And now for the oldest trick in the book:
lookith over there…
Ha…….Madeth thou look!
So endith the trick.
I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned that I hate snow, but just in case you didn’t know
I do hate snow
The sequence of the past 6 days looking out my side door
Pick up a good book to read and expand your horizons without an electronic device…except maybe a light bulb.
Random acts of kindness are good but frequent acts of kindness are better.
Another word to the wise from one of the guys:
Try this featured Beer at Harry’s
…Tuckerman’s Altitude, a fine Sticke Alt. It’s advertised as a beer that has attitude.
This beer from a small brewery in Conway N H called Tuckerman, named after the Ravine of the same name, is perfect for sitting by the fire eating venison sausages smothered in onions and peppers.
Be careful not to guzzle or this baby will take you down. I generally drink 12 oz. of water before I open my Tuckerman to be sure I’m well hydrated. The full flavor makes this a sipping beer and the 7.3 % alcohol content makes it sneak up on you. It pours out of the bottle about the same color of black coffee but with a frothy head and it goes down just as smooth as silk.
The Altitude is a limited release beer and not always easy to find.
When you can find it, expect to spend between $13 and $17 a six pack.
Spring is right around the corner
Incognito and Martin
Hazing, bullying and being an ass.
I’m sure all of you have an opinion on the Incognito/Martin situation…believe it or not…I do too.
What bothers me the most about this situation isn’t the bullying and hazing that went on over a period of time but the fact that NOBODY intervened.
OK Maybe Martin and the other two hazed and bullied should have stood up for themselves…who knows why they didn’t. (Beeze has a theory)
But, this happened in plain sight of the rest of the team and coaches and no one intervened!
From my perspective…somebody should have intervened.
I’m can be an intervener…is that a word? It's just in my nature...
What I’m saying is that sometimes I can’t mind my own business and it has gotten me in trouble in the past. This slightly off center nose I sport on my face is the direct result of an intervention several years ago.
I was walking to my car after visiting a friend at a local hospital. I was startled by commotion to my left and then a woman screaming “get away from me, don’t touch me again you ass…get away Sam or I’ll call the police.
In turn the man called Sam grabbed her by the arm and slapped her across the face.
Without much in the way thinking I ran over and grabbed the guy and said leave her along you piece of shit.
He swung a meaty right hand and clubbed me in the face to which… this Irish winger dropped his proverbial gloves and promptly broke Sam’s arm and then returned the broken nose favor he had bestowed on me.
My Dad, who grew up in the tough Dorchester section of Boston during the 30’s and 40’s, always told me “sometimes wining a fight means arms need to be broken”.
It’s relatively easy if you know what to do with the bone structure at the wrist where the radius, ulna and the eight carpal bones all come together to form that unique and flexible joint…it bends back and forth with amazing flexibility…but bend it to the side with as much force as you can muster…and then bend it some more…something will pop and the pain will stop most men in their tracks.
This guy went screaming towards the hospital and she looked at me and said,…not thank you sir… but
“who do you think you are…you had no business in this”
The police came, questions were asked, answers were given, witnesses gave statements,
I was sued.
A couple of months later this guy Sam ended up getting arrested for domestic assault and my case was quickly settled. A few thousand dollars in legal fees and a distinguished nose job later… I know,
Given the same circumstances, I would do the same.
So why…why didn’t one, just one of the Miami Dolphins or coaches intervene.
No excuses should be accepted.
Were they afraid of Incognito? Were they afraid for their jobs or the respect of the room?
Is this the “old boy network”
No excuse will work for me.
Incognito and his accomplices are guilty of the assault…Martin was not up to defending himself
but everyone who saw and heard and did nothing is guilty of being a guilty bystander.
Don’t be a guilty bystander
You may end up in a ditch or getting body slammed by a lowland gorilla….
Thanks for humoring me by reading today and don’t forget to check out my fellow snowed in Bostonian, Lanz over there to the right