First of all, I’m sorry for not posting yesterday. To be honest, I was going to post, but decided there wasn’t anything noteworthy in the way of NFL news. I realize now how ridiculous of an excuse that was because I still could have brought you a daily quote. No need to worry though, I learn from my mistakes (yes I do, ex-girlfriend!), and I’m coming back strong today.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa
I love this quote. Especially the fact that a politician is calling education the most powerful weapon. Why is this significant? The answer is simple: Education can be used to teach people what those teaching WANT them to know. For example, in countries around the world, children in public schools are taught history that sheds their country’s actions in a positive light, even if they were the wrongdoers. What I’m saying is, the governments of the world have the power to brainwash their youth however they so choose. This can essentially turn the youth into an army (a most powerful weapon) that can be used to fight, and win wars with superior intellect (change the world). I believe that people as corrupt as politicians should not be in charge of determining what needs to be learned by the country’s youth (Common Core sucks) because not all kids are created equal. The truth is, with systems like Common Core, all people are MADE TO BE equal because those that are ahead are held back, and independent thinking is generally criticized. In fact, independent thinking is usually shut down by peer pressure bullying those who dare to be different. Anyway, that’s my rant for the day, now moving on to the news:
- The Philadelphia Eagles have inked DE Fletcher Cox to a six-year extension. The deal will pay Cox (indirectly through management, of course because deals themselves can’t pay money to people) $103 million, with $63 million guaranteed, and a $26 million signing bonus. Great, just what my Giants constantly-struggling offensive line needed: the best defensive lineman in the division (that isn’t in a Giants uniform) locked up for 6 more years.
- Ex-NBA PG Nate Robinson tried out with the Seattle Seahawks today. I didn’t think he stood a chance, then I heard he tried out to be a defensive back. For the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. Do you think he’s heard of the legion of boom? Robinson doesn’t stand a chance of making the 53-man roster for the coming season, even if he gets lucky enough to spend training camp with the team.
- Speaking of the NBA, I WAS WRONG. The Cleveland Cavaliers won this evening to blow up my prediction of the Golden State Warriors winning the series, 4-1. Instead, expect Golden State to bounce back in Game 6 in Cleveland to win the series, 4-2.
- Former New York Jets P Curley Johnson passed away yesterday at the age of 80. Many of you are likely unfamiliar with the name, as he was a Jet and his name was not Joe Namath. However, Johnson was the punter for Namath’s Super Bowl III champion team.
- The Detroit Lions are trying desperately to find a solution at the WR position following the retirement of WR Calvin Johnson. The team signed WR Andre Roberts and is bringing in Walter Payton Man of the Year, WR Anquan Boldin, for a visit. I think Boldin would be a great signing for the team, but I don’t see Roberts making much of an impact. Also noteworthy: trying desperately for something usually doesn’t work. Don’t use desperation! It’s always a last-resort and means that you lost already, or you wouldn’t be desperate.
- Another tragic loss in the NFL family: former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson was found dead at a motel in Milwaukee. He was just 41 years old.
- Just a brief mention: Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman has suffered another knee injury after missing all of last season with one. This one appears to be less significant though. I bring this up because, if any of you have played Madden NFL 16, you know that this guy has a 97 speed rating, which is RIDICULOUS. Unfortunately, the knee injuries might slow him down in reality, as well as in Madden NFL 17.
- The Denver Broncos received their Super Bowl 50 championship rings yesterday.
That’s all for TheHaysWay today, make sure to leave a comment on the daily quote and/or the daily news, and a much-appreciated like would be much-appreciated :). Have a pleasant tomorrow.