Well thanks a lot NFL! Looks like I'll be doing more yard work on Sunday afternoon due to your spineless stance on players and coaches disrespecting our National Anthem. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love football. I started playing when the pads barely fit and continued right up to college where I was fortunate to play for a National Championship program. To this day whether I'm home or on the road somewhere I try to watch as many games as possible. College ball is by far my favorite but I also enjoy Pro games as well. Last season and so far this season the few ignorant players that took a knee didn't bother me too much. It's like getting mad at your dog for taking a shit in the wrong part of the yard. You can't expect too much out of the dog and I don't expect too much out of a professional athlete who disrespects the only country that offers them the opportunities we do. I could rant all day about their bullshit reasons for taking a knee. I personally think it's self serving publicity. They say it's making a statement against the injustices that people of color suffer in this country. For God sake let's call it like it is. There is NO country in the world that offers more opportunities to people of color than the United States of America. That is a fact!!! However, today something different happened in the NFL. It was not just a few ungrateful idiots taking a knee. Entire teams chose to not be present on the field during the National Anthem and then gave lame excuses for doing so. Next I'm sure they will decide to not play the Anthem at all. That is why today I choose to not support the NFL in anyway until they can get their act together. They have a right to disrespect the flag and I have a right to not watch a bunch of entitled crybabies! After all I don't blame them. I blame us the fans for continuing to watch like it's no big deal. If we don't make a stand right now, more and more of things that make up our culture will be stripped away until before long it will not be recognizable. If you love this country and are fed up like me I ask you join me in boycotting the NFL. I love my football but not at the expense my Country! Please feel free to share this post.
I woke up this morning to the terrible news of the mass shooting last night at the concert in Las Vegas. Just as I was getting ready to post something (probably along the lines of how the world has gone crazy), my Mom called and told me about the passing of my grandfather. So first let me say how heartbroken I am for all the people affected by the tragedy in Vegas. I had several friends in the music business who were there working and I know everyone must just be shocked from it all. Thoughts and prayers with the injured and families from those who passed. Instead of talking about how the world has gone crazy I'd like to take the time to honor my grandfather and the life he lived. I can't possibly do justice with just a few words. In my mind what's wrong with the world is that there are not many in it who have the family values, love for God, work ethic, and respect for others that he did. Robert Lee Bailey was a WW2 veteran who landed on the beaches of France as a young man and had to grow up fast. He never talked much about it though. He retired as a Master Sergeant and a proud American who's last request to my mother was to be burried in a blue suit, white shirt, and red tie. He will have a full military furneral. The last survivor of 12 brothers and sisters who lived through the great depression on a cotton farm in Lincoln County Georgia. He was the definition of a southern gentleman who put his wife, daughters, and grandchildren on a pedestal and family came second only to God. Always looking sharp and well dressed. He was a deacon at National Hills Baptist church in Augusta GA. He was grateful for everything. I don't think he ever ate a meal where afterward he didn't say "that's the best I ever ate" and he meant it too, as a reminder to all to be appreciative for the things we have. I was told this morning at 93 years old he passed away peacefully in his sleep. I'm so thankful we had him around as long as we did. They don't make em like that anymore and I think that's what's wrong with the world today!