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Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Writer's Life 11/19 - Age Is Just a Number

Of course it came on Senior Day. Joe Thomas Sr. rushed into history today when he took a hand-off for South Carolina State and gained 3 yards. What's so special about that you must be wondering? He's 55, believed to be the oldest player ever to play in a D-I game. The son of a sharecropper, he was profiled earlier this week by Sports Illustrated. Thomas looked spry, taking the hand-off from a quarterback young enough to be his son, and lowering his shoulder into a Savannah State defender, who threw him to the ground. He was originally supposed to play along side his son, Green Bay linebacker Joe Thomas Jr., in 2013, but injured his knee in a car crash. He's been with the team since 2012, while working on a degree in engineering. He’d been on the scout team but finally got his historic shot. He replaces Tim Frisby in the record book. The former U.S. Army Ranger, who served in the first Gulf War and in Kosovo, was the father of six. His years in the military preserved his body. He still ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash. In 2005 Frisby, 39, notched his first career catch, a nine-yard reception. A journalism major, he won the team’s offensive GPA award with a 3.6 mark. Kudos, gentlemen.

And then there's the Ivy league. The annual clash between Harvard and Yale is called The Game by those affiliated with the schools. Today Yale broke a nine-game losing streak to the hated Crimson, 21-14. The team got help from the student section, where a number of males got naked. Here's a pic:

These kids today. Recently, the Harvard men's soccer team had its season canceled because of vulgar and explicit documents rating women on their perceived sexual appeal and physical appearance. Not to be outdone, members of Columbia's wrestling team engaged in a racially and sexually explicit group chat. The team’s season has been suspended until the University concludes an investigation. Sounds like all these young men are ready for a career in politics.

My remote mouse shows signs of coming around. It's now approximately 50% operational. Yesterday it worked solely as a pointer. I had to use the laptop's pad to get a response to clicks. I inadvertently erased the blog twice as I was trying to post. I was a bit perturbed, to say the least.

My thanks to whomever downloaded Killing and Exchanges to Kindle, and to Bill Brown, author of Words and Guitar: A History of Lou Reed's Music, who bought right-wing talk show host Michael Savage's novel, A Time for War. Alas, it was the floating book shop's only sale.
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