Flawed System?

(No editing, just thoughts)

Is it a flawed system like the BCS? Do we care what the results are or do we just want entertainment? From November to February we only watch to see how good our team is. We only watch for seeding placement. 4 months of agony, tease, and hope of thinking, wishing, brainstorming of our team. Not realizing that it doesn’t really matter. Not understanding that rankings during the season mean nothing. 4 months of preparing ourselves for the madness, but what if the madness is just…. As my best friend would say “not worth the squeeze”! March arrives and we get excited. We analyze, strategized, spend endless, countless hours to fill out a one page bracket fill with 68 teams! Does the March Madness tournament determine the best team in college basketball? Or is it a tournament that provides any team a chance to win a title? How many past winners were actually the best team? Was that 1991 Duke team really better than the undefeated defending champion UNLV? 1994 Razorbacks, won’t go any further. Were the 1997 U. of Arizona wildcats really better than the defending champions Kentucky wildcats? A 1998 Kentucky team that defeated Utah weren’t the best team. 2003 Carmelo Anthony’s Syracuse orange team weren’t better than the Kansas Jayhawks team they defeated. Just like the 2008 Jayhawks weren’t better than the Derrick rose Memphis Tigers. Nor this years winners UCONN. The 2014 tournament only had one of the top 5 rank teams in the final 4. Kinda a problem. We want to see the best play the best. If it wasn’t the two best teams in the country, Florida or Arizona winning or at least playing for the title, then again the title is flawed. A national champion should be looked at as the best team, and I can’t say that this years winners were. But, I give the UCONN men’s basketball team credit for winning!! Congrats to them!

LGS- Jamaican Edition

Written by JMillZ (first of many)

Let’s Get Serious……

Don’t wear your bed wear to the beach…

When your in Jamaica don’t eat spaghetti and meat balls for dinner; eat island food…

If your gonna cover your head with bandana don’t just cover half of the skull…

You know your losing your hair when for the first time in the sun your skull burns…

If you weigh 110 pounds don’t fill your plate with spaghetti that would feed me, Garrick and Ty (but she did finish it, and yes I said “she”)…

When you’ve been here 3 days and haven’t watched tv you know your gonna plan a trip back…

When Omar makes you a shot, you drink it, no matter if it’s called gummie bear or slippery nipple…

When you’re in a buffet line the only things you should eat are curry chicken, callaloo, and jerk anything, nothing else matters…

Don’t wear a belt at the beach as a part of your swimsuit…

Don’t hold a lounge chair with a towel and leave for two hours expecting no one else to use it…

If your an old white guy, Don’t get your hair braided with beads, your time has passed…

If your Amish, why come to the beach…

If your nickname became Mr. Sunburnt Jiggles, you mite wanna put a shirt on…

If your in the ocean all day getting sun, don’t sit in the shade on the beach covered with a towel, the damage is done…

No sunscreen so my body and skull is red, but I’m ok; I have a visor to cover my face…

When your on your honeymoon and you find out for the first time that your father-in-laws middle name is your first name, you can’t help but be honored…

If you’re wearing cut off jean shorts and there too short, just wear your underwear; at least your cheeks will be covered or hopefully your mother who’s sitting next to you would tell you…

When you ask your wife if she can you some mangos and she says idk, let it slide with a smile, but if you ask her before we leave the table “you only want one cup of coffee” and she says no but she gets up to leave, punch her in the throat…

When your on the beach and waiting to get dried off, study peoples gait and time will pass…

If a white man comes up to you and asks you “have you seen my little drunken red headed wife” you know your all-inclusive trip was money well spent…

If you come to Jamaica and read your book on the balcony and not enjoy the ocean, you have a problem…

If you have 80 cooks and use 1200 pounds of lettuce a week, your definitely at an all-inclusive…

When you go to breakfast at an all-inclusive resort, don’t bring your own cereal from home; they will provide…

When you travel international you better meet someone from another country…

When you leave home speaking English then on your 5th day on vacation speaking Russian in Jamaica, we know your drunk…

Shouldn’t you put sunscreen on before you come to the beach and before you get burnt; ,yep yep yep…

When you take a nap on the beach like me.. You’ve had too much…..(look below)…

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LGS 6

LGS 6….

You didn’t know that the New Mexico Lobos have never made it to the sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament

You didn’t know that the first overtime game in that same NCAA tournament would come in a sweet 16 game Kansas vs Michigan

You didn’t know that Kevin Ware NCAA men’s basketball player, injured his leg the same way RB Michael Bush did… Both happened while attending Louisville university….

You didn’t know that the first run scored for the Yankees in 2013 was a former R. Sox player, Kevin Youkilis. who scored against the R. Sox on opening day….

You didn’t know in that same game the Yankees would lose their first home opener since 1982…

You didn’t know that Larry Scott, PAC-12, would drop the ball and not fire referee Ed Rush…

You didn’t know a school named Wichita State wouldn’t actually be a “state”….

You didn’t know that the NCAA had a bowling championship game and ESPN televised it……

You didn’t know that the winner of the 2013 masters would be an Australian, the first ever to win the masters….

You don’t know that within 3 years the NL (MLB) will have adopted the DH rule…..

You didn’t know that a 14 yr old would be the youngest ever to finish the masters tournament…..

You didn’t know that 2 of the 30 NBA teams would finish the regular season only playing 81 games……

You didn’t know that Gary Payton was on the Miami Heat team that won D. Wades first championship…..

You didn’t know that E. J. Manuel would be the first QB drafted in the
2013 NFL draft…..

You didn’t know that by June 25th, the Yankees would have there first walk-off win of the season….

You didn’t know that in game 6 of the NBA finals Ray Allen traveled before shooting the game tying 3 point shot…..

You didn’t know that Jason Giambi would be the oldest player in MLB history to hit a walk off home run.. Older than Hank Aaron by 5 days….

You didn’t know that Peyton Manning would throw 7 TD’s in the first game of the 2013-14 NFL season..

You didn’t know that the Cleveland Browns would trade the 2012 3rd overall pick after 18 games…..

You didn’t know that on September 19, 2013, the Philadelphia Eagles have lost 8 straight games in Philadelphia, longest active home losing streak in NFL and tied for longest in franchise history……

You didn’t remember that metta world peace’s original name was Ron Artest

You didn’t know that in his 15 years as Texas Longhorns head coach, Mack Brown’s team played in their first overtime game in his Texas coaching career on 11.9.13…..

You didn’t know that WR Wes Welker played one game for the San Diego Chargers…. (Played first game of career then got cut)

You didn’t know that future Hall of fame MLB player, Ken Griffey Jr. Son is a WR at UofA…..

You didn’t know that the highest QB rating in the NFL (102.9) in the 4th quarter, belongs to Tony Romo…….

You didn’t know that on Thanksgiving day RB Demarco Murray had his first multi TD game if his career….

KTF

Many of you may wonder what KTF means or stands for. Again 3 letters. 3 words. Just like LGS, and we now know what that stands for? Well, at least 5 of you got a reminder recently. When things aren’t going your way. Remember KTF. When all seems hopeless. Remember KTF. When you feel alone and no one to turn too,(which is bullshit cuz you can turn to me). Remember KTF. When life is overwhelming, depression sets in, and you feel like there’s nothing left for you. Remember KTF. When you think your best friend, your one true love is not coming back. Remember KTF, remember Keep The Faith!.

1996-2014

May 18, 1996-2014….. and beyond

This is what I’VE LEARNED, continued but not finished……

I’ve learned-
that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned-
that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned-
that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned-
that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.

I’ve learned-
that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned-
that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned-
that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I’ve learned-
that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned-
that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned-
that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned-
that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned-
that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned-
that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings, and standing up for what you believe.

I’ve learned-
that people will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

I’ve learned-
Success is being happy and proud with who you are, what you have and what you’ve built.

I’ve learned-
Until you’re willing to let the old you die, the transformation of the new you can’t begin

I’ve learned-
Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle

I’ve learned-
Yesterday you said tomorrow

I’ve learned-
Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up

I’ve learned-
Disappoint anyone, disappoint everyone, but don’t disappoint yourself

I’ve learned-
Someone else is praying for the things you take for granted

I’ve learned-
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future…

I’ve learned-
To the world you are one person, but to one person you are the world….

I’ve learned-
The one thing I value most about myself is my loyalty…

I’ve learned-
The one thing I least value about myself is my loyalty…

I’ve learned- Life takes us to unexpected places…. but Love brings us home….

I’ve learned-
When your best friend puts you on blast, it’s finally time to listen and take his advice….

I’ve learned…
You can’t change your family, but you can replace them with family…

I’ve learned-
Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale…333

Words For Thought…

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Medical Humor

Enjoy!
EMBARRASSING MEDICAL EXAMS

1. A man comes into the ER and yells . . .’
My wife’s going to have her baby in the cab.’
I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady’s dress and began to take off her underwear.
Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs – - – and I was in the wrong one.
Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald ,
San Francisco

2… At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patients anterior chest wall.
‘Big breaths,’. . . I instructed.
‘Yes, they used to be,’. . . Replied the patient.
Submitted by Dr. Richard Byrnes ,
Seattle , WA

3. One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that her husband
had died of a massive myocardial infarct.
Not more than five minutes later, I heard her
Reporting to the rest of the family that he had
Died of a ‘massive internal fart.’
Submitted by Dr. Susan Steinberg

4. During a patients two week follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he informed me, his doctor, that he was having trouble with One of his medications.
?Which one?’. .. . I asked. ‘The patch…
The Nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I’m running out of places to put it!’
I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped I wouldn’t see.
Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body!
Now, the instructions include removal of the old patch before applying a new one.
Submitted by Dr. Rebecca St. Clair ,
Norfolk , VA

5. While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked, ‘How long have you been bedridden?’
After a look of complete confusion she answered .. . .
‘ Why, not for about twenty years – when my husband was alive.’
Submitted by Dr. Steven Swanson-
Corvallis , OR

6. I was performing rounds at the hospital one morning and while checking up on a man I asked . . .’ So how’s your breakfast this morning?’ ?It’s very good except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can’t seem to get used to the taste. Bob replied.
I then asked to see the jelly and Bob produced
A foil packet labelled ‘KY Jelly.’
Submitted by Dr. Leonard Kransdorf ,
Detroit ,

7. A nurse was on duty in the Emergency Room when a young woman with purple
hair styled
Into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos, and wearing strange clothing,
Entered . . . It was quickly determined that the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was
Scheduled for immediate surgery.. When she was completely disrobed on the operating
Table, the staff noticed that her pubic hair had been dyed green and above it there was a
Tattoo that read . . .’ Keep off the grass.’
Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on the patients dressing,
Which said ‘Sorry . . . Had to mow the lawn.’
Submitted by RN no name,

AND FINALLY!! ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8. As a new, young MD doing his residency in OB.
I was quite embarrassed when performing female pelvic exams… To cover my embarrassment
I had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly.
The middle-aged lady upon whom I was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing
And further embarrassing me.
I looked up from my work and sheepishly said. . ..
‘ I’m sorry. Was I tickling you?’
She replied with tears running down her cheeks from laughing so hard . . ..
‘ No doctor but the song you were whistling was .. . .
‘ I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener .’
Dr. Wouldn’t submit name….