Jerry Jones, Cowboys proving karma real

When Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones signed defensive end Greg Hardy, I silently wondered if a phenomena called “karma” would come into play. Hardy’s suspension was reduced to four games; significantly less than the initial punishment of ten, and Jerry was all smiles. Continue reading “Jerry Jones, Cowboys proving karma real”

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Dear Coach Pettine

It is November 24, and quite bluntly, I am pissed off. I believe a week ago you named Johnny Manziel your starting quarterback for the remainder of the season? Does that sound correct to you? Okay, cool, we’re on the same page then. He played well against Cincinnati, and again performed admirably against the Steelers (in a 30-9 loss, one of the only positives). You even said so, but of course its Cleveland and Monday a video surfaced of your enigmatic quarterback nodding to “March Madness” in an Austin nightclub with a bottle of Dom Perignon in his hands. Concerning? Sure, Mike. It is not what you want to see from the guy, I understand that. He has a history, but has done his job in the building this season (probably better than you have performed at yours, more on that in a minute). The statement released by the Browns said this decision was yours, and yours only. You are an idiot, Mike. Lets take a step back and review your current standing as the Browns head coach, this should be fun. Continue reading “Dear Coach Pettine”

Peyton Manning intends to play in 2016?

Shockingly, there is a rumor Peyton intends to suit up again in 2016, even if it is not with the Denver Broncos. I love Peyton Manning, great guy, funny commercials and a hell of a pizza chain. But are you kidding me Peyton? I was at FirstEnergy Stadium watching him play my Browns a few weeks ago disgusted. Of course we lost, but Peyton looked awful throwing the ball. I mean, his interception in overtime was dreadful. It is truly saying something that I would rather have Josh McCown quarterback the Browns next season than Peyton Manning. I know it must be difficult, but hey bud, you’re just done. No athlete should desire to go out in the manner Brett Favre did. Favre looked like Uncle Rico his last year with the Vikings. Scratch that, Favre looked awful; Peyton has been Uncle Rico this season. Continue reading “Peyton Manning intends to play in 2016?”

Something about Sundays

I loathe Roger Goodell, and his until recently tax-exempt league, he is the commissioner of. He is a smart f*cker, though. His ingenious exaggeration of the “Deflategate” saga involving Tom Brady’s suspension dissuaded the media pursuing further discussion of the domestic violence nightmare. For all we know Kraft and Goodell could have had the whole thing planned, the stogies and Woodford Reserve waiting in the league’s office. Continue reading “Something about Sundays”

Twenty Gems from Hunter S. Thompson

Let me start off advising you, Hunter S. Thompson is my idol as a writer (RIP). Thompson was undoubtedly eccentric. The guns, the wild acid trips… He has been described by his ex-wife as a man that could be truly loving and caring, but had a dark side that he was well aware of. I relate to that. I relate to his writing. The American Dream is dead, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was an ingenious book proving his point. A direct quote from the man, “The American Dream really is fucked.” The writer had a different way of viewing life, the wandering mind is the most creative and I believe Thompson possesed said trait. My connection with Thompson is something I cannot quite explain. I relate, like I previously mentioned. I do not believe it is uncommon to possess a dark side to some degree. It is healthy to be aware of it, and Hunter had no issue admitting his problems. If you have not read, or watched anything on Hunter S. Thompson I highly suggest you do so. Just a heads up, there will be a full Hunter S. piece on his contributions to modern journalism. Here are 20 passages/quotes from Thompson that hit home for me as both a person, and aspiring writer (as well as quotes encompassing his attitude toward life): Continue reading “Twenty Gems from Hunter S. Thompson”

Terrorism and the US-Saudi alliance

It is important during the aftermath of the Paris attacks at the hands of the Islamic State to examine the United States relationship with Saudi Arabia. Where exactly does ISIS receive its funding for such attacks? It has become pushed, and force-fed to the American public that ISIS is a self-funded organization. Continue reading “Terrorism and the US-Saudi alliance”

Browns Quarterbacks: Ranking all 23 since 1999

Johnny Manziel has officially been named starting quarterback for the remainder of the season. The topic of the quarterback position for the Cleveland Browns is a laughable one. There have been 23 gunslingers under center since the expansion Browns returned to Cleveland in 1999. It is truly incredible how poor the quarterback play has been for this organization. I don’t know who or what to blame. Bad luck? Coaching? Or our god-awful string of GMs? It is just unlucky. The Packers go from Favre to Rodgers. The Colts go from Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck. I hate it. Continue reading “Browns Quarterbacks: Ranking all 23 since 1999”

Evil, Paris and Perspective

There are some things in life more important than sports. The recent tragic events in Paris have me reminiscing about feelings and thoughts I had as a nine year old regarding such evil acts. I was in second grade at Novi Elementary School in Michigan when the Sept. 11 attacks took place. It was a typical morning, until I began seeing my teachers crying, students being brought home by their parents and an overall feeling of devastation throughout the school halls. Continue reading “Evil, Paris and Perspective”

Andy Dalton: Disgrace To Gingers

In case you missed it, the Houston Texans and JJ Watt defeated the previously undefeated Bengals 10-6 on Monday Night Football last night. Watt, the corniest athlete maybe ever, made a terrible joke regarding Andy Dalton being a ginger in a post game interview.

“Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle look like a Red Ryder BB Gun, and I think we did that.” Continue reading “Andy Dalton: Disgrace To Gingers”

An open letter warning Matthew Stafford

Dear Matthew Stafford,

I don’t care how bad things are in Detroit, do everything within your power to prevent yourself from becoming a member of the Cleveland Browns. Pull a Carson Palmer. I don’t care. Say you either release me or I retire. It’s genius. Let some other poor veteran get his sh*t rocked week-after-week (What up Jason Campbell, Josh McCown). Continue reading “An open letter warning Matthew Stafford”