Gators sweep?

Mar 27, 2007 5:39 AM

A forward on the Florida basketball team by the name of Joakim Noah is the most workmanlike player that I’ve ever seen. He absolutely gets more out of his limited talent than you can imagine.

When Florida plays again this week start watching him and I’ll guarantee you’ll be unable to take your eyes off of him. He not only defends by the book, but he always blocks out a man when going for rebounds, and sets more screens per possession than I thought was possible.

He indeed is Florida’s MVP and in my humble opinion will once again lead them to the Promised Land.

Notice a biblical phrase for a biblical name. You gotta love it! Gators back-to-back.

So you want to know the secret to a successful marriage? Well, follow the forthcoming rules and see if it works for you as well as it’s worked for me. Lie to your mate every day, but never cheat on her. These two requirements are the most important and the rest is easy.

I began my philosophical approach very early in our relationship in 1958 in Far Rockaway, New York. Our plans were to take about a week to get to our destination of Troy, Alabama as I was only a summer semester away from obtaining my degree from Troy State College.

Our first night was spent only about 50 miles away from New York. No explanation is necessary for the abrupt stoppage at the fanciest motel I could find in New Jersey.

The following morning I suggested that we drive straight through to Alabama as I indicated that I was very anxious to begin our life together. She bought it hook, line and sinker. As it turned out our week long trip only took us two and a half days.

We were both elated to arrive in Troy at our new apartment. After briefly organizing our belongings I suggested a ride over to the school.

While showing her the athletic department I noticed some members of my baseball team warming up and milling around. After they told me the City League Championship game was only two hours away I explained that we had just driven for hours and I certainly wasn’t ready to play baseball.

Somehow between all the players pleading their case and my new bride wanting to see me play I "reluctantly" agreed. I never told her it was a deliberate set up for at least ten years. Incidentally, I saw Don Larsen’s perfect game while at Troy and my love for baseball has only gotten stronger since I found out you can actually bet on it.

Anyway, back to the successful marriage. After all my deception I can sincerely say "I’ve got her right where she wants me."