Monday, April 1, 2013
My little evil ones. In the lst Round of the NCAA Virginia Commonwealth over doubled the score on Akron U winning 88-42. My Father played Basketball for Akron U and in 1934 Akron U played Kent State for the Conference Championship with Akron U winning 32-28 a slowdown game back then with the Center Jump after each basket my Father scored either 20 or 22 of Akron U's points one or the other. This was the only Conference Championship that Akron U would win from l920 to 1945 so the City was happy that Bob Preusse had done this (I hope that you think that the best thing he ever did was to sire me). When Syracuse beat Kansas for the NCAA Championship in 2003 I had money on Kansas I turned away after Kansas missed their llth straight free throw. I was never overly fond of my Father but he was masculine or even very so he didn't wet his pants when he played in a big game he arose to the occasion and played better. When I was in l0th Grade I had a minor difficulty in school and my Father had to come in before work and talk with the Principal the ill-fated Cyril Jones. Mr. Jones had been at Akron U when my Father was there and he was like I had never seen him he was gushing.....Bob......Bob.....Bob I was happy to see that Mr. Jones liked my Father not because of any possible good it would do me in this insignificant matter but just glad to see this. He didn't make anything out of this but he never missed days or was late to work and here I made him late to work. If I ever wanted go to a game or something he always took me. My Father always gave money to Phi Kappa Tau (he was Treasurer when Ray Bliss was President) but he had nothing to do with Akron U Basketball we just bought our tickets the same as anybody else but wherever he's at I'm sure that he wasn't very pleased with this debacle.
Joe Weider's healthful living kept him going to "93." I met a German Doctor who said that he knew Arnold when he was manager of that gym in Munich and though seemingly envious of Arnie's success said that he was known for his humor. I don't know if it's true but he said that Arnie had roughed somebody up and that Joe Weider spirited him out of Germany one step ahead of the Law. I'm a month older than Arnold (jumped the Mexican Maid some guys...) and exactly 2 weeks older than O.J. Dave Appleby a guard was probably Akron U's 2nd best player and Dave went over 24 feet in the long jump and that was really getting out there in an era when there was that crude runway and when the takeoff board actually was this. Dave taught Physical Education at Akron Buchtel High and was a successful coach in track, basketball and cross country (a State Championship). During WW II Dave was a Captain in the Marine Corps and was known to generations of Buchtelites (not to his face) as "Captain Dave." A Bill was recently introduced in the Nevada Assembly to allow anyone over "2l" to legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana with the Bill's Supporters saying Let the Drug Users pay for Our Schools the Drug would be taxed hopefully raising up to a half bil for Education.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Jodi Arias is a nobody accused of killing a nobody anybody who'd be interested in her trial is weakminded a prevalent quality these days in the U.S. Anybody who thought that "Argo" was a great movie that mad escape through the airport with Iranians jumping up and down as they watched the plane fly to safety never happened they went through uneventfully. In "The Sound of Music" which I never saw they show the von Trapp family escaping Austria in 1938 by fleeing evil Nazis over the Alps while carrying their suitcases and musical instruments in reality they just got on a train and left. My Blog is read in all the States and many countries, Russia, if some foreign entity wanted me to work for them in a capacity that my own government finds unworthy there'd be nothing wrong with it I'd do it right here I'd work within the confines of U.S. Law but those are very wide parameters what could I do what couldn't I do, I'm soliciting employment and expect to be paid a lot (I've been suprised that the U.S. Government hasn't kidnapped and waterboarded me due to my attitude (glub) My old friend, Chub Chionchio, I see has passed I've only spent a week total in Ohio over the past third of a century and found out he had died 2 years ago (said his last name in Italian meant Weeping) Chub was a heck of a good guy I'll have Masses said for him. Chub was on the Kent State Golf Team when they won the Mid-Am and was Captain as a Junior and Senior he never told us that. His wife, Mary Jo, was Academic Adviser to St. V's Basketball Team when LeBron was there. If you were from out of town and had an appointment the next day they used to let you stay in a room at the VA in San Diego and I met some guys and heard some stories. There was Andy a big friendly guy who had been a Cop in St. Pete for 25 years I think Andy was of Irish descent.....He had the gun in his wife's mouth.....
Kelly Pavlik retired recently after his Supermiddleweight Fight for Feb. 23 with Andre Ward one of the best boxers in the world was cancelled due to Ward's shoulder operation. Kelly "30" is from a traditionally Slovak area of Youngstown, Ohio and he grad from a vocational high school. During the 50's and early 60's Youngstown was known as "Bombsville USA" due to over 50 incidents of people trying to start their cars only to have them blow up. Earnie is from next door in Warren the guys from around there keep their socks up with thumbtacks. Pavlik retired with a record of 40-2 with 34 knockouts. The only time I bet on Kelly was when he fought Jermain Taylor and was a 2-l underdog and I won a lot, I had seen what he had done to Edison Miranda 4 months before also as a 2-l underdog I was pretty confident. an Kelly has been in Rehab for alcoholism twice and gets in trouble while under the Influence always in Youngstown he struck a Mahoning County Deputy during the performance of his duties he was shoved through a window and had 60 stitches and a year ago Christmas a tree ran out in front of him while he was driving (a good lawyer got him out of a DUI) and these are only the ones I know about. Bob Arum said that he had a lot of money invested in Pavlik and wanted a return taking him out to Ca. to live and train but Pavlik said he was devastated after Ward cancelled and said he was tired of the brutality that boxing rendered on him physically and that he had retained about all of the big money he had made and was now going back to Youngstown to open a gym probably a bad idea. Pavlik's only 2 losses were in 2008 to Bernard Hopkins a clean liver who took him to school suprising everybody that Kelly lasted the 12 rounds as he absorbed a terrible beating and to Sergio Martinez who he was leading until an eyelid was sliced and he could only see out of one eye and he also finished that fight on his feet. Hopefully things turn out well for the troubled talented guy with the big heart.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Pope fell in his bathroom in Mexico last March hitting his head and bleeding profusely. I've written about the danger of the Latin bathroom due to the slick stones making up the floor. When I was in Cuba I went down just like that with my head hitting the floor with a loud Crack I bled like a stuck pig. A friend of mine also fell in Mexico so be wary. Al the benevolent Landlord grad from Reno in Ind. Eng. (had been an officer in the 82nd Airborne for 6 years) and said of fellow alumni Colin Kaepernick he talks like he's from a Hispanic Ghetto. Marion Motley who later starred for the Browns played for Reno (from Canton McKinley who as late as 1998 won the Mythical High School Championship in Football, a public school doing this). This was during WW II and while driving in California Marion was in an accident that was fatal to the other driver who did sound as though he was partially at fault reflecting the Wartime Attitude in the newspaper account I read Marion was referred to as the Negro Athlete while the dead guy was referred to as "an Old Jap."
You People think I'm your Father I'm moved. Many of the TV Media are Evil-Looking the face they chose. The Media jumped on Rubio for his awkward grasping of his water bottle maybe he was thirsty you can't breathe without the Media criticizing you. Wrestling has been in the Olympics since the lst (been to Olympia) in 708 B.C. This past Olympics they showed a superlot of Beach Volleyball anybody who'd watch that maybe they should be called The Mindless Pap for the Unwashed Masses Games. At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Alexander Karelin went for his 4th Consecutive Gold Medal at Superheavyweight in Roman-Greco Wrestling. The Russian hadn't lost in International Competition in 13 years having a Doctorate in Physical Education and able to carry a refrigerator up 7 flights of stairs Alexander said What I can't get for myself my Reputation gets for me. Karelin met Rulon Gardner of the USA in the Finals and did lose now this was Alexander's 3rd Match of the Day and Rulon's 2nd Match of the Day it would have seemed as though they could have scheduled this better to make it fair. Alexander retired immediately and got on with his life ever since being a Member of the Russian Parliament, the Duma.