Legacy of Love

When I turned 16, my grandparents sold me their old Plymouth Valiant that my grandmother named ‘The Fliver,’ for $200.  The Fliver certainly wasn’t much to look at and was incredibly un-cool, but I was so thankful for it and for my grandparents’ graciousness to sell it to me so affordably.  Back in 2000, when my grandfather knew his driving days were over and he was preparing to make … [Read more...]

Sticks and Stones

I would love to be able to report that when the 49ers have a tough week, I remain steadfast and true to the course. I'm getting there ~ I really am. This past week felt like it was a month long. For a variety of goofy reasons, we lost the first game of the season in an ugly way. And the subsequent media storm came through here like the Tazmanian Devil. Some of you who don't follow football may be … [Read more...]

Nerds vs. Geeks

Betcha didn't know there was a difference, huh? This past May, we had the opportunity to go to the LucasArts Facilities in San Francisco. That's the home of George Lucas and all of the creative forces behind Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series, and a host of other projects I had no idea he was behind. Our son Matt, who is a 6'4", 255# defensive end and our future son-in-law OJ, the starting safety … [Read more...]

Progress Report

I promised a progress update on our construction, so I thought that today would be the perfect day for that. Today was 'cut' day for most of the 32 teams in the NFL. It's by far the hardest day for a head coach in that he must let 20 or so young men know that their lifelong dream of playing in the NFL may be over. Some guys will get picked up by other teams, but many will not. It's very … [Read more...]