by John Walters
“Chernobyl 2: Siberian Boogaloo”
Anyone else notice how the most damage the USA and Russia ever do is to themselves?
The execs at HBO must be thrilled. Now we just need a body count and we have to find out if Jared Harris’ schedule can be cleared for the coming year.
Will A Running Back Who’s A Sitting Back Be Welcome Back?
Dallas Cowboy running back Ezekiel Elliott has threatened to pull a Le’Veon Bell and sit out the entire season unless Jerry Jones gives him a new deal. Time was when only Urban Meyer had the power to irrationally squander Zeke’s obvious talent and not deploy him. Now the former Buckeye back and two-time Pro Bowler is doing it to himself.
Maybe he just doesn’t want to partake in August training camp. We could understand that.
In three seasons Zeke has earned more than $13 million while rushing for more than 4,000 yards. All well and good, but if he were to sit this season he’d still be under the Cowboys’ employ at the start of next season. So is he willing to sit two seasons? Prolly not. If it’s a bluff in the land where Texas Hold ‘Em began, both Zeke and Jerry know who’s holding the superior hand.
New York, New York
The Yankees have won seven in a row, but the Mets have won 12 of 13. The Citi Fielders are now two games over .500 and better yet are one of eight National League teams within five games of a wildcard berth. And our friend Matt Zemek claimed the 2019 season was boring!
The Yanks, by the way, are tied with Los Angeles Dodgers for baseball’s best record (.655) and last night hit six solo home runs at Camden Yards. The Yanks have become the first team to hit at least five home runs in four different games at the same opponent’s park in one season (Baltimore), have set a record for most home runs hit at one opposing ballpark (38, Camden Yards) in one season, and tonight will likely break the mark for most home runs hit by one team versus another (currently 48, they’re at 47) in one season.
That’s Nubble Island, for which there’s an even more arresting photo if you just type “bing.com” on your browser this morning. It’s located just about 100 yards off the tip of Cape Neddick, Maine, which is only a few miles north of the Maine-Massachusetts border.
August is the month everyone travels to Maine. Even Phil Mickelson. It truly is a beautiful and unique state when the temps are above 70 and the sun’s out.
Manitoba Manhunt: ?
The RCMP have found an aluminum boat on the shores of the Nelson River that looks the worse for wear. And they’ve found what they say are a few items that belonged to McLeod and Schmegelsky, who are both now 19 if they are still alive. And yes, the RCMP is probably hopeful that both men drowned on an ill-fated voyage along the river.
But here’s the thing: they just don’t know.
What we do know is that the two teens, who are suspected of murdering three people in mid-July, crossed four Canadian provinces and at least 1,200 miles in four days back in the third week of July. Now, nearly three weeks later, no one has spotted them since.
Says Canadian Terry Grant, a cowboy known as “Mantracker,” ““I’m half thinking they met someone in a big town … and they’re long gone to Texas or the Bahamas.” Sure, this article from The National Post is sensationalist in nature, but it’s rooted in truth.
The RCMP seems to be at the point where they themselves know that continuing to search near Gillam is fruitless and that enough time has passed that the two young murder suspects could be just about anywhere a vehicle could take them. That includes the USA or Mexico. Until they show themselves or are spotted by someone who remembers what they look like and that THEY’RE BOTH 6’4″, this trail will remain cold.