Monday Morning Quarterback – mix it up a little!


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Ken Ramsey  will attend his  375th consecutive MSU ballgame this weekend in Little Rock – that’s more than 30 years without a miss!

But me? I grew bored with the ballgame on Saturday.  We got off to a great start, but my team had begun to falter and my mind wandered all over the stadium, which I might add was packed with an all-time record crowd!

Even the beautiful sunset seemed ominous – it had kind of a ‘Roll Tide” effect…

sundet I wished for a big trick play that would bring the fans back to their feet and once again charge the atmosphere with excitement!  Even the old “fumblerooski” would be fun – you know – where the quarterback intentionally fumbles and a lineman scoops it up and takes off while the opposing team is walking off the field. 

Unfortunately I think they made that illegal, but there’s got to be something legal to get us out of this funk, I thought.

Suddenly, it occurred to me that a ballgame is a metaphor for life.  When we get stuck in a rut, it’s up to us to shake things up a bit. Even doing something outrageous may be just what we need to get back our groove.

In my life, I find that doing things backwards helps a lot. It also produces a lot of laughs.  Have you ever tried brushing your teeth with your nondominant hand?  You’ll get toothpaste all over your face – try to be depressed while doing that.

ballgame - Ala 002 It takes great concentration to convince your body to zag when it is  accustomed to zigging. Take Mark Box for example – he showed up at our tailgate party  in girl’s shoes – that’s shaking it up!

I often eat a meal holding my fork in my left hand – which is practically useless for anything but holding a dust pan.  I find I eat much less and more slowly – one pea at a time.  You’ll feel like a three-year old again, trying to learn to tie his shoes.

Here are a few other strategies I’ve tried: 

*Have breakfast for dinner and dessert before your entree (my personal favorite strategy).  You could wear your clothes backward, but I don’t recommend it.  People will begin to avoid you.

*Learn to do the Moon Walk – you know, that dance step perfected by Michael Jackson? It’s a dance move that looks as if you are going forward when in reality you are moving backward.

Hey, light bulb moment – I’d like to see a quarterback add that to his repertoire.  He could moon walk while dropping back to pass. It would confuse the heck out of the defense and the crowd would go wild!

*Talk backwards.  This is a scream.  Several years ago when my old high school pals reconnected at our 40th class reunion, we renamed ourselves.  I’m Ylime (pronounced E-lime) Norma is Amron, and Linda is Adnil.  This is a great way to entertain yourself and your family – my sons are Koddarb and Nitsuj…well you get the picture.

There’s even  the little-known  “Backward Day” celebrated on January 31 each year.  I’m campaigning to get it declared a national holiday so America’s stressed out workers can have another day of leisure. Let me know if you want to serve on the committee.

4 thoughts on “Monday Morning Quarterback – mix it up a little!

  1. Lol…those are BOY shoes! Ha Ha Ha! My wife and I are reading some of your older blogs this morning and wow, you are a funny lady! Senator Marc McGee was right and I am officially subscribed to this blog. Nothing like a little humor to get you going in the morning. 🙂

    It was a pleasure meeting you this past weekend and hope to see you again soon.

    Mark Box
    Man with the lady shoes! Haha

  2. Sometimes I have to stretch the truth to make things relate – like, for example, your “girl shoes” (Kathy does have a pair you know) and doing things backwards to shake up the Bulldogs!

    Loved meeting you and still marvel at the “juxtaposition” of your’s and Marc’s personalities!! Thank goodness you were around to “shake things up.”

    Maybe see you at Ole Miss game?

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