Friday, May 31, 2013

Thoughts...on a Friday

In this small southern college town...It is indeed a Friday!

Short work week.

Long week for next week.

The NBA play-offs are a going.

Baseball is about to embark on their..."dog days" of summer.

There are proms going on...



And...our thoughts on a Friday.

Five things...I think ...I think:

I don't think...I know I'm a member of the best family on the planet earth!

Again, I don't think...I know my brother-in-law...Larry an inspiration to all of us ...for what he's been through lately.  (You hang in there,  Mr. Jones)

I think I'm a pretty good grill master...but I had a flame up on the blue fish and salmon. Not my best production.

I think my nephew, Benji...should forgo his banking career...and cut hair!  He made me look at least...5 years...younger?

And finally...I maybe....just a little bit biased.... little just the cutest thing I have ever had the pleasure to be associated with...well...since ...maybe ...her mom.



Breaking News

Tragic...We remember Mookie as an Atlanta Hawk...back in the day.

From Fox5 News in Atlanta:

Former Hawks player Mookie Blaylock on life support after accident

Posted: May 31, 2013 6:40 PM EST Updated: May 31, 2013 6:47 PM EST
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Former NBA star and Atlanta Hawks player Mookie Blaylock is on life support after an accident in Clayton County on Friday, police said.

Blaylock and two other people were transported to Atlanta Medical Center after the accident, which took place on Tara Blvd in Jonesboro between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Authorities say that Blaylock was driving northbound on Tara Blvd. in an Escalade when he crossed the median and struck an oncoming van.
Blaylock was unresponsive, officials said.
A female passenger in the van was in "extreme critical condition" at the hospital, according to authorities.
The condition of the driver of the van was not immediately known.
According to the NBA's website, Blaylock, 46, played in the NBA for 13 seasons for three different teams, including the Hawks from 1992-1999. He retired in 2002.

Well Educated....But Still...Stupid

What a moron...By now everyone has seen the videos of this idiots' latest rants.  He has insulted an institution ...Notre Dame.   A religion....Catholics.   And an entire section of America...the SEC.

Funny thing...he will still have his job.   As embarrassing as he has been to Ohio State,  there really is nothing that can be done to remove him...legally.

Wow,  this doesn't happen often....this is courtesy of ....Fox News:

Verbal gaffes by Ohio State University presidentGordonGeehave long been a source of amusement and headaches at the school, whether he was calling the state governor a dummy two decades ago or more recently likening the challenges of holding together university divisions to the Polish Army.

Ohio State president reprimanded for 'damn Catholics' remark

Verbal gaffes by Ohio State University president Gordon Gee have long been a source of amusement and headaches at the school, whether he was calling the state governor a "dummy" two...

"Brave" New Line-up

B. J. Upton ....benched....Dan Uggla,  benched.    Jason Heyward,  benched.  All three guys had a batting average well south of .200.

So the Atlanta Braves said, "If you can't can't play"!  Their replacements erupted for 11 runs in the win last night.

So,  Atlanta....this is not rocket science.  Sit these no hitting, prim a donas ...down.

Great job last night.

From the AJC:

Alex Wood
Dave Tulis

Big night for the Braves

Former UGA pitcher Alex Wood made his major league debut as the Braves came back from a shutout last night to defeat the Blue Jays.
 Wood call-up sets off roster changes
 Braves' bullpen woes

A "Heat" Check

This series between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers...may go the distance...7 games.

But make no mistake....The Heat has the better team.  More stars...more talent.  More LeBron James.

Last night Miami put their boots on the throat of the Pacers....and didn't let off.

From the Miami Herald:

Game 5 | Heat 90, Pacers 79

King's dominion

LeBron James shot Miami out of danger with a sequence of jump shots that put the Heat ahead for good in a 90-79 victory against the Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

We Are Proud of You...Oprah!

Yes we are!

Harvard?   You go girl!  She continues to amaze us.

From YBF:


Oprah Winfrey DELIVERS the 2013 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS To Harvard University (VIDEO). RECEIVES Honorary DOCTORATE Degree

Earlier today, Oprah Winfrey received an honorary doctorate from Harvard University and delivered the 2013 commencement address to the university's graduating class.  Watch the video of her inspiring speech inside...

Another NBA...Marriage & Divorce

Wow....This NBA marriage....divorce...court hearings is indeed color blind.  No, this is not a Shaq...or a Kolby....

It's one of our favorite white guys....Steve Nash!

From our friends at

Steve Nash
Place to Raise Kids

Steve Nash -- who plays for the LOS ANGELES Lakers -- just trashed L.A. in open court ... claiming the City of Angels is NO PLACE to raise a family.

Nash slammed L.A. on the stand in his legal war with ex-wife Alejandra ... saying point blank, "I don't want my kids to grow up in L.A."

Raising kids in L.A.

  • Good idea
  • Bad idea
Nash said he would consider raising his kids in San Diego ... but only because "it's a different lifestyle."

Of course, Alejandra doesn't believe that -- she thinks Steve's trying to block her from moving the kids to L.A. because the Arizona courts aren't making him pay a penny in child support and he's afraid a California judge would nail him.

Why the Hawks will Always be Mediocre

If you look up "mediocre" in the're very likely to see the franchise of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks will always win 45 to 50 games a year....make the play-offs....exit the play-offs...with little buzz in the ATL.

The city has been waiting and waiting...and waiting.   This is a great city with great facilities.  The world's busiest airport.  CNN,  Coca-cola,  UPS,  Home Depot....

But when it comes to this's ...well bogged down in a mediocrity that's getting down right distasteful.

No big name coach was even courted....much less signed.   And in the end?

We get a life long assistant coach...who we can't even pronounce his name.

Really?  Atlanta Hawks?  Really?

From the AJC:


New Hawks coach introduced

Mike Budenholzer meets the press at Philips Arena news conference

Jason Getz / AJC
Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry, right, introduces Atlanta Hawks new coach Mike Budenholzer at Philips Arena Wednesday morning in Atlanta. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hump Day News & Views

A Wednesday in the Classic City!  That means it's time to "hump".  A few things we're following:

Mr. President, that bat is bigger than you!

LOOK: Young Obama Shows Off His Swing

Obama Baseball Photo

We think she used to be a man...but at least she...or honest:

'I Am A Strong, Black Lesbian Woman'

Brittney Griner

Somebody forgot to tell the Pacers..."Miami is unbeatable".

Roy Hibbert: 'We're Not Going Anywhere!'

Roy Hibbert

MORE: Pacers Even Series With Heat


Hey folks...have a great Hump Day!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sending a ...Message

Message sent...was said message received?  We shall see.

Last night the Miami Heat...sent a message.   It went a little like this, "We are the Miami Heat.  We are the best basketball team on the planet.  Yes, you stole a game...but we...have ...more game than you!"

And in Indianapolis....the Pacers are wondering, " What the hell was that freight train that just rolled us?"

Aaaahhh.....such are the NBA play-offs!  This is the Eastern Conference Finals and it doesn't get any better than this.

From the Miami Herald:

Game 3 | Heat 114, Pacers 96 | Heat leads series, 2-1

Road warriors strike back

LeBron James scored 22 points and the Miami Heat rediscovered their offensive punch, routing the Indiana Pacers to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

A Memorial Day...Re-Post

Memorial Day is more than hamburgers and hot dogs.   It is much...much more.  American soldiers have died for us.  They  have died for us and made the ultimate sacrifice so we can have the freedoms we have.

Pause today.  Pray today.  Take a moment to reflect today.

From 2010:

The Ultimate Price

As we observe another Memorial Day, let us pause to remember the soldiers in so many wars who gave so many of their lives. Too often, we take our armed forces for granted. And if it means a Holiday has to be created for us to remember be it!

A closer look all those casualties... From Wikipedia:

Wars ranked by total deaths

Rank ↓ War ↓ Years ↓ Deaths ↓ Deaths per Day ↓ Deaths per Population ↓
1 American Civil War 1861–1865 625,000 599 1.988% (1860)
2 World War II 1941–1945 405,399 416 0.307% (1940)
3 World War I 1917–1918 116,516 279 0.110% (1920)
4 Vietnam War 1964–1973 58,151 26 0.003% (1970)
5 Korean War 1950–1953 36,516 45 0.002% (1950)
6 American Revolutionary War 1775–1783 25,000 11 0.899% (1780)
7 War of 1812 1812–1815 20,000 31 0.345% (1810)
8 Mexican-American War 1846–1848 13,283 29 0.057% (1850)
9 Philippine War 1899–1902 4,196 5 0.006% (1900)
10 Iraq War 2003–present 4,079 2.34 0.001% (2007)

That is an awful lot of lives lost for causes..........good ....and bad. In their memory..........we offer salutes.......

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Home Sweet...Home!

In what seemed like an eternity....that long road trip...Our beloved Atlanta Braves came home last week.

Aahh....home cooking is kind of a good thing.

Can you say ...6 loses?

From the AJC:

Evan Gattis
David Goldman / AP

Braves slam the Twins

Evan Gattis hit a grand slam in the 4th to boost the Braves and complete 6-0 homestand. | Box score | Photos
 Chipper likes seeing Heyward go “oppo”

Stupid is...What Stupid does

Say it ain't so...Serge!  This is getting a little out of hand.


Sergio Makes 'Fried Chicken' Joke About Tiger.. Garcia Apologizes.. Tiger Responds, Ready To Move On.. FLASHBACK: Fuzzy Zoeller In 1997.. Garcia-Woods Rivalry Deepens

Hump Day News & Views

It is a Wednesday in this small southern college town.  Here's our mid week look at the world of sports and such.

 When will Dennis Rodman...just go...away!

Dennis Rodman's Blond Mohawk Wows At 'Celebrity Apprentice' Finale

Dennis Rodman Mohawk

We..."Kevins"....sure know how to do the right thing:

Durant Makes Massive Donation To Tornado Relief Efforts

Kevin Durant

Happy Trials...Brian:

Urlacher Calls It A Career

Brian Urlacher

The NBA Draft Lottery is a joke:

And The No. 1 Pick Goes To...

Nba Draft Lottery

So much to "hump" little time.   
Everyone...please enjoy your day!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Stuff From the Week-end that Was

The rains came...thunder and lightning...Mother Nature flexing her powers.  What a week-end it was.

Some stuff...we followed:

Makes us wanna go get married...NOT!

LOOK: RGIII Shows Off Wedding Registry Items Sent By Fans

Robert Griffin Iii Liddicoat

Chad forgot to see his "P O"?

Chad Johnson Arrested

Chad Johnson

The Spurs may never lose again...until...Miami?

Spurs Make Strong Opening Statement


Bad hair and all...We still love you, Serena:

PHOTOS: Serena vs. Vika

Serena Williams

Friday, May 17, 2013

Some Friday Night...MJ's a Friday...Let's look beyond sports and go back to when our Michael Jackson...was providing us ...history.   

From  way back when...Remember this?

Here's MJ:


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Turning up the...Heat

Dwyane Wade may have bad knees....he maybe hurt...he may not be the player he once was....

But the Miami Heat guard...put on quite a 4th quarter show.

This one was fun to watch!

From the Miami Herald:


Game 5 | Heat 94, Bulls 91

Eastern finals bound

Fueled by dunks by Norris Cole and Dwyane Wade late, the Miami Heat eliminated a proud but wounded Bulls team to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Read more here:

The Beasts....Of the East

The New York Yankees were supposed to have an off year.   Too old...too many injuries.  Too tough a division.

Well somebody forgot to tell it to  the "pinstripes".   When all is said and done...these are still the Yankees.

That mystique....that history....that pride. 

The team we love to playing some damn good baseball.

From the New York Daily News:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

O. J. Looking a bit Old....and Rough!

If it wasn't for the fact that Orenthal James Simpson....brutally murdered two people...and got away with it....we might throw a little sympathy his way.

Here's a man that was too stupid to stay out of jail.   After the murders,  he was still a free man.   Then he gets jail time for armed robbery...stealing back some of his memorabilia.

Is a Heisman Trophy worth nine to 33 years?

That karma thing is something else.  God don't like ugly.

From the New York Daily News:

Hump Day...News & Views

In this small southern college town...the temperatures reached almost 90 degrees.  And so far it's been a rather chilly month of May.

It's a let's ...hump!

 A few things we're following:

Tim Tebow gets a job?  An offer...anyway: 

Tim Tebow Gets Job Offer

Tim Tebow
Leave Mr. Woods...alone!

Marshals: Tiger Lied About Sergio Dispute

Tiger Woods

The next....LeBron James?

No. 1 Hoops Recruit Reveals College Choice

Andrew Wiggins

Really?  Dwyane....really?

LOOK: Wade's Latest Wardrobe Choice

Dwyane Wade Pants
So that's that!
Have a great Hump Day! 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thoughts...on a Friday

In this small southern college town...It is a Friday!  It is springtime and wonderful out side.

The NBA play-offs are in full swing.  Baseball's "Boys of Summer" are playing their game.

There are proms going on...Graduations....and this Sunday is Mother's Day.

We have not spoken from the heart in a ad-lib's for months now.

Let's change that tonight.  

Some thoughts...on a Friday.

Why is it?  Every time you wash your rains the next day?

Most disturbing thing seen this week?  A senior citizen on the fast lane...on a cell phone!

Why do people down here in the south....come to a complete stop for funeral convoys?

Are TV commercials getting more stupid?  Or... Are we just getting smarter?  

That Cleveland thing with those 3 about as bizarre as bizarre...can get!

5 things...I think I think:

I think....and I know...I love my family!

I think my one and only grandchild, the most beautiful child ever!

I still love...freshly cut grass...even though it's not friendly to my sinus.

I'm finally over this frigging cold...lasted a full...frigging month!

I think...I'm due...I really need a vacation!

Have a great week-end.....See you soon. 


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thank you...Indy!

The funeral was last night.    The wake...the funeral...the burial.  All in one rainy night in Georgia.

The Atlanta Hawks season is over.   We thank you, Indiana Pacers ...for putting these birds out of their misery.

From the AJC:


Hawks-Pacers Game 6

Hawks' season ends

Fourth-quarter rally falls short as Pacers knock Atlanta out of the playoffs, 81-73.
 Photos from the game
 Mark Bradley: Wild series, familiar ending
 Full coverage of the Hawks-Pacers playoffs

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Same old...Gutless Hawks

Lets see....Wikipedia says an NBA basketball court is..94 feet by 50 feet.   In every NBA arena.   The basket is a steel rim 18 inches diameter with an attached net affixed to a backboard that measures 6 feet by 3.5 feet and one basket is at each end of the court. The white outlined box on the backboard is 18 inches high and 2 feet wide. At almost all levels of competition, the top of the rim is exactly 10 feet above the court and 4 feet inside the baseline.

So...the Atlanta hawks play on virtually the same court in they do in Indianapolis.

So....what the problem is?

The courts are the same.  At home and on the road.   The baskets are the home and on the road.   The ball is the same.  At home or on the road.

Then why can't these fools play well on the road?

You tell me.   It must be mental.   But I just don't get it.  When I played ball...I used to love playing in hostile environments.  Made me  harder!   I loved the look on the other teams cheerleaders and fans when I scored and we won.

But these Atlanta Hawks?


Here's yet another example:

hawks-packers, may 1, 2013

Pacers pound Hawks in Game 5

Jeff Teague -- going against Pacers Paul George (24) and David West (21) -- was part of Atlanta's big lineup in Indianapolis. | Game stats
 Schultz: Hawks melt down again — sound familiar?
 Celtics stay alive, beat Knicks to force Game 6