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I've Got "Issues" Today . . .

I'll be on "Issues, Etc." later today (2:20 PST) talking about Harold Campings' goofy prediction that Jesus is coming back in May of 2011.

Reader Comments (17)

I've got "Issues", too...goofy is quite the appropriate term for that prediction. I'll be tuning in!
December 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermichelle
Only a month into the season after we spent all that money for Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez? Say it ain't so!
December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPB

Might be a blessing (from your perspective). It would keep the Yanks from winning # 28 next year.

A-Gon still hasn't signed, and after that horrible Crawford contract (as well as the ones for Werth and Lee), I don't want to hear anyone moaning about the Yanks buying titles.
December 15, 2010 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
I don't understand why people who discuss Camping always correctly point out that he is a nutcase, but then they credit him with "knowing the bible very well".
If this guy knows the bible so well, how come a first grader who only just learned to read could see that the bible explicitly says that even Jesus does not know the date that He is coming back. Basically it says that anyone who sets a date will be wrong. So then theoretically the only thing Camping could possibly be credited with in his selecting this date is that he has helped us to now eliminate May 21, 2011 as the date Jesus will return.
December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames S
Well at least it's after this year's Basics Conference...
December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPB
Thats the day I graduate SEMINARY - AHHHHHHHH!
December 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRon Suarez
For the most part, it seems that the teams that spend the most money don't always win. Baseball is a sport for the teams that have the best farm systems.

The Diamondbacks have done a great job with new G.M. Kevin Towers revamping the bullpen (his specialty). The horrible bullpen cost the Diamondbacks about 40 wins last season.

Word is that manager Kirk Gibson is going to run a three part camp this spring: Football, marines, and old fashioned baseball. The players will certainly not lack for effort with Gibson as manager. Gibson will not put up with lazy players.
December 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Ron, is Camping claiming Jesus is coming back just to be at your graduation?!
December 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Yamada
Pastor Kim:

I am not a Yankee fan, but on the other hand, I am not a Yankee hater either. The Yanks remain the standard that all baseball teams will be judged by. And, rightly so.

If they choose to spend the most money to win games, more power to them. What more can a fan ask for than ownership that spends money to win. My words to you are; enjoy it, brother!
December 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Interesting how all the Yankee fans can find to criticize about the Sox' acquisitions is the nature of their contracts. I have trouble seeing how that affects their on field performance.<grin>
December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPB

Two points.

First, if the Yanks signed Crawford for that contract, the ESPN crowd would be howling. But since it looks like the BoSox stole him from the Yanks (who were never in on him) and the Angels, it is hailed as a great move.

No doubt, Crawford is a great player. But his Fenway numbers are not great and he's not near as good an overall player as Jason Bay or Matt Holliday, either of whom the Red Sox could have signed last year for less than half of what they are paying Crawford.

This sounds like stuff the Yanks were doing in 2002-2006 when they got older and gutted the farm system, while not winning a WS.
December 17, 2010 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
The guy that is going to tear up Fenway Park's green monster is Adrian Gonzalez.

On paper it looks like a World Series between the Bosox and the Phillies. However, that is unlikely to happen because championships are never won on paper.

Baseball and football are two sports where the team that gets hot in the playoffs is the one that wins it. Many times, the team that wins it is not necessarily the one that has the most talent (on paper).

Basketball, on the other hand, with only five starters per team is much more predictable. Teams that have the most talent and the most playoff experience usually come through.

Case in point; who would have ever believed that San Francisco would have won the World Series? The Giants had the pitching, and just got hot at the right time. Same with the Dodgers in '88. They had the least talent, but they caught fire at just the right time.

Baseball is often won by the teams that have great bullpens. That is why the Atlanta Braves only won one world Series, is that they lacked a truly great bullpen.
December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
By the way...even though I cringe that the Giants have a lady public address announcer, it was great for baseball to see San Francisco win the Series.

It also will be great for the game when, or if the Cubs ever win it.
December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Ah, the hot stove league, you gotta love it! We do get carried away here, after all, right now everyone has the Patriots already winning the Super Bowl again! They look good, but - in both sports - "that's why they play the games"!
December 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpb

Tom Brady is just incredible. To take a group of receivers that are average at best and to have the Pats in the position that they are in is very impressive. Brady throws the ball better in the snow than most Q.B.'s do in 75% weather.

Here in Arizona, Kurt Warner left 13 million on the table and retired, leaving the Cards to play most of the season with the horrible Derek Anderson.

There may be some hope on the horizon, however, with the Cards starting 22 yearl old rookie John Skelton. He is 6-6 and 245 pounds with a great arm and a good touch on his throws. Time will tell. With Q.B.'s the top picks seldom pan out and the great ones are the 5th round picks (Brady).

One exception, is the Rams great rookie Q.B., a top pick.
December 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle

Football? What is that?

I recall hearing something about LA having a team once, but only the old geezers can remember it . . .
December 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
baseball talk: boring
December 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermatt

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