Friday, September 04, 2015

Wall Street - Bud Fox Meets Gordon Gekko

He was cast as a villain, but did we all secretly admire him?  My guess is that his persona helped make The Apprentice with Donald Trump popular.  Fictional tycoon Gordon Gekko meets young stockbroker Bud Fox in the 1987 movie, Wall Street.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Goodell's Suspension Of Brady Overturned

A federal court has overturned the 4 game suspension of New England  Patriot quarterback for allegedly conspiring to alter game balls.  This is a move that could have a chilling effect on how professional sport leagues meat out future suspensions.  Federal District Court  Judge Richard Berman determined that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had delivered a much too harsh penalty. Of course, my feeling is that if Brady or any other player, no matter what team they played for, was accused of alter equipment, harsh discipline should be in order.  Of course, when all is said and done, neither Brady, nor Goodell will be viewed well in history. 
Goodell has been a punching bag for the sports media for years, even though it looks like his motivation seems to be noble.  Goodell has said that the NFL will appeal.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Dasher Brings The Paper

Dasher's mission is to keep me informed on the goings on in the world.  Every morning, he brings in the Seattle Times.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vin Scully To Broadcast Dodger Games In 2016

His longevity is legendary, Vin Scully, in 2016. will spend one more season in the Los Angeles Dodger broadcast booth.  Scully will be entering his 67th year with the time.  He is a living link to baseball history.  When he began, probably many of Babe Ruth teammates were still active, of course, that was the American League and the Vin's team was in the National.  He has probably called every pitch of Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, and Fernando Valenzuala (while Fernando was with the Dodgers). Jackie Robinson was still in the early stages of his career when Scully started and the Dodgers had not won a single world series at that time.  People born after Scully started have grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Scully started when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn and has been with them every year that they have played in LA. 
In addition to being there a long time, Scully is good, Ken Levine talks about what Scully brings to the booth here.

Cabo San Lucas

From July, a video I took on our trip to Cabo...

Friday, August 28, 2015

M's Fire GM

Mariners report General Manager Jack Zdureincik has been fired.

Trip To Seaside IV--Cannon Beach

Down the road from Seaside,  Cannon Beach is the more relaxed town.  It has no arcades, but instead art galleries and book stores.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Trip To Seaside III

We stayed at the Shiloh Inn at the Seaside Turnaround.  Our room was unique in that it had a stairway to a "viewing room" allowing us to see the surf.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Trip To Seaside II

A Seaside memory is the lifeguard tower, which is up every summer.  You can see it in the background in the top picture.  This was taken from the turnaround at the end of Broadway.  Generally during the course of the day, the lifeguard will drive up and down the beach. 
Bottom picture, a sand mermaid, sculpted north of  the turnaround just down from the Prom.