Big sporting news this week!
Well, hearing that the Russians have turned sports cheating into their national passtime is not exactly surprising — and anyway, what's a little doping in sporting circles? Putin, of course, says the report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (motto: play true, not capitalized) is just another US sponsored cabal designed to demean and belittle Mother Russia (capitalized), and that innately superior Russian athletes don't need performance enhancing drugs. After all, Putin himself managed to score all those goals in that hockey game without doping! Okay, there was no goalie, and his opponents were, shall we say, motivated to see him succeed, but what the hell? Nobody can deny (for many good reasons) he's a real man, and the embodiment of everything wonderful about Russia.
The other sporting news came from the University of Missouri*, where demonstrations by black students and a hunger striker may have, sort of, led to the resignation of the school's president. Okay, okay, the threatened strike by UM's football team was the clincher. No, it wasn't just the million dollar cancellation fee UM would have had to pay if it missed its game with Brigham Young, it was something even more important — it was football! Now if somebody just could sign up the NFL for Black Lives Matter...
*Don't let anybody tell you Missouri is the Midwest. It's the South. It's the good ol' barbecue eating down-home racist South.