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Football Friday — Vintage NFL Team Media Guides and Yearbooks, Part 1

Football Friday — Vintage NFL Team Media Guides and Yearbooks, Part 1

Football Friday, Sports
Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, there almost wasn't a Football Friday post this week. But I couldn't let that happen to you, my faithful fans and readers. But I will compromise and just give you a gallery of some classic NFL team media guide/yearbook covers. Consider this a preview of the next permanent section of the main site; a sister gallery to my AFL game program exhibit if you will. (more…)
My Sports Memories: The 2002 New York Jets Win the AFC East

My Sports Memories: The 2002 New York Jets Win the AFC East

Sports
My Sports Memories is a look back at some of the best (and worst) days we've experienced as sports fans. For the inaugural entry in the series, let's welcome new GFS writer and lifelong New York Jets fan Brian Roll. - Chris The New York Jets franchise has always had a flair for the weird, either in victory or in defeat. One of the greatest sports moments I ever experienced in person happened at Giants Stadium on December 29, 2002. At stake was an AFC East division title for the Jets and a home playoff game the following week. This is a fairly common NFL scenario -- win and you're in. But naturally, this being the Jets, there had to be one hell of a twist. Irony of ironies, the group that helped make it possible that day was the nascent dynastic version of the hated New England Patri...
Remembering the Big Man, Clarence Clemons

Remembering the Big Man, Clarence Clemons

Music, People
As an adult, early childhood memories often seem like a blurry haze, but there are always a few that hang around.  When I was 3 years old I was fascinated with my parents’ turntable.  Any chance I got I would fiddle around with it, either playing their albums or one of my many Sesame Street records.  Music made me feel alive and I know my lifelong passion for it started then. One of the albums that I literally wore out was Born to Run.  I played that over and over again, until my parents were forced to buy me my own turntable, and another unscratched copy for themselves.  I scribbled on the cover over Bruce and Clarence and memorized the lyrics, even though I was far too young to understand them.  Before I even knew why, I fell deeply in love with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band...
The Police perform music and it sounds good

The Police perform music and it sounds good

Music
So much for snappy titles. Anyway, I made the trek to Giants Stadium on Sunday to catch the Police in the midst of their "Backing up the Brinks Truck 07/08" world tour. Mrs. Suit and I met up with our bestest buds Thom/Mrs. Thom and mizerychik/mizerydude and had a grand old time. Rather than spend the next six or seven paragraphs opining on the evening I will just say that it was indeed an awesome show and well worth the money. For anyone who thinks reunion tours are a waste, I challenge them to see a show on this tour and maintain that view. So with that out of the way, here are some random thoughts that popped into my head during the day: Pre-Show It's pretty much a social contract that when you tailgate at a concert and play music from your car stereo you either play the b...
Rooooooooooxanne!

Rooooooooooxanne!

Music
Well the gods truly smiled on me today. After getting denied on Police tickets for MSG, I managed to score them for their August date at Giants Stadium! Of course it's pretty far back, so I hope security lets me in with my binoculars, cotton balls (for nosebleeds), and Miracle Ear hearing aid.