Thursday, February 1, 2018

HP! Long May She Wave!

There's going to be a little 1972 NFL draft party at my house this weekend, and I wish you all could come.

The 1972 NFL draft took place Feb. 1 and 2 in New York, and so, starting tonight, I plan to pull out cards for the draftees from my year-by-year Topps collections and sort them into their teams. I actually don't much plan to write about this activity at the HP because I'm still enjoying a little rest, relaxation and regrouping after the Super Bowl VI deep dive. I'm enjoying thinking about some things I hope to write about at the HP in the next several months, and here are some of those things:

-- The XI Olympic Winter Games are Feb. 3-13, 1972, in Sapporo, Japan.

-- The XXIII Olympic Winter Games are Feb. 9-25, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

-- The 2018 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball tournament is Feb. 28-March 3 in Evansville, Indiana.

-- The 2018 Conference USA men's basketball tournament is to be played March 7-10 in Frisco, Texas.

-- The 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 7-11 in Highland Heights.

-- The 2018 Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament is March 7-11 in St. Louis (?!?).

-- "Selection Sunday" for the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament is March 11, and the tournament is scheduled to start March 13.

-- The 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournament is scheduled to take place March 14-18 in Lexington.

-- The 1972 NBA playoffs begin March 28.

-- The 1972 ABA playoffs begin March 31.

-- The 2018 major golf tournaments are April 5-8 (Masters), June 14-17 (U.S. Open), July 19-22 (British Open) and Aug. 9-12 (PGA Championship).

-- The 1972 baseball regular season starts April 15.

-- The 2018 NBA Finals (possibly pairing the Washington Wizards against the New Orleans Pelicans) start May 31.

-- The NFL 2018 Hall of Fame Game takes place Aug. 2.

-- The XX Olympic Summer Games will be Aug. 26-Sept. 11, 1972, in Munich, West Germany.

-- The 1972-73 TV season begins in September.

-- The NFL 1972 regular season starts Sept. 17.

-- Christmas 1972 and Christmas 2018 both take place on Dec. 25.

Finally, I just want to say that this "mayoneggs" recipe from the February 1972 Good Housekeeping looks very intriguing. I think I might try to write more about food, books and music this year.

And, as always, I look forward to posting pictures of the tree in front of my house and following Kentucky news, and I look forward to reading and commenting on whatever else pops up on the site. I love the HP. It's one of the great joys of my life. Thanks, Go Heath, for founding it, and thanks, Matthew, for maintaining it, and thanks, family, for supporting me in playing in this clubhouse so often.

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