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Sweet(s) Talk. …

Memorial Day 2020 — honoring and remembering

Being the proud veteran that I am, I most certainly can not let Memorial Day pass by without passing along a few words in regards to it. The day is to recognize the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, dying in defense of our country. Memorial Day is to honor and remember those people; the people, who along with their fellow service members helped in providing our freedom.

The freedom to have an opinion on something or someone we don’t agree or get along with. The freedom to agree or disagree with our political leaders decisions during this current coronavirus pandemic. And also the freedom to stage a physical protest in regards to something or someone you don’t agree with.

Ladies and gentlemen, please, if you’re only going to keep this fact in mind for a very short time: instead of focusing on the current discontent you might feel towards whatever it may be during this trying time in our country; try using this short amount of time to keep in mind that a fellow American citizen that you never met, died for our country in order to give you the rights you have, and Monday is the day that we remember them as a nation. …

On a much different note, I feel it’s necessary to share the following information. Not to antagonize the handful of Green Bay Packers haters in our area, but to show that even the NFL itself realizes which teams should get the most national coverage and which ones shouldn’t.

Amount of primetime games by team: 5: San Francisco, Kansas City, New England, Green Bay, Baltimore, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Los Angeles Rams; 4: Las Vegas, Chicago, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle, New Orleans; 3: NY Giants, Tennessee, Denver; 2: Arizona, LA Chargers, Cleveland, NY Jets, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Minnesota; 1: Houston, Miami, Indianapolis, Carolina, Jacksonville; ZERO: Washington and Detroit. Oh and for a certain Lions fan that said he doesn’t care about this fact: Yes you do, Todd, you’re not fooling anybody, especially not me. …

The last word I got from Dickinson County Racing Association board member Tim Schultz Jr. is that the organization has to wait for the green light from the Dickinson County Fair Board in order to simply be allowed on the premises, let alone have a night of racing.

It is to my understanding that the current crowd and gathering limitations that the Governor has in place, are the major factor in this situation. Stay patient racers and race fans, which I know is easier said than done. …

I read a funny quote from a loyal Detroit Tigers fan on Twitter a month or so ago, when the MLB proposed three 10 team regional divisions format, as an option to restart the season; A season that still is very much in limbo of being played at all. The Central Division of the three division was going to consist of: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves and the Detroit Tigers.

The quote was “Oh great, now we get to watch the Tigers finish last in a 10 team division instead of a 5 team division.” Yikes! If that’s not the opposite of optimism I don’t know what is. …

Have a safe, social distanced and Happy Memorial Day everyone. …

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