Well, it finally happened. The sibling bank robbers have been caught. Aged 21, 26, and 29, these two men and a woman, known as The Doughertys, were finally apprehended in Colorado earlier today. What were they carrying? A MAC-11 machine pistol, two AK-47's and a handgun. All this after they left Zephyrhills, FL and a police pursuit, then robbed a bank in Valdosta, GA. My guess is they were going hunting, however I don't think it was for wildlife.
Elephants......why am I bringing up elephants? For those that know me, it's because (yeah, you'll hear more of this over the following months)...it's FOOTBALL SEASON! Elephants...as in the Alabama Crimson Tide. Showing up in the preseason polls at #2 is okay - they like being the underdog. So this year it's Oklahoma as the new #1. Good team that might end up winning it all. Then again, as we saw last year, anyone can win it all....especially if they hail from the SEC.
Either way, the Crimson Tide are ready and, thanks to a very good friend, we'll be heading to Happy Valley on September 10th to watch, as they are billing the matchup, "Gridiron Legends Collide." To see Penn State head to the field behind the incomparable Joe Paterno is something beyond moving. "Legendary" is an understatement. No, Bear Bryant never had 400 victories. We get it. Bear cut out in the early 80's, though, too....and had well over 300. Geez, give him those extra years and Bear might've had the team wearing a '20' on the side of their helmets for the logo. Not to worry - Nick Saban can get us there. Saban has two Championships under his belt and will get the Tide more. We believe it. The kool-aid he served was shared by players and fans alike. And, as I mentioned last year, there will never be another Bear, JoePa, or Bobby Bowden. There will, however, be someone that leads this newest group of younger coaches and reestablishes the bar. That man, in my opinion, is the CEO in Tuscaloosa. See? Told you the kool-aid was good. Cherry flavored, too!
Finally, I wanted to share a bit about a show I watched last evening - "Secrets of Seal Team Six." We all know these are the fabled characters that killed Osama Bin Laden. We also know, as the dedication played at the beginning of the show, that these were men that were killed on August 6, 2011 in a helicopter crash after they were fired upon. I wanted to share this story as we have a good friend that has a son that joined the Navy SEALS. We know little of what he does...and I really don't care to. What I need to know is that he's there. That ALL these men are there. The description I loved was when they likened these brave individuals to surgeons. Many in the military use brute force and superior firepower. These are the surgeons that can go in, extract, and leave with few, if any, knowing they were there.
Until next time....