“I don’t read books, but if I did read books, it would be like reading a book.” – Les Miles This makes absolutely no sense; but remember that Les Miles is a “Michigan Man.”
So in the Oshkosh Northwestern I read several letters to the editor from LSU fans, all complimentary of the way they were treated while in Wisconsin for LSU against Bucky in Lambeau. However, if you read the comments in the Louisiana newspapers you will read many uncomplimentary comments, but they were directed towards Les Miles, Cam Cameron, and Brandon Harris.
I found the following comment interesting.
My brother encountered the only obnoxious person that any of us encountered after the game and that person was dispatched by a young man who just a few years earlier was the quarterback for Lawrence College, to whom we extend our thanks.
I didn’t know that Lawrence was still playing football. “Dispatched” — what does that mean? Did the ex-Larry QB shove this guy — like Roger Goodell allegedly shoved Mike Pereira?
Obviously this was not me, as I am both rude and obnoxious, like at the 2007 Michigan at Wisconsin game. “Get him off the field — shoot him if you have to.” But that was only LLLL(one L for every loss that year)oyd Carr, so that shouldn’t count.
I purchased a Titans cap to wear on the road trip to the UW Oshkosh at UW Whitewater game on October 8th. Now, through rumor control I am hearing, that the road trip is being canceled, as the person in charge of arranging the trip and doing the driving (I am in charge of restaurant selection) will be attending a wedding that day.
This raises two issues. I have now spent hard-earned dollars on a Titans cap that I will not need. Fortunately, the Dow Jones Industrial average is up some 115% during the nearly eight years of the Obama administration, so I should be able to absorb this unnecessary expense. If the Dow Jones average were down, as it was during the eight years of the George W. Bush administration, I would have to charge for Friday Night Lights to recoup my cost for the cap.
The second issue concerns the date of the wedding. You do not get married during college football season. In 1971 the NC2A increased the number of regular season games from ten to eleven. At the same time the Big Ten (only ten teams in those days) increased the number of conference games from seven to eight. And in a number of years, until 1983, the first game of the season was a Big Ten Conference game. So on September 12, 1981 I am in Malta, MT for my brother’s wedding. Michigan comes into Camp Randall that day preseason #1. And the Badgers win, 21 – 14. What am I doing in Malta, MT, when I should be in Madtown?
And my good friend Mr. Nietering (Little Blue) informs me that he will miss the Bucky at Michigan game on October 8th because he will be in Chicago attending the wedding of a friend’s daughter. He won’t let me have the tickets because he doesn’t want any Red in a Blue section. See earlier comment on rude and obnoxious.
You do not have weddings during college football season!
So with the recent controversy concerning Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the singing of the National Anthem, I suggest you go to You Tube and watch the 1 minute 46 second video, Wisconsin Badgers vs LSU Tigers National Anthem & Flyover 09.03.2016
The singer is Skylar Stecker, daughter of Aaron Stecker, Mr. Stecker played football with Ashwaubenon High School, Wisconsin and Western Illinois in college, and with the Tampa Bay Bucs, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons in the NFL. I suspect that the next football game at which Ms. Stecker will sing the National Anthem will be on October 22nd when the Ripon College Red Hawks travel to De Pere to do battle with Mr. Kane’s alma mater. I should also note that Mr. Kaepernick’s jersey is now the top selling player’s jersey at the NFL merchandise site. Just saying.
On to the scores, as we had some one-point thrillers.
For want of a point the battle was lost.
Or something like that. I believe it started with a missing nail from a horseshoe.
In the game played last Saturday, Pewaukee lambasted Pius XI Catholic 42 – 0
Kewaskum 28 Ripon 12
Ripon averaging two touchdowns per game; in 2015 the Tigers scored nine touchdowns in nine games 0 – 9 in PATs last year. Five points from PATs in eight games this year.
Plymouth 42 Kettle Moraine Lutheran 0
Berlin 35 Waupun 14
Campbellsport 16 Winneconne 6
Mayville 38 Lomira 7
Omro 29 Laconia 26
Winnebago Lutheran Academy 55 Reedsville 0
Markesan 44 Dodgeland 14
Lourdes Academy 49 Rio 20
Montello/Princeton/Green Lake 26 Parkview 14 (Located in Orfordville)
“Where are you from son?” “Orfordville, WI sir.” “Never heard of it.”
Randolph 6 Deerfield 0
Kiel 31 New Holstein 25
Whitefish Bay 27 Port Washington 7
Columbus 64 Wautoma 16
Hortonville 36 Wisconsin Rapids 35 (Thursday)
Pulaski 46 Sheboygan South 8
Fox Valley Lutheran 56 Clintonville 34
Pittsville 38 Chequamegon 24
Oak Creek 49 Racine Park 6
The alma mater of Brian Calhoun defeats the alma mater of Brent Moss and John Clay. First score of the year for Park comes in the second quarter of game four.
Waukesha North 24 Kettle Moraine 10
The Northstars were the US Army Football Team of the Week in week #3, per the Wisconsin Sports Network.
Waupaca 15 Xavier 14
Random Lake 33 St. Mary Catholic 0
Beaver Dam 17 Slinger 10
Pewaukee 34 New Berlin West 0
And one game on Saturday
St. Mary’s Springs North Fond du Lac
The original plan for this weekend was to go to Grand Haven, MI on the eastern shore of Lake WI (as UW Band Director Michael Leckrone likes to call it) and then on to Ann Arbor with Mr. Nietering to watch Little Blue play the Domers. However, Notre Dame backed out of the contract. As a result, it is Little Blue against Central Florida (0 – 12 last year) and Notre Dame against Nevada. I hope neither team chokes on its cupcake. Especially given that the Irish are on a three-game losing streak during which the Irish have allowed an average of 44 points per game.