I've heard a number of sports analysts talk about what Phil Jackson said recently regarding LeBron James reaction to the use of the word "Posse" & whether or not the use of that word in relation to LeBron's business friends in his inner circle means that Jackson is now a racist in this 3 time NBA Champion's eyes. To me, posse has no negative, derogatory connotation to it historically speaking. It's not the equivalent of saying using the N word at all. Let's examine how the term is defined in
When 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first made the decision to sit during the Natl. Anthem, I was not happy. Part of my frustration was due to fact that my father served in Korea as a med tech & historically speaking the Korean War is viewed more as a police action then a national conflict like World War I or World War II is. It is also referred to as the 'Forgotten War' meaning that veterans who served there are not fully appreciated for the sacrifices they made serving overseas away fr
Now, I wanted to examine overwhelming themes in the ESPN documentary. Identity affiliation, the quest for fame & fortune, domestic violence & a distorted view of love, & the perception of 'To Protect & To Serve' in the LAPD from the perspective of the black community.
Back in 1968, when OJ won the Heisman Trophy at USC; Mr. Simpson made a choice to ingratiate himself with white alumni & rich people with a connection to the university since OJ had no desire to be
We will now continue to explore the 2016 ESPN documentary. Judge Lance Ito proceeds to let the jury take a field trip to O.J.'s house. Why still perplexes me since all the scientific evidence from both murder victims would have already been photographed, collected, & placed in the relevant store facility for trial purposes. Yes, I know. The defense claimed that police officers & detectives on the scene mishandled blood & hair samples, were sloppy in how they preserved & cataloged
I just finished watching this remarkable documentary on OJ Simpson AKA "The Juice" from his college days at USC [University Of Southern California], through the double murder trial of Nicole Brown & Ron Goldman, & finally his downfall when he attempted to steal his own memorabilia back at gunpoint. I tried to watch this miniseries previously on my DVR, but an intense thunderstorm prevented me from seeing the whole program in it's entirety. Fortunately for me, the whole documentary was ru
In light of the legendary LB Junior Seau's suicide, the debate over numerous concussions & the side effects as a result of it later in life seems to have regained some fresh momentum again. Repeated trauma on the brain has led to a neurological diagnosis of CTE among the medical community. What exactly is this condition? CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma, i
Since the NFL season is low key right now & entrenched in rookie player minicamps around the league, I figured why not write a non-related football blog just for pure entertainment value alone. Recently, I just watched a film called "The People Vs. George Lucas" released in 2010 by Exhibit A Pictures. The central thesis of the film is this: Billionaire George Lucas who vehemently fought motion picture studios to get Star Wars made according to his initial vision in the late 1970's has now be
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 11 A.M. Central Standard Time. A press conference that will live in infamy for all the wrong reasons. Seldom do you see a future Hall of Fame quarterback & franchise owner in the same room announcing a public separation & divorce from one another. Why did this prosperous NFL partnership really end? Health, cold hard cash, & nerve re-generation? What's the real story here? During the press conference yesterday, the owner Jim Irsay said this, "the plane ran out
Like the vast majority of people out there, I really miss NFL football games & September is so far away...As a pleasant distraction from the Peyton Manning dilemma, I decided to post this classic comedy routine from George Carlin "Football Vs. Baseball." I smile everytime I watch this genius in action.
Peyton Manning was drafted by this franchise in 1998. 14 years in the league. He made a multitude of players household names. Streets & hospitals are named after him. He single-handedly built Lucas Oil Stadium courtesy of his arm, his feet, & his intellect. Yet, his security within this organization remains in doubt. Will Yoda stay or will Yoda be released? Health, money, or blind loyalty which entity will ultimately win out? Is it really as simple as the rate & speed of nerve re-gen
Recently, the ESPN company located in Bristol, Connecticut and owned by the Walt Disney Corporation suspended a reporter named Max Bretos for 30 days for stating the following phrase on the air "If there is a Wink in the armor, where can [New York Knicks basketball star Jeremy] Lin improve his game?" Another unnamed ESPN reporter has been dismissed for posting the following online blog headline "Wink In The Armor" on their mobile service devices. Reasons given for these swift moves stem from rac
Lower the Stars & Stripes to half mast, drag out the Scottish checkered kilt & bagpipes, & play "Tabs" on the silver military trumpet because we need to attend a mandatory funeral of last rites known as the NFL Probowl. The scenery in Hawaii may be lush, green, vibrant, tropical, & beautiful with a sweet, soothing evening breeze. The umbrella drinks by poolside are thirst quenching, colorful, & abundant. Athletes from every professional team & position are there on both o
Here is my last & final blog that I will transfer from Colts Direct. Again, the primary objective here is to expand audience access & encourage rational, peaceful debate. All viewpoints are welcome: We all know that football is a violent sport. We also know that when the playoffs roll around a solid defense is essential in order to "ring a [running back's] bell" & stop the run by any means necessary. Hitting & tackling become mandatory in order to win Championships at all levels
Initially, I posted this blog on Colts Direct. I transferred it here in order to encourage further debate by spreading access to this conversation to a much wider audience. A variety of diverse opinions is always welcomed here. Thank you. Sunday, February 5, 2012, saw the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots 21-17. Confetti falls, the Lombardi Trophy is handed over to the best NFL franchise of the calendar year, & the Most Valuable Player [MVP] award is determined, handed out, &am
As our beloved Colts franchise undergoes a massive overhaul this year, from GM, to head coach, to staff, & finally roster additions & subtractions, I wonder if our team & the corresponding front office in INDY have finally grasped the importance of maintaining a quality back up quarterback yet. Starting QB's these days are prone to a number of injuries these days from concussions, to rib damage, to knee damage, to ankle damage, & ,as we all know, neck damage too just to name a fe
Juliet, a 8 year old girl, sings a short song about her dog Robert & her goldfish speed metal style. So much for "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." This isn't simply your grandma's little angel into Barbie dolls & cupcakes. The heavy metal connoisseur inside of me makes me wonder what this girl would do with a Dave Mustaine Megadeth song HA! HA! This clip is cute & cool at the same time...I Love it!!!
http://youtu.be/E_QW63tmTuc I never get tired of this video. It makes me smile everytime I see it. Sibling rivalry what a wonderful thing!!! Competition to emerge victorious in any activity & the accompanying "bragging rights" never ever gets old either...No matter how old you really are. HA! HA!
In the immortal words of Queen's Freddie Mercury: Peyton & the Indianapolis Colts will literally "Rock You" with these outstanding play highlights...ENJOY Everyone!!! Tragically, Peyton Manning might be a distant memory in a few weeks... Gotta appreciate #18 while we still can. No matter how short-lived it now is...
I like the classic musical score on this video. It is very compelling. Also, the black & white backdrop is so vintage & timeless like old World War II news reels in the movie theatre. I wish it just featured #18 exclusively though. Still sweet & slick in its presentation though.
http://youtu.be/y5oMLwJtXnE I for one never doubted that Peyton would get to the BIG DANCE & win a "precious" Superbowl ring. More shiny hardware is in his future too in my estimation. Never trivialize his competitive juices on the field or his compulsive drive to win EVER!!!
http://youtu.be/XxI7_YemVlE Ray Lewis knows just how tremendous Peyton Manning's work ethic to be great is..."That doesn't just happen." God Bless "Sugar Ray" I LOVE YOU MAN!!! Hey Jim Irsay, are you listening to this wisdom that the GREAT RAY LEWIS IS LAYING AT YOUR FEET? I sincerely hope so....
http://youtu.be/ASDz3A84GFY There's only one Peyton Manning...AKA YODA OF NFL FIELD GENERALS PERIOD...END OF STORY. NFL Hall of Fame players of his caliber do not simply grow on trees. I hope GM Bill Polian is #18's presenter into the hallowed halls in Canton, Ohio.
http://youtu.be/7IW5hct73Ac Personally, I love this video because I was a heavy metal head banger in high school & this song & the accompanying highlights are intense, strong, & IN YOUR FACE... In the immortal words of soon to be Hall of Fame LB Ray Lewis: "Are there any dogs in the house?!!! A modern day pre-game rallying cry for laying the wood & dropping the defensive hammer of pain, sheer anarchy, & intimidation baby!!!! Let's get ready to RUMBLE!!!!!!!
http://youtu.be/FjPsnV4KfuI This is why I refer to Peyton as the YODA of NFL field generals ladies & gentlemen... Plus, Peyton has a great sense of humor too. Man, Peyton you are so AWESOME!!! I am in sheer AWE of your line of scrimmage mastery skills everytime you line up & that is no joke. That "next level" line is so FUNNY!!! Jeff Saturday had better cut back on those spicy tacos for the wellbeing & safety of Yoda.