Mr Mayor, What have you done to hold those accountable for this?
SonoranWinds----good point. Try that in NFL football. You would not get a "yellow card" or a "red card". Just think what the NFL would do. Or the players of the other team!
And what's with soccer players taking big bites out of each other?
Way to go Brad. Nice to see you in the Weekly.
You confuse me. This is a local paper, yes? Why do you give a hoot about OK? Here's a thought: maybe OK's cultural aspects exist BECAUSE of Colorado. PS, having lived there for 5 years (yes I hated it), and knowing the mindset, I'd guess the chances of that passing are snowball/hell, ya'know. The state is essentially run by 7 humongous churches, but good luck anyway.
Sorry but next to watching golf on tv soccer, while it may be fun for kids to play, is woefully
boring. I've tried but I just don't get it.
Heard something to the effect that Kobe Bryant was driving in Brazil and illegally overtook another car. When he was pulled over, the officer realized his mistake- Kobe would NEVER pass.
Thank a Veteran for "Yes Bob's" ability to express his Psycho-Slop and little knowledge of the reality of the subject. "A big No to Bob"
SonoranWinds: Good for you!
So this is a marijuana political forum my misunderstanding. between republicans & Democrats what side is your political party on? This is a joke in itself if you take the numbers nationally, Democrat's have always outnumbered republicans 4 to 1 on national registered polls and independents being the swing. So using your Numbers the Democrats' have passed more discriminating laws regarding Marijuana enslaving and taking assets from citizens than any republican as a whole group. But you just find one republican and pound the drum very wag the dog stuff here.
legislation of Marijuana and medical marijuana should not be and cannot be lumped together with legalization. If this happens I don't see the need for dispensaries lump it with the Liquor license and use that as the avenue to distribution. We see wine connoisseurs do they have to go to a special outlet and pay a special tax. if this become legal why cant we get it through the mail from a different state with more assured quality and strain in condensed products. I get my medicine through the mail 3 months at a time. All of this will be gone if made Legal under I am not one to make taking my medication with student discounts on game day Happy Hour specials so forth.
We need to look very closely on how this state operates and we say in Washington state. the push for market share in the legislature on taxing was huge. We don't need these so called dispensaries experts grouping together to set market restrictions and a tax collector for the king.
My opinion watching how Babbitt set up ACCESS as a raiding pool for the general fund. Educational funding for medical school. then when obligations grew they culled the people on the ACCESS rolls starts with middle aged men unemployed.
No legalization is not the answer if Medical use has to be left at the curb and the protection of medical with it. Don't even think of legislation till the federal government changes the DEA denotation of Cannabis as a useful drug. Then we can get a national standard instead of each state coming up with it own standards and codes. This is a quagmire in the waiting if each state passes medical laws. We can have smokeless counties like the Dry counties in Tennessee where the make Jim Beam Whiskey but you have to drive to a different county to get it.
If you want draconian laws to prevail vote for legalization.
Hey Dan, I've been in the news biz since my old man bought the weekly newspaper in my hometown when I was 5 years old. Call ya and raise ya.
It's June now. Will the online edition of "Mailbag" ever be updated again?
Tom has exhibited a rightfully (for him) earned jingoism in sports -- much as the congress of the USA exhibited when it refused to adopt the metric system of measurement. It seems we have chosen, for whatever reason, too be out of step with the world -- or apart from it.
Soccer (or more properly Football) only takes players, a ball and a flat surface for people to play. Most people do play without shinguards because they cannot afford them. Most people in the world at least get a small understanding of the teamwork involved in playing even if they do not develop mammoth muscles for the very exclusive game of what Americans laughingly call football, or demonstrate the extraordinary evolutionary trait of stratospheric height to reconsidered part of the team.
Also, like Tom I don't see soccer ever being big in the US, but because of advertising not folks disliking the game. No place in the game for advertisers to put there numerous commercials.
Well, I really don't like most sports. Soccer I kinda like but don't watch it unless I catch it flipping channels, then only a few minutes. I associate it with tiny blonde women in SUVs and there squalling brood. I did watch it when Pele played for NY, but then it was Pele. I watch baseball (live only, not on tv). Was a big fan of the Toros, which shows how long ago it was I left Tucson. I like cricket (playing not watching. That game will put you to sleep, but you have to like fielders that catch a very hard ball barehanded). For sheer brutality I like Hurling. Played in all weather with sticks used as clubs as often as moving the ball and from my observation done drunk or at least slightly tipsy. Haven't watched basketball since Sean Elliott and Steve Kerr were at UA and didn't watch it before them. Football appears to mostly be commercials and big men whining about things and patting each other on the butt.
Years ago during a discussion about high school sports a friend of mine made a great observation. He said that God invented soccer for kids that wern't good enough to play football.
Tom, your deliberate ignorance of the sport is astonishing, and your pride in that ignorance is not a good trait. I don't know where to begin. Previous posters have explained better than I can.
About taking dives: have you watched the NBA lately?
LeBron would cramp up after the first five minutes. That said, soccer is a great cure for insomnia.
Doc Leesson's comments about basketball watching are right on, when it comes to the pros. However, college basketball remains the most gripping and entertaining - as well as skill-building - sports this country has developed. Similarly, college football is more fun than the pros, by far.
There are way too many dive artists in football (soccer), Ronaldo being among the all-time greats. They oughtta give him an Academy Award for Best Dramatic Performance in a Sporting Role. The refereeing can be terrible. That said, football demands extraordinary athleticism. It is, if properly played, 90 minutes of non-stop running. NBA players can't do that. Football players probably couldn't seriously challenge NBA players on the court. Football is played outside, in all weather conditions. Basketball is played in air-conditioned arenas. Just different sports, that's all.
Give me football any day. Watching basketball is like watching paint dry. Solution to basketball- Start both teams with 100 points, play five minutes and get it the hell off the TV. Also, shorten basketball season from its current 13 months to something more reasonable, like two days.
Still love your column, Tom, and of course, I respect your right to be wrong about basketball and football.
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