This week I kept coming up with different ideas, so I decided to just do an old favorite of mine which is a multi-topic column:
Class of 90 enough said
The best class that ever went through Abilene High School, the class of 1990, will be regathering this weekend. YEAH.
I can’t wait to see you guys. Once again we are going to rule Abilene.
Sure, we didn’t have a professional sports player like Ted Power, or a president, like Dwight, but hey when you count in personalities we topped them all.
I’m not going to list all of our great people, except one. We had the absolute best newspaper sports writer ever, who is now sharing his talents with the greatest newspaper readers ever. That would be you. Thank you.
NCKL title to be decided
Because Marysville got an early start on the North Central Kansas League in 2010 the Bulldogs have been on top of the NCKL football standings most of the season. That will change Friday night.
I will give the Bulldogs this, they have a great mascot, but they don’t have Uga, only my Georgia Bulldogs have Uga. I don’t know much about Marysville, other than their scores, which have been kind of concerning, but hey Abilene has the home field advantage Friday night and Abilene has all the individual tools to go undefeated in the NCKL this year.
Local loyalty gets hurt
I have always bragged that I’m a local boy. I’m very proud of that. I love the local teams.
I love my Abilene Cowboys, Kansas State Wildcats, Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals. But those loyalties took a hit Wednesday in the first round of the baseball playoffs.
Because I’m an Abilene Cowboy I was cheering for the Cincinnati Reds, the organization that Abilene’s Ted Power works for.
What happened to the Reds? Well, they are still searching for their first postseason hit. But hey, Power is a pitching coach, he teaches striking out. Just didn’t think he was teaching the Cincinnati batters to strike out so much.
Then my Royals loyalty got hit hard, but the team that all Royals fans hate. Those New York Yankee$.
I was not cheering for the Twins, like Trent Sanchez would have preferred, but I was cheering against those Yankee$.
I was excited when the Twins scored early and were up 3-0 going into the sixth inning. But what did the Yankee$ do? They rallied and won, dad gum it.
I would love to see the Reds play the Twins in the World Series. But I’m afraid, at this point, that is too much to dream of.