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Mater Dei Prep
Mater Dei Prep in Middletown (Mater Dei Prep)
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Closing Just Shy of a Celebration

The news yesterday that Mater Dei Prep was closing its doors in June was shocking but at the same time not surprising. 

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It's a cold, lonely time for sports fans between the end of the Super Bowl and March Madness. Pictured: a bench on the Bradley Beach
It's a cold, lonely time for sports fans between the end of the Super Bowl and March Madness. Pictured: a bench on the Bradley Beach (Bud McCormick)
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Post Super Bowl Funk

I clearly have early stages of post-Super Bowl Funk which is also called the off-season.

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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A King Celebrates Super Sunday

Some random thoughts the day after one of the most dramatic and entertaining Super Bowls of all-time.

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People walk past the logo for the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX
People walk past the logo for the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Super Facts for the Super Bowl

So Sunday night they are playing this football game in Arizona matching the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots.  

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Barnegat's Manny Bowen
Barnegat's Manny Bowen (Bob Badders)
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Looking for a Commitment

A few local sports notes today.

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Blizzard conditions on Cape Cod
Blizzard conditions on Cape Cod (Steve McVie Solomon)
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Battling the Elements and the Wrestler

It would be easy to blame meteorologists and the media for the blizzard that wasn’t but it does prove that in the end despite advanced technology Mother Nature is unpredictable. 

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A winter wonderland in Lakewood
A winter wonderland in Lakewood (The Lakewood Scoop)
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The Blizzard That Wasn’t

Let’s be honest. Winter Storm Juno has been a dud for those of us in Ocean County and much of the Jersey Shore.  Predictions of an epic and record-setting blizzard were off the mark as the storm moved east when it raced up the coast.

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Francis Duddy and his parents Dan and Maura
Francis Duddy and his parents Dan and Maura (Tommy Farrell)
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A Display of Uncommon Forgiveness

February 8th will be the one year anniversary of Francis Duddy’s death as the result of an automobile accident that has devastated two families, the St. Joseph’s Church Community and Donovan Catholic High School. 

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Snow in Island Heights
Snow in Island Heights (Breana Rehak, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Taking On the Winter Blues

I have a feeling we are about to enter into the abyss of winter, a period of about six weeks in which we’ll deal with snow, ice and cold weather. 

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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A Two-Week Football Drought

For real football fans the two-week wait between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl is simply dreadful.

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