Think Like A Freak

I haven’t written in over a month, yet it seems much longer. I guess time goes slow when you can only do some of the things you enjoy, and not all of them. But that’s neither her nor there or anywhere. I’ve been able to read quite a bit in the meantime. Of the many on my current list, I just finished Think Like A Freak from the guys that wrote Freakonomics. (I liked it a lot) (more…)

Simply the Best

Okay, here it goes. If you know me at all, then you know what this blog is all about. And if you don’t know, now you know…

We all for the most part think we have the best mom in the world. It’s probably one of the most biased competitions this world will ever face. The cool thing about the competition is that each mom probably is the best, for that individual. Mostly because that mom raised them to think that way. So what most of this comes down to is a lot brainwashing. Touche` mothers. (more…)

Somebody (part) That I Used To Know

Since tearing my ACL and meniscus, I’ve been really torn (punning) when it comes to topics of conversations. On the one hand, all I want to talk about is my knee. That’s all I think about right now, so naturally it’s all I want to talk about. But then I start talking about it, get frustrated and don’t want to talk about it anymore… until I want to talk about it again. My friends and family, bless their hearts, are some of the best people around. They’ve been really awesome when it comes to talking about what I want to talk about, and that makes things a lot easier. (more…)

You Learn

I recently encountered an intense feeling of déjà vu.

In 2009, during preseason with FC Gold Pride I pulled my quad. I was out for three weeks of preseason.

Editors Note: For the record, the only two preseasons I have gotten injured in are the only two preseasons where we haven’t done any straight up running for fitness. My body is so stupid.  (more…)

Sweet 16

Lately I have been fortunate enough to work with some of America’s youth… the future of our lovely earth, the only hope I have of a potential retirement plan. I’m a soccer coach. And I think a mentor. But if any of the kids I coach become president, we are surely screwed. Haha. Just kidding. They’re great. But I would be scared. Just kidding. For real. I joke a lot. (more…)

Hey Joe

“Why do you have a video copy of the 1979 Cotton Bowl?”

Yeah, that’s a question I get asked sometimes if people take a wander around my bedroom. Usually they comment on things like, I don’t know, the 20 photos/posters of myself and possibly the trophy case I carried upstairs and put together by myself from Ikea with no help from anyone.

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(Just Like) Starting Over

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
Stephen King – On Writing

Every year for the past 100 or so years, I have embarked on a very simple and stated process during my soccer career: preseason, season, off season. Sometimes one is longer than it should be. Sometimes one goes the entire year. Sometimes they all kind of just overlap each other and feel like a huge blur.

No matter what segment I’m going into though, there’s always the sense of wonderment that comes with the unknown. And yeah, it’s scary. (more…)