Thursday, December 12, 2019

Russia Banned From 2020 Olympics

Russia banned again.

This time the Russian Team is banned from international competition for 4 years.

Russias' team can't compete in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, the 2020 Para Olympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and 2022 World Cup Finals in Qatar by WADA (World Anti Doping Agency).

They also can't host any sporting events either. The last event the country hosted was the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The reason for the ban, it was found that they falsified info, deleted files regarding the probing of alleged doping of Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

The Russian athletes that are found clean have to compete under the flag of neutral countries.

My question is this, what happened to the integrity of countries? What happened to fair play? 

Why did Russia cheat? Are there going to be safeguards to make sure this doesn't happen again? 

What happened ti training and putting in hard work for decades to achieve a medal? 

What does that say to the Russian athletes who were clean? Was their sacrifice and hard work done in vain?

Is the lust of national pride more important than integrity?

What message does this send to the young?

By taking action, the Olympics can get back to what it should be really about, fair play.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Farewell To The Palace

It's an end of an era. 

Only in Michigan can they take something and reduce it to nothing.

The Palace of Auburn Hills, the once great home of the Detroit Pistons will soon be torn down. 

The demolition for the arena where the Pistons won 3 NBA championships and is expected to begin this week.

The former WNBA team, the Detroit Shock also played at the arena and won 3 championships.

The WNBa franchise moved to Oklahoma in 2010.

The Detroit Vipers also played at the arena too. They won the Turner Cup on 2007.

Tom Gores, the owner of the Pistons moved the Pistons to the LCA located in downtown Detroit back in 2017

He sold the arena to a developer last summer. The demolition of the arena is expected to take a few months.

Why couldn't this arena be still in use?
It was a great venue.

Even if the team doesn't play there anymore, it could still host other events like soccer, other sporting events or even concerts.

Why does everything have to be demolished?

What if a developer who bought the property backs out of the deal with the city at the last minute?

Then once again you'll have another empty area.

Don't we have enough of those already.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Prayers For Cardinals Owner Bill Bidwell

Prayers, thoughts, peace for the NFL Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwell.

Bidwell had been the owner of the Arizona Cardinals since 1972.

Peviously his dad had owned the team since 1932, when it was known as the Chicago Cardinals.

Bidwell was an NFL icon who will be dearly missed.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Join The Team To Help Survivors Of Hurricane Dorian

Prayers, thoughts, peace for all who affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

On the left side of the website are links under Pay It Forward.

These are some organizations that are helping with disaster relief. 

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you for caring.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Bad Trade, Avila Has Got To Go

Stick a fork in the Tigers season, that's how bad it is.

The Tigers at the July  31st deadlinr traded Nicholas Castellanos to the Cubs and Shane Greene to the Braves.

In return, the Tigers got 4 prospects.
How could you trade good players for prospects.

Don't give me the c**k  and bull**** the Tigers needed these trades.

Yes, the Tigers are bad when you keep trading great players.

The Tigers were once built to win and we can't do that with Avila is still in charge.

What does that do to the morale of the team and fans if we can't cheer on our favorites players.

Fans watch, attend games. Fans are fickle. Disappoint us once and good luck ever getting us to return. 

And what about the other misfire trades that were done. 

Yes, the Tigers were screwed over when the former team President Dave Drombrowski traded players.
But when Avila got in, it became worse.

He had 4 years to turn the team around.
It is getting so bad that even a miracle won't save the Tigers season.

With decisions like these no wonder the Tigers suck. What's next Al, cut Miggy too?

Maybe I'm wrong and maybe the Tigers will come out alright, yeah right.

I hope that this trade works out or the Tigers are going to keep losing fans.
They lost this one months ago.

No excuses, get the Tigers back to being a decent team.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Prayers for Tyler Skaggs

Prayers, peace, love for the loved ones, teammates and fans of baseball player Tyler Skaggs.

Skaggs, a player for the Angels left us too soon when he was found in a hotel room in Texas.

The Angels were in Texas to play the Rangers.

Tyler will be dearly missed.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

So Long To A True Detroit Gentleman

Thousands of Red Wing fans are in mourning this week.

A true Detroit gentleman has left us too soon.

Ted Lindsay, the Detroit Red Wing great was 93.

Ted was part of the production line which led the Wings to 4 Stanley Cup Championships and several playoffs in the 1950's.

He will be dearly missed.