I miss big time college football games being called by Keith Jackson or Brent Musburger.
I like the presentation of colors during last night’s College Football Playoff National Championship. The drumming was done with one drummer from each team’s band. It was a cool message, yes this is competition, but we are one nation.
@darrenrovell – Bama’s strength coach made $420,000 this year, Clemson’s made $245,000http://es.pn/1TppXmD – The highest paid strength coach in college is Iowa’s who earns $515,000. As for the top ten, an Oklahoma State and University of Texas coach make the list.
My first and only job in retail was at the now defunct Coach House Gifts in the Mall of Abilene. My manager was a huge fan of David Bowie, and I thought of her immediately when I learned of his death. She was a fan of ‘The Addams Family’, even naming her child Wednesday and used a modified child coffin as a baby crib. She later left Coach House Gifts to manage Victoria’s Secret where she tried to recruit me to be a stock boy and even offered a raise, but good ol’ BaptistGeeding just couldn’t do it, I feared the girls on the HSU campus would think I was a perv. Maybe I was, but I didn’t want them to think that, and my dating scene was already hurting pretty bad in the first place.
I recently bought one of those telescoping electric chainsaws to trim the trees. The box it came in was too big to fit in the recycling bin, but instead of cutting it up with a knife, I used my new electric chainsaw pole to cut it in pieces to fit in the bin.
I’m slowly becoming Mr. Mom. I the one in the family that cleans the bathrooms and does the laundry, and I also do my fair share of the cooking and the dishes. Yesterday I sewed a pair of WifeGeeding’s pants together where the split in the seam. And until now, I can’t believe I haven’t joked with her one bit that her rear was expanding.
I’m surprised the Texas Lottery is still around with conservatives solidly in control of the state government as long as they’ve been. They often claim it’s like a tax on the poor, immoral, and funds aren’t really going where they need to be going. At least, that’s what I hear.
If I ever won the lottery, I’d do whatever I could in my power to not let a soul know about it. If I were required to be in a press conference, I’d disguise myself to the best of my ability, change my voice, and speak with an accent. If I couldn’t wear a Chewbacca costume to the press conference, I’m going drag to the Nth degree.
I usually don’t post any newspaper opinion pieces, but one of Ted Cruz’s former law professors wrote about Cruz’s view of “original meaning” and “living Constitution” interpretations and how it applies to a “natural born citizen”. It’s always been my view, in order to be eligible for president, one would need to be born on U.S. soil. I would prefer that would include children born on a U.S. military base located in another country, but I recently found out they aren’t considered U.S. soil (see ‘Citizenship’) due to extraterritoriality. Basically, the country hosting the base agrees their laws don’t apply on the base, but the base is still on their land. Personally, I don’t like it. It doesn’t seem fair for someone serving their country to have their child disqualified because of their deployment or assignment. We’re still a young country, but this stuff should be clearly defined without any ambiguity for the highest office in the land. If John McCain (born at Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone) or Barry Goldwater (born in the Arizona Territory which would then become a state) would have won, perhaps it could have all been settled.
Random tidbit from Peter King’s MMQB – The Bengals last won a playoff game in 1990. Here’s how long ago that was: The playoff win was over the Houston Oilers. The next week, in Los Angeles, Bo Jackson suffered a hip injury that ended his football career and led to the end of his athletic career.
All The Money In The World, In A Single Chart – A recent chart from The Money Project attempts to visualize all of the money in the world, from Bitcoin to the mind-bogglingly massive derivatives market, and compares them by size. Each small square on the chart represents $100 billion.
The new trailer for the next season of Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ is intense and I wouldn’t watch it at work.