If you snooze, you'll lose by not reading this story.
This is a great article. All the way through my days of being a real athlete (as compared to whatever I am now), napping was a major aspect of the routine, whether it be after practice, on the bus going to an event, or the day after making up for sleep lost the previous day/night. As a coach, I also was big on encouraging naps for my athletes. As the real world smacked me in the face more and more, I started getting headaches and feeling like crap. I went back to the old cure-all (my naps) and almost instantly started feeling a lot better.
Great work on thinking to write about this overlooked (but very important) routine, Blake.
To Chad. We're glad to have you back.
To Tim Hoke. I'm not mad Tim, you just expressed your opinion. I have always appreciated you and Randy doing the "Komet Game of the Week". Whenever I see Randy at the games I always try to remember to say "Thank you", as I enjoy being able to see the replay of the games and I know that it is time consuming for yourself, Randy, and Otto. I try to post my thanks every now and again, to make sure you guys know that people appreciate it. (You will not remember this but you even thanked me on the air before a game late last season for mentioning my appreciation.) Being a participant on this blog you know that I try to add to whatever Komet happenings are going on. I give my opinion and then try to back it up with logic and facts so people understand my reasoning. My advice for anyone who gets bored with them is to simply skip them.
Thanks to Blake and Glenn for "Inside the Zone". It is simply the best interview show regarding the K's. It takes a complete, in-depth look at the Komets and the league and provides the listener with some real insight. You are both very professional and look extremely comfortable in front of the camera.
Has there ever been some thought on doing a Komets show? It could even air really late at night if that'd help cut down on some of the costs for advertising or something, I'd dvr it. I think someone on here mentioned it once but I never caught any response to it.
That would be a question for WANE, FW. I know from my standpoint, it's pretty tough to squeeze time out of my schedule to get done what I do now.
Alright, thanks for the response, Blake. And please, DO NOT take this the wrong way, because I do not intend this to sound like I know it's going to come out, I just do not know how else to word the statement, but it could have a different host so you would not have to do it. You could be a special correspondent or make appearances from time to time, but maybe WANE or any other channel could put one of their interns on it. I'll do some digging and pestering and let you know what our media says.
Years ago, Tim Hoke, Randy Marcum, and Mark Gavard (sp?) did a phone-in talk show on Public Access Fort Wayne. It was fun to watch and sometimes they were lucky enough to have players as "guests". It came right after "Heroes and Friends" and I wish I could remember the name of the lady who hosted that program. It's funny, but until I started posting this I had totally forgot of "Heroes and Friends".
Loved Sports Talk with Art and Dean... Turned into Komet Talk during hockey season... Was great!
Thanks Blake, you're absolutely correct.
Does anyone remember the show they did at Pizza Hut...?? I do..it was kinda neat...How come that one stopped?
Yes, I remember the Pizza Hut gigs though I never went to any. They were hosted by Chaser, right?
I had also forgotten Sue's show and I do miss Sports Talk. I've always liked Art, he is an amazing man.
Listening to some of the hockey moms, wives and girlfriends the story is most of them nap more now then they ever did as babies. LOL--At least a 20 minute or more of power napping is supposed to be a success secret of high power executives--ZZZZZZZZZZZZ Go Komets--Just not on the ice guys!
H ey Alan i do remember saying that on the air about you. I did not try to be mean about your posts as they are very smart and well thought out. I guess maybe I am a little jealous that I cannot put that many words together without getting lost in my thoughts.....does that make any sense?? At any rate I guess thats why I dont read long books. The best I ever did was the Rise and fall of the Third Reich. That was while I was stationed in Germany. Sue Tilbury hosted heroes and friends....and it was Mark Gevvart that you mentioned. Sorry Alan if I upset you as that wasnt my intent! Drop up to where we do the games sometime during the playoffs and say hello....Ok??
When I played goal I would usually wait until the game started before I started my nap!!
Some of us say the same thing about your broadcasting! LOL. C'mon it was just sitting there. You'd have lost respect for me if I didn't swing at it.
If I napped I was finished before I started, Couldn't even nap on the bus ride. How about the komet radio show from damons
Heck, I napped the whole second period of the game Sunday. Not sure why, I was being hypnotised for whatever reason.....
I think there ought to be a Negative Nellie Nightly Negacast where some of us smarter bloggers can remind you why we are so smart.....and not idiots. We could invite some of the Positive Patties on as our guests.
Or maybe not.
mightbite is an idiot
mightbite-for once I agree with you. Don't get mad! You left the door WIDE open!
Hey Tim, don't be sorry. You didn't upset me at all. I know my posts are longer than most. I would rather explain my thinking along with the subject of my post, than to have to come back with a second post to explain myself. Seems quicker to me. The "books" have become a source of humor for some of us on here as the year has gone on. It just adds to the "cast of characters" on this site. I urge people to "skip" them, if they are found to be too long, because I don't want anybody to be bothered by what I say.
One of the easiest things we can do in life is say "thank you". I know that the broadcast is a labor of love, but a pretty time consuming project also. That's why, when I can, I like to let you, Randy, and now Otto, know that the effort is appreciated.
Your invitation to come up and say hello is something that I would look forward to. Are you broadcasting each playoff game?