by John Walters
A funny thought occurred to us as the Trump White House was imploding, primarily due to leaks from within: What if Barry from the Block was the source for a lot of WaPo’s intel on how Trump officials had spoken to Russian operatives during the campaign? Revenge is a dish best served from your billionaire pal’s jet boat in the Caribbean…
Also, who’s the lucky Secret Service bloke who landed the Obama post-presidency detail? That’s a sweet gig.
The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017
Yeah that’s not the real story https://t.co/YYGXR7sHZ7
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 14, 2017
p.s. We know there’s so much to unwrap with the Trump/Russia scandal, but let’s just save most of that for tomorrow, shall we? We know how this is going to end.
Joltin’ Joe Trudeau
Missed this from Monday, but between the wistful pre-Valentine’s Day stares he received from Ivanka, the handshake showdown, and Spicey getting his first name (it’s
Pierre Update: Apparently, it’s Justin) wrong at a later presser, the Canadian prime minister made quite an impression during his White House visit. “It’s another day of Trump/Another day of Trump…”
3. Messi Match in Paris
Well, that went poorly. In their Champions League round of 16 versus Paris-St. Germain in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, Barcelona was skunked 4-0. Barca, which may have the greatest collection of (South American) talent of any one side on the planet, now must win at least 4-0 at Camp Nou in a few weeks to advance to the quarters. No side has overcome such a deficit after the first tie.
The Paris-St. Germain’ians were led by Angel Di Maria, who scored two goals on his 29th birthday. Like Lionel Messi of Barca, he is an Argentine.
Equally momentous soccer news yesterday: Gabriel Jesus, the 19 year-old wunderkind for Manchester City out of Brazil, fractured his metatarsal bone in his right foot in a 2-0 defeat of (MH’s favorite side) AFC Bournemouth on Monday. Jesus will likely miss the rest of the season. Look at us, giving you soccer injury reports.
(Now please don’t ask us to report on bizarre NHL coaching hires).
4. Rumor Has It
A German Shepherd from Wisconsin named Rumor was awarded Best In Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night. The pooch bested 3,000 other woofers from 202 other breeds and afterward answered questions from the media such as, “Isn’t he a good dog! Isn’t he a good dog!”
Then Rumor took a dump on the Madison Square Garden carpet and was banned for life from returning by James Dolan.
5. LeBron Goes 5-Hole
And one….Was that really necessary, LBJ? And against the dude who should’ve been his Cavs teammate. Well, now, that’s embarrassing.
Related: Wiggins dropped 41 on the Cavs.
Also related: Minnesota lost (I’m bummed about the Zach LaVine injury).
I mean, I get it, Kate Upton is quite the milk maid, but in terms of sheer pulchritude, Nina Agdal, Samantha Hoopes and Hannah Jeter are at another level. But, you know, canteloupe, cant-AH-loupe.
Izzo Goes Off On Dakich
Loved this. Dan Dakich, who calls games on ESPN AND has his own radio show but refuses to be labeled as media (because he’d rather trash us and think of himself as a basketball coach—THEN GO COACH A TEAM, Dan), gets ripped by an actual successful basketball coach and a decent human being, Tom Izzo. It’s been a while in coming, someone needing to call Dakich a schmuck. I bet Norby will defend him, though.
Precious & Few
They don’t write them like they used to….this is the band Climax from 1972, with their hit that rose to No. 3 on the Billboard charts and remained there for three weeks. Yes, the songs sounds a lot like something that The Association might have written. Lead singer Sonny Gerard died just 10 days ago.
Arsenal at Bayern Munich
Champions League Round of 16 play continues as Arsenal, last year’s Premier League runners-up (and 4th currently), visit four-time defending Bundesliga champion Bayern “SCHWEINSTEIGER!” Munich.
Also good tonight: No. 12 Duke at No. 14 Virginia (9 p.m., ESPN). Luke Kennard will be bald by age 24 but man is he a solid and overlooked player.