.....or very late, seems like old times trying to commuicate between several time zones, but here we go for this week from Seattle, or is it Portland? One of the two
While in the car this week I listened to Jim Rome interviewing Duke's head football coach Cutcliffe. He said that Duke had a very good year last year and they expect to win 8+ games a year from now on. 6 games were won and lost in the fourth quarter and that is a big difference between 6 wins and 11. They didn't have a good practice day that day and that is a day lost due to indifference and that disturbed him quite a bit. Rome said that's an old cliche, and Cutcliffe replied that old cliches are used over and over because they are true. Rome said he would use that line again, which is ironic. But what he said next really was important about the quality of players Duke recruited recently, he uses three rules for potential high school recruits:
- They look at their social media posts; suspicious or immoral and they do not pursue
- When they bring a recruit in for an on-campus visit they listen closely to their players, if they have concerned about character and morals they do not pursue
- When talking with a HS recruit they talk with the recruit, his parents, high school teachers and coaches and no one else. If the recruit wants to involve other relatives, advisers or "representatives" they do not pursue.
- See a common thread? I do, and just because others look the other way doesn't make it right.
Next subject: see anything odd here? Turn the volume upWhat's next? From Takei and with a North Carolina license plate:
Let your imagination run wild, I'm thinking "a new start" how about you?
I forgot to mention that we said goodbye to our next door neighbors a couple of weeks ago; the Bachs moved into assisted living while in their 90's. They were good neighbors and we will miss them, Mrs. Bach's first name is Helen believe it or not, think about it.......Helen Bach...........
Want to see something that will make you smile? Especially if you're my age. We watched this a few weeks ago and it was silly fun, but still fun. SWMBO sang along with most of the songs but then said she didn't really like the movie. Here's the opening scene, see if you know all the words:
I've got a feeling (Beatles pun there) that George didn't mean to trip. Another possible pun
It's been a good week in the great northwest but I'm about ready to get home and go to a wedding in Raleigh on Labor Day weekend.................come on, But it's at the Angus Barn and I think my old welded shut joints can find some lubrication there.
Speaking of joints, I was in Washington state this week and, oh never mind.
But I did get a lot of exercise this week, the old fashioned kind, not the new-fangled style that is increasingly popular. I think this will be my next attempt at eternal youth:
That, give me a magic pill and I'm at 175 pounds and going all day long
In town this week (insert audible gasp) and then moving Jackson to Hampton next weekend. The following week we expect to run nekkid throughout the house for a while, please give us our privacy
Next week: a story of a bike I bought in Seattle, look familiar?