It doesn’t matter how fit you are you will never reach your full potential if your character is unhealthy. -Unknown
If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! Caught My Eye (CME) is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!
Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:
- The Debate
- Relax, Mr. President
- National Debt
- Kansas/Kansas State
- NFL Concussions
- One More Thing
Montana’s three Republican candidates for governor (Greg Gianforte, Tim Fox, and Al Olszewski) met in Billings Thursday night for a debate.
From what I heard, it was about as exciting as the impeachment trial. The Billings Gazette has a report about the debate HERE.
I think Gianforte will win the primary, although he would not be my choice. Gianforte seems to be the choice of the Trump family.
RELAX, MR. PRESIDENT:
The Hill reported that President Donald Trump on Wednesday shattered his previous record for most tweets in a day since taking office, tweeting more than 130 times while House Democrats made their opening arguments in his impeachment trial.
Trump may end up tweeting himself to a second term.
Trump should relax; he’s got this. He has Senators like Steve Daines, Mitch McConnell, and Lindsey Graham in his corner.
It appears there are just a few senators taking this trial seriously. Others are reading, playing games, passing notes, eating, and leaving their seats. (BBC)
I remember when we took the impeachment of a President about a blowjob more seriously than this.
“Impartial justice” went down the toilet before the trial started. It’s a joke. I hope they stop it soon.
Nobody on either side of the aisle much cares about the national debt these days. There’s very little reporting about it.
Newsweek recently reported that the National Debt had increased by $3 trillion during the first three years of the Trump Administration. People may remember that Trump said he would eliminate the federal debt in eight years.
Don’t worry – we’ll print more…
There was a bench-clearing brawl Tuesday night when Kansas State visited in-state rival Kansas in Lawrence. The brawl ended up in the seats at the end of the court.
Players have been suspended. Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa was suspended 12 games and three other players were also suspended. (NBC)
I’m waiting to hear that the University of Kansas has fired Bill Self. It’s time. The Jayhawks have been acting up for some time. Self has lost control of his basketball team, which he has coached since 2003. Since he has won most of his games at Kansas (.957 win percentage) and has won the Big 12 Conference 14 straight seasons, I doubt we see him fired anytime soon.
By the way, basketball players look silly trying to fight.
The NFL is reporting that the number of diagnosed concussions suffered by NFL players in 2019 increased slightly over the previous season, an indication, the NFL hopes, that recent rules and equipment changes mean the dramatic drop in concussions in 2018 was not an anomaly.
The NFL says that in the 2019 preseason and regular season, 224 concussions were diagnosed, 10 more than were reported in the 2018 campaign. The data was released Thursday. Despite the slight uptick, the numbers are still a sharp drop from 2017, when a spike in concussions caused alarm among league officials.
More info from the NFL can be found HERE.
As one who suffered a concussion or two from playing football, I hope officials at all levels do all they can to prevent injuries from concussions.
ONE MORE THING:
Don’t forget to stretch!
Have a great weekend!
Speaking of concussions and a further indication that Trump doesn’t really care about the troops.
Verified account @kaitlancollins
3h3 hours ago
The Pentagon says 34 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries resulting from Iranian missile strike. Leaving Davos, Trump said, “I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things…I can report, it is not very serious.”
Verified account @kaitlancollins
3h3 hours ago
Per the Pentagon, here’s their status:
— 8 service members were flown to the US from Germany for treatment
— 9 are still being treated in Germany
— 16 were treated in Iraq and have returned to duty
— 1 was treated in Kuwait and returned to duty in Iraq
Doug – Once again Trump sticks his foot in his mouth. Sadly not many care. -JmB
good blog Mike. I appreciate what you write. As concerns football, do you think you might have concussion-related anosognosia ? ( that is supposed to be humor) thanks again
John – Thanks, JmB