EXTRA POINT:Random thoughts from someone who thinks that the only thing we’re getting this time from turning time back an hour on Sunday morning is an extra 60 minutes of daylight in the late afternoon to look at all the snow on the ground.
EXTRA POINT: Points pondered while trying to decide if the Lake County Fielders baseball cap hanging on the closet doorknob is increasing in value with each passing day, or decreasing in value with each passing day.
EXTRA POINT: Random thoughts and a trip down memory lane while watching North Chicago play Stevenson in the North Suburban Conference Championship Game which, year in and year out, is the most anticipated conference title matchup anywhere in the state. It truly is the game for the fans.
EXTRA POINT: Points pondered by someone who has discovered the true joy of having a child heading for the alter: Wedding-cake tasting events.
EXTRA POINT: Points pondered by someone who’s lost something like 585 consecutive one-on-one debates — a streak that started back in the day with a loss to good friend Christopher, who not only insisted the world was round and not flat, but then went out and proved it.
EXTRA POINT: It took three hours of actual time and nearly four quarters of football, but North Chicago’s own O’Brien Schofield got his name called for making a tackle in the Super Bowl. With four minutes to go in Seattle’s 43-8 thumping of Denver, the Broncos’ Montel Ball was stuffed for a four-yard loss on a run around right end, and doing the stuffing was Seahawks linebacker Schofield. He had his named called on TV for 111,000,000 people to hear and gave those of us rooting for him a reason to scream “There he is!!!!!”
EXTRA POINT: Points pondered by someone who never used a seat belt while driving until the day it became the law, and has never driven without using one since the day it did; yet, is still struggling mightily with the law that now prohibits texting while driving.
EXTRA POINT: This Sunday, a Lake County football player has a chance at Super Bowl and YouTube history when North Chicago High School grad O’Brien Schofield dons his No. 93 jersey and takes the field for the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos.
EXTRA POINT: Random thoughts from someone whose list of small favors to be thankful for now includes having a hurricane-strength wind blowing with you and not against you when you’re shoveling the driveway:
EXTRA POINT: True story regarding North Chicago High School athletic director Brian Colbert after he made the decision to relieve fan favorite Glen Kozlowski of his football-coaching duties and hire someone who would lead the Warhawk players down a different path while still trying to accomplish the same goals:
EXTRA POINT: Stuff that would have been sent via text message while trying to navigate east/west across the county during rush hour if, of course, texting while driving was not illegal:
EXTRA POINT: Al Rogers is requesting that every parent, grandparent and concerned citizen who lives in North Chicago attend a meeting next Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Foss Park Youth Center (Lewis Avenue, west of the high school). What’s going to happen is a discussion regarding what the Flames youth football/cheerleading program in North Chicago and also to discuss the travel youth basketball programs for boys and girls in middle school, and the introductory basketball program for boys and girls age 5-8.
EXTRA POINT: One of the things we always wonder about in the sport of girls basketball is whether or not the girls grasp the magnitude of the moment and see the big picture the way that boys basketball players do.
EXTRA POINT: Five thoughts on Glen Kozlowski becoming head football coach at Guerin High in southwest suburban River Grove, after being relieved of his coaching duties at North Chicago in November after five seasons.
EXTRA POINT: Generally speaking, from a non-betting fan’s point of view, the main purpose of college football bowl games is as TV background noise during the December holidays ... exactly the same function that the NFL game featuring the Detroit Lions provides on Thanksgiving day.
EXTRA POINT: Though his passing numbers will suggest otherwise, the one word that will be forever associated with Tommy Rees’ career as Notre Dame quarterback will be “caretaker.”