Now that the rain has subsided, maybe the Buckeye State can enjoy the summer sunshine and higher temperatures… or as we call it in Los Angeles, “Wednesday”. Today’s soundtrack hearkens back to the halcyon days of the 80′s, before I had to actually pay for air conditioning. Back then, I thought that a Power Station meant something completely different…
Well, here we are, at the second biggest shopping day of the holiday and fiscal season. It’s kind of sad, really- all those unwanted or mis- purchased gifts being dragged back to the mall, where “Good Will To Men” is certainly in short supply.
That being said… how hard is it to follow a list? And what part of “bullets” looks like “marbles”… grumble grumble grumble. Given what’s in the theaters beginning yesterday, you’ve got two choices for today’s soundtrack.
Weekly updates and miscellany from around the world of college sports…
“To be able to lead, you have to serve first,” Posey said. “I feel like being on scout team, helping the younger guys and being in the meeting room and telling them the little tips that I have allowed me to understand the game more and it humbled me as well. That’s what I needed going into this process and going to the next level. Through this process, everything you hear is what you can’t do and everyone’s tearing you down. Going through the draft, you’re going to hear a lot of negative things and then, when you get into camp as well, you have to be humble as well. You have to serve the team and show them you can play. I felt like I learned all those lessons this past year.”
“Every day at practice was a challenge, so I definitely think that will pay dividends,” Brewster said of Ohio State. “It really comes in the preparation the last couple weeks and really, four years of college. Now, it’s just show time and it’s time to go out there and do it. Anytime you get a chance to go against the best, you want to measure yourself.”
tBBC Investigative Reporter Westy drops in to provide another point of view on the recent Terrelle Pryor news.
I had a rough day talking about Buckeye football yesterday, so to prevent myself from getting all preachy to the OSU fan base in my first ever blog post, I’ve decided to take a step back and let feelings and facts simmer for a while before commenting on the events of yesterday. So lets try something different for now….
I want you to picture something for me, an alternate life for yourself.
Let’s imagine you’re 18. You’re 18 years old, and you’re about to graduate High School. Now by the good grace of God you happen to be a financial genius. You have the talent and the know how to go into the stock market and start earning hundreds of thousands, if not hundreds of millions of dollars. People are already beginning to whisper that you may be the next Warren Buffet, or possibly even greater! But there’s one problem. Wall Street recently decided to enact a rule that you have to be at least three years removed from High School in order to trade stocks.
This is devastating news for you isn’t it? What are you going to do now? Get a job at McDonalds or something for three years? Maybe you can go trade stocks in the Canadian Stock Market? But wait, there is still hope! Lucky for you the local University has a program for people just like you. They are going to offer you free room and board, along with a pretty nice monthly stipend of $1000. You’ll get to practice trading on the stock market under a legendary financial guru, one of the best of his time. On a frequent basis you’re going to have a place to show off your talents to the big whigs running financial firms on Wall Street. Assuming you live up to your potential, they’re going to be licking their chops to get at you when your three years are up. The University is even going to give you free tuition towards a degree in finance! In return all they ask is that you go out into the stock market and use your talent and trade in their name. Use your talent and make them millions of dollars, millions upon millions of dollars. If you’re talented enough you might even make them hundreds of millions of dollars.