Tuesday, April 10, 2007

There's a new sheriff in town ...

... and his name is Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL.

Pacman Jones is out for the entire 2007 season - suspended by the NFL. While I may have hated him for changing the direction of the 2006 New York Giants season, he's a very good football player. It's just that he isn't that good at life and using his brain. Then again, neither are most of the Cincinnati Bengals.

How hard is it for these guys to stay out of trouble? I have heard all the arguments for and against the way athletes were raised, my question is at what point do you have to grow up and take responsibility for yourself? These guys are making big dollars and getting paid to play a game. How many people would give their left arm to do what they guys are doing for one day???

What has been driving me nuts lately is Michael Vick came out and said that his water bottle was to hide his jewelery and that he doesn't understand the big ruckus. What he and the other rocket scientists haven't learned that Andre Agassi said years ago, "Image is everything." Yeah and when you image stinks, doing stupid things aren't going to help you.

Someone once told me if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, its gotta be a duck, right?
Hey Michael, if you act like a punk and talk like a punk and walk like a punk, don't you have to be a punk? Why is that so tough for kids making millions of dollars to grasp and deal with this theory?

BTW - not to put him on a pedestal, but have you EVER heard of Tiger Woods doing anything dumb outside the ropes? MMMM.... NO - because he gets it, period. Now, I will say this, it cannot be easy being Tiger or Michael Vick for that matter because it's hard to go out to dinner like a normal person. But hey, once again, I will submit that people would kill for the opportunities these guys get for one day.

Anyway, back to my Pacman, Goodell stepped up to the plate on his first big at-bat as NFL commissioner and hit a home run. Just promise me one thing Commish - stay the course and stay strong....!!!

Passover is done - we did pizza and ice cream with the kids tonight ... funny as heck to see a 22-month old go at an ice cream cone. I think more ended up on her than in her mouth!

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