Archive for February, 2009

Haters, Holla if-ya Hear Me!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

You know, I heard a comedian say once that having a hater means that you’re doing something right. I think I can agree with that…

For those who don’t know, a “hater” is one who hates (I know, I know, you’re not suppose to use part of the word in the definition… Geesh!) on another; giving grief to another for whatever reason (Hey, I never said I was related to Webster.). As you know from my previous post (and, I’m sure, all of news), Tiger is coming back! Yay!… Okay, apparently, there are major haters out there.

One of the bigger names is Phil Mickelson, Tiger’s golfing contemporary. He tries to act like he’s indifferent to Tiger’s presence, but that, in and of itself is being quite the hater because if you’re alive you have to be impressed with the skill and dominance of Tiger. Mickelson actually drains me because he’s so smug about his own success and doesn’t seem willing to say, “Hey, Tiger is the greatest”. It would’ve been like Pippen (Jordan’s faithful sidekick) saying that Jordan wasn’t the greatest… From that vantage point, it just can’t be denied.

While I’m all for haters (We all need them to make us better!), I just wish props were given first, then one can hate all he or she wants. Like, I hate on Hubby for taken an enormous amount of time to think things through (Love you, Pooh!), but I can admit that usually he makes good decisions because of it. Haters, I’m just saying

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He’s baaaack!

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Okay, I don’t know about you, but I am a Tiger fan…

Hands down, he’s the best thing since Arnold Palmer. It was shocking to learn that with Tiger off the green, television viewership went down 60 percent (Can you believe that?)… Not even Jordan pulled those numbers when he left the game (or retired those couple of times… please, I love Jordan!). I can say I was part of that 60 percent. I just couldn’t bear to watch a game without the competitive chase, the stacked galleries, and the wonderfully predictable red shirt.

Anyway, the point of all of this is to add to the cheer that Tiger is returning back to the game. Yep! Next week. I’ll be front and center…

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Now What…

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Less of a question and more of a statement… the title, that is.

Major League Baseball training has begun and with all the drama (all the drama) that’s surrounding and, indeed, swallowing the game what does it all mean? Steroids, steroids, Madonna, and more steroids… but do we care? Some say no, the interest is only in the numbers, the hits, the overall stats. Others say yes, asking where has the integrity of the game gone.

I can’t say where I am… when I’m so overwhelmed with something, it tends to be too much (especially something like this). So, I guess that’s where I am… overwhelmed. And, therefore, not in a good position to take a firm stand either way.

You?

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This Beats Sliced Bread…

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Hubby and I were relaxing the other night watching a NBA game. The analysts were, well, analyzing and they mentioned something that I just had to share…

The owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, is known for a lot of things, but this added a whole new take on his character… He has this Seat for Soldiers thing going on. Isn’t that the best thing you’ve heard all week? I’ll explain… Apparently, men and women of the Armed Services can enjoy a Mavericks’ game (premium seating and all) on Cuban.

I think this is awesome. We add “awesome” to a lot of things that, really, aren’t truly awesome… This, this is awesome. If you ask a serviceperson what he or she would want (of course, outside of a job waiting for them once they’ve served) the answer would be just to get their mind off what they’ve seen… separation, death, nightmares, whatever you can imagine.

I give Cuban mad props for this endeavor… It’s the best use of money and presige that I’ve seen all year.

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Hear Me Out…

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Okay, one of the best linebackers in the NFL, Ray Lewis, is at a crossroads. He’s a free agent (he can stay with his team or go to another team) and his current team, the Baltimore Ravens, have to decide if they can keep him.

The thing is, for football and at the tough position that he plays, Ray is almost at the end of his career. But, the other side is that he is still great and gives 110 percent every time his foot touches the turf. The third side (Yes, you know every story has three sides.) is that teams have salary caps and they have to decide how their money would be best utilized… A.K.A. Ray wants what the team may not be able to give him (dolla dolla bill y’all!!).

Ray Lewis

Photo By Truello

I’m having a hard time with this because I think the Ravens should keep Ray, but I also think he deserves to get paid. He’s not asking for anything that any other player wouldn’t ask for. He’s been with the Ravens since the beginning and has helped to put them on the map as one of the greatest defensive teams ever. How could you not accommodate him for all he’s done for the team and the city of Baltimore?

So, what do you do when you’re at a crossroads? Of course you weigh the pros and cons, but what is your innate reaction to being at a crossroads? My reaction is one of a fighter… I fight to survive, to achieve, to get what I want. That way, I know I’ve given my all when it’s all said and done. You?

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What a Week…

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Okay, yes, it’s been a minute (okay, a week) since I’ve last posted, but life has been crazy (good crazy)… Note the reason (the picture) for this post below (LOL!! I crack myself up!).

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We’re just getting back from L.A. for Hubby’s bday (Had a blast!) and then my fave girlfriend delivered a bouncing baby boy and I was there to help welcome him to this world… I didn’t forget about you guys, though. In fact, the picture above says it all… I mean, it does, but I still want to say a couple things. In L.A., with all the shopping, celebrities and beautiful homes, billboards and intense freedom of expression, this air-brushed portrait of Kobe Bryant ranked tops on my list as well. Sports has such its own culture in L.A. and I was glad to see it live and in living color.

Yay, you can say I’m a fan of Kobe…

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