I hate to say “I told you so,” but …

Actually, I love to say “I told you so.” As a matter of fact, I will never miss the opportunity to say it. And no sooner had the plans been announced to bring the Olympics to Boston in 2024, I warned you that getting into financial bed with the sticky-fingered weasels at the International Olympic Committee would spell disaster for us. And this business of two pools turning the color and clarity of a blended Margarita is just the latest episode that proves my case. Here’s the explanation FINA, the thieving dooshnozzles in charge of the pools in Rio came up with for GreenGate:

FINA can confirm that the reason for the unusual water colour observed during the Rio 2016 diving competitions is that the water tanks ran out some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process. As a result the pH level of the water was outside the usual range, causing the discolouration.

“Ran out of the chemicals.” Ran out. Less than a week into the games. You can keep all the pools at your local Y completely stocked for a couple of hundred bucks a year at your neighborhood Ocean State Job Lot. But the people running Rio bought about five days worth.

So perhaps the under-stocked bozos running this clown show can explain what they did with all the up-front money shelled out to them by Coca-Cola, McDonalds, the tire companies, the cell carriers, the car manufacturers? Because they obviously didn’t invest it into running the games properly. Brazil is a country wracked with unemployment. There have to be millions of capable, conscientious out-of-work guys who expected to be given a tool belt, some building supplies and the plans to the athletes’ apartments. But they weren’t.

Just like I’m sure they could have hired the Rio equivalent of my Darling Irish Rose, who manages to keep our humble, above ground, white trash pool sparkling all summer long. But instead all those billions in sponsorship deals line the pockets of people who provide nothing to anyone but themselves.

All I can say is every day I thank my maker it’s happening to someone other than Boston.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

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Introducing Nicole Van Der Velden of the Aruban Sailing team. I first became of Nicole during a scouting trip through the Opening Ceremony on my TV last Friday when her country had the honor of letting her carry their flag. I instantly made a note to look her up later because my blogger sense told me her Instagram account would not disappoint. And as always, I was right.  I point this just to let you know that there is never an off moment in the blogging game. I’m always working. Whether it’s a Friday night in front of the TV or a Thursday morning combing through pictures of a world-class sailing athlete, the sun never sets on my empire. Now if only my girl Nicole can avoid swallowing the sewer water or capsizing on an underwater sofa, I’ll rest easy.

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Dallas NewsThe Arm in Arm decal the Cowboys unveiled to open training camp won’t be on their helmets when the club opens its preseason schedule Saturday at the Los Angeles Rams.

The Cowboys heard back from the NFL on Wednesday and were told by league officials they can’t wear the decal during any preseason or regular-season games. …

Cowboys executives, players and coaches walked out onto the field for the first practice July 30 arm-in-arm Dallas Police Chief David Brown, Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings and family members of the officers slain in the ambush in Dallas last month. …

“There are so many wonderful, wonderful causes, the league has to be careful,” [Cowboys executive VP Stephen] Jones said earlier in camp about the possibility of wearing the decal in games. “If you allow one, then what do you do about every team that has a great reason to have something on their helmets?”

Good point by Stephen Jones and the NFL here. I mean, imagine what will happen if the league lets the Cowboys display this symbol of people coming together in harmony and working out our differences peaceably? What’s next? Honoring the victims of terror attacks? The logos of charitable organizations? Raising awareness of some dread disease? Support for our troops?

Oh, right. You can do those things. All of them. The NFL will allow it. In fact, they encourage it. Just as long as the league is making a buck off it.

Pink arm bands and socks during Breast Cancer Awareness Month? By all means. Provided it’s officially-licensed NFL merch. Camo gear in November to honor America’s armed forces? Knock yourself out. Just make sure it can be found on NFLShop.com. Hell, the NFL will even sign off on you bringing service personnel on the field so your fans can thank them. As soon as the check from the Department of Defense’s advertising budget clears.

But a team made up of guys of different races, nationalities and backgrounds unifying behind the police and community leaders in a city that’s been torn apart by violence and death? Where’s the profit in that?

So nice try, Cowboys. But you’ll have to go back to your billion dollar stadium paid for with tax dollars and load your party bus with strippers and NFL officials. Because the league can’t afford a sticker of peace and unity unless it comes for a price.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Producers Ken and Paul get Tom E. Curran to act like a random caller to make light of a suggestion from the night before that Mut & Tanguay have Curran on to preview the Patriots' preseason game. Mut is not happy at the attempted radio humor.
Producers Ken and Paul get Tom E. Curran to act like a random caller to make light of a suggestion from the night before that Mut & Tanguay have Curran on to preview the Patriots' preseason game. Mut is not happy at the attempted radio humor.

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Kirk Minihane has to leave early, so Mike Mutnansky and Gary Tanguay discuss the Patriots preseason opener and how JImmy G will play without some key weapons in the lineup.

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Kirk Minihane has to leave early, so Mike Mutnansky and Gary Tanguay discuss the Patriots preseason opener and how JImmy G will play without some key weapons in the lineup.

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Gary Tanguay eventually gets to a few of the day's top news and pop culture headlines, but only after Mut takes a call from a runner who wants to jog with Kirk in the 100+ degree heat.

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Gary Tanguay eventually gets to a few of the day's top news and pop culture headlines, but only after Mut takes a call from a runner who wants to jog with Kirk in the 100+ degree heat.

[0:10:57] ... I would say that to help out there would be trip hit Hillary Clinton. Hope I don't yep yep get together. It. Every biscuit get him back on track after you know it's such an easy shoot we should shoot Hillary Clinton peppers ruin the fall. Politically. For me is that you hear this pointless human there was so much fun for awhile you ...
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[0:16:56] ... The guy probably under others it's Lopez. Who's the government rather against Ron Livingston Linux and yet they can always of office space lot in our area operates from ice which people said laying out. You ...
[0:18:40] ... while I got to look at sorry that they're dead in the water park this because I'm indoors. All I was where you were aware yeah well you know it's that the windows dissent can come ...






Gary Tanguay eventually gets to a few of the day's top news and pop culture headlines, but only after Mut takes a call from a runner who wants to jog with Kirk in the 100+ degree heat.

[0:10:57] ... I would say that to help out there would be trip hit Hillary Clinton. Hope I don't yep yep get together. It. Every biscuit get him back on track after you know it's such an easy shoot we should shoot Hillary Clinton peppers ruin the fall. Politically. For me is that you hear this pointless human there was so much fun for awhile you ...
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[0:16:56] ... The guy probably under others it's Lopez. Who's the government rather against Ron Livingston Linux and yet they can always of office space lot in our area operates from ice which people said laying out. You ...
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