Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Where Did the Blog Title Come From?

The eagle-eyed among you will note that the title of the blog has changed from the cumbersome "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis" to "Don't Shrink."

If you know me, and have seen the physical changes I've gone through, then you're likely convinced that this is some black humor at work.

The real motivation came, of course, from the world of football. More accurately, from the mouth of Jock Stein:
Celtic jerseys are not for second best, they don't shrink to fit inferior players
I'm not sure I've ever heard anything that could challenge a player as much as that, and tease out every ounce of effort at the same time.

I face a different challenge, but one that will require a similar measure of effort and strength.

Web servers are updating right now, and you'll soon be able to find this site at the new address www.dontshrink.com (don't worry, ihaveals.blogspot.com will still work as well)

Apologies to those of you that voted on a blog name, but this one just felt right.


  1. “Celtic have all the cool people supporting them. Rangers have me and Wet Wet Wet!!!”
    Alan McGee’s (founder of Creation Records and the former manager of Oasis)

  2. "The wives of celtic fans used to send me letters thanking me for sending their husbands home early!" --- Jim Baxter

  3. thanks Julie


    "We owe how much?" Mr. Whyte ;-)

  4. I will admit anabolic steroids crossed my mind but ultimately decided it was the black humor.

  5. I like it. And your tweet about the Russians.