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And Florida weeps

https://i2.wp.com/dimemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/USATSI_7697206.jpgHe did it. LeBron is leaving us.

A few years ago I found myself at a Miami Heat game because my nephew was on the coaching staff of the visiting team. I never let that nephew know, but throughout the game, my eyes were riveted on James, and on the astonishing and quite beautiful thing that is LeBron playing basketball.

I became a fan, watched the games and – in the most innocent hero-worship kind of way – developed a school girl crush on the guy. Unrequited apparently.

So LeBron’s off to Cleveland. . . . LeBron who?

Persistance defined

Things to do when you’re 62:

KEY WEST, Fla. — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked on to the Key West shore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.

It was Nyad’s fifth try to complete the approximately 110-mile swim. She tried three times in 2011 and 2012. She had also tried in 1978.

Guy Adams still nipping at NBC’s butt and good for him

He’s still on Twitter even if his #shutupmattlauer was shut down by the cowards at Twitter when NBC took to the fainting couch.

Today, he’s got a little something up at The Independent, and he’s still piling it on. Oddly I’ve not seen this story over here . . . have you?

Controversy over the coverage of the Olympics on American television deepened today when NBC was accused of deliberately editing footage of the women’s team gymnastics in order to create what critics called “fake suspense.”

This follows the already . . .

. . . widespread criticism of NBC for preventing network TV viewers watching key Olympic events live. They are forced instead to tune into commercial-laden highlights packages aired during evening prime-time.

And all this to ‘break even’ as their earnings are projected to do. They wanted the prestige I assume. FAIL.

Perhaps a nice hot pink? Or how about teal?

She's got that right!

My niece is a funny lady — just now on Facebook:

You know if women were in the Masters that hideous green jacket would be the first thing to go. That’s what they are really scared of. She’d just throw them out and pretend like housekeeping did it.

Sunday for the rest of us

 So it’s Superbowl Sunday – here at home, at CBS where the always excellent Sunday morning show still delights even if the usual audience departed to begin the marathon of  pre-game shows – and in Afghanistan, where Sunday morning may be indistinguishable from any other morning. And where today is the 123rd day of the tenth year of the war.   

Who wins the weekend?

Between the Super Bowl and Egypt, this is going to be a ‘news weekend’. So much going on . . . or as Jerry Lee would put it ‘Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On’.  (I’ve got a long book myself.)

This is not the Friday oldie by the way. Because it’s Thursday.