Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday's Tidbits













It's Tuesday. Hi there y'all!

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First, the REALLY important news:

The 600lb gorilla has left the building! My recent CT scan was clear, the polyp taken during my birthday colonoscopy was clear. I now have medical proof that I am normal! (My wife loves it when I say that!) No cancer in me, no siree! I get to keep the exalted title of NED (No Evidence of Disease) for awhile longer. Yay for me!

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There was football this week. AFC beat the NFC in the Pro Bowl(YAAAAAAAWN) 41-34. Super Bowl next Sunday in Miami between New Orleans and Indianapolis.

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Want something good to read? Pick up the February 1st issue of Sports Illustrated, the one with Drew Brees on the cover. Inside, starting on page 52, is a great story titled Hockey House, about Pierre and Linda Lamoureux of Grand Forks, North Dakota and their six kids, all who have grown up to play hockey. I had the pleasure of calling games in Kearney, Nebraska for the last junior season for borh Mario and Pierre Paul Lamoureux. Desire, hard work, and a true love of the sport are the easily detectable hallmarks of that family. I met Pierre once and I could easily tell how proud he was. One kid at Air Force, one in the pros, another in D-1, another at Canadian University and the two daughters are skating for the U.S. Women's Olympic Team in Vancouver, B.C. later this month.

Don't miss this story.

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The Lightning are hanging in there. Last Wednesday, Antero Niittymaki's 33 saves, plus goals from Marty St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier and Steven Stamkos powered Tampa Bay past Montreal 3-0. On Friday, Niittymaki had 31 saves and St. Louis a goal, but Anaheim snapped the Lightning's three-game win streak with a 2-1 shootout win. Then, on Sunday, Tampa Bay roared back from a 2-0 deficit, but ended up losing at Washington 3-2. St. Louis and Stamkos scored third period goals and Mike Smith, back from a neck strain, made 28 saves.

The Lightning are now 22-21-11 for 55 points, 12th in the Eastern Conference, but just 2 points behind both the Rangers and Florida for the final playoff spot. This week, Tampa Bay is at Atlanta tonight at 7:00pm EST, then returns home to face the Islanders Thursday at 7:30pm, and Calgary Saturday at 7:00pm. All three games can be heard on 620 AM WDAE. Sun Sports has the telecast of the Atlanta and New York Islander games, with WTOG televising Saturday's game against Calgary.

Jeff Vinik, an investment type guy, may soon be the owner of the team. Len Barrie and Oren Koules still want to retain control. but I think the league would rather see someone else in control. Stay tuned to this one.

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My job is going well, my wife is interviewing for a job right now, Snoopy and Smoke are home guarding the house, and it's time to take Jimmy to the library's story time. Have a great week everyone!

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How to watch the videos on Oh Baby Vision

In the upper left hand corner, there's three horizontal lines. Click that once or twice and it'll bring up thumbnails of all the movies. Click on the one you want to watch and it'll start. It may play the next one automatically, or you may have to click the little box to bring the thumbnails back up.



Now with the addition of more videos, just use the scroll bar on the right to choose the one you want to watch.



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