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Entries from December 2008

Houston Wins Ground War, Takes Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

December 31st, 2008 · Tags: Sports

In a game that set a record for rushing attempts — 97 carries — The Houston Coo-Gs (as I like to call them) won the 2008 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, outlasting Air Force 34-28. Houston scored their last TD with 10:58 showing on the clock.  But Air Force answered with just over six minutes […]

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Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Video … And More

December 31st, 2008 · Tags: Sports

This has been a great game so far.  Two more records broken.  The 55-yard field goal attempt was the longest attempt in the history of this bowl game.  The Air Force kicker made the first one, but the whistle had blown, as Houston called time out to ice the Air Force kicker.  That was in […]

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Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl … Setting Records, Twitter Milestone

December 31st, 2008 · Tags: Sports

I will venture to say that this is the first time in the history of the world that someone has blogged and twittered an entire Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Game.  The kickoff will post below.  So far in the game … a new record for the most points scored in the first quarter — […]

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Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Insights

December 30th, 2008 · Tags: Sports

I won’t lie. My ears perked up when I heard that former Texas Tech great Kliff Kingbury was on the coaching staff at Houston … for tomorrow’s upcoming Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Remember? People used to say KK was a “system quarterback” as he methodically rewrote the record books. Well Texas Tech — spurred […]

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Walk The Walk: Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Salutes Heroes, Teamwork, Competition

December 30th, 2008 · Tags: Sports

Oh what I wouldn’t do to lace up the football cleats again and strap on a helmet … back to the days before an injury ended my interest in playing football. Lt. Col. Greg Gadson never lost interest in the game, but he will never wear those shoes again.  He was a three-year starter at […]

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Sometimes I Find Wi-Fi Hotspots … Sometimes I Just Finds

December 29th, 2008 · Tags: Satire

As my teacher told me in grade four, “If your head wasn’t tied on, you would lose it.” Maybe so … but I have also found some pretty interesting things in my day to compensate. I think my eye for all things lost began with an educational/historic interest. On the farm as kids, my siblings […]

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Poking Head In On Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl & Wi-Fi

December 29th, 2008 · Tags: Coffee Shops · Sports

The coffee is free.  The pastries are free.  And the Wi-Fi is … well … available at the Marriott Courtyard Blackstone — media headquarters for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Thanks to Boingo and its roaming ability, I got right on the Wi-Fi network, to download the latest Armed Forces Bowl news release, rather […]

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This Day In Rock History, Grinch Stole Strummer

December 23rd, 2008 · Tags: Arts

This time of year, every year, I sound like a broken record or maybe a corrupted MP3 file, or whatever.  It is December 23, the day punk’s Joe Strummer died.  More than 20 years ago, just prior to the final concert by The Clash, he took time out to sit for a couple of hours […]

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UK Readers Rank Wi-Fi As Top Innovation In A Decade

December 22nd, 2008 · Tags: Gadgets

Here’s a great piece seen in The Telegraph: Wireless internet beat Sky+, Sat Navs, iPods and Blackberries to top the poll in a leading gadget magazine. The survey asked readers to choose the greatest technological innovation of the past ten years. Wireless Internet was voted for by more than a third of the readers of […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From PingWi-Fi

December 19th, 2008 · Tags: Arts

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