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What if Aaron Hernandez played high school football at Lake Oswego? Would he be in prison today? This is the nightmare no school or team wants to reflect back on. Hats off to Coach Coury for looking after his players’ best interests. via

Warning: Adult Language And Profanity Regarding Lake Oswego Football.

Last year Lake Owego football suspended ten players for team rules violation.

This year LO suspended thirty players for conduct outside the team rules agreement they signed.

I see it as a type of non-disclosure statement, except it’s between the players and the team.

A BoomerPDX reader, and I hope future partner, took exception to a post from last year about the suspension.

His name is Johnny and here’s what he said, followed by my reply.

“You are an absolute idiot you remind me of that guy from dazed and confused that gives randal Floyd a bunch of shit for quitting the team going on and on with the these are the best years of our lives bullshit.props to the kid who quit, some 50 something fuck wit shouldn’t tell you how to live you life.”

This is what he meant to say:

“You are an absolute idiot. You remind me of that guy from Dazed and Confused that gives Randal Floyd a bunch of shit for quitting the team going on and on with the these are the best years of our lives bullshit. Props to the kid who quit. Some 50 something fuck wit shouldn’t tell you how to live you life.”

(Dazed and Confused storyline from It’s the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to.)

And the BoomerPDX reply:

Hey Johnny,

Thanks for coming in. BoomerPDX welcomes comments pro and con. I like your reference to Dazed and Confused. Too bad it’s an Austin, Texas reference and not a Lake Oswego connection. Props to you for taking time to write something.

If you’re as smart as you sound then you know a kid would never listen to some 50 something fuck wit tell them how to live. To re-cap the post you commented on: Lake Oswego football suspended 10 players for smoking weed on a team outing.

One of the players’ dad got jacked up and his kid didn’t return for the rest of the season. My take was he ought to get back on the field with his teammates.

Johnny, does that sound about right?

Now about the best years of our lives stuff. I’m a 60 year old fuck wit and I’m still waiting for the best years of my life. You want to know what they’ll be? It’s when my two ass kicking sons have kids of their own and I start looking less like the fuck wit I am today.

Do you understand what I’m telling you?

Sports isn’t so much a season as a way of life, even if you’re not very good at the sports you like the best. Sports give you perspective not found anywhere else.

Imagine yourself at a college kegger and some fuck wit thinks it would be funny to choke you out by wrapping an arm around your neck from behind and tightening up. What would you do, Johnny? Tap out?

Or would you grip his elbow and roll him to the floor in front of everyone, tighten down, and scream in his face, “HOW DO YOU LIKE IT NOW!”

It’s all fun and games until it isn’t, and that’s where you’ll find the line between gamers and quitters. Now maybe the kid who quit deserves props for quitting and will be better for it.

Here’s another slice of real life, Johnny: A Tigard kid had football star written all over him. Big, fast, and a nasty attitude on the field. Good guy off the field.

Then his dad died in a car accident, a flip your car going 100 mph on the Banfield sort of accident. It tore the kid up. He never made the adjustment, dropped out of sports, got real skinny. You know about real skinny real fast, right Johnny? You’re no fuck wit, you know the signs.

It was tough seeing the kid hang around the 7-11 parking lot with guys who never had his opportunities. Maybe he changed, or maybe he got even skinnier and moved away. If I was a normal idiot instead of an absolute idiot I’d probably know this.

Here’s the take away, Johnny: BoomerPDX is a serious blog with higher standards than your average fanboy page.

Instead of leaving comments on the spur of the moment, take time to come correct. It’s a writing thing, Johnny. Use correct punctuation and spelling and capitalization. You know, the stuff you learn in third grade. Now, I’m not the fuck wit telling you how to live your life, but I am telling you to sharpen the hell up and join I like your spirit and you stood up for someone. That counts for something around here.

Welcome aboard Johnny from your favorite absolute idiot fuck wit blogger,


At BoomerPDX we enjoy new readers and new members and the interaction each provides. Just be ready to entertain the reply that will follow your comment.

If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, give it a try. It may not work out, but you’re always better for the effort.

Now, if you feel like a quitter from some event in the past, join BoomerPDX. It’ll make you feel like the winner you’ve always been. If that doesn’t work out, leave a comment and we’ll figure out what went wrong.

The Blogger is in the house.

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