Insults, Drafts and Chicken
Random thoughts on this final day of April:
It’s seems conservatives and liberals can’t agree on anything including whether comedian Michelle Wolf crossed the line during her “performance” at Saturday night’s White House correspondent’s dinner. Conservatives thought she clearly crossed it with her roast of an absent President Trump along with press secretary Sarah Sanders (who was sitting 5 feet away) while generally speaking liberals thought they got what they deserved.
I guess I’m out of the loop. I never heard of the “Daily Show” comic before the weekend but Wolf clearly made a name for herself and several of her jokes were very funny. However I thought her performance was more suited for an adult comedy show in a nightclub then a black tie event that has been held annually since the 1920s.
NFL Draft weekend is over and several shore alumni will get getting a chance to play at the next level. Former Red Bank Catholic and Notre Dame offensive lineman Quenton Nelson was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with 6th overall pick in the draft while tight end Mike Gesicki out of Southern Regional and Penn State was a second round selection of the Miami Dolphins, the 42nd overall pick.
Brick Memorial and Monmouth University standout Mike Basile received a minicamp invite from the Colts while his college teammate Alex Thomspon signed a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders as did Manalapan’s Saeed Blacknall (Penn State). Neptune’s Keith Kirkwood (Temple) signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent while Lakewood’s Tyrice Beverette (Stony Brook) was invited to the Jets rookie camp.
Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will be appearing at the Roy Rogers on Brick Boulevard in Brick today and not just for a Double R Bar Burger. The former Orioles star is helping celebrate the restaurant chain’s 50th anniversary and from 5 p .m. -6 p.m. today will assist the staff of the Brick location by taking orders, manning the drive-thru and even whipping up Roy’s famous friend chicken.
While on the subject of baseball I guess the early-season concerns of Yankee fans have been put to rest by a 9-game winning streak which has them only two games out of first place in the AL East.