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Last week’s classes…

IMG_8375Here are a few highlights from last week’s classes.

It was pretty cool as I was trying to explain the “historic present” in class. Instead of giving other examples, I simply pulled out my book “The 1988 Dodgers” and gave an example from page 199…

Or, I suppose I should say:

It’s pretty cool as I’m trying to explain the “historic present” in class. Instead of giving other examples, I simply pull out…

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And here’s me in another class going over paraphrasing. As long as students follow the plan, the step-by-step process, they will be fine.

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NFL: The 4th-and-1 controversy…

Regarding the Dallas Cowboys’ decision to punt on 4th-and-1 in overtime against the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football… a decision that Cowboys owner has questioned publicly…..

…you gotta love the passion shown during the ESPN panel discussion, but I personally thought the use of the words “cowards” and “gutless” was a bit over the top.

Lots of drama in the NFL in recent days, whether it’s the New York Giants (Odell Beckham Jr.’s candid ESPN interview about his team and QB Eli Manning) or the Green Bay Packers (with QB Aaron Rodgers seemingly questioning his coaching staff’s conservative play calls)…

10/5/2018: Chatting 1988 Dodgers on the radio…

In between writing, teaching, and interviewing people, I also found the time to be interviewed about the 1988 Dodgers book (The 1988 Dodgers: Reliving the Championship Season)…

Writing & interviewing former athletes between classes…

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This was where I interviewed former Flames captain Jim Peplinski about an upcoming book I’m writing. It was a Friday morning, with light rain, and it was at BCIT’s Burnaby campus.

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I was not able to book my usual (free) meeting room in time on this particular Friday morning, so I used the time between classes (ie. classes that I’m teaching) to have this interview outdoors – it was good enough for the purposes of the interview.

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Then, after that, I went to teach my next class…

This next one here is me getting organized (again, in between classes) as I was about to speak with former major-league pitcher Tim Leary about another upcoming project. This was a Thursday, and I was able to secure a (free) meeting room for the discussion. Right after the call, it was off to my usual class. So, busy times!

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This brings back memories of last year, when for months I worked on the 1988 Dodgers book… it was always doing interviews before classes, in between classes, and then writing up notes, editing the manuscript, etc… I enjoyed it all. It was fun.

TSN 1040 appearance…

A bit late in posting this, but this TSN 1040 appearance was from Thursday, Sept. 27th, 2018: