A hot and sticky Sunday in the midst of June, today makes 76 days to the football season kickoff in West Lafayette. The weather seems just right, because I have had a very busy schedule. Whenever it gets really hot and muggy outside, I try hard to stay busy, so I'm not just sitting around my apartment, sweating my ass off and bitching about how Lafayette doesn't have one big, beautiful lake to take advantage of in this heat.
Apart from doing my homework for the two summer classes I am currently enrolled in, running mundane errands, making sure I didn't forget to call one of my parents on their special holiday today (which I sadly have a knack of doing) and picking up my girlfriend from O'Hare Airport in Chicago (who is returning from a month-long stay in London for Study Abroad), I have somehow managed to find the time to squeeze in this story for the loyal fans Hammer & Rails. Trust me, I am surprised. I am typically never on top of this many daunting tasks during the weekend.
So, as the Countdown Tour continues to roll down the Purdue offensive line, I find it very coincidental that my busy Sunday is completed by a post about the senior Guard and Center, #76 Rick Schmeig; if you have been paying attention to reports coming out of the football team's spring and summer practices, you know what I mean when I say that Schmeig has been both busy and focused all summer long.