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CARDINALS MOVE ON


Yep, I am a Cardinal fan.  I have been all my life and I am 62.  When we win a series like we did tonight, I still act like the kid from 1964 when we beat the Yankees in the World Series.   I remember running outside jumping up and down. I was only 12 then.  It was the first world championship I remember as a Cards fan.  We haven’t won the World Series yet this year, we aren’t even there yet.  We know not to get ahead of ourselves, when you do, bad things happen.

Tonight we (the Cardinals) beat the L.A. Dodgers 3-2 to win the divisional series.  We will now face the winner of the San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals series.

I must admit, we are spoiled in St. Louis. We expect to be here. However, beating the Dodgers and their best pitcher, the best pitcher in all of baseball twice in the same series, is exciting……..for us.  What makes it fun, is knowing you had to beat one of the best, otherwise, what is it worth?

If we make it to, and I am confident we will, the 2014 World Series, we will have only gotten there because we beat what may be the best team, outside of the Cards of course, the Dodgers.  The Dodgers have great pitching, and a scary lineup from top to bottom.  The Cardinals had to play their best baseball of the year to win this National League Divisional Series.

I grew up in Union, Missouri.  A small community 45 min. from St. Louis.   I went to Sportsman’s Park to watch Stan the Man Musial.  I watched Lou Brock tie the base stealing record from the center field bleacher seats in Busch Stadium.  Was there when Jim Edmonds beat the Astros on an extra inning home run during the National League Playoffs, only to see us lose to Boston in the World Series via standing room.

We are Cardinal Nation and winning never gets old.

To the little boy in L.A. that was making the Sign of the Cross and praying his beloved Dodger blue would pull out a win  in game Two; I understand; been there done that.  I know you are disappointed. You’ll have your day soon.  You’ll never forget what you saw.  Winning is great, but someday the memory of being there will be what stands out.

I have to say this: Go Cards!  We are Cardinal Nation.   It must be October!

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RAY RICE and the CASINO STAFF


 

It is disturbing enough that Ray Rice struck and knocked this lady out; it is equally disturbing that after dragging her out of the elevator he just stood there not attending to her.   He obviously did not care how hurt she was.

There is more that is disturbing and difficult to understand. The first man who approached Rice and his then fiancée, while she was still down, did not come to her assistance either.   Within seconds a 2nd and 3rd individual showed up, no one knelt down to see if she was okay.   I do not know what Rice told the other men that approached, regarding what happened, they did not see him strike her in the elevator.   However, they too could see that Rice was not looking out for her, why didn’t anyone go to here assistance?   Maybe at some point they did, and it doesn’t show on video; at any rate, it was late. Ray Rice should be in jail, and the others, I hope you feel good about yourselves and how you handled the situation.

DITKA FOR PRESIDENT


Mike Ditka, who doesn’t love this guy?   Ditka appeared in a TV ad for Republican candidate Bruce Rauner during the Chicago Bears game.   Ditka, stated he liked Rauner because of his toughness.  The former Bears coach then gave a cold stare towards Rauner, when the candidate stated maybe sometimes he was too though.  Rauner retracted his comment and Ditka responded with “stick to the game plan Bruce, stick to the game plan.”

We’ve heard Mike Ditka speak on talk shows many time; yes most about football.  He is one celeb that often is ask his opinion on many matters, including politics.   Ditka even considered running for the U.S. Senate in 2004, which would have had him contend against Barack Obama, oh my, we were that close to having an actual American citizen in the Senate seat Obama eventually won.

Mike Ditka is a tell it like it is, no BS man.  He would not be controlled by special interest groups or political correctness.  When he speaks it comes from his heart and common sense brain waves.

Mike Ditka is the type of individual this country needs in congress and the White House.   I doubt we could talk this tough straight shooter into running, but he is a great role model.

NFL OPENING SUNDAY


 

It’s the first Sunday of the 2014 NFL season.   I haven’t had many visitors or viewers today on my blogs………too busy watching games I guess.

Are people more interested in National League Football than they are with what else is going on in the world or their country?   This is an unofficial survey.   I have only been blogging for 2 months, but, this is my first Sunday during the NFL season, and my blogging numbers have dropped off significantly.   I was just curious, what do you think?