Transgender “woman” suing Crossfit for $2.5M b/c she wants to compete against women

Link to article: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/07/us/transgender-lawsuit-crossfit/index.html

This is a joke right.  The article reads like this: some dude wants $2.5 million dollars because he chopped off his wiener?  He/she/it claims “discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress and unfair competition” in a lawsuit filed this past Thursday.

I’ll touch on all 3 claims.

  1. Discrimination – I don’t know what went on to make this guy think he was discriminated against but I have to assume the only discrimination is that he feels like he should be allowed to compete against women because he believes himself to be a woman.  That’s not discrimination bro, that’s common sense.  People born with penises compete against each other and people born with vaginas compete against each other.  This for a reason.. and no that reason is not to offend or discriminate against you.  Get over yourself.  I’ll add that it is possible that actual discrimination took place but theres no humor in that so I won’t go into it.
  2. Intentional infliction of emotional distress - This has to mean intentional infliction of emotional distress on himself right?  No one did this to him.. he did it to himself.  I think people that get the ol’ hotdog-swap procedure are hilarious and don’t try n tell me it’s wrong to make fun of people for that sort of thing.  If you dress like a woman people will stare at you and talk about you.  Anytime you do anything to attract attention to yourself people are going to stare and talk about it.  I really, really hope this dude didn’t try to work in anything about being gay because this has zero anything to do with that.  This has to do with some deranged, psychopath chopping off his clam hammer and pretending to be a woman.  I’m totally for people having the right to do this to themselves but don’t try n tell me you’re a woman.  You’re a dude and you know it.  I’m even okay with you “identifying” as a woman, but in no way should you be able to compete as a female athlete.
  3. Unfair competition – Okay bro, at this point you’re just not understanding.  The unfair part is that you are a man (which means superior strength/athleticism) so it’s not fair that you compete against women.  Go ahead and act like you’re a woman and do all woman things, but no way do you get to win medals for beating women.

My solution:  CrossFit says “sorry, but you have to compete against men because that’s what you are”.  Or shit, let the dude compete with the women but don’t let him get a medal.  And then prescribe this guy some heavy psychotherapy to bring him back to reality.

Final thought:  I sort of hope this guy wins and gets to compete with women, but then he just gets slammed and annihilated by the competition.  Also.. take a look at the “chick” on the left and tell me that’s not a man.  

the one on the left used to have a penis

the one on the left used to have a penis

Bobcats roll, Big Al continues his reign of terror

All is well in Bobcatland. 6th straight home win and 6-4 over the last 10.  We are officially streaking.  We kick Gordon’s sorry ass to the curb and the team surges. It’s called karma, Ben, you whiny _____.  I’ll let everyone else fill it in for themselves.  And say it outloud, it feels good I promise.

Annyway..  Can anyone stop Al Jefferson?  Double teams all night and still just puts up numbers.  A couple times when he touched the ball I swear they had 6 guys guarding him and he still found a way.  28 on 12/18 not bad.. throw in 7 boards and 3 blocks and we’re looking at another game-takeover type performance from the big boy.  All hail Big Al.

The man should be anointed a Bobcats saint

The man should be anointed a Bobcats saint

The good: Don’t sleep on our D.. in that 4th quarter it felt like we were applying heavy pressure and forcing turnovers on every Cavs possession.  That was not there last year.  As much as I liked Mike Dunlop as a person I can finally agree that Clifford is a better coach.

And the the not so good:  At one point in the 3rd quarter after MKG launched one of his sidewinder fall-away jumpers (I don’t need to add that he missed), Steve Martin made a remark that, “His last two shots have looked okay”…  Might as well have just said the guy sucks at shooting.  I think it’s time we come out of the closet with the bust talk on MKG.  I don’t want to call him a bust because he’s still got a place in the league, but he has no talent on offense.  No talent.  To start the year it looked as if he was making progress, but as soon as he got hurt it was over.  He’s regressed since last season.  Best case scenario: he’s still hurt and playing through the pain, plus he’s young and has room to develop into a starting-caliber forward.  Worst case:  just not the guy we thought we were drafting, can’t shoot, lacks control on offense and defense, and probably a defensive replacement at best.  I guess we’ll have to wait ‘til free agency to see how Cho and MJ feel about him, but I’m all in on this just not being the guy at the 3.  At this point, if you take away the torn achilles, I’m calling Jeff Taylor the better player.  Plus his girl just might be the hottest female in the state of NC.

Tonight’s heterosexual pat on the butt goes to:  Cody Zeller.  Can I just say thank god he’s finally decided to play.  Still looks uncomfortable away from the basket but since the All-Star break he’s been a serviceable backup.  Hopefully our days of watching him catch the ball 20 feet from the hoop, nervously stutter step and indecisively shooting are over.  All we need out of this kid are 10 solid minutes a game and we become a better team.

Our next 6 games are cake.  Check the schedule below..  If we’re gonna take the 6-seed we gotta win 4 of em.

Time to feast on the weak

Time to feast on the weak

My (over)reaction to last night’s humiliation of the Indiana Pacers

So many times we’ve all heard that the team that wins the turnover battle wins the game and that proved true again last night.  8 steals and 18 forced turnovers for our guys.. nothing too special, but we only turned the ball over 7 times.  Thats pretty f’in good, probably our best number of the season (and definitely our best game).  Call it a fluke if you want (it was), but we absolutely dominated from start to finish.

Paul George didn’t have a single field goal the entire game.  This really might be the last time that happens.. ever.  All the credit in the world to MKG/CDR.. these guys got hammered the past few games working to cover the likes of Durant and Lebron but they were both terrific tonight.  Not a man on earth that could have predicted this kind of play out of The Kidd.  Small forward is no doubt our weakest spot on the floor, but if we could get even half the defensive production we had tonight from these two we could make some noise in the conference.

Vegas had Indiana as a 5.5 pt favorite and I’d venture to say that almost all the money bet on the game was in favor of the Pacers.  But we spanked em.  Not a B-ball team on the planet that could’ve beat us last night.

The box score makes it clear that this was a fluke, but Big Al’s performance was the furthest thing from it.  The dude dropped 34 on Hibbert (might be the only time that’s happened this season) and that’s with going to the line only once.  Pretttty impressive.  We couldn’t lose even if we tried.  Shots were falling, Al & Kemba were balling per normal, and the usual suspects stepped up and played like they actually belong in the lineup (Referring to MKG/Zeller).

This is only the third game we’ve won by 20+ so it’s hard to believe this was one of em when you consider the pacers have the highest positive point-differential in the league (+8).  Even harder to believe when you take into consideration the facts that we just gave up 60 to Lebron and were on the road against three of the four best teams in the league only to arrive home to host the team w/ the best record in the league.

Hendo was out, Al Jefferson was on.  And when I say on I mean he was about to set the place on fire he was so hot.  NBA, take notice, the lowly Bobcats are moving up the ranks.

Are we becoming that sneaky team you don’t want to face in the East?  

Big Al is working miracles right now

Big Al is working miracles right now

Ronda Rousey is getting just a little too confident

Ronda Rousey says she could beat Money Mayweather in an MMA fight.. probably doesn’t actually know who Floyd Mayweather is.. I mean she’s got to be talking about some other dude coincidentally named Floyd Mayweather, right?  I get that she’s probably never lost a fight to another girl, but to suggest that she could take down the world champ (in 3 different weight classes, I’ll add), the most successful (didn’t say best, I said successful) pound-for-pound fighter in the modern history of prize fighting… just stupid.  Delusional.  If she thinks she can beat Mayweather then she is literally saying she could take down any man in the world at his size.  I don’t care if she has 50 pounds on him (she doesn’t btw, she’s smaller than him), no chance in hell Mayweather even hits the canvas.

The better bet would be whether or not she could even land a punch.. and I’m dead serious.  Mayweather isn’t known for being a knockout guy, but you can bet your bottom dollar Rousey is knocked out cold in this one.  She’s hot and she can fight, but the odds of her winning this fight are less than the odds that I’ll make the NBA.. and I have a pretty sweet mid-range jumper.

rousey

Bobcats give up 60+ to a single player for 2nd time this season.. will play in WNBA next year

We dropped the soap and Lebron went to town.  Can’t believe I’m saying this again but the Bobcats just gave up 60 to a single player for the second time in as many months (Heres what I had to say last time: “Melo” drops 62 on lowly Housecats (nee Bobcats)).  I have a tough time giving the guy props but he was unbelievable tonight.

The game sort of ended at half time.  We were in it the whole first half, but there was no way we were keeping up with that kind of production from Bron-Bron.

Big Al was doing some ballin’ of his own but a chubby 6’9” center can only do so much to stop the best in the world.  38 & 19 on 18/24 shooting is a hell of a stat line and would be enough to win a game on any other night.  Poor MKG.. he had just stopped wetting the bed over nightmares of the beatdown Carmelo put on him and now this…  I hope we have a good sports psychologist on staff because we need one after tonight.

Not even sure what else to say.  This wasn’t quite the shellacking we took from the Knicks on that cold January night but it’s still an absolute pride killer.  Unfortunately, this is just the 3rd game in our 4-game stretch from hell, now we have to turn around to host the Pacers in a couple days (who sport the league’s highest pt differential).  As I’ve said before it’s gonna be an uphill climb so we don’t have time to sulk.  Gotta wake up tomorrow, make some adjustments, and forget about it.

If you are on team KD for MVP we just aren’t watching the same NBA..  The best team in the league = whatever team Lebron is playing for.  KD may carry his team, but Lebron will take your team and make them look like children.  

lebron carmelo copy

Bobcats Title Odds 500:1… still not low enough

So since I last blogged about the team and offered up a sort of Bobcats State of the Union things have really started to look up.  We made a sneaky underrated trade with the Bucks to add a couple veteran guards and we moved up a spot in the playoff rankings.

The downside however; just as we build a little momentum and break out with a 4-game win streak (our longest of the season), we fall right into a six night layoff courtesy of the CIAA tournament.  It is kinda nice that our new guys get a little practice time to become acclimated, but when you’re team is rolling you always dread the long layoff.

The trade adds veteran leadership, much needed 3-pt shooting, and another crunch time option in Gary Neal.  The loss of Sesh will definitely hurt our bench production, but give it a few weeks and I bet you fans won’t even remember who it was we traded away in the first place.  Also, it would appear the team is going to buyout Ben’s contract so we can finally move on from the dark period in Bobcats history known as the Gordon era.  Ben Gordon and Tyrus Thomas were two of the worst value players in the league and soon we won’t have to deal with either.  They both complained, they both missed a ton of games, and they both sucked when they were playing.  The Heat are still rumored to be in the hunt for Gordon, although I can’t understand why.  If he can’t get minutes on our team with our guard situation how the hell does he get minutes with the Heat?

Anyway, we’ve got 25 games left on the schedule, with 16 of those games coming against playoff teams.  Considering half the league makes the postseason this isn’t too crazy, but so far this season we only have 11 wins against playoff teams so we will be fighting an uphill battle to gain any ground in the standings. Over the course of the next week the team will embark on a 4-game stretch that will determine the team’s readiness for the big time.  If ever there were a way to measure and predict your team’s odds at success in the playoffs this is it.  6 nights, 4 games, 3 on the road.  It’s as good a simulation of a playoff series as there is.  As I’ve mentioned before, our best case scenario is a 6-seed matching us up against the Raptors who we beat in all three games we played against them this season.  Don’t hold your breath waiting for us to climb in the standings.  After looking at our remaining schedule I’d say if we can walk away winning half of em we’ve exceeded expectations.

6 nights, 4 games, 3 on the road...

6 nights, 4 games, 3 on the road…

Gary Neal gives us a playoff-tested guard capable of delivering in the clutch and Ridnour is a solid #2 PG that will give Kemba much needed rest down the stretch.  All week the team has been releasing videos on Facebook of Neal knocking down 3‘s and I’m starting to get pumped.  With the performance of Pargo in Kemba’s absence, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Pargo’s minutes increase.  We’re still really hurting at the 3, but as long as Kemba and Al continue to perform at a high level we can continue to cruise by with a subpar performance from MKG/CDR.  Until the playoffs that is.  If only we still had Jeff Taylor..  Another change to look out for.. if Zeller can’t get things going soon I think Biz will start to pick up more minutes.  As much as he lacks in offensive ability and knowledge of the game, if Zeller is going to continue playing like this he’s not going to be an asset to the team.

By no means are we a lock to make the playoffs.  We made some good moves to improve the team at the deadline and we’re on a little bit of a roll but this thing is far from over.  If Kemba or Big Al goes down again we’re likely out of it.  Assuming we remain in good health I predict we’ll finish the season 38-44 which should be just good enough to snag a playoff spot.  Since we’ll be looking at the 7 or 8 seed it would seem likely the Bobcats will move on without a playoff win in the history of the franchise.  Sucks to know you don’t stand a shot at a title but would still be cool to see the team back in the postseason.  Who knows?..  Maybe Lebron gets hurt and the Pacers’ plane blows up.. Vegas odds are at 500:1 that we win the title, which still doesn’t seem low enough when you consider both of the scenarios mentioned in the previous sentence would literally have to happen for us to win.

Last time I mentioned in a single sentence at the end of the blog that I hoped we would land Evan Turner at the deadline.. well we obviously didn’t get him.  But.. the Pacers did.  This probably makes them the front runners to win the East.  If they can get even an ounce of production out of Bynum then, at the very least, they should cruise to the Eastern Conference Finals.  Since I don’t expect Charlotte or Chicago to make any noise in the playoffs I’m really looking forward to a Pacers/Heat series.  Could be the best of the playoffs.  These guys are gonna beat up on each other guaranteed, which is good news for whoever comes out of the West.  The NBA playoffs are f****n awesome and this year shouldn’t be any different.

Totally unrealistic photoshopped image of the Bobcats winning the Finals

Totally unrealistic photoshopped image of the Bobcats winning the Finals

Child Dies From Infected Pet Rat Bite; Family Sues Petco

(JULIE WATSON Associate Press) A San Diego family is suing Petco after the death of their 10-year-old son from a bacterial infection they say he contracted from his pet rat.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/child-dies-infected-rat-family-sues-petco-22671659

I’m as Team America as the next guy but this is pathetic for all parties involved:  the family, Petco, the writer, us readers, the lawyers.  No winners in this one, just losers.  Why in a gajillion years would you buy your kid a pet rat?  And if you’re buying rats you gotta know this is a possibility…  When I think rat my mind goes straight to a disgusting disease infested rodent.  What the eff is Petco doing selling rats to kids anyway?  I’m going to assume they were meant to be fed to snakes or something… Just retarded all around.  Plus, what kind of weirdo kid plays with rats and thinks its acceptable to have a rat pet?

If you are the lawyer representing the family whose kid was killed by a rat bite this means two things.. you’re life sucks and you probably aren’t a very good lawyer because you’re taking wrongful death cases dealing with rats biting kids.  Also, you’re a scumbag.  I think we can all admit the legal system is a little fudgy at best.

This article just screams contemporary America.  For all the things I am proud of in this country I am equally ashamed of the crap like this that is all over the news.  As much as I feel bad for the parents that lost a child, they need to share the blame.  Please somebody take a look at this picture and explain to me why any sane human would buy their child one of these as a pet.  And a note to any parents out there reading.. if you’re really fed up being a parent just buy your kid a pet rat and let nature take its course.

This picture has disease written all over it

This picture has disease written all over it