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Monday, October 25, 2010

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly #1: Jerramy Stevens


The Good: Mr. Stevens was drafted in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft by one of my favorite teams... the Seattle Seahawks. In 2005, he had the second most receiving touchdowns on the Seahawks and was third on the team in receptions. That same year, he helped the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl for the first (and only) time in team history. In fact, he's the only Seahawk to ever score a touchdown in a Super Bowl.

The Bad: Mr. Stevens has had problems with the law for years, but his DUI arrest on March 13th, 2007 was the straw that broke the camel's back. The Seahawks released Mr. Stevens, allowing him to have a much needed change of scenery. Several weeks later he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Ugly: Since his signing with the Bucs, he has been suspended for multiple games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Then two days ago, Mr. Stevens was pulled over by a police officer for playing his music too loud. After smelling marijuana, the officer searched Stevens' vehicle and found 38 grams of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with felony possession of cannabis and a misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. Just when things couldn't get worse, today the Buccaneers released him.

Like I tell my students all the times... everyone makes mistakes. What's important is that you learn from them. Hopefully Mr. Stevens takes a few steps back, assesses his decisions in life, and makes some serious changes... because I don't see how it can get any uglier than it already is.

So... on a more positive note... The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is one of the best Western movies of all time. Here's a clip from one of the most famous scenes:

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Today's question of the day is: What's your favorite Western movie of all time?

Happy Monday everyone... have a great week!

5 comments:

  1. Favorite Western? Tough one. Unforgiven is great. The Lonesome Dove series was awesome. But Young Guns II was pretty damn cool as a kid too. I'm going Lonesome Dove though.

    I remember Stevens. He was part of that team that lost to my Steelers!

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  2. Hey... low blow G... low blow... How many trophies have the Steelers won? They could have let us have our 15 minutes of fame... Now who knows how long I'm going to have to wait until they have another shot.

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  3. I love the Good the Bad and the Ugly too, but I'm also partial to the Wild Bunch. Such a crazy movie.

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  4. In no particular order.

    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Pale Rider
    Chisum
    True Grit.
    and for light relief.
    Blazing Saddles
    Way Out West-Laurel and Hardy.

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  5. SpastikMooss - I need to check out the Wild Bunch.

    Hairylemon - The only movie I've seen of yours is Blazing Saddles. Thanks for the list... between you and Spastik... I'll be busy for awhile.

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