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The ‘Coldocolypse’ game in Green Bay

Last night, the Packers and 49ers palyed…yadda yadda….

What people couldn’t stop talking about was the frigid temperatures at the “Coldocolypse” game, which was among the coldest games ever played – and everyone was feeling it, if the social media chatter was any indication.

One of their corespondents used the hashtag #howcoldisit” to document the ridiculousness of the game – and it was pretty hilarious.

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Celebrating a Steeler birthday

 

Yesterday, I went to the Adam Smith awards lunch hosted by EconomicsPennsylvania. The organization has at least one very famous member – former Pittsburgh Steeler and two-time Super Bowl champion Andy Russell.

This was my first time meeting Mr. Russell, who is a big fan of the Susquehanna Valley and seems like a really fun guy.

Well, yesterday was also his 72nd birthday!

So we celebrated at the lunch as any fun-loving group would – with cupcakes!

And of course they were his favorite colors (and featured his favorite number!):

20131108-104855.jpgAnd though the cupcakes looked delicious, I didn’t get an opportunity to taste mine, since I saved it for the only person I know still willing to admit they’re a Steelers fan (just kidding, people!) – fellow reporter Evamarie Socha.

She was thrilled. Even though the cupcake couldn’t really, you know, help the Steelers actually win.

Anyway, have a great weekend guys!

Bonus Photos: Henry Hynoski and Hakeem Nicks

Sunday was an exciting day for Valley Giants fans.

Henry Hynoski and Hakeem Nicks were signing autographs at Amato’s in Selinsgrove.

While both are super stars, Hynoski is especially revered as a local boy, having graduated from Southern Columbia in Elysburg.

Here’s some extra photos from the signing:

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Valley Super Bowl predictions: Who was closest?

Super_Bowl_XLVII_logo Last week, I asked the Valley’s high school football coaches to predict who would emerge from this weekend’s NFL playoff games victorious and live on to fight for the Super Bowl title.

Now, it’s time to see who was the closest.

NFC championship game: San Francisco 49er’s vs. Atlanta Falcons

Most of the five polled coaches predicted a 49er victory, so this competition comes down to who guessed the closest to the final score – 28-24.

George Goodwin, of Milton, predicted the Niner’s final tally of 28, but he predicted the Falcons would be farther off at 10.

Jeremy Winn, of Lewisburg also predicted a 28-point feat for San Francisco, and he had Atlanta at 17 – one touchdown away from their final tally.

Winn wins this round.

AFC championship game: New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens

In this round, only two coaches predicted Baltimore as the victor – Winn and Jim Keiser, of Danville.

So who was closer to the final score?  It’s tough to say.

Keiser predicted a  24-21 game, and Winn predicted a 38-35 game – the actual final score was 28-13.

So it’s a tough call, though I have to hand it to Keiser, who guessed on the side of a lower-scoring game.

Overall

But the overall winner of this “guess the winner challenge” is Jeremy Winn, who picked both winners, and was extremely close on the AFC game.

Congrats, Coach Winn!