A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says,

“Why the long face?”

On previous occasions I’ve reported on the various health benefits of humor as we age. I honestly don’t know how anyone could survive this life without a sense of humor, having daily laughter, and just being plain silly once-in-a-while.

Medical research recently reported by the Mayo Clinic confirms that laughter stimulates many of our organs, activates and relieves our stress response, and soothes our tension in the short-term. In the long-term they report humor improves our immune system, relieves pain, increases personal satisfaction, and improves our mood.

For most of us this is not exactly ground-breaking, but I have met people who seemingly had no sense of humor, joy, or laughter in their lives. Yes, life is difficult. But without humor I would think it impossible.

Growing up in a family that thrived on humor, I’ve been very fortunate and have tried not to take myself too seriously. Although I’ve encountered the same types of life situations and loss we all experience, I’ve tried to keep things in perspective and focus on the joy life brings us.

My wife is constantly amused and probably a bit embarrassed at some of my antics. One of my silly habits is to pause the television occasionally and take pictures of things that amuse me. I thought I would share a few of my recent  funny sports captures with you. If they make you smile or laugh, good for you. If not, well, good luck.

 I know this looks fake, but it’s just a fan’s reaction after a great play.


I don’t think she agreed with the call.


Some just don’t care at all.


Probably should have spent the ticket money at the dentist.


Some fans are actually celebrities.


Some just think they are.

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Some coaches stay focused no matter what.


Some are constantly unhinged.


If you look closely at Denver’s quarterback, you won’t bet against them.

Great Food

Do yourself a favor and go to my wife Trisha’s blog. She has some tasty new recipes posted that are fantastic.  Simply go to our website and click on Trisha’s Dishes.


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