Monthly Archives: December 2015

Babying DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t worked, so now what?

I told you so! I told you so! “Pretty soon, the apologists and enablers of DeMarcus Cousins are going to run out of spin material on the 6-foot-11, 270-pound Kings center and have to deal with an unpleasant reality: the … Continue reading

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Silence by Kings players on Rondo’s anti-gay slur is disturbing

The main questions I still have about the ugly Rajon Rondo incident are these: What do his teammates think about Rondo’s hurling an anti-gay slur at a referee? And what do other NBA players think? The players’ public  silence is … Continue reading

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With sports injuries, hope beats despair

My early Christmas present is the gift of hope. I won’t knock it. Hope is better than despair at my age. I’m hearing too many stories about disabling pain and incurable illnesses. I should be grateful for an ache and … Continue reading

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“Buy American” hurts school-lunch program

Here’s a Christmas wish: that politicians and corporate agricultural interests quit nickel and diming school districts struggling to provide affordable meals for low-income children. The grinches locally are U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, whose district includes 40 percent of … Continue reading

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The long delay before Rajon Rondo’s anti-gay slurs attracted notice

My cynicism has been rising steadily in the wake of the Rajon Rondo incident, which has been front-page news two days in a row in the home-town newspaper of the Sacramento Kings. I’m sure you’ve been reading the expressions of … Continue reading

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