Figure I write again since I’m wide awake and watching some CNBC show called Crackberry,d and since I wanted to get some info about the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile this show was on and yes I wanted to write about the NFL Lockout and how the divorce rate will go up by the time August comes around, but this is interesting as well. Now I know this is not a sports related topic, but I do like technology as well, I just am not willing to pay for the technology. I have a MetroPCS Android phone and not willing to pay the big fat bill from AT&T or Verizon and I don’t want to be in a 2 year commitment as well just in case anything happens, but for the main reason I don’t go for a Droid or IPhone. I AM REAL CHEAP!!!!! Especially with them damn data plans jumping up and plus I try to avoid being embedded to my phone and obligated to text, talk, Facebook, Twitter to every Tom, Dick, and Harry in site to talk to and have my phone embedded to my ear. Which got me interested in the show because I do love technology and how our future is changing by the day. Its it necessary to text and drive? To be on the Blackberry every 5 seconds checking your emails? To know if that girl you like wrote about you on Facebook? Its amazing how far we have gotten when it comes to communication and its going to change even more in the years to come. But do you remember back in the day on what we did have? Do you remember that beeper that beeped and you have to go to a pay phone to make a call to that number? Do you remember those commercials for 1800-C-O-L-L-E-C-T or 10-10-321 for good long distance rates? Do you remember leaving a message on a pager by calling an operator? Do you remember AOL with that dial up sound on a modem? Does anyone know about VHS? Did anyone recorded a TV show with a VCR? I’m just amazed on where we came when it comes to society but wanted to reminded you that don’t take technology for granted nor don’t abuse it as well because now since we our a real open society in Youtube, Facebook and Twitter, but now since the people is the power to express who we are, take responsibility and do the positive in this world. I don’t take any of this for granted its amazing to be that I can use a camera and make a video with me in it, WOW! Its amazing that we can do so much, but just remember one thing that I will like to express in this technology-filled world, in the words of Ben Parker from Spider-Man, “With great power comes great responsibility.” That means a whole lot when you are texting while driving, being on the phone when you shouldn’t, having the phone go off during the movie, posting a picture that can get you fired. Think about what Ben Parker said and you tell me if that shouldn’t be taken into consideration.
Sorry it took so long for a blog post a lot is on my plate right now, so since I can’t sleep tonight I figure I’ll keep my promise and continue with Part 2 even I though I should have written this past weekend. I’m watching the Padres and Dodgers spring game on MLBN and here is what is bugging me. I live in Tampa which is hard to get a good ticket to a Yankees spring game or a Phillies spring game in Clearwater and never is an empty seat in the 1st inning. I looked at this game at the Dodgers new facility which is Camelback Ranch and the second inning was next to empty when it comes to ticket sales, now I know that MLB has to have first class facilities to compete but Vero Beach would have sold out just because it is the Dodgers just my opinion. We are losing spring training here in Florida so I wish I could contribute but its a struggling time here in Florida and you know what I think Florida with all the snowbirds/tourists we have here will contribute a lot more in the spring training games than Arizona. I know that the cities and counties are full indulge contributing to brand spanking new facilities but is Arizona better than Florida when it come to attracting spring training, I hope that you can comment and enlighten this situation, please feel free.
So I wanted to continue the talk about the Rays moving to Orlando, but I didn’t want to leave out Tropicana Field on what should be done with it after the Rays move out, easy what Orlando did have at the Citrus Bowl, college football. Here would be the plan, first, USF Bulls football can buy the stadium since I know USF got a whole lot of money with their renovations on all sports facilities and now going to renovate the Sun Dome soon enough so why not? For a big money university such as South Florida why rent at Ray Jay when you can own in St Pete and get the debt out of St Pete and help the economy over there just a little, plus USF St Pete is next door literally. Also in Orlando that can be put in the renovated Trop are 2 bowl games, the Captial One Bowl, and the Champs Sports Bowl that can be brought to the dome off, open air, Soldier Field look alike version of the Trop, well probably would not be the Trop for long if USF takes over. And since football is a big economic impact in this state. It will probably help more than the Rays in the dome throughout their lease which will be over in 2027 and the construction bills will stop in 2017 so that is just the general idea that I wanted to put out and sound like a crazy idea, but you be the judge and please feel free to comment, but please since it is the world wide web please no immaturity or profanity, just talk and speak your mind in a professional sense. Well since its almost 2 am. I leave you on what I have to say that might help Florida sports, but let me know your opinion as well. Oh I did find that article on TBT that I spoke on part 1, enjoy.