Saturday, May 31, 2014

Quote of the Day

I like my players to be married and in debt.
That's the way you motivate them.

(via Sports Blink)

Ernest "Ernie" Banks, a.k.a. Mr. Cub

Friday, May 30, 2014

Quote of the Day

The absolute bottom line in coaching is
organization and preparing for practice.

(via Stanford News Service)

William Ernest "Bill" Walsh

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quote of the Day

You don't have to think about doing the
right thing.  If you're for the right
thing, then you do it without thinking.

(via Academy of Achievement)

Marguerite Ann Johnson, a.k.a. Maya Angelou

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quote of the Day

One of the misfortunes of our time is that in
getting rid of false shame we have killed
off so much real shame as well.

(via The Ladies' Cyber Club)

Louis Kronenberger

Monday, May 26, 2014

Quote of the Day

The only correct actions are those that
demand no explanation and no apology.

(via NBA)

Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Leon, Bobby, & Pat caught some big ones.  Reds were too big to keep (sorry, Eddie) and shark went back in after a few pics.

Quote of the Day

Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace
to peace and organized government.

(via schmoop)

Stephen Grover Cleveland

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Quote of the Day

And two of the safest cities in America - two of
them - are on the border with Mexico. And, of
course, the reason is we've proved that
communism works.  If you give everybody
a good government job, there's no crime.

(via Miami Herald)

José Antonio "Joe" García, Jr.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quote of the Day

Work like a slave;
command like a king;
create like a god.

(via OEN)

Constantin Brâncuși

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Quote of the Day

A man with no enemies is a man with no character.

(via Once upon a screen)

Paul Leonard Newman

Monday, May 19, 2014

Quote of the Day

You will never change your life until you change
something you do daily.  The secret of your
success is found in your daily routine.

(via Let's Go Flyers!)

Bernard Marcel "Bernie" Parent

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Quote of the Day

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.

(via Los Angeles Times)

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Quote of the Day

Life is a jest;  and all things show it.
I thought so once;  and now I know it.

(via Britannica)

John Gay

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Quote of the Day

I think this [Obama] administration, if its
policies were pursued for an extended
period of time, would take us into decline,
but there's nothing wrong with this country
that a real president couldn't cure.
John Robert Bolton

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Quote of the Day

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we
can see plenty there that needs to be done.

(via biography)

Alan Mathison Turing

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How do we get 24 to high school state?


The California Interscholastic Federation will hold their first state championship in Clovis next year.  Read more here.

Early plans are for the meet to include 32 entrants in each event, with each of CIF's 10 sections getting a specific amount of guaranteed spots in each event.

Don't you wish TISCA had been pushing the UIL - seriously pushing - to get twenty-four (24) to Austin these past few years?

Such a shame that we only take sixteen (16) per event, leaving All-Americans at home.

The edge California athletes will gain over our kids will be tremendous.  More of their top swimmers will advance to their state meet without having to rest/shave to qualify.

With our new alignments (6A & 5A) and only eight (8) call-up slots available in each, many of our top kids will have to rest/shave for region - maybe even district!

Quote of the Day

Strategy is a constant reconciling of
possibilities, means, and ends.

(via Mail Online)

Bernard Christison Jenkin

Monday, May 12, 2014

Quote of the Day

We do not know the truth.  But sometimes
we get a glimpse of the shadow of the
truth.  And where there is a shadow,
somewhere there must be light.
(via Clan Lindsay)
Eric Mervyn Lindsay

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Quote of the Day

Babies also have a civil right not to be
kissed by every passing politician.
Joe Higgins

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Quote of the Day

Power confuses itself with virtue and tends
also to take itself for omnipotence.
(via Gnostic Bent)
James William Fulbright

Friday, May 09, 2014

Résumé Fail?

How many of you coaches out there are generals?  Doctors?

Right, we have a few PhD's.

Okay, how many of y'all are medical doctors?

Wouldn't y'all be super duper impressed if the coach of your high school team were both a general and a medical doctor?  Quite a coincidence that he'd be coaching at Health Careers HS, wouldn't it?

via Swimmer's Daily:

Quote of the Day

Mathematics is one of the most basic - and
most ancient - types of knowledge.  Yet the
details of its historical development remain
obscure to all but a few specialists.
(via Mercury)
Ivor Grattan-Guinness

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Quote of the Day

For harmony makes small states great while
discord undermines the mightiest empires.

(via ABC tribe)

Gaius Sallustius Crispus, a.k.a. Sallust

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Warnin' Device fer Code Yellers (& Browns)

The Aggies have come up with a device to detect weewee and doodoo in pools.  Read more here.

Urobilin molecules are small and diffuse quickly so they easily occupy large volumes, such as lakes and reservoirs, for example.

When mixed with zinc ions, urobilin forms a phosphorescent compound which glows green under an ultraviolet light.

In some samples, low concentrations of urobilin cause the glow to become weak.

To tackle this, the researchers used a hollow cylinder called an integrated cavity.

Water is placed inside the cylinder where it interacts with zinc ions, and a laser light is beamed into the object and onto the sample through a small hole.

The light reacts with the urobilin compound in the sample, causing it to emit a glow even at low concentrations.

The detection results appear almost instantaneously.

Quote of the Day

Divided minds, getting lost on different paths,
are losing the huge advantage that would
result from their combined forces.

(via Wikipedia)

Jean-Baptiste Biot

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Quote of the Day

Protest is when I say this does not please
me.  Resistance is when I ensure what
does not please me occurs no more.

(via Rote Armee Fraktion, a.k.a. Red Army Faction)

Ulrike Marie Meinhof

Monday, May 05, 2014

Quote of the Day

When a man retires and time is no longer a
matter of urgent importance, his colleagues
generally present him with a watch.

(via Spartacus Educational)

Robert Cedric "R.C." Sherriff

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Quote of the Day

The aim of those who try to control
thought is always the same.  They
find one single explanation of the
world, one system of thought and
action that will (they believe) cover
everything;  and then they try to
impose that on all thinking people.

(via Living Legacies)

Gilbert Arthur Highet

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Quote of the Day

There are three sides to every story:  your side,
my side, and the truth.  And no one is lying.
Memories shared serve each differently.

(via Wikipedia)

Robert J. Shapera, a.k.a. Robert Evans

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Wisconsin-River Falls

The Falcon swim programs (M&W) have been suspended and may be headed toward extinction.  Read more here.  Thanks for the heads up, BG!

Sports cuts are nothing new at UWRF: 

The last time the UWRF Athletics Department sport module was changed was in the 2002-03 school year. That year the wrestling, baseball and women's gymnastics teams were suspended while the sports of men's indoor and outdoor track & field and women's golf were added.

Trading men's wrestling and baseball for track helped the Falcons to a net loss of male athletes.  Swapping gymnastics for golf on the ladies' side probably helped them maintain those numbers.

Thanks, Title IX Quota System!

While the 2003 cuts were mostly on the men's side (to satisfy Title IX lawyers), the latest sports dumps don't appear to be aimed at compliance.  Eliminating swimming will mean sixteen (16) men and seventeen (17) women will get the lead handshake.

Meanwhile, UWRF's "revenue" sport - foosball - will try to rebound from last season's 0-10 debacle.  Sure would be interesting to see how many buckets of red ink that program bleeds on an annual basis.

You can bet the foosball program's ninety-five (95) players and sixteen (16) coaches will cost the university many times what the swimming teams would.

p.s.  The new Falcon Center groundbreaking ceremony is set for tomorrow.  Nope, it won't include a pool.

Quote of the Day

To acknowledge the presence of
fear is to give birth to failure.

(via 3News)

Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry