The longest day……… 6/6/1944

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The water’s are calm now, but back over 70 years ago, we owe a huge debt to the men and woman, who fought the good fight, with many not making it past that day. These men and woman should never be forgotten, as if it weren’t for them, we of this Society may not be free to roam as we do today? This country just might of been a bit different today if it wasn’t for these brave hero’s of that time. These men and woman didn’t ask for this fight, but yet they showed up and fought the good fight, simply because it was the right thing to do, for all who walk a path through this journey of life, on the soil of the great country called, the United States of America.

The men and woman of our Armed Services sign up and become trained to help keep America great, they may not receive big money unlike those within the world of sports today, but these men and woman most definitely earned every penny they earn. The actions of our men and woman of the military goes without saying, as the actions of some of the men and woman within the world of sports………….. Well let’s just say, could be a bit more respectful for the ones who fought the good fight, so they can earn the big bucks, playing a game that they love. These men and woman of our Armed services just do not get enough respect for what they do, or have done, some go off away from their families for long stretches of time and some either don’t make it back, or come back back within a casket, or even worse……….. Missing parts of their bodies. While those within the world of sports cry over a hang nail, or whine over an official making a bad call, really!!! We of this Society are to blame for this, simply because we have lost our way along this journey and have mislabeled our priorities, from what we think is important, to what should be important.

We of this Society have changed so much compared to the Society back some 70+ years and a lot of ways, we have changed for the worse, taking big steps backwards, instead of moving forward, like those of our military’s past, present and future. The most political of all the wars……… Vietnam, these men and woman went and fought the good fight, even though they may not have agreed with the decisions of them being there, but yet still fought bravely, then they came back to American soil and are treated like low class citizens and some even being homeless, with no place to sleep or eat like those of us today within our homes, only shows just how screwed up we have become, while we live our lives today.

These men and woman of our military and how they get trained, are so disciplined, they think nothing of going to battle, so we can be free to roam and live our exotic lifestyles, we owe them a great deal of gratitude, but how do we pay them back? By some within the world of sports taking a knee, instead of standing tall and proud, showing great respect for them, as our countries National Anthem is being played before each sporting event. Those within the the world of sports just might not be playing for the big money that they get, if it wasn’t for these brave men and woman, these are the real Hero’s and not, the ones within the world of sports.

Respect is a two way street and there is no sign that reads ” one way” on any of the streets of Respect, those within our military don’t join to get our Respect, but with their actions they earn our Respect in many ways. While those within the world of sports think that they deserve our Respect, even without doing a dam thing, or worse, doing things that are just plain and simply stupid and uncalled for. Those within the world of sports think, that because they get paid big bucks, that they are better than the rest of us? They think that because of their big money, they can use their playing fields as a platform to Preach to the rest of us? I got a news flash for all you within the sports world, you are an employee of the game you play, just like the rest of us are an employee of the company for which we work our jobs. While you are an employee you have to abide by the rules and regulations of that company,  we all have to answer to somebody and there is no other way around it. Now you can have your opinion yes, we all have our opinions, but never forget that we all have the right to our opinions and no one can take that from us, no matter of who you are.

Those within the world of sports think that it is their right to go visit the President after they have won a championship in the sport they play? I have another news flash for you, going to visit the President is not your right, it is a privilege and an Honor, if you think other wise, then you need to rethink your way of thinking. Now you within the sports world may not like the President for whatever reason, just as many of us have our likes and dislikes, but to disrespect a sitting President, is just as bad as, disrespecting our men and woman of our armed services, as you take a knee, during the playing of this countries national Anthem, maybe we all within this country should boycott the sport you play, so you then lose that big paycheck, leaving you with no platform for which to speak? We all walk a path through this journey of life, when we walk it correctly without stepping upon another’s shine, this journey will reward us with great things, it will bring us each much respect even when we don’t go looking for it, but when we preach to other’s and demand their respect, now your looking at a journey that becomes very rough, that can bring much pain and hurt, for which will affect us all and keep us from enjoying true peace and happiness throughout the journey.

 

” America’s military are the real true Hero’s within this country and should have all our Respect for what they do for us”

” The water is calm compared to the day of 6/6/1944, but these men and woman of this day have earned our Respect now and forever”

” Sports and politics do not mix, now get back to playing the game that you get paid greatly to play”

” Those within our military may not get paid big money for what they do, but their actions get rewarded with our respect”

 

 

 

 

 

A true Journalist need not Fabricate…….

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This is the face of ” Fake news”. Ron Borges has been suspended for a story he fabricated, of New England Patriots Quarter back Tom Brady, he basically says that Brady is going to hold out on the Patriots for more money, after his under study Jimmy Garappolo gets paid a big contract with his new team? He also says Tom is jealous…………. I got news for you Mr. Borges, Brady is doing just fine and playing a game for which he loves.  Borges is not alone, as there are many more like him out there, just that they are smarter with it and haven’t been outed yet?

A true Writer needs not to fabricate a story, a Writer is a type of person that, when they get a thought, they simply let the thought, translate from the fingers, onto the keyboard. A true Writer is an Artist that knows just how to create, using the spoken word, without bringing even more, of the unnecessary Drama, that is already around, this broken Society. Good Writer’s will write a story and totally captivate their audience, if a Writer needs to fabricate, then they are not true Writer’s and all they are, is a person that only robs the rest of us from, our hard earned money, then they keep moving forward with their fabrications.

The problem with these kind of Writer’s is, they have been getting away with this Fake writing for way too long and as President Trump is totally outing them, for who they truly are. Ever since President Trump been in office, he has exposed all this corruption and the Fake news has no answer, for who they have become, so they keep trying to sweep the error of their ways under the rug, while we the people become smarter and the publications actually doing as they should and outing these thieves from robbing us further.

To be a great writer is not just about making big money, as it is totally about not just captivating your Audience, but the true feeling deep within your soul, when you write a true story, that touches many, throughout all the paths of this journey of life. Good writing is more about reality and less about being fake or something you truly are not, that’s the problem of this Society, we try so hard to become something we truly are not, that we totally forget what true reality is anymore. Just because you don’t like someone for all the success they have had, or maybe the person you voted for didn’t get voted into the office of their choice, that is no reason to fabricate a story about them, this will only make yourself look even dumber in the long run, as eventually everything will catch up and fry your A$$, with Karma taking a big chunk out as well.

The truth is, you don’t really need a platform to write, you just need a computer and internet connection, then as you write good honest and truthful writings, your audience will come and be captivated by your every word. Then as your audience learns of the great words you create, they will then keep coming back and hanging on your every word.

 

” A good writer will write to captivate, a bad writer will write to be fake and create more and more drama”

” A platform is to stand on to seem taller than you are, not too try to have your opinion seem bigger than the rest”

” Fake news is to drama, as telling the truth is all about reality”

” When you write from the heart there is no need to fabricate anything”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The real sporting news……….

Slide 4 of 12: MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrate their 4-yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles  in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Last nights Superbowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, one team over the last couple decades  being the giant and the other team being David and the under dog. Just like as David slew the giant in the Bible, the underdog team the Eagles, took the best shots of the Patriots and slew them to win their first Championship in team history. Now with Tom Brady going over 500 yards, three touchdowns and no picks, that alone if I didn’t see the game, would think the Pats have won yet again? But David……….aka the Eagles stood tall and with a great game plan, slew the patriots and is now the Superbowl Champions.

There will be a lot of story lines coming out of this one, with the sports Journalists trying to spin their takes of the game, but no matter how you slice it, or in this case write it, it was a great offensive football game by both teams, with their defenses being knocked around, like the tumbleweeds within the desert. The game ended as I thought it may, with someone on the defensive side, coming up with a big play and that play came from the Eagles, with the strip sack of the G. O. A. T. Tom Brady. This only proves that you are only as good as your last game and like in any sport, when you have a great game plan and execute that game plan, step up to the plate, then you also can become a champion of whatever sport you play.

The legacy of Tom Brady and Bill Belichek should not be tarnished in any way, shape or form, simply because the Eagles stepped up to the plate with a great game plan and beat a Champion, in a one game take all match, which then proves beyond all doubt, that anybody can be beaten, on any given day. What most people tend to forget is, your legacy isn’t built from just one game, it is built from many games, many accolades through the many games and the Championships you win along the way. Brady and Belichek have done just that and deserve the respect for which they get, but unfortunately in the Politically correct world for which we live, we have all become lazy and do not want to put in the work, like Brady and Belichek have done to get to this point in their career.  Then you have the so called Media, the true cockroaches of the world, that will spin around the spoken word, so they can print them as their own, to fit within their agendas and even worse, create more unnecessary drama, then what is already around us now.

The Philadelphia Eagles not only had a great game plan, executed that plan, but they also stepped up to the plate and beat a true Champion in the sport of football. You could tell they worked hard all year in practice, so on game day they could execute the game plan they worked hard on in practice. Talk is cheap and action speaks much louder, so like the patriots have been doing all these years, the Eagles did yesterday and with that, are now the Superbowl Champions within the world of football. Congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles on their Superbowl win, as now the hardest part is about to hit you and that is, to repeat and keep winning for as long as the Patriots, which then builds a legacy of great football, great practice, showing less chatter with more action and becoming the best you can be, each and every game day moving forward.

 

” Talk is cheap and actions speaks much louder, whether you are in the game of football, or you are in the game of life”

” David and the giant may be a Biblical story, but it is a story that when you truly believe, builds character and strength”

” Create a game plan then work that plan and with more action less chatter, makes for a successful game plan”

” The game of football is the chess game of life and with the right game plan, we all can experience being a true champion”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New England Patriots……….( do your job)

Slide 2 of 18: FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with Erik Walden #93 of the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter  in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

 

 

TB12 the brand……… Tom Brady is one of those kind of Athletes that doesn’t come around all that often, much like Micheal Jordan in Basketball, or Bobby Orr in hockey, These Individuals defy the odds, rewrite the record books and come with more raw talent, then even they themselves are surprised by their greatness, but yet ask them of their greatness and they will never admit to any of their success, only praising their teammates, for helping them with their success.

Tom Brady may be the Quarter back and player for the New England Patriots, but he would be nothing without a great leader or Maestro of the orchestra, a person that is so brilliant in not just looking at football as a game, but taking it too the next level, always being three moves ahead of his opponents and treating the game on the field just like a chess game, with each position of the chess board being strategically placed, to keep that competitive advantage, plus making sure each of the players buy into the, ” Do your job” mentality.

Now you can’t have a great quarterback or a great coach, without a great Owner, someone who is just as dedicated and competitive as the coach and quarterback tandem. The Owner is where it all starts and not just an owner that invests in a team to make good on his investment, but an owner that turns his investment into a gold mine for many years to come, with many generations reaping the benefits and joy of his investment.

With Robert Kraft…….. Yes it is true he is a very successful Business man, yes he has a lot of wealth and can afford many exotic things, but he is also a man who is still in touch with where he has come from, he also had season tickets to the Patriots, back in a time where winning games were far and few between, so he knows through experience, just how we true Patriot fans have suffered til now. Bob Kraft is one of the greatest owners of all sports and as a business man, he has surrounded himself with the smartest of football minds, which has turned the New England patriots into a very successful organization.

The best move the Kraft’s have made was, bringing in Bill Belichek. This man has become one of the game of football’s all time best coaches and by best, I mean more like a genius in understanding the game inside the game. His philosophy to the game may seem high tech to most, but to those who understand, it is actually very simple like just, ” Do your job”. Now the so called sports Media may not like him or his press conferences, simply because they can’t get that much info from him, or made too look just as stupid, with each stupid question they ask him, but if you ask me? The so called sports Media totally gets what they deserve, as they try to look smarter than the smartest coach within the history of the NFL.

Then there is Brady? call him what you want, but there is no denying him the title of, ” The Greatest of all Time……….the G. O. A. T”. This is a guy that was drafted so far down in the draft, no other team wanted to give him a chance and seriously! look at him now, not too mention of just how jealous some players may be of him, to the point where they have to say fake things or make things up to try to knock him off his game? I got news for you!!!  When there is ice in your veins, it is very hard to be rattled, or to be taken out of focus, not too mention when you are as competitive as Tom Brady, you not only try to be as perfect as you can be, but you also look for perfection in all those around you. We have seen Brady lose it on the sidelines and the so called media try’s to spin it as Tom is far from a team player, Huh!!! If only they knew that this is the fuel that feeds his competitive fire, when things in the game aren’t going as planned, yes he may get a bit vocal, but this is only his competitiveness that is trying to light a spark underneath his teammates, so they can wake up and play as they have been coached during the long hard practices.

Say what you want of the New England Patriots, but what I say is, ever since Bob Kraft bought this team, he has not only made good on his investment, he has turned a sports franchise around, where the winning environment around town has become so infectious,  that the other other pro teams in town, are doing what they can in their sports, to be like the New England Patriots. Not everybody can be like the Patriots, just like their is only one Bob Kraft and I am happy that I can enjoy the fruits of his labor, while the Patriots keep winning not only games, but Championships year after year.

” What I say to the other teams is, ” if you want to be a champion” then step up to the plate and beat a champion”

” The competitive fire is within us all, but unless you unleash it, you will never experience being great at what you do”

” The great owner/the great coach/the great quarterback, call it what you want, but without these as the main ingredients, you have nothing to build greatness around you”

” Instead of hating on a champion, then step up to the plate and beat the champion”

” Say what you want of the Patriots but what I say is,  We are experiencing history before our eyes, so sit back and enjoy the ride while it lasts”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The competition will always take a back seat to true friendships

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”  Throughout the clouds and no matter of how rough the waters, when we pull together, we come together in unity showing our love of one another always”

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The darkness from the darkest clouds will never last and they will only last as long as we ourselves let them last. We all walk our own paths through this journey of life, but that don’t mean that we can not walk together in harmony and unity, so we than can be better and stronger with every step. We all have our quirks as well as we all become set in our ways, but when we put all that a side, find common ground among each other, the sky is the limit as to how far each of us can not only go, but grow along this journey of life.

We all have our things we not only like to do, but what we enjoy doing as well, it is when we get away from these things that makes us feel incomplete. With the feelings of incomplete, we then become lost within the darkest of the clouds and the waters then churn up and become rough, as travel along the water will then become difficult to navigate. With the rough waters and the dark clouds, this journey of life will seem very difficult, but with clear skies and smooth waters, then this journey becomes as smooth as silk, as we then glide along our paths with no worries or troubles. We all have our troubles and deal with them in our own way, then as we realize that when we find common ground and come together in unity, then there are no troubles or worries great enough, to bring us down and stop us from walking our paths through this journey of life.

Some may look at a sporting event as great competition in which you have to beat another to move on? Okay part of that is true, but what we tend to over look and never look deeply into what we see is, that you can still compete against one another and still be great friends with each other. Competition will only bring out the worst in us, when we don’t look deeply into what we see, as when you can compete against someone and whether win, lose or draw, you are still the best of friends, now you can no matter what and no matter of how hard you compete, still find that common ground of togetherness and unity, in which to thrive always.

We in this Society are so lost within the dark clouds of the storm, that the rough water has swamped us all. we can not compete in a healthy  way against each other anymore, as all we want to do is pretty much hurt each other badly, or we don’t feel like we are competing? True competition will have us wish each other well before we compete and when we are finished, we then shake hands and congratulate for a game well played. True competition isn’t just competing against each other, it is the coming together in unity, for a game well played, as we then walk our paths through this journey of life in the peace and happiness we all so well deserve and as God wanted us to do from the very beginning.

 

” True competition has no pain as it brings us together in unity and helps us all become successful along this journey”

” The darkest of clouds from the storm are only temporary, the rough waters will never last, as our true spirit of competition will bring us together in unity always”

” Through the dark clouds and the rough waters there is common ground for which to stand, just that we have to look deeply into what we see”

” A Society with no competition is a dull society, but competition done correctly and on common ground with each other”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simply think before taking action…….

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” To take action before thinking through the results of that action, will almost always bring negativity and pain to your path of this journey”

 

There is beauty everywhere we look, just that we don’t take the time to look deeply into what we see. In this Society full of hatred and ugliness, we then let our judgments become clouded, as we hide our love and empathy deep within our souls. When our love and hatred are buried deep within, we then look the other way, when others around us are struggling or feeling real pain of their own. There is someone somewhere always going through some kind of struggle, but yet we tend to poke fun at them, so we can make light of the struggles we face and lighten our pain for which we feel. When we hear on the news of all the ugliness, we never once think of the Victim/Victims that the ugliness created? We have all been a Victim of something throughout this journey, whether it’s a Victim of a Bully, or maybe some kind of abuse, or whatever the case may be? we are all Victims of something and because of this, we have all hidden deeply our true feelings, empathy and love, just so we can move forward along our paths of this journey through life.

Then there are the ones within the main stream Media that uses their platform to voice their opinions, even if their opinion is right or wrong? The platform is there for you to do your job to the best of your ability, not to force your opinion on the rest of us. Just like that sports reporter on ESPN, she basically called our president a ” White Supremacist”? Hello!!! First of all he is our President and deserves all our respect, as being President is a 24/7 job, not to mention……….. A leader that is suppose to lead us moving forward to be better and stronger, no matter if you voted for him or not. The problem with the main stream Media is, they think they are smarter than the rest of, only because they have a platform and we don’t, well that platform is owned by the one who signs your paycheck and if you think of the ramifications of your actions, before you take the action of shoving your opinion down our throats, then maybe you wouldn’t of been suspended for your bad opinion. We all in this Society have taken many actions before we think through the action, only to later back pedal and try to make like the action was the fault of someone else. There is way too much finger pointing going on, with no one taking responsibility for their actions, it is time we all not only take responsibility, but we think through our actions, before we actually take the action.

Unlike in Hollywood where they have a script to follow and play a Fictitious part, this journey of life is real with no script and we learn as we go everyday. Yes we are going to make mistakes, yes we are going to feel real pain at different times in our lives, but in no way should this pain or mistakes, determine the out come of our journey, only if we think through our actions and take responsibility of our actions, then we all can move forward better and stronger. In this Society we get so over whelmed with all the crap, we then lose sight of who we truly are, which has us hide our true selves, replace with a Fake self, then try to keep moving forward as normal as we think normal is? But when we do this, we only compound everything, instead of truly fixing what we need to fix, so we than can keep moving forward better and stronger, on the path we chose, along this journey through life.

 

” We walk this journey once, why not walk it correctly, so we can rest in peace when the journey comes to an end”

” There is beauty in everything we see, we just have to look deeply into what we see to actually see it”

The main stream media abuses their platform, which has us all back pedaling to try to avoid all the ugliness:

” Hollywood may act a part within their fake reality, the rest of us are living reality, with real consequence for our actions”

 

 

The Thrill of Victory……or the Agony of Defeat

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To honor the late Stuart Scott and to pray for all those who suffer this dreaded disease, plus with Breast cancer awareness this month, I thought this great quote could  rise once again. Stuart worked for the sports station ESPN for a long time, before this dreaded disease, finally took him from us. This quote by him was said during the yearly Espy awards, which he was honored with the lifetime achievement award. What makes this quote so great is, the fact you can tweak a few words and the quote takes on a whole new meaning.

Take out the first line and replace it with, ” To win playing the sport for which you love”, now you have a quote that will always live throughout the test of time, There are a lot of good quotes out there, what makes a quote great is, the tweaking of a word or two, giving the quote a whole new meaning, to inspire us as long as we walk a path through this journey of life.

Nobody ever wants to go through the Agony of defeat, but in able to experience the thrill of victory, you first have to be able to lose correctly, then you can respect the win, with a feeling of  pride.  True competition is missing within the World of sports today, it has been replaced with the feeling of ” I play for me so I can be rich” Yes sports today has become ” the world of Greed”, as the loyalty for players sticking with one team, just isn’t there anymore, then you have the owner’s of the teams dishing out big bucks to bring in certain players with good talent, so they can win Championships. True winning of Championships goes a lot deeper than buying a team, true winning of Championships gives you a feeling that is second to none, when it comes to having pride at what you do and when you learn to lose correctly, you then respect the winning, all day everyday.

With all the Hatred and the Ugliness that has consumed us all today, maybe a little theory here. that could be quite possibly the culprit of all the negativity? Sports is supposed to unite us as one, so we can be a Champion at whatever we want to do, but instead of uniting us, it is dividing us, with all the greed there is to be had, for playing a simple game, of whatever sport you chose to play. Then when you win multiple Championships, now others become jealous and will hate, just because you win all the time, now when you play a sport you love and you become great at it, others then get jealous and whine at every chance they get.  Is this fair treatment of each other? Absolutely not, Although if you want to try to be the best you can at whatever sport you play, then work hard, in becoming the best you can within the sport you love.

There is only one player today that plays his sport for the love of the game, has true loyalty for the team of which he plays for and isn’t in it just to get a fat pay check, Tom Brady is that player, he has only played for one team and brought that team five championships. so instead of other teams trying to dethrone the champs, they then take the easy way out and drive a wedge of hatred into the sport, which then divides further all who play the sport.

Sports when played the right way, brings us all together in Unity, players who play a sport for the love of the game, instead of the fat paycheck, then become role models to the young that watch them and then, try very hard to be like their role models, so they also can play a sport for which they love.

 

” The agony of defeat is what gives you the good feeling of the thrill of victory”

” Some quotes are a dime a dozen, but a great quote will always be priceless”

” Play a sport for the love of the game and unite all that are around you, instead of being consumed by greed and dividing the sport you play”

” Sports is supposed to be called the great unifier, but instead they are known as the great divider with all the hate and the ugliness”