Monday, October 31, 2011

Quote of the Day

It is a law of nature that in victory even the
coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat
injures the reputation even of the brave.

Gaius Sallustius Crispus, a.k.a. Sallust

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Got Longhorn Network?

If so, you'll be able to watch Kim Brackin's Longhorn gals as they host Steve Bultman's Aggie women on the 4th. Coverage is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. on Longhorn Network.

Southwest Collegiate Plunge (M)

Missouri vs. A&M (W)

The City of Denton needs an aquatics center manager. Info is here.

Texas/Indiana/Michigan (W)

Hendrix Classic

For those of you new to the story, Joseph Stanton's Caring Bridge site is here. Terri's latest post includes:

I’m hoping after today’s parade we’ve gained some new prayer warriors as I put Joseph’s Caring Bridge link on the handout we passed out. If any of you are brand new to Joseph’s Caring Bridge site, WELCOME. We hope that you’ll become a prayer warrior for my “prince” as I love to call him. It wasn’t but about a month ago or so someone left a guestbook message that they just learned about Joseph’s accident and started with the very first entry almost 17 months ago and read every entry. We are so blessed………

SMU's Therese Svendsen was last week's Conference USA Swimmer of the Week. Read more here.

Hendrix Relays

Rockwall B/C

Mansfield B/C

The NCAA's going to allow schools to kick athletes a couple grand extra per year.

Wonder where the money to give 85 football players another $2,000 annually will come from? Don't have to think too hard now, do you?

In a Star-Tribune article (here), Minnesota women's basketball coach Pam Borton knows what'll happen:

Borton fears that the extra financial burden placed on schools could lead to drastic measures.

"You have to be fair, and you have to be consistent across the board whether it's men or women, whether it's tennis or football," she said. "If not, you're going to get into Title IX issues, you're going to get into a lot of other things. ... I think you'll see more sports cut because of this, more opportunities taken away from other student-athletes in other sports."

The Title IX card has been played. Anyone care to bet on which men's sports take a hit?


Mustang B/C

Looks like the Big XII men's conference meet won't become a TCU/UT dual after all. West Virginia University Mountaineers coach Vic Riggs:

“WVU swimming and diving is excited to make this move to the Big 12 Conference. The level of competition for swimming and diving in the Big 12 is among the best in the country. Being able to join a conference that historically produces some of the best swimmers and divers in the NCAA will not only help our program grow and improve, but also provide our athletes the best opportunity to reach our goal as a program of consistently competing at the NCAA Championships.”

Ghoul at the Pool

Southwestern vs. Trinity

Rice Fall Invite (W)

Incarnate Word vs. Ouachita Baptist

Pics of Texas pros at nationals from USA Swimming's SwimCam Galleries:

200 fly champ Kathleen Hersey:

Breaststroke king Brendan Hansen:

100 freestyle national champion Garrett Weber-Gale:

Pflugerville HS/Texas Gold ex Micah Lawrence won the 200 breast for Auburn:

Quote of the Day

The price of anything is the amount
of life you exchange for it.

Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quote of the Day

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.

Sylvia Plath

Friday, October 28, 2011

Can't spend a week in Omaha?

Olympic Trials tickets can now be purchased in 4-day packages. Read more here.

First Colony's Allison Beebe is head women's coach at this year's National Select Camp. Athlete rosters:



GTA V trailer due out on November 2. More info here.

Candy buttons? What'll they think of next? More here.

Fall issue of NCAA's Champions magazine is here.


The City of Mesquite needs an athletics/aquatics coordinator. Info is here.

Title IX Quota Crazies tried to bully Oregon high schools a while back. Catch up here and here. The ASC posted recently on the reason their bluff failed. Read more here.

Jim Bradshaw with the U.S. Department of Education press office, said in an email Wednesday that the Office of Civil Rights dismissed the complaints "because they did not provide facts in support of the allegations so as to raise a potential violation of the Title IX requirement to equally effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of both sexes."

2012 Texas Senior Circuit Sectional cuts:



Info for the City of North Richland Hills jobs:

Aquatic Supervisor

Aquatic Program Coordinator

Groovy. More here.

AGS 8 & Under Open

TTST 8 & Under Open

HCAP Senior

Rice Open Water

Tex Robertson Highland Lakes Challenge

Belton Distance Invite

Quote of the Day

That's the way baseball go.

Ron Washington

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Quote of the Day

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.

William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Quote of the Day

Bureaucrats write memoranda both because
they appear to be busy when they are writing
and because the memos, once written,
immediately become proof that they were busy.

Charles Peters

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Quote of the Day

I play golf with friends sometimes,
but there are never friendly games.

William Ben Hogan

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Quote of the Day

Friendship often ends in love;
but love in friendship - never.

Charles Caleb Colton

Friday, October 21, 2011

Quote of the Day

Discipline is the bridge between
goals and accomplishment.

Emanuel James "Jim" Rohn

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.

Katharine Meyer Graham

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Quote of the Day

Life is a moderately good play
with a badly written third act.

Truman Streckfus Persons, a.k.a. Truman Capote

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Quote of the Day

The sentimentalist ages far more quickly
than the person who loves his work
and enjoys new challenges.

Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, a.k.a. Lillie Langtry

Monday, October 17, 2011

Quote of the Day

A fool flatters himself, a
wise man flatters the fool.

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quote of the Day

In love the paradox occurs that two
beings become one and yet remain two.

Erich Seligmann Fromm

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quote of the Day

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your
goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.

Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays

Friday, October 14, 2011

Quote of the Day

A considerable number of persons
are able to protect themselves against
the outbreak of serious neurotic
phenomena only through intense work.

Karl Abraham

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

Neither a wise man or a brave man lies
down on the tracks of history to wait for
the train of the future to run over him.

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Quote of the Day

I learned this about coaching: You don't have
to explain victory and you can't explain defeat.

Darrell K Royal

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Quote of the Day

They've got so many Latin players we're going
to have to get a Latin instructor up here.

Philip Francis "Phil" Rizzuto

Monday, October 10, 2011

Quote of the Day

Every time you are tempted to react in the same
old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of
the past or a pioneer of the future.

Deepak Chopra

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Nuthin's worryin' me...

Rain delays in Ranger playoff games? No Sunday morning ride? Small prices to pay for drought relief, right?

On the subject of the Rangers, Joe Buck offered up this important stat during last night's game:

"He's hit half of those home runs here in Arlington."

What a shocker!!

Wait a minute...might it have something to do with the fact that half his games were played in Arlington, Joe?

Effective January 1, 2012, the WADA prohibited list is here.

Officials' clinics list is here. Look for a possible addition soon. Possibly this coming Saturday. If you'd like to set up a clinic, please contact Janet Ellis Cranmer

I'll bet Dr. Bernard Muir wishes he'd never heard of Title IX. Muir is the athletic director at the University of Delaware. He's dumping the men's track and cross country programs in a move he thought would help him with the Title IX quota crowd.

The move backfired. Now, he's dealing with Title IX discrimination claims from the men. Read more here.

Dr. Muir, if you need help don’t be afraid to ask. I’m sure that the alumni, student-athletes and supporters of UD men’s XC and T&F will be more than happy to send you more Title IX complaints to motivate you to do the right thing.

Training for the 2012 SC and/or LC USMS Nationals? Spring short course meet will be in Greensboro, North Carolina. Info is here. Summer long course will be in the Trials pool in Omaha, Nebraska. Info is here.

Halloween's only a few weeks away. Nightmares Fear Factory has posted pics from their past scare-a-thons. View them here.

...and that was before they got to the scary part...

The City of Austin needs an aquatic supervisor. Search their job postings here. Click on "Search Postings", then use job requisition number 069021.

KATY needs an assistant coach. Job is posted on ASCA site. Contact Troy Emmons


TCU vs. Centenary

ASA Open Water Collegiate Nationals

By Sarah Ann Loreth

2012 U.S. Open Standards

2012 Junior National Standards

If you missed the 2011 ASCA World Clinic and want to hear the presentations, they're available for just $0.99 each. Order here.

Still haven't filled out the Vasa Trainer survey? It's here.

A shakedown of Oregon public schools by the Title IX Quota Crazies has failed. Read more here.

Coos Bay Schools Superintendent Dawn Granger and her colleagues at about 60 other districts in Oregon received notice Monday that the DOE's Office for Civil Rights won't conduct an investigation into a massive Title IX complaint that included 100 Oregon high schools.

Morgan Smith, an attorney with the Oregon School Boards Association's Legal Services Department, said he talked with the OCR lawyer handling the complaint and was told there would be no investigation.

The news did not come as a surprise to local officials.

'I knew that it wasn't something that was probably going to get too far, just because so many schools were involved," Granger said.

But she also said local officials are satisfied they provide ample chances for girls to participate in sports.

Title IX requires that schools that receive federal funding provide equal opportunities for boys and girls.

'Having been in high school sports as long as I have, the opportunities are there," said Granger.

The Star-Telegram ran swim articles this past week!

One told the story of Texas River Shark swimmer Cody McCasland. Read it here.

Another featured Brian & Suzanne Dangelmaier of Arlington ISD. Read that here.

Took tomorrow's quote of the day from Bill Rose's latest contribution to Workout Wednesday on ASCA site. Great stuff!

Houston Red/White Results & Recap

Incarnate Word vs. Grand Canyon Relay Meet Men's Results & Women's Results

North Texas Green/White Results & Recap

Texas Women Orange/White Recap

Freddie Mercury sings about the Finis freestyle snorkel w/cardio cap:

Quote of the Day

Yeah, I'm demanding of doing it right and
being right, and treating players right. I'm
a great believer that you praise players.

Allen "Al" Davis

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Quote of the Day

Innovation distinguishes between
a leader and a follower.

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs

Friday, October 07, 2011

Quote of the Day

Time is free, but it's priceless.
You can't own it, but you can use it.
You can't keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey Mackay

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Quote of the Day

I knew the profanity used up and down
my street would not go over the I
trained myself to say "Holy Cow" instead.

Harry Christopher Carabina (a.k.a. Harry Caray)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Quote of the Day

The income tax created more criminals
than any other single act of government.

Barry Morris Goldwater

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Quote of the Day

Gloriousness and wretchedness need each
other. One inspires us, the other softens us.

Dierdre Blomfield-Brown, a.k.a. Pema Chödrön

Monday, October 03, 2011

Quote of the Day

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for
words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Found on The Old Coach

This guy probably doesn't teach English, but it's worth sharing:

Had a coach in College tell us before the game. We are going to go out there and open a can of whip a** on them. We were fired up. Score at half 42-6 walking back in a Defensive linemen said we done went an open the wrong can.

Quote of the Day

If you do a good job for others, you heal
yourself at the same time, because a
dose of joy is a spiritual cure.
It transcends all barriers.

Edward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan