Posts from November 2009

Generosity of Spirit Separates Tebow

Generosity of Spirit Separates Tebow

Reprinted from GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the most impactful player in college football history made his way around the edge of Florida Field for the last time, the poignancy of the moment was etched on thousands of faces.

Florida State @ Florida

Florida State @ Florida

Tomorrow afternoon we will see the last game in The Swamp for Tim Tebow. I can’t imagine what the energy is going to be like in that stadium. That the game is against Florida State makes it even more tremendous. At this point I don’t think I can tell you how many times I’ve seen

Happy Birthday, Moose and Squirrel!

Fifty years ago [today], a squirrel wearing an old-school aviator’s hat and goggles came flying across the screen followed by a goofy moose, launching arguably the greatest cartoon in television history. Moose and Squirrel are now old enough for AARP memberships. Yet their warped and wonderful brand of humor, written and performed so that kids

Daily David

View the Daily David from November 16th, 2009

The Dogs of War

Happy Veterans’ Day! Celebrate by watching this compilation of videos of dogs welcoming their masters home from the field. And a hat tip to my grandfather Vincent Albanese (1918 – 1986), who fought in WWII as one of Merrill’s Marauders. Thanks for everything I have and am today.

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