Monthly Archives: November 2012

Don’t Let Up Now….

Going to State is exciting!  Whether it’s the first time there or whatever, it’s fun.  I don’t think going to the state championship game and winning it would be worth a hoot if your not there.  That’s the excitement.  Being in the midst of it.  If you could see it on TV that may be another thing but…. no.

I remember Dillon playing Fairfield Central many years ago, about 14-15 now, and they were good, period.  Big and good.  The sideline was as disciplined as any I have ever seen.  When the coach barked an order it happened immediately.  There was no going looking for whoever was called upon.  I think those little things played a point in beating us 3 of 4 times.  For a long while afterward I’d watch for their scores on Friday night and they always rolled big over whoever they played.  These past few years they seemed to have come back down to earth, still winning but not in as dominating fashion as back then.

Dillon surprised everyone last Friday night by throttling Timberland 48-13 when every other time we played them it was always within a few points.  Coach Hayes said they came there to play and they were not going to let up off the gas, they need to do that again this Friday afternoon.  I can’t say who will win, I really can’t, but if they play like they did last Friday night they will be hard to beat.  We’ll see if the old adage is true that “defenses win championships”, because Dillon’s defense, I believe, is no#1 in the state.

New American Idol….

That’s right, get your butt out there and sing for me!

Reality television has almost totally taken over the airwaves and truth be known I don’t watch much of it on the network channels.  I eat up the cable channels looking in storage units, in people’s old buildings, messy houses, Bigfoot, pawnshops and the like.   Back on the network channels everyone I know talks about American Idol like it’s God’s gift to the television viewership.  Hasn’t it played out yet?  It’s been on forever.  Do you have to sing on the show?  Could you tell jokes, do magic, or dance and be the American Idol?  Admittedly I have not watched but a few nights of American Idol and those were the episodes when the first nighters come on to audition thinking they have a chance.  A chance in hell for most of them.  Wow!  Didn’t someone tell them “you stink”!  “Your going to embarrass yourself going on that show.”  Really!  That said this is what we should do.  Put a twist on the show.  Let’s line up, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Paula Abdul, Justin Beiber, Christine Aguilera, Britney Spears and few other Johnny come lately’s as contestants.  Then we get good old Simon Cowell and a couple of average hard working non head swollen Americans as a judging panel and shrink their heads.  Holy crap can you imagine one of them singing a song and then being criticized by Simon and crew.  In that accent of his he’d say, “I’m sorry honey you just didn’t hit the notes they way they are written.”  You’d see the horror of them peeing their pants and having to walk out before their peers, and conversely on the other side of the coin, the relief of not being called to go.  That I would watch.  The only problem with this idea is that none of the contestants would have the guts to do it, and I don’t think Paula has enough songs in her bag to get her through an 11 week season.  After all how many times could she get away with singing Straight Up?  Sorry Simon.

One Down, Loris Coming To Town….

Not really much to say about a 57-0 blowout.  No disrespect but how Lake Marion threw for over 3,000 yards this year is beyond me.  There was always a reciever in the flat as a dump off but he couldn’t even hit him half the time, over his head or at his feet.  The rush was good but he did have time to get it out there, but….  When the DHS short pass made it 28-0 Lake Marion quit.  There was no life, no spark, hands on hips, walking to and from the sidelines.  The coaches never let up but the kids did, not all, but most.  On the DHS extra points only 3 or 4 Lake Marion defenders even moved.  The 91 yards td sprint was a thing of beauty, like a jet.  GONE!

Various, In The News….

The man who plead guilty, Jared Lee Loughner, to the shooting rampage that killed six and wounded Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was sentenced by Judge Larry Burns to seven life terms in prison.  How screwed up has our legal system become that a judge would have to sentence a man to seven life terms to make sure he really serves the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of getting out?  He only plead guilty because the state said they would seek the death penalty if he didn’t.  Based on that, guilty as hell I say!


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg order gas rationing on the odd even system.  Going by license tags and basing it on how your tag number ends, either odd or even, you can only get gas on a days date that matches your tag.  I remember getting caught up in this back in the 70’s, they did the same thing during that gas shortage then.  You’d pull into a service station after a considerable wait, the attendant would check out your tag, and then stick his head in the drivers window to see how much gas you had.  If you were over half, no gas for you!  I can’t remember if there was a limit on how much you could get, but think so.


A Michigan man, Raulie Casteel, who randomly shot at moving cars along interstate 96 near Detroit was charged today with those crimes.  A driver of one of the cars targeted miraculously got an id on the shooter and the police tracked him down.  Only one person was hit in the shootings and he got it in the butt.  Now for the real astonishing part; his mother, Lana Hunt of Brooksville FL, when asked for comment told the Detroit Free Press that her son “might be mentally ill but refuses to see a doctor.” “It’s not in his character to go around shooting at people.”  “That’s just not him.”  “That’s somebody else.”  “That’s somebody that’s disturbed,” she told the newspaper.”  I cannot describe the idiocy of those comments.  Based on those same comments we might want to check out mom too.  Holy Crap!