A screen legends passes. Oh man, I try to talk up the Big East, another lame suggestion on how the NFL can split $9 billion, new NFL rule changes and LT and more in this edition of Rants and Raves.
Elizabeth Taylor passed away of congestive heart failure at the age of 79. But it was MS. Taylor who gave many a man heart failure in movies like “Cleopatra,” “Butterfield Eight,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf.” She was like the goddess she played in “Cleopatra,” elegant and above all the other actress in Hollywood at the time. She will be truly missed.
What’s up with the Big East? They had 11 teams in the tournament, but now only 2 survive. Last Sunday didn’t help in that there were two games where the Big East played against each other. Now there are naysayer’s that say the Big East is over rated. I say it isn’t. ACC, SEC or any other conference from top-to-bottom is not as strong as the Big East. Anything can happen in a tournament . That is why its called March Madness.
I just can’t give it up. I have to stick my two cents in. Here is another suggestion for the NFL owners and players. How about each side taking 45% each and then give 10% percent to the players that played in the NFL before 1970, who don't have the pensions that players now have. These legends of "real" football don't have great, or any, medical coverage, while living on a very small pension. They can use all the $$$ they can get.
Now the NFL is taking on the poor defenseless player. Looks like there will be more rules changes once the NFL gets their act together. The NFL will change the rules for illegal hits, instant replays and kickoffs. Players will have a chance to get suspended for flagrant illegal hits.
Rules defining a defenseless player will be expanded and now will include eight categories:
• A quarterback in the act of throwing;
• A receiver trying to catch a pass;
• A runner already in the grasp of tacklers and having his forward progress stopped;
• A player fielding a punt or a kickoff;
• A kicker or punter during the kick;
• A quarterback at any time after change of possession;
• A receiver who receives a blind-side block;
• A player already on the ground.
The league's competition committee plans to propose at next week's owners meetings moving the kickoff up to the 35-yard line and are thinking about bringing a touchback out to the 25. It also will propose making all scoring plays reviewable by the replay official.
What’s the NFL trying to do?? Ruin a game that is already starting to go down the tubes?? Its hard enough for the refs to run the game now more senseless stuff for them to mess up.
This has nothing to do with anything I am currently blogging about. But I just like her smile and had to post it.
Hopefully Lawrence Taylor will finally learn from his mistakes. He was sentenced yesterday to 6-years probation for sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute. LT has to register as a sex offender.
Can someone answer this question? Now pay attention
Why is it that when you go to the gas station and use your credit card to pump gas, the gas pump doesn’t stop until your car’s gas tank is full.
Are you still paying attention, but, when you pre-pay, the gas pump slows down with about 50-cents to go and it then takes almost a minute to finish pumping? Any gas experts???
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