Please go vote for The Robinator's picture he took during the Super Bowl last year. He is having Ravens withdrawals and he'll win something he wants if he wins. Just click the link and vote for his picture. Please. He's asked me two times to ask yall. Thank you in advance.
What are YOUR thoughts on the reaction to Ms. Oliver's sideline hairstyle choices? Should she not have to care about what her hair looks like at her job on national television because she works in a sports related field? Do you think she's getting a bum rap and people are worried about the wrong ish?
For the past year, once every couple of weeks or so, I have to listen to The Robinator cuss up a storm about how there is never anything on television and yet we pay a straight GRIP for all the channels of nothing.
Basically...it takes us about 30 minutes of channel surfing to even find something reasonably decent to watch and it's usually something on the Discovery Channel. Dude has really started to taking a liking to Survivor Man, Moonshiners and some show about being dropped off naked in the woods.
I've decided to not look too much into that in the even it means I'm going to have to leave him soon because he's thinking about being one of those crazy out back woods people.
I have had the most amazing birthday today. From the moment I opened my eyes until now...it's been COLOSSAL (way better than epic)!
And now...the Ravens are about to play the first game of the season and, while I'm not a football fan...I'm a Boobie fan BIG.TIME. I want him to win and stomp up on some folks to show them he means business. He deserves every opportunity to show the world just how much he loves doing what he does. I'm so proud of him and the family man he is.
I hope they win tonight but if they don't...no biggie. #FRAMILYFIRST
So...dude used that word and got caught on tape. Folks were saying it's no big deal, yada, yada, yada. Michael Vick even came out and was like...dude ain't a bad dude. Folks on the internet saying he was just keeping it reall and if that's how he felt at the moment so what, blah, blah, blah.
Then yesterday he was at practice...you know...playing football with a whole bunch of Black dudes and NOBODY would stand next to him when they weren't on the field in a play. Nobody talked to dude. Didn't look his way. Just pretended like dude didn't exist.
They kept it real.
NOW...the team has excused him from practice to attend sensitivity training. For keeping it real Riley Cooper style even though you play a VERY physical sport for a living with a lot of really big Black guys who are feeling some kinda way about you right now.
So here's what I'm wondering...how are they going to deal with Black football players using it? what if a Black guy says t in the locker room? Will he be excused as well? Can you separate the "way" someone says a word from the actual word in a situation like that which could possibly end the entire career of Riley Cooper?
Has the Eagle's coaching staff opened up a can of worms that can be corralled? Will this finally be the start of that word TRULY not being used by ANYONE?
How have you felt about NBC's handling of the Olympics this year? Has the delay ruined the viewing experience for you? Have you tried to stay away from results before you could watch the event? Have you watched any online?
I don't know about you but I've enjoyed watching little Miss Gabrielle Douglas fly through the air flipping and twisting and then BAM! STICK IT! This lil girl has been bringing me JOY! I love when she gives her interviews and she's all sweetly confident. I love how she is so supportive of her teammates. I love how she speaks about how much she loves what she does and how honored she is to represent our country in the Olympics. When she's kinda wobbly...I'm holding my breath and breathing hard, praying she recovers. When she hits something just right...I am yelling at the top of my lungs. GET.IT.GABBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOW 'EM HOW TO DO IT! USA! USA! USA!
In short...she is QUITE impressive and I LOVE.ME.SOME.GABBY!
I read something yesterday about the 16 year old's hair that made me stop. Then I asked Mr. Google if other people were saying negative things about her hair and was FLOORED with what I found.
So yeah...I got annoyed at just how inappropriate people can be with the things they were saying about a 16 year old WORLD.CLASS.ATHLETE.
Did YOU pay more attention to her hair or to her skills and her confidence in her ability?
Did you hear others ridiculing the child because of her hair?
I'm not a major fan of any sport. The Robinator is a HUGE, MAJOR fan of pretty much EVERY sport. I hardly ever paid any attention to trash talk about teams and whatnot and kept it moving but recently I was involved in a straight up knock down drag out about my favorite football player. Someone was talking ish and SIP rose up outta me and we blessed that fool like he'd talked about my mama.
I started repeating ish that I'd heard The Robinator say about stats and whatnot and it went DOWN-T!
That was the first time that's happened to me. ROFL!
Who is YOUR favorite football player? Do you get involved emotionally when it comes to someone talking smack about them?
Well...today we got to the game pretty early and the lovely lady who helped us get to our seats was one of the nicest people I've met in a while. She and I got to talking about random stuff and every time I'd passed her by on my way to the restroom, concession stand, etc...she was so pleasant and gracious.
She had that sense of calming peace about her that makes you know someone is good down deep.
We kept talking.
On one particular lull in activity she stood behind us and told us about how often she travels and where all she's been in the world. The shorter list was to ask where she had NOT been. And then she said something really nonchalantly.
Ms. Shirley: I'm a scuba diver.
Ms. Shirley: Yes. I'm in the Hall of Fame for scuba diving.
Ms. Shirley: Look me up on the internet.
And I whipped out my iPad and did just that and LO AND BEHOLD...check out Ms. Shirley Lee!
HOW FLIPPING FA-BU-LOUS IS THAT?????????
She reminded me of Becca. Just happy with an easy smile and laugh and a confidence that is born of DOING-T IT!
Ms. Shirley is 76 years old yall. She made my EN-TIRE heart smile.
Imma steal her. We NEED to know more about her story. Don't yall agree?
When I do my power walk on the treadmill my butt jiggles. Don't let me get a light jog in and it jiggles so much that it starts needle prickly burning and I just don't like that feeling ONE.BIT. And...since my butt isn't going anywhere...I had to get that under control.
In the warmer months I wear capri leggings but I would freeze my tookus off trying to rock those when it's cold out.
A while ago I was sharing my dilemma with Erica B. and she asked if I had any Under Armour gear. At the time I didn't because they put the logo right smack dab in the middle all obvious and whatnot. I like my gear to be less advertisery so I stick to my FAVE, Zella, for the most part.
But Zella's running tights didn't fit the way I wanted them too. See...they were already the kind that sit on the hips before you even put them on. Have a butt and put them on and VOILA!...you're "cracking" 'em up. LOL!
So I tried the Under Armour ones too and guess what? SAME.THING. Seems like the ones for women are made for women without butts.
BUT HEY...I had time so I did and baaaaaaaby...lemme tell you what! The men's have a REAL waistband and they accommodate hips and thighs on men so you KNOOOOOOWWWWWWWW they accommodated mine! GO ME! See...they aren't trying to "sexy up" men's tights so they are PERFECT!
So...if YOU are looking for a pair of running tights too...try the Under Armour IN THE MEN'S DEPARTMENT! I can't BELIEVE I never thought of this myself! I now own 3 pair and they make me happy! :) I have two of the ones to wear when it's cold (Under Armour Men's ColdGear Action Leggings)
I know of four women in two years who were in relationships when they got pregnant and weren't by the time the baby got here or could smile good. Like...dude just stopped.
From the father of their child whom they were in a RELATIONSHIP with when the baby was conceived.
It got me to wondering about the mind of the man who was good with this and it made me wonder if they ever thought a pregnant woman might need some help in some kinda way and...if they didn't help because they knew they didn't want to be in a relationship with her and their helping would give the woman false hope. AND...if it was a good enough reason.
My husband is a HUGE sports fan. He has his teams and players he LOVES, LOVES, LOVES and, he has teams and players he HATES, HATES, HATES.
He thinks Kobe Bryant can walk on water ('cept for them pics he took). He used to love Michael Jordan but then he came to realize dude is a big azzhole. He LOVED Larry Byrd and hasn't heard anything about him that changes that for him. Drew Brees? GET.OUTTA.HERE! That's his Q-back DUDE! Terrell Suggs? When dude gets a sack Robby sounds like a stadium full of people whooping and hollering. Ryan Zimmerman? Dude isn't a superstar but Robby can go on and on and on about him. (Ask me how I know.)
The joy dude has when telling me that the Miami Heat lost again is comparable to a kid at Christmas getting his first shiny, new bike. It's like...he has GLINTS in his eyes, SPARKLES in his teeth, Disney birds flitting around his head.
It brings him JOY!
Something else this past weekend brought him joy too and it made me realize that dude is evil-er than I thought. He's been watching the following video over and over and over again laughing his azz off because he SERIOUSLY hates Roethlisberger.
He also HATES Tom Brady. He straight up HATES the Yankees because of Alex Rodriguez. According to Robby dude was tipping off the other team to the pitchers when he was with the Rangers and that should be punishable by stoning and then shat on.
He doesn't like Michael Vick as a person but gives him his props on the field. He says the game Vick played against the Redskins is probably the best game ever by a quarterback that wasn't a playoff and hey...dude loves the sport. Oh...and he can't stand the Redskins. The name 'Redskins' pisses him off because he says it's disrespectful to Native Americans.
I was, of course, confucious as to his level of dislike because I am all goodness and light and then he said two names to me:
I OVERstood. He must have a burning in his chest and azz with the heat of a thousand suns. The sounds of their voices must pierce his ears, their images must damn near blind him.
So...let's keep it real. In sports...WHO YA HATE? Who ya love? What about your S/O?
Sunday we attended a Baltimore Ravens' game. To be honest...even though I'm not into football I had a REALLY good time. Whenever I heard someone say something I simply repeated it and cheered when the crowd cheered and boo'ed when the crowd boo'ed.
I feel I connected with the energy of the event. (INSERT CHEESE EATING GRIN HERE!) We had REALLY great seats on rows 17 and we went with lots of friends so there were plenty of people there who didn't side eye me COMPLETELY for not knowing nuttin' 'bout no futbol.
Save for a disasturous inhaling of a stadium hotdog...I'd do it again. That's seriously how much fun I had. Our team won and we went out for a nice meal after. GO.US!
How about you? When's the last time YOU attended an NFL game? Did your team win?