Caught My Eye…

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. – Theodore Roosevelt

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right 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. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Bump Stocks, Rep. Tim Murphy – Hypocrite, Political Parties, Cam Newton – Sexist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and One More Thing!

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Super Bowl 50: Final Thoughts

Denver Broncos 24, Carolina Panthers 10.

Maybe it was just the group of people that was at my house, but most of us felt that Super Bowl 50 was one of the most boring Super Bowl games of all time. I think most people wanted the game to be over already – even the fans who wanted the Broncos to win.

I picked the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50.

Congrats to the Denver Broncos – and especially quarterback Peyton Manning for winning Super Bowl 50. I’m a Kansas City Chiefs fan who sees the Chiefs and Broncos play twice a year, so I am not a Denver fan. I do respect Peyton Manning, though. I don’t care for John Elway or Gary Kubiak.

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) was Broncos linebacker, Von Miller. The real MVP was the Broncos 68-year-old defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. He was actually the head coach of the Broncos for two years back in the 1990s. Phillips’ defense beat the New England Patriots and last night his defense shut-down Cam Newton and the Panthers.

Peyton Manning should retire now, walk out a winner, drink his Budweiser, and heal. There are not too many athletes that go out on top, so this is Manning’s “drop the mic and walk off the stage” moment. Just do it.

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of June!

In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Cam Newton, Caitlyn Jenner, unemployment, the Eagles, TSA, moral values, Greg Gianforte, live anthrax, social/economic conservatives, Affordable Care Act, secret surveillance flights, the top 10 for Republican Presidential debates, construction season, Montana Republican Party chair, and much more!

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Autographs

Last Sunday the Denver Broncos visited Kansas City and whipped the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium 17-9. So far this season the Chiefs have one win and 10 losses, and they are currently the worst team in the NFL.

Broncos’ QB Peyton Manning threw for 285 yards which included two touchdowns and one interception. Chiefs’ running back Jamaal Charles carried the ball 23 times for 107 yards. Dwayne Bowe caught four passes for 41 yards.

After the game, the showers, and the interviews, a local television station (KCTV 5) caught Charles and Bowe acting like groupies waiting outside the Broncos’ locker room. Charles asked for Manning’s autograph, and Bowe asked to get his photo taken with Manning. They were both smiling and giddy when they were caught on video. Charles said the autograph was for his mother. He later posted a video with his mother showing the autograph and saying his mother wanted him to get it for his brother. Maybe it was for Christmas.

Nonetheless, the request for an autograph and photo is being talked about on sports shows and across the web. Continue reading