Daily Update: June 7, 2016

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller, Author

A slight continuation of yesterday’s theme with the mention of the heart over the mind’s senses. This is ranked as the best quote of all time on brainyquote.com. This quote epitomizes my appreciation for music. I have played the French Horn for seven years now, including four years with the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and three straight years in the Idaho State Solo Competition. I play the French Horn because of the power of music. For all the superpowers of Superman, or Captain America, or any other superhero, music has the greatest superpower of all. Music has the power to move people emotionally. Music connects people to moments in their lives. One song that is very powerful for me is Hallelujah, for many reasons (the version attached is one of the best in my opinion, especially when the fourth singer (Alejandro Fuentes) sings the most powerful verse of the song (in my opinion), however, if you look up the song on Youtube, you will find at least a million different versions). It is a song that I sing with my friends from time to time, and it makes me think of my ex-girlfriend. So it connects me to moments of friendship and love. Plus, it is a tremendously beautiful song. So there is a little more of my soft side, and now for the NFL news:

  1. The NFL Twitter account was hacked today, and the hacker tweeted out that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had passed away. Sadly, many people were probably disappointed to hear that was not actually the case, as Goodell later responded by saying that he is alive and well. Goodell is certainly not the best commissioner the NFL has seen, but I was relieved to hear that he is still okay.
  2. A quick update on the shooting of Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib: Investigators are now trying to determine if Talib shot himself due to the angle of the injury in his leg.
  3. The St Louis Rams have released WR Stedman Bailey with a non-football injury status. Bailey was shot twice in the head last November and has been attempting to return to the field. His chances certainly don’t look good now, however, word is the Rams intend on bringing him back on to serve in a different role on the team.
  4. S Roman Harper is returning to the New Orleans Saints. Harper signed with the Saints today following helping the Carolina Panthers reach the Super Bowl this year. Amazingly, the Panthers feel it’s a good idea to continue to let members of their Super Bowl secondary walk, with Harper leaving after CB Josh Norman went to the Washington Redskins. Harper likely won’t start in New Orleans with S’s Kenny Vaccaro and Jarius Byrd already in town. Harper spent seven seasons with the Saints prior to his departure to Carolina.

That’s all for TheHaysWay today, make sure to leave a comment on the quote of the day and/or the news of the day, and a like would be much appreciated, as always. Have a pleasant tomorrow.

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