Some of my favorite memories with my father were watching Cowboys game with Pat Summerall doing play-by-play. Another part of my childhood died yesterday. That man had some dark skeletons in his closet and thankfully he was able to put them behind him. I always was surprised at how long he lived after that liver transplant.
Here’s Fox Sports’ website tribute to the broadcasting icon. In one clip he talks about coaching Burt Reynolds at Florida State. And just for due diligence, here’s what CBS Sports and the NFL put together. Oh, and his actual name was George Allen Summerall.
I can only imagine the security precautions that will take place next week when five U.S. Presidents are at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library next week at SMU. I wonder if any would feel moved to visit the Kennedy Memorial, I doubt it. But can you imagine any of them taking a picture on the grassy knoll or on the x.
Here’s an interesting thought, what if Bush decided to build his library at Baylor, which was definitely in the running? That would mean former President Clinton would have to be greeted by Ken Starr, the current president of Baylor.
It was pretty sweet of the Yankees to honor Bostonians with “Sweet Caroline” last night. Because of my friend Jimi, I was able experience the magic of that song in Fenway during the seventh-inning stretch. But in watching last night’s clip, you can tell Yankee fans were out of their element.
When events like a bomb exploding in Boston with the first reported death being an eight-year-old boy or the tragedy of the Sandy Lake Elementary shooting happens, I refuse to believe everything happens for a reason. Sometimes crazy unfortunate shit happens, it how we deal with it that matters.
It almost feels like September 2001 all over again. A major U.S. city has a tragic event and then poison is being sent in the mail to Congress.
I don’t think I’ve seen anyone with a smartphone and not have some kind of cover, so I always question when writers review a new smartphone and they criticize the appearance.
Speaking of smartphones, I’ve mentioned that the Samsung Galaxy Note II has my attention, and I’m quite surprised at all the price ranges for this phone, all of which include a 2-year contract. Sprint sells the phone in store for $300, Best Buy for $300, HSN for $280, Costco for $230, and Amazon for $150. It pays to shop around, and I don’t think I’ll be buying a phone in-store again.
Mark Walberg was on Kimmel last night and stated some crazy weight loss and gain stats for four movies he did last year. For the first movie he was 165 lbs, ending up weighing 212 lbs for another movie, and then in 30 days went down to $180 lbs.