And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"

... that Scottish poet Robert Burns once correctly observed that “the best laid schemes o’mice and men gang oft a-glee.”

That’s how I felt Sunday.

The final round of the FedEx pro golf qualifying tournament was scheduled to start on TV at 11 a.m. That’s about the time I get home after 10 a.m. mass.

My Sunday noon meal is pretty much the same every week, a steak or ground steak patty, a small handful of oven heated French fries, a lettuce salad, a cup of fruit and a glass of milk. Humble as it is, it still takes some time to prepare. Plus, the Cubs were slated to start at 12:30 p.m.

I can watch golf on TV and listen to the Cubs on radio. The radio description is 15 or more seconds ahead of the TV picture of the Cubs games, so if radio alerts me to some significant action, I can quickly switch to TV and watch.

So, I popped in a frozen meal to microwave instead of the usual fare. I soon heard the golf had been rained out.

I checked the channel which was to carry the baseball game only to find the controlling Chicago sports network had called a blackout for this area.

And the game was rained out anyway!

I have television mostly for news and sports, and the only games left to watch were professional football.

I have not watched professional football since 1016 B.K.... before Kaepernick.

Speaking of that cop-hating low talent former quarterback, he recently signed a multi-million dollar contract to represent a sports equipment company. The ad which features him has a reader across his face: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.’’

Believe law officers are racist, and sacrifice a career which wasn’t going anywhere.

Hmm! I was told both Iowa and Iowa State were wearing “his” shoes for their game!

Of that game, one of the Sunday papers has this informative report of one facet: “Stanley had a tough day, going xx for xx for xxx yards.”

Where was the editor?

And speaking of newspapers, in addition to the totally unprofessional error made by the New York Times in publishing an op-ed piece allegedly written by someone in the administration, the paper’s willingness to violate that precept of true journalism, that if you can’t attribute, it doesn’t contribute, has me wondering.

Is it possible no such person exists? That the editorial staff at the Times wanted those rumors out, but did not want to be personally associated with the article, and so developed it as a product of group think among the like-minded, and used anonymity as a way out?

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