Arnold Palmer. Debate. Falcons Tandem. Columbia Civil War. Tata. Update.

He Will Always be the King.  It is Time for Debate Parameters?  Two Complimentary RB’s.  So You Think the USA has Civil Unrest?  Making a Statement in the MLS.  Brangelina Gone Missing.

  • I won’t revisit the awards, honors, and tournament wins by the King.  Last Sunday Rory McIlroy won $11.35m by winning the FedEx Cup and tournament.  But all the praise for Rory quickly dissipated as we learned of the passing of Arnold Palmer.   You don’t have to be a fan of golf to understand the impact Mr. Palmer had in worldwide sports.  His stature, presence and competitiveness basically forced the television networks to start covering golf on the weekends.  He will be missed.  RIP Mr. Palmer. 
  • I have my own rules with posting anything on this site that relates to politics and religion (two of my least favorite topics).  With that said I hope I was not the only one humiliated by last Monday night’s debate.  I really don’t care who ‘won’ the debate but what I do care about is really understanding the two contenders and the discernible differences on topics of foreign affairs, healthcare, the economy and the racial tension that still exists in our country.  I know…..the next debate is theoretically formatted to cover foreign affairs but does anyone, based on the 90 minutes of mud-slinging we witnessed on Monday night, feel that the two candidates will thoroughly outline their platform with the issues and topics we care about?  There is enough reality TV on the air already without our presidential candidates joining that fray.  What a farce and embarrassment.
  • My take on the Falcons running duo of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman may be a bit premature but I was raised watching NFL football and the impact the running game. On Monday night I recorded the presidential debate and watched the Falcons v Saints game (way more entertaining).  The Freeman and Coleman show was great to watch as they combined for 296 running yards, caught eight passes for over 100 yards, and scored four TD’s.   Yes, it was one game and it was the New Orleans defense but these two young running backs could be very special NFL players. The Falcons v Carolina game today should be very interesting so lets see if the Freeman/Coleman show continues.
  • Many Americans are dealing with the issues of racial unjust, and many of us don’t understand what is going on with our country, our government and the division between races.  If you think we have problems, look at what is going on in Colombia: the Colombian government somehow convinced the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) to negotiate a treaty.  So many Colombian’s have mixed emotions about this deal as hundreds of thousands of people were killed or displaced because of FARC and the 50-year battle they had with the government.  Part of this deal is to give FARC complete immunity from prosecution – a decision that does not sit well with many Colombians for obvious reasons.   On June 23, 2016 a ceasefire accord was signed between the FARC and the Colombian Government. Under the accord, the Colombian government will support massive investment for rural development and facilitate the FARC’s reincarnation as a legal political party. In return FARC promised to help eradicate illegal drug crops, remove landmines in the areas of conflict, and offer reparations to victims. FARC leaders can avoid prosecution by acts of reparation to victims.  I hope this is the end to what seemed like a never-ending civil war.
  • In a previous post I have complimented Arthur Blank and Darren Eales of Atlanta United on the first class organization and Club they are building in support of their 2017 inaugural season.  This week they again stepped up to the plate by announcing Gerardo Martino as their manager.  Many are surprised that a manager with the credentials of Martino would take a Major League Soccer job – so am I but this is another sign that our domestic league is becoming more prominent in the world’s view of international soccer.  Martino, known worldwide as “Tata”, should bring a very aggressive and interesting approach to both player acquisition and team management to United.  Great stuff Mr. Eales.
  • Update on the Brangelina divorce: thanks to both of you for staying out of the media this past week.  We don’t care so take care of your six kids and just go away.

Adios.  Happy Sunday Funday.

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