Thursday, December 2, 2010

The "U" is Child's Play for Chucky Gruden the U needs to Leach of someone else

Recently the University of Miami fired their head coach Randy Shannon. To me, personally, this is preposterous! The guy has graduated players and in his four years at Miami formerly known as "Mafia U" or "Thug U" Shannon had ONE player arrested in 4 years! During the same amount of time the University of Florida has had 40 players arrested! The University of Georgia had 11 arrested since March! The Dolphins had 4 players arrested just last off season! His win-loss record was the reason he was sent packing. Because someone at Miami seems to think that his $1.5 million salary should to equate to ACC titles and BCS National Championships. relative terms, Urban Meyer makes $4 million, Jimbo Fisher is guaranteed $1.8 million but with incentives could make $2.25 million, and Mark Richt is bringing in $2.8 million. So to put it in perspective, FSU fires a legend and brings in an unproven Fisher and he still makes more than Shannon would have ever seen! You quickly see their arrogance!

This is where we realize that Jon "Chucky" Gruden isn't lying when he says he is NOT interested in this job. Why would an established Super Bowl Champion coach want to take one of the lowest paying jobs in college football? Yes, he lives in Florida. Yes, it's a recruiting hotbed. Yes, Colin Cowherd thinks his energy would fit. But Cowherd also brought up that NFL coaches are work-a-holics and love being in the meat grinder. Well...HELLO....this is Jon Gruden! This guy was notorious for not leaving the Raiders facilities, sleeping there days on end. Heck he lived in his car during the early Green Bay days! If he leaves the booth it's for an NFL job. Plus he has a Super Bowl ring as a coach! Why would he take less than what his Bucs unemployment check is currently paying him? Or less than ESPN is paying him? He wouldn't.

Next in the "U" dream list is Mark Richt, now me being a Georgia guy there is one thing I took to heart when he said it at his first press conference. That was "When my wife and I began this, we wanted to go some where we could raise our kids and be there for a long time, we wanted to go some where for good." No one has talked him out of Athens, and though it's been a rough run over the past two seasons only the moronic are calling for his head. (Though I will say that could change if we don't start beating Florida) Plus why would he take a pay cut to go to a school that made him a back up QB as a player, better yet why would he turn down FSU for Miami? FSU created his career, Miami killed it.

So who should Miami hire? Mike Leach. Plain and simple. This is a guy that lost his job because of alleged wrong doing. A guy that his former school hated because he didn't fit the "Lubbock way" and he wanted more money since his teams got better and better. Now...he's sitting at home and can be gotten on the cheap! Because $1.5 million is better than NO Million! I also think he could get this program on the fast track to winning again. See...Broward and Dade counties are a HOTBED for speed players, and big egos. Just look at what Texas Tech was when Leach was there (A passing offense with Michael Crabtree!). Plus his ego is big enough to walk into Donald Trump's office and ask for an appointment. So then you know "The Donald" LOVES the investment possibilities in Coral Gables. I brought this up on Atlanta's 680 The Fan's Rude Awakening this morning (12.1.10) and I want it on record. Before everyone else hops on board with this idea. Leach will be Miami's next coach.

Until he wants more money.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WR Steve Johnson tweets "He will remember this" to God.

First I would like to apologize for it taking so long for me to write another article. I promise, you will get two articles this week starting with this one. Also please note; so  I don't violate any copyright laws, I have decided to link images and videos instead of adding them unless I already have them on file, from my personal library.  It's not advertising or links that harm your computer.

So unless you have been hiding under the proverbial NFL rock of the past two weeks you've heard about Steve Johnson's hero to goat performances. Just in case you haven't...on November 21st Steve Johnson caught not one but 3 TD passes in a 49-31 comeback win over the Bengals. The Bills were down 28-7 at one point in the 2nd quarter before going into the half with the score 31-14. As some of you may know the Bengals have the "Dynamic Duo" of Wide Receivers in Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco who are the self proclaimed Batman and Robin of football. So at this point we're thinking they are going to steal the show and pour the rain on the Bills.

Then came the onslaught...the Bills scored 35 unanswered points in the second half and Johnson was responsible for 21 of those points. So Johnson in the spirit of fun and entertainment took a Sharpie to his undershirt before the game and wrote "Why So Serious?"  which was a quote from the Joker in the Batman: Dark Knight film. Upon scoring his first 28 yard-TD and still down 10 points he lifts his jersey to show off the statement as a retort to his counterparts on the Bengal sideline and to let the world know he's the villain. Then went on to gain 137 yards score two more times!

The Not So Fun League didn't find it so funny, and fined The Joker $5,000. Johnson went on to say he got in trouble for it, and won't be doing anything like that again because as he said, "I want to keep my money". This would be his hero performance.

Now to the goat.....

Last Sunday the Bills took the Steelers into overtime, and Johnson breaks free, wide tied...perfect the end zone....AND...HE DROPS IT! The Steelers go on to win the game and just like that! Johnson goes for hero to goat. But then it gets better...he goes on to tweet after the game under the handle steviejohnson13: I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO..."

If you know me you know that I am a Christ follower. So my opinion and response will reflect such. So without further ado...Steve 4 things you may want to reflect on:

1) YOU didn't look the ball into tuck! That's fundamentals. It seems 90% of the NFL players have forgotten (i.e. not leading with your head, bucking chin straps, etc.). God didn't tell make you take your focus off the ball.

2) I am sure God doesn't mind you "remembering this" but I hope you don't mind Him remembering that you're a sinner saved by His grace. He loved you enough to sacrifice His only son for YOU! You will be held accountable for your sin on judgement day. So...remember it, write it down, take a picture! Here is a verse for you to think on: 1 Peter 4:17-19.

3) You're telling a lie. No one is able to praise Him 24-hrs. a day, how dare you even think you shouldn't have adversity because you praise Him. You might want to read the book of Job, in the Old Testament. Your arrogance is enough for me to think that maybe humility is the thing you are supposed to "learn from this".
1 Corinthians 2:14 and Philippians 2:3-11 might help.

4) Lastly my friend...I know it's your job. But at the end of the day you will be paid regardless, you get to hop in your nice ride, tweet your all caps rants from your iPad, and pay fines larger than any paycheck most Americans have ever received.

Thus leading me to ask....Why So Serious?

We all cry out from time to time. But...again...check out Job my favorite scriptures are Job 38-41. That should help, sets me straight every time!