Checking In – Catching You Up..

5/25/2019


What’s up everyone how are you?  I hope you are all doing well, getting out there and living your lives, and trying to be the best person you can be.  For real.

I was just watching a preview of the movie, Noah.  It was the one that came out in 2014 with Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly.  The part of the movie being shown was Russell Crowe’s narration of the creation of Earth as written in Genesis, and it was really really interesting.

In my mind I was just imagining God as this non-physical entity, flying through space looking for a home, at the same time Earth was forming.  At the end of the 7-day creation period, everything was good, and in perfect harmony.  It showed Adam and Eve as light bodies or light beings, pure, and innocent.  Of course the snake comes along, Adam eats the apple, sin is committed, and murder ensues, but this whole scenario got me thinking.

In my opinion, and I do say my opinion because people will jump all over me saying this; I think human origin has been, and perhaps, will always be a thorn in the side of humanity.  Where did we come from?

Finding an answer to that question is almost impossible, but after watching that scene in Noah I wondered about the idea of Adam and Eve as light bodies.  What if they were?  What if, today, one man and one woman – soulmates, found each other and connected, and stole the light of the world, but this time, they didn’t sin.  That would take us all the way back to creation, and if they didn’t sin, well, that could be the end of humanity.

It’s something to think about.


 

What’s everyone doing for Memorial Day?  This year Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th.

For me Memorial Day hasn’t quite been the same since leaving New Jersey.  In New Jersey, Memorial Day is one of those special weekends where everyone who lives in the Northern portion of the state, invades the middle and southern coastal areas for beach access.

It’s really funny now that I’m looking back.  The people who live in these areas year-around really hated us Northerners for over-populating their cities and towns, partying, and creating all types of traffic issues, but hey, their economies thrived because of it.

LOL  😆😛🚗🚐🚲🛴🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗

Personally, I didn’t make any special plans this year.  I’ll be around.  Hopefully, soon, I can start finding some new Pennsylvania traditions.


 

B-Ball 🏀🏀👍

It has been a while since we discussed basketball, and that’s probably because the 76ers were eliminated from the championship race.  There is a game tonight though.  Tonight at 8:30 is game 6 for the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors.  The Raptor lead the series 3-2.  The winner of the series will play the Golden State Warriors for the NBA Championship.


Dating Sites?  💑

There are so so many dating sites on the internet, and I swore that I would never use an internet dating site to meet someone, but that was when I was twenty,  Now, in my thirties, my opinion towards dating sites has changed, and I did join one, but I still haven’t met anyone.

Has anyone had any luck?  I’m starting to wonder if these sites are even real.  Are the people on them real? Are the profiles real?  If you joined a dating site and met someone, please write in and let me know what site you’re using, and how much if anything did you pay to become a member.  I’m definitely interested.


 

Alright everyone.  I always appreciate the time I get to write freely and speak on a personal level with all of you, my audience.  If you’re visiting Nooz Buffet for the first time, don’t forget to like us and click the follow button.

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Have A Wonderful Weekend!

Key Win For 76ers

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Today was game four for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets, and it’s starting to look like the 76ers are going to survive and advance from the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

With today’s 112-108 win, the 76ers are up now 3 games to 1 on the Nets.  Philly was outscored by 9 points during the first period and Brooklyn was in the lead 33-24.  The Nets continued to play well and at half time, they were winning the game 63-57.

The 76ers were down, but definitely not out of it.  They hung around and kept the game close.  The Nets were winning 91-85 heading into the fourth, but the Spirit of 76 came alive in Philadelphia.  The 76ers scored 27 points in the final period and eventually won the game 112-108.

Nets Center, Joel Embiid, lead his team in points (31) and rebounds (16).  Forward, Tobias Harris, scored 24 points and had 8 rebounds.  Game 5 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, at 8:00 p.m.

News Now

3/23/2019


What’s going on?

     We’re now three days into the 2019 Spring season, and it’s still cold out there.  That’s okay though, warmer temperatures are just around the corner.

     March always felt like the longest month to me, but this year it’s flying.  There’s eight days left.  I can’t believe it.  New Year’s resolutions are in full effect over here, and I hope you’re all sticking with yours as well.


     I don’t know if we have followers on the site here who enjoy NCAA College Wrestling, but the final round is scheduled for this evening at 7:00 PM.  I’m almost positive it will be televised on ESPN for those who are interested and can’t make the ride out to Pittsburgh.

HWT – Derek White Oklahoma State vs. Anthony Cassar Penn State

125 – Jack Mueller, Virginia vs. Spencer Lee, Iowa

133 – Daton Fix, Oklahoma State vs. Nick Suriano, Rutgers

141 – Yianni Diakomihalis, Cornell vs. Joey McKenna, Ohio State

149 – Anthony Ashnault, Rutgers vs. Micah Jordan, Ohio State

157- Jason Nolf, Penn State vs. Tyler Berger, Nebraska

165 – Mekhi Lewis, Virgina Tech vs. Vincenzo Joseph, Penn State

174 – Mark Hall, Penn State vs. Zahid Valencia, Arizona State

184 – Maxwell Dean, Cornell vs. Drew Foster Northern Iowa

197 – Bo Nickal, Penn State vs. Kollin Moore, Ohio State

     Penn State won their eighth National Championship team Title this season.  That’s eight in a row for Penn State, who’s wrestling team could be the most dominate team in all of sports.  I mean talk about a time to be a wrestling fan.  What Penn State is doing right now as a team is absolutely amazing, not to mention they have five wrestlers in the finals tonight who could leave with National Titles, and for some, it won’t be their first.  

     At 133 I’m rooting for Nick Suriano because he his from New Jersey, and he wrestles for Rutgers, but Daton Fix from Oklahoma is exciting as shit to watch.  It’s going to be a good one.

Bo Nickal from Penn State should win at 197, he kind of owns Ohio State’s Kollin Moore.


The Philadelphia 76ers play on the road tonight at 7:30 against the Hawks.  The 76ers are still rolling and are now in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference.  They’re 7-3 in their last ten games.  They’re 6.5 games out of first place, and 3.0 games behind the second place Raptors.


Have A Good Night

 

 

 

Commentary; News Now

3/9/2019


I don’t know if you read the Morning Call, but every now and again I’ll pick it up and thumb through it to see what’s happening locally.

There was an interesting article written by Carl Strikwerda on the News 13 page, Town Square, Your View.

“We must commit ourselves to making our colleges or universities a home for those young people without families,” wrote Strikwerda.

He goes on to say, “These students have great courage.  We in higher education need to be equally courageous in helping the next generation thrive.”

I agree with Carl, and I can relate to his article despite graduating William Paterson University in 2003.  The truth is that if you don’t intern or start  focusing on what you want to do professionally before graduating, then you might find yourself mixed up and lost in the shuffle of real life.

If you attend college right after high school, you’ll probably be 22, 23, or 24 after graduating.  At that age we’re young adults and most are responsible for paying back large sums of loan money.

My parents moved out of state in September 2003, and I graduated in August of the same year so I didn’t have a home to come home to.  I had to move in with a friend.

The title of Carl’s article is How schools can help “half-homeless” students, and this is the situation he was talking about.  Sometimes undergraduate students and definitely graduate students are looking for a little more out of their universities because the reality is they are half-homeless, in the real world, and looking for guidance.

Carl Strikwerda was sounding off a most needed rise from trusted adult professionals who’ve already made that successful transition this younger generation is now going through.


Today is the first round of the Big Ten Conference wrestling tournament.   The tournament will be held a Minnesota University, but Pennsylvania’s eyes will be on a the NIttany Lion squad.  The finals of course, will be tomorrow, Sunday, March 10th.

The 76ers play the Pacers tomorrow at 3:30.  A win will give them 3rd place leverage in a two-way tie with Indiana in the Eastern Conference.

Go Pennsylvania Sports!!!!


Have A Good Day

Brady Hate

Isn’t it amazing how many people are rooting against the patriots because they “want to see Brady Lose.”

I published this on Facebook around 8 o’clock in the morning the day of the Superbowl, and I did get a response, the person was in fact in agreement with the statement.

Are you?

I can remember a time when NFL fans appreciated great players and dynasties so what happened?  The Pittsburgh Steelers and Terry Bradshaw were loved in the 70’s, Joe Montana and the 49ers were loved in the 80’s, and how about Troy Aikman and the Cowboys dominating the 90’s.

As a team, the Patriots dominated the first two decades of the two-thousands.  No team team in NFL history has done what the Patriots have, and Tom Brady, well we’re talking about the greatest Quarterback to ever play the game.

There’s only so much we get to see in a lifetime, and we may be witnessing something no one will ever see again.

So why all the hate?  Why all the frustration?  I’m talking to the real fans of the game here.

Watch the video at the bottom of the page, and write in.

I’d love to hear your responses.

Good Growth for T.O.

I understand, and I can relate to Terrell Owens here, 9:15-10:20.  “See my article Personally Speaking.”

That line of disrespect is fine, but I know where T.O. is coming from here, unfortunately, not everyone will.  I would like to say this; This whole incident is based on T.O. learning from his mistakes, and trying to be a better person.  T.O., at this point, was growing.

When someone is making progress individually, spiritually, and as an adult, they’ll find themselves in situations where conflict is common, and that’s because conflict is what they’re evolving past.  Those situations are tests.  T.O. passed.

 

Who Is This Kid?

His name is Trevor Lawrence, and yeah, he’s still a teenager.  Oh yeah, he also just led Clemson to a College Football National Championship victory over the best team in the country, Alabama.

Despite that and the fact that he’s 6’6″ and about 215 pounds, Trevor Lawrence is still operating under the radar.  Perhaps it’s age.  Lawrence just turned 19 this past October, and as unbelievable as this may sound, he is a true freshman.

It takes a special person to graduate high school in the Spring, and lead a major college football program to a National Title in the Fall, but if anyone could, it would be him.

As it turns out, Lawrence was voted Offensive Player Of The Year and All-American in 2017 by USA Today.  Also in his senior year, Lawrence was awarded the Hall Trophey.  The Hall Trophey, also known as the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, is presented to the most outstanding high school football player in the country.  Basically, it’s the Heisman Trophey for high school athletes.

This year he added to his already impressive resume by earning Second team All-ACC and Atlantic Coastal Conference Rookie of the Year.  In his College Football Playoff National Championship victory he was awarded offensive MVP.

So there you have it.  Trevor Lawrence is young and special and Clemson will have him for a least two more seasons.  By the time the 2019 season ends, Trevor Lawrence will be a regular on the college football scene, and the topic of many conversations.

Clemson vs Alabama

Tonight’s kickoff for the College Football National Championship is scheduled for eight o’clock.  The Clemson Tigers are ranked number two in the country and the Crimson Tide are ranked number one. They’re both 14-0.

Now, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to watch a lot of college football this season, so I really can’t provide you with a complete pregame analysis.  In addition, I’m not going to stat blast you for the sake of publishing an article.

What I can and will do however, is offer you my professional opinion.

If any team is capable of beating Alabama…. it’s Clemson.  I think Clemson is going to shock a lot of people tonight and beat Alabama.

Have fun!

Wild Card Weekend

With all the excitement surrounding New Years and the College Football Bowl season we almost forgot about NFL’s Wild card weekend.

The hunt for the Lombardi Trophy begins this Saturday, January 5th when the (6)Colts play the (3)Texans at 4:35.  The action continues with the (5)Seahawks and (4)Cowboys playing at 8:15.

On Sunday, at 1:05, the (5)Chargers will visit Baltimore to play the (4)Ravens, and at 4:05, the (6)Eagles and (3)Bears kickoff in Chicago.

Penn State Makes Citrus Bowl

(14) Kentucky vs. (12) Penn State

Today at 1:00 the Kentucky Wildcats and the Penn State Nittany Lions will kickoff the Citrus Bowl.  Penn State enters the game with a three game winning streak.  They’re 9-3 overall, and 6-3 in Big Ten play.  Kentucky is also 9-3 overall.  They’re 5-3 in the SEC behind Florida and Georgia.  This will be a good one.