This one is for the ladies (Guys please feel free to read on.)… I’ve been thinking about you and all that you must be going through with the NCAA (college ball a.k.a. “March Madness”) going on and all of your man’s fave professional sports. I feel your pain, but I’m here to give you hope. There will come a time when you will be the center of his attention again… the apple of his seemingly consistent sports’ eye. But, how long are you willing to wait for this glorious day to appear?
Wait no longer ladies… today could be the day!!
So, you know he’s not giving up the remote (especially during this time of year) to you so you can watch your home design show or to even spend some “you look at me and I look at you” quality time. And, I know you’re tired of being “hushed” or looked upon like you just have no clue, but I’m here to cheer you on and let you know that quality time comes in an array of flavors.
The flavor we’re gonna focus on is “adaptability”. Remember when you two first started out and you’d do anything just to be around him? You couldn’t care less about the game he was watching or the party you were attending. You just wanted to show him how you could roll with him… You were adaptable. Now fast forward 5 0r 10 years, after you’ve watched him scratch and burp while he forgets to wash his hands (Crack up!), you look in the mirror and wonder why you even try. Being adaptable isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, right (Maybe a few expletives or poisoning concoctions…)? LOL!
Well, go back to that place in your mind (and heart) where nothing else mattered… Snug up on the couch or near him and spend that time with him while he’s doing what he loves. It really, really doesn’t mean he doesn’t love you. He does. He will appreciate you and you won’t have to wait to be his center of attention. [Hint Hint: It’s Final Four time (NCAA; Butler, Duke, W. Va, Michigan State)… get online and find something out about the teams that relates to you or the two of you. He’ll be impressed that you even tried.]
Yell it from the rooftop, “Finally”!
Finally, someone other than me (and Hubby, of course… oh yes, and a few dear friends of ours) is seeing that there is something extraordinarily wrong with the Ben Roethlisberger situation. For those who may not have a clue about Ben or his situation, let me bring some enlightenment your way… Roethlisberger is the blue-collar quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and has lead his team to two championships in recent history. Along with this esteemed resume`, he is the head of two allegations; one for rape and the other for assault. Are you drained yet?… I’m possibly almost there.
So, when the rape accusation popped up, no one could believe it. And why not? Why can’t we believe that a young man, with power, fame, wealth, and assess could possibly be associated with such a coo. Really? I’m just astonished that it took another negative headline to actually make the first valid. Now, its a concern to team management, owners, and NFL powers. Great, better late than never, right?
Now, I’m not on the bandwagon of women who put themselves in these precarious situations, but neither am I a fan of celebrity athletes who use and abuse their, you guessed it, celebrity. Roethlisberger is a single man, and some say attractive (I only have eyes for you Honey [uh, and L.L.!!]!) and so I’m sure he’s in the constant battle of fighting off women. What I truly hope is that the fight isn’t the other way around. It, for me, would be a sad, sad commentary.
Okay, so Texas Rangers manager, Ron Washington, tested positive for cocaine (Sigh!). Now the point of all this is that he won’t be fired or put on probation or anything because he went to his management and told them what he’d done and what they could expect to come down the pike.
I was so shocked by this story that I didn’t really know how to write about it… you know, what stance to take. I mean, come on, we all know wrong is wrong, right (That sentence was funny!)? But, I’m not sure I follow what’s happening here. So, because the manager, of a professional baseball team no less, comes clean before his actions become public knowledge makes him removed from all disciplinary actions? What I think is funny (in a weird and itchy way) is that this guy is like 100 and I just want to know why is he using cocaine? Shouldn’t he be thinking about retirement or spending time with his grandchildren?
What happened to the higher level of accountability with the higher level of responsibility? Where are the values? Let’s not even go there with the impact on children… Now athletes are going to feel like all they have to do is come clean beforehand and everything will be roses. Baseball, for me, with all of its scenarios and untouchables and class system is draining to say the least.
So, who’s apology was better… Kobe’s or Tiger’s?
Believability is big for anyone, and for me, I’m no different. I believed Kobe. He had the support of his wife (whether genuine or not) and he even had some tears. Whereas Tiger appeared a bit mechanical and rather distracted. For me, it was like he’d practiced using that camera and I just wasn’t feeling him… Wait, and did you see how “too through” his mother was with him (LOL!)? Her body language was priceless.
Overall, the subject is sad in that it is so common and so I’m glad they both chose to apologize. I would like for those who come out to apology to maybe come out without a script… You know, free style a bit. I’m all for notes, an outline, or a bulleted list, but having the entire speech written gives more of a politician look. And, well, uh, I’m thinking the idea is to stay away from being compared to a politician.