For six innings, the Cardinals-Tigers matchup on Sunday was a pitchers’ duel. And then an old friend stopped by: A squirrel scurrying around the field and apparently casting a hex on the opposing team during a close game in the midst of a pennant race? Yes, that’s right: The Rally Squirrel has returned. Of course St. Louis took the lead in the top of the seventh, and of course it did it on a ball that didn’t even leave the infield: Adjust your postseason predictions accordingly.
YEAH!!! If you’re not aware of the infamous “Rally Squirrel,” then Google: “St. Louis Cardinals Rally Squirrel.” In the 2011 MLB season, it made several appearances at very key moments. And, when the Cardinals won the Word Series that year, the guys even had a little pic of a squirrel on their rings to pay homage to the little critter that brought them good luck. No joke! You can even get a stuffed rally squirrel… Yes, your humble blogger here has one. GO CARDINALS!! RALLY SQUIRREL!! 🙂
Nike’s announcement Monday it would make Colin Kaepernick the face of its “Just Do It” campaign sparked a firestorm on social media — and literal fires, too. Some social media users took to Twitter to showcase their frustrations. Videos and photos showed fans completely destroying their Nike-branded apparel, with some going as far as letting the gear go up in flames. “First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country,” Twitter user Sean Clancy wrote. “I chose country. Then @Nike forces me to choose between my favorite shoes and my country. Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive?” Clancy added a video of burning Nike sneakers to his tweet. John Rich, of the country music band Big & Rich, also shared a photo of the band’s soundman’s cut-up Nike socks. “Our Soundman just cut the Nike swoosh off his socks,” Rich wrote. “Former marine (sic). Get ready @Nike multiply that by the millions.” Several other Twitter users joined in and showed how they were boycotting the brand. Nike announced Kaepernick would be a part of the campaign along with other star athletes, including Serena Williams and Odell Beckham Jr. “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt,” Kaepernick, who has been with Nike since 2011 and hasn’t played a down of football since he failed to re-sign with the 49ers following the 2016 season, posted on Twitter. Ex-CIA Director John Brennan and former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined a strangely diverse chorus of support for Kaepernick. Brennan, CIA Director from 2013-2017, tweeted his support for the former quarterback-turned-social-justice-activist. “Colin Kaepernick drew our collective attention to the problem of continued racial injustice in America,” Brennan wrote. “He did so not to disrespect our flag but to give meaning to the words of the preamble of our Constitution—‘in order to form a more perfect union.’ Well done, Colin, well done.” Ahmadinejad, who has lambasted the U.S. repeatedly over the years and led Iran from 2005-2013, also came out in support of Kaepernick. “The #NFL season will start this week, unfortunately once again @Kaepernick7 is not on a NFL roster. Even though he is one of the best Quarterbacks in the league,” he tweeted.
Wow.. Just consider all of that. Colin and that idiot (and MSNBC darling) John Brennan are on the same sheet of music as the former President of Iran (and Islamo-wacko who has funded terrorism and the proxy war against American troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere). That is VERY revealing! Glad I’m on the other side! If you have been buying Nike gear, made in China, ya might want to consider any other brand of sportswear. Shame on Nike for making that tool Colin the face of their latest campaign. To see some pics and videos, and to read the rest of this article, click on the text above. Unreal…