Rockin’ The Vote – A Day Late

Posted on November 5th, by John Rhadigan in All, College Football PLayoff, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, Texas Rangers. No Comments

Yesterday I was haunted all morning by that feeling that I had forgotten something. I jumped in the car to head to work and quickly remembered why. I forgot to vote! I hate that. I have lived in Texas 25 years and I would venture that is just the second election that I have missed. Since I didn’t vote yesterday, I decided to vote my forgetful ass off today. These votes don’t count for much, then again my wife and I usually cancel each other out when we vote anyway.


Yes to Romo playing in London

I vote Yes for playing Tony Romo this weekend. As I watched the game unfold Sunday afternoon I said to those around me in the press box, “I wouldn’t even take Romo to London. Weeden can beat the Jags.” That was sometime late in the first quarter or early in the second. Midway through the third I said to the same crew, “They better give Romo an injection and get him on that plane.” Now that they have dragged him all the way to England, they must play him. The only reason to make him endure those two long plane trips across the pond is to play. If there was even a doubt about his availability he should have been left here in Texas. I believe they will play him and I’ll hope that they won’t need to give him another shot for the trip home.

I vote No for having an NFL team in London. Many believe that all of these games being played over there are merely setting the stage for a team to relocate there, and Jacksonville would be a reasonable candidate for that. There are so many things I hate about the idea of having a team there, but first and foremost is the fact that WE DON’T HAVE A TEAM IN LOS ANGELES!  Are you kidding me? Why even consider one in Europe when our second biggest city can’t seem to support one? I believe they sell out the games that are there now just because of the novelty. And you think it’s tough for Seattle to travel to Miami…how about the road trips to and from London?

I vote Yes for Tyson Chandler and J.J. Barea again – these are two guys who clearly know how to play the game. I wonder how the Mavs knew that these guys would be so good? I wonder how they knew that they would fit so nicely into Rick Carlisle’s scheme? I wonder how they knew these guys would fit so well with Dirk? Oh wait…we know how they knew don’t we?

Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

Yes to Barea and Chandler again

I vote No for revisionist history that suggests there would have been no way to keep them after the Championship. The truth is, if the Mavs had signed their own free agents after the 2011 season, they would not have had a chance to bid on the likes of Deron Williams and Dwight Howard. But, if I’m not mistaken neither one of them signed here anyway.

I vote Yes for the Rangers acquiring a pitcher or two this off-season.

I vote No for the Giants winning another World Series, I’m tired of them.

I vote Yes for the College Football Playoff.

I vote No for only four teams being invited.

I vote Yes for the Chili Frito Pie Pizza at Papa Johns and I have never even tried it.

I vote No for being able to sleep through the night after I do eat one. I can’t digest like I once could.

There you go, that is about how many votes I should have cast yesterday. I feel better, but somehow I don’t feel like that made up for shirking my responsibility as an American.

John Rhadigan

John Rhadigan has called Texas home for nearly 24 years, having spent 11 years at NBC 5 as a sports reporter/anchor and 12 years as an anchor at Fox Sports SW. Rhadigan is the recipient of more than a dozen Emmy Awards for sports reporting and anchoring.

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