Saturday, February 23, 2008


Well, I am officially unemployed. But only for the weekend while I am between jobs.
It's an unsettling feeling.
I have been in worse employment situations in the past; however I was much younger, single and without children. Now with family obligations, the idea of being unemployed for any extended period of time is difficult to comprehend. I am very grateful that I do not have to worry about the family missing a meal. 
So when's that first paycheck get deposited...?

Season On The Brink

It is with much amusement that I sit back and watch the Indiana University men's basketball program implode around the NCAA infractions brought upon the program by "cellphone sanctions"...  oops! I mean Kelvin Sampson.
What goes around comes around.
After the IU faithful gave Purdue fans a load of grief about a modest issue related to a recruit receiving a free car ride to his motel during a driving rain storm, it is rather refreshing to see the IU basketball program crumble under some very serious recruiting violations. Violations brought upon the university by a coach who was already guilty of committing similar violations at another school. What idiots. If the athletic director is not fired too, it will be a disgrace to the school.
Thank you to Purdue Coach Matt Painter and Athletic Director Morgan Burke. You two make me very proud to be a Purdue Alum. Keep up the good work and BOILER UP!

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Purdue Sports Weekend

What a great weekend of sports victories for friends, fans and alumni of Purdue University, or at least for me and the sporting events that I enjoy following.
The men's basketball team won their eleventh straight game, beating Northwestern in Evanston, to go 12 - 1 in conference play. They are well on their way to a regular season Big Ten championship with a team of five freshmen, four sophomores, four juniors and one senior. This group of kids could be a force for the next three years.
The women's team beat Iowa at Purdue to go to 10 - 4 in the conference. This team is made of up a bunch of second string players who have stepped-up their game to compensate for the injuries sustained by the original starters.
I am also quite excited about the outstanding performance of Purdue engineer alumni, Ryan Newman, who won the 50th running of the Daytona 500 driving the Alltel Dodge in the NASCAR, Sprint Cup series.
Yep... Good weekend for Purdue athletics.