Sunday Clutter: Christine Blasey Ford, Ted Cruz, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Kenan Thompson, Tom Petty,and more
Tuesday Clutter: Brett Kavanaugh Interview, Bill Cosby, Instagram, Boston Red Sox, Mel Gibson, Inside the Actors Studio, Magnum P.I., Metallica, and more

Monday Clutter: More Kavanaugh Accusations, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Jimmy Garoppolo, Tiger Woods, Mary Poppins Returns, Prince, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  How was your weekend?  I finished helping Dad Clutter move office furniture yesterday, so that's good.  Moving a little slowly today, but fortunately nothing on the to-do list has to be done quickly.  Oh, before I forget again, BDH, Little Buddha, and I wish you all a happy autumn!  Still not sure where summer went, but it's time to break out the sweatshirts for the guys.  Before we do that, let's see what's going on in today's headlines.  There's a fresh pot of coffee on the counter, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Monday Clutter.

Another woman stepped forward with an accusation of sexual misbehavior by Brett Kavanaugh.  Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez says that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her, without her consent, at a frat party.  The courage that it takes for these women to step forward when they know they're going to be attacked and lied about by conservatives is immense.  Democrats say the claim should be investigated by the FBI, and Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination should be halted immediately.  Republicans still seem determined to drive away women voters by insisting that the Thursday hearing featuring Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford will continue as scheduled at this point.

Meanwhile, Michael Avenatti, lawyer for Stormy Daniels, says he has evidence that Kavanaugh participated in multiple sexual assaults in high school.  Avenetti also claims to be representing one of the victims, who is not Deborah Ramirez. 

Brett Kavanaugh September 24 2018How many more stories are there?  (pic via abcnews.go.com)

Given that this is already shaping up to be an ugly week, we assume Donald Trump will be busy trying to distract everyone via his Twitter account.

The Boston Red Sox lost 4-3 to the Cleveland Indians in 11 innings last night, so their pursuit of a team-record 106 wins, as well as home field advantage throughout the playoffs, continues.  Mookie Betts had four hits on the night and came just a triple shy of hitting for his second cycle of the year, so he seems good to go for October.  However, the Indians grabbed the victory with a bases-load walk-off single from Greg Allen off Robby Scott in the 11th for the win.  The Sox come back to Boston for their final homestand of the regular season (where does the time go?)   First up, Nathan Eovaldi and then Eduardo Rodriguez will take the mound against the Baltimore Orioles.

It was an ugly night in Detroit, as the New England Patriots lost 20-10 to the Lions, but it felt like much more of a blowout then the score indicates.  There were no highlights, as the Pats looked dysfunctional on both sides of the ball.  The offense had a total of three first downs in the first half, and the defense was over-matched again for the entire night.  Don't get us wrong, we're not saying that the season is over after three games, but there are storm clouds forming in Foxborough.  Maybe the offense will catch fire once Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman get on the field and everything will be fine.  Maybe the defense will make some adjustments and tighten up, but this season could also easily continue in the wrong direction.  The Patriots play the Miami Dolphins next weekend.  That's always a tough game, even in the best of times, and it's possible this team could be 1-3 after that game.

Still, it was nice of the Patriots to give Matt Patricia his first win as a head coach.  Very thoughtful of them.

Awful news for San Francisco 49ers fans, as it looks like Jimmy Garoppolo may have torn the ACL in his left knee, which would mean the end of his season.  We certainly hope that's not the case, although it would be nice to not have to listen to people complain about the Patriots trading Garoppolo for a while. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now put Le'Veon Bell on the trading block.  That seemed like a given once several Steelers linemen publicly criticized the running back for his contract hold-out.  It was an inappropriate move which seems just about impossible to bounce back from.  The question is, who is going to pick up Bell's $14.5 million franchise tag number?  Geez, we'd hate to see this remain a lingering distraction for the Steelers for a few more weeks.

Congratulations to Tiger Woods on winning the PGA Tour Championship on Sunday.  It was his first tournament win in five years.  We're not huge golf fans, but it's clear that the sport is in better shape when Tiger is relevant.

Hey, fall TV is back!  Let's see, we are setting the DVR for A Million Little Things and Chicago P.D. this week.  What's on your list?

Mary Poppins Returns looks like it could be a blast this holiday season.  Check out the trailer and let us know what you think!

BDH and Little Buddha are already putting that in our calendar for December.

Ellen Pompeo is talking like the end of Grey's Anatomy might not be that far into the future.  What do you think, Grey's fans?  Do they have many more engaging stories to tell, or has this ship run its course?

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  We're going to close things out with a track from Prince's upcoming album, Piano & a Microphone 1983.  Here's, "Mary, Don't You Weep," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll see you all back here again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.

 

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