Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TJ Simers Calls The McCourt Trial for Jamie

In tomorrow's LA Times, Simers says Jamie wins the bout on his card:

Final arguments heard in the Dodgers trial, and here in sports it is all about wins and losses.

Both sides are so bad, though, it's a shame somebody has to win.

But I declare Jamie victorious, so long as Judge Scott Gordon doesn't blow it on some mumbo-jumbo legal technicality.

That puts Dodgers fans a day closer to Frank posting a "For Sale" sign in front of the stadium.

Sure, it could be another 90 days before the judge officially invalidates the marital agreement between Frank & Jamie. It could also be months before the Raiders are officially eliminated from Super Bowl contention.

But we know right now, don't we?

Frank's lawyers successfully drove home the point that Jamie is just not credible. Jamie's lawyers successfully drove home the point that Frank is just not credible. They've got that right.

So the judge probably plays Solomon and splits the nest egg in half. Unless he blows it.

Meanwhile, Carla Hall and Bill Shaikin of the LA Times have a more objective recapping of Wednesday's closing arguments. Good reading, if you can stomach paragraph format rather than strings of clauses.

photo collage: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times; Nick Ut / Associated Press

12 comments:

Rob said...

A pox on both your houses. Or all ten, or howeverthehellmany you have.

Spanky said...

Who are the McCourts? And who is Rob? And why the fuck am I still awake?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Simers would also call himself the world's greatest journalist, so you just have to take what he says with a grain of salt.

Fred's Brim said...

look at that picture of Frank on the left. everybody is laughing it up. I wonder what mildly funny joke was told before that picture was sent. Probably something about Joe Piscopo

MeanieBreanie said...

FB
It's a facade. Behind the smile are tears. Frank is crying because he knows he will most likely have to sell the team plus Jamie gets half of everything. Given the spectacle and ridicule the two have created, there is no doubt in my mind that these two deserve each other.

Fred's Brim said...

@MB which one will appear on Survivor first?

MeanieBreanie said...

@FB It's a toss-up. I'm guessing Jamie; she strikes me as being the tougher of the two. Maybe appearances on Cheaters would be more appropriate.

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly - imagine the slap fight between Frank and Jamie's man

Rob said...

Did you see that Molly Knight Twitpic of Jamie's stilettos? She could stab Frank to death with one of those ...

MeanieBreanie said...

Now that's a scary visual ;~)

MeanieBreanie said...

I have shoes that put those to shame. It's how we women chose to use them. Trust me, Frank will get his in a whole different manner.

*Scary visual comment addressed to FB but applies to Rob as well.

Fred's Brim said...

yikes those are impressive! that would give Jamie a couple of bonus points if I were ruling over this case.

And that would bring the grand total to:
Frank: -1,200,034 points
Jamie: -1,200,032 points