Monday, November 11, 2013
Time of call: 12:44 am, November 11th, 2013
Hello? Hey…it’s me…The Beauty of Sports.
I’m just here on my couch having a few glasses of Moscato and thinking about you and about us.
I probably shouldn’t have called but…I have a few things to get off my chest. I guess I was just wondering, what happened?
I know you are hurting…Sean and the boyz got some injuries and that’s understood, but dang (sigh) I, I just don’t know. I feel empty, you know?
It’s not just about the Saints loss….(I had that down as a “L” anyway). It’s about me feeling I’m the only one that sees it! The only one that gets it. I feel I should be there with you during this time to talk to you and give you the information I think can help our relationship work..but you won’t tweet me back.
I just want it to go back to the way it was when we were riding high and it seemed like nothing could stop us.
It’s like everybody loves us together as a couple but we have sooooooo many haters that don’t want to see our relationship work out. I will never give them the luxury. I will always be here for you. Ride or die remember?! BUT I need a break. A two week break to be exact.
YOU KNOW WHAT?!! SOMETIMES I WONDER IF YOU EVEN CARE!!! I MEAN, DO YOU? DO YOU EVEN CARE???? OR IS IT JUST ALLLLL ABOUT YOU?? HAVE YOU EVEN STOPPED TO THINK ABOUT HOW YOUR ACTIONS AFFECT US? DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT ME?!! SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I HATE YOU!!!
I’m sorry. (crying) I didn’t mean to yell. It’s just that, I miss what we had.
I’m just…I’m lost. I can’t believe you did what you did and I can’t believe who you did it with. The Saints? Those skanks? I’m just saying…I think you could do better.
Anyways, I want to know what we can do to make this right again. Or have you moved on, already? Yeah, I bet that’s what it is. You’ve moved on already.
YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU’RE SO FREAKIN SELFISH!!! SERIOUSLY! IF YOU CARED ABOUT ME, YOU WOULDN’T HAVE LET THINGS GET TO THIS POINT. YOU WOULD HAVE DONE WHATEVER IT TOOK TO MAKE IT WORK. YOU PUT ME ON THIS EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER AND YOU EXPECT ME TO JUST GET OVER IT? REALLY? JUST LIKE THAT?? I HATE YOU!!!!!
I don’t hate you. You know I don’t mean that. I’m just hurt.
I probably shouldn’t have called. I’m sorry I called.
(pours more wine)
Maybe this time apart will be good for us. Maybe once we think about what went wrong, we can figure out how to make it right. But only two weeks apart, okay? Maybe once the bye is over we can start fresh. I really think we can have what we had again.
Well, you were probably busy so I won’t keep you any longer. And I know you probably think I’m drunk but I’m not. I’m just emotional and having a hard time dealing with things.
So anyways, I’ll let you go.
Before I do…please say those four little words to me. I know it’s hard to say but I need to hear it.
Okay, I’ll go first…(Deep and heavy sigh)
“How Bout Them Cowboys”
Phew! Feels good to get that out.
Please don’t report this call. It violates my restraining order.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant described his passion as "all positive" after his sidleine confrontations with Romo and Witten during Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Bryant offered no apologies, saying his intense passion is critical to giving the Cowboys the best chance to win. He said he isn't concerned if the sideline outbursts look bad to outsiders. And I agree.
Maybe some people would prefer he just sits on the bench and stews or stands on the sideline in silence. Then again, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning don't act that way when they think their team is in the process of blowing a game they should win. So what’s the big deal? I’ll leave you to speculate on that one..I’ll keep my opinion on that to myself. Whatever the reason, pictures and, highlights and instant reactions on what Dez did on the sidelines yesterday will dominate media and fan conversation over the next few days.One sideline scene the cameras COINCIDENTLY didn't catch came after one of the Bryant-screams-at-Romo sessions. The Cowboys took the field and scored on three plays, the big one a 60-yard touchdown to Terrance Williams. Bryant wasn't targeted once on the series.
And guess what he did…he went and gave Romo a hug. But you won’t hear much about that.
Dez has called it his “passion” not his “anger” that he was expressing on the sidelines. And I accept that explanation. Hell he is the only one I’ve seen show some passion on the offensive side of the ball. Even the coaches looked monotone at times when they should be ripping someone a new one. I’m speaking about the offensive group..I know our defense has passion (they may be lacking in other areas but passion is not one).
Ok I don’t really know what was said…Only the people involved know exactly what Bryant was screaming about (and I felt for the WR coach..he looked like he wanted to get away). Anyway.. I’m going to say that the conversation went something like this “Man, the defense is setting us up to win and we can’t move the ball! They aren’t even respecting my craft…they got one dude on me but ya’ll won’t throw me the ball. It just makes sense (starts using his hands) they can’t hold me! did you not see what happened when I got the ball? I want to win….we aren’t gonna win with these calls ya’ll calling. We have like 60 rushing yards! That’s crazy! They don’t trust YOU…and it’s affecting me. ” Romo whispers “I’m not making the calls” as Dez walks away…Dez storms back madder than before..”Call a m’fin audible then.”
hahahahaha! Yup..that’s how it went!
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Well I’m not really rooting for Alabama more than I am rooting against Texas A&M. Well technically, I’m not rooting against A&M, I’m rooting against Johnny Manziel Yea! That sounds better. I not going for Alabama…I just don’t want Johnny to win. My good ole Aggie friends will say that I am “hating” but I’m really not. . I can’t cheer for Alabama because as a Texan that could be treason lol. BUT thanks to the on- and off-field antics by Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, I just might find myself saying "Roll Tide." #Ewww
This is what I call the “Lebron Effect”. Remember how so many people (not me) hated Lebron after he took his talents to South Beach? That was not really for what he did, but for HOW he did it. He was seen as arrogant, selfish, “cocky”, and all the other synonyms in that cluster. He was the most hated person in sports just for how people perceived his attitude because most people want to see pride lose to humility. Which is why so many people were cheering for the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. Not because they liked them but because they disliked the Heat. Same thought process goes for my attitude towards Manziel. Everything he has done and said since the Heisman Trophy has affirmed Manziel's belief that he cannot be touched, that he is bigger than the university he represents, that he is even above NCAA rules. I’m not saying Alabama is a humble bunch but I’m paying attention to what’s in the news and it’s not them taunting their opponent mocking something just got a get out of jail free card for. After everything Manziel has gone through the last few weeks –– you'd think maybe just a smidge of humility might have been in order.
I’m also not saying I think a loss to Alabama tomorrow will humble old Johnny Football. It may bring him down a notch. Down to the notch that says you aren’t guaranteed anything. Your attitude determines your altitude. You better ask T.O and Ochocinco.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
That is my million dollar question. LeBron is a young, fun, loving, ‘kid at heart” kind of guy who if people really knew the real him and not the him the media has built…it would be hard to hate such a person. He’s even humble..yes I said humble! I can say that because I had the luxury of hanging out with LeBron at one of his birthday parties and he was everything I stated above and more. One thing is for sure tho ..before LeBron James even steps on the floor to play Game 7 tonight it's clear that he has already lost. More specifically, he has lost the right to lose.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
WHAT THEY NEED TO DO:SPURS:
Not turn it over 17 times. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker CAN NOT have the shooting percentage they had in game 2 and expect to win another game in this series. Manu Ginobili. Well… he hasn’t played well for weeks now and was out of control with the ball in Game 2. In Game 2, the Spurs' big three (which is really a big 2 and ¾) shot 10-of-33 from the field. This means that it’s going to take another boost from their supporting cast to beat the Heat 3 more times. Hopefully this boost won’t be squandered as it was in Game 2. Danny Green had an amazing game…that went to waste. "We have three at home, so we're excited about that," Spurs Tim Duncan said. "But if we play like we did (Sunday), that's not going to matter". Couldn't have said it better Timmy!
Chris Bosh needs to show up to the Game in his Big Man suit. Wade needs to play like he’s the second best player on the team (or as close as possible to it) and Lebron needs to play like the MVP. Not saying that he has played poorly, but he usually exerts his will on his opponents and that hasn't been happening.I hate to put this on Lebron..but his status as MVP and his salary says I have to. In the two games against San Antonio, he's averaging 17.5. That's not very Lebronish.me-time games and a Thanksgiving duel with the Raiders assures the nation we'll see plenty of the Cowboys next season. The opener against the Giants is a pace-setter, and we'll quickly find out if Tony Romo is able to earn his money with an October run against the Broncos, Redskins and Eagles. December will decide if Dallas is playoff material, with stretch games against the Bears, Packers, Redskins and Eagles. Credit to Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs. Oh...and those other guys in Heat uniforms have to step up, too.
SPURS!That’s just how the Heat series’ have gone. Win..lose…win…lose. Plus they are one of the best home teams in the league. Darn..but Miami is the best road team in the league *throws hands in the hair*. I’m sticking with the Spurs! Final answer.
Game 3 is tonight (9 p.m. ET, ABC),
Thursday, June 6, 2013
For the third straight year, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat have made their way to the NBA Finals. And for the second time out of those three trips they are facing a team from TEXAS. The (My) Dallas Mavericks took the Heat down in 6 games to go on to win the teams first championship in 2011 (only to be completely blown up by Mark Cuban and a failure ever since) and now they face a Spurs’ team who are models of consistency and fundamentals for one of the NBA’s most clean cut organiztions.For the first time since 2007, it’s the San Antonio Spurs representing the Western Conference in the championship round, with the same BIG THREE that won a title six years ago and heard plenty of whispers since then that they were too old to do it again.
But guess what! They are still winning. Not are they winning, but they are about to break the hearts of a would-be attempt at greatness. They did it to the Los Angeles Lakers in the mid-2000s, and they did it to the Phoenix Suns (all because Steve Nash broke his nose)….and they did it to James in the Finals in 2007, when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The BIG THREE THEORY:
The Spurs are led by Tim Duncan (37), Tony Parker (31) and Manu Ginobli (35). The Heat are led by the best player in the NBA, LeBron James (28), and his two high-priced sidekicks, Dwayne Wade (31) and Chris Bosh (29).Popovich won the rights to Duncan in the 1997 lottery, and he discovered Ginobili with the No. 57 pick in 1999 and Parker at No. 28 two years later. On the other hand, viewed as a forgery on the traditional means of team-building, Pat Riley, saved up his money and went and got LeBron James and Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade in Miami as free agents. The built team versus the “bought” team.
The Big Threes of the Heat and Spurs are separated by age and culture. Miami's three are peaking, while San Antonio's, according to some, are hanging on. But if these Finals turn out to be memorable, it will happen because the two trios are so evenly matched. For ever advantage that the Heat has…the Spurs has one. But something will have to give. Only one team can win
The outcome of these NBA Finals will give me waaaaay more to blog about if the Heat lose because LeBron and the Heat remain so much more fascinating in failure than with a championship. But if the Heat win they will have reached the back-to-back feat by knocking off the toughest foe possible.
Picture this: a second consecutive NBA championship, a third consecutive visit to the NBA Finals, a fourth MVP trophy. His leap into an altitude inhabited only by players like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and, of course, Michael Jordan.And all King’ James has to do is beat the San Antonio Spurs.
It sounds so simple right? I’m not so sure. We shall see, starting tonight.
Pick: Spurs in 6
Friday, April 12, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Another day…another gay rights story. Listen, I am all for doing what you want in your own time but I don’t care to hear or know about it while I’m trying to enjoy a nice day Sportscenter…AND I don’t have to agree with you. Does that make me judgmental? No. Does that mean I’m condemning you to hell? No. But name-calling and stereo-typing those of us who disagree with you as a bigot, homophobe, or intolerable is exactly what you don’t want done to you. I have a right to speak my opinion on the subject without being verbally attacked just as you have a right to speak yours without being attacked! *steps off soapbox*. Now that’s out of the way…..
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Well ladies and gentlemen March Madness started last week and I didn't post my picks (shame on me). So I had to make sure I posted my picks for the Sweet 16 and beyond. College basketball fans wait every year for - the excitement - ,the upsets and Cinderella stories that make up the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament and there were a few in the first round but I don't see any taking place in this round. Well..#1 Kansas will fall and the stories of La Salle (#13) and Florida Gulf Coast (#15) has grasped our attention and some of those that like to root for the underdog are predicting upsets ....but not me. First of all the fact that #13 La Salle is playing a #9 seed Witchita State doesn't fascinate me. If La Salle win it isn't an upset to me. But whatever.
I have highlighted the team I chose to win between the two. I have Syracuse, Ohio State, Kansas, and Louisville coming out of their Region and into the final four.
Let's get it started (fist pump)!