Friday, March 29, 2013

AIN'T OVER 'TIL THE FAT LADIES SINGS: The Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball

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YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might reach your life's destination better if you remember
IT IS IN THE COMPELLING ZEST OF HIGH ADVENTURE AND VICTORY,
AND CREATIVE ACTION, THAT MAN FINDS HIS SUPREME JOYS.
Antoin de Saint-Exupery

IF YOU CAN ACCEPT LOSING, YOU CAN'T WIN - Vince Lombardi

OSU VS ARIZONA - WINNING SHOT
Arizona rallied just as Iowa State had.  The Buckeyes lost a 13-point second half lead on Sunday.  On Thursday the Bucks saw Arizona come back from being down 10 in the 2nd half, then tie the score up at 70 all.

Both games saw the Buckeyes make 3-pointers in the final seconds to break the tie.



OSU WINNING SECRET?
Pretty Cheerleaders like Britanny
IF YOU THINK YOU CAN WIN, YOU CAN.  FAITH IS NECESSARY TO VICTORY
William Hazlitt

RILEY JAMES PIERCE BOGGS
In Florida with his family this week on his school's spring break, my youngest grandson Riley can be depended upon to be where the sports action is.

This picture of Riley made the front page of the Naples News.  The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles basket ball team were leaving for the next round of the playoffs.  The "Cinderella Team", they had unexpectedly beat San Diego State State 81-71 in the 3rd round of the playoffs then simply stunned Georgetown 78-68.  The Eagles just didn't accept that they were supposed to lose, and didn't.  Riley is here to wish them luck!

Riley, at age 14, has about 5 years of football and 3 years of basketball experience.  Not tall enough to play basketball, he was the "shooting Guard".  Certainly not big enough to play football, he was repeatedly voted the MVP.  Riley is big "Inside" where it counts!

IF IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO WINS AND WHO LOSES WHY DO THEY KEEP SCORE
Vince Lombardi

MARK AND MARY KAY PIERCE
My oldest son, Mark, is shown here with the biggest trophy of his life, the hand of Mary Kay Hawk in marriage.  Mark has always been a winner, he still is.

Like Riley, Mark just wasn't big enough to play football.  He made the 8th grade team because when he didn't make the team cut,  he ran laps around the field instead of fooling around like the other passed up boys.  The coaches saw promise in Mark and changed their minds.



Although he "chomped" protein pills by the bottle while he was in high school, he never gained weight, in fact, he lost more weight every game.  He was the  all league middle guard as a junior and was team captain as a junior and senior and led his team to league championships both years.

Thankfully, after he graduated from high school he made the decision that he had played enough football and was ready to get on with life.  Although he was recruited by two colleges to play football, he decided to give his full attention to college, taking "honors classes".  He was a perfect 4.0 in his freshman year.   Today he rides his recumbent bike and runs marathons.  He is still a perfect 4.0!

VICTORY IS NOT MADE IN MILES BUT IN INCHES.
WIN A LITTLE NOW, HOLD YOUR GROUND AND LATER,
WIN A LITTLE MORE - Louis L'Amour

Now, I don't know from where the kids got their winning attitude.  Obviously, not from me.  This picture on the left is of the 1947 Point Pleasant Big Blacks allowing a touchdown up the middle.  That big guy on the extreme left, who was certainly big enough to play football, number 59, that's me. Hey, I know but it's rough down in that pile.  Well, that's one way of looking at it.

Standing next to me is Bob Webb.  I was the  defensive left end.   Bob was the left  linebacker.  I think the  play went up the center because they feared left end.  

THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT!

OSU FOOTBALL SPRING PRACTICE THIS WEEK - YEAH!



GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR'S


GOD BLESS THE USA

2 comments:

Mark Pierce said...

Loved it! Mark

Walt Pierce said...

Glad you enjoyed it! It was fun to write. Happy Easter.

Dad