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Scott Wynn and Sue Wilson in the Mornings

Daily Scoop for Week of Sept 22nd

Today is Tell us Something good Tuesday , and  the first full  day of fall. National White chocolate Day Happy Birthday to the Jetsons—premiered in 1962 and to Bruce Springsteen, who is 65 A group of German high school students have been sent home from a week-long field t [ ... ]

Another 59 Minutes!

(This is a re-post with a minimal updating from 2 years ago - I received a few requests to post it again after Sundays Browns game) I grew up in Berea, which is the home of the Cleveland Browns. As a kid I used to go watch them practice at their facility on the Baldwin Wallace campus. I have  [ ... ]

Olivia

My kind of girl ... meet Olivia ... so young and sweet ... so deserving of a family and home ...   Gotta love a Hound ... we do!  They are fun and ornery and they will entertain you forever.  They are perfect in size and in temperament.  And, most people don't know tha [ ... ]

Cats are Not Dogs

Cats aren't dogs, and they'd like us to remember that, an animal behavior expert tells the Telegraph. We stress them out by expecting them to be as sociable as our canine friends, happy to be petted and hang out in the same space as other cats. But that just doesn't fit with how cats think, says  [ ... ]

The 10 Worst Things to Say to a Newlywed

Whether it's because they're feeling awkward or just plain old at a loss for words, people say some crazy things tonewlyweds! It's almost as if, faced with a couple who has just vowed to spend the rest of their lives together, they can't stop themselves from delivering cliches about mar [ ... ]

Country Music News

The Chance

It is the eve of the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament. I'm not going to call it a sports event.  I guess outwardly, it literally is.  But it's not at it's core, it's more

It's the chance.  It's everything loved rolled into one event. 64 teams from all over the country come together for a chance to win it all.  It has drama, villains, underdogs, and in the end provides great theater on many stages all over our country.  Not many opportunities in real life where the very small, and the very big commune together for the exact same chance. 

Remember the first time younger brother beat older brother in something in the backyard?  Man, I do.  I am the little brother.  The family takes great joy in finally seeing the little guy break through.  It's joy beyond belief for one, and heartbreak for the other, or in other words, real life.  And it's memory burn for both.  Or when you finally score higher than dad at bowling, or lower than him at golf.  Those moments, though viciously bittersweet for each, in the end, and up the line are soul nourishing for all.

That is what this event truly embodies.  The chance to see something we almost never see, the diminutive one being more than he really is.  Defying odds, and the Gods attempting in some cases to do the impossible.  We our helpless but to watch this ordeal, as that ideal is woven in our societal fabric as tightly as any one thing can be.

The NCAA breaks ratings and revenue records every year, so it's not just a bunch of dudes eating ribs watching endlessly in the basement for hours on end.  Although that does happen.  It captures all of us at one time or another, when Cinderella is trying to send Goliath home, and move on.  Because it's one and done. You lose, and you exit, and we like that too.  Even those who won't watch a single basketball game all year long will be glued when that drama presents itself.

That is what is the first weekend of this event is.  Little guy/big guy.  It's the chance. And this weekend is far more alluring than the ones to follow.  This is when FGCU (real school), Bucknell, South Dakota State and Akron get a chance at real stardom.  And when they are up 2 with 2 minutes to play, and "The Giant" is on the ropes, it's pure magic and the Zips are suddenly playing a home game  - in Michigan.  And luckily for us, it has nothing to do with sports, basketball, or a game.  

It has everything to do with all we can ever ask for.  The Chance. 

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