Good Thursday morning peeps! You know it’s going to be a great day when the date is in succession…
A quick note to say I’m doing very well after my shoulder surgery 8 days ago. I would like to post a large shout-out and thank you to Dr. Borelli and his staff, as well to all of the nurses and care givers at Arlington Memorial Hospital. Thank you so much for your great care for me! Now, can someone help me with my statistics class at school?
When will Deion learn?
A local athletic board has banned three of four star basketball players from playing in the 2012-13 season after improperly transferring to Deion Sanders’ Prime Prep Academy.
The blue chip players followed their coach from Arlington Grace Prep, a two-time state championship school, after he got the head coaching job at Prime Academy. The ruling from the 11-3A District Executive Committee means the students are ineligible to play the 2012-13 season.
Eligible players have to show residency in the charter’s home attendance zone.
Sanders chastised the UIL board for challenging the transfers, saying the students deserved a shot at a better education at no cost at his brand new school. But athletic eligibility forms called PAPs and utility bills that prove residency was enough proof for a majority of committee members to rule against Sanders.
Prime Prep’s football entire football program has already been declared ineligible for the season, which means Prime Prep can field a basketball team but without three highly-recruited, blue chip players.
There’s something special about these Athletics.
That became apparent throughout the 2012 regular season, and it continued on Wednesday night at Oakland’s O.Co Coliseum with the unlikely American League West champions facing elimination from the ALDS in front of a raucous sold-out home crowd.
Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer surrendered just three hits and one (unearned) run over 5 1/3 innings, fanning eight batters while giving up only one walk. And a foursome of Detroit relievers behind him would keep the A’s scoreless until the bottom of the ninth. That’s when it all shifted back toward the magical, mystical A’s.
Tigers closer Jose Valverde allowed a Josh Reddick leadoff single and a Josh Donaldson double, then Seth Smith shot a ball into the gap in right field to score them both. Valverde rallied back for two consecutive outs, but Coco Crisp smacked a ball into shallow right that plated Smith for the winning run.
Oakland wound up on top, 4-3, forcing a winner-take-all Game 5 to be played on Thursday night.
Note to the Tigers: If you guys lose this series, you can point to one man, your closer, Jose Valverde. I’ve never seen this guy do nothing but lose in high pressure situations. Most World Series winning teams have decent closers.
High school football team cancels season due to injuries
MURTAUGH, Idaho — One by one, players for a southern Idaho football team fell to injury — so many that by the third quarter, Murtaugh High School didn’t have enough healthy boys to continue.
Not only did Murtaugh forfeit that game two weeks ago at Rimrock High School, but the tiny high school decided it would concede its final two games as well.
The Times-News reports Murtaugh athletic director Clete Edmunson said there were just too many health concerns, too many fears about the toll of this rough sport, that finishing out the season was deemed inappropriate.
Murtaugh plays eight-man football, against other small Idaho schools.
It started the Rimrock game on Sept. 21 with 12 players, but halfway through was down to just six healthy ones — too few to continue.
That’s no small potatoes.
The honor that our military deserves, has been lost somewhere.
Way to go Dallas Cowboys fans. Don’t tell me the Cowboys have the best fans. See, I believe Jerry has made it impossible for the blue collar Cowboy fan to afford going to the stadium.
Bad news for Jr.
Thanks for reading the blog, and thanks to all of you wishing me a speedy recovery, I definitely appreciate it!