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Amateurs vs. Professionals

You know how they changed the Olympics so that professional overpaid basketball players could push out amateurs who play purely for the love of the game?

That’s what’s going to happen today in BeckyLand. Kinda.

I’m linking directly to The Wa Blog, written by my pal George Waters. Lest you be confused, though, he is not an overpaid basketball player. But he is a Professional Award-Winning Humor Columnist.

I, however, retain my amateur rank, blogging purely for the love of the game. But don’t fret. George isn’t pushing me ”” your lowly, unpaid, not-award-winning amateur ”” out. I invited him. Because he’s funny. And I’m lazy.

So enjoy! If you want to receive his column directly in your inbox every week, just sign up on his website. I highly recommend doing so. It’s so easy even a professional overpaid basketball player could do it, but I bet McDonalds still won’t be interested in sponsorship.

Here’s his column about the Olympics ….

Those Winter Games

What’s your favorite Olympic sport … real or imagined?

Blind Marching Band

Even though my friend George was in charge of the ENTIRE Tournament of Roses Parade, I had to find out about one of Pasadena’s invited marching bands from a news station in New Zealand!

The Ohio State School for the Blind has the honor of being the first blind marching band in the United States.

Yes, you read that right. A blind marching band. The director’s motto is “If it can’t be done, let’s do it anyway.” What a remarkable man to throw down a gauntlet like this to his kids and what extraordinary students to not only accept the challenge, but to do it up right.

In case you were wondering … yes, I got verklempt as I watched. I’m looking for footage of their Rose Parade appearance, but can’t find it. Anyone?

I’m awed and inspired. Take a look at the video and tell me what you think.