We acknowledge Groundhog Day, Talk Like A Pirate Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day and dozens of others questionable "holidays." I think it's time to consider the addition of some legitimate holidays to our calendars.
During my formative years, one of the first things that attracted me to sports -- other than the concession stands -- were the entertaining nicknames attached to some of the athletes.
Recognizing what items in life belong in which category is the key to fewer gray hairs and a good night's rest, which brings us to Vol. VIII of "Five and Five" -- five things that have captured my attention and five things I don't need to worry about.
Remember the line from the movie "Talladega Nights" when Will Ferrell's legendary Ricky Bobby character: "If you ain't first, you're last." There's a different kind of thought process with, say, our favorite TV programs.
First of all, there is no justifying paying an athlete, entertainer or politician some of the exorbitant salaries we read and hear about. That said, it's the world we live in and it's not changing anytime soon.
At some point, I remember reading the best voices in rock music could be compared to sushi. The best of both are served raw, very raw.