Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thumbs Up to Both the Rams & the Chiefs!

Hats off to both the Rams and the Chiefs for dedicating the Governor's Cup to the victims of Joplin, MO and donating proceeds to the Joplin Fund. I loved the idea that they stressed over and over again that even though the clean up is going well the people of Joplin are going to need all of our help in order to rebuild their city. This could take years. I just came back from New Orleans and it's been 6 years and they still are rebuilding!

However, shame on the NFL for not making this a national televised game. This is a game that was important and it should have been televised to all of the country so that the awareness of everyone could have been raised about this issue.

Even way out here in Portland, OR, my church and I are organizing a fundraiser for these same people. They can't be forgotten like so many are in our own country and again, I applaud both the Chiefs and the Rams for their compassion and caring!

If you would like to contribute to our fundraiser you can mail your checks or money orders to:

St. Joseph the Worker Church
2310 SE 148th Ave
Portland, OR 97236

Make sure to put "Joplin Fund" in the memo section.

Thank You!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New NFL Rule

When it was first announced that the NFL would be reviewing all scores in every game people were a tad upset about this and felt that it would interfere with the game and make it longer because of the time it would take to do reviews on all scoring plays. However, I've seen a couple of games now and I have to say that I'm quite impressed with the system that they've implemented. It's been so far nearly seamless and hasn't added any extra waiting around like some feared. Case in point, check out the video below.

Without this review rule in place, this more than likely would have been 4th and inches and not a TD. But as you can see in the video it was a TD.

Finally the NFL officials have gotten something right!