The BS Meter: NFL players in ‘the best shape of my life’Best shape of their lives? Tim Tebow and Dez Bryant certainly seem to think so.Has written more than 30 cover stories for SI and ESPN.If you’re also a connoisseur of football clichs, of exaggerated, unfounded and ultimately hollow declarations of elite fitness and impending greatness, it will come as no surprise that the biggest training camp BSer (Best Shape) of 2016 was none other than the Dallas Cowboys a team that prints money and is everyone’s “surprise” playoff pick for the 20th year in a row despite the fact that no one in Jerry’s World has sniffed a Super Bowl in two decades.Way back in May, in fact, Dez Bryant got the annual training camp platitude parade started early when he proclaimed: “I am in the best shape that I’ve ever been in” just a few days after Dallas VP Stephen Jones mentioned that the team’s All Pro wideout might not have been in, ya know, “his best shape last year.” Then, just before camp opened, Dallas defensive back Orlando Scandrick, coming back from a major knee injury, got in on the action, claiming that, wouldn’t ya know it, he too is “in the best shape of my life.” A few days later, after an unflattering photo made Tony Romo look as if he had arrived at fat camp instead of football camp, Jones quickly declared with the utmost confidence that the pear shaped Romo was wait for it in “some of the best shape he’s been in.”Well, of course he is. And so is Terrell Suggs. Sure, he’s 33 and playing on two surgically repaired Achilles tendons.
His father worked on the Leduc 1 well that started it all and even though Hunter was just a kid, he remembers that time well. ?When they found oil there, it was just an unbelievably wonderful thing,? he remarked, adding it wasn?t just a positive thing for those so closely involved or the Province of Alberta, but the entire country. ?It created an industry that was very small in the beginning ? the oil industry just mushroomed from there,? Hunter explained.
But charisma is an intangible, beyond the sum of those qualities. Michelle Rempel is charismatic. She also is, at 36, in a position to bide her time and let another leader bust his or her chops through this Liberal cycle.. Dick joined the RCAF during WW2 in 1943, earned his wings in April ’44, and joined the 159 Squadron RAF in December of ’44. Flying a 4 engine Liberator B 24, Dick completed Bomber Command Tour of Operations in April 1945 over South East Asia. Following the war, Dick flew jet fighter aircraft in the 411 RCAF “Vampire” squadron, retiring 1955..