I try not to get on soapboxes very often. Mainly because I am clumsy and have the scars on my head to prove it. Every time I get off the ground….I fall. So, I will try to make this a short off the ground stay.
Maybe I have judged myself too harshly….
I was under the impression that being sober was abstinence from alcohol and/or mind altering substances.
Or to put in plainly ZERO INTAKE.
I have lived under that umbrella of protection for over 6 years…..and I have thrived under it.
I quit drinking. Initially because the powers of the legal system in Texas strongly requested it, but continued on after that requirement was fulfilled because my life greatly ( and I stress greatly) improved while abstaining from the juice ( in any form ).
Then came this……
I was reading my morning ESPN news and came across this article titled
“Jerry Brown was Sober”
DALLAS — An autopsy has found that Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown was sober when he was killed in a crash that led to an intoxication manslaughter charge against the teammate at the wheel.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Thursday that Brown died of head and neck trauma when their vehicle overturned. He had a dislocated neck, a severely bruised spine and a blood alcohol content of 0.056 percent. That’s well below the Texas drunken driving standard of 0.08 percent.
Police have said Cowboys nose guard Josh Brent, who was driving, had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit when after the Dec. 8 crash in Irving, a Dallas suburb. He remains free on $100,000 bond.
Police say neither man was wearing a seatbelt.
Apparently, being sober is defined as being under the legal limit of intoxication.
All I have to do is start drinking again and continually remain under the legal limit and I can maintain my current sobriety.
Who would of thunk it. Drink to STAY sober.
I have a new…..new lease on life. I am going to go out and by enough alcohol to be able to consume BUT still remain under .08 BAC.
This is awesome. I can’t wait to call all the friends and family that I have regained the trust of, and tell them I was wrong about not drinking. I’m sure they will be just as excited as I am.
Thank you ESPN. You are truly more than sports worthy news!
Who am I kidding….
I have never…..ever been able to moderate my drinking. It has always been all or nothing.
I still choose nothing.
And to ESPN and all sportswriters…..
stick to sports.