Back on the Planet
Many of you have noticed that I took
a little bit of a break from the website. I guess I had gotten
a little burned out. The thing with the message board knocked
the wind out of me, but I took some time away and did a lot of
thinking. I also received a ton of really kind emails from you
folks which was really humbling.
The message I got was that the website means a great deal to the
folks who visit. I guess I had lost site of that. I knew that
it was near and dear to me and it was uplifting to hear from you.
We have made a few changes to the site. We decided to go with
the message board that Hugh Cunningham developed. I like the functionality
of the new board. It's a little more difficult to get started
up front, but it has a lot to offer and people are catching on
fast. Another good feature to me is that Hugh graciously volunteered
to help administer the board which takes a load off of me. If
you have any trouble getting logged on or with any of the other
stuff on there, drop either Hugh or me a note and we'll help walk
you through it. Try it, I think you'll like it.
Another change is that I did away with the Poll that I was using.
They added a requirement that you download some code on your pc
and my spyware software jumped up and down about it. I can tell
you this, when my spyware ain't happy, I ain't happy so the poll
got the hook. Fortunately the message board has Poll functionality
so we'll be continuing the Polls on there.
So, like the photograph of me above (taken in 1958) I'm rested
and I back strong.
I could use some new profiles/interviews so please consider volunteering
for that. Just send me a note to say you're interested and I'll
send you the questions and the other stuff I need.
Stay cool, and enjoy the rest of the summer. Rick
Season Begins Soon
7 on 7’s
are finished, summer workouts are winding down, dew on the fresh cut
grass of an early morning practice will soon be mixed with sweat and
blood from those striving to be the best. Contenders will step forward,
pretenders will be exposed. Surprises and upsets, blowouts and overtime.
Bad calls, bad luck, bad breaks or bad to the bone. Taping ankles
and wrapping knees, bruises, broken bones and season ending injuries.
Superstars, future stars or players seeing stars. Announcers in the
press box, chalk on the field, small kids behind the goalpost doing
what the big boys do, wearing the school colors with pride and waiting
....their time will come. Fans in the stands with popcorn in their
hands while holding megaphones and pompoms with painted faces and
painted chest. Your hometown team on the field thanks you. Big time
plays to games that slip away, struggles and fears then from joy into
tears in an instant how quick things can change. Halftime shows, the
first chill of a Fall Friday night to drift across your nose, fourth
quarter hot dogs “ now two for a dollar “, a mad rush
to the concession stand to get the last ones. From pep rally’s
to bon fires, mascots and majorettes, all the sights and sounds that
make up that special time of the year ....football season is near
I got this note in an email.
I'm not sure who wrote it, but it captures the feeling. GO DAWGS!!!
2005 Football Schedule
Aug 25 Cordova Home
Sep 2 Holt Away
Sep 9 Oak Grove Home
Sep 16 Corner Home
Sep 23 Walker Away
Sep 30 Montevallo Away
Oct 7 Chelsea Home
Oct 14 Fayette Co. Away
Oct 21 Tarrant Home (Homecoming)
Oct 28 Mortimer Jordan Home (Senior Night)