Terrific News Tuesday

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln

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 are the stories that caught my attention for this week’s TNT column:

  • Federal Literacy Grant
  • The Flag and National Anthem
  • Banned Books Week 2017
  • Fall TV Season
  • Tim Tebow

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Thursday Numbers

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward

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 defense spending, unemployment, Steve Daines, GOP healthcare bill, Rob Quist & Greg Gianforte poll results, Tim Fox & Jon Tester, Great Falls casinos, Trump tweets, Jon Huntsman, Illegal crossings, Tony Romo, Congressional job approval, drunk driving, electric vehicle charging stations, Tim Tebow, and much more!

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The Sunday Message

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.James 5:16 (NIV)

Many of you have probably heard about Tim Tebow. He was a great college quarterback and he also played several years in the NFL. He is now trying to make it in professional baseball.

Tim Tebow is also a Christian.

I admire Tebow not only for being a great athlete but for his Christianity. It is tough being a sports star in this world and walking the walk and talking the talk of a Christian. We could all use a few more Tim Tebows in this world.

Just the other day after an Arizona Fall League baseball game Tebow was signing autographs when a fan had a seizure and fell to the ground, limp. Tebow stopped what he was doing, placed his hand on the man, and prayed for him. After a few seconds, the man gasped for air and started talking. Tebow talked with him until paramedics came.

ABC 15 in Arizona has the story HERE.

God bless you, Tim Tebow. Thanks for setting a great example for all of us.


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Tebow Will Do Just Fine

The New York Jets released quarterback Tim Tebow on Monday (April 29). Some folks believe that Tebow was not treated properly by the Jets. I would have to agree.

A few people believe that the Jets should have released him before the draft so that he would have a better chance to be picked up by another team. It seemed (from afar) as though Jets coach Rex Ryan, for some reason, wanted to stick a knife in Tebow’s back and twist it.

Ryan told ESPN Radio, “We really didn’t take advantage, in my opinion, of his skill set. That’s nobody’s fault, ultimately it’s my fault.”

No kidding. Tebow played in 12 games for the Jets in 2012. He threw just eight passes and completed six for 39 yards. He carried the ball 32 times for 102 yards. The Jets had a terrible season finishing 6-10. The whole Jets 2012 season can be put into two words: Butt tackle. Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

Here we are – the last Friday of 2012, and you (almost) have another year under your belt, so congratulations!

For those of you heading out on New Year’s Eve, please don’t drink and drive.

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here. This is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Gen. Schwarzkopf, milk, gun owner’s home addresses, NRA, Fiscal Cliff blame, unfavorable ratings, Tim Tebow, Detroit Lions, and much more…

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Caught My Eye…

We are well into March – you can tell that by all the basketball tournaments.  This Sunday it’s once again time to change the clocks and spring is trying to appear with some warmer temperatures.  Before long, it will be yard and gardening time – one of my favorite times of the year.

But right now it’s time for another edition of Caught My Eye!  Congratulations on making it to another Friday.  If you are stopping by for the first time, welcome!  Caught My Eye is posted almost every Friday morning right here!  This is the column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to comment about during the week – often with a touch of sarcasm thrown in for good measure.

Everyone and everything is fair game – so watch out…

Today I write about 144th Fighter Wing, the Keystone vote, ICBMs, One-Star General, Barbie, dropping out, International Women’s Day, a photo op, I share some e-mails from my Political Inbox, I help you understand Tebow, I poke fun at Ohio footwear rules, and there’s much more!

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Just Football…

Today is a pretty sad day because the next football game is Saturday.  We’ve had football games to watch (college and professional) almost every day since mid-December, and now it’s winding down with only the NFL playoffs left.

I don’t really get into basketball until about March.

Almost every week during the football season I’ve written a Tuesday column about the past weekend’s games.  This week I take a look at the National Championship game, the wild card weekend, the FCS championship, a former coach returns, and honors. Continue reading

Just Football…

Oh my…I managed to watch a lot of football over the past week – and it was (mostly) all good – but now we are getting down to crunch time!

The NFL playoffs are set.  The FCS championship is this Saturday.  The mythical major college football National Championship game is Monday night.

I write about all that and also some highlights from the bowl games, an NFL record, some impressive performances, the draft order, the FCS Championship, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

“It was a cold and gloomy December day…but Jack at The Western Word warmed everybody up with his latest edition of Caught My Eye – where nothing is off-limits.”

If you are just visiting, Caught My Eye is a weekly column where I take a look at some of the stories in the news that I did not have time to write about – and I often offer some (sarcastic) commentary with each.

This week’s column is big!  I take a look at new unemployment numbers, Ray-berg, Tester, Hill, defense, Tebow, the debt commission, my political inbox, dishonor and disrepute, and much more!

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Just Football…

It was a good week for picking games!  I managed to pick 13 games correctly last week (out of 16), but finished out of the pizza.

We’re still holding out hope that ESPN will change its tune and allow a local network to televise the Montana and Montana State FCS playoff games on local television stations – more on this below.

This week I take a look at honors in the NFL, some unimpressive performances, the playoffs, Tebow, bathrooms, the BCS, the FCS, ESPN3, the Facebook page, the NAIA and results from the Championship games in Missouri!

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