I have been watching the Maui Invitational this week and it got me to thinking of 1993 and the classic Jeff Brassow tip-in at the buzzer to give the Cats the Maui title. I found this video, and even though it is poor quality, Cat fans will still love it. One of the more classic moments in the Bill Raftery broadcasting career in my opinion. If only he had created "onions" back then, the call could have been even greater. This was probably also one of the best games, if not THE best, that I ever watched with "The Git". He jumped into my arms at the buzzer like he was a small child. The funniest thing about the story is that he was that excited and screaming "overtime baby, overtime, Brassow tied it up"!!!!! It was at least 45 seconds before we could calm him down and tell him it was over, which just started a whole new celebration. Classic times!
This was on Father's day, I think, at El Bracero. I probably had 24 tacos and my Dad probably had half a taco and a couple of chips with salsa. I gotta do better. The diet started last week. Can I stick with it? That is the million dollar question. I'm going to get on the elliptical right now, after I wipe the dust off of it. Just kidding, it's not dusty because my wife actually uses it.
Maddie showing off those famous Vinson hops. I don't know why she is showing them off 20 feet from the basket.
They had to run 5 suicides for clowning around on the bench.
The Gavinator, also known as the blur.
One of the most feared coaching staffs ever.
Then it was on to Spinners for Maddie's birthday party. She wore me out trying to hold her up and chase her around the skating rink.
Dawson fell and Papaw had to rescue him.
I really just wanted to drop a quick post and say that I am happy to be a part of The Blog. I will try to hold up my end by posting whenever I get a chance...
With my first order of business, i would like to submit some pics of Brian Bullock for his friend profile that never got posted. JV, feel free to use these to compile that profile that I know the whole blog nation was waiting for...
Until next time...
(left) Double B chillin' at the beach (right) Bullock hamming it up at the premiere for High School Musical 3
Submitted glamour shot
I know everyone has been dying to find out who the new writer will be. The suspense has given the blog higher ratings than the episode of "Dallas" when everyone found out who shot J.R. Let me first start off by saying we had three exceptional candidates and Kendall. It was a tough decision. We heard from the voters. They could not decide it. The run-off will by decided by my electoral vote. So, after contract negotiations ended late last evening. We have a new writer.
Our new writer is a man with many talents and interests. His dreams are filled with Rumeal Robinson tearing up the Seton Hall defense in the 1989 NCAA National Championship game. His nightmares are of Chris Webber calling a timeout. His heroes include Wolverine from the X-Men, Bill Frieder, Tommy Amaker, and of course Steve Fisher, Lloyd Carr and Bo Schembechler. The walls of his home are covered in Fatheads of Glen Rice, Desmond Howard, Maceo Baston, and Ryan "Fatty" McNeely. In fact, he calls his home the "Big House". He is none other than Shane "Sizzlin Slim" Hardison.
It is tough not to elect this man to the post as his other two competitors actually endorsed him for the job. I know he's busy, but am sure his posts will bring joy to the Nation. Congratulations Sizzlin. Welcome to the Revolting Blog.
On a totally different topic, I have yet to put up any Halloween pics. We were invited to a Halloween party at the home of Shawn and Jill Edwards and were told we had to dress up. This didn't make me too happy, but I decided to participate anyway, although with little effort. Jordan was a witch, Maddie was Hannah Montana, and I was Mark Sloan (Dr. McSteamy from Grey's Anatomy). I told you I didn't give much effort. We arrived at the Edwards home and much to our surprise, we were the only ones dressed up. Apparently Jill forgot to send the message to the Vinson home to let us know the dress up idea had been scrapped. Jordan was able to shed her hat and then she was left with just some black clothes on. She looked fairly normal. I, however, remained McSteamy all night, prompting one party goer to ask Jill if I worked in a hospital or bought that costume. Others were overheard saying, "my gosh he is steamy". Has anyone else ever been to a Halloween party where you were supposed to dress up and then nobody else did and you were left as the only adult in costume? Luckily my costume wasn't anything I don't wear everyday, so I didn't feel too crazy. It was a very fun night. Also, I wore my lab coat from Muhlenberg Community Hospital, where I work every other Friday night. I had put a sticker over my name tag that read: Dr. Mark Sloan, McSteamy. I went to work Friday afternoon with my name still being McSteamy. Amazingly nobody noticed. After being there in the lab for about an hour, I found it myself and took it off. However, during the time with it on I had a meeting with my boss, went to the infection control office for a tb skin test, and drew blood from a patient in the emergency room. I'm guessing nobody noticed, but I'm hoping that everybody just agreed and said, "my gosh he is steamy".
Pretty cool to see AI joke about his famous "practice" press conference. If you haven't seen it, it's from his presser with the Pistons after the trade the other day.
As many of you may know, I have been calling play-by-play for Grayson County football this season. This past Friday, the Cougars whipped the Muhlenberg South Suns 40-13. I was not aware of the entire coaching staff for the Suns. But at halftime, I was off-air. When I looked up, I saw none other the Marc "Flanker" Oates. First time I have seen Flank in probably 10 years. Flank still looks exactly the same. Some on this blog refer to him as "Elts".
In other news, I have recently been contracted by WKU to broadcast two upcoming basketball games. I'll be doing play by play for the Tops regular season opener November 15 at Houston. The second game is December 6 at Tulane. That will be simulcast on the Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network and Fox College Sports Atlantic. In Muhlenberg, you can catch it on cable channel 12. Otherwise check your local listings. This will be my first broadcast tv game. I have posted a link for the affiliates.