King mackerel are frequently spectacular jumpers, usually while in pursuit of fast-swimming baitfish, but this one picked the wrong target. The Bravo family got even by eating the fish for dinner. Bravo!
Adolph Rupp, the former University of Kentucky basketball coach, died in Lexington last week at the age of 76. With 874 victories, he was the winningest coach in college basketball history.
There were many who took issue with Rupp—he was called dictatorial and sanctimonious—but it is difficult to fault the trapper with the skins on the wall. He summed up his view of life with the following words he wrote for this magazine 19 years ago:
"Unfortunately, the road to anywhere is filled with many pitfalls, and it takes a man of determination and character not to fall into them. As I have said many times, whenever you get your head above the average, someone will be there to take a poke at you. That is to be expected in any phase of life. However, as I have also said many times before, if you see a man on top of a mountain, he didn't just light there! Chances are he had to climb through many difficulties and with a great expenditure of energy in order to get there, and the same is true of a man in any profession, be he a great attorney, a great minister, a great man of medicine or a great businessman. I am certain he worked with a definite plan and an aim and purpose in mind. Any man who is successful in life will be envied by those less successful. I have always thought that an excerpt from Parkenham Beatty's Self Reliance contained a good philosophy for each coach:
By your own soul learn to live,
And if men thwart you, take no heed,
If men hate you, have no care;
Sing your song, dream your dream, hope your hope and pray your prayer.
"I am sure that if a coach will follow this philosophy of life, he will be successful. To sit by and worry about criticism, which too often comes from the misinformed or from those incapable of passing judgment on an individual or a problem, is a waste of time."
Ye Olde Bridge Grill in Westport, Conn. gives customers a drink on the house if they can correctly identify all 28 NFL teams by means of puns on their names. Some of the puns are so simpleminded—such as "class of Boy Scouts" to which the answer is Eagles—that they would drive a teetotaler to drink, so we'll just quiz you on some of the better ones.
Name these teams (the answers—don't peek—are given below): soldier insects, streakers, IOUs, Washington's Fisher goes wild, six rulers, used to be girls and $1 for corn.