Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
With the opening of the Ballpark Village outside of Busch Stadium, one of the attractions will be AT&T Rooftop seating. Kind of a commercial version of the seating atop apartment buildings near Wrigley Field.
When I sit down to fill out my NCAA brackets I tend to overthink things, something I normally wouldn't do since some teams seem obviously better according past records and strength of schedule. But I begin to get influenced by the experts from ESPN and CBS and other places and so...hmmm, maybe that school I never heard of really will beat a team from the ACC. And then my bracket is ruined. Just must remember, no one ever puts out a perfect bracket not even the experts.
Can Harvard beat Cincinnati? That's one game I would like to see the underdog win.
I've changed the group site from Yahoo to ESPN and now have a private group for anyone who wants to fill out a bracket during the tournament and just have some fun with it. No phone number required with espn.
The link to the group I once again named, All in Fun, is here and is a private group with the password, wyneken104
Who among us will ever forget the high school gym uniforms? When I was in school we had to wear the most awful one piece, snap up blue uniforms. Something like this.
We didn't have names on the back but the look is right.
Nowadays high school PE clothes are usually t-shirts and shorts thankfully but there's always an issue when someone forgets to bring them to school. Back in my day we got demerits for not having a clean uniform on Monday. Demerits affected the grade. I guess this is still the case.
But Collinsville High School has a new system in place to keep students who forget their gym clothes from having to sit out and just stand around the whole class period. They have instituted a rental system whereby students pay 50 cents and get the use of t-shirt and shorts for the day. The money goes into a fund which pays for the laundering as well as other expenses in the physical education department.
Oddly, one school board member voted against allowing this rental plan, claiming it doesn't encourage student responsibility. But I have to say, this is so much better than having a couple of students doing nothing during the class time.
The best part is everyone is involved and active in each class period.
With the NCAA brackets being announced tonight I thought I'd get a head start on getting the Yahoo Sports group back up and running so anyone who wants can fill out a bracket and then watch how they compare to others in the group. We've done this for several years now, but this year the Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick'em requires a cell phone number so they can text you at various times.
A runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate). If, in the judgment of the Umpire, a runner attempting to score initiates contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate) in such a manner, the Umpire shall declare the runner out (even if the player covering home plate loses possession of the ball).
Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score. If, in the judgment of the Umpire, the catcher, without possession of the ball, blocks the pathway of the runner, the Umpire shall call or signal the runner safe.
The big story in sports tonight is how 3 University of Oklahoma football players were penalized $3.83 for eating more pasta at a graduation banquet than NCAA rules allow. The school self reported the violations.
How stupid is this? The NCAA has rules about how much athletes can eat? This story is all over the place tonight, but no where can I find exactly what the rule says. No one can quote the NCAA rule. Am I the only one who wants to know?
It was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 15, 1967 and pitted the Green Bay Packers against the Kansas City Chiefs. The original game name was the NFL-AFL World Championship Game or the Super Game and was the only Super Bowl game that did not sell out. It was also the only game to be broadcast by two networks, NBC and CBS who's main announcers also had to share the trophy presentation duty-Pat Summeral (CBS and George Ratterman NBC)
Here's the coin toss which began it all.
Neil Leifer photo for Sports Illustrated
Green Bay won 35-10
The half time show was performed by the University of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band, Grambling State Marching Band, Al Hirt and the Anaheim High School Drill Team.
This year's half time program will feature Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Everyone is sharing food ideas for Super Bowl parties and if food isn't enough there are many who are also suggesting ways to display and serve the food. WTOP, DC's go to radio/news station pictured this:
I sort of think this is a waste of valuable silver foil.
140 Proof a social media advertising group analyzed public comments posted by social users in 140 Proof apps and sites from 1/24/2014 to 1/27/2014. 140 Proof semantically analyzed posts for fan sentiments like “Go Denver” and “I love the Seahawks". From all this data they came up with a map of the US showing which Super Bowl team had the most fans.