Nov 09

Many of us have had ideas that we wanted to turn into reality. Most of us sit on it, tell everyone we know about it, and let it drift off into the clouds of “what-ifs”. We are satisfied that everyone either said it was a good idea, or give up after learning that it has already been invented. Then there are those strange folks who think of things, build them, and then fly overseas with little else but a dream in order to get a factory to manufacture it… Most of us don’t know too many people like this but guess what? I got to sit down with one of these crazy people in order to pick their brains on what it takes to bring an idea into reality. It was a late night when I visited Master Hoon Park’s dojo “J Park Martial Arts”… [Read more]

Jan 31

Ray Lewis could very well play his last game on Sunday, and whether Ravens win or lose the Super Bowl it will be a dream ending.  Ed Reed says that Lewis may not be done, and could get an itch to play next year, but that’s a discussion for another time.  It’s only fitting that Lewis had to go through two of the biggest Titans in the NFL to get there.  He conquered two men at the top of the food chain in their respective careers, and bested both of them facing the end of his career..  Football may be a team game, but the Ravens have galvanized themselves around Ray Lewis. When Lewis announced he was retiring it spurned a lot of reaction mostly positive, but there were those who saw fit to bring up the 2000 murders of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar… [Read more]

Dec 07
wounded cop

It’s pretty funny how different cops are viewed in movies versus real life. In life we think of them mostly as doughnut popping harassers who racially profile people out of boredom and bully the guys that used to kick their asses back in High School—just being honest here. In movies you have a few who are written to echo our thoughts but on the other side you have super cops, who push through shoot outs with military trained bad guys, take shots to the chest and walk it off, and have dead-eye aim when the beef starts to cook. A Real Life Super Cop Today’s man of the hour is a guy who channeled his inner “movie cop” and did what many of us would view as amazing. NYPD Cop Ivan Marcano was off duty when he saw 3 men assaulting a cab driver; rushing… [Read more]

Apr 11
Drew Brees with family

There is no question that Drew Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, what most people know is that he won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2009.  But, what a lot of people don’t know about Brees however is that he is what he does for other people and the community off the field.  When people think of Brees they may remember that he broke Dan Marino’s single season passing record in the 2011 season, and that he was an integral part of negotiating the new collective bargaining agreement with the NFL. Still… this is not the reason why we respect Drew Brees so much. If you think back to when he was a star in college at Purdue people always speculated that he was too short to be an effective QB in the NFL.  “Drew Brees is… [Read more]