Friday, October 06, 2006

My top 5 thoughts of the week

1. Another fine product of the University of Tennessee. Albert Haynesworth, former UT defensive tackle, took his frustrations out on the head of his opponent, Andre Gurode in an NFL game earlier this week. This isn’t the first time he’s been involved in kicking altercations. Back in 2003, he kicked a teammate in the chest after a tackling drill in practice! The 25-year-old apologized for his actions days later. However, like Frank Chesser says, “You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube!”

2. It’s great to hear when you have brothers in Christ that you didn’t even know about. Earlier this week, I read an article in the Christian Chronicle that reported that Colt McCoy (starting QB for the Texas Longhorns) is a member of the church. Just one day later, I read on a preacher’s blogsite that the famed golfer “Lord” Byron Nelson, who recently passed away, was a member of the church as well. It is interesting to find out that some of our brethren are pretty well known. In your spare time, check out this website. Keep in mind: just calling yourself a member of the “church of Christ” doesn’t make you one.

3. I know this is turning into a sports segment, but you can’t ignore the bias that the media (namely ESPN) has against the SEC (namely Auburn). Now, let it be known that I am an Alabama Crimson Tide fan, but even I can see the way ESPN is slighting our conference by belittling Auburn and praising Southern Cal. One of our local Birmingham radio broadcasters is starting a “campaign” to get fans to boycott the ESPN Gameday crew if they end up coming to Auburn for the Florida game next weekend. What a statement it would make if ESPN hauled all their gear down to Auburn, only to broadcast for a few Florida Gator fans! They would have to confront the fact that everyone thinks they’re bashing Auburn. But that won’t ever happen. People want to be on TV too bad.

4. Today, my wife, Brooke, will receive her white coat at pharmacy school. She has worked very hard to get to this point, and this wonderful event will propel her through the rest of her training and career. Just wanted to say how proud I am of her.

5. Shoot! I’m late!