We'll leave the Colin Kaepernick affair where it is this day, pretty much talked/written about/internet-trolled to death. There are other matters to address, important matters, matters of great portent and consequence, at least if you're the guy operating this Blob.
And, no, I'm not talking about Joey Bosa finally signing with the Chargers.
Good for him. Good for the Chargers. Now was that so hard?
And does it matter much in the grand scheme of things when you've come to the realization that your baseball team is not going to make the playoffs?
That would be the Pittsburgh Pirates, who won 98 games last year but have struggled to escape the great beige land of .500 this year. Last night they lost to the Cubs again (of course), the only consolation being that it took the Lovables 13 innings to do it this time. That drops the Pirates to 67-62, 15 1/2 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central and 1 1/2 behind the Cardinals for the last playoff spot.
That doesn't sound like much, with a month to play. But I have absolutely zero confidence my Bucs will catch the Cardinals. One, they're the Cardinals, which means stuff just seems to naturally (and annoyingly) go right for them. Two, the opposite has been true all summer for the Pirates.
So, there you go. I give up.
Of course, if the Pirates do catch 'em ...
Well. It will all be due to my clever plan of abject surrender. Just so ya know.