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Actions And Consequences

Posted By: Mike Stubbs · 10/14/2013 6:58:00 AM

Talk to a prison guard about the kind of people who tend to populate our Federal institutions and they will tell you that there are a lot of young punks.

They are to blame for their crimes, but some probably deserve some sympathy for what they have or have not received in their lives.

Abuse.  Lack of role models.  Lack of guidance.

It adds up.  Mostly because no one has taken the time to teach them the power of consequences.

Turn to the world of sports and we are seeing something similar, only far less devastating.

In Week 6 in the NFL during the Bills/Bengals game, Andy Dalton of the Bengals rolled out of the pocket and found no one to throw to.  Running back Giovanni Bernard was coming back to his quarterback to help him out.  Bernard saw the situation and thought Dalton was going to run with the ...

New England Is Still Getting It Done

Posted By: Mike Stubbs · 9/30/2013 3:37:00 PM

The New England Patriots are 4-0.  The last time they started a season this way, they went 16-0.  No one is quite expecting the Pats to go quite that perfect this year.  To be perfectly honest, how many people thought they could start off this well?

New England has beaten the Bills, the Jets, the Buccaneers and the Falcons.  The first three of that set aren’t exactly the best football teams on the planet.  The Jets and Bucs are lucky to get their helmets on the right way these days.

But the Patriots beat them.  New England has an aging Tom Brady and they have Bill Belichick as head coach.  But on paper, they don’t look that great.

That’s what makes their start so amazing.

Brady is not throwing the ball to Randy Moss or Wes Welker anymore.  He’s throwing it to Julian Edelman who was never really thought of ...

Maybe Von Miller Should Have Tried The Whizzinator

Posted By: Mike Stubbs · 9/23/2013 7:54:00 AM

Von Miller should have reached for a Whizzinator.  At least then we could have laughed a little harder.  Instead, he just looks like a dummy who tried to dupe the system.

You remember the Whizzinator.  It put Onterrio on the map.  Onterrio Smith of the Minnesota Vikings.  He was searched at an airport in April of 2005 and officials turned up the invention that claims to help you cheat on drug tests.  It’s anatomically correct and comes with real powdered urine.

It comes in just about every skin tone you can imagine and retails online for $139.95.

See, we could have had some fun with that.

But Miller has done something else.  The story has come out that explains why his 4-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy was increased to six games.

According to ESPN.com, Miller and a urine sample collector tampered with his sample.

Maybe the ...

The Guy Who Could Do Something Else

Posted By: Mike Stubbs · 9/4/2013 1:10:00 PM

There are a whole lot of people in this world who dream of playing professional football.  They join a team or make a team as a kid and go as far as it takes them.  You don’t very often hear the story of, “The Guy Who Had To Be Talked Into Playing”.

If you have to be talked into it, chances are you are doing something different.  Really, you either enjoy physical contact or you don’t.  It’s never a lukewarm feeling.

That’s why the Danny Watkins story is so intriguing.  Watkins is a guy from Kelowna, British Columbia.  He is a firefighter.  He went to California for a firefighting course and, as the story goes, got talked into playing football at Baylor.  From there he became a first round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles.  On the weekend, the Eagles cut him.  Now the Dolphins have signed him.

Why does any ...

Video: Man And Son Thrown Out Of Arizona Game Because Of A Beer

Posted By: Mike Stubbs · 8/22/2013 6:59:00 AM

Courtesy of USA Today, here is the story of a man and his 15-year old son who attended an Arizona Cardinals' pre-season game against Dallas, but were told they had to leave.