Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I am NOT a BSU BRONCO fan! I think this team is highly over-rated! And their quarter back Kellen Moore is too cocky for my liking. He was just a sophomore last year and he would walk on the field like he owned the world, being in the WAC conference where you don't play the big schools doesn't give you bragging rights. So the PAC 10 Commissioner being the idiot he is decides to realign the conferences and puts BSU in the Mountain West Conference. Like they're big enough and bad enough to play with the BIG BOYS! Since he did this so late there wasn't enough time to add BSU to the entire Mountain West Conference schedule, but he did add VT Hokies as BSU's first game of the season and that was played last night in prime time. Here is my take on the game. First off The Hokies home field is in Blacksburg, VA not the FEDEX field in D.C. - I guess BSU is going to expect all their opponents to cater to them as they move into the Mountain West Conference in 2011. SORREE!!!! It doesn't work that way! If you want to play with the big boys you play on their turf! Not everyone is going to come to the SMURF TURF to play!
As for last nights game BSU got lucky! They had 2 TURNOVERS, 11 penalties for 105 yards, No 4th down conversions, 6-15 3rd down conversions. If they think they can play like this on a regular basis against the bigger teams and WIN it's just not going to happen! Teams like BYU, Air Force, Colorado State, SDSU, New Mexico, UNLV, Utah, and Wyoming are just ready to take BSU down off their high horse and prove that they don't belong in the Mountain West Conference. I have to agree, I don't think they belong, especially with some of the nastiness I saw last night, the personal fouls coming from as their coach Chris Peterson calls "such good young men" I didn't see any of that last night. I saw a lot of after the play hits, and in your face words. I know there was a lot of hype for this game, however that is just not ok.
I have to give BSU's offensive and defensive coordinators props for studying VT and having BSU prepared. VT's offensive and defensive coordinators were prepared as well, for VT I think they were just a little hyped, were out of their comfort zone not being on their field, and being their first game of the season who knows how many seniors they'd lost, and that always shakes up a team. The first quarter was rough and then VT settled down, and played great! I really didn't think that BSU would be able to pull it out and to be honest was surprised they did.

Love Me Tender

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Love Me Tender
Summerside Press (September 1, 2010)

Janice Hanna


Award-winning author Janice Thompson also writes under the pseudonym Janice Hanna, She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over fifty books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, childrens books and more. In addition, she enjoys editing, ghost-writing, public speaking, and mentoring young writers. Janice currently serves as Vice-President of CAN (Christian Authors Network) and was named the 2008 Mentor of the year for ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).

She was thrilled to be named the 2010 Barbour/Heartsong Author of the Year with three books on the top ten list for that house. Janice is active in her local writing group, where she regularly teaches on the craft of writing. Her online course, "Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer" has been helpful to many who want to earn a living with their writing. Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends and two mischievous dachshunds. She does her best to keep the Lord at the center of it all.


As "Love Me Tender" plays in the background, Debbie Carmichael determines to salvage her family's restaurant, Sweet Sal's Soda Shoppe, when her father's health fails. Teen heartthrob Bobby Conrad agrees to perform at a fundraiser concert. But just two weeks before the highly publicized event, Bobby backs out of the benefit. Enter Johnny Hartman, a young, unknown singer to take Conrad's place. Debbie soon realizes the twists and turns leading up to the concert are divinely orchestrated. And it isn't dreamy Bobby Conrad who has stolen her heart - but the tender love of Johnny Hartman.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Love Me Tender, go HERE.

This book just arrived on Saturday so I haven't had a chance to crack it open yet. Keep your eyes open for my full review.
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