Monday, August 30, 2010

Quote of the Day

If you don't think too good, don't think too much.

Teddy Samuel "Ted" Williams

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Quote of the Day

We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing
the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done
so much, with so little, for so long, we are
now qualified to do anything, with nothing.

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, a.k.a. Mother Teresa

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just suppose...

...we use some easy numbers to see what a little time off, here and there, turns into over the course of, say, a thirty-two week season.

Maybe your team spends an average of twenty-two hours in the water each week (11 workouts @ 2 hours each) and three hours on dry-land work. That's a total of twenty-five hours weekly over thirty-two weeks for a season total of 800 hours (I love easy numbers!).

I've heard of this thing called "taper" when teams might not train quite so much, but let's assume there are some weeks (Christmas training?) that would help it all even out.

If you knock off fifteen minutes early in three of those workouts each week, you've punted nearly a week of the season's training. Don't trust my math? Three quarters of an hour per week for thirty-two weeks is 24 hours.

If you get the kiddos out fifteen minutes sooner than scheduled six times per week, your thirty-two weeks of training shrinks to just over thirty weeks.

Suppose an athlete misses the first fifteen minutes of workout eight times each week. That adds up to one two-hour workout missed each week.

Now, what if you have a bunch of lollygaggers that get in fifteen minutes late in each of those eleven water workouts? On top of that, what if the coach gets the team out of the water fifteen minutes early for one practice per week.

That group would lose three hours of training per week. Over the course of a thirty-two week season, that'd be ninety-six hours down the drain. That's like losing nearly four weeks of the season, right?

It might not pay to allow your team to be a bunch of lollygaggers:

Quote of the Day

News is what somebody wants to suppress;
all the rest is advertising.

Alfred Charles William Harmsworth

Friday, August 27, 2010

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...for larger view:

Quote of the Day

Sharks are as tough as those football fans
who take their shirts off during games in
Chicago in January, only more intelligent.

David "Dave" Barry

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Quote of the Day

Justice consists not in being neutral between
right and wrong, but in finding out the right and
upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt

Monday, August 23, 2010

Quote of the Day

Last season we couldn't win at home. This
season we can't win on the road. My failure as a
coach is that I can't think of any place else to play.

Harry Neale

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter don't mind.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Quote of the Day

Laws control the lesser man.
Right conduct controls the greater one.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Quote of the Day

Study without desire spoils the memory,
and it retains nothing that it takes in.

Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, August 06, 2010

Quote of the Day

If everybody in this town connected with politics
had to leave town because of chasing women
and drinking, you would have no government.

Barry Morris Goldwater

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Quote of the Day

If you put the federal government in
charge of the Sahara Desert, in five
years there'd be a shortage of sand.

Milton Friedman

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Quote of the Day

I have left orders to be awakened at any
time in case of national emergency,
even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.

Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Quote of the Day

Home is not where you live,
but where they understand you.

Christian Otto Josef Wolfgang Morgenstern

Monday, August 02, 2010

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Quote of the Day

I think you enjoy the game more if you don't
know the rules. Anyway, you're on the
same wavelength as the referees.

Jonathan Davies