Monday, October 18, 2010

Where's The Love?

In six man football they have a "hog law rule" which says when one team gets ahead by 45 points the game is called. In eleven man football no civility exists as evidenced by Bremond's gluttonous tromping of the Hubbard Jaguars by 56-0 on Friday night of this very week. This writer asks, "Where is the love?"

With Bremond this uncalled for hostility evidently goes all the way back to 1957 when this writer was a 150 lb. sophomore quarterback for the Central Texas number 1 ranked Hubbard Jaguars. Bremond's Tigers were ranked number 2, and since both teams had open dates on the same Friday night, school officials wisely decided (must have been Democrats) on a Wednesday to schedule a game in Bremond (of all places). It just so happens that three of us had taken off to attend the Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas City, Kansas on this "open" week. We arrived riding in the back of a pickup truck in Hubbard on Friday afternoon just in time to catch the bus to Bremond (a trip of about 50 miles no less).

In the first quarter this sophomore QB got lucky on a quarterback option and went 60 yards for the first score of the game. My celebration ended abruptly when as I arrived back on the field as a defensive safety to see and hear the entire Bremond team (made up of 11 gigantic Bohemians), pointing at me and in unison yelling, "Kill number 13". Again I ask, "Where's the love?" Needless to say the next time we ran a quarterback option I chose to pitch the ball back to our real running back and went back to my cerebral quarterback duties. All of this on the way to a 14-19 loss of our number 1 ranking. This series of events turned me away from a professional football career as well as ending any desire I had to become a future farmer. I committed, and semi-dedicated, my life after this to "finding the love"!

So where is the love? Let's take a process of elimination approach by looking at places where folks are receiving NO love:

The View (ask Bill O'Reilly if you don't believe me)

Small Business Owners who make more than $200k

Target Stores who donate money to business friendly politicians

Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico citizens who want the US Government to either enforce immigration and drug smuggling laws or get out of the way

Insurance Companies who stand in the way of government run Obamacare

Auto Company investors and dealers who got in the way of Obamamotors

Doctors who went into their profession to help people and make money

Tax payers who aren't sharing enough with non-taxpayers

People who work who aren't sharing enough with people who don't work

People who think jobs are created by private sector employers

Young mothers who give birth to children without husbands

Polluters who drive cars, manufacture goods, till soil, and breathe

School boards who want to compensate good teachers and fire bad ones

People who want to thank God and ask for His help in Public

People who think it is wrong to destroy a baby in a mother's womb while not caring as much if you destroy an Eagle's egg (against the law)

Military leaders who think they should decide who they need in the military to win wars and how to wage those wars

People who think marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman of all things

People who think politicians should be elected for no more than two terms and impeached if they perjure themselves to to their voters

People who think the USA was founded on Judeo/Christian first principles

People who think our founders meant it when they said "All men and women are created equal and are endowed by God with certain unalienable (unchangeable) rights among these Life, Liberty (balance between freedom and responsibility), and the pursuit (an effort to attain) Happiness (good fortune and contentment)"

This list just seems way too long. Some of these folks should be getting some love. Guess we don't have much love left except for losing six man football teams.


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