Monday, January 27, 2014

FOOTBALL NEWS BEFORE SUPER BOWL XLVIII



FROM THE DESK OF THE “FUGITIVE” COMMISSIONER

Hello Football Fans,

Since the media has another week almost to conger up things to discuss leading up to the Super Bowl, I guess that's what is happening with this letter as well.

Upon request from a few loyal readers, here is the latest.

Enjoy,

The Fugitive Commissioner of the FFHL

Friday, January 24, 2014

JERRY RICE, LEON SANDCASTLE TO PICK PRO BOWL TEAM THIS YEAR


SCHEDULE CHANGE, FAMOUS RBs USED TO HEIGHTEN AUDIENCE

Temecula, CA – In an effort to fatten the TV market share of the Pro Bowl, a football game forgotten by everyone except those into sports jock strap minutia normally played after the Super Bowl, the game’s playing schedule has been moved forward 3 weeks to this weekend. 

On top of the schedule advance, three of the most famous running backs of time, Jerry Rice (SF49er fame), Deion Sanders (Dallas Cowboy fame), and Leon Sandcastle (#1Draft choice KC Chiefs, 2013 Madden NFL fame) have been added to bring viewers in. 

After the jump we take a look back at Sandcastle’s first appearance from out of nowhere, it seemed.

And then to the t-shirt that is making the rounds at present in some sports circles and the man behind it, again, after the jump.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE RICHARD SHERMAN CONTROVERSY


WHEN OUTRAGEOUS MEANT SOMETHING IN SPORTS

Temecula, CA – Building up to the Super Bowl is the usual heightened controversy which seems to happen every year. I love the Super Bowl, and I don’t watch sports. This year however, the bone of

contention is a player’s after game, seemingly off-point interview on camera. The player’s name is Richard Sherman, and he hails from So Cali just up the road in another city called Compton. The ‘straight-outta’ place of Los Angeles. 

Watching the game and the interview, since Sherman (Seahawks) had just made the game defining end play, I was surprised to hear the taunts made to/about the player bested in the play. But rather than a quick judgment, you could tell there was some past resentment between the two that wasn’t team competition. 

With 60 million watching the incident, the outburst has grown beyond the person to the core level of being yourself. Coming from an extended family containing a college professor (Santa Barbara), a VP for General Motors (Detroit), and a judge helping to decide Detroit’s bankruptcy, I can relate to being yourself and how that can get you into trouble. And I didn’t come from Compton.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FOOTBALL NEWS AFTER NFL CONFERENCE TITLE GAMES



FROM THE DESK OF THE “FUGITIVE” COMMISSIONER

Hello Football Fans,

With only two games over the weekend (plus college "exhibition games), you'd think there wouldn't be much to talk about.  

But I believe it's worth your while to read the Commish this week, which includes three quiz questions, a preview of the 2014 NFL Draft, and a few other tidbits.

We're headed for an outdoor, potentially bad weather Super Bowl on February 2nd. 

Enjoy,

The Fugitive Commissioner of the FFHL

WHO’S IN YOUR WALLET?



RUN FOR OFFICE, GET RICH OFF POOR TAXPAYERS

Temecula, CA – Though you may be paying for football without knowing it, at least there is enjoyment out of that. However according to a new report by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, a majority of members of Congress -- for the first time -- are millionaires.

Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in
2012, according to disclosures filed last year by all members of Congress and candidates. Last year only 257 members, or about 48 percent of lawmakers, had a median net worth of at least $1 million.

Members of Congress have long been far wealthier than the typical American, but the fact that now a majority of members -- albeit just a hair over 50 percent -- are millionaires represents a watershed moment at a time when lawmakers are debating issues like unemployment benefits, food stamps and the minimum wage, which affect people with far fewer resources, as well as considering an overhaul for the tax code.

GROWN UP TALK ABOUT FOOTBALL FROM THE KING


NOT A SPORTS FAN? YOU’RE STILL AN ATHLETIC SUPPORTER

Temecula, CA – Continuing our grown-up news slant for thinking readers, this report is for those even outside the bubble of T-Town, for you see, Sports Fans, we are all part of someone’s bubble. By the way, this report is being written while listening repeated playing of Talking Heads (live) Burning Down the House.

Gregg Easterbrook has recently released a new book titled The King of SportsFootball’s Impact on America. In his book Gregg explains how whether or not you have had a kid in high school or college, or even bought a pro football ticket – EVER – you are still helping pick up the jock straps for the owners, the 1%. Also covered are the stats of graduate players and those who actually make a career of football, like Junior Seau. 

After the jump hear Gregg’s own words.
Enjoy the Super Bowl. You helped pay for it, as did I. Go Broncos! 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

FOOTBALL NEWS AFTER NFL DIVISIONAL CONFERENCE PLAYOFF GAMES



FROM THE DESK OF THE “FUGITIVE” COMMISSIONER

Hello Football Fans,

I've got a bunch of quiz questions this week, as many of you seem to like those more than my
commentary.

This week I tried to give you some minutia that you may not have noted from just watching or reading about the four NFL playoff games.

Please respond and comment if you feel the urge.  Are any of you FFHL'ers still alive out there, or has picking games ATS beat y'all up too badly? (I can relate).

The Fugitive Commissioner of the FFHL

Friday, January 17, 2014

BEACH EVENT KICKS OFF RUN FOR THE CAUSE



ALASKAN TEEN STARTS IN CALIFORNIA


Temecula, CA – The words of Martin Luther King spoken to me in 1961 continue to ring true, “The kids are the future.” As Temecula’s second music prodigy, a pianist this time instead of a violinist, prepares to play Carnegie Hall, another teenager, this time from Alaska, prepares to enter the record books on another level: the second youngest USA transcontinental runner.


Brett, Kris, David, and Olivia Wilcox are pleased to announce that the Sitka Conservation Society is now partnering with them as they run across America in their efforts to raise awareness about genetically modified organisms [GMOs] that pose a danger both to health and our environment. The Sitka Conservation Society has done extensive advocacy work opposing genetically modified salmon, aka Frankenfish, as well as community work to build sustainable food systems. They are partnering with Running The Country because of their joint concerns about genetically modified organisms.