Saturday, October 27, 2007

Friends! Romans! Lubbock Hubbers!

From time to time (pardon me while I light my pipe), my erudition comes into question as I (puff) attempt to help my readers escape the Dark Ages. And the Texas Panhandle, where the only cultural exchange program happened when the Lubbock Hubbers would play the Amarillo Golden Sandys.

Some are skeptical of everything unless they hear it first from presidential candidate Ron Paul. A few virulent readers (or is it virile, I always get confused) actually doubt whether I really type 70 wpm. (puff). One chum questioned my manhood because I genuinely appreciate the coloratura. Obviously, he knows not why the fat lady sings. (puff).

I can take the heat. A writing buddy perhaps said it best when he wrote:

"To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?"

So, to my critics I say (puff): I'm just a man like any other man. I put on my tutu one tu at a time.

(Lordy, that was a long stretch just to get that last line in.) (puff).


Bob said...

Erudition is your condition (puff).

James Holllars said...

The Hubbers played the Amarillo Gold Sox. The Sandys, also known as the Sandies or The Golden Sandstorm, were the high school team. O. Cozby would dock a full letter grade for a mistake of that magnitude.

James Hollars

George Phenix said...

That's a called strike, for sure. Maybe two.

Spit, scratch, play ball.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Jim Hollars for setting you straight about the Hubbers. Now if only you would get straight about politics and the opera(unless you were talking about the 'Grand Ole Opry')I would feel as though I had really accomplished something in life. Maybe you need a little more George Jones and Tammy Wynette before you're ready for Willie or Wills-------Goose

The South Plainsman said...

Thanks to Jim for setting you straight. My Dad coached the Golden Sanstorm in football back in the 1930s. They played, and beat, the Lubbock High School Westerners in football, at least until 1939, when Lubbock won the State Championship. The Sandies won the Championship in 1934, 1935, and 1936. Pretty good football was played out here in the 1930s.

That came to an end when the UIL started really regulating things like recruiting. LOL

We had our first freeze out here last Tuesday. The weather has been magnificent all Fall. Just don't tell anyone. We have more than enough people out here as it is.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I loved the Hubbers. As a boy who had nothing except a desire to get inside of the stadium, chasing foul balls and hanging onto one would pay for your admission to see the game. Talk about the good old poor days!

George Phenix said...

Actually, I liked the Hubbers, too. And I remember getting a buck for every foul ball I shagged. Got nine one night. Naturally, I bought nine hot dogs and ate every one of them. Got sick. Didn't eat another for the next 30 years.

Anonymous said...

since you were more agressive than I was, you probably butted me out of the way for a mere buck, when all I wanted was to do was to see the game!!!!

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