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January 17, 2011
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I missed two days doesn’t mean my plan has derailed. I knew an every-single-day streak was unsustainable, but I went for lucky 13 to start the new year. I’m not destined to be the Cal Ripken of Xanga– and besides, baseball has off days, and an offseason for that matter. Which brings me to the matter of sports. So far as I’ve ever seen, there’s just never been much sports talk on Xanga, and I’ve always wondered why. Yes, I know there are dozens of other large sports network websites where people can post and discuss, but you’d think that of the millions* of Xanga users, someone would have had a sports-devoted blog large enough to get noticed. Anyhow, my Falcons were beat– badly– in their NFL playoff game this weekend. It’s so hard in football because you get so excited for your team in the postseason, especially when they earn the #1 seed in the conference, but then it’s all over in just one game, unlike other sports that play best-of-x series in their playoffs.

I could go on, and on, but as I said, I don’t know that there’s much audience for sports blogs here. Maybe I’ll test the waters later.

Tomorrow is MLK Day, which unfortunately is treated as nothing more than a three-day weekend– with no mind to why we’re commemorating the day– to most who get Monday off; and those who have to work mainly just resent those who don’t. There are few people among us who are truly ready to sacrifice everything, including their own lives, for a worthy cause and to promote “liberty and justice for all” through their actions and not just empty words.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2011 4:23 am

    I am still getting over the shock of the Pats getting beat at home. All I say is Bring on the Jets  

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  2. January 17, 2011 6:50 am

    I’m with Juls!    I know there are a lot of Steelers fans on Xanga, but most don’t post sports.  I’m sure there are other fans of other teams, but you’re right… don’t see any huge sports related stuff on Xanga, of any flavor.  Kinda odd, now that you mention it. And you’re dead on about MLK, Jr. Day, of course. 

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  3. January 18, 2011 6:31 pm

    WOW! I used that SAME quote on my Weight Watchers site yesterday. Spooky. lol.I love sports. However I am a Browns fan. (nuff said why I don’t blog about it) I also am an Indians fan and a HUGE Buckeye fan!My kids played football and wrestled in high school. I really miss that!So I guess I have to say GO PACKERS since Aaron Rodgers was my fantasy QB this year and he did well except the week he got a concussion and screwed me out of the play offs. LOL.

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