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Comment 29 Mar 2014

True:  When was Bob Hope ever funny?  Or original?  I get that he did a bunch of USO shows, but that pales in comparison to all the charitable contributions of CHL.  

Comment 29 Mar 2014

Cool Hand Luke all the way.  Read up about his Hole-in-the-Wall camps.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp.

Paul Newman, while a successful actor, was also a visionary with the heart of a child. His personality, playfulness and mischievousness are infused within every corner of Camp, from the pirate flag he raised on the tree house to the days he spent on the lake fishing with campers. 

With unobtrusive expert medical care, it was Paul’s dream that Camp would provide seriously ill children with a fun-filled experience defined by compassion, laughter and acceptance.



Comment 28 Mar 2014

Yes, that's a very potent symbol.  Is something that is symbolic tangible?  Here's my point.  A 10 second race does not define the worth of a man, or a race of men.  Yet we, as much as Hitler (think about that), derive meaning from this race far beyond what it was intended to be about.  This is what makes the Olympics so silly, yet we all fall into  the trap.  Crying at our chosen countries national anthem because our (pick your silly sport) is faster, more precise, jumps higher, thows a stone farther, etc.

Jessie ran track for reasons he chose.  I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with destroying Hitlers  plans.  So what he achieved was his dream (running a 10 second race really fast).  We co-opted the result to mean all this stuff that it really doesn't mean.



Comment 28 Mar 2014

Very Tough call but I disagree.  Think about all the lives Woody had a major, direct impact on.  Teaching countless boys what it takes to be a man.  Think about the ramifications of these young men paying it forward.  

What Jessie did, and I don't mean to belittle it in any way... was an inspiration for the time, but for me it lacks tangibility, or directness.  

Comment 16 Mar 2014

Bunch of wishful thinkers regarding Carlos in the first.  Those days are over, the NFL game has changed, and very rare will be the 1st round RB pick now and the future.  Plus, Carlos didn't look that good in the combine, and how much credit is due to the Offensive Line and the scheme (answer:  a lot).  

Comment 14 Mar 2014

LOL, love the slo-mo stiff arm at 2:29.  PeeWee football was one of the joys of life.  Thanks for posting.

Comment 07 Mar 2014

If we're going to have characters from The Office, we have to include Gareth from the UK version.


Comment 07 Mar 2014

Titus Pullo was awesome, but I liked Attia of the Julii better.  What a monster of a mother, and man would I like to have a go at her.  

Comment 02 Mar 2014

I think there's an opportunity here.

Problem statement

First of all, fuck the NFL.  It's been over a decade since I've been able to watch an entire game.  Too many commercials, I don't recognize the game I played anywhere in the current version.  Spoiled players vs. spoiled owners and I can't relate to either.  The league held hostage every city so the public would finance their luxury box stuffed with fat cat boondoggles.

The NFL is too cheap to fund their own development league, and as a result they are having a negative influence on the game I hold most dear, the talented scholarship athlete.

I'd like to see a new league be created, one that is city oriented.  What I mean by that is fund-raising for stock ownership of a team is just in the city itself.  So, Cleveland area brokers are selliing ownership and voting rights to Cleveland-based investors.  Also, maybe structure the voting privileges so that a high class of stock that controls team location is owned by the city itself.  This locks in the location of each team.  Another thing I mean by city oriented is that league rules stipulate that the geographical area from which a team can recruit is limited to suburbs around the city.  The team can only recruit players if they graduated high-school from a certain distance or population base from the city.  Imagine the Pittsburgh/Cleveland rivalary if each team was only populated that way.  Intense!

The league is intended for the common man.  No luxury boxes.  Player salaries are set by the league and are capped to be equal to average household income of the area.