Saturday, November 04, 2006

’72 Dolphins Need to Get On With Their Lives

I’m relatively old, and even I can’t remember when the Dolphins went undefeated, it’s so bad that everyone besides the still living members of the team has forgotten them. Bob Griese, Coach Don Shula, Larry Csonka, Bob Keuchenburg? Okay, I only know the last guy’s name because he seems to be running his own ’72 Dolphin P.R. campaign.

They have what has stands as the greatest NFL season to their credit, and more power to them, but do they have to show up every season, around the tenth game, to heckle those teams that are still undefeated? Come on, at some point, the game has gone past them enough that this is not the same NFL, this is not the same type of season, these are not the same types of players. Who doesn’t miss those old school, smash mouth football player that went all out and rarely wore face guards.

Are these the same men who now sit on the sidelines and root against front runners?

Is it just a new industry for retirees? Defending your streaks in public? Along with the Dolphins, we have Hank Aaron following Barry Bonds around, and Joe DiMaggio being trotted out to games every time someone hits in more than 30 games in a row. Will T.O. show up in locker rooms trying to resolve acrimony when some future player threatens to be more of an ass? I’m sure Jack Nicklaus will be on hand to watch Tiger crush all of his records, but I also believe Jack will handle it with some class.

What’s next, Rosie the retired toll-booth operator running I-Pass booths on purpose to hold up her own streak of ten years without letting a toll through without paying?

I guess all I can do is hope that I see them for the rest of the season on the Bear’s sidelines, right back to Miami for the Superbowl. For the record, I don’t think they’ll do it either. This team is good, but it’s going to need to scrap a little, and going undefeated will mean they haven’t had to do it. They showed heart against Arizona and Minnesota, but who knows if they can do that in a playoff game. If they lose in the first round again this year, it will be devastating to this current Bear’s team.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

John Kerry is a Snob

You study hard and make the most of it and become a smarter person, and if you don’t you end up in Iraq I’m not much for writing on Politics, or even following them. I vote my conscience and my gut instinct and hope the chips fall right. Today I saw an article on about John Kerry making some comments to college kids that in education;

"You study hard and make the most of it and become a smarter person, and if you don’t you end up in Iraq." Now, that’s off the video, and even a little worse than CNN paraphrased it. But maybe I have it wrong,

Some of his own party have already jumped ship on him, telling him to just shut up, and therein is a little hope for the democrats. I don’t know exactly what I will vote next week, but I will vote, and not for anyone sounding like John Kerry.

Lastly, in my mind, this was just a jerk exposing his real self, one that I saw last time behind all the campaigning. The republicans are going to try to blow this up even worse than it is and distract from their poor performance lately. That has not escaped my notice either.
It is very possible that I have a different take on this than most who will write about politics, I am the quintessential fence-sitter, and from what I have seen in the media, it is people like me that are going to show up and vote this time around, and the next presidential election, which Kerry should not even bother to run in.
It's time to start paying attention to the little guys, not make light of them with arrogant "botched jokes". That goes for everyone.