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The Vince Lombardi Trophy and helmets for the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks
The Vince Lombardi Trophy and helmets for the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Super Sunday is Here

Sunday’s football game in New Jersey is called the Super Bowl. That is unless you are promoting it for some commercial advantage in which case it’s the “Big Game” which might be as stupid a title as you can get.

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Russell Brownley, DP, Catherine Brabec, Director, Nic McLean and Joshua Colegrove, cinematographers, with the surfers
Russell Brownley, DP, Catherine Brabec, Director, Nic McLean and Joshua Colegrove, cinematographers, with the surfers (Used with permission from Greg Mesanko)
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A Life Outside Focuses On Seaside Surfers

Growing up in Seaside Heights I was always around surfing even if I wasn’t one myself. 

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A snowy picnic table in Atlantic County
A snowy picnic table in Atlantic County (Chris Coleman, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Snow, Snow Go Away

Depending on when you woke up this morning you were greeted by the sight of snow still falling or the ground covered by about 3 inches of light white powder.  

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Electronic sign points the way to the Prudential Center for Super Bowl Media Day
Electronic sign points the way to the Prudential Center for Super Bowl Media Day (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sharing the Super Bowl

I’m a bit tired over all this New Jersey and New York talk about who is really hosting the Super Bowl.  It’s really quite simple as both needed each other to land the first and maybe last cold-weather outside Super Bowl. 

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Kathy Snyder
Southern coach Kathy Snyder, who died tragically at 58 years old during the season, was selected as the Shore Conference Coach of the Year by her peers. The Rams went on to win a share of the Class A South title following her death. (Bill Normile)
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Saying Goodbye to Friend Kathy Snyder

My first real dealings with Kathy Snyder came in the winter of 1984.  She was then Kathy Leslie and in her fifth season as the girls basketball coach at Southern Regional High School and I was in my fifth year as the Sports Director at WOBM. 

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Brick Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Distinguished Jersey Shore Champion Awards honorees. Bottom row:Christie Winters, Paul Barlo, Jennifer Barna Back row: Kevin Williams, Michelle Eventoff, Lincoln O’Hare, Michael Schwartz, Rich Lau.
Brick Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Distinguished Jersey Shore Champion Awards honorees. Bottom row:Christie Winters, Paul Barlo, Jennifer Barna Back row: Kevin Williams, Michelle Eventoff, Lincoln O’Hare, Michael Schwartz, Rich Lau. (Tracy Harman, Tracy Harman Photography)
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A Winning Evening All Around

I had a good time last night as the Brick Township Chamber of Commerce installed their newly-elected officers and Board of Directors and at the same time presented Distinguished Jersey Shore Champion Awards. 

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Helping Princess the Football Picking make her pick at Popcorn Park Zoo
Helping Princess the Football Picking make her pick at Popcorn Park Zoo (Townsquare Media NJ)
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The List of Regrets

As I get older and the years go by I admit to having regrets over things I have not done and wondering if I will ever get to them before my time is up.

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Snow in Toms River on Wednesday morning
Snow in Toms River on Wednesday morning (Jason Allentoff, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Shoveling Out from the Storm

Let me give you winter-haters some depressing news this morning. 

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A tweet sent out Sunday night by Seattle TV station KING after the Seahawks beat San Francisco to make the Super Bowl
A tweet sent out Sunday night by Seattle TV station KING after the Seahawks beat San Francisco to make the Super Bowl (Twitter)
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Super Snow Tuesday

A little of this and a little of that on a chilly Tuesday morning with snow on the way:

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Lavallette home after January 1 fire
Lavallette home after January 1 fire (Emily Matthews)
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Recovering From a New Year’s Fire

So how is this for terrible start to the New Year?  You wake up early in the morning to the sound of your 84-year old grandmother screaming. 

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