Monday, December 04, 2006

It is hard out here

Snap whappy happy Captain Pappy, Torn Slatterns and Nugget Ranchers

How cold was it?
Man it has been cold. This morning I was shaking like Kevin Federline writing a check.

Unranked UCLA upset #2 ranked USC Saturday, 13-9. In retrospect, many feel that SC coach Pete Carroll should have let his quarterback, John David Booty, call his own plays. Because, as everybody knows, you can’t lose with a Trojan Booty call.

How ‘bout 'dem Gauchos?

How about those Gauchos? My beloved alma mater, the University of California at Santa Barbara, defeated the power house U.C.L.A. for the NCAA soccer title. To put that in perspective, this is Santa Barbara’s second national title, the first was in water polo. If UCLA had won? That would have been their 100th national title. Come on Gaucho Gold, just 98 to go.

If I know those sweet, kind, fun-loving, gorgeous coeds at UCSB - and lord knows, I did know them - those soccer players will be warmly received and thankful that, unlike during a soccer game, they can use their hands.

Somewhere even Gary Gaucho is smiling.

What a weekend. My Gauchos won a national championship, USC got beaten by UCLA, Ann Caroline’s soccer team clinched a spot in their Presidio Cup tournament final next Sunday, the Bears and the Chargers won and my Fantasy Football team, Thor’s Thunder, clinched a playoff spot.

And finally
It was so cold in Chicago, the Bears receivers nearly caught frostbite but, luckily, thanks to their
quarterback, Rex Grossman, they didn’t catch frostbite, it was intercepted.

After his last dismal three interception performance, Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman has to be the most aptly named bad quarterback since the old St. Louis Cardinals' Fred Dudeyousuck.

This is worth telling again:

This story came up again this weekend driving back and forth to Coronado for soccer games.

A couple of years ago, I was driving along with a then six-year-old Ann Caroline when a replay of my beloved radio sports guy, Cookie Chainsaw Randolph, came on at 5:20 pm on 101.5, KGB. I said to Ann Caroline;

"Hey, listen to these funny jokes."

Ann Caroline said;

"Dad, I know something you could say that is funny. Hannah (her best pal) said it today and everyone laughed and laughed."

"What?" I asked.


It is true, the classics are the classics.