Saturday, December 22, 2007

Iz the great!!!

In the spirit of the Holiday.. I wanted to share one of my favorite singers and the song I love the most by him.. Victor Frankl talked about how in the concentration camp, when things were really tough, he would close his eyes and imagine he was somewhere else... I often use this song to deal with the stress of the moment. Hope you like it!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.

Victor Frankl

Monday, December 3, 2007

Money Drives Decisions

Further Evidence that money is driving sports more and more is found in the College Football Bowl Selections.. Here is but a couple of clear examples where leaders are choosing money over picking best the team:
  • Can you believe that Missouri, which is ranked 6th in the BCS rankings didn't go to a BCS bowl (there are 10 spots which count as BCS Bowl spots).. .but Illinois which is ranked way down at 13th did! This is just not right.. and what does it say about how far the Rose Bowl has fallen from being one of the greatest sporting events in college sports.
  • Money has even more impact when you look below the BCS bowl games. Clemson and Virginia, ranked 3rd and 4th respectably in the ACC, leaped over Boston College to take the more significant bowl bids. Why? Just cause Boston College fans don't travel like Clemson and Virginia fans. It is all about making money gang.
I am sure there are more examples. In what is quickly becoming more and more monetarily driven, college sports in the US continue the move away from the "spirit of the competition" and move closer to the "art of money." Need more evidence.. check out my post on the World Cup or my post on Ms. Jones. Is there any wonder that the kids graduating from these colleges grow up willing to do anything to make more money.. Enron was just the culmination of many acts of minor greed.. that grew into major greed. And it is all starting at our most visible symbol of college.

As for who is the best college football team this year, I doubt we will know at the end of this mess. For me, my choice will be simple if Hawaii wins.. Hawaii will at least be the only team without a loss. And their schedule will be close to as tough as OSU's.. Go Warriors!