When Dreams Don’t Rock

Let me make this perfectly clear (I am using my Nixon voice) when I had this dream I had not been guzzling suds, smoking hippie lettuce, licking frog bellies, or hanging by the neck naked playing tug-o-war with cyclops. This was a good ol’ fashion dream.

The dream took place in what appeared to be a tavern with a stage. Yeah, like I have been in a pace like this before. Up on stage were Waylon Jennings, Hank jr. and Merle Haggard. Jr is singing “A Country Boy Can Survive”, Waylon is playing a huge slide guitar, and Merle is banging a tambourine. Don’t ask me why, he just is. I am sitting at a table with their album cover, and the entire scene is playing on a small screen that is built into the cover. Under the screen are the words “Sneak Peak.”
All of a sudden Hank finishes with his tune, and Merle starts sining a Marty Robbin’s tune; “I Walk Alone.” And he sounds just like Marty. There is actually a video of these two on Marty’s t.v. show were Merle does this, and does it very well.

Sadly I wake up, and realize that I was not really in this honky tonk listening to my country favorites. This ranks in the top three of my all time favorite dreams that does not involve beer and reverseable under wear.

Take Another Phrase Out Of Our Verbal Arsenal: Chink In The Armor

I won’t even dignify ESPN with a link. I saw this on the t.v. at the gym while I was running. Apparently, and ESPN writer used “A Chink In The Armour” to describe the horrible play of some guy named Jeremy Lin from the NBA, who I guess is also Asian. Here we go again with the hyper sensitivity at ESPN, and almost every where else (unless something is deemed to be targeting whites, then all is poops and giggles)

I have not read anything about this, and I don’t plan too. Let’s say for a moment the guy wrote this on purpose. Sports, and sports writing is nothing more than entertainment, period. No different from Larry The Cable Guy’s or Chris Rock’s stand up comedy routines. Through this lens, it is nothing more than either a good or bad play on words. The problem is, too many people place too much importance on sports and the role it plays in their lives, or lack there of.

So let’s say the guy used the phrase because this Lin guy actually has a weakness in his game. End of story, move along PC pimps, nothing to see or sell here. Ya know, ESPN dumped Hank jr. for something he did not even say.

As I have said, I no longer watch ESPN unless it is absolutely necessary. They still are the only ones who broadcast bowling. And bottom line, more sports fans need to realize that sports ain’t life, nor is it death: it is just for fun.

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