11.13.2004

Pennsylvania Stories

It just happens to be that this week I can find a way to relate what I wanted to say to Pennsylvania in one way or another, it makes sense, trust me...

1st - Congrats to Marvin Harrison, Syracuse grad and Philadelphia native, on becoming the fasted player in NFL history to reach the 800 career catch mark. He and Peyton Manning also hooked up for their record setting 664th QB-WR reception of their careers.

2nd - It is now officially College Basketball season once again, which I love. Thursday and Friday the sixth ranked Syracuse Orange helped get the season kicked off right, winning their two opening round games in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Next week they will be travelling to NYC for the semifinals against Mississippi State. The Pennsylvania connection? Syracuse's star point guard Gerry McNamara is from Scranton, PA.

3rd - Another pair of ski areas out here opened up this weekend, Breckenridge and Keystone (get it, Keystone state?). I met Karlin and Wells and a bunch of their friends from Denver up at Keystone today, it was a great day. The snow conditions started out a little icy, but as the sun warmed up the slopes they softened up a bit and there were a few sections where the snow was pretty good. It was very crowded though, especially after lunch. They were kicking off their season with the 36 hours of Keystone event, teams of 2-4 people had to complete one run per hour from 8am Friday to 8pm Saturday. Only one person per team had to complete the run to keep the team eligible so people could rotate who got to sleep. We did not participate, but there were a lot of people that did, I hope every team got to finish, what a waste it would have been if they stayed up all night, only to come up short. The qualifying teams got some door prizes (T-shirts, and the usual) and also got entered into a drawing for $3600. Not bad!