For articles like the one mentioned above and random out-of-context tweets, check out Mike Freeman on Twitter.
To read Mike Freeman’s article about Deon Sanders move to Colorado, click here. Here’s a quote from the article:
What I felt was the most significant acknowledgement of what Sanders might have accomplished at Jackson State: “Sanders’ success at Jackson State, and what could be even more success at Colorado, and earning huge paychecks along the way, could open up doors for Black coaches. Sanders could even lead to the hiring of more Black coaches in Power Five conferences.”
A recapping of White Lotus Episode Season 2, Episode 6 with some commentary and sprinkles of humor mixed in:
Tanya, who you can see in Legally Blonde and current Old Navy commercials, is off for two nights to Quentin’s family palazzo with the “high end gays” and her assistant Portia. The beautiful couple, Cam and Daphne, are having sex to open the episode. Next door at the resort, Harper talks to her husband Ethan how they aren’t attracted to each other anymore. We get lots of shots of statues with no noses.
Tanya, who in no way seems to have her shart together, (I say shart to avoid cussing like my daughter Izzy showed me how to do) tells her assistant Portia to get her shart together, which although ironic is probably the right advice. Grandpa Bert Di Grasso is very excited to go with his son Dom and grandson Albie (who have both slept with Lucia) to visit the place in Sicily where their family is from. Lucia approaches Ethan at the resort and demands to be paid for a night’s work as an escort, even though it’s Cam who arranged the evening and who slept with her. Ethan’s wife Harper thinks she keeps seeing evidence that Ethan did cheat on her even though she didn’t. Harper says to Ethan, “I saw you talking to the hookers.”
Quentin, who appears to be paying Jack to sleep with him, watches Jack drive away for the day with Portia. We hear “get it together again,” but this time it’s Grandpa Bert telling his son Dom about his losing it over Lucia coming along with Albie for the trip to see where they come from. There are a bunch of what I take to be red herrings about who will do the killing in the final episode. Jack gives a pretty good speech about living each day as it comes. He’s pretty hard on Portia for saying she feels unsatisfied; kind of a person of ease’s discontent that she might have.
Lucia is supposed to be the DeGrasso family interpreter as they travel to find their family roots but she is followed by this dude we’ve seen before. He seems to indeed be her pimp or it’s some kind of set up. The DeGrasso’s let her go off with him. Back at the resort, don’t forget Cam grabbed Harper’s leg the day before. Now she goes off to drink with him. Then she goes back up to the rooms with him. Maybe they’re in the same room and maybe they’re not. For the first time we get to see someone’s imagination: Ethan imagines Cam and his wife Harper in the room together. Other than getting hurt, the Degrasso visit to the motherland couldn’t go worse. The elder lady of the house threatens to throw artichokes at their heads.
Back at the palazzo, Quentin has set Tanya up with a young good looking man. Tanya does lots and lots of coke. Valentina has a birthday. She asks out the worker she has been harassing. She says yes! Oh, the worker is engaged to Rocco. Valentina cancels! Mia, who is friends with Lucia, turns out to be an amazing piano player and singer. We learn Valentina has never been with a woman. Mia says she’ll give her a birthday present and sleeps with her. The palazzo party totally rages. Doesn’t one guy look a lot like Borat? Jack gets terribly drunk. Portia wants to go back. They don’t. Jack says he was in a deep hole. Sounds like Quentin and his buddies think Tanya can get them out of financial trouble. Tanya sleeps with the dude she’s been set up with. Is it part of a set up to get her money? Final episode coming up next.
Battle of Top Ranked Women’s Teams, White Lotus Episode 5, and Tweets of the Week are this week’s topics on the December 5, 2022 edition of the Torg Stories Podcast.
Segment One: Tweets of the Week
Joanna Robinson is a writer and podcaster at The Ringer. Click here for Twitter bio.
Nick Stevens is managing editor of High School OT at WRAL. Click here for Twitter bio.
Thanks to Keith Booker for the shoutout about our upcoming games at Watauga HS in Boone, NC. Keith is MMBR National Director of Scouting and Evaluation. Click here for his Twitter profile.
Watauga HS Girls are #9 in the new Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 Poll. Langston Wertz JR is a sports columnist for the Charlotte Observer. Click here for his Twitter profile.
SEGMENT TWO: WHITE LOTUS, SEASON 2, EPISODE 5
Here is my episode five summary with commentary:
We open with Albie (who my sister Anne says is a kind of Stanford boring guy) with Lucia the escort his dad slept with a few days before. I was right about people heading off to Palermo, at least with the very rich older lady Tanya and Quentin and his entourage. They take a boat with plans to visit Quentin’s mansion and to see the opera Madame Butterfly. Lucia says she likes Albie and doesn’t want any more money to spend time with him. The wife Harper in the rich nerdy couple plants the evidence of the cheating she found in their hotel on the bathroom sink so that her husband will find it and finally Harper gets the story of what happened with her husband Ethan and Cameron when the she and Daphne were out of town. I’m just realizing that Cameron also slept with Lucia within the past three nights. Harper and Ethan get together with Ethan’s old college friend Cameron and his wife Daphne and Harper decides to tie one on. Harper starts saying things “let’s get some molly and rage!” that let Cameron know she knows about him cheating on his wife. Cameron put his hand on Harper’s leg later in the evening. Valentina, the hotel manager re-assigns the hotel worker (sexual harassment!) who keeps flirting with the worker she likes for whom she bought the starfish pendant. Lucia’s friend Mia, who has not slept with anyone for $$$, starts flirting with gay Valentina the hotel manager. She eventually convinces Valentina to let her play the piano at the resort. The rich older lady Tanya (who has gone to see the opera) also brings her assistant Portia to Palermo and she goes out with my sister Anne’s favorite man in the show, the dangerous Jack whose uncle Quentin has the mansion in Palermo and who has gone with Tanya to see Madame Butterfly. We’ll see if my sister Anne is still in on Jack. Harper tells Cameron’s wife Daphne that she thinks her husband cheated on her. Daphne says she has a trainer and maybe Harper should get a trainer / (wink, wink).We get a story from Quentin who says he’s never been in love except for with a straight cowboy who didn’t love him back. “Love’s never been my achilles heel,” Quentin says. “It was always beauty. I’d die for beauty; wouldn’t you?” Lots of hints about dying are starting to pile up. We get a montage to the sound of Mia playing the piano. Anne’s guy Jack tells Portia that he’s got to do something for his uncle and for her to keep the door unlocked cause he’ll be back. We get a shot of Harper looking like she could kill somebody. Cameron certainly looks like he could kill somebody. Albie’s dad Dom tries to call his wife but can’t get through. The older rich lady Tanya can’t sleep and holy smokes, isn’t that Jack having sex with Quentin who we have been told is his uncle? Bodies are coming in the next two episodes. Who’s not going to make it? Who will do the killing?