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Thank God For Al Davis

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Dear God,

I know you are really busy trying to resolve peace in the Middle East and helping our doctors try to cure cancer. But can you do me this one little favor?

Oakland Raiders Coach Tom Cable denied a report he hit one of his team’s defensive assistants in the jaw during a meeting, resulting in an injury that required treatment at a Napa, Calif., emergency room earlier this month.

Can you let Al Davis live forever? And can you let him own the Raiders for all eternity, or at least for as long as I’m alive?

Pretty please?

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August 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm

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Striking Out In Solving My Summer Apathy

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It’s odd. As a kid I always followed baseball. Back when there were only four divisions I always pulled for one team in each division. The NL East were the Pirates, of course. The NL West had me bleeding Dodger Blue. The AL East was all about the Blue Jays. The AL West … well, I started out liking the Mariners, but this was during the 1980s. I eventually switched my boyhood “allegiance” to the Twins because they won more.

Why am I talking about this?

Well, as the 1990s came and went my interest in America’s National Pastime waned. Not sure why. Maybe it was because I went to college, worked and just didn’t have time to watch the sport. Then a few years ago I started to get back into the game. I often had it on as background noise or as something to sit back and relax to. Each of the past several years had me watching more and more of this sport I grew up watching.

That was until this year.

I can’t explain it, but I seem to have lost all desire to watch baseball this year. Usually I barely follow a season until after the All-Star Break, but this year that urge to start watching baseball never came. Can’t be the drug scandals because I really don’t care about this OUTRAGE~! We’ll find out who was roiding up once they start dying in their 40s. Actually, the return to “small ball” should be luring me even more into the game.

Why am I indifferent to baseball this year? Don’t know. But I hope this doesn’t carry over into the playoffs.

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August 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm

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Raging Road

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So yesterday on the drive home from work I witnessed a near-accident. What happened was that a mini-van in front of me took a left turn. Instead of yielding to oncoming traffic, the driver just went and almost collided with another car. Granted I’m sure the other motorist wasn’t going the speed limit, but the mini-van driver would have been clearly at fault. The passengers in the car then proceeded to go off on the mini-van.

And frankly, I don’t blame them.

The topic of road rage hasn’t been in the news much as of late, but I remember in the late 1990’s it seemed every other day there was a new road rage-related story. I remember reading these stories and thinking, “most of these road rage stories are b.s.”

I have always considered “road rage” to be getting upset for no reason. If you get pissed off at someone for not turning at red light when there’s a sign at the intersection which says “No turn on red,” I consider that road rage. If you are ballistic because someone is driving the speed limit in the right lane, you have road rage. However, if you scream until you’re red in the face because someone almost carelessly rammed into your vehicle, you SHOULD be angry. To me that’s not road rage. Now maybe if you take a gun and shoot the motorist I might say otherwise. But too many times in this society we’re not supposed to cast judgment. Fuck, you could almost be KILLED by a careless driver. If you want to unload your vocal chords, go right ahead. Maybe you’ll freak out the other driver to the point he/she might actually drive more carefully in the future.

For the rest of my commute behind that mini-van, that driver made it a point to look both ways at every intersection thereafter.

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August 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm

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