Monday, September 17, 2012

Football is here!

I like football.  I follow two pro teams.  The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Dallas Cowboys.  I grew up as a Cowboys fan and when Jacksonville got a team, I started following them.  I am still a fan football.  The NFL needs to make up nice with the refs.

The replacement guys were not perfect the first week.  But they were not poor either.  This week the officiating sucked.  I mean they were terrible.  I believe on the first week they made some mistakes, but this week they blew calls over the place.  I watched three games this weekend, the Redskins, The Ravens and the Steelers.  Each of the games had issues with the officials.  In the Redskins Game, they call a personal foul for a hit on the quarterback out of bounds.  The only problem with the call, he was in bounds.  To quote Monday Night Football, "C'mon Man"

It is time the NFL and the officials come together.  Figure out your differences and get it together.  The game is suffering.  The quality of your brand and of your product is decreasing.  The games take longer and the calls are not consistant across the board.

Thats my 2 cents.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Election Time

Although I do like to follow politics, I hate election time.  Gone are the days of new funny commercials advertising some service or product, here are the "that guy is a crook" or "this guy is not good for _____" fill in the blank.  I guess it is one of the challenges as Americans to wade through all of the political messages and determine in our own minds who will serve our country the best.  I try to stay aways from politics as much as possible.  Do some research on each candidate, give credit and blame where it is due, and then place my vote. Whoever you are supporting this upcoming election, remember many of our fellow Americans have died to give us the right to choose who will be our leader.  So go out and vote.  Don't forget, your live is typically effected more by your local leaders than your national leaders.  So pay attention to those who will be closest to you for the next few years.  They are the ones who write the zoning laws, the local traffic laws and policy.

On the lighter side.  People who switch to Gieco sure are happy.  How happy are they?  Happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic.  That is a great commercial.