What a depressing year. Glen Frey, Muhammad Ali, Prince, Florence Henderson from the Brady Bunch, Alan Thicke from Family Ties, David Bowie, Antonin Scalia, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds (the very next day). These people all meant something to us at some point in our lives. I suppose everyone has to go sometime, but man, this was a year when lots of people left early.
Politically, the only winners this year were Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin. I’d like to say that the Republican Party won, but I don’t think that’s the case. This is going to be the most Russia-friendly regime in history, and I worry about our national security.
Ronda Rousey looked absolutely horrible in her “return” (not sure she really came back) last night where she made 3 million for getting her face pummeled for 48 seconds. I can’t see how it’s worth it, especially given the damage to her brand. For the life of me, I don’t understand why she decided to stand and box instead of using her judo. She didn’t go for a single takedown until well after Nunes smacked her in the face, and by then it was too late. It looks especially bad since she was such a trash-talker before. She didn’t even attend the post-fight conference yesterday. I do think she was right to come back, but she should’ve had a warm-up fight against another grappler first. At least fifty percent of fighting is mental.
Anyway, I’m not sure what else to say. Happy New Year.