February 04, 2023

Glass case of emotions

I had just about every emotion possible last week.

It started when I watched the Chris Street Documentary and ended with another 49ers postseason victory.

I couldn’t watch the Street special when it first aired. My nights get rather busy with work so I waited until I could devote more than an hour to view it.

I watch a lot of movies and TV shows at work for background noise. I wanted to be locked in and focused for this one.

I recommend the documentary to those who haven’t seen it. Make sure you have a box of Kleenex with you.

The documentary features the first interview with the snow plow driver since the accident. That was interesting and informative.

I also didn’t know much about Chris’ sisters. It’s so sad knowing they lost their big brother at such young ages. And they wear the “I’m Chris Street’s sister” like a badge of honor. I would too.

The documentary has interviews from a lot of important people. Some you know. Some you probably don’t. But they all knew Chris Street in their own way.

I learned a lot when watching the documentary. I cried a lot, too.

There was nothing sad about the 49ers once again eliminating the Dallas Cowboys in the postseason. My emotions were running high on Sunday night.

I didn’t expect the game to be quite as close. I feel like San Francisco has the best roster in football. But the Cowboys came to play. Their defense showed up and made it tough on Brock Purdy and the offense.

But Robbie Gould remained perfect in the postseason and the squad did just enough offensively to win.

I try not to get too into the comments from the opposition leading up to the game, but that was not the case this week.

From Micah Parsons seemingly never shutting up about how much his team was better.

To Mike McCarthy being surprised the No. 2 seed and home team was favored. This win was extra pleasing.

Jerry Jones said during the regular season that he hoped to play the 49ers again in the playoffs after they eliminated his team last season.

Well Jerry, you got your wish, and I hope you had a safe and sad trip back to Texas.

Newton native Garrett Sturtz is closing in on a milestone for the Drake men’s basketball team.

Sturtz is 11 rebounds away from setting the all-time rebounding record at the school.

I got confirmation on Sunday that my credential request to cover the Drake-UNI game on Feb. 1 was approved.

I will be sitting courtside watching Sturtz that night and will do some kind of a story when he officially sets the record.

He may get it before I can be there. He grabbed 11 rebounds in the team’s most recent win.

One final thing. An update about myself and the weight-loss journey.

No, I’m no longer under 200 pounds. But I am about where I wanted to be when I originally started the process.

I think 194 is a little light for me. I hope to stay between 210 and 220 moving forward. That’s where I’m currently at.

It’s been hard to keep my head above water. I’m not as good with the diet as I was during that year of losing 100 pounds.

But I am still working out five days a week and running at least three of those days.

When they say keeping the weight off is the biggest challenge, they mean it.

I had an easier time losing weight than I am keeping it off. But, the determination is still alive and there’s no way I’m going back to where I was when I started.

Contact Troy Hyde at thyde@shawmedia.com