The more I read about Nadine Woodward’s conservative positions in her run for mayor of Spokane (particularly in regard to the homeless and local press), the more disgusted I am to see how Trump-like her tv personality with no experience candidacy is.
Still not watching Le Tour, but confirming my sentiment from a few days ago just heard that besides being down 8 minutes after yesterday, today Tejay Van Garderen was involved in a crash and sustained a facial injury. Hope he’s okay and able to continue, but he’s not a contender.
Megan Rapinoe gave an amazing, inspirational, off the cuff speech today in NYC to conclude the USWNT World Cup celebratory ticker tape parade.
It’s kind of a bummer that the only thing I find mildly interesting about the Tour de France this year is how the green jersey competition is going for Peter Sagan; he’s so dominant that it’s rarely in question. American Tejay Van Garderen is 53 seconds back in GC, but… cmon.
Ordered a new bike headlight since I’m riding at dusk pretty regularly now. It’s amazing how cheap and powerful they’ve become thanks to LEDs and Lithium-Ion batteries in the 10 years since I last bought one.
In other sports news, GU greats Brandon Clarke and Josh Perkins had their NBA summer league debuts yesterday and both had excellent games. 17 points (7-11 FG) and 4 rebounds for Clarke; 14 points (4-7 3pt), 5 assists, and 2 steals for Perkins.
They did it. Really proud of this USWNT and the way they represent the best parts of our country in a time when it is needed most.
Rose Lavelle with a monster 1 on 1 breakaway goal from the top of the box puts the USA up 2-0!
Huge penalty goal by Rapinoe puts the USA up 1-0.
Great, highly competitive Final so far. The Dutch really took it the USA at the end of the half after weathering a barrage of quality shots for much of it thanks to their excellent keeper.