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Michael Rice last won the day on October 28 2013

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    I coach flag football, softball, baseball, rec basketball and school bball for 6th grade.

    I like to ghost hunt and play fantasy sports. I've gained more patience for fishing since I had kids. You've got to teach them to slow down and enjoy life.

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  1. It's officially game day:) I know it's silly, but I still get excited/nervous before every game. I get to coach my own son on a school team, which most people never get to do, which makes it even better.

  2. Hmmmm...Should I tell them the first team on team scrimmage of the year always looks like that or shall I keep the chaos as a bargaining chip?

  3. Trey has had a cold for four weeks.

    We tool him to the doctor and the end of week one. They said his tonsils were swollen and gave him some drops.

    We had to go back about a week after that and they gave him some antibiotics.

    Those seemed to be working good. The only problem was he was coughing so much at night and in the mornings. Originally we thought it was because of the swelling in the tonsils.

    Here we are at the four week mark and he is still coughing to the point he pukes.


  4. The season is saved. I just read that Jerry says they are going to play more man to man defense. He thinks they need to go with what the players are best suited for. I guess that is why they brought in a guy who likes the zone defense to be the defensive coordinator....As Si would say. "You can't fix stupid"...

  5. You know a game went badly when you found yourself agreeing with Collinsworth. I'll never get that stink off.

    Man, I miss Tom Landry. Shoot, I miss Barry Switzer at this point.

  6. I like the big thrilling finishes, but not when the QB is going against my unbeaten fantasy team......knock the ball down, not up!!!!!!

  7. It ain't supper unless you have to change your shirt after you are done eating...:)

  8. Why are you working us so hard? Do you hate kids?

    Nah, I don't hate kids...I'm just weeding out the slackers.

    I promise he said it sarcastically, but my mission was accomplished.

  9. It's practice day! Wooohooo

  10. Tori's Math teacher prefers students turn their homework in through the IPAD. She had a few assignments not go through (imagine that IPAD troubles - which we reported) that totaled around 150 points.

    Well, obviously 150 missing points out of 569 possible means anything less than 342 out of the other 419 possible points (which my pencil and paper math tells me is 81.6 percent) and you're failing the class.

    Guess what the ramifications of failing are.....the tech department put restrictions...

  11. Last weekend before basketball starts. Lord, this week with nothing has driven me crazy. I couldn't even spend it deciding what I wanted to run, since my offense is already set. Monday can't come soon enough.

  12. One of the cats is in heat. Normally, I lock her in the laundry room. Last night, I was doing laundry all night, so the dryer made it to hot to do that.

    It was nice out, so I put her in the van. I went out to get her and she had stepped on the lock and locked herself in, with the keys inside.......

    Good thing Miss Tori Michelle Rice has her own set of keys.

  13. Only one more week until the first day of "how many of these kids seem like they don't really want to be here and how much running will it take before some of them don't come back".....I mean basketball practice..:)

  14. We ended our season last Wednesday. We lost out elimination game 44-35, but had a nice finish to the season. The opposing team had just gone ahead 43-26, with under a minute to play. I was out of timeouts and asked the other coach if he would mind using one so I could get some kids, who play almost exclusively defense, on the field for the final offensive series. He asked the refs to not run the clock on his XP and then used all three of his time outs, so I could have a full series of downs. I wound up getting each of the two kids I brought in a carry. The first broke off a run to midfield and the other followed that with a run to about the one. The second one then caught a TD pass on the final play from scrimmage for the year. It was the first catch or run for him. I had used him a game or two on offense when we were short handed and he acted almost afraid of the ball. He's a good kid, just has some focus issues, so I switched him to solely defense to keep his responsibilities simple. I thought it was an awesome thing for the other coach to do. He also happens to be our director of the league. The kids wanted to do something cool on the last play, so we ran the XP with a halfback option. My son, who is my normal QB, got to make a diving catch for the conversion, so that made it even better. He told me later on that he planned on targeting the boy who caught the TD pass the whole time, since he knew he hadn't scored. That brought a smile to my face. We wound up 0-9 and that was our only game where the deficit was less than 10 points. We weren't a bad team, just ungodly slow. That last game, we probably played as well we could possibly play, all things considered, and still came up short against a team whose only wins were against us. Walking back to the bench, you would have thought they had won the Super Bowl, parents included. It was nice to end the season playing the best they could and that last drive was a good topping to that. Our championship rounds were yesterday and I went out to watch some games. We instituted a coach of the year and player of the year/mental attitude type of player awards for each age group this season. I wound getting being selected for the 11/12 group, based on a coach and ref vote, and was given a gift basket with some locally made candy and stuff in it. There's another coach in that age group who've I've come to know fairly well over the last couple of years. We talk strategy and scout other teams for each other, etc and he asked me to draft his daughters in softball this past season and was one of my assistants. I know he pushed for me to get the award, so it was doubly sweet when he wound up winning for the 9/10 group, which he also coaches in. We were standing around talking and watching games and a couple of the regular refs and a guy who I have no clue who he was, came up and told us they were glad we had both won. I never coach to get the appreciation, but it is really nice to know, even when you are losing, people think you are doing things the right way and want you to coach their kids. My son will be in 7th grade next year. If we can work it schedule wise, he may play his last eligible year of flag, along with school tackle. If the school football schedule stays as it was this year, he can probably do it. Regardless, I will probably still coach. I may drop down to the 9/10 level. I like having 6 on 6 versus 5 on 5. I think it's easier to hide problem areas that way. Either way, I think I would be lost without it.
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