*Aaron Rodgers may be the greatest of all time, Tom Brady may be the greatest of all time. Mohammed Ali told us that he was the greatest of all time, and who wants to argue with him – even from beyond the grave? But to lead my team down the field with 85 yards to go and 1:40 on the clock – with all due and considerable respect to Elway, Brees, Rivers and the Mannings – Joe Cool is my first pick every time.
Watching those 49er teams matriculate the ball down the field was like watching an infantry unit doing drills; methodical, sharp, quick and precise, yet fluid and graceful. The dynasty of the 80s provided entertainment the likes of which we can never see again. Once the NFL implemented a salary cap the owner kept on spending on star players, ‘mortgaging the future’ to win today by delaying, deferring and derailing payments. When the wall tumbled, it fell into rubble as the 9ers of the new century are only now appearing to be in recovery mode.
Mortgaging America’s future is what Betsy DeVos and her geniuses at the Department of Education are doing currently.
As one of the mindless trumpions currently running the show she is once again seeking to cut several discretionary programs, including federal funding for the Special Olympics and a grant program for college students with “exceptional financial need.” Keep Reading