Monday, October 1, 2012


     Everybody that knows me , knows I wear my Sports Feelings on my Sleeves, no even worse, I wear mine around my neck in FLASHING NEON. My wife, Pat and I took in a Ranger game at The Ballpark in Arlington yesterday and had a great time. The atmosphere was that of a playoff game. It was a double header because of a rain out the day before. SIDE NOTE; We took this opportunity to hole up in our den and catch up on half a season of BREAKING BAD, commercial free thank you NETFLIX......sorry for that side track....

      Well back to the BALLPARK, the Rangers were playing a double header that day and since we had tickets for the Sunday game, they moved our game time to NOON, and thus playing a double header, the second starting after 6:OO that afternoon. Our game started out great with a big lead and then the pitching went south quickly. To make a long story short we lost. IF, we had won both games , we would won West outright with Home Field Advantage. THIS year we can't seem to do anything the easy way, just drag it out and SO FAR eventually get it done. WELL, damn a loss in the first game, so we have nearly 4 hours to get home before the next game, so we stop for dinner. I'M telling you this just so I can throw it in the face of my daughter Tomara......We stopped at SWEET TOMATOES, a restaurant she introduced to while she lived in Phoenix. It is a culinary delight that you should try if you get an opportunity. Thanks again Tomara..visit and we will go there.

        At home, I have to balance my time between Sunday NFL football, Fantasy football and the ever important second Texas Ranger game. Thank goodness the Dallas Cowboys don't play until Monday Night Football, BUT...the Rangers did win the late game thankful to NAPOLI..NAPOLI..NAPOLI'S 6 RBI.....2 HOME RUNS..DOUBLE, that if 3ft. further WOULD have made it 3HR's. We did clinch a playoff spot, and one more win against Oakland and we will be the CONFERENCE CHAMPS and onward to THE PLAYOFFS.

       OKAY, now you say what does this have to do with TWITTER. Well the pitcher of record for the late Ranger game is a young kid named Derick Holland. He is young lefty with a world of talent and as FLAKY as they come. He is a HUGE TALENT, but sometimes he can just as easily STINK IT UP. His personality makes him a favorite, with things like after success the last post season he made the rounds on late night talk shows with his flair for impersonation of people like the late great play by play Harry Carry and other personalities. He messed with growing a mustache and beard and was about as successful as our young grandchildren  trying the same... he was the butt of joke on game coverage but a great sport about it.

         Well. after he got knocked out of the game...WE DID WIN IT THOUGH... Someone Tweeted on his account, some sensitive derogatory words were used about a so-called heckler from the stands. By this time Holland was on the bench rooting for his replacement and teammates. We were led to believe he tweeted from the bench, which he denied today and speculated his account was HACKED. I very much want to believe him and in fact I do. He is one of those athletes or celebrity type that enjoy interfacing with the public or fans. The League Offices for most sports have had predetermined penalty's set for these offenses and he could possibly be suspended for this. THUS the Rangers will be hurt without his presence. THIS MAY NOT HAPPEN BUT WHAT IF....SO....To TWITTER or Not to Twitter.....IN SPORTS????? POLITICS?????ENTERTAINMENT?????  You tell me.......

Thursday, September 27, 2012


    Do you remember when you were young and the circus came to town and all the excitement that was in the air, the early parade through the streets showing off the clowns, the high wire girls in their short skirts and the exotic animals such as the elephants. Oh.oh the smell of those elephants, not an easy odor to forget. SUCH is the odor of the REPLACEMENT REFEREES...Well the stench will soon be gone with the league office and the FOOTBALL CZAR, commissioner Roger Goodell at a press conference announcing the real referees will work the Thursday night football game. DAMN, about time.

     The play calling by the REPLACEMENT REFS have been a joke, a joke I say, but put yourself in the shoes of the GREEN BAY PACKERS, who were completely robbed of a game this weekend. You say, HELL, it's just a game. How about them Packers possibly finishing ONE GAME behind their division leader, or losing a tie breaker to the team that was given THEIR win last weekend and having to miss out on the playoffs. Sure glad it wasn't my team that got screwed.

    Well my friends, you got this done. Maybe not you, but possibly someone you know. I knew many who bitched and moaned about what had happened, but many others took matters into there hands. One of the players for Green Bay, their defensive stud, MATHEWS put Roger Goodell's number out on tweeter. IT BLEW UP with more than 70,000 voice mails for the league office. FANS saying no more, STOP THE REPLACEMENT CIRCUS, get the regular referees back...even Governors, Presidential Candidates and State Senators got on board and WE GOT IT DONE. Yeah for the voice of the FAN.....

   Well, this weekend will be football as usual, old familiar faces we have watched for years with the stripes on their back..those signature expressions..those distinctive moves..everything back to normal and all well in the NFL world..HELL, I just hope they get the calls right.