I am taking a much needed night off tonight, so I'll leave you with a couple of random notes to go over. First, we cannot publicize our scrimmage with N.M.M.I. so I won't be going to Lubbock, and you won't be seeing any photos or video coverage from the scrimmage itself. However, Friday morning, I will interview Hal Mumme on the vid-cam and let McMurry fans know how it went and what his perceptions were.
Secondly, know that Saturday is the official last day of camp with practice at Dyess Air Force Base. We initially called it a scrimmage, it is not a scrimmage other than the fact that McMurry's players will scrimmage each other on base. We are doing this to build a relationship with Dyess and to attract active Military personnel to come out to the games. Obviously, we are as a McMurry community asking fans to participate in McMurry's Operation Maroon Pride program so that fans can buy tickets for the active military personnel at Dyess. I will be attending that, and I will get footage and photos from there.
Thirdly, I finished 92 bios on the web for football. Check the roster there. We should have numbers by Sunday on the web.
Lastly, one of the sections on the player questionnaires that they fill out for me to write bios is one where the players write if their relatives have ever played college or pro sports.
Every year, we get some interesting ones. Usually distant cousins or so-and-so is someone's father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate (pardon the Spaceballs reference). However, this year we have a couple of good ones. We need the whole story on this first one, but Delfonte Diamond is the nephew of former NBA great Karl Malone.
As big a name as Malone is, and its a big one, Rae'Shaud Lemon's great uncle is Meadowlark Lemon, a 22-year veteran of the Harlem Globetrotters and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
He was also known as the "Clown Prince" and played over 16,000 games for the Globetrotters.