Friday, September 18, 2009


I'm not much of a TV watcher. The only show I've regularly watched for several years now is The Biggest Loser. I don't even sit to watch an entire sporting event anymore, which has to be a real shocker to my father and siblings (and incidentally, that was true even BEFORE we were blessed with Linnea). Last night, however, I saw a show that has a chance to become a regular. I'd seen a preview for the new NBC show, Community, so we taped it and watched it. Hilarious! You have to see it. Hey, Chevy Chase is in it, so you can't go wrong. At one point we were laughing so hard that Dolly, our lovable bassett came over and sat in front of us with a great look of concern on her face. I think you can watch the whole show at Very funny!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Great K-State running backs

Seeing the article posted on Facebook by my friend Michael Mills (he with the ku degree) about famous Syracuse running backs made me think of all the famous K-State running backs. Hmmmm . . . well, there's about four that I can think of: Veryl Switzer, Larry Brown, Mack Herron, and Darren Sproles. A lot of newbie Wildcat fans--not the long-suffering ones like me who faithfully cheered the football team for 16-17 years before Bill Snyder's arrival--fondly remember Darren Sproles and his time at K-State. I do, too, especially when I see him running the way he did for San Diego Monday night. Many of us respect Darren for doing so much while being so small for a football player, and some fans probably think he's the smallest running back ever to star at K-State. Ah, but they're forgetting Mack Herron, who was slightly smaller. Actually, I can't remember Sproles height and weight when he played at Kansas State, but San Diego lists him as 5-6 and 185. Herron was 5-5 1/2 and 170 pounds. Granted, he didn't have quite as distinuished a career at K-State or in the pros, but he did do some good things in the CFL and NFL.

Memories of past greatness . . . which I'm afraid is all us Wildcat fans will have this fall.

Anger with God

Good article titled Shaking Our Fists: Acknowledging Our Anger With God