Brexit Is As Logical As Breathing

You are at home, the entire family, perhaps enjoying a television program. Then someone walks into your home (you are Not Allowed to have locks on your doors), grabs the remote control and changes the channel, and before you can say WTF!, they inform you that someone in France, Belgium or Finland has decided they have the right to do so.

This is somewhat like how it feels to be in the EU, as described to me by some  UK citizens (in private, for fear of being labeled a racists if expressing their feelings publicly) while I recently visited there for an extended amount of time. It was my second extended visited, this time it was the Northeast near Newcastle, previously it was the Midlands near Nottingham. I would advise anyone to visit either location to experience the Real UK. I enjoyed my stay both times immensely.

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The UK is truly an awesome country and culture, this is a place were the majority of all police officers Do Not Carry Guns,  can you be more civilized  than that in today’s world?
Why does everyone seem to be under the impression that the majority of UK citizens are “confused” because they would prefer to be an independent country, free to govern, police, and decide whom has a right to work and live within it’s own borders?

This perplexes me.

Also the notion that United Kingdom will somehow collapse into some apocalyptic catastrophe, just because it leaves the EU is other nonsense!

This “logic” reminds me of the comedian Andy Woodhull description of how his  wife beats him at arguments; “she just denies she is doing the thing that I was mad about ”

It would seem that the majority of UK citizens whom wish the leave the EU shall Never be allowed. They are in-effect being treated like little children. They gave an honest answer, and now the “adults” (paid politicians), will convince them that they were to ignorant to understand the question.

They want to force Another vote, feeling confident that after almost 3 years of unnecessary political delay tactics that they have successfully emotionally terrorized enough UK citizens to now “win” a second referendum.

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After a recent extended visit to Switzerland, I am convinced now more than ever that living without being a member of the EU is more than possible, it is Logical. There people of many different heritages co-existed in harmony, with All respecting and assimilating within the Swiss culture. I seriously doubt that this would be achieved it forced upon the citizens

Hopefully the citizens of the UK will be allowed to leave the EU, as the Majority of them expressed their desire to do so with their democratic rights. By holding on to their own currency, they have always expressed a desire to remain independent. With it’s greatest ally being the USA, I have no doubt that their future shall be as Great as their past. Paid Politicians’ true influence over the citizen’s lives should have a limit, and That Limit Being Defined Is The True Meaning Of Brexit.

Coach Mike Sholars Believes American Football Should Only Be Played Spring Til Autumn.


I get it.

Back in the 1800s when what we now know as American football (or simply football to Americans), was played primarily by university students, starting the seasons in September was a logical choice. Particularly  when seasons were 6-7 games long at that time.

But now let us fast forward to the present 21st century, where the sport of American football is now a worldwide phenomena. Now you can see local teams compete for National Championships form Toronto to Tel Aviv, from Los Angeles to Lagos, from Boston to Beijing, China from New York to Newcastle upon Tyne, England from Seattle to Stockholm, Sweden from Houston to Hamburg, Germany from Cincinnati  to Cairo, Egypt from Pittsburg to Prague, Czech Republic and I could go on and on and on…  

Now as a former European pro player and current coach in over 10 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa I quickly noticed a big difference in the season scheduling outside of North America.  The leagues here begin there seasons in spring, and end in summer or the very first weeks of autumn. This is a very logical choice, as not only is it better for players (If the weather is to hot, you always have a night game option), but it attracts more fans if you are trying to expand your fan base.  

Playing and coaching in the freezing snow, or supporting your team in the freezing snow has always been romanticize, but as a former pro player and head coach in counties like Norway, Denmark, and Sweden (places where even with the season beginning in spring, you do not always escape the snow), it is not as romantic as portrayed Brrr. 

What about school summer break? 

I would prepose that in the USA (where University football is a Muti Billion dollar business) we treat all high school and university players like any other kids their age with a summer job: If they play for the schools while classes are not in session, they should receive a monetary compensation just like any of their classmates would if they worked during the summer break. And this should not effect their amateur status. 

Incidentally this schedule would also allow incoming university freshmen an entire half year to assimilate into university life, which should make for a better educational experience for both university and High school players alike. 

  • The season could have a two week pause in July for family vacation

And of course with a more enjoyable environment to view the games the fan base will expand even further … and trust me,  the interest is here. 


(Coach Sholars teaching American football fundamentals to children in the Czech Republic in December 2017) 

Feel free to share if you agree, and thank you for reading. 

-Coach Mike Sholars