The Sunday Message

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. – 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)

Today (February 4) is Super Bowl Sunday. It’s the last NFL game until August when preseason starts. The 2018 regular season begins September 6.

Football is my favorite sport to watch, so when the season ends it leaves a big void in my life.

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Caught My Eye…

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. – Albert Einstein

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

Happy Groundhog Day!

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 the Nunes memo, Trump & the SOTU, Facebook lawyers, Senator Robert Menendez, campaign ads on TWW, and in One More Thing, I offer you my bold Super Bowl prediction!

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Thursday Numbers

A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
-English Nursery Rhyme

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this 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 the Grammys, State of the Union numbers, Jon Tester, Twitter & the State of the Union, Greg Gianforte, John Heenan, Grant Kier, unemployment, Super Bowl poll, Houston Rockets point guard James Harden, grading Trump, Trey Gowdy, February 1, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they are behind you for a reason. ― Pravinee Hurbungs

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this 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 the Walmart, Montana Cash lottery, unemployment, Larry Nassar, Super Bowl, Justice Department, sanctuary cities, White House personnel, Mueller investigation, Jon Tester, most educated states, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, Steve Daines, Baseball Hall of Fame, Elton John, Tammy Duckworth, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

The Founding Fathers’ instructions were clear: The right to free speech includes bad speech; it means tolerance of ideas that many find obnoxious. – David Ignatius

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 on today include Senator Daines & DeVos, Governor Bullock’s veto, Anti-Sharia bill, E-City Beat & State Senator Buttrey, Falcons/Patriots poll results, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. – Benjamin Disraeli

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • On the Road
  • School Lunches
  • George H.W. Bush
  • 2017 Pro Bowl
  • Super Bowl
  • End of January

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TWW Poll: Patriots or Falcons?

It’s time for The Western Word (TWW) Super Bowl poll…

Which team will win Super Bowl 51, the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons?

If you do not see the poll, click on “Continue Reading”

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The Sunday Message

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)

Today is Super Bowl 50. One team will leave the field with the prize of being the best team in the NFL.

I played football in middle school and high school. I loved the teamwork. I loved the camaraderie with teammates. There’s nothing much like it. You can learn a lot about life by playing the game of football. I remember as a team saying “The Lord’s Prayer” before we took the field.

OK, I love football, maybe too much. I get a little depressed when the season ends. The depression starts when football is not on during Mondays and Thursdays and Sunday nights. When the Super Bowl ends, I kind of feel there’s a void in my life for a few days.

Last year a record 114.4 million viewers tuned into to Super Bowl XLIX (49) where the Patriots topped the Seahawks. I guess I am not alone in my love for the game.

According to CBS Sports:

There have only been seven shows in American television history that have topped 100 million viewers — and six of those are Super Bowls. The only non-Super Bowl to top the 100 million viewer mark came in February 1983 when the M*A*S*H finale drew 106 million viewers on CBS.

If you watch the game today have fun and enjoy yourself – Is this a great country or what?

Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. – Vince Lombardi

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Super Bowl Wrap: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24

Welcome to Monday and Groundhog Day 2015!

The best part of Super Bowl XLIX was the actual game. If you are a football fan and don’t normally root for the Patriots or the Seahawks you saw one of the most thrilling Super Bowl games of all time. Trust me – they are not all like that.

If you are a Patriots fan, congratulations, your team has won four titles. Your coach and quarterback can be included in all the “best ever” lists.

For Seahawks fans, it was not a nightmare, the heartbreaking loss actually happened. For many Seahawks fans, the game will probably be a lot like the movie “Groundhog Day” where Bill Murray relives the same day over and over.

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The Sunday Message

Welcome to February – and Super Bowl Sunday!

I am always sad when football season ends. Football lets us down easy though – we have fewer and fewer games until the final big game – the Super Bowl.

Then football ends. There is emptiness on Sundays (and Mondays and Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays).

The next football games are in August, and that is a long time from today. Sure there are other sports – but nothing compares to the competition on the football field.

The Bible gives us a lot of information about competition. For example:

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. – 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)

Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.2 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)

Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.1 Corinthians 9:25 (NIV)

My favorite verse about competition is this one:

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

Have a great day with your family and friends!

 

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