---- — No Death Star
One of your letter writers has been watching too many kids’ “Star Wars” movies. He thinks we should build a Death Star and mentions how we could knock out al-Qaida and the Taliban. We could do all that now by sending a thousand planes over as we did to Berlin. After those planes there was nothing left. We would certainly get the same results and it would be much cheaper.
I blame Reagan
Another Sound Off writer thinks our troubled economy is caused by President Obama in just four years. This problem was building way back before Obama, Bush or Clinton. It may have started back when Reagan was in and laid off the thousands of airport workers. Of course, the fact we have been sending soldiers overseas for the last 70 years, from Korea to Iraq, might have been a strain on the budget, don’t you think?
NFL goes PC
What is wrong with this country? I see that an NFL player recently stated that he would personally have a problem playing with gay players. So what? He has a right to his opinion. We don’t have to agree with him. He is now in the middle of a media firestorm due to his comments. It is ridiculous how politically correct everybody has to be nowadays. If not, you have to pay a heavy price.
Hector Longo’s recent rant about trading Tom Brady is a joke. All he does in the story is rant about how bad Brady is and ask what he has done for us lately. Then he switches to say teams will give up their entire draft for him. Tell me, Hector, if Brady is that bad and, as you state, benefits from being in that crappy division, then who is going to want to trade their entire draft for him? You just don’t get it .
Those sick of the North Andover school administration firing coaches need to attend the School Committee meeting Monday night, 6 p.m. North Andover High library.
DE Class of ‘07
Raff taught all of us some amazing lessons that helped us transition to men. He was hard on us when he needed to be but for all the right reasons. The North Andover athletic program as a whole is less respectable after the way he was pushed out.
North Andover lost a great asset when the high school administration decided to remove Coach Rafferty from the football position. Rafferty had a track record of nipping problems in the bud. Was this his demise? I wish someone would come forward from the high school and let the community know exactly why he wasn’t allowed back. The kids clearly want him back.
Why, why, why?
Can’t believe Coach Rafferty was fired. We have firsthand experience with him as a coach. He teaches his players to respect each other and to work hard. He is an outstanding coach who cares about his players and truly loves the game of football. This will be a devastating blow to the football team and to the high school. And why do the signs that support Coach Rafferty get taken down every morning before the students get to school? And why are the decisions over who gets to be a coach at the high school really up to only two people?