Death begins in an unmeasured moment. It is generally measured at the time
of death however in most cases, the process ... also known as the death watch
... begins in a whole different time frame. The death watch has begun ...
but the body is still alive? The body is strong ... very strong ... we are
not dieing? All it takes is a timely misstep, a bad decision, an uncaring
leader, an incompetent leader ... and now you face the pending morphine drip?
The documents are signed. It protects the family from losing control over
the patients wishes. It states to use no extreme measures ... to revive
life. It rejects the use of a respirator ... because once begun, at this
stage, you may be attached to it for the rest of your life. Does anyone
think that the commissioner hasn't signed this metaphorical document? Did
he commit himself to execute the plan? Maybe you've seen it in all his
outward love for this franchise? No, we aren't the poster children for the
league ... to be used as an example. The Williams Wall harbored no malice
outwardly shown in a championship game (what league office got to select those
Oh yes, the league-owners vote will happen ... counting down the days. The
parade of intensive care ensues but the decision to treat, or not to treat, has
been made. It's time to move you out ... to hospice. To pick up the
sword (responsibility) to begin the fight takes courage & leadership which
counters any political skill. Men have to stand up and be counted.
Do you see this happening or are they being crushed under that political
finger? It's not as if this thing has endured two (2) owners. There
is no way 31 other owners can empathize with this franchises ownership
group. The call for partnership cash means nothing ... or does it?
In those ownership minds where does profit stack-up against sibling (ownership)
Do you find yourself asking, "I hope these politicians don't let this thing
happen"? What happens every time you ask yourself this
question? Yes, indeed, the death watch has begun ...
The Minnesota Vikings are this regions #1 franchise. Yes, there are other
franchises however, for some unknown reason, not one of them can hold a candle
to this franchise. It is the NFL's #1 political chip ... a jeweled
franchise. Once removed, Cleveland did survive however it was like
watching my grandmother of 86, wanting to die, to once again be reunited with
her beloved husband of untold years. It is an indescribable pain that goes
well beyond the aches & pains of the aged. As for the word region,
Minnesota was the first regional NFL team. How big is that region
today? With NFL ticket, the region has exploded well beyond the twin
Maybe you hadn't noticed but today there is a new stadium in Cleveland. In
other words, the stadium which was refused to what is now the Baltimore Ravens,
somehow got built ... didn't it? Maybe you hadn't noticed but all 30
franchises required a hefty payment to create a new franchise in Cleveland.
31 owners required payment for the Houston Franchise. So why build a new
stadium in Minnesota when you can pay more than twice as much in the future to
get it back? In political speak ... this is why a screw drivers cost
$350. Hey, its only tax payers money.
Maybe the most painful and most
humiliating of all, that 2,000 Super Bowl Championship is not a Cleveland Brown
Championship. It's a good thing that Cleveland has nailed down so many
championships in the 50's. It's not like Minnesota has lost franchises
where championships were secured in other
It takes money to make money. Regardless of what you might think, there is
no such thing as a free lunch. That free whatever cost somebody
something. What happened to the good old days when it was said, "Get
a Job (Leech)"! Absolutely, nothing in life is free. How is it
that people believe political lies year after year expecting a different
result? The lie in this case is quite simple, "It shouldn't
cost a dime to keep a franchise in this community". We'll get to
collect significant political enrichment in the form of taxes, for our coffers
(general fund), year after year,
So you think it doesn't affect you? All of New Jersey's manufacturing is
gone. Who do you think has to pay the tax base? Why are my taxes
like what used to be a mortgage payment? Why does Kentucky and Tennessee
have open arms for corporations including Hershey, Caterpillar and Harley
Davidson? The answer is quite simple.
In the old days, politicians had attitude adjustments in the form of tar &
feathers. Maybe it's time for the old pot & bag back near the steps of
the capital. Rejecting a community investment of this magnitude is insane.
Here's the thing ... no one really realizes that the death watch has
begun. They think it is still some sort of game. Why?
The Viking Ghost Writer