I took a long and early weekend to spend some time with the team in D.C. catching up on all things patriotic. I highly recommend attending an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington should you ever find yourself in D.C. during the summer. If you aren't fired up about being an American when that's over there is something seriously wrong with you. In typical fashion a few things college football popped up while I was otherwise occupied that I want to mention before the end of the coming week. So consider this a supplement to last week's TWIN.