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From Baylor’s Sickening Silence to Nation’s Two-Party Puppet Show, IT’S TIME TO DEMAND CHANGES

As many of you are fully aware, Baylor University (along with the dark, evil leaders of the school’s twisted police department) continues to stand in silence when it’s comes to it’s Art Briles-blaming and manipulative mishandling of numerous rape cases on the Christian campus in Waco, Texas.

To be blunt, a heavy portion of the propaganda and blame both begins and ends with the University’s controlling, deceiving, and power-hungry Baylor Police Department (although the disturbing, dishonest Board of Regents also play a vital role in the ongoing silence stance).

And to continue on this cruise down honesty lane, this country’s educational “institutions” sicken me nearly as much as our nation’s organized religious “institutions.”

Both claim to stand by high morals and values, but in truth fall far short of anything close to even basic beliefs such as honesty, integrity, and responsibility.

Sadly but true, both are merely pawns of prey craving control of our lives and our minds.

And the leaders of such institutions MUST be held accountable for their evil and deceiving lies and actions.

It’s time to speak up and take a stand.

It’s time to demand answers, as united we stand.

And it’s time to put those puppet leaders ON THE STAND.

From Baylor University’s rape case incompetence to America’s corrupt two-party politics, the time to loudly stand and demand major change is HERE and NOW.

Who else will stand by my side in this love-based truth revolution?

 
Denton Ramsey may be reached at drpragency@gmail.com.

BAYLOR FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: Griffin, Baker out for season

BAYLOR FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS: Griffin, Baker out for season

By Denton Ramsey, Big 12 Fans Baylor Correspondent

WACO, Texas — It’s sad but true; Robert Griffin, the Baylor Bears sophomore quarterback, and Mikail Baker, the BU senior kick returner, will both miss the rest of the season due to knee injuries sustained in Baylor’s 68-13 blowout victory over Northwestern State.

The news just recently broke on a story posted through the Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site on Sunday evening.

According to the report, an MRI exam conducted Sunday afternoon showed an isolated tear in Griffin’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL); Baker, a defensive back as well as a special teams specialist, has an ACL tear as well as a tear to his medial and lateral meniscus.

Somehow, the Bears must now re-group and move on with what they’ve got.

Backup quarterback Blake Szymanski is currently listed as “day-to-day.”

The Bears return to action on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Floyd Casey Stadium against Kent State.

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

BAYLOR FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2009: AB + RG + the Green & Gold Team = Bowl Bound?

BAYLOR FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2009: AB + RG + the Green & Gold Team = Bowl Bound?

By Denton Ramsey, Big 12 Fans Baylor Correspondent

WACO, Texas — It’s been 15 years since the Bears last made the postseason, and they have yet to reach a bowl game since joining the Big 12 Conference.

However, Head Coach Art Briles and his staff have plans to change things at Baylor — and that plan began last season when Robert Griffin and company were introduced to the college football world.

To reach a bowl, though, it takes much more than just AB + RG. It’s a team sport, and both Briles and Griffin will be the first to back that fact.

“I think a lot of people’s expectations are lower than ours, so it’s not that tough looking at the expectations,” Griffin said. “But every time you turn around, there’s another article out and you just have to take that and be humble about it. It’s only because of what your team has done that you have accomplished those things. I couldn’t have those stats or receive those accolades without the other 10 guys on the field.”

I had the wonderful privilege of being a classmate of Robert’s this past summer in Waco. This guy is the definition of an all-around stand-up star; (if you want a comparison to a professional athlete, think of Shane Battier of the Houston Rockets).

Not only is Robert extremely smart (he aced Latin with flying colors), he also has a complete “I’m 3rd attitude” [the general principle of God first, others second, oneself third].

When I ran into Robert at Subway on the second day of Fall classes, he told me, “those are my teammates sitting over there. It’s not all about me.”

AMAZING!

I digress… We’re here to talk about Baylor Football, right?

The Bears kickoff the 2009 season this Saturday, Sept. 5, at Wake Forest at 2:30 p.m. CT (the game will be airing locally on ABC).

For Briles and the rest of the Green & Gold team, Saturday couldn’t come sooner…

“New venue. New setting. New year. It has been emphasized many times, but it is definitely an honor and blessing for us to be over here on Baylor’s campus,” Briles said. “To think that our players have the success building now that they haven’t had in previous years, it is a neat experience. It’s a pleasure to be able to hold these events on campus. Everyone is aware that the season is upon us.

“We’re just like everyone else in America today – we’re excited, anxious, eager, hopeful and our questions are going to be answered this weekend. Our guys are focused and intense and they know what they have to do.

“We have to stop saying and start playing. I think we finished up as a pretty good football team last year. Our goal this year is to be better the first step than the last step last season. We were a good team when we stepped off the field last year so that means we’ve got to be pretty good against Wake this weekend.”

In a little less than 48 hours, the young Bears aim to put Briles’ ‘09 plans into action when they hit the gridiron in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

“Last year was very uncomfortable,” Griffin said. “There were a lot of unknowns, a new quarterback, a new coach, just a whole new philosophy and system. We’re a lot more confident going into this game; we know the quarterback and we know the philosophy and we know what the other team is going to try and do to us so we’re hoping to go out there and get the win.

“I’m really excited just like the rest of the team. We’re ready to put all of that effort from the off-season to work and put it on the field and see if we can exceed our expectations.”

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

SPORTS ADDICT: Baylor Football beginning to look golden under Briles…

SPORTS ADDICT: Baylor Football beginning to look golden under Briles…

By Denton Ramsey, NCAA Sportswriter/Big 12 Fans Baylor Correspondent

WACO, Texas – It’s a toss-up at this point and time for newcomer of the year at Baylor University: Art Briles, or Robert Griffin.

Both have played significant roles in the Bears’ 2-1 start to the football season.

However, one is here because of the other – and because of that, I am going to go ahead and award the reward to Briles.

Briles came here with one main mission: to make Baylor football competitive.

So far, so good.

Despite a rough start, the Bears have bounced back with consecutive blowout victories.

But the real tests lie ahead – in both a road match-up at Connecticut, followed shortly thereafter by Big 12 action.

One thing remains certain: the Baylor football team is a much-improved group with Briles at the helm.

Defining A Good Road Team

At a recent press conference, Baylor head coach Briles was asked about what it took to make a good road team.

“That is something I started to evaluate about eight years ago because if you’re going to be a good football team, you have to be a tough road team,” Briles said. “That is what we are going to stress and that is what we are going to be at Baylor, a tough road team. I think you band together as a team and you rely on each other, you support each other and you fight hard for each other.

“When you get out there on the road, there will be a little section of Baylor people and the rest is going to be everyone else. From that standpoint you have to pull everyone together. Honestly, I love being at home but there is something about going on the road and having everyone wanting you not to do well and then having the opportunity to do well in those environments.

“It’s very inspiring and challenging. I like it and our team will like it. We are anxious and ready to get on the road and face the world.”

Bring on Goliath…

Kicking Game and Field Position

Another important factor stressed by coach Briles and the staff include field position and a special focus on special teams play and the kicking game.

“It’s the difference in the ballgame when you turn the ball over or when they turn the ball over and you get a short field and go score,” Briles said. “Like we’ve always said, field position, turnovers and momentum, if you win those things you are able to win a football game.

“We were able to do that the other night and especially against Northwestern State. We had some other good opportunities we just didn’t take care of them from an offense standpoint. As long as we keep doing that, we will have some happy locker rooms. Right now our guys are confident, focused and energized.”

Exactly what they need heading out to face undefeated Connecticut…

Winning: On Both Offense and Defense

According to Briles, winning takes both offense and defense – and creating offense doesn’t necessarily mean taking pressure off the defense.

“Every time you step on the field you have pressure to perform,” Briles said. “They have done a good job of performing when the time is right by providing turnovers and making stops and plays for the offense.

“I’m not saying that the offense has taken any pressure off the defense at all. I think it is the other way around. I think the defense has given a lot of opportunities for the offense to make plays. Collectively as a group, we saw and talked about it the other day I could see that our defense is really starting to gel as a unit. They are starting to rely on each other, help each other and they are really playing with a lot of confidence.

“We were really confident going into the Washington State game by the way they had practiced. We could tell that they are growing and getting better and that they are ready. Same thing this week, we are going into this game where the offense is good, they are very structured offensively and their quarterback had his best half of football he has had since he has been at U-Conn. That to me is a great chance for us to challenge ourselves and see what we can do.”

Come Friday night, we’ll see just how much the Bears have to offer against a competitive and undefeated U-Conn football team.

A win for the Bears would definitely keep the momentum going – something Baylor needs as Big 12 action awaits – and could very well signal a new era for BU Football.

The answer is right around the corner, and the lingering green and gold question will be answered beginning on Friday night at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN2…

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com