In all of my years of watching Cowboys football, I have never been more humiliated as a fan because of the last two horrible efforts put on the field coached by Wade Phillips. Unreal! You blow the final game at the beloved Texas Stadium and then you get a second chance at life and need a win over Philly and you lay a 44-6 egg!!!??
I know it is “just a game”, but for those of us die-hards who pay big money to rely on competition to serve as a break from the reality of life, the gutless efforts put on display by these overpaid coaches and multi-millon dollar players just makes me wanna barf.
Can someone over there take control, get a little ticked and realize that us fans are their employers!? There is too much ego, no intensity, no discipline and no focus. Talent does not win games, heart and determination does. The Cowboys showed none this entire year.
Sure there is always “next year” but this gang of thugs don’t deserve the attention.
The Cowboys are my drug. They are my escape from it all and Texas Stadium has been my dealer and last night she gave it one final bow as we turned out the lights on an era chopped full of incredible memories.
After having three kids and tail-spinning down into a minivan I had no idea just a few years later I would end up being fortunate enough to get back into a Vette and my dream car at that!
Right now you can almost steal cars from dealers so I had to at least look into the possibility of getting a Vette again. I quickly learned if there ever was a time, NOW was the time. I found a used 2006 Z06 at a dealership in Cleveland and decided to go for it. These cars were selling for over $72,000 two years ago. I would be ashamed to even share what I stole this one for with only 9,000 miles on it!
On top of buying the car, I took advantage of my love for road trips and decided to drive the car back to Texas myself. I flew Southwest to Cleveland on Monday and drove this sweet baby all the way back to her home here in Texas!
I completed my longest alone road trip ever! I saw Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis and Little Rock along they way. Plus, I got to visit the NFL Hall of Fame which was great and spent 3 hours in Bowling Green, KY where they made my Z06 at the GM factory there. I even got to tour the factory. It was unreal. The Corvette Museum was really cool too. Despite the bad weather for the entire trip (snow, ice, rain, fog) I really had fun. I stopped in Louisville and Little Rock on the way. It was a 1300 mile trip that took me from Monday until Wednesday.
Some observations from my trip:
1. Cracker Barrels have to be the number one restaurant in the midwest!
2. Every major city between here and there is a copycat of the other in many ways – same retail centers, same looking malls, hotels, gas stations – pretty bland if you ask me.
3. Memphis is one dirty place.
4. Cincinnati was way cool.
5. The Corvette Museum and GM Factory Tour are musts!
6. People in the North drive like maniacs in snowy weather!
7. The OJ Simpson bust in he NFL Hall of Fame is eerie.
8. Marriott has it down when it comes to hotels!
Thankfully we are not just a minivan fam any longer!
Every year my company sponsors a fun Christmas party for the staff and each year it is fun but different. Parties in the past have been held at both owners homes, the Wyndom Hotel in Arlington, the Texas Star Golf Club, and even at our own office. Special guests in the past have included Buddy Pilgrim and Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright.
But this year just might have topped them all as the annual party was held at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine with special speaker and current EHL sales consultant Jim Tressler. The atmosphere was amazing, the service and food was great and the fun everyone had together was exceptional. In a time when most companies are cutting jobs and many are not even having Christmas parties, Equal Health is fortunate to be one that is growing, hiring and setting an example that the Free Enterprise system of America still works!
It was incredible to see my staff rewarded for such a great year in such a tough time.
Here is their own version of this great classic…
I visited the Galveston area earlier this week. I had hoped to get down there much earlier in order to view the area and help lend a hand.
My company, equalhealth.com, had decided to make the Oak Island Community our charity drive for November. This community of about 300 families is located about 20 miles east of Galveston and was just ravaged by Hurricane Ike in September. The pastor of the baptist church there is running center point for a community that has basically nothing left. Only two homes remain liveable. People are living in tents. They need everything. My company had donated enough funds to buy about 50 portable heater so we loaded them up and I drove them down there Sunday.
I was amazed at how much damage there was and how much was still left to be done. Clean up will take years. Rebuilding will take a long time as well.
Galveston was under repair and was cleaned up quite a bit though the west side was still ravaged. Words to describe the entire area would be: ravaged, devastated, shredded, thrashed, and leveled. So many businesses and historical things are gone forever. Places I grew up seeing and knowing. Though the Island is recovering, it is sad to know it will never be the same.
Oak Island however is in need of help and if anyone wants to do so, please contact me and I will put you in contact with the pastor. They need clean up and work grews bad and all of the media is now gone.
Photos are here: http://www.thefamilypost.com/Speersfamily/albums.php
Here are some videos of the area I shot: