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February 2, 2008 by KFC Kickin For Christ on Kickin For Christ
With the Super Bowl in view, members of the New England Patriots are accustomed to questions about whether they would become the greatest team of all time with a victory on Sunday to cap an undefeated season. The question has prompted some Patriots to take an even longer view than NFL history. "Five years from now, nobody is going to remember who won this game and most people won't even care," Patriots wide receiver Ben Watson said as he was surrounded by media members from around the worl...
January 4, 2008 by terpfan1980 on My world
You know, the first few times something happens it's new, different, exciting, etc., but over time you get tired of seeing the same things done over, and over, and over again.  Especially when those things are fairly stupid celebrations.  Celebrations like the Gatorade(tm) or (rm) (or whatever stupid mark is needed) 'bath' or 'shower' that players and teams provide to their coaches. The biggest hassle with those celebrations is that you have coaches that are getting doused with ice ...
December 7, 2007 by Tova7 on Life_In_The_Blurbs
Here are some photos of my kids' first minor league game.  Dayton Dragons are pretty popular around here, tickets are difficult to get.  Rob was invited to the game as a VIP by the team, so he took the boys and my Uncle Harry, who was trying to get tickets for a long time but they were always sold out. Before the game they were treated to a private tour.  The boys were able to play with the Dragon's score board, go out on the field, etc..... I was out having very yummy marga...
November 27, 2007 by KFC Kickin For Christ on Kickin For Christ
Last week Josh finally won Nationals in College X-Country. Finally. This was his fourth time towing the line and he came through winning by one second. He has come as close as fourth two years ago and is predictably undefeated during the regular season going into the final big meet. Well, until this year that is. He was undefeated all season finally going all the way to win the big one. Josh is my son's roomie. David writes for Liberty's School Newspaper "The Champion." Everytime Jos...
November 22, 2007 by SanChonino on The Suck!™
Happy Thanksgiving, JU. I hope you enjoy some time with your loved ones, eating food that you don't get to eat often enough . . . I'm grateful for a lot of you. I'm grateful for your friendship, over the (almost) 2 years I've been posting on this site. You know who you are, but I'll shout out to a few (and don't be offended if you're not on the list, please) First off, to BlueDev and Cedarbird. Two finer siblings you'd never find. To those who used to post here, and with whom I kee...
November 17, 2007 by terpfan1980 on My world
I got the seat assignment information for the new Nationals Park stadium in yesterday's mail and was pleasantly surprised that it looked like my seats in the new park will be about where I was hoping they'd be and about where I had requested that they'd be. I still have concerns about where the sun will be for day games and evening games, and hope that I won't be cooked to a sunburned crisp by attending games at the park, but until I've been able to see the new park from inside for both day a...
October 21, 2007 by Jewbu on JoeUser Forums
10/14-10/20/07 Sunday: Rest Monday: AM walk with the boys: 1.0 miles, temp cool (48) Tuesday: ran 2.0 miles with Jacob and Julie. temp, chilly (45 degrees) Wednesday: ran 4.1 miles (hiked 1.0 with Judy in the desert; 3.5 run on the streets; and half mile walk to and from the synagogue.) Thursday: Ran 2.3 miles with Katie and Jacob. I did tempo pace first half after warming up. Then I walked a fast 1.1 mile to Veteran's Park and back with Abe. Total: 3.4 miles. Friday...
October 13, 2007 by Jewbu on JoeUser Forums
Good Afternoon All, A very busy day finally is slowing down. This morning I hopped out of bed early and drove down to the river. There I ran 6.2 miles passing several Great Blue Herons along the way. There were a few other runners, a few walkers and a number of bikers on the dual trails. There are two side by side trails that go for 3.1 mile each way. One is fine gravel for running and the other is soft pavement for biking and walking. I ran using a 2:20/0:30 run/walk cycle. I...
October 10, 2007 by Jewbu on JoeUser Forums
Hi All, Yesterday I ran three miles with my son along a towpath through fields of various kinds. I enjoyed this run, not only because I saw a blue heron up close, but also because I ran it with my son who has been so far away for so long. Its good to have him close by. Very good. In the middle of this little trek, I did a tempo paced run for about twenty minutes. A tempo pace is about two minutes faster than my long run pace and aids with the development of speed endurance and the body'...
October 7, 2007 by terpfan1980 on My world
It seems so simple to me, but I guess the architects and engineers just can't figure it out, or they must be a lot smarter than I am. Curious what I'm referring to?  Stadiums.  Football, baseball, etc.  Places you go to watch sporting events at. I can't figure out why stadium designers lay the stadiums out with such disregard for the people that will be in the stands, and with such disregard to the vendors that might service the fans sitting in those stands. Still can't f...
September 24, 2007 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
This past Saturday, my good friend Jason, who runs Hybrid Martial Arts here in St. Cloud, FL, had his second belt promotion with nearly 30 students going up in rank.  Every one of the students did a fantastic job and I was very honored to be present to assist with this event. Near the end of the belt promotion, I wanted to do a breaking demonstration with 4 concrete slabs. It was a great time, and congratulations to all the students who attended!
September 8, 2007 by Jewbu on JoeUser Forums
Sunday: ran 2.4 miles with pups on hilly city streets. (3:00/01:00) Monday: ran 2.5 miles with pups on hilly city streets. (2:00/0:45) Swam 20 minutes. Tuesday: short hike at White Sands (.5 mile); travel to mountains Wednesday: ran 1.2 miles at elevation (7720') (2:00/0:45) Thursday: none; travel to Las Cruces Friday: Ran 2.1 miles on desert trail with pups (2:00/0:30); ran 1.0 on street alone (2:15/0:30); Night trail and bush whack run, 1.0 mile (2:15/0:30) with pups (4...
September 3, 2007 by Jewbu on JoeUser Forums
Hi All, Sunday: ran 1 mile with pups in the evening; Arms & Shoulders 2x8 heavy __________ Monday: Morning hike, 2.25 miles in the desert; evening run, 1.0 miles on the street. 2x8 chest and back heavy. _____________ Tuesday: Walked early 1.0 miles with Judy and the pups, then ran 1.0 miles desert trail alone; no swimming till Friday...our pool is closed for cleaning; __________ Wednesday: Ran 1.8 miles desert trail; ran .8 miles street ____________ Thursday: No morning workout oth...
August 21, 2007 by Dan Greene on dan greene
VIDEO FROM CNN "http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/08/20/vick/index.html#cnnSTCVideo" I love how this video categorizes the story as "Vick" the victim, of the justice system, because there was a group of other defendants who took plea deals, in order to testify against him, and get lesser sentences. Of course you would expect that people with integrity, don't testify against others, i.e. bear false witness, and so I'm left to conclude that Michael Vick is indeed guilty of the crime as he has pl...
August 19, 2007 by terpfan1980 on My world
While I'm sure that Dr. Guy and other Mets fans enjoyed the results of the game last evening (August 18, 2007) against my beloved Nationals, there were enough questionable calls made in that game to remind me of the news that followed the breaking news story about disgraced NBA referee Tim Donagy and the problems that MLB was having in getting the Umpires to cooperate on allowing background checks on all Umpires in the game. Like most things labor related, at least when it comes to profession...