3:36 pm December 21, 2010, by David O'Brien
December 27th, 20105:31 pm
I am in Radford, not far from you, this snow is real powdery, last one was too icy. January will bring good snowman snow.
December 27th, 20105:32 pm
Robert – I swear, haven’t you beaten your dislike for Bobby into the ground enough? Frank
he’s off his OC meds again
December 27th, 20105:33 pm
Thanx CARROLL. I know WAGS’ agent, a really decent guy. Not like him to leave housekeeping undone which makes me wonder if WAGNER has absolutely closed the door on some form of return to the BRAVES.
December 27th, 20105:34 pm
Touchdown GT….oh wait, wrong blog?
Yeah its crazy there is actually around 12 inches out there…. some spots wnet up to my knee…
December 27th, 20105:35 pm
BravePack: Good luck to your Packers; They are playing great football. Hope the Giants make it, but it’s going to be tough! New Nick name for Rogers “Buck Rogers”. He was Great!!!
Man, you Virginia people don’t know squat about snowman-making.
Just wait until it warms up a little, THEN make your snowman. sheesh!
December 27th, 20105:39 pm
We have snow in Montana, and snowing right now. White Winter Wonder Land, and frosty.
December 27th, 20105:40 pm
lol I havent made many in my life. My Dad said the same thing to wait for it to warm up some. This is the most snow we have had in a very long time. Think the last time we had this much was around 1996-98 or somthing I had to be around 10-12 years old. lol
Use cold water, and mix it with snow, and then build your snow man.
December 27th, 20105:41 pm
December 27th, 2010
Yeah its crazy there is actually around 12 inches out there…. some spots wnet up to my knee…
We got lucky VaBravesFan. Only 5″ here. I remember in January 1966, Norfolk got 18″ and the following week another 3. I was teaching 7th grade in South Norfolk. I had to throw all my mid-term exams in the trash, as school was cancelled for ten days. The city didn’t even own a snow-plow!
December 27th, 20105:42 pm
And don’t forget to make some snow cream. Yum!
Outside chance tomorrow afternoon, but I’m betting on Wednesday afternoon. As T-Hawkin likes to say, “bank on it”.
December 27th, 20105:45 pm
They will have an interim coach for Sunday, then they plan on hiring a General Manager who will, in turn, hire a coach. (Yes, they have been “functioning” for several years without a GM) A few names I have heard are Jon Gruden (his first job as an assistant was with the 49ers) and Jim Harbaugh…probably won’t be for a while though.
I drink tea almost every day! It’s good for you
thats crazy lol.
December 27th, 20105:49 pm
before the Football season started I told you the 49ers would be a good team playoff bound. I was wrong lol. But there’s tons of talent on that roster, i cant believe Singletary couldnt handle the team, i like the guy he puts up with no BS.
December 27th, 20105:54 pm
Really crazy. I was tying to drive around in a new VW convertible, and would literally get stuck because the snow drifts would lift the rear-wheels right into the air, and I had no traction. I remember neighborhood kids pushing me out of the deeper drifts a bunch of times, but man what fun. I would purposely spin the car round and round in cul-de-sacs. Impossible to get that car stuck in the snow. Really fun to drive. Of course, being 23 helped a lot. I couldn’t see myself doing that at 67.
December 27th, 20105:55 pm
Good luck on your Falcons game tonight! Talk to you people later, and peace…….
December 27th, 20105:56 pm
I like him too, but he was not ready for a head coaching job. I do hope he gets another shot (I think he will at some point) because he did do a lot of good, especially with Pat Willis and Vernon Davis. The Niners are a lot better then their record or play suggest, they just need to figure out how to turn all that talent into wins.
December 27th, 20106:32 pm
Some minor league signings just to mention, in case it hasn’t been covered here…..Braves signed 1B Ernesto Mejia, the former Braves farmhand who hit 21 homers and drove in 93 runs for Myrtle Beach in 2008. (He spent last season, a one-year hiatus from the Braves, in the Royals organization hitting .276 with 16 homers and 69 RBIs combined in A and AA.) They also signed 19-year-old Jose Reyes, a right-handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic.
December 27th, 20106:35 pm
Yay, a Jose Reyes in the system >_>
December 27th, 20106:46 pm
Thanks, ward, and peace
December 27th, 20107:20 pm
Royals cut him for that year? How old is he?
December 27th, 20107:25 pm
He must be old for that level to get cut with that production.
I kinda remember him from earlier with the Braves.
Prolly at least in his mid-twenties I bet.
December 27th, 20107:29 pm
According to the link below, he’s 25. Assuming it’s the same guy.
December 27th, 20107:32 pm
Ernesto Antonio Mejia
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6′ 5″, Weight: 245 lb.
Born: December 2, 1985 in Guanare, VE
Might be a late bloomer ….but i guess he isn’t very strong on defense.
December 27th, 20107:38 pm
Got my Skittles, my tea and my Dr. Who…I’m happy
December 27th, 20107:39 pm
thats a little old.
December 27th, 20107:40 pm
What is the difference between the white and black cds on Jamey Johnsons new cd? I just got it today and haven’t had a chance to listen to it.
December 27th, 20107:42 pm
Got my Skittles, my tea and my Dr. Who…I’m happy
…of da hiney?
December 27th, 20107:43 pm
Ummm, huh? And I’m thinking probably not
Anyone ready for the falcons game tonight
December 27th, 20107:45 pm
I’m ready for this game to start.
December 27th, 20107:46 pm
Clifton – I’m so jacked I can’t even see straight!!!
December 27th, 20107:47 pm
cabravesfan – ratz!
December 27th, 20107:54 pm
December 27th, 20107:56 pm
Shut up ESPN.
December 27th, 20107:59 pm
Yeah, can’t watch ESPN’s pregame. Settling for my Falcons owning those Jackets. Go Air Force!!
December 27th, 20108:01 pm
I thought we might see KK moved by now. I am starting to think along the lines of some others on here that it may be the first couple of weeks in ST when a team has an injury or two.
December 27th, 20108:09 pm
Obama calls Eagals owner to congratulate him for signing Michel Vick.
That is really sick…
December 27th, 20108:10 pm
What happened to the 30ish Cuban outfielder we signed last year? I just forgot all about him and don’t even remember his name. I believe he had recently defected and had no American baseball experience.
December 27th, 20108:24 pm
OK, you bunch of mutes -
December 27th, 20108:27 pm
Or from Talking Chop
December 27th, 20108:28 pm
The whole panel is picking the Saints!
December 27th, 20108:29 pm
Yeah, I saw that. I love their reason for picking them too. “Hey, they won last year, they’re the champs, so we’re gonna pick them.” Screw 12-2, eh?
December 27th, 20108:31 pm
Mixxo, two picked the Falcons, at least!
I have no idea either KL.
Yeah Soph, typical ESPN crap. Wouldn’t matter if we were 14-0, they’d still pick the Saints.
December 27th, 20108:33 pm
Actually three did, late in the picking order because they felt sorry for us.
December 27th, 20108:35 pm
he hit 323/411/3345 in AA. no pop at all. 3 doubles in 127 AB
December 27th, 20108:36 pm
5 to 3 I believe…………………
The Falcons aren’t really a dome team…………. WHAT!
Win the game, gain respect…………. The way it is……….
December 27th, 20108:39 pm
Mixxo, whoops I missed the last one. I have a good feeling about tonight, Well, I am hopeful.
why would they prefer to pick the Saints? Their history is every bit as dubious as the Falcons?
December 27th, 20108:40 pm
Keyshawn & Cris Carter are idiots, IMO. That’s just me though.
December 27th, 20108:42 pm
Any speed at all Nolie? If he could SLG as much as his OBP he’d be interesting.
December 27th, 20108:43 pm
All up in Brees’ mug. Love that!
Nolie, because they won one more Superbowl than the Falcons. Of course, not all the players from last year are on the same team. They act like we are playing the ol’ Dallas Cowboys with Tom Landry.
December 27th, 20108:45 pm
one SB, three caught stealing. so I guess not
next year might be more telling since he had a lot of changes to put up with this year
They act like we are playing the ol’ Dallas Cowboys with Tom Landry.
We would win that one. A lot of them are dead.
December 27th, 20108:47 pm
yeah Trey, I barely follow it at aaa. didn’t even know they won it last year. Still think of them as the Ain’ts I guess
December 27th, 20108:52 pm
No offense, but who cares who they pick? There’s a very easy way to deal with that, and so far the defense is doing its part…
December 27th, 20108:53 pm
Nolie, if they are anything like the Patriots then it would be easy to guess.
keylargo, haha. Tom Landry was one hell of a coach though.
December 27th, 20109:04 pm
Trey – You know what impressed me about Tom Landry outside of football? He was an instrument rated pilot and flew himself in the off season.
December 27th, 20109:05 pm
Roddy White is really owning up to his words.
McFann O O
cabravesfan Got my Skittles, my tea and my Dr. Who…I’m happy
Skittles…enjoy! I got loads of Nerds in my stocking!
Dr. Who…isn’t that, like, a British show…?
December 27th, 20109:06 pm
I never knew both the D & O could get pass interference calls on the same play.
keylargo, I actually had no idea about that. Impressive.
December 27th, 20109:13 pm
The Skittles were a stocking stuffer from VJ
Dr. Who is a British Sci-Fi show that is shown on BBC America- it’s fantastic if you like that type of show…it’s my favorite one. (I am currently watching the reruns of season 3- BBCA is running every episode from the relaunch- it actually started in the ’60’s I think- Monday through Friday, and they showed the new Christmas episode on Christmas day, the same day it was released in Great Britain, for the first time! Usually we American fans have to wait like 3 months for it )
December 27th, 20109:14 pm
I <3 Nerds, by the way!
December 27th, 20109:19 pm
Where’s Nick with a “ballgame?”
December 27th, 20109:20 pm
cabravesfan The Skittles were a stocking stuffer from VJ
Dr. Who is a British Sci-Fi show that is shown on BBC America- it’s fantastic if you like that type of show…
OK, yeah, I’ve totally heard of it and seen the DVDs all over the place at the store (well, I mean, on the shelves, not all over the floor…). I’m more the sitcom type, though…
they showed the new Christmas episode on Christmas day, the same day it was released in Great Britain, for the first time! Usually we American fans have to wait like 3 months for it
Dang, that’s cool! Bet that was exciting.
Oh HECK yeah! Nerds rock. Christmas Nerds might be my favorite…although the Valentine’s Day ones are pretty great as well…
December 27th, 20109:21 pm
Yeah…not sure where ” ” comes in to play there, but whatever…
December 27th, 20109:25 pm
This game is disheartening. Hopefully we will come back and win. Luckily we play Carolina next week.
Have not actually watched it yet…have a ton of stuff on the DVR The show definitely has a lot of light hearted moments, especially with the current Doctor (they change every few years- good way to keep the show fresh- and each brings his own personality to the role)- but there are some heavy moments too. I bet you’d like it though
December 27th, 20109:26 pm
I am also a huge Doctor Who fan – going back all the way to Patrick Troughton, although, possibly because of my age, Tom Baker is the seminal Doctor for me.
I was delighted when I came over here and found the BBC showing Dr Who, the new series have been very good and i was especially pleased to be able to see the Christmas show at Christmas this year.
As Nick would say, Ball game!
December 27th, 20109:31 pm
cabravesfan I bet you’d like it though
Quite possibly…as long as shows don’t get obscene, I cann usually tolerate them.
I was unfamiliar with it until the relaunch with Christopher Eccleston, but I am in love with the show! I am looking forward to finding some time to watch the new Christmas special
(Are you British?)
December 27th, 20109:33 pm
Definitely not that type of show…it’s very family friendly, usually has good messages or meanings in the episodes…
December 27th, 20109:36 pm
I remember watching Dr. Who on PBS when I was growing up. The special effects were laughably bad (even by the standards of the day). Dr. Who’s companions were a young boy and a robot dog. With all that baggage, it was still great.
Then came the Dr. Who movie.
The current series has had some terrific Doctors with David Tennant maybe being the best (although Tom Baker is hard to top).
December 27th, 20109:38 pm
David Tenant is my favorite And don’t mock the robot dog! They’ve brought K-9 back a few times and I rather like him!
December 27th, 20109:39 pm
And his name is Roddy White!
December 27th, 20109:40 pm
Yes I am from England, hence my love of cricket as well as Dr Who.
Managed to get hold of some British Bacon and sausages and cooked the neighbours a “Full English” for brunch on Boxing Day, it went down well but I cannot find a source for good Black Pudding here in the US, Blood or Summer Pudding is not the same, although it purports to be.
Trey – did you miss my 9:19?
December 27th, 20109:42 pm
Someone near me apoplectic about the vicious hit to the head poor Matty just endured – apparently she still thinks it’s the 20th Century NFL, where brutality and disrespect for human life was tolerated… ,)
VJ, honestly I think your comment was what made me jokingly say it.
December 27th, 20109:43 pm
Do you still have to walk it?
McFann – Don’t worry about obscenity in Doctor Who. It is really a programme for kids, but appeals to adults as well, many Brits grew up cowering behind their cushions as 10 year olds as the Daleks threatened to obliterate Earth.
415 going to be enough you think?
December 27th, 20109:46 pm
I have had Blood sausage…gotta say, not really a fan Not sure what Blood Pudding (or Black pudding for that matter) is, but if it is at all similar, ummm, you can keep it
As for the “unnecessary roughness” call on Matt Ryan- that is the 2nd time in 2 days I have screamed at the TV over a ridiculous call on a QB…brushing near the helmet (or trying to tackle a guy around the helmet while he still has the ball) IS NOT ROUGHING THE PASSER OR A LATE HIT!!!!! HOW CAN IT BE A LATE HIT WHEN THE GUY STILL HAS THE BALL?????
and rant over!
December 27th, 20109:47 pm
cabravesfan, Steve McP—
Well that’s good. I wasn’t accusing it of being obscene…I was just sayin’ that’s how I “pick and choose”.
And yes, “I Dream Of Jeanie” counts as “obscene” to me.
SB – as it the second largest lead ever by England over Australia on the first innings I think it should suffice.
Cannot see the Aussies batting through 8 sessions, they would need to score something in the region of 600 over two days to be safe and I cannot see that happening with their current line up, despite the quick start that they have made, Strauss has enough runs to keep attacking fields all the time and Swann is going to big factor in this inning.
It’s a very smart robot dog- it talks and does chemistry and I suspect it walks itself
December 27th, 20109:50 pm
Who picks up the little piles of screws and nuts?
December 27th, 20109:51 pm
Steve – just for you – from the BBC scroll:
From Graham, Bangkok, TMS inbox: “Please tell me my nightmare that the Aussies score 600 then bowl us out for 80 is irrational.”
Found it pretty funny. Mirrors my fears from earlier today when I worried with Arsenal’s 3 goal lead.
If it’s put together properly, there shouldn’t be any piles of screws or nuts And it was built by an alien genius so I think it was put together properly…
December 27th, 20109:53 pm
The dog was also called K-9 and this was many years before law enforcement started calling their units K-9’s.
December 27th, 20109:55 pm
Australia contrive to lose their first wicket to a silly Run Out, the Aussie press is going to crucify them.
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