Friday, April 28, 2006

Duke Rape: Can Hookers Sue?

Are you kidding me; according to police, the accuser in the Duke rape case
was alledgely stew drunk when she claimed to have been sexually assaulted. The woman, an African American, was paid $400.00 to strip at a party hosted by the Duke Lacrosse team. However, police reports reveal she had passed out when they arrived to investigate her assault allegation, moreover other witnesses in the hood said they saw the woman drunk and socializing with the players following the time she contends to have been raped. The woman showed up at the house of the players at 11:30pm. Witnesses confirm she left with another stripper but returned when the boys apologized for abererent behavior. After that, it becomes a he said, she said; nevertheless if she was soaked, how much stock can you put in her testimony. Imagine asking a drunk driver, "What do you remember about the hit and run?" If you can rely on their judgment, they wouldn't be drinking and driving. How many people pass out from inebriation and clearly remember what happened the next day. The woman, furthermore, is a stripper, what did she expect to happen standing in front of 27 teenagers in a see through negligee. Of course, that does not justify a rape, but its hardly proof one occurred. Can a stripper or hooker play the rape card? Not without believing this woman was sober enough to realized a rich daddy is going to leave a tip.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Would You Take Batting Tips From This Man?

Outside the Seminole Recreation Center, a sign advertises batting instruction from the California Angels, Casey Kotchman. Remember him? The left handed hitting marvel who led Seminole High School to the 2000 state championship. For his efforts, Kotchman was named Florida's Mr. Baseball. In limited duty last year, the 23-year old batted a respectable .278 with 7 home runs and 22 RBI. This year during spring training, the Angels shopped Darin Erstad around after Kotchman hit .421 with 3 taters also 15 RBI. But that was then, and this is now. Currently, the Angels have benched Kotchman for being hitless in 14 consecutive at bats, furthermore he's only 8 for 55 this season; on top of that, his 155 at bats have only translated into a .210 on base percentage with zero home runs also 5 RBI in 19 games. By now, the Angels were hopeful the first round draft choice would add more lumber to the lineup, but it may be just a matter of time before Los Angeles sends the Seminole native back to the minors to find his stroke. In a bit of irony, Kotchman hit three home runs against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays last year. Perhaps, he better hope the Rays come around soon before Angels manager, Mike Scioscia, takes the halo away.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Kobe or Michael?

Is it not blasphemy to compare the Laker's, Kobe Bryant, to the legendary Michael Jordan?

After scoring 81 points then dropping 51 twice this year, the inevitable analogies between Jordan and Bryant are being made; but this time, the talk isn't heedless. Although Bryant is every bit of Jordan's equal offensively, Bryant's defense does not yet measure up; Now by no means is Kobe a slouch defensively.

Jordan, however, set the standard with timely steals, rebounds, also tenacious ball hawking. In all fairness to Kobe, Jordan played in a era minus scoring grayhounds like Tracy McGrady, Allan Iverson, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Duane Wade, and Steve Nash...Anyone of whom can torch the most ardent defender. Jordan contemporaries were Reggie Miller, an aging Magic Johnson, also Clyde Drexler. None these guys possess the consistent scoring touch of today's modern gunners. Consequently, Bryant's 50 could be yesterday's news when Lebron tallies 55.

While Kobe relishes the comparisons to Michael Jordan, Bryant will have to do something only Michael could do: win a championship with an obviously inferior team. Without Shaq, Kobe now has that opportunity, otherwise, he'll just be remembered as another dominant shooting guard.