Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Peyton Manning, Food Stamps, & Chicken McNuggets

Good afternoon everyone.  Today is surely a sad day for Indiana sports fans as the Colts have released their longtime starting quarterback, as rumored.  Peyton Manning served as yet another example of how important one player can be to a team, as the Colts went into a freefall without him at the helm this year, dropping so far that they received the top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.  Manning is one of those athletes who has always made the players around him better, simply by his ability to get them the football.  He made his team much better by controlling the clock, opponents substitutions, and taking advantage of mismatches with audibles.  It will be very interesting to see how the Colts adjust without him and how he adjusts to whatever team he lands with.

Amanda Clayton... If you haven't heard this name before, you surely will be shortly.  According to Yahoo!, it seems that this 24 year-old lottery winner from Michigan, after electing to take a $ 1,000,000.00 lump-sum lottery payment, is STILL receiving food stamps from the state of Michigan...  The full article is at Yahoo! News, but I just wanted you to be aware of that story...  #brilliant

Have you ever stumbled across a piece of food that looked like something or somebody?  Well, in another Yahoo! News article, a Nebraska woman reportedly has sold a 3 year-old Chicken McNugget that bears a resemblance to George Washington for $ 8,100.00 on eBay.  You can't make this stuff up, nor the fact that 70 other people bid on the McNugget, nor the fact that the McNugget got over 40,000 page views on eBay...

I'm sitting here in limbo as I wait to find out whether I will be working tonight or watching college basketball.  I was able to watch some college hoops on Monday night, watching simultaneous games on ESPN and ESPN 2 as they BOTH headed to overtime - LOVE this time of year.  Earlier in the day, I did make that trip to Bikini Hill as planned, and enjoyed 75-degree weather as I spent about 3 more hours perusing through my fantasy baseball magazine.  I also saw a friend of mine show up with a guy and a small football.  Before she saw me, she was tossing the football around with him, and initially I wanted to get up from my studying to help her with her throwing.  They were only standing about twenty feet apart initially, but she was having trouble throwing a spiral, and was not following through on her throws.  However, that delivery served her well when they proceeded to stand about THIRTY YARDS from each other, and she was hitting him with her LAUNCHED spirals everytime...  Not only that, but she can catch the ball too...  :)  So Emily, if you happen to read this, good job!  ;)

I'm going to let you go for now, but I will see you again on Friday.  Have a great day!


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