Today news came down that the NFL and the former NFL players have reached a agreement in the lawsuit on concussions. Now I am not sure if it is a good deal or not for the players, I would say it is not but that's just my two cents. I do think that it brings up a different question altogether in what does the NFL know about it's game and how damaging the effects are. Football is a violent game and has risk which everyone knows but is there more the NFL knows and does not want to share because they don't want to lose money? If you think that a league would not put it's guys at risk your wrong because we are talking about billions of dollars here. Yes Billions folks and that in itself is part of the problem it is so much money. Money like most drugs you have to get and make more and more to get you that high again. I just want to know the bottom line of how dangerous the game is or is not and then people can make their choices' about playing. I have got the opportunity to hang with some NFL players and they told before how much they hurt after the game. After talking with some of those guys it because a little more real how tough of a game football is. I played some football in high school and loved it and If I had a kid I would let them play in high school but not sure I would start them too young on the game. I should also say I love college football and the football in general I just hope no info is being covered up
It is that time of year again and what time is it? Time for college football, and I know that Husky fans are ready for sure. I have seen so much about the Washington Huskies this off season and the Retake Montlake campaign that even I am fired up for them to get a win and I am not really a Husky fan. I saw a couple pre-season show's on the Huskies and sounds like they are poised for a good year but then again sometimes pre-season stuff makes no real impact. If you are a Oklahoma fan you know what I am talking about since they are always supposed to be a national champion but then there are not, also see Dallas Cowboy's on this kind of thing. College football has so many good things to love and fun things about the games. Number one tailgate's on a Saturday are just more fun to me then a Sunday tailgate. Another great thing about college football is when you go to a game there is college chicks hanging out, you will see some cute girls at a NFL game but you will see a ton of hot college chicks at a college game. If you doubt me on this I suggest you go to any game in the SEC. College football also has so many teams that the talent level is different and you get a lot of big plays and who doesn't love a big play. Welcome back college football it has been too long.
This weekend is Seattle Hempfest downtown at Myrtle Edwards park. I have been to the Seattle Hempfest many times but have gone as much in recent years. I always enjoy some good people watching and Hempfest is some of the best people watching ever. I live in Belltown so I go to that park often and it is crazy how big Hempfest is and how much bigger the park seems with all the people. I do realize that it is a huge park but I am telling you it seems like a even bigger one this weekend. Some people I notice though just really hate Hempfest, now look I get it if it is not your scene but it is just as annoying to bitch about something you don't even go to. Is there some annoying people and bad stereo types at Hempfest, sure there is but it's also a lot of fun. I think it is important as well for normal looking people to go as well and show that not all people who smoke weed are lazy stoners. I could give you a list of a bunch of reasons why you should go to Hempfest and I could give you reason's not to go. I will leave you with just this, it is called Hempfest and they do sell elephant ears, case closed. Enjoy your weekend
I feel like I have been starting every blog lately with how good the summer has been. I had a unreal weekend last weekend at Summer Meltdown festival up in Darrington. The summer has been long and warm and just awesome. I feel odd saying this but I feel like it might be time for fall, not cold as much as I just mean fall activities like football and tailgates. The summer is great and I love it but maybe it is time for a fire and a hoodie. The fall traditional was always my favorite time of the year but after summer's like this it is very hard to say I love fall. Some of the many things I love about fall are college football, NFL, hoodies, tailgates and of cores the playoffs for our Sounders FC. I am starting to think that maybe the only season I really don't like is winter but then again winter has snow and we have mountains. I guess what I am really angling at is that now most of my summer things are done I am ready for fall. I am also getting more and more excited about Pain in The Grass the closer it gets. I am hoping for some classic fall weather for Pain as well, warm during the day and a nice little chill at night. It is still Summer so get out there and soak it up before it is over.
I am very happy today to blog with some fun news, that news is that my own podcast Thee Podcast is out today on www.KISW.com Now let me start by telling you these are the very first two we have done and we are still working on things so give us some time. We plan on recording them on Tuesday evenings then posting them on Thursday like we did today. Along side me is my buddy Cobb who is the co-host and Matt who is our producer. You might know Matt from some things on Metal Shop and Cobb you would know from, well I am not sure other then he is my buddy. He is a interesting dude though. Our podcast will be simply about a couple guys and their producer trying to be awesome. We will talk some pop culture, sports, music and of cores girls. We will try and cover a lot of different things and have some local guest on as well. It's really just a fun little side project that I am excited to do. Hopefully if you got 30 mins to spare you will check it out. If you have any comments or questions about it you can always email at TheeTedSmith@kisw.com and I will get them. Also STP from the morning show is a buddy of mine and he has a podcast so my goal is to be better then STP, help me take him down a peg or two
So today again I am writing about people who should just stop it already. I mean seriously is there anyone that watches sports that does not think Alex Rodriguez did PED's which are performance enhancing drugs. My problem with A-Rod is he got caught once and when he got caught he was in my mind not completely honest and the I sorry was half hearted. So now what happened is he got caught again and now how decided to fight it. See when you get caught it is ok but when you lie and continue to lie over and over then people get mad and don't trust you. Why would I believe him at all, I think like most I just assume that he has been popping PED's the whole time. I also think the guy is just disconnected for some odd reason. Yes he says the right things and act's very nice to the media but that is my point it is a act. Now am I sure it is a act no but I am not sure anything about this guy other than he seems like a spoiled brat. You got caught so take your money and your suspension and go. He was offered a plea deal and has choose to fight which means in the end I hope they ban him for life. Alex Rodriguez should just act like a man and a grown up and take his punishment, he knows what he took
Summer time is a lot of things and one of those things is new friends. The thing is I feel like people are just more apt to go out and do things in the summer time and when your out your going to meet some new people. New people can be hit of miss though and that's the tough part. It is like when you meet a buddy and think well this guy is cool and when you see him drunk for the first time you might realize that he is not cool. Also maybe you are the new friend, I did myself a few ears back, made a new buddy got way to drunk the next time we hung out and creeped the guy out. So in that case I was the bad new friend. The other thing about new friends is you have to figure out if they would get along with your other buddies as well. Now that is all the bad stuff with new friends but also there is a lot of good. Sometimes you spend a summer day like solstice with two new guys and before you know it you have two new friends. I go to some festivals in the summer and there I have my festival buddies which are completely different from my normal friends. It is also funny because when I see my festival buddies I tell them how much I love them and good to see them even though we only hang once a year. I hope your summer is rolling along and your having fun out there