Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

We know what happens to people who stay
in the middle of the road. They get run over.

Aneurin "Nye" Bevan

Monday, March 30, 2009

Quote of the Day

Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies
because they become fashions.

Gilbert Keith "G.K." Chesterton

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so
pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of
adversity, properity would not be so welcome.

Anne Dudley Bradstreet

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Quote of the Day

Three o'clock is always too late or too
early for anything you want to do.

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Quote of the Day

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is
that man who hides one thing in
his heart and speaks another.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

USA Swimming Dumps WMG

A story by Tripp Mickle in Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal says USA Swimming (along with Track and Gymnastics) is dumping Wasserman Media Group.

The dissolution of the deal with WMG means USA Swimming will have to develop a new sponsorship sales strategy and digital strategy. On sponsorship sales, it will look to find new partners, which was something WMG had been responsible for, and complete renewals with Hilton Hotels, Conoco-Phillips, Myrtha Pools and AT&T. On the digital side, the organization has hired Andrew Silver from NBC as a senior online editor and plans to look for a new digital partner who can operate Swimnetwork.com.

“We’re a very good sports organization, and we’re good at content and we’re good at promotion in the swimming community, but building digital platforms is not what we do,” said Matt Farrell, USA Swimming’s chief marketing officer.

Read more here.

Getting rid of WMG is a good thing for our sport. It's time for USA Swimming to cut deals* that will maximize our exposure, even if that means the folks at the top have to settle for a little less dough...

*note the "s"?

Quote of the Day

Getting ahead in a difficult profession
requires avid faith in yourself. That is why
some people with mediocre talent, but with
great inner drive, go much further than
people with vastly superior talent.

Sophia Loren

Monday, March 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

You watch some teams these days and you
wonder if they just met at the playground
and decided to choose up sides.

Dennis Keith Rodman

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Quote of the Day

The problem with socialism is that you
eventually run out of other peoples' money.

Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Friday, March 20, 2009

Quote of the Day

Fact is, God drops gifts in your lap all
the time. You just have to be ready
and willing to recognize them as such.

Sela Ann Ward

Monday, March 16, 2009

Quote of the Day

Take rest; a field that has
rested gives a bountiful crop.

Publius Ovidius Naso (a.k.a. Ovid)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quote of the Day

Don't let your will roar when
your power only whispers."

Thomas Fuller

Friday, March 13, 2009

Quote of the Day

A lot has been said about politics; some of
it complimentary, but most of it accurate.

Eric Idle

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Quote of the Day

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quote of the Day

Two paradoxes are better than one;
they may even suggest a solution.

Edward Teller

Monday, March 09, 2009

Quote of the Day

In three words I can sum up everything
I've learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Lee Frost

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Quote of the Day

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and
all the impersonators would be dead.

John William "Johnny" Carson

Friday, March 06, 2009

Quote of the Day

Adventure is just bad planning.

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Quote of the Day

A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger
is prepared for a master, and deserves one.

Alexander Hamilton

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Quote of the Day

Do not consider it proof just because
it is written in books, for a liar who
will deceive with his tongue will not
hesitate to do the same with his pen.

Rabbi Moses ben Maimon

Monday, March 02, 2009

Friends & Family

I think y'all will enjoy the prelim vids - I really got a kick out of Garrett.

Had slight adds in finals, but I can't be prouder of how far Junior's come this year. Big thanks to his club coach, Cody. He had a 1.5 second drop in the 50 and 3.2 in the 100 from one h.s. season to the next.

Quote of the Day

Creative work is play. It is free speculation
using materials of one's chosen form.

Stephen Nachmanovitch