Pictured are two of the classiest guys to ever play in the National Football League and they were finally, formally recognized (one way later than he should have been) in Canton, Ohio this past weekend. Both speeches were moving, I invite you to read them here [Green] and here [Monk].
In case anyone is wondering, Darrell Green played 20 seasons at one of the NFL’s most competitive positions, cornerback, largely at a time when the NFC East was the most competitive division in the sport. He finished his career playing in 295 games with 258 starts. Green recorded a total of 1,321 tackles, 59 interceptions, nine forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries. He also scored 11 touchdowns (eight by interception return, two by fumble return and one on a punt return).
Art Monk finished his career with 940 receptions for 12,721 yards and 68 touchdowns in 224 career games. He was the first NFL player to catch more than 900 career passes and he retired as the game’s all-time leader in receptions. In 1984, he became the first NFL player to record more than 100 receptions in a season. (He finished with 106.) He also caught at least one pass in 183 consecutive games.
On a weekend when the Jim Zorn era of Redskins football starts with a Hall of Fame Game win over the Colts, it was great to have two Redskins inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
One word comes to mind with both of these gentlemen: classy.
Is Ghettoputer the only person who has noted that The Good Junior Senator From Illinois’ campaign staff seems to be taking style sheet lessons from the propaganda handbook of the most repressive, murderous and unfree world governments of the last 100 years?
Clearly, The Good Junior Senator is neither Communist, nor is he a mass-murdering thug like the evil Guevara (God willing, currently burning in Hell). However, The Good Junior Senator’s vacuous platitudes and his penchant for government control of the most personal details of Americans’ everyday lives, coupled with his choice of campaign art styles leave the humble Ghettoputer a little queasy about our prospects under our new self-proclaimed Oba-Messiah.
After a week or so of vacation in the scenic Delmarva Peninsula (home of Frank Perdue (“it takes a tough man to make a tender chicken”)), Ghettoputer is back and ready for more of the same!
In spite of the heat and humidity, Ghettoputer managed to drag his pasty white carcass to the shore to bask in the sun and take the waters. Unfortunately, small children were frightened by the unnatural albedo of Ghettoputer’s skin, and the tan lifeguards (who get all the chicks), forced Ghettoputer off the beach and back to his rental hovel. Fortunately, in the Delmarva, drinking a whole lot is not only accepted, but encouraged. Ghettoputer highly recommends the Delmarva if you are looking for overpriced housing, lousy summer weather and ungodly traffic congestion (look soon for a post on Pennsyltucky and the singular evil of its traffic engineers). Although with its proximity to the DC/Balmer (hi, hon!) Metroplex, as well as Philthydelphia, the Delmarva shore has more than its fair share of well maintained haus fraus, which is nice.
On a lighter note, Ghettoputer visited a local farmers’ market while on vacation and had good fortune to purchase some of the finest peaches he’s ever had the fortune to cram down his many-wattled turkey neck. If ever in the Delmarva, take the opportunity to visit the fine folks at Bennett Orchards in scenic Frankford, Delaware. They may be the nicest folks you’ll ever meet, and the most hard working. Try their white peaches. So danged good. Especially after a hard day of watching the fine young (and well maintained not-as-young) women walking by on the beach. And, if you happen to be a fine member of the XX sisterhood, the men (excepting Ghettoputer) are well maintained, too. Or so I’ve been told.
They’ve got 3,600 hours of Olympics on tap. And, as you say, maybe they’ll bother showing the shooting sports rather than thinking, in some bizarro leap of logic, “If people see shooters using $10,000 target pistols to punch holes in paper, they’ll be driven into a murderous frenzy, run out, buy guns, and start a-killin’.” Either that—and I’d never suspect this of them—that somehow the lawful, fun use of guns might make people think they’re less eeeeeeeeeevil, and we can’t have that.
I’m a big fan of the Olympics, I watch just about any Olympic event, yes, any…try me. Plus, it’s a great excuse to enjoy HiDef channels. Hopefully, NBC won’t disappoint by showing Law & Order:ReRun while there are plenty of Olympic events (they are already ruining it by the stupid and almost offensive interviews after the gymnastic and swimming trials (see, I watch ANYTHING Olympic)). Pictured, are the mascots for the Beijing Olympics…don’t stare directly at them…really. I’m sure they’ll try to avoid the Beijing Shooting Range CTF….”Aaaaahhhhh, GAI-JIN!!!”. As a shameless plug, tune into Dan Steinberg’s Blog (or Bog) to get updates (both real and humorous).
…good leadership? You mean just because the two major parties have nominated since 1996 a priapic narcissist, a cynical dealmaker, a political tyro of a governor with a familiar last name and a very loose handle on the rudiments of syntax, a messianic egomaniac feeling entitled to political power, a empty-suit empty-headed war hero most famous for libeling his comrades in arms as war criminals (and who pronounced Genghis or Chingiz [pictured] “Junjus”), an honorable but eccentric old coot who’s never thought about political philosophy for five minutes in his life, and a callow product of the Ivy League and the Daley Machine with no résumé but an attractive skin tone? How dare you, sir! It’s not like we’d nominate someone just because she’d been married to a previous president!
Oh, and I’d forgotten GorT’s fascination with, essentially, generational birth-order theory. I’m cool with being a Nomad, though. Apache, Crow, Mongol, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Akkoyunlu, Karakoyunlu, Saami, Pechenegs, Tibetans, Alans, Qashqa’is, Dzungars, Navajo, Maasai, it’s all good.
First, I think we’re in a dearth of good leadership (maybe it’s the cycle we’re in) in general and I’m not a big fan of how the American political system has created “politician” as a career. Second, maybe the execution by the GOP in this instance is a bit on the childish side. However, it’s about time that they get off their asses and start working for the public. If you screw up with bills like ones previously discussed here…at least you can keep working past 11:23am, you know, maybe until 5pm-ish ?? Read the details here.