So if you would have told me that Gene Simmons of Kiss fame would be defending Tim Tebow I am not sure I would believe you…but here it is on video the proof…Gene Simmons is a Tebow supporter. Do you know what I support Gene Simmons. I enjoyed his TV show and I was hooked when he started to share his love for Shannon and the journey he and Shannon took to get married and in the process heal their relationship. The Bible says the truth will set you free and Gene shared his dark secrets with the one he loved and I believe God restored what could have been a disaster of a relationship.
Saying all of that this is an amazing video and one that should be watched. It is not for the skittish or weak knead. This is danger personified. This takes stunt work to a whole new dimension. The thing that amazes me is the people seem to be having fun doing it. For me you would have to throw me off the cliff there is no way I would jump.
So the question is what about you? So what do you think? What is the most dangerous thing you have ever attempted? Love to hear your comments. For me the most dangerous thing I have ever done is drive a bike in Beijing China, it makes jumping off a cliff child’s play.
it appears like the NHL will experience another strike. Actually it is a lock out . So we who are fans are again reminded that this is not about sports but it is simply about business.
We are also reminded that we as fans don’t count when it comes to business. We are only needed when it comes to paying through the nose to see people play a game.
When it comes to business the only thing that matters is the bottom line. This is not about the love of sports it is about the love of money .
This is not about team or loyalty. It is not about superstars or hockey. This is simple , pro sports is not about the love of the game, it is about the love of a huge bottom line. The real game being played is the idea that they care about the fans and their needs.
This is a tough business. Players are treated like trading cards and the players themselves have little loyalty to the cities they play for. It is a business and in this business money writes the rule book.
So a deal will be made and the fans will return and in the end some folks will make a ton of money and they win again.
The end result, two players caught it and in football when there is a tie it goes to the offence. So in the official records Seattle won the game. I would suggest that you do not talk to any Green Bay fans or for that matter the ESPN colour commentator. Their take on it was that the ball was intercepted and the ref’s blew it. The truth is, I don’t know what the truth is. They did a video analysis and the minds that be confirmed the Seattle touch down.
So one team is ecstatic and the other is letting everyone know that in their minds they were robbed of a game.
So this is the life lesson. How do you handle situations when you feel you have been done wrong? There will be times when in your heart you know you are right or at least you believe you are right. It is hard sometimes to suck it up and take the high road. Let’s face it someone should pay for the wrong that you believe has been done. I have found that the only thing I can control is my reaction and my attitude. The old saying what goes around comes around is so true.
I personally believe that if we do the right thing, if we take the high road, we will experience a level of maturity and well being that you don’t often see in our society. This does not mean becoming a doormat. This simply means that you are in control of your emotions and you are in control of your thoughts, that my friend is maturity.
So did he catch the ball or was it intercepted? At this point it does not matter, the decision has been made and it is now on to the next game. If you continue to dwell on the past you will not be prepared for the future. My wife has a favourite saying, build a bridge and get over it. That my friend is a winners attitude.
David is an amazing kid when it comes to sports. He is Eleven years old and can name every Q.B. in the N.F.L. and the C.F.L. His predictions are uncanny and besides that he plays Q.B. for the Downtown Giants. He is not a New York Jets fan and is opinionated about Tebow as a quarterback. So tonight he picks New York over Dallas and in the upcoming Pittsburgh game he picks Pittsburgh over Denver. Colts vs. Bears
David picks the Colts. Eagles over the browns…Lions over rams….Houston over Miami..Atlanta over Kansas City…Jacksonville over Minnesota….Saints over Washington…Bill over Jets…New England prevails over Tennessee….Seattle beats up Arizona…Green Bay over San Francisco….Panthers over Buccaneers…Baltimore over Cincinnati…San Diego handles Oakland…So lets see how David does after this week-end…but I would not bet against him. So what do you think?
The Question of the day is, what do you think of the Olympics? Personally I have enjoyed them. I like the personal stories and the drama . In every Olympics there is controversy and in the women’s soccer match between the U.S.A. and Canada it was crazy. The game was amazing but it will be remembered because of the referee. So sad.
My friend Robert Murphy had some comments about the Olympics and being a basketball coach had some good insight.
The question I ask is two fold, what would it be like if there were no pro sports and do you think we are obsessed with winning? Love to have a conversation with you about this. So What Do You Think?
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Mike Falcon is an amazing person. I first meet Mike in Kelowna B.C. and Mike was the ultimate sports guy. He did it all and he now lives in Vancouver and now in his fifties and he is still doing it all.
Just by accident I meet up with Mike in Coal Harbor, He was hooking up a slack line and was getting ready to work out. So I quickly pulled out my trusty I pad and started asking some questions.
Mike is getting pretty good but as you will see in the interview there are some people who are amazing. I must admit at first I thought a slack line would be boring but as I watched Mike work out I could see where it would be addictive.
So what do you think,;;;Slack Lines?
So to my surprise Gas Town held a major Bike race last night. It was called the Gas Town Grand Prix. So I wandered into town and to my shock, 30,000 other people wandered in also. I found out that this was a pro event and had some good prize money. I also found out that the winner takes home $15,000. They travel just over 50 Kilometres and they are moving, with speeds up to 60 miles per hour.
So this was a whole new culture that I have not been a part of. I brought my camera along and talked to a couple of the contestants. All in all it was a fun way to spend an evening and I would be interested in following the tour a little closer. I can see why people in Europe love this kind of thing. So the question is So What Do You THink?
Time is a humble guy and has a positive outlook on life. Tim has held up well under the scrutiny of the sports media who have not always been kind to him.
Tebow decides to take the higher road and doesn’t gloat, trash talk and even cuss.
His relentless attitude on his religion and not caring about what other people may think or say is refreshing. He stands up for his convictions and morals which is very rare these days.
by Tim, “Something I learned early in college (is) to not worry about what I can’t control…But what I can control is my attitude, my effort, my focus every single day and that’s what I’m trying to worry about.”
The guy is the real deal. It will be interesting to see how this season unfolds for Tim. He is one of those I don’t know how he will do in regards to playing for the New York Jets. I have a feeling that he will do just fine. It is so good to have a role model that kids can look up to and see someone who is not cheating on there girl friends, who is not self possessed, and does not use the f word in every other sentence.
One more statement rare types that defies the experts and somehow wins ball games. I think they call it the X factor. Whatever the X factor is, in regards to sports, Tebow has it. So welcome to the Big Apple Tim and we look forward to what adventures this year brings, it will be a wild ride I am sure.
The truth is sometimes we need someone to come along side and left us up. We do not go through life alone, we are at our best when we are dependent on others. We were never designed to be an island unto ourselves. Derek Redmond, in the 1992 Olympics was favoured to win the 400 meter race, however, during the race he pulled a hamstring and fell to the ground. He refused help and he refused to stay on the ground, he got up and continued the race. In the stands his father watched as his son was struggling and he decided to help his son finish the race. Somehow he got past the security and got to his son and the two of them crossed the finish line together. Derek lost the race but won the hearts of millions of people. The video has been seen by millions. If he had won the Gold medal people would have forgotten about it in a few days or at the most years. Derek ran the greatest race of his career and the message and inspiration received from his efforts still live today. Thank you Derek and thank your father from the millions of us who have received so much from your story. Keep running the good race….and remember, He lifts us up…I think you know what I mean.
The Vancouver Canucks start the playoffs. In Vancouver this is bigger than Christmas and Easter rolled into one. For some it transcends sports and almost reaches a religious quality. (All hail the Canucks) The Vancouver team will play some lads from down South. (California boys) The deal is if I lived in California I would rather be on the beach than on the ice. These California boys have a great goalie and they play tight defence and plan on winning low scoring games. It has worked so far.
The Vancouver Canucks are playing cat and mouse with their superstar, (Dan Sedin) and even though his brother says he’s 100% they did not let anyone know if he would play in the opening series. MY guess is he will. There is also a goal tending question. Roberto or Schneider? No question in my mind, Roberto gets the call and he will be on a short lease.
I am a Roberto fan. Anyone who can play as well as he does under the constant scrutiny of Vancouver’s negative media is good with me. From listening to the media you would think we snuck into the playoffs and don’t really belong. The truth is we came in on a winning streak and we won more hockey games than any other team in the league.
I understand that controversy is what sells papers and provides listeners. It must be a tough way to make a living, trying to find something negative to say everyday to appease the boss. The job application for a sports reporter must have a section that says, “Are you able to write negative comments about the best team in the NHL? If not you need not apply)
To be continued in our next number…
So the other question is, well there will be riots if the team wins or loses. I think there are enough social rejects in Vancouver to try again. This is the only way some people ever get attention. We do not realize how socially inept a large section of our population is. When you have a Vancouver Justice System (now there is an oxymoron) like the one we put up with it does not deter a lot of socially dysfunctional idiots who live in our land.
I see stuff everyday in Gas Town that makes you wonder if we are that far away from the primates that some people say we came from. Windows broken, stores broken into, trash everywhere, people in the open selling drugs, young ladies making a living on the streets. You should take a walk around Gas Town about 6 in the morning before the clean up crews arrive.
So I was in Tim Hortons the other day and a couple of yahoos were talking and the subject of the riot came up. The one guy said, “if it happens again I am in.” The other yahoo says, “Yea I was there last year and it was rad.” I rest my case, these two can’t wait for an excuse to hit the streets.
Now I love Vancouver. I would not want to live any place else and I am a huge Sports fan. The reality is it is not my life and it is not what I live for. I simply enjoy the hype and the mojo it brings to the city. If the Canucks win that would be awesome, if they lose I am still ok because they are a great team with quality players and I know they gave it their all. Sports can be cruel and they can be joyous. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Wish I had said that. In the end it is sports. The bigger issue is how we as a society conduct ourselves. I hope this year the yahoos lose the those that actually have some self respect and social dignity win out, that just might be the bigger picture.
So, the question is “what do you think?”