Prez....remember i said we were going to try and sell this cruise out!!!!! (I know the rest of you think this is a slam on seeing the Prez in a bikini) Pittsville, I mean Pittsburgh just isn't on the schedule of stops. Can you imagine Pa. in Feb? The pool area wouldn't get much business. Especially if the Prez was out there in a bikini....I mean because it would be so cold.
Today is Sunday, August 31, 2008.The endless summer is now officially over. My 30th year of San Diego State athletics got underway this weekend with a women's volleyball tournament and SDSU's first home football loss of the season.I got up early yesterday and was in my seat in the bar by 8:30 am for the 9:00 OHIO STATE game. I wasn't overly impressed, but I guess that's inevitable in a game like that. The offense was terrible in the Scarlet Zone. If they can't score touchdowns against the Penguins, I don't even want to think about what it's going to be like when they get to Hollywood in two weeks. At least our field goal kicker had a big day, and we're going to need him before this is all over. There's probably going to be a season-long quarterback controversy, the experienced senior vs. the freshman phenom. No matter what, my policy will continue to be "In Tressel We Trust" (hey, the guy is 6-1 against michigan, which is what makes life worth living).After the game, I zipped over to SDSU to keep stats for a couple of volleyball matches in a gym without air conditioning. At this time of year, it's downright miserable, especially for afternoon matches. Then I zipped over to The Stadium Formerly Known As The Murph to operate the scoreboard during San Diego State's exciting loss to powerful Cal Poly (no relation to Pretty). I'm pretty good at multi-tasking, so I was able to watch some real football on TV at various times throughout the day. I especially enjoyed Utah's win. Mizzou looked good as long as they had the ball, but they may have some defensive issues to resolve. I'm sure that Herby will give us an in-depth analysis, but he probably wants to hear RHONDA's comments about the game first. Herby, don't forget to go pick her up in Kansas City!!!Today I had a rare Sunday off, so I was able to sleep in, then head out to the beach for a long walk. After that, I went to the gym for a rousing workout, which included 75 minutes on the elliptical crossramp. I started out listening to one of my favorite exercise groups, the Lonesome River Band. Then I switched to "All American Bluegrass Girl" and finally, "One Step Ahead". The gym is actually the only place where I sometimes don't like to listen to the great RHONDA VINCENT, because it's usually so noisy. Those people on the treadmill just don't seem to understand the "No talking while RHONDA is singing" rule. However, there weren't very many people in there this afternoon, and they had the house music turned down low for a change, so it worked out well.After the gym, it was time to come home and eat. I had a 2 baked potatoes, steamed vegetables, fake chicken, and some fake ribs while I watched Louisville play the UK, which I had recorded earlier in the day. The DVR has turned out to be a money-saving purchase, because it causes me to eat at home a lot more. Kentucky has a high-scoring defense, but I don't expect them to be a factor in the conference race, even though I heard that the SEC is down this year. I'm still having serious doubts about that one, although I heard it from the world's foremost authority on.....well actually, the world's foremost authority on everything!For those of you who think that watching sports is a waste of time, I want you to know that I played guitar during the entire second half. I find that my rhythm is a lot better when I play by myself.
After that, I watered the garden and then started posting nonsense on the RHONDA VINCENT Message Board.How was your day?
I agree - Southern Cal was mighty impressive against a "middle of the pack" ACC team. Does that REALLY say much ? I doubt it - Kinda like "Grandstanding" for a national television audience and the pollsters. After a while, "style points" won't count for as much, when "strength of schedule" kicks in. Ain't hard to tell that College Football is back again - Tommy Bowden and Phillip Fulmer are ALREADY tryin' to beat the wolves back from the front door again - And it's only the FIRST week !!!
Admittedly, UGA played a 1-AA team. However, the Dawgs did start emptying the bench at the beginning of the second quarter, and had a 38-0 lead at one point. GA. Southern got to rollin' against our scrubs at the end of the game. The Dawgs had 540 yards of offense, with 8 different receivers catchin' balls, and Moreno's backup at tailback gettin' 92 yards, and averaging 8 yards a run. Overall, UGA averaged over 6 yards a play, with much of the game bein' played with backups. It all depends on what you're tryin' to accomplish. Is it REALLY necessary to beat people as bad as you can ? Coach Richt chose to empty the bench and we still won by 24. That's good enough for me. What happened in the polls was my preference anyway - To be dropped to #2 after a win. It would be my hope that the Dawgs will now "have a chip on their shoulder" for the rest of the season - When you play the schedule that we have, every "edge" can help.
USC is undoubtedly the greatest team ever assembled. I doubt that any of the other teams could even give them a close game. Might as well send them the trophy now.
You're right, Brutus - Y'all had better go ahead and cancel that game. I hear that even the Patriots and Giants run, duck, and hide when they hear Southern Cal is in town !!!
My day ? As has been the case for the last 18 months or so in Jawja, it danged sho' didn't include any rain !!! Sho' is DRY around here !!!
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