Back Of The Jersey To You

January 17, 2013

Moss[Written by Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes] [Inspired by Randy Moss] [Photo by Huffing Post]

The UK is famous for saying, ‘top of the morning to you.” The National Football League fans have a new saying with “Back Of The Jersey To You.” They say it because that is what they see every time Randy Moss scores a touchdown. Randy Moss  Hall of Fame career does all of the talking for him. Here are things you won’t see Moss do for a touchdown celebration.

1. No River Dance like Chad Johnson.

2. No Cha Cha like Victor Cruz.

3. No Dunking like Tony Gonzalez.

4. No Discount Double Check  like Aaron Rodgers.

5. No spiking like people that never score.

6. No spinning just for a first down.

7. No popcorn like T.O.

8. No Tebowing like Tim Tebow.

End zone entertainment is fun but Moss is at a point in his career with statistics that leaves you simply in awe where all he does now is score, hand the ball to the referee and point to his name that shouts, “Back Of the Jersey to You.”

In Proverbs 22:1 it says  “A good name is more desirable than great riches.” The name Moss signifies that something is coming your way, people know it and still can’t stop you.

Since we may never know when another Randy Moss will come our way again, win or lose I would like to see him go deep for a touchdown in the Georgia Dome against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship, hand the ball to the referee and right after that point to his name so I can say this with the others millions of fans watching from home, “Back Of The Jersey To You.”

Welcome To Arlington, Texas

April 30, 2012

Nikki Stephens would like to Welcome you to Arlington, Texas

I’m Nikki from Arlington, TX. You’ve definitely heard of it if you’re a fan of Texas sports, Texas amusement parks, or good ol’ Texas food. Right in the middle of Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington is the entertainment heart of North Texas.

When it comes to Arlington, it can’t just be described in words. You get the sights, sounds and aromas that keep visitors traveling to and from Arlington year round. It can’t just be described as “fun” for someone to believe it.

It’s where you can walk outside on any given summer day and hear the faint screams of park goers who’ve left their stomachs at the top of the Titan rollercoaster at Six Flags. It’s where the lights at Cowboys Stadium ignite the skyline and can be seen for miles around. It’s where Rangers Ballpark in Arlington cradles spectators against the summer sky, fresh with smoke from home run fireworks.

It’s where there’s plenty of variety, so you can eat whatever and wherever you want while you’re here. Pair some Irish nachos served smothered and delicious at the historic local haunt J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill with one of the 500 different beers from World of Beer. Make a pit stop downtown for some Mellow Mushroom Pizza or a Babe’s Chicken. Venture to Prince Lebanese Grill, Taste of Europe or Chop House Burgers—which have all been graced by Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ blonde mastermind Guy Fieri.

Arlington is home to area well-known shopping centers including the Parks at Arlington, where the kids love to ice skate and the parent’s love to shop; Lincoln Square,  containing some of the most well-known stores and boutiques in Arlington; or the Shoppes at Brownstone Village, a one-of-a-kind marketplace with delicious boardwalk pastries, food and specialty boutiques.

It’s where the Bowling Proprietors Association of America relocated the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame for guests to get the chance to see and hear 5,000 years of bowling’s past, present and future. Not to mention, the USA Olympic Bowling team practices in the bowling campus next door!

Football and College Bowl season makes its way to Cowboys Stadium in early fall attracting diehard pigskin fanatics for all over to Arlington, where we take football seriously. Not forgetting that for the past two years, the two-time ALCS champs Texas Rangers have brought out-of-town baseball fans to Rangers Ballpark for not one, but two World Series legs!

Events such as December’s Christkindlmarket, based on the annual authentic German Christmas celebration, turn Arlington into a winter wonderland full of holiday cheer and Christmas magic straight from the streets of Nuremburg.  Christmas lights, food, and a jolly good time leave with each and every visitor.

Year round, Arlington continues to be the entertainment capital and home of Texas, where its visitors love it just as much as those who are proud to call it home.

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Long Island Music Hall Of Fame

October 30, 2008

Tonight the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame will induct the following:

Louis Armstrong, William “Count” Basie, Walter Becker, Pat Benatar, Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Buchman, Mariah Carey, Aaron Copland, Neil Diamond, The Good Rats, Arlo Guthrie, Marvin Hamlisch, Carole King, LL Cool J, Guy Lombardo, Eddie Money, Public Enemy, The Ramones, Jean Ritchie, Beverly Sills, Simon and Garfunkel, Barbara Streisand, Kenny Vance, The Tokens  

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