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Hump Day Thoughts on Sports – 7/25/12

by Steve Farace

Allow me just a moment to discuss something very serious. Last week we all woke up to the horrifying news of the shooting that took place at the movie theater in Aurora, CO. Obviously here at CineSportsTalk.com, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I will not give a moment of publicity to the madman that committed this crime. There were heroes that died that night protecting their loved ones and there were miracles like the pregnant woman who escaped with no injuries. That woman gave birth to her child, but her husband is fighting for his life after being shot in the face. Please check out the Facebook page to read their story and donate if you can. There are many other stories of both courage and heartache. One of the great stories that came out of this situation today was how there are hospitals in the area that will not be charging the victims for their treatment. If this heinous act teaches us anything it is to live your life to the fullest because it is precious and you never know when it might be taken away from you. Thank you.

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Hump Day Thoughts on Sports – 7/18/12

by Steve Farace

Loyalty – that’s a strong word isn’t it? It can be meant to describe many things in life. Maybe you are referring to your loyal pooch, Hammer. Maybe you are referring to your loyal and devoted husband or wife. What about being loyal to your job? Have you guys read the story about Marissa Mayer? She had worked with Google since 1999 – in fact she was their 20th employee. She has been working there for 13 years and it was just announced that she was leaving Google to become the new CEO of Yahoo! Now, Yahoo used to be one of Google’s main competitors, but is struggling, so I guess Mayer is looking to revive them. It makes you think, though, which side of the fence was the lack of loyalty? Google or Mayer? Holy Johnny Damon, Batman! Let’s get to it:

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Hump Day Thoughts on Sports – 6/27/12

by Steve Farace

No funny business this week – let’s get right to it:

The Miami Heat are the NBA Champions. That is the sentence that most of the country never wanted to read and have many readers of this column cringing right now. The one thing that the haters of the heat had to hold on to was that they haven’t won a championship yet and that Lebron couldn’t close out a series. Well, he didn’t need to take a game winning shot in the playoffs because he DOMINATED the entire playoffs. The King has been crowned and Wade gets his second ring. The one thing that bothers me now is that Eddy Curry now has a ring. That just isn’t right! Congrats again to the Heat and their fans!

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Hump Day Thoughts on Sports – 6/20/12

by Steve Farace

How odd is it going to feel to have July 4th fall on a Wednesday this year? Usually we can’t wait for the long weekend and a nice fireworks display at some point during the weekend. Now it is just one odd day out of the middle of the week, and what do you do about your work week? Well, if you’re smart you take the 5th and the 6th off and make it a 5 day weekend. That’s exactly what I had planned before a new job came along. Now I’m stuck in the same situation of having a random day off in the middle of the week! Alright…let’s get to it:

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Hump Day Thoughts on Sports – 6/13/12

By Steve Farace

So, I’m having a discussion with someone today that has worked at both Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. We were talking about the difference in the customer base and according to her, there is a rather large gap in customers of each company. She told me that Starbucks customers are more stuck up (I think we all knew that part) and that they are quicker to get irate if their coffee is not made perfectly so. Dunkin customers (again, according to a former employee of both) will still get upset when their coffee isn’t made perfectly, but they are more the “don’t worry it’s not a big deal” kind of customer as opposed to Starbucks “can you just have someone else make my drink” customer. I thought it was interesting – I’m a Dunkin man myself…how about you?

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Hump Day Thoughts on Sports – 6/6/12

by Steve Farace

I was on my way home today and there was an especially long line of traffic getting on to the highway. Traffic is especially frustrating after you have spent 8 hours at work and you are READY to get home. As I get closer I can see the lights flashing and I know something has happened. Getting even closer I realized that there was a truck that had overturned along the round-a-bout to get onto the highway. When will truck drivers learn that they are not driving a Honda Civic around those turns? If you take them as if you are driving a Civic then it is likely you will lose control and flip over. I write about this knowing that the driver is OK, although he should be forced to pass a driving test again.

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