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Monday, September 25, 2006
Sunday afternoon
Overall, a pretty good weekend. Two of my three teams won over the weekend, blowing out their respective opponents (though if you can't blow out Marshall and the Texans you are in trouble). The Titans from what I got to see of them looked good but I am not convinced in any way that Kerry Collins is the solution. Honestly, he seems to lose more games for us than he wins and he seems to make huge mistakes in clutch situations. There's a reason he was on the free agent market when the Titans got him. Maybe he's got a huge upside, but I think the downside is also pretty steep as well.

Now, did anyone else think when CBS cut to Jeff Fisher's reaction to the block in the back that negated Adam Jones' punt return yesterday that Fisher was saying, "Way to go, buddy! That could cost me my job!" You could just see the frustration on his face and that feeling that he was doomed.

I didn't get to see much of the Titans game because I decided to visit the Frist yesterday and take in the exhibit on Egypt. I have to admit, I'm fascinated by the history of Egypt and would love to someday get over there and see the pyramids in person. But until then, exhibits like this one will tide me over and serve as a really great appetizer.

The exhibit itself is fascinating. I could have spent hours just looking around every nook and cranny of the pieces on display. There are some that are not under glass that you could reach out and touch, were it not for signs everywhere asking you not to. So, I didn't...though I think it'd be cool to touch and feel the carvings in the stones.

The tour is self-guided with an audio box. You punch in a code and then the tour plays for you, filling you in about what you're seeing and pointing out things about it. There is a tour for adults and one for kids. I'll admit--I listened to both the adult and the kids tours when I could. At times they covered some of the same ground, but each one had unique perspectives and insights as well. This lead to what I found the most fascinating part--a recreation of an Egyptian tomb. The tour guided you around, letting you know what the drawings on the wall meant and putting that in the context. The best part was you could pause or rewind the recording at any time so you could spend time examining everything and make sure you on the right part of the recording to understand what you were seeing. It's a great system and just one of those wonders of technology that constantly amaze me.

The whole tour took about a little under two hours. It's only here in Nashville a few more weeks and if you've been sitting there wondering if it's worth the price tag, let me tell you it is. Get on out and see it quickly before it closes up shop in early October. You'll regret missing it.

posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/25/2006 10:34:00 AM | |
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