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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on video!

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Well it’s time for the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: a new segment on my site.  And hey, there sure is a lot to choose from each week.  So take a look.  First the Good. 

I’ll bet you’ve never seen a pet like the one in this Video of the Day. In 1969, two friends, John Rendall and Ace Berg, purchased a lion. At the time, Christian the lion was a 35-pound cub. He had been born in a zoo. The friends raised Christian in their London home. All three hung out in a friend’s furniture shop on the weekends.Within a year, Christian had grown to 185 lbs. Rendall and Berg realized they couldn’t keep him much longer. But they didn’t know what to do with him. A chance encounter changed that. Two actors from the film Born Free walked into the furniture store.The actors recommended a conservationist, George Adamson, living in Kenya. Christian was soon in Africa. There he was rehabilitated and released into the wild. In 1974, Rendall and Berg decided to visit Christian one last time. He was now a wild animal. Adamson told them it was doubtful that Christian could be found. No one had seen him in nine months.The two flew to Kenya, anyway. On the day they landed, Christian appeared outside Adamson’s camp. Somehow, he knew. He waited outside the camp until Rendall and Berg arrived.

This video was taken during their reunion with Christian. What a story! What a video!

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 And how about, for our bad, and I mean real bad, what happened at the Florida-Georgia football game two weeks ago.  Does Florida condone eye gouging? What else can be drawn from Gators coach Urban Meyer's disciplining of his linebacker Brandon Spikes  for gouging the eyes of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey in the third quarter of last Saturday's game? Spikes wasn't caught acting so despicably until well after the fact by YouTube.  Meyer wasn't aware of his player's dastardly deed at the bottom of a pile until Meyer's wife pointed it out to him. So Meyer put his foot down. He ordered Spikes out of one half of the Gators' next game.
Are we to surmise that Spikes didn't get a full-game suspension because he tried to rip out only half of Ealey's eyes and not the whole set?  Take a look.

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And the of course the Ugly.  This one was easy.  Elizebeth Lambert, a New Mexico University  soccer player is a real bad ass.  A hands down and dirty competitor. Take a look at her in action to see an athlete who should be suspended from the game-permanently!

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