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Talking Sports
Posted by Lanz on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:43:57 AM

Here is the Snow Burden Lanz Compound ( That Tree in the forefront is on the sidewalk next to the curbstone)

Thursday is here and the last one in February, with March around the corner warmer Temps on the horizon. Yes, folks we have had only one day over the freezing mark in February that came last Sunday. †We still have a huge snow cover and narrow streets. Snow banks are still high making visibility tough getting out of side streets. Iím not sure how folks who drive big trucks do it. Tractor trailer drivers are have a hard time getting in and out of places. We ma get a break next week with some warm temps.† Saturday we had the threat of run along with snow still on the roofs it meant a lot of shoveling. I cleared my Deck 26 by12. I cleared the roof over the breakfast nook which looks like a Gazebo. The kicker is over the side door the Mrs. Sends me up on the metal ladder, with the metal shovel and says watch the electrical wire has she was reviewing the life insurance policy. Luckily my neighbor Chris was walking by with his roof rake and helped. I gave him the electrical wire side. My ladder and Chrisís roof rake has made their way around the neighbor.

Tuesday the Mrs. Gets up and hears weird cracking in the bedroom. She called a roofing guy who actually had time on his schedule. He sent up a couple of young guys they went up shelved off the dormer broke up the ice and through some anti freeze and rock salt on the roof, $400 bucks later and no worries.

Monday the boys and I my, friend Steve and his son headed into the Beanpot now that public transportation is working again. I met the boys at a transit station close to work. We went in got there at the start of the second period of the consultation game which was Harvard and BC. †It was just a great Hockey game. The Harvard goalie stood on his head. (He is the same kid that made 63 saves in the first round of the Beanpot),Unfortunately, BC one this one in OT.

The Next game was BU and my Notheastern Huskies. BU went up 3-1 Northeastern tied with two quick goals in the third period. Northeastern looking for tghier first Beanpot win since 1988.† It wasnít to be. An untimely penalty Nine seconds into OT gave BU a power play and they capitalized on it to take the game.

We ended up sitting behind the student section and next to the BU pep Band which was fun for a period. Steveís son and Lil Lanz werenít too happy with this arrangement we saw empty seats across from the arena. We sat there for the rest of the game. As we were changing seats I ran into an NFL Official. The guy came up through our organization so I have met him a few times in the past. I introduced Laser and we had just a nice conversation Non Football related... Laser was pumped. We move into the new seats and Lil Lanz says you think there are any scouts here. I just point 3 rows in front of us there are 10 guys spread out writing all kinds of stuff in mote books. I point and say yeah there are a few.

The signs of spring are back and the Red Sox spring training has started. David Ortiz had an interesting take on some of the rule changes at his press conference. Iím not Davisís biggest fan but the guy is full of personality. He was saying that when they speed up the game they always penalize the hitters and thatís BS. Then he said what about all BS the pitchers do stomping around the mound. I think it was his delivery but I heard on the way home from work. It was pretty funny. He looks like he is better shape than I have ever seen him this year.

A few things on these rule changes keeping one foot in the batters box is in the rules but the language has always been a bit cloudy† something like Umpires are encouraged to not grant a time out to the batter and to have him keep one foot in the batters box at all times. Something they change the rule this year to 20 seconds. The rule has stated that a pitcher has 12 seconds to deliver the ball by the time he receives it. Of course more wide spread instant replay and longer commercial breaks between Innings that 3hour 30 minute game will be 3 hours and 29minutes. Just my take on it.

Lil Warriors

The boys had one game on the schedule last weekend and it was rescheduled due to the other team was in a Tourney. This week Lil Lanz committed to stage crew for the middle school play his game conflicts so he will miss Saturdayís game. He has been skating at skills practice. The boys play in a Tourney Next week they are playing in the Chowda Cup on Cape Cod and yes that his how it is spelled. They will play 5 games in 3 days. Usually, Saturday Night the kids go nuts at these Tourneyís the boys will be tired they are scheduled for 1 Friday 3 Saturday and 1 Sunday.

The moment you have all been waiting for Old Man Hockey. I laced them up and played and signed in for 8 games. I had a friggin blast. I sucked to high haven. The best thing was nobody cared. Come back to the bench Frank you having fun. There was less contact in this game than there is in one of Lil lanzís games. I forgot to tie my damn Hockey Pants skating hard to fore check and Felt the breeze good thing for damn suspenders. Had a few Helmet problems as it kept slipping down but† hey it was a lot of fun we had 13 guys so I skated just enough to make me happy.3 full lines and two sets of guys on D. Slightly sore on Monday but not bad it was more upper body than the old legs. The guy forgot a game shirt for me so broke out Americaís Team shirt an Old Hartford Whalers white shirt with No Logo

Finally, The lovely Ms. Amanda turned 18 on Tuesday. She had a great day with good food and lots of cards and phone calls. She is just an awesome kid. Happy Birthday†

Here are few Pics I tried to post last week.

Here is son Dan with snowman before Blizzard one when we had about 5 inches of snow

Dan's Snowman had enough †and is trying to run to neighbors house to catch a flight to Sunny FLA where hie will just melt in the warm sun

Unfortunately, he din't make it as Storm 3 burried him and his orange hat

Same Day Lil Lanz with his Snowman

Lil Lanz's Snowman Drowning in Snowman quick sand After Storm 2. Mr. Snowman completely drowned after Storm 3

Thatís all I have for today.

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Talking Sports
Posted by Lanz on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 4:00:00 AM

Kind of like the NFL collapsing Under deflate gate

The snow is heavy and the roof is about to collapse on the NFL. National Football Leakage. People from the NFL office keep feeding things to ESPN. They are feeding the piranha but there are signs everywhere not to feed the fish. It seems that folks from the leakages front office.††They are†making shit up and throwing chum in the waters of Bristol Connecticut

They have the Patriots on double secret probation and nobody involved in the deflategate investigation is suppose to be talking. That is of course unless you work for the NFL and are considered a source for ESPN. Tuesday night a 27 year veterarn reporter for ESPN said that a Patriots locker room attendant tried to get an un authorized kicking ball into the game. I think he might have been (Mr. Twinkles but Iím not sure..) He handed to an alternate official who discarded because it didnít have Walt Andersenís mark on it. For all you folks hoping for another scandal against the winners of the Pro Footbalís 49th Champions.†† Guess again the alternate official as said early discarded the ball so it would have never made it into the game.

What the OTL reporter didnít tel you as that ballw as handed to† Mr. Twinkles or Jim McNally† by a league official. Here is where it gets good. The league fired a guy that was in charge of Footballs, Kicked ones , under inflated ones and beat up ones, and over inflated ones as well because† the guy was in charge of† separating these balls and giving them to charity as they came out of the game.. Of course this was also leaked by the Leakage office. The guy apparently sold a ball to support his favorite charity himself. Iím not sure if the league brings these fine purveyors of craigslist and ebay to each game or only for the playoffs only.

AS the NFL draws at staws and continues to make themselves look bad. I believe there are still people in that office that simply have it out for the Patriots. Geez Iím sounding like Al Davis but this investigation has any more leaks †the roof will collapse on the NFL.

NFL
The other night I was watching the NFL Network not as many leaks on that side of the house I guess. They had one of those Itís aFootball Life with the 4 photographers that have covered all 49 Superbowls. If you think about it thatís an amazing feat in itself. One of these guys brought up a great point. Iím quoting loosely here He said that the game has changed and grown from a game to major event. He said what he misses most is shooting the game in day light in that incandescent light with shadows and the sunlight. Now everything is indoors or at night and photographers are confined to a section of the field. It was a pretty interesting take on the worldís largest event.

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Lakesides Report

The boys won one on Saturday well the other team was in a Tourney they forfeited. Sunday Blizzard Number 2 caused a cancellation to be made up at a later date. The boys played Yesterday afternoon. I got play by play at work via text. You couldnít do that a few years ago. Lil Lanz banged one home from the left dot. Boys lost and than an about 6 of them including Lil Lanz went to their regular practice after the game. Game was at 2:30 (school vacation week) Practice at 5:20 36 miles away. I guess that was dedication. Laser got some coaching duties as the regular coaches had to work all but one.

Ole Lanz was talking to another dad from Lil Lanzís Hockey team and he was saying he is playing in a fun hockey league and said they needed players. Next thing I know Iím signed up and on his team. I havenít really played in about 10 years. However, I skate regularly or when ever I can and play some pond hockey with the boys. The guy said 4 team league and no idiots with the exception of a 70 year old guy who is a cheap shot artist and thinks he is Gordie Howe. So it will be fun.

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The change of jobs hampered Basketball officiating this year. I was going to take the season off. Of course I received a call late last Wednesday Night to do 3 games in the next town. The games were on Saturday at 12, 1 and 2 made it out just as the snows came. 12 was a good game. The 2 I did by myself the partner in the 12 had just done 4 in a row. 1 Oíclock game an 8th grade boys game. They are like a pack of wild dogs. I needed 12 sets of eyes. Both teams coaches were great and understanding . One guy is a cop and just stopped refereeing so he was awesome. I start the †game 3 Iím 5 minutes in no partner. So Iím up top† near† the top of the arc. I look in and there is another Ref standing on the baseline with his whistle in his mouth. I was glad to see him.

A basketball game is hard to officiate in the first place at any level but doing an up tempo game by yourself really sucks.

†Does anybody know how to get pics from MY docs into the blog?

Your help is appreciated

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Talking Sports
Posted by Lanz on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:00:00 AM

†The Snow Meiser must have had a ton of money on the Seahawks and lost. He took out on us here in New England. Two storms in a few week period that dumped over 45 inches of snow if not more . No warm air at all to melt any of the white stuff. They even closed down public transportation in Boston on Tuesday because they couldnít get the subway trains to run.† Funny thing about electricity and some for of what in this cause a lot cold white lumpy rain.

Snow sucks, itís a pain in the ass. The environmental people are even complaining that the towns on the ocean are dumping,,,(aka Boston Tea Party style)into the big pond.† At least the main roads are down to bare pavement. I live on a little street in a Suburb North of Boston. The guy that plays our little street does a helluva job he will make as many passes as he can in a pickup truck and if you have shoveled he turns the plow the other way. But Iím one of the lucky ones. A lot of the cow pastures turned streets in the city are awful.

We have had snow and nasty storms but have just got it piled on brutally. There is no where to put it and everybody is in the same boat. The major highways are at least clear just everything else is a mess.

The snow has occupied our time lots of soar muscles from shoveling an unexpected four day mini vacation this week. Unfortunately the kids will be in school until June 30th and they would go longer but the teachers contracts wonít allow it

On to some sports. The Boston Bruins have been hot over the past 17 games or so but they have lost 3 out of the last 4. They allowed two shorthanded goals up last night to the Stars. I canít remember when the last time that has happened.

Ití s official Tom Brady gave his Superbowl MVP truck to Malcolm Butler. Brady had the NFL just give it to Butler so he wouldnít have to pay a tax or a gift charge on it. It still was pretty nice of Brady than again I canít see Geiselle riding in a Big Red Pick up truck either.

I need to see grass...pitchers and catchers stretching or playing catch. Just show me pictures of warm climates. Iííll take a couple of weeks of Baseball players stretching on the local news. Speaking of watch we have two major trials going in Boston. The Boston† Marathon Killer is own trial, as is Aaron Hernandez . Both trials have taken a back seat to the weather.

Lil Lakesider Report

The boys had a great effort but with only 7 skaters they ran out of gas. It was funny they played a team from central Mass. A kid on the Central Mass team tripped a kid on our team. They are like second cousins. The kids didnít know it but the parents did.

Thatís all I have for today

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Talking Sports
Posted by Lanz on Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 5:06:51 AM

KISS MY PATROITIC ASS

Now that I have that out of the way. Some thoughts on† the 49th Professional Football Championship Game

Thank You Pete Carrol for the call. I actually didnít think it was a horrible call. Lynch just brought down inside the one with about 32 seconds left. You throw the pass there itís either incomplete or a TD the clock stops on the incompletion and you run Lynch again. Unfortunately for Pete a kid named Butler made the play of his life. It was heads up. Just think about that 2 or 3 minute real time span for Malcolm Butler. He covers Kearse perfectly but the football gods allow Kearse to make a Patriot killing catch like David Tyree and Mario Manningham and yes at the moment I didnít see a Seahawk on the field I saw a Giant. Butler has the good sense if realizing the play isnít over and knocks Kearse out of bounds. I like all of you that they would go to Lynch again but I also understand the logic in not going to him again in that situation.. The Butler kid like I said before comes up big.

Here are just a few things I picked up on

The kid Chris Mathews came up big. The funny thing in the first half Collingsworth is telling the Mathews story and says he was working at a Footlocker Store. Somebody must of got angry that Footlocker got a free plug† without paying millions for that 5 second mention, Because in the second have Al Michaels reinterates the story and says he was working at a sporting goods store† selling shoes

The halftime show was awful, The commercials were worse except anything with a puppy works. The Fiat Viagra commercial., Did make me laugh when the lil Blue pill reached the gas take and the Fiat grew.

Shane Vereen didnít get enough credit because he made several clutch plays.

Iíll give one to Sherman,, he shook Bradyís hand and told him he was a great player.

Brady was just so Damn good in the 4th quarter despite two picks.

I sat there as Seattle scored on 4 straight possessions, Have had that feeling since the Grady Little Pedro Game.

Belichick was at his best not calling a timeout before the interception, that gave Carrol no time to reconsider.

Lynch is† a frigging beast. Like the guy hate the guy man he is a beast when he runs.

Julian Edelman who needs Wes Welker the kid can play.

Brady deserved that win big time and it puts him in the elite. I† wonít say that he is the best of the best because I would start a team with anyone of them but in my heart he is the best.

Belichick has installed playing 60 minutes in these guys and to do their jobs and thatís exactly what they did.

NFL

Was hit by two more scandals that they took care of quietly, No oyutrage on ESPN , No talking morons saying it compromised the intergirty of the game.

The Browns were fined and will loose a draft pick for the GM texting player groups and other stuff to the sidelines. The Falcons will be fined for pumping crowd noise. That is something the drop a dime Colts had been doing for years.

Can you image if these incidents in volved the Patriots , I can hear the Hate.

The Colts D'qwell Jackson was arrested last night in DC on assault charges. Maybe just Maybe the Colts GM should worry about his players off the field instead of the psi on the field.

Lil Lakesiders Report

The boys played twice over this past weekend after the fallout of 2 feet of snow last week and another 16 inches this past Monday. The boys lost 4-2 on Saturday Lil lanz popped one home from in front. He beat the goalie to the far side. I missed it had to have the car fixed more on that later. On Sunday they won an outstanding Hockey Game winning 1-0. Goalie Jonathon stood on his head. Lil Lanz broke is no penalty strike as he got a tipping call. It was a strange play he was sweeping at the puck with his stick and got the kids skate and he fell. It was a good call he pleaded with the ref. The guy said I saw it and I know there was no intent but it is still a penalty. It was the right call at the wrong time with about 3 and a half minutes in a tight game.

Speaking about goalies standing on there head Harvard lost to BU in a double overtime 4-3, The Harvard Goalie was spent after facing 64 shots on goal. The kid was spent for the second overtime. He even looked hurt but what an effort.

Monday night itís off to the Beanpot finals as my Northeastern University Huskies will take on BU in the finals.

Damn Cars suck. So last week my car decided it doesnít want to start in the mornings.† Doesnít want to start after sitting all day at work. So I take it a National Tire and Battery Chain owned by Sears. I have them change the Battery that was two weeks ago yesterday. Thursday car starts good Iím living large. Starts after work. Friday the car dies. Again have to jump start it. I bring it to my regular guy to check the Alternator. Itís fine. I bring it back to the Battery place and he says itís not the battery itís something drawing off the battery something not shutting it self off. So I call a local guy to fix it on the recommendation of my guy. I have to wait a week before he can get to it. A week of† taking the Battery terminals off and put them back on .

Thank God for my trusty 10mm wrench. I leave Lil Lanzís Hockey game† to get to the local guy by 8. He shows up at 5 past. †We go over the problem. Remember we just got 2 feet of snow and we have no sidewalks. So he has wife drive me home. A few hours later the car is ready. The Mrs wasnít home he sends his wife to pick me up. The problem an A/C relay wasnít shutting off. He replaces the new Battery with a newer one charges me the difference like 9 bucks. He says the Battery they sold me wasnít good for New England weather and didnít hold a charge due to the constant draining. It caused a bad cell. He replaced the relay and a couple of battery wires. Car has been great didnít charge me a whole lot of money either. You just canít get service like that any more.

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Talking Sports 1-29-15
Posted by Lanz on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:00:00 AM

We are merely days away from an epic sporting event yes the Pro Football Championship Game . The talk of deflated footballs and the phoney disgust has gotten to me. † Troy Aikman Iím talking about You, and Yes Mark Brunell you as well. Ray Lewis just join that party. All you self centered pundits from ESPN† you to. All you self anointed keepers in the game† the media you too. A few under pressured footballs isnít like I donít know beating a child, or Kicking the crap out of your wife in elevator. Itís not even as bad as being in a Limo while your thug buddies murder a dude. But hey who I Ďm I to make any kind of judgement on any of these small people.

The facts folks are the NFL has nothing they investigated,potential wrong doing and came away with nothing. They hired Ted Wells itís †a smoke screen because they have nothing. How can I say that it is simple Bill Belichick doesnít call a press conference on Saturday and explain PSI† far better than Bill Nye the science guy. Bill the Football Coach has Robert the paper guy who has lots of paper to hire real like MIT scientists to conduct such expierements. Speaking of Robert the paper guy he doesnít come out and shoot one over General Roger†Cornwallis Goodells bow without knowing†the outcome. The NFL has nothing.

Perhaps, Cornwallis Goodell needs to conduct a little internal investigation on who in his office is liking stuff to Bob Kravitz. Bob whio is your source...you started this whole ridicoulous thing . How did the office let under inflated balls into the game if they actually inspected them. Who told Jay Glazier about twinkles the ball boy. You all know twinkles. He was the kid that stopped with the footballs and took a leak. 90 seconds I belief he took a leak couldnít deflate 12 balls in 90 seconds. †He canít get back in with out some leakage in his draws in 90 seconds. Not tobe confused with the Leakage from the league. He is more the embrassing type leakage especially if he was wearing light colored pants.

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All Gabbers grab 12 balls from around your house grab an inflation pin have them good now †head off to your bathroom.Are you in the bathroom with your balls and your pin?†Ok now as you are taking a piss, control your urination system while trying to deflate the 12 balls you just brought in there with you make sure your timing it as well. For females try it sitting youíll have more success than your male counter parts. Donít forget to wash your hands when finished.

Unfortunately Twinkles is going to take the fall when† the investigation concludes in March or April and they will fine the Patriots, fire Twinkles and discipline the officiating crew. Lets face it this is a witch hunt outside 5 and half New England states (only have of CT) America hates the Patriots. Sounds pretty un Patriotic too me.Of course if this was the Vikings wait they had a scandal †while leave them out of course their rogue makes millions unlike Twinkles who makes Hundreds. Ditto for the Ravens. Yeah Suh is all I can say about the Lions. I know how about some of the other most hated teams in the NFL the Cowboys people hated them because they were good Yeah Iíll even give Troy credit.

So we will go to the Raiders if they were accused of† underinflating balls no one would give two shits . Same thing with all the other teams.

If this was the Cowboys in their heyday or the Steelers the pitch forks would be out for them as well. Letís face it we hate teams that win consistently over time. Raise your hands Yankee haters, My hand is going up on the Montreal Canadiens and The Pittsburgh Penguins. Come on Celtic Haters or Laker Haters or Bulls Haters. You all know why? you hate these teams because you want somebody else. Because they have been there year after year, Look how much hate was spun toward the King and the Miami Heat up goes my hand.

Iím a Patriots Fan and a season ticket holder and Iím damn proud of it. I went to my first Patriots game in 1971 and watched them play the Chicago Bears in a preseason game. I have lived through Jim Plunkett, Steve Grogan, Jim Nance, John Hannah, Mike Hynes , Stanley Morgan, Hugh Millen I even endured friggin I.M. Hipp I have scene this team suck so bad that NFL Films used more footage of them in the Football Follies than anybody else.

I cried when that piece of dirt Jack Tatum parylized Daryl Stingley. Iím a Patriot and Damn proud of it so going into their 8th Superbowl . the rest of America can kiss my Patriotic ass.† I thank the Coach, the Quarterback and the owner Mr. Kraft especially for allowing me the privledge of being a season Ticket holder. I pay my money gladly because of the years of entertainment I have gotten outof this team, win loose or draw it has †all been special. So Pats haters my Red , White and Blue ass is here so you all can kiss it.

The reality is the Patriots are fucked either way from all the cowards in the media and on twitter if they won they cheated and if the loose they deserve to loose because they cheated. Whether the did or didnít has become irrelevant in thisnutty society. We are talking th equvilant of scuffed baseball take the friggin thing remove it from the game and move on.

Twinkles we are†in your corner as well. The patriots will raise the Flag on Sunday for their 4 th Championship.†

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