Enjoy The Ride DAWG
This is Officer Lee
Groinman. That’s Right, Washington’s Most Forgiven Cop…
Yeah, I had to ask me for a heapin’
amount of forgiveness as I had given some heat to the basketball guys
during part of this past season, Isaiah Thomas included, oh sure,
he wasn’t the only one, but at least I left Romar alone…All is forgiven?
I had most of the first half of the UW/
Arizona game on the radio, I was commuting home from the ‘House of
Pain’. I nearly didn’t escape double duty, dang how we hate that word
‘escape’ in prisons, but as luck would have it another officer felt
obliged to call in sick 30 minutes before my shift change. I was next on
the list for being ‘mandoed’. Mandatory overtime, as in you ain’t
I had to come up with the best excuse I
could think of, off the top of my head!
“Dang fellas! This is the Pac 10
Championship game! My Dawgs are playin’ Arizona for the title!”
Honesty? Who’d a thunk it?
A Duck fan named Ball, Bob Ball,
singular, or ‘Single Ball Duck’, or ‘BB’ as we call him says “I’ll take
your double shift Lee”.
A Duck fan named BB, volunteered for my
duty? The first miracle of the day…
“Besides, I need the money…” Says Single
Reality sets in…
“And Lee? GO DAWGS, Beat them
From a duck? The second miracle?
Speakin’ of miracles,
anybody notice how the officiating has improved since the football
officials got canned? Funny how that works…
I was on an adrenaline rush during much
of the day. Daylight savings time had kicked in at 2 am, about the time
I got up for the daily grind, plus that Great Earthquake in Japan had
caused the Earth to shift on its axis, so I was already a bit
off-kilter…kinda’ in a generalized state of discomboobulation.
Here’s to all the folks in Japan, what can ya’ say but
our hopes and prayers are with those in dire straits, hang on
fellas! Red Cross is accepting cash.
Even the inmates were stunned, well some of the higher brained ones…
What a calamity…Yup, some folks got to
talkin’ about the end of days. A feller on the radio says that May 21st
will be the end of time. I always thought that the day the Huskies
played Eastern Washington in football would signal the end. The Good
Book says that no man knows the exact date. So I suppose you can cross
off May 21st and September 3rd...
But there I go, digressin’ again…
My Dawgs, those Alaskan Malamutes, Eli
and Bella are always grateful when basketball season is over. Ya’ see
one of the things that just grates my cheese is missed free-throws, I
mean many missed free-throws, you just get flusterated then the
volume around my house gets a bit high, and things may fly then the
dawgs run for cover. Bella comes out eventually to nuzzle my paw, as if
that would improve these Dawgs’ free-throw shootin’ percentages…
I’m down to thinkin’ that there’s only
about two things left that may help the boys from the line.
Acupuncture, that, and maybe some hypnosis. How about an ‘out-of-body’
So there we are, throwin’ up brick after
brick from the line, missing like 4 one and ones, plus countless
others, then Wilcox hits that NBA 3 pointer from the corner for
overtime, and Thomas hits that running side-step, step-back 18 footer
for the win.
Maybe these guys should just start doing
trick shots from the free-throw line, couldn’t hurt.
So now, all is forgiven because of a
couple of timely, but unlikely shots. Drama Queens, this bunch. Make the
free-throws, you just might live longer…
Missing these free-throws will come up
and bite them in the butt. Well, of course, it already has. Cost them
the regular season title already. But bad free-throw shooting teams have
never made it to the final four.
The good thing about free-throw shooting
is that it is not rocket surgery, and it doesn’t take a Masters degree
to master the ‘fine art’.
And you just might get some ‘Divine
Speakin’ of ‘Divine Intervention’. You
see where Lache Seastrunk, the Oregon footballer from Texas is sayin’
that “God told him to go to Oregon.” Yeah, and maybe that Will Lyles is
a ‘Man of God’…
Yeah and maybe Chuck, my hardware man
down at “C&H” hardware is a prophet. Now there just maybe somethin’ to
that, Chuck a prophet?
Now I know a thing or two about God. You
see my pappy is a Preacher Man. That makes me a S.O.P. Son of
Preacher, and I’ve been called worse. Yeah, Pops Groinman has been a
Jail-house Preacher for years now, and he can marry and bury ya’. Works
cheap too, sometimes he won’t even take the tip, but how he does like
the potato salad…but how I do digress.
Well I’m not sure why God would tell any
young fella that he should go to Oregon. That one is a pure wonderment
to me. I wonder if LaMichael James, that Oregon tailback from Texas had
that very same conversation with God?
I know one thing for sure, God does love
the State of Texas. He even put that Will Lyles guy, the fella who just
wants to ‘help’ these boys in that very same state. No
such thing as coincidences folks, everything happens for a reason. Why
God put Lyles in the great state of Texas just so he could be sure that
he would see that Seastrunk would be “taken care of”.
Why Will Lyles cared so much for
Seastrunk that he actually came in and moved in with his
momma, this just after she was released from jail, you see Lyles has a
heart of gold, a real caring guy, maybe a true man of God…
When Seastrunk’s high school coach,
Bryce Monsen, got to wonderin’ about Lyles, he asked Lyles what he was
doing with Seastrunk and his momma? Lyles answered that he was just
trying to get Seastrunk a college scholarship and again to see that he
was “taken care of.”
Well Monsen told Lyles that Seastrunk
had enough college offers already, and why wouldn’t he help with
the younger and the more needy younger players?
Well, it seems that ol’ Lyles wasn’t all
that much interested in those younger boys, the ones without the college
scholarship offers, probably just because their mommas hadn’t just got
released from jail and all, yeah, that’s it…
You see folks, the Lord does work in
All others pay cash, or at least they
should have. Twenty-five thousand dollar checks can raise a few
questions…and the NCAA investigators…
When asked for comments, nobody around
the football program in Eugene was available for any comments. All cell
phones went unanswered. Go figure…
Seems that God doesn’t want the good
folk of Eugene to have cell phones…Would God send a kid into the depths
of Eugene? Wouldn’t that be akin to sending a bunny into a snake pit?
Well the Lord did send a boy named David
to go fight against a giant named Goliath, with five stones and a sling-
Nothing more mysterious than the goings
on in Eugene Oregon…
So now it’s on to the NCAA tourneyment.
All bets are off fellas, maybe they’ll hit the free-throws, maybe they
won’t. It’s all a mystery to me…
But we take Georgia, no points given, no
Yup, what a game, that Arizona title
game. As Isaiah Thomas hit the game winner, I thought to myself,
dang, I should have recorded it, yup, doin’ my own thinkin’
again. Record a basketball game and watch it again later? Who would
have thunk it…just edit out the missed free-throws. Hey! There ya’ go!
Yup, the 2011 Washington Huskies, Pac
10 Tournament Champs!
As Charlie Sheen would say;
I gotta tell ya’ this, did my heart good to see the kids take care of
the Warshington State coug in another tight game and then go out and
just toy with the ducks in that Pac 10 tournament. I couldn’t even
comprehend losing a three-peat to the coug. Yeah, it kinda’ gave ya’ a
sense that all was right with the world, then that dang Japan quake.
It’s always something…
The Georgia ‘BullDogs’ huh? Or should
they change the name to the Georgia ‘BullDawgs’? They did that?
The “W” thang. I see it already,
a UW fan already started the complainin’, the ‘W’ in dawg…Just
remember Daytrpr, there is no “W” in Georgia…
And not all Husky fans were born in
Now for the fun stuff, can’t be so
danged serious minded all the time…
THE FEATURED DAWG (WITH A
‘W’) OF THE WEEK!
Here’s Kimmie Kai!
Another girl dawg, a young one. I kinda’
like the ladies, she’s a purty one folks!
Yeah, Kimmie Kai is a shy one and a submissive girl, she wants no
trouble at all. She was found as a stray, walkin’ the streets, but not a
street walker… She is on the small side at around 60 pounds but will
gain some more weight. She loves other animals and has a quiet but great
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