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Thursday, July 18, 2002
The Stupid Tree
I think it is becoming more and more clear why pro athletes become pro athletes. Are they too stupid to do other things?

Here come the critics who say, "Hold on there, we have a lot of professional athletes who hold degrees from great colleges and universitys."

Well, our country's prisons hold guys and gals with great degrees too!

Why does it seem that some of these "greats" fall right from the top of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down...from the meat eaters that chew on the opponent, to the coach beaters, to the wife hitters, the shooters, the druggers, racists, those that play when they want to and more.

Would it be too much to ask that these people please not mate with anyone?!

Example John Henry Williams...Oh yeah, the son of baseball great Ted Williams wants his dad cryogenically frozen, because he thinks someday they will sell some of dads DNA to those who wants to raise another baseball great. Somebody hand me my sidearm!

Dad wanted to be cremated. It says so in his will. But now John Henry and the attorney Albert Cassidy say no, Ted mentioned that he would like to be frozen. No, we don't have any paper work to that effect. We just remember him saying it.

Just writing about it gives me visions of my dad with his hands around my throat while I even try and suggest we freeze him when is gone.

Let dad go. And let it be his way...

Either of these idiots could have pro boxers, racers, or ball players of any kind. They have the mental capacity for it!

From the Pie-hole: I will be sharing this page with others who have things to share in the coming year. It will be fun get others prospectives.

Remember: The higher you climb...the harder the wind blows.
Posted By Dan Skogen
Monday, July 1, 2002
Athletics vs. Fine Arts
At this years' State Baseball Tournament, the discussion in the press box turned to the number of kids that only play one sport...something that is hard on athletic programs in most smaller schools. It then turned to how many kids choose athletics over the fine arts activities and how unattended the fine arts activities are.

How much better would both the athletics and the fine arts be if the MSHSL created natural breaks in the season and then made sure those breaks were filled only with activities from the fine arts?

One of those involved in the discussion had spent alot of time promoting such an idea. His theory was this...

All fall sports would end with the Prep Bowl by the third weekend in November. During the next six weeks no athletic practices or games could be played. All fine arts activities would be held...band, choir, plays, etc.

January through March the winter sports season would occur. April would belong to the fine arts people again, while May and June would hold the spring sports season.

This is a rough cut of what was discussed that day, but it does seem to make sense. Giving fine arts their own "seasons" would encourage athletes to become more involved in fine arts and would give athletes the much needed physical and emotional break needed between seasons.

It could work and I always hear that we are "doing this for the kids."

From the Piehole: Three Twins to the All-Star game!

Remember: Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.

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