Greg McMackin has implemented a new policy: Don’t take a knee.
With the increased emphasis on conditioning, the Warriors have been told not to ever hunch over, with their hands on their knees, during practices.
“We dont let anybody bend over,” McMackin said. “If they bend over, they’re too tired to play.”
The Warriors have worked their way into shape in a program implemented by Saint Louis Rams’ conditioning coach Dana LeDuc and maintained by UH’s Mel deLaura and Tommy Heffernan.
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It was a night of fun, singing, food, celebration and, in the end, tears.
Our karaoke call, attended by more than 50, featured the Bomb Squad (they made their own Jaegermeister T-shirts), Caryn Kunz’s amazing singing, a brithday celebration for Kelli Miura, and a fond farewell for Frank, Rob25’s husband.
Frank leaves Tuesday for his third tour of duty, this time to Iraq. He’ll be there a year. Thing is, Frank’s only concern is for his soldiers, 19-year-old guys who are going to look to him for leadership and guidance in a place where the days are long and sleep is not peaceful.
We wish for good health and safety for Frank and the others who serve our country.
Here are James, Frank and A-Joe:
Caryn Kunz and the belated birthday star Kelli:
Rep. K. Mark Takai, who’s also in the Reserves, and Esme:
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