Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Stanford University is just up the road from here, about 8 or 9 miles.  Stanford is where Amalie received her graduate degree, and Stanford is where their sports programs have caught my attention.  Jim Harbaugh brought their football team back from obscurity, and is now head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

But it’s the women’s basketball team that has really captured me.  Tara VanDerveer has been their coach for nearly 20 years, and she has done a remarkable job.  What caught my eye in the morning paper was this:  Monday evening they played their last game of the season on their home court (they are in the NCAA tourney), and had not lost one game there all season long.  Better than that, though, they have now not lost a game on their home court for the past four (yes, 4) years.  Quite an accomplishment!  They are shooting for nothing less than the NCAA championship!  And I’m rooting for them.

Fun --

Energizer Bunny arrested - charged with battery.

A pessimist's blood type is always b-negative.


  1. Go Stanford!

    Here's something you might enjoy. The refs and umpires don't want to be booed:

    So, go boo 'em when they make a call against the Stanford ladies!

  2. Okay, here's something for you: a guy in England who flies model airplanes with a camera attached. His crashed, and it took him six hours to find it--after a red-tailed hawk did. with the bird showing up at about 1:30.