If you picked almost any player from last night’s game on your fantasy football team this week you’re probably looking pretty good this morning. The San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams scored a combined 80 points last night. The Rams ended up winning the game 41-39. The game was actually as good as the score. I don’t think anyone saw this coming from these two teams. The Rams came into this game 1-1 and the 49ers came into the game 0-2 and the only team in the NFL who had not scored an offensive touchdown yet this season. Of course that was before last nights game. The Rams had not been looking much better than the 49ers this year. The game was tight until the Rams pulled ahead by 15 points late in the 4th quarter, thanks to a missed extra point earlier in the game by the 49ers. Down 15 points late in the 4th quarter, the 49ers drove the length of the field to score a touchdow. Brian Hoyer found Trent Taylor with a nice pass in the end zone. Down 41-33, the 49ers kicked off to the Rams who fumbled deep in their own territory. The 49ers eventually scored on Caslos Hyde’s 1 yard TD run. Down 39-41 with 2:00 left on the clock, the 49ers decided to go for two. Hoyer’s pass was intercepted in the end zone by the Rams. With less than 2:00 on the game clock, the 49ers decided to go with an onside kick……which they recovered. At this point I think everybody was expecting one last drive by the 49ers and a game winning field goal as time expired on the game clock. That didn’t happen. The ending was kind of a let down compared to the build up. The 49ers went backward after recovering the onside kick. Two terrible holding penalties and one false start, set the Niners up with a 4th and 20. A sack by the Rams Eric Donald finally stuck a fork in the fighting 49ers. A bit of a letdown, but still a hell of a game. Possibly the best game I’ve seen so far this season, and definitely the best Thursday night game I’ve ever seen, which are usually hot garbage.
“Dotard.” That is the name Kim Jung- Un called Donald Trump in response to Donald Trump calling him a “rocketman” yesterday in his speech to the United Nations. Like two eight year old boys on a schoolyard, the two leaders of Countries go back and forth hurling insults at one another. The difference between the adolescent boys on the schoolyard and the two leaders are nuclear missiles and lots and lots of death and destruction. And we’re all caught up in the middle of the two leaders and their temper tantrums. Like most people, I’d never heard the word “Dotard” used before tonight so I googled it.
DOTARD– An old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.
I can’t really argue with Kim’s choice of words there. Kim also called Trump a “frightened dog” and said that Trump was “mentally deranged.” I’m pretty sure that it won’t be too long before Trump hurls some more insults of his own back in Kim’s direction. Most likely tomorrow morning around 6am. So set your alarm clock and watch the president’s Twitter feed for the morning Tweet storm that’s sure to come.
Have you ever noticed that the only time some people mention anything they think black people care about is when they need attention? Better yet, when their ratings start to take a dip and they’re desperate for clicks, views, or just being talked about. The same people pull the same stunts at least five to ten times every year. Whenever ratings dip, or they’re in need of attention, say something that they feel will anger the black community. They’ll probably classify this as saying something “controversial.” Just the thought that if you do or say a certain thing, a whole race will react, is really racist in and of itself….but I won’t get into all of that right now. The point of this post is that these same people pull this same desperation trick out of their bag for attention and I’m getting sick of the act.
Piers Morgan took to Twitter this afternoon to promote an article or post that he was writing (I really don’t know what it was, I didn’t bother to read anything but the title) titled “Black people say the ‘N’ word in their songs, so why can’t white people say it?” Or something along those lines. Granted, I never bothered to read the article. As far as I know the article could be about something completely different and Piers just used a catchy title to garner some attention. I doubt it though. The point is, the last thing in this world that Piers Morgan cares about is rap music and how much the ‘N’ word is used in the lyrics. You know it, I know it, and Piers Morgan knows it. Yet, this is the topic he chooses to speak on. Why? I’m sure there are a million other things Piers Morgan cares about more than rappers saying the ‘N’ word. Like anything political going on in the United States right now. The GOP is right in the middle of another push at getting a terrible HealthCare bill passed. The President of the United States is once again making a public spectacle of himself…..this time on a global stage. Why isn’t Piers talking about those things? I’ll tell you why. It’s because in the political arena he’s just another small fish in a very big pond. Nobody gives a damn what Piers Morgan has to say unless its…..wait for it…..”controversial.” People like Piers Morgan whole careers lives or dies bases on attention. The man has no discernible talent. If he doesn’t get any attention, he will disappear into oblivion, because he really doesn’t add any value to anything. He’s just there. People like Piers Morgan don’t care if people are speaking about them negatively or positively. All that matters is that people are talking about him. Truth be told, that’s all the networks care about too. Do you think the networks go through the hassle of checking to see what each individual Twitter account is Tweeting about a person when that person is trending? HELL NO! All that matters is that the person is trending. That means they’re getting attention. To Networks, that means the person holds some sort of value. It’s that simple. This is all a game, and I hate to say it, but some people know how to play it, some don’t, and some aren’t even aware that there is a game going on. This is why people like Piers Morgan target a black audience when they need some attention. Their thought process is that, whenever you Tweet certain key words, the black community will react. And if you Tweet or speak about those key words negatively, the black community will give you the attention that you want and desire. Some of those key words being: Anything about white people saying the N word, anything negative about Beyonce, and anything negative about Barack Obama. They’re trolling. Most times they could honestly care less about any of these things. We have to do a better job of recognizing the game. If we keep giving them the attention they crave every time they’re looking for it, they will keep doing what they’re doing. Cussing them out in the comments does nothing at all. It’s still attention. That equals a win for them. The best way to handle these trolls is to completely ignore them. That hurts more than any comment you could think of typing. Attention is food for these trolls. We need to treat them like the animals in the zoo. DON’T FEED THE TROLLS!
The Hill (@thehill) has reported that Puerto Rico could be without electricity for up to six months in the wake of Hurricane Maria. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yul Cruz told MSNBC, Thursday that Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents could be without electricity between 4-6 months. Mayor Cruz said “The San Juan we knew yesterday is no longer there.” Officials said that the storm, which was the most powerful in decades, destroyed more than 90 percent of the homes in some areas. When asked if he will visit Puerto Rico in the wake of the storm, president Trump responded with a somber, “yes I will.” I guess we will see. Let’s keep Puerto Rico and its residents in our prayers during this tough time, and also Mexico, who was hit with a massive earthquake that killed an unspecified number of citizens.