I always love stories about communities and organizations giving back.
This one is really special, considering my husband was in the Marines for almost ten years.
Scott Wood a Marine passed away due to injuries he received during combat in Iraq. His wife Sara Wood and 5 year old son were invited to a halftime ceremony.
The Houston Texans surprised the fallen Marines widow and son with a custom built home. The home was provided by an organization called Operation Finally Home.
Operation Finally Home provides houses to wounded, disabled veterans or the widowed and their families and all homes are mortgage free.
The house is located in the suburbs of Houston.
This charity has built 32 homes in 32 different states.
This is why I love our country…it is the greatest!
- Shockey rips Texans for anthem etiquette (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Shockey Rips Texans for Anthem Etiquette (abcnews.go.com)
- American Indian Marine Was Part of Iwo Jima, But Kept Out of Spotlight (indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)
- A hero and a villian (politicallyincorrectpatriot.wordpress.com)
- Marine Vignettes II (Marine Vignettes By GyG): #148… Old Glory And The U.S. Marines (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
If your like me , then you too are always looking for something new and good to cook for game days. I love tacos. Tacos-done slow cooker good -are what’s here to try in this recipe. They sound really good topped off with some salsa, sour cream and I like to add celantro. Try them out this weekend for game day and come back and let us know what you and your team at home think of this recipe. Make a side of rice and some pinto beans and you are set to feed those hungry fans. Add some homemade sopapillas and honey. And you will be a winner with your hungry team-:) Yummy!
Fans Show their support for Tim Tebow by “Tebowing”
Tim Tebow has created fans around the globe. His religous background and hunger to win has many following him. His fans show support by what might now be considered a word…”Tebowing.” I found plenty of fan pictures of them supporting Tim with his now seemingly famous prayer pose. Check out these cool fan pictures.
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I Hate Prevent Defense…
I hate prevent defense. Many times a team has dominated the game, then in the end played prevent defense and allowed a team to drive down the field. Is anyone on board with me here? Why if a team has found a way to control the game, do you change things in the final quarter? We know the “ole” saying “if something works, no need to fix it.” Right? Not! I find myself asking this question time and time again. Changing things in the end of the game after you have held a lead playing a certain type of defense is well…..SILLY in my opinion. You see teams change it up because they are afraid of a big play happening, or don’t want to turn the ball over. “Com-on Man” as Keyshawn Johnson would say. If it has worked all game then….let them play the way it has gone for the game. Yeah, sometimes a big play happens. It seems to me that many times prevent defense leads to a LOSS plain and simple. So just stop it would ya!
- Tim Tebow: 5 Things His Haters Will Say About the Broncos QB’s Debut (bleacherreport.com)
- Jets’ Prevent Defense Almost Prevents Them From Holding On for a Win – New York Times (nytimes.com)
- 2011 NFL Fantasy Football Week 11: Wide Receiver Rankings and Projections (bleacherreport.com)
- Week Nine Monday 10-pack (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- 5 Things We Learned About Tim Tebow on Sunday (bleacherreport.com)
- 23-0 : Hello there, defense. We’ve missed you. (ftrp.wordpress.com)