Archive for the ‘football’ Category

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Pepsi And The NFL

December 30, 2016

Pepsi is sponsoring a contest “Win An Unreal NFL Experience”, why would I even consider registering to take part in the contest since its being wrecked by individual players and the NFL think tank thinking to keep the female viewer they need to soften the sport to appeal to the women.

Colin Kapernick, and his idiotic stunt of kneeling during the playing of the national anthem is ludicrous since he grew up literally middle class. Had Collin taken the time to know what he was protesting, he would not have done what he did, but like most pampered sports atheletes they only see the media coverage as the end result, thinking it will make them a house hold name.

The reason that i literally gave up watching pro sports in general happened in 2011 when Sam Hurd was arrested for starting a drug distribution ring, then part of his plea agreement he rolled over on his suppliers and his dealers to get a better deal, he was sentenced to 15 years.

Sam Hurd had bragged about how his college coach had taught him how to set up a drug distribution ring. It was then that I had decided to just give up watching or following any sports teams because the individual players are not in it for the team but just personal self glory over the good of the team.

Now the sports season are just temporary nuisances that are reduced to just a fly flying around my head. I watch netflix, vudu, hulu, amazon, and a very few actual tv shows. Will I try and watch the super bowl, yes but only for the new tv ads being shown.

The NFL rules changes are really stupid, even to watch its painful. To keep it interesting the NFL, the uses its media consulting group to create an image of alleged chaos. I use too listen to the ESPN radio talking heads, i stopped because they have become political and P.C., listening to them has become very painful and i even cancelled my ESPN account because of what they have become. I do not need talking heads to tell me how to think or that my views of situations are either right or wrong.

I saw in the news that ESPN is losing millions of fans and people who pay to have the ESPN premium package all year round. Disney has ruined espn and are on the verge of wrecking the NFL.

As a former fan of pro sports, I want to watch and enjoy the game not get lectured for my incorrect views. I will continue to avoid sports in general because of this stupid desire by the feel good elites to make pro sports into games based on rules little kids play by.

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New Head Coach at the U of MN

March 4, 2007

Tim Brewster, the new head coach of the football program at the University of Minnesota, has done what few other people or organizations in the United States have done, and he did it with complete and utter integrity–contrary to what has had both liberals and conservatives been foaming at the mouth since the 1970’s. Liberals have claimed that Affirmative Action programs are not strong enough; that employers can and do wriggle out of hiring minorities all the time. Conservatives have claimed that Affirmative Action results in less qualified minority applicants being hired to soothe egos, which is ultimately insulting and counter-productive.

Tim Brewster put out the word–and it was posted with employment agencies–that he was hiring for his coaching staff at the University, and that he planned to hire for every coaching position the BEST qualified person for his staff. Not once was he concerned about race, gender, or religious belief.

It apparently took the Star Tribune newspaper rag to point out to Mr. Brewster how diverse his new staff turned out to be. Liberal though the ST rag may be reputed to be, they implied that Mr. Brewster had favored minorities in hiring, sacrificing true qualifications for diversity. Why did they think the diversity of his staff was news? Did they think it unlikely that the best-qualified candidates would be minorities? Or were they merely pointing out that sports coaching staff is overwhelmingly white–which isn’t really true anymore at levels lower than head coach.

I liked how Mr. Brewster responded: that HE HAD HIRED THE BEST-qualified person for each position.

Tim Brewster has the courage to do the right thing do when it comes to hiring personnel. He looked at the the qualifications of the person applying rather than anything else, which is, to say the least, quite surprising when it comes to the University of Minnesota. I look forward to following the football program’s ups and downs to gauge the effectiveness of Mr. Brewster’s personal conviction that the best-qualified person should fill every position–not a token in a quota program. I, for one, think it will be a great success.