Monday, November 24, 2008

Alhambra Broncos U10 Region 60 Champions!

it has been quite the emotional week with max dying at the beginning of the week so tragically. max would be rejoicing with me at the end of the week as the alhambra broncos took the championship game saturday against the nightmare 2-1. it was an amazing game and the boys played their buts off. the parents and kids went crazy after the game celebrating. we got all the kids together and i was telling them how proud i was of them... when two dads came up behind me and dumped my own ice chest of ice and water over my head. the kids could not stop laughing. so now kade is a champion in baseball with the phillies and now soccer with his broncos!!! this team will get to play for the region in january so more soccer to come for the broncos. but this week, kade and i are with a almabra tournament team... we play 3 games on this friday after thanksgiving and two more on the saturday. it should be a lot of fun, but should exhaust me too!! pax.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

an urban hero as fallen

max you will be missed! my heart is so heavy today. the work you have done for the last 20 some years in houston on behalf of the kids and families have last a lasting affect on so many. i remember the first time i met you over 10 years ago at a hotel in philly at the kingdomworks conference. i was a young punk, but you always treated me with great respect. thank you for the long talks into the night and giving us urban youth workers someone to look up to. peace.

Monday, November 17, 2008

20 Ways to Smoke Cigars to the Glory of God

1. Smoke slowly and reflectively, as part of the discipline of contemplation on God's word.

2. Most cigar smokers I know look at their cigar a lot while they are smoking, up close, tracing with their gaze the veins in the leaves and admiring the burnish of the oils in the wrapper. A good cigar is a work of art. It makes me happy and makes me thank God for his good creation.

3. Smoke outside and thank God for the skies and the clouds and the grass and the trees.

4. My college religion professor, the late great Princeton-trained M.B. Jackson, used to exit the classroom during test time, pipe in hand, saying, "If you need me, I'll be on the steps sending up a burnt offering." That's a good notion. Cigar smokers like the look of the smoke. Think of it as a burnt offering of thanks to the Maker of all good things.

5. The smoldering tip of the cigar is both enticing and dangerous. Like the sin that leads to hell. There's an illustration for you cigar smoking preachers out there.

6. The proper storage of good cigars takes regular monitoring and care (humidification, temperature, etc.). Mindfulness and intentionality are virtues lacking in the modern Church, and we can thank God that taking care of cigars helps cure "hurry sickness."

7. Good tobacco is cultivated, cured, and rolled by hard working men and women in parts of the world most of us will never visit. I think about this every time I smoke a cigar, what calloused, hard-working, talented hands created my cigar. Pray for those people, that God would grant them long life and health and happiness, and thank God for them and their giftedness.

8. Thank God that he makes places in the world specifically conditioned to produce perfect tobacco: the right climate, the right soil, the right farmers. There are no coincidences.

9. Don't inhale cigar smoke into your lungs.

10. Add your ashes to compost or dump them into the grass or flower beds, as a good steward of creation.

11. Have a Bible study or theological discussion group at a cigar lounge.

12. Hang out where people you don't know smoke cigars and build conversational bridges that allow you to be a witness to the gospel.

13. Smoke with good Christian friends, laughing a lot and talking about things that matter (and don't), and thank God for fellowship. As someone who does this regularly, I can say there is almost nothing more comforting to my soul than smoking stogies long into the night and just enjoying the camaraderie of good Christian friendship.

14. Give good cigars -- good ones! -- out as gifts on more occasions than just the birth of a child.

15. Marvel that someone along the way figured out how to turn the tobacco plant into a cigar (or pipe tobacco) and see that human ingenuity and creativity is a result of being made in the image of God.

16. For the married smokers, thank God you have an awesome wife who is cool with you smoking. (This assumes you have an awesome wife who is cool with you smoking. If you don't, thank God you have a wife who cares about your health, your reputation, your good breath, or whatever the grounds are for her disapproval.)

17. As you smoke, think of all the famous cigar smokers you can -- comedians and writers and actors and painters and poets and filmmakers -- and thank God for their artistry (and for art in general).

18. Pick a spot in your Bible. Light your cigar. Start reading and don't stop until you're smoking a nub. Beats using an hourglass or timer.

19. Take two outside. Light one up. Wait for your neighbor to come outside, then offer him the other.

20. If you buy in bulk, turn the empty boxes into care packages for soldiers or children in third world countries.

i found this list at this blog!

Alhambra Broncos Move On

it was a great weekend for the alhambra broncos... we won our semi-final match 4-2 and get to play for the region 60 championship next saturday at 3pm!!!! my phillies won and it will be one great year of youth sports for j-lou if we pull this one out. we practice tonight and firday nite to get them ready.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

2009 Soccer Team Pics

Soccer Team 2009 from J-Lou on Vimeo.
well it has been quite the soccer season. kades broncos are rolling along in first place. we have some great kids on the team and they all are having a blast. i hope you enjoy the little video of the team above and here is a link to check out the still shots. it has been a tough couple of months with evan and school, but soccer has been a great therapy for me. when i am out on the fields nothing else matter and winning is a great icing on the cake. we will keep you all updated on our run to the championship.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Voting Non-Negotiatables

this was emailed to me by jim wallis... so it is not my list, but i so agree and thought it would be good to post and have us all think about our own list.

I am in no position to tell anyone what is "non-negotiable," and neither is any bishop or megachurch pastor, but let me tell you the "faith priorities" and values I will be voting on this year:

  1. With more than 2,000 verses in the Bible about how we treat the poor and oppressed, I will examine the record, plans, policies, and promises made by the candidates on what they will do to overcome the scandal of extreme global poverty and the shame of such unnecessary domestic poverty in the richest nation in the world. Such a central theme of the Bible simply cannot be ignored at election time, as too many Christians have done for years. And any solution to the economic crisis that simply bails out the rich, and even the middle class, but ignores those at the bottom should simply be unacceptable to people of faith.

  2. From the biblical prophets to Jesus, there is, at least, a biblical presumption against war and the hope of beating our swords into instruments of peace. So I will choose the candidates who will be least likely to lead us into more disastrous wars and find better ways to resolve the inevitable conflicts in the world and make us all safer. I will choose the candidates who seem to best understand that our security depends upon other people’s security (everyone having "their own vine and fig tree, so no one can make them afraid," as the prophets say) more than upon how high we can build walls or a stockpile of weapons. Christians should never expect a pacifist president, but we can insist on one who views military force only as a very last resort, when all other diplomatic and economic measures have failed, and never as a preferred or habitual response to conflict.

  3. "Choosing life" is a constant biblical theme, so I will choose candidates who have the most consistent ethic of life, addressing all the threats to human life and dignity that we face — not just one. Thirty-thousand children dying globally each day of preventable hunger and disease is a life issue. The genocide in Darfur is a life issue. Health care is a life issue. War is a life issue. The death penalty is a life issue. And on abortion, I will choose candidates who have the best chance to pursue the practical and proven policies which could dramatically reduce the number of abortions in America and therefore save precious unborn lives, rather than those who simply repeat the polarized legal debates and "pro-choice" and "pro-life" mantras from either side.

  4. God’s fragile creation is clearly under assault, and I will choose the candidates who will likely be most faithful in our care of the environment. In particular, I will choose the candidates who will most clearly take on the growing threat of climate change, and who have the strongest commitment to the conversion of our economy and way of life to a cleaner, safer, and more renewable energy future. And that choice could accomplish other key moral priorities like the redemption of a dangerous foreign policy built on Middle East oil dependence, and the great prospects of job creation and economic renewal from a new "green" economy built on more spiritual values of conservation, stewardship, sustainability, respect, responsibility, co-dependence, modesty, and even humility.

  5. Every human being is made in the image of God, so I will choose the candidates who are most likely to protect human rights and human dignity. Sexual and economic slavery is on the rise around the world, and an end to human trafficking must become a top priority. As many religious leaders have now said, torture is completely morally unacceptable, under any circumstances, and I will choose the candidates who are most committed to reversing American policy on the treatment of prisoners. And I will choose the candidates who understand that the immigration system is totally broken and needs comprehensive reform, but must be changed in ways that are compassionate, fair, just, and consistent with the biblical command to "welcome the stranger."

  6. Healthy families are the foundation of our community life, and nothing is more important than how we are raising up the next generation. As the father of two young boys, I am deeply concerned about the values our leaders model in the midst of the cultural degeneracy assaulting our children. Which candidates will best exemplify and articulate strong family values, using the White House and other offices as bully pulpits to speak of sexual restraint and integrity, marital fidelity, strong parenting, and putting family values over economic values? And I will choose the candidates who promise to really deal with the enormous economic and cultural pressures that have made parenting such a "countercultural activity" in America today, rather than those who merely scapegoat gay people for the serious problems of heterosexual family breakdown.

That is my list of personal "faith priorities" for the election year of 2008, but they are not "non-negotiables" for anyone else. It’s time for each of us to make up our own list in these next 12 days. Make your list and send this on to your friends and family members, inviting them to do the same thing.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Evanator In Action

Evantor In Action from J-Lou on Vimeo.

evan is doing much better this year in soccer than last year. here are some pics of him dominating the other 4 year olds. check out the scar on his face tooo... little scuffle from school.

Monday, October 06, 2008

J-Lou's Little All Star

Broncos Week 4 from J-Lou on Vimeo.

kade is kicking butt on the soccer field. he is only 7 but playing in the U10 league with all of the 8 and 9 year olds. i cannot believe how well he is doing. the broncos are in first place and picking up right where my baseball team left off in the summer. so i will keep you updates on the alhambra broncos. check out the pics that i made into a movie above!! enjoy.

Friday, September 26, 2008

j-lou gives love to the marin foundation

well if it is not bad enough that evan is struggling in kindergarten... still in not out so that is a good thing. than my beloved trojans have to play like the care bears and loose to the frickin beavers.... this all could be pushing me off a cliff sooner than later. but great friends like andy marin from the marin foundation get me involved in stuff that matters and reminds me why i am roaming around socal like a mad man these days challenging conservative urban churches to rethink their perspective on creating dialogue with the glbt community.

i grew up in la habra as many of you know and that is not the greatest place to grow up with a perspective of anything but a negative stereotype of people dealing with glbt issues... throw up the churches i landed in and you have pretty much someone not to open to dilogue with people in the glbt community. it was about two years ago that i first met andy marin and it was through a number of phone calls and than he spoke at the 2007 UYWI conference for me. i was a little nervous, but from that day forward we have been working together on projects in one way or the other. this has led to the formation of a coalition and an ongoing duscussion here in socal on the issue... i could try to explain here but jump over to andrews blog and see what he has to say. it is a privilege to walk and do bridge building with andrew and the team. we are moving forward to the next few events that i will talk about here on october 8 and the big training day on novemeber 15.

you always have a different perspective toward issues when you have a relationship to give the conversation context. early this year before this conversation and coalition was formed. i was introduced and would say became friends with a few people in glbt community. i was a little nervous, but always enjoyed the time me and my friend hung out with her sisters. i think that experience also prepared me to better understand how to join the conversation.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

j-lou very frustrated

it seems the evan situation continues on and on... last week had a meeting with principal, vice principal, speech therapist, school shrink, school nurse, teacher and his mother. wow. we came to no solution... the group was split on what to do. i know he takes awhile to adjust to new places and tomm will be the official two week of being in school. i see how frustrated he is ... i feel like the teacher has given up on him. i know i have no idea how to figure out what is going on in that little head of his... he sometimes just does not know how to communicate what he feels. i think he sometimes thinks the world is against him too. that just kills me. the little guy has been through a lot and i know and you know that he is also the sweetest little guy in the world. if anyone spends a little time with him they see how big his heart is... so if you can say a little prayer for the evanator it would be much appreciated... cuz really i have no idea what to do ... i know i will never give up on him that is for sure. peace.

Monday, September 15, 2008

one stressful week... one needed weekend

well evan's life in kindergarten has begun and it is not going all that well. he is pretty much driving his teacher crazy like... i had a parent teacher meeting already, spent time in the classroom with him, and he has been i think to the principals office like 2 or 3 times. he has spent a whole 8 days there. his teachers wants him out, but that is just not going to happen, because i know he can do it. but the teacher is even stressing me out with the way she treats him and i think i am going to push him to another class... than his mother and me do not see eye to eye on just about anything and throw this into the mix. you have to love stress, anxiety and lack of sleep. i can just hope that maybe i will loose some weight. lol.

well the weekend went much better because of my love for sports. my stress reliever is kades soccer team... the alhambra broncos and they played at 145 pm on saturday. we got down 2-0 but fought back and took the lead 3-2 on two amazing plays by kade to set up brian for two goals. i had to tell kade that an assist is just as important and valuable as a goal. kade is 7 and playing with 8-9 year olds and is playing great. the other coach told he was yelling at his players for someone to stop kade because he was killing them. evan also played in the morning and had a great time. he is having a little more fun playing soccer this year than last.

i moved my self from soccer field... picked up kurtis to watch the trojans destroy ohio state 35-3. they just dismantled the buckeyes. i than spent sunday at my favorite lounge watching football all day with nfl ticket, poker, cigars and the boys. i so needed it and now this morning evan heads back to school... oh oh oh. lets see how this week goes... it is busy at work with some key things so lets see how this week goes.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pray for Johnny

i got a phone call a little while ago that my friend johnny lost his mom. he lost his uncle earlier in the year. i just ask that you guys pray for him and his family. johnny is truly so much more than a friend i see him as a brother and my heart hurts for him. i may be headed to arizona with him soon for the service. it is so hard to know what to say at times like this, but i really hope to spend sometime this weekend with him, his wife and his beautiful daughter.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Our First Week of Soccer

i dont think i have been this tired after a weekend in a long time. my weekend started with a great practice with kades soccer team the broncos on friday night. kade, evan and i woke up at about 630 am on saturday and hit the soccer fields that had us going until about 430. i posted some pics from the day... my camera died before the broncos game...and it was great. we fell down 0-2 early, but played great the rest of the game for a 5-2 victory. the parents were impressed with the team and the one 7 year old kade played great and even almost scored. i was one proud dad. i will get some pics of them next week. i hope you all enjoy the pics of the little 4 year olds out there for the first day of soccer. i have to post a picture of garret soon... he does the cha cha everytime he scores. so all of this to say i was exhausted, but it was all worth it.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Life is Crazy

From British Soccer Camp

well i have been in hiatus on my blog, but life is going a little bit ... i would say a lot crazy. i am in the process of selling my house, so me and my boys will be packing up soon and not sure right where we will land, but probably in alhambra. i have too many reasons for selling my house, so i am not going to list them. i have been back and forth on it for awhile but somethings kind have forced my hand. the good thing is that i am not upside down or anything.

i am also coaching three yes count them three soccer teams in alhambra... i have all of the 4 year olds and that would include my son evan. he is have a lot of fun. i also have a 6 and 7 year old team that kade was suppose to play on, but he is not. so one team with none of my kids. i have two of kades friends on the team and one dad is the assistant and will help alot. the next team is of 8 and 9 year old and my son kade who is 7. so he is running with the big boys and doing great. this team practices twice a week and the other two just once. so needless to say i have a crazy soocer life and the games start on saturday!!! the last team is my pride and joy. i think they have a good shot. so i am selling my house... coaching way too much soccer... and work is super busy. i have a few really big events coming up and some great stuff with carver middle school in south central is on the horizon.

i pretty much have no life outside that to speak off and it all keeps me tired but i am enjoying the time with my boys... and evan starts school tomorrow which should be exciting!! i will have to update you all on the evanator and see if public school can handle him.

i left some new pics of a soccer camp the boys were in last week too! i hope everyone enjoys.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

thoughts on suffering and loss

i got a text last night that a former student from the community lost his dad last night to cancer. it did not hit me as bad as the ralphy text i got earlier this year. but i have been kind of down with other stuff and trying to see some clearing of the storm, but heart dropped for sean and his mom. this has been part of my current journey in thinking a lot about suffering. it started when i re listened to the talk that chris heuertz gave at the national conference. if you did not hear it... you should jump over to itunes and check it out for free on the uywi08 podcast. it will take you about 30 minutes to listen to but than will jack you up in the head. or for me confuse me more.

i have not really blogged about anything like this for awhile, but my mind has been busy thinking and this is what kept challenging me. chris shared that we are so in love with the divinity of jesus that we forget to remember his humanity and the suffering that existed and the struggle of his life here on earth. we do as people of faith think that if we do all of the right things or try our best to walk a life of faith and to love our neighbor that life will be ok. i have been trying to wrestle with the word suffering and thoughts behind it. i think if i was more to think about the jesus that walked this earth in the human form and experienced the pain and loss that we all feel i may be able to accept my own loss better and help those that loose loved ones.

Friday, June 27, 2008

what has j-lou been up to?

well, it seems i do not blog very often but life has been throwing so many curve balls to me over the last month that i just need to write about all the good stuff to remind me of all the good stuff and get my head off the stuff i dont like... so here is my own personal counseling session.
  • the phillies won the tiny championship for granada park! i am sure everyone who barely even knows me knows about the tiny phillies.
  • i am taking part in a new curriculum development piece with the search institute on how adolescents develop spiritually. it was an insightful two days together looking at research and other stuff.
  • i went on an amazing vacation.
  • i have amazing friends
  • i have a great house church that i am apart of... even though i have been a flake this month becuz of too many reasons but no real good excuses
  • i was apart of an amazing oc faith based gang summit that took place with over 180 leaders in partnership orange county probation
  • i am beginning to get a number of urban coalitions off the ground that i think have the opportunity to create some real change in some communities that need collaborating organizations joining forces
  • i am laughing inside thinking i am excited that i get to coach soccer in the next months
  • i have two of the most wonderful boys who love me unconditionally and passionately (this should probably be #1, but i guess i can always save the best for last)
well that is the end of my personal session, so i will try and look at it over the next couple of weeks and maybe it will make some of the bad things seem not so bad!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fathers Day 2008

Fathers Day 2008

i usually throw my annual fathers day bbq at the house, but we switched it up a little this year. i met up with my friends and their kids to go to the angel game and we had a blast. it was so much fun! i have a few pics of lunch with my family too. i needed a great day with the homies and i got it! thanks guys!

Phillies Alhambra Tiny Champions!!!!

Phillies 2008 Championship Celebration

it was a great season and i got so much love for these kids. we celebrated with the families all day. the team party started at 11 am and was going strong all the way til 11 pm. i cant way for next season!! go phillies!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

OBAMA and the Phillies

i will be very excited to watch obama clinch the democratic presidential campaign tonight in minneapolis which will be the site of the republican convention. we will have our first african american major candidate to run for president. i am glad that my kids are alive to see this and my hope is that they will see him in office in 2009! i have been watching this race as closely as some most things on espn. i think this is the most time i have spent thnking about political issues in all of my life. i am not really sure how that will affect anything else in my life i guess time will tell.

outside of the election and becoming a laker fan for one series.... boston sucks! my life has been dedicated to the tiny phillies. we are one game away from being the champions in the alhambra tiny division. we are on a 13 game winning streak and look to wrap it up this friday. for those of you on facebook... you are very aware of this :)

i kno probably like ther are two readers left over here but we love you paul! hahah!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Student of the Month

kade has been really looking forward to his first student of the month award in his academic career! the months focus was honesty and integrity. he had an assembly before school last friday at 730 am. i will post a few more pics over on my facebook for peeps to check out! if you do not have facebook... get it!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

what the heck!

this equate to kade jacking my element and going on a joy ride with tyler!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Rest In Peace Ralphy

it has been a very draining week for me with the big conference coming less than a month away for urban youth workers institute. i am crunching all the details for that event and other uywi coalitions going that need not to be forgotten about. in the midst of this chaos of work, life through a wrench my way. i would have to admit even though i have not been bloggin life had been great. i really have had very little to complain about. but about two weeks ago on a monday morning, my friend johnny texted me at 5 am in the morning! johnny is not someone who text me often... he just barely figured the whole thing out and usually just busts a phone call. so needless to say... he had my attention and than i read the text and it said a very shocking statement. "uncle ralphy was murdered last night". i was shocked stunned and felt a deep pain. i am sure that most of you who read this blog dont know uncle ralphy, but for those of us who knew and loved him. he was special. he was a centerpiece into the family that i had allowed me to be apart of for so many years. he treated me as a young punk high schooler as family when i was in his home. he made me laugh many times even when he made me the center of the joke.

it was a few days after the murder that johnny called and told me that the family wanted me to do the funeral. they wanted someone who knew and loved ralphy to do the funeral. i was scared (never did a funeral) and emotional as i was not sure if i could do it, but i knew that i had to do it. steve from gateway hooked me up with some notes that would help me create a very personalized service for ralphy. thank you steve once again you are there for me.

the service was held last monday and i was so nervous, but was so honored to be asked by the family. the day for me started around 6 am and ended at about 9 pm. the service went smooth, the mass following it was ok and the graveside time was the most emotional. i was truly thankful for the opportunity and for the kind words that ralphy's family had for what i shared in the morning. i will miss you ralphy, i know your neices, nephews, brother, your mother and your seven kids will miss you. i just hope we all can take the humor and joy u brought to us and spread it to those in the lives that god allows us to influence. i am thankful to call you a freind. rest in peace and see you on the other side.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Kades 7th BDay Photo Album!

Thanks for everyone who came out and celebrated with us.... Good Times!
Kades 7 Bday

Meet Tiny Phillies!

Tiny Phillies 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Tiny Phillies in 2008

kade and i are in a time of transition... we finish off our all star soccer season this saturday with the playoffs. he is the only 6 year old playing with 7 and 8 year olds and is holding his own. he has even survived playing some goalie! But it is know time to focus on baseball and the days of the tee and everyone playing are long gone. kade stood in the batter box at practice yesterday and face another kid for the first time. he looked terrified, but stayed in the box. the first pitch took off over his head ... he turned and looked at me like he was about to die, but stayed in there. andy had some trouble getting it over the plate, so i stepped in and kade hit a soft grounder... i think he was still a little scared.... maybe scared a lot. lol.

in the car on the way home, kade was like "dad, andy almo0st hit me ." i said i know, but he does not want to hit you. cause than u go to first base... he commented back... "it will hurt" my assurance that he would go to first base was met with ... "when does soccer season start again". i think kade is in some transition also... he is the youngest on this team too, but he always rises to the occasion and i think he will be alright. hopefully, i will survive too... i woke up last night at 2 am and could not sleep cause i was thinking about this team and how to get them ready for games in a few weeks. i have not been stressed like this in quite awhile. pray for me. :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

OBAMA Sweeps 3 Primaries

i cannot believe the momentum the obama has going his way right now. i cannot believe that we actually may have an african american male running for president and many people are saying that he would be favored to beat mccain. i can't believe this is all happening. this time last year, i would have said no way... the country would never vote an african american into office. i think things have changed.... oh have they changed. i was listening to his victory speech tonight in madison, wisconsin. i have never heard a person running for president speak like him. he spoke of hope, change, and dreams that can become reality. he acknowledge that it is an uphill road, but that we can make it. i told kade.... you see that guy on tv. his name is barak obama. he could change everything.

Jim Carey Top Picks

as i was watching the GIANTS end the quest toward perfection on Superbowl Sunday... it was great. my friend kurits' uncle had a flash back to me in high school when i would do my jim carey impersonations. fire marshall bill was my favorite.... "let me tell you something". today at uywi, we got into a discussion in regards to the best jim carey films of all time. i have seen i think all of them even an early film called rubberface, which i encourage everyone to stay away from. here are my top 5 in descending order:

#5 Man on the Moon (His ability in this film to take over a character was amazing.)

#4 Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls (i liked this one better than the first and when he comes out of the rhino butt naked... i loose it every time.)

#3 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (wow. this was a trip.)

#2 Liar Liar (this was really close to being first. the bathroom scene when he beats the crap out of himself is unforgettable. the father son piece to the movie also could have pushed it to #1 as well)

#1 Dumb and Dumber (i think i sharted the first time i saw this in the theater, i know i was crying in the aisle. this was a classic of all time.)

What do you think?

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Monday, February 04, 2008


i almost jumped through the ceiling at my friend kurtis' house when plaxico caught the pass in the corner of the end zone. i had a feeling after the catch across the middle when eli got away from a sack and threw it up for grabs. the trojan steve smtih made one mistake, but than had a critical catch on the last drive also.

it was amazing to see the patriots and than for belacheat to walk off the field before the game was over... showed the amount of class that he has... 18 - 1 is done. no super bowl victory. it was great. i love it. i think i need to buy a g-men shirt.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Just Like Football!

it was a great day to be a trojan basketball fan, as the trojans dismantled the #4 care bears at pauley pavillion. i just had to post a little shout out for the young basketball trojans. they have definitely been a let down in the pac-10, so hopefully this will help them turn the corner.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Now What?

i was sitting in the stands right in front of the trick play that put illinois in their seats and shut them up for the rest of the game. i love the haters.... i do love you jeremy, but u r a hater. lol. i love this picture for so many reasons. it gives the haters something to kiss and you see pete with his hands raised in the air. i think my favorite part of the game was in the 4th quarter and 7 year senior hershell dennis was in the game near the goal line and they had given him the ball twice to run it in and he had not made it. the fans starting chatting his name to give him one more go at it and they did. he barely got it across the goal line and the place went crazy. the entire team rushed the field and jumped on top of him and went crazy in the end zone. it continued on the sideline for a few minutes. it showed the closeness and love the team has for the veterans.

oh, well. it was great start to a new year. the care bears had a great end of the season and will be on probation soon with rick on the sidelines lol. i will try to post more soon, so check back bi-weekly or every once in awhile for updates on the confusion of my life and the boys who call me daddy. peace.