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JoshoffthePress

Joshua "Press"man Jacobs (ie - joshoffthepress), a Life Explorer and adventurer and lover of life. This site is an expression of myself, my life, my story and my goals. Topics on this page are wide-ranging dealing with personal love and loss, politics, sports as well as personal and professional training and development. In fact, if there is a topic you'd like for me to explore, then please do let me know. As this is all still relatively new to me, my site is still a work in progress, and the content is coming out on a consistent basis. Be sure to "follow me" (here) on wordpress to keep up! Feel free to email me at --> joshoffthepress@gmail.com or find me on twitter (check page for twitter handle)
JoshoffthePress has written 21 posts for Josh off The Press

^Happy Birthday in Heaven, Mom! (February 8th)^

All of us have an expiration date on life, some sooner than others. Even in Alice’s sickness, she still experienced life, and knew that she was loved and that she had a grandchild, too. I celebrate all of my mother’s life, even the more painful or sad memories, because even if it wasn’t filled with joy, all the time, there are still memories full of me being with my mom, and that is enough to sustain me, and keep me going strong. Continue reading

THE PRIVILEGE OF SPORTS DYNASTIES (PART TWO)

WE ARE WHAT WE CONSISTENTLY DO. EXCELLENCE IS THEREFORE NOT AN ACT, BUT A HABIT – Aristotle. Continue reading

The first Female President of the United States will be…

Here’s the catch for those of you who aren’t familiar with the US Constitution[vii] (at all), AOC is only 29, and according to the Constitution she needs to be at least 35 to be POTUS[viii]. “Poll finds that 74% of Democrats (and people who lean Dem) would consider voting for Ocasio-Cortez if she were old enough to run for president”[ix]. So, realistically I see AOC running for POTUS in 10-18 years. I’d settle on 14 as part of the sweet spot, where she will be just in her mid-forties, seasoned enough to do everything and anything, and still young enough to have the mantle of being the Millennials’ Champion! Continue reading

In Praise of Self-Praise!

For myself, as an official first year teacher (prior to this year I was subbing, which doesn’t quite count the same); I am hungry for praise. Heck, I’m hungry for anything. But, truthfully – sometimes I wish my… Continue reading

THE PRIVILEGE OF AMERICAN SPORTS DYNASTIES

Since I have been watching professional sports from the time I was Ten in 1991, I have been a witness to many sports dynasties. As time goes on, I better appreciate how remarkable they truly are and were.  Of course, dynasties in sports come and go just like any cycle. Continue reading

Why more people should be gravely concerned!

This is a very dark period in our Country’s History, and the saddest part is all this stuff happening is just setting in motion much starker and bleaker problems. If history is any guide, the America I was born into simply will cease to exist in my life-time. That’s a fucking scary thought! Continue reading

Crying for America!

I am concerned about the extra-heightened rhetoric turned against Trump.  Yet, I also think he has done a great deal to further perpetuate it.  If the President always goes an inch too far (or hell 100 miles too far) what does that make of the population at large?  Up until now, no President in my lifetime dared to go this far in his blistering rhetoric against citizens of his own nation.  The closest I can remember to something or someone like Trump is Sarah Palin when she was McCain’s running-mate back in 2008.  And at the time, McCain asked his supporters to use restraint.  Continue reading

MJ or LeBron, LeBron or MJ? (Also 2017 Finals Predictions)

I’m not going to go into the nitty gritty details about why one is more worthy of a basketball player than the other, but I will say that I was 10 years old and in 4th grade, and we all wanted to “Be Like Mike” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0AGiq9j_Ak . All of us! And Basketball ruled. We all shot hoops and we all said we wanted to go to the NBA. During LeBron’s time, there have been other players more popular. A lot of people preferred Kobe Bryant (as I mentioned before). Michael Jordan was the guy! Continue reading

My 2017 NBA Playoff Picks

The Warriors are going to run away with this thing in a cake walk. Like it won’t even be close. That 73 win team from last year, I believed was way more vulnerable than this one that won 67 Games this year. Continue reading

My pick for NBA MVP! As well as other NBA Honors and Awards I’m giving out.

These things matter to me. But then again, based on everything I wrote, logic would say that either Harden or Kawhi should win the MVP. But, Sports fans aren’t logical we are emotional, and I have seen few players connect with fans on an emotional level the way Westbrook has this season. Continue reading