Hello and Goodbye

Mike and I came back from the cruise and were able to enjoy a week together before our four kids (plus Matt as a counselor) returned from the summer camp they attend every year. But what a whirlwind week it was, as the NFL Lockout was lifted and the ensuing frenzy that took place before all 32 teams could begin training camp by week's end. Aside from the mayhem, we were given a week together that … [Read more...]

Hello and Goodbye

Mike and I came back from the cruise and were able to enjoy a week together before our four kids (plus Matt as a counselor) returned from the summer camp they attend every year. But what a whirlwind week it was, as the NFL Lockout was lifted and the ensuing frenzy that took place before all 32 teams could begin training camp by week's end. Aside from the mayhem, we were given a week together that … [Read more...]

Through the Valley

Whenever I have ever heard about anyone in my life talking about getting fired from a job, my only internal response was 'oh my gosh, I hope I NEVER get fired!' Even though whoever is speaking about getting fired previously in their life is usually speaking from a new perch, and 99% of the time thankful for the firing, because it led them to their new and better life position, I didn't want to … [Read more...]

Doing Battle

Today was a day of battle. We've actually been battling for the last 5 weeks on the football field, and coming up dreadfully short. It doesn't really matter if you lose by 2 points in the last 2 seconds or if you lose by 14 and the game is completely out of hand for a while. Losing hurts. And when losses pile up in any endeavor, it starts to take a toll mentally. So, today we had to overcome a … [Read more...]

Crosstown Rivals

Last night a few of the kids and I had the pleasure of going to the 'Battle of the Bay', which pits our San Francisco 49ers against: For those of you that are less versed in football matters, The Oakland Raiders have a storied franchise history. They have 3 Super Bowl victories to their credit, but they are mostly known for their reputation, both in the stands and on the field, as … [Read more...]

Yep, we’re ready

I said that I was done travelling after our trip to see my parents in Tennessee, but at the last minute I decided to go to the 49ers game in Indianapolis this weekend. The kids were relatively easy to disburse, school doesn’t start for a week, so why not? The fact that I can hop on the team plane made the decision a whole lot easier. I thought I’d give you a little insight into what a … [Read more...]

Are you ready…??

Can you hear Hank Williams, Jr. singing? "Are you ready for some football?" Well, for us, it's time for football. Training camp festivities officially begin this weekend, so the season is upon us. Since we've been a part of this profession for so many years, I ought to be used to the fact that summer is over at the end of July, but for some reason there's always a tinge of sadness mixed with the … [Read more...]