The kids pressured me into watching “Pitch Perfect” the other night. I figured, ‘Hey, a baseball movie. How bad can it be?’ That’s when I discovered this flick was about a cappella groups. You know, singing. Gotta admit, though, it was funny. In the spirit of expanding my horizons, I’m now considering watching a lacrosse match. Maybe.
Your Dayton Dragons are making a push for the Midwest League playoffs. Not only are the Dragons winning games, they are delivering more excitement than the Kiss Cam. I took Jill to last Sunday’s game, and after seven boring innings things got good in the eighth. The fans who stuck around (Fifth Third Field was half-empty) saw another come-from-behind victory, fueled by a Beau Amaral grand slam.
The Dragons went 17-11 in July and are more fun to watch than the between-innings skits. So if you get tired of watching the Reds struggle to scratch out three runs, I suggest giving the local nine a look. Tickets are available.
The NFL’s Hall of Fame game is tonight in Canton. The Dolphins are favored by 2 1/2 points over the Cowboys, so place your bets. Dallas QB Tony Romo won’t play, but I’ll wager that he’ll wear his baseball cap backward when he gives the obligatory TV interview. I’ll also bet that Jerry Jones had more plastic surgery in the offseason.
Of course, it’s too early for football, but I’d rather see bad football than the X Games. Heck, I’d rather go grocery shopping than watch the X Games.
So Riley Cooper is going to counseling to figure out why the racial slur he blurted out in full view of a smartphone is hurtful and wrong. Really, the Eagles receiver needs counseling for that? What a joke. It’s going to be a long season for ol’ Riley, especially when he catches a high pass over the middle.
Gordon Gee’s golden parachute was lined with diamonds. The retirement deal for Ohio State’s former president adds up to $5.8 million, begging the question: Does he have photos of OSU’s Board of Trustees partying in a Columbus tattoo parlor?
I’m always amused by emails from overseas entrepreneurs who want to share their millions. I got one of those from “Mr. Hank Aaron,” who wants me to invest in a South African mining company. Hammerin’ Hank guarantees we’ll get tons of gold out of this property and make $56.9 million, “more or less.” I’m thinking less. Much less.
Knucklehead of the Week
Terrence Jones, who helped Kentucky win a national title in 2012, was arrested last week in Portland. Police say that Jones, who now plays for the Houston Rockets, stomped on the leg of a homeless man after leaving a nightclub around 2 a.m. He also allegedly yelled “Wake up!” to the man, who was snoozing in a doorway. Jones’ high-priced lawyer says his client is a gentleman and may have tripped over the man’s leg.