Let me address this early. This is primarily a sports blog with some other things (ProsperSeason4 is coming next year), and I do try to stick to sports. I’m not this political science major and thank god I’m not. However, I do have a voice and I believe that it should be heard. This is my third time writing about Donald Trump. Once in November, last month and now this one.
Most of this is humorous because why wouldn’t it be? I try not to pay him attention but it’s like a bad movie that’s supposed to be this love story but turns into a comedy film in the middle of it (Everything, Everything. Watch it drunk. It’s funnier). He should be proud since provides great material for everyone to joke about – until we realize this isn’t a joke.
If you’re already annoyed by this, you can stop reading here and sub me on Facebook because you’re so tired of everybody talking about the reality television show titled America. It’ll only make you get uncomfortable from here.
This isn’t about #ProsperSeason. This isn’t about sports. I just felt like I needed to get this down somewhere, and of course, I have a blog. If you disagree with my feelings, fine. I could care less. If you agree with it, fine. I’m good with that too.
Not about sports. Not about my personal life. But this Trayvon Martin thing has me mad.
When I say mad, I mean it as that I want to do something about it. Most people want to riot. But what’s a riot going to solve? Maybe I’m from the old school because my grandparents raised me on some different values so call me old-fashioned, but violence isn’t the answer to solve problems. Violence is how Martin’s life was ended. Violence is how a lot of lives in this country of ours end.
My question is this: When are we as people going to be better to ourselves? When are we going to rise up, and stop the terrorism in our own country?
Most people won’t understand how I’m feeling, and you know what? Fine. I don’t want you to understand it. But, just imagine if this situation happened to a family member or a friend. Would you be mad? Would you want to change how us as people are? Any child of any race could have died that night, and I, personally would still be upset. Wanna know why? It’s a child. A child. We don’t know what happened that night, and I’m not going to assume. It’s possible George Zimmerman was afraid of Martin. It’s possible Martin said something to set him off. We don’t know, and we’ll never know. But you know what happened? A child is dead because of….. violence.
All I’m saying is this: as people, we need to rise up and be better to each other. Enough of the violence. Enough of the hurt and hatred towards each other. This is America. Not Black America. Not White America. Not Asian America. Not Mexican America. Maybe I’m asking for too much from us as American people. But, damn. I’m sick of it. I’m tired of these types of crimes in America. I’m tired of watching the news and seeing someone dead.
And no, I didn’t write this because Trayvon Martin was a black male. I know how some people think, and that’s sad. This is about us as people being better. It’s time to stop the violence.
Just, God. I’m asking you this.
Help us. Help us be better as people because this needs to end. Enough is enough. We have to be better.
This really has nothing to do with the NBA, or any type of sport because I’m tired of writing about them right now. Why should I write about Aaron Soprano Hernandez and how hilarious it is to see the “Patriot Way” be ruined, while Tom Brady has no one to throw to? And of course, the never ending drama of the Los Angeles Lakers BEGGING for Dwight Howard to stay (Speaking of Dwight Howard, nobody is talking about how he has 8 baby mamas. He’s gonna need that 110 million dollar max deal contract and then some in the future because child support is NO JOKE. Ask Shawn Kemp and Travis Henry). I’ve done that already. Let’s take some time off for a second.
Let’s take another route and journey. A journey that’s like no other. While you’re reading this, listen to the song. It’ll all make perfect sense. Or maybe don’t listen. It’ll still make sense.
Everyone, this is #ProsperSeason. Yes, #ProsperSeason. Okay, it’s a little repetitive. But this is officially #ProsperSeason.
By definition, the word Prosper means:
to become strong and flourishing
The word season means:
a period of the year characterized by or associated with a particular activity or phenomenon
Put them together, and what do you have? #ProsperSeason.
Succeeding and attempting to get your flourish on while doing anything in this time of season
Think about it. Look at Aaron Hernandez. He obviously didn’t believe in #ProsperSeason because if he did, he wouldn’t be in this situation in his life. Now look at Lebron. He’s about that #ProsperSeason life. Jay-Z? He’s always in #ProsperSeason mode (cuz he wifed up Beyonce and got her pregnant twice). Amanda Bynes? She doesn’t know the word Prosper means.
Prospering can come at different rates and at different styles. Right now, I’m prospering by just writing a blog on #ProsperSeason, and because well…. yeah nevermind. My dude Jake is having #Prosperity by being the coldest dude on the planet. (DONT LET THE SKIN COLOR FOOL YOU, MY DUDE IS BLACKER THAN ME… OKAY MAYBE NOT BUT ITS CLOSE). My dude Eric saw his girl over the weekend, and guess what? The homie had his own version of #ProsperSeason.
Yes, I get it. it’s Summer, and that’s an actual season where women wear sundresses(^_^), we all go out the beach, and we do nothing but grill and drink beer coca-cola because this is America. But this summer, the amount of prospering that I’ve seen from EVERYONE around me has been amazing, and maybe it’s true that season is a little made up. Sure, it’s completely random that #ProsperSeason comes in the middle of the Summer. but guess what? #ProsperSeason is HERE to stay.
So this goes out to you, you, youuuuuuuuuuuu (say that in a Justin Timberlake voice). By reading this, you know all about the motto(No Drake) that I’ve been writing about on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. When you do something that’s successful, guess what? You’re living the life of #Prosperity, and that translates to #ProsperSeason.
I bet you’re reading this, and you’re laughing. This isn’t a joke, though. I’m not sitting here and writing a blog about this as a joke. Do you think Martin Luther King gave the “I have a Dream” speech for me to write this and mess around? This is the truth of all truths. In fact, if Dr. King was still alive, He’d be proud that we’re having this type of season right now. #Prosperity is the way of life. Instead of being gloomy and sad while it’s the summer, and not prospering (for whatever reason), go out. Prosper. Live the life that YOU should be living.
It’s July 3rd. We got two more months of Summer. But that doesn’t mean #ProsperSeason ends. Does the world end because we change seasons? NOAP, not even close. #ProsperSeason is here to stay. Think about it. On every level, we all prosper. For example, I prosper on a daily basis on accident (I didn’t do anything). Okay, well not really (I’m lying). You think God put us on this earth for all of us to live the struggle life? Instead of being abrasive, it’s time to be pleasing the opposite sex and other people.
This is our time for #Prosperity. It’s our season. Go out. Live it up. Prosper. Be great. Let the groove get in you.
Indiana right now is the best team in land. Cody Zeller is a beast. Athletic unlike his brother, but he runs the floor just like Tyler. It’s incredible how much his game is so polished. If he’s not a top 5 pick in June, I’d be very very shocked. The two guys that I love on Indiana are Victor Oladipo, and Jordan Hulls. Honestly, for IU to reach their ceiling, these two guys have to bring it every night, and tonight they did. Hulls is that pure white boy point guard who plays hard, shoots well enough, and is a leader. Everyone looks at Zeller as the guy, but if you stop Hulls, you can beat IU. If Hulls gets loose and hits a three or two, IU will easily roll.
Carolina right now is young, and taking bumps early. A lot of them. Reggie Bullock seemed like he didn’t want to join the party tonight. James Michael Mcadoo played soft. Dexter Strickland has to stop shooting jumpshots. The funny thing is, I don’t think this loss was that bad as people will make it. Indiana did stretch this game out as we all expected, but Carolina couldn’t hit good, wide open shots in the 2nd half, while Indiana, playing at home did.
I’m not too concerned about the rankings because it’s November, but if Carolina gets whipped like that in ACC Play (Carolina’s non-conference schedule is fairly easy with the exception of UNLV, but that’s in the Dean Dome), I’ll start to get concerned.