(Please know that the movie clip today contains some language and grotesque images. It also contains Eddie Murphy. You’ve been warned.)
“If I put my mind into something, I can occasionally be stopped. If I put my heart into something, I will never be stopped.” -TheHaysWay
I thought something regarding the heart and the mind would be interesting today. I’ve been doing a fair share of thinking (with the mind, of course) about the two because of how I’ve been feeling (with the heart, of course) recently. I personally believe that the two get in each others’ way. They are battling components. Essentially, what the heart feels typically defies all logic that the brain manages to muster. Everybody must choose one of the two to listen to in every situation. I usually listen to my heart, which, is both good and bad. I will say this, though: It is better to listen to the heart more often than the brain. While the brain will prevent mistakes, the heart leads to the fulfillment of dreams. What is the point of life if not to work toward fulfilling dreams? Besides, the only way we learn in life is through making mistakes. Now on to the news:
- The Denver Broncos visited the White House today. It was the last Super Bowl Champion team visit during President Obama’s tenure. Regardless of opinions on the policies of Obama, I do appreciate his sports mind. He gave tributes to both the amazing defense of the Champs, as well as to the long career of QB Peyton Manning, in a matter that was also funny in recognizing Manning’s many commercial deals.
- Still on the Denver Broncos subject, CB Aqib Talib was released from the hospital today following his sustained gunshot wound to his leg. Talib was shot Sunday morning in Dallas. Just for the record, Dallas was also where the New Orleans Pelicans Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot dead. [Insert terrible statement about Cowboys fans here that would offend everybody because people were shot and that’s not a laughing matter]. Instead of coming up with a statement against Cowboys fans related to the shootings, I will isolate the statement, so it is in no way involved with the shootings. Cowboys fans suck, go GIANTS!
- RIP Muhammad Ali. I was shocked to hear the news that the legend had passed on Friday. He was undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of all time, and I would personally put him in the top 5 for both his performance in the sporting arena, and his character contributions outside. A moment of silence, please……………..
- Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith signed a five-year, $51.25 million extension on Monday. The deal includes a $10 million signing bonus, and $28.578 million guaranteed. This was a great signing by the Vikings. Smith, in my opinion, is the best safety in the NFL, and he is TREMENDOUSLY underrated. He is a hard-hitter and has a great nose for the football.
- Speaking of contract extensions, Carolina Panthers C Ryan Kalil signed one of the two-year variety, worth $16.75 million. The deal also includes $13 million guaranteed. Another great signing. QB Cam Newton had his MVP season last year because Kalil led the offensive line and consistently made the correct adjustments to protect Newton. He is a HUGE reason (literally and figuratively) why the Panthers made the Super Bowl this season.
- A quick mention of the NBA Finals: Congrats to the Golden State Warriors for winning both Game 1 and Game 2 in convincing fashion. I have the Warriors winning the series 4-1.
That’s all for TheHaysWay today, don’t forget to leave a much-appreciated like, and a comment on the quote of the day and the news of the day. Have a pleasant tomorrow.