I’m gonna veer off from boxing for a quick second as I got this email
from my old friend Hugo (fellow Montebello Oiler, Class of ’90) who sent
me this email on Friday night...
I always enjoy reading your articles you write. I find them
entertaining and informative. What I enjoy most are "the flurries" at
the end of each article. Your "flurries" are always filled with pop
culture, thoughts, quotes and info from all other forms of
entertainment, with that being said I am very disappointed you have not
wrote anything about the sad news regarding Mr. Norman Sas. You might be
asking yourself who the hell is Norman Sas? Well he is only the
greatest inventor of all time in my opinion. He is the inventor of the
electronic football game. Only one of the greatest game of our
generation. I am talking about pre-Atari, Commodore 6400, 4th and Inches
and Tecmo bowl. You know the the game where you line up all your
players at the 50-yard line then flip a switch and all you hear is this
loud buzz which, then scatters all the players all over the field. You
can’t tell me you do not know what I am talking about or did not have
one. Steve you are Asian and along with the Abacus I know all you asian
kids had that game cause if my poor ass was able to afford one you
certainly could afford one. Anyway just poor one out or write an R.I.P
for that old man on your next "Final Flurrie". Hope all is well. Keep up
the good work. PEACE OUUUUUT!!!
Hugo, you really got your Shakespeare on for that email. I mean,
seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever heard you make a statement that long
in your life. What in the world got into you? Must’ve been some downtime
at the fire station but yes, a tip of my lid to the late Mr. Sas, whose
contributions to western civilization must never, ever be forgotten.
no, I didn’t have one. Asian parents back then weren’t big on football
so I didn’t get any of that fun stuff. But I had a friend who did and he
was meticulous in ordering all the teams and painting on the uniforms
and putting on the sticker decals. I mean, he made those things look
like works of art. And it was funny; we would actually line up the
players like a real game, going pro-set on offense, running a 4-3 on
defense and then seeing Rams and Raiders scatter all over the place as
the field vibrated.
So there ya go, Huggs (and hey, less than 45 days till kickoff. Get that spot on your sofa ready for me)...