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Patience….

Whether it’s life, work, or sports, Tuesday is a great day to remember that you must keep driving, keep working until the week (or sports season) is over. The weekend / off-season seems too far away and a promotion / playoffs seem too far away.

The Patience Haiku:
Patience grasshopper.
The sun rises tomorrow.
Empires build slowly.
(originally written Wed, Mar 01, 2006 01:49 PM)

These thoughts resonate with me as the NBA’s second season start. As I plan to attend games, I will look at the small improvements each day and not worry about the glory.

I know the future is bright. The youth will learn now and hopefully by next season, some veteran help will join the kids and the playoffs won’t be so far away.

Until then, patience.


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Appreciate Kurt Warner Because of the Doughnut

A Hall of Fame career can be defined in many ways. Including a doughnut to me shows worthiness and does not invalidate a career.

From nowhere twice? Wow!
Not one, but three Super Bowls!
You can dismiss that?

I heard Peter King on the radio this morning. He said they are not allowed to speak to particulars, but was able to say that the “doughnut” in Kurt Warner’s career is why he was not voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

In my view, his return to the third Super Bowl shows greatness and this is a reason to say he does deserve to be there.
It’s classic fun to say “from Supermarket to Super Bowl”, but seriously, Kurt Warner’s career spanned years. He led the Rams back to the Super Bowl in 2001. What happened next is a mystery to me, but it meant that Kurt had to start over. He did and he led Arizona to the Super Bowl after the 2008 season.
Obviously, something was wrong, but does that mean he isn’t worthy of being in the pro football storybook? Perhaps that mystery will be told, but even chalking it up to some injury and denial, is Kurt’s story not a Hall of Fame story? Obviously, the voters disagree, but I think they should seriously ponder the question.
Maybe next year, we can dismiss the idea of voting no.
(Full Disclosure/Coming Clean: Yes, I’m a Rams fan and I’m a little smitten by the Kurt Warner story. To be honest, I was ready for Kurt to go when he struggled because I knew something was wrong, and saw nothing but denial. Kurt’s return to the Super Bowl impressed me almost as much as the first time because of how unlikely it was. It showed me he was an amazing football player. Amazing players are worthy of the Hall of Fame.)


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All-Star Joke? No, All-Star Story

Let’s vote him in! Go!
Glorified exhibition.
Do it every year!

Yes! What a fun story!?! While the Pro Bowl happened, a Dad lived a dream. We love how some farmboy named Luke becomes an elite fighter known as a Jedi, yet it’s a joke when we take a journeyman defensemen and make him an All-Star MVP? I’m loving it!

While NFL millionaires enjoyed a Hawaiian vacation, the NHL went to the town built on sad country stories and left writing a great happy tune.

So instead of celebrating some mega-star’s greatness, we got to see someone truly enjoy the moment.

Let’s do this every year! #Him4MVP