Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Just the Three of Us

Because this blog is about 2 people and a dog...I thought I would talk about the three of us.
First of all, I do not believe I am the Greatest Record of all Time. Nor was this meant to be some deep spiritual metaphor. I was just trying to be a little funny.
2nd of all, we are excited about the upcoming baby in our life. Jenn is 15 weeks pregnant. She is still beautiful. It is truly amazing that God develops the baby's life while in the mother's womb. Of course, we already knew that from Psalm 139, when David said he was formed in his mother's womb. God is indeed sovereign and amazing. We are going old school by not finding out the sex of the baby. The first picture of the baby was amazing, seeing hands, legs, head, and the heart beating at 13 weeks. We are very excited about this upcoming baby.
Now about our dog: Sadie right now is the joy and love of the household. I know she is going to be replaced in a few months, and I am not sure how she will handle it. I have a feeling she will be jumping on our furniture again to get some attention.
Ok a few sports thoughts. Because once in my life I desired to be a coach, and sometimes I still think about it in the future, I have a few things to share.
1st: note to all NFL coaches. When you are down by more than 2 scores in the 4th quarter, do not run play action passes. (For those of you who don't know sports, play action passes are great when the defense thinks you might run the ball, it can be deceptive and result in a big play. However, if you are down by a lot of points, you are not fooling anyone because everyone knows you are going to pass the ball. All it does is gives the defense an extra second to get to the quarterback)
so what do I see in the AFC championship game? Denver, down by at least 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter, run at least 2, maybe 3 play action passes in a row. At this point, I knew they would lose. Now, I do not like Denver at all. I could care less. But I felt bad for the fans of Denver. Hey Mike Shanahan, noone thinks you are going to run the ball, and all this does is gives Pittsburgh's defense an extra second to get to your quarterback. This is not the first time I have seen this kind of terrible play calling in 4th quarter of comeback attempts (i.e. Cleveland Browns of 2005). So what makes them do it? I don't know.
p.s. i don't hear any steeler fan's complaining!
2nd and last sport note: Kobe Bryant's 81 points, to me, is just as special or even more special than Wilt Chamberlain's 100 points in 1962. First off, Wilt was a physical beast, bigger and stronger than anyone. In the NBA today, we have 7 footers who are small forwards (i.e. Nowitzki and KG). Wilt physically dominated the game for many years. I heard people pointing out that Bill Russell and Wes Unseld were his contemporaries, and that they were soooo good too. Check the stats folks. Wilt Chamberlain 7'1 275 lbs, Russell 6'9 1/2" 220 lbs, Unseld 6'7" 245 lbs. No contest. He was a beast among mere 6'6" men.
Kobe's a great player, and a perimeter player who scores 81 is just as good as Wilt's 100 points back in 1962.


gretchenjohnson said...

Chuggy...You are the greatest record of all time. Sadie will always be my first and favorite niece and she can jump on my really hard, so that I have to hide my face any time she wants. I will kiss her chubby little face. You are both going to be great parents and I already love that little baby. Is my room ready yet? I like pink. If you want me to share with baby, I will. Hee hee. Until it has a mess diaper, then you can have baby back.

charles said...

will you please move out here and be the baby's nanny? the pay isn't that great, but you can have great benefits.
1) little puppy dog
2) tivo
3) popcorn machine
4) madden
5) commute to church
6) close to Lincol Tunnel
7) pink room
8) trap doors
9) wardrobes leading to other worlds
10) fireplace

mike holmgren said...

Karl, if Sadie and Brett Favre were falling off a cliff and you could only save one of them, which one would you choose?

karl said...

hey Mike, thanks for chiming in today. love your moustache.
i would save sadie for sure. reason why: the mere proof that sadie and brett favre were falling off a cliff together would prove to me that he is a dognapper. he could rescue himself.

the biggest question would be: if i was ever in danger, WWSD? what would sadie do?
a) attack intruder
b) bark ferociously so attacker leaves or
c) lick the intruder's feet

Sadie said...

Answer to Karl's question
D). Beg for a snack. I love to eat

Ellie said...

Congradulations on the growing gift God recently presented. It will indeed be the Best Time of Your Life!!! Praise God and Thanking him for the Gift of Life we enjoy each day!!!

karl said...

thanks Ellie. I am very happy to know you and to have you apart of my life!

karl said...

sorry ellie. i do not know you. i thought you were some one else. i apologize for my comments...( i thought you were a little girl in my church) oops
hand in mouth
i mean hand in foot
i mean hoof and mouth
i mean foot in mouth

Ellie said...

It's O.K. I have that effect on most people. Just enjoy it!!! Ellie