385 MA members is truly magnificent! Time to bring on spring indeed! A week ago today we got socked with 20" of snow mixed with 40-50 mph winds in a 24 hour period. It was the 5th harshest blizzard in Chicago records. We spent the next few days digging ourselves out! If we have to have snow, couldn't Mother Nature at least spread it out over the course of a month, instead of dumping it on us all at once! LOL! The new/used snow blower helped a lot, but with the way the winds were blowing, it was like fighting a loosing battle. No snow yet, so I'm much better this Sunday night!
384 MA members is incredible! I believe that the City and the Cubs are having (or had) a memorial for Ernie Banks today downtown at Daley Plaza. Since the Cubs are renovating Wrigley Field, they had to move Ernie's statue during the reconstruction. The Cubs decided to bring it out of storage, and the City allowed them to place it in Daley Plaza so that the fans could pay their respects. The Cubs should be much improved this season, with the possibility of really contending in 2016. As long as we are both agreed that the Cardinals must loose! LOL! We're getting ready for a big winter storm that is going to start this evening and last throughout the day tomorrow. They say we could get anywhere from 6"-12" of snow from this storm. We have a new used snowblower this year (thus saving my back), so I say bring it on! Glad to hear that your old bass player is joining the band! Enjoy the Super Bowl too!
381 MA members is downright out o' sight!
I just got around to congratulating James on his thread for his beautiful new Birdseye Maple MCX kit. We've known that our Masters kits are definitely keepers, and I'm glad the he has the chance to own some of that sweet 6 ply goodness! I heard that the Raiders hired Jack Del Rio as their new head coach, which sounds like a good match for them. We're waiting here in Bears country to see if they are going to hire ex-Broncos coach John Fox for the head coach vacancy. Saturday is supposed to come close to 40°, which will be like a heat wave around here! LOL!
380 MA members is phenomenal! For the past few days Chicago has been locked in the deep freeze. Right now it's 13° with a wind chill of -3°, going down later overnight to 3°. We had about 1.5" - 2" of snow so far today, which isn't bad. However, the wind is blowing it all over the place. Where I've shoveled earlier this evening is already re-coated with the powdery stuff. The Bears hired a new/young GM today. Ryan Pace, who was with the Saints the for last 14 years. Next up will be hiring a new head coach. Hooray, rebuilding is so much fun! LOL! I've already had enough of winter, time for spring and thoughts of the "Boys Of Summer"!
379 MA members is outstanding!
Sounds like you had a good Christmas Day with your family Lonny! You're right about football. The Bears have one more game to schlock through (A.K.A. lose), then we'll see if the owners are going to clean house or not for next season. I tell you, it would be a most wonderful day here in Chicago if my Cubbies could trade places with the Cards in the division this year. Let's see how they would like being in last place in the NL Central for a change! LOL!
2015 the year of the Dodgers and Cubs indeed!
It's currently 50° and sunny here in Chicago, which is absolutely glorious weather for the day after Christmas. After last year, not having to shovel anything so far this winter is the best present of all!
378 MA members is fantastic! You're right Lonny. 'Tis the season for new members to be joining! Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. LOL!
With the amount of pro baseball you've been watching/listening to recently, I've no doubt that you would be great in the Dodgers' front office!
The good 'ole Bears fell apart again last night against the Saints on Monday Night Football. D'oh!
I know that I'm talking to a Raiders fan here (and I can only imagine your pain), but sheesh stick a fork in us we're definitely done!
377 MA members is absolutely amazing! I know that we've certainly have enjoyed playing on our Masters kits, and will continue to do so for many years to come!
The Cubs have really gotten down to business this off season! Don't forget that they also hired a new manager, Joe Maddon to a multi-year contract. With the Bears season in a downward tailspin (the fans want to see big changes/cuts/complete house cleaning for next year), the recent "positive direction" sports talk has been dominated by the Cubs latest acquisitions. Let's hope that the Cubbies are finally on the right path to becoming perennial post-season contenders instead of lovable losers. Happy Holidays to you and your family too!
You bet it did! The thing shakes the whole house!
Thanks a lot Lonnie!!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Rock on brother!
373 MA members is fantastic! It's great to have Big Daddy Cool and his awesome new Masters BCX kit a part of our esteemed ranks.
This is a great time of the year for your Dodgers! Being a Cubs fan, we're not really accustomed to any type of baseball after the regular season is over. LOL! What is this strange thing called a "World Series"? Does it really exist? We've only heard of rumors of such a thing the Cubs might of participated in over 100 years ago! LOL! Go Dodgers! Beat those lousy Redbirds real good!
The Bears had a stinker of a game against the much loathed, Arron Rodgers led Packers last week. I guess we should be used to it by now. First it was Favre, now it's Rodgers killing us in our own stadium. D'oh! I heard about the Raiders firing their head coach after their game over in old Londinium. Hopefully it's a step in the right direction for turning the Raiders around.
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