here is what I’d do.

He wants to play in the NHL fine, 5% of his contract should go to the kid in question and since he waited six years to apologize, that 5% should continue for the first six years of his career. And since the Bruins decided to make the signing let them match that 5% as well.

You can’t make a person virtuous who is not but you can provide incentives to make virtue less expensive than vice. I guarantee if a young jock figures this kind of thing will cost him real money it will at best stop cold or at worst produce the required contrition without a six years wait.


Kyrie Irving has been suspended five games for tweeting out a link to an Holocaust denying documentary.

Given the left’s embrace of this kind of thing and the NBA’s embrace of the left it’s almost a shock Brooklyn punished him even if the team does reside in one of the most Jewish sections of the nation.

The NBA itself has decided to leave him alone and leave things to the Nets. After all as far as the NBA is concerned he didn’t do something really horrible in their eyes, like hitting China for slave labor etc. If he had Irving would have gone the way of Enes Kanter Freedom and not see the inside of an NBA court again. Irving cost him embarrassment, Kanter cost them money.

One more thought. The idea that Kyrie actually might have bought the idea that the black race are the actual tribes of Israel is no surprise to me. It’s been 25 years since Mary Lefkowitz warned us about this stuff in Not Out Of Africa: How “”Afrocentrism”” Became An Excuse To Teach Myth As History With 25 years of this going on since the release of this book without any pushback the wonder is that it isn’t more prevalent.


Boston sports radio is all over the place on the New England Patriots. Nobody seems sure about anything except that they’re not good enough to beat Buffalo. Here is their remaining schedule:

  • vs Colts
  • vs Jets
  • at Vikings
  • vs Bills
  • at Cardinals
  • at Raiders
  • vs Bengals
  • vs Dolphins
  • at Bills

With the exception of the Bills there is not a team on the list they aren’t capable of beating nor any time not capable of clearing their clock. Given the parity in the league, the quality of their roster and the uneven play of everyone. I’d not be surprised to see them finish anywhere from 11-6 to 4-13.

It’s bad for the nerves but good if you want some mystery in how a game will go.


There has been a lot of fuss about the fact that there are no American born black players on either roster in the World Series this year. This is being pushed as a stain to baseball, but frankly it’s not a stain in terms of racism but a stain in terms of marketing.

Part of it is cost you can play football or basketball with a single ball and a small group, but you need at least 10 or 12 for baseball, plus bats gloves but more importantly both the NFL and the NBA have done a much better job of marketing of both marketing its stars, both in general and to the black community in particular. Meanwhile the Latino stars from central and south America are huge in their countries and within the communities.

Personally I think it’s crazy. MLB besides being a better game has guaranteed contracts, less physical punishment in terms of contact and the potential for a longer career if you can’t sell that and the players to kids dying to become athletes then you need another career.


A great example of this lack of marketing is the current world series. It’s been a great playoffs and a spectacular series but game four illustrated exactly why.

The Astros put together five runs in the fifth to give them a 5-0 lead in a game they desperately needed to win. Meanwhile Christian Javier pitched six no hit innings, and then was pulled with a five run lead.

Now I understand priority one is to win the game and the Phillies have a history of coming back. But there is no reason why the Astros could not have had Javier pitching in what is likely his final start of the year and a five run lead could not have come out for the 7th with Bryan Abreu ready in the pen if he gave up a hit.

There is a reason why Don Larson is remembered 66 years after his perfect game in the 1956 World series, but I had to look up who the starter was to see who pitched in the Astros no hitter.

Personally I think MLB should fire their entire PR staff of the league and start again.

Because I had to take people to the airport for 2 AM today I took yesterday off. As I never have Sunday’s off I went to my local 99’s to watch a bit of the Patriots Jets game. With under a minute in the 1st half with the Jets up 10-3 Mac Jones threw what was a pick six that would have made the game 17-3 and likely ushered in the Baily Zappe era in New England but a roughing the passer penalty on the Jets John Franklin Meyers erased said pick and Jones was able to not only manage to drive for a field goal to end the half at 10-6 but was able to lead the pats for a TD to start the 2nd half. By the start of the 4th quarter the pats were up 19-10 on their way to a 22-17 final score.

Jones should send Meyers a fruit basket as he may have single handedly saved his season.


Speaking of devastating things while I was watching the game at the 99’s the following ad played on the screen.

While it was not likely intended as such it is a devastating ad against the Democrats, An ad that reminds people of soaring gas prices (they just went up .40 in my town this week) is exactly what the Democrats don’t need playing on the most watched sporting events of the weekend.

And it didn’t cost the RNC or any conservative pacs a cent.


While I already noted that the left really would rather spend this week talking about Pelosi than the upcoming crushing defeat that the Democrats are heading for and that Don Surber wisely said he would wait till today to say anything there were some interesting exchanges on twitter where the left kept pushing the idea that people on the right aren’t worried about Paul Pelosi being assaulted. To wit:

This prompted a reply from a leftist that perfectly encapsulates what the left believes when it comes to violence.

Oh and Lt. Columbo’s questions concerning the narrative in play (two of which, the number of Hammers and Underwear are now in question) and the reason for said nutjob being at the Pelosi place not withstanding…

…nut jobs assaulting people, any people are a bad thing and I wish Mr. Pelosi a speedy and complete recovery. As for what happened, the security footage and the body cam footage from the police should clarify a lot, assuming it’s released.

Oh and for the record you only have to go back five days to see a Democrat who ran for president justifying SCOTUS justices being targeted for murder:


A lot of people took a real fit over this reply (since deleted)) to Hillary Clinton by Elon Musk.

Forgetting for a moment the speculation in the opinion piece linked, It’s worth noting that while Mrs. Clinton has 31 million followers Elon has over 113 Million, or to put it another way consider this.

If every single one of Hillary Clinton’s followers currently followed Elon Musk and then decided to unfollow him Musk would still reach over 50 million more accounts than Hillary would on twitter.

Do you really want to bait a guy with access to this many people? It can be a game changer to your narrative.


Meanwhile here is one story that all this Pelosi stuff is chasing off the front pages:

Cynthia Harris, a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for District 6 commissioner in Orange County, which includes Orlando, provided a sworn complaint to the election crimes office, alleging left-leaning organizations have been perpetrating a scheme to encourage residents in black neighborhoods to apply for mail-in ballots and to fill out those ballots, which she said have been collected by paid canvassers, and sometimes altered, all in violation of state law.

In an interview with The Washington Times, Ms. Harris said she has video evidence of paid ballot harvesters operating in Orlando neighborhoods in both 2014 and 2017, and that the scheme has been going on for decades, continuing through the 2020 election and the 2022 primary.

Via Monica Showalter at the American Thinker who notes:

Ballot harvesting, for example, was pioneered by the PRI party in Mexico, which held power for 70 years as a one-party state, having maneuvered itself into this position precisely with this practice. It was not for nothing that writer Mario Vargas Llosa called this setup “the perfect dictatorship.” Democrats, many of them with roots in the Mexican illegal alien community in California, brought this practice with them and adapted it to California’s elections — the point that real Mexican nationals are appalled. One told me that California’s politics resemble Mexico’s 40 years ago, Mexico having instituted more safeguards to prevent this rigging from happening.

In fairness of course odds are the Media would be ignoring this story completely even if this Pelosi story never existed.

Was it just one year ago that Cam Newton was released by the Patriots and the starting Job put in the hands of Mac Jones? Can you imagine how different this season would have been if he was kept as a backup?


At the start of the season if you told me that Patriots would be 3-3 the reaction of everyone would be “meh” and nobody would be talking much about the team.

But with Mac Jones still down with an injury and the 3rd string 4th round pick winning two straight suddenly the Pats are the talk of the town.

It’s all in the enviorment.


When Mac Jones first got hurt we were talking 4-6 weeks and some were hitting him for not opting for surgery to speed things up rather than taking the longer route. Now I suspect nobody in Patriots nation want to rush him back.

Now the wise thing with Zappe playing so well is to let Jones heal fully rather than rush him and risk further injury, the question is now that his job might be in danger will Jones feel the same.

Nobody wants to be the next Wally Pip although it’s premature to call Zappe the next Lou Gehrig


At the start of the season everyone was laughing at the idea of Belichick using failed head coaches Joe Judge and Matt Patricia running the offense together without an offensive coordinator with Josh McDaniels gone to the Raiders.

Well now nobody is laughing with the Pats 3-3 even with a 3rd string QB and McDaniels Raiders 1-4.

Apparently I underestimated Bill Belichick’s decision making big time.


Finally Zappe himself has done an excellent job in the Patriots system and I see no reason to bench him if he keeps winning.

Furthermore I see no downside of having two solid QB’s in the tent. Remember Brady going down vs Pittsburgh in the AFC championship and Bledsoe coming in to save the day.

If Bill doesn’t have that 2nd front line QB does Brady get that 1st ring and all those who follow?

I say use the SF method with Montana and Young. keep em both fresh and make other teams worry about who they’re facing.

After all these are two rookie contracts so you can afford to keep em both without big cap hits, take advantage and run with it.

Do I detect a tiny hint of Brady?

Posted: October 3, 2022 by datechguy in nfl, Sports, Uncategorized

I have spent most of the last week in bed the first day being taking care of DaWife who got COVID and then getting it myself. It’s really laid me out and basically the most strenuous things I’ve managed since last Wednesday has been putting up the St. Matthew Novena for those FBI agents (day 8 later today)

One of the few advantages of this situation is that when I’m not totally zonked out trying to sleep, which has been very difficult I’d had access to the net and thus got to follow a most interesting development.

As you might know 21 years ago the New England Patriots starting QB got himself hurt in game and a young 6th round pick who had not been on anybody’s radar came in. Took the starting job and never looked back. That young fellow was Tom Brady who now has 7 Superbowl rings and would not shock anyone if he came home with an eighth by season’s end.

Well last week the Patriots starting QB Mac Jones a 1st round pick out of Alabama ended up down with an injury meaning that Backup QB (and defacto coach) Brian Hoyer would be starting for New England with a young 4th round pick Bailey Zappe to back him up.

Not many people expected this game to be close but the real surprise was not Aaron Rogers’s 500th TD pass but that Hoyer would go down with an injury and Zappe would have to take over under fire.

Even fewer people expected that he would lead the team to several scores and that the game would go to overtime tied at 24 till Green Bay with no time left on the overtime clock would kick a game winning field goal.

Now does this mean that lightning is about to strike again for the Pats with a late draft pick that nobody wanted? Unlikely, there is only one Tom Brady. But I’m going to be very interested in seeing what happens next week when he likely gets his first start