Higher Education

Have any one of us actually thought about the percentage of how many of our sports “heroes” move on to become participants in an ADULT JOB after playing a game for part of their lives ? [THE FEW] that do so are from some time ago, (as far as athletes turned DOCTORS.). The more recent of my memory are Roger Staubach and Willie Davis, Mr. Davis is a beer, tv, and radio [\'MAGNATE\'], besides being a FULL FLEDGED MEMBER of the National Football Hall of Fame. He came from a small school called GRAMBLING, via a coach named [EDDIE ROBINSON].
My, how the theory of SPORT training our youth in LIFE’S LESSONS is getting sullied, (more and more !), with each [ ENSUING] year.
It’s interesting that for all the movies that have been made about how the entertainment of the “masses”, through the [ GREEKS]. AND, [ROMANS] have shown us how these events lured a citizenry away from keeping a nation focused on [REMAINING] so. If we study the parallels of the declines of these two historically epic civilizations and their ABUSE of the SUBSTANCES Blood, Death and Mutilation we can bring that same focus upon Today’s increasingly gluttonous appetites for Sports, and the ravenous obsessions of entitlements exibited by the “elite” of their participants.
If corporations are to make such OUTSTANDING quarterly PROFITS from the

BLOOD


SWEAT


and TEARS

of these young fertilizers of profit is there any wonder that these “plug-n-play” units want to have something for the effort NOW !?! Isn’t this what those that have determined WHAT their Corporate Contributions TO these places of HIGHER EDUCATION have mandated for what they WANT in return ?
Isn’t THIS what they’re getting?

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Manny Pacquiao= FIFTY-EIGHT and “WHOA” !

The ‘blog’, “Omegetymon” was a first attempt at “pecking” a thought through the “net”, and I’ve been lax at filling the time line lately. Most posts have been rants about what the inhabitants that are supposed to be the “intelligent” of the creatures have been doing to their kindred. Today I’ll switch to just plain observance and report.
On Saturday May 7, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_Pacquiao), taught Shane Mosley, ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Mosley), as well as any observantAmerican, what the TOUGHNESS of growing up in the rest of the world brings to the table of enjoying the fruits picked from a hard-scrabble field that was your homeland. When most of “us”, here, say that we grew up “HARD” it is true… but there ARE places where it’s HARDER.
The other thought of this post is the fact that Mr. Pacquiao is also a FILIPINO CONGRESSMAN to his homeland. To quote a phrase from Rod Serling, ” IMAGINE, if YOU WILL”… “And in the RED corner, wearing the Purple trunks with Yellow trim… (Put, almost, ANY name on the announcer’s cue card.) But, back to the prime-time PUGILISTIC post.

Since there are MUCH BETTER folks that can convey the timbre of the past event I’ll just send you to a site to restudy what happened, you’ll find it here… ( http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news?slug=ap-pacquiao-mosley )
The intensity of the experts’ comparisons of the two went for many months because of the “gamesmanship” that Mr. Mosley’s handlers exhibited in their “accusations” that there “MAY” be ‘performance enhancing’ materials in Mr. Pacquiao’s system, (http://www.examiner.com/fight-sports-in-jackson/should-mosley-and-
pacquiao-both-be-subjected-to-random-blood-testing), even though Mosley HAD tested positive earlier HIMSELF. Never-the-LESS, the two finally met and the man that wears a SUIT for/at his REAL JOB convinced the Californian to “take a SEAT” TWICE during the TWELVE ROUND “war” between the WORLD WELTER-WEIGHT division’s most devastating punchers.
As I wind this up I do have to say that the visions of a “ROCKY”-like ending may have been on the minds of a lot of the event’s attendees, ( With Mosley being the “ALL- AMERICAN” BOUY, and Pacquiao representing the “FOREIGN” element.) But, with youth, (and a record of 53-3-2), the numbers were clearly Welter- WEIGHTED on the scaled side of the EIGHT INDIVIDUAL Division WORLD Champion against a MAN who had a “couple” more rounds,(46-7-1-1), of time, (September 7, 1971 vs December 17, 1978), under his CHAMPIONSHIP Belts. Which proves the adage that…
TIME: Tells the TRUTH
People: Call Time a LIAR
TIME: CORRECTS PEOPLE.
That’s all I “gots’ ta” say for now.

Published in: on May 8, 2011 at 6:14 pm  Comments (1)  
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