Have a theory that winter in Phoenix starts at the beginning of December, three weeks before the winter solstice and ends about middle of January, three weeks after the solstice. Generally it’s in that time we’ll get some winter rain and possibly a freeze, then it’s over and skies are sunny again. Love it. Really, the only thing that makes it still feel like winter is the NFL Playoffs.
Speaking of which, remember the show Friday Night Lights? If you don’t know it, it was a show about a high school football team set in the fictional town of Dillan Texas. It was based on HG Bissinger’s book of the same name from 1990 that chronicled the 1988 season of Permian High from Odessa Texas. It ran on NBC from 2006-2011.
Great show. Did you ever wonder what happened to QB #1 Matt Saracen? He was that scrappy, undersized kid everybody wanted to replace, but all he did was win. A little engine that could type. Can’t say I have thought about him much, but then this year he showed up as the starting QB for the Minnesota Vikings. Only he’s changed his name to Case Keenum. Can’t fool me though, I’d know that diminutive little QB anywhere.
Funny thing, Keenum is actually a kid from Texas who’s bio is not a whole lot different from the Saracen character. Keenum too led his HS team to a Texas state championship. And while he did nothing but win, like the Saracen character, none of the big colleges were interested in him because of his size. Yet, years later here’s Keenum in the NFL, not only starting, but successfully guiding my favorite purple warriors from the north to a division title. Won’t say how far he is going to take them in the playoffs, it’s been a heartbreaking history eh? But I like our chances.
Keep praying Cris!
Lastly, my friend Mittens has gone missing. He was last seen being dragged away by police. Hope he got out of that one.
If he shows up on your doorstep, watch out, he bites.