Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I've got good news and then i've got some rather frightening bad news...

I think we as football fans, and any other players from our local sports teams, try and find an excuse when there is one to justify our hero's poor judgment. Players from Incognito, Greg Hardy, Adrian Peterson have all managed to have at least one suitor that is more then willing to pay for their services.

Each transgression should be taken and investigated individually. Obviously the players and their union want someone, anyone other the Roger "I didn't see the Rice video".

I really feel like the "heads up" initiative for tackling at the lower levels all the way up through high school is a step in the right direction. With all the facts about degenerative brain disease coupled with the very public suicides of some popular players, there are more reasons then even to walk away once your financially set in order to give you the best chance of keeping your faculties.

So, who do you not want your team to EVER even contemplate signing....

Ray Rice
Adrian Peterson
Greg Hardy
Aaron Hernandez...I know he's cooked but before the serial killer in him came out

Monday, April 20, 2015

Take a position and let it flow!!! ANGELS players union rep vs. Ownership of said Angels vs Josh Hamilton vs Mrs. Josh Hamilton

Would it be harder to come back from another relapse of booze and blow to compete at the major league level or to deal with a divorse from the women who stood by his side while gently guiding him in the right direction for both him professionally and personally for their family.  Anyone who has either directly or even indirectly knows it can get bad...very bad. It's one of those times where the saying, "its gonna get a lot worse before it gets better".

ESPN.com story

While im certainly not qualified with respect to his bank account to know how much that either helps or hinders divorce proceedings. Personally, looking in from the outside I can't see how someone can say having hundreds of millions of dollars is a negative. And I've def heard plenty of ppl complain about not being able to afford gas, or Christmas gifts or a car ect ect but I still think its pretty shady that the owner of the team has been on record saying that the team should be released from his obligation to pay the player for the amount he signed for. A for effort Artie but your going to have to dig into your ridiculously over stuffed wallet and lock up Mr. Trout with your own money, not from screwing Josh Hamilton out of what you agreed to pay him. I know how all you owners, or at least the great majority of them, somehow spin the story to downplay exactly what you are making after ticket sales, concession stands and TV deals which continue to grow rapidly. Now that's the owner vs player part.

Divorce is a sad thing. It can be sad for both parties involved, but more often then not it seems like by the time the D word is out there, Mr. and the Mrs. both are more angry then sad and that's too bad...my grandparents were together for nearly 60 years. Couldn't find one without the other from middle school until the day my grandfather suffered a heart attack and passed. People don't take their vows as seriously as they should in my humble opinion. If your fighting over stupid little things remember how amazing you felt that night you first met, or the night you said I Do. Try counseling. Do whatever you can think of and either agree to disagree or simply compromise, its what adults do!

I don't know how I would deal with drug abuse when I would have so much to lose but I know from personal experience that once some drugs get ahold of you, they won't let go until you put in the necessary work. You can't half ass it. I've been clean since May 5th, 2013....that's my redemption and I'll be fighting to keep it that way the rest of my life....


What's your opinion?  Love to know what everyone thinks???

Sunday, February 8, 2015

North Carolina coaching legend Dean Smith passes away

ESPN.com article link

Former all time leader in men's division 1 college basketball, Dean Smith, died peacefully on Saturday Feb 8, 2015 at his home with family and friends close by his side. Smith retired the all time leader in wins, 2nd in total final fours with 11 and won 2 national titles along with coaching some of the greatest if not THE greatest player in basketball history in Michael Jordan. The Tar Heels to this day play in the "Dean Dome" as a tribute to their all time great coach who still resided in Chapel Hill.