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Super Moon, and sometimes…

What an amazing evening out there. Only came inside when the clouds covered the moon but it was a great time to reflect on things. First let me say I found my positive Friday sports moment- the Braves won in comeback fashion, and the greatest closer in history said he’s not going out this way (the knee injury). So we don’t have to say goodbye just yet to the last #42 in the game. Had a good workout today. Wasn’t my strongest ever but the thing that made it great was that I did it. Sure wasn’t feelin it when it started but since I was already there might as well give it a go. Came home and sat outside talking to my neighbor and it dawned on me that I’m really really lucky. I might get down on myself far too often but I have to stop and realize that I have great friends and family who love and support me even when I’m not at my best, or when I don’t make it to 7am Saturday morning workouts. Did I have a million things I wanted to cross off my to-do list tonight? Sure. But just sometimes you have to stop and enjoy the moments that come to you. Those clothes that need folding will still be there but sharing a laugh and a beautiful moon with a friend sometimes matters more. Just sometimes you have to slow down and enjoy what comes. Little moments in life will make our hearts smile if we only will let them.

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On the lookout for something positive today!

So, a fact about me: I’m fanatical about my Atlanta Braves, and also the NY Yankees.  I’ve caught a lot of flack over that, people tell me I can’t like BOTH of them… But I’m me, and I do.  Cause that’s how I roll. Anyway, I was happy with Chipper’s walk off homer over the Phillies Wednesday, then the Phillies bounced back yesterday. Oh, and the Braves made today’s NOT top 10 because Brian McCann got poked in the eye during his grand slam celebration 🙂

Yesterday the Yanks lost Mariano Rivera with a torn ACL – who doesn’t love it when we hear Enter Sandman over the speakers as he comes into a game (ok, ok, probably not opposing teams).
I wrote about something sad in sports yesterday, so today I’m on the lookout for a positive feel good sports story.  Stay tuned to see where it comes from…

Plenty to choose from on a playoff Friday… this could be fun, maybe a regular feature. 

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Culture or sport?

Still feeling sad and perplexed by the suicide of Junior Seau. I just can’t forget that smile and his never quit on a play attitude. I’m sad for the loved ones left behind to question why. I’m sad for sports fans too because we are left to wonder if anything can be done to stop the devastating brain injuries (maybe this isn’t why 55 is gone but it gives us pause…). And is it just football, or what about boxing, mma, other sports with direct or indirect head injuries? How many athletes suffer in silence or deaths go unpublicized because they aren’t Hall of Famers? I don’t know… Maybe none. But just something I was thinking about. These amazing athletes play their sports for our entertainment, and as a result make an amazing living (or maybe not for the unsung ones). What should happen now? Is it our fault as a culture or society because we demand this product? Or should the powers that be in each sport now work really really hard to make safety even more of a priority? Is it possible without changing the intensity and passion the public demands? Would we complain then that every game is like the Pro Bowl or NHL All Star game? Just some random thoughts. I’m not on either side here I’m just really sad that we won’t see that 1000 watt smile again. RIP Junior.

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Is it really just about the name? Missing something

Ok folks someone help me out. Why all the fuss about changing the Bobcats’ name back to the Hornets? Wouldn’t that money be better spent on some talented players instead? I know there’s heartburn about Bob Johnson but does just changing the team name really put the team on the right track? Isn’t it more about investing in the talent it takes to put a good product on the floor night after night?

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Here goes!

Amazing task to come up with a blog title. Think this one describes me. Will be writing about my pro teams (Braves, Bobcats, Avalanche and Dolphins), my dogs (Sallie, Samson, Sadie and Izzy), my training (love lifting heavy stuff, don’t so much love many things called cardio), and my journey to live out loud not letting life pass me by.

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