Monday, August 31, 2009

Orioles Indian Pictures from Camden Yards

I got attend the Orioles and Cleveland Indian game yesterday at Camden Yards. Here is two picture of Grady Sizemore batting.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Shamokin Video From Berwick

Shamokin traveled to Berwick on Friday for a scrimmage with the Berwick Bulldogs. It was the first time since 1994 that the two teams met. Back in 1994 Shamokin scored on the opening kickoff but the Bulldogs won 21-7.

The scrimmage was moved to the pactice field with a steady rain coming down. The grass was 7 inches high in some places.

The Indians held their own, but it was more like a first scrimmage situation than prep for an opener. The word around the scrimmage was that it was supposed to move to Shamokin to take advantage of turf, but it never happened.

Crowd surrouning the scrimmage

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vick makes Eagles debut this evening

Vick's an Eagle Hide Your Beagle (Louie)

Unless some last minute circumstance, Michael Vick will make his Eagles debut. As far as I'm concerned the NFL and NCAA Division I are businesses. The Eagles got Vick on the cheap. Vick paid his debt. Whether you think he deserves a second chance or not, he still has a marketable skill in sports entertainment.

Good luck to Vick and the Eagles.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Edward Moore Kennedy 1932-2009

Senator Ted Kennedy passed away just before midnight last night leaving behind legacy of 47 years in the Senate. His death comes just two weeks after older sister Eunice passed away.

I have only seen the Mr. Kennedy once in my life. In 1976 when I was 10, I was on vacation in Maryland and my cousins took me on a tour of Washington DC. We toured the Senate in session. I recognized Ted from the many Kennedy television special my mother had watched when I was growing up. I also recognized Senator Dole.

The easiest way to sum up the work of Eunice and Ted is through a baseball game that will be played in Pennsylvania Saturday at 10 am. The Little League World Series will host a Challenger Division game between a team from Virginia and a team from Pennsylvania. Eunice brought hope to a group of people that were not in the public view. Ted paved the way for Americans with Disabilities. Take time to notice how all have access.

Robert Scheer summed it up best about Ted Kennedy: Born of privilege, and yet absorbed with the fate of those in need.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Shinskie injurs ribs in BC scrimmage

Former Mount Carmel standout quarterback David Shinskie injured his ribs in a scrimmage on Sunday.

From the Eagle All Access


According to the rolling new flash on ESPN, Shinskie is expected to be available for the opener against Northwestern.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Celtic Festival in a Sauna

It was a little hot the Celtic Festival at Spyglass Ridge Winery near Sunbury. I did run into 80's hearthrob Rex Smith.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Shamokin Scrimmages in Sauna

With sauna-like conditions on Saturday at Shamokin, the Indians took on the Williamsport Millionaires. After giving up three quick scores in the early going, the Indians got better as the scrimmage wore on.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

High School Football Starts Today!

Today begins the start of high school football with most schools starting double sessions before 9 AM. The weather will be rough the first week with temperatures expected to be in the mid-80's and low 90's.

One of the overlooked facts of football is that it is played and practiced in extremes. Monday's temps are expected to tickle 90, but look at video from one of MCA's last practice.

For the first time since 1993, Shamokin and Mount Carmel will have new head coaches in the same season. Dan Foor becomes Shamokin's 3rd head coach in four seasons and Bob Chesney takes over the Red Tornado hotseat from Mike Brennan. Dave "Whitey" Williams won a state title in his second season while Brennan won a title in his first.

When Dave Zielinskie was left go as head coach, Sam Schiccatano was hired has his replacement in 1993. As Zielinskie was let go after this past season, Schiccatano is back on the Indian sideline as an assistant coach.

Finally, let hear for the band!!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy 40th Woodstock!!!

Today marks the 40th anniversary to the start of Woodstock Music and Art Fair at Max Yasgur's Farm in Bethel, New York. Originally planned as a festival for 50,000 people nearly 10 times that amount showed up.

What still fascinates many are the stories of the bands that played, the journey people made to get there and almost the survival to stay there. To many in attendance the event shaped their lives forever.

Here is Jimi Hendrix with an iconic moment of the weekend.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Specter in Lebanon, PA

Wingnuts out in droves

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sen. Specter in Lewisburg Today

Senator Arlen Specter will hold a town hall meeting at Bucknell University's Trout Auditorium at 3:45 today. According to a report in the Daily-Item, Williamsport's "Don't Tread on Me" Tea Party Patriots will be in the audience.

Remember from April, Tea Parties can be hazardous to your health.

On a sad note, Eunice Kennedy Shriver passed away this morning at the age of 88. Credited with being the founder of the Special Olympics.
By 2003, the Special Olympics World Summer Games, held that year in Dublin, Ireland, involved more than 6,500 athletes from 150 countries. The games are held every four years.
The lives Mrs. Shriver inspired are infinite.