Practice Makes Perfect
Junior Varsity falls to 2 and 2 with a loss at Liberty tonight under smokey conditions under the lights.
It was a tough loss. One has to think is Liberty that good? Or were we not prepared after last weeks late week game due to postponed Wednesday night game being played late in the week on a Thursday then a Friday Varsity Game where JV Defensive Coach stepped in to cover for their Defensive coach....Anyway seems like a lot going one in a very short time and it seems like some more practice would have benefited our boys tonight...just sayin. I am no expert I am a bear, but it seems one practice is not enough for any team going up against a team with a full week of practice.
Well I must say, I was super impressed with the turnout in our side of the field tonight we had the support in the stands and if anything our boosters, friends and family came out in force and they always seem to have a good time.
One of the the brightest spots at the game tonight was JV Cheer, wow they packed a punch and were chanting, cheering, clapping and twisting in every direction. The athleticism is spellbinding, honestly my body hurts all over just from watching them. They must rehearse those routines over and over, practice makes perfect...Our Newport Cheer Rocks!
Well we have to pick up the pieces and get back on track we are better than we played tonight. Honestly parts of tonight were just unbearable...there I said it, I found a way to slip in a bear pun...Anyway I am tried, late in the game the smoke really was getting thick I could barely see...
Winning is not a sometime thing..
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
THE TOUCHDOWN CLUB took care of us again looking like we belonged in a territory that was not ours.
The Knight Market is ours and we own it, where ever we are, we will own that as our own...we will only expand and make it even bigger and better. Tonight I asked myself did I do everything I could to make tonight the best I could with what I had to work with. Look I am a stuffed bear, I have sticks in places propping me up on a stool, I was affectionately wrapped in glowing LED lighted gear so I could put smiles on people's faces, What humiliated? Maybe a lil' but I know I did my job- I absolutely did, my very first group of posing cuddlers was the entire cheer team from Liberty...for a moment I thought I scored the winning touchdown, everyone was so happy to see me, to click pics with me, can you imagine any other place where the entire cheer squad from another team stops to get a picture with a mascot or anyone dressed in home team gear... this only happens at a Home away from Home game. Look I did my job, Joel my boss from the Touchdown Club said, sit on the stool, let anyone, I mean anyone have a picture with you. Well you know it took some discipline, but I liked it and its my job to be a mascot for the Touchdown Club, so it's not hard to do, but it's tiring being messed with all night and you know I do what I am told and we have fun, the point is everyone has fun. I saw our President Joel and Vice President Julia tossing free glowing necklaces and beads to the student body. I know we fed our friends at Cheer, and we fed all the players after the game, so we did our job...the common thread here is we have fun, we have made friendships within our club that will last a lifetime, it won't stop after the next 4 years of high school, we did our job. Our reach is strong because we have stepped up to the challenge to make our games feel great and we make home be home no matter where it is. So I ask you what's missing here. I know it's not: Cheer, they work so hard and smile and cheer our team on keeping us happy when times are tough and it's always onward with spirit intact they did their job. Marching band, brought their first fully choreographed show with all the musical talent, excitement and regalia, they did their job. The Student body was bigger than ever and the parents showed up in force. They did their job. I want to know if anyone else knows what's missing...why do I feel so glum and heartbroken. I ask the question, did we all do our job?
Joel as you know sometimes after the game I lay down in the bed of the truck and I put my tired paws up and have a rest, and you know- air out.
Joel what were you thinking not checking the bed of the truck before visiting my friend Brown Bear...did you forget about me again? It felt like a hurricane of a speed wash, I was all soapy, suds in my eyes and my fur is all curly, all I can say is I am so glad you did not add the wax.
I have to say it was exhilarating and now I feel fresh...I am gonna be sore tomorrow. But again, I did my Job!
Forgive me for this plug.
Make it a habit, wash your car or a friends car! If you have not got your Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets they are going fast, you will not be disappointed.
Home at Home with a win!
Pizza for the parents and both Varsity and Junior Varsity had a celebration feast after the Knights held on to our lead as they downed those Kangaroos who came out to fight.
Things went up and down for the Lake Washington Kangaroos tonight, mostly down but they had some bright spots, but in the end they came up short as they were no match for our Gallant Knights. The Knights have a great big heart, courage and undeniable drive that's what I'm talking about there were some terrific passes and long runs and we just beat em! You see it's much like The Touchdown Club who loves to feed our boys and why not share a lil pizza with some parents. Tonight on our home turf we held a good crowd through an action packed football game. Students, parents and our Varsity Boys showing support makes it feel like the Knight Football Family is building. But on and off the field behind the scenes there's a spirit that's thicker than that sauce on the pizza tonight oh and by the way those were some tasty slices for sure. Thank you for all you do Volunteers and thank you to my boss man Joel and the entire Touchdown Club. Let's not let this spirit go. Rally people LET'S RALLY!
Last week at Sammamish the Touchdown Club introduced us to some new items at the Knight Market. Tomorrow at Bellevue High school where Varsity Football is away for another- Home away from Home game, we have more new items in store, its time to show your Spirit in Light, yep you heard that right, let's glow bright with our new line of colorful LED pom pomes, bracelets and necklaces, they are FAN-tastic something you hang onto and use the rest of the season. Bright colorful LED SPIRIT GEAR! Also I heard we got Hot Popcorn!!! The good stuff, let's go people! Let's snack, cheer and shine onward to victory.
Joel did you get me some of that gear? Don't you think it would be cool for me to be all decked out in lights and just hang out for pictures? I am ready, come on Joel, let's go!
You know I'm ready to shine!
Where there is Smoke there's Fire!
And so it goes- in the case of fire pull handle...well the handles been pulled and unfortunately we have some big forest fires burning and poor air quality moving our way.
This morning I was talking to my friend Smokey and he was giving me the heads up, well sure enough our region is socked in with unhealthy air quality...so all outdoor activities have been canceled by the ones who cancel stuff.
Please save yourself from this nasty air. It might seem okay to be out in it, but it's not. Stay safe and we hope it clears up for Friday's Home away from Home game at Bellevue High School when our Varsity takes on Liberty. Go Knights!
There's No place Like Home!
After spending last Friday night in the back of the Jeep buried deep under piles of the Friday Knight Markets aftermath, oh I must say THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR KNIGHTS AT THE MARKET. Anyway, I was finally brought in and given the bubble bath that I was promised with some fancy designer wash stuff, Woolite I think it was called. Don't tell Joel, but I am pretty sure theres not a single fiber of wool on or in me. I know my pedigree is just a knotch above carnival plushy, I mean I am no Pooh Bear. Anyway I got my bath and boy does my fur look shiny and it feels so smooth. Hey I am fresh and ready to go again and looking forward to Friday's Home away from Home game. This time will be hosting our home game on Bellevue High school's turf, we know we have a battle ahead and we hope you can all come out and support our valiant Knights and I will see ya at the Knight Market!
Junior Varsity Knights to host Liberty at Newport on Wednesday, yes you read that right and that's what I said. So I started thinking about this and I think the only reason JV is able to be at home is because they don't think anyone will show up, I mean really the place is still kind of dug up. Yep pretty sure they don't think anyone will show up. That makes me crazy!!! Come on people it's time to rally, it's game time, let's bring it, let's get out there and scream and yell, let's show them, whoever them is, that we are more than a handful parents, we are a legion of faithful fans...
I am not sure I can do much by myself begging to a few folks here, anyway please spread the word and get down to the game.
Well you get the point they don't think we are going to show up! Come on families and friends and student body, we gotta make a big presence...we are Home at Home JV's hosting on our sovereign turf and I can just about promise it won't be under 65° and will be clear blue skies...so you can cheer on our boy's and soak up some ray's, and then enjoy this autumn evening with a side of Knights Football, full tilt with hits harder than platinum, as the JV Knights revel on their first very own home field game!
So I gotta ask, hey Joel do ya think you could take me with you? You know let me go and hang with your posse? I see how you roll bro, let me in, let me cheer on the boy's, come on boss man we are not working until Friday at the Knight Market.
Let's all go celebrate JV Football Home game at Home...After all, there's no place like home!
Some call him Ted some call him Teddy.