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I'm Just Saying - Family/Personal Style
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I have been gone for a while and I probably will be for another three weeks. This has got to have been the worst two months of my life.

First, while at work, I get a phone call from my sister telling me that mom has fallen and they called 911. They told me which hospital they were taking her too so I told my supervisor and they let me off the night. Got to the hospital before the ambulance showed up and it took me 35 minutes to get there. They show up 10 minutes later. We got my mom checked in and they started tests. Turns out she had a heart attack.

Okay mom is taken care of, and the next day (Sunday) my wife starts complaining about stomach pain. She says she will call the doctor on Monday. Monday she calls the doctor and he has appointments available. I tell her to go to the hospital. She wants to go to the doctor so I tell her if the doctor has no appointments when she calls on Tuesday we go to the satellite emergency room (the hospital has a 10 bed emergency room right next to my developmenty). Calls doctor tuesday and there is nothing available. We go to the emergency room and they take e-rays and blood work. The emergency room calls the hospital and they get a room available for critical care. They have to wait about 20 minutes for the room to be ready. I leave my wife and head home to feed and walk the dog and then put him in his room. I get to her room at the hospital just as is being set in bed. Doctor comes in and tells us she has a blockage in her stomach. She goes the operating room and I go to the waiting area. After a couple of hours the doctor comes out and tells my son and I that they found 7 large objects in her stomach as large as walnuts. We can't figure out how that could possibly have happen. Try putting a large walnut down your throat would cause a gag reflex. Okay, so who is going to dispute a doctor.

Things look like its going well and then my wife is starting to complain about her stomach. She is still bleeding internally. They go in again and find a small tear in her small intestines. So she finally gets out of the hospital and goes to a rehab center and guess what...they find she is still bleeding. She goes back to the hospital and they run more tests. Turns out she has hemmoroids..They figure that can wait for another time and they send her back to the rehab center except they can't because there are no rooms available. So after three extra days in the hospital she finally goes back to the rehab center  where she is still at.

During all this I end up with a huge ulcer which took two operations to fix. I am now out of the hospital and completed rehab. Now I have in-house rehab which I'm doing at my mom and sister's house for anothetr two weeks.

I do want to wish all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I'm Just Saying.....Don't Beat Me, Or Should You??
Category: NFL
Tags: Scottjax77’s mom Adrian Peterson

I'm Just Saying.....

Now that I have your attention…

I want to say thank you mom. Thanks for all the beatings you gave me growing up. Some I know I deserved and some, at the time, I didn’t think I deserved. But, in the end, I knew that everything I received was worth every strike of the belt to my ass.

This is the belt my mom used. Though I am 59, the belt is over 80 years old. I'm told is was used on my dad and aunt when they were kids. But, the missing colors of the belt can be found on my butt cheeks. I never bled, and I don’t think my mom tried to hurt me, at least that is what she says today. Love ya mom. In fact, the ass was the only place you hit me. Never on the legs, never in the face or any other part of my body.

I know that all my “punishments” were done to “put me in-line” so I would not go on the wrong path in life. For that I am internally grateful.

I am also grateful that you did not abuse me. You only punished me when I did something wrong, which seemed to be a lot. For someone who looked innocent when I was young, I was actually a devil of a child. Today I’m no Saint, but God only knows what I would have turned out to be.

To Mr. Peterson, there is no crime in punishing a child. The crime comes into play when there is physical harm to the child.

I'm Just Saying..... MLB Awards
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Tags: ScottJax MLB Awards

I'm Just Saying.....

Here are my selections for Major League Baseball Awards:

 

AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers

Last year he won the Triple Crown. It would not have surprised anyone if his totals dropped. But, his batting average rose from .330 to .348 and he was only two RBI’s short from last years totals. He hit the same amount of homeruns at 44, he had more walks and less strikeouts than last year. Oh by the way, he did this with a nagging injury.

AL CY Young: Max Scherzer Detroit Tigers

I think its time Detroit made Max their number one pitcher. He out-shined Justin Verlander (the current #1) in every major statistical category. Let’s brake down just how great of a season Scherzer had: #1 in wins, he had the least amount of loses by a pitcher with over 175 innings, #5 in ERA, tied for 5th in innings pitched, gave up 56 walks (tied for 24th), struck out 240 batters (#2), and was #1 in Whip with 0.97. Was anyone better, not by a long shot.

AL Rookie of the Year: Jose Iglesias Detroit Tigers.

Don’t call me a Tiger fan, because I do not like them at all. The facts just speak for themselves. Jose was traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers because of the suspension of SS Jhonny Peralta. Iglesias led all AL rookies with a batting average of .303 (.258 with the Tigers) and 2nd in hits and Detroit found the shortstop it was looking for.

AL Manager of the Year: John Farrell Boston Red Sox

Who would have thought that the Red Sox would have gone from 5th place in 2012 to 1st place in the American League East Division. I know I didn’t, I had the Sox slotted for 4th place just ahead of my Yankees. The team was spiraling downward, but with the right free agent signings, talented young players, Boston was able under the guiding figure of Farrell to turn it around. Oh yea, don’t forget the beards played a significant role too.

Most Disappointing AL Team: Los Angeles Angels

For the second year in the row the team was the most promising but ended up being the most disappointing. Last year the Angeles were a respectable 89-73 and this year they were 78-84. The one and two starters Weaver and Wilson were 11-8 and 17-7, respectively, while Vargas was 9-8. Blanton started 20 games and went 2-14, while Williams went 9-10. But it wasn’t so much their pitching was it was with their offense. The teams batting average dropped 10 points, while all their major offensive statistics were down. Mike Trout was their only consistent player all year. Albert Pujols was lost for the season and ended his streak of 30 or more homeruns in an season. Trumbo went for power and his batting average suffered and his strikeouts soared. Does anyone know where Josh Hamilton went?

 

NL MVP: Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves

Up until the time I started writing this I had Andrew McCutchen as the NL MVP. I really like the way he plays the game. But the more I looked at the stats and everything Freddie Freeman stood out. He also improved dramatically from 2012. He was 3rd in batting average, 3rd in RBI’s, 7th in hits and tied for 10th in runs while improving his batting average from .259 to .319. He was the key ingredient for the Braves to finish in first place 10 games ahead of the Washington Nationals.

NL CY Young: Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals

There was competition for this award as Jordan Zimmerann had a good year. So to did Kershaw, Lirano, Greinke and De La Rosa, but it was the thick of the pennant race with the Reds and the Pirates, where Adam stood head and shoulders above the rest. He was 19-9 with a 2.94 with a whip of 1.07.

NL Rookie of the Year: Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers

I would like to think that with the arrival of Puig is when the Dodgers started turning the corner (yeah I know having Ramirez back helped too). His exciting enthusiasm was contagious. He was third in rookie batting average .319, 8th in Rbi’s with 42, 3rd in homeruns with 19, 4th in hits with 122 and 1st in runs with 66. So you see he really does deserve this award.

NL Manager of the Year: Fredi Gonzalez Atlanta Braves

Fredi guided the Braves to an easy Division title as the team finished 10 games ahead of the Washington National (the preseason favorite to win the World Series). Led by pitcher Julio Teheran (14-8), 4 of the five Braves starters had 10 or more wins. Braves also had clutch hitting when they needed it. It also doesn’t hurt to have Craig Kimbrel as your reliever (50 saves).

Most Disappointing NL Team: Washington Nationals

After leading the Major Leagues with a 98-64 record and first place in the National League East Division, the National’s fell to 86-76 and 10 games out of first place. Strasburg had an off year at 8-9, Gonzalez was no where near last year at 11-8 and Dan Haren finish at 10-14. The only pitcher who stood out was Jordan Zimmerman at 19-9. The team lacked offense as their batting average dropped 10 points, homeruns fell from 194 to 161 and run production fell from 731 to 656.

 

This and That 01/13/13
Category: FEATURED
Tags: Owen Groesser SportsCenter Devon Williams ScottJax

ScottJax moving on?? NBAPA revolt?? All this and more in this weeks edition of…..



What an eerie feeling coming home from work an hour ago. I was near Everbank Stadium, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, when I went on the Hart Bridge. When I was on the bridge I notice there were no lights on the streets, buildings or on the bridge. It was pitch black. Then as I getting off the bridge the lights started coming back on. It was strange. We had a storm and some sections of Jacksonville lost power. I did not know this because I work in a building with a lot of load machines running.



Just got word from work that starting in February we will be getting a lot of overtime. We might even have to be forced to work on our off days. Bummer. I don’t want to work on my off days because that is when I do a lot of my errands and stuff. I work nights at the Post Office, and we will be processing mail from another plant that is closing down. We are 48 people short, and at the current moment do not plan on hiring anyone.

I hope to continue writing This and That…I enjoy writing it. We will see how overtime goes and I’ll take it from there. In the meantime……..on with the show.....



This was the number one top play of the day on SportsCenter last Wednesday. Owen Groesser who has Down Syndrome made a pair of 3-pointers in a high school basketball game. Great selection to be number one.



Is there dissention within the ranks of the NBA Player’s Association???

Deron Williams is the first NBA start to call out the NBAPA leadership. He is asking for a change at the top following a report critical of the way in which Billy Hunter, the union’s executive director has managed the associations finances. Also, the report stated that Hunter’s 2010 contract extension was not voted on by the 30 player representatives.

The report, 469 pages by independent law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in which they questioned Hunter’s use of union finances and accused him of failure to properly manage conflicts of interest.



Now comes word that NBAPA Executive director, Billy Hunter, has fired his daughter and daughter-in-law. Robyn Hunter was let go on Jan. 25 and Megan Inaba will be let go on Feb. 17. Also, the NBPA will no longer work with Prim Capital, the banking firm that employs Todd Hunter.



Could an NFL coach purposely sabotaged a game? According to former Oakland WR great Tim Brown and backed by WR Jerry Rice, that is exactly what happen in causing the Oakland Raiders to lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII

Brown said that when the Raiders got the game plan on the Monday before the Super Bowl, it was a run-heavy attack taking advantage of Oakland's size advantage on the offensive line. However, Brown said Callahan scrapped the plan on Friday to the shock of the team.

"We all called it sabotage ... because Callahan and Gruden were good friends. And Callahan had a big problem with the Raiders, you know, hated the Raiders. You know, only came because Gruden made him come. Literally walked off the field on us a couple of times during the season when he first got there, the first couple years."



The Football Association charged Chelsea’s winger Eden Hazard with violent conducted for kicking ball boy Charlie Morgan. The Association has already stated that the normal three-match ban that is mandatory sanction for violent conduct was “clearly insufficient.” Hazard does have until Jan. 29 to respond to the charge, and after he responds will face a harsher penalty.

Morgan’s family does not plan to press charges.



Here is my choice to win the Super Bowl:

 

 

 

 

 



Til Next Time

Scott

This and That
Category: FEATURED
Tags: Jaguars Game Lance Armstrong Phil Mickelson ScottJax77 Yankees

What does ScottJax do at Jaguar games?? Did Mickelson win $$$ for charity?? All this an more and maybe even A-Dud, in this weeks edition of….



The dope got caught! Yep America’s greatest cyclist is not so great after all.

After battling testicular cancer and a tumor that was in his brain and lungs, he returned to cycling and won a record seven consecutive Tour de France from 1999 to 2005 riding for the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team. Now its being reported the people who were in charge of detecting cheating where “in” on the scam. To me these people who helped Armstrong cheat are just as guilt as he is.



Phil Mickelson missed a shot at $1 million during halftime of the Chargers/Broncos game. Instead he won $50,000 for the charity FirstBook. FirstBook connects book publishers to community organizations to get books into the hands of needy children.



I know the Jacksonville Jaguars are playing like crap, but there is a good reason to go. They have an outstanding NFL experience outside the stadium (within the fence perimeter). You can kick the ball and see if you can get it through the uprights, run for fun, pass the ball for prizes, etc. They also have pass Jaguar players and current cheerleaders doing autographs for free.

 

This is my favorite:



Everyone had their opinion on the Yankee - Tiger and the missed call by the umpire. I’ll take another approach, how many times have the calls gone the Yankees way. Many, many times. So I’ll take one bad call against 50 calls going the Yankees way. By the way that call didn’t cost the Yankees the game, it’s the crappy hitting by A-Dud, Cano, Swisher and others. The pitching is there where’s the hitting?



I guess A-Rod has more important things to do while a playoff game is going on. According to reports, Alex was flirting with two girls after he was yanked in the 8th inning of game 1 against the Tigers. These girls were two rows behind the dugout and Rodriguez sent them a ball bearing a note asking for their phone number. A witness said, “Alex was holding a pen and wrote a note on a ball which was thrown at the women by a ball boy. The girls, who had already caught two balls, seemed bemused at first and tried to hand the ball to another fan, but other fans noticed the note on it and yelled at them to read it. The note asked them to write their phone numbers on the ball and throw it back. “One of the girls, with darker blond hair, wrote on the ball and threw it back at A-Rod, who gave her a big smile. The flirtation stopped once Derek Jeter got hurt.” A-Rod is currently dating wrestler Torrie Wilson.



Speaking of A-Rod, if I’m the Yankees I would sit down with him and ask him to renegotiate his contract. If he doesn’t the Yankees should just sit him down and pay him not to play and eliminate any chance he might have had to break any major league records.



 

Til next time

 

Scott 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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