In looking back at old concert photos (back when I was limited to just 24, sometimes 25, pictures on a roll of film!), I came up with the date of my first George Strait concert: August 1988. Yep, nearly 25 years ago – and he already had a bunch of hits at that time! He’s been going strong since 1981 when “Unwound” (still one of my favorites) was released, and happily it was one of many (as in two-dozen-plus!) songs he did Friday night.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
As a sports fan in Buffalo, and specifically as a Sabres fan, I’d be remissed if I didn’t address the coaching change that was both a long-time coming and a shock. Since July 1997, Lindy Ruff has been a fixture behind the Sabres’ bench, through the good and the bad, the highs and lows, and the proverbial “thrill of victory and agony of defeat.”
On February 20th, 2013, that all changed, and a new era of Sabres hockey began.
While I fell off the Lindy Ruff bandwagon a few years ago, that didn’t mean I thought he was a bad coach – it just seemed like his message had gone stale with these players, and therefore with the fans as well. Should he choose to go somewhere else and coach – which he is likely to do, and with success – I wish him the best of luck…as long as it doesn’t come at the expense of the Sabres!
Filling in on an interim basis is Rochester Amerks (former?) coach Ron Rolston. He’s got a wealth of coaching experience, a couple of NCAA titles, gold medals in the IIHF U-18 tournaments and has made the Amerks look good for the past 1-1/2 seasons. WGRZ.com has a great profile on Rolston.
So it’s a new day for Buffalo hockey – and it all starts tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs.