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Friday, December 20, 2002
Sing, Dance, Smile, Laugh
No, I have not dropped off the face of the earth! And I know that my contribution to the 'COW doesn't make or break your week. In all honesty, it's been an unusual couple of months.

My father passed away in November and although the first three weeks surrounding that went fast and are a blurr, the last three weeks have been harder emotionally.

My Dad had a good working knowledge of teams and players over in this area. He listened to a lot of my broadcasts, loved the Twins and was frustrated with the Vikings.

He never played the games, but appreciated the efforts put forth by the kids. Maybe it's the holidays, but I think it's the reality of the loss!

Hey, on the local sports scene...you gotta feel good for Bill Dent and his Park Rapids Panthers. They have a nice, athletic team and opened with wins over Bagley and Staples-Motley. Now they will find out how tough it is to run with the big dogs...how much is expected of winners, on and off the court, on game night, as well as at practice. They will be tested "above the shoulders"...Good Luck Bill!

Although they have not had alot of success the Wadena-Deer Creek boys have shown the ability to hit from three-point range.

I still have not seen a girls' basketball team that has really knocked my socks off!

And I just have not seen enough of the other winter sports to make any judgements!

It sure amazes me how much work Kyle puts into SportsCow.com. Always tapping out some story, score, or message. If you get a chance let him know what you think.

It won't be long before we start putting phone lines in and heading down the road for the playoffs...but now it's time for Christmas greetings and New Year resolutions. It's time for perspective, for time away from the rut. It's time to get the clothes off the treadmill, find your workout clothes, join a community center, quit smoking, eat a little better, enjoy life a little more.

Sing. Dance. Smile. Laugh. Go to work late one day. Do something nice for someone who can't pay you back.

Merry Christmas!

Dan can be contacted at dan@sportscow.com or dan@kwadknsp.com
Posted By Dan Skogen
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