Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Bum Eleventary: Bum Phillips (1923-2013)

"Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half." 

"The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline."

"You don't know a ladder has splinters until you slide down."

"Two kinds of ballplayers aren't worth a darn: One that never does what he's told, and one who does nothin' except what he's told."

"How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That's how you win."

"Football is a game of failure. You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else."

"There's two kinds of coaches, them that's fired and them that's gonna be fired." 

"Never contradict Mama, no matter what the subject and no matter who you think's right and who you think's wrong."

Of his adversary Don Shula (and sometimes, of his mentor Bear Bryant, depending on how he told the story): "He can take his'n and beat your'n and take your'n and beat his'n."

"In the end, the only won-loss record that really matters is nailed to the cross."

After taking the Oilers to the AFC Championship Game two years in a row only to lose to the Super Bowl champion Steelers, "Last year we knocked on the door. This year we banged on the door. Next year, we're kicking the door in."

Friday, October 4, 2013

Nathan Clark George's Double Eleventary

1. Alleluia! Sing for Joy—Psalm 33           
2. Lord, Protect Your People—Psalm 14           
3. Gently, Gently—Psalm 6           
4. I Love You Lord—Psalm 18                       
5. Bless the Lord O My Soul—Psalm 104           
6. O Lord Most High—Psalm 9                       
7. My Soul Waits—Psalm 62                       
8. Blessed Are All They—Psalm 1                       
9. Incarnate God—Psalm 91                       
10. Answer Father When I Call—Psalm 4           
11. May the Lord Respond—Psalm 20           

1. Our Only Paschal Lamb           
2. Love Divine                       
3. Have Mercy O Lord                       
4. Holy is the Lord           
5. Kyrie           
6. Calm Content           
7. Sanctus           
8. A Debt of Love           
9. To Live is Christ           
10. Creed of Timothy           
11. Peace, Perfect Peace