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Facebook dialogue between NFL Quarterbacks – Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, …

Posted by TopOfTheThread on October 13, 2012

If you are a football fan and haven’t seen this, please take a minute. It’s hilarious!

(Facebook dialogue between NFL Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, RGIII Griffin, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson )
NFL Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, RGIII Griffin, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson
NFL Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, RGIII Griffin, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson
NFL Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, RGIII Griffin, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson

NFL Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, RGIII Griffin, Cam Newton, Russell WilsonNFL Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, RGIII Griffin, Cam Newton, Russell WilsonNFL Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, RGIII Griffin, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson
NFL Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, RGIII Griffin, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson
NFL Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, RGIII Griffin, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson

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Someone is going to die in the name of professional sports. (Metta World Peace)

Posted by TopOfTheThread on April 23, 2012

What is it going to take? Someone is going to die in the name of professional sports.  Did you see the elbow Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) threw at James Harden! He could have killed him!

There was a movie many years ago, called The Deadliest Season.  In that movie a hockey player killed another player…. Here’s a summary:

Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an opposing team dies, and the authorities charge Miller with manslaughter.

 And the viciousness of today’s sports are putting us right on the cusp of a death occurring during a sporting event.

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Suspend Mr. Peace (ironic huh?) for the remainder of 20112 – 2012 season and the entire 2012 -2013 NBA season.  

File assault charges against Metta World Peace.

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 Here are some violent sports videos.

(a)     Yesterday: Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) assaulting James Harden during an NBA game.
(b)    1977: Kermit Washington hitting Rudy T during an NBA game.
(c)     Dale Hunter hitting Pierre Turgeon during an NHL game.

(a)  and (c) are very similar in that they were both after a score and the other person had no way of knowing they were about to be the target of an assault.   Please take a look at the videos below.

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Is this True? US Government invests $737 Million in Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law’s company?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on October 2, 2011

Is this true?

Is Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law in the second in command at Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve?

I love listening to Bob. He’s definitely one-sided but, love him or hate him, you need to at least make a note what he is saying…  (Links below)

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9/11, 911 Flags flying at Commack High School, NY

Posted by TopOfTheThread on September 10, 2011

In remembrance of 9/11, 911 Flags are  flying at Commack High School (NY). If you are on Long Island or in the area, it’s a great site.   NEVER FORGET!

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Obama, Netanyahu, Israel borders, USA borders, cartoon

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 26, 2011

Obama, Netanyahu, Israel borders, USA borders, cartoon…..

Interesting ….

Obama Netanyahu Israel borders palestinians

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Mitt Romney, Eminem, and President Obama’s “Weird Strategy”

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 13, 2011

This week, President Obama’s team leaked their Mitt Romney Strategy to the press.

From Politico — Obama plan: Destroy Romney
Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early-stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee. More.

…portray the public Romney as inauthentic, unprincipled and, in a word used repeatedly by Obama’s advisers in about a dozen interviews, “weird.”….

…the Republican’s personal awkwardness will turn off voters….

.. The second aspect of the campaign to define Romney is his record as CEO of Bain Capital, a venture capital firm that was responsible for both creating and eliminating jobs….  More.

Examples of the “targets” are Romney being weird, an incident with his dog on the roof of the car, dressing in tight jeans, etc..

They will also portray him as a flip-flopper using the example of Healthcare in Massachusetts.

Mr. Romney should thank President Obama’s team for all the constructive criticism.  Stay with me..

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Let’s take a look at Eminem’s battle strategy in 8 Mile.  Eminem is in a rap contest and he knows his opponent is going to rip him for being white trash, living in a trailer park, having a dunk mother, having a cheating girlfriend, and other obvious items.

What does he do? He discloses these negatives about himself and beats the opponent to the punch. When it is the opponent’s turn, he has nothing to say.  Take a minute and watch the video.

So Mitt Romney should beat the Obama team to the punch…

Here’s a sample presentation or monologue for Mr. Romney:

President Obama and his team are trying to divert the attention from the poor job he as done as President Of The United States.  They are planning on avoiding serious topics such as unemployment, the historically low bond rating of the USA, and our deficit.

  • I know I am not perfect. I imagine you all realize you are not perfect. No human being is perfect.
  • I have on occasion dressed in a manner you may feel is weird. Yes have I have worn those skinny jeans.  So?
  • I made a mistake putting my dog’s crate on the roof of my car. Yes it was a mistake and I would not do it again.  Fortunately the dog is fine.
  • I have been the CEO of a very profitable company.  I have created jobs as well as eliminated jobs. Creating jobs is great.  I also needed to eliminate jobs to run the business.  That was my job. Tough decisions are necessary running a business as well as running a country. Unlike President Obama, I have a documented track record of having the ability to create jobs. When I am President, it will be my job to create jobs. I will create jobs.
  • I have implemented a universal healthcare program in Massachusetts.  As governor of Massachusetts, at that time,  it was the right thing to do for the people of the state.  Please keep in mind that decisions are made based upon the audience affected and the timing.     At that time it was the correct decision. And just because it made sense to implement it in Massachusetts, doesn’t mean it would have made sense to implement it in New York, Texas, Kansas, or other states.  Regarding timing… Sometimes the Fed will raise rates and other times lower rates.  Decisions are based upon timing and the current environment. This is not flip-flopping.

Now that all those irrelevant distractions are out in the open, let’s get down to the issues we need to improve the direction of our country.

President Obama,  what are your specific plans for the country? You have been in office for 3 years. There are no signs of job growth. The deficit is over $14 trillion.  And for the first time in history, the bond rating of  the USA has been lowered.

This is what the people want to hear.  You can talk all you want about my skinny jeans and awkwardness, but you are avoiding the subject — you have not done your job.

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My two favorite teams are the NJ Nets and anyone playing the Miami Heat

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 4, 2011

Lebron’s tweets about Tim Tebow and Merril Hoge:

KingJamesLeBron James — Guys get on that TV and act like they was all WORLD when they played. How bout encouraging him and wishing him the best instead of hating!!

 KingJamesLeBron James — Listened to Merril Hoge today on SC and he was just blasting Tebow. The man hasn’t even play a full season and its only his 2nd year in.

 KingJamesLeBron James — Tim Tebow will succeed in the NFL. He’s a hard worker, a student of the game, a natural born leader and most of all a WINNER! It takes time and he’ll be nice (extended)

Learning from your mistakes? Mr. James?  Didn’t you learn anything from your public relations nightmares of the last year? Who is running the Lebron James “Camp”?  Someone needs to sit Mr. James down and teach him the ABC’s  of  “how not to be a public relations nightmare.” This book is also known as “How not to lose fans and sponsorship opportunities.”

Again – It’s pretty condescending to anyone who is not an All-Pro in professional sports.  Lordy. Lordy. Lordy. 

 Merril Hoge is one of the top football analysts.  Most of the time he is right on target.   Your tweets (@KingJames) show your consistent immaturity.

 Hoge’s honest assessment has nothing to do with Hoge’s playing career. Sorry if everyone can’t be the self proclaimed “King”.   That’s pretty arrogant coming from someone who has never won an NBA Championship.

 Shout out to Lebron James:  Merril Hoge has as many NBA Championships as you – ZERO.

 

 

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When no presidential campaign is the best campaign

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 30, 2011

Mitt Romney has been conspicuously quiet. No comments on the debt ceiling?

Doesn’t Mitt Romney look like a president?

It is interesting to note how Mitt Romney has stayed clear of everything going on in Washington. Little exposure. Few comments.

  • Right or wrong – Michelle Bachmann  will  continue to speak in her extreme ideas and will be picked apart by the media and Democrats
  • Right or wrong – Sarah Palin has the flaky, media-exaggerated, reputation, and will “probably” not be taken seriously.
  • Right or wrong – Tim Pawlenty is a long shot and is now “playing games” with Michelle Bachmann.
  • Right or wrong – Newt Gingrich is too extreme and has no shot at the nomination.
  • Right or wrong – Herman Cain has some interesting points but is way behind.
  • Right or wrong – Rick Perry. Although Texas is probably the most successful economic state, unfortunately Texas = George W. Bush.
  • And Right or wrong – President Obama has broken his promises of transparency and the country “may be” worse off than when he took office.  There is little indication we are headed in the right direction. For how many years can George W. Bush be blamed. We all acknowledge Bush was not a good president but it’s Obama’s job, without blaming others, to improve our country.

If Romney clearly gets the word out in a simple, logical manner, he won’t be attacked by Democrats or Republicans.  He needs to stand clear of the noise. It may simply be the case that he could win the Republican nomination because there is no other front runner. And he could win the presidential election because the country is disgusted with Washington DC and the direction of the country.

But then again, things can change quickly. Twelve months before the previous election, we all thought Hillary Clinton was going to be president.

(Note: Image of man with finger up is from workingnaked.com)

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Obama, Deficit Ceiling: A President from Harvard. A Harvard Law Professor. A Liberal Newspaper.

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 23, 2011

Dear Mr. President –

You have been spending most of your time trying to resolve the debt ceiling and deficit issue.  We appreciate your effort and realize our great country has never been so polarized as it is today.

We also realize with every move,  you take into consideration your reelection campaign. That’s politics.  All politicians do it.

Have you read this OP-ED in the New York Times?  Obama Should Raise the Debt Ceiling on His Own. This piece was co-written by a Harvard Law Professor.  And it was published by a liberal paper; the New York Times.  Your constituency reads it.

If you act now, and take it upon yourself to raise the debt ceiling, you look like a hero.  And at least for the time-being, you have saved our economy.

It still does not solve the real issue of spending more than we bring in. But at least it gets us by this deadline and the deadlock in Congress.

This option should be strongly considered.

Regards,

A Concerned U.S. Taxpayer.

Obama Should Raise the Debt Ceiling on His Own.

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The best NBA basketball coaches are …

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 22, 2011

My buddy “PC”  made a comment recently about Mark Jackson getting the Golden State coaching  job.  He commented that point guards tend to make good coaches.   They are forced to really know the game and get everyone into the flow of the game.  It made sense but I decided to look for myself.

I looked at the NBA coaches with 300 and more wins. I looked at what position they played in college or professionally. I broke it out by guards, forwards, and centers,  I did not get more specific like point guard, shooting guard, power forward, etc…  There may be errors and I welcome all corrections.

I was not able to identify the appropriate information on all the coaches.

In the chart below, if there is a ‘?’, I simply did not know the answer.  If there is an ‘x’, I believe they did not play college or pro hoops.

  • There are 84 NBA Coaches who have 300 or more wins.
  • 46 of them played guard.  Please note, if someone played both forward and guard, they were counted for both positions.
  • (xx) 27 coaches either (a) did not play basketball, or (b) I could not determine the position he played.
  • 84 coaches minus the 27 (xx above) leaves us with 57 coaches to use in this exercise.

So 46 of the 57 coaches played the guard position in college or professional basketball.

80% of these NBA coaches played guard.  

That’s an amazing statistic; more than I would have expected.

(Note: I am sure the stats on these coaches are incomplete or inaccurate. Even if I’m off by 10%, that’s still pretty amazing.)

Name Position Note
Alvin Gentry^ ?
Bob Hill ? Bowling Green State University
Del Harris ? Milligan College
Gregg Popovich^ ? Air Force Academy
Jim O’Brien ? St Josephs
John MacLeod ? Bellarmine University
Lester Harrison ? Rochester Royals
Bill Russell Center
Hubie Brown Center Rochester Colonels
Joe Lapchick Center
Wes Unseld Center
Don Nelson^ Forward
Paul Silas^ Forward
Phil Jackson*^ Forward
Rudy Tomjanovich Forward
Alex Hannum* Forward-Center
Fred Schaus Forward-Center
Tom Heinsohn Forward-Center
Al Attles Guard
Al Cervi Guard
Bernie Bickerstaff Guard Univ Rio Grande
Bill Sharman* Guard
Billy Cunningham Guard
Bob Weiss Guard
Bobby Leonard Guard
Byron Scott^ Guard
Chris Ford Guard
Dick McGuire Guard
Doc Rivers^ Guard
Don Chaney Guard
Eddie Jordan Guard
Flip Saunders^ Guard
Gene Shue Guard
George Karl^ Guard
Isiah Thomas Guard Point
Jack McMahon Guard
Jerry Sloan* Guard
John Lucas Guard
K. C. Jones Guard
Kevin Loughery Guard
Larry Brown* Guard
Larry Costello Guard
Lenny Wilkens* Guard
Matt Guokas Guard
Maurice Cheeks Guard
Mike Brown^ Guard College Basketball Univ San Diego
Mike D’Antoni^ Guard
Mike Dunleavy Guard
Paul Seymour Guard
Paul Westphal^ Guard
Red Auerbach* Guard HS
Red Holzman* Guard
Richie Guerin Guard
Rick Adelman^ Guard
Rick Carlisle^ Guard
Rick Pitino Guard
Scott Skiles^ Guard
Mike Woodson Guard – Forward
Nate McMillan^ Guard – Forward
Allan Bristow Guard – Forward
Butch van Breda Kolff Guard – Forward
Doug Collins^ Guard – Forward
Doug Moe Guard – Forward
Pat Riley* Guard – Forward
Bill Fitch x
Brian Hill x
Chuck Daly* x
Cotton Fitzsimmons x
Dick Motta x
Edward Gottlieb x
Frank Layden x
Garry St. Jean x
Jack Ramsay* x
Jeff Van Gundy x
Jim Lynam x
John Kundla* x
Lawrence Frank x
Mike Fratello x college football
P. J. Carlesimo x
Paul Westhead x
Phil Johnson x
Stan Albeck x
Stan Van Gundy^ x
Tom Nissalke x

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