Actual settings on my new oven: Self clean, delay start, bake time, set clock, convect/convert, chicken nuggets. Chicken nuggets?
I couldn’t bring myself to watch the Kentucky Derby yesterday, I hated that there were a bunch of inexperienced horses running on a sloppy track. As a former horse owner, I know how hard these runs can be for them—especially on bad footing. The possibility of seeing a life threatening injury, as we’ve seen all too many times at the track, is enough to keep me away. Having said that, I did watch the race after I learned that everyone had run clean and it was pretty obvious why so many people were throwing late money on Orb. He was able to bide his time until the early speed, in a not very speedy race, was used up—then he just reeled them in down the stretch. It was a fun run to watch, especially knowing that all the rides would go off without injury.
Does it really surprise anyone to learn that Ben McLemore’s AAU coach accepted $10,000 to try and sway the Kansas star to leave college early? Darius Cobb admitted taking the payment from a middle man representing a Los Angeles based agency that wanted to represent him. McLemore has declared for the draft and is expected to go in the top five when it’s held on June 27. KU doesn’t appear to be culpable in this mess, neither does McLemore—but it shows you just how shady the underside of college sports can be. It’s all about the money and the different ways those around a star can make that money by sucking off his talent.
Best hitter in baseball?
Is there a hitter in baseball these days you’d rather have that Miguel Cabrera? The Tiger’s star wins the first Triple Crown since 1967 last year and a month into this season is leading the American League by wide margins in batting and runs driven in. Yesterday, in a 17-2 rout of the Astros ( I know---the Astros), Miggy (we’re tight) went four for four with two homers and six driven in. There’s not a hitter in the game that makes it look any easier.
Miami against Chicago: Can anyone beat LeBron James four times in twelve days? The Bulls are plucky and it’ll be interesting to see if Derrick Rose will try to play any in this series, even if he does---Heat cruise.
Indiana versus New York: The Pacers defense and rebounding against the Knicks offense. Both of these teams had some success against the Heat this season.
San Antonio takes on Golden State: This might be the most one-sided matchup in the round of eight—but I love Steph Curry. Did you know that former KU star Brandon Rush is with the Warriors? He played two games earlier this season before blowing out his knee.
Kansas.com has long been a good source for news as it is powered by the Wichita Eagle. Now after years of allowing readers free access to their website it's going to cost you to browse there. I understand their need to try an monetize their sight, it’ll be interesting to see if people will pay for the right to read---especially when there are so many other free local news services at their disposal.