It has been a busy day for birthdays, but one player we must celebrate is Ivan Rodriguez, who is celebrating the big 4-0 today. Happy birthday, Pudge.
“Look at our biggest play from our last drive of the Super Bowl. We’re only up by three, and on third and 10, we run Greg Jennings down the middle of the field and connect for a 31-yard gain. If you look at that play on the game film from the end zone, Steelers corner Ike Taylor gets his pinky on the ball and changes the trajectory but not enough to make Greg drop it. If Taylor gets one more knuckle on the ball, everything changes. An inch one way or the other and it might be a totally different outcome in the Super Bowl. Afterward, everybody was like, “How did that happen?” But that’s a play we’ve worked on for years. Years. That’s where all this comes from — to be able to step into that throw, with seven minutes left in the Super Bowl, up by less than a touchdown, knowing it’s third down and you have to make a play. I’ve thrown that ball to Greg, that same exact ball, 100 times in practice. Same exact route. So when I break the huddle, that’s what’s flashing in my mind. I’ve completed this throw in my mind 1,000 times before the ball even leaves my hand.”
November is “Movember,” a month-long event where men grow their mustaches (and facial hair) to raise awareness for men’s health issues. And what better athlete to represent the mustache population than Rollie Fingers. (AP)
me in the future. guaranteed.
So AEG has unveiled images of their vision of Farmer’s Field in Los Angeles. Here are the highlights:
- It will sit right next to the Staples Center and Nokia Theater within the LA Live area.
- Most of it will be made out of translucent material.
- If building started in February 2013, it would be completed in September 2016.
- Cost would be near $1.1 Billion.
- An attachment to the Convention Center would be provided overlooking Pico Blvd.
- It’s meant to house both indoor and outdoor activities, conventions, and events.
- Rather than have a retractable roof, they have opted for a “Deployable Roof” that is said to take mere hours to set up. The roof would be stored underneath the arena.
“Designing a world-class large scale venue, capable of creating the perfect environment to host both indoor and outdoor events, goes far beyond the retractable roof solutions of the past…Our charge is not only to design a stadium that offers the ideal outdoor NFL experience but also to have a fully enclosable facility that creates an equally appealing location and atmosphere for indoor events and conventions.”
So, whether you live in LA or not, what are your thoughts?
Bobby Knight and Mike Krzyzewski get into a slap fight at the 1979 U.S. Pan American Games. Coach K replaced Knight as Division 1’s winningest coach on Tuesday when Duke defeated Michigan State. The two go way back as Knight was Kryzyewski’s coach at Army in the late ’60s. (AP)
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Every year, the folks at Blind Tiger Ale House (281 Bleecker St., at Jones St., West Village) cart out some of the beers they’ve been keeping in their cellar all at once, in an event called VSK (or Very Special Keg). They’ll put them all on at 3pm this afternoon and the event runs until the kegs kick.
Among the highlights this year: a the Weyerbacher Decadance, an American Strong Ale brewed by the Pennsylvania brewery to celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2005 (!), the now-retired Bruery Orchard White, and the Smuttynose Iced Barleywine, a souped-up, highly potent version of their standard barleywine offering brewed in the style of an ice beer.
Naturally, we suggest you get there early for the best selection, because a lot of this stuff will go fast and may never be seen again.
The full draft list is below:
It’s Wednesday, November 16th. Here’s our list of recommended beer-related events in and around New York after work tonight: