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What kind of guys go to the Rock?

Posted by Tim :: Tim's thoughts

I don't know what to say anymore. I tried to lead by example, but it just doesn't seem to be catching on. I'm talking about the proper role and place of sports in a man's life.

At the Rock, getting some guys together to play some basketball is like pulling teeth. Now I admit that I'm not the most available guy to pick up a game at the spur of the moment either. But at least I can brag about days gone by. The guys at the Rock don't even do that.

Or how about some football. Dan Lennander, God bless his soul, pulls together a fantasy football league and how many have signed up after 3 weeks of heavy promotion? Six! That's it. Out of some 50ish guys we can fire up only six to do some fantasy play. It's embarrassing.

What are guys doing with their time these days? You might say, "Can you say Halo?" But no! Michael Riley, whose name will go down in history, has pulled off multiple LAN parties and we get excited if we hit a peak of 25. It's just not right.

Maybe everyone is just too busy going to meetings. Well, I can understand that. It's a right of passage that every Rocker must pass through to enlightenment. But I'm just not gonna take it anymore. I'm freeing up my evenings even if it kills me (and it just might because that means I have to wake up before 8am for meetings now!). But I say a man has to put his foot down somewhere and get his priorities straight. After time with God... are you ready for some football?!!

Note: If the spirit of conviction has come over you after reading this powerful blog, click here to sign up for The Rock's fantasy football league. And God bless you.


linden does boxing and submission wrestling...

Posted by: nate at August 19, 2004 12:35 AM

a few of us from friley and off campus are samurai...

or musicians.

Posted by: matt at August 19, 2004 08:43 AM

Nice to hear that there's some bravado out there!

Posted by: Tim at August 19, 2004 08:57 AM

it sould be noted that tim posted this the same day that he was notified of a softball outing that he said he would come to but then didn't show.... hmmm lead by example? ;)

Posted by: paul at August 19, 2004 11:24 AM

Hey, I really tried. Ask my wife. Ask my kids. Ask my dog.
Okay fine. Just don't give up on asking me to jump in on a game.

Posted by: Tim at August 19, 2004 03:41 PM

You know, the unfortunate part about growing up in a household that values wrestling way way above basketball, is that you really don't enjoy playing hoops.

That said, I'm a sporting fellow -- just anything but basketball. What's the name of this fantasy football league Dan put together? I've not heard any details.

Posted by: Tony at August 19, 2004 11:46 PM

The Fantasy Football league is called The Rock (pretty creative, huh?). Ask Dan about it.

Posted by: Tim at August 20, 2004 08:30 AM

I hereby issue a challenge to everyone to watch less movies and do more other stuff.

OK. The horse is officially dead. (Whomp)

Posted by: Pat at August 22, 2004 02:39 PM