Cowboys training camp starts this week, and I’m not at all excited. As a matter of fact, I canceled my NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV. I just don’t want to get my hopes up again only for them to slide in December, and that December schedule looks tough.
I did catch some of the soccer game that was played at the new stadium. For a sporting venue, it looks really cool. Great sight lines, crowd appears close, should be great for football.
Speaking of nerdy, remember when Star Wars Episode I came out and the whole world thought that young Jake Lloyd, the kid that played Anakin, would have the world by a string a be in a ton of movies? Well, I found this interview of him ten years after the movie, and it appears that he didn’t get rich from the film and got teased about it a lot in school. And just by looking at his list of work on IMDB, he really hasn’t done much after the movie other than some video game work.
Speaking of more nerdy stuff, I actually watched live coverage of ComicCon. I would love to attend one of those one day.
I think it’s well known that I like to keep politically informed, and it’s pretty obvious which political party I lean towards, but I’ve never been the type to advertise such a thing on my car. Or any other subject matter on my car for that matter.
Most of Sunday was spent watching a marathon on the Discovery channel called Cronkite Remembers, and it was absolutely fascinating. Basically, it was eight to ten one hour episodes of Cronkite talking in front of a fireplace recapping his career with all sorts of news footage. Even though I never have spoken to either of my grandfathers, it felt like I was in a room talking to a grandfather recapping the best and worst in life. There were a lot of events I have heard about, but never really knew about, so this was very informative. Also, there were a lot of parts I had a lot of knowledge about, but it was great to see what happened behind the scenes.
In one part, Cronkite interviews LBJ after his presidency, and Johnson stated that as a gift to 168 heads of state, he sent them the Apollo 8 Eathrise picture. The recipients of the gift were elated, and he even got a thank you letter from an enemy, Ho Chi Minh.