Smith, Archer hypnotise to leave second Test tantalisingly poised

first_imgCricket A mid-afternoon duel between two contrasting, charismatic characters eclipsed the match situation at Lord’s for a while. For once the back-page headlines were trustworthy. The critical contest was between Jofra Archer, England’s newest and fastest paceman, and Steve Smith, the indomitable former Test captain of Australia returning to his cherished natural habitat in the middle order, and it had a full house spellbound. True pace bowling has always been a compelling spectacle and on the sort of balmy day when a post-prandial nap had its attractions Archer and Smith commanded the absolute attention of everyone. The rhythmic clapping of spectators in time with Archer’s cruise to the crease kept even the well-lubricated awake. Sometimes the ball flew way over the outstretched gloves of Jonny Bairstow behind the stumps. It was a flamboyant cover drive from Smith that seemed to trigger Archer to press his accelerator to the limit. Australia’s finest was hit on the arm, which prompted him to flap at a couple short deliveries as the radar traced a cricket ball travelling in excess of 95mph. Then, on 80, Smith was felled by a short ball that struck his neck just below the helmet. He sank to the ground and stayed there for a while; eventually he was helped to his feet; the medics examined him. Smith wanted to stay but he was persuaded by the experts to go back to the pavilion. He must have been a bit disorientated since he set off without his precious bat, which was still lying at the crease. Out came Peter Siddle as we tried to gauge the significance of what we had just witnessed. Before long Siddle was dismissed by Chris Woakes and peering into the distance there was the sight of the new batsman fidgeting elaborately as he entered the playing surface. This was a new routine for Nathan Lyon; then, to general consternation, came the realisation that this was not Lyon but Smith. He proceeded to strike three boundaries from various parts of his bat, whereupon he padded up to a straight ball from Woakes. He reviewed the lbw and yet immediately set off for the pavilion. For once Smith was not in absolute control of the situation – and he had just missed out on his third consecutive century. Archer had bowled eight overs and taken 1-31 in that mid-afternoon spell, mundane-looking figures that disguised the significance of his spell. This was manna from heaven for any captain, pace on a different plane to ordinary mortals and for the first time in the series he had made Smith, the titan of Edgbaston, look like an ordinary mortal. Stuart Broad and Woakes took more wickets as Australia were bowled out for 250 but this was the day that Archer announced himself as a cricketer likely to adorn the Test scene for a long time provided he stays fit.last_img read more

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NBA Finals Trophy Patch

first_img Share this post By rmackman, June 22, 2006 in Sports Logo News rmackman 2 Sports Logo News Your search is over:http://jersey-joe.com/store/patch_nba_finals.html Sign in to follow this   Members Share on other sites Share on other sites 0 I want another one to put on an authentic Wade jersey I’m going to get (should I get white or red?). My first choice would be black, but since the “T” flame would interfere with your patch and it isn’t a choice, go with the red. 135 Location:Born in Palo Alto, CA – left immediately for Milwaukee, WI – then Ft. Lauderdale, FL – then Atlanta, GA – back to FL again – then Chicago, IL, now West Palm Beach, FL….it’s a long story…. NBA Finals Trophy Patch Followers 0 NBA Finals Trophy Patch 783 posts Share on other sites Link to post 135 All Activity Share this post Location:Virginia Share this post Share on other sites Posted June 23, 2006 Nilbog57 rmackman Posted June 22, 2006 0 HurricaneDavid Share this post 135 Posted June 22, 2006 0 Link to post 723 posts 0 Posted June 22, 2006 135 All Activity Link to post $11 for a 2 inch patch is reasonable. Favourite Logos:I like a lot of the logos from the early 90s. My signature is proof of that (and a representation of my favorite teams). 2 SportsLogos.Net Sports Logos Members MrAsterisk 0 Share this post 5,241 posts U of Florida ’03 (Telecomm) – FAU ’08/’14 (MBA/MHA) 32 posts 0 One for the record books. This topic is now closed to further replies. Members I want to buy an NBA Finals trophy patch to put on my Shaq jersey. I want another one to put on an authentic Wade jersey I’m going to get (should I get white or red?). The thing is, where can I find an authentic patch? Where is there a reputable source? There are some on ebay but you never know about those, plus it seems tht some players have dark patches others are lighter (look at the photo below). Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks! 135 Recommended Posts Members Location:Born in Palo Alto, CA – left immediately for Milwaukee, WI – then Ft. Lauderdale, FL – then Atlanta, GA – back to FL again – then Chicago, IL, now West Palm Beach, FL….it’s a long story…. Sports Logo News 135 0 0 Favourite Logos:I like a lot of the logos from the early 90s. My signature is proof of that (and a representation of my favorite teams). rmackman NBA Finals Trophy Patch Go To Topic Listing HurricaneDavid Share on other sites Hey this is awesome thanks! I wonder why it says material is stamped steel though. Oh well I guess I’ll just get it and see what happens. If it’s metal I can return it. Nilbog57 2 Link to post Location:Chicago, IL, USA MrAsterisk rmackman 0 Members Sign in to follow this   SportsLogos.Net 0 Link to post Followers 0 0 Forums Home 5,241 posts Forums Home Sports Logos Posted June 22, 2006 U of Florida ’03 (Telecomm) – FAU ’08/’14 (MBA/MHA)last_img read more

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Cavs/Hawks revisit the 80s….

first_img Members Link to post 2,171 Sports Logo News Share on other sites Share this post Share this post 54 0 Share this post Members Sports Logos Location:Kenosha, Wisconsin 0 Cavs/Hawks revisit the 80s…. 1,259 Buc Yeah, they need to modernize that, put “Atlanta” on the roads, and go for it. A rare case of Times New Roman working for a uniform.It’s not Times New Roman. I think the font’s Benguiat (or something like that).But I agree with you that the Hawks need to change back to this set – pronto. 1,830 posts Location:Right here HedleyLamarr 97 0 Share on other sites Posted December 3, 2006 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. Location:Naperville, IL I miss Michelle. Sports Logo News Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Location:Fayetteville, AR RyanB06 Members Posted December 2, 2006 Share on other sites Buc 3,831 posts HatManTC Share on other sites Link to post 358 Share on other sites 0 0 1,259 14,053 posts Forums Home Posted December 3, 2006 We’ll get turned around soon. 0 steiny_ramone TFoA 662 posts scraw28 Location:Burnsville, MN ColeJ Drew22 Location:City Of Champions, PA (MI) Share on other sites 1,259 Link to post 0 Share on other sites 834 posts Yac12 Drew22 0 Sign in to follow this   Share this post 0 1,393 Like everyone is saying: great throwbacks, but I have one negative.I know it’s almost impossible to fix, but when old designs are applied to new apparel, especially with shorts, the modern baggy look distorts everything.Normally, this isn’t a huge issue. For example, teams with simple fonts, numbers, and piping look pretty similar to back in the day.However, teams with swoops, unusual stripes, and other features tend to look silly.Check out the sheer size of the shorts stripe on Lorenzen Wright! HatManTC Some animals are more equal than others. 0 Posted December 2, 2006 steiny_ramone 13,978 posts Members 54 Ahh the eighties. fond memories. Team basketball. With these, you knew immediately that is the hawks on tv. Yac12 28,352 posts 567 0 Members 0 Link to post 0 buckeyes 2,231 posts 0 1,393 Link to post TruColor Share this post Posted December 2, 2006 Members Members 18,878 posts 79 Location:Atlanta Location:Waxahachie, Texas 0 HedleyLamarr Members Link to post 0 0 HAWKS’…BEST…UNIFORM…EVER.ONE…OF…SPORTS’…GREATEST…LOOKS…OF…ALL…TIME.(aNd No i Am Not SmOkInG C-c-C-crr…rAcK!!!!) 358 Sign in to follow this   Link to post buckeyes 358 0 Posted December 2, 2006 2,171 Yeah, they need to modernize that, put “Atlanta” on the roads, and go for it. A rare case of Times New Roman working for a uniform. I have issues with the shades the NBA picked for these Cavs throwbacks…I have been talking with a number of people in the NBA’s Apparell Dept., and they admitted to me that they really don’t go by any official records (e.g., past Style Guides), rather they consult with Mitchell & Ness for colors. And, I’ve heard that a couple of the guys in the NBA Creative Services Dept. spent a couple of hours on my site researching colors as well. Scary.The actual Cavalier colors in those days were called “Burnt Orange and Royal Blue”. These shades that they’ve picked for these throwbacks are more like Bright Orange and Navy Blue. Part of the problem could be the way Reebok stocks fabric colors – they only keep a select few, and match all of the colors to them – but I still think that they could have done better with the shades. I mean – if you’re going to do an accurate throwback, why not make it as close to the original as possible? Except for the “short-shorts” though…Here are the shades that the NBA estimated:…and here are the ones that I estimated:Talk amongst yourselves… 0 Link to post Even though it was scheduled, I think I can say that I called it when both of these teams would be wearing their throwbacks from the 80s.With that being said, good Gawd the Hawks throwbacks kick ass. Like TCR said, they should modernize it, because the Pac-Man unis are the best they’ve had.As for the Cavs, the only reason I like it is because it’s orange and I love anything that’s orange by default. But other than that, it gets a “meh” from me. Cavs/Hawks revisit the 80s…. Share on other sites Members 0 0 Share this post Location:St. Catharines, ON Members SportsLogos.Net Posted December 3, 2006 2,669 posts 0 Share this post Link to post Link to post 79 Location:Fayetteville, NC hawks really should just modernize that uniform and use it… i like the design ideas behind that more than i do the current look.cavs however… it’s good for a throwback, but christ allmighty. they definately look nicer now than they did then. 54 186 Posted December 2, 2006 Followers 0 0 Members TFoA Beautiful. Simple colour schemes with simple logos and effective striping. Share this post Link to post Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely 0 Guest 6,476 posts 79 Favourite Logos:Chicago Blackhawks, Iowa Hawkeyes, Kenosha Bradford High School’s Tailed B, USA Volleyball, UW-LaCrosse Link to post Share on other sites 0 Members Share on other sites Member of the Right Brigade 567 Link to post Share this post All Activity I like the Hawks unis.But what is up with LeBron’s shoes? TruColor Shroinke Guests Link to post Share this post Posted December 2, 2006 Hooray baseball I like these uniforms better than what each team has now. I think the Hawks uniforms have gone downhill since they got rid of these. Recommended Posts Posted December 3, 2006 Favourite Logos:Florida State’s monograms and arrowhead | Late 90s/early 2000s Washington Capitals’ eagle | Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleer | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Tennessee Titans’ Fireball of Prometheus Favourite Logos:Put it on a fitted cap, I’ll probably love it. Share this post Link to post Guest Share on other sites Share on other sites 0 Share on other sites 567 Share this post Thug Life SportsLogos.Net man atlanta does look good 0 Cavs/Hawks revisit the 80s…. Posted December 2, 2006 Share on other sites Shroinke RyanB06 0 186 Location:Boston, MA 1,393 Favourite Logos:The Commodore. Share this post Posted December 2, 2006 1,047 posts cranium Share this post eags. Members Share this post reminds me of the days of larry nance/ron harper vs dominique wilkins/spud webb back in 1987. Sports Logos 2,171 Posted December 3, 2006 Members ColeJ 357 posts Posted December 3, 2006 Posted December 3, 2006 97 97 scraw28 cranium By HedleyLamarr, December 2, 2006 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites Followers 0 Go To Topic Listing All Activity 186 14,762 posts being a cav’s fan in the early 90’s i hated to see them switch over to the new uni’s. i dont follow NBA any more but i would buy an orange James jersey. 0 Forums Home last_img read more

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Tottenham mauled in Germany after Leipzig defeat – Jose Mourinho and…

first_imgJosé Mourinho is blaming everyone else, some of the fans are already losing patience with him, and the results are taking a predictable nosedive.Tuesday night continued their downward trajectory as RB Leipzig secured a comfortable 3-0 win to knock Spurs out of the Champions League and add to their misery.It was another poor performance from last season’s finalists, who didn’t have the skill or technical nous to match Julian Nagelsmann’s side.As a result, the reviews from Germany do not make for happy viewing if you’re in any way associated with Tottenham.Embed from Getty ImagesFirst to Bild, who, as you may have expected, were pretty harsh with their player ratings following the defeat.To explain, their ratings are very different to what we’re used to. While most are out of 10, or sometimes 5, they use the German school grading system.One means very good, two is good, three is average, four is passable but still lacking, five is deficient, and six is insufficient.A 6 is the lowest possible grade and, taking it back to the school grades; it means that not only were things not up to standard, but there was even a failure to understand the basics.And it seems there was plenty of that as far as Tottenham were concerned. Dele Alli was the highest scorer with a three, meaning he just escaped with his dignity intact, while everyone else was awarded a four or a five.The three worst were Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier, who received fives, or deficient ratings from the German newspaper.Mourinho doesn’t get off lightly either, receiving a four rating, with the newspaper saying he ‘lacked a victory plan’ for the game.Der Spiegel are equally harsh, saying the injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min ‘do not justify’ their performance in Leipzig before going in hard on Mourinho and his rapidly declining career.They state that anyone who signed Mourinho in the past ‘knew what they were getting’; ‘a motivator’ who ‘played for titles with an effective defensive system’. That, though, has been missing since the end of his second spell at Chelsea.Instead, Mourinho has ‘benefited above all from his reputation’, and at Manchester United, his ‘strengths seemed to have been lost.’ He’s yet to rediscover them at Tottenham clearly.Eurosport focus more on Leipzig, saying they had Tottenham ‘under control’, which says it all about Spurs’ performance, while Welt say ‘Leipzig’s progress was never endangered.’They were unimpressed by several of Tottenham’s players, saying Lucas Moura ‘fizzled out’, while the likes of Dele Alli, Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso were ‘pale’. Mourinho meanwhile is described as picking an eleven that was ‘completely ineffective’.All in all then, a dark, disappointing evening for Tottenham who not only unsuccessful in their attempts to progress but also wholly failed to earn a single piece of praise for their performance. They, and Mourinho, have a lot of work to do.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndo Now a long way away from the new manager bounce territory and losing players left right and centre, things are not going well at Tottenham.last_img read more

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Crawford upbeat ahead of CAC games

first_imgTwenty-one year old wheelsman, Romello Crawford is the only Guyanese cyclist who will be competing in the 2018 Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games and is poised to make his presence and country felt when he takes to the track. Crawford, who hails from the ancient county is expected to head over to Columbia this week but prior to that, he is currently training in Trinidad and Tobago.Trinidad and Tobago is the most economical means of training for track racing since Guyana is yet to see any remote plans of developing a velodrome.The lack of this continues to pose a problem for riders trying to develop their natural skills. Nevertheless, The PSL/Trojan rider in an interview with Stabroek Sport, related that it has been three years since his preparation started in this division of the sport.“Every year since 2015 I have been doing this [track race] in Trinidad,” Crawford said, noting that he has been involved in the Easter Grand Prix hosted by the twin island republic.Crawford added that he has gotten points on the track, qualifying him to compete in the event but due to the amount of energy taken on this division he will most likely not participate in the road race, if it is dated close together. “If I could do road I will need to see the dates because track takes everything out of you.” Crawford said.Despite the hurdles of not having track and the expense to travel overseas and train, Crawford has raced the 250 metres twice and the 500 metres a few more times.Crawford explained that he is currently working on bringing his fitness level to a higher standard in order to make his mark. The young cyclist will travel to Columbia along with Joseph Briton as the two lone representatives for cycling and as part of Guyana’s largest contingent to the CAC games.last_img read more

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Irish Show Jumping Team in strong position heading into Day 2 of the European Championships

first_img 23 August 2017, 16:25 Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Showjumping News  »  Irish Show Jumping Team in strong position heading into Day 2 of the European Championships The Underwriting Exchange and Devenish Irish Show Jumping team, sponsored by Equiline, put forward an excellent performance in the opening class of the Longines FEI European Championships in Gothenburg to secure fourth position heading into tomorrow’s (Thursday) team competition.Both Shane Sweetnam with Chaqui Z and Cian O’Connor with Good Luck produced superb rounds to finish in the Top 10. The Table C, one round speed class, of 81 riders was won by Peder Fredricson (SWE) on ‘H&M All In’ in a time of 75.70 seconds. In a class that proved a complex challenge, Shane Sweetnam riding the 11-year-old Stallion Chaqui Z produced a faultless round in a time of 79.89 to finish in 8th place.Cian O’Connor and Good Luck, a combination fresh from producing a faultless double clear in the Aga Khan Nations Cup in Dublin, produced an exceptional fast round that would have seen them take second spot had it not been for one fence down giving them a total of 80.20 seconds and a finishing position of 10th place.Combined with Denis Lynch and All Stars’ 22nd place finish, Team Ireland are in a strong position only 2.96 penalties behind early leaders Switzerland who finished on 5.15, France are in second on 6.78, Sweden third on 7.21, and Ireland fourth on 8.11 penalties.The second round of jumping on Thursday starts at 12.30 GMT. The 10 teams with the best scores following the first two rounds of jumping will then go forward to Friday’s final round of the team competition under floodlights at 7.30pm, after which the team medals will be awarded.The Irish Team for the Longines FEI European Championships is:Bertram Allen with Hector Van D’Abdijhoeve – owned by Noel Delahunty/Connaught BloodstockCian O’Connor with Good Luck – owned by Adena Springs & Ronnoco Jump LtdDenis Lynch with All Star 5 – owned by Thomas Straumann & Denis LynchShane Sweetnam with Chaqui Z – owned by Spy Coast Farm LLC & Shane SweetnamFor the latest Irish scores as they happen from the Longines FEI European Championships see Team Ireland Equestrian on Twitter: @TeamIRLEq and on Facebook: @TeamIrelandEquestrianOfficial Championship Hashtags: #FEIEuros2017 #Gothenburg2017 #jumping #irelandWatch live on FEITVLink to live results HEREEND Tags: Irish Show Jumping Team in strong position heading into Day 2 of the European Championships last_img read more

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Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant combination more lethal than ever, says Steve Kerr

first_img NBA wrap: Thunder top Suns to pick up first win of season Durant and Curry scored 69 points between them, and Kerr feels the superstar duo is linking up better than ever.”The continuity of being together now for a while, winning back-to-back titles together, I think there’s probably a better comfort zone, comfort area between the two of them than there’s ever been,” said Kerr. Related News He’s at it again  #StephGonnaSteph @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/ngw3CwdW5L— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 28, 2018Curry, who contributed 35 points, seven rebounds, as many three-pointers and three assists, believes the Warriors have started the season on another level to last year.”Because we went through what we went through last year,” Curry said. “And it’s kind of fresh in your memory in terms of how terrible a feeling it was night in, night out. Nothing clicking, not having any energy or juice. Steve Kerr believes Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have found a “comfort zone” to become a more lethal combination than ever after they put on a show in the Warriors’ victory over the Nets.Curry broke another NBA record by becoming the first player to pour in at last five 3-pointers in seven straight games as the defending champions beat the Nets 120-114 on Sunday.center_img Warriors star Stephen Curry sets NBA record, hits at least five 3-pointers in 7 straight games “Just making things harder than they should be, so we’ve talked about it, we’ve been open about it as a team, kind of set mini-goals to start off the season better.”Obviously, we’re not going to blow people out every night; it’s going to be tough. This is the NBA, there’s talent everywhere, but I think looking at the eye test and how we feel walking up the court, we’re playing with a lot more focus and more discipline, better than we did last year starting off the year.”That’s a good kind of vibe to have as you go through the 82 [games in the regular season].”last_img read more

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Wild turkeys ruffle feathers in Bay Area neighborhoods

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Thanksgiving may be over, but turkeys are still on the minds of some Bay Area residents who say they have become a nuisance.Wild turkeys have been spotted strolling through residential neighborhoods, and some have reported the birds are blocking traffic, scratching roofs and cars and getting aggressive.“To have a turkey flying at you, they’re like a 30-pound bird. It’s kinda scary,” San Francisco resident Nate Wells told ABC News.“They’re just in everybody’s yards. Kinda everywhere,” Wells added. “We’re in turkey country!”Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki said in a tweet that she has also had run-ins with the birds.Residents have reported that the birds are roosting on roofs, tearing up gardens and defecating on lawns, but the  California Department of Fish and Wildlife mandates that wild turkeys can only be hunted with a license during turkey-hunting season, or removed with a special permit.The CDFW recommends that residents avoid feeding the birds and use motion-detected sprinklers to keep them out of their yards. The agency also said that an open umbrella can help steer a wild turkey that has lost its fear of humans away from people.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Lakers star Anthony Davis spent offseason working on 3-point shot

first_imgDavis was asked recently during a Twitter Q&A how he’s improved his game this summer.“This summer I improved the most on my 3-ball. I wanted to be able to stretch the floor,” Davis said. “As a big, the game is definitely going that way now. … I for sure want to get that [percentage] in the high 30s. By me doing that I’ll be able to help the Lakers as much as possible … and hopefully win a championship.” Related News Davis averaged 33.1 percent from beyond the arc last season, and 34 percent the year before, not terrible figures, but below the NBA average that usually hovers around 35-36 percent (it was 35.5 percent last season). Will the Lakers see a new and improved version of Anthony Davis this season?That might be the case, given his offseason work. Already one of the most effective post scorers in league history, the six-time All-Star has been working on his 3-point shot. Kawhi Leonard’s sister charged in robbery, death of elderly womancenter_img 76ers’ Mike Scott gets into fight with Eagles fans The Lakers acquired Davis in June in a blockbuster trade that sent Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks to the Pelicans. If he’s able to consistently step outside and knock down 3s, it opens up space for new teammate LeBron James.Advanced analytics suggest Davis is already above average on catch-and-shoot 3s; according to NBA.com, he hit 37.7 percent of those attempts last season. If he’s improved in that respect … look out NBA.last_img read more

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Sunday blog: An adult-only concert night could be a good compromise at the Kansas Wheat Festival

first_imgThese Wheat Festival goers were having a good time in 2016.Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Was the Wellington City Council wrong by not allowing a public consumption area for the Kansas Wheat Festival? (see story here)I waver.If I were a councilman, I might have moved to table the matter. Before passing any resolution, I would have liked to get the input of other communities, who have similar festivals and whether or not they have specific events with alcohol.But the issue was timing. A plan was needed with the Kansas Wheat Festival looming in two weeks. Therefore, I probably would have let the motion die just like this week’s council. There is always next year.My first job out of college was at a newspaper in a small German Lutheran town in western Nebraska. And if you know anything about German Lutherans, we aren’t exactly teetotalers. We can probably outdrink Catholics. Well, maybe not.Anyway, they had this big street dance at a festival in a nearby town where beer was sold. And at the end, a group of drunken young testosterone-filled males decided to have this massive street brawl.I remember thinking, “there has got to be a better way.” And this was a time in my life when drinking was very much a priority.So I understand the hesitation with expanding the alcohol policy at the Wheat Festival. There are considerable risks. Public drunkenness is quite unimpressive.By the same token, I understand the Wheat Festival officials position of making the event as entertaining as possible. Here’s the issue. If people perceive the Wheat Festival to be lame, they are not going to come, especially the young people. I have always viewed the Wheat Festival as Wellington’s true homecoming where people come home – and that includes a significant number of college students or 20 somethings not quite ready to settle down.So I have been thinking about this since the meeting. How could we satisfy those who would like a liquid refreshment to walk around a specific area – intermingling with people while listening to some music; and those who are concerned about adults drinking around young children?Why not have a designated adult only concert night?I’m not saying all three nights, but perhaps just on say Saturday night and have the concert begin around 9 p.m. We could attract a great band or heck even a comedian. Barricade the public consumption area designated by next year’s council and ask for heightened security.People would have to show ID before coming in, and receive an arm band who is 21 years or older. I would allow 18 to 21 year-olds, but they would not get an arm band and couldn’t drink.Now, I can hear people argue that the Wheat Festival is a family event. I agree. But it has been a family event for five days. By Saturday night, it is time for the adults to unwind. On Thursday and Friday you can feature more family friendly concerts and have a traditional beer garden of the Antler’s Hotel parking lot.We could have designated Uber type drivers to make sure people don’t drink and drive and I hesitate saying this, but probably not allow people to carry guns within the public consumption area for that night. We will already have heightened security to take care of any potential domestic situations.Yes, there is potential of some people getting out of hand. But usually homecoming crowds aren’t in the mood to pick fights and cause trouble. Usually they are there to have a good time and catch up with old friends.One thing I did not like about the Wheat Festival proposal last Tuesday was the timing. I thought serving beer at 4 p.m. was ridiculously early. Let’s move it to 9 p.m. when most of the children should be someplace else, like at home or the carnival.It seems like a compromise worth pursuing. The great thing about the Wheat Festival is if an event doesn’t work out as planned, there is always next year to change it.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (11) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down Keep It Clean · 163 weeks ago Except the presence of children isn’t the only issue here. Report Reply 3 replies · active 163 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Brewskis · 163 weeks ago Tracy-As always you have put some extra thought into your proposal. I will only say this about Wellington whether about young or older people to some degree: Our town has had an over-consumption problem since before I was born and has continued unabated to present time. From the 1950’s through present day Wellington has supported 3 or more liquor stores along with a variety of drinking establishments including American Legion and VFW. I consumed enough alcohol in my earlier days of every type to fuel ethanol in vehicles. When the drinking age was a mere 18 years old for 3.2% beer it was readily available for anyone under that age without any problem. I have watched many a policeman stop and find underage drinkers driving vehicles back then, and the police quite often would make the individuals pull or open every can and pour it on the street. Back then that was from $.99 to $1.25 a six-pack down the drain! Quite often that was your warning, if caught again it was worse for you. I do not begrudge anyone the occasional brewski as long as they behave themselves. Having been raised by alcoholic adults along with drinking while younger I found only two classes of intoxicated people: Those that become mellow, and those which become belligerent, aggressive, nasty, and disgusting. Take your choice, that is what they become. I gave up drinking after an incident in a combat zone, I had lost two good friends, and me and another soldier consumed seven bottles of Cold Duck wine (or Boons Farm) combined with a fifth of Seagrams VO (or Crown Royal). I was out of it, I laid down on top of a bunker to sleep it off, when I woke up it was a completely dark night, I thought I was dead until my eyes focused well enough to see stars three minutes later. It wasn’t pretty afterwords, most who over drink know what I mean. Swore off drinking then and there except for one beer a year (if offered)! Funny story yes, but I learned a hard lesson as a twenty year old in Vietnam. Just don’t drive or become belligerent when drinking, and do not cause the police problems. 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