I begin every New Year full of optimism as well as a bucket full of resolutions. This year is no different. As usual, I plan to get in better shape and improve myself in every way possible. As the New Year gets underway, an assorted array of thoughts are flooding forth from my brain. Let me share a few.
Happy Birthday to Mr. Chappel
Longtime Wildcat fan and super booster Chappel Allen turned 76 on Jan. 2. If 70 is the new 50, as they say, then 76 must be the new 56 because Mr. Chappel is going as strong as ever when it comes to supporting his Trigg County Wildcats. Many thanks to him for all he does for our Trigg County School system.
Hall of Fame Weekend Coming Soon
Feb. 11-12 will be Hall of Fame Weekend in Trigg County. The first class of inductees will be honored on the weekend mentioned above. I will do a feature article in the very near feature detailing all of the exploits of the various inductees. They will be honored between the girls and boys basketball games with Caldwell on the 11th. Then, the cafeteria will open at 4 p.m. on the 12th for the Hall of Fame ceremony. We hope to have hundreds in attendance to honor our first Hall of Fame class for all they have contributed to Trigg County High School Athletics.
Golfing for a Cure Tour
By the first of March, my Golfing for a Cure Tour will tee off again. I can’t wait to begin traveling to different courses in an effort to raise money for cancer research. Contact me anytime if you want to travel with me to play or donate to the cause.
Resolution to Never Buy A Pro Athletes’ Jersey Again
Even though I have a deep love for sports, I had never purchased a pro athlete’s jersey until a year or so ago. Whose did I buy? None other than one Brett Farve’s purple Vikings jersey. I really admired the fact that he was 41 years old and still playing in the NFL. I also loved the way he played, the fact that he never missed a game and that he was a fierce competitor. How did that turn out for me? Not so good to put it bluntly. I can accept the fact that he had a bad year on the gridiron. What I can’t condone is the poor morals he has apparently demonstrated by texting inappropriate pictures of himself to Jets female staffers. I would guess that this is not is first indiscretion after 20 years in the league. Probably just the first time it became public. What is it with pro athletes and cell phones anyway?
Tune in next week for more thoughts and assorted stuff.
OT: Happy birthday to the editor of The Cadiz Record, Justin McGill. We are lucky to have him.
Enthusiasm Makes the Difference Mike Wright is the head coach of boys basketball and cross country at Trigg County High School. Emails concerning Coach’s Corner can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.