Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pivotal Position!

Short and straight to the point this week people. The quarterback play I have been seeing lately in the area is dreadful! Downright       U-G-L-Y with no alibi! I'm talking the one you met at the club you thought was a dime piece only to later find out differently UGLY!

The importance of the QB in the NFL is unquestionable. Some say the most valuable position in all of team sports. They are certainly paid like it. Can't be pitched around, intentionally walked or double teamed to get the ball out of his hands. The offense flows thru the quarterback, except for your wildcat formations. That's why I'm calling you out JOHN BECK, REX GROSSMAN, AND YOU TOO JOE FLACCO!

I'm not asking you to be the leader of the team, just asking you to make a play! A positive play! Regardless of the weapons you do or do not have around you, STEP YOUR GAME UP! Cooley, Hightower, and Moss may be down, but as the quarterback you have make some sugar out of it if you know what I mean.

One of my favorite quotes from a man who was a true leader, an asset to all mankind, explains it perfectly!

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

I believe we all know who that comes from! Lets see how our signal callers handle challenge and controversy.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

He can't play basketball...Top 10 list!

Since Big Thyme has the football blog covered, I'm going change lanes from grid iron talk to hardwood jargon.  Many college programs have started their first day of "Official" practice with midnight madness.  Even better, the sky blue and white are ranked first in the coaches poll. Now on the professional end, let's just say the million and billionaires continue to cat fight it out. No sweat, I'm all for a 53 game NBA season anyway. But that's not what I'm here to talk about. This time a year brings out ballers of all skills, height, and ages. Now that I've reached my mid-thirties I pacify my passion for hoops with an occasional pick-up game or two.  One thing remains constant in pick-up hoops is at some point you're going to be placed on a team with some character who's mouth proceeds his game. To help you avoid this hardwood disaster I've created a top ten list of signs "He can't play basketball."

1.  If he comes to the court wearing his entire high school varsity basketball practice uniform; and he's easily pushing 35! "He can't play" This is just a fundamental pick-up game no-no. This goes for the yahoo who sports the NBA team nearest you attire. Which includes league breakaway pants and shooting shirt.

2. If the baller dribbles 12 times before getting his shot off during the pre-game shoot around... "He can't play!" True ballers know if you can't get your shot off in 3 dribbles there's some more work needed to be done.

3. Speaking of dribbling! I know you've seen this dude. He's everywhere! You can find him at the mall, grocery stores, wedding receptions, airport terminals, elevators, public bathrooms, bus stops, and many other obscure non-basketball locations. That's right, I'm talking about you Mr. Fancy Air Basketball dribbler! Show me a coach who practices "Air Basketball Dribbling" and I'll swim the National Harbor with nothing but a headband..."He can't play!"

4. Footwear is essential for a true baller but you will find this guy at a court nearest you. I must admit I do find this type of baller amazing, because his threshold for pain is not human. I'm referring to the hooper who balls in Timberland boots, Nike boots, flip flops, and red wing boots..."He can't play!"

5. If his first shot is from half-court need I say more? "He can't play!"

6. If he tells you to clear out...when you're already on the other side of the basketball court..."He can't play!" What makes matters worse is you're the only person on his team.

7. I'm all for protective gear especially at 30 and over. Standard pick-up hooping protective apparel normally includes the following: ankle braces, knee brace, shooting sleeve, headband, wristband, goggles, and occasionally a Rip Hamilton protective mask. But if he's wearing the entire aforementioned protective gear at once..."He can't play!"

8. I know we're talking pick-up hoops but I couldn't leave my coaches hanging. This is from a coaching perspective. If you ask me why your son isn't receiving any playing time when he hasn't recorded a rebound or lay-up during the pre-game warm-up..."The father and the son can't play"

9.  If he happens to show you several pictures that includes him and Kevin Garnett, AI, Chris Webber, Rasheed Wallace and more...He's use to taking pictures thus "He can't play!"

10. If he has the NBA tattoo logo on his arm and never signed a contract; not even a 10 day contract, just for being an idiot..."He can't play!"

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

I can feel it!

Week 6 of the NFL season falls upon us! The 3-1 division leading Redskins are ready to bang it out at Fedex Field with the 1-4 Philadelphia Eagles. This is a big game as the Eagles have a bye next week. This is a prime opportunity to take the life and will out of a team. Cripple the bums! What type of mindset would you have going into your bye week on a 5 game losing streak? With all the commotion the "Fugazi" dream team caused this offseason, definitely not a good look!

The Skins are also trying to take control of the NFC East. A win Sunday would most likely guarantee at least a split with every team in the division. You have to believe they will take care of the Cowboys next time around. They always seem to split the season series in this rivalry. But lets not make flight and hotel reservations for Indy just yet, as I overheard one Skins fan contemplating. We are still just a quarter of the way thru the season.

12 straight games lie and wait for the Skins. A crucible, as though they were enlisted in some special-ops division of the armed forces. After Sunday, another run thru the NFC "Beast". Along with games against the Patriots, and the surprising Bills and 49ers. It has to make your hair stand on end, knowing what is ahead of us. With the cancellation of the first 2 weeks of the NBA season, it may be all we have to look forward to for quite some time!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Take it to the next level!

I love my I-Phone! I don't know what, if any Apple products you may have, but if you are so fortunate, I know you are very pleased. The Redskins and Ravens both have bye's this week. However, if they were playing, I am sure you would be able to watch on one of your I-devices. With the passing of Steve Jobs, I had to pay respect to another visionary Icon!

The innovative Jobs brought clever products to the world it seems society cannot live without! To a lesser extent in the sports world, he would be a Bill Walsh. The creative mind behind what we refer to as the west coast offense. An offense in which he won 3 Super Bowls, and is still being effectively run today.

Or a name you may not be too familiar with. Sam Barry, who establised the basic principles of the triangle offense. Tex Winter, who played for Barry at USC is given all the credit for the offense as we know it today. Phil Jackson then used it to win 11 NBA championships coaching the likes of Jordan, Bryant, and O'neal.

Something new, something different. Something so unbelievable in it's own special way it made you say wow is what Steve Jobs and these other individuals gave us. Who is going to step up in the absence of your star player? Where is the next great mind going to come from? Who will be the next Kevin Plank? The University of Maryland grad who created Under Armour and has made it into one of the fastest growing sports apparel companies in the world! Will it be one of the Walkons who takes that leap, unafraid to fail, with the next great "thing"? Only time will tell, and the clock continues to tick!

This is Bigthyme The Icon, with your Bigthyme Blog!

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