Taylor has an issue with what some people are doing with our language

February 21, 2018


Read Taylor’s latest newsletter, Pronouncement, right here, right now before he goes all nu-que-ler on you.

Taylor Doesn’t Understand

January 25, 2018


Check out Taylor’s latest rant in this newsletter, “I Don’t Understand.”

Once a Walk-On Always a Walk-On

January 15, 2018


The walk-on, if you’re not familiar with the term, is a college athlete who was not recruited heavily by a university or college. A player who was deemed “not good enough” to be offered a scholarship to a university, yet shows up to practice and tries to make the team. The odds weigh heavily against them earning a place on the roster, much less actually getting to compete. And as a former walk-on myself, I know the mentality. Basically, the walk-on has a chip on their shoulder the size of The Rock of Gibraltar, and it’s there forever. (The chiropractor business is happy to hear this!)

That attitude extends beyond sports, of course, as well as across race, religion, gender, creed and any other institution you can name. People who overcome hardships or handicap are well-documented all over the place, professionally and personally. There are far too many examples to name. You might be one of those people yourself.

Which brings me to this past weekend of NFL football games.

Case Keenum

Case Keenum

There is no position in sports more pampered, more glorified, more idolized, than the NFL quarterback. Starting in high school and moving through college and professional ball, the QB is considered special. And for good reason: a great quarterback can make a bad team better, an average team good and a good team great. The most recent Heisman Trophy Winner is a former walk-on (for the first time in history;  his name is Baker Mayfield) and more power to him.

The quarterback suffers more inspection and judgment from fans and the press, but also enjoys an incredible amount of overindulgence and praise. Coaches love-love-love their QBs.

Of the four games played in the NFL this past weekend, there were eight quarterbacks. Four were first-round draft picks, and four were not. Three of the four first-rounders lost, and the fourth, whose team won – Blake Bortles for the Jacksonville Jaguars – faces a Mt. Everest of a climb this Sunday when his team plays a game in Massachusetts for the right to go to the Super Bowl.

Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs

In the NFL, the walk-on’s twin is the “free agent,” who is a player that no team bothered to draft, that teams and coaches and know-it-alls have deemed too slow, too small, too weak, too problematic to offer a contract. The most exciting play this past weekend featured a free agent QB (Case Keenum) throwing a pass to a 5th-round Draft Pick (Stefon Diggs – the 5th round being akin to telling someone they’re barely better than a free agent) to win a game.

In fact, if you look at the history of football’s biggest game – The Super Bowl – you will find that there are not many first-round draft pick quarterbacks who have won that big game. Tom Brady is a great example as a 6th-round draft pick himself (basically: walk-on), who wears that chip on his shoulder like a badge at age 40, still defying the sages and specialists and geniuses who passed on him so many years ago.

When Mr. Keenum – who the pundits and analysts keep saying is “too small” and “doesn’t have the arm” – threw a game-winning pass to take The Minnesota Vikings to a game in Philadelphia (against a 3rd-round draft pick quarterback there) this coming Sunday, it came as a shock for many reasons. Not the least of which is: free agents can’t do this.

He did.
Once a walk-on always a walk-on!

Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams

Note: my favorite interview of the games this past weekend came from a New Orleans Saints player named Marcus Williams. Mr. Williams, at age 21, made a mistake and missed a tackle that cost his team the game this past Sunday afternoon. Stunningly, this young man (he’s 21) stood in front of his locker and took responsibility for his failure. I hope he has a long, successful, championship-style career. He put every politician, sports talk personality and many other (older, more experienced but less-courageous) athletes to shame. Hats off to you, Marcus Williams. You’re a very good player and a very VERY good man.

An Amazing Talent

December 19, 2017


Taylor Mason is truly an amazing talent who had the whole audience laughing from beginning to end!

Richard Tubbs
Glen Lakes Country Club
Weeki Wachee, FL

Santa’s Got the Blues this Christmas – Check Out Taylor’s Ne


Check Out Taylor’s latest newsletter with some hilarious great gift ideas. VIEW IT HERE

Uh oh … Taylor’s putting up Christmas lights again!

November 29, 2017


Here’s Taylor’s latest newsletter on putting up Christmas lights.

Enjoy!

Facts and Conclusions

October 20, 2017


Read Taylor’s latest newsletter, Facts and Conclusions … RIGHT  HERE!

The audience LOVED him!

October 16, 2017


Taylor is one of the funniest and most talented comedians I have ever seen. He is a gifted ventriloquist and musician with impeccable comedic timing. The audience LOVED him!
Taylor Mason is the consummate professional. I am often asked to write recommendations; but in this case, I asked to write one. Taylor understands the audience, connects with them, and is extraordinarily friendly with attendees following the event.

Kevin Isaacs
Salem Radio Network
Cleveland, OH

With the African fellows from UrbanPromise International

October 9, 2017


Just a quick note to thank you for Taylor’s concert yesterday at New Hanover UMC in Gilbertsville. He brought the house down. Playing to a crowd of 400 he was so engaging and funny. It was my first time seeing him, and I was impressed by how well he knew his audience, where they lived etc. so entertaining!  It wasn’t surprising, then, that many folks who were not members of our church traveled to see him again!

Picture below was taken afterwards with the African fellows from UrbanPromise International.

Taylor Mason and UrbanPromise International

Please give Taylor our sincere thanks for a great afternoon!

Sincerely,
Kelly Donlon Hoy

An absolute pleasure …

October 5, 2017


Taylor Mason was an absolute pleasure to work with. His performance was excellent and the audience loved him. He was funny, talented, and his ability to support our message was outstanding. We loved Taylor.

Gary Nunley
Arubah Clinic
Tulsa, OK