This year I am participating in the Walk To End Hunger on behalf of Neighbors, Inc. on Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America. If you’ve enjoyed any of my content over the years, either at this blog, or at my e-Strategy Marketing Blog or my Videolicious.tv or Audiolicious.tv blogs or at my Minnesota Vikings Chat blog, please take a moment to show your appreciation by sponsoring my walk for at least $25. Everyone who sponsors me will get a report on the insights I gained and the lessons I learned marketing the Walk. CLICK HERE To Sponsor my Walk!
UPDATED: 5/28/11: I participated on the Civil Rights, Civic Discourse & Civic Responsibility in a High Tech World panel for the Hubert H. Humphrey Centennial Reunion & Policy Discussion held May 27, 2011, at Minneapolis City Hall.
Hubert H. Humphrey Centennial Reunion Invitation From Vice President Walter Mondale
Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Speech Before The 1948 Democratic National Convention
Kathleen Sebelius: Health & Human Services Celebration Of Hubert H. Humphrey
Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses Hubert H. Humphrey’s legacy and a screening of excerpts of The Art Of The Possible, a documentary about Humphrey, and a discussion with filmmaker Mick Caouette. Found at YouTube from USGOVHHS.
Governor Mark Dayton Remembers Hubert H. Humphrey
Congressman Keith Ellison Remembers Hubert H. Humphrey
Mayor R.T. Rybak Remembers Hubert H. Humphrey
State Senator John Marty Remembers Hubert H. Humphrey
Justice Paul H. Anderson Remembers Hubert H. Humphrey
Tom Tipton Remembers Hubert H. Humphrey
Larry Redmond Remembers Hubert H. Humphrey
Robert Tennessen Remembers Hubert H. Humphrey
Robert E. Hansen Remembers Hubert H. Humphrey
Rich Neumeister Remembers Hubert H. Humphrey
MN2020: Hubert H. Humphrey’s Legacy
I always ask people, if they could have nine lives, what would they do with them; how would the live them? My nephew turned the tables on me this weekend and asked me if I had nine deaths, what would they be?
The previous record of a playing a day of football was six hours, which was held by The Veteran and myself.
Today, I broke that record. Today I played seven games of football. That’s seven hours of football.
I am the all-time record-holder! I did it; it is me who owns the record. Uh-huh.
I started at 11 a.m. with four Cities Sports Connection games. Our first game was for one of my co-ed teams and we tied even though we absolutely should have one. We just dropped too many passes.
My second game was one of my men’s teams and we slaughtered our opponent. It wasn’t close at all. It was ugly. Our opponent it very well, considering.
My next game was another guys’ team and we played our nemesis, Full Speed. They are very good but we went up on them by two scores, and you could tell it was getting to them, they started arguing and all. But we let them off the hook. They came back to tie the game and that’s how it ended. We had a dropped touchdown on the last play of the game.
My last CSC game was another co-ed team, and we slaughtered that opponent, too. It was absolutely unfair because we had two safeties who cover a lot of ground so our up front players just had to bite on the short stuff. I missed three interceptions.
After that, I headed over to Northeast Minneapolis for our pickup game and when I got there there were already quite a few people tossing the ball around. We ended up having about thirty people, so we set up two fields to play two games.
During the second game, I hype-extended my knee while defending a ball. I planted with my right foot and a guy fell on my leg full force between my knee and my ankle. I limed on that for a while. I also broke up a couple of passes with my bad finger. I broke the pinky on my right hand several weeks ago and wear a brace for it but when it gets hit full force, it still hurts.
By the third game, my knee was really hurting me and sorta wobbly and my feet were insanely sore and I was all stiff from the time we spent between games picking teams. I really didn’t think I was going to finish the game. But about three quarters into the game I caught a second wind and my knee stopped bothering me and my feet didn’t hurt so much any more and I started making some plays.
I did finish the game. So that was seven games at an hour a piece for seven hours of football today. It was about sixty degrees and sunny all day. Absolutely beautiful.
And now I’m dead tired and am taking microsteps but I’ve got a pot roast in the crock pot and the BoSox and Tribe on the HD. Could life be any better?
As I mentioned in my previous post, my friends find it very amusing that when you search for "david erickson drops passes," this blog is the first link.
Since I’ve now rectified that problem, I’m sure my friends will try an alternative search phrase. The assertion that "david erickson drops touchdowns" is even less true than the idea that I drop passes.
But it is just as malicious, so I must take some preemptive measures with this blog post.
My friends find it very amusing that when you search for "david erickson drops passes," this blog is the first link. That is because I wrote a post a while ago that includes the phrase "I can’t afford to drop the passes."
I’ll find the phrase in my web stats occasionally. There are only two people use that phrase to get to my site.
The problem is, it’s not true. I mean, I drop my share, but I don’t drop a lot of passes and I don’t drop passes consistently. So, clearly, it’s just a malicious lie.
But there it is. The search results lead to me so it’s high time I did something about it. Thus this blog post.