Sunday Morning Sports Commentary in Maryland and the Week in Reviews

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Sports are on my mind this morning, so bear with me.  Lots of things going on…..Maryland beat Duke in what will probably be their last matchup because of the change in divisions and money grab. So yeay for Maryland and boo for Maryland.  And it looks like no students were beaten by Prince Georges police in last night’s celebration, so good for that!  A step forward at any rate.

The boys of summer are back in spring training and I have high hopes for the Nationals this year.  Davey Johnson is hanging in there for one more year before he retires and all the boys look healthy and in great shape.  Go Nats!

The Caps are playing again as is the rest of the NHL.  About time, nuf said.  Now if they could just consistently get it together I would be beside the moon.  But I am still rocking the red! Go Caps!

The debate on whether the Redskins should keep its racist name is getting louder but as long as Snyder remains as owner I don’t see any changes coming.  Consider who he is and the actions he has taken to date.  Sued old ladies who were long term fans,  sued a free newspaper, cut  down a gazillion trees against the law along the Potomac to improve his view from his home (never mind the bald eagles there), and generally behaves in almost every instance like a wealthy overindulged brat (in my opinion, lawsuits, people) who knew he could get away with anything and does.  If you have time to waste, run over to the Skin’s website and look at the statements he made as to why the racist name couldn’t be changed.  Yet he sued a free news paper over saying it had called him a Jewish slur.  No it hadn’t but he is brazen enough to use the charge when it suits him,  The bad karma this team is wracking up should see them in bottom of the league for quite some time to come.  RGIII, look around for another team to play for!  The smell around the Skins is rank and getting worse.

In the saddest news out of South Africa, a man, Oscar Pistorius – the Blade Runner has been arrested and charged with premeditated murder.  Already the bloggers and commentators are out in force trying to put their spin on this tragedy.  Was it the instant fame and fortune, a man brought down by hubris?  Or was it his real nature that had been hidden all along.  Perhaps we will never know but you can be sure we will be reading about it for years to come. A very sad end for a remarkable tale of endurance and achievement.

We are still flipping back and forth here weather wise, spring one day, winter the next, and then literally back to spring within hours, so the reviews are along the same lines, all over the place.  Several brand new releases, some older books I am just getting to with the only thing that ties them together is the high ratings:

Monday, Feb. 18:                        Where Nerves End by L.A. Witt

Tuesday, Feb. 19:                        Tell Me It’s Real by T.J. Klune

Wed., Feb.20:                              The Family: Liam by Katey Hawthorne

Thursday, Feb. 21:                      A Volatile Range by Andrew Grey

Friday, Feb. 22:                           Lessons in Trust by Charlie Cochrane

Saturday, Feb. 23:                       Upcoming Author Spotlights

So there you have it.  A gut busting comedy, vampires, cowboys, Cambridge dons, and the first Tucker Springs novel.  All great and none of them should be missed.   And remember to send me your questions that you would love to ask an author!   See you all here on Monday.