This is just a quick update. All is well (or magnificent as I like to say).
The season is going well so far. I like my teammates and we're developing better chemistry and camaraderie everyday. As of right now we're gearing up for the first of two cups. The first is the Heir Apparent Cup which starts in two days, followed by the Emir Cup after.
As far as the regular season, we finished tied for first place in the league. We won the tie breaker by virtue of points so we in fact were the regular season champions. In the playoffs we beat El Jaish in a 3 game series 2-0, but we lost in the championship (one game, winner take all) to Al Sadd who had finished the season in 2nd place after the tie breaker.
Personally, I think I'm playing well but I can always do better and I will do better. I enjoy winning and I hate losing so I'll be doing everything in my power for us to avoid the latter.
Below is the 3rd installment of my Highlight Tape series. It shows a few highlights from the season thus far. It also helps me fine tune my video editing skills. So please WATCH, ENJOY, COMMENT, & CRITIQUE.
To watch the video on YouTube click HERE
A couple weeks ago I was listening to my favorite radio show The Breakfast Club. It comes on from 6am to 10am on 105.1 FM in New York. The show is hosted by Angela Yee, DJ Envy, and Charlamagne. They have a segment of the show called The Decision. During this segment they bring people on that have something to tell other people, or some news to break but they are scared to do it or need a little push getting it done. So they come on the show, share the news with the hosts of the show while the person they have to break the news to waits outside and has no idea what is going on. They then bring the person into the studio and there the news is broken. Now after they break the news to their friend or loved one or whoever it is they need to break the news to, the person receiving the news usually has a decision to make. Hence the name of the segment.
Jay-Z & Beyonce
Hope this finds you all in good health and spirits.
What’s to follow might touch a few nerves, but with it I’ll do my best to stick to what I’m good at and that’s giving MY opinion. You’re always welcome to agree, disagree, and even add on if you like. So here we go...
There are a lot of rules in this game called life, I don’t know them all. The few that I have learned over time I have a hard time following. I know my problem. I’m too young, wild, and free. I want it now. I’m getting better at this patience thing though but I digress. Two other major rules I’ve learned thus far are these.
1a. Know your role.
1b. Play your part.
This affects all aspects of life. They’re intertwined with each other. To play your part you have to know your role. Oh and you have to accept said role too. Then and only then can you successfully play your part.
In the words of Charlamagne The God (105.1 Breakfast Club Morning show host & hip hop personality/journalist) … “Too many chiefs not enough indians. Too many Beyonce’s not enough Michelle’s. Know your place and play your position...Moral of the story is everybody can’t be Lebron. Somebody gotta be Chris Bosh and that’s perfectly fine. Know your role and play it well.”
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and somehow we got to subject of the dude Beyonce was with before Jay-Z. Something about him sweating her as her career was taking off or something along those lines, so she dropped him so she could focus on her blossoming career. Not too long after that Jay-Z swoops in and boom she’s out of reach. I don’t know the validity of this story but let’s say it was true, that’s a good example to start with. Now (in the event the story is true) think how mad the dude has to be knowing that all he had to do was chill, let Beyonce do her thing, don’t trip and he’ll be the one saying “yep, that’s my girl/woman/wife performing at the superbowl, and killing it I might add.” That is where not knowing your role and not playing your part could land you. His role at the time was to be the supportive boyfriend and he would’ve been good, now he’s salty because she’s with Jay-Z and he’s with God knows who. Once again I don’t know if it’s true, but I’ll say this, if I was him, I’d be hella mad. I’d definitely be a Jay-Z hater.