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The Morning Stake | 2017.11.20

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Thanks to everyone for holding the fort down while I was out. When Texas Tech loses at football and I’m out, it always feels especially bad, I feel this responsibility to be around. Nevertheless, getting to spend the day with Youssouf was great. He played terrifically, especially since he’s in kindergarten playing against mostly second graders. Athletically he’s there, he’s got to figure out some spatial awareness, but he’s so young, that’s going to come with time.

In fact, by the end of the tournament, he was figuring out that he needed to make a run to the goal and be in position for his teammate to see him when his teammate has the ball coming up the field. He had two near goals, both of which went off the cross bar and I’m positive one crossed the line, but whatever. The kid has a helluva leg.

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I didn’t get to watch the game. I had forgotten to tape the game before I left on Friday and then I called my wife to tape the game and she forgot to do it. I think this could be yet another metaphor for the state of the season and by not taping the game, it appears that I didn’t miss very much. It’s a short week this week, so buckle up.

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