Tomorrow(Monday) I'll revisit some of my favorite movies from the past...Part 3 of Movie Nostalgia.
The Thanksgiving weekend has been cold, I've managed to come down with a cold, and at the same time, gain 3 or 4 pounds.....what the Hell?
The family get together was at sister Marty's house, with much of the family there...Anissa and the boys, 2 of 3 of Marty's daughters, one out of 2 of Mike's, plus a couple of mom's Great Granddaughters, Hal's fiancee Lisa, and a couple of the son-in-laws in the family as well...plenty of food, enough beer for the guys, and everybody seemed to have a great time....
Friday, I got up, feeling a bit heavier, but trotted off to Minster High School to work a 3 team scrimmage with the home boys Freshman team, and squads from Columbus Grove and Indian Lake. I felt the cold coming on, so watched a bit of football, and then hit the sack at about 7:30 in the evening, where I stayed for the next 12 hours....back up Saturday morning, back to Minster for a Girls Freshman game...then home in time to watch the Buckeyes hammer Michigan for the 7th straight season:
The all-time greatest rivalry in college football, according to experts, is becoming pretty one sided the last decade since Jim Tressel came to Columbus. "The Vest" is 9 wins against 1 loss to the Wolverines, and yesterday was the 7th straight. Sam worked the game for the Big Ten Network, and Hal got his seat in the student "O" section....while I watched on the tube.
After the game, I packed my duffel bag, and headed over to Spencerville for a Girls JV game....as luck would have it, my partner was a no show....so I started the game by myself. That lasted the first 5 minutes or so, when two of the Varsity crew showed up, and we worked a 3 man crew for the rest of the game....those two, joined by the other Varsity guy then did the Varsity game, while I headed home to down a couple Guinness Extra Stouts, and nurse the cold some more.
Tomorrow, I have a few things on the "must do" list, including the movie blog part #3, and then in the afternoon I'll head north to Antwerp and officiate a Girls Junior High double header. Then back to Celina to catch a game or so of Dartball(maybe the team can win one with me away, cannot be any worse than we have to start the season)...Tuesday another JH Girls DH at Spencerville, then the boys begin their regular season action, which combined with the ladies games will keep me busy for the next 12 or 13 weeks.
Photos: The Buckeyes blast Michigan on Saturday for the 7th straight season...which gives them a share of their 6th straight Big Ten Football Title, and a probable trip to the Sugar Bowl in January....and today I caught "Of Mice and Men" on Turner Movie Classics...shown are Lon Chaney Jr, and Burgess Meredith, as the movie reaches his climatic final.