Friday, November 16, 2007

"Experts" in the bleachers?

Last night I went to a high school football game. With two teen cheerleader daughters, I try to make it to as many as possible. I got there a little late so I was forced to sit in the “nose bleed section” near the top of the bleachers. Sitting directly behind me was “The Man”. If you have ever been to a sporting event, then you know this guy. He is the vocal one who has his personal commentary on every play. The one that know everything about everything but never personally made it in the game.

This guy yelled at the kids, chewed out the coaches, then called the referee “blind” when he made a call that he didn't like. “I am sure he had a better view from a quarter mile away than the ref did on the field,” I remember thinking.

As much as I wanted to say something, for the sake of the kids around me, I bit my lip and waited anxiously for the end of the game. Many others were not as patient. Argument after argument broke out behind me. The game was no longer about the action that night, it was about the opinions in the stands. I finally had it, “GUYS!”, I said,” While you all have interesting ideas, The Game is on the field!

When I woke up this morning, I checked my e-mails, then ran through the various A/Q & Team blogs to get caught up on the last few days. I hit the Alticor media blog, the Amway blog, then read a few of the comments. Twenty minutes later I found myself smiling. I figured out the name of the guy sitting behind me last night. His name is Tex. This guy has to be the most prolific poster this industry has ever seen. I bet the commentary on the A/Q blogs are 50% Tex. Either him personally sharing his wisdom regarding every post made, or replies back to his verbal diarrhea. All of this from an guy that has stated he is not even a Platinum. His thoughts on the “scam” have been answered by Team and explained well by Q'Reilly. Now it has just become annoying.

My mom always said;
Never wrestle with a pig ... you'll both get dirty, and only the pig will enjoy it. Somewhere Tex is smiling.....

Remember Team, ( I am speaking to myself as well ),
The Game is on the Field.
We have a million leaders to find!


Anonymous said...

I am really enjoying your blog. Your not getting alot of comments, I think because you are saying it pretty well and there isn't much to add. Just wanted to encourage you to keep it you.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I too am familiar with Tex's acerbic rantings on the Alticor blog. He gives nothing of value, nothing to ponder, no inkling of wanting to help others.

Now THIS is a blog worth reading.... plenty of food for thought, and lots of great stories. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Couldln't agree more...with you and with commentors to-date. Keep up the good work. I really enjoy reading your blog everyday.

LUCHADOR said...


messy messy tex!

that how they live in his state!

the state of denial.