There’s been a lot of talk about how short Billy Idol’s set was the other night and I can see how it must have been frustrating. I mean, I’m not even a Bill Idol superfan but clearly the set missed some pretty key nostalgia points. (No “Dancing With Myself?” Are you fucking kidding me?) It seems like people who went to the show are divided into two camps: the complainers, and the apologists.
Rita shared, was with a patient who was a firefighter and fell through a two story roof onto his head, knocking himself out. He was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, was treated for quite some time at St. Rita and was then released. As the industry preps for Irma, the NFL is coming out in support of Harvey victims with a new ad airing Thursday. The NFL worked with Visa on a 30 second spot to air before the NFL Kickoff game on NBC. Featuring athletes including Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, Drew Brees of New Orleans and Eli Manning of the New York Giants, the spot pledges the NFL’s help in recovery efforts.
Even though it wasn’t their best performance Sunday against Chicago, once again the home team found a way to win. They even were on the right side of a ridiculous overrule of a touchdown catch by Zach Miller, who paid the price with a gruesome leg injury. That being said, there certainly seems to be an air of confidence in the Superdome.
But Wilson’s 19 TD, 3,154 yard outburst made Illinois football fun again and set the stage for the successes that followed in the early 1980s. In all fairness, the juco transfer should have been given a second season, the complicated argument over that issue winding up with Big Ten fathers putting Illinois on probation . And Wilson became the No.
And what about Turman? Well, he took a redshirt in 2013 and then missed basically all of last year after toe surgery. He finally started to get some snaps during bowl practice, but still had to head to the training room for big chunks of practice. This spring will be key for him..
Edge: EvenThe failures seen in last year loss to Alabama motivated Clemson to make major changes on special teams. That led to a nice rebound in production from the return game and coverages teams. In three areas kickoff returns, kickoff return defense and punt return defense the Tigers are stronger than Alabama, but the Tide have been positively electric on their own punt returns, with four brought back for touchdowns.
Or it might have only a minimal effect on regional air quality. It all depends on whom you ask.Questions about the effect the proposed 78,600 seat stadium next to Laurel Race Course will have on regional air quality have become part of the environmental debate over the stadium.Larry Bohlen, spokesman for the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club, insists things will only get worse in a region that already exceeds Clean Air Act limits on ozone pollution and must meet several pollution reduction targets before 2020 or lose federal highway money.”Build a road and they will come,” he said. “Traffic will increase, and therefore air pollution will increase.”Citizens Against the Stadium II also bases its opposition in part on air quality considerations, said Nick Ruggiero, chairman of the CATS II zoning committee.But Ronald Kirby, director of transportation for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, says moving the Redskins from RFK Stadium in Washington to new quarters in Laurel only shifts traffic from one place to another.”The incremental difference that makes on regional air quality is virtually not measurable,” he said.The stadium could make things better, said Walter Lynch, the Redskins’ project manager, because the pollution could be worse if the land, which is zoned for industry, were used for a factory or a large housing development.In the Baltimore and Washington areas, which are critical to the Redskins’ plans, any increase in vehicle emissions that keeps either area from reaching its target could result in curbs on industry and the loss of federal highway money.”What’s at stake is hundreds of millions of dollars,” said Michael Replogle, co director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Transportation Project.Road improvements connected with the stadium could bring more vehicles into the area, even on non game days, said Chick Krautler, executive director of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.