I feel like we’re the best team in the league and a lot of that is because Coach McCoy in the way he presents himself and way he portrays what he wants. A lot of what you are as a team is because of attitude.
The way a coach presents himself makes you the best team in the league?
I admire confidence, but does Weddle not remember how bad the Chargers were last year? And why open your mouth like that? Just go out and prove it.
Many race experts say they have never seen a horse make a move like the one Secretariat made on the backstretch about thirty seconds into this video. He covered almost the entire field of horses, moving from dead last to first, in about twenty seconds.
I got pulled over on Saturday and I have a question.....
by midnightversion 2013-05-13 15:24:18
I was riding my enduro motorbike out on a dirt county road. I had my five year old daughter with me. She had on what I thought was an approved helmet. Arizona law doesn't require me to have one on.
I pass a ranger out in the middle of nowhere. I wasn't speeding, so I didn't worry. Well, about five miles later I happened to look in my mirror and there he was - lights flashing. I immediately pulled over.
As he approached me he said, "Is there a reason you didn't stop?" and he sounded pretty irritated. I told him that it was an honest mistake and that I simply did not see or hear him. He then said, "Did you know this bike was not made to transport two people?" I then told him the make, model and year and stated that it was, then showed him the pegs for the rider on the back. He had to admit that I was right.
His next question: Have you had any illegal drugs or alcohol today? I answered no, that I would never drink and drive my motorbike with my daughter on board. He told me he could smell alcohol on me. I answered again that I hadn't.
He interrogated me pretty good, and I was very polite and respectful for quite awhile, but at this point it was getting a bit old. It was hot and my daughter and I had now been sitting there for about 20 minutes. He called in two other rangers and a country sheriff. I took them about 15 minutes to arrive - so we're 35 minutes into this.
The ranger briefs the county office and then that county officer came and asked me the exact same questions. I sensed they were trying to find an inconsistency in my story. He then started asking my daughter questions - how old are you, is this your dad, etc. I had a HUGE problem with that. The county officer then told me he wanted to perform some field sobriety tests, but that he didn't want my daughter to have to watch me do them. So asked if I could call someone to come get her. I did. By the time they show up, I've been sitting there for an hour.
I ace the sobriety tests. The officer goes back to the rangers and they talk out of earshot for about five minutes. They come back and cite me for my daughter not having a DOT approved helmet and then tell me that I can't drive my bike back home. I was incensed, but wasn't gonna let them get the best of me. So I called a friend and had them go get my truck and bring it out. He did, and we loaded it up. By the time I left this it had been about 90 minutes.
Here's the question: It's obvious they were looking for something that wasn't there. I was originally pulled over because the ranger believed it wasn't a bike for two, but later admitted he was wrong.
Can they even cite me for the helmet at that point?
Feel free to express your opinion on the story. Do I have a right to be a bit pissed?
I'm considering trying to give it another go at bowling. My carpal tunnel will either get worse or stay the same, but I'm not sitting around to wait and find out. The injuries in my left wrist will either get worse or stay the same, but I'm not sitting around to wait and find out.
I'm entering a tourney this weekend. Wish me luck. Maybe this will be my comeback.
Andre gets love from basketball minds, just not the average fan.
by midnightversion 2013-04-22 11:39:09
The Denver Post writes:
Where does Andre Miller rank among NBA point guards all time? Well, his coach says maybe top five. For real.
(As one fan, @Alf954, tweeted when told of the proclamation: “Alphabetically by first name?”)
“I’m taking about a true point guard,” Nuggets coach George Karl said, “who plays the game the way a point guard should play, not (necessarily) with the 3-ball and the scoring point guards. But the ‘trueness’ of the position, I think he’s one of the best.”
We were texting earlier and she ended up sending this text....
Thanks so much, Ryan. I agree that what happened in Boston is beyond sad, but it's not for the rest of us to make it about us. The word hero is flying around the air over here, but I'm no hero. Marathon runners aren't heroes and I'm really uncomfortable being called that.
If you're like me and you're watching The Masters and you're looking for something to follow during commercial breaks.....
by midnightversion 2013-04-14 12:14:16
I'm directing you to the NCAA Women's Bowling Championship.
Unlike most other sports, the jump between the pros and college is not as readily apparent. A lot of the college players can hang with the pros, but choose to pursue other careers.
It's Vanderbilt vs. Nebraska. The Cornhuskers have been a bit of a dark horse this year, but I think that all ends now. They don't have the talent to hang with Vandy. From top to bottom, Vanderbilt is just better, although Nebraska may have a couple girls that are as good as any on the Vandy squad.
Anyway, I know there aren't a lot of bowling fans on here, but I've always tried to reach out to the ones we may have. It's just an awesome spectators sport.
Notre Dame football, Duke basketball, Lakers, Yankees, BYU......
by midnightversion 2013-04-11 07:14:12
Good point made by Cowherd today regarding rivalries (relevant for BYU)
Cowherd did not specifically mention BYU but discussed how the teams that really are the "big dogs" (the teams that really matter) are the ones who have a bunch of other schools that consider that team to be their "rival".
He made a point of saying teams like Notre Dame football, Duke basketball, the Lakers, the Yankees, etc. have all these teams that claim to be their rivals. But these organizations only identify one rival (USC, North Carolina, the Celtics, the Red Sox).
BYU is hated by everyone who plays them. We are Utah State's "rival". We are Hawaii's "rival". We were UNLV's basketball "rival", we are Wyoming's "rival", we are Boise State's "rival", we truly are Utah's rival. All of these teams hate us more than any other school.
More evidence that BYU is relevant. It make's any of the above-listed team's season if they beat BYU. On the other hand, for us, many of these teams represent just another game.
It's good that people hate us. It means we're relevant and will be for a long time.
Our society has turned into a place where everyone is looking for a reason to be shocked, outraged, or offended. The coaches of yester-year that we speak in glowing terms about now, would never last a day in overly-sensitive, sissy-ass society we have become.
MAU is right. Also, they're trying really hard. We're screwed.
by midnightversion 2013-03-05 07:12:28
"It's probably the hardest our collective team has worked since I've been the coach. The demand was really high. It was a typical first day in terms of lack of execution. That tempo, with that demand, with a new system, the offense certainly has a long ways to go in terms of execution, but it's the hardest they've tried since I can remember."
Watching the video Green Storm posted below kind of made me sentimental.
by midnightversion 2013-02-23 07:39:46
Looking back now, I took those years (the 90's) for granted. I remember watching that run in '98 - game by game. I had no reason to believe the success would end.
In all the years he coached, Rick Majerus had one losing season. So, in a way, it wouldn't have ended if Rick had been able to stay around.
This may sound a bit cheesy, but the run in '98 - when I watch the highlights now - captures a time in my life that I really cherish. Great basketball in the Utah program just happened to coincide with what I was going through in my personal life.
I almost get emotional when I think of Andre playing to complete exhaustion in three straight games - going to the hoop again, again, and again. As a 19 year old, I thought he was otherworldly as he took that team on his back and served as an extension of Majerus on the court.
I think I've told this before, but I had Rick's cell number for four or five years before he passed. I called him a few times and the answer was usually, "This is Rick." I would usually blurt out a, "Love ya, coach." or, "Go Billikens!"
St. Louis is going to be a darkhorse in the tourney this year. I've never gambled on sports in my entire life, but I think I may run down to Mesquite between now and then and place some money on the Billikens to win it all. In some indirect way I will be tied to something that Rick had a hand in.
Sorry for the long post early on a Saturday morning, but that video got to me.
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