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Random Thoughts on the College Football National Championship Game

Tua

– Did that really happen?
– Alabama is good.
– The happiest person on the planet right now, (next to Nick Saban) is the Alabama kicker. Alright, at the very least, the most relieved person on the planet. 
– Did that really happen?
– Georgia fans could use a hug today. Or two. Hug a Georgia fan if you see one.
Tua Tagovailoa is good. I’m a fan of his, regardless of what jersey he wears. 
– The shot of Tua hugging his Dad after the game may have been the best visual of the night, in a game featuring one of the most improbable finishes of all time and some very memorable plays. 
– Alabama is good. 
– Two freshmen quarterbacks battled it out for the championship. Sure, one fell short, but my gosh, compared to what I was accomplishing (see: not accomplishing) during my freshman year of college…uh, yeah. Impressive work by both guys. Bright futures ahead. 
– The Georgia kicker is good.
– Somewhere around 11 o’clock I texted my Dad about what a wild, unbelievable game it was. Somewhere around 11:15, Carson texted me the same thing. Sports brings people together. 
– It must have been pretty frustrating for Jalen Hurts to get benched, despite the subpar performance in the first half. Cameras showed him enthusiastically cheering on the team, regardless from then on. Good sport. (Take note, kids…and parents.)
– So, he’s the backup quarterback, he’s asked to come in for the second half of the championship game, brings the team all the way back to even, then he gets sacked and his team is suddenly knocked out of field goal range in overtime, after they had missed a chance at winning the game in regulation, after the other team’s kicker then nailed a long field goal to put them back in the lead, their backs are against the wall…and then Tua throws a perfect, in stride, long touchdown pass to win it all? Sounds like a movie script to me. 
– How much confetti is up there in those rafters, anyway?! Do they have everyone bring a lawn bag full of shredded documents with them as part of their admission to the game? Always amazed by the sheer amount of that stuff falling down onto the field after a championship game wraps up. 
– I like sports. I really like college football.
– Did that really happen?

Fun with Fatherhood – Rockets

(FYI – I had intended on posting this about a year-and-a-half ago when it actually happened, but didn’t have the video link. Just found it in my Drafts folder and added the video, so here ya go!)

The other day, we put together the launching kit for the boys’ model rockets that they got for Christmas. From there, it was off to find the right launching spot.

After explaining to the boys the need for some space to make this happen, and an unsuccessful stop on a dirt road that we noticed was marked private after walking around to scope out the location, we landed on a perfect spot. Then it was time to get these birds in the air. Here’s a look at the big moment(s).

Yes, those were multiple camera angles. As someone who has always worked with video for a living it was a must to do this Hollywood style. We had five cameras rolling and man, it was awesome to see those things take off. The boys were totally stoked! Part of me was actually surprised they launched, but it was great that they did. Mission accomplished.

We’ll have to do this again sometime. Would highly recommend it as a fun family activity!

Positive Press

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Pay it Forward: Couple Offers Free Trip to Hawaii for ‘The Most Loving Person’

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Stolen Mustang returned after 28 years

 http://goo.gl/11bj2v
‘Hero’ dad uses pick-up truck to rescue drivers on the A52

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http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/05/22/jso-officer-buys-present-child/9439929/
Crime victim has a happy birthday thanks to JSO officer

http://www.wdaz.com/content/deployed-dad-surprises-family-0
Deployed Dad Surprises Family

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/woman-gives-vacaville-firefighters-special-thanks/nf8Gb/
Woman gives Vacaville firefighters a special thanks

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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2013/11/man-meets-5-year-old-he-risked-his-life-to-save-at-racetrack/
Man Meets 5-Year-Old He Risked His Life to Save at Racetrack

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/02/health/cnnheroes-nares-cancer-rides
Grieving dad helps kids get to chemo

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/portfolio/2013/11/07/random-acts-of-kindness-104/stories/201311070232
Random Acts of Kindness: One woman helps another when happy to haul a door; Retired minister and his wife provide help twice to cyclists; Customer in line at Costco steps up to pay for another