Watching women’s hoops in the Ville

It’s four games into the season, but I’m really enjoying Louisville women’s basketball this year. The highlight has been the 95-90 win over Ohio State, in Columbus, where Asia Durr set a UofL basketball scoring record (men’s and women’s) with 47 points. But the other three matchups against Southeast Missouri State, Toledo and Michigan have been blowouts, winning by 40, 35 and 25 points, respectively.

Here’s how good they are. I went to the SEMO season opener and thought the Cards were looking really sloppy. That was the 40 point win. Then I watched the Michigan game last night, when they went into halftime down five points. Michigan only scored 12 points in the final two quarters. That’s 12 points total.

Given the disappointment of UofL football and the scandal around men’s basketball, women’s hoops may end up being the must-see sport in the city. (Of course, there’s still Notre Dame and Connecticut around to burst that bubble, but right now, the UofL women are the No. 5 team in the country.)

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No World Series game has ever been played in 100 degree weather

Until yesterday:

When I tuned into the game last night at 8 p.m. Eastern time, it was 103 degrees in Los Angeles. And it was outdoors, so there was no dome for relief.

One reason it’s never been that hot in a World Series before?

It’s LATE OCTOBER FOR GOD’S SAKE!

She predicted 97 degrees. It was 103. That sucks.

But the krap koddled klown chosen by pump truppets says climate change is a Chinese ruse designed to steal coal mining jobs, and our friends on the right* say we should keep politics out of the World Series.

(*A reminder: They aren’t our friends. They’re trying to kill us.)

Let’s get away from politics and talk basketball

See that soulless coward over there? Dunk on him!

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had a few words for the upcoming NBA season (from The Nation):

I’ve been amazed and disappointed by so much of what this President had said, and his approach to running this country, which seems to be one of just a never ending divisiveness. But his comments today about those who have lost loved ones in times of war and his lies that previous presidents Obama and Bush never contacted their families, is so beyond the pale, I almost don’t have the words.

This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner–and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers–is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this President should be ashamed because they know it better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all.

And this is why my team now is the San Antonio Spurs. If they win the NBA title this season, don’t expect to see them at the White House.

Fasten your seatbelt

This happened at the Indy 500 Sunday:

Both cars are destroyed. There was a time when a crash like this would have killed both of these drivers. Just take a look at YouTube videos of past Indy car crashes.

Instead, the most seriously hurt person was a photographer behind the wall. Which means spectators are in more danger than drivers are.

Even if you’re not a car racing fan, though, you have to appreciate the safety features being built into these machines, because some variation of them will eventually be put in your family sedan. And when you hit a wall at a much lower speed, you won’t die, either.