Four Days Off

May 8, 2006 at 12:25pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Today is the first of four days of no officiating for me. Hot dog! Don’t get me wrong, I love reffing soccer and umping baseball. But reffing District soccer last week kind of wiped me out. I received an invitation to referee at the State Tournament, but I haven’t been given my specific assignments yet. All of the brackets have some interesting potential this year, so it’ll be fun to watch how things shake out. The biggest surprise, in my opinion, is the absence of Elkhorn in the Class B boys bracket. They probably should have been playing in the finals, but instead an ill-timed loss to a weak team at Districts—coupled with their regular season losses to Class A teams—was enough to lose their wild card.

As for my plans, tonight I’m going to mow, work in the garden, and prep the flower bed. I should also call around to figure out how much it’s going to cost me to get that stump out of the yard. Better yet, anybody have any dynamite laying around?

By the way, a while back I mentioned that a couple cilantro plants had sprung up this spring. They’re going crazy now. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it all. If you have cooking plans that involve cilantro, let me know.

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Cedric May 8, 2006 at 5:33pm

I just went to this for the first time this weekend. It was really great- I just wish I had more money to take down there. I did get some lavender and something else to put in our front herb garden in our new house. Great atmosphere.

D.M.B. May 8, 2006 at 7:47pm

As for my alma mater not making the state tourney and your previous blog on wild card points.  I don’t know how much more they could do to make it a fair process.  In any tourney, there are going to be teams that are “left out” that deserve to be there.  The NCAA basketball tourney deals with this every single year on Selection Sunday.  It’s a problem in every major sport where some divisions are stacked and others are weak.

I guess the only thing to say is that if they really were 1 of the 8 best teams in the state, then they shouldn’t have lost.

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