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  1. We played some in school, but not that often. We played dB a lot at Boy Scouts though. Oddly enough, I remember dodgeball being something where the bullies couldn’t get to me. I was a rather scrawny kid, a prime target for bullies. Whenever we played dodgeball though, I could hold my own. I could catch the ball really well, so when they tried to target me I would catch the ball and put them out. On the subject of bullies though... have an older brother and we used to fight a lot. I learned at a young age that getting punched in the face sucked, but it wasn’t the end of the world. When the bullies started to mess with me in school I never wanted to fight, I didn’t want to get in trouble, but walking away always made it worse. Eventually I always ended up fighting with them. Nobody ever won, but I always got enough licks in that they didn’t bother me again.
  2. Yes it is. The Bettenhausen family has the distinction of having the most starts in the Indianapolis 500 without a victory. Tony Sr, Gary and Tony Jr had a combined 46 Indy 500 races. A bit of trivia, in the ‘91 race, he was the fastest qualifier, but because he qualified on the second day he didn’t get the pole, Rick Mears got it.
  3. I had gone to every race since 1976 at that point, but my son (first child) was born on 5/2 and my wife had complications, so I had to miss that year. I was so encouraged to know that, had I gone to the race from Colorado that year I still wouldn’t have seen the race, I would have been back at work on Tuesday anyway. That was the first of only three races I have missed since I was 9, but my first race was in 1973. That year the race was finally held on Wednesday and my parents came and got my brother and I from elementary school to go see the race, the gates were wide open for anyone to go. About all I remember about that race was the piles of beer cans as tall as our house and that it was really loud.
  4. I’m talking about the contact at the top of the lane before Zion got to the restricted zone. That was either a charge or a block. There is no question about Tacko’s fifth foul, it just shouldn’t have gotten that far.
  5. A foul should have been called there. Charge or a block, a call should have been made. That would have changed the whole outcome.
  6. I turned down a $60K raise because I would have had to move to Scottsdale. Nothing wrong with Scottsdale, it just didn’t feel right after I prayed about it. Less than a year later the entire sale force at Adobe was reorganized and I would have been in Scottsdale without a job. By the way, I did thank my deity for that after it all happened.
  7. Yeah .... well, I’m a mountain sports guy. I like to be able to go climb a 14er on a whim if I want to. I used to take the family camping every summer, I have a spot in the mountains we would go to, one hour from my house, where we could not see another living soul until we wanted to. I’m hoping to make my first solo winter 14er climb this winter. I just have to find a good 4 wheel drive truck to borrow.
  8. Didn’t Phinisee do the same thing last year. I kinda remember him having a huge scoring year his senior year.
  9. I had something like that happen to me early in my career. Adobe Software wanted to hire me at about triple the salary, but I would have had to move to Scottsdale from Denver. My first son had just been born and we had just gotten settled in our first house. My wife had just finally gotten a good job in her field (accounting at the time) and was not really keen on starting over again. In the end I decided not to take the job and less than a year later Adobe restructured their entire sales organization and I would have been stuck in Scottsdale with no job and no contacts. I was happy that I had not jumped at just getting more money.
  10. The irony of that is that this is a Federal Reserve note. The Fed is a central bank and Jackson’s proudest accomplishment of his presidency was that he did not allow the formation of a second central bank in the US.
  11. I think this was the case for Kirk Haston. He took the opportunity, and the money, and was smart with it. I think it set him up for the rest of his life.
  12. They will get used to it ...trust me. My kids are.
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