Showing posts from November, 2008

Off season

While the baseball season ended in disappointment for both New York teams, our area's football teams have, arguably, been the NFL's best so far this fall. Dennis lucked into a pair of seats for the Jets and Rams earlier this month. The weather cooperated -- as we got a glimpse of Giants Stadium, which the Jets prefer to simply call The Meadowlands. A dozen years newer than Shea Stadium, it never seemed outdated to fans. A rounded rectangle, designed for football, it's been home to both New York teams since the mid-'80s. Zooming in on quarterback Brett Favre, who has helped spur the Jets turnaround this season. (Above) The Jets celebrate their past heroes -- Joe Namath, coach Weeb Eubank, Don Maynard and Joe Klecko. (Below) New York's building boom extends beyond baseball. This is the new home of the Football Giants and Jets -- a 1.6 billion-dollar palace set to open in 2010.

Hail to the Champs!

Friday, October 31st, it was all treats and no tricks as Philadelphia celebrated its World Champs! A massive parade, attended by an estimated one-million-people cheered the Phillies who'd beaten the Rays in 5 games (hey, who made that prediction?). Under sunny skies and weather better than for any game fans had to endure during the Fall Classic at Citizens Bank Park, the team and its staff heard a valedictory round of cheers. Thanks to John Weber for capturing the sheer joy of the moment.