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Youth Sports!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I am disgusted. No, check that, I am pissed! My grandson plays on a basketball team that is for higher caliber players that the everybody plays, everybody gets a trophy recreational league. His coach borders on being a total imbecile! Take that back, he is a total imbecile. There are ten boys on the team. They have played about 14 games. Five of the boys have started and played the lions share of all fourteen games. One of the subs has played some lately and now he gets about a quarter of play per game. The other four subs seldom see the floor during a game. He has had a 14 point lead after three quarters and not substituted. Last week, one of the starters told him he was tired in the fourth quarter and the coach said he didn't have anybody to sub in for him.

Today his stupidity came back and bit him on his posterior. The team had two games today, one at 9:00 one at noon. Of course in the 9:00 game, four starters played the entire game, the fifth starter played over three quarters. They won that game because of stupidity on the other team's part in taking the court with six players and a two pint lead with less than a minute to play. Ref called a technical, our player made both free throws and we sunk a buzzer beater to win. We had let them come back from an eleven point deficit to lead in the fourth quarter.

In the second game, we took an early lead and then the players just ran out of gas and lost in overtime. Fresh players would have made the game a cakewalk.

Dean Smith was not successful because his starting five were better than everyone else. He won because his second five was almost as good as his starters and the third five weren't very far behind. By the 12:00 TV time-out, over ten and usually nearly 15 players had been in the game. You had better get a big lead early against North Carolina because they would still have legs in the last four minutes of the game any you wouldn't. That half step advantage was usually enough.

Thanks for allowing me to vent!

  
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1CRAZYDOG 1/19/2013 6:24PM

    UGH!

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Value Yourself!

Friday, January 18, 2013

If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
~Anonymous

"I bargained with life for a penny and life would offer me nothing more"
~Anonymous

On another front, check out this three minute video. It is business oriented but contains a good life lesson

http://play.simpletruths.com/movie/212-s
ervice/?cm_mmc=ExactTarget-_-FR-_-01.1
8.13-_-TTSVmovie&j=43557&e=john@johnmi
les.com&l=3516_HTML&u=2416638&mid=7001668&jb=36

  
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RUN4FOOD 1/18/2013 8:02PM

    I agree with your two quotes.
I tried to watch the video. When I copied the address into my address bar it took me to Google and this page was one of the listings.
Let me know if you can make this a direct link.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/18/2013 10:41AM

    Thank you!!!

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See the Picture!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside of the frame.
~ Author Unknown

  
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TOMSGIRL9 1/18/2013 10:13AM

    How true. emoticon

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RUN4FOOD 1/17/2013 7:30PM

    I can really relate to this one.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/17/2013 2:12PM

    Isn't that the truth!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/17/2013 11:28AM

    This is so true!!! It is always good to think outside the box.

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Find a Purpose!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.
~David McKay

  
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1CRAZYDOG 1/16/2013 9:27AM

    Yes!

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Fail Your Way to Success!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I've failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.
~Michael Jordan

  
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1CRAZYDOG 1/15/2013 10:05AM

    so true! As long as we learn lessons from our mistakes!

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KNEWMETODAY 1/15/2013 9:52AM

    The quote probably hits where many of us have lived.

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