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6.22.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • A video was released where George Zimmerman re-enacted what happened on the night of the shooting. If this had occurred two months ago, it would lead every newscast. Now it's a bit of an afterthought because we all have the attention span of a gnat. 
  • I heard a discussion on the radio about how football could be fazed out of high schools not only because of the risk of injury but because of the cost -- and they specifically cited liability insurance cost. Schools carry liability insurance? 
  • My worlds collided: WBAP's Hal Jay was a guest on the The Ticket's morning show (and revealed that many years ago he had lunch with Gordon Keith in an effort to hire him).
  • Texas Ranger GM Jon Daniels is now in James Wood Motors TV ads.
  • After that kid yelled "Good job! God effort!" at the Miami Heat they won 6 of 7.
  • Chris Berman will do play-by-play on ESPN's Monday Night Football game on 9/10. At least it will put me in a coma before 9/11.
  • Fox 4 has a new report named "Calvert" and "Calvert" is a girl. She's got a little "Hey, now" to her. 
  • Watch the Plano Bombing suspect tear up a 1040 tax form. Preach on, bruther! Edit: Link fixed.
  • I'm conflicted about the 50 year plea bargain in Wise County yesterday. The facts sound so bad that he would have probably received a greater sentence than that. But under the parole laws, he becomes eligible for parole when he had served half his sentence or 30 years, whichever is less. So he now becomes eligible after 25 years instead of, under the worst case if he had gone to trial, 30 years. It's basically pleading to the maximum. 
  • I'm only two chapters into my new Mormon book but it is really, really good. And, when discussing the hard line Mormon factions that still believe in polygamy, there was a casual reference to Warren Jeffs even though the book was written in 2003. Jeffs, you may recall, would later set up a compound in Texas before being sent to the pen. It seems his dad basically ruled a fundamentalist Mormon town back in the day. 
  • Last night in the house, because of sleepovers, there were five females in the house and me. 
  • I'm no CSI guy, but does this blurb about the jogger death off of 287 yesterday make any sense at all? 
  • Mark Cuban told The Fan's Richie Whitt via email that he does not own a yacht called The Fountainhead
  • The Bus Monitor's vacation fund is now up to $470,000.



55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry,
Need to :"phase" out the "fazed".

Anonymous said...

Wrong link on the brutha. Goes back to the so-so Hey Now.

Anonymous said...

First, Nice job today BG good effort.
Second,
Please gather your friends and a camcorder. I will allow you to video tape me while telling me that I am fat. I will share the proceeds.

Good for you Grandma!

Anonymous said...

You will start seeing upper middle class high schols begin to drop football in the next decade. With the research that is coming out, parents aren't going to let their kids play anymore. Dementia at age 50 isn't worth little Johnny getting two years of gridiron glory.

Skank-O-Meter Man said...

Left - 7
Right - 9

Anonymous said...

Besides the enormous costs of football coaching staffs, what is the additional cost of the needed insurance? Do taxpayers know? Do school boards actually know the total costs of the football program? What are the real costs vs. the revenue?

Anonymous said...

Barry, here is a worthy cause. A pet adoption in Decatur tomorrow. 1-5 pm at Noah's Ark. These dogs are fully vetted.https://www.facebook.com/brenda.argraves#!/events/265201180254255/
Please put on your site...purdy please.

Anonymous said...

Football is a tremendous waste of money and resources - schools should focus on academics.

Anonymous said...

What the Hell is up with the Update. Barry go help them fix the problem.

Anonymous said...

Calvert: Id do her. I like the hair.

Anonymous said...

If football is phased out, will the tax payers see a reduction in their taxes????????

I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

9:15 -- Hard up aren't you?

Anonymous said...

Football is here to stay, sweethearts.

I didn't comment on the Cuban yacht but that boat probably couldn't be bought by Mark. Even he had his financial limitation.

I know the gnarled comment sounds good but....have you ever been bugged by a gnat??

They don't go away. Thus giving evidence to a gnarled having a long attention span??

HarveyLee said...

Your, " hey now," looks like Joy Behar! yuck.

Anonymous said...

People jump on any bandwagon (pun intended) without knowing what they are talking about. Schools enjoy sovereign immunity for any liability other than auto accidents. School boards can be held liable for acts of negligence. Sports do not increase liability premiums for school districts. Premises liabilty premiums are very low and provide mainly defense coverage.

Anonymous said...

Football will never be phased out in Texas. Thats how parents relive their youth.

Anonymous said...

football will be the last sport phased out of high schools.

yellow dog demo. said...

Football may change but will not die out in Texas anytime in the next soon. Proof-Exhibit A = the Allen schools just announced that they are capping season ticket sells at 7500. With the tickets reserved for band,drill,students,and visitors only 500 game day tickets are for sell, and that's with a 18,000 capacity on their new stadium.

Anonymous said...

11:19 Never say never. Obama could shut it down tomorrow. He'd blame Bush as the reason but, he could shut it down.

Anonymous said...

10:34 Yuck indeed! Somebody hurry and put a bag over that chick's head!

Anonymous said...

What is the real cost of high school football? My brother-in-law, age 53, almost died two years ago because of a knee injury he got playing high school football 35 years ago. He suffered all his adult life from the bad knee and doctors said he had to have surgery. That surgery resulted in a blood infection that ruined one of his heart valves. He is living now but with a pig valve in his heart. All because of football. By the way, blood infections are common after knee surgery. Bad knees are common among former high school football players. What is the penalty for an illegal block resulting in the victim having a pig valve in his heart?

Anonymous said...

That's why they call the ball a "pig skin."!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wordkyle said...

By the way, the American death toll in Obama's Afghanistan war just reached 2,000. Did you see all the coverage in the media? No? Don't feel bad, neither did anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Football taught me allot that prepared me for life. I can assure you kids today that play for a good coach will get in less trouble. I feared 2 things in high school. My Dad, and my coach. Football should stay. Quit trying to raise our boys like broken little girls.

Anonymous said...

You ever notice how the people who dislike football fall into one of these categories?
1) never started a game
2) their kid wasn't tough enough to play
3) they had a disagreement with a coach
4) their kid wasn't athletic enough to play so they ran cross country.

Anonymous said...

If that girl really was from Shelbyville she would have had an onion tied to her belt and those charges would have never happened.

Anonymous said...

Hal Jay sounds like a great big, gigantic fat person who smokes cigarettes. Is he a great big, gigantic fat person who smokes cigarettes?

Anonymous said...

12:33 My man also learned something that prepared him for life while playing high school football.

Being paid big bucks for knocking guys out taught him that hard work reaps big rewards. :)

Anonymous said...

12:49, you forgot band fags.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Calvert's a cute girl. She looks like a girl you would go for. But, something is wrong with her pinkie toe, it grows piggy back with the toe next to it.

Anonymous said...

Hey lawyer man, what do think about this?

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Motorcyclist-says-dallas-crackdown-went-too-far-159671765.html

Anonymous said...

$529,487 at 1:30 with 24601 donations. That averages out to be $20 a donator.

Anonymous said...

GO BUS MONITOR!!! Thank you for all you people do, even though the area school districts treat you like shit!

Anonymous said...

12;49 works in the oil fields, drives an eighteen wheeler or some other job that does not require intelligence beyond an IQ of 90. That is why football is his life and books are not. He also has tattoos and is missing most of his teeth.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I did see coverage of the 2000 death of Bush's war!

Maybe Gov Romney will bring it to a short close..........or has he worked up the courage to have an opinion on that one yet. Oh, yeah, he is studying it and will implement a plan.

Anonymous said...

People who hate football are the same women who make their kids wear a helmet on a tricycle. Some of these women are female, some are male. Somebody in the family needs to grow a pair.

Anonymous said...

1:01 Hal Jay is not fat. Fluffy maybe but, not fat! Oh, and he don't smoke either!

Anonymous said...

11:45--that's a long stretch from high school football to pig valve. He could have hurt his knee skiing, in a wreck, dancing, falling off a ladder, etc. Just admit that someone in your family didn't get to play, hated the coach, the coach hated them, and they didn't get to play football.
My husband played football for Decatur many years ago. He ended his season by having knee surgery and every now and then it bothers him. Does he wish he could change it? Only that he could have finished the season playing. He doesn't regret the injury.
Not everyone that plays gets hurt. Both my boys played and were starters. Neither has any injury. However, one of them has broken his thumb several times horsing around!

Anonymous said...

For 400,000 Bucks, I' ll ride the bus and let Fat jokes fly and bounce off me bring on the the Punks,smart A** spoiled lil brats, just remember parents, I might fight back and yo kid might get his Arse whipped!!!!

Brewcrew said...

I wonder if that chick is related to Mark Calvert?

Anonymous said...

I see no one's interested in your musings on the 50 year plea deal BUT how do you know the guy didn't cut a deal to do the 25 flat on all his cases concurrently so he at least has a chance of not dieing in the joint? One other case stacked on top of the 50 is a true life sentence.

Anonymous said...

11:45

Your bro isn't Bacon, is it?

King Luther Martin said...

Zimmerman is most likely being deceitful. Trayvon Martin was holding his ground.

BigTex said...

"By the way, the American death toll in Obama's Afghanistan war just reached 2,000. Did you see all the coverage in the media? No? Don't feel bad, neither did anyone else."



Thats nothing compared to the amount of people that have been murdered by Obama's black gangsta thugs during that same time period. You won't be reading about that in the news either.

Mama Mia said...

I wondered if anyone else would notice and say something. Weird, huh?!

wordkyle said...

141 - Sorry, pal, but after 42 months in office and an escalation of the war, Obama owns Afghanistan. If you think he doesn't, then what has he been doing for three and a half years?

Anonymous said...

2:34 No but he might peek in her window every now and then.

Anonymous said...

Re: the sleepover with 5 females.

How times were fingernails & toenails painted? Bet it was more than once.

DF Barbie

Candance said...

Teachers have to get liability insurance on themselves in case some pissed off parent decides to sue them directly and not just the school district. I just said that so I'd sound like I was contributing something intelligent to the conversation. I mean, it's true, but I wanted to sound smart before adding that the Mormons visited my neighbors the other night and totally skipped my house and my feelings were kind of hurt. I thought it must be what it feels like to go through rush and then not get a bid from a sorority.

Anonymous said...

1:53, His knee was injured in high school football. As for your husband, I stated the fact: "Bad knees are common among former high school football players."

Anonymous said...

Here are the facts about high school football injuries:

http://web.pdx.edu/~nwallace/AHP/HSFootballInjuries.pdf

Coaches and parents ought to be arrested.

B. Neater said...

Yay! African handball season is over for a few months!

Anonymous said...

7:07, this is 1:53. My point is, you can get hurt doing anything unless you just stay cooped up in your house. People are hurt in baseball, basketball, tennis, bowling, or cooking or cleaning house. Accidents happen.

Anonymous said...

12;33 failed english!

Anonymous said...

I don't know of any war Obama started, were still trying to clean up Bush's mess. If Ron Paul was President this counrty would be in a lot better shape.