So, there I am reading the headlines in Yahoo! Sport and there is a title for “Player sets unwanted record with three-second dismissal”, so of course I have to click it to see what it’s about. Well… read on below, and just remember to laugh when you see the guys name! LOL
Player sets unwanted record with three-second dismissal
LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – A player with English minor league club Chippenham Town has set a record for the fastest-red card in senior soccer when he was sent off for a wild tackle three seconds after kickoff, British media reported on Monday.
Striker David Pratt, 21, was dismissed in a Southern Premier League game against Bashley on Saturday.
The previous fastest sending-off is generally accepted to be 10 seconds for Bologna’s Giuseppe Lorenzo after he struck an opponent in a 1990 Italian league game.
English soccer’s previous “best” was 13 seconds when Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Kevin Pressman handled outside his box in a game in 2000.
Also in 2000 an English amateur player, Lee Todd, was sent off after two seconds when he responded to the referee’s whistle to start the game by saying “xxxx me, that was loud” and was dismissed for foul and abusive language.
2:30AM – I was woken up by a flap-flap-whoosh, there was a bat swooping about our room. I woke JoAnn, and then I grabbed an LED flashlight and shone it at the rodent to attempt to drive it back into the living room. This caused it to fly into Charlotte’s room! I was able to hold the bat at bay with the flashlights beam – he hid on the curtains – until JoAnn had managed to rescue Charlotte!
I called Adirondack Dundee (Craig) – www.adirondackdundee.com – who asked if he could call me back when we was able to wake up. He apparently fell asleep again (which he apologized for later), so didn’t call me back until about 4:30AM.
At this time I told him that the bat was in a closed room and that it wasn’t necessary that he come right away, so we arranged that he come in the morning.
9:00AM – Craig arrived and walked into Charlotte’s room and was out within 30-secs. The animal was very lethargic, and he put it in his now empty Stewart’s Store coffee cup!
So after the capture, Craig and I walked around the outside of the house, and he pointed out possible entry points, and said that the bats had actually been in the house for a number of months. I say bats here because after going into the attic he said that there is a paternal nest of 5 or 6 bats. Thankfully there is no dropping mess to clean up in the attic.
So as a conclusion, seal your gaps and stop the bats!
OK, so I’m now working through the Boxing Day Blues (wikipedia: Boxing Day), having done the gifts and all yesterday. And it is only so many hours that one can go without being physically attached to a computer keyboard without having to fix something for someone!
On a possitive note, I’m going to try to get a co-op game of CoD: WaW going tonight with Dan Byron. I played a little bit yesterday, and it looks like it will be really good in co-op play.
Good Morning and Blessings to you and your families on this special day. In a small town in a manger was laid a new born child who would be called Immanuel, Lamb of God, Great Shepherd, Bread of Life, and Alpha and Omega. This child was a gift from God, given because God so loved the world.
On this the morning of Christ’s birth, I reflect on what has been given to me. JoAnn, Charlotte, my mother’s power over cancer, my father, my family, my friends, my work. But of all these I thank Him for the love that He showed in giving a gift that would lead to eternal life.
Christmas is a time for love and peace. I pray that you all have love and peace on this the brithday of Jesus.