Archive for April, 2006

There’s no crying in hockey!

April 30, 2006 Leave a comment

Dallas StarsIt was bound to happen. I even found myself with some hope throughout Game 5. The Stars played great – outshooting Colorado by something like 20 shots. But they just could not get the game winner in the net. So the record breaking season comes to an end and I will be hockeyless for about five months. Oh, I might watch some of the Stanley Cup but my Stars won’t be playing so it just won’t be the same. They, at least, ended the season with a very hard fought game. That’ll do puck, that’ll do. (I am not sure what that means. It was funny in the movie Babe, though, and just sounded kinda apropos.)

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Star 4, Avalanche 1

April 29, 2006 Leave a comment

Dallas Stars

Great googly moogly! What a great game that was! My Stars actually looked like themselves last night. Marty (the goaltender) did a great job and the team played good defense by allowing only 23 shots. Now, that sounds like my Dallas Stars. They also managed to light up Theodore with 4 goals. Now we will have to see how he handles that. Hopefully, each goal that Dallas scored chipped away some of his confidence. Now that Game 4 is behind us we have to gear up and do it all again. Three more times! Is it possible? Could this really happen? Can I find another reason to say Great googly moogly? I hope so. I like saying that. You should try it! I defy anyone to say that and not smile.

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Noah and the Awana Games

April 28, 2006 Leave a comment

Rabbit Hunt

Noah participated in the Awana Games last weekend. Our church took five teams to Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship to compete against about 8-9 other churches. The events at the competition were made up of the games that the kids play at their weekly Awana meetings. (Awana stands for – Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. It is a club that presents a clear consistent presentation of the Gospel through Bible memory and a fun approach to learning God’s word.) It was a really fun event for the kids (and the spectators). Four of the five Forney teams came in 1st place at the Games. The picture is for an event called Rabbit Hunt. If you look closely (click it) you might see the Dorsey family in it.

The big Weekend to Remember marriage conference is next weekend. Rhonda and I are really excited to get away and spend time alone with each other. This year about 25 couples have signed up from our church. It is going to be great to see how marriages are changed by those attending the conference.

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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times, and Black Holes

April 27, 2006 Leave a comment

Many people know that I am a big hockey fan. Truth is… I can’t get enough. I love my Dallas Stars. To me, as I have stated before, hockey is the perfect sport. It is everything anyone would ever want in a spectator event: speed, aggression, surprises, and fisticuffs. You never know when a goal will be scored – even the announcers seem surprised sometimes when the red light comes on. It just gets me all excited.

Dallas StarsThe Stars had a great season this year. They set, it seemed near the end of the season, a new franchise record with each game. They have so many great players that would never stop playing when they would find themselves behind (which happened more than I care for.) But they usually managed to come back to have the third best record in the NHL. What a great season.

(Cue serious, but reflective music.)

Then came the playoffs. What has happened? The first game was a lost cause from the get-go. Okay. It is not so bad to be down 1-0 in a best of seven series. Then the next two games both ended with a last minute goal by Colorado to tie them. That is almost too much to handle. Of course, the two winning goals in both of those games only drove the nails into the coffin. Now for Game 4. Can the Stars really be swept? Can they really win 4 games in a row? Can they win even one game? That will be determined on Friday night. My hope is that they come back from this deep, deep hole they they have dug for themselves but reality says that this phenomenal season is over. I am not ready for the funeral dirge quiet yet but the guys in the band might want to start warming up. You know, just in case.

I guess Daryl Reaugh, the analyst for the Stars broadcasts had it right:

Sure, the lustrous Stars performed more like a Black Hole in Game One, sucking, sucking harder, then sucking some more. Sucking pucks into their net, and sucking the life out of AAC. That’s what imploding stars do, they suck… It’s science. (Google Mr. Hawking if you don’t believe me)

He was referring to Game 1 but I think the analysis relates to all three games. So Game 4 will be on Friday and we will have to wait and see what happens. I guess I can be comforted by one fact, if nothing else. It’s not every day that you get to see a Star implode. And lately, I have been seeing it often.

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