Hello Gabbers, our good buddy Mo reminded us on Monday that this is the sixth birthday of our home away from home… so a hearty and heartfelt happy birthday to the Gab.
Way back about probably a dozen years ago I ran across the SN blog site. I wasn’t adept at the internet and certainly never thought of myself as any kind of writer. I met some good people over at the defunct site. DVT, Sully, Bdub, lastof 12 and Mo were probably the first to interact with my feeble attempts at blogging. Mo hosted the Round Table on Friday’s at his cyber Tavern and featured Duffs beer. I would look forward to reading his blog and then interacting with the folks at the table. We would go on for days and nights talking sports and the like. Once here at the Gab we introduced Mo to Fred Lites...and stealthfully replaced the Duffs with the official beer of the Gab, Fred lites. Duffs by the way, are still available for you nostalgic types.
After the fall from grace of SN
Sully, who was great about keeping in touch, invited some of us to join the promising but forgettable douchsports which I guess had its sole purpose in getting Sully, Felber and Frag to start this remarkable venture we call home
You Gab Sports. We thank you for that Cuz.
And lets face it…what more appropriate name could there be?
We all have our own favorite sports, favorite teams and favorite players. We all present a perspective of these sports from our personal stage in life and our geographic location.
BOB commenting on Mo’s Monday blog said "this is like Cheers where everyone knows your name and we’re always glad you came…"
He hit the mark with that.
We may complain about the weather
We complain about the overpaid and underachieving
We complain about politicians from both sides of the asile
We complain about the abusers and the losers
We are never forced to keep it to sports here, you all have read my political ranting and my pride for my four sons and my Marine Veteran Daughter. You were with me when she signed up to join, you were with me when she graduated from basic training and throughout her four years of active duty. You shared in my ups and downs during that service and you were with me to share my relief and joy when she decided not to re up and was discharged.
We support each others problems
We enjoy the stories of each others successes
We love the stories of each others families
We ride along with each story of a road trip
We always have time for advice and consolation
We don’t always agree
We don’t feel compelled to soft sell our opinions
And we all love to laugh
You’ve heard about my son’s adventures in hunting, high school and college sports.
You’ve had to endure my ramblings and bragging about my beautiful wife
(I did marry way up)
I’ve bored you with pictures of my vegetable gardens, grilling and cooking and you’ve remained my friends when I go off bragging about my local sports teams. I almost never fail to fill my post with a multitude of stats and pictures that help tell the story of where I’m at this week.
Sometimes I throw in a blond or Irish joke, Jeff likes to add Jack Handey humor to his posts, Beeze, our social czar, never forgets to put scenery at the top of his page and Lanz gives us insight into his zebra tales and to the progress of his kids. Q takes us to the track, I’m not personally a fan of Nascar but I do know enough now to hold a conversation with those who are. Radatz has the capability to wax poetic on anything sports, classic cars or ancient history. Norman brings a face value to being a sports lover, a husband and a dad.
IHM brings his love/hate relationship with the Detroit Lions as well as his ability to expound on any sports/ political subject a moments notice. BOB is an avid bowler, husband of a nurse (as Hal and I both are) and lives in California. BOB road trip stories and pictures make you think you were there. Sully’s love of Boston and the home teams is something more than a few of us share. Sully cuts no slack to the slackers and will call out dishonesty if it raises it’s ugly head. Tage is a college basketball guru…I found that out in March madness earlier this year. AFD gives his unique personal perspective and it’s more than a skim read. Bandit puts more research into his blog than anyone I know.
Weekly he calls out the best and the worst of the sports society.
Scott gives you that biggest city (in area) in America view and is an avid and unapologetic Jags fan. There are a bunch of others, please don’t be offended that you weren’t named right here. I’ll still respect you in the morning.
Each passing year the fact that we have this community means more, think about it…20 years ago this place couldn’t have existed. Our totally different backgrounds would have kept our paths from ever crossing. We can’t take lightly that we are the Gab.
Sports Quote of the week:
Tom Brady when asked on WEEI if he was looking forward to practicing this week in the cold outdoor temperatures in Foxboro ( forecast is for highs in the low 30’s all week)
Tom replied: “ Yeah, that’s how it is from this point on in the season, no more of these dome games or any of that warm shit, just real football”
Playoff leaders and remaining schedules:
That’s no cake walk
1. New England 8-2
Next up Lions, Packers, Chargers, Dolphins, Jets, Bills
2. Denver 7-3
Next up Dolphins, Chiefs, Bills, Chargers, Bengals, Raiders
3. Cincinnati 6-3-1
Next up Texans, Bucs, Steelers, Browns, Broncos, Steelers
4. Indianapolis 6-4
Next up Jags, Redskins, Browns, Texans, Cowboys, Titans
5. Kansas City 7-3
Next up Raiders, Broncos, Cardinals, Raiders, Steelers, Chargers
6. Steelers 7-4
Next up bye, Saints, Bengals, Falcons, Chiefs, Bengals
Next up Seahawks, Falcons, Chiefs, Rams, S, 49ers
Next up Patriots, Bears, Bucs, Vikings, Bears, Packers
3. Cowboys 7-3
Next up Giants, Eagles, Bears, Eagles, Colts, Redskins
4. Atlanta 4-6
Next up Browns, Cardinals, Packers, Steelers, Saints, Panthers
5. Green Bay 7-3
Next up Vikings, Patriots, Falcons, Bills, Bucs, Lions
6. Eagles 7-3
Next up Titans, Cowboys, Seahawks, Cowboys, Redskins, Giants
The Ditkah's continued to dominate and maintained a 7 point lead on second place and 14 on third
That’s all for this week,
Check out my Boston brother Lanz over to my right