EL BARRIO, LA BRONX – I have to stop waiting until Friday evening to write my column. Maybe you’re like me; without Adderall Big Gulps by our sides, we find it difficult to attend for more than 10 seconds at a… “Uh, um… Man, I could go for a Hot Pocket right about now.” Okay, I’m back and have things to microwave, so let’s get to today’s rant/spew re Antonin Scalia, Jimmer Fredette to the Knicks, War with Canada and the Dignity of Monty Williams.
I’ve got lots to get to today so without furt…adieu, let’s ‘adieu, adieu…ha! It sounds like Doody!” Anyway, this is what’s cookin’ inside my Concerta filled head today.
Antonin Scalia: Is it me or is everyone suddenly an expert on American justice now that Scalia is dead? I’ll listen to my friend-an actual attorney and get his thoughts on Scalia passing, but Ibrahim who owns the bodgeda nearest to my apartment? No thank you. I’ll listen to him when I need advice on investing, child rearing and hygiene, but that’s it.
Monty Williams: It is just amazing. The kind of humanity he has shown in the face of unimaginable pain from suddenly losing his wife in a car accident, is astounding. The enormous outpouring of prayer and emotion for Monty and his children speak to the kind of guy he is, and the kind of woman his wife Ingrid was. Forgiveness would be the last thing on my mind. I have big admiration for Monty Williams as a man and father. Just see for yourself:
“I want to close with this, and I think it’s the most important thing we need to understand. Everyone is praying for me and my family, which is right, but let us not forget that there were two people in this situation. We have no ill will towards that family. In my house, we have a sign that says, ‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’
“We cannot serve the Lord if we don’t have a heart of forgiveness. That family didn’t wake up wanting to hurt my wife. And we, as a group, brothers united in unity, should be praying for that family because they grieve as well. So let’s not lose sight of what’s important.”
Jimmer Fredette: Anyone remember the former BYU All America? The scrappy underdog kid (insert favorite white player platitude you prefer here) with a big jump shot is back in the NBA. Well, with the New York Knicks at least. [Clunk] Jimmer is one of those guys who’s hard to root against. If Mike Miller and JJ Redick can find roles in the league, then there must one out there for Jimmer. (3 scrappy, heady white guys) It’s funny how the media uses different terms in describing athletes’ strengths based on race, no? Check this out…
Canadian Hockey Pride: Apparently you can’t joke with Canucks about hockey. When the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks visited the White House recently, President Obama quipped, “Maybe we should leave the Stanley Cup here for when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes to visit to remind him where the Cup calls home.” Trudeau had to defend the honour of his countrymen on Twitter…
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 19, 2016
Hey Mr. Prime Minister, so you guys won gold a couple of times. Don’t be so sensitive.
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