Tough Week for the Pool
We took a beating this past Sunday with the Pool. Both Cliff and I blew up with the Green Bay loss - so much for a 9-point home team favorite. One of the John/Rich combos went down with the other big upset, the Titans loss to the Texans. So, going on to week 3, we'll see Tim, Rich, John, and one John/Rich combo. Good luck guys!
This should be a decent game (1PM on CBS). The Jets beat up on Houston, for what that is worth. The Pats were out to lunch for 55 minutes against the not-so-great Bills, but managed to regain some form at then end, with a nice gift from the Bill's kickoff returner. Anyways, the cool thing is that we are going to the Jets-at-Pats game on November 22! Hopefully, both teams will be playing well (week 11) and the matchup will be intense! Look for us in one corner of the lighthouse/bridge endzone, about 25 rows back . This game will complete our sweep of all the Boston sports teams in a single year: Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox, Revolution (9/26), and the Pats! So, we can check that off the ol' bucket list.
Yup, hard to believe, but time flies, and we have been at 7 Ludlow for 8 years now! Hard to imagine buying what we did back then. Definitely was more than we had bargained for. But, wouldn't do it any differently.
The Obama Speech To Students
OK. So, this family site is by no means anything more than a family site, but I figured I could chime in on this topic - very briefly. Let's see ... the President of the United States is going to speak to the youth of our nation in an attempt to inspire them and persuade them to take their education seriously. Yeah, that sounds awful. Why would schools not show this? Oh, I know- who knows what this guy might say. I just saw a clip of a local school superintendent who claimed the school board did not have enough time to vet the content of Obama's speech. Hmmm ... I just read the whole thing in 9 minutes. The text of the planned speech was released yesterday, on Monday. Whatever.
The bank robbing movie based on the novel, "Prince of Thieves," is shooting this week a couple blocks from us. No sign of Ben or any of the other stars, but we're on the lookout. Word is he was around on Tuesday ...
9/2/09: Saw some activity on Wednesday! Got to see Ben working with his crew, before he took off in an SUV.
9/4/09: Spent two hours at the Monument watching a couple very short scenes being filmed. Grabbed some video (below) of Ben "directing."