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alawai

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  1. Thanks LO but any tidbits of information would be appreciated.
  2. I have a few hats but wife keeps saying, that’s too much toss a few out! She also says that of my t-shirt collection. I admit I had a few shirts and I still have a dresser drawer full of Colts shirt. Lol! I made a deal with her, I’ll rid my dresser of shirts if she makes a quilt out of it. She did and now I have a quilt made with shirts but my dresser is still full!
  3. Indy 500!  As a little kid I’d get up at 0 dark thirty to listen to the Indy 500.  Yes listen on my transitor radio with the black leather casing. No live TV but tape delay.  With a little luck got stationed at Ft. Knox and made it to the 500!  Good times!

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      Cool trip down memory lane there. There's no other medium like radio; the 1 on 1 intimacy of it between broadcaster & listener. Okay, maybe modern day podcasts fit into that category as well I suppose. 

       

      It's the closest thing the world has to Fireside chats man. Nice. Thanks for sharing alawai. :hat:

       

  4. Lol! From Colts football to epicurean delights!
  5. Yes a friend of mine was a HS swimmer and competitive surfer and felt at ease in the water. He joined the Navy and during the swim test he killed it and was selected to enter the Seals training. He dropped out because he said it wasn’t for him. Did he have ice in his veins, yes he did but being a Seal just wasn’t for him. As being a cross between a professor and a hitman, he served in Nam and was a decoder. He sat in a locked hut or shipping container with a armed guard (he also had a piece) and on free time he volunteered to run with the riverboats delivering supplies. Yes as tough/good/smart as he was, being a Navy Seal wasn’t for him. I joked with him that I’d go to war with him but if he was a Seal I’d feel safer. Moral of the story, no matter how big, strong, smart, talented you are you still need the “IT” factor. Thanks Harry for your service.
  6. In my formative years I thought soldiers were nuts to be Special Forces but now being a retired vet. I’ve changed, it takes a special breed to be Special Forces! That goes with anyone being successful, it takes a special breed. You need the all the physical, mental, social and physiological traits that one can muster up! You can’t stand in formation and say I’ll be successful. You got to put in the work and Mr. Decker is here to see if one has the qualities to be an NFL player.
  7. Lol! Many, many, centuries ago as waiter I served several stars. There was an older gentleman with his wife, nice couple, very unassuming but pleasant. He signed the check to his room and I gave it to the cashier. That’s when I noticed the name. I grabbed the check from the cashier and ran back to the dining room. All the old timers will know him, I said are you the old lefty and do I need to pray for rain? He looked at me and laughed, yes Warren Spahn! He was very nice and after a few minutes of small talk I said yes I’m a baseball fan but Mr. Spahn I liked you better in Hogan’s Hero’s. He laughed and shook my hand. Nice guy. No I don’t remember the tip and I forgot to get an autograph! Darn I’m showing my age!
  8. I also tell my son don’t bother them especially if they’re with family and/or eating. Son and I were at a game and walking the pregame festivities. We walked into a hotel, son turned the corner and sat down. As I walked in two guys walked past and I recognized them. I tapped on the window to tell my son, he jumped up and ran out but the two had already gone on the cart headed for the pregame taping. Son came and he’s following them to get an autograph. I said I’m tired and I’ll sit here at the hotel. About 15 minutes later I look outside and he’s getting his picture taken with the two- Gruden and Terico. He said what had happened was they wouldn’t do autographs probably because of the crowd so my son returned. As he was ready to enter the hotel he heard noises (cart) so he stepped aside. As they got off son asked for an autograph and they replied no problem. The cart driver said hey I’ll do one better and take your picture.... Son is an autograph seeker and also has Jason Kidd’s autograph on his HS yearbook. You won’t believe this but my son said one of the nicest guy was Deion Sanders!
  9. Take care big guy. Enjoy the journey! The road is long with many a winding turn....
  10. I’m also a looooong distance Colts fan. I had season tickets for about 3/4 years but took a beating on the unsold tickets. I was lucky and met some great fans and was able to secure/buy their unused tickets. Yes it’s a problem being a long distance fan.
  11. My favorite “F” words are FREEDOM 2. FOOD 3. FRIDAY 4.......

    1. alawai

      alawai

      Lol!  Oops forgot football and fan forum!

  12. Heck some would do a double NO/Ditka and trade two draft years for Sup.
  13. Thanks again people on your insights on draftees. I don’t study films as many of you but after getting the names I go to my draft magazines to review the players. Lol! It’s also beyond my mental capacity to follow the draft board point system. Hey I’m a proud product of public education. Lol! Thanks again people. Oh I don’t think CB will trade picks unless it absolutely blows him away. Again thanks people
  14. Talent will only get you to the next level but everyone else in the NFL has talent! You need to take it to the next level- commitment, desire, practice, study period and anything else that’ll do you good. This can’t come from the coach nor the team captain, it comes from you! It’s great that some of the players committed themselves to the game and hopefully with this commitment others will follow. I/we hope to see a positive in our W/L record. Keep up the good work forum people and players!
  15. Had a great deal today.  Went on base for Valentines Day Luncheon Buffet.  Me and the boss lady.  Prime rib and chicken marsala and yes I ate my share of the cost.  In fact I ate my share and wife’s share of the cost!

  16. The good on Christmas/New Years is I get to eat all my goodies, the chocolates, the cookies and the candles!  The bad is I get to eat all my goodies the chocolates, the cookies and the candies!

    1. Nadine

      Nadine

      Yeah it's national back on the wagon day

    2. alawai

      alawai

      Lucky for me that at Thanksgiving I set my scale back double digits so I’m doing ok.

  17. I’m not hurting today because I didn’t do the marathon.  The good I’m in no pain, the bad is I miss it.  Being doing it before many of you were born but health issues put a stop to it.  Nothing really bad but it was also time hang it up!

  18. Loving my new TV.  Big difference from my 13 inch B/W.

    1. Nadine

      Nadine

      What? You are not serious. Do they even make black and white tvs anymore?

    2. alawai

      alawai

      At least I got my daily exercise by walking to the TV to change channels!  Lol!  I had a smaller 32 inch but decided to treat myself to a bigger one.  There’s couple problems, I have several rolls of aluminum foils that I can’t use and where’s the switch to change channels?  Lol!

  19. A salute out to all the Vets!

  20. 808’ers message me.

  21. Got the reservations down for the Bills game and now working on the Titans game.

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      Oh, since DillyDilly will be present in the stands tomorrow, it's a lock now. INDY's got this. Like a lucky rabbit's foot on steroids, I'll take it. That's my story & I'm sticking to it.

       

      Have fun my man!

  22. Finally made it home!  A delay and a flight cancellation but I made it home.

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