Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Alamo Bowl Bid, Football Awards and more . . .

On Sunday, the College Bowl Game matchups were announced. The Dawgs are bowling again!!!

Washington Huskies (7-5)
Baylor Bears (9-3)
Thursday, December 29, 2011
8:00 p.m.

The good news is that we will be spending a few days in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, joined by sons Andy and Mike to see the Huskies play in a bowl game for the second straight season. We have never been to the "Cradle of Texas Liberty" but the famed Alamo and the fun Riverwalk should be fun side trips during our time there.

Historically, Baylor leads the series 3-1, but the last game was in Waco in 1965.

Baylor QB Robert Griffin III

RG3, as he is now known, and his fellow Baylor Bears are indeed the bad news. For the second year in a row, the Dawgs are matched up against a very strong Big XII opponent.

Griffin is one of the five finalists making the trip to New York City this Saturday for the Heisman Trophy presentation. Many experts say that he has passed Stanford's QB Andrew Luck and is now the front runner for this prestigious award emblematic of the best college football player in the land.

The critical matchup is the Baylor offense which averages a whopping 571.3 yards per game in scoring at a 43.5 point a game clip vs. the Huskies rather porous defense that gives up 426.3 yards and 33.3 points per contest.

Rio Mesa Football Awards Night

Tanner Wrout and Jordan Nunnery

Well deserved.

A rare picture of Santa Claus at his day job

Multi-Media Updates

I found this DVD at the Camarillo Library.

In it, a camera crew aboard a helicopter flies all over the island giving one a bird's eye view of the Jewel of the Mediterranean.

Wonderful memories indeed!

Reading is FUNdamental

The concept was simple enough, what if John Wilkes Booth had some how escaped from that burning barn after assassinating President Lincoln in 1965 and made his way out West?

The seed for this 2010 novel was planted in 1947 when author Barnaby Conrad was serving as the personal secretary in Santa Barbara, California to Nobel Prize in Literature winner Sinclair Lewis.

It was the veteran writer Lewis who had the idea for the book but he wanted Conrad, who now lives in nearby Carpinteria, to write it.

Conrad has been a prolific writer in his own right having penned 25 books before finally completing this entertaining historical novel. It only took 63 years to get it written and published but it was worth the wait. I liked it.

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