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Cruz edges out Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston
Chron ^ | Updated 10:17 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Cary Darling

Posted on 06/17/2018 3:01:56 PM PDT by conservative98

The crowd in the 8,100-capacity venue — though half of the seats were blocked off because it was not a full-court game — was enthusiastic, even if the level of play often was not. While most of the fans seemed to be on Kimmel’s side in terms of sport and politics — there were enough T-shirts proclaiming support for Democratic senatorial candidate (and Cruz political opponent) Beto O’Rourke to make it seem like a Beto convention. But Cruz, wearing a Houston Strong shirt, had a lot of support in the town he calls home, too.

Houston resident Randall Haynie was there in a Trump shirt and MAGA hat. “These events don't usually happen when a senator or someone calls out someone. That person [usually] backs down,” he said before the game. “So you can see why there are so many people are here. Another reason is to see my senator … I hope Cruz wins.”

On the other side of the fence was Houstonian Rodrigo Ortiz. “We came to support Jimmy Kimmel in a basketball game against versus Ted Cruz because we really believe that everything that Ted Cruz is supporting is against everything that we support and think this country should be supporting,” he said. “I would say that most of the people watching Jimmy Kimmel show are people that would not support the things that Cruz believes.”

Margaret Junious drove from Beaumont to show her love for Kimmel. “I like his political views,” she said. “I’m just a fan, an all-around fan.”

The nearly two-hour contest — which featured the voice of Houston Rockets announcer Matt Thomas — would have gone on even longer if the rules hadn’t been changed mid-game.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: basketball; cruz; jimmykimmel; kimmel; tedcruz; texas
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1 posted on 06/17/2018 3:01:56 PM PDT by conservative98
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Sweet!


2 posted on 06/17/2018 3:12:49 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: conservative98

Two hours for two aging farts to make 20 shots total...ok for charity, but not to watch, thank you.


3 posted on 06/17/2018 3:20:11 PM PDT by nickedknack
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To: conservative98

That photo just makes me feel sad for them. Glad that huckster Ted Cruz beat Kimmel though. I hate Kimmel more than Cruz.


4 posted on 06/17/2018 3:30:54 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

I hate Kimmel more than Cruz.

Hopefully this statement helps you for your therapy in the future. Good luck!!


5 posted on 06/17/2018 3:38:41 PM PDT by heshtesh
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To: conservative98; mcenedo; nickedknack; Greetings_Puny_Humans
"Conservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz triumphed over liberal ABC late-night host/comedian Jimmy Kimmel with a hard-won 11-9 "

Seriesly?

6 posted on 06/17/2018 3:38:47 PM PDT by Enterprise
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He needs all the help he can get!
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7 posted on 06/17/2018 3:44:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: conservative98

Did Jimmy Kimmel take a knee before the game?


8 posted on 06/17/2018 3:55:09 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: heshtesh

Well said! CDS is a very sad condition, hope they find a cure some day.


9 posted on 06/17/2018 4:12:27 PM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Cruz is obese. He needs to get healthier.


10 posted on 06/17/2018 4:28:49 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Cruz too much time on the rubber chicken funding raising circuit!


11 posted on 06/17/2018 4:30:56 PM PDT by Reily
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To: conservative98

Agreed. But Jiminy Kibble needs it more.


12 posted on 06/17/2018 4:39:00 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: conservative98

We cheered when we heard about this on OAN news. Good job Ted Cruz!


13 posted on 06/17/2018 4:39:43 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it tokday.)
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To: conservative98

They shoulda played 21. Best three out of five.


14 posted on 06/17/2018 4:40:52 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: conservative98

Why wasn’t Kimmel dressed as Karl Malone?


15 posted on 06/17/2018 4:58:52 PM PDT by kaktuskid
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16 posted on 06/17/2018 5:23:05 PM PDT by Flick Lives (Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation.)
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To: conservative98

Jimmy’s down!


17 posted on 06/17/2018 5:40:47 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: Enterprise

2 hours? Where is the wow emoji?


18 posted on 06/17/2018 5:44:52 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Build Kate's Wall)
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To: conservative98
so kimmel got spanked by a BLOBFISH... guess we know what his new nickname is now, jimmy BLOBFISH
19 posted on 06/17/2018 6:18:41 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: conservative98

Pretty weak Mr Cruz, you had the chance to put a nice elbow across his face and FAILED!


20 posted on 06/17/2018 6:29:49 PM PDT by eyeamok
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