Today in Sports

I am not the sports nut that Big Orange Michael is, but I actually was glued to the TV last night after finding out that my Chicago Bears (yes I am a huge Bears fan), not only won yesterday, they beat the Green Bay Packers 26 – 0. If you know nothing about football, or Wisconsin vs Illionios (we call them cheeseheads; and they they wear it proudly… they call us FIBs F4%king Illinois B4stages), all you need to know is that the rivalry between these two teams is pretty deep.

I think that it is time for Favre to retire, the guy does not only look tired, he looks like the painkillers have taken its toll. Even though I had never liked him because he is a Packer, I always thought he was an excellent player. He should have gone on top, not everyone is Michael Jordan and capable of coming back to win one more time. (I only count is comeback as a Bull).

My second team of choice now, the Chiefs, lost their QB Trent Green to a pretty ugly hit. They said the is ok, even though he cannot remember the play that he got hit. The play is said to be investigated because the was on his way to the ground when he got hit. The Chiefs then seemed pretty stunned and their offense pretty much fell apart. The last 4 minutes of the game started to look like a comeback to be quickly deflated by a poorly played onsite kick. The Chiefs gave the game to the Bengals in a final score of 23 – 10.

Other notable scores from yesterday include Baltimore also beating Tampa bay pretty badly 27 – 0, Atlanta dominating Carolina 20 – 6, and my old local team the Tigers almost pulling a way from the clutches of the Seahawks 9 – 6.

In other sport news Federer continues the dominance of his sport with a spanking of Roddick for the U.S Open, he had 17 aces vs only 7 from Roddick. Federer is known for his ability to returns tough serves, and Roddick for his excellent service so it is significant that Federer dominated the serve. Federer is being compared to Tiger Woods since they are both on the top of their individual sports. They actually met for the first time before the final. They are both very impressive athletes.

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Friday Feast 110

Yea, I don’t have time for a full post today… soon though :) but you should : Come out and PLAY!

Appetizer
Name 3 things that you are wearing today.
Random shirt.
Pair of Jeans.
Gold chain my Mom gave me and I never take off.

Soup
Who was the last person you hugged?
Ty.

Salad
What do you like to order from your favorite fast food place?
Surprisingly enough we are eating less fast food lately, even after the little we are addicted to Sonic stint… and I also think that we are going to try to eat less and less fast food. However I still have my favorites.
McDs: Big Mac, Mc Chicken, Double Chesseburger only Lettuce, mayonnaise and tomatoe.
Wendy’s: Chicken Nuggets, Double Stack.
BK: Whopper, Fish Sandwich.
WC: Ten Sack with fries :)

Main Course
What time of day do you usually feel most energized?
10:30 A.M and P.M.

Dessert

Using the letters in your first name, write a sentence. (Example: Sweet unusual spaniels are nice.)
Journey Opens Hunted Nuggets

Survivor Battle of the Classes?

Here I am complaining up a storm about how the new season of survivor is going to segregate the first tribes based on race, when there is actually something worse out there. After thinking about it for a while, I see this purely as a publicity stunt since eventually they will merge the tribes. Good or bad it will be an interesting train wreck to watch. Then I find out that Colombia has its own version of survivor… and get this, they separate their teams by social class… lower, middle and upper… and not just for the beginning of the show, but for the whole show.

Talk about building walls to divide people. I wonder what survivor would look like if you pit together celebrities, Midwest blue collar workers and minimum wage people against each other. I know who I will put my money on, but I will let you guess. I have not had a chance to watch the Colombian survivor yet, but I am almost tempted to have my family tape it for me. Why is it that our society allows TV producers to play social experiments with race, marriage and family just for the sake of viewers?

I am not sure if boycotting TV all together is the solution to the problem, but more and more I am starting to feel like TV as a form of entertainment is not just making us consumerist and dumber but also bigoted and isolated. Believe me, some of those shows are super interesting to me, and it will be hard to unplug… have you ever caught an episode of wife swap, its just too entertaining to turn the channel.

I cannot forget the many times that a conversation with someone that had never been around a “Latino” before started by having to break down the stereotype that I was not, a migrant worker, a drug dealer, a gardener or something of that nature. Its difficult to make people believe that not everyone in other countries has chickens and pigs in their backyard when Hollywood portrays any trip to South America as a flight in an old cargo plane full of farm animals. I kind of never got that, why would the US send chickens and pigs to South America? Now wonder that people are that isolated in America if their window to the world is TV. Don’t even get me started on geography.

Bogota’s (Colombia’s Capital) Governor was very upset when the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith starting Brangelina portrayed his city, which by the way has it own wiki and more culture than you can shake a stick at, as a little town where there was a constant military present on the street. Well, I think that more officials should be upset at a game show that tries to make class separation or race separation even more prevalent than it already is. There is such a thing as stupid pride, I have no problem when pride its rooted in your culture or heritage but if it is just “race” pride it becomes a little ridiculous. As I told my friend Travis, a republican white boy from the Midwest, “You have NOTHING in common with a white person from California or New York.” Maybe we should start new social groups; I will start believing that all people hazel eyes are superior. Just be careful what you are proud off, you might not want to associate with some of the people that wave certain banners.

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Liberated from our own fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

A Return To Love – Marianne Williamson

Quotes and poems are powerful forms of expresion. Song can be just as powerful but I believe many times the words get drowned by the emotions that the music evokes. The sentences above are so very powerful in many ways. They truly speak to me, sometimes it takes powerful words to wake you up and make you see what is right in front of you.

In a society dominated by the drive to win and achieve superiority we leave little room for everyone to explore their potential. Are all the people that “get ahead” really all that happy? What is the trues measure of “getting there”?

A relationship with a being that believes in you no matter who else does, be it God or yourself for those that don’t believe in imaginary friends, is necessary. We have to be our own cheerleader. If we ourselves don’t believe we can, truly believe, no one else is going to do it for us.

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