Becky Veazey Timmons was asked to become an administrator for the Team Leach FB page about two years ago and she happily agreed to do so because of her total dissatisfaction over how Coach Leach was treated and her desire to see justice for him. She serves as an officer for The Mike Leach Foundation, she has worked in the medical field in Lubbock, Texas for the past 30 years, she is a rabid Coug convert and she is today’s Guest Blogger.
-Happy Friday! – Erik
Mike Leach on the Palouse, Oh Yeah!
by Becky Veazey Timmons
As I sat and watched the Crimson & Gray game on April 21st, I caught myself wearing a constant and somewhat silly grin on my face. It didn’t take more than a split second to analyze what that meant. The drought is over and Mike Leach is back on the sidelines where he belongs, which makes me as happy as a little girl. He’s back with his cargo shorts and his little piece of paper which serves as his version of a playbook/game plan, I suppose. After games, he will be back with his postgame quips that no one will see coming. It was a good day. I had no problems putting down Book II of The Hunger Games in order to take it all in.
There are only a few people are more excited than I to see the next chapter of wacky and exciting football that “The Crazy Pirate” always brings to the table. Granted, there are people with whom I have become acquainted over the last two and a half years who are every bit as excited I am. To see the excitement of the fan base at WSU embrace Coach Leach gives me a happy heart. I’m not sure how to define that phenomenon we call Mike Leach football, or to explain the way he just brings people together, but here we are.
I learned the rules of football when I was in the 5th grade. My older brother would have friends over to watch the Dallas Cowboys play. He wouldn’t allow me to join them unless I knew what was going on. I hauled out the World Book Encyclopedia and learned the rules, and was welcomed into the Sunday Boys’ Club. I never dreamed that there would be someone like Coach Leach to elevate my football experience to the level that he did.
As we look forward to the season opener, the only certainty is that it will be unpredictable. You may be able to predict how many games The Cougars will win. You may be able to predict how many points will be scored in a game or two (it’s always best to go with an insanely high number). We will just have to wait and see. As you have heard me and others say, hold on tight because you’re in for a wild ride. That’s not just rhetoric. We really mean it. Happy Football, Cougars and Pirates of the Palouse! Wave the Flag and Swing Your Sword! May the odds be ever in your favor.