Jerry Rice

5 08 2009

Can you dance?  Do you have smooth moves or are you a two-step kind of guy?  I hope you know that women correlate chemistry on the dance floor as a leading indicator of your overall compatibility.  In my opinion, that doesn’t mean you have to be breaking into the splits or doing Michael Jackson leans.  Even if you can’t dance at all – mess up with style.  Make her laugh, show her you are at ease with your body.  The number one thing you need to know about women, is that we are more attracted to subtle confidence than aggressive masculinity.  I took an unscientific poll and found that most women desired Jerry Rice much more on Dancing with the Stars than during his Hall of Fame football career.  True – a few didn’t even know he played football prior to his appearance on the show, but that is neither here nor there.

Today’s best gift comes from a happy wife who received a dancing lesson from her husband as an anniversary gift.  This daring husband selected a Tango lesson because he wanted to make sure he got something out of his efforts on the floor (see Jennifer Lopez video below).  Dancing lessons are a great idea for an anniversary.  It celebrates your bond with special time together and it can also help you “get the party started” (if you know what I mean).  Trust me on this one.  You’re the quarterback; I’m just here to protect you.



QB REMIX (Diddy style)

27 07 2009

Diddy Remix

Time to move on, time to be strong
Don’t stop now straight to the top now

These are lyrics from my all time favorite remixed song by Sean “Diddy” Combs called “I Need a Girl (Part Two)”.  You can find this song on the album shown above if you are really interested in it.  I liked this song from the first time I heard it.  The original version of “I Need a Girl” was a sad attempt at winning back Jennifer Lopez, but the remix was filled with the optimistic energy that finding closure can grant.  During my marathon training a few years ago, I started almost every run to this upbeat and passionate tune.  Now don’t get me wrong, this song is NOT a classic.  It is also NOT my favorite song.  It is just my favorite remix.  Remixes are rarely more than hot dance tracks, but they often provide an interesting and updated spin on the original.



Since I’m feeling touched by spirit of Diddy, I’m offering you a remix of some recent posts.  There have been a few notable updates that are probably worth mentioning.

Ben Roethlisberger: I may be giving most people reading this some breaking news.  Ben Roethlisberger is being sued in a civil complaint for sexual misconduct by a woman who formerly worked for Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.  The reason why I might be breaking this news to you is because ESPN has all but banned the coverage of this story on their networks and radio.  They did allow a comment to be made that no criminal charges would be filled, but that is about it.  They believe that civil charges can lack validity and that they don’t want to damage Ben’s reputation by sensationalizing the story.  I’m sure people have varying opinions on this.  I myself agree with it actually.  Still, this is just a remix and I don’t really have time to hash it all out.  Put your thoughts in the comments.

Michael Vick: Take a moment and make sure that Fluffy is still sleeping where you last saw her.  Ok, good.  Michael Vick has finished serving his debt to society, but is still waiting to see how and/or if he will be reinstated to play in the NFL.  It has been widely speculated that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will give him an additional four-game suspension, but the official decision is set to come shortly.  I personally have major issues with what Michael Vick did, but I do support a second chance for someone who has paid their debt to society.  I believe he has a right to move on and I have a right to vote with my checkbook and not support the team that picks him up.  Again, I know people have strong opinions here.  Don’t send me your nasty emails; put your thoughts in the comments.

Tony Romo: He broke up with Jessica Simpson and has hopefully freed himself of the kryptonite effect she was known to have on his game performance.  Should I really bother to say anymore about this story than that?  No, I shouldn’t.

Brett Favre: I recently had dinner with a very sophisticated sports connoisseur and we got on the subject of the Brett Favre saga.  Our basic synopsis is that Brett is suffering from what I like to call, The Roy Jones Effect.  I named it after Roy, but you can name it after a lot of sports stars.  Almost all great boxers hang on way past their prime, risking their health and legacy.  Roy is a great example of that, but so are Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, and many others.  Even Michael Jordan (who is arguably the greatest sports figure ever) struggled with when to say goodbye.  A recent report claims that Brett’s arm is doing well, but that he is unsure if he really wants to return.  They make it sound like the Vikings have to beg him to come back, citing text messages from Minnesota stars like Adrian Peterson.  I simply don’t believe this story.  Brett likes this attention so maybe he jerked the reporter around a little, but I really doubt he is lack luster about playing football.  He knows it might be time to go, but I don’t think he can see himself doing anything else – and still being him.  Disagree?  You know what to do.



I will leave you with a little tip on regifting (you knew it was coming).  Absolutely do it.  Why should you hold on to a gift you don’t really want or need when someone else might actually appreciate it?  Giving isn’t about passing on the giver’s style to someone else; it is about giving something the recipient will find value in.  If it gives you one less gift to pick out or buy that sure sounds like “finding value” to me.  PLEASE, try to only give the gift to someone you think will actually enjoy it.  Simply passing on your junk is just not the kind of giving spirit I can condone.  You’re the quarterback; I’m just here to protect you.