Trophy Hunters TV

Jens Wins Again

   March 7th, 2011

I see my buddy Jens won again, he is now 2-0 for 2011. Jens is one of those guys that I grew up with and I trained with at Pat’s gym. He’s just someone that I always keep track of. He had a hard run of fights in the last couple of years, but I see he’s getting started off on the right foot for 2011.

There really hasn’t been much going on this week. I’ve had some interesting text-message conversations on my phone, but I can’t give any details on those yet, so I’ll explain more about them later. For now, here are a couple of emails that I thought were amusing enough to repost:

Life Explained

On the first day, God created the dog and said, “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.”

The dog said, “That’s a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten?”

So God agreed……

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, “Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.”

The monkey said, “Monkey tricks for twenty years? That’s a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?”

And God agreed……

On the third day, God created the cow and said, “You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer’s family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.”

The cow said, “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I’ll give back the other forty?”

And God agreed again……

On the fourth day, God created humans and said, “Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you twenty years.”

But the human said, “Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?”

“Okay,” said God. “You asked for it.”

So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I’m doing it as a public service.

I had a whole bunch of posters like this one sent to me, here’s one that I really liked and I’ll have Nate post the rest in the forums:

I’ve also been informed that last month marked the 5-year anniversary that I’ve been doing the blog on my website. February 12th, 2006, to be exact, was the very first blog entry that I did. Those first couple years of entries are kept in an archive of the old site, if you want to read them, you can click on the link below (the oldest entries are on the very bottom):
Blog Archive

Here are the air times for this week’s episode of Trophy Hunters TV that I’m hosting, on the Outdoor Channel:

Air Dates & Times for 2011
Dec. 27, 2010 through March 27, 2011
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM CST
Wednesdays, 8:00 am EST / 7:00 am CST
Saturdays, 8:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm CST

The show description for this week:

Show #11 “Babies and Bullets”
(Airs the week of March 7, 2011)
After the birth of her first child, Courtney Stolte, Director of TTHA’s Hunters Extravaganzas, travels to south Texas with her husband and newborn to pursue her passion for whitetail hunting.

Here is the Bible verse for this week:

Neither is there salvation in any other: there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)


7 Responses to “Jens Wins Again”

Mikey Jiggles Says:

Awesome little story Matt! Kudos to Jens as well and Bible verse, solid as always. I hope these text messages are about an upcoming fight. Anyway you can squeeze it in for 129 haha! My wife will be there live. I already get the pleasure of watching Randy Couture and Ben Henderson on the same card, you to would be the triple threat!

hayman Says:

hey matt, im guessing the other emails are from the ufc….joe silva perhaps a spot at the 129 card now that davis and hamill are off? that would be awesome… but those are my wishes! we will have to wait to find out! im guessing if it is, its a alves rematch! regardless hope to see you back soon enough. keep on fighting the good fight!

John King Says:

Matt, man give us a hint on the text messages! I hope they do throw you in on some of the upcoming fights! I’m glad Jens is starting off well, he needs the confidense boost. Thanks for the blog, cool little story. God Bless, thanks for sharing with us

brian13 Says:

life explained….ain’t that the truth!

dustind Says:

haha got a little laugh reading that joke… thanks for the post Matt!! keep up the good work

James Says:

Matt, I love how you are so involved with other fighters, even ones who most people have written off as over and done. Ive always admired Jens Pulver, just the pure tenacity and grit he has, and the fact that no matter what, he wont give up. His BJ Penn win was epic, almost as cool as yours. To you personally, I would like to say, if you feel you can, and want to, I would love to see you fight again. You might have had a bit of bad luck in one fight, but your still the greatest champion the UFC, and the world, has ever seen. Some people say your not the best in the world anymore, I say, whether or not thats true, you still are the best welterweight champion ever. Win or lose, retire or stay, you will always be my inspiration, and my hero. You Will Never Be Forgotten

Andrew Says:

Matt, I think you’re a great fighter, but your stance on guns baffles me. Specifically, this poster that you just posted, which basically condones/promotes gun violence to settle disputes instead of, you know, talking (yes, George Washington used guns to make his point with the British, but that was well over 200 years ago – I think we’ve grown up a bit since then, no?).

You once made an analogy on this blog that blaming guns for killing is like blaming a pencil for making a spelling mistake. You know what? That’s a brilliant analogy and I agree 100%. Guns DO NOT kill people. People do. But why on earth would you want to give people who kill (like Jared Loughner) guns in the first place? Guns don’t kill people, but they make it easier to kill people. Lots of people. Imagine what Columbine would have looked like if those kids didn’t have guns. They still would have done damage, and yes, people still would have died, but not in the same numbers. Or what if Jared Loughner didn’t have a gun – would that little girl still have died? Probably not. That doesn’t change the fact that Jared Loughner and the Columbine shooters were psychos who needed help, and it wouldn’t have changed their intentions to kill people, but it sure would have made their impact a lot less strong. Blocking them from having guns would have saved lives. Isn’t that enough to want to ban, or at least heavily control guns?

But that’s not the argument I want to make. Also, lets ignore the stats that say, despite the fact that Americans are armed, America is not any safer by the fact that Americans are armed. If buying and owning guns were a means to make America safer and reduce violence, America would be one of the safest countries on earth, but it’s not. Not by a long shot.

What I want to know is how you reconcile your views on gun ownership (and posters that condone and promote gun violence) with the fact that you are a devout Christian? How do you put up a poster that condones gun violence, then quote the bible in the same post? Really, I’m not trying to be a smart ass, I honestly would like to know because it doesn’t make sense to me. I was born and raised Catholic, and I never once got the impression that Jesus condoned violence of any sort. And I’m pretty sure he’d be vehemently against guns. But I see how devoted you are to your faith, how you live and breathe it, how you are quick to give all glory and honour to God whenever you get a chance – so why promote something that you know He would be completely against? Show me the bible verse where Jesus tells his followers to pick up arms?

To be clear, I’m not talking about guns for sport. Although I’m not a fan of that either, I realize that hunting is part of who we are. If it weren’t for hunting, humans wouldn’t have survived long on this earth. But that poster isn’t about hunting – it’s about settling disputes with guns.

How would Jesus respond to that poster?

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