Friday, August 29, 2008

Question - Where'd who go? Answer- ...

August was a busy month for me both at work and at home.  It seemed liked I spent most of it on the road living out of a suit case.  When my work schedule didn't have me out of town, our family get-aways did.

Earlier in the month Amanda and I hopped on a flight out to Denver to go spend some time with Brett (Ostertag Forever) and his family to see a Rockies game.  If you have never seen a game at Coors Field, you ought too make the short trip out over the front range and take in a game.  It's a great ball park, actually one of my favorites. 

My favorite part of the night was when my little boy asked me to buy him a baseball so that he could "hit it so hard over the fence."    

This last week we loaded up the kids in the truck and made the drive up to Island Park to spend some time at Andy's cabin.  We spent a day in Yellowstone and then the rest of the time lounging around taking it easy with an occasional water ski now and again.

It had been ten years since the last time I had water-skied.  I didn't hit the wake with the same reckless abandon that I use to, but over all I think I did alright.  After ten years of not skiing I was glad to just be able to get up.

With tomorrow being the official kick off to the college football season, I'm sure there'll be more to blog about.  

Kade and I have tickets in hand and we'll be at LES cheering on the Cougars tomorrow afternoon.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Talking Points

Congratulations to Goodness (JP) on being named the head baseball coach at Mountain View high school.  

When I heard the news, the thought that went through my mind was that it is about time.  I mean that in a good way.  If anyone was born to Coach, that person is definitely Jon.  I've been saying for years that the guy needed to be either on the sideline, on the bench, or in the dugout coaching.  I don't know anyone that knows the fundamentals of sports as well and can teach them any better than JP. 

He'll do a damn good job. I'm sure of that. 

Congratulations Bud! 


I'm not one to really get caught up in the Olympic Games.  I should, but I never really have.  I'm excited though to watch the Men's team take it to the world on the hard court.  I'll be surprised if they don't bring home the gold.  

I have been able to tune in for a couple of their warm up games.  I was afraid that it would end up being an All-Star style of play with all offense and no defense.  The style of play you would find out on the streets.  They same style of play that embarrassed the USA basketball community during the last summer olympics.  Surprisingly though (at least for me) these guys play well as a team.  

I think they have checked their egos at the door and are going to do what it takes to win the gold, which is playing unselfish ball.  To see the best in the world come together as a team is pretty amazing.  I don't think they can be beat.


Anybody else getting tired of this story?

I like Brett Favre, always have.  I won't fault him for wanting to come back out of retirement.  People change their mind.  In fact, I will never be the one to criticize someone for being indecisive.  Those of you that have spent anytime around me know that I tend to be a little indecisive myself. (Schizo was one of my nick name for some reason in college)

Him wanting to come back though has put the Packer organization in a no win situation.  They're screwed no matter what they do.  

I think Rodgers is screwed as well.  Anything short of a Super Bowl and I think everyone we'll be comparing him to Brett and wondering how far Favre could have taken them.  If he comes out and struggles at all the fan base and media their in Green Bay are going to tear him apart.

I'm glad Brett didn't take the 20 million dollar buy out.  This whole thing has been bad on his legacy and what he'll be remembered for, but had he taken the pay off he definitely would have been remembered in a very bad light.


Also team sponsor of the newest and possibly greatest co-ed softball team ever assembled.  After PC Players allowed our contract to expire and the team disbanded, Amanda and I found ourselves out on the streets wandering aimlessly looking for another team to take us in.

That team is Wellness Complete.  

League play starts tomorrow night.  I unfortunately won't be able to make it to the opener but you can count on the weekly updates starting after next weeks doubleheader.  I'm sure you are excited for that. 

-Fall camp is under way.  I know the games are still a ways off but for me this is where the excitement  all begins.  It's nice to turn on the radio or the news and hear football talk, even if  at times it is about the team in red up on the hill.

Cougars and Utes alike should be excited.  All indications point to the fact that it could be a very special year for each team.  

That's all I got.