Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:24
When it comes to comparing sports teams or other competitive groups, the common cliche is that they all put on their pants one leg at a time. In effect it means everyone should be about equal to the task at hand.
For example, this is not always true. The Wildcats and Jayhawks probably put their pants on one leg at a time and look what happens year in and year out when it comes to the football teams and the outcomes of the games in the recent past.
I have found it can be dangerous to put your pants on one leg at a time. Recently, I was doing this act when I didn’t get the second leg high enough and caught my foot in the pocket of my jeans. As a result I was on the floor before I knew what happened. Luckily there was enough space around me that I didn’t knock my head on anything.
This week Thursday will be 10-11-12. I think I will jump up and down 12 times at 10:11 a.m.
I predicted K-State would beat KU by the score of 60-10 or at least would have a score in the 50s. I also predicted the game would be close in the first quarter, which it was. I then predicted the Wildcats would figure out what was going on and run away with the game.
I wish I had been wrong, but it was just like the past three games with Bill Snyder back at the helm. It was fun while it lasted, though. There is absolutely no way a team can turn the ball over to a top 10 team five times and expect any other result than what occurred. After two trick plays on the KU second touchdown drive, the magic was over for the day.
We used to try to see how long we could go in the fall before turning on the heat. After two cold football games in a row, it was an easy decision to turn the furnace on Saturday night.
An informal survey in the office yielded an almost unanimous turning on of the heat over the weekend.
I didn’t get to see the Tabor’s homecoming game against KWU in person, but did the next best thing and watched it from the archive on the Free Press website. It was a most impressive win, I must say. Makes one wish last week’s game with Ottawa would have ended 1:37 sooner than it did.
The undefeated Hillsboro High School Trojans continue to impress with their lopsided victories so far. District play is where the scores and outcomes matter more.
I was impressed with Coach Sawyer’s decision to preserve the clock for one more shot at a score before intermission. It turned out exactly right.
Now that Farmer’s Market is over for the season, I am back to my Thursday night dinner duties. It was so easy to go there and pick up two meals each week.
Lest anyone have pity on me, I get out of my obligation if there’s a conflict on my schedule, which will occur the next two weeks. That was a stupid thing to write. No one—women, that is—would have pity on me.
I was wearing six layers of clothing for the game Saturday and was still shivering until we were surrounded by other fans in the stadium.
I now sit on the bed and put my pants on two legs at a time.
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