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#16950 of 17118 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [bpizzuti]
Feb 04, 2013 (6:27 am)
For the trip routing requested, the Taconic wouldn't make much sense, but don't discount the beauty of the road itself. I've been driving it since I first got my license over 35 years ago, from Valhalla up to I-90. It's a true "drivers road", unlike the modern interstates that will lull you to sleep!
#16951 of 17118 Re: Superbowl [kcram]
Feb 04, 2013 (6:32 am)
I think one of the big mysteries of American Football, and one of the things Graham is referring to are the rules regarding time control - and how oddly they seem to apply them at times. Fighting the timekeeper to run out the clock or conserve seconds is a coach's worst nightmare.
#16952 of 17118 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
Feb 04, 2013 (7:05 am)
... one (who is from South-West Ireland and a very enthusiastic County Hurling Champion - think Hockey in the air with savage lunatics waving big sticks - noses routinely change direction each week)
Sounds like what we call Lacrosse (the game, not the Buick ).
#16953 of 17118 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [fibber2]
Feb 04, 2013 (7:06 am)
The only reason it keeps you awake is because the idiot next to you is 6 inches away from you. That road is WAY too narrow for two lanes most of the way...
#16954 of 17118 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
Feb 04, 2013 (8:52 am)
I am fascinated by the very limited period of play for the available time!
Geez Graham, maybe my wife was correct! She constantly complains about how slow the game of football is, because of all the timeouts, etc. BTW, I just had to explain to her about 10 yard advances, first downs, etc.—and she's been watching football games on-and-off for much of her life!
#16955 of 17118 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
Feb 04, 2013 (10:14 am)
Can someone give me a simple explanation
It's a modern Roman Colliseum with cheerleaders.
The 7 second plays are perfect for a short attention span, the rest is analysis, and frequent breaks are great for sponsors. That's why soccer will never go mainstream here.
Hyundai is the big winner per Edmunds' hit counter.
#16956 of 17118 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [bpizzuti]
Feb 04, 2013 (10:50 am)
With plant sites in Albany, East Fishkill & Yorktown, it's commonly known as the Taconic 500. Rumor has it there is a secret society that awards prizes for the shortest elapsed time end to end.
I did have some coffee-drinking cell-phone juggling idiot try to drift into my passenger's door today, and he got a tap of the horn. Most days the drive is uneventful.
#16957 of 17118 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [fibber2]
Feb 04, 2013 (11:24 am)
Ahh, the IBM Rally Classic, sponsored in part by the fact that they sent all the other jobs offsore, and everyone left is in a panic.
I'll stick with 684. Yeah, there's trucks, but there's 3 lanes of room to dodge them.
Feb 04, 2013 (12:29 pm)
Hurling makes Lacrosse look very tame! So far as I can tell, the general idea is to maim you opponents.
#16959 of 17118 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
Feb 04, 2013 (12:54 pm)
The other thing that slows the game considerably is the TV timeouts for commercials. The National Football League and the TV networks want those advertising dollars! High school and college level games that aren't on TV move faster for the viewer.
Then again for the superbowl the advertising can be the best part.
Flipping a switch or circuit breaker can slow the game too!