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  1. Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Burlingame,
  2. We have the excellent reviews of the 1963 and 1969 National Championship Seasons; I wonder if there will be one for the 1970 National Championship Season. I know it was slightly tarnished by the 1971 Cotton Bowl loss to Notre Dame du Lac, but it was a legitimate NC under the way this was determined at the time.
  3. When I was sworn in (1977) one of the Justices on the Idaho Supreme Court (McFadden) had read the law in someone's office and did not go to law school before becoming a lawyer.
  4. Ok, Lithgow sucks on the gas pipe; is Perry now going to reveal to us that he went to law school after WW1? The team is in place with Della (L) and Paul Drake waiting in the wings. I've read all of Rex Stouts, Raymond Chandlers, Dashiel Hammetts (not the Black magazines), Ross McDonalds, John Sandfords, and Michael Connellys--but not a single Earle Stanley Gardner- so I don't know if the present series has anything to do with the original books, but, I'm mildly curious. Just ordered the Kindling edition of The Case of the Velvet Claws. Apparently the first of 55 cases.
  5. Screwpull-I have had many different corkscrews over the years, but the screwpull works the best and is all I've used for over ten years.
  6. Eleven of us did it in 2013; we used a Flagstaff outfit, PRO, who equipped us with rafts, frames, oars, coolers, and food. They do not provide guides but want people who have fairly heavy rafting experience (12 Main Salmon trips, two Hells Canyon). Lots of water and even more rocks. Excellent service in every respect. I would suggest carefully vetting all who go with you; we took on an old guy at the last minute because he had Colorado experience--which was unnecessary. Biggest asshole in the Western Hemisphere. He pounded cans to flatten them with his hammer (this has to be done to
  7. I keep watching those LHN rerun games. A couple of notes: 1. Keith Jackson, in the later stages of his storied career, developed a fetish for saying "Times Out" rather than "Time Outs" Keith's usage might even be correct, but no one else uses it and it sounds stupid. Well, with 54 seconds left on the clock in the 2005 Texas-Michigan Rose Bowl, he got so excited he said "Time Outs." I was sorta shocked, and kinda inferred that Dan Fouts was also taken aback. Almost as funny as Fouts quoting Caesar (from Suetonius) with "Veni, Vidi, Vici." Which Keith translated for us as "Ah yes, ho
  8. Watching all the older games on LHN, I've noticed the evolution of shoulder pad sizes. Tony Brackens had pads that looked like he had a body pillow wrapped around his neck. In the Academy Bowl a couple years ago a Missouri DT looked like his shoulder pads were a pair of wet washrags. Is there any explanation for this deflation?
  9. Why do footballs used "in the college game" have stripes on them? Watching the '69 Texas vs. Arkansas game for the umpteenth time, I noticed the balls did not have the white stripes, but they do now. As a result, just about every pass looks a little wobbly on tv.
  10. When will the agroids be required to have womyn cheerleaders (pardon me, Yell leaders)?
  11. The LHN produced excellent reviews of the 1963 and 1969 National Championship teams and their seasons. I watch them pretty often due to my attachment to UT. (Went to the Navy vs. Texas Cotton Bowl as well as the Notre Dame du Lac game following the 1969 season.) At some point last year I posted a query about whether the LHN and whether they were, following up on the 1963 production, working on one for 1969. (Thankfully, they did.) As some of us CoVid eligible old farts will recall, UT won a National Championship in 1970 as well. Naturally, I am again wondering if a production hon
  12. Not so much about Hanks (who , like Duval, can do about anything), but I have one bugaboo about Destroyer/submarine movies. There were two types of depth charges on Allied ships. The earlier ones looked like 55 gallon drums and were rolled from racks off the stern of sub-chasers. As i understand it, they were detonated at a set depth (probably on a pressure basis). They always went off and did not have to hit a sub's hull to explode. The second, later, type of depth charge was much smaller and nicknamed a hedgehog. There were fired into the air by a small rocket to the side of the sub-chas
  13. Leon O'Neal was a year behind me at Killeen High School; I think he'd been the QB but not sure. I knew him a little and offered to help him with his classes, but he said he didn't need help. He, if I recall, played freshman ball and did ok. He told me he was leaving because the size of the crowds and the stadium intimidated him. I don't know if there was some racial element in this. We had both grown up in the Army community which was integrated by the time we went to grade school. Nice kid.
  14. BSU uniforms and gloves probably still have the price tags hanging on. Not sure why, but I'm taping (DVR) this for comic relief.
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