Tagged with "Joe Pa"
Monday Moaning 2-11-13
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NCAA Life Family Notre Dame Hockey The Beeze Kate Upton C diff Joe Paterno Penn State The Grammys Music


I'm not a fan of Sports Illustrated, but I don't mind their cover girl!

Let me start this week by saying, I try not t o hold back when I write...My personal feelings and life are always front and center in my blogs...But I'll be honest...I've been holding some things back for awhile...Since around Thanksgiving my wife has been dealing with a bacterial infection called C._diff...It was brought on by of all things, an antibiotic...She had been on this medicine for about 20 days to get rid of an infection in a tooth that needed work...When she got a serious rash, and then the horrible stomach issues, she remembered reading the info from the pharmacy, and how it could cause such things, including death...Wow, just the drug I want to take...

There were too many tests, and too much waiting....And too much reading about C.diff...Like THIS...The idea of a fecal transplant grossed out my wife, but being the good guy that I am, I offered to shit down her throat!

Finally late in January, it was confirmed and she was prescribed medicine that often fixes the problem...If not totally, it can manage it...She just finished the meds, and things seem to be okay...Within two days of being on the medicine, the shit-fest had stopped...So that is looking better now...Just in time for family troubles...As if the stress of work, and kids, and dealing with that wasn't enough, her father who has been dealing with dementia, and Alzheimer's, has gotten really bad...Last time we were there, he was asking where Molly came from...Has no recollection of her...My wife's mother is slowly losing some things upstairs too...The stress of dealing with my father in law has been wearing on her too...And then her brother had a car wreck, which lead to us finding out that he had a bit of a legal issue...

We spent too much time this week figuring out what was going on, and cleaning up his mess...She spent Saturday in PA. dealing with things, while I stayed home with the kids...Next she has to get with her sisters and figure out the next move for what to do about their folks...It's been a real pain in the ass...

Plus my cracked up ribs are still killing me...And I clearly wrenched something in my back during my spill, because I've been having muscle spasms that hurt like a bitch...So things have sucked lately...I'm only writing about it now, because I needed to get it off my chest, and I feel like I've been distant and distracted when it comes to writing...I can't bitch to my wife...This is all 10 times harder on her...

Okay...So, there was a positive in the sports world...Notre Dame swept Michigan in hockey this weekend...Sweeping Michigan in anything, is always good!


In other sports news...The media was all buzzing about "The Paterno Report" that was released Sunday morning...I called bullshit right away...This report was paid for by the Paterno family...Done by people who were supporters of Paterno...2 were donors to PSU...This for the Paterno lovers, by the Paterno lovers...There is no way you can expect honesty in it...Nor should it have gotten any air time at all...Mrs. Paterno, maybe Joe never told you shit, but he knew Sandusky was a piece of shit, and he kept a lid on it, and let the child molesting and raping continue...Please lady, shut the fuck up...Your husband was an asshole....And all those still holding onto their blind loyalty to him are looking like assholes too...

There's a link to the stupid Paterno family site on the Q-o-t-D....

I watched the Grammy's Sunday night...There were some good performances, but I found it sad that most of the awards were given earlier...So many people not getting their time, while CBS couldn't stop showing us Taylor Swift singing and dancing to everyone who performed...And I'd love it if they actually put some performers on stage that we haven't seen countless times before...Sure the hipster, folksy guys get their time this year, but that will be that for awhile...But enough with Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Elton John...That old Queen at the piano reading the lyrics...Christ!

And acting like Justin Timberlake is the greatest musician ever, and we all have missed him so desperately while he's been acting...Yuck!

Jack White, please stop trying so hard to be the Johnny Depp of rock & roll...You're so fucking unique and cooler then everyone else...You're not! and Johnny Depp owned the Viper Room, hard to get cooler then that...And I can play average, loud distorted guitar, and chuck it at the end too...Not impressed!

This week, I leave you with this...


Have a week...

The Beeze.

Q-o-t-D 2/11/13 Tags: NCAA Joe Paterno

Do you think there is any honesty at all in the Paterno_Report?

The Dilemma of a Fan...
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: John Wooden Pete Rose Tiger Woods Joe Paterno

When I become a fan of an athlete...

Or a sports figure...

Itís not easy to de-fan myself when they do something stupid...

Iíve invested my time...

My emotions...

And sometimes even investing my money in that person...

So what am I supposed to do when the athlete fails me?

When they become human...

And we see that ugly sinful nature...

For me...

Itís not just the performance on the field...

Off the field character is important, too...

Iíve learned over the years...

That some have character...

Others are characters...

John Wooden...

Character personified...

Dennis Rodman...

A real character...

One is my hero...

The other needs my prayers...

And over the years...

Iíve carefully selected those Iíve rooted for...

When we moved to the LA area in Ď65...

I was faced with a choice...

USC or UCLA...

Baby blue was my favorite color...

So the choice was easy...

A winning basketball team made it easier to root for...

And a coach with impeccable character became my hero...

John Wooden...

Probably my favorite sports figure of all time...

Through the years...

He remained in character...

I was so impressed...

I read his book...

They Call Me Coach...

And you canít count on one hand the books Iíve read...

But then thereís the other side...

Rooting for someone who exemplifies sports...

Gives it their all on the field...

But then...

After a period of years...

Their sad humanity is revealed off the field...

Sometimes this person...

Will force you to root for a team...

That youíd never dream of rooting for...

Pete Rose was just that man...

He was baseball...

And played it the way it was designed to be played...

Charlie Hustle...

Probably the most captivating baseball player Iíve seen...

But unfortunately...

True to the last part of his nickname...

Mr. Hustle became Mr. Hustler...

His gambling demons got to him...

And they took him down...

Leaving this fan to shake his head...

I had invested so much in this guy and he gambled my affection away...

What do I do now???

The hate switch doesnít turn on that easily...

Canít make fun of him, can I???

No, not like the Terrell Owenses of the world...

Peteís life was like this beautiful, white bed sheet...

With a huge stain in the middle...

The eyes are focused on the stain...

Even though the area of that stain...

Donít even come close the area of the white surrounding the stain...

I found myself stepping back...

Praying and hoping he would find redemption...

Iím still waiting...

And then more recently...

Another guy...

Maybe the most dominant ever in his sport...

Takes a tumble...

As he was coming up the ranks,†I was forced to root for him...

A fellow alumnus†from Anaheim's Western High School...

The phenom...

The prodigy...

Tiger Woods...

My favorite golfer of all time...

Chasing immortality...

And eventually...

Chasing skirts...

ďDown goes Tiger. Down goes Tiger...Ē

So what do I do now???

Itís hard to do a 180 and become a hater...

Same answer as with Rose...

Pray and hope he will find redemption...

Not on the course...

But in the course of his life...

Itís not easy...

Tiger doesn't need a bigger piece of the PGA pie...

But a peace that passes all understanding...

And sadly...

There's one more...

Maybe the most tragic of the three...

You see...

There is no reason...

On Godís green earth...

That I would ever root for Penn State...

Except for one man...

Joe Pa...

I loved the Plain Jane uniforms...

And that Italian-American coach seemed pretty cool, too...

Loved those glasses and that nose...

Could just visualize him...

Woofing down a plate of spaghetti...

Yeah, he should have retired a long time ago...

But he didnít...

And then the unthinkable happened...

Yeah...

He should have retired a long time ago...

1998 to be exact...

But he didnít...

Until 14 years later...

Leaving the program...

And life...

In disgrace...

Impossible to make amends now...

So here I am again...

As a fan...

Taking a step back...

Watching all of this happen...

The sanctions...

Reminding me of the movie...

They Shoot Horses, Donít They???

I hang my head in sadness...

It didnít have to end this way...

He wasnít the perpetrator...

Just an enabler...

Which unfortunately...

Is sometimes worse...

dvt

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Monday Moaning 7/23/12 Part Two
Category: User Showcase
Tags: NHL Rick Nash New York Rangers Columbus Blue Jackets Penn State NCAA Joe Paterno Brandon Dubinsky Aretm Anisimov Tim Erixon Stev Delisle

Well before I get to how the NCAA came down on Penn State, I have to get to this...It was announced this afternoon/evening that my New York Rangers, finally got a deal done with the Columbus Bluejackets, for star winger, 28 year old, Rick Nash...Even better, is what the Rangers gave up for Nash...The Rangers sent forwards Brandon Dubinsky, Aretm Anisimov, and defenseman Tim Erixon, along with a 2013 first-round draft pick...Besides getting Nash, who has 6 seasons left on his contract, the Rangers get defenseman Steve Delisle, and a conditional 2013 third-round draft pick...

Dubinsky was one of the key guys in the locker room, and while his offensive numbers dipped last season, his toughness, willingness to drop the gloves, and defensive play were very important to the Rangers success...His contract size pretty much made him expendable...Columbus fans will love him, on and off the ice, just as they did Nash...Anisimov is a good player, but hasn't yet reached his full potential...Erixon had a cup of coffee in the NHL last year, and should make the Jackets roster this season...Lots of upside in his game...

As the talks have gone on for months, names like Kreider, Stepan, and Del Zotto kept coming up...No way did I want the Rangers to move Kreider and Stepan...As much as IO love Nash, I didn't want to lose those guys...DZ okay, but those other two kids, give the team so much extra jump...Stepan has already shown the ability to be an excellent two-way player, and the spark Kreider gave the team in the playoffs, made it clear that this kid is one of the key building blocks...

Adding Nash's offensive skills is huge, especially since Marian Gaborik will be out for the beginning of the season recovering from a shoulder injury...Nash's work ethic, and professionalism will fit right in with the Rangers and what coach John Tortorella has been doing there...I'm very happy with deal!

Now, to the way the NCAA dropped the hammer on Penn State...$60 million fine...Yes!
4 year ban on PSU going to a bowl game...Yes
4 year ban on conference championship and national championship eligibility...Yes!
Loss of 40 scholarships over 4 years...Yes
All wins from 1998-2011, stripped...Yes/Wow!
I have to say, stripping the wins, shocked me...

It's rumored that PSU had this option, or to have a 2 year "Death Penalty"...Shutting down the program for two year...I have to say, this may actually do about the same kind of damage to the "Death Penalty"...Losing 40 scholarships, and the 4 year bans, just kills recruiting for at least 3 years...And yes, there are still PSU alums, and fans, and students bitching and moaning about this...And yes, the Paterno family is holding firmly to their belief that Joe Paterno was a mother fucking saint...He wasn't...I'm sorry you were fooled...We all were...Even people like me, who aren't Penn State fans, we all respected Paterno as a coach...He seemed like a no-nonsense guy...He disciplined his players fairly, and harsher then most coaches did...Sadly he didn't do the same when it came to his coaches...

This was a strong statement by the NCAA...All programs have been put on notice, that this shit can't go on...But now that the NCAA has taken, a moral and social stand, they need to live up to it...There are plenty of other wrong doings that have and will go on...They need to continue to be firm if they want to change the "Football first culture" that NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke of...

That's it for now...

Later, The Beeze.

Monday Moaning 7-23-12
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NCAA MLB Joe Paterno Penn State The Dark Knight Rises Ron Santo Baseball Hall Of Fame Franco Harris Colorado The Beeze Skittles


Does anyone else have their eyes stuck on those socks? I didn't think so!
I figured I'd start with a fun pic, since I have a feeling I will spend most of this post writing about what assholes people are...

First there is the big NEWS that broke Sunday Morning...




Yep, Penn State finally did something right...They took down the statue of Joe Paterno...But they didn't stop there...They took every bit of that bullshit they had up on those limestone walls..."The Coach, The Educator, The Humanitarian" all the words praising Paterno are gone as well...And they should be...Anyone who covers up child molestation, cannot be called a "Humanitarian"...Shouldn't be called an "Educator" because he wasn't teaching the right things...As for "Coach," who the fuck cares...He was a liar, and a fraud, who enabled the evilest form of creep to prey on young boys, for years...I can only hope that Paterno is in the worst hell anyone can imagine...He deserves it...

Yet, there are people who think that removing the statue was wrong...One bitch called it a "Knee-jerk reaction." Really? It's been talked about for a couple weeks...And by Penn State standards, it's the fastest reaction they have had to anything having to do with Jerry Sandusky raping kids, and Paterno, Spanier, Schultz, and Curley covering it up...

The worst has to be Franco Harris...I have only seen one other person with his level of blind loyalty, and that person is just a stupid, gash, blogger! I'm not making this up...Franco Harris actually said these words...ďAfter I read the Freeh Report, I feel even more strongly about Joe and about his non-involvement in any type of cover-up. There was no cover up. No way would Joe ever cover-up anything like this. No way would Joe protect Sandusky or protect the football program.Ē

Okay, clearly Harris needs to have his fucking head examined...I'm guessing he must be suffering from a number of concussions from his playing days...He can't really be this fucking stupid!

Harris feels Paterno is the victim here, and it's all the fault of the Board of Trustees...ďThe Board of Trustees has made every bad decision along the way. These decisions, Iíd probably say just about every one, have done things to hurt Penn State.Ē

I would say, the biggest mistake the board ever made, was not firing Paterno YEARS ago! Not just for the Sandusky shit...Hey, "JoePa" covered that up...They should have fired him for being an old, average coach, whom the game had passed by...The fact that they were too afraid to do that, just let things get worse with all the lies he was willing to take to his grave...Franco Harris is an asshole...He's not alone...There are tons of people out there, just like him...I've heard plenty on the radio, and the news...There's a real problem with the increasing number of stupid people we have in this country!

Next we have to see how hard the NCAA comes down on PSU...For anyone who thinks they shouldn't....You too are an asshole! For the first time the NCAA could take a real stand, and let all Universities know, no matter how big a program, that they won't stand for this kind of bullshit...Yes, the NCAA could take a stand for something other than sports and money...A social stand...That would be amazing...

-Next on my chopping block...The Babseball Hall Of Fame...You may remember THIS post I did in December of 2010...If not, read it...Go ahead, I'll wait...

Sunday, the Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Ron Santo...Too little, WAY TOO FUCKING LATE! The greatest honor the game has, and these fuck-stains waited until Santo was dead...I wish the Santo family would have let me give the acceptance speech...I would have burned the whole fucking place to the ground, metaphorically speaking...As I pointed out in that post I told you to read, Santo's number are right there with the greats at his position, who had no problem getting in...Those ass-hats that vote, make me want to puke in the soup...




-As for other news...Well Friday there was that fucking asshole in Colorado, who opened fire in a packed movie theater, during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises"...What a piece of shit this fuck-tard is...Luckily, Mrs. Beeze and I aren't deterred by things like that, and we headed out to see it Friday evening...Here's MY_REVIEW of it...

That's it for now...But I'm sure that I may have something else to say by Monday evening...

Have a week...

Later, The Beeze.

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