Today’s lunch links will, to everyone’s relief no doubt, feature a brief break in the play-by-play descriptions of the ongoing meltdown over at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Instead, we’ll focus on something a heck of a lot less depressing (at least some of the time that is): sports in North Carolina. In case you lost track and were wondering, however, after eight-plus months in control, the scoring line for the new HHS departmental leadership is: Zero runs, zero hits and umpteen errors.
Speaking of impressive scoring lines, how about those Durham Bulls? After last night’s come-from-behind 2-1 win over those dirty, no good (and defending champion) Pawtucket Red Sox, our local boys are just two wins away from snagging the franchise’s fourth Governor’s Cup (as champions of the Triple A International League) in the past 12 seasons. Unfortunately, the Bulls’ big league brothers, the Tampa Bay Rays, continue to slide and may not make the A.L. playoffs.
And speaking of troubling slides, is there anyone that can watch and truly enjoy big time college football anymore without experiencing a powerful sense that the whole thing has become an absurd cesspool of exploitation, deceit and corruption? Read More