Playoffs…. “Playoffs!!”

As the eve of the ncaa football regular seasons comes to an end, the selection committee have a tough choice to make. Or do they. To me it’s pretty simple.

My top 4…

1. With a 29 game winning streak. Defending national champions. Undefeated at 13-0 in the 2014-2015 season. Respect is earned and they have earned it. When everyone is reaching to be on top. When you are on top the hunter becomes the hunted. Every team plays there best against the champs. A win is a win no matter how pretty the outcome. My number one team is the Florida State Seminoles…

2. A team that plays in the toughest division. With one loss. They Continue to prove time and time again why this program is top notch. Goes to no other than… “Roll Tide” Alabama Crimson Tide.

3. The champion of the conference of champions. With one loss. Finally not folding late in the season. They have this years heisman trophy winner. Most likely, depending on the pick, the number 1 draft pick in the 2015 NFL draft. The number three team is the Oregon Ducks.

4. This can go to three teams. The Ohio State Buckeyes. Baylor Bears. TCU Horn Frogs. Big 10 champions vs the Co-champions from the big 12. All three teams have one loss. Ohio State lost to a team who finished with a 6-6 record. Baylor lost to a team who finished with a 7-5 record. TCU lost to a team who finished with a 11-1 record. So who gets the vote…. Because Ohio State lost to a lesser opponent than Baylor they’re out. Yes Baylor lost to West Virginia BUT unlike the NFL where the head to head matchup actually means something ( Cowboys beat Seattle but due to conference record/division record Seattle is ahead of them in a tie breaker and would make the playoffs ahead of the Cowboys if both teams finished with the same record) the victory over TCU should count for something. It should mean more than the “eye test”. Because if your going off the eye test then the eye test should tell you that in a head to head matchup the winner should move forward. So my number four team is the RG3-less, the she-man Britney Grinder departure…..the Baylor Bears…

Everyone else have fun bowling and we’ll see you next year… The committee should read this blog and focus on 5-25. It’s really that simple.

Mill Tunes Holiday Edition

“Glad”-e to hear kids “Spark” the holidays

Well done…. We should listen…

Fer-give ness or Fer-get ness

Benjamin Watson who plays for the New Orleans Saints posted the following on his Facebook page and it has since gone viral and I would like to share this with you:

“At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:

I’M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes.

I’M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios.

I’M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I’m a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a “threat” to those who don’t know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt.

I’M EMBARRASSED because the looting, violent protests, and law breaking only confirm, and in the minds of many, validate, the stereotypes and thus the inferior treatment.

I’M SAD, because another young life was lost from his family, the racial divide has widened, a community is in shambles, accusations, insensitivity hurt and hatred are boiling over, and we may never know the truth about what happened that day.

I’M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point.

I’M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I’ve seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others.

I’M CONFUSED, because I don’t know why it’s so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don’t know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace.

I’M INTROSPECTIVE, because sometimes I want to take “our” side without looking at the facts in situations like these. Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I’m just as prejudiced as people I point fingers at. And that’s not right. How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That’s not right.

I’M HOPELESS, because I’ve lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I’m not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.

I’M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it’s a beautiful thing.

I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn. BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel. So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope.”

Well said… Team KTF!!!

LOML

Happy Birthday Babygirl!!!

One year older but time isn’t passing you by
Thank you for being by my side

I Want you to know that you’re a
Blessing

The way you walk you got it
The way you talk you got it
The way you smile you got it
And you don’t take shit from nobody

I know you a bad little chick that I met around the way(1998)
I see your mind wanted you to leave, but your heart told you to stay

You ain’t got to cry no more, you ain’t got to cry no more
I ain’t telling you I’m perfect but for you I’ll go to war

You’re stuck in my head girl while I’m writing these lines
Couldn’t sing this song without you even if I tried
Let’s live our lives like its our last night

I’m just doing my thing
You love it when I sing
You say it makes you feel like an angel

Holla if you need me
Holla if you want me
I’m hollering cuz I love you
And I’m thankful for the things you do!

With all of me. I want you to know you are the best of me. Happy Birthday!!!

FAILURE = FAIL

FAILURE = FAIL…

If you attempt something and fail, does that make you a failure? If you’ve never tried, does that make you a failure? If you didn’t learn from your mistake are you a failure?

You may not have exceeded at that one thing or that onetime you thought you should have, but I’m here to tell you, you didn’t fail. You may have wanted to do something and couldn’t, but still you didn’t fail. You may have made a promise and didn’t live up to that promise so therefore you think you failed; but you didn’t.

I’m here to tell you that although in life we’ve all failed at something. And although you feel that you are a failure, due to not completing the task on hand. It’s ok. Stay strong. Keep your head up. Keep moving forward. Know that Failure does not equal Fail. And know that even though you failed, you are still learning. And life is about learning and growing. So the next time you think you fail, remember this…….
Fail is:

F-irst
A-ttempt
I-n
L-earning

Learn from life. Grow from life. Experience from life. Remember from life. And please don’t think of yourself as a failure… Because your not.

(Unless you’ve repeatedly f***ed up, there’s no hope for you. Grow up, step up and come see me so I can help you learn how not to fail)

New York’s Captain

On his final home game as a Yankee, my eyes were filled with….TEAR2!!!!

You will be missed.. Baseball lost a great player, ambassador but most important a great man!

Hats off to the Baltimore Orioles in defeat for staying and congratulating the captain. Class act! Much re2pect

No Fist League…..

Over the past couple of weeks serious life issues has gotten a big push into our sports world. Especially in the NFL. The violence against women and most recently children has been going on for years folks; but because of social media we are speaking about it more now than before. AND rightfully so. But social media shouldn’t dictate how we react and/or how we deliver the punishment. It’s really simple. It’s between two things. Right and Wrong. And A lot of people got it wrong and are still continuing to do so. I am furious, so I apologize if I say things that offend you.

Ray Rice. On February 15, 2014, he spat twice in the face of his then finance (now wife) then slapped her and finally punched her causing her to fall and hit her head on the elevator rail knocking her out. Based on what the video showed no remorse was shown. In fact reports says he told the security guard just outside of the elevator “she’s just drunk”. The NFL knew this before the video surfaced. Ray told the NFL he punched her, in a behind the doors meeting. And still the NFL gave him a 2 games suspension and the Baltimore Ravens did nothing and our fine judicial system gave him community service. But because of social media the NFL and the Ravens back tracked there earlier statements and punishment and said “we didn’t get it right” and suspended him indefinitely while terminating his contract. There’s only one problem. You already gave him your punishment. He and you (NFL) accepted it and moved on. You can’t go back and charge someone with a stiffer penalty because you didn’t get it right the first time. I’m sorry. Again I’m not saying that he shouldn’t have been penalized because he most definitely should. I’m just saying the stiffer penalty should’ve happened first. There is no place for any man to put his hands on a women. But make no mistake about it, there isn’t a place for women to put there hands on men as well. Ray being a 28 year old running back with a serious image problem has most likely seen his career come to an end. Yes Michael Vick came back into the NFL after killing dogs, but people we’re comparing a human being to a fucking dog!! Let’s Get Serious. But then again, we(human beings) love to give second chances so who knows.

Greg Hardy. Reports indicated that he assaulted his now ex-girlfriend (who happens to be the rapper nelly’s ex as well) earlier this summer. The court found him GUILTY. But because there’s no “video” you people don’t speak out about him. Bullshit. This man hasn’t been suspended nor has his contract been terminated. If you listen to the 911 call or read the reports he almost strangled her to death. It’s a fucking shame. The owner of the Carolina Panthers (the NFL team he plays for) cries during a press conference regarding domestic violence and says (we got it wrong) but still has this man playing on Sunday’s. Again I’m calling BULLSHIT. Now this man is on the exempt list!?!?!! Paid time off basically. He can’t play or be near the facility but he’s still collecting his $749,000 a game check. You get paid when you play! There’s no fucking PTO in the NFL! You should be ashamed!

Adrain Peterson. This situation is a little trickier. He has been put on the exempt list as well due to a possible child abuse case. He whipped his 4 year old son with a switch roughly 12-15 times, leaving marks. He was released on bail. Do I believe AP is a child abuser, NO. Did he go to far in disciplining his son, possibly. Until I am a parent I will and can not criticize someone’s else parenting skills. But what I will say is I understand why AP did what he did. This act of parenting is all he knows. Why. Because that’s how he was raised. His mother spoke out recently since the incident and said she used to whip AP with belts, switches and paddles to teach her son and to keep him off the streets. Up to this point AP has been a seen as a respected individual with a clean record. So I’ll say her method worked. This is a man doing what he knows! In today’s soft ass society too many people are babying this little fuckers. Maybe he went to far with the switch and maybe he just saved this world from another murder, rapist or a nightly news story.