Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 77

On MLB MVP
Congratulations to Reds first baseman Joey Votto for winning the NL MVP. Not bad for a guy who beat Albert Pujolis for the award, but was not good enough to be selected by either the fans initial All-Star vote or by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel as an All-Star reserve. Sorry Charlie, but you blew it.

Congratulations to Josh Hamilton for winning the AL MVP. Besides being very deserving, the great story continues.

On the DWTS Season
Dancing with the Stars’ disappointing season is finally over. Upon ABC’s announcement of the cast, I politely said that having Bristol Palin on the show was not a good idea. Meanwhile, this loyal fan stopped watching three weeks ago as I’ve had enough – but I didn’t shoot my television. Congratulations Jennifer Gray, and thank you voters for saving us from embarrassment.

Meanwhile this week in the world of Palin Palooza continues: Sarah’s Alaska on Sunday (40% less viewers), Bristol’s DWTS Monday and Tuesday with shots of Mom, Sarah’s book release too, and the most-fitting turkey on the table Thursday – plus who knows how much in the future. OH … a sure fit hit and commercial time bonanza – Why not a Palin Family Christmas TV special!

On 47 Years Ago
Those of us who are old enough remember where we were on November 22, 1963 – the day of President Kennedy’s assassination. Monday’s news had several interesting reflections of that day. Here’s something I wrote in 2009.

On some Random Tidbits

  • The Today show and NBC News did a great viral video to I Got a Feeling (Black Eyed Peas). If you didn’t see it, click here – then see if you can catch 13 different studio personalities.
  • A recent Bones episode brought forth the Bone Sucking Snot Flower, so here’s a link to this unique organism.
  • If that’s not odd enough for you, see this National Geographic report about flying snakes.
  • 2010 has been a tough football season for me as all my teams struggle: alma maters Bowling Green State University (2-9) and University of Cincinnati (4-6), plus the pathetic play of the NFL Bengals (2-8). That’s 8-23 misery so far with more games to go.

On the Holiday Weekend
Thanksgiving and its long weekend are upon us. While thankful for my readers, my plan is to take a break for the holiday after tomorrow’s post, thus enjoy time with my family. More importantly, a safe and blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family – plus a simple gift below from A Frank Angle.

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2 thoughts on “Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 77

  1. Hey Frank!

    That’s great point about Votto winning NL MVP without being an initial All-Star by vote or Charlie Manuel. What a year for him and the Reds though. It will be interesting to see how that carries into 2011 for him and that franchise.

    The Hamilton story continues and he was clearly the AL MVP.

    BTW, thanks for participating in my contest and for the bday wishes. I’ll be posting the results earlier than expected on Wednesday.

    Later man!

    • David,
      I realize the fan voting is based on popularity – not achievement, but Manuel’s snub, got under my skin. Sure he got on the team by the final runoff vote, but that is a joke in itself. Needless to say, I’m still not a happy camper over it.

      I think Votto will have another good year because he is simply a natural hitter. As for the franchise, we’ll see. Since winning the division surprised many fans, we may be in for a letdown because winning once is far from consistency.

      Hope all is well and thanks for stopping by.

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