All along, I’ve wanted to write about Rome and our Vatican excursion. The primary elements of our tour were the Vatican and the Colosseum.

We’ve been to Rome before, but this time I was actually prepared. 

I almost wish I had brought my older camera. I spent a lot of time trying to get shots while I should have been listening to the guides. After all, we are not there to get pictures, we are there to get a sense of the history. Still, we had a fabulous time at the Vatican. We visited St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistene Chapel. I have no pictures of the Sistene Chapel because  photography is banned there.

The Colosseum. I loved it and I got some great shots there. Because we visited the Colosseum before, I had a sense of the history there. Our tour guide allowed us time on our own and my wife was not able to do a lot of walking. I had some time to get some pictures and did so. The building is amazing; the engineering it took to build a 50,000 spectator arena at that time is nearly beyond belief. I’ve always said if people could be brought back from the past, the Romans would not be surprised by today’s technology.

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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