|February 13, 2010|
|January 31, 2010|
By the way, someone is playing for their
very own version of one of these
|January 27, 2010|
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|December 15, 2009|
|December 13, 2009|
|If you're like me, you like Doctor Who. Additionally, you're also a little sad that David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor) is leaving, but you know that to be the nature of the beast. Doctors come and doctors go.|
Instead of a fourth season featuring Tennant, they decided to do a shorter series of "specials." Well, the last three are coming up. Hence, your Whoniverse Program Alert.
The Waters of Mars premieres in the U.S. this Saturday, December 19, at 9 p.m. on BBC America (check your local listings). This episode aired in November in the U.K.
The last two specials The End of Time, Parts 1 & 2, will air on December 26, 2009, and January 2, 2010, respectively. What's cool about that is that these two specials will air a mere 24 hours after their U.K. premieres. Please note, if you use Twitter, love Doctor Who, but don't want to have any details spoiled, stay off Twitter for those 24 hours. The last two Doctor Who specials were top trending topics, so be forewarned.
So January 2nd will be the last time we'll see dashing Mr. Tennant as the Doctor, as he'll make way for Matt Smith (yes, he does look a little young, but let's see what he's got), so be sure to set your TiVo's and DVR's. This has been your Whoniverse Program Alert.
But while on the topic of the Whoniverse, let me rattle off a few random thoughts about it.
If you're reading this and have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, do yourself a favor and put Doctor Who on your Netflix list (be sure to start at the begining of the revival with Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor). Trust me.
|November 28, 2009|
|November 7, 2009|
|October 24, 2009|
As long as 120 year old Ralph Wilson continues to own it, the team isn't moving. Once he dies however, especially with a family who has said it wants nothing to do with the franchise afterwards, anything is possible. A potential ownership group filled with former Bills (Jim Kelly amongst them) has come forward to buy the team from Wilson, whenever he will be on his death bed, and keep in Buffalo. Truthfully, if that fails, chances are that the team might move across the lake to Toronto full time before it moves to Los Angeles.
My brother-in-law's pick. Factors to consider: 1) Smallest market (sans Green Bay) with a team; 2) The stadium has a capacity of over 76,000 but approximately 10,000 seats are covered during Jaguars' home games reducing the stadium's capacity around 67,000; 3) even with that, some games this year have been blacked out because they aren't sold out; & 4) owner Wayne Weaver said he'd have to sell the team before he dies (he's in his 70's) as his children don't want to inherit the team. A similar situation to Buffalo, but without the long history of the Bills, and not in a region of money men willing to keep the team in town.
The Vikings have always had one foot on the moving van because they play in the Metrodome (which is like being a bachelor and living with your parents - sure you have a roof over your head, but you're kind of embarrassed to bring girls home). But a new stadium is being planned in downtown Minneapolis (whether is gets built or not is another story) and the new owner who came onboard a few years ago seems to want to keep the team in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. I don't think the Vikes are moving.
Started in Oakland, moved to Los Angeles, moved back to Oakland, maybe back to Los Angeles. How odd would that be? The facts are that the Raiders now share a media market with a historically better team (the 49ers) and currently do not sell out a lot of games. Also, Al Davis is crazy. Why did Davis move before? The Oakland Coliseum needed luxury boxes, and the county balked, so Al ran to the L.A. Coliseum (which just lost the Rams to Anaheim). Al left L.A. because the L.A. Coliseum also lacked luxury boxes (fyi, the Coliseum today still looks like it did when it hosted Olympics. Not the one in 1984, the one in 1932). Oakland renovated their Coliseum to be suitable to Al, but now doesn't sell out its games. Don't think Al won't move into a fresh stadium if he has the chance.
St. Louis Rams|
Even since the death of owner Georgia Frontiere, the prospect of the team being sold by her family is high. And many think that whoever buys the Rams might very well take them back to Los Angeles. Added bonus, the lease in St. Louis is up, at the latest, in 2014, so a new owner wouldn't have to wait long to move. Everything points to the Rams coming back to L.A. But recently, owner of the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues, Dave Checketts, said he was interested in buying the Rams. He certainly would keep the Rams in St. Louis. Of course, the Rams aren't officially for sale, and other teams may beat the Rams to the punch before all is said and done.
San Diego Chargers|
By geography alone, the Chargers became L.A.'s team once the Rams and Raiders left town. That was a godsend to the Chargers because it could now go to the city and county of San Diego and say "Give, give, give, or we're going to Los Angeles." But then the Chargers got good. People were actually paying to see the games in person, ensuring sell outs, and it had stars with household names (a first since Dan Fouts). Qualcomm Stadium is still, according to many NFL insiders, a quality building (it's still hosting Super Bowls, always a good sign). If the Chargers were a crappy team, I said odds of a move were high. Right now though... not so much.
San Francisco 49ers|
While Candlestick Park is the oldest stadium in the NFL (that hasn't undergone a major renovation), the 49ers continue to state that they don't want to leave the Bay Area. In fact, there were on the brink of leaving San Francisco, but only to go to Santa Clara, about 40 miles away. While their stadium situation makes them prime for a poaching, I can't imagine the Niners leaving for L.A. Consequently, I can't imagine anyone in L.A. (which the majority are either current/former Raiders or Rams fans) rooting for the Niners.
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|September 12 at 10:45am - Apple pickin' in New York.|
(this was fun for everybody. I don't think I've ever been apple picking... at least on someone else's property)
|September 12 at 4:56pm - Apples picked by Zoe have been made into apple dumplings.|
(jealous? You should be. They were delicious. Even for breakfast the next day)
|September 14 at 12:11pm - Greetings from Lake Ontario.|
|September 14 at 2:09pm - What a mess!|
(Zoe was rocking some frozen custard from Brownie's, a local establishment)
|September 15 at 12:41pm - Greek Orthodox Church in Buffalo|
(not really looking for it, but stumbled across it on the way to the hat shop. Keep reading)
|September 15 at 5:32pm - Buffalo Bills Birthday Cake Milk. Imagine milk flavored with rainbow sprinkles.|
(delicious, but random. Very, very random)
|September 17 at 2:32pm - Zoe at Old Fort Niagara.|
(more photos at www.zoeisgo.com)
|September 18 at 12:02pm - It's T.O.'s! Terrell Owens toasted oats! Only in Buffalo.|
|September 19 at 3:23pm - Labatt's - Hooray Canadian Beer!|
(in the commemorative throwback can design no less)
|September 22 at 12:10pm - Zoe is NIAGARA FALLS|
|August 29, 2009|
It was the only thing I could find on short notice, but to the fellas out there...