“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”
“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”
“Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?”
“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”
“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”
“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”
“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.”
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”
“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”
“When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.”
“Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.”
“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”
“It’s only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world.”
“The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it’s really a manifestation of his character.”
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That’s what it’s all finally about.”
“One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.”
“The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy-not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call “following your bliss.”
“The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man. …Tragedy is the shattering of the forms and of our attachment to the forms… the two are the terms of a single mythological theme… the down-going and the up-coming (kathados and anodos), which together constitute the totality of the revelation that is life, and which the individual must know and love if he is to be purged (katharsis=purgatorio) of the contagion of sin (disobedience to the divine will) and death (identification with the mortal form). “All things are changing; nothing dies…”
“Eternity isn’t some later time. Eternity isn’t a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. There’s a wonderful formula that the Buddhists have for the Bodhisattva, the one whose being (sattva) is illumination (bodhi), who realizes his identity with eternity and at the same time his participation in time. And the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and to come back and participate in it. “All life is sorrowful” is the first Buddhist saying, and it is. It wouldn’t be life if there were not temporality involved which is sorrow. Loss, loss, loss.”
“Follow your bliss.”
“Bill Moyers: Unlike heroes such as Prometheus or Jesus, we’re not going on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. Joseph Campbell: But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes, there’s no doubt about it. The world without spirit is a wasteland. People have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and who’s on top, and so forth. No, no! Any world is a valid world if it’s alive. The thing to do is to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is and become alive yourself.”
“Marx teaches us to blame society for our frailties, Freud teaches us to blame our parents, and astrology teaches us to blame the universe. The only place to look for blame is within: you didn’t have the guts to bring up your full moon and live the life that was your potential.”
College Football’s Week 4 is now in the books and we have noticed a trend both in this season and the last few seasons in that every weekend there are Heluva Lot of…
Un-Coached College Football Teams
….being fielded by coaches that should have their teams ready to play and yet….these teams are basically Un-Freaking-Coached!
What is an Un-Coached College Football Team exactly?
It’s a team that looks like the head coach and coaching staff just rolled the footballs out onto the practice field and went to the local bar and got sauced on the university Dime no less and no surprise the teams showed up at the games on Saturday….
Not Ready To Play Football!
The Week 4 Un-Coached College Football Teams Were…..
Virginia Tech Oklahoma State Tennessee Rutgers Nebraska Louisville Kansas State Oklahoma Mississippi State Arkansas
…that basically looked like the players coached themselves and we note that a Helluva Lot of the above teams have Head Coaches making….
$3M+ A Year
…and one cannot help but wonder what in the Hell they are doing at practice because they sure the Hell are NOT coaching their football teams!
Let’s get to the Post Week 4 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings which means bringing out the Great Johnny Cash to give these Hot Seat coaches Hell!
1. David Beaty, Kansas – David Beaty is now in his 4 th season coaching the Kanas Jayhawks and after the loss to Baylor Beaty’s records at KU now stand at:
Overall: 5 – 35
Big 12: 1 – 27
No…that’s not good but it’s going to get worse with what Kansas has left to play this season:
Oklahoma State (That is if the Mullet actually coaches his team this week!) At West Virginia At Texas Tech TCU Iowa State At Kansas State At Oklahoma Texas
Kansas State is very beatable but we cannot see Kansas winning more than 1 game left on their schedule or 3 games overall in 2018 and that means there will be a head coaching job opening up come late November at Kansas and if KU AD Jeff Long is smart he will go find someone who tosses the ball all over the lot and scores a Helluva lot of points…it’s the ONLY chance Kansas has at winning games in the Big 12!
Hey….Gundy may not coach his team again this week and maybe KU will beat the Cowboys in Lawrence!
Great Luck David Beaty!
2. Lovie Smith, Illinois – It took awhile but Penn State pulled away for a 63 – 24 win over the Illini on Friday night and now Lovie Smith’s records in his 3 rd year on the job at Illinois stand at:
Overall: 7 – 21
Big Ten: 2 – 17
Hey…that’s playing some GOOD football compared to what David Beaty is doing at Kansas but come on now…Lovie Smith at Illinois has been a Total Disaster in taking over a pretty decent Illini program and turning into a….Total Disaster!
Let’s see what the Illini have left in 2018:
At Rutgers Purdue At Wisconsin At Maryland Minnesota At Nebraska Iowa At Northwestern
Save Rutgers which the junior varsity team of the Little Sisters of the Poor could be we don’t see Illinois winning another game and finishing at 3 – 9 and leaving Lovie with….
8 Freaking Wins
…in 3 seasons coaching at Illinois which is the same number of wins…THREE…that Lovie got in his first season with the Illini!
No coach can survive that kind of record…even Lovie Smith!
3. Chris Ash, Rutgers – We are not quite sure what Chris Ash is doing at Rutgers because for Damn sure he is…
NOT Coaching the Rutgers Football Team
…and to prove that in his 3 rd season on the job Ash is sitting on records of:
Overall: 7 – 20
Big Ten: 3 – 16
Geez….that’s BAD and looking at the rest of the Illinois schedule for 2018…
Indiana Illinois At Maryland Northwestern At Wisconsin Michigan Penn State At Michigan State
…save Illinois which the junior varsity team from Slippery Rock University could beat we don’t see the Knights winning another game in 2018 which would mean…MAYBE…Chris Ash has….
8 Freaking Wins
…in 3 years at Rutgers!
Yes…the Rutgers job as well will be opening up come late November!
Think they would probably take Greg Schiano back in Piscataway and if Schiano promises to not be a Total Ass this time around we won’t bring up the whole Bucs fiasco when he is up for the Rutgers job like we did when he already had the Tennessee job last season!
4. Randy Edsall, Connecticut – We haven’t a Damn Clue why Randy Edsall left Connecticut for the Maryland job after the 2010 season when he took the Huskies to the Fiesta Bowl and we don’t have a Damn Clue why Connecticut hired Edsall back after he posted a record of…
22 – 34
….coaching the Maryland Terrapins over 5 seasons!
Whatever is going at Connecticut Randy Edsall’s records after returning to UConn in 2017 now stand at….
Overall: 4 – 12
AAC: 2 – 7
….and we are starting to think that UConn might be looking for a new head coach come late November because when you look at the rest of the Huskies schedule….
Cincinnati At Memphis At USF UMass At Tulsa SMU At East Carolina Temple
….do you see the Huskies winning more than 3 more games and 4 games total in 2018?
Didn’t think so and why Randy Edsall is now firmly on the Hot Seat and we don’t see that changing anytime soon!
5. Clay Helton, USC – Watching the Washington State – USC game from Eugene, Oregon on Friday night we could not help but think of the words of USC-alum buddy of ours on what Helton had to do to hang onto his job which were….
“Clay better Damn win out the rest of the games.”
…and it took a minor miracle for the Trojans to beat the Cougars and things don’t get any easier for Helton and USC with their upcoming schedule:
At Arizona Colorado At Utah Arizona State At Oregon State Cal At UCLA Notre Dame
We talked to that same USC-alum buddy of ours on Sunday who was still pissed out how the Trojans let Washington State run up and down the field on his team at the LA Coliseum on Friday night and he says to us again…
“Clay better Damn win out the rest of the games.”
Memo to Clay Helton: We would recommend you win out the rest of the games Son!
6. Larry Fedora, North Carolina – Larry Fedora and North Carolina got a nice win over Pitt at home on Saturday but even with that win the Tar Heels are…
5 – 15
…in their last 20 games under Fedora and thus why Fedora is firmly on the Hot Seat with these games left to play in 2018:
At Miami Virginia Tech At Syracuse At Virginia Georgia Tech At Duke Western Carolina NC State
Does anyone think Fedora and the Tar Heels can find 5 wins in their last 7 games to get to even 6 wins and get bowl eligible?
Didn’t think so and that is what Fedora needs to keep his job a birdie from the Great State of North Carolina told us last week…
Great Luck Larry!
7. Major Applewhite, Houston – Major Applewhite got a win over Texas Southern on Saturday to move to 3 – 1 which means Major will need…
6 More Wins
…to meet what we are now calling the…
Tillman Fertitta Standard of 10 Wins Per Season
…for the Houston football program and with 3 wins on the board let’s see what Houston has left in 2018 thinking a bowl game could get Houston that much needed 10 th win:
Tulsa At East Carolina At Navy USF At SMU Temple Tulane At Memphis
Our opinion….Houston has as MUCH or MORE talent than EVERY team left on its schedule except….
…where the talent is EQUAL and there’s no reason that Houston doesn’t win at least 6 of its last 8 games!
Yes…we would recommend that Major Applewhite win 9 games in the regular season just to be sure of your job security Son!
8. Willie Taggart, Florida State – Willie Taggart and Florida State finally beat an FBS team in the 4 th week of the season and now the 2 – 2 Seminoles have an opportunity to get a win in Week 5 against the imploding Louisville Cardinals which should be an interesting measuring stick for both teams since neither has looked worth a Crap in 2018!
Let’s look at the rest of FSU’s 2018 schedule:
At Louisville At Miami Wake Forest Clemson At NC State At Notre Dame Boston College Florida
Our opinion if FSU cannot beat Louisville on Saturday….they do NOT win another game this season to finish at 2 – 10 which would be nothing short of….
All-Out Code Red Total Disaster for Willie Taggart!
If FSU did only win 2 games in 2018 the $30M buyout of Willie Taggart and all his coaches + support staff might save Willie….but we doubt it!
Great Luck Willie!
9. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech – We have been told all kinds of thing about the Disastrous Offseason that Virginia Tech just went through after Justin Fuente led the Hokies to…
…in his first 2 seasons at the school and for the most part we just laughed off the comments from our friends in and around the Va. Tech football program but one of those comments did stick with us and that comment was from a Va. Tech alum buddy ours who told us….
“There’s lots of Crazy Shit going on in Blacksburg…don’t know if it will do damage to the 2018 season though.”
We followed up to the above comment asking just what in the Hell our friend was talking about relative to the Virginia Tech program and his further comments will be kept to us and maybe provided to someone in the media to look into if the Hokies continue to implode like they did against Old Dominion on Saturday because there may be a BIG story here that a proper media organization can dig out and report on without getting their asses sued.
As for what’s going on with Virginia Tech football in 2018 the Hokies did indeed get DESTROYED by an Old Dominion team on Saturday that coming into this game has lost to…
At Liberty: 52 – 10
FIU: 28 – 20
At Charlotte: 28 – 25
…and yet ODU beat the Hokies by the score of….
49 – 35
Anyone else thinking there’s something “Rotten in Blacksburg” and that there’s something ODD going on there when you consider the Disastrous Offseason the Hokies are coming off of?
Thought so…Oh So Very Damn Odd it is!
Just our humble opinion but one of the BIG mistakes that Justin Fuente made when taking the Virginia Tech job was keeping DC Bud Foster around even if Bud Foster is a Helluva DC precisely because Foster being there so long with Frank Beamer probably thought he should have been the one who got the Hokies head coaching job…maybe for good reason…and there’s an Ole Rule in the US Navy…when a new Captain takes over the ship he is in COMMAND and there is no one left around that might question his COMMAND of the ship even if that means changing personnel.
Let’s see what the 2 – 1 Hokies who seem on the precipice of a Total Damn Disaster have left in 2018:
At Duke Notre Dame At North Carolina Georgia Tech Boston College At Pitt Miami Virginia
If the Hokies play like they did against ODU they will not win another game save Georgia Tech which is also now falling to pieces, and maybe Justin Fuente can survive a less than .500 record in Year 3 at Virginia Tech…and maybe he can’t if there is something else going on in Blacksburg that may or may not come to light in the coming weeks.
We shall see.
10. Brent Brennan, San Jose State – We really don’t know why San Jose State hired Brent Brennan in 2017 beyond that he had coached with the Spartans years ago and we say that because we know of one High-Profile Coach who would have loved the San Jose State job but didn’t even get a call and for Damn sure that High-Profile Coach would have won more than what Brent Brennan has won with San Jose State:
Overall: 2 – 14
MWC: 1 – 8
Can Brent Brennan survive another 2 win or worse season in 2018 with NO wins on the board now and still having to play the below games?
Hawaii Colorado State Army At San Diego State UNLV At Wyoming At Utah State Nevada At Fresno State
NOPE…not in our opinion and we don’t expect San Jose State to win a game in 2018 looking at the above schedule so maybe that High-Profile Coach will get a shot at the Spartans job again later this year!
“Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.”
“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”
“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”
“When placed in command – take charge.”
“You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.”
Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust God, and do”
“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”
“A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can’t do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war. Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.”
“As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist: He is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man.”
“True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job.”
“I believe that forgiving them is God’s function. Our job is to arrange the meeting.”‘
“Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of the United States Central Command, this morning at 0300, we launched Operation DESERT STORM, an offensive campaign that will enforce the United Nation’s resolutions that Iraq must cease its rape and pillage of its weaker neighbor and withdraw its forces from Kuwait. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is just! Now you must be the thunder and lightning of Desert Storm. May God be with you, your loved ones at home, and our Country.” General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA Commander-in-Chief U.S. Central Command, in a message to the command, 16 January 1991