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Outrageous

Commentary tries not to talk about college football players because they don’t get paid. The coaches and college presidents get paid and in some cases way too much.   The Baylor coach could get banned for life coaching in the college ranks. The Baylor college president will quietly go away and retire. But the victims will have had a huge part of their lives stolen from them just so the team could stay in contention for the BCS or college football playoff. All the money in the world can’t replace what they lost.

Colleges and universities will continue making sure the football coach is the highest paid individual on campus and yesterday’s story will be repeated on a college campus out there before you know it. Outrageous, isn’t it?

Here is a line from the Chron’s Jerome Solomon today:

This is about a school that hid, supported and darn near encouraged a rape culture within its football program.

Baylor’s football program deserves the death penalty but they won’t get it because millions of dollars trumps sexual assault victims.  Always has, always will.

I am skipping the MLB question today.

If GOP Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack wants to help fellow Commissioner Gene Locke keep his county job, he would be advised not to take shots at Sen. Rodney Ellis. Check this from today’s Chron:

The way state Sen. Rodney Ellis sees it, a public accusation deserves a public response.

So when a conservative Harris County commissioner suggested at a meeting this week that Ellis should “shut up or state the right facts” about incarceration rates in Harris County, the Democratic legislator fired back.

“In an outburst more in the style of Donald Trump rather than the more staid Commissioner’s Court, Commissioner Radack called me out by name and told me to ‘shut up’ about criminal justice reforms in our community,” Ellis retorted in a statement Thursday, challenging Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack to a public debate. “As long as I have the privilege of public service, I’m not going to shut up.”

And:

Many see the race as one between Ellis and Gene Locke, who was appointed to the Precinct 1 seat following Lee’s death. On Thursday, Locke came to Ellis’ defense.

“Commissioner Radack should back down and treat Sen. Ellis with the respect his office deserves,” Locke said in a statement.

Somebody needs to tell Radack that we live in a very partisan environment.

Rodney let Dems know yesterday that he’s the true blue partisan who will stand up to the mean ‘ol GOPers over at the county.   That is what Dems want these days and that’s why Gene came to Rodney’s defense. I wonder if Rodney sent Radack a thank you note?

Here is the entire Chron story on the spat: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Flareup-could-be-sign-of-things-to-come-on-7948392.php.

Commentary was surfing through the flat screen the other evening and ran across “Godfather Epic.” “Epic” is the first two “Godfather” classics put together in chronological order – no flashbacks like from “Godfather, II.” It also includes deleted scenes that we not in the theatrical versions. It is an interesting way to see the flicks.

How about this from last night at The Yard:

Julia Morales ‏@JuliaMorales 14h14 hours ago

Valbooma for the THIRD straight night. 2-run HR

Check this from Tags:

Despite all the great strikeout pitchers the Astros have had through the years — J.R. Richard, Nolan Ryan, Mike Scott, Roger Clemens, Billy Wagner and Roy Oswalt, to name a few — they’ve never had a staff achieve what it did in sweeping the Orioles.

The Astros set an MLB record by striking out 52 batters in a three-game series, capped by Thursday’s 15-strikeout performance in a 4-2 win over the Orioles at Minute Maid Park that gave Houston its first three-game winning streak of the season.

The Astros are the first Major League team on record, going back to 1913, to strike out at least 15 batters in three consecutive games.

We swept B’More yesterday and we are still 9 games out of first. It is going to be a very long summer.

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