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Hell Yes to a Free Market

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

For those who know me (or are familiar with my former blog, Political Doodle), you are well aware that I am a pablum puking liberal. That said, I have to admit that I have begun to believe in the “free market”  –  a market that is unfettered by laws and regulations where there is no intervention by the state.

I say HELL YES to a free market. . . in sports. If only the free market ruled, we’d have so much more time for relationships. (more…)

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The “No Curves Zone”: Rick Pitino, Come on Down!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

 I know I’ve been tardy with my posts. We had a great family vacation, and are in the final stages of a kitchen renovation that has disrupted our lives for much of the summer. I was working on another posting, but the events of the past 24 hours regarding basketball coach Rick Pitino adds another chapter to a previous post that generated a number of interesting comments.

For those of you who don’t know the particulars:  back in April, Louisville University basketball coach Rick Pitino was accused of raping the wife of the basketball team equipment manager. Pitino responded by accusing the woman of extortion, saying she had demanded 10 million dollars to drop the rape charges. The mainstream sporting press, overwhelmingly white, male, and middle aged, came to Pitino’s defense and labeled the accuser as a vengeful, slightly unbalanced woman. (more…)

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