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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

R is for "Ramblings"

Oh my, what a day! Many who know me well, know I love football! During the NFL season my phamily has a T.V.  blarring in nearly ever room! I watched it with my father as a child and now I enjoy it as well, with my phamily!
Now you know I am getting ready to ramble! Not rumble, just ramble! But I will showcase my favorite NFL team my hometown Denver Broncos! Don't you just love Peyton Manning? Aside from getting an unsportsman like conduct fine to the tune of $8,200 for uttering a profanity to a Houston Texan player, the guy is practically sainted. He is an all around great guy who even visits his old stomping grounds in Indy to promote a favorite charity he had there in connection with a Children's Hospital.
Tim Tebow was a Denver Bronco for a short while. He also spent a few months with the Patriots and the Jets. People were offended. Spouting God while he played ball!  Talking about his faith. Being a Christian! Well, perhaps we need a few more Tim Tebows. Oh, I am not saying there are not a handful of great guys playing in the NFL. Problem is, there seems to be more trouble!
Brandon Marshall, a former Bronco and current Chicago Bear made headlines today.  Someone came forward stating back in 2006 Marshall abused his daughter who refused to press charges. Said he promised to marry her since they were in the 8th grade! Yikes! Do I condone beating women? Heck no! But why now? Oh yea, because Adrian Peterson of the Vikings and Ray Rice former Raven are already in trouble for child beating and wife beating respectively. What the heck is going on? Perhaps the NFL needs to implement a criminal background check. They do a full background check to become a school teacher. Why not to make millions in the NFL?
Awww...we love Wes Welker in Denver. He is a former Patriot and "supposedly" good friend of Tom Brady the Patriots QB!  Brady apparently offered to give up some of his own salary to keep Welker from going to Denver. The friendship is fleeting as Brady had a few choice words for Welker and his run in with the law for using Adderall. Ok, I don't condone drug use but I do know that this drug, used for children labeled ADD and ADHD offers the reverse effect on adults. Makes you filled with energy. So if we want to get judgmental let's talk illegitimate children in pro sports in  general! Tom Brady has one, his first born son in fact from actress Bridget Moynahan.  He later married a super model and lives a luxurious  lifestyle. So let's stop the name calling!
I hate to start naming names and then find out my heroes also have secret lives but there are some decent guys in the NFL. Lots of folks think Phillip Rivers, QB for the San Diego Chargers has too  many children! well, first of all he can afford it and two he is married to his middle school sweetheart!  Can you say, aw....a love story! Jay Cutler, a former Bronco and current QB for the Chicago Bears dislikes the media! In fact, he runs from them like he's running from the plague and he has a bad rap as a result. Jay likes his private life private and his team efforts just that! He was born in Santa Claus, Indiana. Just a little FYI in case you were interested! There are some good guys in the NFL, RG3 from the Redskins (which by the way will be sued by a congressman because they refuse to change their offensive name!)  No RG3 was married in Denver this summer! Aw.....There is Alex Smith  QB for the Chiefs.  He has a charity that sends foster teens to college. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers.  Studious in college. Kind hearted in the NFL.

Feel free to add your own favorites if you choose. My ramblings go on for a moment to say what if we scrutinized politicians this way? Or bankers? Insurance companies? Ah ha! I knew I touched a nerve. It is something to ponder.....


13 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Got to love the Phillis Diller quote!

Gattina said...

I don't know nothing about the American football and it's not a sport which is played in Belgium or other European countries. Here it's football what you call soccer, but I don't like that either.

carol l mckenna said...

Great post and pics for R ~ Not a fan of football as I had too much of it all my life ~ did just the opposite of you ~ Enjoy!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

fredamans said...

I used to be into football back in the early 90's but stick to hockey now.

Lmkazmierczak said...

My family is doing fantasy football (My son instigated it), so we all have $20 invested in our roster of players. I am getting to know the various players as a result♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/red-peppers/

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I don't really follow sports, except during the Olympics. I love ice-skating, gymnastics and the horse events. Football is too violent for me. Is it any surprise the men are violent in private life, too?

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Not a real fan, but really not a real fan of domestic violence.

Jim said...

Hi Anne ~~ I too love football, college teams of our favorites only. About the same for Pro. We like JJ, we even like his goofy TV commercials.
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Judie said...

I can tell you are a big sports fan, Anne! The only games I watch are LSU (our daughter went there) and the Saints.

Mevely317 said...

Great post, Anne!
Since we started following college ball (SEC!!!), I don't pay that much attention to the NFL.
Still, who can escape all the dirt gathering and mud-slinging going on. Yes, I'm disgusted - not only with the guilty parties and the fat-cats/team owners - but with the media who fans the flames. Wish they'd start shedding more light on the likes of Cam Newton and Tim Tebow.

Theresa said...

I do love Peyton Manning and watch him when I can! I think we need more God in everything! Seems like things are going downhill, ya know? Anyway, perhaps all of these guys will start acting better! Sending HUGS your way dear friend, enjoy your week!

Edna B said...

I'm not much of a football and hockey fan, but I do love baseball. I have to agree though, that as long as we are going to scrutinize the sports players this way, they should all be scrutinized. This goes for the politicians, business managers, entertainers, media persons, and my goodness. I guess that means just about everyone. I don't condone wife and child beating, but I feel that what is good for one should be good for everyone. And I think we need a whole lot more God in our lives, sports, media and everything else.

I think people asking for or receiving welfare benefits should be given frequent drug tests. Why not? A lot of people who work for a living have to do this so why not extend it to welfare recipients?

I enjoyed your ramblings today. Every now and then I ramble away about something or other on my blog too.

We are enjoying some really nice weather here, and I do hope it will last a while. These old bones are not looking forward to the cold.

Now it's time to get the wash going. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

LV said...

There is good and bad in all sports. Seems the bad gezt more attention.