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Football Is Over

...until August, when NFL preseason play begins.

If you were paying attention to that new spring football league you already know it shut down with two weeks of regular-season play to go. The reasoning behind the timing of the shutdown still mystifies me, but I did anticipate it wouldn't last long. Just not less than a full season.

Mrs. McG had discovered that a number of players from Mississippi State were playing for the Birmingham Iron, so that was the team we had been following. They had just clinched a playoff berth when the plug got pulled.

It sort of reminds me of how the World League of American Football ceased play in the U.S. after its second season, when the Sacramento Surge won the league championship.

Today we got a consolation by watching Mississippi State's spring game, but that's it for four months.

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More Thoughts My Brain Made

The Left's problem is that they've chosen to pursue a segment of the voting-age population that has, over the generations, lost its motivation to be civically engaged -- thanks to policies enacted at the Left's own insistence.

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Thoughts My Brain Made

If someone made me absolute ruler of the world – just gave me the keys and said, “You’re in charge, command it and it will be done” – I would make a list of all the people on earth who think they're qualified to rule humanity, and I’d build a fleet of spaceships. I’d round up all those would-be world-rulers, put them on those spaceships, and launch them into the sun.

And then I would put the keys away, except that every so often I’d have to identify and round up a new crop of would-be world-rulers and build a new fleet of spaceships. That’s all I would use that power for – because trying to control all of humanity is pretty much the only reason anybody ever causes serious trouble in this world.

A mere serial killer may off a few dozen people before he's stopped, but it takes a genuine do-gooder to kill millions at a time.

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Criminal Mastermind Alert, 6

A tip of the, er, towel to Charles for this one.

A Stockholm policeman arrested a fugitive criminal on Friday evening after the two met completely naked in a steam sauna.

The officer was just starting to acclimatize to the intense heat, when through the haze, he realized that one of the men sitting next to him was a drugs offender who had gone on the run after being sentenced to prison.

Of which Charles remarks, "I’m guessing concealed weapons were not involved."

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I Could Learn to Appreciate High School Basketball

Is March Madness over yet? Will the NBA title be decided before school gets out for the summer? I can never keep track of professional or college basketball, despite Charles' best efforts to help. However, there's a chance I may do better a few years from now if stories like this can serve as a gateway drug.

In March, the Wyoming Indian boys and girls both captured championships. Both championships game wins came in dramatic fashion, the WIHS boys beat Pine Bluffs in double overtime and the Lady Chiefs knocked off Southeast on a 3 point buzzer-beater.

Both WIHS boys and girls are no stranger to winning championships, but they had never done it in the same season.

Wyoming Indian High School is located in Ethete, a community on Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation with a predominantly Arapaho population. Basketball is highly popular on the reservation and in a wide variety of Indian communities across North America, including Interior Alaska where it offers young people something to do during long winter nights. Winters in Wyoming may not be as harsh, but life on a reservation in this day and age is tough enough even without 20-hour-long nights.

The high school's football program, on the other hand, has struggled in recent years with poor records and lack of players. So, basketball it is.

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A Nu Start

Okay, who's up for a rollicking new month of almost daily blog updates?

You are? Then what are you doing here?

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