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I haven’t been able to give a day’s summary of the news for a while and it will be a while before I can.  While I will not be posting daily any more, I will be updating the pages for this blog.  I have already updated the “Celebrity RIP” page and will update the “Champions” page soon after the conclusion of the Super Bowl.  I will add major stories as they happen.


Apologies for posting late the last few days.  I am currently fighting a bug of some kind and hope to catch up soon.

Super Bowl XLVII will be “Har-able”.  This is because the head coaches of the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers and the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens are brothers.  Jim Harbaugh brought the 49ers into Atlanta and led his team to a 28-24 victory over the Falcons.  San Francisco once trailed 17-0, but scored the final 21 points of the game to win.  John took his Ravens into New England as a heavy underdog and came out with an impressive 28-13 victory.  Tom Brady had the luck of his jinxy cousin Oliver at times.   Super Bowl XLVII will be sponsored by Jimmy John’s in honor of the coaching brothers both coaching in the Super Bowl.

President Obama and Vice-President Biden took the official oaths today as mandated by the Constitution.  Washington DC law prohibits having an inauguration on a Sunday because it costs too much in overtime to stage it on a Sunday.  The public  inauguration will be held instead on Martin Luther King Day because there is no added expense with holding it on a federal holiday (or something).

It was a great day for hockey and a sad day for baseball.

The NHL season finally got started after a 121-day lockout of the players by the teams’ owners.  The first game of note was Chicago at Los Angeles where the Kings hoisted their Stanley Cup Championship banner and presented rings to the players.  They then proceeded to play like a team that would rather play golf in April than play playoff hockey.

It was a sad day for baseball as the game lost two legends.  Stan “The Man” Musial  (November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013) died from natural causes at the age of 92.  Earl Weaver (August 14, 1930 – January 19, 2013) was a legendary manager of the Baltimore Orioles back in the days when they were good.  He died from a heart attack while vacationing on a cruise ship in the Carribean.

Lance Armstrong was stripped of his bronze medal he earned at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney following admitting that he took performance enhancing drugs while racing on the Tour de France.  His seven Tour de France championships were already stripped by the international bicycling committee.  I guess he forgot to take them during the Olympics and had to settle for Bronze.

An Al-Qaeda wannabe group took Americans hostage at a gas plant in Ain Amenas, Algeria.  Four American hostages were released and the two other American hostages escaped.  Violence has since ensued resulting in the deaths of at least six hostages from other countries.

A second grade student brought a gun to his Far Rockaway, NY school today.  The gun was found in his backpack.  It could not be determined whether the boy knowingly brought the gun or if one of his brothers stashed  the gun in his bag.  The rest of the class’s “Show and Tell” was cancelled following the gun incident.

Today is going to be more fluff than anything because I didn’t get to watch the news.  I will not be posting who won last night’s Golden Globe awards (or any other awards show) because of my disdain for the Cinemafia.

Tonight is the first Monday night since August 27 that there in no football to watch in either the NFL or the NCAA.  No kickoff classics, no Monday Night Football, no BCS Championship.  The only Monday Night Football tonight is the games people are playing on their Wii.

I don’t get the Gannett News Corporation.  One of their newspapers made public the names and addresses of registered gun owners in Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York.  None of their papers have bother to give the addresses of pedophiles who live in neighborhoods except for an occasional police press release.

Before I get to football, New York State has declared a Flu Emergency.  This allows pharmacists to administers to children six months old and older.  The only problem is that with all of the hysteria the media has caused over the flu, there is now a shortage on flu shots.

NFC Division Playoffs: – Falcons 30 Seahawks 28:  Atlanta had a 20-0 lead at halftime and led 27-7 after three quarters before the Seahawks woke up.  Seattle took a 28-27 lead with 2:29 to go in the game only to lose to an Atlanta field goal with under a minute to go.  The Seahawks got the ball in midfield thanks to an ill-advised squib kickoff.  Only a Julio Jones pick saved the Falcons from playoff infamy.

AFC Playoffs:  For a while, it looked like the Houston Texans were going to go home to host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship.  Instead, they are just going home and the patriots will be hosting the Ravens.  Houston took a 3-0 lead on a field goal and stopped New England three-and-out.  The Texans were moving down the field looking to score a touchdown when they turned the ball over.  By then, Tom Brady became Tom Brady and the Texans defense became Marcia Brady during her “Oh my nose!” moment.

A slow news day.  What little that did happen were followups of things that happened in the past.  One good thing about slow news days is there aren’t any mass killings or tragedies dominating the news.

James Holmes, who killed 12 people and injured 58 others in the Aurora movie theater killings, appeared in court today only to have his arraignment postponed until March.  It was postponed so that Holmes can undergo a mental health exam leading to speculation that he will plead insanity at the arraignment.

Tomorrow starts a big football weekend as the NFL continues their playoffs with the division round action.  You can read my predictions on my other website.

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