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Big George

Posted Dec 01 2009 2:43am

Somewhere along the wayI must have stumbled onto the blog of Jenny Fletcher and made a comment about one of my favorite athletes George Hincapie. In responseshe emailed me with a few comments of her own.

I have been slack with my blogging latelyso Jenny's reply got the mind churning againand it brought back memories from my childhoodand a little insight into why I have such respect for the guys who make up the "Rest of the team" the supporting cast.

When I was a kidI was a big hockey fan. Our local team brought in a couple of import players. One guys name was Bruce Campbell. He was a pure goal scorer. He was an ofensive machine. Everyone raved about himand at the end of the yearI believe he racked up enough points to win the scoring championship.

But the second guy's name was Kent Lannon. He was a digger. He was a work horse. He was the first guy in the cornershe was good on faceoffshe blocked shotshe skated hard to get back into the defensive end to pick up his check. He did all the little things that go unnoticedbut are nesseccary for a team to win. My dad said one timeThat's a good hockey playerand since then I had a special place for the guys who worked hard and got little recognition.

That's why I like George Hincappie. I was dissapointed when he missed out on the yellow jersey at this years tourbut it's only fitting. Oh so close again.

I hope he returns. Lance's and Alberto's come and gobut the Pelaton tour won't be the same without the big guyso here is to a few more saddle sores.

I even have an order in for a team columbia jersey for Christmas. If it fitsI'll post pics.
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