Coming Home to This
One would think that I could take a couple days off every now and then without anything blowing up. Just returned home from my trip to South Bend. My Irish choked again but that is OK because it was an enjoyable trip. I get half way home only to learn that Pat Boone's voice is calling Kentuckians to convince them that Steve Beshear is going to turn Kentucky into another San Francisco?
Well, where do I want to start? Let's start with the "San Francisco Treat" wise crack. First of all, I don't recall Steve Beshear ever being accused of advancing "Gay Rights" or an "Alternative Life Style" as a Legislator, Attorney General or Lt. Governor. I can't recall Steve Beshear ever sticking his nose into any ones bedroom or personal life one way or the other.
Like or dislike it, San Francisco probably does not have any more gay people than any other large city. Why would you attack a City based on one aspect whether it be it's social, economic, racial or sexually oriented make-up. Boone has an album entitled "No more Mr. Nice Guy". Well, if one was going to be judgemental then all you would have to do is look at this album cover. If you choose Pat Boone's perspective then you would think Pat would feel at home in San Francisco.
In defense of San Francisco, what Pat Boone did not bother to tell you is that one of the greatest football coaches of all-time made his mark there. Bill Walsh who died this summer coached the San Francisco 49er's to 3 Super Bowls victories, won 6 Division Championships and 3 NFC Titles.
Walsh, a native of California, perpetuated and built the "West Coast Offense". The offense, that capitalizes on brains and execution over brawn, revolutionized football at every level. Walsh took one of the worst teams in the NFL from 2 wins to a Super Bowl Championship in just 3 years. The 49er's won 3 Super Bowls winning in 1981,1984 and 1988 under Walsh.
Few coaches can match the discipleship and coaching tree that Bill Walsh produced. George Seifert, Mike Holmgrem, Mike Shanahan, Ray Rhodes, Dennis Green, Jim Fassel, Sam Wyche, Andy Reid, Steve Mariucci, Jon Gruden, Bill Callahan, Bruce Coslet, Mike Shanahan, Jeff Fisher, Brian Billick, Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith just to name a few.
Do you think Pat Boone would question any of these guys regarding their sexual preference. No I don't think so. I can see Jon Gruden pounding on this guy. Has anyone ever questioned any of these guys because they coached at San Francisco or were disciples of Bill Walsh. I don't think so. I really don't recall any of the 49er championships being tarnished because they were from San Francisco.
Bill Walsh was a brilliant man who accomplished much on and off the field. He was a man of character, a good husband and a good father. Bill Walsh was head coach of the World Champion San Francisco 49er's and Pat Boone did what?
It's people like Pat Boone that give a bad reputation to Conservatives. This is one area I can't blame my Liberal brethren. Conservatives have the duty and the responsibility to stand up and call these people out. I hope that I have done that. No more Mr. Nice Guy!