it's mid August, the dog days...Oh what to write about this week…
Pre season NFL games are underway and the battle for those coveted 53 roster spots is heating up. Bad and needy teams are waiting for good teams to cut guys so the bad teams can replace guys that are injured or need replacing with upgrades. Position battles within teams for start and backup spots is in full fight.
the Tebows are fighting with the Mallets for the backup role that should never see the field in anger...
But that might be a better fit for the week after pre season game 3.
Or I could talk about…
August and MLB. We are seeing a separation in some divisions and races heating for the fall scramble in others.
As it stands now in the National,
In the West the Dodgers have opened up a 7.5 game lead over Arizona
In the East the Braves are now like a sail boat race and are beyond the visible horizon on the Nats
In the Central Pittsburgh has a 2 game lead over St Louis and a 3.5 on Cincinnati in the only real NL race and the two that don’t win the division are probably going to battle in the hokey 1 game play in wildcard.
The American league still has three races,
The East has Boston with 4 on Tampa and 6 on Baltimore
The Central has Detroit with 6.5 on Kansas City and 6 on Cleveland
The West has the Rangers with a 1 game lead on Oakland
The AL wildcard is a five team battle, six if you think the Yankees are viable.
Or I might
write about the camping trip with four other couples this past weekend.
Lots of laughs
Lots of food and drink
Lots of sunshine
Lots of exercise
Lots of kayaking
Lots of fishing
Lots of fire wood consumed
The things you may see in the woods when bird watching, like
maybe this nesting Falcon perched in a tree,
Lots of plans for next year
Lots of ribbing the “day campers” (those that are campers by day but go home at night)
Lots of ribbing the “taj campers” (those that think air conditioning and TV are part of camping)
Or I could talk about my being actively recruited to join a local militia and what tasks would be expected of me for the common good…
I could tell you the story of the good looking young female Marine Corporal selected by her Gunny to represent her unit when the President made his photo op visit a couple of weeks back. Upon being asked she said “Gunny, that wouldn’t be a good idea.”
Gunny replied “tell me corporal, why not?”
“Because Gunny, I didn’t vote for him, I think my absentee vote was one of the lost and never counted and I feel strongly that he should be impeached … frankly I’d rather be working.
“Ok Corporal, I guess that would be best for all of us, I’ll get someone else, go back to work”
I could tell you about one of my sons out on a logging road in his
Jeep Y J with the 35” tires getting mudded and wrecked but coming out with just a few scratches and some now necessary rocker panel work
I may even be willing to share a heart warming story abo………no not that story, never mind.
I could go on and tell you story of aging, Mo had a good one on Monday, I’m probably a decade and a half older than Mo so that means that in my golf bag the woods are wood and my irons are iron...
I do know where he’s coming from.
There will be a day my friends, when you will look back and realize that “middle age” has already happened… a while ago!
My next class reunion will be number 40 something…I sit and watch
As tears go by……….
two faces of rock
Or I could talk about another of the harry boys now men rock climbing into the danger zone…surely an unnecessary risk for a man my age…
I would never stand on or above THAT step any more.
But all that probably wouldn’t interest you.
So thanks for stopping by and reading and leave a comment and then go and check out Lanz ( He may even be back from vacation)as he talks sports