I can't really pin down an exact date, but it was the early 80's for sure. I became a fan because my mom worked at OSU (still does, retiring in December at 50 years) and we had season tickets. Her Aunt (my great aunt) would buy her season tix, then she'd buy her boss's because better seats, and we'd all go. I probably remember more about basketball at St. John's than I do football in the pre-Cooper years.
Damn, it felt good to be a gangster.
Never been yelled at louder in my life than when I called a kid safe at the plate on a bang bang play in a 2-2 game in the bottom of the 6th (this league played 6 inning games).
I had almost this exact experience in my first ever baseball game, only the coach in question was also my 7th grade football coach. Down a run in the bottom of 6 and with a runner on, his son stepped to the plate and tattoo'd a ball to right center that seemed to roll forever! (rec leagues don't get fences y'all). The outfield managed to get the ball in and make a close play at the plate. Dust cloud rolling, parents from both sides yelling in excitement, coaches on the edge of the dugout waiting to either celebrate or challenge my call and I uttered two words that shut them all down....."No pitch".
I had dusted the plate off and gone to the backstop to collect my mask; when I turned around, the pitcher was halfway through his windup. Rather than rush, I just threw my arms up and said "No pitch!" but the batter swung and chaos ensued.
Coincidentally, I saw a post on a local parents facebook group a couple of weeks ago, a mom had posted to complain that her son's team had played yet another game without umpires because none showed up. Several hundred comments from pissed off parents about no show or "horrible" umps, a veteran offical finally stepped in and said "You parents are the very reason that no one will sign up to call your kids games."
It's so bad it can't even work its way up to an earworm. I made it just over 1:00 and, by the grace of God, have already forgotten.
Do you honestly think that the status quo regarding scholarships and training tables will change if they start paying players?
As a fantasy footballer, I have a difficult time claiming a favorite team. That being said, i'd love to see Orlando Pace in Washington, protecting DH's blind side for the next 15 years.
ZH (needs a nickname)
Sadly, Zack Attack is taken. Damn you Hollywood!
Sadly I don't have any questions but I wanted to stop & thank you for your service.
A guy I went to college with is/was one of the 'instructors' for this class. Crazy group but they do all sorts of demo jumps around the midwest.
For real. Animal Sci bldg on Fyffe Rd. I know the first class all got Weber smokers.
The Valspar is at Innisbrook if you're into watching other ppl golf. If not, they (Innisbrook) have 3 other courses to play.
Can I just lead things off by noting what a big Diallo this would be for the good guys?
Who was officiating?
Round Robin was eliminated early due to lack of interest. #SorryNotSorry
I was shocked to learn this wasn't more heavily publicized.
I tried, friend, I just can't hold it back anymore.
I have yet to see the "change oil" light come on in my Acura. I change/reset every 5k miles or 3-4 months to be safe.