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I am going to die soon
Examiner.com ^ | Oct. 20, 2010 | Réne Girard

Posted on 10/20/2010 11:25:14 AM PDT by jackspyder

Life has been so busy lately with family, church, working on my website, that I have barely taken time to notice how terrible the Dallas Cowboys are doing this year. I have yet to watch one game because I know they are losing and I hate to watch them lose. I don't have time to invest in a losing team. That could be why I have not been interested in the Texas Rangers.

While growing up in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, I remember the Dallas Cowboys winning more games than they lost. I remember the excitement. I remember the Cowboys going to the Superbowl in the 70's and 80's. I remember the fun of watching with family and friends, as well as the thrill of having a world-class winning team everyone could be proud of.

It was never that way with the Texas Rangers. Long, boring games that often ended with the dred of an even longer season that would never culminate in anything worth mentioning. We Texas Rangers fans had little to brag about. Sure we eventually had Nolan Ryan pitch in his senior years, and a few other notable mentions, but the World Series was always a competition for other teams, other cities ... not us.

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TOPICS: Humor; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; cowboys; rangers; yankees

1 posted on 10/20/2010 11:25:21 AM PDT by jackspyder
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To: jackspyder

Don’t count chickens before they hatch, but Rangers are up three games to one on the Yankees. This could be their year.


2 posted on 10/20/2010 11:27:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: jackspyder
blah blah blah.....if you're gonna die, then say so up front, say why and then move on to what really bothers you (whoever wrote this tripe).
3 posted on 10/20/2010 11:28:30 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: jackspyder

A blogger? Dying soon?

Oh Discordia!


4 posted on 10/20/2010 11:30:24 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: jackspyder

It’s been said that baseball is 3 minutes of action packed into 3 hours. But when it comes to the playoffs, every pitch, every move has meaning. It is unbelievable how exciting playoff baseball is compared to the regular season, (although I do love baseball, even in the regular season).

I’m glad I got to experience my home team in the playoffs. Sadly, I won’t live long enough to see them go back. The Indians are terrible, and their ownership is even worse. And, due to that inept management, coupled with the crappy baseball salary structure, Cliff Lee ended up in Texas. You’re welcome Texas.

Congrats, and good luck. I’m pulling for the Rangers.


5 posted on 10/20/2010 11:31:21 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: jackspyder

Sorry, this is a waste of space.


6 posted on 10/20/2010 11:31:50 AM PDT by unkus
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To: humblegunner

I’m going to die sometime in the next 50 years or so.


7 posted on 10/20/2010 11:33:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: jackspyder
I also had no idea that we were one competition away from going to the World Series ...

Spoken like a true sports fan (sarc/)
8 posted on 10/20/2010 11:34:59 AM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: jackspyder
If you want to live a long time, live by my creed.

I will live long enough to see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

9 posted on 10/20/2010 11:35:36 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: jackspyder

I like the Rangers, but I’m also a big fan of Lance Berkman, and wouldn’t mind seeing him get a ring. My loyalties are divided in this series.

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 10/20/2010 11:35:57 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum -- If you wish for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: jackspyder

Family members are in Arlington today to bury a friend who was killed in Afghanistan.

I will be attending the funeral today of a 15 year old family member killed in car accident.

So forgive me if I don’t see the point of this title.


11 posted on 10/20/2010 11:36:15 AM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: earlJam

Very good! LOL


12 posted on 10/20/2010 11:38:24 AM PDT by unkus
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To: jackspyder
"But how could they? The Rangers have never been to the World Series. They never have, and they never will. At least not in my lifetime. I mean c'mon! The Rangers?! The Texas Rangers?! Out of Arlington, TX?!

It's not going to happen. It can't happen, because if it does that means I'm going to die soon.

Well much to my delight, or perhaps my demise, I noticed tonight that the Rangers are now up 3-1 in the series. One more win and nothing short of the apocalypse will keep them from going to the World Series. And if they can beat the Yankees 10 to 3, and even shut them out 8 - 0, in Yankee Stadium, then they could come home with the crown.

So as part of my last will and testament, I, Réne Evan Girard, being of blown-away mind and body, do hereby bequeath all of my earthly goods to those who will surely pilage and plunder in victory celebration because they believe they can get away with it ... because it's the end of the world ... or at least my world ... because I swore there was no way the Texas Rangers would ever make it to the World Series, much less win it, in my lifetime.

Yep. I'm a dead man."

13 posted on 10/20/2010 11:38:24 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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To: airborne

so sorry for your loss

the point is along the lines of “when hell freezes over” “when pigs fly”, etc.

don’t worry about it, just be there to mourn with those who mourn


14 posted on 10/20/2010 11:38:38 AM PDT by jackspyder
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To: jackspyder

I am a serious as they come Yankee Fan.

Win or lose, I’ll never equate their status in the league/division/world series with living or not.

Baseball is amusement for me. Serious amusement (oxymoronic mahaps?) but amusement in the end.

I don’t understand why we have to title things with such drama.


15 posted on 10/20/2010 11:40:27 AM PDT by Neets
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To: earlJam
I will live long enough to see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

in michigan we say lions/ superbowl. amounts to the same thing.
16 posted on 10/20/2010 11:40:32 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: Gaffer

Anyone who emotionally invests in a ball team is an idiot.

We are losing or lost our country because of idiot drones watching ball games in between the “stupid white man” commercials. The sheep have no clue they empower their overlords watching TV.


17 posted on 10/20/2010 11:41:07 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: airborne

A truly tough day for you airborne. You and yours are in our prayers.


18 posted on 10/20/2010 11:41:07 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: airborne

Prayers up for ya, pal.


19 posted on 10/20/2010 11:44:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: jackspyder

Misleading titles to lure people to read tripe?

And not even tripe about politics or war or the great ethical questions of our time, but tripe about a sports team?

Ding! Ding! Ding!
Ten out of ten on the “lame” scale!!!


20 posted on 10/20/2010 11:46:02 AM PDT by djf (OK, so you got milk. Got Tula???)
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To: earlJam
I will live long enough to see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.
Someone in Boston probably had that same thought about the Red Sox back around 1920 or so.
Didn't make it.
21 posted on 10/20/2010 11:46:43 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SnakeDoctor
I'm in a similar situation. I am a Giants fan but love Shane Victorino, a local Maui boy from here. The good thing, win or lose, he already has his ring from last year.
22 posted on 10/20/2010 11:47:41 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: airborne

Exactly. My sense of well-being does not depend on any sports team, or any entertainment, for that matter.


23 posted on 10/20/2010 11:58:56 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: jackspyder

I live in Pittsburgh. Don’t cry for me. I’m already dead.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 12:24:53 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: jackspyder

From a Central NYer -— anybody but the Yankees! I grew up in Penna. and hated the Yankees from my early days. Go Red Sox. sd


25 posted on 10/20/2010 12:25:11 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Sorry pal, but every time your Cowboys played my Bradshaw led Steelers you got your butts kicked. Literally, EVERY TIME!!


26 posted on 10/20/2010 12:56:22 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: jackspyder
Well, Mr. America's Team, after having endured twenty years of lost hopes and false starts as a Deadskins fan, and now seeing a glimmer of hope in our new regime (we were thisclose and a bad tipped ball on the last play from beating the Colts even without Haynesworth on Sunday), I can feel for ya. I can't quite reach ya, but I can feel for ya.

P.S.: Tony Romo is gay.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

27 posted on 10/20/2010 1:54:12 PM PDT by Viking2002 (2010 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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