TEXAS SWIMMING

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Last June Jobs Post


Taking a break from the computer.

Last jobs post until July.

Click on "Jobs" link below to see more.

Hope you find something you like.

via Star4Laughs
Vandegrift HS needs a head coach.  Contact Drew Sanders at 512-570-2370

Chisolm Trail HS needs a head coach.  Contact Byron Bode at 817-232-7112

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA needs a sports & aquatics director

Space City Aquatic Team (SCAT) needs several coaches


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Quote of the Day


All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering, kissing,
and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.


Harry S. Truman

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cedar Park Swimming



Cedar Park Swimming needs assistant coaches.

Contact head coach Robert Johnson

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Rules


This week, USA Swimming Rules & Regulations Committee Chair Jay Thomas sent out this info:

The NCAA and NFHS have adopted rules which permit the use of tape under certain circumstances.

There now appears to be some confusion regarding the application of USA Swimming Rule 102.8.1E.

The following interpretation of 102.8.1.E is presented to provide clarity to the use of tape in USA Swimming competitions.

Article 102.8.1E states in part, …“Any kind of tape on the body is not permitted unless approved by the Referee.”

Common sense should prevail. The following uses of tape are generally permitted in competition:

1. Wound protection and closure. Band-Aids, dressings, ”Butterfly” type, etc. are normally permitted with no advanced notification to the Referee. When the tape to hold a dressing in place completely circles a major limb or the dressing is exceptionally large in size, advanced notification to the Referee is recommended.

2. Taping of fingers or toes. “Buddy Taping” no more than two (2) injured fingers or toes together should be permitted. Advanced notification to the Referee is recommended.

3. Tape to secure medical alert bracelets and pendants, religious objects, etc. should be permitted. Advanced notification to the Referee is recommended.

4. Tape to secure medical devices. Example – insulin pumps, ostomy bags, etc. should be permitted.

Advanced notification to the Referee is required.

The following uses of tape are not permitted in competition – irrespective of whether a Doctor’s note has been presented.

1. Elastic Therapeutic Tape is never permitted.
2. Kinesio Taping is never permitted.
3. Any other taping intentioned to provide compression or support to muscles, ligaments, tendons or joints (except as stated above) is never permitted.


Yes, "common sense should prevail," but we all know it doesn't always prevail...

Next, an "in case you missed it" note on a some NFHS rules changes released in April.  This from Sandy Searcy:

 At its March 21-23 meeting in Indianapolis, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee approved a change to the freestyle portion of the individual medley and medley relay as it relates to body position.

An addition to Rule 8-2-4c will read as follows: “The final leg of the individual medley and the medley relay requires the swimmer to be at or past vertical toward the breast before any stroke, kick or propulsive motion.”

This revision was one of several changes recommended by the Swimming and Diving Rules Committee and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

The committee also approved a change in the current practice of determining a final time when a touch pad malfunctions in a lane. Searcy said that research has shown that the current practice of calculating the average difference between the primary and backup timing systems, and adjusting the backup time in the malfunctioning lane(s), does not improve the accuracy of the times.

“Using the backup time without adjustment results in a final time that is just as accurate and avoids a mathematical exercise which is both time-consuming and difficult to perform during a meet,” Searcy said.

In addition, the committee defined a deck change as “changing, in whole or in part, into or out of a swimsuit when wearing just one suit in an area other than a permanent or temporary locker room, bathroom, changing room or other space designated for changing purposes.” Beginning with the 2016-17 season, any team personnel/competitor involved in “deck changing” will be assessed a penalty for unsporting conduct, which would disqualify an individual from further participation in a meet.

In diving, the committee approved two rules changes and made three revisions in the official diving chart. In an effort to minimize risk, the committee ruled that a dive is failed if, in the diving referee’s opinion, the diver “performs an additional bounce(s) on the end of the board after the culminating hurdle.”

“The forward approach shall begin with not less than three steps and finish with a hurdle, defined as a jump off one foot to a landing on both feet at the end of the board,” Searcy said. “The diver should not be permitted to perform an additional bounce just prior to the takeoff.”

In Rule 9-5-5, the committee added clarity and consistency to the balk call, requiring a diver to actually commence, then stop the dive.

In the official listing of approved dives, the committee eliminated the Flying Back 1 SS (212) and the Flying Reverse SS (312), and added a new dive – the Forward 2 SS 1 Twist – with degrees of difficulty of 2.6 (tuck) and 2.7 (pike). 

Easy to see why a high school "Swimming" rule book would require but a small fraction of the paper used for our "Swimming & Diving" one...

Quote of the Day


Politics is the gentle art of getting votes
from the poor and campaign funds
from the rich by promising to
protect each from the other.

via Oklahoma Historical Society

Oscar Ameringer

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Latest Job Postings


Tyler ISD needs a club head coach/assistant aquatics coordinator

Victoria East HS needs a head coach.  Contact Leonard McAngus at 361-578-0289

Ursuline Academy of Dallas needs an assistant coach.  Contact Melissa Carpenter

Morton Ranch HS needs an assistant.  Contact Megan Doby


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Quote of the Day


I got on the merry-go-round,
kiddo, and I never got off.

via Pinterest
Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

MARS Age Group Job


Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming (MARS) is a USAS Level 4 Recognized Club with approximately 500 swimmers and operates from 4 locations in Arlington and Grapevine, TX. MARS is a coach-owned program.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants to fill an Age Group position. Swimmers in these groups are 12&Under TAGS level and below. Position requires approximately 10 hours per week on deck, plus meets.

MARS offers a competitive salary, 401(k) and family business working environment. Immediate start date available.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Brian Dangelmaier, Program Director (coachbrian@marswim.org)

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Quote of the Day


I always tell kids, you have two
eyes and one mouth.  Keep
two open and one closed.

via SportsNet

Gordon "Gordie" Howe

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

High School Openings


If you're a Texas teacher/coach currently under contract, you're about one month away from being "locked in" with your current district for the 2016-17 school year.

If you're taking a new position, you must resign from your current job forty-five (45) days before the first instructional day of the 2016-17 school year.

via glassdoor
Latest high school job postings:

Braswell needs a head coach.  Contact Chris Cullen

Jersey Village needs an assistant.  Contact David Snokhaus or Stuart Webb

King needs a head coach.  Contact Ronnie Fair at 361-878-4880

Sterling needs a head coach.  Contact Gregory Smith at 281-420-4500

Leander needs both a head coach and an assistant.  Contact Timothy Smith

Click on the "Jobs" link below to check out more openings.

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Quote of the Day


...we have to pass the bill so that
you can find out what's in it...

via Tory Daily

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Quote of the Day


It's a lack of faith that makes people afraid of
meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.

via Pittsburgh Courier

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.,
a.k.a. Muhammad Ali

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Friday, June 03, 2016

Quote of the Day


The price one pays for pursuing any
profession or calling is an intimate
knowledge of its ugly side.

via IndieWire

James Arthur Baldwin

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Thursday, June 02, 2016

A Few More Jobs


Reminder:

You can find previous job postings by simply clicking on the "Jobs" tag that follows this post.

You may have to sift through other items within some posts, but jobs will be listed.

Before getting too excited about your dream position* being open, check the date on the post in case it was listed months ago...

Roosevelt HS (San Antonio) needs a swim coach.  Contact Matthew Carroll at 210-356-2221

Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming (MARS) needs an assistant coach

Killeen HS needs an assistant coach.  Contact Neil Searcy or Valerie Nogle

River Oaks Country Club (Houston) needs an aquatics director



*Like one of those highly coveted pool ambassadorships

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Huge Weekend


via Memes Happen

Psych sheets for this weekend's big meets (by city):

Austin

Indianapolis

Knoxville

Santa Clara


Swimming World coverage pages (by city):

Austin

Indianapolis

Knoxville

Santa Clara


May Most Viewed

Quote of the Day


The chief error in philosophy is overstatement.

via The Measurement Standard

Alfred North Whitehead

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Water Polo Anyone?


via USA Today

Road closures due to high water have made travel in south Texas miserable.  You can check your routes for problems like high water, wrecks, and construction here

If you're searching for the TISCA Academic All-State list, find it here

via Frisco ISD

Heard that Frisco ISD's Ronnie Rogers is retiring.  Ronnie's had a great coaching career.  Texas high school swimming is losing one of those really, really good guys that don't come along every day.

Two high school assistant jobs (Longview & Flour Bluff) were recently posted on the TISCA site here

This weekend's Longhorn Elite meet features some big names.  Links:

Psych Sheet

Parking Info

Timeline

The City of Cedar Hill needs a pool manager

Park Cities YMCA needs an aquatics coordinator

via NationStates

Didn't get that ambassadorship to Grand Fenwick?  If you didn't buy your way in with campaign contributions, you'll have to work for it.  Looking for that first rung on your way up the diplomatic ladder?  Start as a Pool Ambassador!  Info here

St. Anthony Catholic HS (San Antonio) needs a swim coach.  Contact Kevin Smisek at 210-832-5620

Leander HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Timothy Smith

Warren HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Bryan Dausin at 210-397-4260

Texas Gold needs an assistant coach

Blue Tide needs assistant coaches


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Quote of the Day


No one forgets the truth;
they just get better at lying.

via SCREENPRISM

Richard Yates

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Quote of the Day

 
I'd rather do a really good small
part than a really bad big part.
 
 
Ronald "Ron" White

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

In Case You Missed It


This was a big story on the trail last year.

via Portland Press-Herald

A woman - Geraldine Largay (66) - had disappeared back in 2013 up in Maine.  Searches had turned up no trace.  An episode of North Woods Law included her story and the search for her.

Geraldine's remains were discovered in October of last year - more than two years after she'd gone missing.  Seems she'd become lost and was unable to find her way back to the trail.

A Boston Globe article reveals she'd kept a journal while lost.  She'd survived nearly a month in some of our country's most rugged territory.

Read more here

“This is some of the worst country in Maine,” Palman said. “It’s hard to understand how logistically difficult this area was. On any given day, by the time a searcher would get close to where Largay was found, they’d have to turn around to make it back to their vehicles by nightfall.”

Tragic.  If only she'd have been able to get a good signal fire going...

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Quote of the Day

 
When the president does it, that
means that it is not illegal.
 
 
Richard Milhous Nixon

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Quote of the Day


Whenever we can, we follow the law.

via Forbes

John Andrew Koskinen

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More Jobs



Longhorn Aquatics - Pflugerville needs an assistant coach

The University of Houston needs a special events aquatic coordinator

The YMCA of the Highland Lakes needs a pool manager

Several high school jobs are posted on the new TISCA site here

Recent postings on the THSCA site include: 

Schertz Clemens HS needs a head coach.  Contact Jared Johnston at 210-945-6570

Converse Judson HS needs a head coach.  Contact Sean McAuliffe at 210-945-1108

Brennan HS (San Antonio) needs a head coach.  Contact Stephen Basore at 210-398-1320

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Quote of the Day


No country has ever prospered that
failed to put its own interests first.

via The New York Times Magazine

Donald John Trump, Sr.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Quote of the Day


Columbus did not seek a new route to the
Indies in response to a majority directive.

via The New York Times

Milton Friedman

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New TISCA URL


Under construction:

Quote of the Day


Aim above morality.  Be not simply
good, be good for something.

via Wikipedia

Henry David Thoreau

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Quote of the Day


Individuals can spend their money
more wisely, efficiently, and more
humanely that can government.

via Larry Elder

Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

April Most Viewed

Employment


Clear Falls needs an assistant coach.  Contact Aubrey Estes

The New Braunfels Family YMCA needs an aquatics director

Clear Springs HS needs a head coach.  Contact Debbie Fuchs at 281-284-2845

Clements HS needs a head coach.  Contact Bobby Darnell at 281-634-2213


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Quote of the Day


This relationship is going to be built on trust.

via People

Marla Ann Maples

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Syracuse AD Leaving


via USA Today

Syracuse AD Mark Coyle is leaving.  You know the routine.  They start out with the old "One team, one family, one vision" bit.  They close it out with a "spend more time with family" - type exit statement.

In other words, "One team, one family, one vision, one year."

He took over for Daryl Gross Negligence back in June of '15.  Read more here

via USA Today

Article was written by Chris Carlson, the same guy whose fictional account of Orange athletics set me off back in January of last year.  Read that post here

Carlson continues to repeat this lie:

Gross oversaw dramatic improvement of SU's non-revenue teams and on-field success...

Bullcorn!  The only "revenue" sport at Syracuse is men's thump-thump.  Every other sport costs more than it generates.

Many "non-revenue" sports suffered during the Gross era.   He destroyed the men's and women's swimming programs.

Gross replaced swimming with a women's hockey team that blows through a nearly seven-figure budget annually, while playing to home crowds numbering in the dozens.

Knowing his definition of success, one has to wonder if Carlson still thinks Enron would be a great investment...

Site Issues, Jobs, & Virtual Standings


TISCA site's been down a while.  Ron says the hosting service closed up shop w/o letting anyone know.  Look for an updated site soon, possibly in a few days.

A source clued me in on another kind of site issue.  Let's start off by saying Bobby swam for their program before we moved to Mansfield and we were fortunate to be part of their team - he made his first TAGS cut w/them.

Seems Aquastar was touting themselves as a USA Swimming 2016 Bronze Medal program.  Looks like they really aren't.

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Prosper HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Jody Hormann at 469-219-2215

Hightower HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Padriac McGinnis

The City of Coppell needs an aquatics coordinator

The YMCA of Greater Houston needs youth development directors for aquatics at the TW Davis Family YMCA and the Weekley Family YMCA

Top ten Texas SCY teams (as of this a.m.) in Virtual Club Champs (w/national rank):

Nitro Swimming (8)
Lakeside Aquatic Club (21)
The Woodlands Swim Team (24)
Alamo Area Aquatic Association (27)
Texas Ford Aquatics (51)
First Colony Swim Team (52)
Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (61)
Metroplex Aquatics (67)
Katy Aquatic Team for Youth (104)
North Texas Nadadores (105)

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Quote of the Day

 
Of course we have compassion.
We just don't believe the safety
net should be used as a hammock.
 
 
Allen Bernard West

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Sunday, May 08, 2016

Charlotte Psych Sheet (as of 5/8)

Jobs


Cedar Hill HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Gina Farmer at 469-272-2014

Lake Travis HS needs a swim coach

The City of Georgetown needs an aquatic specialist

The City of Frisco needs an aquatic program coordinator


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Quote of the Day


People all over the nation are starved
for honesty and common sense.

via USA Today
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.

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Monday, May 02, 2016

Quote of the Day


Hammer your thoughts into unity.

via E-Verse Radio

William Butler Yeats

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

More Jobs


The EA Smith Family YMCA needs a youth development director-aquatics

San Antonio Wave needs an assistant coach

Harker Heights HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Jerry Edwards at 254-336-0860

McKinney needs a summer team coach

The City of Coppell needs an aquatics coordinator

Texas Christian University needs a graduate assistant


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Quote of the Day


History must repeat itself because we pay
so little attention to it the first time.

via tricklar

William Forrest "Blackie" Sherrod

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Quote of the Day


You help me, I'll help you.  That's politics.

via Chris Savas

Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Quote of the Day


Is it bad to admit on Twitter that I'm a Belieber?

via The Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Paul Manziel, a.k.a. Johnny Football

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bull & More Bull


Get the hook out.


Get a picture.


Then release!  Easy as 1, 2, 4!*

Yes, Leon's a big Donald Trump supporter.  What gets me about conservatives who are anti-Trump is this:

Y'all have complained - for 7+ years - that Obama is the worst president ever.  Now y'all act like the world will come to an end if Donnie ends up in the White House.  Where's the logic in that?  Ask yourselves how he can possibly be worse than what you've had.

Y'all ain't here fer poly-ticks now, is ya?  Yer here fer jobs, right?!?!  Here's what's new since the last jobs post a couple of weeks ago:

JCC of Austin needs a head coach and an assistant coach

Eisenhower HS needs a swim coach

The City of Mesquite needs a swim coach

Nitro is looking for assistant coaches

Texas City HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Leland Surovik at 409-916-0146

Fulshear HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Oschlor Flemming at 832-223-0151

Clear Brook HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Michael Allison at 281-284-2160

McKinney HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Jeffrey Smith at 469-302-5959

Tyler needs a high school/club coach

The City of San Angelo needs an assistant pool manager

The South Montgomery Family YMCA needs a youth development senior director - aquatics

BTA needs assistant coaches

ESA needs a head age group coach

The YMCA of Highland Lakes needs a pool manager

The City of Austin needs an aquatic recreation program coordinator

Liberty Christian School (Argyle) needs a swim coach

Heat/Psych sheets for USMS Short Course Nationals are here

YMCA Masters Nationals results are here


Belton's Savannah Henry (daughter of Patrick & Wendy) recently signed with Southern Illinois University.  Read more here and here.

“It means I get four more years of doing what I’m really passionate about doing and what I spend so much time doing,” Henry said of signing with the Salukis. “I have some family ties there but also it’s a great school with a great team that’s on the rise and working hard and it’s something I wanted to be a part of.”




*That's what I tell kids learning relay starts.  Swing, step, and go - it's as easy as 1, 2, 4!  One or two get it...

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Joseph Stanton Update


Terri posted this on Joseph's Caring Bridge page Friday:

Roller Coaster

I just found out that Joseph's lungs have both declined since yesterday. I haven't gotten to talk to the doctor yet so I don't have any more information on how this could happen but I want to ask you to pray that the LORD would send His greatest angels of healing to Joseph's bedside and never leave him infusing his sweet body with all that is needed to fight this horrific infection to clear his lungs completely.  They had to increase the oxygen that the ventilator is delivering to 50% when it had been at 35% most of the day yesterday. Please pray for the wisdom and divine inspiration of all who care for Joseph that the Great Physician would impart His greatest ideas for how to better help my prince.

Blessings to you and yours always,
Terri

Doris Lochte


via Huffington Post

Ryan Lochte's biggest fan - grandmother Doris Lochte - passed away on the 19th.  View her obituary and offer your condolences here

Quote of the Day


There is a difference between conceit
and confidence.  Conceit is bragging.
Confidence is believing you
can get the job done.

via The Times-Picayune

John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Quote of the Day


To talk well and eloquently is a very
great art, but an equally great one is
to know the right moment to stop.

via BBC Music Magazine

Johannes Chrysostomus
Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart,
a.k.a. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Texas Swimming Pics



Looking for pictures of Texas swimmers?

Longhorn swim dad Andy Ringgold (Brett's his boy) posts a boatload of pictures of club, high school, and college swimming.

Find them all at Andy's flickr page (Aringo) here

Quote of the Day


Most guys who don't like me are
either Democrats or Yankee fans.


Curtis Montague "Curt" Schilling

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Quote of the Day


Your only obligation in any lifetime
is to be true to yourself.

via Digesting the Words

Richard Davis Bach

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Quote of the Day


There are no environments
where you're only going
to win, because life
just isn't like that.

via Bobby Orr

Robert Gordon "Bobby" Orr

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Quote of the Day


We would probably win every street fight
with our guys, but maybe not win the game.

via Lets Go Hawks!!!

Richard Marvin "Dick" Butkus

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Friday, April 15, 2016

So, after a chukker or two...


...we equestrians drink Lite beer from Miller.


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Before/After

Quote of the Day


In peace sons bury fathers,
but in war fathers bury sons.

via Wikipedia

Herodotus

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