It’s been awhile. Sometimes it takes time for me to conjure up enough things to write about. I get writer’s cramp occasionally and can’t seem to buy a thought worth writing about. Other times, I think I see all kinds of things worthy of writing about, but by the time I can get in front of my computer, the thoughts have escaped me. So at any rate, let’s see what we can come up with this Sunday morning.
1) Bob Hayes makes it in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s about time huh? A darn shame he couldn’t get in while he was alive. Imagine the only person to have won an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring taking this long to get in? On top of that, he changed the way defenders had to defend him. He changed the game of football due to his skills and abilities.
2) According to autopsy results, cocaine contributed to Billy Mays death.
While heart disease was the primary cause of death, a report released Friday by the medical examiner listed cocaine as a “contributory cause of death.” The medical examiner “concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and thereby contributed to his death,” the office said in a press release.
What gets me about this story is the Mays family wants a second opinion here. My question is why? Isn’t it embarrassing enough to find out ol Billy sniffed Coke? Why embarrass your family any further?
3) New tests shed light on how dogs think. Really? A presentation on “How Dogs Think” drew a crowd Saturday as a psychologist, canine researcher and author of a 2004 book by the same name told the American Psychological Association that the newest research strategy for understanding dogs is to use tests meant for very young children. And are we surprised that Border Collies are the smartest breed? Harley should be so proud, but he already knew that I’m guessing.
4) Josh hamilton fell off the wagon in January. I give Josh credit, he’s still a stand-up guy, and he has battles just like we all do, so I’m not going to be casting any stones here. The man is human, but at least he owns up to his mistakes.
5) I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but so many economic bits of depressing news are coming to the forefront of the news. Like NBC KXAS is getting rid of it’s entire marketing department in Dallas/Fort Worth. The City of Dallas is to lay off over 800 workers. And with all of the bad economic news, what in the world is Michael Crabtree thinking? He needs a different financial adviser if you ask me.
6) You mean it’s been 40 years since Abbey Road??? Get outta here! I promise this seems like yesterday.
Hundreds of Beatles fans swarmed Abbey Road on Saturday, singing songs and snarling traffic to mark 40 years since John, Paul, George and Ringo strode across the leafy north London street and into the history books on iconic pop photos.
The famous photo graced the cover of the Fab Four’s “Abbey Road,” the last album recorded together, and shows the bandmates walking purposefully across the zebra-striped asphalt.
7) And finally, this story is almost comical yet sad in a way. Obese Texas inmate hides a gun in his flabs of fat. And get a load of his/her picture.
HOUSTON (AP) — An obese inmate in Texas has been charged after officials learned he had a gun hidden under flabs of his own flesh.Twenty-five-year-old George Vera was charged with possession of a firearm in a correctional facility after he told a guard at the Harris County Jail about the unloaded 9mm pistol. The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday that Vera was originally arrested on charges of selling illegal copies of compact discs.
The 500-pound man was searched during his arrest and again at a city jail and the county jail, but officers never found the weapon in his rolls of skin. Vera admitted having the gun during a shower break at the county jail.
Well, that’s it for now I guess. I have to work at the Cowboys Stadium today, and I have some cool plans on the horizon so I’m pretty excited about. I will get into that next time. Take care, and have a listen to the “Man in Black” as we get this thing published.