The world in general, and the world of sports in particular is a confusing, and fascinating place. So much to absorb, and so many questions by the curious mind remain unanswered. Here are my idle musings for the week. If by chance, you DO have a good answer to any of them, then please… speak up!
TMBADQ: How come some people said that Mark Cuban was “trolling” Donald Trump by wearing #46 in the NBA “Celebrity” All-Star game? Yeah, I get it: Cuban wants to be the 46th President after Trump. But “trolling” him? Donald Trump ACTUALLY IS the president. Cuban, is literally a “wanna-be.”
TMBADQ: Why hasn’t Dustin Johnson actually MARRIED Paulina Gretzky? One child, another one coming, and the world’s #1 ranking? I mean, c’mon. Still waiting on Papa Wayne’s approval?
TMBADQ: If MLB issues special “Spring Training” uniforms and hats, how long until they make special uniforms for “Split Squad” games? Half home, half road?
TMBADQ: Is Mariah Carey still “hot?”
TMBADQ: If the guy who stole Tom Brady’s jersey is now nervous because it’s value – an estimated $500,000 – makes it a first degree Felony, and he wants to return it and apologize, but doesn’t want to be prosecuted… what’s the best way to do it? Do you hire an attorney to broker an agreement? Do you mail the jersey anonymously to the Patriots with a note: “Sorry…?”
TMBADQ: When you turn up the setting on your toaster, does it give your bread more “juice” or just cook it longer?
TMBADQ: If playing a hockey game in a huge outdoor stadium where most people can’t see shit a GOOD thing – romantic and the such – then would playing a hockey game on a flat frozen lake where people stood 100 deep all around on their frozen tip-toes be the ultimate in “PURE” devoted hockey fandom?
TMBADQ: Even though I don’t believe Kyrie Irving believes the earth is flat, DO true “flat-earthers” have a unified theory about it that explains things like sunrise/sunset, orbits, tides, and the like? If so, where can I read up on this?
TMBADQ: Does Bob Huggins’ cardiologist watch West Virginia games on TV?
TMBADQ: Are their any regulations on net specs in basketball? Length? Stiffness? How loose, how tight? Brands?
TMBADQ: Should teams raise banners in their building, just for winning their Division?
TMBADQ: Is there a more obscure, little used TV announcer who has done the biggest events than Bill Macatee? The guy has done NFL games, the Olympics, golf and even the Masters. Then he just disappears for long stretches. Who does he have pictures of at CBS?
TMBADQ: How much money do those stupid phone based video games actually make? It must be a mint. This year in the SuperBowl, those commercials were all over the place! Why didn’t I invent one?
TMBADQ: Are Jim and Jeannie Buss still going to have Thanksgiving dinner together?
TMBADQ: If Tiger Woods is being told to “stay horizontal” to help his back spasms, would it be even better if he could remain at a negative incline for several hours a day?
TMBADQ: If Gary McCord was forced to shave off his fancy mustache, would he just be a failed old tour player with a bunch of corny jokes?
TMBADQ: What qualifications does a reporter have to meet, in order to be billed as an “insider?”
TMBADQ: If you were to start charging NFL Hall of Fame Voters a yearly “Committee Fee” to stay on as a voter, how much would it have to be in order to force at least half of them to resign? $500? $1000? And once we find that number, how soon can we implement it?