Posted on: December 21, 2008 12:09 pm

One click can help save rescued animals.

I know this has nothing to do with sports, but other than sports, animals mean a lot to me.

It is a constant struggle for "No kill" shelters to get support from the general public. In the tough economic times that we are in people see pets as a luxury they don't need. They simply dispose of their pets. It's a sad fact. Unfortunaely many of these shelters are packed to capacity, and many pets hve to be euthanized.

In my little attempt to help I just click on a link to this webiste. It doesn't cost anything, it just gives the websites hits, so that their sponsors will continue to fund them. I would ask the Big hearted CBS community to help, just by clicking on the site whenever you get a chance.

Every little bit helps!

Merry Christmas to all. 

Category: General
Posted on: November 12, 2008 9:21 am

Holiday Wishes for the Troops!

Go to my post and reply to keep this post alive through the Holidays


Or go to

God Bless our Troops!

Thanks Sportsline Community!

Category: General
Tags: Holidays!, Troops
Posted on: October 10, 2008 9:08 am

Would this solve the economic crisis? Or help?

On a normal week between my two personal vehicle I purchase about 35 gallons of gasoline every week. I would love to purchase less, but have quite a commute from my rural home. So at $3. 65 (average in Atl. as of 10/9/08) I will spend $125.75 a week on gas for both vehicles. Just over $500 a month for gas. Crazy! Why couldn't the government regulate the price of gas for a given amount of time, and subsidize that, instead of CEO's in the banking industry? We have seen how well that worked, AIG!

Anyway, if the price of gas could be subsidized to even take the price down to say $1.35 a gallon, then how much could we all save? I personally would save about $78 a week, or $312 a month. I am probably above average in my gas usage as compared to most people, but a saving of $312 a month would do me a world of good. I think this would also help many others too.

Forgive me iof this is wrong and maybe of some of you can correct me on this, but did the oil companies not make 600 billion in profits last quarter alone? How much would dropping the price of gas really hurt them?

I think this would allow for people to start driving on vacations again. Lower the cost of plane tickets. Maybe even allow for someone to somehing great like keep their electric or water turned on!


Category: General
Tags: Economy, Gas
Posted on: September 12, 2008 1:42 pm

Gasoline price gouging!

In an earlier blog I complained about non sports post on a Sportsline site. I just want to see if anyone on this site can answer this question?

Why is illegal for anyone to price gouge after a hurricane, yet with hurricane Ike looming just off the Texas coast, the price of gasoline has already increased dramatically. I understand that 30% of the production in the gulf was cut off for a matter of days, but if I were to charge someone an increased amount for a service after a hurricane, I could be reprimanded legally?

Doe this just provide an excuse for the oil companies to raise prices for a while? Will the three days or so of lost production critically impact their earnings?

Category: General
Posted on: September 2, 2008 11:28 am

Get your politics off my sports page!

   I am not a Democrat, I am not a Republican, I am not Independent. I am what you call the "Lesser of two evil partys". I'm sure there are a lot of people who feel the same way. But do I need to know what you are. What your views are?

   So the big new is that Vice Presedential candidate Palin's 17 year old daughter is pregnant. Do I really care. The only way this should show up on Sportline is if it was an unknown member of the Dallas Cowboys who did the deed! The only time we should hear the word Conservative on this site is when you are talking about the play calling of Tennessee's Phillip Fullmer because he has a quarterback who can't complete a pass to anyone wearing an orange jersey. The only time we should hear the word Liberal on this site is when you are describing the liberal amount of passing yards that the Cincinnati Bengals defense is going to give up this year. The only time Barack Obama's name should be mentioned on this site is when  Harvard has just handed Columbia a butt whuppin' in football. The only time we should hear John McCain on this site is when he was the asked to do the coin toss at the Army-Navy game, and was then seen in the skybox sipping 18 year old scotch and rooting on Army.

   I don't care about your political views. Political views and opinions go hand in hand. Everybody has one, and everyone thinks everbody elses stinks. Is your views on the candidates going to sway me one way or the other, I should hope not. That would just make me a follower. To vote for someone based on someone elses views is ridiculous. I am tired of this political race. I am tired of the negativity that comes with a presedential campaign. All I ask is, take it somewhere else. I come here to read about sports. I don't care about your politics, world news, and all the other pointless, mindless dribble that some people come up with. What song are you listening too? Who's your babys daddy? etc.... Take it over to Fox or MSNBC, I'm sure they have plenty of server space to accomodate you!

Category: General
Posted on: August 16, 2008 6:49 am

Sports appreciation day

I wish the kids of today could have grown up when I did. There were no computers or video games to sit in front of all day. As kids we looked forward to weekends when we would grab our bats and gloves and meet all our friends at the ball field, which we walked about two miles to get to. We didn't have to worry about getting rides from our parents. We usually didn't have enough people to play a game, so games had to be made up. We would play games like Home Run Derby, 500, or if we had enough players, a real game. We did this all day. We didn't have to be home till the street lights came on, so why not play all day. We would emulate our favorite players of the era. Squatting at the plate like Pete Rose. Pitching with the reverse pivot off the mound like Luis Tiant. It was fun. Then when all the play was done, maybe we could get the Cincinnati Reds on one of the four local television stations. That is if we weren't too tired to actually get up and change the station. If it wasn't on tv, then the radio would come on, and I would listen till I fell asleep, rarely making it to the end of the game. Fortunately, there was a newspaper in the driveway the next morning. On the front page the Reds score would be posted at the top right of the page. I knew that if I saw that smiling face basball icon at the top of the paper, the news was good. The Reds had won! After eating a bowl of some sort of super sugar coated cereal, it was off to Scott's house down the street to see what time we were going to play that day.

Playing sports gave me a greater admiration for sports. The worst thing a kid could experience in my era was a rainy weekend. Of course then we would just have to think of something else to do. That was usually a game of some sort that we made up and usually played under the awning of my friends back porch.

A diiferent time, a different way. A different era of sports fan.

Posted on: April 14, 2008 10:59 am

I had forgotten how much fun it was!

No, not that! I know how much fun that is!

The phone rings on a Sunday morning. The caller ID says its' the wifes boss. We wonder why she would be calling on a Sunday? Well apparently my wife had told the boss lady that I used to play ball. She was calling to fill a spot on a co-ed softball team. I had not played ball since 2003 when I severely broke both bones in my wrist. I have had two surgeries on my left shoulder which is my throwing shoulder. These from being a pitcher from the time I was eight, up till I was 36. I have had surgery on my left knee to repair ligaments, from what, you guessed it! Playing baseball. I have always loved baseball, but it has not been good to me. Thank goodness for insurance!

My wife told me to go. She knew how much I missed playing ball, and how much I loved to play. Even though this was co-ed softball, it was fun. It had been about 8 years since I played softball, and 5 years since playing on any kind of team. I was a little worried about how the knee and shoulder and wrist would hold up. I can tell you that I am a little sore in the legs today, but that was a lot of fun.

I drug my 42 year old broken down body out to play, and found that I still had it. I can't throw like I used to, I can't run like I used to, but I can still catch! I can still hit! The highlight was the last inning with two outs I came up and put one way over the left field fence!!!! Yes, your thinking a game winner in the last inning! Not quite!

It was an out! This was a co-ed league with a zero homer rule so that if you hit one over the fence, it's an out! nice to know I could still do it!

I sure hope I get the chance to play some more.

Category: General
Tags: softball
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