I told you guys Sam Dekker was going to be a player in the NBA. Not sure if I posted it on here but I've been tweeting about it for some time now. He's going to be a solid and productive player in the NBA for a decade. Jump on the bandwagon now if you haven't already.
Sam got his first start of his career last night. He's played really well this season after missing his rookie season due to injury. Last night he was rewarded for that impressive start to the season with a place in the starting lineup and he did not disappoint. Dekker put up 30 in his starting debut. He's not slowing down. Looking forward to see how the rest of his season plays out.
While watching the NFL Playoffs and my terrible bets last weekend it struck me that we are really overlooking one of the most pressure filled positions in all of sports, especially during the playoffs. These guys are overlooked because they are so good at what they do, they hardly make an error. But if it was me, I'd be terrified. I'm talking about the holder for the field goal kickers.
I really started thinking about this during the end of the Cowboys-Packers game last week when there were 3 huge field goals in the last two minutes of that game. The television screen cut away to a picture of the field goal holder and I started thinking of how little I'd like to be in that position. If I was really talented, I would love to play quarterback, or receiver, or line backer, or wherever in a big time football game. There's no part of me that would want to be the field goal holder. No glamour, no recognition, and it's gotta be a real difficult job.
All that pressure and in less than a second you have to handle a hard football moving very quickly, catch it cleanly, place it on the ground without it sliding, and then spin the ball to face the correct direction. All in less than a second. All under immense pressure that could win or lose you the game. And you haven't been handling the ball at all during the game, or really doing anything athletic at all the whole day. Count me out.
I'll try not to get too political in the Three Count too often. And this will be one of those occasions. I will sprinkle some opinions and thoughts in off and on like I did last week though. But while reading through some of President Trump's tweets this week I ran across people replying to his tweets and sub-tweeting him like crazy. What are you people doing?
I get quoting his tweet as a new tweet of your own. That makes sense to me. You want to get your opinion on an issue out to your followers and the world. I get that.
But there are literally thousands of people just tweeting back at the President like he's going to read those replies. Or just people yelling at his tweet and trying to start an argument with him or other people. Come on. It's not like he's a political analyst or reporter who could find your point engaging and start a back and forth with you. IT'S THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! What positive benefit are you getting by tweeting at him like a crazy person? Maybe it relieves some stress I guess. But find a punch bag to use or a hard liquor to down instead. At least that doesn't make you come off like a lunatic. I just don't get these people.