Filter Through Life

D-FENSE!! D-FEN…Oh, who am I kidding?
September 7, 2008, 3:20 pm
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Will someone please put a helmet of Tony Romo?  Seriously people!  Tony Romo is feeling about as much pressure from the Cleveland Browns as I feel to clean a truck stop toilet.  He has enough time to brew an espresso and eat some crumpets, much less complete a pass to Terrell Owens.  Arrrgggghhhhh!!!


Is it okay to hate the Cowboys since they are a team, and entity if you will, and not an individual person?


[I’m just really bent that my Texans just got THROTTLED!]


A Soccer Hater’s Observations of a Soccer Game That Was Played Last Night and Attended by Said Soccer Hater Because a Student of His Was Playing in the Game
April 21, 2008, 10:11 am
Filed under: Football, Random Junk, Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

One of my students had a soccer game last night so my wife and I decided we should go.  Keep in mind that I know nothing about soccer said for a few things:


1)     In pro (or elite level, i.e. World Cup) soccer, regardless of the outcome of the game, soccer fan is going to riot.  I don’t know why, that is just what they do.

2)     There is way too much running.

3)     There is way too much grabbing of genitalia.

4)      Off-sides has to be the most ridiculous rule I have ever heard of and quite frankly I don’t think I completely understand it.  I mean, if a wide receiver beats his man and catches a touchdown pass he is not called for off-sides, he is called the better player.


So we watched the game and I kept to myself.  Okay, so maybe I made a few snide comments about the game.  Only a few.  Oh, and a comment or two about Tony wearing a Dallas Cowboys t-shirt.  If that weren’t enough, the team his son was playing was from Dallas.  Sheeesh!


I don’t get it.  Silly game.  Silly fans.  Can’t we ban this game from America and just play real FOOTBALL?

Tom Brady is a jer…err…not that bad of a guy (?)
January 29, 2008, 12:54 pm
Filed under: Football, Life Happens, NFL, Random Junk, Sports | Tags: , , , ,

I have to edit my opinion about Tom Brady a little bit.  I have always thought he was a bit pompous.  He just has that air about him.  On the other hand, I don’t know him from Adam so my opinion is based on seeing him on TV and hearing what I hear about him.   

Today, on ESPN2, I saw a clip of Mr. Brady at Media Day for the Super Bowl.  He was being pestered by the usually media folks and then someone else.  It was an obnoxious (or possibly special) woman asking him to marry her.  He handled this situation with so much class I couldn’t help but right about it.  He simply smiled, said he was flattered and asked her name.  When she replied that her name was “Inez” (or “Enez”, not sure which) he said she had a beautiful name.  He told her he couldn’t accept her proposal but the person that got to marry her would be a lucky man.   

In a world where most celebrities can’t think of anyone but themselves, Mr. Brady actually spoke with this woman instead of blowing her off or simply ignoring her.  It would have been much easier but he showed a lot of class.  Consider my opinion edited. 

[I know Tony is going to love this post.]

Thank you A.D.
December 18, 2007, 9:13 am
Filed under: Fantasy Football, Football, Legacy Fellowship | Tags: ,

This is a ridiculously hard thing for me to say since I am a Longhorn fan so please bear with me.  I just have to say it though; Adrian Peterson, I love you.  Thank you so much for putting together a little something in the second have last night.  You came back with a vengeance and I am now playing for the championship of our church fantasy football league. 

Now, that should be the last time I ever thank a Sooner.  At least he is from Texas. 

Don’t hate!

Weekend Observations

The Patriots are the best team I have seen.  Ever. 

I might just be The Patriots of “Scene It.”

The Houston Texans are starting to look good.  Can’t wait till next year. 

Ryan Grant and Earnest Graham are the real deal.  They are also great fantasy players.  They were also on my bench, scoring 22 and 21 points respectively while my starters, Steven Jackson and Adrian Peterson, score 7 and 0 points. 

I still hate the Cowboys.  Maybe even more so today after that ridiculously lucky touchdown pass Tony Romo threw. 

I love The Salt Lick.  I’d love it even more if they didn’t have The Cowboys on a giant plasma right in front of me. 

I love having people stay with us for the weekend.  I love being able to open my home and entertain.  That’s why God has blessed us with a home. 

I love those same people even more when they get to go home. 

I love things in small doses…unless it’s chocolate…or mashed potatoes…or meat.

The rich get richer
December 7, 2007, 8:26 am
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This post is dedicated to Tony, lover of all things New England Patriots. 

Did you know that the Patriots had a first round draft pick taken away for the “Spygate” scandal earlier this year?  Not that it really matters; they are going to go 19 and 0 and would have had the 32nd pick in the draft.  Big deal, right? 

Did you know that the San Francisco 49ers have but 3 wins and will probably draft somewhere around…oh…2nd?  Nice pick, right? 

Did you know that the Patriots own the 49ers first round pick in the upcoming NFL draft? 


Living Rooms
October 15, 2007, 8:26 am
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Last night my wife and I hosted our first “Living Room” at our home.  “Living Rooms” are our churches group night.  We have one a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month.  This month we had to have it on the second for one reason or another.  So, basically a handful of people go to each host’s home, we sit around eating and talking for an hour or two and go home.  It is a great time to get to know folks in the church a little better.  Relationships are hard to build in the 15 minutes people hang out after church is over.  Of course, with our church folks loiter around for an hour sometimes, or until we get the cattle prods out and make them leave.  Then we all have lunch together.  But that is beside the point. 

My point is, “Living Rooms” are wonderful.  I really enjoy going to them.  Now that I have hosted one, I will really appreciate the next one I go to.  I don’t know if we just blow things way out of proportion or we were just really busy with other things this weekend too, but I am beat.  It is hard work preparing for people to come to your home.  We cleaned from top to bottom and from side to side.  My yard is perfectly manicured, as are the trees, flowerbeds and the dog. 

What’s more?  No dudes showed up last night!  I was in a house chockfull of estrogen.  Not that it was terrible hanging with a bunch of chicks but if a dude were there I could have snuck off to watch the Patriots lay the smack down on the Cowgirls.  But no, they I even caught them turning the TV off while I was outside grilling.  Can you believe it? 

So, next month, if we host another “Living Room” I need dudes at my house.  I want to see the Eagles whoop the ‘Girls this time.  Dallas losing every time they play on Sunday night, now that could be a great tradition.