Monday, October 5, 2015

Joe Philbin is out as head coach of the Miami Dolphins

Well, we all knew it was coming.
At the bye week, Miami is 1-3 and should be 0-4.
When the year started, the fan base was prepared to finally make a playoff push behind Ryan Tannehill.
Obviously, standards were overhyped and it is just another rebuilding cycle down on South Beach.
While I'll never falter from my passion of fandom with the organization, Miami is watching the window dwindle around the "best" years of this team in place. The talent is there, we just need a leader to step up and make the difference.
Joe Philbin is a great guy and a great coordinator, but it is just obvious that the team hasn't bought into his philosophy or the talent just isn't meshing together as it should.
Looking forward to seeing the new identity of the team against the Tennessee Titans during Week 6 to just see what a new leader can do in the play calling.
Go Phins!....even if it is just another year of mediocrity.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Stead Scholars and #OMAHOGS

Wow, this summer has been a whirlwind.
Any break that I was to have this summer has now been replaced with an internship I'm completing with the Arkansas Department of Health. As many of you know, I was selected to be a Stead Scholar this Summer and I'm working with the Arkansas Department of Health Legal Counsel to coordinate a project that, upon completion, I will be presenting to the State Board of Health and the Science Advisory Committee. It is a true honor to be able to work with such a knowledgeable bunch of people and especially within the field of interest for me.
I will say that it concerns tobacco, a hot button issue in Arkansas today. I'll be giving more information as I compile my research and revise my proposals/plan of action, but I learned two key things today concerning smoking.
1. Many transplant centers will not give organs to those who smoke and plan to continue after the transplant.
2. This generation has the tools to put an end to smoking. We know the consequences and what it can prevent you from doing, but it can extend your life by an average of ten years, should you quit by age 35. Those who are older still can extend their life by 3-4 years if they stop after age 65.
Our nation has is one of six to have cut smoking rates down DRAMATICALLY (by over 50%) in the recent past and we are down to only 18% of Americans smoking cigarettes!

This research is outside anything I've ever really considered, so I'm already learning quite a lot and would LOVE to talk about it with anyone interested in greater detail.
(This is constructive discussion material, not fit for personal attacks or judging others).

The Arkansas Razorback Baseball team shocked some people by running through the Stillwater Regional. Dave Van Horn, in perhaps his most well-rounded coaching job at Fayetteville led the team to a Regional Championship, where they then (by luck of Missouri State sharing a ball field) hosted the Super Regional Round. They beat Missouri State 2-1 in a best of three set and now are truly the #OMAHOGS!!
They play Virginia on Saturday at 2 pm on ESPN!
Great day to be alive, enjoy and value every breath!
Thanks for being such supportive readers!
Love you guys!
- Josh

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Battling Back...

Well, it's been awhile since I posted on here, I've had a lot of graduating to do.
Now undergraduate is done and I start working in about two weeks, so I'm enjoying my two week summer.
I'll start law school in the fall.
Anyway, back to the sports.
After a very troubling start to the season, the Arkansas Razorback Baseball Program has caught fire down the stretch, leading them to the #5 seed in the SEC Tournament.
I've watched most every game this season, but really haven't gotten into the commentary until now just wanting to hear what others are saying.
After the Michael Bernal Walk-off Double last night against #12 seed Tennessee, I think we might can surprise some people this year.
I hope we pull out this game versus 4 seed and #7 Florida, but in the SEC there are no easy wins.
I think we're getting a two seed regardless, but if we make a run this week, then we might can swing a regional host site.
Once again, I'll be posting a final scoring of my Bracketology pretty soon, but for my first year, I can call it officially a HUGE success. Well above average finish, above several of the national broadcasters and I look forward to another great year in 2015-16!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Professional Realist's Official 2015 Selection Sunday Bracket Projection - March 15th, 2015 4:50 PM

Professional Realist’s Official 2015 Selection Sunday Bracket Projection - March 15th, 2015

1. Kentucky
2. Villanova
3. Duke
4. Wisconsin
5. Virginia
8. Kansas
7. Gonzaga
6. Arizona
9. Iowa State
10. Notre Dame
11. Oklahoma
12. Maryland
15. Northern Iowa
14. North Carolina
13. Baylor
16. West Virginia
18. SMU
19. Louisville
17. Arkansas
20. VCU
24. Michigan St.
22. Georgetown
21. Wichita State
23. Utah
26. Butler
27. Providence
28. Xavier
25. San Diego St.
30. Iowa
31. Cincinnati
32. Dayton
29. Oregon
33. Ohio State
34. NC State
35. St. John’s
36. Davidson
40. Georgia
39. Temple
37. Oklahoma St.
38. Texas
42. Purdue
44. Colorado St. /           47. Ole Miss
41. LSU
43. Stephen F. Austin
45. Indiana    /   46. BYU
48. Buffalo
49. Wofford
50. Wyoming
54. Valparaiso
53. Harvard
52. Georgia St.
51. Eastern Washington
58. Northeastern
55. Albany
57. New Mexico St.
56. UC Irvine
60. Belmont
61. UAB
59. Texas Southern
62. North Dakota State
63. Lafayette
64. Coastal Carolina
65. Robert Morris /  68. Hampton
66. North Florida / 67. Manhattan
First Four Out:
Boise State
Miami (FL)
Old Dominion
Next Four Out:
Texas A&M
Murray State

Friday, March 6, 2015

Professional Realist - Bracketology March 6th, 2015

Bracketology – March 6th, 2015 – Professional Realist’s Official 2015 Bracket Projection

1. Kentucky
2. Virginia
3. Duke
4. Villanova
5. Wisconsin
8. Kansas
7. Gonzaga
6. Arizona
10. Iowa State
9. Maryland
11. Oklahoma
12. Notre Dame
14. Arkansas
15. North Carolina
13. Baylor
16. Utah
17. Louisville
18. Georgetown
20. SMU
19. Providence
21. West Virginia
22. Butler
23. Wichita State
24. Northern Iowa
25. Dayton
26. St. John’s
27. Georgia
28. Ohio State
31. Iowa
30. Xavier
32. Ole Miss
29. San Diego State
35. Michigan State
36. NC State
33. Oklahoma State
34. Oregon
38. Cincinnati
35. VCU
36. Texas A&M
37. Colorado State
39. LSU
40. Indiana
42. Davidson /      45. Texas
41. Boise State
43. Purdue    /   44. Temple
Stephen F. Austin
Murray State
Central Michigan
Louisiana Tech
Cleveland State
UC Davis
South Dakota State
Georgia State
High Point
New Mexico St.
North Carolina Central
Eastern Washington
William & Mary/ North Florida
Texas Southern /
St. Francis (N.Y.)
First Four Out:
Next Four Out:
Kansas State
Miami (FL)
Old Dominion