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saddawg
10-10-2010, 11:53 AM
I<span style="font-weight: bold;">'ve always had a thing for pirates since I was a kid. That's probably why I live where I do most of the time. It's also why I am probably a little off mentally, and live a life style that I do.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Pirates kinda chart their own course. They don't pay much attention to, or have much regard, for what other folks consider normal lifestyles. </span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">I share my thing for pirates with a couple of well known folks. I've had the pleasure of meeting both.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Jimmy Buffet and Mike Leach.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">I met Jimmy a long time back and only that once.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">I met Coach Leach a few years back and , since we frequent some of the same harbors, quite a few times since. While we don't exchange cell numbers or Christmas cards, we do like talking boats and pirates.</span>
<br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">If you remember the old blog, I made him the 1st Honorary member of my crew. He can become a full fledged member any time he wants. </span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Coach Leach has been hanging around the Keys a lot lately since he left Texas Tech. He flys out to do some TV games and radio stuff now a days.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">One of those games was the State game last night.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">I enjoyed him doing the game. Some complained about his monotone delivery, but that the way he talks all the time.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">However, it is the most entertaining monotone in the world.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Seriously, the guy is a fascinating conversationalist. A great story teller.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;">
Here's 60 Minutes Segment On Him (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/12/31/60minutes/main4694714.shtml)

And Here Is A Great Group Of Quotes From Him (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/78729-leachisms-quotes-from-the-pirate-king)

<span style="font-weight: bold;">Earlier this month everybody called him a raving dumbass for saying Alabama was probably just a top 7 team.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Today they are 8th, so I guess he is nuts.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Coach said what he did because, like a good pirate he understands the odds. And the odds say Bama wouldn't repeat.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Ole Pat Dye and Gene Stallings went off on him. They said if he was so smart , why wasn't he coaching now.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Well, it damn sure wasn't for losing. Or breaking NCAA rules.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">I respect Dye and Stallings as coaches. However, those two, especially Dye, damn sure shouldn't be casting any stones.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Come to think of it, those two are probably a lot more cut throat than The Good Pirate Leach.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Enjoy Leach in the booth this year because, unlike Stallings and Dye, he'll be plotting a course toward a sideline near you very soon.</span>

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