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The Slap   My buddy Lewie and I used to coach Jr High football together at Cypress Jr High. We coached the 8th grade team and helped with the 9th grade team. The 9th grade team had won the region for the last 10 years and was playing Kingsbury. Kingsbury was the 2nd best team in the league behind us, but we still should have beat them by 3 touchdowns. At the end of the 1st half Kingsbury was ahead 7-0. We were playing terrible. The coach of the 9th grade team was... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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The Class   When I was going to school at Memphis State I took a class called "Data Structures". It was by far my favorite class that I ever took in college. The first day I walked in I was early, first one there, so I took a seat and waited to see who would come in. The first group was 5 oriental guys. I had already seen these guys in 2 other classes the year before. I hated taking classes with these guys,  I liked them fine, they were very nice, I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 7, 2017

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Right Field   When I was a kid I played little league baseball every summer. The first year my brother and I were the youngest kids on the team so we traded playing right field. In little league you always put your worst fielder in right field because there's never anything to do. Very few balls get hit out of the infield and when they do they never go to right field. You only have to pay attention when there's a left handed batter up, not many of those. I used to... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 30, 2017

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As if we might say "NO"! My brother and I used to go to the Texas State fair in Dallas every year. My grandparents lived there and my parents had both graduated from the University of Texas and could get tickets to the Texas / Oklahoma football game. I can't remember how old we were, about 11 or 12. My parents would put us on a bus to Dallas for a 10 hour bus ride. We got off at every stop, ate junk food, played pinball games, had a great time. If you've never... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 23, 2017