Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:01 pm
Just heard two more high school football players died this week from heat related incident. There is no reason for death on the practice field when it is heat related. We supposedly have evolved into more intelligent beings but this contradicts that notion. Trainers should be at all practices. Trainer should have authority over any coach when players are placed in physical jeopardy. There is no excuse for losing kids on a practice field when avoidance is so easy. I just don't get it.
Posted on: July 15, 2011 4:17 pm
What a strange culture this society has evolved into. Suddenly through the miracle of blogs the making of genius takes place. Just read the dumb responses to one person's opinion. The purpose of a blog is to state an opinion. These bozos take it seriously and feel the need to response in defense as though it really matters. If you express an opinion contrary to these intellectual icons the war is on. It is really reminding me of the futility in Washington where an opinion is taken as a challenge. With all the issues in this country the people least likely to contribute to their solutions have all the answers. Most of the respondents cannot even spell and their writings are similar to what you would expect from 6 year olds. This country was founded on men exchanging ideas with reasonable discourse and the eventual choosing of the best ideas or thoughts. Somewhere along the way we have lost our way. Intellectual pigmies have found a conduit for inane and thoughtless dialogue that clearly reflects the evolutionary state we are in. If you want to see evidence of our species hurdling toward extinction visit the blogs and see what I mean. Its probably for the best anyhow.
Posted on: July 12, 2010 7:01 pm
Lance Armstrong has conceded the Tour de France in the very 1st week. What the hell is that all about. If he did not want to compete then stay out of the race. I understand there is much orchestration and cooperation in the race that only allows certain riders to win the race. But come on. The hell with conformity. Lance should race his ass off regardless of some protocol that dictates playing a role unless you are a chosen one. Screw that. I did not root from Armstrong all these years to settle for this. Check between your legs and see what is there. Get it on or get out.
Category: Tour de France
Posted on: July 11, 2010 6:20 pm
I watched today as a great cyclist gave up the fight and coasted in. The Armstrong of a few years ago gives it everything he has to get back in that race. He decided to ride along with a team rider and give it up. I realize all good things come to an end but surrender is not an option.
Category: Tour de France
Posted on: July 9, 2010 2:08 pm
Such a bizarre reaction to one man's career move that I could not resist commenting on the story. LeBron is 25 years old. Mature for an NBA player with 7 years of wear and tear on his knees. Cleveland would not have given him a chance for the ring. Miami does.It is like working for Motel 6 for years and getting an offer from the Ritz Carlton. Forget leaving the light on. It is evident LeBron is a great player and one who is constantly being compared to MJ and Kobe. He is a different player who has earned the right to grab for the ring. Loyalty to Cleveland? Get serious. Cleveland would deal him in a heartbeat for the next Lebron. MJ, Kobe, Magic, Larry all had very good players around them to win championships and could not have won any alone. Staying in Cleveland for loyalty reasons when your playing career is half over is crazy. This is high income entertainment and not about loyalty. It is about winning. Sad but true. I will tune in to watch the Heat because those 3 players give them a chance to be special.
Posted on: June 22, 2010 8:10 pm
It seems unbelievable that Obama now faces dissension about his misguided policy in Afghanistan. That dissension coming from the highest levels of the military. The military is rampant with pseudo intellectuals who have risen to great authority merely by kissing butt and saluting in all the right places. The military is there for one reason and one reason only to kill people who we disagree with. Their own personal agendas should be set aside when they put on that uniform and sign on for the job. In reality, the military is a job. The president is the CEO of that corporation and McChrystal is middle management at best. Place a camera and microphone in front of some people and their self esteem clouds their better judgement. Whether you agree with Obama or not he is the boss. Like it or not he is the boss. The policy in Afghanistan is fatally flawed as we attempt to fight a war on the terms of an enemy who wants to retake his home. We are not wanted there and will never win the hearts and minds of the people. If a boxer jabs and moves you don't jab and move with him. You knock his head off. Once again the lessons of the past fall on deaf ears. The president is woefully inexperienced in this kind of fight. He is over matched. But in the case of McChrystal he will be right in dismissing him. It will come across as resigning and another military yes man will assume the role. In the sad interim more people will die and the slow bleeding will continue as America the giant of nations continues to hemorraghe. When will this idiocy stop. Probably never. It is a basic human flaw that continues to demonstate that people of great authority rise to the level of their incompetence. Take the oil spill. I, for one, am sick of it. I wish the founding fathers could see how far we have come and how screwed up we are.
Posted on: April 18, 2010 1:44 pm
Well kids it can be done. Give a bunch of kids some good coaching and a good school. Select kids for the program that plan to stay around and get and education. Give the coach an environment to do what he really wants to do - coach in a program with quality kids. Lets get away from the 1 year wonders that most high profile schools chase like your first girl friend. The graduation rates of most of the big schools is appalling. Their recruits leave after 2 years at most. The schools pursue them like they were rock stars and look at the results. Butler deserves all the praise and credit for demonstrating to the rest of hot shot programs that it can be done and should be done. Go Dogs!
Posted on: November 25, 2009 11:46 am
What a perfect time to have a state dinner with all the hoopla and red carpet nonsense. The country is going broke and Obama lives it up in great style. He brings the PM of India which has taken thousands of american jobs . How many Indian troops are in Afghanistan? How much of the expense do they share. Send more troops to Afghanistan-right give them more targets. Well the tar baby has Obama's two hands and one foot stuck. It is now Obama's war if he increases the troop level. They all succumb to the Washington lure of power and arrogance. This will not end well. This country is like the punch drunk ex champion boxer who thinks he can beat the world and just doesn't get it. Too many shots to the head. Sad but true.