Before our daughter was born, we had a tradition to spend New Year’s Eve with some of our friends. We always went out to dinner, usually at a nice Chinese restaurant, and then went back to someone’s house to play karaoke or Rock Band and watch the ball drop on television.
The expanding athletic appetite of Spencer County continues to be sated this year. By the end of winter, the county will have witnessed the historic first season of the Spencer County High School wrestling team.
Newspapers, networks and magazines often look back at this time of year as they review the year just completed. It’s interesting to take a review trip over the past 12 months to see the events that impacted our world and community, but it’s equally as fun to look ahead.
So with a brand new sports year ahead of us beginning in just a few days, here is one sports fan’s wishes for 2012:
Louisville at Kentucky.
An argument can be made that Saturday’s high noon hoedown in Rupp Arena looms as (too) much about personalities John Calipari and Rick Pitino as it does about players and the game.
Here are some questions and conclusions for thought during Saturday’s game:
• Officiating. Which coach will impose his will to best effect?
• Can Pitino do his brilliance, dictate game pace and level of physical play?
• Will Terrence Jones show up? Will Peyton Siva stand up?
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, along with leaders from food and agriculture organizations, introduced recently a free online tool to help U.S. producers of all sizes achieve good agricultural practices harmonized standards and certification, helping to further expand economic opportunities for American agriculture.
Hope you don’t mind that I take this opportunity to reflect a little. Another year is gone. I remember my elders marveling over this and how quickly time goes by and I get it now. I have learned some this year but I don’t necessarily feel smarter; I have aged some but don’t necessarily feel older; and I have made new friends that have taught me that there is always potential, which has made me excited about the rest of my life.