Playoffs … don’t talk to me about payoffs


Mission Accomplished


I just watched the Celtics  kill “King” James and company yesterday.  It was my first take on the Celtics this year.

I was also able to watch the Super Bowl live on BBC at midnight in Ireland.  Yes I know the outcome of the game was horrible but watching on the BBC was even worse.

First of all you watch the Super Bowl for two reasons … the game and then the commercials … the BBC eliminates all commercials in their live broadcast of the game.  Instead of commercials they have three talking suits, one a Brit and the other two ex-American football jocks responding to text-es and emails … like “Do you chaps know where Giselle is sitting?”  “Do they serve good Gin with their hot-dogs at the stadium?”  and “Why isn’t Coronation Street on instead of this rubbish?”  Hey I even wanted to know where Giselle was sitting … but …


The playoffs in hockey will begin shortly, the Bruins are in and it looks like the “Cs” will top their division.

Jim "Playoffs" Mora

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It now becomes the “wining season” and as Vince Lombardi once said   “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” 

In Ireland the only sports available to watch were “football”, rugby and an occasional cricket match.  Briefly, cricket is quite simple and this excerpt from an Irish Times article will set you straight.  “It had seemed a formality  since the end of day three in the final Test … that they would wrap up a series win … an innings-and-83-run and consequent 3-1 verdict confirmed…the leading wicket-taker’s  seven in the match took up to 24 for the campaign and … 189 in England’s 644 formality ….

You ask … what the f*ck is a test match?  Very good question.  Well it is not a real game but it is and it is called a test match because it is in another country and I think they take a geography test after the match…that’s really where “Test” comes from.

The objectives of the game are…score more runs and dismiss the other team…f*cking brilliant strategy.

In summary, for me “football” is out because no one ever wins “0-0” “aaahhh wasn’t that a brilliant game?”  They say … I say “… but no one won the fucking game!” … So Rugby it is … at least when I’m in Ireland.

Americans like to win in everything and as Mr. Lombardi said “Winning is a habit.  Unfortunately, so is losing” and there are no “better” examples in my life time than the Korean Police Action, the Vietnam War, Iraq and now Afghanistan.  It is time, my friends, to put the “Mission Accomplished” banner up, declare victory and come home.  I very rarely agree with Joe Klein of “Time” but “For the life of me, I can’t see the rationale for the loss of even one more American life or limb there.”

What say you?

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