Thursday, February 24, 2005
Two of the Greatest Books Ever Written
I'm not sure if anyone who reads this site of mine has noticed yet but I happen to be an avid sports fan. I live for fall and football season and pass my time through the summer with a healthy dose of baseball, but one thing that I do regardless of what time of the year it is, is to watch the show The Sports Reporters on ESPN on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. central standard time. On this show there is one reporter who leads a panel of 3 other reporters in discussion about sports related topics and issues of today and yesteryear. A reporter that frequents this show with his good repore and wit is Mitch Album of the Detroit Free Press. Now to the heart of the matter. Not so long ago my Dad went to the book store and bought one of his books called The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I was slightly skeptical at first, but after some time spent in the intro I was hooked and didn't stop reading it until I finished the whole thing. The moral of the book is no matter how little you think you affect the world or others your always doing something to affect others. I was enthralled by the good nature of the book and wanted more. I found out that he had another book out on the shelves and made my plan to capture all of the prose found in it as well. Christmas time was just around the corner and I went to my local book store and picked up a copy for my Dad, having a dual purpose of course, and gave it to him for Christmas. I read it before he could. It is titled Tuesdays with Morry. I have written all of this to say one thing as follows: if you are looking for a book that may change your life or might lead you in a direction that could change others lives, go buy a Bible, but if your looking to have a good read that is based on life experience and true love and compassion for man kind go buy these to books. Mitch Album may well be my favorite new author.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
On a Lighter Note
I had a great Valentines Day. Me and my hand went to supper and a movie. I then treated it with some nice Aloe Vera lotion to keep it nice and soft then we had the night to remember for the ages. Only joking people.....I stayed at home and worked on homework. Yeah, the night of my life for sure.
Well everybody, I'm back with a whole new set of problems to face. With school, work, and church taking up the majority of my time these days I just haven't had much time to get any posts up on my site here lately which I apologize for, but I've noticed a few things in today's world that I just can't seem to get past. Number one on my list is the fact that today's athletes don't seem to think that cheating is an issue which sports should be concerned about, at least not when it comes to steroids. I guess it's just one of those small inconveniences that sports should overlook. When your head swells up to the size of a beach ball and you start hitting home runs that seem never to fall your just having a good year. For goodness sakes, the FBI has even released info that it informed the MLB about the use of steroids in the early 90's and nothing was done. Are we really putting the importance on what is real in the game or are we starting to worry more about our shoe deals and how many homers we hit than trying to win the championship and be a good example for the kids that look up to us? I don't know. Maybe my vision isn't blurred by the mark of strong steroid use and horse tranquilizers. To say the least I certainly think baseball needs to reevaluate their drug testing program and what is most important in the sport.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
My Favorite Over Advertised , Money Grubbing Time of the Year
Well, its come to my attention that its Christmas time once again. I've been told that I'm supposed to make merry and joyful, but all the advertising and asking me to spend more of my hard earned bucks on things that shouldn't matter but always seem to, is starting to piss me right off. This will be my 22nd Christmas and people let me tell you something, I'm getting quite tired of the meaning of Christmas being buying more gifts and going to more parties rather than concentrating on the things that truly matter. You may be asking yourself at this very moment.......What things really matter? I'm going to tell you. It's going to church and celebrating the birth of the savior of the world and spending time with family and friends. The thing is, this whole holiday was started about 2000 years ago when the birth of a man started this holiday. I know the gifts we give today represent the gifts given by the three wise guys, but I don't think Jesus ever got a "Tickle me Elmo" or anything like that. I'm pretty sure a lot of people need to rethink their reasons for giving and exactly what they give because most of these companies that do all of this advertising for seasons greetings and most other things are giving very little and receiving a lot more. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying stop giving cause Lord knows I do it too, but when you buy something for someone make it meaningful don't make it what's cool because as I think about how a lot of the toys that I thought were so cool back in the day, how many of those toys and things are cool now........not very many I guarantee. Enough of cynicism.......Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Jason Giambi, Hows your Testicles Daaahh?
This post goes out to all the baseball players who have small testicles, a huge cranium, and oversized muscles (this means steroids to you lay persons out there). What are you all thinking? Now I know that to keep up with all of the other players in the league you might actually have to put in some extra hard work in the offseason and do the extra things to make you better, but if I recall correctly that's pretty much a part of every job. To get the added bonuses, to get the better positions, to move up "the corporate ladder" you have to go the extra mile and do the extra work and that never involved taking shortcuts. Some people might think its easier to sleep their way to the top or backstab and suck-up, but these are the same people who are not respected in their profession. I now no longer respect most baseball players for this reason. Instead of working hard in the offseason to make themselves better for their team and family they take shortcuts called untraceable steroids. I hope if Steinbriner, ever does one thing that I respect, it will be to get rid of Giambi and any other players in his evil empire that are steroid users. The same goes out to my beloved Atlanta Braves and any other teams in the league. Also to the players, what kind of a message are you sending to kids. Well its a pretty crappy one if you didn't know. Kids today idolize the players in the big leagues of many different sports and you are teaching them all of the wrong things. Well I'll leave you with this one thought, When your 55 and your testicles are the size of BB's and you have Bitch tits, and a number of tumors eating away at your body you might regret the whole thing about getting the extra edge.
Monday, December 06, 2004
What a Bunch of BCAssssssssss!!!!!!
Well Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a bone to pick to with the BCS. Auburn wins the SEC, goes undefeated during the regular season in the hardest conference in the nation and still doesn't get a shot at playing for the national championship. Now I do understand that USC played some of the perennial powerhouses such as Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State and Arizona, and Oklahoma finding their best competitive match up in their conference championship being the 6-5 Colorado Buffaloes. Well all that being said I couldn't be happier with the Sugar Bowl. I just don't understand how we get the privaledge of playing a 10-2 Virginia Tech team since there are two other note worthy teams that are undefeated this season. All right let me get down to the heart of the matter.......Screw the BCS, Screw the Bowl system, and give me playoffs or give me death. All of that being said, Auburn is getting shafted.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Auburn, How you Daaahh?
Well everyone, I just have to say this football season has been one wild and crazy ride for me and the fam. I am one of the biggest Auburn University football fans you might ever meet. I have been enjoying their wild ride to the top of the polls but if we win out and don't get that top BCS bowl bid I think I might just not be happy (to put it nicely). We have a good team in the University of Alabama to play this week who has one of the top defenses in the country, but also one of the weekest offenses. Normally, on paper this game would be an easy call for anyone, but with it being the type of rivalry that it is, it's rarely an easily won game by either side. Then we are left with the SEC title game in Atlanta against a struggling Tennessee team, but they are going to be in the title game so who knows. I don't know if we will win out, but if we do I will certainly be pretty upset if we don't get the chance to play in the National title game. Yes, I know, Oklahoma has a claim to the game too, but when you paly in a conference championship game against a team that could likely be 6-5, I'm not sure that counts as a tough confernce schedule. Anyway's, I want to see Auburn in and get a chance to paly for the big one.
Monday, November 15, 2004
To My Blog Family and ALL my Loyal Readers
Alright guys......Calm down.....I think what your doing is taking my OPINION out of context. Secondly to Martyr, I had no plans of bringing Maximus in on this........Thanks. I'm not sure where you got that idea from. I can defend myself when it comes to the art of rhetoric and BS. Also, the idea of a blog is a place to voice one's opinion, not a place to tell someone how it is. All OSJ was doing was voicing his opinion in the hope that I would get mad and frustrated and fire back at him. Don't get me wrong I'm going to address that in a moment, but I'm not mad or frustrated I'm just voicing my opinion. I don't think that I've ever been told how it was by a Right Wing-Nut. They deffinently voiced their opinion a time or two , but none of them have ever told me how it was because they don't all know for sure. To my good buddy OSJ.....My friend you have exemplified what this sight is all about....The freedom to speak one's mind and creating conversation. I respect your beliefs on our growing situtation in Iraq and don't find fault in but one lone element of your argument which is as follows: you say that this man doesn't deserve trial. He may not deserve trial, but my point was this under the Geneva Convention he is afforded a fair hearing in a military court to decide whether or not he needs to go to trial. Now I ask you, which military court in this land is going to send a terrorists case to trial? I'm pretty sure there isn't one....Except maybe the Air Force (right Mic?). Just joking, but my second point is this if we don't follow proper procedure we may be correct and not infringing on anyone's "Rights" because they planned harm, but if we make it a habit are we ready to sacrifice the "Rights" of ourselves and others down the road? I don't think that I am able to do that, but if you are then I suppose that is your perogotive. Now, finally, to ALL my faithful readers I say this: THIS SIGHT IS CREATED TO INSPIRE CONVERSATION ABOUT A BROAD RANGE OF TOPICS NOT NECESSARILY PREVALENT TO ANYTHING IMPORTANT BUT NOT NECESSARILY UNIMPORTANT EITHER. IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU READ HERE THEN DON'T COME BACK. IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT I SAY TAKE IT AS MY OPINION AND ONLY THAT. JUST DON'T COME HERE SEEKING THE TRUTH. LOOK FOR A LAUGH AND A GOOD TIME, AND MAYBE SOME OF MY STUPID OPINIONS, ALL THOUGH I THINK THAT THEY COUNT(NOT FOR MUCH).