Thursday, February 02, 2012

Rest In Pieces

I saw today where Chrissy and Janet finally made up after thirty years of not speaking. Good for them. If only Jack had been alive to see it. Better late than never, kids, don't go to the grave holding grudges, it's not good for your constitution.

A few nights ago our small child was in a function at the school celebrating the upcoming Olympics in London. Each grade came out bearing flags of different countries, and our small child was the first one out of the gate for the United States.

Here, I think, the kids are singing God Bless America. The small child is pointing skyward for the God part of the song, if memory serves. Either that or she's practicing finishing first in some Olympic event. Now that I think of it, she has a medal around her neck, which was given out at the end of the celebration, so I'm really not sure what she's doing here. Jesse Owens next to her is apparently saluting something as well, so who knows.

This is our deer in the headlights pose we've been doing recently.

A slightly different version here with cousin Rachel.

This guy, signing autographs below, was the guest speaker. Know who he is? He played ten years for the Bengals. Still don't know? I didn't either until I looked him up on Wikipedia.

"St. Louis was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round (210th overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft. He garnered some infamy on December 24, 2006 when a poor snap of his caused a missed extra point within the last minute of the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos, which cost the Bengals the game. This helped lead to their eventual failure to get into the 2006 playoffs. A year before, in the 2005 AFC wild card game against the Steelers, he also had a high snap on a field goal attempt. On the ensuing possession Jerome Bettis ran for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 21-17 lead. The Steelers went on to win that game.

In the 2009 season, St. Louis has delivered 5 bad snaps resulting in blocked or missed kicks in the 5 games he played, generating a city-wide backlash. The bad snaps came against Denver (week 1), Pittsburgh (week 3), Cleveland (week 4- a field goal and PAT were blocked), and Baltimore (week 5). In addition, a second bad snap against Baltimore was negated due to a penalty. He was waived on October 13, 2009."

Poor guy. To this day he probably can't show his face in Cincinnati, but he's safe in Mesa, Arizona, and I'm guessing even at the league minimum he probably made some decent money for his trouble. Anywho, he was there talking to the kids about good nutrition. Speaking of, I'm off to the treadmill before the wife and child arrive home for the afternoon.

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