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CB - those are my three reasons, too, and I think I am in a similar spot to you on the topic of Russ.  The entertainment comes and goes, but I find that I have to generate more and more of the entertainment myself.

btw, chronic, 6 pages!

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I invented a new game last night.  I called it the Double Gauntlet.

 

2 side by side grides with 3 zones.

 

1st zone 10 y x 10 y w/ defender

2nd zone 5 y x 10 y - Neutral zone ( no defenders allowed)

3rd zone 10 y x 10 y w/ defender

 

I split attackers into 2 groups and they played 1v1 vs the defenders in the Guantlet Zones.  This increased the work:rest ratio since I had 2 groups of 6 (4 attackers and 2 defenders in each group).  I had them rotate attacking lanes to get different looks at different defenders.

 

I then progressed to a 2 v 2 with the same 3 zones.  I then progressed with 3 v 3 with the same 3 zones.  I added some width as I progressed.

 

All copyrights reserved and I ain't paying Russ any royalties as I invented this variation of the Gauntlet. 

 


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The difference here, Jim and CB, is that I didn't start the thread.

 

I have started a new one based upon the claim Russ made that...   "I mention Run the Gauntlet, Ride the Bronco, and Space Cowboy as activities I've invented which could be very valuable to new coaches." 

 

That was what began the post.  Is your quibble with the term "I've invented" as applied to Run the Gauntlet?  I write very quickly on these posts, and if I chose the wrong word there my apologies.  It certainly fits with Space Cowboy and some other topics.  If it helps, I'll be glad to retreat a bit from saying "I've invented Run the Gauntlet".  I can see where someone would feel offended by that statement if they've used something similar.

 

How about:

 

"I mention Run the Gauntlet, Ride the Bronco, and Space Cowboy as activities I've either invented or discovered independently, or as activities for which I've articulated my own particular versions."  Something like that.  Then we can say, "Never mind" to the whole post? 

 

Or, I could list any three other activities from the book that I'm pretty sure you won't find anywhere.  That would be easy, as there are a pretty large number of games and scrimmages.

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Russ-  It is very tempting for me to be a Russ basher!  And, as you have done with others, you have successfully pulled me into your game.  I don't like being played the fool Russ...  and I think others like AFB and Coachkev have looked like fools as well playing in your kindergarden playground.  So I won't waste anymore time responding to anything you have to say in the future.  Although I'm sure I will still look at your endless threads from time to time to see what new fools will fall for your folly.

 

WOW! CB, glad I don't look a fool!

 


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CB - no way you can stay out of this forever!

btw, I think I invented a new type of candy last night - purely by accident!  My daughter was at the island in our kitchen, making a pb&j sandwich.  As I was walking by, eating a candy bar, one of the dogs somehow snuck under my feet, and I kind of tripped over him.  Thankfully I caught my balance, but in doing so, my chocolate bar ended up right in the middle of the jar of peanut butter!

At first I was a little miffed, and so was my daughter.  She angrily said to me, "You got chocolate in my peanut butter!" 

I quickly replied, "Nuh uh, you got peanut butter on my chocolate!"

Well, as it turns out, we both liked the taste of that combination of flavors.  We had my wife and two sons try it out, too, and two of the three of them really like it, too.  I spent most of the night in the kitchen, playing around with different ways to combine these two tastes.  I think I have it now, but, to make a long story short, I am going to go this morning to empty my bank account to start a business that will make these little, round, candy bar type treats that have chocolate on the outside of a peanut butter center.  I know it is a risk to use all my savings on this venture, but I really think this will catch on!

 

Jim! Jim!  Can I invent a name for this chocolate peanut butter bar?

 

Let's call it a Snickers bar - eh?

 

 


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This post seems to be winding down.  I'd be glad to take a look at Space Cowboy if anyone wants to, but in part my motive might be a bit devious.  I think it's a great but unknown activity.  It grew out of the theory that there is a separate breakthrough part that needs to be practiced, where beating the offside line is what's required.  I'd love to see more coaches actually try this activity, because I think it would be a valuable addition to their repertoire.  But I guess that will just have to wait for another day.

 

Being in the position of trying to defend the idea that this or that was my invention isn't much fun.  I realize many coaches here have invented many valuable activities, or adapted others to your own situation.  My intention was never to boast.  I don't enjoy being accused of borrowing or stealing when I can remember the exact circumstances of creating something, but I take comfort in knowing that nobody will ever prove such a thing because it isn't true.

 

Let me know if you ever want to look into Space Cowboy, Ride the Bronco, Bombs Away, Air Control, Side-to-Side, Three-and-a-Drop, Long Ball, Pass and Move, or any other activity with which I'm associated.  Tracing the history of various activities is kind of interesting.  Otherwise, over and out for this post.

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Maybe you invented the term drop pass? I have been calling a back pass a back pass since I started playing. If you did congratulations to you.

 

I could not bring myself to read about your space cowboy. However I have seen the Clint Eastwood movie Space Cowboy. Did you invent  the term space cowboy before or after the movie? The movie came out in 2000.


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Maybe you invented the term drop pass? I have been calling a back pass a back pass since I started playing. If you did congratulations to you.

 

I could not bring myself to read about your space cowboy. However I have seen the Clint Eastwood movie Space Cowboy. Did you invent  the term space cowboy before or after the movie? The movie came out in 2000.

Just imagine what the kids think about this joker. Kids are pretty perceptive and I would guess after a certain age they laugh at this guy more tha we do.

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Let me know if you ever want to look into Space Cowboy, Ride the Bronco, Bombs Away, Air Control, Side-to-Side, Three-and-a-Drop, Long Ball, Pass and Move, or any other activity with which I'm associated.  Tracing the history of various activities is kind of interesting.  Otherwise, over and out for this post.

I'm familiar with the "Space Cowboy", but what are the rules for the "Pompitous of Love"

 

some people call me the space cowboy,

some call me the gangster of love

some people call me Maurice

cause I speak of the pompitous of love 

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some people call me the space cowboy,

some call me the gangster of love

some people call me Maurice

cause I speak of the pompitous of love 

 

So that's what that lyric is.  I always thought it was "prophetess of love" or something.  What does pompitous mean?

 

Also, I'm going to consider "Gangster of Love" as the name for my next activity.

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some people call me the space cowboy,

some call me the gangster of love

some people call me Maurice

cause I speak of the pompitous of love 

 

So that's what that lyric is.  I always thought it was "prophetess of love" or something.  What does pompitous mean?

 

Also, I'm going to consider "Gangster of Love" as the name for my next activity.

 

The guy who wrot ethat song with Steve Miller was on som,e radio show- Maybe Michael Feldman's Whadda ya Know? and said it was just a made up word that sounded funny.


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some people call me the space cowboy,

some call me the gangster of love

some people call me Maurice

cause I speak of the pompitous of love 

 

So that's what that lyric is.  I always thought it was "prophetess of love" or something.  What does pompitous mean?

 

Also, I'm going to consider "Gangster of Love" as the name for my next activity.

 

The guy who wrot ethat song with Steve Miller was on som,e radio show- Maybe Michael Feldman's Whadda ya Know? and said it was just a made up word that sounded funny.

 

Pretty cool, he invented a word. (or was it just a variation?)

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Well, I don't have to wonder about that song any more.  It's all explained on this thread. 


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Coming soon to a field near you:

 

"Pompatus of Possession" combining the "possession part" and the "pompatus part".

 

Copyright 2006 TomK

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Space Cowboy


By: Steve Miller and Ben Sidran

I told you 'bout living in the U.S. of A.
Don't you know that I'm a gangster of love
Let me tell you people that I found a new way
And I'm tired of all this talk about love
And the same old story with a new set of words
About the good and the bad and the poor
And the times keep on changin'
So I'm keepin' on top
Of every fat cat who walks through my door

I'm a space cowboy
Bet you weren't ready for that
I'm a space cowboy
I'm sure you know where it's at
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I was born on this rock
And I've been travelin' through space
Since the moment I first realized
What all you fast talkin' cats would do if you could
You know, I'm ready for the final surprise
There ain't no way around it
Ain't nothing to say
That's gonna satisfy my soul deep inside
All the prayers and surveyors
Keep the whole place uptight
While it keeps on gettin' darker outside

I'm a space cowboy
Bet you weren't ready for that
I'm a space cowboy
I'm sure you know where it's at
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I see the show downs, slow downs, lost and found, turn arounds
The boys in the military shirts
I keep my eyes on the prize, on the long fallen skies
And I don't let my friends get hurt
All you back room schemers, small trip dreamers
Better find something new to say
Cause you're the same old story
It's the same old crime
And you got some heavy dues to pay

I'm a space cowboy
Bet you weren't ready for that
I'm a space cowboy
I'm sure you know where it's at
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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Coming soon to a field near you:

 

"Pompatus of Possession" combining the "possession part" and the "pompatus part".

 

Copyright 2006 TomK

Are these by the same writer who produced The Pomposity of Thoughful Soccer Terms and Original Plagiarized Drills? 


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MrSoccer,

Do you have any more copies of that album? I've been trying to find a copy for sometime now without any luck. 

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Didn't feel like reading this crap why are we rehashing this all over again? Are you inventing more shit Russ that we have already used since forever?

 

Russ you invented the "V" passing right? So you can still pass when opponents get into the square passing lanes verticle and horizontal passing right?

 

Are we bored?

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I just got an Italian Musical album I originally had in the 1960's I didn't invent it :-) it was lost.

 

It's called "Giglio Melodies" all the music and marches from the Giglio Feast.

 

I have wanted it back all my life. My daughter finds the record on e-bay some how. I get the record last one made was in 1979 and only 200 made back then. The record was never played.

 

Friend of mine put it on audio tape for me. I had someone put the audio tape on Audio CD.

 

The audio CD came out a lot better then the audio tape.

 

Played it brought me back in time 46 years. If I could have cried I would have cried hearing it again but can't cry so I didn't.

 

Love this music. I made a bunch of copies that I will give away to people who would appreciate hearing it which unfortunately is none of you. :-)

 

Love this stuff especially the song that was invented by someonwe other then Russ title "106th Street" and of cource "O'Giglio e Paradise"

 

 

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