Monday, January 26, 2015

Tiger Mountain Summit

Unseasonably warm weather and sunshine allowed Deb and I to take Dasher for a hike on a trial in the Tiger Mountain Forest off Highway 18 between Issaquah and Snoqualmie.  We concluded our outing in Snoqualmie Ridge at the Infusion Bar And Grill, where we had an outdoor lunch.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

SNL's Take ON Deflateagate

I found this totally hilarious.  Go Hawks!

WSU Radio Memories--KUGR

I worked for KUGR, the student radio station in all 4 years that I was at WSU.  The call letter were made to form the word "Cougar".  These pictures were posted by my friend Tom Eades, who gave me permission to use them.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Former Coug Thompson Breaks Record

Mention great former WSU athletes named Thompson and the first thought that goes through your head may be the Throwin' Samoan Jack Thompson, but that may not be the case after last Friday night, Klay Thompson, who played for Coach Tony Bennett at WSU from 2008 to 2011, set an NBA record last night of 37 points in a single quarter.  In that third quarter, Thompson  had 9 3-pointers, also an NBA record.  Thompson plays for the Golden State Warriors.  He outscored the entire Sacramento Kings basketball team in that single quarter.  Thompson wound up with 52 points for the entire game.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Dead

It has been reported that former Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks, has died at 83.  One of baseball's best loved players,  Banks played shortstop and first base for the Cubs from 1953 to 1971.  In 1973, he was awarded the Medal Of Freedom from President Obama.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Martin Chaney Chosen Chair At 5th Dem Reorganization Meeting.

Martin Chaney (above) is the new chair of the 5th Democrats.  The body, which helped elect it's first Democratic legislator in almost 20 years in 2012 when Mark Mullet won a state senate seat, chose Chaney over sitting chair Jim Baum.  Chaney was chair of  the 45th until  he was redistricted. Former 8th district congressional candidate, Darcy Burner, also a member of the 5th by redistricting was voted secretary.  I kept my position of  state committeeman , although by a one vote margin. Jennifer Sutton, who had stepped down from her position as state committeewoman a couple years ago, was elected to return to that positon.
Konrad Roeder was reelected as treasurer. In addition, Essie Hicks was chosen as first vice chair, Barb Olson as 2nd vice chair. Colin Alexander and Ava Frisinger were chosen to represent the 5th at King County. Thank you to 8th CD candidate Jason Ritchie placing my name in nomination.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Seahawks Win in Overtime Over the Packers, According to Tecmo

I was looking for Steve Raible's call of the winning touchdown in last Sunday's game.  This video though odd contains it.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Patriots To Meet Seahawks In Super Bowl

For the second year in a row, the Seattle Seahawks will face a Hall Of Fame bound Quarterback in the Super Bowl.  Last year the Hawks shut down Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, this year, the task seems even more daunting as we face the New England Patriots and legendary quarterback Tom Brady.  After a sputtering start, news stories were coming out that Patriot dominance was over.  No sooner had that idea hit , the Patriots went on a 7 win tear, finishing the season at 13-3.  This will be the Patriots 6th trip to the Super Bowl under Brady.  Brady will going for his 4th Super Bowl ring.