Max and sports

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and looking forward to the next holiday which is Mother’s Day if my calendar is correct.   

The year is flying past so fast it is making my head swim.  I came across an interesting article the other day, which kind of tied into last week’s article about college football players who are trying to unionize.  This was about a UConn basketball player…yes the ones who won the NCAA basketball championship this year, who had complained that he often went to bed hungry because he could not afford meals.  

The story line is that even though he was on a full scholarship they only paid for the basic three meals a day.  I, for one, am thinking that most college athletes must get more than just those three meals. Hard to think that the dorm snack machines, cafeterias and care packages from home did not fill in the hunger needs.  I don’t remember seeing any of those players looking like they were malnourished.

Matter of fact most of them looked like they could play, put on pads, and immediately play middle linebacker for their football team.  However, never fear, the NCAA Legislative Council has stepped in and decided that athletes can receive unlimited meals and snacks.  I can only imagine what the athletes will look like next year when they receive unlimited food.  

They will either be able to slam dunk starting from the half court line or the NCAA will be forced to lower the height of the basketball rims because those extra snacks have gained the upper hand.  If it was me, I would be in the latter group…at least that is my explanation as to why I cannot dunk a basketball.  That is my story and I am sticking to it!

“It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.”
–Mark Twain

One night at the dinner table, the wife commented, “When we were first married, you took the small piece of steak and gave me the larger. Now you take the large one and leave me the smaller. You don’t love me anymore.” “Nonsense, darling,” replied the husband, “you just cook better now.”

Ah spring! The time of the year when the state flower blooms by the’s big and orange and says “Road Construction Ahead.”

It is time for me to put away my computer. I hear a snack calling my name.  As always be good, play safe, and remember sometimes three meals a day are enough.  

JR and Max


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