Often times, the ones who invent something never really get the credit for it, so for the man who invented the jump shot, recognition was a long time coming. Kenny is a simple man, who invented a way to solve a problem…and it became part of the game.
The end of the story is filled with wisdom, for all the men and women who live silently knowing they contributed to the world, and never blew their own horn about it.
It’s a great story to start off the week.
(Thanks to Kim Komando)
Yes–I’m from St. Louis, and the Blues are our hockey team, and just in case you have been watching House of Cards (yes, I have and I did) instead of the Olympics tonight, T.J. Oshie, our hometown Blues boy, DEFEATED the Russians in a shootout game in Sochi!
I would have liked it better if NBC hadn’t of posted Michelle Obama’s congratulations tweet and Obama’s phone call to him while they wrapped up their broadcast at 10.30 pm…because it’s T. J. Oshie’s moment, and they just HAD to get top billing on his achievements.
I don’t ever remember any U.S. Presidents ever doing that for just one player.
Total fame hogs, the Obama’s. They should get on that giant hot dog with Miley.
Anyway, America won: …sweet.
Nobody Flashes on a Saturday morning
Two weeks of hearing about the Superbowl…is enough to drive anybody crazy. So, here’s some fun to get us all in the mood.
It’s for those of us who watch the game and WONDER….what cuss words came out of what player. Now we know.
I wish somebody would make a Mick Jagger video and do this…I could NEVER tell what the heck he was saying.
When it comes to sports, this week, we have a new bad boy on the block: Richard Sherman. Okay. I didn’t watch the game, but I didn’t have to. According to Richard himself, he is the bad–est guy in all of football, and was so overpowering Erin Andrews, all she could muster was disbelief. (Really, she was priceless.)
And so, this week I just HAVE to put up more proof, of how seriously our country is in decline. Even our sports hero’s can’t match the sports hero’s of yesterday when it comes to…how to talk smack.
Watch Muhammad Ali show the new boys how to do it–and you tell me…who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week?
Cassius Clay…and he’s not around to gloat. But if he was, I would sure like to hear what he had to say about Richard Sherman, wouldn’t you?
Richard Sherman definitely needs to practice more on his smack down communications. Julian was right on.
The president made the comments while speaking aboard Air Force One with David Remnick, the magazine’s editor and a former sportswriter for The Washington Post.
Obama said that while the risks were understood, if he had a son, he would not allow him to play professional football.
“I would not let my son play pro football,” he said. “But, I mean, you wrote a lot about boxing, right? We’re sort of in the same realm.”
I suggest we bring rugby America.
Is ANYONE surprised?
Nobody Gets Email
In celebration of Obama’s 160th round of golf, I present the real Masters…
Nobody Gets Email—- And Notes New look (Maybe I should hold a contest)
I don’t know about you, but how PERFECT could it be for the Boston Red Sox’s To Win the World Series and then go and place the trophy on the spot where the poor people were killed last year? Wait…they did that?
Now sports teams have to be politicians.
Go ahead and call me sour grapes, or a conspiracy nut, but I remember thinking at the beginning of World Series, game one— when both coaches came out, and the umpires were talking to them— I could have sworn that the Cardinal coach Mike Matheny looked really pissed off…sort of like he had just found out that it had already been decided that the series win was to go to Boston due to the fact that Boston had gone through so much pain last year, and a World Series win would be good for morale of the city. The big money boys had already decided it.
I’m sure that I’m not the only one in the world who thinks how easy it would be to rig a World Series. After all, they did it once before, and I don’t know how many people I heard rant on and on here in St. Louis, about how they just couldn’t BELIEVE how many simple catches the cardinals missed— Catches that even little leaguers’ could make.
Wrong. I’ve been to enough ball games to know, it’s just a game.
And so, Professional sports are NEVER fixed…And Presidents’ never lie.
And on that note, to my email!
(Thanks to J.R.)
Why Athletes Don’t Have Regular Jobs
The danger of having sports role models for kids…………….
1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: “I wan’ all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan’ all the kids to copulate me.”
2. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season: “I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.”
3. And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the ‘Skin’s say: “I’d run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,” Matt Millen of the Raiders said: “To win, I’d run over Joe’s Mom, too.”
4. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: “He treat us like mens. He let us wear earrings.”
5. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann: “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”
6. Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh : “I’m going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes..” (Now that is beautiful)
7. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach: “You guys line up alphabetically by height.” And, “You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle.”
8. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison: “Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton ..”
9. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker: “That’s so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes.”
10. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of heavyweight Andrew Golota: “He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is.”
11. Chuck Nevitt , North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: “My sister’s expecting a baby, and I don’t know if I’m going to be an uncle or an aunt. (I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January)
12. Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: “I asked him, ‘Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?’ He said, ‘Coach, I don’t know and I don’t care.”
13. Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F’s and one D: “Son, looks to me like you’re spending too much time on one subject.”
14. In the words of NC State great Charles Shackelford: “I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious.”
Ah, but they all ride to the bank in a Mercedes…
If we don’t talk about politics on a Friday, do they?
This is how I would feel if Ted Cruz’s DAD was President! I would LEARN how to this…if ONLY.
I got this from Yahoo…a tiny cheerleader named Marie Klein, set a Guinness Book record by doing 42 back flips. Something that we ALL have tried to do in our lives,….and some of us were drunk at the time.
What is amazing is how straight a line she did. She said she felt a little nauseated afterwards……imagine what she will be able to do in college! This woman will be able to have at least ten kids, no problem. Putin at this very minute is playing this video on his I-Phone, and saying, “We could USE that girl in OUR gene bank!”
Enjoy…and count. I didn’t come up with 42…I got 40…how about you?
Nobody Gets Email
Look what you can do if you get off your computer! Something tells me most of these people could care less about email. And none of them have a problem levitating.
Click on my title, which takes you to a bigger page, then enlarge this…and enjoy!
And…don’t try this at home.
(Thanks to my liberal friend, JR)
Call me Ms Gullible. Ever since I was a kid, I retained an innocence that borders almost on severe stupidity. I only had one brother who was two years older, and as everyone who has EVER been the butt of jokes of an older brother knows…. you are left standing with, ”I can’t believe he did that!” feeling of horror on your face too many times to EVER grow up with a sense of trust on just about anything.
Your parents can be the most loving parents in the universe, but if you have a fun-loving brother whose main purpose in life is to succeed as the favorite child, you are doomed.
One time my older brother and cousin Corky, told me to go to the end of the sewer tunnel, and they swore that they would NOT light those firecrackers— I trusted them.
I didn’t hear for 2 week.
These “Let’s fool little sis!” jokes went on for years, until one day, when I was fourteen, and a 19-year-old girl wanted to know if my brother really was the cousin of Elvis and if he really was 19…I told her flat-out: Nope…he was only fourteen, and Elvis didn’t even know he existed.
There is still a hole in the bedroom door where my 14-year-old brother put his fist because, I was on the other side.
SO…because I was a victim of an older brother’s imaginative hours of entertainment, I’m a hard woman to dupe. And I have to ask you? How could millions of people believe that some football player had a girlfriend that he was in love with, and he had never met her?
A football player in his prime NOT having sex? That’s about as rare as getting a tax return the next day.
How could millions of people believe that Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, and Roger Clemens weren’t using something to make them superhuman? Because they SAID so?
How could millions believe that Lance Armstrong, a man who hardly ever lost a race, was not ‘doping’ even though many were accusing him of it? What did he do? He ATTACKED them! He learned that from being friends with the Clintons.
Nobody is still wondering how everyone can still believe that the Clinton’s, two of the most notorious liars in American history—should be held in the highest esteem.
“I did NOT have sex., or rape, or sell military hardware to China, or kill Ron Brown, or lie to a grand jury…or…” I mean, just how gullible are we?
Did the older brothers of the world just lose their ability to teach the younger siblings about life?
Nobody Wonders: I know how gullible I have been in my lifetime, and I have learned from my own stupidity.
So…Why…are so many people still so gullible?
Some people will do anything to stay at the top. The rewards are many. The means justifies the ends.
Some people…just won’t. I still remain, after all the years of countless lies and tricks..honest.
But that doesn’t mean they have to remain gullible and stupid does it?
My brother did a fine job educating me on the various ways a human can lie and cheat..to get ahead. And I should thank him for it. I don’t think I would have the enquiring mind I have today if not for him.
Maybe I can get him to write a book….and title it: “The REAL reason Lance Armstrong Got Away With it.” I’m sure he knows just how he pulled it off.
Today, it was all the talk: Some big football player killed the mother of his child. Shot her…more than once. She was going to leave him, and well..he decided that he’d rather have her dead. After he shot her, then..it dawned on him that—oops…I will be kicked off the team! So he shot himself. Probably to show what a good guy he was.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker and former Long Island high-school star Jovan Belcher was allegedly battling football-related head injuries and booze, painkiller and domestic problems when he snapped and murdered his girlfriend before killing himself in front of two coaches Saturday. It didn’t help that he was drinking every day and taking painkillers while dealing with the effects of debilitating head injuries, the friend said.
Jovan LOVED to party. The daughter will be better off without that nutcase. But here’s what’s funny: The very dead Jovan has no clue that he is being used to promote ‘gun control.’ Jovan, obviously, not only killed his girlfriend, but also himself.
—-Not good PR for professional football. Let’s BLAME THE GUN! Or the violence of Football! Let’s not blame the guy who did it…no..he had to be pitied. Poor guy.
On the other hand….
Bob Costas is just about the best Sports Commentator around. He’s smart, he knows the who, what, where, and when of just about every athlete in every sport, and you have to give him a lot of credit for just the sheer memorization of stats.
BUT..really? Do you have to make a political statement in the middle of a football game Bob? Come on Bob. You have a pretty big brain. Sounds to me you are saying because so many black men can’t seem to control themselves when it comes to violence the REST of us should have to suffer?
Couldn’t he have stabbed the woman to death just as well? Couldn’t that big old guy have broken her neck with just a body slam as well?
Nobody Thinks if these guys in football and basketball, weren’t so idolized and made into such gods, and given so much money, maybe they wouldn’t be going off the deep end so much. I suspect it has less to do with sports and head injuries than big ego’s.
I mean…look at Obama. Big ego. Too much power and money too fast. He’s decided to just kill off all the old people with death panels. Why can’t we outlaw death panels? They will kill ya just as sure as a shotgun to the head…just a little slower, but in many cases, people will be begging for a gun when they are refused a second operation because it’s costs too much.
(Jesus, we are SO screwed up in our priorities.)
The facts are, that in every city where the gun laws are strict, the murder rates rise. But, the thought of losing ONE MORE PRECIOUS black rapper or athletic is just too much to bear.
So Bob Costas wins the Nobody’s Perfect of the week award. We know Jovan was a psycho..but Bob does have a brain, and he is not even using it, due to also, his own ego.
Nobody wants to know if Bob would approve of having a body-guard for himself?
Just wondering. Las Vegas odds? I’d say yes, because he knows…he is special.
Yep, buy those guns for Christmas folks…this might be you last chance.
Don’t know how to play golf?
This, explains it all.
“Knowing is not enough. Willing is not enough: we must do. —Bruce Lee
Like many young girls growing up all over the world, I usually had a crush on some famous guy when there wasn’t a man in my life. My first big one was Paul McCartney. I always baked a cake for him when it was his birthday, and since it was a day after mine, I got double-dipped in two big chocolate cakes!
But, the smartest and longest crush I ever had was on Bruce Lee. At first, I was attracted to Bruce for his movies of course….but unlike the movies of today, when Bruce Lee beat up ten guys at once, you could believe that the man could actually do it. At the time, I saw every Bruce Lee movie, read
every book, and had the usual Bruce Lee posters on my wall. I wanted to be Bruce Lee, or at least get my life up to some kind of better standard.
Another reason I liked the guy was his grace. I had been a professional dancer at one time, I had just quit my job teaching at Arthur Murray’s (long story) when I noticed this man. How could anyone be so graceful when fighting? Watch any man doing Martial arts and they look clumsy. Crude. Not Bruce…Bruce ‘s body was as graceful as a gazelle in flight. I have yet to see any man look as good when they were fighting. (Being Cha-Cha Campion of Hong Kong might have helped.)
Bruce not only danced in his body and moves, he danced in his mind. Like any true artist his creativity was endless. I won’t go into the many wonders of Bruce Lee here, but I will tell you, that years later, my grown-up son bought me a framed photograph of Bruce Lee to go in my Japanese decorated front dining room, years after I had forgotten all about the man.
Then I remembered: I used to make my son watch all the Bruce Lee movies with me when he was a kid, and I often wonder if it’s one of the reasons he became a personal trainer.
So, let’s remember Bruce Lee…here’s one of my favorite passages in his own words, and think while you’re reading this if the whole world couldn’t learn something more from Bruce Lee: It was an introduction he gave before he began to teach you his art.
“Make this article relate to yourself because, though it is on JKD, it is primarily concerned with the blossoming of a martial artist not a “Chinese” martial artist or a “Japanese” martial artist. A martial artist is a human being first. Just as nationalities have nothing to do with one’s humanity, so they have nothing to do with the martial arts. Leave your protective shell of isolation and relate directly to what is being said. Return to your senses by ceasing all the intervening intellectual mumbo jumbo. Remember that life is a constant process of relating. Remember too that I seek neither your approval nor to influence you toward my way of thinking. I will be more than satisfied if, as a result of this article, you begin to investigate everything for yourself and cease to uncritically accept prescribed formulas that dictate “this is this” and ”that is that. “
Nobody Knows what’s worse: being booed at a Marital Arts match in Russia, or being booed at a NASCAR event in America. I’m also not sure who got the biggest boos, Mr. Putin or Mrs Obama.
One thing for certain, while many say it’s rude to boo a government official at any event, they deserve our respect for just being there, I happen to think it’s a much better way to express your disapproval of the job they are doing, then say…trying to assassinate them at the White House, or poison them in a restaurant, or call them big, fat, and ugly….
Wait—that was Don Imus, calling Newt Gingrich, big, fat and ugly.
I can’t wait to see what Imus says about Newt if he becomes President.
In any case, it comes with the territory. If you want the power and the money, you’d better do a good job, or people will let you know, whatever country you are in.
Who won the Nobody’s Perfect contest? Nobody Thinks Putin won hands down. No contest.