Big Payouts, Football Playoffs and Suspicious Packages
A little of this and a little of that heading into the final weekend of October:
I never understood the fuss over Megyn Kelly outside of the fact that she’s an attractive 47-year old blonde who looks good on TV but says a lot of stupid things. The latest has apparently ended her brief time at NBC as she is out from her weekday show “Megyn Kelly Today” following controversial comments she made about blackface earlier this week in which she tried to make it sound like dressing up like that for Halloween is okay.
That set off a firestorm and Kelly apologized the following day but it was apparently too little, too late for the network. Before you shed any tears for Kelly it appears she will walk away with all or most of the $69 million remaining on her NBC contract with negotiations now taking place.
So in the wake of these suspicious packages being sent to critics of President Trump both Democrats and Republicans have finally agreed on something. Both sides have been clear in saying that acts like this cannot and will not divide us. Funny I thought we were already divided by the actions of our so-called political leaders. Since I don’t expect politicians to bring us back together I guess it’s left to us. It’s time to recognize we live in the United, not Divided States of America.
Now on to a more trivial subject. This is the final weekend before the NJSIAA Football Playoffs begin and sometime on Sunday we will know the teams that qualified and the pairings in what is the first year of a brand-new system. As many as 27 of the 43 Shore Conference schools could be playoff bound and a few of those might qualify with losing records.
In what will likely be the Central Jersey Group 4 bracket, 7 of the 8 spots could be filled by shore teams with Long Branch, Brick and Middletown South holding down the top three spots heading into the weekend along with Freehold, Brick Memorial, Jackson and even one-win Middletown North.
Tonight’s Jersey Mike’s Game of the Week on 92.7 WOBM has major playoff implications for Point Boro as they visit Donovan Catholic. The 2-5 Panthers could earn a spot with a win while the Griffins are playoff-bound but would like to take some momentum in the postseason with a victory.
Many of the weekend games have had time and day changes because of the impending Nor’easter. Check out shoresportsnetwork.com for the complete schedule.