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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 17 posts for Josh off The Press

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

Happy 3rd Birthday Ava – Letter from Daddy!

Being a little kid is really interesting. You know more stuff than you are given credit for, yet the world doesn’t need to make sense for you yet. Continue reading

Encyclopedia of the Podcasts I have Listened to

As I am always sharing various podcasts with people, and suggesting episodes for people to listen to, I was inspired to write this blog post as a reference point for various podcasts I like and often suggest and share with others. Continue reading

Carmelo Anthony – The Anchor that sunk Phil Jackson’s Ship?? (+NBA Talk+)  

Phil Jackson, the man who has 11 Championships as a Coach, is now closely affiliated with Carmelo Anthony, a man who has 3 playoff series wins in his whole 14 year career in the NBA. Continue reading

Personal Review of Peter Richmond’s Biography on “Phil Jackson: Lord of The Rings” (originally published 02/09/2014) +NBA Talk+  

I have always been intrigued by the mystique of Phil Jackson. How he seemed to always get the best out of his players and get under the skin of his opposing Coaches; Like when former Knicks Head Coach Jeff Van Gundy, poked fun at Phil Jackson calling him “The Big Chief Triangle”. I remember Michael Jordan in interviews sharing about Jackson’s love of Zen Buddhism. Continue reading

^Happy Birthday in Heaven, Mom! (February 8th 2017)^

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