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January, 2010:

J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

I’m for New Orleans this weekend to beat the Vikings in the NFC Championship. I’d like to see them go to their first Superbowl.

But I’m REALLY for the JETS! to upset Peyton Manning & The Colts to go to the SuperBowl! And WIN IT!

When I was a kid I loved Joe Namath. Still do. As a result I’ve always loved The Jets. Of course my #1 team is the Eagles… but I love the Jets in the AFC.

I also love Buddy Ryan. He was like the most awesome coach Philly ever had. Put a ‘bounty’ on the kicker for Dallas… lol.

His son Rex is the head coach of the Jets. Rex Ryan has a LOT of Buddy in him…

Buddy also coached for the Jets back in Super Bowl III when Joe Namath promised a victory over the favored – yep – Colts. And DELIVERED!

GO JETS!!! 

Buddy Then & Now

Rex Ryan - Jets Head Coach

Father Buddy & Son Rex Philly Sports Headline January 21, 2010

Philly Sports Front Page January 21, 2010

Frozen In!

My buddy Ivan just called me from the lake.

I had had a tree stuck under the dock that needed to be cleared. It had floated downstream along with a bunch of debris after a heavy rain. I was going to drive down but he went over to check it out first.

He said there wasn’t a tree or stick to be found under the dock so I guess I don’t have to drive down there tonight. He DID say that the dock was FROZEN IN!!!

I can’t believe it. It’s got to be what? 3-400′ maybe 500′ across at this point? And he said it has ice from one bank to the other!

Since I bought the lot in 2003 I’ve never seen a hint of ice there… let along a FROZEN LAKE. LOL.

When he told me I first thought “well it must be broken up in the middle” but he said NO. No boat traffic has been through. It’s just a frozen across lake.

Here are some pics:

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View Of Dock & Across The Lake - Ice All The Way Across

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More Ice - Lots Of Debris On Shoreline

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Crack Formed By Jumping On the Corner Of The Dock

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Looking Up-Lake Toward The Marina

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Looking Down Lake Toward Maters House

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No Boats Going By HERE

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Debris Covered Shoreline & Dock Two Lots Up-Lake

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Another View Down-Lake

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Ivan Tossed This 25lb Boulder Off The Walkway. Bounce.

Beats me how it froze.

I CAN say that in winter it’s pretty much shade there all the time. The sun doesn’t get up high enough above the trees on the West side (other side of lake from dock).

It’s pretty amazing. We’ve been going down there since 2003 and have never seen it do that. I guess it’s the cold for so long…

The depth should have kept it FROM freezing. It’s about 70′ in the center. It’s pretty deep there for being so narrow. That one big boulder Ivan said he tossed it from up on the walkway and it just bounced. LOL.