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Weekend Links – Shaking Hands with the Best Hands in the World Edition

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Earlier this week, I read about an opportunity that I just knew my wife and I had to take advantage of. I've talked about being a huge football fan in the past. My wife is a big fan American Idol and the combination of reality/game show that have recently become popular - she simply Doesn't Forget the Lyrics. Sometimes in this wacky world two complete opposites come together nicely. This was the case yesterday when we went to the Jerry Rice Toy Drive.

It's my opinion that Jerry Rice should need no introduction. In sports everyone likes to debate everything, but it's been undisputed that Jerry Rice is the best wide receiver to ever play the game of football. If you are my wife, Jerry Rice was a guy who learned to do a mean foxtrot on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She once cheered him for what seemed like 5 minutes. So when the opportunity came to donate a toy to charity and get a picture with him, we were there. I expected Mr. Rice to settle into pattern of "take picture and move on", etc. However, I was wrong. As excited as the fans were to meet him, he seemed more excited to meet the fans - with an electric smile and hearty handshake for all.

Let's move onto this weeks links:

By far my favorite link was Internet Bubble 2.0 from Digerati Life. The YouTube video is professionally done and brilliant written. That would be enough to recommend on it's own. However Silicon Valley Blogger takes it one step further and matches up the lyrics of the song with stories that she's written in the past. I hear the "fraction of a fraction of a pie" loud and clear.

Ben from Money Smart Life has found a way to sell on Ebay without doing any work.

Generation X Finance asks how do you keep track of your finances. The spreadsheet option is winning and it's what I use.

The Sun's Financial Diary is finding the funds that beat the S&P 500

Golbguru makes a case that there's no such thing as bad debt.

Might Bargain Hunter shares his 2008 Financial Resolution.

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity gives us 7 ways to spend a holiday bonus. Maybe it's just me, but I've never gotten a holiday bonus.

Free Money Finance says that a 401k match trumps debt repayment. It's been years since I've gotten a 401k match too.

Five Cent Nickel and gives his thoughts on the subprime mortgage bailout.

Not to be outdone No Credit Needed adds his thoughts on the mortgage bailout.

Posted on December 9, 2007.

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5 Responses to “Weekend Links – Shaking Hands with the Best Hands in the World Edition”

  1. Mrs. Micah says:

    I once unexpectedly bumped into Martin Sheen. He was quite friendly, if only for a second. Glad to hear Rice is nice. :)

  2. Quotes says:

    Rice is not only the best receiver ever, he’s the best football player ever. Of course, it’s impossible to compare players across positions, but the disparity between his stats and every other receiver’s makes a compelling argument.

    Incidentally, last week I met Coach Pat Summitt of the TN Lady Volunteers. No one could have been more gracious.

  3. Brip Blap says:

    I don’t remember the QB’s name, but I do remember when I was attending the University of Mississippi we started hearing about this guy, Jerry Rice, who was playing at Mississippi Valley State (an EXTREMELY minor college football program). He was nicknamed “Satellite” and the QB “Earth”, so every play was “Earth to Satellite”. My friends and I always thought he was going to hit it big, just like current 49ers LB Patrick Willis (a UM grad) who will hit it big despite the 49ers current troubles. I hear Rice did OK in the NFL.

    I have never heard a single bad word about Jerry Rice – great husband, father, teammate, and one of those guys who is just an all-around role model. I know that when he started to decline, and went from the Raiders to the Seahawks to the Broncos, a lot of people said it was sad. I thought it was inspiring – here is a guy so in love with football that he’s going to play it til they cut him (which he did).

    I’m jealous you got to meet him. Good for you – you met a giant. I’m with Quotes – I can make a STRONG argument for him as the greatest single player ever.

  4. FourPillars says:

    Rice is one of my favourite football players of all time. The Michael Jordan of football.

    Mike

  5. I enjoyed the video at Digerati Life. It was humorous and pretty well don I thought.

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