Sunday, September 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
|Tailback Nick Chubb|
|New head coach Kirby Smart|
With a decent quarterback there is no reason the Bulldogs can't win 11 games. That is still to be seen and with new coaches combined with a new signal caller it is hard to tell what you are going to get. Their September 3 opener at home versus North Carolina should be a decent test or at least show us where they are at to begin the season. I think their rush game could be excellent with Chubb and Michel so I've got hopes for another 10, maybe even 11 win season
Monday, August 29, 2016
|All-American Jabrill Peppers|
|All-American Tight End Jake Butt|
Saturday, August 27, 2016
The 2016 Olympics are over and Rio de Janeiro and the athletes made this a great event. We watch quite a bit of the Olympics and enjoy the little known sports as well as some of the big name events. I enjoy what this means to the athletes as well as to the countries. And for the most part politics aren’t a big part of the story. Just athletes who’ve gone all out for the last four years to get to this one point. Rio for its part did a great job and all the dire predictions turned out to be for not. The city did a great job overall.
The opening and closing ceremonies did well as bookends to the Olympics. I like watching the athletes after the Olympics are over because they are so much looser. No more events to stress about and they can be themselves. Some are even fans themselves who get selfies with the other stars of the games.
Listening to interviews of the athletes, to include those on the local radio, showed they enjoyed themselves and also squashed the rumors about how bad conditions were. There is way too many great moments in the Olympics not to enjoy. You don’t have to be a fan of all the sports but there is definitely something for everyone. For me, I just enjoy.
|And she backed it up the finger wag...|
|Trampoline competition - fun to watch for the first time|
|These guys were amazing to watch. China Gold Medalists|
|Domination From Beginning to End|
|I was kind of digging rugby|
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Last week I was in Dayton, Ohio for work and was able to take in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. It was great, it was free and it was huge. Anyone with any thought of going. should. With it being free you can't beat the price and make sure you have plenty of time. Three hours or so. There are four large hangers filled with airplanes, many of which I've never seen before. They don't skimp. No matter how large or how small it seems like you'll find it here either in a ground display or hanging from the rafters. There are also other displays as well as a nice gift shop. This isn't something they just threw together. The facilities are very nice and I found it nothing short of fun. The pictures below are just a small sample of what I took and much smaller sample of the total displays.
|Me in front of the P-38 - my favorite plane - rocking "The Warriors" shirt.|
|Space Shuttle Mock Up You Could Walk Through|
|Part of the Bob Hope Display|
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The final set I'll look at is the current Atlanta Hawks 2015-16 Hoops team set. Eleven cards in this set which is nice compared to the others and I love that there are two cards with Hawks players in their throwback uniforms (Schroder and Milsap).
The design is pretty nice but I'd like to have seen some smaller borders. There are no player positions as is normal for Hoops. I think having the corner colored around the team logo as is seen on the rookie card would have been nice to see on all cards. Otherwise the photos are as good as always. The backs are black and white and a tad different as the team logo is gone. I'm not sure if Hoops is trying to take everything interesting out of the designs of the back or what. If they had enlarged the font or done it for some other purpose I'd understand but as is it is just a big negative for me. Overall these are ok for me but nothing to write home about.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
This is the Atlanta Hawks 2014-15 Hoops team set. This set had nine cards. Average cards with a decent design. Still no player position but the photos are good. Maybe it is just the nature of basketball but the photos from year to year provide little excitement/difference. The backs are black and white with a very similar design as past years. Again not bad but not thrilling.