Who Is The Greatest QB ever? . My friends and I often have this debate, always a good one...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I'm no longer working in corporate America Thank God!!! However, for those that are here are some helpful tips to at least make sure you get paid what your worth.
Here's an interesting story courtesy of MSN. Although Federal laws make Marijuana illegal, 12 stateshave legalized its medical use. This is an interesting battle being waged by the Federal and State governments. Should Marijuana be legalized? Should drugs be legalized? Is this pushing the envelope too far?
Rudy Giuliani and John Edwards took their names out of the race to become the nominees in their respective parties. The fall of Giuliani is interesting as many Republicans felt that he was the most electable candidate. John Edwards was always the third horse in a two horse race but definitely added value to the democratic debates. We may see Edwards pop up again as a nominee for Vice President. Super Tuesday is coming...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I wanted to reserve comment on this story, but I now feel necessary to throw in my four cents (yea, four!)Briefly, a golf news reporter (an alleged friend of Tiger Woods) made the following comment (paraphrase) in jest, "Tiger Woods opponents should take him to a back alley and lynch him." Subsequently, Golf Week Magazine placed a picture of a noose on its cover to draw attention to the story. The initial commentator was suspended for two weeks and the editor of the magazine was fired. Tiger Woods doesn't seem to be making a big deal out of it, and is quoted saying that the commentator is someone he has been friends with for a decade...So the question is...are people makinig a bigger deal out of this than they should?At first glance, the answer seems to be yes. "It was a joke for God's sake!" Are we at the point in society where we cannot make comments in jest, with no overt ill intent? Must we take into account everyone's emotional and social proclivities before we speak?Unfortunately, the answer is that people are NOT making a bigger deal out of this than they should. Although many would like to believe otherwise, our society has not progressed enough to the point where we do not have to be careful with what we say. Historically (and currently), words have been branded with such extreme importance and meaning, to the point that sometimes that they hurt more than physical abuse or pain.The word "lynch" has absolutely NO PLACE in modern day society because of the history of the word and its associations. It has NEVER been used in a positive light, especially toward black people, and also it is said to have stemmed from a slave owner, Willie Lynch, who used to teach other slave owners extreme "punishment" tactics to use on their slaves. Under this light, even used "jokingly", the word "lynch" is not only insensitive and hurtful, it but conjures up and revitalizes a history that we often try to forget (or at least put past us). It is a word so inextricably intertwined with black people and our history, that it is difficult to imagine that this wasn't at least a subconscious slip by the commentator. I would be willing to bet if she were referring to a white golfer, her subconscious wouldn't have conjured up that word. But even if I accept her "joke" and the assertion that there was no racism involved even in her subconscious, my point still remains the same.So I say - Fire away...-MEKKA
Sunday, January 20, 2008
GIANTS v. PATS - WHO IS DESTINED?
The Patriots aren't the only team in the SuperBowl setting NFL records. The Giants have won an unbelievable 10 straight road games this season (an NFL record (previous record is 8)) and also the only team in SuperBowl history to have a losing record at home (3-5) and make it to the SuperBowl.If you believe in destiny, it's not so easy to determine who is destined here:Tom Brady and the Patriots - perfect season, setting numerous NFL records, 4th championship in 7 years, overcoming Spygate?Eli Manning and the Giants - road warriors, Eli emerging out of the shadow of his brother, Giants emerging out of the shadow of Tiki Barber, potentially sending future Hall Of Famer, Michael Strahan riding off in the sunset, and preventing the Pats from doing what no other team has done?
Friday, January 18, 2008
While we were in Louisiana for the National Championship two of my boys from Ohio State, Troy Smith and Donte Whitner took the time to look at the side of New Orleans still devastated by Hurricane Katrina... Here's the link
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
OFF TO NEW ORLEANS! Current mood: excited
Yea, so we off to New Orleans for the week to go watch dem Ohio boys whoop up on LSU - Guar -an - teed!It'll be good to reunite with some of my teammates from college who are currently in the NFL - shout out to all my Ohio State Boys! We in the building! Holla if you're down there!