Teed Off Thursday: School Zones, Pro Bowl & Tim Tebow

1/28/10 in General Sports   |   Beaze   |   271 respect

3-2-1...1-2-3...what the heck...is bothering me?  At least this week.

                                                   

1) People need to slow down in school zones.

Since when did getting to work on time justify running over a child?  I'm sure it doesn't, but that appears to be the feeling of dozens of motorist every morning the way i see them speed through stop signs and blow past the flashers of parents unloading their children in front of an elementry school.  What's really disturbing about this is the fact that most of these parents just finished dropping off their own children, and you know they'd be pissed off if someone flattened their kid.  But you know what they say, "anyone driving slower than me is an idiot, anyone faster than me is a maniac."

Here's a tip: if you are in that much of a hurry...LEAVE EARLIER!  And what the hell are you so angry about first thing in the damn morning?  F***in' relax.  I'm sure if you actually did the math on how much time you lose by allowing the little pedestrians to safely cross the street it'd equal about 30 second max.  So don't blame the crossing guards for your lateness, the problem is you a**hole!

2) The Pro Bowl sucks.

I'm glad they moved the Pro Bowl into being the warm up act for the Super Bowl -- when people actually still care about football -- but there's still one little problem.  The game sucks.  I don't want to hear comparisons to the NBA All-Star game, which doesn't play defense either.  The difference is in the NBA if you don't play D' we get to watch someone get dunked on.  The NFL without Defense turns in a game on pitch & catch during a track meet.

I would much rather see QB's against QB's in an accuracy challenge, WR vs. CB in a mano-y-mano showdown, lineman in a tire pushing competition...you know...like a dunk contest for football.  All healthy Pro Bowl selections, not in the Super Bowl must participate.  Let 'em talk trash too.  Hey it's not a game, but at least it'd be competitive.  At least pride would be at stake (and you know, it might encourage "running QB" to practice quarterbacking since their shame would be on full display).  Because getting the best gridiron players on the planet together to play two hand touch is like getting gladiators together for a tickle fight.

                                       

3) People -- specifically the National coalition of Women's group -- need to get over themselves.

Let me get this straight, Tim Tebow and his mother want to run an ad during the Super Bowl that talks about how she was advised to abort her 5th child who turned out to be the greatest college football player ever Tim Tebow (sarcastic) and this women's group calls that anti-abortion?  First of all, isn't everyone anti-abortion?  Is there anyone out there screaming "go abortion, go!"  No.  The term is pro-life, just like the flip side is pro choice and not anti-life.

Which brings me to my next point, isn't this ad pro-choice too?  As far as I can tell (without having seen the ad) it does not suggest, hint at or beg for abortion to be outlawed (which would I guess make it "anti-abortion") all it does is present a case for what could happen if you "choose life," which in my opinion every mother should and probably does think about before going to a clinic.  See, the thing about being pro-choice is...well...you have to have choices.  And that means you need facts to make informed choices.  And that means you have to hear from both sides.

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2/1/10   |   djjfrench   |   67 respect

Don't hate on Tim Tebow for being himself, hate the media for all the crazy hype.  Sometimes the dislike is pointed at the wrong place he's just using the platform that is given.

I like the speeding kiddie part best and the competition like they used to have rope pull and all that.

1/29/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24915 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
FOR YOU:  

 Take A Bow

1/29/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24915 respect

marcus_nyce wrote:
Stoney, down the lane with authority! Count it and the foul!!!

(See that's why I keep saying we need an And 1 respect button. I hope your post ends up in one of those "They Said It" polls in the Locker Room. LMFAO!)

Haha! Marcus, you know I'm not the only one thinking that though..
I was on one of the first couple they said it polls, and I've been disappointed about being left out recently, so I'm trying to step up my game

1/29/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61234 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
It's gotten to the point where I really wish Tim Tebow had been aborted

FOR YOU:  

1/29/10   |   marcus_nyce   |   26944 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
It's gotten to the point where I really wish Tim Tebow had been aborted

Stoney, down the lane with authority! Count it and the foul!!!

(See that's why I keep saying we need an And 1 respect button. I hope your post ends up in one of those "They Said It" polls in the Locker Room. LMFAO!)

1/29/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24915 respect

It's gotten to the point where I really wish Tim Tebow had been aborted

1/28/10   |   johnshirey54   |   162 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
Here in Jacksonville, the commercial was all the talk of local sports radio on Wednesday, most of it in support of Tebow, and the right to life, and the fact that Tebow's mother did CHOOSE to have her child, and not to have the abortion, which is a sign of CHOICE, as you stated.

Great job today.

Tell me about it, I want to hear sports talk on sports radio, not this. I mean, I am about as big of a Tebow supporter as there is, and even I am getting really tired of it.  If they were talking about Tebow's draft stock, Senior Bowl workouts, or even reflecting on his great career as a Gator, I would absolutely love listening to the guys talk about him. But I really don't care to hear about Tebow in this context. Sure, an occasional story of his philanthropy is heart-warming, but, honestly, if wants to have a commercial in the Superbowl, then so be it. The final question I cannot help but to wonder is, would this be such a big news story if it wasn't involving a celebrity, like Tim Tebow?

By the way, Beaze, great article.

1/28/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Nicely done.

1/28/10   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

I work as a long-term sub at K-5 schools...Every frickin day some idiot is screeching through the parking lot or driving 50 in a 25...And you are exactly right my friend...IT"S MOSTLY THE PARENTS???? WTF????  If it was their kid(s)...All hell would break loose... There needs to be stiffer penalties for speeding in school zones.

1/28/10   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

 well said.

1/28/10   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

Here in Jacksonville, the commercial was all the talk of local sports radio on Wednesday, most of it in support of Tebow, and the right to life, and the fact that Tebow's mother did CHOOSE to have her child, and not to have the abortion, which is a sign of CHOICE, as you stated.

Great job today.

1/28/10   |   Captain_Chaos   |   287 respect

is ok - let him have his dream of being seen in the SB - its probly the only time in his life he will be.

great Article - especially the probowl stance.

1/28/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61234 respect

yea! i love thursdays now...and for the first time i have not even the slightest disagreement.

Let me get this straight, Tim Tebow and his mother want to run an ad during the Super Bowl that talks about how she was advised to abort her 5th child who turned out to be the greatest college football player ever Tim Tebow. This made me laugh out loud! Nobody wants to see him during the SB. ugh!