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Video to Warm Your Heart on a Sunday

Whatever you think about the Nebraska Cornhusker football program, it does have a lot of class.  Nebraska fans are some of the nicest football fans in the country.  Here is a highlight from their spring game. God bless Jack Hoffman. …

Points and Figures Final Four Challenge-It’s March Madness

It’s tournament time.  I used to host a party at my house every year for the tourney.  In the fall, I’d go deer hunting and in March we’d eat it.  There are some neighborhood stories that are still flying around. …

Tourney Time

One of my favorite things is March Madness.  Conference tournaments start this weekend.  I have been really pre-occupied this college season, so I haven’t seen a lot of  games. The Big Ten comes to Chicago after a stay in Indianapolis. …

MTXE-A Phrase That Pays

We like to turn everything into abbreviations these days. Feels like speaking the english language is changing to military speak.  The military famously abbreviates everything.  That’s why it’s a pain in the rear to be a plebe at a military …

The Grove at Ole Miss Today

Today I am hosting a tent in The Grove at Ole Miss. They play Texas. If you can make it, stop on by. We are serving Chicago style hot dogs since they don’t see a lot of that cuisine down …

1992 Dream Team vs 2012 Olympic Team

Lebron James cracked that this Olympic Team is better than the Dream Team of 1992. Kobe Bryant agrees. They must be smoking something pretty good. Time for a blood test. Here is the roster of the Dream Team vs Today’s …

Is It Government and Luck? Or Hard Work And Skill?

Yesterday, President Obama said that the rich in the US were lucky. They didn’t get to where they got by anything other than being helped, and a little luck. This is a slight bending of the truth. Big government types …

Always Be Alert

Have seen some mental lapses in baseball since the season resumed. This one last night was exciting.

Why Baseball is the American Game

Lot of folks went out to the ballpark this week. The national pastime started another season. Football captivates the American soul these days. More people are watching football than baseball. However, baseball is still the quintessential American game. Unlike other …

Root Root Root For the Red Tails!

My pal Todd Ricketts was on CNBC($GE) with Rick Santelli this morning to celebrate the kick off of the baseball season. Todd is also heavily involved with the Tuskegee Airman Red Tail project at the National World War Two Museum. …

I Don’t Get It (cont)

Paul Ryan put out a budget that Senate Democrats immediately criticized. I don’t get it. Shouldn’t Senate Democrats put out their own budget before they criticize someone else’s? President Obama gave a speech on energy in front of a bunch …

Stop SOPA Now; Why It’s Important To The Average Joe

You might not of heard of SOPA. Stop Online Piracy Act. The sentiment for the law comes from people on the internet that steal content. They steal songs, movies, and other creative media and resell it or adopt them as …

Why The Denigration of Tebow the Christian?

I guess I don’t understand all the Tebow hype. The kid had a great college career and is now in the learning process of becoming an NFL QB. He is not unlike a lot of kids that make the jump …

2012 Tech Trends and Themes

One theme in the video I linked to yesterday on 2012 tech trends disturbed me. A couple interview subjects saw the internet as an agent for massive social change. They seemed chagrined that progressive social change hadn’t happened. Is the …

Always Be Learning

There is an old adage in business, ABC, always be closing. I think that in order to follow ABC, you have to ABL. Always be learning, or always be listening. It’s been a whirlwind week for me. Each day I …