June 11, 2016

Studies Find Drug-Resistant ‘Super Bacteria’ In Rio’s Olympic Venues, Top Beaches



Studies Find Drug-Resistant ‘Super Bacteria’ In Rio’s Olympic Venues, Top Beaches

Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant “super bacteria” off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5.

The findings from two unpublished academic studies seen by Reuters concern Rio’s most popular spots for tourists and greatly increase the areas known to be infected by the microbes normally found only in hospitals.

They also heighten concerns that Rio’s sewage-infested waterways are unsafe.

A study published in late 2014 had shown the presence of the super bacteria – classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an urgent public health threat – off one of the beaches in Guanabara Bay, where sailing and wind-surfing events will be held during the Games.

The first of the two new studies, reviewed in September by scientists at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in San Diego, showed the presence of the microbes at five of Rio's showcase beaches, including the ocean-front Copacabana, where open-water and triathlon swimming will take place.

The other four were Ipanema, Leblon, Botafogo and Flamengo.

The super bacteria can cause hard-to-treat urinary, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and bloodstream infections, along with meningitis. The CDC says studies show that these bacteria contribute to death in up to half of patients infected.

The second new study, by the Brazilian federal government's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation lab, which will be published next month by the American Society for Microbiology, found the genes of super bacteria in the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in the heart of Rio and in a river that empties into Guanabara Bay.

Waste from countless hospitals, in addition to hundreds of thousands of households, pours into storm drains, rivers and streams crisscrossing Rio, allowing the super bacteria to spread outside the city's hospitals in recent years.

Renata Picao, a professor at Rio's federal university and lead researcher of the first study, said the contamination of Rio's famous beaches was the result of a lack of basic sanitation in the metropolitan area of 12 million people.

"These bacteria should not be present in these waters. They should not be present in the sea," said Picao from her lab in northern Rio, itself enveloped by stench from Guanabara Bay.

Cleaning the city's waterways was meant to be one of the Games' greatest legacies and a high-profile promise in the official 2009 bid document Rio used to win the right to host South America's first Olympics.

That goal has instead transformed into an embarrassing failure, with athletes lamenting the stench of sewage and complaining about debris that bangs into and clings to boats in Guanabara Bay, potential hazards for a fair competition.

SITUATION GETTING WORSE

Picao's study, which has undergone internal reviews at Rio's federal university, analyzed water samples taken between September 2013 and September 2014. Using 10 samples taken at five beach locations, the study found super bacteria were most present at Botafogo beach, where all samples were positive.

Flamengo beach, where spectators will gather to watch Olympic sailors vie for medals, had the super bacteria in 90 percent of samples. Ten percent of Copacabana's samples had the microbes.

Ipanema and Leblon beaches, the most popular with tourists, had samples that tested positive for super bacteria 50 and 60 percent of the time, respectively.


Health experts say Rio's poor wastewater management has already created endemic illnesses associated with sewage that disproportionately impact the city's poor, including gastrointestinal and respiratory problems, Hepatitis A and severe heart and brain conditions.

Rio's Olympic organizing committee referred questions on water quality to state authorities.



Wild Thing/'s comment............

Why on earth did they ever pick Rio for the Olympics, it is so filthy there.




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July 06, 2015

USA beats Japan 5-2, wins first Women's World Cup title since 1999




USA beats Japan 5-2, wins first Women's World Cup title since 1999


The U.S. Women's National Team won its first Women's World Cup title since 1999, beating Japan 5-2 Sunday.

The USA is the only country to ever win three Women's World Cup titles.


Wild Thing's comment..........

Congrats on the win. I don't know that much about how to play this game or the rules, but I am so glad the USA won.

The news is so full of stuff about Trump, or gay marriage I am sick of both of these news items. So I thought it would be good to post something positive that has happened.


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May 13, 2015

Paying the NFL to salute our troops?





Paying the NFL to salute our troops?

Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) is questioning why taxpayers had to subsidize NFL events honoring America’s troops. The Pentagon gave the NFL, which has revenues of nearly $10 billion, $5.4 million between 2011 and 2014 for pregame and halftime events that appeared to be put on by the football teams themselves.


The Hill reports: “It is troubling to learn that taxpayer funds are being used to compensate these teams for honoring and recognizing U.S. military service members,” Flake said Monday to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Frank Grass.




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Gretchen's Take: Honoring our troops shouldn't be a paid ad



Wild Thing's comment.......

So it seems not much true support for our awesome troops unless they the owners of the teams can make money on it.


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April 29, 2015

Orioles Home Game Against White Sox To Be Played In Front Of Empty Stadium As Team Closes Ballpark To Public


Orioles game will be closed to the public


Tuesday night's Orioles game against the White Sox was previously postponed.

The Orioles will play a series this weekend at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., acting as the home team, they said.

At the Japan state dinner at the White House, Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred told The Hill, "We made a series of decisions based on safety concerns in Baltimore. I think the two clubs, both Baltimore and Chicago, were great, very cooperative in moving through a very difficult situation."

The decision follows riots in Baltimore on Monday night stemming from dissatisfaction with the way that the police treats minority communities. Many are also angry about the death of Freddie Gray, a black 25-year-old who died after he sustained a spinal injury while in police custody.

When protests over Gray's death turned briefly violent on Saturday, Orioles fans were kept in the stadium until authorities decided the threat had subsided.




Wild Thing's comment.......

There is a part of this of letting the rioters win and have power over others.

How different it is now with the jerk Obama. Remember how G.W. Bush through out the first pitch at a baseball game after a terrorist attack.



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February 01, 2015

2015 Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial “Lost Dog”



When the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, 40-plus advertisers will be hoping to win over the more than 110 million viewers tuning in. After paying $4.5 million for a 30-second spot, advertisers are hoping to have the ad everyone will be talking about Monday morning.


Brewer Anheuser-Busch’s 60-second ad shows a Labrador puppy chasing after the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales that are being moved to a new stable. The tune, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” performed by Sleeping performs in the background. The ad is the sequel to last year’s “Best Buds,” showing the bond between a puppy and Clydesdale, a spot many considered the best ad of the 2014 Super Bowl.


Wild Thing's comment.......

I will say ahead of time that my favorite is this ad , I have always loved theirs the best each year and this one from Anheuser-Busch is once again fantastic.


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August 19, 2014

NFL Analysts Phil Simms And Tony Dungy Say They Will No Longer Use Term “Redskins” On-Air


NFL Analysts Phil Simms And Tony Dungy Say They Will No Longer Use Term “Redskins” On-Air


NEW YORK (AP) — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington’s Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won’t use the term “Redskins” when discussing the franchise.

“My very first thought is it will be Washington the whole game,” Simms told The Associated Press on Monday.

Simms will work the Thursday night package the network acquired this season and will have Giants-Redskins on Sept. 25. He isn’t taking sides in the debate over whether Washington’s nickname is offensive or racist. But he says he is sensitive to the complaints about the name, and his instincts now are to not use Redskins in his announcing.

“I never really thought about it, and then it came up and it made me think about it,” Simms added. “There are a lot of things that can come up in a broadcast, and I am sensitive to this.”

His broadcast partner, Jim Nantz, says it is “not my job to take a stance.”

NBC’s Tony Dungy, one of the most prominent voices in the league as a Super Bowl-winning coach and now as a studio commentator, plans to take the same route as Simms.

“I will personally try not to use Redskins and refer to them as Washington,” Dungy said in an email. “Personal opinion for me, not the network.”




Wild Thing's comment.............

The New ameriKa........Where the tail wags the dog in All aspects.



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February 02, 2014

The USO and NFL work together to make sure as many troops as possible won't miss it!




The USO and NFL work together to make sure as many troops as possible won't miss it!

The USO and the National Football League have been partners for nearly 50 years, and NFL players and coaches have been visiting troops around the world since the Vietnam War. In mid-November, the NFL will celebrate is annual Salute to Service with promotions that benefit the USO and other organizations serving troops and veterans. This year, the NFL offered NFL Game Pass for free to USO locations overseas, giving troops from Japan to Afghanistan the opportunity to watch their favorite teams in action, just like they would back at home.



Wild Thing's comment............

Thank you USO and a huge thank you to our troops.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM

Super Bowl 2014, Broncos vs. Seahawks and their Cheerleaders








Oddsmakers are calling Super Bowl XLVIII one of the most evenly matched games ever.



Super Bowl Sunday will take place on February 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, NJ. Broncos vs. Seahawks kicks off at 6:25 EST/5:25 CST and will be televised on FOX.


The 48th Super Bowl in NFL history marks the first time the game will ever be held outdoors in a cold city atmosphere.








2014 Super Bowl Cheerleaders Denver Broncos






Seattle Seahawks Cheerleaders Sea Gals




Wild Thing's comment.............

Have a great day everyone!


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Shout Out to Troops From NFL Super Bowl Athletes






Shout Out to Troops From NFL Super Bowl Athletes




Wild Thing's comment............

I will always love it when people thank our awesome troops and Veterans.



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August 14, 2013

Dallas Cowboys Announce Move To Frisco



We have the number one sports franchise in the world…locating to Frisco, Texas.” With that statement, Frisco Mayor Maher Maso welcomed the Dallas Cowboys to one of the fastest growing communities in the nation.

Accompanied by cheerleaders, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his son, executive vice president Stephen Jones, joined Frisco leaders to announce the city as the future home of the team’s headquarters and practice facility.


Frisco’s city council and school board voted to invest $115 million to build the complex that will include a 12,000 seat indoor stadium. The stadium will be paid for mostly through a city sales tax, with the school district funding part of the construction. The deal, which was approved late Monday, calls for the Cowboys to manage the facilities and pay operating costs. Jones did not specify how much money the team would contribute, but made a promise not to sacrifice quality.

“Whatever we do, we do want it to be successful. We have always over-performed when it comes to spending money. I had to agree with Arlington that I would spend at least $325 million, which is what they put up to build the stadium. So rather than 325 additional I think I spent another $900 million to do it right. So we are going to do it right.”

The Cowboys have also agreed to pay anything over and above the estimated costs, according to Jones.

Frisco ISD is contributing $30 million to the project and its high school students will have use of the stadium, according to superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon.

“As a growing school district we were in need of a new stadium,” he said. It gives Frisco students the opportunity “to enjoy marching band competitions and convocations and football games and soccer games in a world class state of the art facility.”

Groundbreaking on the facility should happen within the next year, with the complex’s anticipated opening date set for Fall 2016. The 91-acre development, located on the corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway, includes 25 acres for the Cowboys’ facilities, while the remaining 66 acres will be used for stores, restaurants and a luxury hotel. According to city officials, the development will generate $1.26 billion in tax revenue with an estimated economic impact of $23.4 billion over the next 30 years.

Frisco is already home to FC Dallas of Major League Soccer, a minor league affiliate of baseball’s Texas Rangers and the training facility for hockey’s Dallas Stars.

The deal will end a four-decade relationship between the Cowboys and the suburb of Irving.



Wild Thing's comment............

It feels weird to say Dallas Cowboys and Frisco together.




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February 02, 2013

2013 Budweiser Super Bowl Ad — The Clydesdales: "Brotherhood"





2013 Budweiser Super Bowl Ad — The Clydesdales: "Brotherhood"



Wild Thing's comment................


This is so special, it made me cry.


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January 21, 2013

Super Bowl 2013 Features Brother Coaches for First Time







Wild Thing's comment................


Interesting to see this happen and it is the very first time.




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August 02, 2012

U.S. Olympians Have To Pay Taxes On Medals and Their Win ~ DISGUSTING!





Weekly Standard


Even by the standards of our government, the numbers are insane.

For instance: Americans who win bronze will pay a $2 tax on the medal itself. But the bronze comes with a modest prize—$10,000 as an honorarium for devoting your entire life to being the third best athlete on the planet in your chosen discipline. And the IRS will take $3,500 of that, thank you very much.

There are also prizes that accompany each medal: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, and $10,000 for bronze.

Silver medalists will owe $5,385. You win a gold? Timothy Geithner will be standing there with his hand out for $8,986.

So as of this writing, swimmer Missy Franklin—who's a high school student—is already on the hook for almost $14,000. By the time she's done in the pool, her tab could be much higher. (That is, unless she has to decline the prize money to placate the NCAA—the only organization in America whose nuttiness rivals the IRS.)

ATR notes that the real twist of the knife is that most other Olympians won't pay any taxes on their medals because America is one of only a handful of countries which taxes "worldwide" prize income earned overseas.




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Wild Thing's comment..........

Not sure who came up with doing this, but I find it very offensive. Our country does not help these athelets like so many countries do and then to turn around and tax them on their medals .....sheesh.



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July 28, 2012

Great Video by Our 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team Called Call Me Maybe




Wild Thing's comment.........

LOL this is great! Hope you all enjoy it as well.

USA all the way!!!



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July 27, 2012

Opening Ceremony Tonight of the 2012 Olympics in London July 27 - August 12, 2012




NBC Olympics is the official broadcast partner of the Olympic Games

7:30 p.m. EST

I am looking forward to the Opening Ceremonies almost always it is a great show. Then cheering on our athletes in the following days events.



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July 14, 2012

Let's Cheer On Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson at the Paralympic Games in London






Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit trains for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team.



Wounded Warrior Set to Make History


Military.com


FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Nine years after losing his leg in a rocket-propelled grenade attack while on patrol in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson has reinvented his Army career. Going from an Infantry squad leader to a wounded warrior, he is now a Paralympic shooter.

But in October of 2003, Olson's future had been less certain. Recuperating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with the loss of his right leg still fresh in his mind, Olson didn't know if the last page in his Army story had just been written.

He was confident he would complete rehabilitation in time to return to his duty station at Fort Campbell, Ky., to welcome home his battle buddies returning from Iraq. The last time they'd seen him, he was being pulled out of the wreckage of a Humvee. Olson knew he would walk again with the use of prosthesis. What he didn't expect was to discover a marksmanship talent that would lead him to make history at the Paralympic Games.

Nine years since the day that changed his life, Olson isn't just still writing his Army story, he is creating new chapters as a pioneer and inspiration to a generation of wounded veterans and Soldiers.

When Olson, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, participates in the 2012 Paralympic Games opening ceremonies Aug. 29 in London, he will officially become the first combat-injured active-duty service member to ever take part in the event.

Through competitions and World Cups, Olson did well enough to secure a spot for the U.S. in rifle competition. In turn, the U.S. Selection Committee picked Olson to compete in two rifle event at the Games.

"When I got the call it was such a relief," said Olson, who will compete in Mixed 50m Prone Rifle and Mixed 10m Air Rifle. "I felt like 500 pounds was taken off my back. I sat down and knew I would never have to carry that weight again. Now I could focus on the games as well as getting the new guys here to the unit.

The 'new guys' Olson refers to are injured Soldiers who are deemed able to continue serving on active duty. This past spring the Army approved the historic expansion of the USAMU with the addition of 24 new Soldiers to make up the newly-created Paralympic section and a marksmanship instructor group. It goes into effect Oct. 1.

While his current focus is training for the Paralympic Games, he is also looking ahead to recruiting and mentoring other injured Soldiers who are facing similar life-altering circumstances and career changes as he did nine years ago.

"Now, instead of getting injured and being told 'thanks for your service' and you have to get out, the Army is affording Soldiers the opportunity to stay on active duty the same way I was," Olson said. "Now all of that knowledge isn't going to be lost and we can incorporate them into our shooting program and instructor group and keep making an impact on our Army."


In many ways, Olson is a pioneer -- something that isn't lost on him. The poster child for humility, Olson recognizes he is setting examples all over the place for Soldiers who have been severely injured in combat. He said he looks forward to the day years from now when he can look back on this chapter in his life and see its results.

As part of his rehabilitation at Walter Reed, Olson said the nurses always tried to encourage patients to participate in activities. One of the outdoor events Olson took part in was a sporting clay shoot. After hitting 49 out of the first 50 shots that he took, people around him took notice.

The program director at the time called the USAMU and asked if they was interest in making wounded Soldiers into rifle shooters. Seven months later after a tryout and an interview, Olson was at Fort Benning assigned to the "Home of Champions."

"Anybody overcoming anything in life, if they have a goal, if they have something to concentrate on, it really helps," Olson said. "In shooting sports, it doesn't matter how old you are or what your athletic ability is. I was pretty good at it right away and that's when I realized that this is what I wanted to do."


At the unit he was surrounded by world champions, former NCAA champions and world-class talent at every firing point. While he envisioned having to work hard to warrant his new battle buddies respect, he didn't know that it had already been earned.

"When he first walked through that door I said to myself 'that is a Soldier,'" said Staff Sgt. George Norton. "That is a Soldier from the line who has deployed, who has a lot of guidance, and I better respect him.' That was before he ever even spoke to me. He had that presence."


Olson worked hard at honing his new craft and in just a few years was an alternate on the 2008 Paralympic team. Not making the team stung, Olson admitted, but it was a motivational tool that he is reaping the benefits of this time around.

"One of the great things about shooting sports is even if you shoot a perfect score there is always some aspect you can improve on," Olson said. "It's what gets me out of bed every day. Some days I am tired, don't want to shoot that day, don't want to put my leg on -- but there are people counting on me to perform well."

Olson added that he doesn't hope that those Soldiers who arrive at the unit follow in his footsteps but instead blow everything he ever did out of the water and succeed. That notion isn't lost on Norton or his teammates at the unit.

"Shooting is a thing he had found very therapeutic," Norton said. "So when he was given that opportunity I know he was able to use it. When they say he needed shooting I think shooting needed him, especially the Paralympic movement here in the U.S."

If he isn't showcasing the Army worldwide in a competition or providing marksmanship instruction to Soldiers from around the Army, Olson is trying to inspire other injured Soldiers and veterans to realize that there are opportunities for them in the world.

"You may think all the doors are closed or shut in your face but if you look hard enough one is going to be open," Olson said. "A lot of people quit after they get told no time after time. You can't do that. If you keep trying, you'll find a door that opens."

The selfless acts of Olson are never lost on those at the USAMU. Junior Soldiers see him as someone they strive to be, not just as a shooter or as a Soldier, but simply as a person.

"Sergeant Olson is what makes this Army and this country great," said Sgt. Joe Hein. "With what he's gone through and what he's accomplished since he's been here and the people that he's impacted around the world, it's simply incredible. I try to live by his example."

If fans are looking for someone to cheer for this summer in London, they should cheer for Olson, Hein said.

Olson said that he has been preparing for his moment at the Paralympics since he signed into the unit seven years ago. He doesn't want to just go to participate in the Games -- he wants to be the best in the world.

"I've been very fortunate to help liberate a country while in combat and make history," Olson said. "Well now I get to make history again but in a total new battlefield, in the sports arena. I get to show the world a whole new side of a U.S. Soldier then they may have ever seen. I am going to show the world that you can knock a Soldier down but you can't knock him out."


Wild Thing's comment..................

I love the Olympics and I especially love our troops and Veterans, I sure will be cheering for Olson.


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December 12, 2011

Tim Tebow and the Bronco's Win Again~ CONGRATULATIONS!



Game highlights




Wild Thing's comment.......


As a Bear and Bronco fan I decided this year that when they play each other to go for the Bronoc's . Tebow has been attacked so much and does not deserve it. Plus it is easy to pull for one of my favorite teams.



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December 10, 2011

Army-Navy Game Today 2011


When the Army Black Knights (3-7) and the Navy Midshipmen (4-8) meet for the 112th time on Saturday (2:30 p.m. ET, TV: CBS) at FedExField for the 2011 Army Navy game, they will do so in new Nike Pro Combat Uniforms.


Members of Task Force Spartan, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, send the United States Military Academy (West Point) Black Knights best wishes as they prepare to take on the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen at the annual Army/Navy game December 10 at 2 p.m. ET.



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Wild Thing's comment.........

God bless all our troops!


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November 25, 2011

Ndamukong Suh Stomps ( Detroit Linos) on Evan Dietrich-Smith ( Green Bay) Then Gets Ejected ~ Thanksgiving Day Game ( VIDEOS)






Here is video of Detroit Lions’ star defensive lineman, Ndamukong Suh, trying to deny stomping on an opposing Green Bay Packers’ player after his team’s loss to the Packers on Thanksgiving Day, 27-15. Suh was ejected for the stomping incident, which occurred after the play. Speculation has already begun on how long a suspension Suh could receive from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Despite Suh’s protests, the video clearly shows him stomping on the Packers’ player on the ground.


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The FOX NFL Sunday crew recap the Packers and Lions



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Wild Thing's comment........

I am glad in the last video I think it is, the man speaking brought up about the cleets on the bottom of the shoes. This was very dangerous for this player to do.


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October 16, 2011

Texas Rangers Routed Detroit 15-5 Saturday Night to Win the ALCS






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Also President George W. Bush was seated in the front row alongside Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, part of the ownership group that took over the team last year.



Wild Thing's comment........

Good game and I am so glad the Texas Rangers won and now will be in the World Series.

Since my regular favorite teams ( Dodgers or Cubs ) are not in it, it is fun to pick my favorite team to cheer on and I pick the Texas Rangers.


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July 22, 2011

Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner Discusses the Owners Approval of a Tentative Decade-long Agreement






Wild Thing's comment.....

He says the players have as yet to agree to this so we will see what happens.

This is really taking a long time.


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February 06, 2011

Super Bowl Participants Do Shoutouts To The Troops




Super Bowl participants take time out to send some pre-game messages to the troops




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American Donors Send Deployed Troops Pizza for Super Bowl


Super Bowl: 139,080 pounds of wings on way to troops in Afghanistan, Iraq


Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support officials will help to add to this year's Super Bowl experience for deployed troops by supplying U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan with all the wings, pizza and chili they can handle.

As deployed troops in remote locations watch the Steelers and Packers square off, they can feast on fries, jalapeno poppers with cheddar and cream cheese, chicken wings, onion rings and NA beer (no alcohol).


"We cannot do enough to say thank you to our deployed men and women in uniform sacrificing and serving to protect our way of life here in America," said Richard Ellis, the acting commander of DLA Troop Support. "It is our pleasure and honor to serve them up some familiar fare so they can have a full Super Bowl experience before they continue on their mission."


Wild Thing's comment.........

Thanks to ALL the Troops here and there !!!!!...We are ALL pulling for YOU !!!!!!!! THANK YOU men and women of our armed forces!!!! We appreciate everything you have done and sacrificed and love you all for it. Enjoy the grub and enjoy the game. You guys are the real winners and heros!!! Go USA!!!


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December 13, 2010

Minnesota Vikings - Metrodome Roof Collapse



This is the roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis collapsing under the weight of heavy snow early yesterday. The time-lapse video shows a breach occurring in the inflatable roof bringing it down. The Minnesota Vikings game against the New York Giants has been postponed until tonight, where they will play at Ford Field in Detroit at 7:00 PM.


St. Paul, Minn. — The snowstorm that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on parts of Minnesota brought down the roof of the Metrodome on Sunday morning.

Witnesses, including the security director at the nearby Holiday Inn Metrodome, said the roof is no longer visible above the dome's concrete bowl.

"We went up to the 14th floor to look at it. It looks kind of like a big dish of sugar," the director, Chris Cowles, said.


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Wild Thing's comment........

It must be that global warming.



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Don King Stopped For Ammo In Luggage



Official: Don King stopped for ammo in luggage


Cleveland

Boxing promoter Don King was stopped by security at Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport for having ammunition in his carry-on luggage.

Hopkins Airport spokeswoman Jacqueline Mayo says the 79-year-old King was stopped by members of the Transportation Safety Administration on Sunday night. She says King had ammunition for .38-caliber and .357-caliber firearms in his bag.


Mayo says the ammunition was taken and that King was released to continue his trip, she believes to Florida. She said she didn't know if King received a citation.

King didn't immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

WIOI-TV in Cleveland first reported the incident and said King was in Cleveland for his wife's funeral.


Eighty-seven-year-old Henrietta King died Thursday in Florida from complications from stomach cancer.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

His wife just died. I guess they decided to give him a break.


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October 30, 2010

Bush 41, Bush 43 To Throw Out First Pitches At World Series Sunday Night





George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush receive honor for Game 4


Chron


ARLINGTON


Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will throw out ceremonial first pitches before Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night.


The San Francisco Giants lead the Texas Rangers 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.

George W. Bush was managing general partner of the Rangers from 1989-94 and maintained partial ownership of the club until 1998, two years before he was elected the 43rd president.

Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan will throw out the first pitch for Game 3 on Saturday night, when the series shifts from San Francisco to Texas. Ryan is part of the ownership group that recently purchased the franchise from Tom Hicks.

Game 3 is scheduled to start at 5:57 p.m. CDT, the earliest start for a World Series game in more than 20 years




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Wild Thing's comment........

Thank you Carlos for telling me about this.

I sure hope the Texas Rangers win!



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June 13, 2010

Awesome Chrysler Commercial That Aired During The World Cup Soccer





The Dodge Brand debuts its latest commercial featuring the 2010 Dodge Challenger. The new commercial, titled "Freedom," was created in honor of the match between USA and England at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


Wild Thing's comment........

What a wonderful commercial.


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Home Depot Official Sponsor of Which Country's World Cup Soccer Team????




Home Depot official sponsor of which country's World Cup soccer team?

American Thinker

As the US meets England in World Cup soccer play, one of America's major retailers is celebrating by backing the team of our neighbor Mexico.

I suppose the influx of Latin Americans into the construction industry might have something to do with this. Still it does seem a bit odd that Home Depot offers no support to the US soccer team.


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Web site,

www.WeHireAliens.com

The site lists 200-plus companies, some of which are in San Diego County.


On the site, people are invited from around the country to post complaints about specific companies, from large corporations to mom-and-pop businesses. Also posted are addresses, phone numbers, corporate logos and even photographs in some cases.



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And this from AP


Home Depot and Illegal immigrants


PHOENIX

Many of the cars that once stopped in the Home Depot parking lot to pick up day laborers to hang drywall or do landscaping now just drive on by.
Arizona's sweeping immigration bill allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers seeking work on the street or anyone trying to hire them.


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Wild Thing's comment........

And something else tool Home Depot will NOT allow Salvation Army bellringers at Christmas time. But they do allow illegals to hang around out front.


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......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


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April 06, 2010

Obama Still Throwing Worse Then A Girl As He Throws Out First Pitch At 2010 Nationals Opener



Obama Says He 'Absolutely' Practiced Two Hours Before Throwing Wild Pitch


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Obama was booed loudly at the Nationals Game today in Washington DC, a city where he collected over 90% of the vote in 2008. To top it off, he threw an arcing sissy pitch that barely made it to home plate. It’s a good thing that catcher can jump.

The MSNBC hosts came to his defense in this clip, insisting that Bush was probably booed more...which of course is a total LIE from MSNBC jerks!




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Wild Thing's comment........

High and outside to say the least. sheesh!

Obama was quoted as saying; “I never played organized baseball”....Duh, you have to have a birth certificate to sign up. hahaha

Barack Obama just commented on his opening pitch yesterday at the Major Leagues and just gave himself a “strong B+” for his errant throw.

Last year he threw a dirtball (appropriate). This year he throws high (over cost) and outside (of constitutional limits).

This is getting ridiculous! And now he will tour the country giving speeches to try to convince the American public that he threw a strike right across the heart of the plate.


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February 07, 2010

SUPER BOWL XLIV ~ Saints win Super Bowl, 31-17 over Colts






Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

6:00PM ET - CBS

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS - INDIANAPOLIS COLTS




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Barack Obama said Sunday that the Indianapolis Colts "have to be favored" in the Super Bowl, even though he has a "soft spot" for the New Orleans Saints. ( source )


Saints win Super Bowl, 31-17 over Colts

Brees tied a Super Bowl record with 32 completions, the last a 2-yard slant to Jeremy Shockey for the winning points with 5:42 remaining, and was chosen the game's MVP.

``We just believed in ourselves and we knew that we had an entire city and maybe an entire country behind us,'' Brees said. ``What can I say? I tried to imagine what this moment would be like for a long time and it's better than expected.''

A surprise onside kick sparked the Saints' second-half comeback. Their 25th-ranked defense made several key stops, and Tracy Porter's 74-yard interception return on a pass from Manning, of all people, clinched it.

Manning tried to give chase, but was blocked by a New Orleans defender and fell awkwardly as the cornerback raced by. The four-time NFL MVP forlornly walked to the sideline as the Big Easy celebrations began.

``It's time for the Saints to celebrate,'' he said. ``It's their field and it's their championship.''


Brees and his son..........



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February 06, 2010

'Bipartisan” White House Super Bowl Party and OH Yes One RINO Joe Cao of Louisiana




That Republican? Joe Cao of Louisiana, who famously became the only Republican to vote yes on ObamaCare. Quoth Byron York: “That will make the White House Super Bowl party precisely as bipartisan as the health care bills, at least so far.”

Here’s the full guest list:

* Members of Congress * Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) * Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) * Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) * Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) * Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) * Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) * Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) * Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT)

* Cabinet members: * Secretary Shaun Donovan * Secretary Arne Duncan * Attorney General Eric Holder * Administrator Lisa Jackson * Secretary Janet Napolitano * Ambassador Susan Rice * Secretary Kathleen Sebelius * Secretary Eric Shinseki * Secretary Tom Vilsack

Last year there were 75 people there; Gibbs claimed earlier that 40 had been invited this time, including some senators.




Wild Thing's comment.......

Obama's Superbowl party would not be a party it would be torture!



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February 05, 2010

NFL Shout OUts To The Troops Around The World





NFL officials, players, coaches, and cheerleaders join sportcasters in sending out greetings to U.S. troops serving around the world



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Wild Thing's comment.......

I am so glad they did this.


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February 04, 2010

A Sneak Peak at A Few of the Super Bowl XLIV Ads




CBS's Harry Smith previewing some of the Super Bowl Ads that will air this coming weekend.

E Trade - New Baby Ad

Audi - Mocks the "Green Police"

Homeaway.com - Rent a home instead of a hotel ("Napoleon Suite")



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February 03, 2010

Super Bowl Athletes Dance to Beyonce on Media Day


With the festivities well underway in Miami for Super Bowl XLIV, CBS News' Terrell Brown reports that football players from both the Colts and the Saints had fun and danced on Media Day.


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Football Pros Give Support to Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

Several NFL football professionals have thrown their personal support behind college-football star Tim Tebow, who is featured in a controversial pro-life commercial for this Sunday’s Super Bowl, reports the Baptist Press.

Professionals from the NFL’s two conferences, the AFC and NFC, told the BP while at the Pro Bowl in South Florida that they stood with Tebow and his right to have his Christian views heard.

"I applaud him for standing up for what he believes," David Garrard, quarterback for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars and a fellow Christian, told the BP. "More people, more athletes should do the same."
"I think Tim has every right to use every stage to tell people what he believes," said Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller, also a Christian. "He's a football player; he can relay what he believes just as much as anyone else can."

The pro-life ad developed for the Super Bowl by Focus on the Family is entitled “Celebrate family, celebrate life." While details on the ad's content have not been released, pro-abortion feminist groups are up in arms, demanding CBS pull the ad because they object to its possible pro-life content.

The ad -- paid for by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family -- is expected to recount the story of Pam Tebow's pregnancy in 1987 with a theme of ''Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.'' The controversy over the ad was raised Sunday when Tebow met with reporters in Mobile, Ala., before beginning preparations for next weekend's Senior Bowl.

''I know some people won't agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe,'' Tebow said. ''I've always been very convicted of it (his views on abortion) because that's the reason I'm here, because my mom was a very courageous woman. So any way that I could help, I would do it.''


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January 11, 2010

Cardinals and Ravens Win In Sunday Football Games


Cardinals Win Highest-scoring NFL Playoff Game


Karlos Dansby's 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown in overtime gave Arizona a 51-45 victory Sunday over Green Bay in the highest-scoring playoff game in NFL history. Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner threw for five touchdowns.




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Rice, Ravens Run Past Patriots 33-14


Ray Rice ran for 159 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns as the Ravens beat the Patriots Sunday, 33-14. Willis McGahee added a 3-yard touchdown run for Baltimore. Tom Brady threw three interceptions in the loss.



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January 10, 2010

Dallas Cowboys and Jets Win Their Games




These are highlights of the Dallas Cowboys 34-14 victory tonight over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round of the NFC Playoffs. The Cowboys dominated the game by scoring 27 points in the 2nd Quarter for a 27-7 lead at halftime. They then coasted to victory in the 2nd Half.

For Dallas, it was their first playoff victory since 1996, and was the first playoff win ever for both Coach Wade Phillips, and Quarterback Tony Romo.

The victory was the third time this season Dallas defeated the Eagles, and the second week in a row. The Cowboys beat the Eagles last Sunday 24-0 to win the NFC East Crown.

Dallas heads to Minnesota now to face the Vikings next Sunday in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs.



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Jets Win Over the Bengals

The Jets are in the final eight for the first time since the 2004-2005 season after today's 24-14 thumping of the Bengals in Paul Brown Stadium.


Rookies Shonn Greene and Mark Sanchez lead the Jets offense in Sartuday's win over the Bengals in the AFC wildcard playoffs. Darrelle Revis shuts down Chad Ochocinco for the second straight week.



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January 06, 2010

Britt Hume's Advice to Tiger Stirs Up Big Media's Anti-Religious Bigotry




Fox News' Brit Hume talking tonight about his comments yesterday in which he encouraged Tiger Woods to "turn to the Christian faith." Hume told Bill O'Reilly his intention was not to "prosyletize" Woods, but to simply say that he (Hume) believes that "“Jesus Christ offers Tiger Woods something Tiger Woods desperately needs."


Throwing Brit Hume to the lions

Advice to Tiger stirs up Big Media's anti-religious bigotry

The Washington Times


If there were doubt that much of the media is hostile to traditional faith, especially traditional Christianity, that doubt has been drowned in the wake of a vicious verbal assault on Fox News analyst Brit Hume. Histrionic fulminations against Mr. Hume's inoffensive expression of faith expose an ugly strain of anti-religious bigotry that is spreading inside this country's liberal establishment.

Mr. Hume's sin against secular culture came Sunday when he offered, in humble and helpful tones, advice to golfer Tiger Woods to "turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."

The advice might have sounded a little awkward in the setting of a news-talk roundtable. But even in the context of suggesting that Mr. Woods' apparent Buddhism doesn't offer the same "kind of forgiveness and redemption" as Christianity, the newsman's remarks were, at worst, harmless.


Yet the reaction of critics gives the impression that Mr. Hume did something really awful like use the "N" word, or - as Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus did - push a government promotion for a girlfriend.

Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales took a pause from writing love letters to President Obama to aim nasty public hate mail at Mr. Hume, who is renowned as one of the rare true gentlemen in the nation's capital. "Brit Hume was certainly full of something,"


Mr. Shales ranted, adding that the Fox broadcast legend is "sinking into his own mouth-made mire," and that "darts of derision should be aimed at Hume" for "one of the most ridiculous [remarks] of the year." He instructed Mr. Hume to "first off, apologize," with a snide admonishment that "Hume ought to know that what people are saying right now is a whole lot worse than that he's fading."

On MSNBC, the preternaturally truculent Keith Olbermann said Mr. Hume should "keep religious advocacy out of public life since, you know, the worst examples of that are jihadists, not to mention, you know, guys who don't know their own religions or somebody else's religion like Brit Hume."


His guest, homosexual activist Dan Savage, chimed in that, "American Christianity has been hijacked by the lunatics, by the Pat Robertsons ... and by people like Brit Hume, and it's an insult to Christianity, it's an insult to Christians." Also on MSNBC, news host David Shuster suggested that Mr. Hume somehow had "denigate* Christianity" by mentioning his faith on the air.

This is par for the course for a media in which Washington Post book reviewers suggest that the faith messages at the heart of the popular "Narnia" books amount to a "narrow Christian box," where HBO's Bill Maher calls the Catholic Church "the Bear Stearns of organized pedophilia," where the Nation's Katha Pollitt accuses the religious right of showing "tolerance of wife-battering," and where a major news magazine marvels at the supposedly "surprising unsecularity" of the American public.

Maybe these media mavens should take Mr. Hume's advice. Their own hatefulness puts them in obvious need of the "forgiveness and redemption" Mr. Hume kindly recommended. A little charity wouldn't hurt, either.



Wild Thing's comment..........

I admire Brit Hume for not being afraid to share his own faith and to say very directly what he believes the answer to be for Tiger Woods.


This kind of thing could never be said on CNN of MSNBC.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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January 05, 2010

Florida Defeats NC State At The Buzzer From 3/4ths Court





Here is the fantastic 75 ft. game-winning shot at the buzzer by Florida's Chandler Parsons to defeat North Carolina State yesterday. The shot gave Florida a 62-61 victory, and left the North Carolina State home crowd stunned.




Wild Thing's comment.......

This was on our news last night and I never had seen anything like this before.



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December 06, 2009

Florida State Lineman Does Not Move After The Snap







This is so werid, this is a video of a Florida State offensive lineman who remained in his stance after the ball was snapped and throughout the entire play during their game last weekend. He was completely motionless.



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October 29, 2009

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) Grills NFL Commissioner Goodell on Rush



In an October 28, 2009 House Judiciary Committee hearing, Congressman Steve King questions NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on comments he made regarding Rush Limbaugh.



Commissioner Goodell gets grilled by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for his double standard against conservative owners. Goodell and the NFL obviously accept racist and mysogynistic lyrics from black rapper owners but will not allow conservatives to own franchises if the state-run media smears them with racist lies.



Rush Limbaugh responded to Commissioner Goodell’s answer to Rep. Steve King:

Of course, Goodell’s a total weasel. He had no answer about the Dolphins’ owners so wouldn’t even address the question, and he got on his high horse about how McNabb is a fine player and a fine person and it has nothing to do with the color of his skin, when I (a) never said he was not a fine person; (b) never said he was a bad QB — just that he was overrated (which no one should deny); and (c) said the MEDIA was obsessed with the color of his skin (which is also undeniable), not that I was. I RESPECT Donovan McNabb, as I do all the elite athletes qualified to play in the NFL. I'd love to have a beer with him and discuss football. My job on the ESPN pre-game show was to disagree with the panel when I did. The production meeting the day before the show featured two segments on McNabb and the Eagles. The focus of BOTH segments was, "What's wrong with McNabb?" My thought was that not that much was wrong, that the Eagles defense was not getting sufficient credit, and that I thought the media was hyping McNabb for my stated reasons. — Rush Limbaugh



Below is a transcript of a portion of today's House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) questioned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

KING: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to thank the witnesses for your testimony today. And one of the things that came out of it for me was to be in the same room with George Martin and Willie Wood and Jim Brown, see you all on the same field together. I didn't think I'd ever actually see that. And so I appreciate that, and I want to remind folks here that just as I watched on Saturday night an Iowa-Michigan State game, there were two injuries that resulted in players being carried off the field, and they were both helmet-to-helmet contact, and so it comes in a particularly timely fashion.

However, as I listened to the members of this committee discuss this and we've covered a lot of the territory, I note that Sheila Jackson Lee said that she is concerned that owners need the right image, and her opposition to who might be buying the St. Louis Rams, her reason for that is owners that might not have the right image. Now, she wasn't any more specific than that, but we know who she's talking about, and that's Rush Limbaugh. But I would ask Commissioner Goodell this question. Your position on owners have the right image, and I would direct it to your statement on the 13th of October where you said, 'I think it's divisive comments, or they are not what the NFL is all about. I would not want to see those kinds of comments from people who are in responsible positions within the NFL, no, absolutely not.' Now, I take you as a man of your word. But I would point out that you have a couple of owners that have performed lyrics in songs that are far more offensive. In fact, I don't think anything that Rush Limbaugh said was offensive, but with Fergie and with J. Lo, they have, between the two of them, alleged that the CIA are terrorists and liars, they've promoted sexual abuse of women, they've used the N-word, verbal pornography, recreational drug use, et cetera, and they are owners of the Dolphins,

And it is also ironic that Fergie was approved as an owner on the very day that you made your statement against Rush Limbaugh. And I would point out for the committee, the statement that Rush Limbaugh made is this -- that seems to be the one that survives the criticism, and that is: "I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They're interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. McNabb got a lot of credit for the performance of the team that he really didn't deserve," close quote.

Now, I've scoured this quote to try to find something that can be implied as racism on the part of Rush Limbaugh, and I can't find it. There is an implication of racism on the part of the media. That's the only quote that seems to survive the scrutiny of chase-checking back original sources in at least nine quotes that were alleged to Rush Limbaugh. And, by the way, of those, eight are complete fabrications. They're not based on anything. They're not a misquote. They're not a distortion. They're complete fabrication. And the one that remains stands true and shines the light against the media, not against Rush Limbaugh. And so if you're concerned about this, Mr. Goodell, then I'd ask you, you know, are you prepared to level the same charges against Fergie and J. Lo, or are you prepared to apologize to Rush Limbaugh today?"

GOODELL: Let me try to take this in a couple of different directions. First off, my comments at the annual meeting were directed about specific comments he made about Donovan McNabb; and I made the point, and I will make it again here today, that the NFL is about bringing people together, it's about unity and that we do not -- we do not move towards divisive actions. And, in fact, our teams, I think, have demonstrated that both on and off the field. Nothing brings a team and a community together better than the NFL.

KING: But, Mr. Goodell, were you considering those other eight quotes that I referenced when you made your statement, or were you considering the one that is true, the one that I've read to you and the one that doesn't shine a negative light on Rush Limbaugh but upon the media?"

GOODELL: I'm not shining any kind of a light on Rush Limbaugh here. I am not an expert on this -- all of his quotes. And I would try to reinforce the -- something I said at the time. He was not even under active consideration as an NFL owner. This is -- I met -- stated this several times before, that we had not started a process to review ownership groups. He had -- they had not even determined to sell the St. Louis Rams, and it's something that" --

KING: Speaking directly of Rush Limbaugh, you said, "The comments that Rush made specifically about Donovan I disagree with very well strongly."

GOODELL: I do.

KING: You are speaking --

GOODELL: Because I think Donovan McNabb is an outstanding young man. He's an outstanding quarterback, and it has nothing to do with the color of his skin.

KING: I'll just close with this. Here are Rush Limbaugh's -- his position. And after 20 years on the radio, there's nothing there that would undermine this. He says, "My racial views? You mean my belief in a colorblind society where every individual is treated as a precious human being without regard to his race?' And I'll close with that, Mr. Goodell.

And I'd ask you to go back and take a look at the owners of the Dolphins and the language that's in the public venue, the songs that they recorded, review those lyrics, and I'll provide some of those lyric songs to you, and I'll ask you to come back and respond to that question after the hearing as to whether you'll put the same scrutiny on those owners who have really shined a negative light on the NFL as opposed to somebody that the NFL apparently just doesn't agree with his politics. I yield back.

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Wild Thing's comment.......

Good for Rep. Steve King.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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October 16, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Responds in Detail


Rush Limbaugh Reveals Rams Deal Info Part 1


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Here is audio from today of Rush Limbaugh revealing details of his involvement in a group attempting to buy the St. Louis Rams. Rush said he was approached to be a part of the group, and that he asked Dave Checketts if he understood the "firestorm" that would result from his involvement. Rush said Checketts told him he did, and that he had cleared this with the "highest levels of the NFL."

Rush says this has happened to him because he is a conservative, and that it reflects the fact the NFL is following the lead of "Obama's America."


Rush Limbaugh Reveals Rams Deal Info Part 2



Ken Hutcherson a long time frieind of Rush. He is a former Seattle Sea hawks player and he and Rush talk on the phone on his show on Friday's about the football for the weekend. He is is for Rush and said he "is so mad he could chew nails."


George Soros part of Checketts group in St. Louis RAMS bid: Limbaugh

NBC Sports


Maybe Dave Checketts really doesn't want to buy the St. Louis Rams.

Why else would he have included both Rush Limbaugh and, reportedly, George Soros in the group cobbling together the money to make the purchase?

If, after all, Limbaugh is not eligible to become part owner of a team due to polarizing and divisive comments, Soros' comparison of the Bush administration to the Nazi regime arguably merits that same outcome.


But, per Bloomberg.com, Soros is part of the Checketts group, too.

Bottom line? Checketts should have done more homework before piecing together his investment group. All he needed to do was call the league office or maybe a few owners to get a feel for whether this kind of thing would fly.

With Limbaugh now out, it's likely only a matter of time before Soros will have to go as well. Even if the reaction to Soros' involvement isn't as sharp and immediate, it only takes nine of 32 "no" votes from the full league ownership to kill the deal -- and there probably are at least nine Republican owners who believe that, if Limbaugh isn't fit to own part of a team, Soros isn't, either.


Rush Has No Place in the NFL, But Look Who Does

NFL Commish Roger Goodell said that Rush Limbaugh and his “divisive comments” have no place in the NFL.

What does have a place in the NFL? Here’s a short list of players who were active after being convicted of felonies — I added Michael Vick to a list I found here:

– Michael Vick: felony dogfighting charges
– Leonard Little: vehicular manslaughter/DUI
– Michael Irvin: felony drug possession
– Ray Lewis: obstruction of justice in a murder
– Plaxico Burress: felony weapon possession (in jail but not yet banned for life from the NFL)
– Pacman Jones: technically a felon since he pled guilty to obstruction of an officer case in GA

And what has Limbaugh done? Said some words that some people disagree with — and in some cases he hasn’t said them at all because the quotes have been made up.

As for owners, former wide receiver Tim Brown once accused Al Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, of being a racist. What’s Al still doing in the NFL, Rog? Isn’t the mere accusation enough? It’s certainly enough to exclude Limbaugh from your little club.

What a joke the NFL is making of itself. Fortunately, I’m a Lions fan, so I’m all too used to jokes.

Update: How’s this for timing — Fergie (Stacy Ferguson), a singer with the Black Eyed Peas, has been approved by the NFL to be a part-owner of the Miami Dolphins.

Here’s part of the lyrics for a BEP song called “Head Bobs” (this was released before Fergie joined the band):

I’m hard to handle like bikes with no bars
We excite stores that got dykes leaving doors
Unlock the heated ’cause they know when I sex well
Left them breathless now they’re waiting to exhale
Waiting to exhale with some competition
So come in and test well
The next one gets hung and chip of a chisel
I’m making chicks’ nipples sizzle
There’s no question to the way I rip the riddle
I’m awesome, I bring on monsoon when I bloom and blossom
And run over niggas like opossums

But since that was recorded pre-Fergie (though clearly that sort of thing didn’t turn her off enough not to join the group), let’s look at some post-Fergie BEP work just to be fair. Here’s one called “Pump It”:

Ha ha ha
Pump it
Ha ha ha
And pump it (louder) [4x]

Turn up the radio
Blast your stereo
Right

Niggas wanna hate on us (who)
Niggas be envious (who)
And I know why they hatin’ on us (why)
Cause that’s so fabulous (what)
I’ma be real on us (c’mon)
Nobody got nuttin’ on us (no)
Girls be all on us, from London back down to the US (s, s)



This Isn't About Rush

by David Limbaugh ( this is Rush's brother )

There will be no voluntary mea culpas from Rush's race slanderers despite the irrefutable fact that they spread poisonous and damaging lies with actual malice. To the left, Rush is the most prominent face of conservatism and the most influential opponent of President Barack Obama's destructive agenda and so must be stopped -- irrespective of the despicable means employed.

The left systematically destroyed President George W. Bush with the most egregious lies, repeated to the point that people who knew better even began to believe them. The formerly respected CBS News anchor Dan Rather was so convinced by his liberal bias that Bush was evil that he refused to apologize for slandering him with a story later proved to be manufactured -- and that's giving Rather the benefit of the doubt that he was unaware the story was fabricated from the get-go. To Rather, it didn't matter because he was convinced Bush possessed the character of someone who would have engaged in the acts of which he was falsely accused.

And what was it about Bush that led Rather to the conclusion that he possessed such low character? In Rather's eyes -- though many conservatives would strongly dispute this -- he was a conservative and conservatives are evil.

The parallel with Rush's leftist slanderers is striking. It's one of the first things that occurred to me as I heard their sniveling responses, one by one refusing to utter a syllable of apology and instead using the occasion of being caught red-handed in malicious lies as a further opportunity to reiterate their libel.

"How dare you suggest that we have done anything wrong in attributing statements to Rush he never uttered? Even if he didn't say those words, you know he was thinking them or something much worse."

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If any of you are sufficiently naive to believe this NFL incident is merely about Rush, you have a rude awakening in store. The left is on the march -- the march to isolate, stigmatize, demonize, discredit and ultimately silence those who stand in their way. If you haven't read up on the plans of Obama's Federal Communications Commission czar to shut down talk radio or if you aren't following the tyrannical workings of the administration in trying to cram down unpopular legislation without a shred of transparency, then you'll eventually witness the lengths to which these people will go -- as illustrated here.

At the risk of sounding trite, we are at a crossroads in this country, and the left is proving each day how ruthlessly unprincipled it will be in advancing its goal of fundamentally changing this nation.

I pray and honestly trust that conservatives will be emboldened, not cowered, by this nasty, sordid turn of events.


Okay, Prove You Didn't Say It!

by Mark Steyn

For some reason, Rush Limbaugh's mooted purchase of a sports franchise has prompted CNN and others to distribute far and wide what appear to be entirely fabricated racist quotes by Rush. As Tim Blair points out:

Bizarrely, nobody running these career-killing “quotes” seems to question why they weren’t of previous interest.

Just so. What's the theory here? He said these things on the air in 2006 and nobody noticed? 2001? Maybe 1995, back when Clinton was blaming him for Oklahoma City? Hey, let's not get hung up on details. Just because nobody can find any evidence anywhere of Rush saying these "quotes" doesn't mean he didn't say 'em. As someone called Jason Whitlock says:

Limbaugh doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt on racial matters.

Why not? He does his show every day with an off-mike black sidekick yakking in his ear (Mr. Snerdley) and he has a black guest-host (the great Walter Williams). More to the point, when I began guest-hosting for Rush, I was amazed to discover that George Soros pays a team of stenographers, many of them called Zachary, to work their tippy-tappy fingers to the bone for three hours transcribing everything Rush or his fill-ins say in the hope that their efforts will one day be rewarded and he will deliver the big career-detonating soundbite. Among the afficionados of this service are, as I discovered recently, America's "newspaper of record," which faithfully follows the George Soros typing pool and dutifully plasters any potentially damaging bon mot on page one.

And, aside from all that, 20 million people are out there listening.

So where are these racist soundbites? Where's the audio? Where's the transcript? Name the year. Heigh-ho, say CNN's Rick Sanchez and the rest of the basement-ratings crowd. Not our problem: It's for Limbaugh to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he's never said it. We're too busy fact-checking anti-Obama jokes to fact-check our own reporting.


John Gibson Defends Rush Limbaugh on his Radio Program - I MISS John Gibson, he is only on his radio show now and TV,. AWESOME !!



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Wild Thing's comment.........

Soros????? You have absolutely got to be friggin' kidding me. Can't he stay out of anything??? GRRRR

Rush said it too, this is about all of us that are Conservatives. Attacks like this are meant to silence, they tried it with Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and others.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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October 14, 2009

Awesome Rush Limbaugh and the LIARS on the LEFT




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The Washington Post says it is unlikely that the NFL will approve a sale to Rush Limbaugh due to his racist (and completely fabricated) statements.

The Washington Post


Commissioner Roger Goodell said here Tuesday that it would be inappropriate for the owner of an NFL franchise to make the sort of controversial statements attributed in the past to conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

"I've said many times before we're all held to a high standard here, and I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about," Goodell said at an NFL owners' meeting. "I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, absolutely not."

Limbaugh has acknowledged being part of a group bidding for the St. Louis Rams.

Goodell and several owners said Tuesday that the Rams' sale process is in its early stages and the league is far from considering a potential bid by Limbaugh and Dave Checketts, the chairman of hockey's St. Louis Blues.

But any proposed franchise sale would have to be approved by three-quarters of the owners, and Goodell's comments signaled that it perhaps would be unlikely that Limbaugh's bid would be ratified by the other teams.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said he would not vote in favor of approving Limbaugh as an owner.

"I would not be in favor of voting for him," Irsay said. "I could ask Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell, Dwight Freeney and consult with them, but there have been comments that have been made that have been inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive. It's bigger than football. We have to watch the words that we say.... Sometimes privileges in life do get lost. I would not feel comfortable.



Wild Thing's comment.......

I am glad Rush is taking these LIARS on, people have got to learn these lies have to stop. Damn these liars!

Sometimes privileges in life do get lost. I would not feel comfortable.

But "Thugs are us" is just peachy...sheesh!


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October 13, 2009

Sharpton Wants NFL to Block Limbaugh's Rams Bid





Sharpton wants NFL to block Limbaugh's Rams bid

FOX Sports

The Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson attacked the bid by Rush Limbaugh to buy the St. Louis Rams on Monday, saying the conservative radio host's track record on race should exclude him from owning an NFL team.

Sharpton sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, arguing that Limbaugh has been divisive and "anti-NFL" in some of his comments.

Jackson said in a telephone interview that Limbaugh had made his wealth "appealing to the fears of whites" with an unending line of insults against blacks and other minorities.
"The National Football League has set high standards for racial justice and inclusion," Jackson said. "He should not have the privilege of owning an NFL franchise - and it is a privilege." The civil rights leader said he's had contact with numerous players and ex-players concerned about the bid.

Limbaugh shot back at Sharpton on his radio show.

"Now, this saddens me as well this disappoints me," he said. "I know Rev. Sharpton. Sharpton is better than this. He knows better than this. You know, I didn't judge Al Sharpton's fitness to be in radio when he wanted to earn an honest living for once, given his well-documented past as the author of the Tawana Brawley hoax. I believe in freedom and I also don't discriminate."
Transcripts posted on the radio host's Web site also say that on a January 2007 show, Limbaugh commented: "The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it."
Asked about Limbaugh's bid to purchase the winless Rams, McNabb said: "If he's rewarded to buy them, congratulations to him. But I won't be in St. Louis any time soon."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is aware of the concerns voiced by Sharpton and Jackson.

"It is very early in the process and no transfer of ownership of the Rams has been presented to the league for review," Aiello said.

The latest complaints came a day after executive director of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith, urged players to speak out against Limbaugh's bid.

"I have asked our players to embrace their roles not only in the game of football but also as players and partners in the business of the NFL," Smith said in a statement Sunday. "They risk everything to play this game, they understand that risk and they live with that risk and its consequences for the rest of their life.
"We also know that there is an ugly part of history and we will not risk going backwards, giving up giving in or lying down to it."


Dear Mr. Goodell:
I was disturbed to learn that there is a potential bid by Rush Limbaugh to buy the St. Louis Rams and I would like to request a meeting with you to discuss the myriad of reasons as to why he should not be given an opportunity to do so. Rush Limbaugh been divisive and anti-NFL on several occasions with comments about NFL Players including Michael Vick and Donovan Mcnabb and his recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the weapons, was disturbing .

I commend the executive director of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith for publicly asking that the League seek to unify not divide in a letter to the executive committee.

Mr. Smith courageously implored that the league reject divisiveness, and we, at National Action Network, and countless people across the country, strongly echo his sentiments. I look forward to hearing from you to set up a meeting in the near future.
In Progress,

Reverend Al SharptonPresident,
National Action Network




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Wild Thing's comment..........

Al Sharpton, race baiter commenting on this just makes me laugh. He is so full ot it. Sharpton and Jackson are treading on thin ice.

LIMBAUGH has been divisive???? That's rich. I would say something about pot, kettle and black, but it would be probably be construed as racissssssss.

Rush’s third hour monologue covered the topic. Rush makes fun of those who still cry out “victim” rather than encouraging them to be the best that they can be. He explains that he doesn’t care if the person is black, white, yellow, gay, straight, etc. as long as they strive to do their best and encourages others to do the same. He said the sadness is that the black and minority communities are wasting the potential of individuals by the continual victim mentality.

As far as the accusations in the press that he wants to bring back slavery, he talks again about the individual and how they need to be free to achieve and how he knows of no one that thinks that way. He concludes by saying that it is the media, for whatever reason, is hyping Rush as racist because he doesn’t toe the PC line and uses satire and comedy in his program to make his points.

I took this poll at the link for the article and this is what it shows.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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October 12, 2009

Stephen A Smith Defends Rush Limbaugh's Bid for the Rams


Stephen A Smith Defends Rush Limbaugh's Bid for the Rams



CNN Host: "Should the NFL allow Limbaugh to purchase or invest in a team like the Rams?"

Smith: "Absolutely, if he has the money there's absolutely nothing wrong with it and those black ball players that are saying it I am here on National television telling you they're lying though their stinking teeth, they're walking hypocrites...please, their moral standard is great."
"Oh, I'm an athlete and Rush Limbaugh happens to be the owner of the St. Louis Rams so the New York Jets offered me $10 million but Rush Limbaugh is offering me $20 million,' I'm gonna have a problem with that? Please, they're lying, their wasting our time"



Wild Thing's comment......

I am looking forward to see what Rush has to say about the comments about this over the weekend.


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October 11, 2009

Rush Limbaugh To Bid On St.Louis Rams



ESPN's Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon comment on the possibility of radio talk show host and Missouri native Rush Limbaugh owning the St. Louis Rams NFL team.

Kornheiser predicts that Limbaugh - former ESPN commentator - would atone for comments he made on the network in 2003 about Donovan McNabb being scrutinized because "the media has been desirous that a black quarterback do well" in the league, by saying he is an "entertainer" and would offer to hire McNabb if he were given the opportunity to own the team.


Wilbon says such a business decision is all about money, regardless of "his bombast" on the radio. Wilbon then closes the segment by asking: "Can you see Rush Limbaugh after the game hugging some sweaty brothers with tape all over them and eyeblack in the locker room?"

"In a heartbeat," Kornheiser answered. "He's a sports guy."




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The Red Zone NFL Blogs

Ohm Youngmisuk of the New York Daily News reports Mathias Kiwanuka loves his former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, but the Giants' defensive end says he will never play for Spagnuolo's Rams if Rush Limbaugh purchases the team.

Kiwanuka and the Jets' Bart Scott made it clear Thursday that they would never play for the Rams or any team owned by the controversial conservative radio host.

"All I know is from the last comment I heard, he said in (President) Obama's America, white kids are getting beat up on the bus while black kids are chanting 'right on,'" Kiwanuka told The Daily News. "I mean, I don't want anything to do with a team that he has any part of. He can do whatever he wants, it is a free country. But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play."
"I am not going to draw a conclusion from a person off of one comment, but when it is time after time after time and there's a consistent pattern of disrespect and just a complete misunderstanding of an entire culture that I am a part of, I can't respect him as a man."

Limbaugh said on Tuesday that he is joining former Knicks president and Madison Square Garden CEO Dave Checketts in a group bidding to purchase the Rams. Checketts, who owns the NHL's St. Louis Blues, is heading the group, reportedly one of many bidders. The potential sale is still in an early stage. If the Rams are sold, St. Louis will choose one bidding group, which will then be subject to a vote by the NFL's 32 owners, with approval needed by 24 of them.




Wild Thing's comment.......

There will be mixed feelings but I think if he wants to why not. He loves football.

Rush was interviewed by Jamie Gangel of the Today Show, NBC. It is supposed to air Monday and Tuesday mornings.

" It's going to run in two parts, Monday and Tuesday. Now, she told me that the Monday part is going to run at 7:30, half hour. It's going to run an entire half hour. Now, an entire half hour on the Today Show is about 14 minutes, 'cause they gotta come out and have Al Joker and the weather, and then they gotta do whatever news headlines there are; and then they gotta talk to, you know, whatever fashion person is on that day with the latest fashions on Madison Avenue, wherever they are; and then they get to this. And then the second part is Tuesday. "



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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October 03, 2009

Obama's $3M Chicago Olympics Pitch Falls Short of the Gold





Obama's $3M Chicago Olympics Pitch Falls Short of the Gold

CBS News

The White House billed the trip as an "official" journey, so taxpayers picked up the costs for the slightly more than 14-hour round trip on Air Force One.

The Defense Department pegs the operating costs for the president's 747 at $100,219 per flight hour. Double it to include the backup plane that always accompanies the president. Add the costs of the Air Force 757 that Mrs. Obama used to fly to Copenhagen earlier in the week. It adds up to nearly $3-million dollars.

And that doesn't include the aircraft used to fly the presidential limousines and Secret Service vehicles there as well.

$100,219 an hour to fly Air Force One,
14 hours for Obama's round trip...




Wild Thing's comment.......

Expensive round trip so Obama and Michelle could share their life stories to the IOC. hahahaha Good grief.


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October 02, 2009

World REJECTS Obama and Michelle ~ Epic Fail!





O NO!! CHICAGO LOSES 2016 OLYMPICS


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (CBS)

A stunned crowd stares at monitors in Daley Plaza after Chicago was eliminated from the bid for the 2016 Olympics.

CBS

Despite four years, millions of dollars in planning and a last-ditch pitch from President Obama, the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid ultimately fell short.

The City of Chicago was eliminated in the first round of voting, before any host city was selected.

An expert called it the "biggest shock in IOC history."

A disappointed USOC President Larry Probst left the venue and refused to comment, saying the Chicago delegation would respond later.

Supporters gathered in Chicago were equally shocked. Many left the rally in Daley Plaza tears.





Wild Thing's comments.....

I hope they pick RIO. But molre then anything I am soooooo thrilled they did not pick OBAMA.

And to you leftie lurkers you do not realize that Obama is NOT about America. He HATES America. If Chicago had been picked this would be all about OBAMA and NOT anything to do with America and espepcially not about the
athletes. And the bottom line it is ALL about the athletes.


Rush Limbaugh just said..." This was a Bitch slap folks upside the head."

LMAO


In one of the posts below I posted about what Obama said to try to win this. It was all about him. If you can stand it this is what Michelle said to try to win Chicago. It was ALL ABOUT HER just like Obama's speech WAS ALL ABOUT HIM. SICKENING. Just listen to the beginning to see what I mean. LOL








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....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


.... Thank you Eden for sending this to me.


A 50,000-strong crowd celebrates as Rio de Janeiro wins the nomination

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1217595/Rio-Janeiro-awarded-2016-Olympics.html#ixzz0SnjC08eS


IOC makes history - and humiliates Obama - as Rio de Janeiro is awarded 2016 Olympics


Rio de Janeiro is to host the first Olympic Games in South America.

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge made the announcement in Copenhagen today, to the bitter humiliation of Barack Obama.

The U.S. president was embarrassed on the world stage after the IOC rejected his very personal bid for the 2016 Olympic Games to be hosted in his home town of Chicago.

Despite the president's unprecedented appeal, from late afternoon on, the momentum had all been with Rio.

Tokyo was also eliminated in the first round, leaving just the Brazilian capital and the Spanish city of Madrid in the running.

And after an inspirational speech from Brazilian president Lula Inacio de Silva today, some commentators were left in no doubt.

South America is the only continent that has never hosted the Games - which means that it was the only option of the four currently on the table that gives IOC chiefs the chance to make history.

'I honestly think it is Brazil's turn,' Mr de Silva told the IOC Committee earlier today.

'It is South America's bid. This is a continent that has never held the Games.

It is time to address this imbalance. It is time to light the Olympic cauldron in a tropical country.'

'When you push the button today, you have the chance to inspire a new continent, make Olympic history,' Carlos Nuzman, Rio bid chief executive and an IOC member, said. 'Vote Rio, and we offer a gateway to 180 million passionate young people in South America.'




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Coverage from Copenhagen





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Live coverage from Copenhagen

Chicago was the first to present to the International Olympic Committee .

LIVE STREAM LINKS ....not sure if they will work later or not.


ABC7's Ben Bradley will report live from Copenhagen starting Tuesday. You can read about his journey in his blog, Going for the Games.


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This is NOT a speech a person makes at the IOC. He is pushing his Hope and Change at the IOC, oh my GOSSSSHHHHH!!!!!



Obama is now telling his personal life story and diversity of background as the reason Chicago should be chosen.

I hope the IOC can see thru their fake and pathetic pitch for themselves...they have already distroyed enough lives.

He seems to stutter and stumble whenever he has to say “America” or “The United States of America”...disgusting!

I am soooooooo embarrassed by these people Michelle and Obama. AUGH!

Oh my gosh , " People came to Chicago to have a better life."



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at one of the evening events


I did not see all of them. But I just watched the Tokyo presentation...it was very good...they may not be the best speakers...but they got their message across...the Olympics is for the Athletes..

Obama's were totally self-focused, self-congratulatory .. NOT on the athletes and instead what is good for them; and just for their plan alone .It was disgusting. They very self centered almost forgetting the reason why they were even there!

Chicago was asked superficially about the venues not in the Olympic Village area .. but they weren’t really grilled.

Daley mantra: Jesse Owens, Metcalf, passion, emotion of the city .. blah blah blah .. he must’ve said passion 5 times .. and stone-faced.


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Dallas Cowboys' Igor Olshansky Takes a Fierce Pride in His Jewish Faith




A spiritual force: Cowboys' Igor Olshansky takes a fierce pride in his Jewish faith

JWR

It is a good bet that in the 50 years Dallas Cowboys history has overlapped the 5,770 years of Jewish history, no player ever before uttered the word "Elokim" inside the team's training facility.

That streak ended last week when Igor Olshansky dropped the word in a discussion about his religious faith. Toweling off beads of sweat outside the weight room, where he had just finished inordinate repetitions with almost inhuman numbers of pounds, Olshansky mentioned Elokim.

It was a conversation stopper. Time for one more repetition.

"Elokim?"

"Elokim," Olshansky replied.

"Elokim" is the third Hebrew word in the Bible. It is repeated often throughout the Torah as well as Jewish prayer services. It means "G-d."

Olshansky, a 6-6, 315-pound run-stopping defensive end whom the Cowboys last spring imported as a free agent, doesn't claim to be an observant Jew.

But he is a proud Jew. The identical Stars of David tattooed along his massive clavicles bear witness. In a sports world with relatively few Jewish athletes, and fewer who talk openly about their religion, he has become a role model of sorts to Jewish children. That's what happened back in San Francisco, where he grew up, and in San Diego, where he played the last five seasons for the Chargers. Perhaps it will happen in Dallas someday as well.

"I am who I am," Olshansky said. "I am a Jew, a spiritual person who has my own personal relationship with G-d. I try to be a good person . . . and although I never chose to be a role model, I don't mind it."

For Rabbi Pinchas Lipner, dean of San Francisco's Orthodox Lisa Kampner Hebrew Academy, the Soviet-born Olshansky is not only a good Jew but a proper role model. Lipner was Olshansky's teacher.

"He's a mentsh," Lipner said, choosing a Yiddish word that roughly translates into a person of integrity and honor.

Olshansky attended the Hebrew Academy after his family immigrated to San Francisco in 1989.

His parents sent their 7-year-old Igor and sister Marina, seven years older, to the school not to learn about the religion they couldn't practice in the Soviet Union, but because it wasn't far from their apartment, it was relatively inexpensive and it offered scholarships to children of Soviet emigres.

It would prove to be a life-altering experience. Not only did Igor learn English while wearing a traditional skull cap — yarmulke — and tasseled fringes — tzitzis — under his shirt, he also prayed daily and studied Hebrew, the Bible and Jewish ethics. And most important of all, he met his future wife, Liya, a fellow Soviet emigrant there.

For many children, the transformation from the Soviet Union to the religious school was difficult. They left after a semester or two, as

Liya did. Igor stayed four years until he completed the eighth grade.

"I liked the school," Olshansky said. "It was all so new to me. I was really interested. I learned a lot."

UNUSUAL JOURNEY


Igor Olshansky, 27, is hardly the first Jew to play in the NFL, but he is the league's first Soviet-born player. It's a fact that he is proud of. It has been an interesting sojourn from Dnepropetrovsk, an industrial city of 1.2 million in Ukraine about 800 miles south of Moscow.

Both grandfathers — large, powerful men whom Igor knows only through family lore — fought with the Soviet army in World War II. His maternal grandfather is said to have been wounded 11 times.

His father, Yury, a solidly built butcher back in the Soviet Union, played basketball while in the Red army. His mother, Alexandra, was an accountant. Life wasn't horrible in the Soviet Union, but the Olshanskys were forever reminded they were Jewish and suffered indignities that included difficulties in job advancement.

It was during a trip to visit her sister in San Francisco in the mid-1980s that Alexandra Olshansky decided she had found a better place to raise her children. She had only to persuade her husband, content with the status quo, to leave everything behind.

In 1989, with the collapse of the Soviet Union imminent, the Olshanskys left their homeland. They went to Austria and then onto Italy, where they waited for the proper paperwork to immigrate to the United States.

By the time the family arrived in San Francisco, there was $500 left in savings and six suitcases filled with their life's possessions. They lived in the apartment of Igor's aunt. Yury eventually settled into a job in a chocolate factory. Alexandra found a job in a bank.

Basketball, taught by Yury, was Igor's first sport. Bigger and stronger than most others his age, Igor excelled playing mostly at the local Jewish Community Center.

Olshansky headed to the University of Oregon. He continued to add size and strength. He gained his first smidge of national attention with a stellar performance in the 2002 Fiesta Bowl against Colorado.

By the end of the 2003 season, Olshansky deemed himself ready for the NFL draft. His 4.9-second speed in the 40-yard dash combined with the ability to bench-press

505 pounds made him an intriguing candidate. When the scouts visited Oregon for the school's "Pro Day," Olshansky wowed them by bench-pressing the standard 225 pounds 43 times. No one had done that before.

The San Diego Chargers made Olshansky, who had a grand total of six years of experience, the third player selected in the second round, the 35th pick in the draft. Five springs and 70 NFL starts later, he signed a free-agent contract with the Cowboys.

Asked for a story about his athletic career, Olshansky relished talking about the struggle to set the bench-press record.

"I am an immigrant from the Soviet Union who has always worked hard," he said. "I have a no-quit attitude in everything I do. I put a lot of effort into that record. I thought I had something to prove."

FAMILY LIFE


Liya Rubinshteyn Olshansky scrambled around a local supermarket one day last week, hoping to make it home before her 20-month-old son, Lorance Lev, woke from his nap. He is the spitting image of Olshansky men, she said, "big and strong."

Liya, whose family emigrated from Latvia to San Francisco, guesses she has known her husband since they met at the Hebrew Academy when she was 8 or 9 years old. She knows they began dating when Igor asked her to be his girlfriend. She was 14 and he was 15.

They were married in a traditional Jewish ceremony in 2005. The video of friends struggling to lift the massive Olshansky overhead in a chair to meet his similarly raised wife at the center of a traditional dance is interesting.

"We have a lot of history together," said Liya, 26.
"I feel so blessed to be with him. He was then like he is now. He's very intelligent, cultured and very spiritual in his own way."

One item she knows she will never bring home from the supermarket is pork, a biblically forbidden food for Jews. She began an explanation of what observant Jews will and will not eat.

Back in San Francisco, Rabbi Lipner, who 40 years ago founded what he says remains the only Orthodox Jewish school in Northern California, added a final blessing

"An orthodox Jew, Igor is not," he said. "But I have to tell you, I have tremendous respect for him and the way he carries himself. You know, if you feel good about who you are, it helps with everything else in life. Igor feels good about himself."



Wild Thing's comment..........


What a great story about Olshansky.




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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September 21, 2009

Dallas Cowboys Break NFL Attendance Mark



The new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tx, is a three million square foot structure



ARLINGTON, Texas


The first game at the Cowboys Stadium set an NFL regular-season attendance record with a crowd of 105,121 on Sunday night.

The game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys broke the previous mark of 103,467 between Arizona-San Francisco in Mexico City in 2005.

The crowd included up to 30,000 fans in standing-room party plazas at either end of the stadium. The stadium has about 75,000 seats.

The record for an NFL game in the United States was 103,985 for the Super Bowl between Steelers and Rams at the Rose Bowl in January 1980. The largest crowd to watch any NFL game was 112,376 in a preseason matchup between the Cowboys and Houston Oilers in Mexico City in 1994.

There was also a crowd of 105,840 in Chicago for an exhibition between the Bears and a college all-star team in 1947.



Wild Thing's comment.....

I wanted the Cowboys to win, the end of the game was so close, I was holding my breath.........but unfortunately Cowboys lost.

The new stadium is really something to see. I have seen several photos of it.


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September 10, 2009

NFL Opening Kickoff Tonight ~ Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans





NFL begins with a celebration in its special pregame show, "NFL Opening Kickoff 2009" at 8:00 p.m. ET Thursday, tonight. Tim McGraw and The Black Eyed Peas are scheduled to perform.
There will be simulcast coverage of the 30-minute pregame show which will air from 8-8:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NFL Network.

The performances are part of the celebration to kick off the 2009 season and to honor the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.

The show leads into the season opener between the Steelers and the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field.





Football is truly the sport closest to combat. Men strategize in their war room, don their armor, and line up against their opponent. Victory is measured in territory gained, in how well one unit outmaneuvers the other. The game involves brute strength and keen physicality; it is a hand to hand, helmet to helmet fight, one man struggling against another. And yet at the same time, finesse, agility, and brilliant strategy are requisites for success and a team lives or dies solely on how well they work together as a team, as a unit.




I love football locker room speeches, they can apply to life as well. Here are a few to share with you.


Any Given Sunday



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Legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne prepares his players for battle.



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Remember the Titans - Coach Boone Speech


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Torrey Pines Coach Burke Last Play speech



My two favorite teams:

........The Chicago Bears

And the Denver Bronco's



These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins


Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears



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Great Uncle Leon and Football With Jim Thorpe by Mark


In a year book or newspaper from the school at the time there was a story printed about him.



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My great Uncle Leon W. Gray in 1897 he received one of two scholarships from Cornell University . He went as an Arts major but soon converted to Architecture and graduated in 1902. He was the last of the bright one. heheh.

I thought it was really interesting how they put words together then. We found all this out through our genealogy research. After he graduated, he worked for the government designing irrigation ditches in Ohio and Indiana, rode a horse and carried a .45. One of my favorite Uncles.


Here is the football team that played Jim Thorpe. Mark's great Uncle is 2nd from the right.




Wild Thing's comment.......

Thank you Mark for sharing about your Great Uncle Leon with all of us.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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August 18, 2009

Megyn Kelly Discussing Michael Vick






* operation of a dogfighting ring based at a property Vick owns in southeastern Virginia

* The 19-page indictment alleged Vick was highly involved in the operation, alleging that he attended fights and paid off bets when his dogs lost. It said he also was involved in the executions of dogs that did not perform well.

* Officers reportedly found equipment associated with dogfighting, blood stains on the walls of a room and a bloodstained carpet stashed on the property. They reportedly removed more than 60 dogs from the property.

* According to the indictment, Vick decided in his rookie season of 2001, with Phillips and Taylor, to start a dogfighting operation. They named their enterprise the "Bad Newz Kennels,"

* The indictment says Vick, Peace and Phillips executed approximately eight dogs they determined not to be good fighters by hanging, drowning and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground, electrocuting and shooting.

* Two co-defendants of Michael Vick say the NFL star helped execute dogs that didn't fight well, according to federal court documents.


The Link Between Animal Abuse and Serial Killers

October 29, 2007

Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz and Jeffrey Dahmer have more in common than just being serial killers. These three murderers are also connected by the fact that each of them tortured and/or killed animals during their childhoods. "Researchers as well as FBI and other law enforcement agencies nationwide have linked animal cruelty to domestic violence, child abuse, serial killings and to the recent rash of killings by school age children", says Dr. Randall Lockwood (vice president of training and initiatives for the Humane Society of the United States.
Some children are cruel to and torture animals to impress their peers, but future serial killers usually torture animals purely for their own enjoyment. Animal abuse is a recognized sign of a mental disorder. If a child hurts animals it should be a red flag and immediate action should be taken. While there are many factors that contribute to someone becoming a serial killer, the one constant they share is animal abuse.
Jeffrey Dahmer showed an intense interest in dismembering animals as a child. As an adult he was charged with murdering and dismembering at least sixteen people. Dahmer is just one example of this. As a matter of fact, most people who are on death row for murder admit to abusing animals as children. A study done by North Eastern University and the Massachusetts SPCA found that people who abuse animals are five times more likely to abuse humans than people who do not. Albert Schweitzer said it best when the wrote that "Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives".


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Wild Thing's comment.......

What he did wasn’t a “mistake”. It’s an extreme character flaw that is a common thread running through all serial killers of humans; they start with animals. It’s not something that can be fixed; it’s woven in to the fiber of their beings.

This guy did awful things to dogs and got sadistic enjoyment out of it. Nobody forced him to do what he did.

I am not saying he should not work just that he should not be able to work in the NFL. Embezzlers do not get jobs at banks or working with mone after they serve their time.

I watched his interview hoping to see that he was sorry, it just wasn't there.

Sports is all about money, not character, maybe it used to be eons ago but not anymore.There are some great people in sports and I don't mean to dimiinish them. But this is about Michael Vick.

Yes Vick did his time, even the finding Jesus thing that has become part of the just let me out I am a changed person routine we have heard from so many prisoners. Sorry it does not fly, if he did find Jesus the proof will be in his life from now on.

Either way what he did is a sickness not just breaking the law. He brings that sickness back to the game, puts it in the minds of every sports fan watching his team play. As a so called role model to kids, that has to be considered too. Sports figures should never be role models for anyone but they are and nothing can be done about it.

I agree with Megyn, she is not over reacting, she says he can have a job that is not the point, just not back in football.


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July 16, 2009

Barack Obama and His Mom Jeans At Game by CNN




Wild Thing's comment.....


LOL I never heard of Mom jeans before. But I do so love how CNN has made some fun of their president.


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July 15, 2009

Obama Booed at All-Star Game and Laughs As He Says "We're Out of Money"



Obama faced a tough crowd in St. Louis tonight at the All-Star Game. He was booed loudly by the crowd before he threw out the first pitch.


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American hater Obama sitting in the broadcast booth with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver laughs and jokes about being out of money as he kids about a bailout for baseball. SHEESH! He really has NO respect for our country at all, this is yet another time he is laughing at running our country into the ground! Damn him! ~ Wild Thing



Wild Thing's comment......

Watch the guy driving the cart too. He glances over at Obama but notice how he looks forward again right away made me think he felt like I do, and he didn't want to even look at Obama. hahaa Then Obama reaches out to shake the drivers hand, the driver shakes it but no smile on his face at all. NONE. hahaha

Maybe I am reading it wrong but body language and fascial expressions count too and it does look like he is not that thrilled with Obama. heh heh.

We could hear the boos a lilttle better on TV, but not huge, but they were there.


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July 13, 2009

TV Screen Time Hog Obama To Join Joe Buck and McCarver in Fox Booth for All-Star Game





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President Barack Obama will join Joe Buck and Tim McCarver in the Fox booth during the All-Star Game.


Sports Illustrated

Barack Obama will be adding baseball broadcaster to his résumé. SI.com learned Sunday that the President will join Fox Sports announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver during Tuesday's All-Star Game. Obama is expected to be in the booth sometime between the third and fifth inning. SI.com reported earlier that the White House was considering Fox Sports' request to interview the President during the game.

Obama is scheduled to throw out the first pitch Tuesday in St. Louis at Busch Stadium. He will be joined by former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter in a seven-minute video address to be aired during the pregame ceremony. The video will honor 30 Americans whom MLB and People magazine have recognized for service to their communities.

Major League Baseball says the video will mark the first time all of the living U.S. presidents will participate in a ceremony at a sporting event. Following the video, Obama will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The last sitting president to throw out a first pitch at the All-Star Game was Gerald Ford, in 1976.

"We have asked [for Presidents to throw out the first pitch] on a couple of occasions, but I think this year it's so appropriate given the scope of our pregame program," says Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. "It is very consistent with what President Obama has done. I wrote to him and he immediately accepted."
Fox Sports President Ed Goren says Obama's presence will influence the setup of Fox's production in St. Louis. "We went through this during the post-9/11 World Series at Yankee Stadium for Game 3 [where President Bush threw out the first pitch]," Goren says. "The Secret Service will lock down the facility leading up to the game. There may be some limitations of camera movement, and it certainly involves a lot more communication. But it's not a big deal; it will be seamless to the viewer. And trust me, it's well worth it."
ESPN, which will cover the Home Run Derby on Monday, has also put in a request to interview Obama. "We're waiting to hear back on his availability," says ESPN spokesperson Nate Smeltz.


Wild Thing's comment........

Way to ruin an all American sport you jerk Obama!!!

Never, never, never, have I seen such a TV hound.

The ONLY way this would be ok is if Tim McCarver asks Obama about his birth certificate while he is in the booth.

Nicholas is going to be furious, he is a HUGE baseball fan and looks forward to the All-Star game and also tonights Home Run Hitting contest too.



......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.


RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


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May 03, 2009

Dallas Cowboys Dome Collapses


Dome Of Practice Facility Falls In Because Of Storm



Dallas Cowboys Dome Collapses: Dome Of Practice Facility Falls In Because Of Storm in Irving, Texas


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7 people were injured, 1 critically, at the Dallas Cowboys practice arena including special teams coach Joe DeCamillis . As many as 80 people may have been inside the dome when it collapsed shortly before 3:30 p.m. CST yesterday.


Latest UPDATE:

DFW

An air-supported roof over the Dallas Cowboys' practice field collapsed during a heavy thunderstorm Saturday afternoon, leaving 12 people injured, authorities said.

About 70 people, including more than two dozen of the team's rookies, were in the facility when it was blown down.

Former coach Dan Reeves, DeCamillis' father-in-law, said the first-year Dallas coach has a couple of broken vertebrae in his lower back.

"They say he's lucky not to be paralyzed," said Reeves, adding that DeCamillis probably will have surgery. The coach was seen being removed on a stretcher wearing a neck brace.

Cowboys scout Rich Beam is reportedly was in surgery Saturday night. Assistant secondary coach Brett Maxie was also injured, a gash on his leg was stitched up.

Names and details of other injuries were not released due to privacy issues. Players were told not to discuss the episode with reporters.

The storm hit while 27 players were going through workouts. There were about 70 people in the facility, counting coaches, other team personnel and media, officials said.

Witnesses said lights started flickering and shaking minutes before the collapse, prompting players, coaches, staff members and reporters to vacate the building. Several people were trying to exit the facility when the roof collapsed.
"I saw it coming down and didn't have time to react," secondary coach Dave Campo said. "I hit the ground and was able to get back up."

Just before the facility was flattened, winds were clocked at 64 mph, a single mph shy of the threshold for a weak tornado.

However, National Weather Service meteorologist Gary Woodall said a "microburst" may have pushed the wind beyond 70 mph at the top of the structure.



Wild Thing's comment......

Thank God no one was killed. Prayers for those injured!

This is the Cowboys Blog at the Dallas Morning news where they are discussing it.



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April 03, 2009

Tiger Woods Speech " You'll Never Walk Alone"



Tiger Woods' Speech at the Barack Obama 'We Are One' Event

Tiger Woods received an invitation to speak at Obama's inauguration. His inviters were stunned when he did not deliver the message they expected. You will see why the media swept it under the rug with no further ado.

Below is the text of his speech, entitled: "You'll Never Walk Alone,"

"I grew up in a military family — and my role models in life were my Mom and Dad, Lt. Colonel Earl Woods.
My dad was a Special Forces operator and many nights friends would visit our home. They represented every branch of service, and every rank. In my Dad, and in those guests, I saw first hand the dedication and commitment of those who serve. They come from every walk of life. From every part of our country. Time and again, across generations, they have defended our safety in the dark of night and far from home.
Each day — and particularly on this historic day — we honor the men and women in uniform who serve our country and protect our freedom. They travel to the dangerous corners of the world, and we must remember that for every person who is in uniform, there are families who wait for them to come home safely.
I am honored that the military is such an important part, not just of my personal life, but of my professional life as well. The golf tournament we do each year here in Washington is a testament to those unsung heroes. I am the son of a man who dedicated his life to his country, family and the military, and I am a better person for it.
In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln, the man whose memorial we stand, spoke to the 164th Ohio Regiment and said: "I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country."
Just as they have stood tall for our country — we must always stand by and support the men and women in uniform and their families.
Thank you, and it is now my pleasure to introduce the U.S. Naval Glee Club."


Tiger Woods' two-minute tribute to the military at the Inaugural Celebration in Washington, D.C. was an honor to hear. You know he was greatly pressured to be there. Liberals have been mad at him for a decade for not joining their ranks. You know he didn't want to be there. So instead of paying homage to Obama, he paid tribute to our soldiers.

Not one time did he mention Obama, the inauguration or the new administration.

He knew beforehand that his stated love for America, and his appreciation for our military men & women would anger them further.

But Tiger is his own man; his father taught him to be his own man. He is undaunting in his praise for America.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

I have no idea what Tiger's politics may or may not be. I would assume he was an Obama supporter. I love that in his speech he did not mention Obama at all. That had to be intentional. I have always respect Tiger for never getting on the Angry Black racialist bandwagon. I like how he refused to become the great Obama’s praise singer and used his time to speak up for our men in uniform.

I just wonder if McCain's stupid team even asked Tiger to speak during their campaign, if they reached out to him at all, or were too busy letting the media go after Palin was more important to them.


.....Thank you BobF, for sending this to me.

BobF
SMSgt, USAF
1973 - 1999


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February 16, 2009

New England Patriots Running Back Sammy Morris Visits Troops in Iraq



The soldiers wouldn't let Morris fire their weapons, but they at least let him pose like "Rambro."




Back row: Sammy Morris, Willie Roaf, Josh Wilson

Front row: Raiderettes Jovann Walker, Ariel Ogilvie, Meena Shams


New England Patriots Running Back Sammy Morris Visits the Troops in Iraq

Sammy Morris with a small group of NFL players and cheerleaders visited the troops and watched the Super Bowl XLIII with them.

Our group consists of Jody Pucello, the tour leader, Josh Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, retired offensive lineman Willie Roaf, and three Oakland Raiderettes: Ariel Ogilvie, Jovann Canada, and Meena Shams.

Blog notes

It is great to be part of such a trip with a group of guys/gals that are down to earth and fun to be around -- even though Willie is terrible at dominoes!
We arrived in Kuwait after a long flight, got our bags and headed to our base. We pretty much laid low at that point, resting up for our first day of meet-and-greets with the troops.
Our first day had us going to two bases to sign autographs, take pictures and just hang out with the men and women serving there. Just walking around here is enough to make one appreciate what we have in the U.S. as well as what the troops do to ensure that. My brother is in the Air Force and I've talked to him while on various deployments. I've spoken with troops stateside, but being here is a remarkable experience and one I will always cherish.

"A large part of the day was spent traveling along the dusty, barren, camel-ridden highways of Kuwait. It's kind of funny driving along these roads and seeing absolutely nothing but the sandiest sand (if that even means anything) and then, out of nowhere, you see a Burger King! Then for another stretch of several quizillion dusty miles, you see not one single thing, then all of a sudden there's a strip mall adjacent to a large condo complex, and some guy selling beaded necklaces. Very different from what I'm used to (and by the way, "quizillion" is actually an ancient term which, in English, literally translates to "Damn, that's a lot of dirt!")
What I really found interesting was that among all this dirt, you would occassionally see these tents scattered around or sometimes in clusters varying in size and color. When we asked what they were, our security escort said they were basically families choosing to live in the desert to sort of "get back to their roots." I'm unsure of how long each family does so, but I found it amazing that people chose to bring their families out into basically nothing. "
The meet-and-greets put on by the people from Pro Sports MVP are a fun and relaxed way to meet the troops. Although I'm quite sure they enjoy meeting, greeting and taking pictures with the cheerleaders more than Willie Roaf, Josh Wilson and myself, I still get a kick out of it when the troops ask to take pictures with me holding their guns! I'm always like, "Man, I was hoping you would ask! Can I shoot a couple rounds too?!" ... negative. Oh well, once again I took the opportunity to play tough and actually somehow managed to take a Rambo-type picture, minus the bandana, while holding two guns at the same time! I call it 'Rambro'-ridiculous. I know, but it was just too tempting and easy! To give you an idea of how small the world is, while visiting the soldiers at "The Rock", I actually met not one but two people who knew my dad back in Texas.
The drive back to our base was probably highlighted by our attempts to feed the camels while driving by. It basically turned into Josh throwing fruit at the camels while they stared at us like "stupid Americans."
We were also invited to a naval base and were allowed to not only take a boat ride, but drive one as well!
Getting to drive it was an experience in itself. The water was a bit choppy, so probably not the ideal learning situation, but going about 35 m.p.h. in these boats feels a lot faster than doing 35 in a car. I imagine driving on a still surface has something to do with that as well!
As our first day came to a close, I realized a few similarities in how the troops operate as a team and the way I do as an athlete. We both rely on others to ensure success and we both practice in anticipation of the "real thing."


"On a personal level, coming here is an example of the things I try to teach my kids. Gratitude, humbleness, etc., are all things I've experienced in my short time here."

I got to sit and chat with a soldier who happened to be a life-long Patriots fan, and he explained how he would watch our games before departing on a mission and how watching us play would brighten his day. That's just one of the humbling conversations I've had, where a soldier tells me that what I do helps him when he willfully goes into harm's way! Unbelievable."



Aside from an armed soldier at the table, this picture could have been taken anywhere. Who knew they had Subway shops in Kuwait?




Close-up view of an Apache helicopter





Gunner's view from a Blackhawk chopper.




Blackhawk in flight.


Blackhawks on the tarmac.



This trip marked the first time Sammy had ever seen a camel in person, so he documented the experience with a photo.


General Raymond Odierno, the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force in Iraq.



Apache pilot Mr. Freeze gives Sammy a firsthand look at the helicopter's cockpit.




General Jeffery Hammond briefed Sammy on some of the locations of heavy combat n Iraq.



Wild Thing's comment......

It is always interesting to me when someone goes to visit our troops and what they say about it. What stands out to them and it also tells a lot about the person that they will take home in their hearts forever.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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February 01, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII





Super Bowl XLIII will be played at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. This will be the fourth time that Tampa has hosted a Super Bowl, and the second time for the Raymond James Stadium.


Troops in Iraq allowed beer for Super Bowl

Air Force Times


BAGHDAD

American troops in Iraq will be allowed to drink beer without fear of court-martial for this year’s Super Bowl — an exception to a strict military ban on drinking alcohol in combat zones.

In what is sure to be a major morale boost, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno, issued a waiver Wednesday paving the way for troops to participate in the popular American football tradition.

Super Bowl XLIII will kick off on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla., but it will be 2 a.m. in Baghdad when the live broadcast starts. Troops will gather in dining halls on military bases nationwide to watch the game.

A copy of the waiver said the consumption of alcoholic beverages will be limited to Feb. 1-2, and service members can only have two, 12-ounce beers each.

Odierno also appeared to acknowledge the sensitivity of drinking alcohol in an Islamic country, particularly considering the game falls during a holy period for Iraq’s majority Shiite Muslims.

The waiver orders commanders to “keep in mind all host nation laws and customs regarding alcohol consumption” and “to exercise discretion and good judgment in enforcing these guidelines and restrictions.”

U.S. troops have been banned from drinking, possessing or selling alcoholic beverages under a general order that also bans them from possessing pornography and other activities. They can face a reduction in pay or rank or even a court-martial if they violate the rule.

The Washington Post reported that several service members said the only other time the ban was lifted was in 2005, for troops operating under the Baghdad command.

Drinking alcohol isn’t illegal in Iraq but is banned under Islam, and extremists have frequently targeted liquor stores.


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Deployed Troops to Watch Super Bowl From Forward Operating Base Tillman

As deployed U.S. troops pull up to their TV screens this weekend to watch the Arizona Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLIII, there's likely to be a special sense of commemoration at Forward Operating Base Tillman in Afghanistan.

The remote base in Afghanistan's Paktia province is named in memory of Army Sgt. Pat Tillman. Tillman was a three-year starter for the Cardinals, but left the team before the 2002 season to join the Army after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He became an Army Ranger and deployed to Afghanistan, where he was killed during a highly publicized friendly-fire incident in April 2004.

Only two of the Cardinals headed for Tampa for the Super Bowl were Tillman's teammates. But Adrian Wilson, a rookie during Tillman's final season, told the New York Daily News Tillman's memory lives on. "He's not a forgotten man," he said. "He's an inspiration for the whole organization."

The Pat Tillman Memorial erected near the stadium includes an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound white bronze sculpture of Tillman and a circular reflection pond on the Pat Tillman Freedom Plaza that surrounds the stadium.

These troops, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry "White Currahees" Regiment, serve as a trip wire to Taliban infiltrators attempting to cross the Pakistan border, less than two miles to the east.

Army Maj. Jason Westbrock, the unit's executive officer, said he expects many of his soldiers to watch the Super Bowl, which will be broadcast live on American Forces Network. AFN Afghanistan is coordinating with the Pentagon Channel to produce a video tribute to Tillman, and hopes to air it during the game.


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National Football League, Military Continue Super Bowl Traditions

From fighter jet flyovers to military performances at halftime shows, the National Football League and U.S. military have shared more than 40 years of Super Bowl history.

The tradition continues on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla., during Super Bowl XLIII, with Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, performing the ceremonial coin toss for the Arizona Cardinals' and Pittsburgh Steelers' team captains.

"It is a privilege to represent our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in the coin-toss ceremony," Petraeus told American Forces Press Service today in an e-mail. "And it is an honor to thank the NFL commissioner and the teams and players for all that they have done in recent years to recognize the service of our troopers and their families."

The Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration squadron is set for a pregame flyover, and an all-service U.S. Special Operations Command color guard is planned to present the nation's colors during the game's national anthem.

Air Force Tech Sgt. Holly Bracken will be on the field in the color guard formation, presenting the Air Force colors. She's privileged to represent her service and the military, she said, adding that it just wouldn't be a Super Bowl without military support.

"It's such an honor to go there and present the colors," said Bracken, who grew up near Pittsburgh rooting for the Steelers. "You can't have the presentation of the colors without [military] representation."

The NFL-military Super Bowl partnership stems from the first Air Force flyover in 1968 over Miami's Orange Bowl for Super Bowl II. Ever since, flyovers have become a staple of the Super Bowl, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said, citing military flyovers as "an unbelievable experience" to watch from the football field.

Since then, the military has supported flyovers for nearly every Super Bowl, he said. Also, military choirs have performed the pregame national anthem twice, with the U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale singing for Super Bowl VI in 1972, and a combined chorus from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy singing for Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005.

The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performed at halftime for Super Bowl VI in 1972, and the U.S. Air Force Band did the same in 1985 for Super Bowl XIX.

The military even has taken on its normal role as peacekeeper and protector for past Super Bowls, with the Florida Army National Guard taking part in security efforts in 2005 and 2007 along with other federal and state agencies.

"The NFL has had a longstanding tradition of supporting the military," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told American Forces Press Service during a phone interview. "We have a great appreciation for what the military does and feel honored to include the military in the Super Bowl."

Throughout the years, the Super Bowl has become one of the most highly rated televised events of the year. This year, Super Bowl XLIII will be broadcast to more than 230 countries to a potential worldwide audience of more than 1 billion viewers, including military members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

McCarthy said the NFL is working with NBC, which has the broadcast rights for Super Bowl XLIII, to coordinate a "look-in" from some of those military members serving abroad. A live satellite feed will show military football fans watching the big game from a military post in the Middle East, he explained.

"The NFL feels that the 70,000 fans attending the Super Bowl this year should be cheering louder for the military than the two teams playing," he said. "It is, indeed, very important for the NFL to look for every opportunity to support the troops."



Mr. Jim Freeland, corporate chef, principal for Lou Malnati’s, signs a wall-sized troop greeting card at Lou Malnati’s corporate office in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 23, before shipping two crates of Schlitz beer and a truck-load of pizza to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan for Super Bowl XLIII.


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Cardinals Cheerleaders Prepare for Big Audience Yet





Cardinals Cheerleaders Make Whirlwind Preparations for Biggest Audience Yet

FOX news

The Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders have prepared dance routines to five new songs, adjusted their beauty regimen to a humid climate and traveled to Florida for their biggest game yet, Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa on Sunday, the Arizona Republic reports.

The 28-member team, made up of women who work as engineers, mothers, teachers and students off the field, toured Raymond James Stadium on Friday to see where they would be performing.

Team captain Marcie (whose last name the Cardinals will not release for security purposes), an electrical engineer, told the Arizona Republic that the whole team is thrilled to be part of the Cardinals' first trip to the Super Bowl.

"It's almost overwhelming," she told the Republic. "We're just so proud to be part of this."

The team had only two weeks to adapt their best routines to songs chosen by the NFL such as No Doubt's "Hey Baby" and the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There."



Wild Thing's comment.......

The Steelers don't have cheerleaders, I think all the teams should have them. It makes it nice and also they do a lot for our troops and many of them make tours to visit the troops at Bases here at home and also where the troops are deployed.


....Thank you Darth for sending the article to me.

Darth
U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster
84-97


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Kiddie and Her Terrible Towel



A video of my border collie, kiddie, waving her Terrible Towel while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.


NOTE from the person that made this video:

*The music for this video used to be "The Pennsylvania Polka" by Frankie Yankovic. However, a jealous fan from another team claimed a copyright infringement on our use of the Pennsylvania Polka.
So, we swapped out the audio using Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" courtesy of Youtube's royalty free audio. However, we just got a notice that this song was no longer available to be used by Youtube users. Now, it should be "Battle Hymn of The Republic" played on some late 80's sounding electric guitar.




Wild Thing's comment......

LOL this little dog is so funny. The way he will start and stop too is so cute.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM

Kurt and Brenda Warner




Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner (L) hugs his wife Brenda after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL's NFC Championship football game in Glendale, Arizona January 18, 2009.


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Kurtis the Stock Boy and Brenda the Checkout Girl


In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working when a new voice came over the loud speaker asking for a carry out at register 4. Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and decided to answer the call. As he approached the check-out stand a distant smile caught his eye, the new check-out girl was beautiful. She was an older woman (maybe 26, and he was only 22) and he fell in love.

Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the punch clock to find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled softly at him, took her card and punched out, then left. He looked at her card, BRENDA. He walked out only to see her start walking up the road. Next day, he waited outside as she left the supermarket, and offered her a ride home. He looked harmless enough, and she accepted. When he dropped her off, he asked if maybe he could see her again, outside of work. She simply said it wasn't possible.

He pressed and she explained she had two children and she couldn't afford a baby-sitter, so he offered to pay for the baby-sitter. Reluctantly she accepted his offer for a date for the following Saturday. That Saturday night he arrived at her door only to have her tell him that she was unable to go with him. The baby-sitter had called and canceled. To which Kurtis simply said, "Well, let's take the kids with us."

She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option, but again not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda, brought him inside to meet her children. She had an older daughter who was just as cute as a bug, Kurtis thought, then Brenda brought out her son, in a wheelchair. He was born a paraplegic with Down Syndrome.

Kurtis asked Brenda, "I still don't understand why the kids can't come with us?" Brenda was amazed. Most men would run away from a woman with two kids, especially if one had disabilities - just like her first husband
and father of her children had done. Kurtis was not ordinary - - - he had a different mindset.

That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the kids, went to dinner and the movies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take care of him. When he needed to use the restroom, he picked him up out of his wheelchair, took him and brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis. At the end of the evening, Brenda
knew this was the man she was going to marry and spend the rest of her life with.

A year later, they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her children. Since then they have added two more kids.

So what happened to Kurtis the stock boy and Brenda the check-out girl?

Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in Arizona , where he is currently employed as the quarterback of the National Football League Arizona Cardinals and has his Cardinals in the hunt for a possible appearance in the Super Bowl. Is this a surprise ending or could you have guessed that he was not an ordinary person.

It should be noted that he also quarterbacked the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. He has also been the NLF's Most Valuable Player twice and the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player. For those of you who don't know this: Kurtis is a Christian and proclaims it every chance he gets


Wild Thing's comment........

I just LOVE this story!! One other thing,

Brenda was a nurse, a cheerleader and also is a United States Marine Corps veteran.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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June 07, 2008

Legendary Sportscaster Jim McKay Dead at 86



Born James Kenneth McManus
September 24, 1921(1921-09-24)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Served in U.S.Navy, 1943-46


Jim McKay, the veteran and eloquent sportscaster thrust into the role of telling Americans about the tragedy at the 1972 Munich Olympics, has died. He was 86.

McKay died Saturday of natural causes at his farm in Monkton, Md.



He was host of ABC's influential "Wide World of Sports" for more than 40 years, starting in 1961. The weekend series introduced viewers to all manner of strange, compelling and far-flung sports events.

McKay also covered 12 Olympics, but none more memorably than the Summer Games in Munich, Germany. He was the anchor when events turned grim with the news that Palestinian terrorists kidnapped 11 Israeli athletes. It was left to McKay to tell Americans when a commando raid to rescue the athletes ended in tragedy.

"They're all gone," McKay said.

The terse, haunting comment was replayed many times through the years when the events of Munich were chronicled.

"I had to control myself. I was full of emotion," McKay recalled. "But when you are a professional, it is important to communicate what it is like, to capture the moment."

Sports, McKay said, lost its innocence that day.

"Jim was at his best during what had to be his most difficult assignment, hosting with skill and sensitivity ABC's blanket coverage of the 1972 Munich Olympics hostage crisis," President Bush said in a statement. " We are also grateful for Jim's service to his country as a Naval officer aboard a minesweeper during World War II."

He won both a news and sports Emmy Award for his coverage of the Munich Olympics in addition to the prestigious George Polk award.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, McKay was the first on-air television broadcaster seen in Baltimore. He worked at CBS Sports briefly, but did his most memorable work at ABC Sports when it dominated the business under leader Roone Arledge.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Jim McKay was so good and he will be missed. He was such a huge part of sports and the Olympics too.

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February 03, 2008

Superbowl Super Sunday Tour To Iraq To Visit Troops




Jason Elam, a former Hawaii kicker and all-pro with the Denver Broncos, will visit United States troops in Iraq from Jan. 28 to Feb. 8, on a goodwill military Super Sunday Tour in celebration of the Super Bowl.
"I jumped at the opportunity to participate in this visit to Iraq," says Elam, who played for UH from 1989-92. "I have a brother in the Army and have nothing but respect for the men and women serving overseas. This seemed like a great way to express my support firsthand."

Organized by Pro Sports MVP, Elam will be joined on the 10-day tour by Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Dwight, former Oakland Raiders offensive guard Steve Wisniewski, and Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders Sarah Johnson and Krisandra Shimpa.

The tour group will watch the New England Patriots play the New York Giants with troops in the wee hours of the morning in Iraq.

Elam, who recently released his first novel "Monday Night Jihad" co-authored with Steve Yohn, will be signing copies of his book during the tour.

Elam's novel has a strong military theme as the central character Riley Covington is an Air Force Academy graduate who fulfills his military commitment serving in Air Forces Special Ops in Afghanistan and then goes on to play professional football. A terrorist attack on his home turf pulls Covington back into his Special Ops life. Elam based the character on former Air Force graduates Steve Russ, Chad Henning and Chis Gizzi. Elam will write a blog and post pictures from the tour on the website.


Website for Jason Elam is doing in Iraq at http://mondaynightjihad.blogspot.com/

Website for his book

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Troops To See Super Bowl Thanks To Texas Businessman


Troops To See Super Bowl Thanks To Businessman

Houston news

HOUSTON

An Army sergeant and his buddies will get to watch the Super Bowl in Iraq, thanks to a Houston businessman, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.

"I am in the United States Army. I am from Houston, Texas, currently serving a 15-month deployment in Baghdad, Iraq," Sgt. Aaron Simmons wrote in a letter to Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale, the owner of Gallery Furniture. "We have been trying to come up with ideas of how to get a TV, and I thought it would be a good idea to ask you."

Mattress Mac had just the TV -- a 42-inch high-definition flat screen.

But there was a problem. The letter had a military address, but no quick-shipping address and no fast way of contacting Simmons.

McIngvale called the head of the United Service Organizations for help finding Simmons.

Retired Lt. Col. Susie Barlow, Houston's USO president, called the Army.

"I need a specific location on how I can track this down," Barlow said. "(The Army) said, 'I can't help you with that, but we can make it so that we can get him,' on such and such a date to a point to get the TV."

The TV costs about $2,000, but the shipping for the TV, DVD player and other gifts costs even more.

McIngvale said the money did not matter.

"These kids are over there putting their life on the line so we can enjoy these freedoms," he said. "Yet he (Simmons) says, 'I know how expensive a TV can be, so I will not be disappointed if you cannot send one.'"

The TV was to arrive on Tuesday, five days before the Super Bowl.



Wild Thing's comment........

Here is the VIDEO of the news about this story. CLICK HERE to be taken to website where video is locatied. It is a wonderful video and also tells added information that will make your heart smile. He also supports the USO and the video tells about that too.

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*~ Superbowl Sunday ~*




Super Bowl XLII will reach one billion people worldwide.

"When the AFL and NFL decided that they would combine into a single league in 1971, they also agreed to start playing a championship game after the 1966 season. Officially called the AFL-NFL Championship, it was soon nicknamed the Super Bowl. The first Super Bowl, though, between the NFL's Green Bay Packers and the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs, wasn't so excitedly anticipated. The main question seemed to be how large Green Bay's margin of victory would be. NFL Super Bowl Tickets cost only $12, and the game still wasn't a sellout at that time. The Packers won the game 35 to 10. They also won Super Bowl II 33-14 over the Oakland Raiders. It wasn't until Joe Namath guaranteed victory for the AFL's underdog New York Jets in Super Bowl III and then delivered a 16-7 win over the Baltimore Colts that interest rose, particularly with the impending joining of the two leagues."




STADIUM
The stadium seats 63,400 for Cardinals games, but will provide approximately 10,000 more seats for Super Bowl XLII.

Site: University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, Arizona
Date: February 3, 2008
Kick-off: 6:17 p.m. EST odd time 6:17 not sure why the 17!!??
Network: FOX
Radio: Westwood One
Home Team: New England Patriots
Away Team: New York Giants
Halftime Performance: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Price of tickets

Section: 423 Row:20 ....... $1409


FRONT ROW 50 YARD LINE LOWER LEVEL OVER PATRIOTS BENCH
Section: 109 Row:1 ........... $9400
Section: 109* Row: 13....... $10340


Internet Only version of the 2007 GoDaddy.com Super Bowl commercial starring GoDaddy Girl Candice Michelle, IndyCar's Danica Patrick, the Teutuls from American Chopper, AHDRAs Valerie Thompson and Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of GoDaddy.com




Cost of a commercial shown during the Superbowl

Last year, the big game was the highest rated TV show in the U.S. with more than 93 million people tuning in, according to Nielsen. And this year, with two teams from huge markets competing, the Super Bowl could draw even more viewers.

The average cost for a 30 second spot during this year's game is $2.7 million, according to Fox, the News Corp (NWS, Fortune 500).-owned network that will broadcast the Super Bowl. That's up slightly from last year when the going rate was $2.6 million and more than double the 1997 price of $1.2 million.


These were the teams that everyone picked for this last season. I hope you all had fun and thank you for being a part of football at Theodore's World. For those of you whose team did not make it to the Superbowl I am so sorry, and let's hope for next year. For those rooting for the Patriots and the Giants, CONGRATULATIONS!!


(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's
Steve - (USAF) - Bronco's
Tony - (USARMY) - Redskins







Giants 17
Patriots 14

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January 23, 2008

Lt. Col. Greg Gadson Is Giants' Inspirational Co-Captain



Lieutenant Colonel Greg Gadson Is Giants' Inspirational Co-Captain

NY Daily News




Eli Manning celebrates NFC title with U.S. Army Lt. Col Greg Gadson, who lost both legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq but, as honorary co-captain, has become part of the Super Bowl-bound team.

His name is Lt. Col. Greg Gadson and he used to wear No. 98 for the Army football team and was with the Second Battalion and 32nd Field Artillery, on his way back from a memorial service for two soldiers from his brigade when he lost both his legs to a roadside bomb in Bahgdad. It was the night of May 7, 2007, and Lt. Col. Gadson didn't know it at the time because he couldn't possibly have known, but it was the beginning of a journey that brought him to Lambeau Field Sunday night.

He was there as an honorary co-captain of the Giants, there on the sideline at Lambeau because this Giants' season has become his season now and he wasn't going to watch from some box. This is a Giant at the Super Bowl worth knowing about, as much as any of them.

"Me being a part of this team," Gadson was saying Monday night from his home in Virginia, having made it back there from Green Bay, "really starts with the team I played on at West Point."

He played at West Point between 1985 and 1988, and one of his teammates was Mike Sullivan, who played cornerback and some safety and is now one of Tom Coughlin's assistants with the Giants. When Sullivan and so many other of Gadson's teammates found out what had happened on the night of May 7, found that Gadson had first lost his left leg to arterial infections and then his right, it brought that old Army team back together.

"My injury turned out to be a catalyst event," Gadson said. "These were guys who hadn't talked in years, but now were rallying around me, and my family. Some of us had stayed in contact, but not to any great degree. But now an incident in a war reminded us that we were still brothers."

Sullivan visited Gadson at Walter Reed, came back in June, this time with a No. 98 Giants jersey, Gadson's own name on the back, signed by several Giants players. When Sullivan left that day in June, he said to Gadson, "What else can we do?"

Greg Gadson said he'd love to take his family to a Giants game.

It was the Giants-Redskins game, in Washington, third Sunday of the season, Giants 0-2 by then. The tickets were arranged and then the Friday before the game Mike Sullivan called and asked if Gadson would be interested in addressing the team on Saturday night.

Gadson's wife Kim drove him to the Giants' hotel. Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, Second Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, old outside linebacker from Army, spoke to the Giants. And just as no one knew that the Giants would begin a 10-game road winning streak the next day, just as no one knew this could ever become a Super Bowl season, no one in that room including Gadson himself knew that the soldier in the wheelchair was joining the season that night.

"I just spoke from the heart, as a soldier and as a former football player," he said, "for about 10 or 15 minutes. I talked to them about appreciating the opportunities in their lives, how special and privileged they were, how everybody needs to understand what they truly have. And I talked to them about the power of sports in people's lives, especially soldiers' lives, how many times I'd watched soldiers get up in the middle of the night after a 12-hour shift if there is a chance to watch a game, or how soldiers would do anything to watch a game before they went on that kind of shift.
"I told them that of course after all the exteriors had been stripped away, they played the game for themselves. But that they had to play the game for each other. Then I talked about myself, how my old teammates came to my need, and how I was reminded again the power of a team, the emotional commitment teammates have for each other, that when a team finds a way to do things greater than they thought they could do, that they couldn't have done individually, that a bond is formed that can live forever.
"I told them that truly great teams usually form that bond by going through something together, and how whatever they were going through at that point in the season that no success ever came easy. And finally I reminded them that nothing is promised to anybody in this life, starting with tomorrow."

He watched from the sidelines at Lambeau as the team he met at 0-2 played the way it played against the Packers and played itself to the Super Bowl, watched as the Giants came back from that missed field goal at the end of regulation, finally saw Lawrence Tynes kick it through from 47 yards out.

"When the ball went through, you could feel the elation on our sidelines, and hear the stadium go quiet at the same time," Gadson said. "It was like the air being let out of a whole state's soul. And then the next thing I saw was my son jumping in the air and running on that field."

The boy ran for both of them.


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Wild Thing's comment........

I really liked what Lt. Col. Greg Gadson said to the team as well it is a great and touching story about one of our soldiers.


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January 22, 2008

Superbowl Threat Assessment After Stolen Equipment



Thefts of Official Credentials, Uniforms Could Facilitate Super Bowl Attack

Homeland Security Today ...for complete article

WASHINGTON, DC.

JANUARY 21, 2008

Security for Super Bowl XLII, to be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium Feb. 3, is being described as “unprecedented,” and will include both covert and overt measures like ATF bomb-sniffing dogs trained to ferret out liquid explosives.

But the federal government’s terrorism threat assessment of the upcoming game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants outlines concerns about stolen official law enforcement credentials, uniforms, weapons, and other equipment that could be used to “infiltrate” the stadium complex to carry out an attack.

“High-profile” events like this, which the Arizona Counterterrorism Information Center said is expected to draw over half-a-million visitors, “make [them] a desirable target for domestic or international terrorists,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) threat assessment says.

While the assessment makes clear that the Intelligence Community “has not identified a credible terrorist threat to Super Bowl XLII and its related events,” one of the three “key findings” of the nine-page threat assessment, a copy of which was obtained by HSToday.us, is that “the threats of greatest concern” during events like this “include individuals impersonating law enforcement and other security personnel and insiders to facilitate attacks.”

further down in artricle..........

“It is important to remember that terrorists are trained to blend in and assimilate to their surroundings,” the Arizona Counterterrorism Information Center said in a Jan. 8 “terrorism awareness” bulletin.

Consequently, "illicit use of such credentials to gain access to the grounds of the Super Bowl or to associated events may be difficult to detect,” the assessment says.

The Super Bowl threat assessment points out that during a NASCAR race in Talladega, Alabama in May 2005, “an individual using a hat and jacket bearing the FBI insignia impersonated an FBI special agent to gain access to areas of the track. He was not questioned by security personnel or staff and was able to move freely within restricted areas.”


Wild Thing's comment........

What I don't get is why if this has happened before they are so lax about guarding these things in the future. Obviously this is one way for terrorists to do something horrible and precautions should be taken seriously.

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January 20, 2008

Football Getting Down To The Final Teams




Another Go Daddy Commercial




Some fun commercials played during the Superbowl




Here are the matchups for today ( Sunday 20th )

3:00 EST CBS
Chargers (11-5-0)
Patriots (16-0-0)


6:30 EST FOX
Giants (10-6-0)
Packers (13-3-0)



These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's
Steve - (USAF) - Bronco's
Tony - (USARMY) - Redskins



FINAL scores:


Patriots 21
Chargers 12



Sorry about all the Caps, it is how it was available:



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...COLD CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT...

AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT GREEN BAY AND NORTHEAST
WISCONSIN TONIGHT. 400 PM TEMPERATURES WERE JUST ABOVE ZERO...WITH
WIND CHILLS OF 15 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO.

TEMPERATURES WILL START TO FALL OFF DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON...AND
SHOULD DROP TO 7 BELOW ZERO BY 900 PM. WINDS WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH...SO
WIND CHILLS SHOULD BE IN THE 20 TO 25 BELOW ZERO RANGE THROUGHOUT THE
EVENING.

IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO BE OUTSIDE THIS EVENING...MAKE SURE YOU ARE
DRESSED FOR THE WEATHER. SEVERAL LAYERS OF LIGHT CLOTHING PROVIDE MORE
WARMTH THAN A SINGLE HEAVY LAYER. BE SURE TO WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES OR
MITTENS. AVOID ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES...THEY CAUSE THE BODY TO LOSE HEAT
MORE RAPIDLY.



FINAL SCORE! WOW! Giants!
Giants 23
Packers 20


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January 12, 2008

Football Weekend Schedule




LOL this video is so funny!



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Here are the matchups for the weekend.

4:30 EST on FOX

Seahawks (10-6-0)
Packers (13-3-0)


8:00 EST on CBS

Jaguars (11-5-0)
Patriots (16-0-0)


Sunday 1:00 EST on CBS

Chargers (11-5-0)
Colts (13-3-0)


4:30 EST on FOX

Giants (10-6-0)
Cowboys (13-3-0)


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These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's
Steve - (USAF) - Bronco's
Tony - (USARMY) - Redskins



FINAL scores for Saturday's games:

Seahawks 20
Packers 42

Jaguars 20
Patriots 31



FINAL scores for Sunday's games:

Chargers 28
Colts 24


Giants 21
Cowboys 17


GREAT games today the last one with the Giants and Cowboy's almost went the other way, it was a great game to watch right up to the last 9 seconds.


Congratulations to all whose team(s) won.


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January 06, 2008

Let The Second Season Begin!





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Nude Budweiser Commercial .........LOL



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UNCENSORED GoDaddy SuperBowl TV Commercial - LOL this one is funny too.



Saturday's , January 5, 2008 FINAL

Redskins 14
Seahawks 35

Jaguars 31
Steelers 29


Sunday 1:00 EST Fox

Giants
Buccaneers

4:30 EST CBS
Titans
Chargers


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December 30, 2007

Football Week Seventeen




Sweethearts for Soldiers



Dallas Cheerleaders came with Wayne Newton for a concert at Camp Anaconda,
Balad, Iraq, Nov 2003. Neal McCoy is singing for them. Video by Sgt. John Hansen, 109th Med.



NFL POST SEASON STANDINGS - WEEK 17

AFC

#1 - New England Patriots - have clinched #1 seed.

#2 - Indianapolis Colts - have clinched #2 seed.

#3 - San Diego Chargers - can clinch #3 seed with a win or a Steelers loss.

#4 - Pittsburgh Steelers - can clinch #3 seed with a win and a Chargers loss or tie.

#5 - Jacksonville Jaguars - have clinched #5 seed.

#6 - Cleveland Browns - can clinch #6 seed with a Titans loss OR a win and tie and a Titans tie.

#7 - Tennessee Titans - can clinch #6 seed with a win or a tie and a Browns loss.

NFC

#1 - Dallas Cowboys - have clinched #1 seed.

#2 - Green Bay Packers - have clinched #2 seed.

#3 - Seattle Seahawks - have clinched #3 seed.

#4 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - have clinched #4 seed.

#5 - New York Giants - have clinched #5 seed.

#6 - Washington Redskins - can clinch #6 seed with a win, a tie and a Vikings loss or tie OR a Vikings loss and a Saints loss or tie.

#7 - Minnesota Vikings - can clinch #6 seed with a win and a Redskins loss or tie OR a tie and a Redskins loss.

#8 - New Orleans Saints - can clinch #6 seed with a win and a Redskins and Vikings loss.


Here are the matchups for Week of Sunday, December 30th Time (EST)

SF @ CLE 1:00 PM
JAC @ HOU 1:00 PM
NO @ CHI 1:00 PM
DET @ GB 1:00 PM
BUF @ PHI 1:00 PM
CIN @ MIA 1:00 PM
SEA @ ATL 1:00 PM
CAR @ TB 1:00 PM
DAL @ WAS 4:15 PM
PIT @ BAL 4:15 PM
STL @ ARI 4:15 PM
MIN @ DEN 4:15 PM
SD @ OAK 4:15 PM
KC @ NYJ 4:15 PM
TEN @ IND 8:15 PM
Byes: None


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's
Steve - (USAF) - Bronco's
Tony - (USARMY) - Redskins



Sunday FINAL Scores

JAC 28 @ HOU 42 FINAL
CAR 31 @ TB 23 FINAL
BUF 9 @ PHI 17 FINAL
CIN 38 @ MIA 25 FINAL
DET 13 @ GB 34 FINAL
SF 7 @ CLE 20 FINAL
NO 25 @ CHI 33 FINAL
SEA 41 @ ATL 44 FINAL
MIN 19 @ DEN 22 FINAL
STL 19 @ ARI 48 FINAL
SD 30 @ OAK 17 FINAL
DAL 6 @ WAS 27 FINAL
PIT 21 @ BAL 27 FINAL
KC 10 @ NYJ 13 FINAL
TEN 16 @ IND 10 FINAL


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December 29, 2007

Networks Agree To Rare Simulcast Of Patriots - Giants Game



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NBC & CBS to Air Patriots-Giants
The networks agree to rare simulcast of professional sports event

Washington, D.C.

And also an article HERE


CBS and NBC have agreed to carry this Saturday's historic game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants in High-Definition.

The two networks will show a simulcast of the NFL Network's HDTV broadcast of the game, Seth Palansky, a NFL Network spokesman, told TVPredictions.com this evening.

Standard-def viewers will get the SD broadcast, the spokesman said.

The Patriots are seeking to be the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to go undefeated for an entire season.

Until now, it appeared that millions of cable viewers would miss the game because Time Warner, Charter and Cablevision have refused to carry the NFL Network, which has the rights to the Patriots-Giants broadcast.

The cable operators say the network is demanding unreasonable terms to carry it.

But a league spokesman tells the New York Times that the network, which is owned by the league, approached CBS and NBC to carry the game and they agreed.

It will be the first time that two major broadcast networks will simulcast a NFL game since the 1967 Super Bowl.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Saturday.

FINAL

38 New England Patriots
35 New York Giants

AWESOME win! The first undefeated NFL team in 35 years!


And hats off to the Giants, who played a helluva game to the end.
I really thought the Giants were going to win this, but then Brady shows why he is this decade’s Joe Montana. That throw to Moss was something.


Patriots Make History With 16-0 Season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With one mighty heave, Tom Brady and Randy Moss took care of the record books. Now it's down to business for the unbeaten New England Patriots: stamping themselves as the greatest team in NFL history.

The Patriots completed a perfect if somewhat joyless journey through the regular season Saturday night, finishing with a remarkable 16-0 record following a thrilling 38-35 comeback victory over the New York Giants.

New England became the first NFL team since the 1972 Dolphins to win every game on the schedule, and that one was only 14-0. This victory required a comeback from a 12-point deficit engineered by the brilliant Brady, and smashed the Patriots' league mark for consecutive victories.

Validation of their inexorable march through the season can only come by adding a Super Bowl championship, their fourth of the decade. Do that and there'll be no challenge to their spot at the top.


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December 23, 2007

Football Week Sixteen



Bronco cheerleaders in Afghanistan



Giants (at Bills), Vikes (vs. Skins) and Jags (vs. Raiders) are among teams that could clinch playoff berths Sunday.


Here are the matchups for Week of Sunday, December 23th Time (EST)

GB @ CHI 1:00 PM
CLE @ CIN 1:00 PM
HOU @ IND 1:00 PM
NYG @ BUF 1:00 PM
PHI @ NO 1:00 PM
OAK @ JAC 1:00 PM
KC @ DET 1:00 PM
TB @ SF 4:05 PM
ATL @ ARI 4:05 PM
NYJ @ TEN 4:15 PM
BAL @ SEA 4:15 PM
MIA @ NE 4:15 PM
WAS @ MIN 8:15 PM

Monday, December 24 Time (EST)
DEN @ SD
Byes: None


Saturday, December 29 Time (EST)
NE @ NYG 8:00 PM


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's
Steve - (USAF) - Bronco's
Tony - (USARMY) - Redskins



Sunday FINAL Scores

HOU 15 @ IND 38 FINAL
KC 20 @ DET 25 FINAL
NYG 38 @ BUF 21 FINAL
OAK 11 @ JAC 49 FINAL
PHI 38 @ NO 23 FINAL
CLE 14 @ CIN 19 FINAL
GB 7 @ CHI 35 FINAL
ATL 27 @ ARI 30 FINAL
TB 19 @ SF 21 FINAL
BAL 6 @ SEA 27 FINAL
NYJ 6 @ TEN 10 FINAL
MIA 7 @ NE 28 FINAL
WAS 32 @ MIN 21 FINAL


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December 16, 2007

Football Week Fifteen



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The Jets-Pats' rivalry renews. Will the icy rematch be a rout to remember? And who would have thought that a Bills-Browns game on Week 15 would have such playoff implications? Go Bears... even though the Vikings are gonna crush you.


Here are the matchups for Week of Sunday, December 16th Time (EST)

SEA @ CAR 1:00 PM
BUF @ CLE 1:00 PM
TEN @ KC 1:00 PM
BAL @ MIA 1:00 PM
NYJ @ NE 1:00 PM
ARI @ NO 1:00 PM
JAC @ PIT 1:00 PM
GB @ STL 1:00 PM
ATL @ TB 1:00 PM
IND @ OAK 4:05 PM
DET @ SD 4:15 PM
PHI @ DAL 4:15 PM
WAS @ NYG 8:15 PM

Monday, December 17 Time (EST)
CHI @ MIN 8:30 PM
Byes: None

Thursday, December 20 Time (EST)
PIT @ STL 8:00 PM


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's
Steve - (USAF) - Bronco's
Tony - (USARMY) - Redskins



Sunday FINAL Scores

SEA 10 @ CAR 13 FINAL :
BUF 0 @ CLE 8 FINAL
TEN 26 @ KC 17 FINAL
BAL 16 @ MIA 22 FINAL
NYJ 10 @ NE 20 FINAL
ARI 24 @ NO 31 FINAL
JAC 29 @ PIT 22 FINAL
GB 33 @ STL 14 FINAL
ATL 3 @ TB 37 FINAL
IND 21 @ OAK 14 FINAL
DET 14 @ SD 51 FINAL
PHI 10 @ DAL 6 FINAL
WAS 22 @ NYG 10 FINAL


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December 09, 2007

Football Week Fourteen









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The Steelers may be the Patriots' last hurdle in their quest for an unbeaten season.

Here are the matchups for Week of Sunday, December 9th Time (EST)

DAL @ DET 1:00 PM
CAR @ JAC 1:00 PM
OAK @ GB 1:00 PM
MIA @ BUF 1:00 PM
NYG @ PHI 1:00 PM
SD @ TEN 1:00 PM
TB @ HOU 1:00 PM
STL @ CIN 1:00 PM
ARI @ SEA 4:05 PM
MIN @ SF 4:05 PM
CLE @ NYJ 4:15 PM
KC @ DEN 4:15 PM
PIT @ NE 4:15 PM
IND @ BAL 8:15 PM


Monday, December 10 Time (EST)
NO @ ATL 8:30 PM
Byes: None

Thursday, Dec. 13 Time (EST)
DEN @ HOU 8:00 PM

ALSO there is a game on Saturday the 15th (EST)
CIN @ SF 8:00 PM


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These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's
Steve - (USAF) - Bronco's
Tony - (USARMY) - Redskins



Sunday FINAL Scores

DAL 28 @ DET 27 FINAL
TB 14 @ HOU 28 FINAL
CAR 6 @ JAC 37 FINAL
NYG 16 @ PHI 13 FINAL
OAK 7 @ GB 38 FINAL
STL 10 @ CIN 19 FINAL
MIA 17 @ BUF 38 FINAL
SD 23 @ TEN 17 FINAL
MIN 27 @ SF 7 FINAL
ARI 21 @ SEA 42 FINAL
PIT 13 @ NE 34 FINAL
KC 7 @ DEN 41 FINAL
CLE 24 @ NYJ 18 FINAL

IND 44 @ BAL 20 FINAL Colts blasted Ravens WOW

Rest of games this week, Monday night, Thursday night and Saturday night.


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December 02, 2007

Football Week Thirteen





The AFC and NFC South divisions have crucial clashes: The Jags visit the Colts and the Bucs invade the Saints.

Patriots undefeated 11-0 and the Cowboys No.2 with 11-1



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Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders


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Here are the matchups for Week of Sunday, December 1st Time (EST)

DET @ MIN 1:00 PM
SEA @ PHI 1:00 PM
SD @ KC 1:00 PM
NYJ @ MIA 1:00 PM
JAC @ IND 1:00 PM
SF @ CAR 1:00 PM
HOU @ TEN 1:00 PM
ATL @ STL 1:00 PM
BUF @ WAS 1:00 PM
CLE @ ARI 4:05 PM
DEN @ OAK 4:05 PM
NYG @ CHI 4:15 PM
TB @ NO 4:15 PM
CIN @ PIT 8:15 PM

Monday, December 03 Time (EST)
NE @ BAL 8:30 PM
Byes: None

Thursday Dec. 6th Time ( EST)
CHI @ WAS 8:00 PM

These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's
Steve - (USAF) - Bronco's
Tony - (USARMY) - Redskins

Sunday FINAL Scores

SF 14 @ CAR 31 FINAL
JAC 25 @ IND 28 FINAL
BUF 17 @ WAS 16 FINAL
HOU 20 @ TEN 28 FINAL
ATL 16 @ STL 28 FINAL
SEA 28 @ PHI 24 FINAL
DET 10 @ MIN 42 FINAL
SD 24 @ KC 10 FINAL
NYJ 40 @ MIA 13 FINAL
CLE 21 @ ARI 27 FINAL
DEN 20 @ OAK 34 FINAL
TB 27 @ NO 23 FINAL
NYG 21 @ CHI 16 FINAL
CIN 10 @ PIT 24 FINAL


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December 01, 2007

Army vs. Navy Game Today At Noon EST



The CBS telecast of the Army vs. Navy game begins at noon EST


A cadre of Navy drummers, buglers and cheerleaders hold a pep rally Nov. 29, 2007, in the main concourse of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two days ahead of the 108th Army-Navy football game. Defense Dept. photo by John Kruzel

The cheerleaders are in the Navy, and they are Naval Academy Midshipmen. They are future U.S. Navy Ensigns or USMC 2LTs in abywhere from 1 - 3 years.


Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon Englandposes with Army Black Knight cheerleaders during a pep rally at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., ahead of the 108th Army-Navy football game. Defense Dept. photo by John Kruzel



2007 US Army Public Affairs video of Soldiers in Afghanistan (and Iraq) supporting the Cadets of West Point as they get ready to taken on the Midshipmen of Annapolis on December 1st in Baltimore, MD



WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2007 – Army and Navy drummers, buglers and cheerleaders stormed the halls of the Pentagon over the past two days, rallying or roiling soldiers and sailors in their wake before tomorrow’s Army-Navy football game.

The Navy Midshipmen, who enter the game with a 7-4 record, will try for their fifth consecutive win against the 3-8 Army Black Knights in the 108th year the teams face off on the gridiron. Despite being 14-point underdogs, the indomitable Black Knights, on hand at the Pentagon today, are poised to soldier on at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore tomorrow.

Lifting a yellow and black megaphone to his mouth, Army Secretary Pete Geren faced the crowd of Black Knight supporters and yelled, “GO ARMY!”

Geren led the throng to the office Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., who thanked the group for visiting him. He encouraged the vociferous crowd to make extra noise while passing by the office the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, his Navy counterpart.

Upon meeting Casey, Army Cadet Cpl. Jacob Frechette, a trumpeter in the band, made a deferential request of the chief of staff. Frechette asked Casey to order him to do push-ups while his fellow soldier took a picture.

“Nobody outranks him, so if somebody’s going to make you do push-ups, it might as well be the highest-ranking guy in the Army,” the cadet said.

But Frechette, who predicted an Army victory in the gridiron showdown, said the only reason the Army might do push-ups tomorrow would be to express celebration. “When we score a touchdown, we’ll be out there pushing,” he said.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates gave a somewhat ambiguous message to the crowd after he accepted an Army scarf from a soldier who donned a “Goatbusters” costume, a flippant reference to the Navy ram mascot.

“May the best team win,” Gates said in tongue-in-cheek fashion. “How’s that for diplomacy?”
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody had an unequivocal statement for the cheerleaders and band after they performed a choreographed medley that included the Army fight song. “I thought that was one of our best military operations to date!” he shouted.
“It’s going to be a very tight game until the fourth quarter,” Cody predicted to American Forces Press Service. “Then Army’s going to win by seven.”
Army Cadet Sgt. Wiley Grant, a trombonist in the band, said he’s looking forward to seeing the first Army victory against Navy in his three years at U.S. Military Academy, at West Point, N.Y. Pep rallies like today’s are the best way to get the hearts and minds of the fans -- known as the 12th man on a football team comprising 11 players -- prepared for the historic matchup, he added.
“Especially after five losses that we’ve had in the past, it’s really important to get people fired up and to get people into the spirit and get them to believe,” he said. “The players on the field are going to do their best, but without the crowd support, the support from the fans, and support from the Army at-large, we’re not going to be able to win.”
Grant said the Army-Navy game is one of the oldest football traditions in history, one that inculcates a sense of teamwork across military branches. “To borrow General (Douglas) MacArthur’s quote, ‘Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other fields will bear the fruits of victory,’” he said. “There’s no more evident example of that than the Army-Navy game.”

Following in another rich tradition -- the tradition of one-upmanship -- Cadet Brian Kossler led several fellow cadets up escalators toward the Pentagon’s fifth floor, where a banner hung that read, “GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY” Kossler ascended a ladder and worked at unfastening the bolt that held the banner in place.

Minutes later, the 40-foot plastic homage to the Midshipmen lay in a heap on the fifth floor. A sailor who witnessed the act chided, “You can take our banner, but you’re still going to lose tomorrow!”
But those who say Army doesn’t have a prayer in tomorrow’s game are wrong, at least according to the Army’s chief of chaplains. “I pray that God shows favor on the Army,” said Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver. “And my biggest prayer is that everybody be safe as they play.”

Yesterday, the Midshipmen’s esprit de corps was boosted by some of the Defense Department’s top officials.

“I know it’s a great week, the spirit’s great, and it’s a spectacularly important game,” said Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “We want it to be played hard and played well, and in the end, let the best team win.
“And we have no doubt that’s Navy!” Mullen, a 1968 graduate of the Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md., shouted as the throng of Navy supporters gathered outside his office erupted in cheers.
Mullen told the crowd that in the spirit of “jointness” among military branches, he would sit on Army’s side for the game’s first half. “And then I’ll be on the Navy side to see the victory,” he said. “Just remember two words: Beat Army!”
“Anchors Aweigh,” the Navy fight song, bounced around the stairwell near the Pentagon’s Mall Entrance as the parade ascended to the second floor toward offices housing members of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
“On Saturday, I will be neutral, but with some bias,” said Gordon England, former Navy secretary and current deputy secretary of defense. “I hope it is a great game, and that’s what we all want -- a great game between our two great service academies.”
Donald C. Winter, secretary of the Navy, excited the crowd by listing significant Navy victories this season against the Air Force and Notre Dame. Amid the ruckus he added, “The season starts again on Saturday!”
“And one other thing,” he said. “All the good words I said last week in theater about being part of the joint fight and the joint team -- on Saturday, those words are held in abeyance!”
Roughead, chief of naval operations and a 1973 Naval Academy graduate, thanked the Midshipmen musicians and cheerleaders for visiting his office. “You guys are getting spoiled; you never lose!” he said. “We’ll see you there on Saturday; it’s going to be a great day, and we’re going to win!”

After interrupting staff meetings and conference calls in the Army Department corridor, the procession passed before a Pentagon display honoring Navy fleet admirals and sailors who went on to serve as president. Tubas blared before resolute photos of Chester Nimitz and William Halsey, and bass drums banged off near stately portraits of Gerald Ford and John F. Kennedy.

Navy Lt. Elizabeth Griffiths, the secretary of the Navy’s protocol officer and a 2001 Naval Academy graduate, helped organize the rally, which is highly anticipated by Pentagon staffers, she said.

“I think this really gets people excited for the game, motivated for the game, and they just bring that much more spirit to the stadium, which really can help the players,” she said. “I think that the best part about this game is how fierce the rivalry is, but when it comes down to it, everybody’s playing on the same team.
“People enjoy the game so much because the teams are bonded for reasons that go way beyond just football,” she said.



....Thank you John 5 (VN69/70) so much for the video.

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November 25, 2007

Football Week Twelve






Cheerleaders of the NFL



Here are the matchups for Sunday, November 25 Time (EST)

NO @ CAR 1:00 PM
HOU @ CLE 1:00 PM
OAK @ KC 1:00 PM
SEA @ STL 1:00 PM
TEN @ CIN 1:00 PM
WAS @ TB 1:00 PM
BUF @ JAC 1:00 PM
MIN @ NYG 1:00 PM
SF @ ARI 4:05 PM
BAL @ SD 4:15 PM
DEN @ CHI 4:15 PM
PHI @ NE 8:15 PM

Monday, November 26 Time (EST)
MIA @ PIT 8:30 PM
Byes: None


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Greg (USARMY) - Eagles
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's


Sunday FINAL Scores

OAK 20 @ KC 17 FINAL
WAS 13 @ TB 19 FINAL
NO 31 @ CAR 6 FINAL
TEN 6 @ CIN 35 FINAL
HOU 17 @ CLE 27 FINAL
BUF 14 @ JAC 36 FINAL
SF 37 @ ARI 31 FINAL
DEN 34 @ CHI 37 FINAL
BAL 14 @ SD 32 FINAL
MIN 41 @ NYG 17 FINAL
SEA 24 @ STL 19 FINAL
PHI 28 @ NE 31 FINAL

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November 18, 2007

Football Week Eleven



The US Army's Golden Knights Parachute Team visited the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Camp in San Antonio, TX and took some of the women on a tandem skydiving jump



Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders visit our troops at Camp Arijan Kuwait



A Blonde's First Football Game - I love blonde jokes and this is a good one. Thanks To Lynn for sending this to me.

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game.
They had great seats right behind their team's bench.
After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience.

"Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and
all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were
killing each other over like 25 cents."

Dumbfounded, her date asked, "What do you mean?"

"Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of
the game, all they kept screaming was: 'Get the quarterback! Get the
quarterback!' I'm like...Helloooooo? It's only 25 cents!!!!


Here are the matchups for Sunday, November 18 Time (EST)

CAR @ GB 1:00 PM
OAK @ MIN 1:00 PM
SD @ JAC 1:00 PM
ARI @ CIN 1:00 PM
KC @ IND 1:00 PM
NO @ HOU 1:00 PM
NYG @ DET 1:00 PM
CLE @ BAL 1:00 PM
MIA @ PHI 1:00 PM
TB @ ATL 1:00 PM
PIT @ NYJ 4:05 PM
CHI @ SEA 4:15 PM
WAS @ DAL 4:15 PM
STL @ SF 4:15 PM
NE @ BUF 8:15 PM


Monday, November 19 Time (EST)
TEN @ DEN 8:30 PM
Byes: None


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's


Sunday FINAL Scores

OAK 22 @ MIN 29 FINAL
KC 10 @ IND 13 FINAL
MIA 7 @ PHI 17 FINAL
TB 31 @ ATL 7 FINAL
ARI 35 @ CIN 27 FINAL
SD 17 @ JAC 24 FINAL
CLE 33 @ BAL 30 FINAL
CAR 17 @ GB 31 FINAL
NO 10 @ HOU 23 FINAL
NYG 16 @ DET 10 FINAL
PIT 16 @ NYJ 19 FINAL
WAS 23 @ DAL 28 FINAL
CHI 23 @ SEA 30 FINAL
STL 13 @ SF 9 FINAL
NE 56 @ BUF 10 FINAL



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November 11, 2007

Football Week Ten



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Cheerleaders visit the Marines at Camp Fallujah


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Denver Broncos Cheerleaders In Iraq


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Here are the matchups for Sunday, November 11 Time (EST)


STL @ NO 1:00 PM
JAC @ TEN 1:00 PM
CLE @ PIT 1:00 PM
PHI @ WAS 1:00 PM
ATL @ CAR 1:00 PM
DEN @ KC 1:00 PM
MIN @ GB 1:00 PM
CIN @ BAL 4:05 PM
DET @ ARI 4:15 PM
CHI @ OAK 4:15 PM
DAL @ NYG 4:15 PM
IND @ SD 8:15 PM

Monday, November 12 Time (EST)
SF @ SEA 8:30 PM
Byes: Texans, Patriots, Jets, Buccaneers


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons
Max ( USARMY- Cowboys
Pete ( USMC) - Bronco's


Sunday FINAL Scores

JAC 28 @ TEN 13 FINAL
PHI 33 @ WAS 25 FINAL
ATL 20 @ CAR 13 FINAL
CLE 28 @ PIT 31 FINAL
BUF 13 @ MIA 10 FINAL
DEN 27 @ KC 11 FINAL
STL 37 @ NO 29 FINAL
MIN 0 @ GB 34 FINAL
CIN 21 @ BAL 7 FINAL
DAL 31 @ NYG 20 FINAL
DET 21 @ ARI 31 FINAL
CHI 17 @ OAK 6 FINAL

IND 21 @ SD 23 FINAL

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November 04, 2007

Football Week Nine



Game of the day has got to be Patriots vs. Colts
This game will mark the first time in NFL history that two teams with 7-0 records or better have met.
Peyton Manning and Tom Brady each have 67 regular-season wins since 2002 — tied for most among all NFL QBs.






Here are the matchups for today Sunday 11/ 04/ 07

WAS @ NYJ 1:00 PM
SF @ ATL 1:00 PM
ARI @ TB 1:00 PM
GB @ KC 1:00 PM
CIN @ BUF 1:00 PM
SD @ MIN 1:00 PM
DEN @ DET 1:00 PM
CAR @ TEN 1:00 PM
JAC @ NO 1:00 PM
SEA @ CLE 4:05 PM
HOU @ OAK 4:15 PM
NE @ IND 4:15 PM
DAL @ PHI 8:15 PM

Monday, November 05 Time (EST)
BAL @ PIT 8:30 PM
Byes: Bears, Dolphins, Giants, Rams


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys, Broncos
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chief - Seahwaks
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons


Sunday FINAL Scores

CIN 21 @ BUF 33 FINAL
JAC 24 @ NO 41 FINAL
CAR 7 @ TEN 20 FINAL
SD 17 @ MIN 35 FINAL
SF 16 @ ATL 20 FINAL
ARI 10 @ TB 17 FINAL
GB 33 @ KC 22 FINAL
DEN 7 @ DET 44 FINAL
WAS 23 @ NYJ 20 FINAL
SEA 30 @ CLE 33 FINAL
HOU 24 @ OAK 17 FINAL
NE 24 @ IND 20 FINAL

DAL 38@ PHI 17 FINAL

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October 29, 2007

Sox Sweep Rocs in World Series



Congratulations to the Red Sox and their fans.

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October 28, 2007

Football Week Eight












Here are the matchups for today Sunday 10/28/07...All Times are EST

DET @ CHI 1:00 PM
IND @ CAR 1:00 PM
PIT @ CIN 1:00 PM
OAK @ TEN 1:00 PM
CLE @ STL 1:00 PM
PHI @ MIN 1:00 PM
NYG @ MIA 1:00 PM
BUF @ NYJ 4:05 PM
HOU @ SD 4:05 PM
JAC @ TB 4:05 PM
WAS @ NE 4:15 PM
NO @ SF 4:15 PM

Monday
GB @ DEN 8:30 PM
Byes: Cardinals, Falcons, Ravens, Cowboys, Chiefs, Seahawks

These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Beth - Bears , Saints
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons


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Darth and Bob have written me they are on vacation this week. Have a wonderful time and a safe time off.


I have been reading blogs this morning and Basil has some neat posts about football.

* Basil's Blog



Sunday FINAL Scores

IND 31 AT CAR 7

DET 16 AT CHI 7

PIT 24 AT CIN 13

NYG 13 AT MIA 10

PHI 23 AT MIN 16

CLE 27 AT STL 20

OAK 9 AT TEN 13

BUF 13 AT NYJ 3

HOU 10 AT SD 35

JAC 24 AT TB 23

WAS 7 AT NE 52

NO 31 AT SF 10

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October 21, 2007

Football Week Seven





Here are the matchups for today Sunday 10/21/07...All Times are EST

BAL AT BUF 1PM ET
ATL AT NO 1PM ET
ARI AT WAS 1PM ET
SF AT NYG 1PM ET
NE AT MIA 1PM ET
TEN AT HOU 1PM ET
TB AT DET 1PM ET
KC AT OAK 4:05PM ET
NYJ AT CIN 4:05PM ET
STL AT SEA 4:15PM ET
CHI AT PHI 4:15PM ET
MIN AT DAL 4:15PM ET
PIT AT DEN 8:15PM ET

MONDAY
IND AT JAC 8:30PM ET
Byes: Panthers, Browns, Packers, Chargers


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Sierrahome - Colts
patrickdaniel - Chargers, Cowboys
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons


Sunday FINAL Scores

BAL 14 AT BUF 19
ATL 16 AT NO 22
ARI 19 AT WAS 21
SF 15 AT NYG 33
NE 49 AT MIA 28
TEN 38 AT HOU 36
TB 16 AT DET 23
KC 12 AT OAK 10
NYJ 31 AT CIN 38
STL 6 AT SEA 33
CHI 19 AT PHI 16
MIN 14 AT DAL 24
PIT 28 AT DEN 31


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October 16, 2007

Rockies Heading To Its First World Series







Rockies earn first World Series berth
Colorado sweeps Diamondbacks to win NL pennant

DENVER (AP) -- Riding a Rocky Mountain High like none other, Colorado is heading to its first World Series.

With their 21st win in 22 games, the relentless Rockies beat the rattled Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 in Game 4 Monday night to sweep the NL championship series at a chilly Coors Field.

The Rockies are the first team since the 1935 Chicago Cubs to win at least 21 of 22 after Sept. 1, according to Elias Sports Bureau.



Wild Thing's comment........

I am a Cub fan, Rockies and a Red Sox fan, and Nick is a Dodger fan. This is just so awesome, the way the Rockies have played all year. It is just so cool, I love it. The Red Sox so far are still in it. So we will see what happens. If it ends up that it is Rockies and Red Sox I will go with the Rockies since they have never won the World Series.

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October 14, 2007

Football Week Six


If you would like to save your pinup, just right click and save picture as or click copy. Then just save to your computer. Thank you Dawn for helping me make these.Each week some will be added and some will be used another week. So you don't get tired of them. giggle I hope you like them. - Chrissie


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Here are the matchups for today Sunday 10/14/07...All Times are EST

CIN @ KC 1:00 PM
HOU @ JAC 1:00 PM
MIA @ CLE 1:00 PM
WAS @ GB 1:00 PM
STL @ BAL 1:00 PM
MIN @ CHI 1:00 PM
PHI @ NYJ 1:00 PM
TEN @ TB 1:00 PM
CAR @ ARI 4:05 PM
NE @ DAL 4:15 PM
OAK @ SD 4:15 PM
NO @ SEA 8:15 PM

Monday, October 15 Time (EST)
NYG @ ATL 8:30 PM
Byes: Bills, Broncos, Lions, Colts, Steelers, 49ers


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks, Bronco's ....(husband USARMY delpoyed, Iraq)
Amber - Green Bay Packers .....(husband USMC delpoyed Iraq)
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Eve - Colts ....(husband USARMY deployed Iraq)
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears
Jean ( USARMY) - Atlanta Falcons


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Sunday FINAL Scores Top Passer Top Rusher Top Receiver

MIN 34 @ CHI 31 FINAL CHI Brian Griese: 381 Yds MIN Adrian Peterson: 224 Yds CHI Devin Hester: 81 Yds

MIA 31 @ CLE 41 FINAL MIA Cleo Lemon: 256 Yds MIA Ronnie Brown: 101 Yds CLE Kellen Winslow: 90 Yds

WAS 14 @ GB 17 FINAL WAS Jason Campbell: 217 Yds WAS Clinton Portis: 64 Yds WAS Chris Cooley: 105 Yds

HOU 17 @ JAC 37 FINAL HOU Matt Schaub: 259 Yds JAC Maurice Jones-Drew: 125 Yds HOU Kevin Walter: 160 Yds

STL 3 @ BAL 22 FINAL STL Gus Frerotte: 208 Yds BAL Willis McGahee: 61 Yds BAL Derrick Mason: 79 Yds

CIN 20 @ KC 27 FINAL CIN Carson Palmer: 320 Yds KC Larry Johnson: 119 Yds CIN T.J. Houshmandzadeh: 145 Yds

TEN 10 @ TB 13 FINAL TB Jeff Garcia: 274 Yds TEN LenDale White: 64 Yds TB Joey Galloway: 97 Yds

PHI 16 @ NYJ 9 FINAL PHI Donovan McNabb: 278 Yds NYJ Thomas Jones: 130 Yds PHI Kevin Curtis: 121 Yds

CAR 25 @ ARI 10 FINAL CAR Vinny Testaverde: 206 Yds CAR DeAngelo Williams: 121 Yds CAR Steve Smith: 136 Yds

OAK 14 @ SD 28 FINAL OAK Daunte Culpepper: 230 Yds SD LaDainian Tomlinson: 198 Yds OAK Ronald Curry: 73 Yds

NE 48 @ DAL 27 FINAL NE Tom Brady: 388 Yds DAL Julius Jones: 51 Yds NE Donte' Stallworth: 136 Yds

NO 28 @ SEA 17 FINALE just finished

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October 07, 2007

Football Week Five



Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders visiting Ft. Hood





CLICK here for current squad of Raiders Cheerleaders.



Here are the matchups for today Sunday 10/7/07...All Times are EST

CLE @ NE 1:00 PM
SEA @ PIT 1:00 PM
CAR @ NO 1:00 PM
DET @ WAS 1:00 PM
NYJ @ NYG 1:00 PM
MIA @ HOU 1:00 PM
ATL @ TEN 1:00 PM
JAC @ KC 1:00 PM
ARI @ STL 1:00 PM
TB @ IND 4:05 PM
SD @ DEN 4:15 PM
BAL @ SF 4:15 PM
CHI @ GB 8:15 PM

Monday, October 08 Time (EST)
DAL @ BUF 8:30 PM

These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG - Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Dawn - Seahawks
Amber - Green Bay Packers
Cuchieddie - Raiders
Eve - Colts
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears


Final Scores:

CAR 16 @ NO 13 FINAL
MIA 19 @ HOU 22 FINAL
NYJ 24 @ NYG 35 FINAL
ATL 13 @ TEN 20 FINAL
ARI 34 @ STL 31 FINAL
CLE 17 @ NE 34 FINAL
DET 3 @ WAS 34 FINAL
SEA 0 @ PIT 21 FINAL
JAC 17 @ KC 7 FINAL
TB 14 @ IND 33 FINAL
SD 41 @ DEN 3 FINAL
BAL 9 @ SF 7 FINAL
CHI 27 @ GB 20 FINAL


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September 30, 2007

Football Fourth Week



Because the photo they used is not very clear, there is a fun video of the cheerleaders you can watch if you like. It is a fun video.

http://www.momentintimedesign.com/2007PhotoShoot/index.html


Each week I will try to feature the various Teams Cheerleaders or stories about them visiting the troops. Some teams don't have cheerleaders so then you get the pinups instead.


The Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders will be entertaining troops stationed throughout the Mediterranean August 30- September 9. The 16 veteran Chiefs Cheerleaders will be visiting bases in Portugal, Sinai, Spain and Egypt, meeting and greeting troops as well as performing their highly-acclaimed variety show. This will be their third tour with Armed Forces Entertainment.

“Our favorite aspect of touring for the military is talking one-on-one with the troops. We’re really grateful for the chance to thank the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country,” said Elaine Hart, Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader Director. “You can ask any of the Chiefs Cheerleaders—getting to do our show for the military is by far the most meaningful performance opportunity.”


Here are the matchups for today Sunday 9/30/07...All Times are EST

HOU @ ATL 1:00 PM
BAL @ CLE 1:00 PM
OAK @ MIA 1:00 PM
CHI @ DET 1:00 PM
NYJ @ BUF 1:00 PM
GB @ MIN 1:00 PM
STL @ DAL 1:00 PM
SEA @ SF 4:05 PM
TB @ CAR 4:05 PM
KC @ SD 4:15 PM
DEN @ IND 4:15 PM
PIT @ ARI 4:15 PM
PHI @ NYG 8:15 PM

Monday Night Game Oct.1st (EST)
NE @ CIN 8:30 PM


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
LindaSOG- Miami Dolphins
Jonathan - Raiders
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dave (USARMY) - Patriots
Tim ( USMC) - Bears


Finale Scores:

OAK 35 @ MIA 17 FINAL
GB 23 @ MIN 16 FINAL
CHI 27 @ DET 37 FINAL
STL 7 @ DAL 35 FINAL
BAL 13 @ CLE 27 FINAL
NYJ 14 @ BUF 17 FINAL
HOU 16 @ ATL 26 FINAL
TB 20 @ CAR 7 FINAL
SEA 23 @ SF 3 FINAL
PIT 14 @ ARI 21 FINAL
DEN 20 @ IND 38 FINAL
KC 30 @ SD 16 FINAL
PHI 3 @ NYG 16 FINAL

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September 23, 2007

Football Third Week



Each week I will try to feature the various Teams Cheerleaders or stories about them visiting the troops. Some teams don't have cheerleaders so then you get the pinups instead.

To those serving now in our military that visit here, you are in our prayers and we all thank you with all our hearts.

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New England Patriot Cheerleader who are visiting deployed U.S. troops in Iraq



Andrea Lindholm greets sailors onboard the USS Harry S. Truman


Here are the matchups for today Sunday 9/23/07

STL @ TB 1:00 PM
SD @ GB 1:00 PM
MIA @ NYJ 1:00 PM
ARI @ BAL 1:00 PM
IND @ HOU 1:00 PM
DET @ PHI 1:00 PM
MIN @ KC 1:00 PM
BUF @ NE 1:00 PM
SF @ PIT 1:00 PM
CLE @ OAK 4:05 PM
CIN @ SEA 4:05 PM
JAC @ DEN 4:05 PM
NYG @ WAS 4:15 PM
CAR @ ATL 4:15 PM
DAL @ CHI 8:15 PM


Monday Night Game
TEN @ NO 8:30 PM

These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dawn (USARMY) - ( Bronco's)


Finale Scores:

MIA 28 @ NYJ 31
DET 21 @ PHI 56
BUF 7 @ NE 38
MIN 10 @ KC 13
SF 16 @ PIT 37
SD 24 @ GB 31
IND 30 @ HOU 24
ARI 23 @ BAL 26
STL 3 @ TB 24
CLE 24 @ OAK 26
CIN 21 @ SEA 24
JAC 23 @ DEN 14
CAR 27 @ ATL 20
NYG 24 @ WAS 17
DAL 34 @ CHI 10

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September 16, 2007

Football Second Week





Here are the matchups for today Sunday 9/16/07

BUF @ PIT 1:00 ET
HOU @ CAR 1:00 ET
NO @ TB 1:00 ET
ATL @ JAC 1:00 ET
CIN @ CLE 1:00 ET
SF @ STL 1:00 ET
GB @ NYG 1:00 ET
IND @ TEN 1:00 ET
DAL @ MIA 4:05 ET
MIN @ DET 4:05 ET
SEA @ ARI 4:05 ET
KC @ CHI 4:15 ET
NYJ @ BAL 4:15 ET
OAK @ DEN 4:15 ET
SD @ NE 8:15 ET


Monday night game
WAS @ PHI 8:30 ET


These are the teams I think everyone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.
(Some names are those deployed in Iraq)

Lynn - Broncos, Bears, Browns
Tom - Cowboys
Darth - New York Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, (ABP - 'anybody' but Philly )
Mark - Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Bears
Bob - Buffalo Bills
Billy - Jets, NY Giants, Bears
Nick - Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Karsten - Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Giants
navycopjoe - Chicago Bears
Chrissie - Bears, Broncos and Cowboys

Deployed:
Andy ( USMC) - Colts
Mike ( USARMY) - Seattle Seahawks
Sand Man ( (USMC) - Bronco's
Dawn (USARMY) - ( Bronco's)


Finale Scores
HOU 34 AT CAR 21
CIN 45 AT CLE 51
IND 22 at TEN 20
NO 14 at TB 31
SF 17 at STL 16
BUF 3 at PIT 26
GB 35 at NYG 13
ATL 7 at JAC 13
SEA 20 at ARI 23
DAL 37 at MIA 20
MIN 17 at DET 20
OAK 20 at DEN 23
KC 10 at CHI 20
NYJ 13 at BAL 20
SD 14 at NE 38

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September 09, 2007

YEAH Football starts today!!!





Here are the matchups for today Sunday 9/9/07

DEN at BUF 1pm ET
TEN at JAC 1pm ET
MIA at WAS 1pm ET
CAR at STL 1pm ET
NE at NYJ 1pm ET
ATL at MIN 1pm ET
PIT at CLE 1pm ET
PHI at GB 1pm ET
KC at HOU 1pm ET
TB at SEA 4:15pm ET
CHI at SD 4:15pm ET
DET at OAK 4:15pm ET
NYG at DAL 8:15pm ET

MONDAY 9/10
BAL at CIN 7:00pm ET
ARZ at SF 10:15pm ET

These are the teams I think eveyrone is for. I will add to this as you tell me your favorite teams.

Tom Cowboys
Darth New York Giants
Nick Cowboys, Rams and Raiders
Chrissie Bears, Broncos and Cowboys




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This one is for 1st Squad, 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, Task Force 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2



Finale Scores:

DEN ~15 at BUF~14 (DENVER WINS)
TEN~13 at JAC~10 (TEN WINS)
MIA~13 at WAS~16 (WAS WINS)
CAR~27 at STL~13 (CAR WINS)
NE~38 at NYJ~14 (NE WINS)
ATL~3 at MIN~24 (MIN WINS)
PIT~34 at CLE~7 (PIT WINS)
PHI~13 at GB~16 (GB WINS)
KC~3 at HOU~20 (HOU WINS)
TB~6 at SEA~20 (SEA WINS)
CHI~3 at SD~14 (SD WINS)
DET~36 at OAK~21 (DET WINS)
NYG-35 at DAL-45 (DAL WINS)

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September 07, 2007

Woooohoooo! Football season! Let the road to Super Bowl XLII begin




A couple of football stories

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Donnie Edwards (left) and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (right) pose for a photo with Petty Officer 3rd Class Corey Adam at the Expeditionary Medical Force – Kuwait hospital at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Adam, a Navy medical corpsman, said his dad, Delwin, is a diehard Saints fan. The NFL stars are touring the Middle East as a part of the Active NFL Players Tour sponsored by the United Service Organizations. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Moes


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Seahawks duo blitzed by Bush backlash
Seattle ...for complete story

The Seahawks quarterback and fullback gave the 43rd president a No. 43 jersey with his name on it at a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Rep. Dave Reichert at the Hyatt.

At the time, Hasselbeck called it a thrill and said it was a win-win, this opportunity to meet the president and get out of a team meeting.

But as soon as he saw the picture of the two players with Bush, Gary Wright, the team's vice president of administration, said he was concerned about negative reaction.

Maybe in really red Republican states, it would not have been a big deal. But Washington is a blue state, and deep, deep Democratic blue in King County. So objections were raised, and Hasselbeck heard them and read them. He got nasty voice mails, e-mails and text messages.

"I had no idea," Hasselbeck said.

One guy told him: "I hate you, I'll never wear your jersey, I'll never like the Seahawks again."

"Huh?" Hasselbeck thought. "Seriously?"

"Politics can be very mean and dirty," he said. "The things politicians say about each other, and what activists say, I had a brief glimpse of that for a couple of days.

"If I ever had any questions about whether I wanted to run for office, I now know the answer -- I don't."

As a quarterback, he's used to getting booed. "But this was a whole new level," he said. "I was very surprised how mean (they were)."

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July 31, 2007

Bill Walsh "The Genius" Passes Away


Bill Walsh, the imaginative and charismatic coach will be missed



3-time Super Bowl champion coach Walsh dies
msnbc

Bill Walsh, the groundbreaking football coach who won three Super Bowls and perfected the ingenious schemes that became known as the West Coast offense during a Hall of Fame career with the San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 75.

Walsh died at his Bay Area home early Monday following a long battle with leukemia, according to Stanford University, where he served as coach and athletic director.

Walsh didn’t become an NFL head coach until 47, and he spent just 10 seasons on the San Francisco sideline. But he left an indelible mark on the United States’ most popular sport, building the once-woebegone 49ers into the most successful team of the 1980s with his innovative offensive strategies and teaching techniques.

The soft-spoken native Californian also produced a legion of coaching disciples that’s still growing today. Many of his former assistants went on to lead their own teams, handing down Walsh’s methods and schemes to dozens more coaches in a tree with innumerable branches.

He was named the NFL’s coach of the year in 1981 and 1984.

Few men did more to shape the look of football into the 21st century. His cerebral nature and often-brilliant stratagems earned him the nickname “The Genius” well before his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993

Walsh twice served as the 49ers’ general manager, and George Seifert led San Francisco to two more Super Bowl titles after Walsh left the sideline. Walsh also coached Stanford during two terms over five seasons.


In 2004, Walsh was diagnosed with leukemia — the disease that also killed his son, former ABC News reporter Steve Walsh, in 2002 at age 46. He underwent months of treatment and blood transfusions, and publicly disclosed his illness in November 2006.

Wild Thing's comment........

This is a man who emphasized intelligence and character above raw athletic ability. He'll be missed. Bill Walsh made himself available whenever possible for community outreach, charity events, and encouraged his players to remember the fans who supported them through the lean years as well. He also had a great sense of humor.

I remember the Niners first Superbowl. Walsh dressed up like a bellman and stood outside the bus as the players came off. Walsh took Montan's bag and it took Montana a couple seconds to realize who Walsh was. It was a great thing to watch.

Prayers for comfort and strength for his family and friends.

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February 04, 2007

Superbowl XLI Game On Today and It's Showing in Baghdad!



Peyton Manning's Colts and Brian Urlacher's Bears meet in Super Bowl XLI


I will be cheering on the Bears. My two favorite teams are the Bronco's and the Bears. Those of you that will be watching the game I hope your team does well, Colts or Bears and may the best team win.


Now those of you that know me know that not much happens in my life that I am not thinking of our troops and how thngs effect them. Soooo here is what will be happening regarding the Superbowl this year and our awesome troops.

Randy Cross to report live from Iraq with American troops.
Bay area news

Last April, the former 49ers offensive lineman went to Afghanistan for six days to visit U.S. troops after being invited by Ron Barr of the Sports Byline USA radio network.

"I mingled with them, worked out with them, ate with them and talked to them," said Cross, whose dad was a Marine. "Whenever I would meet one of the soldiers, the first words I'd hear were, 'Thank you.' They were just so appreciative that someone had taken the time to visit them. It was an unbelievable experience."

As soon as returned, Cross told his bosses he wanted to go back to Afghanistan or to Iraq to be with the troops on Super Bowl Sunday.

Networks in the past have shown footage of U.S. troops on Super Bowl Sunday, but never sent an announcer to be with them.

Cross, who spent 13 seasons with the 49ers, has lived in the Atlanta area for the past 15 years with his wife, Patrice, and their three children.

Cross won't be making the trip to Iraq alone. Suzanne Smith, a director-producer for CBS Sports, is also going.

"I said, 'You're going to need a producer, aren't you?'" Smith recalled.

The plan for Baghdad will be to arrange a touch football game among the troops on the eve of the Super Bowl, with Cross serving as the referee. The game will be taped and highlights will be shown in a live spot with Cross and military personnel during the pregame show.

Super Bowl kickoff is scheduled for around 3:25 p.m. At that time, it will be 2:25 a.m. in Baghdad.

"I'll guarantee we will have plenty of soldiers there," Cross said. "Military people work on a 24-hour clock. There is always a lot of activity."


And this is a great story to hear about too.
Chicago news

Two former Super Bowl players got a taste of what real war is like. Two of the 1985 Bears stars traveled to the frontlines recently to pay tribute to the true heroes.

"They sacrifice their lives for our way of life," said former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon. "The least I can do is spend a few hours, a few days with some of these guys that are risking their lives for us."

Former teammate Kevin Butler concurred.

"They're true American heroes and there's no greater compliment I can give them," Butler told NBC5.

They are older and grayer now, and meeting soldiers and Marines who hadn't been born when they rocketed to fame 20 years ago. "Any news from home, any connection with the United States and they're happy to have it," McMahon said of his time shared with U.S. troops.

"It lets you know just how lucky we are to have what we have here in America," Butler said.
"We were ... right in the middle of Baghdad. We land, we get up there with armed guards, and the first thing that pops up over all the speakers is The Super Bowl Shuffle," Butler said.
"The Super Bowl Shuffle will haunt us forever," McMahon said with a smile. "A lot of them still knew about it. A lot them still had posters and Bear paraphernalia."
"These guys are coming over and thanking us for coming over and visiting for an hour or so and, you know, we're trying to say, 'Thank you for sacrificing your lives for us and our families back home,'" he added.
"When we're sitting there signing autographs, I really just wanted to, you know, flip it around and sit them down and get their autograph. Actually, having a soldier (who) just came off of a mission look and me and say, 'How did you go out there at the end of the game and kick a field goal? That's got to be nerve-wracking.'" Butler said. "You know, the humble meter goes straight up."

The two Bears shared pictures of their accomodations in Saddam Hussein's place the night he was hanged.

"It was pretty cool to be in Baghdad the day that all this took place," McMahon said.

Both men called the visit a life-changing experience. Both came home convinced that messages of support are more important than ever, Rogers said.

"I hear a lot of stuff in the media about how bad our youth is," the former quarterback said. "But, every time you talk to these people in the Marines ... our country is in good hands with these kids."

Butler said Bears fans can be especially supportive of the troops.

"If you're a Chicago Bears fan and your team is down at the halftime of the championship game, you're going to be cheering them in the third quarter, no matter how they played those first two quarters. And we need to cheer our soldiers over there and just tell them how much we support them and love them," he said. Rogers said that bother Butler and McMahon have been invited to return and both told NBC5 that they intend to go.


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October 28, 2006

St. Louis Cardinals Win World Series 2006





St. Louis Cardinals




2006 World Series Champions!



Wild Thing's comment.......

For all the troops that got to watch and those that didn't get to see the game. Congratulations to those of you that cheered on your St. Louis Cardinals. I am so happy for you.

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September 23, 2006

Strikeout For The Troops



Barry's teammates present him with a check for $54,815.00. To benefit Strikeouts For Troops and help our wounded soldiers and their families.

Pitchers:
Barry Zito, Oakland A's
Dontrelle Willis , Florida Marlins
Jake Peavy, San Diego Padres
Shawn Estes, San Diego Padres
Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox
CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians
Danny Haren, Oakland A's
Matt Miller, Cleveland Indians
Tim Hudson, Atlanta Braves
Horacio Ramirez, Atlanta Braves
Chad Cordero, Washington Nationals
Rich Harden, Oakland A's
Kirk Saarloos, Oakland A's
Huston Street, Oakland A's
Joe Blanton, Oakland A's
Justin Duchscherer, Oakland A's
Brad Lidge, Houston Astros
Chad Qualls, Houston Astros
Russ Springer, Houston Astros
Dan Wheeler, Houston Astros
Trevor Miller, Houston Astros
Jason Hirsh, Houston Astros

Minor League Pitchers:
Errol Simonitsch, New Britain Rock Cats
Trevor Bell, Angels Rookie Team

Position players:
Alex Rodriguez , 3B
Chipper Jones, 3B, Atlanta Braves
Manny Ramirez, LF, Boston Red Sox
Jermaine Dye, RF, Chicago White Sox
Jason Kendall, C, Oakland A's
Nick Swisher, RF, Oakland A's
Mark Kotsay, CF, Oakland A's
Eric Chavez, 3B, Oakland A's
Mark Ellis, 2B, Oakland A's
Eric Byrnes, CF, Arizona Diamondbacks



Wild Thing's comment....

This is great! I wish ALL the ballplayers would sign up for this. I am not sure if the list they have at their website is updated or not.

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February 10, 2006

2006 Winter Olympics at Torino Italy Begin Today


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A general view of the town of Sestriere, prior to the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

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Team USA

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As Winter Games Open, Italian Officials Take Extra Precautions
By Daniel Williams
Washington Post Foreign Service
Friday, February 10, 2006; A01

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 9 -- The worldwide Muslim protests against caricatures of Muhammad that appeared in a Danish newspaper last year have compounded Italy's security headaches for the Winter Olympics, which already suffer from possible disruption by local anti-globalization groups, opponents of a high-speed railway line and striking tram drivers.

Signs of concern are all over this town near Italy's northwest frontier. About 10,000 police from all over the country are patrolling boulevards and back alleys. Bomb-sniffing dogs stand guard at the airport, train station, stadiums and street corners. About 300 specially trained troops will patrol the nearby mountain sites on snowmobiles and skis. Airspace over Turin will be closed to anything with mechanical wings except for F-16s from the Italian air force that will zoom about during Friday's Opening Ceremonies and two surveillance planes supplied by NATO that will monitor wayward flights.

Missiles have been mounted around the city.

All that was in the works before the Muhammad cartoon unrest overwhelmed the local news. Because of the uproar, Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu, Italy's top official for civilian police and the intelligence corps, called an emergency meeting of security officials Monday regarding possible new threats. Pisanu said the riots and protests in the Middle East, Central Asia and Far East countries have been "carried out coldly with political ends. We mustn't forget that Islamic extremism is an essentially political movement that cynically uses religious values."

At least two Italian newspapers reprinted the Muhammad caricatures that included one showing the prophet of Islam wearing a turban shaped like a bomb.

Ciampi made a broader appeal on Thursday, calling for a worldwide "Olympic truce" during which no one would make war on anyone else, but instead "brotherhood prevails in the world."

Wild Thing comment........
I love the Olympics and I just pray that everyone will be safe. Also I hope they show them to our Troops too. That would be fantastic!

Let the Games Begin!

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January 15, 2006

Broncos Defeated The Patriots Saturday Night~ Tah dah!



Five takeaways by Denver allowed them to post a 27-13 victory over the defending champion New England Patriots. Mike Anderson scored twice and Rod Smith added another while Jason Elam added two field goals.

The Broncos now advance to play in the AFC Championship game next weekend against either the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Indianapolis Colts, pending the results of Sunday's game.


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January 01, 2006

Bronco's Win - Nice Start for the New Year- Tah Dah!



Three Tatum Bell touchdowns gave the Broncos a 23-7 New Year's Eve victory over San Diego. John Lynch contributed with two sacks and two forced fumbles. Denver finished the regular season with a 13-3 record.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:54 AM

December 18, 2005

Bronco's Won Last Night - Yippee!


The kickoff temperature was 26 degrees. Bronco's against Buffalo have paved the way for a 28-17 win that clinched a playoff berth.

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:23 AM

October 16, 2005

Baseball and Football Tonight

Three cheers for my Denver Brocnos! They won Denver 28 to N.E. 20. So I am a happy camper!

I am a Cubs fan so I don't have anyone I am cheering for in particular for the World Series.............BUT.......... tonight
La Rossa was thrown out of the game and also Jim Edmonds. Now here is the thing OK??!! These games are very important, they determine who goes to the World Series. Sooooooo shouldn't the umpires be a little more patient with the players and managers in this kind of situation? The homeplate umpire is a jerk! He had no patience at all and boom! wack! LaRossa was thrown out first.

I know the rules, honest, but tempers are hotter in these playoffs, the games mean more then ever and, well...these are just my thoughts on what happened tonight.

Anyway, St.Louis lost and IMO all that throwing people out does is effect the mindset of the team.

So the best thing for sports today was Bronco's WON tonight!


Posted by Wild Thing at 07:59 PM

October 02, 2005

Yipee! Hockey is back!


Three Cheers from me! Hockey is back! Let the fighting on the ice begin. heh heh

Now I am a happy camper. I love Baseball, Football and Hockey. So now I have all three of my sports up and running again. Tah Dah!


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