Friday, January 23, 2015

So who's the REAL villain in "Deflate-Gate"?

Generally speaking, I like teams that win with class, and lose with class, and compete with class. That's one of the reasons I despise the Seahawks--because I don't think they do anything with class. It's also a reason I've hated the Patriots through the years. I think Bill Belichick is rude. I think he's an egomaniac who feels like he’s so far superior to you that he doesn't have to talk to you. It's one of the reasons I can't stand New England. Yet somehow, I find myself continuing to defend the Patriots in this whole issue.

For one thing, I just find it so hypocritical that so many people are so judgmental right now about one guy or a couple guys bending the rules a little bit in their favor.  As individuals, we seem to be just fine with bending the rules when they work in our favor, yet we’re outraged when somebody bends the rules and it's not in our favor--or our team’s favor.

Take the Lions and Cowboys wild card game for example. Cowboys fans wanted Lions fans to shut up over the picked-up flag on the pass interference call. They were just fine with a rule being broken by Anthony Hitchens. As long as the refs were okay with it, they were fine with the rule being broken and the opposing team being screwed.

Then, the next week, when the Dez Bryant catch was disallowed, they were screaming that they had been cheated by the officials and by the rules. So one week, Lions fans are just bitter losers who don't like the rules, and the next week, Cowboy fans want the rules changed.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Michael Moore on 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle: 'Snipers are cowards.'

Speaking of "American Sniper"...the true story of American war hero Chris Kyle, Michael Moore actually says this:
Tell us, Michael do you suppose your uncle felt about the sniper in his OWN unit? You know, the man--like Chris Kyle--whose job was to take out as many of the enemy as possible, before the enemy killed them?

Opening Doors: Literally and Figuratively

Felt the need to share with you a beautiful story that was shared with me.

The video pretty much speaks for itself, so I won't bother spelling out the details for you here, except to say that most stories like Josh's do NOT have happy endings. 

Teenagers who are excluded and made to feel isolated too often resolve their issues in tragic ways, rather than inspirational ones.  If you have teens in your life, please keep the lines of communication open with them, and watch for warning signs of either being bullied...or being the bully.  And show them this video: