Monday, August 17, 2015

FOOTBALL:  High School Games A Week Away!

THE GOOD LIFE   THE GOOD LIFE   THE GOOD LIFE   THE GOOD LIFE

        YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might reach your life's destination better if you remember
FOOTBALL IS LIKE LIFE - IT REQUIRES PERSEVERANCE, SELF-DENIAL, HARD WORK, SACRIFICE, DEDICATION AND RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY

WINNING IS A HABIT.  UNFORTUNATELY, SO IS LOSING


A rare happening on the calendar.  This week is clear. The important event for the month is a week from this Friday.  Point Pleasant High School, the Big Blacks, play Lincoln.  Yeah!  It has been a long time since last season ended.

CONFIDENCE IS CONTAGIOUS.  SO IS LACK OF CONFIDENCE - ALL QUOTES ARE FROM VINCE LOMBARDI


Vince Lombardi is MR. FOOTBALL.  Vincent Thomas (Vince) Lombardi, 1913-1970, was born in Brooklyn, NY to Italian immigrants.  A player, coach and executive, he is best known as coach of the Green Bay Packers.  Winning the first two Super Bowls, he never had a losing season.  He is enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame.

SUCCESS DEMANDS SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE


WALT, 59, FRONT ROW, 2ND FROM RIGHT
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At age 84, it has certainly been a long time since I last played offensive right tackle and defensive left end for the Point Pleasant Big Blacks in 1947.  Both my sons played football.




The oldest son,Mark, team captain, played for five years, turning down college offers.  My daughter Kimberly was captain, then president, of cheer leaders for five years.  WE ARE A FOOTBALL FAMILY.  Ohio State fans, we bleed Scarlet and Gray. During Buckeye games, I always know what all my children are doing.  GO NAVY, beat Army!



SHOW ME A GOOD LOSER AND I'LL SHOW YOU A LOSER 


JULIE ANN PIERCE
I'VE WON MY FIRST BET OF THE FOOTBALL SEASON!

Julie should have known not to bet me, I never gamble.  We watch as our two high schools play each other each year.  My high school has always won.  I bet Julie, giving her 100-to-1 odds, that this year Point Pleasant would not beat Lewis County High School.  Oh, did she jump on that bet!  Only risking one dollar, she thought, she was already spending her hundred dollars.  When I marked the various teams schedules on my calendar, I noticed that Point Pleasant and Lewis County were not scheduled to play this year.  HMMM

PEOPLE WHO WORK TOGETHER WILL WIN, WHETHER IT BE AGAINST COMPLEX FOOTBALL DEFENSES, OR THE PROBLEMS OF MODERN SOCIETY


KIMBERLY & ROSEBUD
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Just how important is football in our family?  Julie and I have spent the last 26 Octobers in Myrtle Beach, SC.  We invite family and friends to be our guests for a month long party.  This year Delaney Rose, Rosebud, is flying down for four days.  Because of her age, Kimberly has to pay double for her total care by the airline.  I suggested to Kimberly that she should just fly down with Rosebud for the four days.  She quickly told me "NO", explaining that she had two tickets to Ohio State's Homecoming game for that weekend.  You know what?  I agreed with her.


WINNERS NEVER QUIT AND QUITTERS NEVER WIN


LETS HEAR IT FOR FOOTBALL!

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS

MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA

GO BUCKS!

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