Five for Friday on a Saturday Halloween addition

October 30, 2010

Well folks I am the greatest slacker when it comes to writing this Friday blog, as it’s Saturday afternoon, but hey what a  guy to do when I’d rather be fishing.  Anyways here is my Halloween addition of five for Friday.

1.  After checking the internet for the Griz score and finding out they lost, I ask what the F is going on in Missoula???  Mr. Pflugrad I know that you are trying to bring in this fancy spread offense, with a lot of reads on the go, but it really doesn’t work when you don’t have the players for it.  Montana’s been built and is built on smash mouth football, maybe you should utilize your players like Chase Reynolds and play the Griz Football that we have come to know, and as you gradually recruit the players that fit you system; then you can install your version of the spread offense because I have feeling if you keep losing the way you are, you may not be around long enough to see you offense be a success at Washington Grizzly Stadium.  Just a suggestion.

2. Today I finally got to go out salmon fishing my main man “T-bone Sloan”.  While we did not catch any fish today we did see plenty caught by others; some really nice coho.  Our issue today was that we spent the first part of our morning at another river where the fish were not in, so by the time we got to the river that was producing, we got a bad fishing hole that was not producing, but for the first time in a long while we finally came to a river where the salmon were in, so I may have to head out tomorrow morning early and see if I can’t get there in time to get the honey hole, so I can bring home so yummy salmon for my honey.

3.  Another fishing joy for me that I forgot to write about last week was attending my first local chapter of TU meeting, where we talked about nothing but fishing and more fishing, oh yeah and some really big bull trout.  This was a great experience and in the couple of hours I was there I learned so much about a fish I really did not know about.  I cannot wait for the next meeting in month or so.

4.  Yesterday while watching the news, they showed a video of an elderly driving down the freeway, the only problem was that she was on the wrong side of the freeway cruising unknowingly in the fast lane of oncoming traffic, leaving a trail of carnage behind her as people were swerving out-of-the-way crashing into one another, then she calmly exited the freeway driving off as if nothing was wrong with that situation.  This is not the only situation we have with elderly drivers, where they are driving down the wrong side of the road, driving through the front of banks, restaurants and other public and private domains.  When the conversation comes up about requiring drivers test for the elderly, people are afraid to discuss the topic because they fear taking the freedom and/or right to drive from them, but driving is not a right, it is a privilege and when you are not physically and/or mentally able to drive then you lose that privilege.  The DMV should require mandatory test for everyone after a certain age, this shouldn’t be a question, and it shouldn’t be up to the family to decide when their elder members of their family are no longer capable of driving.  We all love our grandparents/parents and elder members of our families, we just need them to be safe on the roads so that they do endanger themselves or others.

5.  Opening season for the Blazers has begun and it looks we are going to have a good one.  I am really looking forward to Greg Oden coming back from his latest injury and finally show the league why he was the number one draft pick three years ago.  So far the team is 3-0 on the season with some hard-fought victories so far on tough start to the season.  The tough part of the start of the season was losing Jeff Pendergraph to injury and then the team releasing him; I am hopeful that once he is healthy they resign him as he is a good hard nose player who brings a lot of positive energy to team.  Get Well Soon Jeff.  May the Blazers take out the Lakers this year and finally bring home a title to the greatest NBA franchise in history. (I’m such a homer)

Go Blazers, Griz pull your head our of you backside, both Oregon and Oregon State are looking tough, lets send Oregon to National title game, and the Beav’s to the Rose Bowl.  Till next week, I’m out……

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