New Year's Day frostbite regatta, Long Island, NY, 1971. I'm
standing there thinking how I'd rather be sitting on the couch
watching bowl games all day. At least Dad had his hot buttered
rum in a thermos!
P.S.- Notice the custom boom vang. After breaking two booms
with a bolt through the boom and a U-shaped bale attached to the
vang wire, Dad used an aluminum plate that spread the load over
about six inches, eliminating that pressure.
As of a few years ago, this penguin, #8839, was still being
campaigned on the Chesapeake out of Annapolis. The class
size has seriously dwindled, however. It's a shame.
First a blackout during the Cowboys game. Now, snow comes
through the roof before the Vikings game. Am I superstitious? No.
But I kinda wonder what's behind all of this weird stuff. You know,
the Vikings used to play outside in the cold where football is supposed
to be played. The Bud Grant era with Jim Marshall, Carl Eller, Fran
Tarkenton, Chuck Foreman. We would hopefully have already been
basking in the glow of a hard-fought victory played on a field of
permafrost for several hours by now, but I find myself hoping that
this change in plans will affect the Vikings more than my beloved
G-Men. The game has been moved to Monday night, in Detroit,
indoors once again. Has anyone checked the roof?
Knock on wood. And don't walk under that Ladder!