Big Ten Football Preview 2010
Posted July 22nd, 2010
The 2010 Big Ten football season promises to be a pivotal season for the most prestigious, if bruised, college football conference. With the horizon promising new additions (Nebraska, for sure; others likely) this season might be one where the reputation of the Big Ten gets restored. But it will take a magical mix of things going right. The best conference claim needs to include several factors:
Dominance--You've got to have a team that, at best, is undefeated, likely dominating opponents, has a signature win, and either earns a spot in the BCS national championship game or has fans around the country clamoring that they aren't (Media love bashing the BCS and an undefeated school from a major conference is the ...
Marathon Training Post #5
Posted July 17th, 2010
Some have said that running a marathon is more taxing mentally than physically. They mean that occupying your mind for 4 or 5 hours while progressively your feet, legs, hips, unnamed chafed parts, your zeal, your passion, and your will reject continuing. It is, the wisdom goes, easy to jog around when everything in you says "go", but the energy it takes to push ahead when all you are switches teams from ally to enemy requires mental toughness.
I am discovering this. Slowly. Today I ran 14 miles. It concluded my first week over 30 miles. The interesting mental aspect of today's run is that I basically ran my 9 mile course to and from my house, then bolted on a 5 mile course in the othe...
Why Apple rocked my world (and faith)
Posted July 8th, 2010
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. I had a truly amazing experience over the past 24 hours. It all started when Paige (my wife) simply let her iPhone slip from her beautiful fingers and drop to the ground. The fall didn't seem that bad but the screen was only showing white lines from top to bottom. No access to phone, txt, email, or Apps. Basically broken. With no hope for rescue. A trip to the Apple store yesterday proved fruitless and the options laid before us were less than exciting. A few hundred dollars for a new phone, or going back to a dreaded non-iPhone. Needless to say Paige was discouraged.
Then I got an email. An email I hope to share with you, but for now, an...