It was full FPC colors on Thursday!! Dan had decided that it had been too long since we had an official FPC outing. In fact, the last time we had one was to visit Ellis in the hospital. So we decided to go to watch “The Watch” which had several scenes filmed around the ‘Hood – including much of it set in the old Costcos just down the road. Without giving away the ending – I always wondered what happened to the old Costcos – now we know.
We went all out including wearing the official colors - a Lebowskiesque bowling shirt with logos. Starting out with a warm up session of pitchers and cigars over at a local watering hole – we then proceeded over to the Movie Theatre. After flashing our gang signs (two fingers and a thumb around a corkscrew with a twisting motion) we went inside and had our pictures taken by the Manager. We thought he was doing us a favor but I think he kept a copy inside his office for his employees to keep an eye on in the future.
The movie was a laugh riot! One of those ones you have to see several times to hear all the great lines. Definitely worth seeing again. Good times were had by all.
Now, given the recent happenings in Colorado seems like the last thing you would want to do around there is go around brandishing guns or even fake guns. But that didn’t stop several Colorado Buffs from driving around gangster style shooting pellet guns at each other. According to the local Boulder paper “Around 2 a.m. Saturday, police were waved down near Broadway and Pennsylvania Avenue by a woman who said she saw a passenger in a silver sedan pointing a gun at another car.
Police caught up to the two vehicles -- a 1999 Audi A6 and a 2001 BMW X5, according to police records -- near Broadway and Canyon Boulevard. The officers responding called for backup.
Police said several of the men in the cars became immediately antagonistic with officers as they were ordered out of the vehicles at gunpoint. Officers said Thornton told officers, "Go ahead! Shoot me, mother (expletive)," "I can go wherever the (expletive) I want," and, "This is Boulder and you have your guns out?"
The men said they were just playing around with the gun and that they all knew each other. An officer disassembled the gun before returning it to Clark.
"It was three guys making poor decisions," coach John Embree said after Tuesday's practice. Poor decision? That’s saying it lightly. Going around shooting pellet guns and telling the cops “Go ahead! Shoot me mother (expletive). Damn lucky he didn’t. Thorton and another player were suspended for the first two games of the season. Knuckleheads. Quite the distraction! And while those Buffs were only suspended – LSU CB Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu was kicked off the team for “violating team rules” Must have been a hell of a rule to get a Heisman finalist and 2011 Defensive player of the year - not just suspended but kicked off the team and his scholarship revoked. Can’t wait to hear the details on that one. The Tigers were favored by 43 over North Texas prior to the announcement. Don’t be surprised if the line moves a few points towards the Mean Green.
Mizzou HC Gary Pinckel decided his team was a little distracted earlier this week. When he looked up in the stands he saw why. A couple very nice looking ladies wearing some typcical summer wear were jogging through the stands. He “asked them to leave and come back later”. I assume he meant on a non-Petrino manner. No word if the ladies were SEC spies.
GO JUMBO – Oct 20th 2012 at the Las Vegas Hotel.