WSGW Morning Team Show: September 25, 2017

The final Monday Morning in September on the WSGW Morning Team Show with Charlie and Dave and You…
How about some of the crazy gas prices in and around the area?   Gas Buddy shows everything from mid-$2.20s to what I paid $2.05 (with my .10 discount $1.95 – Charlie Rood).   In the Alma area, Gas Buddy shows $1.98.
 
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After the 6:30 news, Charlie and Dave talked about the ending of the Lions game:

Here are some of the points covered:

  • Lions usually get screwed by wrong or bad call. This time, got screwed by a correct call!
  • What’s really frustrating is, if the call had been correct (Lions short of the end zone), the ball would have been spotted and the Lions could have made one more play.
  • Yes, some say the Lions could not have lined up and made a play in :08. All teams practice this and all teams should be able to get a play off in :08. Even :07.
  • Yes, some say the Lions should not have not been in position to win the game in the last second, that if we would have played better and taken advantage of previous scoring opportunities… sorry, I don’t buy into that thinking. What about the Falcons? If they had played better, including not throwing three interceptions, they could have won the game easily.
  • The :10 runoff rule was designed not to give the offense an advantage of a clock stoppage for a review in the last seconds. What about the defensive advantage of a review in the first place? If there was no review, it would have been a TD and the Lions would have won!
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After the 7:30 news, Charlie and Dave talked about the Star Spangled Banner and the NFL on Sunday, with Charlie offering some personal observations:
Some of what Charlie covered included:
  • The NFL, trying to be united, divided itself from fans on Sunday. And then blamed President Trump for its own actions.
  • I guarantee you, some owners, even those that gave the appearance of solidarity, agree with President Trump, and would love to fire the protesting players. They just don’t want to hurt their bottom line.
  • Players say President Trump “disrespected” them and, after all, they have “free speech” rights. First of all, YOU disrespected the Star Spangled Banner and the Flag long before President Trump did anything. Second, YOU don’t have ultimate free speech in the NFL. How many times have players or coaches been fined for talking about officiating. Plus, many people equate “actions” with free speech. After all, that’s what happened with the protests yesterday, the action of kneeling, sitting, or avoiding the national anthem. Yesterday, Odell Beckham, Jr. was flagged for an after touchdown celebration when he mimicked a dog urinating. So, according to the NFL, you can disrespect the flag, but you better not disrespect the game!
  • Personally, I’ll stand by my recent post about what happened with the Star Spangled Banner and the Saginaw Township Youth Football Hawks, which you can check out here.
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Are we so busy we don’t have time to put away our own groceries?

NEW YORK (AP):   Would you be OK with letting a stranger into your house for the sake of convenience? Walmart is testing the idea with a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you’re not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge. The retailer said it is trying out the service with a small group of tech-savvy Walmart.com shoppers in California’s Silicon
Valley who have internet-connected locks. The delivery person is given a one-time code to open the door and customers get an alert on their smartphones when someone enters. If they have cameras set up in the home, customers can watch as their orders are dropped off. Walmart says service is aimed at busy
families that don’t have time to stop at a store or unpack their groceries.

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FORE all you golfers that have dreamed of a hole-in-one, here’s a story you may, or may not enjoy.   Did the kid have to by two rounds of soft drinks?

ALLENTOWN, Pa.:   A Pennsylvania high school golfer has defied huge odds by recording two holes-in-one in the same round. Parkland High School golfer Ben Tetzlaff achieved the feat during a nine-hole practice round at Iron Lakes Country Club. The National Hole-In-One Registry calculated the odds at 67
million-to-1. Parkland coach Scott Levan said he missed the first ace – when Ryan sunk a gap wedge on the 104-yard second hole – but saw the second when he hit a 9-iron on the 140-yard sixth hole. Ryan said: “I still can’t believe it and I’m the one who did it.”

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Wake Up Song of the Day:   Charles Bradley “Heart of Gold“.   He died on Saturday at age 68.   He was known for impersonating James Brown.   He covered numerous songs with soulful versions.   His first album wasn’t produced until he was 61.   This is a cover of Neil Young’s song.

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