Archive for August 2008

John McCain does not show good judgment under pressure.

August 30, 2008



August 29, 2008

Hillary, you were great, but can you do something about that horrific music and disgusting venue.

August 27, 2008

A Few Things The Sports Enthusiast Has Learned At 57

August 26, 2008

I enjoyed the Major league baseball “experience “ as it is now referred to by those who market the game better when it was just baseball.  I enjoyed it better when the only sounds to be heard within the ballpark itself were those naturally created by the event itself. The crack of the bat, the murmur and cheers of the crowd, the conversations by fellow fans all around you.  The constant need to blare the music at me and the electronic ribbons between decks that I’m convinced threaten some type of seizure if stared at too long, I wish they would all go away.

I liked the World Series better when the games were played in the afternoon. When autumnal shadows moved from the first to third base as the game wore on

I wish I could duplicate the excitement I felt as a grade school student when a benevolent teacher would wheel in that television at World Series time to allow you to watch the game

I think it was better world when kids played sports without parent involvement All the well intended parent involvement has created a culture where you almost never see kids out playing the games just by themselves anymore To play without some adult to call ball or strike, fair or foul seems to be completely foreign, to today’s youth You can drive by almost any park or playground on any given day and if there is sports activities there will be parents. This is especially true in the sport of soccer, where you will be hard pressed to find kids playing in a pickup game without Mom or Dad somewhere near by.

I think the similarities between sports and politics are striking. In sports you pick a team to root and cheer for. In politics you pick a candidate to do the same. You may be a Yankees Fan your friend a Mets Fan. You may be a Republican your friend a Democrat.  The sports and political seasons culminate in the championship and the election. There is much cheering and emotional involvement as the score is posted.  More involvement and cheering if you’ve placed a bet on your sports team, or if your line for some type of patronage or government job as a result of the election. Finally it’s over, your team, your candidate, won or lost.  Good or bad feelings set in, fortunately  with a shelf life of   about a day. Hopefully you remain friends with those on the opposite team because in the ,end win or lose you realize, as it has in the past the score /results will make no difference in your life, it was just a game or and election. You can go back to whatever you were doing knowing in the end you are responsible for your own  happiness and future not your team or your candidate.

I’ll always get mad in a High School Game when the score is long pass being determined and not  every kid gets a chance to play

I think Hinkle Fieldhouse on the Butler University Campus where they filmed the deciding game in the movie “Hoosiers” is the neatest place I’ve ever watched a basketball game

The Lombardi Packers remain my Heroes

The International Olympic Commitee has put baseball on hiatus for 2012.

August 25, 2008

Maybe Bud Selig can use his charm to smooth things over.  Read more here

Early Morning Music Club

August 25, 2008

What better way to celebrate the end of the Beijing (50 billion dollars) extravaganza than to play a little “Wagner” Opera.  Personally, I found the level of perfection portrayed by the Chinese  a little “creepy”.  Maybe it’s their way of saying “don’t mess with us” …..our military is also perfect and we have an agenda.    

Wine Spectator Farce…….

August 24, 2008

I’m just sayin”……’s really crappy when a magazine known for it’s wine intellegensia is found out to be not-so-ethical.  Here is the great story from Robin Goldstein and here is the response from Wine Spectator