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Innocent Bystander Daily 2: April 13, 2014

RUN SANITY = DIANNE VAN deren is a 54 mother of three who suffered from epileptic seizures in her late 20's and had a lobectumy in 1997. She found RUNNING reduced the number of seizures she endured. RUNNING 20 miles a day and now has become a top ranked ULTRA-MARATHONER, including finishing the 454 mile run in -40 degree weather in ALASKA. Get off the couch!!! www.carladdisonswanson.com
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Carl Addison Swanson's photo.

Innocent Bystander Daily 1: April 13, 2014

MIAMI HURRICANES = Beginning in the early 1980's, for nearly a decade the MIAMI "U" CANES were the dominant force in college football, winning 4 national championships under Coaches Schnellberger, Jimmy Johnson and Erickson. But their style of play, complete with taunting, in your face hard knocks football, brought sanctions and investigations by the ever archaic NCAA. Even the prissy White college President condemned their "thug" tactics. But they won and brought millions to the university. WTF? www.carladdisonswanson.com
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Carl Addison Swanson's photo.
 

Innocent Bystander Daily: April 12, 2014

LEN BIAS = The All-American forward at the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, dropped dead following his first round draft selection by the BOSTON CELTICS in 1986. It was found that he had overdosed on cocaine. His death not only led to the firing of some Maryland coaches but also prompted CONGRESS to pass laws regarding the possession of certain drugs. And since, while crime has dropped 40%, incarceration has QUADRUPLED in this country. Len's brother, JAY, was murdered in 1990. Tragic beyond words. www.carladdisonswanson.com
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Carl Addison Swanson's photo.

Innocent Bystander Daily 2: April 11, 2014

WALKING THE DOG = I love dogs but this walking the dog everywhere is for the birds. Jammie walks Annie twice a day and she loves it. But my idea is to just let the ole gal out the back door and let her wander, invisible fence installed. WALKING the dog has now evolved to social interaction and we actually have parks for dog walking. I don't get it but I guess it has really become a dog eat dog world?www.carladdisonswanson.com
Carl Addison Swanson's photo.
Carl Addison Swanson's photo.

Innocent Bystander Daily 1: April 11, 2014

USFL = The United States Football League started spring football in 1983 and did well . . . Herschel Walker, Steve Young, Doug Flutie and many others got there start there. But then DONALD TRUMP, owner of the NY Generals, got greedy and wanted to play in the FALL TO RIVAL THE NFL. A lawsuit followed with a THREE DOLLAR award and the league crumbled by 1986. Watched JIM KELLEY play in a HOUSTON GAMBLER game where the final score was 48-46. Really fun games . . .www.carladdisonswanson.com
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Innocent Bystander Daily 2: April 10, 2014

BALTIMORE COLT MARCHING BAND = Talk about dedication? ESPN films out with a documentary about the band that would not quit. When the COLTS left in the middle of the night from Baltimore in 1983, the band continued to perform, even in the Hall of Fame game and on the footsteps of the MARYLAND CAPITOL to get their team back!! Of course, they got the CLEVELAND BROWNS (to be RAVENS), another team to show no fucking loyalty but of course, as a HOUSTON OILER FAN, I know that is what the NFL stands for . . . www.carladdisonswanson.com
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Carl Addison Swanson's photo.
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Innocent Bystander Daily 1: April 10, 2014

THE MASTERS = The annual pilgrimage to the LAND OF CRACKERS in Augusta, GA. LEE TREVINO swore he would never go back after the way he was treated. TIGER changed much of that but they still only have one BLACK and two WOMEN as members despite great pressure. I guess my opinion of the festivities is typified by the fact that they put ice on the azaleas so they will bloom NOW instead of MARCH. PHONEY is the word. Golf is a game of rules and talent and not pretentiousness. WTF?www.carladdisonswanson.com
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Carl Addison Swanson's photo.

Innocent Bystander Daily 2: April 9, 2014

DIVINE MADNESS = Been running for 32 years with many aches and many miles on these wheels but some things amaze me: Jan Sutherland has been running 16,366 days or 44.8 years without a day off. The 63 year old teacher-coach from West Hills, CA is about to break the record of a 45 year streak. How about Joe Fejes, 48 of Hoschton, GA who 555.36 miles in 6 days, or Denmark's Annette Fredshov, 41, who ran 366 marathons over a year period or Larry Macon, 69, of San Antonio who ran 255 marathons in one year. OMG!!! Body over mine. GET OFF THE SOFA!!www.carladdisonswanson.com
Photo: INNOCENT BYSTANDER:  DIVINE MADNESS =  Been running for 32 years with many aches and many miles on these wheels but some things amaze me:  Jan Sutherland has been running 16,366 days or 44.8 years without a day off.  The 63 year old teacher-coach from West Hills, CA is about to break the record of a 45 year streak.  How about Joe Fejes, 48 of Hoschton, GA who 555.36 miles in 6 days, or Denmark's Annette Fredshov, 41, who ran 366 marathons over a year period or Larry Macon, 69, of San Antonio who ran 255 marathons in one year. OMG!!!  Body over mine.  GET OFF THE SOFA!!  www.carladdisonswanson.com

Innocent Bystander Daily 1: April 9, 2014

BLOOD TEST = Like David Letterman who said he has high CHOLESTEROL "from eating lint," I am much the same. While my HDL is good, my LDL is high. There is also VLDL which also adds into the total. Since I am runner, carrying at present a few extra pounds, my recent blood test is not of great concern. That said, DR. OZ reports the whole CHOLESTEROL ranking is BULLSHIT. Your HDL to TRIGLYCERIDES RATIO is a better indicator. Since mine is 3 to 1, which is good-average, hell with the doctors. Run Forrest Run. www.carladdisonswanson.com
Photo: INNOCENT BYSTANDER:  BLOOD TEST =  Like David Letterman who said he has high CHOLESTEROL

Innocent Bystander Daily 3: April 8, 2014

HUSKIE HOOPS = Congrats to the HUSKIE WOMEN for an outstanding kick-ass WIN over the Whining Irish. Got to give Gino credit. Starting in 1985 in sub-par facilities, he owns the premier team in AMERICA. The game a tad slower than the men's but some excellent passing/shooting makes for a good show. And the ladies graduate. Nice. And no trash talking. www.carladdisonswanson
Carl Addison Swanson's photo.
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