Eli Manning and the Wrong Good-Bye

Tweet Some leave too soon, some leave too late, a few leave right on time, but everybody leaves. How did people think it was going to end?  Consider the end of four different careers, all presumably worthy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.   In Baltimore, middle linebacker remained a starter until the very end, a player until the very end.  The end came with Ray Lewis running off the…

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Eagles, Chargers, Vikings, and Bengals: The NFL’s Flirtatious Four

Tweet Can the Eagles, Vikings, or Chargers break through and do more than flirt with winning a championship?  Alas, this year the Bengals can’t. This is an interesting season for the Flirtatious Four, Philadelphia, LA Chargers, Minnesota, and Cincinnati.  All four of these NFL franchises reached the Super Bowl, the Eagles, Vikings, and Bengals more than once.  It seems every three or four years they all managed to cobble together…

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Conservative Christians Dance with the Devil, Moore or Less

Tweet          If you embrace a pedophile to protect Christianity from Democrats, the devil already won. Recently I engaged in two separate conversations with acquaintances and somewhat offhandedly mentioned the scientific fact of evolution.  The first man, college educated and politically astute, interrupted me long enough to ask “Is evolution considered a fact?”  Well, yes.  Scientists proved beyond any doubt that living things evolve as generations pass,…

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The Last Response of a First Responder

Tweet Police officers protect us from the bad guys.  Who will protect the police officers from us?   On November 16, just a few days ago, Police Lt. Sayed Basam Pacha, working in Kabul, Afghanistan, spotted a man approaching a group of dignitaries departing a function as it ended.  The police officer ordered the man to stop, but when the stranger started running, the twenty-five-year old policeman took action, wrapped…

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1980’s Dan Hampton = Today’s Aaron Rodgers

Tweet If Hampton and Rodgers played on the same team, they might never lose. In 2013 the Green Bay Packers went 2-5-1 without Aaron Rodgers as their starting quarterback. This year they stand at 1-3 without him, leaving them 3-8-1 in the two seasons when they lost Rodgers for an extended period of time.  The New England Patriots without Tom Brady are a better team than Green Bay without Aaron…

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The Nail Might Think its a Rivalry, but the Hammer Doesn’t

Tweet The Bears-Packers Rivalry isn’t much of a rivalry. This season might very well be my fiftieth anniversary as a fan of the NFL.  I turned 7 in 1967 and at about that time I began paying attention to the NFL.  Having essentially missed out on the great Packers team of the 1960’s, I developed a truer hatred for the Minnesota Vikings because the Viking were the ones who beat…

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The Bears are not a Sinking Ship, so Fox Should Walk the Plank.

Tweet What do we got on the ship that’s good? In my high school we had a basketball coach with the ability to take a bad team and make it good, and take a great team and make it good.  When the Bears hired John Fox a couple of years ago, I viewed him as that type of coach.  In the aftermath of the loss to the Packers yesterday, the…

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Can Trubisky Be Football Moses, and Lead the Bears Out of the QB Desert?

Tweet Bears haven’t started a HOF quarterback since 1953. On November 8, 1953 the Chicago Bears played the Green Bay Packers to a 21-21 tie in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.  After the game the Bears record stood at 1-5-1, a game worse than the 2-4-1 Packers.  The only other thing of note is the Bears starting quarterback was George Blanda.  Blanda threw 37 passes that day, completing 17,…

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Is the Rise of Trump Meant to Stop A Second Fall of Man?

Tweet “If you ain’t better than a (Black man), who are you better than?” FBI Agent Rupert Anderson, as played by Gene Hackman, in the movie Mississippi Burning, quoting his own father after his father killed a Black man’s mule to prevent the Black from becoming wealthier than Anderson’s father. Of course, the father didn’t use the term “Black man.”   People achieve amazing things.  We write Hamlet, build Hoover…

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